Sep 042014
 
GE52: 5 Reasons to Play Star Wars Empire at War

Star Wars Empire at War is a fun real time strategy (RTS) game you can play on computers running Windows or Mac OSX.  Discover 5 reasons you should play the game. 5) It is affordable ($19.99 via Steam or Mac App Store) 4) Captures the RTS feel of Empire vs Rebel Alliance 3) Has a fun campaign mode 2) Inclusion of land-based combat is enjoyable 1) It is fun About Jonathan J. ReinhartJonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also […]

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 CWF Game Cast. He hosts the Wargaming Recon podcast (formerly CWF Game Cast 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.

Aug 212014
 
GE51: Tristan Tarwater Fantasy Author

  Tristan J. Tarwater is kickstarting her debut graphic novel illustrated by Adrian Ricker.  Shamsee: A Fistful of Lunars is set in the world of Valley of Ten Crescents containing Tristan’s novels Thieves at Heart (FREE eBook from Amazon), Self-Made Scoundrel, and Red Moon Rising found at Back That Elf Up. Jonathan is proud to be a backer of the Kickstarter project.  The Shamsee: A Fistful of Lunars project is fully funded but needs YOU to reach its important stretch goals:   You can stay up to […]

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 CWF Game Cast. He hosts the Wargaming Recon podcast (formerly CWF Game Cast 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.

Aug 042014
 
Henry Hyde Wargaming Author - Wargaming Recon #119

Henry Hyde Wargaming Author Henry Hyde comes back on the show for his third appearance. Henry talks about his book the Wargaming Compendium, wargaming, and what he’s been up to. In a special segment after the show Henry and Jonathan discuss Jonathan’s Ancient Rome inspired imagi-nation campaign the War of Latinian Expansion. Jonathan is blending computer gaming with traditional tabletop gaming. He used the Plastic Soldier Review website to choose his 1/72 scale HaT Industrie models and 1/72 scale Caesar Miniatures. The HaT models cost […]

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 CWF Game Cast. He hosts the Wargaming Recon podcast (formerly CWF Game Cast 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.

Jul 312014
 
GE49: 5 Great Youtube Parody Videos

  5 great Youtube parody music videos are shared this week.  It was such fun doing the Weird Al episode decided it’d be even more fun to do another.  Hope that you enjoy the picks. 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 CWF Game Cast. He hosts the Wargaming Recon podcast (formerly CWF Game Cast podcast). He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing […]

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 CWF Game Cast. He hosts the Wargaming Recon podcast (formerly CWF Game Cast 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.

Jul 242014
 
GE48: 5 Great Weird Al Music Videos

Weird Al Yankovic has parodied hit songs for more than three decades.  His newest album, Mandatory Fun, is #1 on the Billboard charts.  We celebrate this by recommending five of his great music videos. 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 CWF Game Cast. He hosts the Wargaming Recon podcast (formerly CWF Game Cast podcast). He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board […]

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 CWF Game Cast. He hosts the Wargaming Recon podcast (formerly CWF Game Cast 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.

Jul 212014
 
Kickstarter for Wargamers - Wargaming Recon #118

Kickstarter for Wargamers Kickstarter is a crowdfunding website that can help games to be produced, which would otherwise not see the light of day. Behind this image exists a danger that all wargamers need to be aware of. When properly handled Kickstarter can be hugely powerful for all involved. Jonathan shares the good, the bad, and the ugly of Kickstarter. If we didn’t cover one of your favorite Kickstarter projects, then please share it with us on Facebook, Twitter, or via e-mail at cwfgamecast@wargamingforums.com. Jonathan’s […]

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 CWF Game Cast. He hosts the Wargaming Recon podcast (formerly CWF Game Cast 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.

Jul 112014
 
The worst day

Yesterday turned out to be not a good day for me. Last night I achieved perhaps 3 hours of actual sleep. I wake up at 4:20 in the morning to get ready for work and I was not happy to do so.As I was getting ready to leave the house this morning, I heard the upstairs bathroom door close. A moment later, my youngest daughter wandered downstairs to give me a hug and say “I love you”.I was reminded of lots of important things at […]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

Jul 102014
 
GE47: Game Dev Tycoon

Game Dev Tycoon ($9.99 on Steam) puts you in control of your very own video game company.  Build it up from your parents’ garage into a multi-million dollar corporation behind hit games.  YOU have the power. 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 CWF Game Cast. He hosts the Wargaming Recon podcast (formerly CWF Game Cast podcast). He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and […]

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 CWF Game Cast. He hosts the Wargaming Recon podcast (formerly CWF Game Cast 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.