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Title: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 03, 2018, 11:28:29 AM
First episode escaped into the wild!


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/premier-episode-of-we-need-a-name-for-this-podcast/ (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/premier-episode-of-we-need-a-name-for-this-podcast/)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 03, 2018, 12:18:16 PM
Our intro music is Frogger?  :o
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 03, 2018, 03:36:23 PM
Our intro music is Frogger?  :o


You get what you pay for
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 09, 2018, 07:42:01 AM
Second episode!

GMT sale, GAMA drama, overseas shipping, Vance can't find a convention, etc...

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/second-episode-of-the-armchair-dragoons-podcast/
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: jack nastyface on November 09, 2018, 04:13:13 PM
Looking for titles for your podcast?  How about:
Phaseline: Podcast
Phaseline: Dragoon
Phaseline: Alpha Delta
Alpha Delta Actual
Cleared Hot!
Form Square.
Mentioned in Dispatches.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 09, 2018, 04:37:40 PM
Don't give him too many, he just gets confused - and welcome Jack!
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Post by: Arctic Blast on November 12, 2018, 08:51:45 PM
As long as it doesn't end up called something like Tokens n' Trinkets and end up sounding like it's hosted by a pair of elderly gentlemen in sweater vests.  ;D
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Cyrano on November 12, 2018, 10:42:47 PM
As long as it doesn't end up called something like Tokens n' Trinkets and end up sounding like it's hosted by a pair of elderly gentlemen in sweater vests.  ;D

Doug and I resemble that remark...

But, on reflection, you don't mention the gentlemen wearing pants, so that might be good.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Cyrano on November 12, 2018, 10:46:12 PM
Form Square.
Mentioned in Dispatches.

OK, I'm throwing down, I REALLY like both these, but the second one is straight awesome.

ALLO Jack!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 13, 2018, 06:41:13 AM
Too many syllables.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 13, 2018, 06:58:01 AM
Men in Desp?
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Post by: bbmike on November 13, 2018, 08:06:01 AM
Listened to the lasted one. With all the Frogger music I"m thinking:

FrogCast

 >:D  :ROFL:
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: panzerde on November 13, 2018, 08:06:35 AM
Form Square.
Mentioned in Dispatches.

OK, I'm throwing down, I REALLY like both these, but the second one is straight awesome.

ALLO Jack!

"Mentioned in Dispatches" is the clear winner. I will even put on pants the next time I'm on if we call it that.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 13, 2018, 08:18:14 AM
Form Square.
Mentioned in Dispatches.

OK, I'm throwing down, I REALLY like both these, but the second one is straight awesome.

ALLO Jack!

"Mentioned in Dispatches" is the clear winner. I will even put on pants the next time I'm on if we call it that.

Pfft! Pants are overrated. Next you'll be telling us you won't be drinking while recording....  :idiot2:
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 13, 2018, 08:45:28 AM
We need a name that's much more juvenile and/or a double entendre, to keep in the spirit of...well, us.

Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 13, 2018, 08:56:41 AM
Pfft! Pants are overrated. Next you'll be telling us you won't be drinking while recording....  :idiot2:


you've confused him with Mirth
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: mirth on November 13, 2018, 09:56:16 AM
I have never once claimed I would not be drinking during a recording. Nor I have I claimed I would wear pants.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 13, 2018, 10:18:29 AM
Or not buy board games online.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: mirth on November 13, 2018, 10:25:19 AM
^also true
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: trailrunner on November 13, 2018, 10:25:55 AM
How about naming the podcast “chit chatter”?
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 13, 2018, 10:29:27 AM
Sounds too close to something else. (http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/HideEyes.gif)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 13, 2018, 10:46:22 AM
The Charge of the Feeble Minded.
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 13, 2018, 06:53:12 PM
Charge of the Slightly Afraid
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: panzerde on November 13, 2018, 06:57:34 PM
Pfft! Pants are overrated. Next you'll be telling us you won't be drinking while recording....  :idiot2:

Hey, hey, easy there killer. That's just crazy talk!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 14, 2018, 07:03:11 AM
Saddle Waddle Paddle Babble
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Post by: BanzaiCat on November 14, 2018, 07:03:40 AM
Battle Babble
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Post by: panzerde on November 14, 2018, 09:38:59 AM
Battle Babble

I first read that as "Battle Barbie"
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Cyrano on November 14, 2018, 11:25:17 AM
I played with Battle Barbie.  She was a close cousin of Kombat Ken.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 14, 2018, 12:57:36 PM
Wasn't their arch enemy Krieg Katerina?
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Cyrano on November 14, 2018, 01:14:36 PM
Yes, yes, yes.

Fond memories.

Katarina, her consort Agent Ivan, and the ever-popular Camo Carla, the latter being a bust where you could try out different camouflage make-up patterns.

I always wanted, but never got, their adventure van which had these sweet Nahverteidigungswaffen that discharged pink smoke.  I remember the refill cartridges being really expensive and only available through mail order, though.

Now, I did have the Battle Barbie HQ with ice bath and Krav Maga training center, but who didn't?

Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Cyrano on November 14, 2018, 01:16:57 PM
Mentioned.
In.
Dispatches.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 14, 2018, 01:25:45 PM
Dismissed
with
ignominy
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Cyrano on November 14, 2018, 01:34:44 PM
I work in government.

Ignominy is on my business cards.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 14, 2018, 01:44:09 PM
..but only on the reverse side and in invisible ink!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Cyrano on November 14, 2018, 01:50:49 PM
Stay out of my office.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 14, 2018, 02:03:23 PM
Mwhahahaha  >:D
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 14, 2018, 04:53:35 PM
Stay out of my office.

Another good podcast name suggestion!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: panzerde on November 14, 2018, 05:36:05 PM
Yes, yes, yes.

Fond memories.

Katarina, her consort Agent Ivan, and the ever-popular Camo Carla, the latter being a bust where you could try out different camouflage make-up patterns.

I always wanted, but never got, their adventure van which had these sweet Nahverteidigungswaffen that discharged pink smoke.  I remember the refill cartridges being really expensive and only available through mail order, though.

Now, I did have the Battle Barbie HQ with ice bath and Krav Maga training center, but who didn't?

I feel that perhaps you've given this a disturbing amount of thought.

I like that.

I also still vote with you on "Mentioned in Dispatches." I could go with "Stay out of my office" or "Get off my lawn" however. "Hurt, didn't it?" is also a winner.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 14, 2018, 05:46:15 PM
....'Still in Shrinkwrap' would be more appropriate.........
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 14, 2018, 06:22:59 PM
"Unpunched"?
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 14, 2018, 06:40:29 PM
Unclipped.  :D
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 14, 2018, 06:41:56 PM
Unhinged

Unhorsed

Unintelligible
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 15, 2018, 09:34:42 PM
Form Square.
Mentioned in Dispatches.

OK, I'm throwing down, I REALLY like both these, but the second one is straight awesome.

ALLO Jack!

"Mentioned in Dispatches" is the clear winner. I will even put on pants the next time I'm on if we call it that.

Pfft! Pants are overrated. Next you'll be telling us you won't be drinking while recording....  :idiot2:

The damn answer was there almost the whole time, people!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: mirth on November 15, 2018, 10:15:59 PM
Form Square.
Mentioned in Dispatches.

OK, I'm throwing down, I REALLY like both these, but the second one is straight awesome.

ALLO Jack!

"Mentioned in Dispatches" is the clear winner. I will even put on pants the next time I'm on if we call it that.

Pfft! Pants are overrated. Next you'll be telling us you won't be drinking while recording....  :idiot2:

The damn answer was there almost the whole time, people!


Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: panzerde on November 16, 2018, 08:08:36 AM
I...I...think he's right.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 16, 2018, 07:08:21 PM
New episode RIGHT NOW! (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/third-episode-of-the-armchair-dragoons-podcast/)

(oh, and a poll to pick the name)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 16, 2018, 07:13:22 PM
Hmm, not such great choices. I'm gonna have to go with Mentioned in Dispatches.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 16, 2018, 07:27:45 PM
As far as the new podcast, I was only able to listen until 07:16 before it stopped. You might have a problem with the upload.

[edit] Reloaded and seems to be working now.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 16, 2018, 07:46:11 PM
[edit] Reloaded and seems to be working now.


We're all about helping people solve their own problems here :)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 16, 2018, 08:07:56 PM
Pants are overrated!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 16, 2018, 08:46:06 PM
Pants are overrated!

That one might be slightly confusing to the UK audience. They may think the participants are going commando. Which is yet another expression that may confuse them...

i'd go with 'Pod of the Light Brigade' if we could photoshop  one of the 'J'accuse!' image of Donald Sutherland into looking like he is dressed as Lord Cardigan.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 16, 2018, 09:02:51 PM
Mentioned...in...Dispatches     (http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/knuppel2.gif)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 16, 2018, 09:08:54 PM
Pants are overrated.  >:D
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 16, 2018, 09:17:49 PM
(http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/knuppel2.gif)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: trailrunner on November 16, 2018, 09:27:30 PM
Since my suggestion didn't make it as a candidate, my vote is for sale.  Let the bidding begin.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 16, 2018, 09:36:05 PM
I bid seven ounces of smelly cheese from a village of apostates in southern France.

I'm told it is quite a delicacy and thus very valuable.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 16, 2018, 09:37:36 PM
I bid 50 quatloos on the newcomer!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 17, 2018, 12:15:47 AM
Since my suggestion didn't make it as a candidate, my vote is for sale.  Let the bidding begin.

I promise my respect? Cause that's worth a lot...
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 17, 2018, 05:06:13 AM
I bid one slightly dented frying pan.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 17, 2018, 07:23:56 AM
I bid one slightly dented frying pan.


what's great about this is that you know he has more slightly dented frying pans to add to the bid as the price goes up
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 17, 2018, 07:38:16 AM
Some are more dented than others. I'm keeping the wok`s in reserve.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 17, 2018, 07:47:37 AM
I'd hold out for the well-seasoned Dutch Oven with lid if I were you.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 21, 2018, 09:25:17 AM
So far, Mentioned in Dispatches is still in the lead, but Pod of the Light Brigade is still in striking distance.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: mirth on November 21, 2018, 09:27:18 AM
Pants are overrated!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 21, 2018, 09:33:58 AM
Pod of the Light Brigade doesn't sound like a podcast. It sounds like something from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  ::)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 21, 2018, 09:36:30 AM
Pants are Overrated!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: mirth on November 21, 2018, 09:37:16 AM
Pod of the Light Brigade doesn't sound like a podcast. It sounds like something from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  ::)

bbmike is onto us. Assimilate him next.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 21, 2018, 09:43:07 AM
I knew it!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 21, 2018, 09:44:34 AM
(https://1l5umu3rds2b2masq81ui5c2-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/invasion_of_the_body_snatchers_featured-1400x696.jpg)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: panzerde on November 21, 2018, 03:37:27 PM
Now, now, no discriminating against pod people. They're a growing demographic.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 21, 2018, 03:53:13 PM
...........if you squint, and use a bit of imagination.it could almost be Emma Peel wearing a bowler hat!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: panzerde on November 21, 2018, 05:10:45 PM
...........if you squint, and use a bit of imagination.it could almost be Emma Peel wearing a bowler hat!

I'm going to let the møøse bite you.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 21, 2018, 07:35:52 PM
Kinky!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 21, 2018, 09:23:56 PM
...........if you squint, and use a bit of imagination.it could almost be Emma Peel wearing a bowler hat!

If you squint, and use a bit of imagination, and drink a fifth of scotch in one swig after a 40 hour mescaline bender, and suffer a dozen concussions,  and have your eyes stabbed out of your face with chopsticks...
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 22, 2018, 11:02:33 AM
Riding Breeches Saddle Babble
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 22, 2018, 11:05:02 AM
Pants are Overrated!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 22, 2018, 11:08:52 AM
Breeches Are Overrated
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Capn Darwin on November 22, 2018, 11:33:05 AM
Since my favorite title of "Podcasty McPodcastface" didn't make the cut for a name, I offer up "Armchair Dragoon Debrief" or Dragoon Debrief for short. Or ADD for short and accurate. I can see a perfect graphics of the dragoon with pants around the ankles in red heart briefs, but I digress...  >:D
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 22, 2018, 12:10:06 PM
MY EYES!  :o
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 23, 2018, 07:34:43 AM
Episode 4 is here!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/fourth-episode-of-the-armchair-dragoons-podcast/
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: mirth on November 23, 2018, 07:48:59 AM
Breeches Are Overrated

Pantaloons are Overrated.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 30, 2018, 08:47:36 AM
Episode 5 today!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: mirth on November 30, 2018, 10:12:02 AM
Have we named this thing yet?
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 30, 2018, 10:13:51 AM
^That's a good name!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: 72z on December 04, 2018, 05:41:24 AM
I'd hold out for the well-seasoned Dutch Oven with lid if I were you.


An Australian might misunderstand that one though ... as Dutch ovens are something different here.  It probably isn't in Berlitz or Lonely Planet ... just my way of being a cultural attache between both my countries.  :bigthumb:   
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 04, 2018, 06:54:01 AM
I'd hold out for the well-seasoned Dutch Oven with lid if I were you.


An Australian might misunderstand that one though ... as Dutch ovens are something different here.  It probably isn't in Berlitz or Lonely Planet ... just my way of being a cultural attache between both my countries.  :bigthumb:

It has something to do with passing gas, doesn't it?
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: 72z on December 04, 2018, 08:19:49 AM
Technically it is under covers ... it sorta made me think that camping here can be a bit different.

I guess that might be the case sometimes, since I saw this one idiot on a tv show, like outback stuff telling you how you could make bread out in the sticks... and what the guy did (I swear this is true) - got out jumper cables, and hooked up a bread maker to his version of a sports utility vehicle...  I guess it would work, but it wasn't exactly like rubbing some sticks together to make a fire type of stuff...  :applause:
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 07, 2018, 05:21:53 PM
Dr Sterrett, in his official capacity, joins us to talk about the game design program at CGSC as well as the fa57 career path
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 14, 2018, 08:03:19 AM
Cyrano has a conniption fit over Napoleonics in this week's episode of Mentioned in Dispatches, where the pants are over-rated
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Cyrano on December 14, 2018, 08:07:27 AM
I was not allowed to prepare a proper response to your highly-provocative question.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 14, 2018, 09:15:28 AM
I was not allowed to prepare a proper response to your highly-provocative question.


that was a feature, not a bug  :hehe:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Barthheart on December 14, 2018, 09:47:32 AM
60 Minutes ambush at it's best!  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: tuna on December 14, 2018, 09:51:27 AM
"Mentioned in Dispatches, where the pants are over-rated"

Is this the official name now?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 14, 2018, 10:00:56 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches is the official name

Pants are over-rated is an unofficial motto to keep Barth from seceding.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 21, 2018, 02:31:48 PM
Last episode of Season 1 is out today.  Don't love it 'til you hear it!  :bigthumb:

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/eighth-episode-of-mentioned-in-dispatches/ (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/eighth-episode-of-mentioned-in-dispatches/)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 22, 2018, 10:28:47 AM
"No Pantaloons Required"
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Bison on March 04, 2019, 08:04:53 PM
Listened to an episode last night. Good job guys.   
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2019, 07:21:00 AM
How drunk was I on a scale of 1-10?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on March 05, 2019, 07:28:43 AM
Have you ever dropped below 10?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2019, 07:32:46 AM
Not by choice
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Bison on March 05, 2019, 07:53:43 AM
How drunk was I on a scale of 1-10?

I intentionally chose one without you listed as a contributor.  :P
But my guess is eleventy.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2019, 07:54:32 AM
you know me so well   :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on March 05, 2019, 08:57:02 AM
Good first season, chaps!

However, it could do with a bit more of a (cough) international flavour :-)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 05, 2019, 09:36:26 AM
Yeah, we're going to try to fire this up again soon, and maybe we can get Katie to hop on for the English accent :)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on March 05, 2019, 09:43:08 AM
What an absolutely splendid notion, old boy! Do carry on.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2019, 09:44:52 AM
We already have a Canuck. How much more international flavor do we need? :P
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on March 05, 2019, 09:47:54 AM
Very true, I didn't consider that.

........rumour has it that he doesn't clip his counters
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on March 05, 2019, 09:51:37 AM
Very true, I didn't consider that.

........(rumour has it that he doesn't clip his counters)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/4PeRdlePCFXi0/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Barthheart on March 05, 2019, 07:15:32 PM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltnlknpId81r3revyo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on March 06, 2019, 06:22:20 AM
^He looks like Woody Harrelson!  ;D
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Staggerwing on March 06, 2019, 08:03:20 AM
The eyebrow lift suggests a bit of John Belushi as well.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mirth on March 06, 2019, 09:38:28 AM
^He looks like Woody Harrelson!  ;D

That's his dad
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 06, 2019, 09:57:39 AM
^He looks like Woody Harrelson!  ;D

That's his dad


the same guy that shot JFK?!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on March 06, 2019, 03:16:10 PM
Who did?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Staggerwing on March 06, 2019, 06:38:29 PM
^He looks like Woody Harrelson!  ;D

That's his dad


the same guy that shot JFK?!

No that was Ted Cruz's dad. Or maybe the dads were working together...  ???
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on March 06, 2019, 06:54:19 PM
Who was?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 06, 2019, 06:56:41 PM
He was. Come on, Bawb, keep up!  8)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 06, 2019, 06:59:02 PM
^He looks like Woody Harrelson!  ;D

That's his dad


the same guy that shot JFK?!

No that was Ted Cruz's dad. Or maybe the dads were working together...  ???

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Harrelson?wprov=sfla1
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Staggerwing on March 06, 2019, 08:25:01 PM


Yes, hence the comment about them working together on the assassination. https://www.factcheck.org/2016/05/trumps-tall-tabloid-tale/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 07, 2019, 06:40:41 AM
(https://pics.me.me/send-me-that-ted-cruz-dog-34185805.png)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on March 07, 2019, 06:55:34 AM
...where am I?

.................who are these people.............
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 07, 2019, 07:11:49 AM
Bawb as a teenager (colorized, circa 1871)

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/237/729/98e.png)

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Post by: bob48 on March 07, 2019, 07:17:59 AM
The Ninja's were, but you couldn't see 'em.
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Post by: bbmike on March 07, 2019, 08:04:58 AM
Bawb as a teenager (colorized, circa 1871)

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/237/729/98e.png)

Faked! Those computers would have been clay tablets!
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 07, 2019, 08:25:57 AM
It's time travel, bruh!
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Post by: bob48 on March 07, 2019, 08:39:23 AM
You told us the same thing next Tuesday!
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Post by: bbmike on March 07, 2019, 09:02:42 AM
 :2funny:
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 07, 2019, 09:15:08 AM
The Ninja's were, but you couldn't see 'em.

(https://www.savagechickens.com/wp-content/uploads/chickenrollcall.jpg)


(https://www.savagechickens.com/images/chickenninjapoker.jpg)


(https://www.savagechickens.com/images/chickenstilllife.jpg)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 15, 2019, 05:49:32 PM
SEASON 2 STARTS TONIGHT YO!

seriously - first new episode of season 2 is out there
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Post by: bob48 on March 15, 2019, 05:53:29 PM
 :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on March 16, 2019, 12:42:54 AM
Season 2 of the GoonCast?
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 21, 2019, 07:13:11 PM
'Mentioned In Pantaloons'
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Post by: mirth on March 21, 2019, 07:23:17 PM
Or as I call it, the Drunk Cast
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 21, 2019, 07:25:30 PM
You're the comedic drunken relief, I thought?
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Post by: mirth on March 21, 2019, 07:56:28 PM
Someone has to be. And you're never available.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 21, 2019, 08:00:06 PM
I don't drink much, either. :(
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Post by: mirth on March 21, 2019, 08:14:46 PM
I don't drink much, either. :(

You really should drink more👍
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 21, 2019, 08:18:23 PM
I had some Maker's Mark a couple of nights ago.  :bigthumb:
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Post by: bob48 on March 22, 2019, 06:34:32 AM
I don't drink much, either. :(

You mean you spill most of it?
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Post by: Barthheart on March 22, 2019, 07:04:37 AM
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/6403427ace3db7a6846a14e3720fc4df/tenor.gif?itemid=4948049)
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Post by: bob48 on March 22, 2019, 07:15:23 AM
I think that technically, that's known as 'quaffing'  ;D
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Post by: Metaldog on March 23, 2019, 01:45:33 PM
Pretty sure you have to get some inside you to qualify as quaffing.  Or maybe it's in and out repeatedly.  Now I'm confused.
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Post by: bob48 on March 23, 2019, 02:40:16 PM
Pretty sure you have to get some inside you to qualify as quaffing.  Or maybe it's in and out repeatedly.  Now I'm confused.

No, I think that's a different activity.............but I can't recall exactly what  ???
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 29, 2019, 05:04:27 PM
Happy Mirthday!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-2-episode-3-happy-mirthday/
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Post by: Bison on March 30, 2019, 12:44:07 PM
Mirth apparently celebrates Mirthday 365 days a year and extra day every four years.
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Post by: Martok on March 30, 2019, 07:15:46 PM
I never assumed otherwise. 
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 05, 2019, 07:38:17 PM
This weekend's episode has arrived

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-2-episode-4-kickstarter-our-hearts/
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Post by: Hatricvs on April 14, 2019, 04:57:35 AM
Anybody else have problems listening to the second season of the podcast. Some episodes play through ok but a lot including this latest one stop about 5 or 10 minutes in and revert back to the beginning of the show on both my IPod or my IPad. I also do not see a way of advancing past this point as there is no timeline slider and I can't download them for later listening on the move as they only seem to play directly rather than download and save to the device. Is this just a me thing or do others get/have this problem?
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 14, 2019, 09:03:19 AM
Anybody else have problems listening to the second season of the podcast. Some episodes play through ok but a lot including this latest one stop about 5 or 10 minutes in and revert back to the beginning of the show on both my IPod or my IPad. I also do not see a way of advancing past this point as there is no timeline slider and I can't download them for later listening on the move as they only seem to play directly rather than download and save to the device. Is this just a me thing or do others get/have this problem?


I've run them on 2 different computers when I check the uploads, and hadn't noticed any issues.  Are you playing them in the browser window, or downloading them?
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Post by: Hatricvs on April 15, 2019, 03:22:19 PM
No my error..all sorted now I was just being impatient. If I wait long enough the time slider appears and I can jump past the section that appears to glitch for me. Consequently I have now heard all the season two episodes to date...so colour me a happy fella once again!  Cheers Guys so great listening as ever.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 15, 2019, 04:06:15 PM
Cyrano / Panzerde - can y'all help this guy out some?

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/31740083#31740083
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Post by: Arctic Blast on April 15, 2019, 04:28:37 PM
So, I just looked up the podcast on Stitcher out of curiosity to see if it was there yet. did you know that there already is a Mentioned in Dispatches, which is a long running (109 episodes and counting) podcast about WW1?
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 15, 2019, 04:52:13 PM
So, I just looked up the podcast on Stitcher out of curiosity to see if it was there yet. did you know that there already is a Mentioned in Dispatches, which is a long running (109 episodes and counting) podcast about WW1?




no - I blame Cyrano...   :-\
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Post by: panzerde on April 15, 2019, 05:32:42 PM
Cyrano / Panzerde - can y'all help this guy out some?

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/31740083#31740083

Responded.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 15, 2019, 06:53:51 PM
Cyrano / Panzerde - can y'all help this guy out some?

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/31740083#31740083 (https://boardgamegeek.com/article/31740083#31740083)

Responded.


Thanks!
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 19, 2019, 05:14:10 PM
Episode 2-6 is now live

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-2-episode-6-just-some-gamers-talking-games/
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Post by: mirth on April 19, 2019, 05:21:41 PM
Is this my (mostly) sober episode?
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 19, 2019, 06:24:29 PM
Is this my (mostly) sober episode?


does such a thing exist?
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Post by: mirth on April 19, 2019, 06:35:00 PM
85% less drunk
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Post by: Bison on April 19, 2019, 08:00:28 PM
I still need to listen to the last couple of episodes.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 19, 2019, 08:07:18 PM
I still need to listen to the last couple of episodes.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< SLACKER >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> SLACKER <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< SLACKER >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> SLACKER <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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Post by: Bison on April 19, 2019, 11:07:18 PM
Truth
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Post by: bayonetbrant on May 03, 2019, 11:37:03 AM

On this week's podcast, we talk about a bunch of non-kinetic factors in wargaming, along with firefighters, nukes, drug smuggling as a game, nazi space elves, game design classes, Scramble for Africa, and Canadian government zombies.  Only one of those was made up, but you'll have to listen to figure out which one.


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-2-episode-8-sweating-to-the-wargames/
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Post by: Barthheart on May 03, 2019, 11:40:00 AM
You talked about Canadian government zombies without me!?!  :censored:
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Post by: mirth on May 03, 2019, 11:40:45 AM
You talked about Canadian government zombies without me!?!  :censored:

that just ain't right
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Post by: bayonetbrant on May 03, 2019, 11:44:03 AM
You talked about Canadian government zombies without me!?!  :censored:

it's not like we didn't have any Canadian representation on the call, besides

Only one of those was made up, but you'll have to listen to figure out which one.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on May 10, 2019, 04:40:47 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-2-episode-9-the-essential-wargaming-library/
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Post by: Bison on May 12, 2019, 10:43:52 AM
Interesting discussion. Good job y’all.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on July 10, 2019, 09:57:55 AM
RSS Feed for podcast subscriptions


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feed/podcast (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feed/podcast)

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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 05:57:20 AM
I listened to your podcast on the Scramble for Africa thing.

As someone who is outside of the US political mess, who don't care about Scramble for Africa, and who don't regard myself a on either "side" of the discussion you are having... I don't agree with those getting enraged about SfA being cancelled, but I also certainly don't agree with the (in lack of a better word) "SJW" side of this whole thing:

I  think you are totally missing some important points about this whole issue. So many in fact that it's hard to enumerate all of them here.
But overall, it very much seems like you view the entire thing in a context of US politics (which you also admit) ... but it's not only that you (correctly) notice that all of this just comes a football in a larger picture. You are doing it yourself - at least to the point of you simply ignoring any non-extreme point of those who think, say, the NYT article was stupid, and only making this a 2-sided issue based on the current domestic US situation.

As a European it often seems this kind of online debate are trying to impose US thinking on all of us, sometimes in absurd ways.

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Post by: bayonetbrant on August 23, 2019, 06:27:42 AM
As a European it often seems this kind of online debate are trying to impose US thinking on all of us, sometimes in absurd ways.

I think there's a lot of people that absolutely agree with you (incl me) and moreover, there's a lot of people in the US that think that the absurdity is getting out of hand.

But in this specific context, you had a US company making a game that was primarily for the US market reacting to public feedback from an audience that was primarily in the US.

That's not to say GMT doesn't sell a lot of games overseas, or that overseas customers don't get a chance to weigh in, but when you're weighing sales figures, you're focused on the dollars, not pounds, euros, yen, kroner, rubles, or anything else.




