“Without rules, we might as well all be up in a tree, flinging our crap at each other.” — Red Forman

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Mar 022016
 

As a father with two kids who made it to age 20 and 22 with no jail time let me tell you:  Red Forman from “That 70’s Show” had the parenting thing nailed. That doesn’t have anything to do with what we’re talking about today, but rules do.   How the hell do I build an army, where are the lists? With a few exceptions, they’re aren’t any ‘army lists’ or ‘authorized builds’ in historic gaming. Feel like recreating the fight at Rorke’s Drift? Get thee […]

About Adrian Benson

Grognard: Napoleon referred to the members of his Old Guard regiments as "gronards", meaning grumblers or complainers. So for me, it's an appropriate moniker. At various points in time I've been active in pretty much all aspects of gaming, but historic gaming is definitely where my heart is. My preference runs toward complex, detailed simulations of combat at the tactical and grand tactical levels. Traditionally I've had little patience for sissies who fear a few charts and a little complexity in their games (looking at you Reinhart), but in the interest of being a better person I'm trying to adapt to their needs.

How to Survive Your FLGS Closing – Wargaming Recon #140

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Jul 202015
 
How to Survive Your FLGS Closing – Wargaming Recon #140

Learn how to survive the closing of your friendly local game store (FLGS). Guest Aaron Bostian has tips based on his experience of his FLGS shutting down. Support Jonathan through PATREON https://media.blubrry.com/wargamingrecon/p/archive.org/download/wr140_201507/wr140.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download About Jonathan J. ReinhartJonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age. He’s played […]

About Jonathan J. Reinhart

Jonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age. He's played a myriad of games such as: Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine, Starship Troopers, Axis & Allies: War at Sea, Flames of War and Warlord Games' Black Powder rules. War at Sea and the Black Powder rules are his current go-to games. Jonathan enjoys casual, fast, fun, and group board games. Sitting Ducks Gallery, Zombie Dice, Guillotine, Pandemic, and Carcassonne rank high on his list. He is a retired local politician with a B.A. in Politics & History, which provides a useful background for historical gaming. A casual World of Warcraft player, he became a Kingslayer as Viktrious the Blood Elf on 4/23/11 and followed that up by slaying Deathwing on 5/9/12.

Magazines for Wargamers – Wargaming Recon #139

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Jul 062015
 
Magazines for Wargamers - Wargaming Recon #139

The right magazines can be a huge help to wargamers. We share our picks to make your wargaming life easier. If you’re expecting the traditional wargaming magazines you’ll be in for a surprise. Support Jonathan through PATREON https://media.blubrry.com/wargamingrecon/p/archive.org/download/wr139_201507/wr139.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download About Jonathan J. ReinhartJonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games […]

About Jonathan J. Reinhart

Jonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age. He's played a myriad of games such as: Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine, Starship Troopers, Axis & Allies: War at Sea, Flames of War and Warlord Games' Black Powder rules. War at Sea and the Black Powder rules are his current go-to games. Jonathan enjoys casual, fast, fun, and group board games. Sitting Ducks Gallery, Zombie Dice, Guillotine, Pandemic, and Carcassonne rank high on his list. He is a retired local politician with a B.A. in Politics & History, which provides a useful background for historical gaming. A casual World of Warcraft player, he became a Kingslayer as Viktrious the Blood Elf on 4/23/11 and followed that up by slaying Deathwing on 5/9/12.

Australian Wargaming with Joshua Shoobridge – Wargaming Recon #138

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Jun 232015
 
Australian Wargaming with Joshua Shoobridge - Wargaming Recon #138

The Merimbula Wargaming Society is an Australian wargaming club founded by Joshua Shoobridge. Josh discusses Australian wargaming and shares some tips for being a dad wargamer. Support Jonathan through PATREON https://media.blubrry.com/wargamingrecon/p/archive.org/download/wr138_201506/wr138.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download About Jonathan J. ReinhartJonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age. He’s played a […]

About Jonathan J. Reinhart

Jonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age. He's played a myriad of games such as: Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine, Starship Troopers, Axis & Allies: War at Sea, Flames of War and Warlord Games' Black Powder rules. War at Sea and the Black Powder rules are his current go-to games. Jonathan enjoys casual, fast, fun, and group board games. Sitting Ducks Gallery, Zombie Dice, Guillotine, Pandemic, and Carcassonne rank high on his list. He is a retired local politician with a B.A. in Politics & History, which provides a useful background for historical gaming. A casual World of Warcraft player, he became a Kingslayer as Viktrious the Blood Elf on 4/23/11 and followed that up by slaying Deathwing on 5/9/12.

