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Across The Pond Wargamers

Across The Pond Wargamers is a podcast dedicated to promoting the wargaming hobby across all geographies and ages. Podcasts are of an interview/discussion format centered around topics of interest to the wargaming community.

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Across The Pond Wargamers is a podcast dedicated to promoting the wargaming hobby across all geographies and ages. Podcasts are of an interview/discussion format centered around topics of interest to the wargaming community.

Episode 24: – “Mutual Attraction”

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In episode 24 we speak with Jason Weiser of Military Miniatures magazine about why certain periods attract more players than others.  We discuss our thoughts on why WW2 & Napoleonics always claim the top spots in popularity.  Also, which period regularly comes in at number three in the top five periods, what other periods are in the top 5, and why do they fluctuate in and out of the top 5.  

Military Miniatures Magazine is conducting a charity auction to benefit the International Rescue Committee which is currently working closely with those displaced by the conflict in Ukraine.  They are looking for donations items that would be of interest to wargamers (i.e., figures, rules, terrain, etc.) that they can auction off on their forum site. The auction will be held on the Military Miniature Forum (linked below) from April 1 to 30. For questions or to participate, contact Jason@militaryminiature.com. To check out their forum, head over to http://militaryminiature.com/forum.

Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers mentioned in this episode:

·         Military Miniature Magazine: https://militaryminiature.com/

·         Peter Pig: www.peterpig.co.uk

·         Baccus 6mm: www.baccus6mm.com

·         Firelock Games: www.firelockgames.com

·         Khurasan Miniatures: https://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/

·         Mortem et Gloriam: https://mortem-et-gloriam.co.uk/meg/

·         May ‘40 Miniatures: www.may40miniatures.com/

·         Gringo 40’s: www.gringo40s.com/

·         Empress Miniatures: www.empressminiatures.com/

·         Too Fat Lardies: https://toofatlardies.co.uk/

·         Brookhurst Hobbies: https://brookhursthobbies.com/

We found out about HMGS-PSW’s show, Desert Wars a bit late to promote prior to the show but if anyone listening attended this show, we’d love to hear more about it for the future.  HMGS-Pacific South West’s website is www.hmgspsw.org

Patreon Page:

·         www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers

 We welcome your comments, suggestions, or thoughtful criticisms and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AcrossThePondWargamers)

Mar 29 2022

1hr 19mins

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Episode 22: – “Getting your feet wet”

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In this episode we speak with Jon Yuengling about Naval Wargaming.  This show was taped last October but due to some technical issues I am only now able to get this out.  When you listen you will hear some major gaps and breaks due to the vagueries of the internet, which I apologize for but I really wanted to get this out since we really enjoyed speaking with Jon.  The main technical glitch as a loud screech that ran through the entire taping but thanks to some assistance from Tim Edmonds (a work collegue and technical guru) we were at least able to eliminate that.  

Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers mentioned in this episode:

NAVAL RULES

·         Navel Thunder: Battleship Row (Naval Thunder: Battleship Row - Steel Dreadnought Games | Wargame Vault)

·         Command at Sea & Harpoon: (THE ADMIRALTY TRILOGY)

·         Cruel Seas, Black Seas & Victory at Sea: (Warlord Games Store – Warlord Games Ltd)

·         Kiss Me Hardy: (Kiss Me Hardy – TooFatLardies)

·         General Quarters: (Home (odgw.com))

·         Seekrieg: (The Official SEEKRIEG Website)

·         Shipwreck: (Shipwreck - Vandering Publications | Wargame Vault)

·         Sail and Steam Navies: (Sail and Steam Navies - David Brandon | Wargame Vault)

NAVAL MINIATURES

·         GHQ (Products – GHQ Models)

·         Langton (Langton Miniatures (rodlangton.com))

·         Panzerschiffe (Panzerschiffe 1:2400 scale model warships)

·         NavWar (Welcome to Navwar - NAVWAR)

·         PeterPig (peterpig)

·         Thoroughbred (Home | Thoroughbred Models (square.site))

·         Bay Area Yards (Bay Area Yards | Facebook)

Other Fun Stuff

·         Pony Wars (Baccus 6mm)

·         O Group (Reisswitz Press – TooFatLardies)

Patreon Page:

·         www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers

We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AcrossThePondWargamers)

Mar 10 2022

1hr 49mins

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Episode 23 - An evening chat

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In this episode Collin and I talk about inspiration; what motivates us to try a period or game.  As we hadn’t published in a while and discovered we had an evening free at the same time we decided to get back in the saddle and put out a very rough and not very well thought out episode.  We hope you enjoy this episode and excuse us for the lack of preparation as well as my rum inspired fatigue.  

Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers mentioned in this episode:

·         Empress Miniatures (Empress Miniatures)

·         Peter Pig (peterpig)

·         Baccus (Baccus 6mm)

·         Old Glory (Old Glory Miniatures)

Please consider helping the people impacted by the current war in Ukraine with a donation.  Any amount is appreciated.  Below is a list of reputable charities to consider but it is not an an exhaustive list by any means.

Some charities helping Ukrainians

•      International Committee of the Red Cross -  https://www.icrc.org/en/where-we-work/europe-central-asia/ukraine

•      Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders - https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/countries/ukraine

•      UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) - https://www.unrefugees.org/what-we-do/

•      CARE - https://my.care.org/site/Donation2?df_id=31071&mfc_pref=T&31071.donation=form1&s_src=172220UCFM00&s_subsrc=FY22UkraineCrisisFundMO

Our Patreon Page:

·         www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers

We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com 

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Mar 08 2022

1hr 21mins

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Episode 21 - Podcast vs Podcast

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In this episode we are joined by Michael & James from The Canadian Wargamer podcast and Jay from The Veteran Wargamer podcast as they go head-to-head in our first “pub” quiz.  The winning team will have $100 donated to the charity of their choice.  The charities being played for are Disabled American Veterans and Soldier On.

 Here are the links to the charities mentioned in this podcast should you wish to donate on your own:

Soldier On:  https://www.soldieron.ca/

Disabled American Veterans: https://www.dav.org/

 Please don’t forget the Great Wargames Survey 2021 : https://gws2021.paperform.co/

We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 

If you wish to support our podcast with Patreon, here is the link to our Patreon page:  www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers

Aug 30 2021

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Episode 20 - The Return

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This episode marks our return to producing Across The Pond Wargamers after a 6+ month hiatus.  During this episode, Collin and Gary have a rambling chat about wargaming, the show, and a few unrelated topics.  

We do want to point out that this show is dedicated to my son-in-law and Collin’s brother-in-law; Brian Stolfa.  Brian passed away in February leaving behind a wife and 2½ year old son.  Brian wrote and performed the intro and exit music for the podcast.  

We also announced that each quarter we will be donating any remaining proceeds after BuzzSprout hosting costs pledged via Patreon to a charity put forward by one our Patreon supporters selected at random.  If you wish to support our podcast with Patreon, here is the link to our Patreon page:  www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers

Here are some of the Manufacturers/Publishers mentioned in this episode:

·         MiniFigs: http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/Home.aspx

·         Peter Pig: https://www.peterpig.co.uk/index.html

·         Baccus: https://www.baccus6mm.com/

·         AB Figures: https://abfigures.com/

·         Xyston Miniatures: https://www.scotiagrendel.com/Xyston/

Here are some of the blogs, podcasts, and YouTube channels mentioned in this episode:

·         Roll of One: https://rollaone.com/

·         Yarkhire Gamer: http://yarkshiregamer.blogspot.co.uk

·         The Canadian Wargamer: https://feed.podbean.com/madpadre/feed.xml

In efforts to improve our show, we encourage listeners to provide us with comments or suggestions to improve the show as well as any recommendations for topics and/or quests.  We can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Across the Pond Wargamers is copyrighted and is produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa. 

