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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

Duration: 00:49:06

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...

Duration: 00:55:50

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.

Duration: 00:43:01

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...

Duration: 00:53:51

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.

Duration: 01:00:42

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!

Duration: 00:52:57

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 editor@wssmagazine.com, or go to Facebook or look us...

Duration: 00:49:31

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.