Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is one of the best pieces of cinema made in all of human history. What are some of the signs to alert viewers of the film’s magnificence? Jonathan shares 5 signs that show this is a great film.
Henry Hyde Editor of Miniature Wargames now with Battlegames. Henry Hyde reveals lots of amazing news to the Wargaming Recon audience before anyone else! Editor Henry Hyde is back to discuss the upcoming release to his book, the Wargaming Compendium, and his role as the newest editor of Miniature Wargames magazine. Henry first appeared in Episode 58: Henry Hyde and Battlegames Magazine, which is in our list of Top 10 Most Popular episodes. We also discuss: <!–more–> Jonathan doing a 3 mile walk to raise [...]
Wally Simon’s More Secrets of Wargame Design Volume 2. Imagine a booklet answering your questions on game design. It inspires you to modify your favorite game rules to suit your needs. That’s what this booklet does. Editor Russ Lockwood is back to discuss the 2nd installment of the Wally Simon series of Secrets of Wargame Design. Pick up your copy of Wally Simon’s More Secrets of Wargame Design Volume 2 from On Military Matters in the US/Worldwide or Caliver Books in the United Kingdom. We [...]
Black Powder Explosion. This episode predates the Troll in the Corner Podcast Network and it also predates the name Wargaming Recon. We hope you will enjoy this one from the vault, it is the 2nd most popular episode in Wargaming Recon history! Not bad considering it was originally released April 14, 20111. Jonathan J. Reinhart and former co-host Tom Barbalet record together for the first time since Jonathan was sick with the zombie flu (actually, a severe respiratory virus that grossly exacerbated his asthma). As [...]
Save the Higgins Armory Museum. Imagine a place where you get first hand experience with military history. A place more incredible than anything you could imagine. That place is the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts and it is closing for good on December 31, 2013.. We share the news about the closing and why the museum needs to be saved. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette has an interesting article on the closing. The article covers the reasons behind the closure. A Save the Higgins [...]
What game lets you dig for diamonds, build a home, and battle monsters? Minecraft of course. Minecraft is sweeping the internet with its sandbox style of play, which allows players to build fantastic creations before hiding from the monsters that appear at night. Everyone from Wil Wheaton on down love and play this game. Jonathan is the newest fanboy to share some Minecraft resources for beginners. If you’re just starting out and need tips on how to survive your first night this episode is for [...]
6 Must Read Magazines for Historical Gamers. These are magazines that any historical gamer, or wargamer, will find useful. They contain articles, photographs, reviews, and imagery that, together, provide the full picture on any historical era of interest. Archaeology magazine Wargames Illustrated magazine Military History magazine Naval History magazine Battlegames magazine Wargames Soldiers & Strategy magazine Also discussed: TotalCon 2013
Star Wars. Those two words are more evocative than many in the English language. Episode 20 goes Star Wars crazy with 5 of Jonathan’s favorite Star Wars novels. So, take this list with you to your local library, favorite book store, or online ebook vendor. 5 Favorite Star Wars Novels: Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn X-wing Series by Michael Stackpole, Aaron Allston Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy by Michael P. Kube-McDowell Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton [...]