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AcrossThePondWargamers)

Jul 11 2021

1hr 5mins

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Episode 19 – Ethics in Wargaming

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In this episode we join forces with The Veteran Wargamer podcast hosted by Jay Arnold for a round table discussion on the Ethics of Wargaming.  Our guests hail from four different countries each with their own individual views on our hobby.  These guests include Editor in Chief of Wargames Soldiers & Strategy magazine Jasper Oorthuys (The Netherlands),  the owner of Bad Squiddo Games Annie Norman (United Kingdom), founder of Honour Publishing Sam Mustafa (USA) and professor of medieval literature Ilan Mitchell-Smith (California {We all know California is its own country}).  While the intro editing isn’t our best, the conversation was interesting and hopefully thought provoking.  We hope you enjoy.

Links:

The Veteran Wargamer : https://soundcloud.com/user-989538417  (Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Theveteranwargamer)

Bad Squiddo Games : https://badsquiddogames.com/

Honour Publishing : https://sammustafa.com/

Wargames Soldiers & Strategy : https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/wss-mag

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AcrossThePondWargamers)

Jan 23 2021

1hr 29mins

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Episode 18 – A Chat Down At The Virtual Pub

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In this episode we are joined by Andy, Simon, and Matt from the Telford Wargamers Club for a chat down at the virtual pub as a way to kick 2020 good-bye.  This is just a rambling chat over beers with the only objective being to talk with old friends about Wargaming 

Dec 31 2020

1hr 52mins

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Episode 17 – The “Art” of Wargaming

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Episode 17 – The “Art” of Wargaming

In this episode we talk with Michael Riddick about what goes into the art of the wargaming world; painting miniatures.  Michael is a highly skilled professional painter whose work can be seen on his blog site (https://magnusopus.godaddysites.com/)

Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers mentioned in this episode:

·         Kevin of Battle Ready Miniature Painting (https://www.facebook.com/BattleReadyMiniaturePainting)

·         LittleWars TV Revenfeast Viking Age Rules (www.ravenfeast.com)

·         Prehistoric Settlement, Steve Barber (https://www.stevebarbermodels.com/store/-p238973344)

·         Warlord Games – Epic Battles: American Civil War (https://store.warlordgames.com/products/epic-battles-american-civil-war)

****  Little Wars TV has announced the 2021 Caesar Awards, celebrating content creators for videos, blogs, and podcasts in historical wargaming. Nominations are open until Dec. 31st, so jump in and take part!  Hopefully you’ll consider nominating Across The Pond Wargamers for the best Podcast award.  Here is the link to the official event site: https://www.caesarawards.com/awards.html ****

We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 

If you wish to support our podcast with Patreon, here is the link to our Patreon page:  www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers

Dec 22 2020

1hr 27mins

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Episode 16 - Getting Real

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In this episode we are joined by Jay Arnold, creator and host of The Veteran Wargamer podcast to discuss modeling real world tactics in tabletop miniature wargaming.

Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers/Rules/etc. mentioned in this episode:

·         The Veteran Wargamer (The Veteran Wargamer Podcast | Free Listening on Podbean App)

·         Through the Mud and the Blood by Too Fat Lardies (Through the Mud and the Blood – TooFatLardies)

·         Price of Glory by Iron Ivan Games ((4) Iron Ivan Games | Facebook)

·         Blood & Valor by Firelock Games (Blood and Valor Archives » Firelock Games)

·         Star Grunt by Ground Zero Games (https://shop.groundzerogames.co.uk/rules.html)

·         Fist Full of Lead Big Battles (Fistful of Lead: Bigger Battles – Wiley Games (myshopify.com))

·         The Wargaming Compendium by Henry Hyde (The Wargaming Compendium – Author Henry Hyde's site to accompany The Wargaming Compendium published by Pen & Sword)

·         Art of Wargaming by Peter Perla (Peter Perla's The Art of Wargaming A Guide for Professionals and Hobbyists: Curry, John, Perla, Peter: 9781471033735: Amazon.com: Books)

u Little Wars TV has announced the 2021 Caesar Awards, celebrating content creators for videos, blogs, and podcasts in historical wargaming. Nominations are open until Dec. 31st, so jump in and take part!  Hopefully you’ll consider nominating Across The Pond Wargamers for the best Podcast award.  Here is the link to the official event site: www.caesarawards.com

We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  

Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 

If you wish to support our podcast with Patreon, here is the link to our Patreon page:  www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers

Nov 24 2020

1hr 8mins

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Episode 15 - It's Like Magic (3D Printing)

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In this episode we are joined by Aaron of Project Wargaming to discuss the magic of 3D printing within our hobby.

Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers mentioned in this episode:

·         Project Wargaming ( webpage: https://projectwargaming.com & YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMaJ9WDbUDvuVKUp8TSpvAw )

·         Steve Barber Miniatures ( https://www.stevebarbermodels.com )

·         Blood & Valor by Firelock Games ( https://www.firelockgames.com/introducing-blood-valor/ )

·         Wargaming 3D ( www.wargaming3d.com )

·         Thingiverse ( www.thingiverse.com )

u Little Wars TV has announced the 2021 Caesar Awards, celebrating content creators for videos, blogs, and podcasts in historical wargaming. Nominations are open until Dec. 31st, so jump in and take part!  Hopefully you’ll consider nominating Across The Pond Wargamers for the best Podcast award.  Here is the link to the official event site: www.caesarawards.com u

We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 

If you wish to support our podcast with Patreon, here is the link to our Patreon page:  www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AcrossThePondWargamers)

Nov 20 2020

1hr 18mins

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Episode 14 - The Host With The Most

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Episode 14: – The Host With The Most

In this episode we are joined by Harmon Ward, current Secretary and Convention Manager for the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society – Pacific Southwest to discuss hosting games for our fellow wargamers (or newbies) at conventions, shows, the local hobby shop or club, or even at home.

Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers/Rules/etc. mentioned in this episode:

·         Baccus 6mm (https://www.baccus6mm.com/)

·         Wargamer Collection Calculator  (https://collectioncalculator.com/)

·         Brookhurst Hobbies (https://www.brookhursthobbies.com/)

·         Flying Buffalo Games (http://www.flyingbuffalo.com/)

·         Old Dominion GameWorks (https://www.odgw.com/home.html)

·         GHQ Models (https://www.ghqmodels.com/collections/1-2400-scale)

·         Spectre Miniatures (https://www.spectreminiatures.com/)

·         Sabre Squadron (http://www.sabresquadron.com/index.html)

·         Fist Full of Tows (http://fft3.com/)

·         Force on Force (http://www.ambushalleygames.net/)

·         Thoroughbred (http://www.thoroughbredmodels.com/)

·         The Veteran Wargamer podcast (https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/9n5j4-44b8d/The-Veteran-Wargamer-Podcast)

Here are the links to the various Historical Miniatures Gaming Society (HMGS) Chapters in the USA:

 | HMGS East  Website: http://www.hmgs.org
| HMGS Midwest  Website: http://www.hmgsmidwest.org
| HMGS Heart of America  Website: http://www.hahmgs.org
 | HMGS MidSouth  Website: http://www.hmgs-midsouth.org/
| HMGS Pacific NorthWest  Website: http://www.nhmgs.org/
| HMGS Tornado Alley  Tornado Alley P.O.C.: jlaw2424@msn.com
| HGMS Great Lakes  Website: http://www.hmgsgreatlakes.org
| HMGS Gulf South  Website: http://www.bayouwars.org
| HMGS South  Website: http://www.hmgs-south.com

We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 

If you wish to support our podcast with Patreon, here is the link to our Patreon page:  www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AcrossThePondWargamers)

Nov 07 2020

1hr 35mins

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Episode 13 - Going small to go big

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Episode 13: – “Going small to go big”

In this episode we are joined by Sean Clarke of the God’s Own Scale podcast to discuss the smaller side of our hobby; 2mm, 6mm, and 10mm miniatures.

Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers mentioned in this episode:

·         Blood Red Skies by Warlord Games (https://www.warlordgames.com/blood-red-skies/)

·         Saga: Age of Hannibal (https://www.grippingbeast.co.uk/SRB25_SAGA_Age_of_Hannibal--product--6076.html)

·         Lion Rampant: The Crusader States (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/331054/Lion-Rampant-The-Crusader-States#:~:text=Lion%20Rampant%3A%20The%20Crusader%20States%20is%20an%20expansion%20for%20Lion,Crusades%2C%20between%201097%20and%201291.)

