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An irregular podcast looking at wargaming, from historical gaming such as Black Powder, Bolt Action and Chain of Command to Scifi and Fantasy with Warhammer 40k and Frostgrave.

An irregular podcast looking at wargaming, from historical gaming such as Black Powder, Bolt Action and Chain of Command to Scifi and Fantasy with Warhammer 40k and Frostgrave.

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United Kingdom

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Podcasts

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An irregular podcast looking at wargaming, from historical gaming such as Black Powder, Bolt Action and Chain of Command to Scifi and Fantasy with Warhammer 40k and Frostgrave.

Twitter:

@wssmagazine

Language:

English


Episodes

WSS64 - Art of articles

5/31/2022
In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy podcast, the team discuss what makes a good article for the magazine. Guy gives us his criteria and the twitterverse tells us what they think. References: Cold War Commander Vlad's Army Wars of Orcs and Dwarfs

Duration:00:37:47

WSS63 - Do we need another set of Napoleonic rules?

5/2/2022
In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine podcast on top of the usual news round-up, Guy has a chat with Warwick Kinrade about his new rule set Soldiers of Napoleon. Links: Warwick Kinrade Strength & Honour Karwansaray Forgotten Battles Castles in the Sky Poldercon Legionary Partizan Britcon

Duration:00:22:18

WSS62 - A night at the movies

4/4/2022
The WSS team in this episode discuss films, how they have influenced our gaming and how they might be used to inspire scenarios. Links: Blackpowder Red Earth Fire on the Frontier Three Ages of Rome Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue #76.

Duration:00:45:42

WSS61 - Winter Painting

3/21/2022
Over the winter the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team have taken part in the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. With the arrival of spring, the challenge has finally finished. Guy, Jasper, Chris and Angus catch up on what they achieved over the winter months and reveal who had the highest score.

Duration:00:27:11

WSS60 - Show or No Show

2/28/2022
In this episode of the podcast, Guy brings us the latest wargaming news, the boys chat about what they have been up to, their scores on the analogue hobbies painting challenge and the WSS Twitter poll on how gamers felt about wargame shows and game days. Links: Rubicon Models Rapid Fire! Blitzkrieg Battlegroups Back of Beyond

Duration:00:31:52

WSS59 - Guy Don't Surf

1/31/2022
In the latest episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy Podcast, Guy is joined by Paul Eaglestone from Empress Miniatures to discuss their new Vietnam ruleset, BOHICA. The boys also catch up on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. Links Empress Miniatures Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge Rapid Fire, Blitzkrieg Battlegroups

Duration:00:52:29

WSS58 - Pendraken and painting challenges

12/15/2021
In this episode, Leon from Pendraken tells the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team about putting on the show Battleground. He also tells us about moving the workshop and the new exciting things they have coming up in 2022. With the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge about to start, Guy, Jasper, Angus, Mark and Chris also discuss their plans. Links Wars of the Republic La Cucaracha

Duration:00:54:41

WSS57 - Salute 2021

11/17/2021
Guy and WSS regular Chris King headed up to London for Salute, the UK's largest wargame show. Jasper talks to them about their impression of the event.

Duration:00:13:26

WSS56 - Preparations for the Winter Campaign

11/8/2021
With winter looming our thoughts shift to the annual analogue hobbies painting challenge. We are joined by Curt Campbell who organises the challenge. We also discuss Warlord Games Epic Battles. Do we need a new scale? Subscribe to the magazine at: wssmagazine.com Links: Viva la Revolution, viva Mexico SAGA Age of Invasions Warlord Games Analogue Painting Challenge

Duration:00:56:59

WSS55 - Guy goes to Partizan

10/11/2021
As the world returns to some sort of normality, Guy has been to Partizan. He gives us his show report, and all the latest news. Links Rising Tides, Sally 4th Fenland Miniatures Blitzkrieg Miniatures Campaign in Italy, Bolt Action Wargames Atlantic Speedpaint, Army Painter