The Hobby Desk Season 1 Episode 4

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Jun 192015
 
The Hobby Desk Season 1 Episode 4

Podcast # S1E4 Episode Topic: Queen’s Birthday Worst and 6mm Hosts: Joshua Shoobridge   Hobby Update NEW STUDIO SPACE! Shed and all ready to rock and roll! Hence why I have been so quiet of late. Painting with an airbrush a bunch of 6mm! Useful links! Beasts of War Kiwi6 Artists Twitter – Josh@thehobbydesk Facebook WargamerAu Stitcher Radio Please donate to our Gofundme page to help us create more quality podcasts and Youtube videos. As a gift for hitting 250 subs get a free audiobook on […]

About Joshua Shoobridge

A man born and bred in Australia, brought up to appreciate all things geek. I have been a member of the media for a long time and now during a time in my life where I want to give back to a hobby that has given much to me. I have been a wargamer for sometime, starting in 40k and now being a indulger in many different periods and rule sets. Though I do not support war as an answer to worlds problems, reenacting the battle on the table top is great for the brain!

The Hobby Desk Season 1 Episode 1

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Jun 182015
 

The Hobby Desk Season 1 Episode 1: Our First Wargaming Show! Learn about the hobby that is usually a secret indulgence for most of us and make it part of your regular hobby fix! Merimbula War-game Society: Learn about the club I started from a chance meeting of a now very good friend.    Wargaming Recon: This is the podcast that inspired me to take the plunge into podcasting myself. Wargame Soldiers and Strategy: A review of one of my favourite magazines. Useful Links to […]

About Joshua Shoobridge

A man born and bred in Australia, brought up to appreciate all things geek. I have been a member of the media for a long time and now during a time in my life where I want to give back to a hobby that has given much to me. I have been a wargamer for sometime, starting in 40k and now being a indulger in many different periods and rule sets. Though I do not support war as an answer to worlds problems, reenacting the battle on the table top is great for the brain!

Great Wargaming Facebook Groups – Wargaming Recon #137

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Jun 082015
 
Great Wargaming Facebook Groups - Wargaming Recon #137

Facebook groups can be an incredible resource for wargamers. Discover 5 great Facebook groups for wargamers by listening to this episode. Support Jonathan through PATREON https://media.blubrry.com/wargamingrecon/p/archive.org/download/wr137_201506/wr137.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download About Jonathan J. ReinhartJonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age. He’s played a myriad of games such as: […]

About Jonathan J. Reinhart

Jonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age. He's played a myriad of games such as: Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine, Starship Troopers, Axis & Allies: War at Sea, Flames of War and Warlord Games' Black Powder rules. War at Sea and the Black Powder rules are his current go-to games. Jonathan enjoys casual, fast, fun, and group board games. Sitting Ducks Gallery, Zombie Dice, Guillotine, Pandemic, and Carcassonne rank high on his list. He is a retired local politician with a B.A. in Politics & History, which provides a useful background for historical gaming. A casual World of Warcraft player, he became a Kingslayer as Viktrious the Blood Elf on 4/23/11 and followed that up by slaying Deathwing on 5/9/12.

HuzzahCon 2015 with Adrian Benson – Wargaming Recon #136

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May 302015
 
HuzzahCon 2015 with Adrian Benson - Wargaming Recon #136

Huzzah is one of the best historical gaming conventions in New England. It features a variety of historical tabletop games from many time periods and rule sets. Huzzah 2015 was the first live in person recording of Wargaming Recon. Many thanks to Dean Emmerson for making it possible. Support Jonathan through PATREON https://media.blubrry.com/wargamingrecon/p/archive.org/download/wr136_201505/wr136.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download About Jonathan J. ReinhartJonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the […]

About Jonathan J. Reinhart

Jonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age. He's played a myriad of games such as: Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine, Starship Troopers, Axis & Allies: War at Sea, Flames of War and Warlord Games' Black Powder rules. War at Sea and the Black Powder rules are his current go-to games. Jonathan enjoys casual, fast, fun, and group board games. Sitting Ducks Gallery, Zombie Dice, Guillotine, Pandemic, and Carcassonne rank high on his list. He is a retired local politician with a B.A. in Politics & History, which provides a useful background for historical gaming. A casual World of Warcraft player, he became a Kingslayer as Viktrious the Blood Elf on 4/23/11 and followed that up by slaying Deathwing on 5/9/12.