I  think you are totally missing some important points about this whole issue. So many in fact that it's hard to enumerate all of them here.

Agreed, but we ran 1:40 for our longest podcast ever, and still missed a whole lot of points.

Cyrano and I were just discussing a follow-up podcast last night, and we'll look to get it scheduled soon(-ish) before the start of our third season of the regular podcast.




Thank you for listening, and for the feedback :)
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 06:42:29 AM
But in this specific context, you had a US company making a game that was primarily for the US market reacting to public feedback from an audience that was primarily in the US.

That's not to say GMT doesn't sell a lot of games overseas, or that overseas customers don't get a chance to weigh in, but when you're weighing sales figures, you're focused on the dollars, not pounds, euros, yen, kroner, rubles, or anything else.

Yes... as I said... I have no issue with SfA or GMTs decision. They are entirely in their right to make such business decisions.
I didn't participate in the SfA discussion... I thought it was silly.

But I also think that it clearly shows that there's some internal problems in the US which cause a lot of tension, and some of what comes out of that appears genuinely absurd to many Europeans. Sometimes you just have to shake your head an wonder why everything coming out of the US has to be about "race". ... and the whole parallel to "Gamergate" ... it just makes NO SENSE AT ALL in context of the board game scene here in Europe.
... and then the issue that it's totally impossible to discuss the reasons for all this, since it very quickly ends up being political - because it's actually rooted in a larger political context - but a context which is very different in the US than it is in Europe.



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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 07:17:20 AM
Sometimes you just have to shake your head an wonder why everything coming out of the US has to be about "race". ... and the whole parallel to "Gamergate" ... it just makes NO SENSE AT ALL in context of the board game scene here in Europe.

Because race relations and gender issues are two of the biggest political/social issues in the US today and they are very big issues as well.


I imagine there are current issues in Europe that would make no sense at all in the context of the game scene here in the US.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 07:25:22 AM
Because race relations and gender issues are two of the biggest political/social issues in the US today and they are very big issues as well

Yes. I know. ... sadly ... I and can understand why that is.
I would just hope it didn't contribute to make the whole discussion so two-sided with an element of "if you're not with us, then you're against us".
That totally drowns out what people not soaked in those US socials issues might think.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on August 23, 2019, 08:53:30 AM
Because race relations and gender issues are two of the biggest political/social issues in the US today and they are very big issues as well

Yes. I know. ... sadly ... I and can understand why that is.
I would just hope it didn't contribute to make the whole discussion so two-sided with an element of "if you're not with us, then you're against us".
That totally drowns out what people not soaked in those US socials issues might think.


The "with us or against us" dichotomy not limited to the US in its stupidity.  We just happen to better than most at broadcasting it.


There's all sorts of room for nuance in these discussions, but that involves more intellectual capital than I think a lot of people feel like expending.




Regardless, I think a couple my points still hold true:
1. There's no "bright line" out there between what is acceptable content and presentation of challenging issues in games; the line gets fuzzier the closer you examine it
2. The "line" (as it were) is in different places for different people.


Not stated on the podcast, but still relevant: there are always people willing to enforce their lines on other people.  Usually with good intentions, but rarely to good effect.
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 09:00:10 AM
Socio-political considerations aside, SfA was not a very good game concept. It should have never made it on to GMT's p500 list imo. Having it yanked didn't bother me in the least.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 09:11:29 AM
Socio-political considerations aside, SfA was not a very good game concept. It should have never made it on to GMT's p500 list imo. Having it yanked didn't bother me in the least.

Neither did it bother me. I don't know much about the game, but from what I've heard I most likely would not have spent time or money on it.
The point I raise has nothing to do with that game or the discussion around it.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 09:30:11 AM
Not stated on the podcast, but still relevant: there are always people willing to enforce their lines on other people.  Usually with good intentions, but rarely to good effect.

Yes.
And there's too much "group think".
I'm not "a part" of a hobby. I *have* a hobby. ... Some of the relations I create while playing might end up in social relations and the creations of some small community, but I don't feel like I"m a part of a larger "board game community" with thousands of other BGG users. We're not a "group" ... We're individuals who just happen to share a hobby.
So it bothers me when people discuss what "the community" should do about "problematic" issues and proclaim stuff like (say) black SS units as problematic and insinuate that there's some sort of "whitewashing" going on. The headline aside, there was a few things in that NYT article which just came across as trying to invent problems.
So when people who regard all this as a big community comes with moral finger-pointing and tell everybody who don't agree that they are bigots or worse ... it just becomes too much.

Now, -  bigots do exist... I've even once bumped into a Holocaust denier... but come on ... some times you just want to play a strategically challenging game and not be expected to have moral considerations about whether the game art and components are sufficiently condemning of historical people deserving condemnation.
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 09:44:24 AM
but come on ... some times you just want to play a strategically challenging game and not be expected to have moral considerations about whether the game art and components are sufficiently condemning of historical people deserving condemnation.

The hobby has become more mainstream in the past 10-15 years. Those considerations are going to become an increasing part of the discussion.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on August 23, 2019, 09:53:28 AM
I just listened to an older Dice Tower podcast on the way in to work this morning, in which they read a missive from a listener that said he'd been with his gaming group at a restaurant. They were playing Secret Hitler and he said he chose to not participate as he wasn't feeling it that particular day - that's absolutely fine, of course. What's not is, the guy said his friends started saying "HEIL HITLER" and throwing up a Nazi salute - right there in the restaurant.

It's definitely gotten more mainstream but behavior like that is going to act a lot to put the brakes on perception of the hobby. It bothers me that there's people that stupid to be utterly clueless as to how they appear, especially in a public place, to be yelling crap like that - whether or not they are serious - and having a board game laid out in front of them. This falls right into the NYT's narrative by lumping board gamers in with Klan and Nurenburg rally pictures. I'd like to think 99% of us are smart enough to be positive ambassadors for our hobby (regardless of the games we enjoy, wargaming or otherwise), and it's a shame that 1% (or whatever it is) are oblivious.
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 10:00:29 AM
In my experience, the percentage of idiots is higher than 1%. And let's be honest, a lot of people in the hobby don't have the greatest social skills. The vast majority of us are decent people, but the knuckleheads really stand out. The defense against misperceptions of us as a group is to call out and denounce the a-holes.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on August 23, 2019, 10:01:22 AM
In my experience, the percentage of idiots is higher than 1%. And let's be honest, a lot of people in the hobby don't have the greatest social skills. The vast majority of us are decent people, but the knuckleheads really stand out. The defense against misperceptions of us as a group is to call out and denounce the a-holes.

You're correct of course on the 1%. As well as calling out reprehensible behavior when it happens.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 10:07:15 AM
but come on ... some times you just want to play a strategically challenging game and not be expected to have moral considerations about whether the game art and components are sufficiently condemning of historical people deserving condemnation.

The hobby has become more mainstream in the past 10-15 years. Those considerations are going to become an increasing part of the discussion.

Sure... And there are games which genuinely would deserve a raised eyebrow and ridicule of the designer.
Just look at some of these:
 


But as with everything it's best in moderation and if it's overdone and start to look like inventing problems for virtue signaling or as "to enforce their lines on other people" ... it becomes counter productive.

And (back to my point) ... the polarized nature of US society and politics seems to tend to make people push these limits. I can of course understand that when one side of the US political spectrum acts completely without moral compass it will also create a counter-reaction on the other side ... but when these opinions are then exported to places where we don't have such a polarized discourse it just looks like everyone has gone mad.
To give a non-board-game example. The US right has some very arcane and dogmatic ideas about abortion. (especially showing these days) ... but it seems to also foster a counter-reaction in some circles which even in Nordic countries with very liberal abortion laws seems extremist.

Now... I'm afraid we're already approaching territory  where it becomes impossible to elaborate without being political... which is (as you noted) also is a problem.

 
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 10:10:51 AM
The defense against misperceptions of us as a group is to call out and denounce the a-holes.

Well ... having been called names like that myself on incredibly silly foundations (IMHO), I'm not sure I trust all of the 99% to judge when someone is an a-hole.
It might just happen that the percentage of people not capable of judging that is also higher than 1%
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 10:14:39 AM
The defense against misperceptions of us as a group is to call out and denounce the a-holes.

Well ... having been called names like that myself on incredibly silly foundations (IMHO), I'm not sure I trust all of the 99% to judge when someone is an a-hole.
It might just happen that the percentage of people not capable of judging that is also higher than 1%

I'm quite comfortable saying that these guys are a-holes.
Quote
I just listened to an older Dice Tower podcast on the way in to work this morning, in which they read a missive from a listener that said he'd been with his gaming group at a restaurant. They were playing Secret Hitler and he said he chose to not participate as he wasn't feeling it that particular day - that's absolutely fine, of course. What's not is, the guy said his friends started saying "HEIL HITLER" and throwing up a Nazi salute - right there in the restaurant.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 10:21:40 AM
I'm quite comfortable saying that these guys are a-holes.

Sure... or at least idiots.

But that doesn't really solve the issue.
Even if you might be able to find the line between who are a-holes and who just have a different opinion than you which doesn't qualify them as being "the enemy" ... not everybody are.
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 10:27:57 AM
I'm quite comfortable saying that these guys are a-holes.

Sure... or at least idiots.

But that doesn't really solve the issue.
Even if you might be able to find the line between who are a-holes and who just have a different opinion than you which doesn't qualify them as being "the enemy" ... not everybody are.

My point is that people in the hobby gripe about how the hobby is misperceived by the mainstream. One way to correct the misperceptions is to not tolerate racists, misogynists, and general assholes in the hobby.

A bunch of guys throwing up the Nazis salute and shouting "Heil Hitler!" while gaming in a restaurant is not a good look for the rest of us.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on August 23, 2019, 10:28:59 AM
Peter - I think one thing you'll find around these parts is a relatively low asshole count.  We've tried pretty hard to set a more congenial tone in this group, and we have a pretty tough "no politics" rule that we hold pretty seriously, in the interest of keeping things civil.

There are certainly places where trolls get away with tossing bombs just for the sake of tossing them, but we tend to self-moderate a lot of that behavior.

I think the tone of the community certainly matters, and whatever you let people get away with, there's always someone trying to push that boundary an extra 5% just to push it.  Eventually, someone pushes back.

We try to keep things from pushing too much here, and keep focused more on the games (and let's face it, we talk a lot of music & movies, too) and try to keep the noise somewhere else.  No one is saying you can't have an opinion, but like I said on the podcast, you should try to respect the rules of the house owner whose living room you're hanging out in, and keep your feet off the furniture, if that's the prevailing standard.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 10:34:30 AM
My point is that people in the hobby gripe about how the hobby is misperceived by the mainstream. One way to correct the misperceptions is to not tolerate racists, misogynists, and general assholes in the hobby.

A bunch of guys throwing up the Nazis salute and shouting "Heil Hitler!" while gaming in a restaurant is not a good look for the rest of us.

I think this is an example of group-think.
Those idiots doesn't affect me in any way and I feel no obligation to police other peoples actions because someone might notice that they play a board game and I also play (most likely) some very different board games.
Sure... I can say these people sounds like idiots, but I feel no urge at all to start a group effort to change or influence a lot of other people who just happen to have a hobby which resembles mine.

And I say "resembles". Though there's most often an overlap with other in games we like it is possible to find people with who you share absolutely no gaming interests. I don't regard people as a part of some "community" I'm also in just because they also have a BGG user ... and I feel no obligation for how stupid they might behave in restaurants.

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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 10:36:50 AM
No one is saying you can't have an opinion, but like I said on the podcast, you should try to respect the rules of the house owner whose living room you're hanging out in, and keep your feet off the furniture, if that's the prevailing standard.

You make me doubt whether you think I've already done that.

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Post by: Cyrano on August 23, 2019, 10:36:59 AM
I promised Brant I'd keep my powder dry on this, but...

1.  I am a doom-and-gloomer when it comes to historical wargaming, but I don't think it has anything to do with angry mobs of the ill-informed just.

2.  Throughout this conversation, my question has consistently been, "fine, agreed, so what?"  When responses come, my reactions have typically fallen into two categories:  "Sure.  Good.  That's it?" and "Oh, really, and who gets to decide that?  Surely not you or I?"

Oh, and let me repeat something I said on an earlier podcast:  bad facts make bad law and they also tend to frame bad arguments.  "Scramble for Africa" was never a hill on which anyone should want to fight much less die.  If anyone does the game on the life of Harry Flashman, it's gonna be me.  All players will be required to wear absurd hats.

This includes Jim Snyder.



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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 10:40:49 AM
I think this is an example of group-think.
Those idiots doesn't affect me in any way and I feel no obligation to police other peoples actions because someone might notice that they play a board game and I also play (most likely) some very different board games.
Sure... I can say the people sounds like idiot, but I feel no urge at all to start a group effort to change or influence a lot of other people who just happen to have a hobby which resembles mine.

And I say "resembles". Though there's most often an overlap with other in games we like it is possible to find people with who you share absolutely no gaming interests. I don't regard people as a part of some "community" I'm also in just because they also have a BGG user ... and I feel no obligation for how stupid they might behave in restaurants.

That's fine and I personally agree with your view point about it not affecting my involvement with or enjoyment of the hobby. However, none of us should be surprised when a mainstream news outlet, like the New York Times, publishes an article that calls into question the nature of the hobby. Not as long as we are willing to tolerate or turn a blind-eye to the idiots and assholes.
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 10:44:00 AM
"Scramble for Africa" was never a hill on which anyone should want to fight much less die.

That's how I feel about it. People are going to fight over the politics, cry out "SJWs are ruining the hobby, etc because that's what people do, but SfA was a bad game idea that deserved to die because it was a bad game idea.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 10:49:00 AM
However, none of us should be surprised when a mainstream news outlet, like the New York Times, publishes an article that calls into question the nature of the hobby. Not as long as we are willing to tolerate or turn a blind-eye to the idiots and assholes.

I hope we're talking about the same NYT article.
The one I read insinuated that there was a "whitewashing" of the German Army going on due to games having black SS counters.
Is that what we should not "turn a blind eye to" ? ... Do we seriously suspect designers of such games for being idiots and assholes engaged in whitewashing?

The article also tried to draw a lot of parallels to the video game scene and gamergate. I'm sure there were a lot of idiots and assholes involved in gamergate, but it just seems utterly absurd to assume the same is happening with board games. It certainly isn't the case where I live and (again) *if* that's the case in the board game scene in the US, it very clearly shows that we're not one big "community".
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 10:57:54 AM
... Do we seriously suspect designers of such games for being idiots and assholes engaged in whitewashing?

You continue to parse my words, so I will reiterate what I mean when I refer to the assholes in the hobby. I mean the guys who will throw Nazis salutes and shout "Heil Hitler!". I mean the guys who will walk around conventions wearing Das Reich ball caps and t-shirts as though they are supporting a baseball team. I could go on with a list of bullshit behavior which is not uncommon within the hobby.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 11:04:07 AM
... Do we seriously suspect designers of such games for being idiots and assholes engaged in whitewashing?

You continue to parse my words, so I will reiterate what I mean when I refer to the assholes in the hobby. I mean the guys who will throw Nazis salutes and shout "Heil Hitler!". I mean the guys who will walk around conventions wearing Das Reich ball caps and t-shirts as though they are supporting a baseball team. I could go on with a list of bullshit behavior which is not uncommon within the hobby.

Ok ... we agree about that. (which I've never seen happen here).
But the reason you feel I'm parsing your words is that you reply to my concerns, not by addressing my points, but with what seems as dismissing them by instead giving examples like the above .... which comes across and a justification to not be concerned about what I'm concerned about.

I'm sorry if I've misinterpreted you.
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 11:10:16 AM
I'm sorry if I've misinterpreted you.

No worries. I apologize if I seemed dismissive. It's a charged topic which inevitably leads to misunderstanding. I think we agree on the matter more than not.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 11, 2019, 08:16:04 AM
started recording season 3; will be releasing soon...  we hope!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 13, 2019, 05:01:11 PM
Season 3 is here! (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e1-the-last-word-on-africa/)




And there was, well.... some rejoicing
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 13, 2019, 05:04:11 PM
yaaaay
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Post by: Bison on September 13, 2019, 06:04:20 PM
I decided 1775 is a perfectly fine light wargame.
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Post by: Cyrano on September 14, 2019, 09:49:13 AM
I decided 1775 is a perfectly fine light wargame.

And I found it a ligthly-War-themed Euro.  I enjoyed it and own the 1812 game.  As I say, the distinction is of little consequence, but I feel it.
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Post by: bbmike on September 14, 2019, 09:59:56 AM
I decided 1775 is a perfectly fine light wargame.

And I found it a ligthly-War-themed Euro.  I enjoyed it and own the 1812 game.  As I say, the distinction is of little consequence, but I feel it.

Truth. And I discovered that 1775 is a good way to get others interested in board gaming.
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Post by: Bison on September 14, 2019, 05:06:53 PM
It’s the game I used to get my daughter interested in wargames. I think one thing long time wargames forget is just how complex and inaccessible most games are. There is a need for wargames like 1775 to expose new players and  non-wargamers, like euro gamers to the hobby.

I agree it has a euro game feel.
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Post by: panzerde on September 14, 2019, 07:19:06 PM
It’s the game I used to get my daughter interested in wargames. I think one thing long time wargames forget is just how complex and inaccessible most games are. There is a need for wargames like 1775 to expose new players and  non-wargamers, like euro gamers to the hobby.

I agree it has a euro game feel.

Here ya go:

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Post by: Cyrano on September 14, 2019, 07:25:36 PM
Yeah, but there's weird, unaccounted for pen marks in that game...
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Post by: Barthheart on September 14, 2019, 07:34:41 PM
Suuuuurrrreee.... “pen marks”.... :hehe:
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 14, 2019, 10:51:15 PM
"shed marks"
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Post by: mirth on September 15, 2019, 09:45:37 AM
I decided 1775 is a perfectly fine light wargame.

I agree. It made for a fun 2-3 hours of gaming. I don't need every game to be big and complex. I just prefer them that way :P
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 17, 2019, 04:04:55 PM
Great S3E1 episode, gents.  :bigthumb:

I seem to recall CGW at the time laughing off that Custer game for the Atari 2600. I remember reading a review for it and being, despite a 14-year-old hormonal boy, having zero interest in seeing Atari 2600 tiddays.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 20, 2019, 10:05:40 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e2-i-know-what-you-played-last-summer/
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Post by: tuna on September 20, 2019, 10:44:14 AM
Listening now, since really slow day at work and wfh!

Great episode!
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Post by: Bison on September 24, 2019, 05:45:59 PM
What the heck happened? Jim seems generally happy and mirth isn’t drunk? Just strange.
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Post by: mirth on September 24, 2019, 06:02:41 PM
I was drunk. Just less drunk.

I can't account for Jim's happiness.
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Post by: Adam on September 24, 2019, 09:14:44 PM
It's a common refrain by podcast hosts or guests to comment on how the podcast is "running long" which might try the attention span of the podcast listener.  As an avid podcast and audobook listener, I can tell you that no podcast is too long -- if I run out of time to listen, I just pause and pick back up at a later time.  Indeed, I rarely finish a podcast in a single sitting.  As such, I would encourage you to go for as long as you have time / have something interesting to say. 
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Post by: Barthheart on September 24, 2019, 09:19:25 PM
 :bigthumb:
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 24, 2019, 09:29:55 PM
It's a common refrain by podcast hosts or guests to comment on how the podcast is "running long" which might try the attention span of the podcast listener.  As an avid podcast and audobook listener, I can tell you that no podcast is too long -- if I run out of time to listen, I just pause and pick back up at a later time.  Indeed, I rarely finish a podcast in a single sitting.  As such, I would encourage you to go for as long as you have time / have something interesting to say.

That's a good point. However, insofar as producing podcasts is concerned, it can take an exponential amount of hours for each hour to edit down, depending on how detailed/clean you want the recording to be. An hour is generally doable editing-wise in a single sitting.
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Post by: Adam on September 24, 2019, 11:54:50 PM
It's a common refrain by podcast hosts or guests to comment on how the podcast is "running long" which might try the attention span of the podcast listener.  As an avid podcast and audobook listener, I can tell you that no podcast is too long -- if I run out of time to listen, I just pause and pick back up at a later time.  Indeed, I rarely finish a podcast in a single sitting.  As such, I would encourage you to go for as long as you have time / have something interesting to say.

That's a good point. However, insofar as producing podcasts is concerned, it can take an exponential amount of hours for each hour to edit down, depending on how detailed/clean you want the recording to be. An hour is generally doable editing-wise in a single sitting.

Ya, I kind of figured that might be the case.  Or perhaps it might be shorthand for either, "I'm tired of talking to you guys" or "I've run out of things to say."  Either way, don't blame the listener as I'll keep happily listening  :)
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Post by: jack nastyface on September 25, 2019, 12:43:20 AM
Gentlemen,

Further to comments made in Mentioned in Dispatches S3E2 I Know What You Played Last Summer regarding skirmish level games in the black-powder era...

While I acknowledge that episodes such as the storming of the great redoubt at Borodino, the guards charge at Waterloo, or even the smaller-yet-no-less-gripping breaking of the french squares by the King's German Legion at Garcia Hernandez, is where - and how - history is made, I am forever drawn to the countless small unit actions between handfuls of men that occur along scouting patrols, skirmish lines, rear guard actions, cutting out actions, and foraging missions.

Personally, I blame the literature of my youth:  C.S. Forester (Death to the French aka Rifleman Dodd, The Gun, all of the cutting out scenes from Horatio Hornblower), Bernard Cornwell (the first three Sharpe books were published during my most impressionable years - grades 10, 11 and 12), and The Seven Men of Gascony, a tropey-but-delightful  book I picked up at a second hand store.

As a result, I have been forever (well...since my teen years, which is close to forever ago) dedicated to skirmish level games of this era.  Few rule sets have been offered along the way.  The mentioned man-to-man skirmish rules in The Dragon magazine was one such example.  Others came from the few RPG's that focus on that, or nearby eras, such as Privateers and Gentlemen, GURPS Napoleonics, Skull and Crossbones (close enough!), and modified Gunslinger, to name a few.  Recently, I have invested in Green Jackets and Voltigeurs (battlefield designs) and more recently, Song of Drums and Shakos by Ganesha games.  Although I am aware that most Napoleonic gamers prefer grand battles, I have found much delight in watching your Friday Night Fights games featuring Sharpe Practice.  I look forward to future engagements, and would love to see you try any of the other "small unit action" rules suitable for this era.

Yours in gaming,

Jack Nastyface
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Post by: Cyrano on September 26, 2019, 05:28:10 PM
What the heck happened? Jim seems generally happy and mirth isn’t drunk? Just strange.

The cranky comes all too inevitably and naturally these days.  It can't last...
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Post by: Cyrano on September 26, 2019, 05:39:37 PM
Although I am aware that most Napoleonic gamers prefer grand battles, I have found much delight in watching your Friday Night Fights games featuring Sharpe Practice.  I look forward to future engagements, and would love to see you try any of the other "small unit action" rules suitable for this era.

Yours in gaming,

Jack Nastyface

We've actually had at one other skirmish Napoleonic game -- using "Rebels and Patriots".

I love, love, love SP2 and will eventually come back to both Napoleonics and ACW -- promised Jason that 100 years ago.

Just so many other wonderful games to play.

To be clear, though, I feel about them kind of the same way I feel about the whole "what is a wargame" debate, viz.:  I don't think skirmish games are a particularly good way to simulate Napoleonic warfare -- though they can get some things correct -- but they are a blast, especially, as you say, from a narrative perspective.

Oh, and I've got a "SoDS" module hidden away on TTS too :).



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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 27, 2019, 03:27:16 PM
S3E3 is live

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e3-the-conventioneers/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 04, 2019, 07:53:05 AM
S3E4

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e3-tabletoply-simulatin/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on October 04, 2019, 08:11:30 AM
Dang, now I'm two episodes behind.
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Post by: Barthheart on October 04, 2019, 08:12:09 AM
Dang, now I'm two episodes behind.

You should be ON an episode!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on October 04, 2019, 08:23:26 AM
Dang, now I'm two episodes behind.

You should be ON an episode!  :bigthumb:

this
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Post by: bbmike on October 04, 2019, 08:31:44 AM
I'd have to check to see if the FCC ban on me is still in effect.
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 05, 2019, 06:49:16 AM
I'd have to check to see if the FCC ban on me is still in effect.

Did you add an eighth word to the list?
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Post by: bbmike on October 09, 2019, 03:57:33 PM
Okay, all caught up now. And after listening to Cyrano going all "weird and morose" on S3E4, I can see I'm going to have to put together an episode on Solo Wargaming.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 09, 2019, 04:17:15 PM
LOL

Myself and a prolific friend of mine on FB are about to start up recording for a solo gamer podcast. He's more of a 'normal' board gamer and me being the salty wargamer should make for some interesting discussions (we've already had a few). Funny thing is though he's two years older than me AND has only just come into gaming as a hobby within the last few years.

But yes, I would listen to a "Dour Pug' podcast.  ;)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 18, 2019, 12:44:00 PM
the crew from On Target Sims joins us this time

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e6-on-target-simulations-flashpoint-campaigns/
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Post by: Capn Darwin on October 18, 2019, 01:13:01 PM
 :bigthumb: A podcast for the masses  :bigthumb:
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 18, 2019, 02:03:08 PM
:bigthumb: A podcast for the masses  :bigthumb:


are you joking about our mass?
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Post by: bob48 on October 18, 2019, 02:11:49 PM
Some of us have got more mass than others.....................
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 18, 2019, 02:13:36 PM
Some of us got a few things in our orbits too

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/RevolvingSkeletalGrayfox-size_restricted.gif)
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Post by: bob48 on October 18, 2019, 02:15:17 PM
If I ever fell over, I'd rock myself to sleep trying to stand up.
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Post by: Adam on October 20, 2019, 08:06:37 PM
I just listened to S3E5 (working backwards from latest) and heard my name mentioned in the episode regarding podcast length. For the record, that paricular podcast was listened to over a period of two sessions while working in my shop. I'll be sure to post a pic of the "benchtop that ACD built" once it's complete  :biggrin:
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 22, 2019, 09:08:16 AM
I'll be sure to post a pic of the "benchtop that ACD built" once it's complete  :biggrin:


 :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on October 22, 2019, 09:18:37 AM
It's about time we were responsible for something useful.
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Post by: bob48 on October 22, 2019, 09:25:11 AM
Maybe now UCG is back we may be able to plan a joint over-the-pond event?
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Post by: mirth on October 22, 2019, 09:26:22 AM
You had MD at "joint"
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Post by: bob48 on October 22, 2019, 09:28:29 AM
It could be an interesting toke talk,
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Post by: mirth on October 22, 2019, 09:31:54 AM
I'm high on this idea.
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Post by: bob48 on October 22, 2019, 09:33:32 AM
We'll have to see if Brant can roll it out.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 22, 2019, 09:33:49 AM
You could weed out any bad ideas quickly.
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Post by: bob48 on October 22, 2019, 09:34:24 AM
That would be high on my list
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 22, 2019, 09:38:48 AM
That would be high on my list

bzzzzt

I'm high on this idea.

