Wargaming Recon #111: How Jonathan Became a Wargamer

How Jonathan Became a Wargamer

Listener Andrew submitted a question on Facebook asking how Jonathan got into wargaming. In this episode Jonathan answers. The tale begins with Warhammer 40k, touches down at War at Sea, then finishes with Henry Hyde and historical wargaming.

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Listener Andrew’s question on our Facebook page:

I dabbled in GAMES WORKSHOP as a teenager, but was turned-off the hobby by all the cheating and arguments. Then university friends got me addicted to FULL THRUST, a spaceship wargame. Since then I moved into DBA, and heavily into FLAMES OF WAR. I’ve dabbled in a lot of rules and periods, but I prefer rules that are fast yet realistic.

How did you get into wargaming?

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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.

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