Aaron Bostian blogging at the Fancy Wars.
Aaron shares the many ways that he gives back in his community. Jonathan discusses the 3 mile walk he is doing on May 18, 2013 to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis. You can DONATE HERE.
We also discuss:
Learn to Play War at Sea.
Originally released on May 4, 2007 this recording is the 23rd episode of what is now known as Wargaming Recon. This episode has an interesting history that you’ll hear in the intro to the recording.
Some highlights from the episode are:
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 usual the week in wargaming is discussed. Most of it is focused on Black Powder, which the dynamic duo swiftly transition into. A lively debate is had concerning the minimum, or starting, army size for this rule set. Tom reiterates suggestions he previously gave to Jonathan. Jonathan explains how he is attempting Black Powder. He mentions stellar advice from Henry Hyde.
The two move on to the related issue of Osprey Publishing’s New Vanguard, Campaign, and Men-at-Arms series. Tom and Jonathan, briefly, delve into the history of Massachusetts, while discussing Jonathan’s schooling.
Jonathan mentions his wife and her latest painting project, a Thaniras Elves War Dragon for the Uncharted Seas game. Jonathan jokes that it looks more like a drake but perhaps he is splitting hairs. The painting discussion includes Tom mentioning painting greats Kevin Dallimore, and his fantastic Foundry Miniatures Painting & Modelling Guide, personal friend Golden Demon Winner and former ‘Eavy Metal painter Tammy Haye, and Golden Demon winner Kirill Kanaev.
Tom flexes his mathematical muscles reviewing two dice rolling apps for the iPhone. Simple Dice by Nora Krauss and dynamicDICE are both reviewed. Tom alludes to creating his own dice app. Jonathan interjects with his preference for Dicenomicon.
Jonathan discusses his appearance on Episode 1 of The Gate Stormers (be warned of explicit content) in that show). A whirlwind of topics spin about. Tom reminds listeners to participate in the Field of Chaos Political Compass Contest (now closed). An update is given on the Monty & the Fox’s Wargaming Show branding (now Wargaming Recon). The editing schedule is briefly mentioned before Tom does a killer Neil Shuck impersonation!
The conversation ends and paves the way for the debut appearance, on this show, of official gaming music from Bailey Records. “Enter Darkrider [Extended Remix]” from Stratos’ album Autumnal Slumber will please your ear drums for 3 minutes and 28 seconds.
Wargaming Recon belongs to the Troll in the Corner Podcast Network (TCPN). You may like some of the other shows on the network.
Indie Talks – bi-monthly on Wednesdays covering independent games, film, television. Includes many interviews. Hosted by Trollitc owner Ben Gerber.
Geeks Explicitly – weekly on Thursdays covering geek life, movies, gaming, and more. Hosted by Jonathan J. Reinhart.
Monsters of the Shattered World – monthly on the last Saturday. Story of a young scholar encountering strange animals on another world.
Promos for the TCPN podcasts appear at the end of the show. Many thanks to Jeremy Kostiew, Troll ITC’s logo designer, for the amazing logos. Check out his portfolio at MightyNightGaunt.com
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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 Facebook page is raising awareness of the closure in the hope of keeping the incredible museum open.
Adam of the Fencing Frog Blog wrote us a wonderful message, which we read in the episode, as to why the Higgins should stay open. Visit the Higgins Armory Museum website to plan your visit before the museum permanently closes.
We also discuss:
Ben Gerber & Brent Newhall cover for Jonathan while he’s engaged with real life stuff for his first home.
Brent and Ben sneer at real life, preferring to spend our time on the internet. Where it’s virtual, and friendly. They do what comes naturally, which is talk about themselves.
They discuss their upcoming projects, talk a bit about board game design, and Ben also does a month in the life of a indie publisher, where the cover about the numbers. Total units “sold” (including free stuff), total gross and total net $$$ and the fact that a lot of people who get a free copy to review it, don’t end up reviewing it.
Many thanks to Ben and Brent for covering for me while I was indisposed.
Don’t forget to listen to Episode 16: 5 Great Soundtracks, if you haven’t done so yet.
Monsters of the Shattered World is a new podcast debuting, well, today on Troll in the Corner.
This is a different podcast: it tells a story. It’s about a young scholar out on his own in the world, encountering strange monsters and writing about them. Each episode is 5 to 10 minutes long, so it won’t overburden your iPod.
New episodes will be released every month. If you want to hear it more frequently, we’ll release a new episode every two weeks if we get more than 100 listeners. So tell your friends!
In this episode, our hero travels to a remote island to investigate an attack of sea devils.
Credits: This podcast is written and performed by Brent P. Newhall (a.k.a. Dr. Worldcrafter), and amazingly edited by Quinn Conklin (columnist at Troll in the Corner and author of Toys for the Sandbox). The show’s theme song is “To The Ends” by Kevin Macleod. Big thanks to Khairul Hisham for the fantastic piece of artwork for this episode.
This post is partly to say how awesome our listeners are, how incredible it is that so many of you have downloaded the show TODAY (it is only lunch time after all), and to show off a new function of WordPress. WordPress’ new update allows us to simply paste the URL of a Tweet into a post and then it shows up like a real tweet.
You, the reader, can then do all the usual things you would do when on Twitter. You can reply to the tweet. Retweet it. And so forth. The awesome thing is you can do ALL OF THAT without leaving Troll In the Corner. You do it IN THE POST you are reading. Cool, huh?
Here goes (clicking the FOLLOW icon in the tweet will cause you to follow me on Twitter where I post tons of cool things about Wargaming Recon, historical gaming, tabletop gaming, and New England gaming).
— cwfgamecast (@cwfgamecast) June 15, 2012
Host Jonathan J. Reinhart announces a BIG NEWS, reminds listeners about the Historicon 2012 Contest, Promotes Cityographer, and reviews two historical books.