Sorry to have to blunt you, there
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Post by: mirth on October 22, 2019, 09:40:19 AM
We'll have to see if Brant can roll it out.

It's tentatively planned for 4/20
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Post by: bob48 on October 22, 2019, 09:45:23 AM
lol - I had to look that one up on google  ;D

Kif me a few minutes to think of another one.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 22, 2019, 10:13:14 AM
The puns are baked in well.
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Post by: tuna on October 23, 2019, 02:01:05 PM
shhhhh, it's not legal in MD's State!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 23, 2019, 02:17:21 PM
shhhhh, it's not legal in MD's State!


if MD's in his usual state, the understated state of his state can't be overstated
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on October 23, 2019, 02:20:27 PM
What sort of state do you have to be in to make a statement like that?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 26, 2019, 07:55:37 PM
OK, episode 7 is out there, just a day late.

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e7-the-laugh-track/
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Post by: Martok on October 28, 2019, 05:34:36 PM
Quote
We’ll try to be more serious next time.

You crack me up.  :ROFL: 
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 28, 2019, 06:03:56 PM
Quote
We’ll try to be more serious next time.

You crack me up.  :ROFL:


We didn't say how hard we would try
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on October 28, 2019, 07:31:11 PM
What is this 'Try' to which you refer?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Martok on October 29, 2019, 01:19:32 AM
If you still have Yoda's number, he could definitely explain it to you. 
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Post by: bob48 on October 29, 2019, 07:01:12 AM
His number, I have it not.
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Post by: bbmike on October 29, 2019, 08:21:40 AM
Just listened to Episode 7. Definitely in the Top Ten of Season 3 episodes so far.  :bigthumb:
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Post by: tuna on October 29, 2019, 09:48:23 PM
So much Scythe hate  :-\
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on October 29, 2019, 10:16:49 PM
Come on! We hated on all of the games we talked about!  ;D
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Post by: mirth on October 29, 2019, 10:22:48 PM
Me to Scythe:



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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 08, 2019, 07:55:59 AM
Compass Games catalog & more

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e9-were-here-to-help-you-spend-your-money/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on November 08, 2019, 08:38:35 AM
^Oh, that's going to be a dangerous listen.  :D
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Post by: mirth on November 08, 2019, 08:40:54 AM
My recommendation: Buy all the games
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Post by: bob48 on November 08, 2019, 08:47:19 AM
..or don't go there at all.

What am I saying! This is us we're talking about here.
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Post by: Bison on November 10, 2019, 02:14:46 AM
Random Observations.

Compass games website is absolutely not user friendly to use from a consumer point of view. Sort games by date published, name, or cost. Who cares? Want to know what the offerings are for a specific era? Good luck. GMT at least has the decency allow you to sort across a wide range of categories.

I thought we as a gaming community and society were OUTRAGED by colonization games. And yet here we have Compass producing a second printing of a colonization game. The description of which literally says 'Colonialism is a game of 19th and early 20th century imperialism. Each of the 2 to 4 players assumes the role of a nondescript colonial power. Players will try to gain influence in the unindustrialized regions of the game board and to obtain as many resources as possible. Although the colonial powers are anonymous in the game, Colonialism aims to be a serious, though abstract, look at this dark chapter in recent world history." I guess making it nondescript is the key to making it marketable. So by not using the names like  United Kingdom, France, or whatever because reasons makes it palatable.

The point on comparing component quality cannot be overstated. Compass wants $80-100 a game. I as a consumer expect the quality to warrant the price tag. Order a $90 game from GMT and low quality of components is never something I ever consider.  Compass? Convince me otherwise.

Compass provide your counter designers color wheels. Please.

Rulebooks. I hate rule books written in a narrative fashion like Compass produces. Sure GMT rulebooks read like technical manuals but its damned practical when looking for specific rules during play. I don't want to sift through paragraphs of description to find the actual rule.

Now...GMT is I think in many ways changing their marketing strategy. There are more rules light, euro influenced historical games being produced and yes even a single game about wizards being published...eventually...someday...it'll go to the printer and be available for sale. Is this a net positive or negative? I don't know. They are still republishing the company's staple lines and new games for those lines. The COIN series just underwent a major reprinting. Command Commander is now at the printers. Stalingrad 42 just released. Command and Colors Medieval was just released. I've never heard about anyone really complain GMT publishes 1960: Making of the President, Dominant Species, Thunder Alley, and a number of other titles. It frankly seems like selective outrage.

Where I do wholeheartedly agree is Compass Games willingness to publish games from more obscure or under represented military conflicts. In this regard, it seems GMT is behind the power curve. However, I think this has to do more with game designer decisions than anything else. What design and historical space do the designers for each of the companies desire to explore? Publishers publish. Designers design.

There are several games from Compass I'd like to play and possibly own because I am interested in many of the historical periods their games cover.  However, I don't feel the quality warrants the price tag. I generally do not like their counter designs and if I am staring at your map and counters for hours...it better be visually appealing.

As far as GMT goes, I have an interest in a few of the game lines they produce. I buy those games and little else. If others are interested in sitting around playing a game about the 1960 presidential election fine. Its not my cup of tea but its also not my table or time so have at it. Now a five player game of Dominant Species? Hell yes.

As always, great discussion gentlemen. Well done.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 15, 2019, 06:22:10 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e10-the-cold-war-no-the-original-one/
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Post by: bbmike on November 17, 2019, 01:04:21 PM
Compass Games catalog & more

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e9-were-here-to-help-you-spend-your-money/

Again, all of the solo game hate. (http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/shakehead.gif)
I don't know why but I did not get my Compass Games catalog this year. Now, I do live in DC so it is very possible it was misdelivered. Very possible. Hard to imagine they didn't send me one since I dropped some serious coinage there over the last year.
And did I point out all of the misguided solo game hate? (http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/shakehead.gif)

[edit]I'm gonna order Devil Boats!
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Post by: mirth on November 17, 2019, 01:24:39 PM
Solo games are not my preference, but I get that my preference is not that of others.

I am somewhat bothered by the increasing number of solitaire only games. It's eliminating a number of interesting games that I would otherwise buy. I prefer a design approach that allows for both solo and multi-player modes of play.
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Post by: bbmike on November 17, 2019, 01:52:28 PM
I like to play games solitaire but I also prefer games that allow for both.
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 17, 2019, 02:00:37 PM
I like to play games solitaire but I also prefer games that allow for both.

A lot of those solitaire games do have some provision for having a second person take over part of the cardboard AI's moves.

For example, in Interceptor Ace you can play both co-operatively or competitively.

Only enough, since the game has an RPG element to it and is set before 1944 (the point when all persons in Hitler's presence were searched for weapons), if you are presented by him with an important medal you can choose to pull your side arm and try to kill him.

- If you fail the bodyguards kill you and the game ends.

- If you succeed you will be a hero. A posthumous one, since the bodyguards will kill you and the game ends

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Post by: bbmike on November 17, 2019, 02:08:42 PM
Some do, but I think mirth is correct in that more games seem to be coming out without that option.
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Post by: Adam on November 17, 2019, 02:57:35 PM
Quote

Again, all of the solo game hate. 

Solo tabletop is something that I've always been interested in but have never pulled the trigger. In principle it sounds like fun but I always get discouraged at the setup time and just play a computer game instead.
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Post by: bbmike on November 17, 2019, 03:35:36 PM
Setting up a game, much like clipping counters, can be very therapeutic.  8)
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Post by: bob48 on November 17, 2019, 04:49:36 PM
Agreed, Mike. :bigthumb:
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Post by: Bison on November 20, 2019, 02:13:32 PM
Setting up a game, much like clipping counters, can be very therapeutic.  8)

Unfortunately the post-cat or post-toddler environmental factors lead to more therapy. :(
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Post by: Cyrano on November 20, 2019, 03:28:06 PM
As always, if solo is your thing, please go and do with all the blessings you care to receive.

I just don't get their appeal.

Between TTS and on-line play generalls -- with a moment or two set aside for occasional games of "Gloomhaven" -- my dance card is full of games I can play with my friends.  That, and the fact that I know damn well I'll never play all the games I already have as much as I would like, makes it easy to pass on solo games.

Add into the mix a theme I really like and they can make me downright crabby.
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Post by: bbmike on November 20, 2019, 03:39:07 PM
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Post by: Cyrano on November 20, 2019, 03:46:46 PM


Somebody needs him some "Saturday Night Fights".

Sayin...
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Post by: panzerde on November 20, 2019, 05:44:22 PM
If you don't have friends what are you so busy doing Saturday nights that you can't show up for Saturday Night Fights? We allow whisky and drunkenness.

And don't blame your spouse. We will check.
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Post by: bbmike on November 20, 2019, 05:48:29 PM
Damn you and your confounded logic!  :steamed:
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Post by: mirth on November 20, 2019, 05:56:27 PM
And don't blame your spouse. We will check.

His spouse will be checking too. He's been telling her he spends Saturday night gaming with friends.
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Post by: bbmike on November 20, 2019, 06:01:06 PM
Sssssshhhhh!  :notme:
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Post by: panzerde on November 20, 2019, 06:02:12 PM
And don't blame your spouse. We will check.

His spouse will be checking too. He's been telling her he spends Saturday night gaming with friends.

We are not above blackmail for recruiting purposes.
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Post by: Cyrano on November 20, 2019, 06:18:42 PM
And don't blame your spouse. We will check.

His spouse will be checking too. He's been telling her he spends Saturday night gaming with friends.

We are not above blackmail for recruiting purposes.

I keep telling you it's more effective if we don't bust that out until it's too late, but you do you...

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Post by: panzerde on November 20, 2019, 09:14:02 PM
And don't blame your spouse. We will check.

His spouse will be checking too. He's been telling her he spends Saturday night gaming with friends.

We are not above blackmail for recruiting purposes.

I keep telling you it's more effective if we don't bust that out until it's too late, but you do you...

Well, I mean I like to be fair about it. Where’s the sport in it if we don’t give them a bit of space to run?
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 22, 2019, 06:47:14 AM
Bawb makes an appearance!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e11-outlandish-hats-military-museums/
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Post by: bob48 on November 22, 2019, 07:29:54 AM
 :)
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Post by: mirth on November 22, 2019, 09:38:26 AM
Bawb makes an appearance!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e11-outlandish-hats-military-museums/ (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e11-outlandish-hats-military-museums/)

I can't see him.
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Post by: bbmike on November 22, 2019, 09:42:29 AM
Try restarting your computer.  :whistle:
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Post by: Martok on November 22, 2019, 02:19:54 PM
 :ROFL:
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 25, 2019, 02:06:21 PM

here's the link for our podcast over on iTunes


https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-with-the-armchair-dragoons/id1486408833
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Post by: bayonetbrant on December 06, 2019, 04:32:55 PM
Last episode of S3 drops today

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e12-retro-games-holiday-shopping/
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Post by: Amabel on December 07, 2019, 01:13:37 AM
Mary and I appreciate the kind mention of the Hollandspiele sale.

Regarding the PNP question, I think the confusion might arise from the fact that in addition to offering the games as physical boxed products, we also offer PNP versions of our titles from Wargame Vault. It's a very small part of our business - and we make hardly any money from the PNP sales - but it helps get our games out to a non-USA audience.
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Post by: bob48 on December 07, 2019, 06:50:16 AM
I have both H&M and The Scheldt Campaign PnP versions, and I will get Horse and Matchlock when it becomes available. Its the only way I can afford to buy them in the UK.
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Post by: Adam on December 08, 2019, 03:15:22 PM
Mirth seemed especially drunk on the finale episode.  Must be that holiday cheer.
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Post by: mirth on December 08, 2019, 03:17:06 PM
These things happen.
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Post by: trailrunner on December 08, 2019, 03:41:25 PM
Mirth seemed especially drunk on the finale episode.  Must be that holiday cheer.

"Especially drunk"?  By whose standards?  Mirth's, or the average person?
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Post by: bbmike on December 08, 2019, 04:35:27 PM
(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/566/702/3f2.jpeg)
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Post by: mirth on December 08, 2019, 05:01:20 PM
I had a largely sober season til that last episode
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Post by: bbmike on December 08, 2019, 05:07:10 PM
What's that like?  :dreamer:
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Post by: mirth on December 08, 2019, 05:11:04 PM
Not fun
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Post by: trailrunner on December 08, 2019, 05:28:39 PM
Not fun

When you were sober, or when you were especially drunk?
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Post by: mirth on December 08, 2019, 05:31:00 PM
TBH, I was only inebriated in that last episode this season. Other seasons...probably every episode.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on December 08, 2019, 05:33:51 PM
the real stunner was that he was sober on the one we recorded on his birthday
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Post by: mirth on December 08, 2019, 05:46:55 PM
That was a bit of a miracle.
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Post by: Arctic Blast on December 13, 2019, 12:49:43 PM
Mirth seemed especially drunk on the finale episode.  Must be that holiday cheer.

"Especially drunk"?  By whose standards?  Mirth's, or the average person?

I believe Mirth's version of "especially drunk" would equate to "Dead" for the rest of us mere mortals.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 06, 2020, 08:49:31 AM

we're going to be starting the recording on S4 soon.  It's a little later than we planned, but Origins planning has consumed some of the evenings we usually use for recording podcasts




if anyone's got thoughts / ideas / suggestions, please let us know!
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Post by: mirth on February 06, 2020, 08:52:31 AM
I'll start drinking now.
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Post by: bbmike on February 06, 2020, 08:54:12 AM
You stopped?!?!?!?  :o
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 06, 2020, 08:54:40 AM
Would be cool to get Gregory Smith on but I've no idea what his bandwidth is like. I could reach out to him, I'm friends with him on FB.

Maybe get Derek Case on. He's recently had some major changes in his life but before that he had told me he'd be interested in joining us in a podcast.

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Post by: mirth on February 06, 2020, 08:57:06 AM
You stopped?!?!?!?  :o

Stupid cold has taken a toll.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 06, 2020, 09:00:45 AM
Alcohol should kill the germs.
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Post by: mirth on February 06, 2020, 09:05:39 AM
Alcohol should kill the germs.

You'd think, but that hasn't worked out.
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Post by: bbmike on February 06, 2020, 09:07:45 AM
Take NyQuil. It's like still drinking and you'll be transformed into a zombie.
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Post by: mirth on February 06, 2020, 09:13:19 AM
Take NyQuil. It's like still drinking and you'll be transformed into a zombie.

Sounds perfect for the podcast.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 06, 2020, 09:14:58 AM
I can just picture the click-bait thumbnail of Mirth, mouth in a big "O" and his hand held up to it, with his eyes wide open, and in huge bold yellow letters, "CAN I FINISH THIS PODCAST OR THESE TWO BOTTLES OF NYQUIL FIRST?"
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Post by: bob48 on February 06, 2020, 10:34:09 AM
.unless you have built up a resistance..............
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 06, 2020, 10:35:17 AM
There's a terrifying thought.
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Post by: Martok on February 06, 2020, 01:30:00 PM
Take NyQuil. It's like still drinking and you'll be transformed into a zombie.

Sounds perfect for the podcast.

I've been battling a cold as well these last few days.  NyQuil has been a dear friend. 

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Post by: bob48 on February 06, 2020, 02:11:44 PM
This new virus from China is a bit scary.
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Post by: tuna on February 06, 2020, 05:05:14 PM
Take NyQuil. It's like still drinking and you'll be transformed into a zombie.

Sounds perfect for the podcast.

I've been battling a cold as well these last few days.  NyQuil has been a dear friend.

Nyquil and Unisom for me for a week, I miss my old codeine cough syrup!
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Post by: panzerde on February 06, 2020, 05:52:16 PM
This new virus from China is a bit scary.


The virus has seen what winter looks like in Newcastle and packed off for Spain.
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Post by: bob48 on February 07, 2020, 06:16:51 AM
They actually have a special unit at the RVI (Royal Victoria Infirmary) in Newcastle that specialises in such things, so they have sent several people there from different parts of the country. In a recent survey, the RVI was rated as the second best hospital in the UK. Its very modern and its huge. Our other large hospital, the Freemans, came out 4th best in the UK.

Newcastle also has a significant Chinese population, and we do in fact have a small 'China Town'.

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Post by: panzerde on February 07, 2020, 03:17:22 PM
They actually have a special unit at the RVI (Royal Victoria Infirmary) in Newcastle that specialises in such things, so they have sent several people there from different parts of the country. In a recent survey, the RVI was rated as the second best hospital in the UK. Its very modern and its huge. Our other large hospital, the Freemans, came out 4th best in the UK.

Newcastle also has a significant Chinese population, and we do in fact have a small 'China Town'.




I heard the built the hospital to study the 'stache.

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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 07, 2020, 03:29:55 PM
It's a FLYING 'stache, though, so it probably nicked off to Spain, too.
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Post by: bawbsflyingstache on February 07, 2020, 03:32:57 PM
Zis ist einen LIE. I haff 'nicked uff' to Poland, vhere I learnent more about ze Schtuka daff bombar. Ze Luftwaffe shall risen againen!!!
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 07, 2020, 03:33:43 PM
From ze...uhhh...the...lip hair to our ears...
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Post by: bob48 on February 07, 2020, 04:03:15 PM
Zis ist einen LIE. I haff 'nicked uff' to Poland, vhere I learnent more about ze Schtuka daff bombar. Ze Luftwaffe shall risen againen!!!

You're in the wrong place, pal - you wanna be in GH - ask for JH, he'll look after you.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 04, 2020, 02:01:07 PM
Season 4 is started!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e1-the-world-at-war-85-kickstarter-has-landed/
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Post by: Barthheart on March 04, 2020, 02:09:46 PM
Wheeee!  :D
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Post by: bob48 on March 04, 2020, 03:19:30 PM
And make sure you wash your hands afterwards.
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Post by: Martok on March 04, 2020, 10:22:20 PM
JudgeDredd is probably still waiting forlornly for his copy of the game...  :P 
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 06, 2020, 06:54:05 AM
Episode 2!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e1-the-horse-musket-series-with-a-side-of-irrational-nostalgia/
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Post by: Bison on March 06, 2020, 08:37:40 PM
Good episodes gents. It’s was interesting to hear Doug’s experience helping to develop a game series.

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Post by: bob48 on March 07, 2020, 05:53:58 AM
Yes it was. More so since I've been playing a lot of H&M including some time playing it with Doug on Vassal.
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Post by: Cyrano on March 11, 2020, 11:35:56 AM
Good episodes gents. It’s was interesting to hear Doug’s experience helping to develop a game series.

...and at some point it will include Napoleonics...

Which will make it even better.
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Post by: Capn Darwin on March 11, 2020, 12:06:10 PM
Good episodes gents. It’s was interesting to hear Doug’s experience helping to develop a game series.

...and at some point it will include Napoleonics...


... Musket shots fired...  >:D

Which will make it even better.
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Post by: Cyrano on March 11, 2020, 12:14:01 PM
Good episodes gents. It’s was interesting to hear Doug’s experience helping to develop a game series.

...and at some point it will include Napoleonics...


... Musket shots fired...  >:D

Old Pike and Shot over there will tell you he's got muskets.  Not GOOD ones, mind, but muskets.  ;D

Seriously, though, the minute somebody conjures up  Pike and Shot figs in TTS I'm gone down a deep ECW and 30YW rabbit hole with H&M.



Which will make it even better.
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Post by: panzerde on March 11, 2020, 03:36:49 PM
I've got muskets. Plenty of 'em. Granted, they're best used as clubs, but they're muskets.


Now watch out or I'll burn you with the match cord. Nasty blister it'll give ya, too.



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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 11, 2020, 03:40:41 PM
I've got muskets. Plenty of 'em. Granted, they're best used as clubs, but they're muskets.


Now watch out or I'll burn you with the match cord. Nasty blister it'll give ya, too.

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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 13, 2020, 09:33:23 AM
New episode today for all your quarantine listening

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e3-adventures-in-conventions/
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Post by: Dalinore on March 13, 2020, 05:20:54 PM
God podcast especially for someone like me have not been able to go to conventions and learn more on what goes on. Also just finish all 3 season plus the recent 3 episode of season 4 in 3 days. Love them.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 20, 2020, 09:23:02 AM
S4E4 - talking some alt-history :)

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e4-alt-history-other-nonsense/
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Post by: RockyMountainNavy on March 24, 2020, 07:56:18 PM
Nice episode. So nice I decided to join the forums here and make a comment.  :idiot2:

Where have all the sci-fi gamers gone? To boardgames! Look at the BGG top 100 games and look at how many are sci-fi.

Where have all the sci-fi wargamers gone? To Fantasy Flight. Use the BGG Advanced Search and select 'Board Game Category - Science Fiction' and 'Board Game Subdomain - Wargames' and look at the (sad?) results. Sorted by BGG rank the Top 10 are Star Wars: X-Wing Minis, Star Wars: Armada, Nexus Ops, Space Empires 4X, Star Wars: X-Wing 2e, Battletech, Necromunda, Ogre: Pocket Edition, Star Trek: Attack Wing, and Risk 2210 AD. Definitely NOT a grognards list.
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Post by: Cyrano on March 24, 2020, 09:03:55 PM
Nice episode. So nice I decided to join the forums here and make a comment.  :idiot2:

Where have all the sci-fi gamers gone? To boardgames! Look at the BGG top 100 games and look at how many are sci-fi.

Where have all the sci-fi wargamers gone? To Fantasy Flight. Use the BGG Advanced Search and select 'Board Game Category - Science Fiction' and 'Board Game Subdomain - Wargames' and look at the (sad?) results. Sorted by BGG rank the Top 10 are Star Wars: X-Wing Minis, Star Wars: Armada, Nexus Ops, Space Empires 4X, Star Wars: X-Wing 2e, Battletech, Necromunda, Ogre: Pocket Edition, Star Trek: Attack Wing, and Risk 2210 AD. Definitely NOT a grognards list.

Great to have you by.  I really enjoyed this episode because I came to a pair of conclusions in talking to Brant that I really like and have stuck with and thought about since.  I agree completely that the folks that were playing "Starship Troopers" and "SFB", &c., when we were, well, us, are still there, but the new kidz have made there way over to the bright shiny things.  Not that there's a damn thing wrong with that.  I only resent when they act like our games are soooooo much more complicated.  Utter rubbish.
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Post by: Barthheart on March 24, 2020, 09:24:56 PM
Great to have you by.  I really enjoyed this episode because I came to a pair of conclusions in talking to Brant that I really like and have stuck with and thought about since.  I agree completely that the folks that were playing "Starship Troopers" and "SFB", &c., when we were, well, us, are still there, but the new kidz have made there way over to the bright shiny things.  Not that there's a damn thing wrong with that.  I only resent when they act like our games are soooooo much more complicated.  Utter rubbish.

Well... inferring SFB isn't complicated is going to help yer case... just sayin...  :whistle:
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Post by: bbmike on March 24, 2020, 09:28:47 PM
SFB is only as complicated as you choose to make it.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 26, 2020, 11:33:02 AM
Nice episode. So nice I decided to join the forums here and make a comment.  :idiot2:

Where have all the sci-fi gamers gone? To boardgames! Look at the BGG top 100 games and look at how many are sci-fi.

Where have all the sci-fi wargamers gone? To Fantasy Flight. Use the BGG Advanced Search and select 'Board Game Category - Science Fiction' and 'Board Game Subdomain - Wargames' and look at the (sad?) results. Sorted by BGG rank the Top 10 are Star Wars: X-Wing Minis, Star Wars: Armada, Nexus Ops, Space Empires 4X, Star Wars: X-Wing 2e, Battletech, Necromunda, Ogre: Pocket Edition, Star Trek: Attack Wing, and Risk 2210 AD. Definitely NOT a grognards list.


Welcome!


I'd agree that the list of currently-popular sci-fi games aren't very groggy, but consider a bunch of those are tied to current media licenses that started outside the grogosphere and had built-in audiences for them.


Moreover, I keep coming back to my comment about "OCS in space" - I don't know that you'd notice the difference btw a sci-fi OCS-style game, and Baltic Gap, just b/c at the level at which OCS operates there's too much aggregation of the 'cool stuff' to really notice it.
Look at the list of games you've got above - every one of them is a tactical-scale game with cool toys except 2: SE4x, from a wargaming company, and 2210, which is built on an existing franchise (and still has a high toy factor).


This is probably worth it's own discussion separate from the podcast threads, but the guys playing OCS and GCACW just don't seem terribly interested in space-ray shootouts (Ardwulf excepted, of course), and they guys looking for the sci-fi immersion of jetpacks and ion cannons aren't going to see those things in something at the OCS level.


And that's leaving aside any thoughts of being interested in specific historical periods over others.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 27, 2020, 02:46:16 PM
CPT Powell is back to talk about his project at CGSC

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e5-us-army-wargame-design-at-the-command-general-staff-college/
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 03, 2020, 07:51:18 AM
So, uh... Guess who had plans for a megagame on a global pandemic for months ahead of the current crisis?


That's right - CANADA!


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e6-megagaming-a-pandemic/ (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e6-megagaming-a-pandemic/)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 10, 2020, 10:02:45 AM
talking with Tom from Hollandspiele this week.  Guest appearance by Panzerde

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e7-hollandspiele/
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Post by: bob48 on April 12, 2020, 04:09:52 PM
I really enjoyed this one, especially since I play H&M. Also 'The Scheldt campaign' game, designed by Brian Train and published by them is an excellent game.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 17, 2020, 08:35:12 AM
This week, we have a brand new guest, and we talk about game rip-offs!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e8-game-ripoffs/
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Post by: RockyMountainNavy on April 17, 2020, 04:08:24 PM
Thanks for the guest chance! You guys carried the show (thankfully).  :rockon:
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 17, 2020, 04:11:02 PM
dude - it was great having you; thanks for joining us!
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 24, 2020, 09:11:39 AM
Return of the Moe!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e9-return-of-the-moe/
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Post by: bayonetbrant on May 01, 2020, 08:38:12 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e10-bawb-the-musketeers/
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Post by: bbmike on May 01, 2020, 12:29:21 PM
Great to hear Bob again!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: bob48 on May 01, 2020, 12:46:12 PM
<blush>
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Post by: bbmike on May 01, 2020, 02:47:48 PM
But after listening to another Cyrano rant on solo gaming I think we need to set up a podcast with him, me, and BC to discuss that very topic.  :whistle:
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Post by: bob48 on May 01, 2020, 02:48:30 PM
I'd listen to that  :biggrin:
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Post by: Cyrano on May 01, 2020, 03:36:31 PM
But after listening to another Cyrano rant on solo gaming I think we need to set up a podcast with him, me, and BC to discuss that very topic.  :whistle:

I get to bring friends.

