Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy
WSS16 - Matrix Gaming
We're looking at Matrix Gaming in the latest issue of the podcast, a form of collaborative wargaming where the participants narrate the action though discussion and arguments. Developed by Chris Engle you can find rules and more stuff for free here. Not only do we talk to Chris, you can hear some actual game play from the Lardies and To the Strongest's Simon Miller.
WSS15 - A fireside chat with Rick Priestley
In this episode of the podcast we discuss Salute 2018, and Guys has a cigar and brandy with Rick Priestley in a fireside chat. Links Fate of a Nations Warlord: 3000BC - 1100AD Turf War Z Last Days, Zombie Apocalypse Flags of War, Kickstarter The Oddcast, from the Two Fat Lardies Hoards of Things
WSS14 - Fantasy Wargaming
In this episode we discuss fantasy wargaming on the back of chatting to Joe Saleh from Lucid Eye Publications, about their new rules 'The Red Book Of The Elf King', and miniatures range to go with it.
WSS13 - Chivalry In Wargaming
Guy has been on his travels and at Crusade this year sat in the back row looking furtive with his tape recorded clenched in his sweaty hand! He recorded the great talk from Rob Jones titled ‘Putting the Chivalry Back into Wargaming: making medieval wargames more medieval.’ We also discuss new releases Blood Red Skies from Warlord and Outremer: Faith and Blood from Osprey.
WSS12 - The Mother of All Battles
We talk to Professor Tony Polland about attempting the biggest wargame ever, replaying the Battle of Waterloo, in 28mm.
WWS11 - Wargames Fiction
We look at what is new for Christmas in the the latest episode of the podcast, it turns out there isn't much new to spend your hard earned cash on (though for some reason we missed Gangs of Rome). The boys explain the analogue painting challenge, which both Jasper and Guy are taking part in this year. For the main feature we talk to Ancient Warfare Podcast regular, Marc De Santis. Marc has been dabbling in writing fiction for Gates of Antares.
WSS10: The 2017 Great Wargames Survey
It's that time of the year again where we review the results of the WSS Great Wargames Survey! Have you ever wondered what is the favourite wargames genre? Have a listen and find out...
WSS09: Wargames Rules Writing
In this episode Angus, Guy and Jasper are joined by Criag Cartmell from the Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare, Fat Lardies Rich Clarke and some chap called Rick Priestly to discuss how they approach writing rules. Also in this episode: Forager, from Stand to Games Blood Red Skies Savage Core My Last Sunrise, Kickstarter Grognard Files Podcast
WSS08: Nobby No Mates
We've all had the problem of not being able to find someone to play with? In this episode Angus discusses ways to solve this problem and is joined by Neil Shuck (Meeples and Miniatures) to try a game of Command and Colours using the online gaming engine Vassal. And Murray Dahm (Ancient Warfare Podcast) they attempt to play a game of Frostgrave via a Google Hangout! Plus we have a quick news round up and chat about what we've been up to. Links: Vassal Footsore Miniatures Combat...
WSS07 - A salute to Salute 2017
The Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team, with the Karwansaray the publisher, were present at Salute in London. Between manning the stand and running round meeting people they didn't have much time but Guy and Jasper try to convey their impressions of Salute 2017.
WSS06: Bootleg Goldsworthy
Guy, editor of WSS, brings us the latest news from Peter Pig with Men of Company B, a new supplement for In Her Majesty's Name: Gothic, the Bolt Action Campaign book covering Operation Sea Lion and the 4Ground's newly announced fantasy war game Legends of the Fabled Realm (which they'll kickstarter later in the year). Whilst attending Crusade Guy slunk into the back of a talk from well known historian Adrian Goldsworthy, sneakily he recorded it on his phone. Audio quality aside its a very...
Its a matter of Friction
In this episode Guy, Jasper and Angus investigate the idea of Friction in wargames rules. We're joined by games designer Rich Clarke (Two Fat Lardies) and historian Murray Dahm.
Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
In this episode Guy, Jasper and Angus are joined by Adam Loper of Tabletop Minions to discuss the results of the Great Wargames Survey. Regular columnists Rossco and Paul ponder time!
A Flocking Nightmare
In the latest podcast we focus on terrain, or more specifically terrain boards and mats. Which is better? What do people prefer? With expert comment provided by Mel "the terrain tutor", Eric Lauterbach from the WWPD Network and from Cigar Box Battle Mats Cory Ring and Chris Ward. As usual Guy, Jasper and Angus are joined by the berserkers from Brixham, Rossco and Paul. Don't forget if you have any comments or suggestions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to Facebook or look us...
Design to Table
In our second podcast we decided to look at the little men we craft into soldiers and how they are produced. Angus chats with Leon Pengilly from Pendraken who produce 10mm led miniatures and carry possibly one of the most extensive ranges to game almost every period, and Julian Blakeney-Edwards from Victrix who produce 28mm hard plastic figures. Regular columnists Rossco and Paul discuss lead vs plastic, and Ancient Warfare Magazine regular Murray Dahm looks at double envelopment and how...
Why we game
In this pilot episode of the podcast Guy Bowers (editor WSS Magazine), Jasper Oorthuys (managing director at Karwansaray Publishers) and Angus Wallace (some guy who makes podcasts) investigate why people play wargames and where does the hobby come from. You can find the podcast on Facebook.com/WSSMagazine.