·         Blood & Plunder, Raise the Black Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/firelockgames/blood-and-plunder-raise-the-black?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=blood%20%26%20plunder)

·         Devil in the Wilderness Kickstarter  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/davev/devil-in-the-wilderness-a-card-based-miniatures-game

·         Dixon Miniatures (https://www.dixon-minis.com/)

·         Take Cover Scenics (https://takecoverscenics.co.uk/)

·         Gringo 40s (http://www.gringo40s.com/)

·         Empress Miniatures (https://www.empressminiatures.com/)

Various resources and manufacturers for those interested in learning more about small scale miniatures:

·         God’s Own Scale (https://godsownscale6mm.podbean.com/)

·         Baccus (https://www.baccus6mm.com/)

o   How To Paint 6mm (https://www.baccus6mm.com/howtoguides/HOWTOPaint6mmfigures/)

·         Little Wars TV (http://www.littlewarstv.com/)

·         Project Wargaming (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMaJ9WDbUDvuVKUp8TSpvAw)

·         Storm of Steel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNUYwNznn-ZuNMoHoF3urwQ)

·         Facebook Pages

o   2mm and small scale wargaming (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1639662269377760)

o   6mm Wargaming and Terrain (https://www.facebook.com/groups/266872090170793)

o   6mm Miniatures & Wargaming (https://www.facebook.com/groups/817840728315699

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AcrossThePondWargamers)

Oct 16 2020

1hr 46mins

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Episode 12 - Left, Right, or Straight Ahead

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In this episode we are joined by Simon Hall, author of Mortem et Gloriam rules to discuss maneuver warfare on the tabletop, and the impact on our games.

Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers/Webpages mentioned in this episode:

·         Start Wargaming Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/Start-Wargaming-101103465079882)

·         Pony Wars (https://ponywars.uk/)

·         GHQ T-15 Armata IFV (https://www.ghqmodels.com/collections/new-releases/products/t-15-armata)

·         Plastic Soldiers Company - Battles of the Great Commanders 1 – Age of Attila. (https://www.theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/2020/08/24/mortem-et-gloriam-age-of-attila/)

·         Plastic Soldiers Company - Battle of Britain 100 x 1/300th Assorted NEW Planes Superior Quality Plastic Grab Bag (https://www.theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/product/battle-of-britain-100-x-1-300th-assorted-new-planes-superior-quality-plastic-grab-bag/)

·         Killing Fields: SG Static-Grass Premium Rubber-Backed Battle Mat  (https://www.killingfieldsterrain.com/store/p20/SG_Premium_BattleMat_Rubber-Backed_%28Pre-Order%29.html)

·         Colour Command & Combat System [Simon Hall] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPgrtOaMPXZOZOUuhFDixSA)

·         George Catlin – The Complete Works (https://www.georgecatlin.org/)

·         The Wargames Zone (www.the-wargames-zone.co.uk )

·         Mortem et Gloriam rules (www.mortem-et-gloriam.co.uk)

·         Lurkio Figures for Wargames (www.lurkio.co.uk)

·         Renatio et Gloriam (www.renatio-et-gloriam.co.uk)

·         Division of Steel (www.division-of-steel.co.uk)

Patreon Page:

·         www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers

We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com or collin@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Oct 07 2020

1hr 37mins

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Episode 11 - The Current State Of Our Hobby

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In this episode we are joined by Tony Marano representing LittleWarsTV and Jasper Oorthuys, Editor in Chief of Wargames Soldiers & Strategy magazine for a discussion of the current state of our hobby.

Some of the rules, manufacturers, and publications mentioned in this episode:

·         Wargame Soldiers & Strategy (https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/wss-mag)

·         Ancient Warfare (https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/ancient-warfare-magazine)

·         LittleWarsTV (http://www.littlewarstv.com/)

·         Mortem et Gloriam published by The Plastic Soldier Company (https://www.theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/product/mortem-et-gloriam-compendium-box-set/)

·         Footsore Miniatures (https://footsoreminiatures.co.uk/)

·         Hagen Miniatures (https://www.hagen-miniatures.de/)

·         Pony Wars (https://ponywars.uk/)

·         Rubicon Models (https://www.rubiconmodels.com/)

·         Force on Force published by Ambush Alley Games (http://www.ambushalleygames.net/)

·         Chain of Command published by Too Fat Lardies (https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product-category/chain-of-command/)

If you find yourself near Ommen in the Netherlands please drop in and support the National Tin Figure Museum (https://www.tinnenfigurenmuseum.nl/)

Patreon Page:

·         www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers

We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AcrossThePondWargamers)

Sep 21 2020

1hr 22mins

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Episode 10 - Balanced vs Unbalanced

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In this episode we are joined by Ivor Janci in a meandering discussion of “Do games need to be balanced to be enjoyable for all players.”

Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers mentioned in this episode:

·         Pony Wars (http://ponywars.uk/)

·         Gettysburg Soldiers (http://www.gettysburgsoldiers.com/home.do)

·         GHQ (https://www.ghqmodels.com/

·         Thistle & Rose Miniatures( https://www.facebook.com/TandRMiniatures/)

·         Empress Miniatures ( https://www.empressminiatures.com/bef20-45-howitzer-the-full-monty-2268-p.asp )

·         Blood & Valor from Firelock Games (https://www.firelockgames.com/introducing-blood-valor/)

·         En Garde & Lion Rampant from Osprey Publishing by Dan Mersey (https://ospreypublishing.com/lion-rampant-medieval-wargaming-rules?___store=osprey_usahttps://ospreypublishing.com/en-garde )

·         Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy ( https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/wss-mag )

·         Little Wars TV ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO94IYh9uBc)

We didn’t discuss this on today’s show but I really found this video from Storm of Steel Wargaming helpful for painting my 6mm Napoleonics (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhpXJ6eK9Yc&lc=UgxcEqujk4rpt8rJb8N4AaABAg)

We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Patreon Page:

·         www.patreon.com/accrossthepondwargamers

Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 

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Sep 18 2020

1hr 56mins

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Episode 9: Playing with yourself

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Episode 9: – “Playing with yourself”

In this episode we are joined by Alex Sotheran from the Storm of Steel youtube channel to discuss solo wargaming.

Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers mentioned in this episode:

·         Storm of Steel Wargaming: https://youtu.be/-vZ1zQ7HVlk  and https://youtu.be/UYp4_lc5Zzc

·         Blue Moon Miniatures: https://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/products.asp?cat=653

·         MiniFigs: http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/Home.aspx

·         Square Bashing – Peter Pig: https://www.peterpig.co.uk/index.html

·         Brigade Miniatures: http://brigadegames.3dcartstores.com/

·         Firelock Games: https://www.firelockgames.com/

·         Two Hour Wargames: https://www.twohourwargames.com/

·         Crucible Crush: https://www.cruciblecrush.com/

·         Warlord Games: Judge Dredd: https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/judge-dredd

·         Rommel: Honour Publishing: https://sammustafa.com/rommel/

·         Roll of One: https://rollaone.com/ ( https://rollaone.com/2020/05/31/community-effort-to-jointly-paint-some-6mm-armies-for-fun-and-charity/ )

Solo Wargaming resources

·         Solo Wargaming with Miniatures (Facebook): ( https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=solo%20wargaming%20with%20miniatures )

·         Henry Hyde’s Wargames Compendium ( https://thewargamingcompendium.com/ )

·         Society of Solo Wargamers ( https://lonewarriorswa.com/#:~:text=The%20Solo%20Wargamers%20Association%2C%20founded,Warrior%20is%20our%20quarterly%20journal.&text=So%2C%20whether%20you%20are%20a,thinking%20about%20wargaming%20alone%2C%20welcome! )

·         Beast of War ( https://www.beastsofwar.com/ )

Lokata Documentary:

·         Life Lakota: https://youtu.be/nbSRUtuWh7s

We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 

If you wish to support our podcast with Patreon, here is the link to our Patreon page:  www.patreon.com/acrossthepondwargamers

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Sep 02 2020

1hr 46mins

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Episode 8: Through the Portal

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This episode is a rambling discussion of our experiences and thoughts on remote wargaming using video conferencing.  

Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers mentioned in this episode:

·         The National Archives: https://www.archives.gov/

·         WOW Buildings: https://wowbuildings.wixsite.com/website

·         Empress Miniatures WW1 British Howitzer & Team: https://www.empressminiatures.com/bef20-45-howitzer-the-full-monty-2268-p.asp

·         The Plastic Soldier Company: https://www.theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/new-products/

·         Clearco Miniatures: http://clearcominiatures.blogspot.com/

·         Badger Miniatures: https://www.badgergames.com/home.html

·         LittleWars TV: http://www.littlewarstv.com/

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy Magazine has launched this year's Great Wargaming Survey which will run until August 31st.

From Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy magazine is offering prizes to give away to some lucky winners and everyone gets a 20% discount coupon and a bunch of WSS articles, free of charge, upon completion.

2020 Great Wargaming Survey = https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T5H2LVP

We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 

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Aug 20 2020

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Episode 7: On Campaign

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In this episode we are joined by Richard Clarke and Nick Skinner from Too Fat Lardies for an engaging discussion on campaigns in wargaming.

Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers mentioned in this episode:

·         Too Fat Lardies: https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product-category/infamy-infamy/

·         Bad Squiddo Games: https://badsquiddogames.com/

·         1st Corps Miniatures: https://1stcorps.co.uk/

·         Aventine Miniatures: https://aventineminiatures.co.uk/

·         Wargames Foundry: https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy Magazine has launched this year's Great Wargaming Survey which will run until August 31st.

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy magazine is offering prizes to give away to some lucky winners and everyone gets a 20% discount coupon and a bunch of WSS articles, free of charge, upon completion.

2020 Great Wargaming Survey = https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T5H2LVP

We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 

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Aug 06 2020

1hr 49mins

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Episode 6: Beauty is only lead deep

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In this episode we are joined by Simon from the Telford Wargames club as we talk about wargaming aesthetics and does appearance matter

Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers/Clubs mentioned in this episode:

·         Empress Miniatures: https://www.empressminiatures.com/brown-water-navy-128-c.asp

·         Vallejo: https://acrylicosvallejo.com/en/product/hobby/sets/shifters-en/magic-dust-77090/

·         Too Fat Lardies: https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product-category/infamy-infamy/

·         Things From The Basement: https://www.thingsfromthebasement.com/

·         Front Rank: https://www.frontrank.com/

·         Alternative Armies: https://www.alternative-armies.com/

·         Lancashire Games: http://www.joomla.lancashiregames.com/joomla/

·         Total Battle Miniatures: http://www.totalbattleminiatures.com/

·         Fire & Fury: https://www.fireandfury.com/

·         Killing Fields: https://www.killingfieldsterrain.com/

·         4Ground: https://www.4groundpublishing.co.uk/

·         Wargamers Foundry: https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/

·         God's Own Scale podcast: https://godsownscale6mm.podbean.com/

And if you are able, please support the the Airborne Museum At Hartenstein Hotel either by visiting, donating, or through a Friends Membership.  You can visit their website at https://www.airbornemuseum.nl/

For those of you who are interested in painting 6mm or detail here’s a link to an effective Lighted Head Magnifying Glasses Headset: https://www.amazon.com/Lighted-Magnifying-Headband-Magnifier-Electronics/dp/B06XWVJVKN

We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Hosted and produced by Gary Grimes and Collin Grimes.  Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 

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Jul 07 2020

58mins

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Episode 5: One rule to guide them all

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In this episode we talk with Peter Barry from Baccus Miniatures about wargaming rules.  We discuss our opinions of what makes a good set of rules as well as rule styles.

Some of the Manufacturers/Publishers/Clubs mentioned in this episode:

·        Baccus 6mm (https://www.baccus6mm.com/)

·        Once Upon a Time in the West Country (https://www.nobleknight.com/P/2147369016/Once-Upon-a-Time-in-the-West-Country)

·        Heretical Gaming blog (http://hereticalgaming.blogspot.com/)

·        God’s Own Scale podcast (https://godsownscale6mm.podbean.com/)

We welcome your comments or suggestions and can be reached at gary@acrossthepondwargamers.com

Original theme music written and performed by Brian Stolfa 


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Jun 24 2020

1hr 13mins

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