You...do not...
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Post by: BanzaiCat on May 01, 2020, 04:55:18 PM
I'm sorry to say I missed Cyrano's no doubt eloquent and poignant commentary regarding the woes of solo gaming.

But what are you, Cyrano? Gallus gallus domesticus?

BU-KAWWW! BU-KAWWW!
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Post by: bbmike on May 01, 2020, 05:06:15 PM
But after listening to another Cyrano rant on solo gaming I think we need to set up a podcast with him, me, and BC to discuss that very topic.  :whistle:

I get to bring friends.

You...do not...

 :bigthumb:
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Post by: bayonetbrant on May 08, 2020, 11:46:41 AM
WargameHQ pops in to join us on the S4 finale

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e11-wargamehq-joins-the-show/
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Post by: Toadkillerdog on June 15, 2020, 09:14:49 AM
Finally catching up on the podcasts. My apologies for not checking in with you on the naming for Next War!
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Post by: bayonetbrant on June 15, 2020, 12:03:23 PM
Finally catching up on the podcasts. My apologies for not checking in with you on the naming for Next War!


Oh geez - don't even remotely apologize for that!
If anything had actually made it off the drawing board and into print, there might've been a discussion, but I never got anywhere close to actually going to print.

I just found it funny that some dude was trying to use it as an example of me supposedly ripping something off that was designed after my initial prototypes were out there.


Glad you found the podcast and are getting caught up!  Please pop in as often as you can and talk some wargaming with us :)
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 05, 2020, 07:53:04 AM
Wrt. wargaming being "toxic".

You realize... it might be the circles you move in which behave like that. - and not wargaming in general.
I've been wargaming for 30+ years and I've NEVER experienced anything like what was described localy IRL or in the online forums I've frequented.

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Post by: bayonetbrant on August 05, 2020, 08:18:16 AM
Special summer edition talking with some practitioners out there about some experiences as minorities in the professional realms

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-special-summer-2020-edition/
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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 11, 2020, 07:05:11 AM
Guess what's baaaaaaaaaack!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-1-the-cold-war/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 11, 2020, 01:01:35 PM
Season 5 of Mentioned in Dispatches has now kicked off

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-1-the-cold-war/
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Post by: thecommandtent on September 12, 2020, 06:10:12 AM
Excellent!
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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 18, 2020, 01:05:52 PM
S5 E2

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-2-distributed-gaming-tabletop-simulator/
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Post by: bbmike on September 18, 2020, 06:57:09 PM
Another great podcast! One thing you guys failed to mention was VR. I think Tabletop Simulator will take off even more as VR improves. I don't see TTS replacing physical board games yet (Kindle hasn't replaced books) but it is certainly here to stay.
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Post by: tuna on September 18, 2020, 09:03:59 PM
Good one!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: Cyrano on September 18, 2020, 10:29:03 PM
Another great podcast! One thing you guys failed to mention was VR. I think Tabletop Simulator will take off even more as VR improves. I don't see TTS replacing physical board games yet (Kindle hasn't replaced books) but it is certainly here to stay.

Fair point, but I didn't speak to it as I don't have it.  Given the way my vision works, I'm not sure I ever will get to.  Honestly, for me -- not for the younglings but for me -- it has remained a fascinating toy of limited interest.  I'd like to be able to try it, but probably leave it at that. 
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Post by: Hethwill on September 19, 2020, 04:02:06 PM
Excellent podcast and just too many good points of view of the benefits of TTS. ( sorry vassal and others, i just love flexibility not more chore to setup a game )

The "hassle" to drive X amount of hours to a club ( because all the close ones don't exist anymore ) is a biggie for me. And honestly don't feel comfortable with folk populating my house as much as I don't feel comfortable with invading others homes.

TTS shines in that.

More so, TTS releases the creative gamer. One can more easily setup variants.

Downside... no hands on approach and no human touch to it.
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Post by: Tolstoi on September 21, 2020, 09:54:56 AM
Season 5 of Mentioned in Dispatches has now kicked off

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-1-the-cold-war/

I was finally able to listen to the the first podcast of season 1. Excellent discussion. So much so I dug out my print copies of Harpoon and 2nd Fleet. They haven't seen the light of day for some time.

I also learned about Stephen Newberg. His games were mentioned frequently and I had not heard of any of them.

Anyway, there were soooooo many interesting games brought up in the podcast I decided to list them all. The games and one book listed here are almost entirely from the podcast. There are two games I stumbled upon while looking these other games up that I thought I would share. Not all the games discussed during the podcast are listed here. There were at least five games dealing with WWII I don't have on this list. Please keep in mind the games are not listed in order of being mentioned in the podcast.

Mentioned in Dispatches, Season 5 Episode 1 – The Cold War!

Air War: Modern Tactical Air Combat (1977) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1629/air-war-modern-tactical-air-combat)

Foxbat & Phantom: Tactical Aerial Combat in the 1970's (1973) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4242/foxbat-phantom-tactical-aerial-combat-1970s)

Series: Fleet (Victory Games) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/106/series-fleet-victory-games)

The Harpoon Series - boardgame / miniature (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/The_Harpoon_Series#)

The Harpoon Series - computer games (https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/harpoon-series)

Battle Stations: An Operational Game of Modern Seapower (1984) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7020/battle-stations-operational-game-modern-seapower)

Air War '80 (1979) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12178/air-war-80)

Mercenary Air Squadron (2007) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31661/mercenary-air-squadron)

The Speed of Heat (1992) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7251/speed-heat)

Air Superiority (1987) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3613/air-superiority)

Flight Leader (1986) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3711/flight-leader)

Birds of Prey - Air Combat in the Jet Age (2008) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18606/birds-prey-air-combat-jet-age)

Hornet Leader (1991) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6927/hornet-leader)

Hornet Leader II (2005) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18781/hornet-leader-ii)

Blue Water Navy: The War at Sea (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/220508/blue-water-navy-war-sea)

Red Storm: The Air War Over Central Germany, 1987 (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/213497/red-storm-air-war-over-central-germany-1987)

Seapower & the State (1982) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6625/seapower-state)

Tac Air (1987) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3712/tac-air)

One game that I think was mentioned in passing and I was surprised wasn't discussed more:

NATO Air Commander (2018) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/242589/nato-air-commander)

Games not talked about, which I stumbled upon while compiling this list.

Sea Power (1982) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9400/sea-power)

Logistics Command (1978) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8819/logistics-command)

Other games mentioned not about the Cold War:

Downtown: Air War Over Hanoi, 1965-1972 (2004) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6613/downtown-air-war-over-hanoi-1965-1972)

PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943 (2009) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/26459/pq-17-arctic-naval-operations-1941-1943)

Line of Battle (Second Edition) (2006) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/24255/line-battle-second-edition)

Book mentioned in discussion:

How Navies Fight: The U.S. Navy and Its Allies by Frank Uhlig. Published by  US Naval Institute Press (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/260167176)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 21, 2020, 10:18:27 AM
OK, please don't take this wrong way, but man so I love it when someone does my homework for me! ;D
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Post by: Tolstoi on September 22, 2020, 01:27:37 AM
OK, please don't take this wrong way, but man so I love it when someone does my homework for me! ;D

Nope, not taken the wrong way at all. :)

I look at it as a team effort. You do the hard work of producing the podcast. I'm happy to create a list for the show notes. As long as I can find the time, I'll continue to post links to the relevant, games, info and books discussed.  :bigthumb:
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Post by: bbmike on September 22, 2020, 08:08:46 AM
That's really a good idea. Thanks, Tolstoi!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: Tolstoi on September 23, 2020, 01:32:27 AM
S5 E2

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-2-distributed-gaming-tabletop-simulator/

This was difficult. Due to the nature of TTS, there are many different version of the games that were discussed during the podcast. Instead of trying to provide links to them, or provide links to search results at Steam, I'm only going to list some of the games. You can track them down using the Steam Workshop's search tool to find most of them. I am linking to Cyrano's workshop and I'm also linking to Mr. Stump's workshop. Don't forget Mr. Stump's Flex Table! (List to the podcast if you want to learn why.)  ;)

I also decided not to record all the games mentioned. Not all of them were pertinent to the topic and were only mentioned in passing. For example, Warhammer and Hanseatic Wheat Orgy.  :)

I'll start off with a link to an older Mentioned in Dispatches from season three episode four. This was the first podcast in which Cyrano and OJsDad were joined by Barthheart to talk about, you guess it, Tabletop Simulator as the main topic. It is a good primer for anyone not familiar with TTS. Mentioned in Dispatches, S3 E4 – Tabletoply Simulatin’ (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e3-tabletoply-simulatin/)

Next up, Cyrano mentions the blog Promethis in Aspic (https://prometheusinaspic.blogspot.com/)

Here is Cyrano's workshop (https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198006643250/myworkshopfiles/?appid=286160) where you can find a lot of the content he's created and shared for TTS.

Here is Cyrano's YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP6hA1_EvjQQGYdlMGLoYfA/videos) where you can watch many of the SNF using TTS.

Here is a short list of some of the games he's played using TTS:
OJsDad discusses his work with Der Welt Kreig and a computer language called Lua, which is used for scripting in TTS. You can learn more about Lua here: Learning Lua - A beginner's guide to scripting (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=714904631)

Here's Mr. Stump's Workshop (https://steamcommunity.com/id/MrStump/myworkshopfiles/)

Other games and designers discussed:
Finally, Cyrano brought up The Battle Ground Series produced by Tyne Tees Colour with Edward Woodward as the host and narrator.

This link leads you to a playlist on YouTube of the Battleground series (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdAPAly2sNIUdymRCXrz3gImY388My00J).

I found one full episode in excellent condition which was the episode about Gettysburg:
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Post by: bbmike on September 23, 2020, 08:11:32 AM
 :2thumbs:
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Post by: Hethwill on September 23, 2020, 10:01:05 AM
Thank you !
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Post by: Cyrano on September 23, 2020, 11:57:08 AM
Oooh!

That's a much better cut of that video than I've seen.

Nice to see Dr. G that way.

Fine work!
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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 25, 2020, 03:56:33 PM
Hey y'all!  It's EPISODE 3!

 :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-3-ww2-pto/

 :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:  :party:
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Post by: bob48 on September 25, 2020, 04:06:47 PM
So soon?
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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 25, 2020, 04:40:43 PM
So soon?

I mean, it *is* Friday! ;D
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Post by: Tolstoi on September 27, 2020, 11:14:33 AM
Hey y'all!  It's EPISODE 3!

 :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party:

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-3-ww2-pto/ (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-3-ww2-pto/)

 :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party:

Here are links to the article, books, the painting, and many of the great games mentioned in this weeks podcast. I'm sure I missed a few games here and there, so if you see something missing, or if I linked to the wrong game, please tell me. I also added a couple games here and there. For example, Check Your 6! Guadalcanal: The Cactus Air Force wasn't specifically mentioned and it is about the Cactus Air Force, so I added it.

I'm gong to list the article first, followed by the books, then the painting and finally the games. The list of games is mostly in order of when they were discussed. There is a video bonus at the end.

Article written by Rocky Mountain Navy

Coral Sea to Wing Leader: Wargaming Lessons Learned (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/coral-sea-to-wing-leader-wargaming-lessons-learned/)

Books

A Country Made by War : from the Revolution to Vietnam : The Story of America's Rise to Power (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/906552245) by Geoffrey Perret

The Fleet at Flood Tide : America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1039818116) by James D. Hornfischer

Neptune's Inferno : The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/832579394) by James D. Hornfischer

Painting: At a Roadblock on the Road to Bataa
(https://i.postimg.cc/HnkRs3TK/roadblock-batann.jpg)
Source: The National Guard Heritage Paintings (https://www.nationalguard.mil/Resources/Image-Gallery/Historical-Paintings/Heritage-Series/Bataan/)

The Games! - mostly in order as discussed

Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #4 – Pacific Theater of Operations (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/271262/advanced-squad-leader-starter-kit-4-pacific-theate)

Old School Tactical: Volume 3 – Pacific 1942/45 (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/281945/old-school-tactical-volume-3-pacific-194245)

Victory in the Pacific (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1442/victory-pacific)

The Last Hundred Yards Volume 3: The Solomon Islands (https://www.gmtgames.com/p-871-the-last-hundred-yards-volume-3-the-solomon-islands.aspx)
Please note: This games is still in the P500 process at GMT - probably stuck somewhere behind Mystery Wizard.

Operations Olympic & Coronet (2012) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/120509/operations-olympic-coronet)

Beachhead: A Game of Island Invasions in the South Pacific (1980) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4298/beachhead-game-island-invasions-south-pacific)

Operation Shoestring: The Guadalcanal Campaign, 1942 (1990) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8056/operation-shoestring-guadalcanal-campaign-1942)

Cactus Air Force (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/125992/cactus-air-force)

Cactus Air Force: Air War Over the Solomons (2012) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/129315/cactus-air-force-air-war-over-solomons)

Check Your 6! Guadalcanal: The Cactus Air Force (2007) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/41668/check-your-6-guadalcanal-cactus-air-force)

Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid (2017) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/188390/enemy-coast-ahead-doolittle-raid)

Dauntless (1977) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3607/dauntless)

Whistling Death (2003) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8521/whistling-death
carriers clash of arms - wings series j. d. websters wing series whistling death)

War Plan: Orange (2014) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/145592/war-plan-orange)

Plan Orange: Pacific War 1930 – 1935 (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/190232/plan-orange-pacific-war-1930-1935)

Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal – The Pacific 1942 (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68076/conflict-heroes-guadalcanal-pacific-1942)

Cataclysm: A Second World War (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/125977/cataclysm-second-world-war)

Absolute Victory: World Conflict 1939-1945 (2017) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/191351/absolute-victory-world-conflict-1939-1945)

Burma: The Campaign in Northern Burma (1999) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1585/burma-campaign-northern-burma)

John Tiller Software - Japan 45 (https://johntillersoftware.com/PanzerCampaigns/Japan45.html)

Empire of the Sun (2005) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/11825/empire-sun)

USN Deluxe (2004) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/11707/usn-deluxe)

Heros of the Pacific - computer game (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroes_of_the_Pacific)

Fleet Commander: Nimitz – The WWII Pacific Ocean Solitaire Strategy Game (2014) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/105023/fleet-commander-nimitz-wwii-pacific-ocean-solitair)

Star Fleet Battles (1979) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1589/star-fleet-battles)

Iron Bottom Sound III (2015) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/189427/iron-bottom-sound-iii)

Battlewagon (1981) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3670/battlewagon)

War in the Pacific - Admiral's Edition (https://www.matrixgames.com/game/war-in-the-pacific-admirals-edition)

Tokyo Express: The Guadalcanal Naval Campaign – 1942 (1988) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1681/tokyo-express-guadalcanal-naval-campaign-1942)

Battle Hymn (1986) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1666/battle-hymn)

Flat Top (1977) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2529/flat-top)

Carrier: The Southwest Pacific Campaign (1990) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1679/carrier-southwest-pacific-campaign)

Great Naval Battles - computer game (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Naval_Battles)

Picket Duty: Kamikaze Attacks against U.S. Destroyers – Okinawa, 1945 (2013) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/44890/picket-duty-kamikaze-attacks-against-us-destroyers)

Devil Boats: PT Boats in the Solomons (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/266756/devil-boats-pt-boats-solomons)

Command at Sea: 4th Edition – War at Sea 1926-1955 (2008) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/67339/command-sea-4th-edition-war-sea-1926-1955)

Seekrieg 5 (2004) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/10683/seekrieg-5)

Series: Second World War at Sea (Avalanche Press) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/45/series-second-world-war-sea-avalanche-press)

Battleship Captain (2007) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31716/battleship-captain)

General Quarters (Third Edition) (2006) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/26305/general-quarters-third-edition)

Combat Commander: Pacific (2008) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/28181/combat-commander-pacific)

The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to the Philippines (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/209644/pacific-war-pearl-harbor-philippines)

Pacific Fury: Guadalcanal, 1942 (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/195353/pacific-fury-guadalcanal-1942)

Bonus Video

bbmike brings up the televesion program Baa Baa Black Sheep, aka Black Sheep Squadron. I hadn't thought of that program in ages and it brought back good memories. Here's the opening theme. Oh, and bbmike: There were 36 episodes produced.



Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Germanmenace1 on September 29, 2020, 11:27:00 AM
 As far as PTO games, with land, sea and air factors, I look back several years....

https://www.matrixgames.com/game/uncommon-valor

It is old, but it does require the player to manage combat and logistics.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on September 29, 2020, 01:35:33 PM
Uncommon Valor is kind of a light version of the mentioned War in the Pacific - Admiral's Edition. And yes, I do own both.  8)
Another one is Strategic Command WWII - Pacific Theater. It also features land, sea, and air.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on October 04, 2020, 02:05:44 AM
Um..., I don't want to steal Brants thunder about posting a link to the newest podcast and yet, because he hasn't done so himself, and I'm ready with the podcast notes, I will.

Mentioned in Dispatches, Season 5 Episode 4 – Georgetown University Wargaming Society (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-4-georgetown-university-wargaming-society/)

This is another great podcast. As always, if I mistakenly found the wrong article, organization, or game let me know so I can make corrections. I did take a few liberties: If the game is from a series, such as Combat Commander, I picked the game. Since we just finished discussing the Pacific Theater of Operations last week, I picked the Pacific version of that game. For Battle for Moscow, I link directly to Grognard's website and their section for that print and play game.

Near the end of the podcast, there was a game mentioned by Sebastian Bae called Hellenic Struggle - Peloponnesian War designed by some of his students. I could not find any available info about this game, so no link and I'm not including it in the list below. Enjoy!

Articles:

Raising a Wargamer by Caitlyn Leong (https://paxsims.wordpress.com/2020/05/21/how-to-raise-a-wargamer/)

Your Boss, Players, and Sponsor: The Three Witches of War Gaming by Stephen Downes-Martin (https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol67/iss1/5/)

Adjudication by Stephen Downes-Martin (https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol66/iss3/6/)

CNA - Wargame Pathologies (https://www.cna.org/CNA_files/PDF/D0010866.A1.pdf)

Organizatins:

Georgetown University Wargaming Society (https://www.guwargaming.org/)
Twitter:@GUWargaming (https://twitter.com/GUWargaming)

George Washington University Strategic Crisis Simulation (https://www.gwuscs.org/)

Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity (https://www.usmcu.edu/Academic-Programs/Brute-Krulak-Center-for-Innovation-and-Creativity/)

Games:

Risk: Game of Thrones (2015) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/179719/risk-game-thrones)

Battle for Moscow - print and play - Frank Chadwick (1986) (https://grognard.com/bfm/)

Friedrich (2004) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12891/friedrich)

Combat Commander: Pacific (2008) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/28181/combat-commander-pacific)

Commands & Colors: Ancients (2006) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/14105/commands-colors-ancients)

Axis & Allies 1942 Online (https://store.steampowered.com/app/898920/Axis__Allies_1942_Online/)

Panzergruppe Guderian (1976) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3041/panzergruppe-guderian)

Games by students in Sebastian Bae's class:

Reconquering Rome by Caitlyn Leong, Charles Lewis, & Nikolai Rice


Heroes Rising: Three Kingdoms - Presentation by Sawyer Judge from Virtual Dragoons Assembly, Summer 2020


Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 04, 2020, 08:31:26 AM
Thanks for that! Friday was a little crazy around here so I appreciate the assist
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on October 04, 2020, 09:25:10 AM
Thanks for that! Friday was a little crazy around here so I appreciate the assist
:bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 09, 2020, 02:26:03 PM
WORLD WAR ONE

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-5-world-war-i/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on October 11, 2020, 10:43:45 AM
WORLD WAR ONE
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-5-world-war-i/

Greetings and welcome to an ordinary list of show notes for MiD season 5 episode 5. The focus is World War One and I'm keeping the notes as focused on that as possible, with a few exceptions. For example, at one point in the podcast, Blue Water Navy is brought up very briefly. I'm not including that in the notes. In another place, a couple Cold War games are discussed in relation to how games are designed. I am including those games.

I organized this into four sections: Games, Articles, Books, and History. If there is an asterisk with the game, that means the game might not have been directly mentioned. If I link to the wrong game, book, or article, or if my sources for the history material are unsound, please let me know.

Games:

Der Weltkrieg (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/111/series-der-weltkrieg)

Wings of Glory (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/55/game-wings-glory)

Knights of the Air (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1716/knights-air) *

Bloody April, 1917: Air War Over Arras, France (2012) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/69136/bloody-april-1917-air-war-over-arras-france)

Gallipoli, 1915: Churchill's Greatest Gamble (2018) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/163319/gallipoli-1915-churchills-greatest-gamble)

1918/1919: Storm in the West (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/240902/19181919-storm-west)

Path's of Glory (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/91/paths-glory)

The Guns of August (1981) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4358/guns-august)

Gathering Storm (2015) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/151952/gathering-storm)

Cataclysm: A Second World War (2018) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/125977/cataclysm-second-world-war)

Modern Battles: Four Contemporary Conflicts (1975) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16185/modern-battles-four-contemporary-conflicts)
Wurzburg - (Hypothetical) A vital communications center, dominating the route of Soviet invasion into West Germany, which would be the site of a clash between Soviet Mechanized Rifle Divisions and the American Third Mechanized Infantry Division.

Fifth Corps: The Soviet Breakthrough at Fulda (1980) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7109/fifth-corps-soviet-breakthrough-fulda)

Brave Little Belgium (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/255516/brave-little-belgium)

Schutztruppe: Heia Safari, 1914-18 (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/267376/schutztruppe-heia-safari-1914-18)

Coronel & Falklands: Naval Battles off South America, 1914 (2009) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/51280/coronel-falklands-naval-battles-south-america-1914) *

Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775-1777 (2017) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/120265/supply-lines-american-revolution-northern-theater)

Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Southern Strategy (2018) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/248332/supply-lines-american-revolution-southern-strategy)

The First World War (2004) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/11202/first-world-war)

Making History: The Great War (https://web.archive.org/web/20150916055013/http://making-history.com/) - Link to archived version of website at the Internet Archive.

Diplomacy (1959) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/483/diplomacy)

Article:

Murphy's Law: April 30, 2003 (https://strategypage.com/htmw/htmurph/articles/20030430.aspx) - An essay meant to provoke a discussion about the last time there was a "new revolution" in warfighting.

There is an entire MiD episode about this topic. You can find it here: Mentioned in Dispatches, S2E1- Revolutions! (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-2-episode-1/)

Books:

Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies Over Arras, 1917 (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1026747993) by Peter Hart

Brant brought up Pershing and his writings. I wasn't positive if he meant the official report, or his memoirs, so I'm including both.
My experiences in the First World War (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31815255) by John J. Pershing

Final report of Gen. John J. Pershing, Commander-in-Chief American Expeditionary Forces (https://archive.org/details/finalreportofgen00unit/page/n9/mode/2up)

The First World War : an agrarian interpretation (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/908956780) by Avner Offer

RockyMountainNavy discusses a book about French battleships published by the US Naval Institute. I couldn't find the book from the description in the podcast. I am providing a search result that lists three possible books from what he described. All three look very interesting.

Search results for "french battleship" limitig to specific authors (https://www.usni.org/search?search_api_fulltext=%22french%20battleship%22&sort_by=search_api_relevance&sort_order=DESC&f%5B0%5D=bundle_type%3Abook&f%5B1%5D=usni_author%3AJohn%20Jordan%20and%20Philippe%20Caresse&f%5B2%5D=usni_author%3AJohn%20Jordan%20and%20Robert%20Dumas)

History stuff:

Where did the American forces land in Russia during the Russian Civil War? The group was correct, Arkhangelsk and Vlodivostok.

Near the end of the podcast, RockyMountainNavy tells a story from the start of World War One about a German cruiser getting supplies in San Francisco. I agree with Brant, at first it sounds a bit far fetched, until you read it happened:
(https://i.postimg.cc/zDCPQkht/leipzig-coal.png)
Source: New York Times. Aug 18, 1914, pg. 4

This is an interesting story and I had no idea this happened at the start of the war. If I can find the time, I'll start a different thread that will show more news clippings from the NYTs about the Leipzig in August of 1914.