Duration:00:42:12

WSS54 - Field of Glory

9/6/2021
Following Jasper's 30km battlefield tour of Arnhem by bike, the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team discuss the benefits of visiting battlefields. Guy also brings us what is new in the wargaming world. Links Pony Wars Baccus 6mm The Silver Bayonet Partizan Warlord Games Day SELWIG Battleground

Duration:00:50:07

WSS53 - Expo-sing the facts

8/2/2021
In the latest episode the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine podcast Guy has been out and about visiting the UK Games Expo. He gives us his report. Also, it is that time of the year again, the Great Wargaming Survey is now live. You can take part here. Links: Perry Miniature Five Parsecs From Home Ironsworn Rubicon Models Pendraken (Battleground Show)

Duration:00:46:57

WSS52 - Is it real or is it fantasy?

7/5/2021
In the last episode, the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team touched upon 'range' as a concept on the tabletop. The guys thought they would revisit the topic and consider how range effects the games we play, from how far we can shoot to fudging the scale of the table. Links Fireforge Games 7TV Fantasy Bonza Games, Delta One Zero

Duration:00:52:12

WSS51 - Favourite Game Mechanics

6/7/2021
Is there a game mechanic that you really like? The Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy team discuss what bits of games they look for, and enjoy in a set of wargames rules. Plus from the nerve centre of Bowers Towers, Guy brings us all the latest news. Links Osprey - D-Day: US Sector Osprey - Oathmark: Bane of Kings 7TV - Fantasy Crossfire Sharp Practice Chain of Command Force on Force Frostgrave Saga Mouse guard Muskets & Tomahawks Mortal Gods Twightlight of the Sun King

Duration:00:59:02

WSS50 - Terrain Question Time

4/28/2021
In the 50th episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy podcast the boys chat terrain, answering questions sent in from some of Guy's stooges. They also cover the latest news from Osprey, Great Escape Games and take a look at A Taste of Victory. Links Absolute Emperor, Osprey Publishing Great Escape Games A Taste of Victory

Duration:00:44:45

WSS49 - 20th Century Boy

3/23/2021
In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy podcast, we explore if things were better for wargamers in the 'olden days'. Guy has a list of thoughts supplied by a 'friend' which he believes proves things were better in the past. Guy also brings us news of O Group and War on the Ground. Links O Group War on the Ground The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge Barons War

Duration:00:52:00

WSS48 - The Magazine

2/23/2021
In this episode of the Wargames, Soldier and Strategy podcast the chaps chat about about the magazine, answering some of those questions you might have wondered whilst flicking though it's pages. Plus, Guy brings us all the latest gossip from the newsroom of Bowers Towers. Links Analogue Hobbies Winter Painting Challenge 'O Group' from the Too Fat Lardies Stargrave Glory 1861 SPQR

Duration:00:56:11

WSS47 - 7TV, academia and narrative gaming

1/28/2021
In this episode of the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine podcast, Guy and Angus talk to Karl Perrotton from cooked dice, Dr Peter Wright and Eddy Price about the development process of Crooked Dice's 7TV fantasy rules, a collaboration with Edge Hill University. Guy also brings us what is new in wargameing. Links Salute In Her Majesty's Name 2 'Nam The Way It Was Rapid Fire, contact steve at steveshan@blueyonder.co.uk

Duration:00:56:20

WSS46 - Goodbye 2020

12/29/2020
In the last episode of 2020 Guy, Jasper, Mark and Angus discuss their wargaming highlights of 2020. Plus, this year they are all talking part in the analogue painting challenge, they lay out plans for the winter painting season. Links: Ultra Combat Modern A Billion Sons Epic scale from Warlord Strength and Honour

Duration:00:40:18

WSS45 - If at first you don't succeed...

11/25/2020
From the newsroom in Bowers Towers, Guy updates us on what is new and shiny in the world of wargaming. The chaps are joined by Chris King to discuss their successes and failures when playing wargames online. Links: Lion Rampant, the Crusader States Oathbreakers Undaunted Normandy Black Ops

Duration:00:47:52