HuzzahCon 2015 with Adrian Benson – Wargaming Recon #136

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May 302015
 

A historical miniatures game played at HuzzahCon 2015 in Portland, Maine.

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.

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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.

5th Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge – Wargaming Recon #134

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Apr 272015
 

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The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge is NOT your average painting contest. Jonathan shares how and why you may want to enter.

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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.

Crowdfunding Adler Boardgame Cafe – Wargaming Recon #133

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Apr 132015
 

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Crowdfunding can do many amazing things. Gordon Sampson hopes to crowdfund his new venture the Adler Boardgame Cafe.

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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.

5 Tips to Pick the Right Games to Play at a Con – Wargaming Recon #132

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Mar 302015
 

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Have you ever wanted to go to a gaming convention but didn’t know what to play? This episode shares 5 tips to help you choose the right games for you to play.

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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.

TotalCon 2015 with Steven Parenteau – Wargaming Recon #130

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Mar 022015
 

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Steven Parenteau is the Event Director for TotalCon. He has also overseen the Roleplaying Game and Miniatures Gaming sections of GenCon.

Steven provides a glimpse into TotalCon 2015. If you didn’t get to TotalCon in 2015 this episode will whet your appetite for 2016!

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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.

Are Small Game Conventions Dying Out? – Wargaming Recon #129

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Feb 192015
 

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With the growing popularity of mega cons are smaller game conventions dying out? Jonathan addresses the question with his thoughts. Be sure to listen to the entire episode to hear an important announcement about the birth of Jonathan’s first child.

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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.

Feb 022015
 

Naval-TC

Due to illness and scheduling conflicts Aaron Bostian couldn’t do the show. So, NO NEW EPISODE right now. To make up for it we’re sharing this episode from the vault. The classic episode comes to you from the dark ages where the show had a different name. Since this is a CLASSIC episode some of the links, content, giveaways, contests etc may be out of date or ended.

Don’t worry! Next time we’ll be back with a NEW episode of Wargaming Recon.

Host Jonathan J. Reinhart releases a short show discussing some collectible miniatures (War at Sea and World of Warcraft). The highlight of the show is coverage for TotalCon 2008. This marks the first time Jonathan discussed TotalCon on the show.

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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.

Wargaming Recon in 2015 – Wargaming Recon #128

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Jan 192015
 

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Wargaming Recon in 2015

Another great podcast season is here! This episode unveils the roadmap for 2015. Want to know what topics will be discussed? How about who are the upcoming featured guests? You’re in the right place to find out the answers to these questions and more.

This episode discussed:

Confirmed Guests

  1. Jon & Diane Sutherland share why the Wargame Holidays Centre on Crete shut down.
  2. Aaron Bostian to discuss how to survive your FLGS closing.

Guests to Invite

  1. Henry Hyde, author of the Wargaming Compendium (affiliate link) & editor of Miniature Wargames magazine.
  2. Jasper Oorthuys, managing director of Karwansaray Publishers and former editor of Ancient Warfare magazine.
  3. Guy Bowers, editor of Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy magazine.
  4. Steven Parenteau, event director for TotalCon.
  5. Steven MacLauchlan, head honcho of WWPD: News From the Front.
  6. Russ Lockwood, game designer and editor of Wally Simon’s Secrets of Wargame Design vols 1-3.
  7. Neil Shuck, owner of Meeples & Miniatures and columnist at Miniature Wargames magazine.
  8. Bill Dettmers, owner of 12-7-Games.com.

Planned Topics for 2015

  1. New England conventions: TotalCon, HuzzahCon, and HAVOC.
  2. Holiday Gift Guide 2015.
  3. How to play 1775 Rebellion solo.
  4. C.F. Wesencraft’s Practical Wargaming book.
  5. Being a dad and wargamer.
  6. Using social media for wargamers (i.e. helpful Facebook pages, Google groups, etc).
  7. Extra Life 24hr Game-a-thon 2015 with special eBay charity auction.
  8. Top 10 episodes of 2015.
  9. Patreon for Wargamers.
  10. New England game days coverage.
  11. Highlight wargaming blogs & podcasts.
  12. Rerelease more classic episodes all spruced up.

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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.