Japan's involvement in World War One is also discussed.  The picture below is from the New York Times, 24 Aug. 1914, page 1.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 16, 2020, 10:19:41 AM
Tolstoi is going to hate us for this one, given the sheer volume of game links he'll have to pull together for it! :2funny:

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-5-the-compass-games-holiday-catalog/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on October 16, 2020, 12:08:37 PM
Tolstoi is going to hate us for this one, given the sheer volume of game links he'll have to pull together for it! :2funny:

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-5-the-compass-games-holiday-catalog/

Challenge Accepted!  :bringit:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 16, 2020, 12:27:04 PM
I didn't say you couldn't do it!  I just pointed out that there's a LOT of games we cover
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on October 16, 2020, 12:44:22 PM
I didn't say you couldn't do it!  I just pointed out that there's a LOT of games we cover

Oh I know, I just haven't had a chance to use the "bring it" emoticon yet and this seemed like a good opportunity.  :)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 16, 2020, 01:22:07 PM
I didn't say you couldn't do it!  I just pointed out that there's a LOT of games we cover

Oh I know, I just haven't had a chance to use the "bring it" emoticon yet and this seemed like a good opportunity.  :)

 :rockon:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 16, 2020, 01:34:29 PM
Compass Games are already sharing it thru their social media, too
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: ojsdad on October 18, 2020, 08:27:25 AM
I mentioned it on the Compass townhall Thursday night that we had that pod cast coming out on Friday.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 18, 2020, 09:19:46 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on October 18, 2020, 11:14:34 AM
Ha! I just tried to preview the show notes and received this error message:

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The following error or errors occurred while posting this message:
The message exceeds the maximum allowed length (20000 characters).
:2funny: :ROFL: :2funny:

I'll need to break it into two sections. I'll be back in a wee while.   :)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 18, 2020, 11:33:15 AM
Ha! I just tried to preview the show notes and received this error message:

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The following error or errors occurred while posting this message:
The message exceeds the maximum allowed length (20000 characters).
:2funny: :ROFL: :2funny:

I'll need to break it into two sections. I'll be back in a wee while.   :)

It's almost like someone warned you this was going to be kind of a crazy set of show notes 😁
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on October 18, 2020, 12:15:30 PM
Part Two MiD Compass Holiday Catalog 2020

Here is the second section, where our esteemed panelists go through the catalog. I tried to list the games in order of the discussion. I'm sure there are some that are not exactly in the right order.  If I game was listed in the first section, I did not list it here. Also, if the game isn't preceded by "Compass", it means it was a game, or something else, that was discussed during the conversation.   :)

Compass: Air & Armor: Operational Armored Warfare In Europe, Designer Signature Edition (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/air-armor-operational-armored-warfare-in-europe-designer-signature-edition.html)

Compass:Alexandros And Spartacus (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/alexandros-and-spartacus.html)

Compass: American Tank Ace: Europe, 1944-45 (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/american-tank-ace-europe-1944-45.html)

Compass: Amerika Bomber: Evil Queen Of The Skies (https://www.compassgames.com/military-simulations/amerika-bomber-evil-queen-of-the-skies.html)

Compass: An Attrition of Soulsa (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/an-attrition-of-souls.html)

Compass: Barbarians At The Gates (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/barbarians-at-the-gates.html)

Compass: Battle Hymn Vol. 2: Shiloh and Bentonville (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/battle-hymn-vol-2-shiloh-and-bentonville.html)

Compass: Bismarck: The Last Battle (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/bismarck-the-last-battle.html)

Bismarck (Second Edition) (1978) Avalon Hill (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/76436/bismarck-second-edition)

Compass: Blue Water Navy: The Pacific (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/blue-water-navy-the-pacific.html)

Compass: Brief Border Wars (2020) (https://www.compassgames.com/military-simulations/brief-border-wars.html)

D-Day Quad Deluxe (2020) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/314063/d-day-quad-deluxe)

Compass: Brotherhood & Unity (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/brotherhood-unity.html)

Compass: Brothers At War: 1862 (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/brothers-at-war-1862.html)

Compass: Combat! - Reprint (https://www.compassgames.com/combat.html)

judgedredd's AAR for Combat! A Meeting of Patrols - The Hedgerows Map (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/forum/index.php?topic=1629.0)

Ambush! (1983) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1608/ambush)

Compass: Combat! 2: From D-Day To V-E Day Campaign Expansion (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/combat-2-expansion.html)

Compass: Commands & Colors Tricorne: Jacobite Rising (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/commands-colors-tricorne-jacobite-rising.html)

Compass: Cradle Of Civilization (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/cradle-of-civilization.html)

Advanced Civilization (1991) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/177/advanced-civilization)

Civilization: A New Dawn (2017) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/233247/civilization-new-dawn)

Compass: Dawn's Early Light: The War Of 1812 (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/dawn-s-early-light-the-war-of-1812.html)

Compass: Decision At Kasserine: Rommel's Last Chance, Designer Signature Edition (https://www.compassgames.com/military-simulations/decision-at-kasserine-rommel-s-last-chance-designer-signature-edition.html)

Compass: The Conquistadors: The Spanish Conquest Of The Americas – 1518-1548 (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/the-conquistadors-the-spanish-conquest-of-the-americas-1518-1548.html)

Imperial Struggle (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/206480/imperial-struggle)

Versailles 1919 (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/253506/versailles-1919)

Compass: Commands & Colors Tricorne: The American Revolution (https://www.compassgames.com/commands-colors-tricorne-the-american-revolution.html)

Compass: Defending America: Intercepting The Amerika Bombers, 1947-48 (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/defending-america-intercepting-amerika-bombers.html)

Compass: Devil Boats: PT Boats In The Solomons (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/devil-boats-pt-boats-in-the-solomons.html)

Empire of the Sun (2005) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/11825/empire-sun)

Compass: Eastern Front Operational Battles Quad (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/eastern-front-operational-battles-quad.html)

Compass: Enemy Action: Kharkov (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/enemy-action-kharkov.html)

Compass: Enemy Action: Ardennes (https://www.compassgames.com/military-simulations/enemy-action-ardennes.html)

Compass: For Motherland! The Russian Front, 1941-44 (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/for-motherland-the-russian-front-1941-44.html)

Compass: Fulda Gap – A CSS Game (https://www.compassgames.com/military-simulations/fulda-gap-a-css-game.html)

Compass: France 1944: The Allied Crusade In Europe, Designer Signature Edition (https://www.compassgames.com/military-simulations/france-1944-the-allied-crusade-in-europe-designer-signature-edition.html)

Compass: Flanks Of Gettysburg (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/flanks-of-gettysburg.html)

Three Days of Gettysburg (Third Edition) (2004) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/13266/three-days-gettysburg-third-edition)

Compass: Granada: Last Stand Of The Moors, 1482-1492 (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/granada-last-stand-of-the-moors-1482-1492.html)

Compass: Hitler's Last Gamble: The Battle Of The Bulge, Designer Signature Edition (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/hitler-s-last-gamble-the-battle-of-the-bulge-designer-signature-edition.html)

Compass: Indian Ocean Region (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/indian-ocean-region.html)

Compass: Interceptor Ace, Volume 2: Last Days Of The Luftwaffe, 1944-1945 (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/interceptor-ace-volume-2-last-days-of-the-luftwaffe-1944-1945.html)

Compass: Imperial Tide: The Great War 1914-1918 (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/imperial-tide-the-great-war-1914-1918.html)

Compass: Kharkov Battles (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/kharkov-battles.html)

Compass: Manassas, Designer Signature Edition  (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/manassas-designer-signature-edition.html)

Compass: Maori: Warriors Of The Long White Cloud (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/maori-warriors-of-the-long-white-cloud.html)

Compass: No Motherland Without: North Korea In Crisis And Cold War (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/no-motherland-without-north-korea-in-crisis-and-cold-war.html)

Compass: Ostkrieg: WW II Eastern Front (https://www.compassgames.com/military-simulations/ostkrieg-germany-versus-russia-1941-45.html)

Compass: Operation Storm-333: Soviet Coup In Kabul, 1979 (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/operation-storm-333-soviet-coup-in-kabul-1979.html)

Compass: Operation Crusader, Designer Signature Edition (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/operation-crusader-designer-signature-edition.html)

Compass: Pacific Tide: The United States Versus Japan, 1941-45 - 2nd Printing  (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/pacific-tide-the-united-states-versus-japan-1941-45.html)

Compass: Panzerkrieg, Designer Signature Edition (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/panzerkrieg-designer-signature-edition.html)

Compass: Pontiac's Uprising, 1763-1766 (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/pontiac-s-uprising-1763-1766.html) - Note, on the Compas website the title is Pontiac's Uprising, 1763-1766. In the catalog it is Pontiac's War.

Compass: Prelude To Revolution (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/prelude-to-revolution.html)

Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61 (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/229956/fort-sumter-secession-crisis-1860-61)

Compass: Red Poppies Campaigns: Volume 3 – Assault Artillery – La Malmaison (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/red-poppies-campaigns-volume-3-assault-artillery-la-malmaison.html)

John Tiller Software: First World War (https://johntillersoftware.com/SquadBattles/FirstWorldWar.html)

Compass: Roma Victrix (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/roma-victrix.html)

Compass: The Russian Campaign, Original 1974 Edition (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/the-russian-campaign-original-1974-edition.html)

Compass: South China Sea — Reprint (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/south-china-sea-reprint.html)

Compass: Spitfire Ace: Air Defense Over Britain, 1940 (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/spitfire-ace-air-defense-over-britain-1940.html)

Compass: Stellar Horizons — Reprint  (https://www.compassgames.com/general-games/stellar-horizon.html)

Book: Revolt in 2100 by Robert Heinlein (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/605330436)

Compass: Tank Leader: Eastern Front, Designer Signature Edition (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/tank-leader-eastern-front-designer-signature-edition.html)

Compass: A Test Of Faith: The Arab-Israeli War Of 1973 – An OSS Game (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/a-test-of-faith-the-arab-israeli-war-of-1973-an-oss-game.html)

Compass: The African Campaign, Designer Signature Edition - DELUXE EDITION (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/the-african-campaign-designer-signature-edition.html)

Rommel in the Desert (1982) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/84/rommel-desert)

Compass: The Conquistadors: The Spanish Conquest Of The Americas – 1518-1548 (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/the-conquistadors-the-spanish-conquest-of-the-americas-1518-1548.html)

Compass: The Doomsday Project: Episode One, The Battle For Germany (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/the-doomsday-project-episode-one-the-battle-for-germany.html)

Compass: The Enemy Is At The Gates: Berlin – A CSS Game (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/the-enemy-is-at-the-gates-berlin-a-css-game.html)

Berlin '85: The Enemy at the Gates (1980) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4839/berlin-85-enemy-gates)

Compass: The Fall Of Tobruk: Rommel's Greatest Victory (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/the-fall-of-tobruk-rommels-greatest-victory.html)

Compass: The Korean War: June 1950 - May 1951, Designer Signature Edition (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/the-korean-war-june-1950-may-1951-designer-signature-edition.html)

Vietnam 1965-1975 (1984) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5620/vietnam-1965-1975)

Compass: The Lamps Are Going Out: World War 1, 2nd Edition (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/the-lamps-are-going-out-world-war-5.html)

Compass: The Third World War, Designer Signature Edition (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/the-third-world-war-designer-signature-edition.html)

Compass: The War: Europe 1939-1945 Reprint (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/the-war-europe-1939-1945-reprint.html)

Compass: Traders Of The Air (https://www.compassgames.com/general-games/traders-of-the-air.html)

Compass: Western Front Ace: The Great War In The Air, 1916-1918  (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/western-front-ace-the-great-war-in-the-air-1916-1918.html)

Flying Circus: Tactical Aerial Combat, 1915-1918 (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7031/flying-circus-tactical-aerial-combat-1915-1918)

Compass: WWII Commander: Battle Of The Bulge (https://www.compassgames.com/military-simulations/wwii-commander-battle-of-the-bulge.html)

Compass: Zeppelin Raider: Imperial German Naval Airships - 2nd Printing (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/zeppelin-raider-imperial-german-naval-airships.html)

Compass: World In Flames Collector's DELUXE Edition (https://www.compassgames.com/military-simulations/world-in-flames-collector-s-deluxe-edition.html)

And that's it for this set of show notes!  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on October 18, 2020, 12:15:53 PM
Whew! I think I have this sorted out now. The first section here is the general banter about the catalog and what games the panelists are keen to get, or learn more about. The second section will be a run down of the list.

For the first section I have links to both BGG and to Compass Games. I wanted to see and share what information was at both sites. This may seem redundant and it many ways it is. There is great info at the Compass site and there is more info at the BGG site. I only do this for the first section. In the second section, I only provide links to Compass. I will not do future show notes for the Compass Catalog this way. I'm not exactly sure how I would do it, but I've learned how I wouldn't do it. :biggrin:

Before you reply: Yes, I probably listed a few games more than once and I probably missed some games. Tough Cheese. OK, on with the notes:

Wait, you don't have the Compass Games catalog yet? You can download it here:  Compass Games 2020 Holiday Catalog (https://compassgamesbucket.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/downloads/Catalog+2020+Final.pdf)

The podcast panel also talked about how much they enjoyed getting something tangible from Compass Games, akin to the Sear's Wishbook. If you ware not old enough to remember such a wonder, or if you'd like a dose of nostalgia,  here are pages 588 and 589 from the 1983 Sear's Wishbook:

(https://i.postimg.cc/7h0t4rpm/sears-wishbook-1983.png)
Source: Wishbook Web – The Christmas Catalog Archive Project (http://www.wishbookweb.com/)

Brant brought up an article by RockyMountainNavy, which you can find here: Cold War, Hot Wargame – Blue Water Navy: The War at Sea (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/cold-war-hot-wargame-blue-water-navy-the-war-at-sea/)

Now, here are the games!!

BGG: Thrid World War Designers Signature Edtions (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/316410/third-world-war-designer-signature-edition)

Compass: Thrid World War Designers Signature Edtions (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/the-third-world-war-designer-signature-edition.html)

BGG: The Doomsday Project: Episode One – The Battle for Germany (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/57937/doomsday-project-episode-one-battle-germany)

Compass: The Doomsday Project: Episode One – The Battle for Germany (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/the-doomsday-project-episode-one-the-battle-for-germany.html)

BGG: NATO: The Cold War Goes Hot – Designer Signature Edition (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/309081/nato-cold-war-goes-hot-designer-signature-edition)

Compass: NATO: The Cold War Goes Hot - Designer Signature Edition (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/nato-the-next-war-in-europe-designer-signature-edition.html)

BGG: Death in the Trenches: The Great War 1914-1918 (Second Edition) (2021) (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/320061/death-trenches-great-war-1914-1918-second-edition)

Compass: Death in the Trenches: The Great War 1914-1918 (Second Edition) (2021) (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/death-in-the-trenches.html)

Don't Tread on Me, designed by Ben Madison was mentioned, as he also worked on Death in the Trenches.
Don't Tread On Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game (2014) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/164655/dont-tread-me-american-revolution-solitaire-board)

BGG: War for America: The American Revolution, 1775-1782 (2021) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/322229/war-america-american-revolution-1775-1782)

Compass: War for America: The American Revolution, 1775-1782 (2021)  (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/war-for-america-the-american-revolution-1775-1782.html)

At the 1 hour 29 minute mark, bbMike brings up the game 1776. I sure hope he meant the game by Avalon Hill and not Worthington Games.

1776: The Game of the American Revolutionary War (1974) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3312/1776-game-american-revolutionary-war)

bbMike also discussed Gilbert Collin's video posts about this American Revolutionary War game, you can find a posting here:



BGG: The War: The Pacific 1941-45 (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/270144/war-pacific-1941-45)

Compass: The War: The Pacific 1941-45 (2020) (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/the-war-the-pacific-1941-1945.html)

BGG: Carrier Battle: Philippine Sea (2021) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/294609/carrier-battle-philippine-sea)

Compass: Carrier Battle: Philippine Sea (2021) (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/carrier-battle-philippine-sea.html)

Discussion about double blind games with an umpire ensued at around the 48:30 minute mark in the podcast. I'm putting the following here, because they match up with the original game that started the discussion: Carrier Battle: Philippine Sea.

Carrier: The Southwest Pacific Campaign (1990) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1679/carrier-southwest-pacific-campaign)

Flat Top (1977) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2529/flat-top)

Midway (1964) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2250/midway)

Fletcher Pratt's Naval War Game (1943) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12569/fletcher-pratts-naval-war-game)

BGG: Napoleon's Imperium (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/305855/napoleons-imperium)

Compass: Napoleon's Imperium (2020) (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/napoleon-s-imperium.html)

Cyrano really thinks you should watch the video about Napoleon's Imperium:


BGG: Nations in Arms: Valmy to Waterloo (2012) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/109285/nations-arms-valmy-waterloo)

Compass: Nations in Arms: Valmy to Waterloo (2012) (https://www.compassgames.com/military-simulations/nations-in-arms.html)

BGG: Pitt's War: Paper Wars, Issue 92(2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/282300/pitts-war)

Compass: Pitt's War: Paper Wars, Issue 92 (https://www.compassgames.com/paperwars/issue-92-magazine-game-pittswar.html)

War and Peace: Game of the Napoleonic Wars (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/267402/war-and-peace-game-napoleonic-wars)

Napoleon's Last Battles (1976) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4230/napoleons-last-battles)

BGG: Napoleon's Eagles: Storm in the East – The Battles of Borodino and Leipzig (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/286804/napoleons-eagles-storm-east-battles-borodino-and-l)

Compass: Napoleon's Eagles: Storm in the East – The Battles of Borodino and Leipzig (https://www.compassgames.com/military-simulations/napoleon-s-eagles.html)

Compass: Napoleon's Eagles 2: The Hundred Days (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/napoleon-s-eagles-2-the-hundred-days.html)

BGG: Wagram: Napoleon's Final Triumph (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/286175/wagram-napoleons-final-triumph)

Compass: Wagram: Paper Wars, Issue 93 (https://www.compassgames.com/paperwars/issue-92-magazine-game-pittswar.html)

Eagles of the Empire: Napoleon in the Desert (2002) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8038/eagles-empire-napoleon-desert) - This is the battle of the pyramid game mentioned during the podcast

Field Commander: Napoleon (2011) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/42673/field-commander-napoleon) - I'm confident Jim meant Field Commander: Napoleon, not Napoleon's Commander.

Advanced Squad Leader (1985) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/243/advanced-squad-leader)

BGG: A Test Of Faith: The Arab-Israeli War Of 1973 – An OSS Game (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/316952/test-faith-arab-israeli-war-1973)

Compass: A Test Of Faith: The Arab-Israeli War Of 1973 – An OSS Game (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/a-test-of-faith-the-arab-israeli-war-of-1973-an-oss-game.html)

BGG: Schutztruppe: Heia Safari, 1914-18 (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/267376/schutztruppe-heia-safari-1914-18)

Compass: Schutztruppe: Heia Safari, 1914-18 (2020)  (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/schutztruppe-heia-safari-1914-18.html)

Against the Odds #38: Guns of the Askari (http://www.atomagazine.com/Details.cfm?ProdID=116)

BGG: Silent War + IJN (Second Edition) (2021) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/322198/silent-war-ijn-second-edition)

Compass: Silent War + IJN (Second Edition) (2021) (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/silent-war-and-ijn-deluxe-2nd-edition.html)

Mare Nostrum: Empires (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/174785/mare-nostrum-empires)

World At War 85: Storming the Gap (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/209877/world-war-85-storming-gap)

BGG: Brothers at War: 1862 (2021) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/322197/brothers-war-1862)

Compass: Brothers at War: 1862 (2021) (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/brothers-at-war-1862.html)

Mystery Wizzard (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/261238/mystery-wizard)

BGG: Commands & Colors Tricorne: Jacobite Rising (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/286358/commands-colors-tricorne-jacobite-rising)

Compass Games: Commands & Colors Tricorne: Jacobite Rising (2020) (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/commands-colors-tricorne-jacobite-rising.html)

BGG: Dawn of Empire: The Spanish American Naval War in the Atlantic, 1898 (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/284948/dawn-empire-spanish-american-naval-war-atlantic-18)

Compass: Dawn of Empire: The Spanish American Naval War in the Atlantic, 1898 (2020) (https://www.compassgames.com/military-simulations/dawn-of-empire.html)

BGG: Coalition: The Napoleonic Wars, 1805-1815 (2021) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/305872/coalition-napoleonic-wars-1805-1815)

Compass: Coalition: The Napoleonic Wars, 1805-1815 (2021) (https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/coalition-the-napoleonic-wars-1805-1815.html)

1985: Under an Iron Sky (2018) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/236650/1985-under-iron-sky)

Less Than 60 Miles (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/259121/less-60-miles)

That's it for the first section. Section two will follow soon. Soon = sometime today. :)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on October 18, 2020, 06:37:51 PM
Awesome, Tolstoi. Thanks for the work!  ;D  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on October 18, 2020, 07:08:20 PM
Awesome, Tolstoi. Thanks for the work!  ;D  :bigthumb:

You are very welcome! Thank you, and everyone else too, for your insight and knowledge about the Compass Holiday Catalog!  :)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Cyrano on October 18, 2020, 07:24:02 PM
I hearty salute for that one!

Made us seem much finer than we are.

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 23, 2020, 10:30:14 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-7-horse-musket-hollandspiele/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on October 23, 2020, 10:35:25 AM
Oooh, timely topic!  8)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 23, 2020, 10:48:24 AM
Oooh, timely topic!  8)

IKR?!

If only we hadn't recorded that 10 days ago!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on October 23, 2020, 12:10:35 PM
I'll make sure the connections are made.  ;)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on October 23, 2020, 12:18:50 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-7-horse-musket-hollandspiele/

After clicking on the link and arriving at the episode seven web page, there is no audio available. Just checking to see if you are still uploading it, or if there might be a problem.  Thanks!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 23, 2020, 01:53:24 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-7-horse-musket-hollandspiele/

After clicking on the link and arriving at the episode seven web page, there is no audio available. Just checking to see if you are still uploading it, or if there might be a problem.  Thanks!


hmmmmmm..... let's go see!





try it now
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on October 23, 2020, 02:32:05 PM
hmmmmmm..... let's go see!

try it now

Yup, I can see it now, thanks!  :)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on October 23, 2020, 10:08:25 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-7-horse-musket-hollandspiele/

Great episode! Wish we could have synced shows.  8)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on October 25, 2020, 11:37:42 AM
Show notes for MiD: Season 5 Episode 7, Oct 23rd, 2020

Horse & Musket is the topic for this episode, so I would be remiss if I didn't draw your attention to the AD's own bbMike and his My Own Worst Enemy (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZt2k4jPqf_b5rsHUAAP1Iw). He just started playing Horse and Musket - Dawn of a New Era (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoVweSegSxA). He uses Table Top Simulator to show you the battle of Killiecrankie July 27, 1689 (https://www.soldiersofkilliecrankie.co.uk/battleofkilliecrankie/) and you can see an example of Horse & Musket - Dawn of a New Era being played.

Here is where you can find the Horse & Musket game series: Horse & Musket series (https://hollandspiele.com/collections/horse-musket)

Last season, (Season 4, Epidose 7 - Hollandspiele (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e7-hollandspiele/)), Mr. Russell and Panzerde talk about Hollandspiele and Horse & Musket. It is well worth listening to and these two episodes complement each other very nicely.

Books

John Gill's books about 1809:

Nick Dorrell's Marlborough's other army : the British Army and the campaigns of the First Peninsula War, 1702-1712 (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1048943725)

The Games

BGG: At All Costs! The Great War in the East (2020) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/97728/all-costs-great-war-east)
Hollandspiele: At All Costs! The Great War in the East (2020) (https://hollandspiele.com/products/at-all-costs)

Spoiler: ShowHide
Mystery Wizard (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/261238/mystery-wizard)!! - If you are new to the podcast, this is a running joke that goes all the way back to the Premier Episode (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/premier-episode-of-we-need-a-name-for-this-podcast/) of MiD. Jump to the 38:28 mark and listen to Cyrano's rant. :-) Oh, and after two years, MW still hasn't been published!

Manoeuvre (2008) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17396/manoeuvre)

Rifle & Saber: Tactical Combat 1850-1900 (1973) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/10008/rifle-saber-tactical-combat-1850-1900)

Grenadier: Tactical Warfare 1680-1850 (1972) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8788/grenadier-tactical-warfare-1680-1850)

Series: PRESTAGS (SPI) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/2655/series-prestags-spi)

De Bellis Antiquitatis: Quick Play Wargame Rules with Army Lists for Ancient and Medieval Battles (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/299/de-bellis-antiquitatis-quick-play-wargame-rules-ar)

Field of Glory: Ancient and Medieval Wargaming Rules (2008) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31542/field-glory-ancient-and-medieval-wargaming-rules)

Flames of War: The World War II Miniatures Game (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/11168/flames-war-world-war-ii-miniatures-game)

Shako II: Rules for Napoleonic Wargaming (2008) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/39632/shako-ii-rules-napoleonic-wargaming)

Song of Drums and Shakos (2008) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/39663/song-drums-and-shakos)

Dragon Rampant: Fantasy Wargaming Rules (2015) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181807/dragon-rampant-fantasy-wargaming-rules)

The Pikeman's Lament: Pike and Shot Wargaming Rules (2017) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/220240/pikemans-lament-pike-and-shot-wargaming-rules)

Sharp Practice: Wargame Rules for Large Skirmishes in the Era of Black Powder, 1700 to 1865 (2008) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/36339/sharp-practice-wargame-rules-large-skirmishes-era)

BGG: District Commander Kandahar (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/320880/district-commander-kandahar)
Hollandspiele: District Commander Kandahar (2020) (https://hollandspiele.com/products/district-commander-kandahar)

BGG: Aurelian, Restorer of the World (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/320881/aurelian-restorer-world)
Hollandspiele: Aurelian, Restorer of the World (2020) (https://hollandspiele.com/products/aurelian-restorer-of-the-world)

BGG: Agricola, Master of Britain (2016) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/206805/agricola-master-britain)
Hollandspiele: Agricola, Master of Britain (2016) (https://hollandspiele.com/collections/solo/products/agricola-master-of-britain)

BGG: Charlemagne, Master of Europe (2017) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/232924/charlemagne-master-europe)
Hollandspiele: Charlemagne, Master of Europe (2017) (https://hollandspiele.com/collections/solo/products/charlemagne-master-of-europe)

BGG: The Vote: Suffrage and Suppression in America (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/312626/vote-suffrage-and-suppression-america)
Hollandspiele: The Vote: Suffrage and Suppression in America (2020) (https://hollandspiele.com/pages/coming-soon)

BGG: Dual Gauge (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/320879/dual-gauge)
Hollandspiele: Dual Gauge (2020) (https://hollandspiele.com/pages/coming-soon)

Hollandspiele: Reign of Witches (https://hollandspiele.com/pages/coming-soon)

BGG: The Toledo War (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/295254/toledo-war)
Hollandspiele: The Toledo War (2019) (https://hollandspiele.com/search?q=Toledo+War)

BGG: Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775-1777 (2017) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/120265/supply-lines-american-revolution-northern-theater)
Hollandspiele: Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775-1777 (2017) (https://hollandspiele.com/products/supply-lines-of-the-american-revolution-the-northern-theater-1775-1777)

BGG: Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Southern Strategy (2018) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/248332/supply-lines-american-revolution-southern-strategy)
Hollandspiele: Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Southern Strategy (2018) (https://hollandspiele.com/products/supply-lines-of-the-american-revolution-the-souther-strategy)

Mr. Russell discussed a new game by John Gorkowski, Empire at Sunrise, of which I could find no information. Brant you missed an opportunity to scoop the rest of the wargaming world!

The program Battleground was discussed. This was broadcast in 1978 and hosted by Edward Woodward. There were six episodes produced, of which I can find only one in pristine condition. If you search online you can find a couple others. I've shared this before and I'll share it again, Battleground: Gettysburg




Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 30, 2020, 12:57:04 PM
SCIFI Gaming

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-8-science-fiction-warfare-gaming/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Martok on October 30, 2020, 06:30:02 PM
The playback cuts off around 23:30 (while Vogel is speaking).  Clicking "play" just restarts the podcast at the beginning. 

This only seems to apply to the embedded version, however.  When I click on the link to play the podcast in a new window, I've not had any issues.  ??? 


Otherwise, though, an excellent listen so far.  I'm definitely enjoying it.  :bigthumb: 



Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on November 01, 2020, 03:05:25 PM
Here is your guide to Mentioned in Dispatches Episode Number Eight
I decided to break this up into sections:
The order in which they appear is roughly in the order they were brought up during the podcast.

Books by Henry Vogel discussed in this episode

Mr. Vogel's Amazon Page (https://www.amazon.com/Henry-Vogel/e/B00KFESWK6/)

Fortune's Fool (The Fortune Chronicles Book 1) (https://www.amazon.com/Fortunes-Fool-Fortune-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B08HSJ3LPH) - under pen name Jeff Boyd

The Fugitive Heir: Matt & Michelle Book 1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BC4PUSY/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p2_i0)

Hart for Adventure: A Sword & Planet Scout Adventure (Scout series Book 6) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CBNXCJT/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1)

The Lost Planet (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZTZQG2J/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i6)

Scout's Training: A Sword & Planet Adventure (Scout series Book 5) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085HGJV7Q/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i4)

The Counterfeit Captain (Captain Nancy Martin Book 1) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F131EQE/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i15)

The Undercover Captain (Captain Nancy Martin Book 2) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NC0CP88/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i16)

Books by Sherwood Smith & Dave Trowbridge - you can find more of their books on that page.

The Phoenix in Flight (Exordium Book 1) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051J66J4/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i35)

Books by John G. Hemry under the pen name Jack Campbell

Lost Fleet Series (https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=se%3A%22Lost+fleet%22&fq=&dblist=638&qt=sort&se=yr&sd=asc&qt=sort_yr_asc) - Find at your local library
Lost Fleet Series (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074C49BPW?ref_=dbs_p_mng_rwt_ser_shvlr&storeType=ebooks) - At Amazon

Books - In general
 
The Game of Fox and Lion (https://archive.org/details/gameoffoxlion00chas) by Robert R. Chase at Internet Archive

The Game of Fox and Lion (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14274569) - find at your local library

Fire on the Border (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/317474041) by Kevin O'Donnell, Jr.

Star Trek, The Next Generation: Technical Manual (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24749685) by Mike Okuda & Rick Sternbach - Find at your local library

Star Trek, The Next Generation: Technical Manual (https://archive.org/details/startreknextgene00ster) by Mike Okuda & Rick Sternbach - At the Internet Archive

Star Fleet Technical Manual: Training Command, Star Fleet Academy (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/857997174) by Franz Joseph

Honorverse (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorverse) by David Weber

Articles & Documents

Please be aware Foreign Policy has an aggressive subscription pop-up which might make reading these articles difficult to impossible. If that is the case, hopefully your local library has access to FP via a database, like ProQuest or EBSCOhost. If you are not sure and you'd like help, let me know, I'm happy to lend a hand.

Aircraft Carriers in Space (https://foreignpolicy.com/2012/09/28/aircraft-carriers-in-space/)

Enterprise vs. Enterprise (https://foreignpolicy.com/2012/12/24/enterprise-vs-enterprise/)

Chris Weuve discussed the Composite Warfare Doctrine. If you are curious, here is a version from Sept. 2010 for your reading pleasure:

Composite Warfare Doctrine (NWP 3-56) (https://web.archive.org/web/20151123072049/http://www.usna.edu/Training/_files/documents/References/1C%20MQS%20References/NWP_3-56_Sep_2010_CWC.pdf) - from the Internet Archive

Films. T.V., and Videos

Mr. Weuve talked about life on board a ship. One daily routine he mentioned is "Sweepers"


Equilibrium (2002) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238380/)

Andromeda (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213327/)

Mr. Weuve is part of a video series called "Starfleet Tactical: Space Combat in Sci Fi". Here is the premier episode of that series:


Axanar  (https://www.youtube.com/user/startrekaxanar/) still exists. Find out more on their YouTube Channel.

Games

James Bond 007 (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/43985/james-bond-007)

Earth & Beyond (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_%26_Beyond)

Star Cruiser (1987) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8848/star-cruiser)

Attack Sub (1991) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1413/attack-sub)

Serenity Role Playing Game (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/285/serenity-role-playing-game)

BattleTech (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/5918/game-battletech) - leads the series

M-Space (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/210934/m-space)

D100 Dungeon (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/55990/d100-dungeon)

Star Trek (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/352/star-trek)

Star Fleet Marines: Module I – Assault (2012) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/124404/star-fleet-marines-module-i-assault)

Learn more about Star Fleet Marines at bbMike's My Own Worst Enemy. Nice, unboxing, or should I type, "unwrapping" here:

Ubiquity Roleplaying System (https://rpggeek.com/rpgsystem/742/ubiquity-roleplaying-system)

Star Wars (WEG) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/322/star-wars-weg) - leads to the faimly of Star Wars D6 system games

Talon (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/145976/talon)

Star Fleet Battles (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/21/game-star-fleet-battles) - leads to family of Star Fleet Battles game system.

Stellar Conquest (1975) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1708/stellar-conquest)

The Cypher System (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/27818/cypher-system)

Sovereign Stone (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/1717/sovereign-stone)

Star Frontiers (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/224/star-frontiers)

Justifiers RPG (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/1185/justifiers-rpg)

Falling Stars (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/39481/falling-stars)

Eclipse (2011) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/72125/eclipse)

Space Empires: 4X (2011) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/84419/space-empires-4x)

Full Thrust (1992) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3893/full-thrust)

Star Trek: Starship Tactical Combat Simulator (1983) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3040/star-trek-starship-tactical-combat-simulator)

Triplanetary (1973) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3637/triplanetary)

Star Trek: Ascendancy (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/193949/star-trek-ascendancy)

End of File as the cool kids would say.  :nerd: I hope you found this useful. :)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 01, 2020, 03:14:33 PM
 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Martok on November 01, 2020, 08:13:46 PM
Great work as usual, Tolstoi

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on November 02, 2020, 07:38:52 AM
Yeah, that's impressive work again. I nominate Tolstoi for ACD Senior Librarian!  :D
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on November 02, 2020, 08:07:24 PM
Yeah, that's impressive work again. I nominate Tolstoi for ACD Senior Librarian!  :D

Thank you for your kind words. Being an ACD librarian would be brilliant. Sign me up!   :)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: tuna on November 05, 2020, 12:49:25 PM
Yeah, that's impressive work again. I nominate Tolstoi for ACD Senior Librarian!  :D

Thank you for your kind words. Being an ACD librarian would be brilliant. Sign me up!   :)

At least update his 'title'!!!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 06, 2020, 11:50:38 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-9-is-wargaming-dead-or-only-mostly-dead/

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on November 10, 2020, 12:32:13 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 5 Episode 9

Is Wargaming Dying?!??!? Your DOOMED! Listen in to find out why!!!
Comments made by the members of this week's podcast - (insert dramatic music here)

Welcome to this week's listener's guide to the podcast. The lads had a great discussion. After a wee while they started getting down to brass tacks and Mr. Dunnigan's definition was mentioned. They didn't describe it in full, so I'm including it here for your consideration.

Definition

Definition of a wargame by James F. Dunnigan from page 13 of The Complete Wargames Handbook How to Play, Design, and Find Them (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1020434483)
Quote

A wargame (manual or computer) usually combines a map, playing pieces representing historical personages or military units, and a set of rules telling you what you can or cannot do with them. The object of any wargame (historical or otherwise) is to enable the player to re-create a specific event and, more importantly, to be able to explore what might have been if the player decides to do things differently. To be a wargame, in our sense of the word, the game must be realistic.

Books

The Expanse series was brought up during the discussion. This link leads WorldCat's list using Expanse as a series limiter. I arranged them in order of oldest to newest. PLEASE NOTE, the first 4 entries don't have anything to do with the Expanse books or television program, so you can ignore them. I'm not sure what is in the cataloging records for those first four results to make them appear in the Expanse Series and I have zero power to fix it.

Expanse Series  (https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=se%3A%22Expanse%22&fq=&se=yr&sd=asc&dblist=638&start=1&qt=page_number_link)

Podcasts
 
Listen to BonziCat, Brant and Bison discuss, "What is a wargame." You should really go listen to it. BanziCat provides a very funny Wham! reference with in the first 2 minutes of the first episode.

The GrogCast, Episode 18, Part 1 of 2 - "What is a wargame?" (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcastepisode/161396/grogcast-episode-18-part-1-2)

The GrogCast, Episode 18, Part 2 of 2 - - "What is a wargame?"  (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcastepisode/161395/grogcast-episode-18-part-2-2)

Games

These games are roughly listed in the order they appeared in the podcast. I thought about grouping them into "wargame" and "not wargame" categories and then decided against it. Having the list in the order they appear makes more sense for people as they listen.

Up Front (1983) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/586/front)

Carcassonne (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/822/carcassonne) (2000)

Ticket to Ride (2004) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9209/ticket-ride)

Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (First Edition) (1977)  (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/45783/dungeons-dragons-basic-set-first-edition)

Et sans résultat! Tabletop Rules for Recreating the Napoleonic Wars (2015) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/267165/et-sans-resultat-tabletop-rules-recreating-napoleo) from the wonderful folks at The Wargaming Company (https://thewargamingcompany.com/)

Squad Leader (1977) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1035/squad-leader)

Empire (Third Edition) (1981) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8700/empire-third-edition)

This specific set of rules wasn't mentioned, but Kriegsspeil in general was.
The von Reisswitz Kriegsspiel: The Prussian Army Wargame (1824) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16957/von-reisswitz-kriegsspiel-prussian-army-wargame)

Game: Sergeants Miniatures Game (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/21741/game-sergeants-miniatures-game)

Quartermaster General (2014) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/159473/quartermaster-general)

Heroes of Normandie (2014) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/53093/heroes-normandie)

Memoir '44 (2004) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/10630/memoir-44)

Team Yankee (2015) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/190700/team-yankee)

Mage Knight Board Game (2011) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/96848/mage-knight-board-game)

The Red Dragon Inn (2007) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/24310/red-dragon-inn)

7 Wonders (2010) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68448/7-wonders)

Game: Flames of War (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/5772/game-flames-war)

Bolt Action (2012) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/127493/bolt-action)

Setting: Warhammer 40,000 Wargames (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/4341/setting-warhammer-40000-wargames)

Kingdomino (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/204583/kingdomino)

Axis & Allies (1981) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/98/axis-allies)
 
Game: Commands & Colors (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/50/game-commands-colors)

Twilight Struggle (2005) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12333/twilight-struggle)

Series: Combat Commander (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/2303/series-combat-commander)

Game: Advanced Squad Leader Starter Kit (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/4050/game-advanced-squad-leader-starter-kit)

Dice City (2015) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/179572/dice-city) - The name used was "Roll for the city" and I could find no such game. I hope this is correct.

Brave Little Belgium (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/255516/brave-little-belgium)

Risk (1959) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181/risk)

Lasalle (2009) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/63951/lasalle)

Lasalle 2nd Edition (https://sammustafa.com/lasalle/)

Blücher (2015) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/174556/blucher)

Rommel (2017) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/234259/rommel)

Grand Armee: Great Battles of the Napoleonic Wars Miniature Wargame Rules System (2002) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18205/grand-armee-great-battles-napoleonic-wars-miniatur)

Aurelian (2015) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/175743/aurelian)

Battledroids (1984) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameversion/63294/fasa-english-first-edition)

Game: BattleTech (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/5918/game-battletech)

BattleLore (2006) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/25417/battlelore)

BattleLore (Second Edition) (2013) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/146439/battlelore-second-edition)

Blood & Plunder (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/193725/blood-plunder)

Blood and Valor: 28mm Historical Miniatures Game Set During World War One (2020) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/304526/blood-and-valor-28mm-historical-miniatures-game-se)

Oak & Iron: Core Box (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/262534/oak-iron-core-box)

Sharp Practice: Wargame Rules for Large Skirmishes in the Era of Black Powder, 1700 to 1865 (2008)  (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/36339/sharp-practice-wargame-rules-large-skirmishes-era)

Lion Rampant: Medieval Wargaming Rules (2014) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/134524/lion-rampant-medieval-wargaming-rules)

Saturday Night Fights

Cyrano, over at Saturday Night Fights, hosted two game sessions using the Lion Rampant rules set. See part one here:
The Burning of Velkershowe for "Lion Rampant"


And make sure to watch part 2 to see the exciting conclusion of the battle:
The Burning of Velkershowe (II) for "Lion Rampant"
 


That's it for this week. Now someone go start a discussion thread about our grand hobby. Do you think it is dying? Yes? No? and Why?












Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Amabel on November 14, 2020, 11:16:49 AM
Is this where one might comment on a recent episode? Because I'm 3/4 of the way through the Charlies episode and I have some thoughts. :-)

The first thought is that I think the longer format lets the thing breathe a lot more. (The only reason why I didn't finish the episode yet is that it was past my bedtime.)

The second thought is that I should be taking umbrage at "Hollandspiele hipsters" but, you know, we're very much that band that no one has heard of burning CDs in our garage, so I guess that's fair.

We had two nominations this year - Brave Little Belgium and Escape From Hades. I'm happy for the design teams in both cases, of course, and was rooting for them, but I also knew they weren't gonna win. To be clear, this isn't sour grapes or anything - we are after all that band no one's heard of burning CDs in their garage, we ain't gonna win a grammy. The Hades nom made sense to me in that it's not like there are a whole bunch of sci-fi/fantasy board wargames out there, just as it made sense that there was no way Dune wasn't going to win it, despite the fact that Dune came out before I was born.

BLB -- it's a charming little game, and I think it achieves everything it sets out to do. Those aims are rather modest though. Again, this is by design; it's meant to be a streamlined scrappy little intro wargame made with love and craftmanship, not anything definitive or innovative or galvanic. If there was a category for Intro Wargame or Gateway Wargame, I could see it filling that sort of niche really well. But it getting a nom in the category it did is a little like living in some alternate universe where Gregory's Girl got nominated for Best Picture. Don't get me wrong, I adore Gregory's Girl, it's a very sweet and winning little picture, and maybe I'd prefer it to watching Chariots of Fire (which won) or Raiders of the Last Ark (I know, I know, heresy), but it's not Best Picture material. This isn't a qualitative judgement (as in, "this thing isn't as good as the others") or rather, it's an acknowledgement that the things have different qualities - it's apples and oranges.

So, while I was very happy to see the nom for BLB, and very happy for the designers, I also thought it was a little weird, and frankly might have a little more to do with Ryan "getting out the vote" so to speak during the nomination stage - he's very good at that kind of thing. And, just like the BGG Golden Geek Awards, it is 100% a popularity contest, and I'm not sure how useful that is as a metric. (I also don't know if that's how it was ran previously, or if there was some kind of board making these decisions way back when.)

Prevailing wisdom is that awards can help drive sales - nominees get a sales bump, and the winners get a bigger sales bump. I can say however that BLB and Escape From Hades didn't get any appreciable increase in traffic as a result of these nominations. Neither have our games that have been nominated for BGG Golden Geeks. Now, when An Infamous Traffic was nominated for Heavy Cardboard's Golden Elephant award in 2017, that did move the needle quite a bit - gave the game a huge jolt in the arm, and increased the audience for all of our wares more generally. But that wasn't a popular vote - the nominees and the award itself were decided by two or three people, and i think it gave the whole thing the imprimatur of discernment and taste.

Whether the lack of needle-moving for our Charlie noms is because of its popular vote nature, or whether it's because this iteration of the Charlies doesn't have quite the luster it had before - and certainly the U-Boot sweep doesn't increase that luster - I can't say.

I think, as the panelists alluded to, that the categories were over-broad. In fact, I know people were telling them when the awards were announced, "these categories are too broad, split them up!" and they just kinda dug in and said "this is how it's always been done, we're not going to change it" which I think is about as dumb as it sounds. Again, to be very clear, I'm not saying this because I think it would increase the chances of us getting noms or getting wins, because there's no way in heck we're ever gonna win something. We toil in obscurity on purpose and by choice, and part of that obscurity is not getting mainstream awards or acclaim. If I'm making weird experimental little films, they're not getting Oscar nods. But for folks and companies who do care about these sorts of things, these categories are ridiculous and a disservice.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 14, 2020, 12:04:02 PM
Hey Tom! Nice to see you pop in and I appreciate your detailed thoughts on the episode :)


This is typically where we discuss the podcast, and there's no problem with dropping comments in here.

We did also open up a Charlie's specific thread to discuss the awards as a whole and not just our podcast about them

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/forum/index.php?topic=2694.0
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 20, 2020, 09:47:55 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-11-rpgs-no-the-other-kind/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Martok on November 20, 2020, 07:08:59 PM
Ooh, this is gonna be good! 

Also:  I may have to call him Canis Metallicus henceforth.  :D 

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Metaldog on November 25, 2020, 08:10:28 PM
And I will answer to that.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 27, 2020, 06:58:42 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-12-space-4x-iness/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on November 27, 2020, 11:05:20 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 5 Episode 10
The Charles S Roberts “Awards”

Greetings! I hope everyone is having a restful Thanksgiving holiday. Here is the listener's guide for episode 10. I list the games, or other items of interest, in the order they are mentioned, or discussed. I'm sure I missed a few along the way, so if you notice something missing, let me know. If a game is talked about or listed in the awards more than once, I do not link it multiple times. I only put  the word "Repeat" after it. Games that won in their category either have an asterisk, or are in bold font.

I stop at the end of the Best Game Review or Analysis award. If you want to see the three other categories, you can look 'em up.  :)

I've fallen behind in getting the listener's guide posted. I'm going to do my best to get caught up; however, I these may be late until the season ends. Fingers crossed that isn't the case.  :fingerscrossed:

Banter before discussing the awards

Case Blue (2007) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/29285/case-blue)

Carcassonne (2000) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/822/carcassonne)

7 Wonders (2010) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68448/7-wonders)

Ticket to Ride (2004) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9209/ticket-ride)

The Campaign for North Africa: The Desert War 1940-43 (1979) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4815/campaign-north-africa-desert-war-1940-43)

While talking about CNA, someone brought up the fact that this game appeared in the Big Bang Theory. Here's a screen capture of the game, probably older than many of the actors on that program.

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZK4F9bhQ/BBT-CNA.jpg)
Bing Bang Theory episode S11 E16
Source: The Boardgaming Way (https://theboardgamingway.com/campaign-north-africa-big-bang-theory/)

Now, without further ado, the awards discussion!!

Best Ancients to Pre-Napoleonic Era Board Wargame

Imperium Romanum (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/263301/imperium-romanum)

Commands & Colors: Medieval (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/209003/commands-colors-medieval)

Freeman's Farm 1777 (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/271837/freemans-farm-1777)

*Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242 (2019)* (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/249590/nevsky-teutons-and-rus-collision-1240-1242)

Peloponnesian War (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/279644/peloponnesian-war)

Best Napoleonic Era Board Wargame

La Bataille de Bautzen 1813 (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/286200/la-bataille-de-bautzen-1813)

Moravian Sun (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/277586/moravian-sun)

Napoleon Retreats: Campaign in France, Part II (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/273769/napoleon-retreats-campaign-france-part-ii)

*Quatre Bras 1815: Last Eagles (2019)* (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/254239/quatre-bras-1815-last-eagles)

Waterloo Campaign 1815 (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/295402/waterloo-campaign-1815)

Other game mentioned:

Waterloo 1815: Fallen Eagles (2015) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/163172/waterloo-1815-fallen-eagles) - this integrates with Quatre Bras 1815.

Best Post-Napoleonic to Pre-World War 2 Era Board Wargame

Brave Little Belgium (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/255516/brave-little-belgium)

Crusade and Revolution: The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 (2013) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31790/crusade-and-revolution-spanish-civil-war-1936-1939)

Custoza, Fields of Doom (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/271550/custoza-fields-doom)

*Death Valley: Battles for the Shenandoah (2019)* (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/240905/death-valley-battles-shenandoah)

Triumph of Chaos V2: The Russian Civil War 1918-1921 (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/190462/triumph-chaos-v2-deluxe-edition)

Other games mentioned:

Dawn's Early Light: The War of 1812 (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/296644/dawns-early-light-war-1812)

The Shores of Tripoli (2020 (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/237860/shores-tripoli))

Armchair Dragoons Reviews The Shores of Tripoli by Fort Circle Games (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/armchair-dragoons-reviews-the-shores-of-tripoli-by-fort-circle-games/)

Empire of the Sun (2005) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/11825/empire-sun)

Best World War 2 Era Board Wargame

Brazen Chariots: Battles for Tobruk, 1941 (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/249750/brazen-chariots-battles-tobruk-1941)

The Last Hundred Yards (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/202721/last-hundred-yards)

Stalingrad ’42: Southern Russia, June-December, 1942 (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/255393/stalingrad-42-southern-russia-june-december-1942)

*UBOOT: The Board Game (2019)* (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/219100/uboot-board-game)

Wings of the Motherland (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/85147/wings-motherland)

Other games or websites mentioned:

Screaming Eagles (1987) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/825/screaming-eagles)

TTS mod for Screaming Eagles by Hasboro (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2178031238&searchtext=screaming+Eagles)

GrogHeads Readers' Choice Awards at GrogHeads
Best Post-WW2, Cold War, & Hypothetical Era Board Wargame

Blue Water Navy: The War at Sea (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/220508/blue-water-navy-war-sea)

Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975 (Third Edition) (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/254588/hearts-and-minds-vietnam-1965-1975-third-edition)

Less Than 60 Miles (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/259121/less-60-miles)

Red Storm: The Air War Over Central Germany, 1987 (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/213497/red-storm-air-war-over-central-germany-1987)

*World At War 85: Storming the Gap (2019)* (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/209877/world-war-85-storming-gap)

Other games mentioned:

Dust 1947 (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/203800/dust-1947)

Against the Odds Magazine - Cactus Throne: The Mexican War of 1862-1867 (2005) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18908/cactus-throne-mexican-war-1862-1867)

Scythe (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/169786/scythe)

Fire in the Lake (2014) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/144189/fire-lake)

Vietnam 1965-1975 (1984) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5620/vietnam-1965-1975)

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Wargame

*Dune (2019)* (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/283355/dune)

Escape From Hades (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/290378/escape-hades)

Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/250467/red-alert-space-fleet-warfare)

Space Infantry: Resurgence (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/215155/space-infantry-resurgence)

Time of Legends: Joan of Arc (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/230791/time-legends-joan-arc)

Best Pre-20th Century Era Computer Wargame

*Blocks! Julius Caesar* (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/284370/blocks-julius-caesar)

Blocks: Richard III (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/284369/blocks-richard-iii)

Fields of Glory: Empires (https://www.slitherine.com/game/field-of-glory-empires)

Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1041940/Fort_Sumter_The_Secession_Crisis/)

Best Modern Era Computer Wargame

*Command: Modern Operations* (https://www.matrixgames.com/game/command-modern-operations)

Unity of Command 2 (https://store.steampowered.com/app/809230/Unity_of_Command_II/)

WarPlan (https://www.matrixgames.com/game/warplan)

World of Tanks (https://worldoftanks.com/)

Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Computer Wargame

Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2 (https://store.steampowered.com/app/573100/Battlefleet_Gothic_Armada_2/)

Fantasy General 2 (https://www.matrixgames.com/game/fantasy-general-ii-invasion)

*Stellaris* (https://www.stellaris.com/en)

Best Computer Wargame Expansion or Update

*Through the Ages – New Leaders and Wonders* (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1100960/Through_the_Ages__New_Leaders__Wonders/)

Best Computer Wargame Graphics

Steel Division 2 (https://store.steampowered.com/app/919640/Steel_Division_2/)

U-Boot: The Board Game - Repeat
 
Unity of Command 2 - Repeat

World of Tanks - Repeat

Best Amateur / Print & Play  Board Wargame

Battles for the Pacific (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/284750/battles-pacific)

B-25 Prince of the Skies (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/295460/b-25-prince-skies)

*Federation Stellar Force (2019)* (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/272853/federation-stellar-force)

S-Boats: Scourge of the English Channel (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/289796/s-boats-scourge-english-channel)

Storm Over Dublin (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/269975/storm-over-dublin)

Best Solitaire/Cooperative Board Wargame

Fields of Fire 2 (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/139433/fields-fire-2)

Jeff Davis: The Confederacy at War (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/291952/jeff-davis-confederacy-war)

Peloponnesian War - Repeat

U-Boot: The Board Game - Repeat

Zeppelin Raider: Imperial German Naval Airships (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/256939/zeppelin-raider-imperial-german-naval-airships)

Other games mentioned:

Pavlov's House (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/219101/pavlovs-house)

D-Day at Omaha Beach (2009) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/29603/d-day-omaha-beach)

Race for Berlin: The Final Struggle (2010) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/60228/race-berlin-final-struggle)

Best Magazine Board Wargame

*Campaigns of 1777 (2019) (Strategy & Tactics)* (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/247950/campaigns-1777)

Die Atombombe: The Reich's Bid to Build the Bomb (2019)(Against the Odds) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/250706/die-atombombe-reichs-bid-build-bomb)

Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: War in Asia and the Pacific (2017) (Operations) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/238026/greater-east-asia-co-prosperity-sphere-war-asia-an)

Pitt's War (2019) (Paper Wars) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/282300/pitts-war)

Waterloo Campaign 1815 (2019) (C3I)  (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/295402/waterloo-campaign-1815)

Best Postcard/Small format Board Wargame

A Hard Pounding Fight: The Battle for La Haye Sainte (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/311502/hard-pounding-fight-battle-la-haye-sainte)

Series: Five for Fighting (Against the Odds) (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/60345/series-five-fighting-against-odds/linkeditems/boardgamefamily)

*Imua!: The Unification of Hawaii, 1795 (2019)* (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/296036/imua-unification-hawaii-1795)

JU87 Stuka Jericho Trumpets (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/284343/ju87-stuka-jericho-trumpets)

S.W.A.T.: Hostage Rescue (2019)  (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/284856/swt-hostage-rescue)

Best Expansion or Supplement for an Existing Board Wargame

Great War Commander: British Expeditionary Force (2020) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/284891/great-war-commander-british-expeditionary-force)

Next War: Supplement #2 – Insurgency (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/257385/next-war-supplement-2-insurgency)

Red Factories: An Advanced Squad Leader Historical Module – Stalingrad 1942 (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/209456/red-factories-advanced-squad-leader-historical-mod)

*Time of Crisis: The Age of Iron and Rust (2019)* (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/249589/time-crisis-age-iron-and-rust)

Wing Leader: Eagles 1943-45 (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/246084/wing-leader-eagles-1943-45)

Best Board Wargame Playing Components

Crossing the Line: Aachen 1944 (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/267661/crossing-line-aachen-1944)

Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242 - Repeat

U-Boot: The Board Game - Repeat

Wings of the Motherland - Repeat

World at War 85: Storming the Gap - Repeat

Best Board Wargame Map Graphics

Death Valley: Battles for the Shenadoah - Repeat

Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242 - Repeat

Stalingrad ‘42 - Repeat

The Last Hundred Yards - Repeat

U-Boot: The Board Game - Repeat

Best Board Wargame Rules

Peloponnesian War - Repeat

Stalingrad ‘42 - Repeat

U-Boot: The Board Game - Repeat

Undaunted: Normandy (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/268864/undaunted-normandy)

Wings over the Motherland - Repeat

Best Computer Assist Module

U-Boot: The Board Game - Repeat

Best Original Box Cover Art

Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242 - Repeat

Peloponnesian War - Repeat

Stalingrad ‘42 - Repeat

U-Boot: The Board Game - Repeat

Wings of the Motherland - Repeat

Best Professional Wargame Magazine

Against the Odds (http://www.atomagazine.com/)

Battles (https://www.battlesmagazine.com/eshop/index.php)

*C3I* (https://www.c3iopscenter.com/)

Modern War (http://modernwarmagazine.com/mwm/)

Strategy & Tactics  (http://strategyandtacticsmagazine.com/site/)

Best Amateur Magazine

Banzai!! (http://www.texas-asl.com/)

Dispatches from the Bunker (https://yankeegamers.org/dispatches.php)

Line of Departure (http://jimwerbaneth.com/lod/index.html)

*War Diary* (http://wardiarymagazine.com/index.html)

Best Historical or Scenario Article

1777 Year of Decision Trevor Bender (https://shop.strategyandtacticspress.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ST316M)

Evolution of Historical Small Unit Tactic Board Wargames Robert Caroll (https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/264826/evolution-historical-small-unit-tactical-board-war)

OCS 101 Vitebsk Introductory Scenario Chip Saltsman (http://www.ocsdepot.com/images/contentfile/Vitebsk_Introductory_Scenario_Ops_Mag_layout_2.pdf)

Best Game Review or Analysis

Armchair General (http://armchairgeneral.com/)

Harsh Rules- Breaking Down Boardgames (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOIpdVMlUI_Cv2BGFFOey9A/)

*The Player’s Aid* (https://theplayersaid.com/)

Wojennik TV (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt3kEPzBHa2qFPbkQMX2iFw)

Whew! That's it for this time. As always, if I made a mistake, let me know so I can correct it.  :)






Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 27, 2020, 11:28:39 AM
that's..... GLORIOUS!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Martok on November 27, 2020, 04:59:11 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-12-space-4x-iness/

Have I mentioned how much I hate hearing myself talk, by the way?  Bleh!  :buck2: 


Seriously, though, that was a lot of fun.  I suspect we could have easily (and cheerfully) gone on discussing 4x games for a lot longer than we did.  It was probably just as well that Brant needed to get to dinner, and that we therefore had to wrap things up when we did.  ;D 


Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 04, 2020, 07:21:50 AM
Second to last episode this season

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-13-what-is-a-wargame/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Bison on December 05, 2020, 05:41:01 PM
Ah well, there is always next season. Good stuff again gents.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 05, 2020, 07:07:01 PM
Ah well, there is always next season. Good stuff again gents.


Ping me some January dates when you can join the show and we'll make sure we get you in there :)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Bison on December 05, 2020, 08:23:26 PM
Will do once I am allowed to return to my office and check my calendar.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 11, 2020, 02:27:24 PM
The Kriegsspielers

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-14-so-a-kriegsspiel-happened/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on December 11, 2020, 08:24:16 PM
Still working on catching up on these but want to just chime in and say I've been enjoying them!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Hatricvs on December 12, 2020, 05:11:46 AM
Damn fine stuff as ever. Always a pleasure to listen to and always very much anticipated too! Can't wait for next season.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 12, 2020, 09:25:10 AM
Damn fine stuff as ever. Always a pleasure to listen to and always very much anticipated too! Can't wait for next season.

Thanks. It's nice when you guys enjoy what we're able to pull together
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: tuna on December 16, 2020, 11:27:20 AM
There's a podcast?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on December 16, 2020, 11:29:51 AM
You can find it on the 'Front Page'.  :whistle:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Cyrano on December 16, 2020, 12:42:14 PM
There's a front page?

*I figured that's what I was supposed to say.  It's like "shave and a haircut" to a toon.*
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on December 16, 2020, 01:24:55 PM
Or.....

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on December 18, 2020, 10:22:08 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 5 Episode 11
RPGs! No, the other kind!

Still behind my time with these. I'll get caught up! For me, this was not an easy listener's guide to create. There are so many different versions and editions for the same role playing game, I wasn't always sure what to include. I also wasn't always sure I had the right game. If I made a mistake, let me know.  :)

For this guide, I will link to the family of games from a title when possible and at other times I'll link directly to a specific edition. I know I missed a few games this time round. Please add what you want to the thread, or tell me and I'll add it to my post. This time I'm going to list the games and items as they were discussed. With that, here we go!

Dungeons & Dragons (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/192/dungeons-dragons)

Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (First Edition) (1977) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/45783/dungeons-dragons-basic-set-first-edition)

Gamma World (1st Edition) (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/261/gamma-world-1st-edition)

Star Trek: The Role Playing Game (FASA) (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/353/star-trek-role-playing-game-fasa#information)

Star Trek - the family of Star Trek games (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/352/star-trek)

Traveller (https://www.rpggeek.com/rpgseries/2361/traveller-books)
The Spinward Marches (1979) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/48772/spinward-marches)

Barlowe's guide to extraterrestrials 2nd ed. (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1039412293) by Wayne Barlowe, Ian Summers, Beth Meacham.

Star Fleet Battles (1979)  (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1589/star-fleet-battles)

The Keep on the Borderlands (1980) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/44087/keep-borderlands)

Brandt brought up an article written by Gary Gygax about how much of an influence Mr. Tolkien was, or was not, on D&D. I wasn't able to find a link to the article on the open web; however, if you are really keen on reading it, and if you looked hard enough, I know you can find it. Here is what you need to know to discover it:
Appendix N from the Dungeon Masters Guide is available on the open web and just to make sure it doesn't "wink away" like many webpages are prone to due, this copy is archived at the Internet Archive:
Jim Ward provides first had accounts of his experiences here: Jim Ward @ Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG News (https://www.enworld.org/ewr-porta/authors/jamesward.6990003/)

Star Frontiers (1980) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/43580/star-frontiers)

BattleTech (1985) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1540/battletech)

Steading of the Hill Giant Chief (1978) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/44254/steading-hill-giant-chief)

Forgotten Realms (https://rpggeek.com/rpgseries/2207/forgotten-realms)

MechWarrior (1st Edition) (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/606/mechwarrior-1st-edition)

Gray Death Legion (1986)
RPG point of view (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/60115/gray-death-legion)
Boardgame point of view (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/59444/battletech-gray-death-legion)
 
The Fox's Teeth: Exploits of McKinnon's Raiders (1986) (Mentioned as Wolf's Teeth during the discussion)
RPG point of view (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/60116/foxs-teeth-exploits-mckinnons-raiders)
Boardgame point of view (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/89224/foxs-teeth-exploits-mckinnons-raiders)

Tales of the Black Widow Company (1985)
RPG point of view (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/59935/tales-black-widow-company)
Boardgame point of view (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/89225/tales-black-widow-company)

Mercenary's Handbook (1987)
RPG point of view (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/48250/mercenarys-handbook)
Boardgame point of view (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/146613/battletech-mercenarys-handbook)

Designers & Dragons (https://www.evilhat.com/home/designers-dragons/) by Shannon Applecline published by Evil Hat Productions

Twilight: 2000 (1st Edition) (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/1387/twilight-2000-1st-edition)

Divine Right (1979) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/23/divine-right)

DragonQuest (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/858/dragonquest)

Universe: The Role-Playing Game of the Future (1st & 2nd Editions) (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/810/universe-role-playing-game-future-1st-2nd-editions)

Dragons of Glory (1986) - This is the module that can be played as a wargame too.
Boardgame point of view (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/709/dragons-glory)
RPG point of view  (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/48299/dragons-glory)

RuneQuest - the whole big family (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/970/runequest)

RuneQuest (1st & 2nd Editions) (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/277/runequest-1st-2nd-editions)

Red Arrow, Black Shield (1985) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/45259/red-arrow-black-shield)

Forbidden Lands (2018) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/267223/forbidden-lands)

Gloomhaven (2017) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/174430/gloomhavenammm)

Magic World (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/2087/magic-world)

D100 Dungeon (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/55990/d100-dungeon)

Ironsworn (https://www.ironswornrpg.com/)

If you are looking for some entertaining interactive fiction, look no further than Fighting Fantasy!
Mythic Game Master Emulator (2006) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/47395/mythic-game-master-emulator)

Me, Myself and Die! w/ voice actor Trevor Devall (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtiBzkVoYrugJkrpW7_75Ag)
 
Mythic (2006) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/47392/mythic)

Savage worlds (https://rpggeek.com/rpgsystem/517/savage-worlds)

Geek Gamers (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLnDxuZE6qWwWxZCN9y8JQA)

13th Age (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/17925/13th-age)

Shadowrun (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/311/shadowrun)

Shadowrun (1st Edition) (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/917/shadowrun-1st-edition)

The World of Darkness (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/408/world-darkness)

Mystara: BECMI Basic, Expert, Companion, Master, Immortal (Dungeons & Dragons) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgsetting/809/mystara)

Wrath of the Immortals (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/284479/Wrath-of-the-Immortals?term=wrath+of+imm) 

The Isle of Dread (1980) X1 Module for BECMI (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/44092/isle-dread)

D&D Rules Cyclopedia (Basic) (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/17171/DD-Rules-Cyclopedia-Basic)

Brant's article about Mystara: Revisiting Mystara and the BECMI D&D Game (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/revisiting-mystara-and-the-becmi-dd-game/)

Magic: The Gathering (1993) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/463/magic-gathering)

Magic: The Gathering – Theros (2013) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/282161/magic-gathering-theros)

Dark City Games (http://darkcitygames.com/)

Pocket Lands: Kingdom (https://www.drivethrucards.com/product/306918/Pocket-Lands-Kingdom?src=armchairdragoons) - this was mentioned as Kingdom Cards, I'm confident this is what they meant.

Chase Cards (2011) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/96993/chase-cards)

Action & Adventure Decks (2010) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/97975/action-adventure-decks) - Savage Worlds

The Diminishing Knight Dice (https://www.blackoakworkshop.com/product-page/diminishing-knight) by Craig Dipsey of Black Oak Workshop

Mage Knight (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/96848/mage-knight-board-game)

d20 System (https://rpggeek.com/rpgsystem/467/d20-system)

Spycraft (2002) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/45629/spycraft)

Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/10737/dungeon-crawl-classics-role-playing-game)

Middle-earth Role Playing (1st & 2nd Editions) (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/284/middle-earth-role-playing-1st-2nd-editions)

Mirkwood: The Wilds of Rhovanion (1988) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/48122/mirkwood-wilds-rhovanion)

Stormbringer (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/324/stormbringer)

Castles & Crusades (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/509/castles-crusades)

The New Easy-to-Master Dungeons & Dragons Game (1991) Described as D&D Black Box - successor of the BECMI boxes. (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/46866/new-easy-master-dungeons-dragons-game)
Boot Hill (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/760/boot-hill)

Aces & Eights (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/53394/aces-eights)

Red Dead Redemption (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dead_Redemption)

Deadlands (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/438/deadlands)

I think that covers it for this episode. On to the next!




Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 18, 2020, 10:24:51 AM
Man, we covered a LOT of ground with that one, didn't we
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Post by: bbmike on December 18, 2020, 11:19:04 AM
 :bigthumb:
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Post by: tuna on December 18, 2020, 12:04:29 PM
I have a lot of catching up to do!  :(
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on December 18, 2020, 08:46:29 PM
Man, we covered a LOT of ground with that one, didn't we

I just finished that episode and its got my RPG head spinning in so many directions!  Now I really want someone from ADC to run a RPG for us.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 18, 2020, 08:47:30 PM
Man, we covered a LOT of ground with that one, didn't we

I just finished that episode and its got my RPG head spinning in so many directions!  Now I really want someone from ADC to run a RPG for us.

Find us a GM who can something online 😃
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Post by: Tolstoi on December 19, 2020, 10:22:57 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 5 Episode 12
Space 4X-iness

Much like the RPG episode, (#11), I'm including individual games and game series information. Near the end there is a discussion about what people are looking forward to in the future and I'm not listing a couple of those games because there just isn't any information about them currently. I'm looking at you Horizon 2 and Victoria 3!  :waiting:

I am not very knowledgeable about 4X games and I learned a lot from this episode. I've played Master of Orion and Starflight and that's about it. This of course means I may have linked to the wrong game, especially near the end of the discussion. Let me know if I goofed and I'll correct it straight away.

Note: if it isn't remotely 4x related, I'm not including it either. Sorry Duke Nukem and Orange Crush, better luck next time. Also, I really like the the upgraded embedded audio player on the website, very nice!  :bigthumb:

Master of Orion (https://www.mobygames.com/game/master-of-orion)

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War (https://www.mobygames.com/game/warhammer-40000-gladius-relics-of-war)

Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares (https://www.mobygames.com/game/master-of-orion-ii-battle-at-antares)

Star Trek: Birth of the Federation (https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/star-trek-the-next-generation-birth-of-the-federation)

Stellaris (https://www.mobygames.com/game/stellaris)

Master of Orion 3 (https://www.mobygames.com/game/master-of-orion-3)

Starflight (https://www.mobygames.com/game/starflight)

Sid Meier's Civilization (https://www.mobygames.com/game/sid-meiers-civilization)

Civilization Series (https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/civilization-series/offset,75/so,1d/)

Endless Space (https://www.mobygames.com/game/endless-space)

Endless Space series (https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/endless-space-series)

Endless Legend (https://www.mobygames.com/game/endless-legend)

Horizon (https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/horizon)

Armada 2526 (https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/armada-2526)

Armada 2526 series (http://mobygames.com/game-group/armada-2526-series)

Distant Worlds (https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/distant-worlds)

Distant Worlds series (https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/distant-worlds-series)

Polaris Sector (https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/polaris-sector)

Galactic Civilizations (https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/galactic-civilizations)

Galactic Civilizations series (https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/galactic-civilizations-series)

Interstellar Space: Genesis (https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/interstellar-space-genesis)

EVE Online (https://www.mobygames.com/game/eve-online)

Starborn (https://www.mobygames.com/game/browser/starborn)

Grepolis (https://www.mobygames.com/game/grepolis)

Evony: Age I (https://www.mobygames.com/game/browser/evony-age-i)

Star Trek Online (https://www.mobygames.com/game/star-trek-online)

Star Trek Online series (https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/star-trek-online-series)

What the group is looking forward to in the future

Humankind (https://humankind.game/)

Matrix Tweet about Distant World 2  (https://twitter.com/Matrix_Wargames/status/1334875786705313795)

4X Boardgames

SpaceCorp (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/214029/spacecorp)

Space Empires: 4X (2011) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/84419/space-empires-4x)

Twilight Imperium (1997) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/24/twilight-imperium)

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Post by: bbmike on December 19, 2020, 10:42:18 AM
Another awesome recap!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: Martok on December 19, 2020, 12:13:14 PM
Thanks, Tolstoi!  Amazing work as usual! 

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Post by: thecommandtent on December 19, 2020, 03:21:35 PM
Man, we covered a LOT of ground with that one, didn't we

I just finished that episode and its got my RPG head spinning in so many directions!  Now I really want someone from ADC to run a RPG for us.

Find us a GM who can something online 😃

If only...
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on December 21, 2020, 12:15:21 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 5 Episode 13
What Is A "Wargame"?

Here we are with the penultimate episode of MiD for season five. This was a great discussion. A lot of information was presented and I decided to divide it up into different categories. The items are generally listed in the order as they appear during the podcast. I hope I am linking to all the proper games. I wasn't sure which Tank Duel RockyMountainNavy was referring, until I discovered he wrote a follow up blog post (https://rockymountainnavy.com/2020/12/04/further-thoughts-on-adragoons-what-is-a-wargame-mentioned-in-dispatches-podcast-season-5-episode-13/) about this podcast and learned it was the newer game, not the 1983 game. :)

I also wasn't sure about all the games on Brant's 2nd shelf. I'm sure Brant will let me know if I made any mistakes. As always, if you find a mistake let me know. On with the listener's guide!

Articles & Books & other Materials

Next-Generation Wargaming for the U.S. Marine Corps: Recommended Courses of Action (https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2227.html) by Wong, Y. H., Bae, S. J., Bartels, E. M. & Smith, B. M.

On Wargaming (https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/newport-papers/43/) by Caffrey, M. B.

Jon Compton (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/2597/jon-compton) is mentioned

RockyMountainNavy talks about a MoBoard, or Maneuvering Board (https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/navy/nrtc/14308_ch11.pdf)
(https://i.postimg.cc/jjYNnj1Z/maneuvering-board.png)
Source: from the Maneuvering Board article above

The Complete Wargames Handbook (https://archive.org/details/CompleteWargamesHandbookDunnigan/mode/2up) by Dunnigan, J.

Definition of Wargame
RockyMountainNavy brings this definition of a  wargame (https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/citations/AD0235893) to the discussion. You can find it on page six of the pdf document:

Quote
imaginary military operation conducted upon a map or a board, usually employing various movable devices which are said to represent the opposing forces, which are moved according to rules representing conditions of actual warfare.

Games

Leaping Lemmings (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/29687/leaping-lemmings)

Up Front (1983) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/586/front)

Carcassonne (2000) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/822/carcassonne)

Gettysburg (1958) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3099/gettysburg)

Twilight Struggle (2005) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12333/twilight-struggle)

Axis & Allies (1981) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/98/axis-allies)

Rise and Decline of the Third Reich (1974)  (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1563/rise-and-decline-third-reich)

Civilization (1980) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/71/civilization)
Civilization series (https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/civilization-series) - for computers

Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775-1777 (2017) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/120265/supply-lines-american-revolution-northern-theater)
Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Southern Strategy (2018)(2017) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/248332/supply-lines-american-revolution-southern-strategya)

On Brant's second shelf:
On Brant's Euro shelf: :)
Back to the list of games...

Power Grid (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2651/power-grid)

Memoir '44 (2004) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/10630/memoir-44)

Heroes of Normandie (2014) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/53093/heroes-normandie)

Axis & Allies - the family of games (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/34/game-axis-allies-avalon-hill/linkeditems/boardgamefamily?pageid=1)

Risk (1959) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181/risk)

Risk - the family of games (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/56924/game-risk-official) Brant drew our attention to: Risk - Star Wars  & 2210 AD

Battle Cry (1999) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/551/battle-cry)

Advanced Squad Leader (1985) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/243/advanced-squad-leader)

UBOOT: The Board Game (2019)  (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/219100/uboot-board-game)

Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/214234/tank-duel-enemy-crosshairs)
I thought he might have meant this one, but I was wrong: Tank Duel (1983) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/66763/tank-duel)

Spearpoint 1943 (2010) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/56320/spearpoint-1943)

Echelons of Fire (1995) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3841/echelons-fire)

Echelons of Fury (1995)  (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6436/echelons-fury)

The Last Crusade (1995) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2918/last-crusade)

Kanban: Driver's Edition (2014) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/109276/kanban-drivers-edition)

Submarine (1976) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3083/submarine)

Root (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/237182/root)

Diplomacy (1959) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/483/diplomacy)

Churchill (2015) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/132018/churchill)

Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61 (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/229956/fort-sumter-secession-crisis-1860-61)

Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars (2017) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/199904/pericles-peloponnesian-wars)

Series: 18xx (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/19/series-18xx)

Train (2009) (https://venturebeat.com/2013/05/11/brenda-romero-train-board-game-holocaust/) - Brenda Romero's game. Not what you expect.

Red Arrow, Black Shield - Series Code X10, (1985) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/45259/red-arrow-black-shield)

World At War 85: Storming the Gap %u2013 The Drive On Giessen (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/277137/world-war-85-storming-gap-drive-giessen)

Table Battles (2017) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/230650/table-battles)
Series: Table Battles (Hollandspiele) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/48934/series-table-battles-hollandspiele/linkeditems/boardgamefamily)

Stratego (1946) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1917/stratego)

Pandemic: Fall of Rome (2018)  (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/260428/pandemic-fall-rome)

Brant's article about Mystara: Revisiting Mystara and the BECMI D&D Game (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/revisiting-mystara-and-the-becmi-dd-game/)

One Small Step (2020) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/282227/one-small-step)

Games with maps done by artist Rick Barber (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/67434/games-maps-done-artist-rick-barber)

Videos and Music mentioned during the discussion

Aliens RPG: Destroyer of Worlds from Free League Publishing Preview


One Small Step from Academy Games Preview


Rush - The Trees
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 21, 2020, 07:29:07 AM
Another insanely-completist post.  Bravo!  :reckon:

The only correction.

This one
Maneuver (1979)

should be this one
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17396/manoeuvre

from Jeff Horger
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Post by: Tolstoi on December 21, 2020, 09:45:39 AM
Thanks! I corrected it. The wonderful part about making these lists is learning about all these interesting games. I had not heard of Maneuver from 1979, nor was I aware of Manoeuvre from 2008. Manoeuvre from GMT looks good, I can see why it is on your shelf.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on December 21, 2020, 10:15:10 AM
that, and I know the designer and had a chance to play it in it's pre-pub / developmental days ;D
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Post by: Tolstoi on December 22, 2020, 03:29:53 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 5 Episode 14
So, A Kriegsspiel Happened

Okay, this listener's guide for the final episode of season five is short, very short. There were no books or articles discussed and only one rule set, though I'm going to list two for those who are interested. I'm also not going to reproduce many of the links that Brant provided in his post for this episode, so if for some reason you haven't seen those links, (maybe all you RSS feed listeners?), you can find them here (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-14-so-a-kriegsspiel-happened/).

James brings up Roll20 (https://app.roll20.net/sessions/new) near the end of the discussion. I hope their experiment works.  :)

Here's the list, don't blink!

 Le Vol de l'Aigle (2005) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/21915/le-vol-de-laigle) - this is the rule set Cyrano discusses the most.

The von Reisswitz Kriegsspiel: The Prussian Army Wargame (1824) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16957/von-reisswitz-kriegsspiel-prussian-army-wargame) The von Reisswitz Kriegsspiel: The Prussian Army Wargame (1824) - this is the set that is mentioned in passing.

Southern California Kriegsspiel Society (https://www.facebook.com/groups/165505263888494/) - This is their Fb group

Dragon' Up the Past vidoes (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHu0coXY6lGA-R__FL_TmfQ/playlists) - This goes to the GrogHeads Gaming YouTube playlist for all 17 videos.

And that's it. Looking forward to season six!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: mcguire on December 24, 2020, 07:22:02 PM
Show notes for MiD: Season 5 Episode 7, Oct 23rd, 2020
[ ... ]
The program Battleground was discussed. This was broadcast in 1978 and hosted by Edward Woodward. There were six episodes produced, of which I can find only one in pristine condition. If you search online you can find a couple others. I've shared this before and I'll share it again, Battleground: Gettysburg

Thanks for this! An afternoon with Edward Woodward is an afternoon well spent. (I watched the four episodes I could find on YouTube.)

(And yes, I'm way behind in podcasts, since I stopped commuting.)
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Post by: BSA on December 29, 2020, 12:19:21 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 5 Episode 14
So, A Kriegsspiel Happened

Okay, this listener's guide for the final episode of season five is short, very short. There were no books or articles discussed and only one rule set, though I'm going to list two for those who are interested. I'm also not going to reproduce many of the links that Brant provided in his post for this episode, so if for some reason you haven't seen those links, (maybe all you RSS feed listeners?), you can find them here (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-14-so-a-kriegsspiel-happened/).

James brings up Roll20 (https://app.roll20.net/sessions/new) near the end of the discussion. I hope their experiment works.  :)

Here's the list, don't blink!

 Le Vol de l'Aigle (2005) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/21915/le-vol-de-laigle) - this is the rule set Cyrano discusses the most.

The von Reisswitz Kriegsspiel: The Prussian Army Wargame (1824) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16957/von-reisswitz-kriegsspiel-prussian-army-wargame) The von Reisswitz Kriegsspiel: The Prussian Army Wargame (1824) - this is the set that is mentioned in passing.

Southern California Kriegsspiel Society (https://www.facebook.com/groups/165505263888494/) - This is their Fb group

Dragon' Up the Past vidoes (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHu0coXY6lGA-R__FL_TmfQ/playlists) - This goes to the GrogHeads Gaming YouTube playlist for all 17 videos.

And that's it. Looking forward to season six!  :bigthumb:

Great episode! Love kriegsspiel tales. Players approach things so much differently with a level of fog of war that approaches the realistic.

A few years ago, I (a lunatic) umpired a 24-player Vol de l'Aigle PBEM campaign using the 1805 Ulm campaign scenario with a bunch of players in the Northern Virginia area, including notable gents like Peter Perla (Bellegarde) and Jim Lacey (Soult). I woefully underestimated the amount of work to choreograph on a nightly basis. But we muddled through, with a player here or there dropping out. Learned a lot for the next go 'round, whenever I am feeling particularly masochistic....

Campaign surprisingly played out along historical lines, with the Russians still marchly slowly west while the Austrians were defeated in detail. Episode makes me want to find another one soon to play in.

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Post by: bayonetbrant on December 29, 2020, 07:58:56 AM
Episode makes me want to find another one soon to play in.

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/forum/index.php?board=14.0

 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 29, 2021, 09:42:44 AM
Hey, look - it's Season 6!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-premiere/
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Post by: Capn Darwin on January 29, 2021, 01:47:37 PM
I could talk on modding for days. Started doing it in the very early 80s before it had a name. Did a ton of stuff for Red Baron and still mod stuff to this day.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 29, 2021, 02:06:39 PM
I could talk on modding for days. Started doing it in the very early 80s before it had a name. Did a ton of stuff for Red Baron and still mod stuff to this day.  :bigthumb:

Yes, but you were otherwise engaged or I would have reached out about joining the podcast. As it was, we did give you a shout out in the episode
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Post by: Tolstoi on January 31, 2021, 12:28:25 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 6 Episode 1
Season 6 Premiere! - Game Mods

Hello and welcome to your listener’s guide for Season Six! I’m looking forward to all the interesting topics and learning more about the hobby we enjoy.

My knowledge about wargaming is limited. I knew this before I started creating these guides and at the end of season 5, I was reminded how little I knew, yet how much I learned along the way. My knowledge and experience with modding games is even more limited, so there might be more mistakes in this listener’s guide than usual. Please let me know when I linked to an incorrect game, company, or website.

I discovered trying to find many of these mods was difficult, (I’m looking at you Full Canvas Jacket for Red Barron). I decided not to link to all the mods that are discussed. Instead, I will provide links to the games discussed and you can then search for those mods if you are interested. If you find cool mods, please add them to the forum.

I don’t use Facebook, so I didn’t think it was worth it to post a link to Gary Krockover’s Wargame Artwork Group that leads to a page stating, “This is a private group”. If you are interested, you can Google it.

I didn’t find the Red Barron Full Canvas Jack Mod Set. I found people discussing it in forums, but nothing concrete about the mod itself. If you know where it might be, please share.

Unlike other wargame magazines from the past, finding copies of Fire and Movement online is difficult. I didn’t find the article that Brant mentioned by John Compton.

Please note, the link to the Flashpoint: Central Front variant, leads to the file section of Flashpoint: Golan – The Fifth Arab-Israeli War game. Brant provided that link on the podcast page, thank you!

With that, here’s the guide!

Books and Articles

Zones of Control: Perspectives on Wargaming (https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/zones-control)

The Complete Wargames Handbook How to Play, Design, and Find Them (https://archive.org/details/CompleteWargamesHandbookDunnigan) by James F. Dunnigan

RPGThursday – Searching for My Personal/Tactical TravellerRPG Wargame (https://rockymountainnavy.com/2021/01/07/wanted-searching-for-my-personal-tactical-travellerrpg-wargame/)

Grognard Gaming – WW2 Deluxe: European Theater (Canvas Temple Publishing, 2018) (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/grognard-gaming-ww2-deluxe-european-theater-canvas-temple-publishing-2018/) - the article about WW2 Deluxe: European Theater by RockyMountainNavy

Websites

Air Combat Wargames (http://www.airbattle.co.uk/)
The Portfolio of Mark Mahaffy (http://www.west2productions.com/Mapology/_NEW/index.htm)

Here's the map of Crusader Rex that Brant talked about:

(https://i.postimg.cc/kgPy5x5C/mahaffey-crusader-rex-mod.jpg)
Source: Crusader Rex - Personal Redux Project (http://www.west2productions.com/Mapology/_NEW/MapB4.html)

Gary Krockover's webapge with examples of his artwork (http://www.garykrockover.com/graphics/)

Image of Third Reich map by Gary Krockover (http://www.garykrockover.com/uploads/JP3R-ZunTzu-All.jpg)

Image of Carrier map by Gary Krockover (http://www.garykrockover.com/graphics/carrier-updated.gif)

iSimulacrum (https://web.archive.org/web/20160624082840/http://www.isimulacrum.com:80/) - Archived image of site from June 24th, 2016.

Pacific Rim Publishing - (Just Plain Wargames) (https://justplain.com/products)

The Game Crafter (https://www.thegamecrafter.com/)

LITKO Game Accessories (https://litko.net/)

The Broken Token (https://thebrokentoken.com/)

Weather Dice (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archive/November_11_2020/Weather_Dice_Now_On_Indiegogo) - This Kickstarter is over; however they look very cool.

Lone Canuck Publishing (http://lonecanuckpublishing.ca/)

Rommel in the Desert Enhanced (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/columbiagames/rommel-in-the-desert-deluxe-edition/description) - Rommel in the Desert Enhanced - Kickstarter Brant talks about

PicoArmor (https://www.picoarmor.com/)

Canvas Temple Publishing (https://canvastemple.com/) - Old Codgers Trying to Retire!

Fort Circle Games (https://www.fortcircle.com/)

Games

Don't Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/164655/dont-tread-me-american-revolution-solitaire-board)

Victory in the Pacific (1977) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1442/victory-pacific)

Squad Leader (1977) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1035/squad-leader)

Panzer: The Game of Small Unit Actions and Combined Arms Operations on the Eastern Front 1943-45 (2012) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/85769/panzer-game-small-unit-actions-and-combined-arms-o)

MBT (Second Edition) (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/157323/mbt-second-edition)

Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942 (Second Edition) (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/282033/wing-leader-victories-1940-1942-second-edition)

Wing Leader: Supremacy 1943-1945 (2016) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/183578/wing-leader-supremacy-1943-1945)

The Game of France, 1940: German Blitzkrieg in the West (1972) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/746/game-france-1940-german-blitzkrieg-west)

1776: The Game of the American Revolutionary War (1974) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3312/1776-game-american-revolutionary-war)

Downtown: Air War Over Hanoi, 1965-1972 (2004) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6613/downtown-air-war-over-hanoi-1965-1972)

Elusive Victory: The Air War over the Suez Canal, 1967-1973 (2009) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/25775/elusive-victory-air-war-over-suez-canal-1967-1973)

Red Storm: The Air War Over Central Germany, 1987 (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/213497/red-storm-air-war-over-central-germany-1987)

Root (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/237182/root)

Warfighter 101: Movement to Contact (2005) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/19042/warfighter-101-movement-contact)

Warfighter 101: The Guards (2006) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/23062/warfighter-101-guards)

Warfighter 101: Asian Thunder (2008) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/35004/warfighter-101-asian-thunder)

Squad Battles Games - Jhon Tiller Software (https://johntillersoftware.com/SquadBattles.html)
 
Flashpoint Campaigns (https://www.matrixgames.com/game/flashpoint-campaigns-red-storm-players-editionFlashpoint Campaign)

Panzer Leader: Game of Tactical Warfare on the Western Front (1974) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2639/panzer-leader-game-tactical-warfare-western-front)

PanzerBlitz (1970) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2238/panzerblitz)

Fulda Gap scenario for Flashpoint: Central Front variant (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5042/flashpoint-golan-fifth-arab-israeli-war/files) - This leads to the files section for Flashpoint: Golan - The Fifth Arab-Israeli War.

Modern Battles: Four Contemporary Conflicts (1975) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16185/modern-battles-four-contemporary-conflicts)

Series: Standard Combat Series (MMP) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/121/series-standard-combat-series-mmp/linkeditems/boardgamefamily)

Panzer Battles: 11th Panzer on the Chir River (2016) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/178655/panzer-battles-11th-panzer-chir-river)

Iron Curtain: Central Europe, 1945-1989 (2020) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/310726/iron-curtain-central-europe-1945-1989)

Series: Tactical (Lock 'n Load Publishing) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/28328/series-tactical-lock-n-load-publishing)

Striker (1981) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7774/striker)

Command Decision (1986) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5835/command-decision)

Series: First Battle (GDW) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/108/series-first-battle-gdw)

Series: Assault (GDW) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/107/series-assault-gdw)

Striker II (1994) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/14096/striker-ii)

Over the Top: Command Decision Series Game (1990) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16673/over-top-command-decision-series-game)

Snapshot (1979) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3965/snapshot)

Azhanti High Lightning (1980) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6282/azhanti-high-lightning)

High Guard (Second Edition) (1980) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/44386/high-guard-second-edition)

BattleTech (1985) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1540/battletech)

MechWarrior (1986) (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/46100/mechwarrior)

Brant mentions SPI games dealing with the Arab-Israeli Wars - Updated!

Commando (1979) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5265/commando)

The Shores of Tripoli (2020) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/237860/shores-tripoli)

Rommel in the Desert (1982) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/84/rommel-desert)

1775: Rebellion (2013) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/128996/1775-rebellion)

878 Vikings: Invasions of England (2017) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/204516/878-vikings-invasions-england)

Series: Tank on Tank (Lock 'n Load Publishing) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/27255/series-tank-tank-lock-n-load-publishing)

Axis & Allies Miniatures (2005) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17970/axis-allies-miniatures)

Atlantic Wolves (2020) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/299857/atlantic-wolves)

Admirals' War: World War II at Sea (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/271268/admirals-war-world-war-ii-sea)

Stalingrad Solitaire (2021) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/310833/stalingrad-solitaire)

WW2 Deluxe: The War in Europe (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/255235/ww2-deluxe-war-europe)

Star Fleet Battles (1979) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1589/star-fleet-battles)

Cataclysm: A Second World War (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/125977/cataclysm-second-world-war)

Commands & Colors (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/50/game-commands-colors) - A list of most of them

Horse & Musket: Dawn of an Era (2017) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/182982/horse-musket-dawn-era)

Warfighter: The WWII Tactical Combat Card Game (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/196496/warfighter-wwii-tactical-combat-card-game)

Finally, in my humble opinion, pineapple on pizza is good. :)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 31, 2021, 01:01:40 PM
Brant mentions SPI games dealing with the Arab-Israeli Wars, maybe these?
  • Sinai: The Arab-Israeli Wars – '56, '67 and '73 (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5241/sinai-arab-israeli-wars-56-67-and-73)
  • October War: Doctrine and Tactics in the Yom Kippur Conflict (1977) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5965/october-war-doctrine-and-tactics-yom-kippur-confli)

if it was in the context of the Modern Battles Quads then it's these:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/10611/battle-jerusalem-1967
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8748/golan-syrian-israeli-combat-73-war
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8747/chinese-farm-egyptian-israeli-combat-73-war
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on January 31, 2021, 01:25:52 PM
if it was in the context of the Modern Battles Quads then it's these:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/10611/battle-jerusalem-1967
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8748/golan-syrian-israeli-combat-73-war
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8747/chinese-farm-egyptian-israeli-combat-73-war

Thank you! I up dated the guide. I have a link to the Modern Battles: Four Contemporary Conflicts (1975) game; however, I like drawing attention to each individual game. Much appreciated.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 05, 2021, 08:18:08 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-2-online-napoleonicisms/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on February 07, 2021, 07:47:51 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 6 Episode 2
Online Napoleonicisms

Greetings and welcome to episode two of Mentioned in Dispatches for season six.

As usual, there is a lot discussed in this episode. I focused on listing the information I found to be most relevant to the conversation. This means I didn’t list every game. I know, shocking!  :o  For example, I’m not including Dungeons and Dragons, nor am I including Shores of Tripoli or Advanced Squad Leader. Cyrano also mentioned LittleWars TV’s 1809 campaign and I wonder if he meant their 5 table Marengo Wargame? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbh4G5RUqbY)

There are a lot of videos discussed in this episode. Instead of embedding them into the list, I’m providing links to most of them. Be sure to watch the video from The Battle of Austerlitz III for "Blucher" at the very end. I can't embed the video to start at the specific time I want, so I provide you a link to the correct point in the video when the Russian artillery make the Czar oh so proud!  :)

As usual, if you spot an error, let me know so I can correct it, and if you think something is missing, please add it to the forum.

List of Armchair Dragoons projects & other contributors in the wargaming world

Moe's Game Table (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx38RrtDrcR9wnSiWFoVa3Q)

Ardwulf's Lair (Gary) (https://www.youtube.com/c/ardwulfslair/featured)

Georgetown University Wargaming Society (GUWS) (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw0nVuQu5KoHv0kFiC9yX4Q/featured[/url)

Saturday Night Fights (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnTxkmKEim-PPOIWO5Gp2MxHGxDH0Hbfc)

Wednesday Night Warfare (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnTxkmKEim-MnPdeTHOJWkp7yaMnWgCCb)

Project Qutre Bra (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnTxkmKEim-OCi5Vqag8lnvG1yPMP5FkO)

Little Wars TV (https://www.youtube.com/c/LittleWarsTV/featured)
 
The Overlord Battle for "Memoir '44' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhQh8b1FOt4)

Games Mentioned and Discussed

Sharp Practice: Wargame Rules for Large Skirmishes in the Era of Black Powder, 1700 to 1865 (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/36339/sharp-practice-wargame-rules-large-skirmishes-era)
Series: Osprey Wargames (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/16984/series-osprey-wargames)
Battlefleet Gothic (1999) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3967/battlefleet-gothic)

The von Reisswitz Kriegsspiel: The Prussian Army Wargame (1824) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16957/von-reisswitz-kriegsspiel-prussian-army-wargame)

Twelve Scenarios for Kriegsspiel (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/91051/twelve-scenarios-kriegsspiel)

Commands & Colors: Ancients (2006) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/14105/commands-colors-ancients)

Memoir '44: Operation Overlord (2008) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/37911/memoir-44-operation-overlord)

Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61 (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/229956/fort-sumter-secession-crisis-1860-61)

A Distant Plain (2013) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/127518/distant-plain)

Andean Abyss (2012) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/91080/andean-abyss)
 
Series: Tactical (Lock 'n Load Publishing) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/28328/series-tactical-lock-n-load-publishing/linkeditems/boardgamefamily)

A World at War (2003) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7614/world-war)

Fletcher Pratt's Naval War Game (1943) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12569/fletcher-pratts-naval-war-game)
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/L5Zc328J/Fletcher-Pratt1938-20-02.jpg)
Source: Wargaming Miscellany (https://wargamingmiscellany.blogspot.com/2016/02/simulating-gunfire-in-naval-wargames.html) - This picture is from 1938!

What A Tanker! (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/249868/what-tanker)

Commands & Colors: Napoleonics Expansion 7 – La Grande Battles (2020) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/304267/commands-colors-napoleonics-expansion-7-la-grande) - contains the Borodino scenario

1985: Under an Iron Sky (2018) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/236650/1985-under-iron-sky)

Less Than 60 Miles (2019) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/259121/less-60-miles)
 
The Wrap Up at the End

Here is the exact scene from The Battle of Austerlitz III video from which Brant is describing Velker's amazing die roll (https://youtu.be/5H57z0keDkw?t=8075).

Memes for Sean Bean dies

(https://i.postimg.cc/CLTd8Kvp/sean-bean.jpg)
Source: deMilked (https://www.demilked.com/sean-bean-tired-of-dying/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/KvDcgDkt/sean-bean-meme.jpg)
Source: NerdUnioin.us (https://www.nerdunion.us/2015/09/10/the-5-most-epic-deaths-of-sean-bean/)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 07, 2021, 07:59:54 PM
 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Dalinore on February 09, 2021, 03:56:48 PM
 Loved the podcast, but I noticed when Liepzig game was brought up he mentioned all but one player dont know who it was  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on February 09, 2021, 03:58:38 PM
If he only missed one of that bunch he did pretty darn good.  8)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Dalinore on February 09, 2021, 04:00:13 PM
I am just busting on him.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on February 09, 2021, 04:02:19 PM
 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: tuna on February 09, 2021, 07:56:17 PM
Poor Dalinore :-(
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 12, 2021, 10:02:24 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-3-dice/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 19, 2021, 07:56:11 AM
The absolutely-nothing-at-all episode!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-4-the-seinfeld-episode/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: TTC on February 19, 2021, 04:23:03 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-3-dice/

I really enjoyed this one.

It also convinced me that, even though I have lots of dice, I need more!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 19, 2021, 04:40:38 PM
It also convinced me that, even though I have lots of dice, I need more!

You're speaking our language!  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on February 19, 2021, 05:31:17 PM
The absolutely-nothing-at-all episode!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-4-the-seinfeld-episode/

But we did manage to mention Jim's outrageous hat - didn't we?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on February 19, 2021, 05:54:58 PM
Or was it Doug's?  :dunno:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on February 19, 2021, 06:32:25 PM
Nah. Doug has a flag, Jim has the hat.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Adam on February 26, 2021, 10:25:33 PM
Regarding S6E5: my biggest barrier to online conventions is that they employ the same tools used in my daily profession.  I'm on a computer 8 hours a day with 4 or 5 of hours being tied up in zoom meetings and discord conversations.  I usually spend the weekends recharging by using technology as little as possible.  It's really difficult to find the motivation to spend the weekend on more zoom which is a shame because both ACDC convention schedules have had several topics that interest me.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 26, 2021, 10:27:57 PM
That is absolutely an enormous challenge in the online convention space, and there's no good way to overcome that.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 26, 2021, 10:29:04 PM
That was also a reminder that I forgot to post the link here earlier today

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-5-digital-conventions-conferences/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Adam on February 27, 2021, 10:16:21 AM
That is absolutely an enormous challenge in the online convention space, and there's no good way to overcome that.

A lot of my zoom and discord time is because of changed work conditions.  I think online conventions might become more appealing once I get back to normal work conditions.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on February 27, 2021, 10:49:56 AM
Stanford: 'Zoom fatigue' is real and now we know what causes it (https://www.cnet.com/health/stanford-zoom-fatigue-is-real-and-now-we-know-what-causes-it/)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mcguire on February 27, 2021, 05:22:05 PM
Stanford: 'Zoom fatigue' is real and now we know what causes it (https://www.cnet.com/health/stanford-zoom-fatigue-is-real-and-now-we-know-what-causes-it/)

"Researchers say Zoom fatigue comes down to four primary causes: excessive and intense eye contact, constantly watching video of yourself, the limited mobility of being stuck at your desk and more energy spent identifying social cues you'd pick up on intuitively during in-person interactions."

Huh. And I thought it was the soul-sucking lifelessness of being trapped in a virtual space full of people whose family trees don't branch, that you can neither interrupt with common sense and intelligence nor leave without drawing attention to your obvious disdain at their idiocy.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on February 27, 2021, 05:42:12 PM
 :ROFL:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on February 28, 2021, 05:57:30 AM
 :o
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 05, 2021, 11:33:00 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-6/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on March 09, 2021, 08:42:22 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-6/

Finally got to listen to this one and really enjoyed it.  You can count me as one of the RPG/Wargame enjoying crossovers. I think the closet I get to RPGs in wargames is what Mike was talking about when soloing and trying to make decisions based on what a side would have historically been more likely to do. Also, the discussion with Ardwulf about domain management games intrigues me.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 12, 2021, 08:17:02 AM
Teaching game design at the university level

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-7-teaching-game-design/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 19, 2021, 08:31:35 AM
The Annual Bison Migration!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-8-the-annual-bison-migration/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Adam on March 19, 2021, 06:10:56 PM
During they heyday of 3.5 nostalgia got the better of me and I purchased the Player, DM, and Monster manuals for 1st and 2nd edition as well as some additional supplemental books on Amazon for under $4 each plus shipping.  I had no idea that they had ballooned in price by so much until I listened to the most recent podcast.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Bison on March 22, 2021, 07:55:10 PM
Collectors have certainly driven up the price on a number of AD&D books. However, the core book and modules print on demand (PoD) from DM's Guild are very nice and affordable. In fact, other than a few of the older books not yet available for PoD I exclusively use the Players Handbook, Dungeon Masters Guild, Monster Manuel, and Fiend Folio at the table.

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Adam on March 22, 2021, 09:37:43 PM
Ya, I'm debating whether or not to sell the hard copies, buy the PoD versions, and pocket the proceeds.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Bison on March 23, 2021, 12:20:10 AM
I like having the originals. Personally, I would keep them. Maybe they go up more or if not you still have a sweet copy of the originals. :D But I do understand the need for money or just wanted to minimize the collection to it streamlined.

Good luck making a hard decision. At least, I know it would be hard for me.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Martok on March 23, 2021, 03:48:28 PM
I could never imagine giving up my sourcebooks, especially D&D.  The very notion is anathema to me. 


Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Bison on March 23, 2021, 04:44:34 PM
Word.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 26, 2021, 09:12:19 AM
Everything you wanted to know about Connections Online, and then some :)

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-9-connections-online/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Boyerwulf on April 07, 2021, 08:55:43 AM
 Thanks once again for having me on the podcast. It was great talking with a couple like minded individuals about games, and warfare. It was nice to be able to vent about some of my pet peeves in gaming such as ridiculously large maps, miniatures in games, and too much detail in some PC, and board games. The wealth of knowledge Brant has about the game industry is truly impressive. Look forward to doing it again. 
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on April 07, 2021, 10:05:13 AM
It was a very interesting episode.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 07, 2021, 10:58:32 AM
Thanks once again for having me on the podcast. It was great talking with a couple like minded individuals about games, and warfare. It was nice to be able to vent about some of my pet peeves in gaming such as ridiculously large maps, miniatures in games, and too much detail in some PC, and board games. The wealth of knowledge Brant has about the game industry is truly impressive. Look forward to doing it again.

That was a blast :)

We'll do it again next season for sure
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 09, 2021, 08:03:01 AM
This week's episode is a pair of students at Ft Leavenworth talking about their time in the program and the games they're designing

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-11-cgsc/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 16, 2021, 07:56:19 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-12-bryan/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 23, 2021, 09:17:09 AM
The season 6 finale before our usual Summer hiatus. We'll be back in the Fall!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-13-the-finale/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Adam on April 24, 2021, 12:33:19 AM
Regarding the medium discussion from the finale, my favorite is the spoken word (i.e. podcasts).  It's the only format that doesn't take away from the rest of my time.  Videos and articles require dedicated concentration whereas with podcasts I can be doing something else while I get my "wargame buddies and news" fix.  Brant and his rotation of guests keep me entertained while I'm out in the shop making sawdust.  Maybe one day when it's all done I'll take a picture and show what you all helped build.  Thanks for keeping me company  :)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 24, 2021, 08:38:57 AM
Maybe one day when it's all done I'll take a picture and show what you all helped build.  Thanks for keeping me company  :)

That's awesome  :bigthumb:

So glad we could contribute to your productivity! ;D
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on July 11, 2021, 11:15:33 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 6 Episode 3
DICE!

And... after a 5 month pause, I'm back with more MiD listener’s guides, full of goodness related to the podcast.

I think my notes for the listener’s guide will begin to change a wee bit. Season six will be a combo of continuing to provide links to games like I did for season five and assessing and making changes for season six. I create these guides to help me keep track of all the interesting games and other topics discussed. In reflecting on how this went last season, I'm not sure I want to continue providing links to some of the core games that are discussed on many of the podcasts. How many links do we need to Squad Leader and Star Fleet Battles? (bbMike, I know you'd want links to all the SFB info!) However, I'm thinking there is a better way than repeating info over and over and over again...

Because episode three is about dice and not specifically about games, my notes are going to be a wee bit sparse. I'll provide links to the dice when I can; however, I'm not going to let myself get caught up in trying to find links to everything. That will only slow me down. If you all know of links to the dice I don't include, please share them with us.

Some of the links lead directly to dice sold by various websites. I'm not endorsing, or recommending you purchase these dice, it is only to help you see what the dice look like.

Anyway, I'm going to endeavor to get caught up with MiD during the summer and to continue to refine how I do this. As always, if you see anything wrong, let me know and if you think I missed something important, pipe up with your comment.

Finally, a big thank you to RockyMountain Navy Gamer, for giving me permission to use some of the photos from his blog post (https://rockymountainnavy.com/2021/02/01/dice-an-adragoons-mentioned-in-dispatches-podcast-special-advance-edition-wargame-boardgame-roleplayinggame/) on this podcast.

Some of the games mentioned

Blue Water Navy (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/220508/blue-water-navy-war-sea)

Conflict of Heroes (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/2626/series-conflict-heroes-academy-games)

Commands and Colors (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/50/game-commands-colors)

Yahtzee (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2243/yahtzee)

Risk (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181/risk)

Sorry! (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2407/sorry)

Monopoly (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1406/monopoly)

Paydirt (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1498/paydirt) - Thank you Bayonetbrant for the link!

Runebound (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181530/runebound-third-edition)

Orange Crush (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/35005/next-wars-i-orange-crush-civil-war-ukraine)

Shores of Tripoli (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/237860/shores-tripoli)

Ninja Dice (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/136587/ninja-dice)

TWERPS series - Jeff Dee and Amanda Dee (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/1170/twerps)

Birth of America Series (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/23301/series-birth-america-academy-games)

Warfighter Series (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/3091/series-warfighter-bayonetgames)

Battle Ball (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6795/battleball)

Snowman dice (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/271038/snowman-dice)

Deep Space D-6 (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/183571/deep-space-d-6)

Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/233266/agents-mayhem-pride-babylon)

Nations: The Dice Game (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/157809/nations-dice-game)

Story Dice (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/43092/story-dice)

Diceland (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2937/diceland)

Root (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/237182/root) and here's a nice picture of the combat dice used in Root (https://boardgamegeek.com/image/5086416/root).

Some of the dice mentioned

Star Fleet Battles Dice
(https://i.postimg.cc/Zqs8vht1/rmn-sfb-dice.jpg)
Source: RockyMountain Navy Gamer: Used with permission (https://rockymountainnavy.com/2021/02/01/dice-an-adragoons-mentioned-in-dispatches-podcast-special-advance-edition-wargame-boardgame-roleplayinggame/)

Mutan Crawl Classic Dice - Glow Dice (https://goodman-games.com/blog/2017/07/12/mcc-dice-coming-soon/) - info is old and the picture is great!

Game Science Dice - Lou Zocchi (https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/38414/interview-lou-zocchi-first-dice-idea-i-was-shown-s) - I found a lot of pics for Mr. Zocchi's dice on eBay and online game stores. Then I found this interview of Lou Zocchi and thought it was much more appropriate. There are pics of his dice and the interview is good too.

Chessex Dice
(https://i.postimg.cc/fTFQCV7L/rmn-chessex01.jpg)
Source: RockyMountain Navy Gamer: Used with permission (https://rockymountainnavy.com/2021/02/01/dice-an-adragoons-mentioned-in-dispatches-podcast-special-advance-edition-wargame-boardgame-roleplayinggame/)

Chessex Dice purchased for Blue Water Navy
(https://i.postimg.cc/1Rnktm11/rmn-chessex02.jpg)
Source: RockyMountain Navy Gamer: Used with permission (https://rockymountainnavy.com/2021/02/01/dice-an-adragoons-mentioned-in-dispatches-podcast-special-advance-edition-wargame-boardgame-roleplayinggame/)

The pound bag of dice.  (https://easyrollerdice.com/collections/bulk-dice/products/one-pound-bag-of-random-polyhedral-dice-all-colors-all-sizes) - That is a lot of dice!

Battle Lore - wooden dice (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/1800887/battlelore-extra-dice-set)

RockyMountain Navy's dice tower
(https://i.postimg.cc/8zrtS52j/rmn-dice-roller.jpg)
Source: RockyMountain Navy Gamer: Used with permission (https://rockymountainnavy.com/2021/02/01/dice-an-adragoons-mentioned-in-dispatches-podcast-special-advance-edition-wargame-boardgame-roleplayinggame/)

Some of the dice manufacturers 

Metallic Dice Games (https://metallicdicegames.com/) 

Black Oak Workshop - Craig Zipsky (https://www.blackoakworkshop.com/)

Dungeonmorphs (https://store.inkwellideas.com/collections/dungeonmorphs)

Blog mentioned in the discussion

Giants Battling Robots (https://giantbattlingrobots.blogspot.com/) - Blog 

Brant talked about having a bumball machine filled with dice. Look what I found! (https://www.flickr.com/photos/46235124@N00/5976421779)
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Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 11, 2021, 02:13:27 PM
Brant talked about having a bumball machine filled with dice. Look what I found! (https://www.flickr.com/photos/46235124@N00/5976421779)

someone out there is a genius
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on July 13, 2021, 08:09:03 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 6 Episode 4
The Seinfeld Episode

First to help set the scene, here is some obligatory Seinfeld in-show music to get us started:

Now on with the podcast!

Some of the game companies and games mentioned

VUCA Simulations (https://vucasims.com/)

Crossing the Line: Aachen 1944 (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/267661/crossing-line-aachen-1944)

Vassal Module for Crossing the Line: Aachen 1944 (http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Crossing_the_Line:_Aachen_1944)

The Great Crisis of Frederick II (2020) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/301572/great-crisis-frederick-ii)
 
TS Wargames (https://tswargames.com/) - also known as Taktyka i Strategia (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepublisher/6912/taktyka-i-strategia) 

There are two unboxings of TS Wargames for you to read at ACD: Market Garden (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-market-garden-by-ts-wargames/) and Kasserine (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-kasserine-by-ts-wargames/)

Combat Mission Series (https://videogamegeek.com/videogameseries/6028/combat-mission)

Civilization II (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/69189/civilization-ii)

Laser Squad (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/77167/laser-squad) Laser Squad is a game by Julian Gollop, yes, that Julian Gollop of X-COM fame!

Dropzone (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/100747/dropzone-1984)
 
Europa Series  (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/104/series-europa) Bawb talks about Scortched Earth (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/7690/scorched-earth)  & Fire in the East (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8993/fire-east)
 
Horse & Musket game from Hollandspiele (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/43374/game-horse-musket-hollandspiele/linkeditems/boardgamefamily)

The Next War: Modern Conflict in Europe (1978) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8719/next-war-modern-conflict-europe)

Central Front Series (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/4255/series-central-front-spi)

Pike and Shot: Campaigns (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/193674/pike-and-shot-campaigns) 

Scourge of War: Gettysburg (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/90499/scourge-war-gettysburg)

The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 (2010) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/34659/spanish-civil-war-1936-1939)

The Scheldt Campaign (2012) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/125416/scheldt-campaign)

Blitz! A World in Conflict (2015) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/42997/blitz-world-conflict)

The White Tribe: Rhodesia's War 1966-1980 (2018) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/248928/white-tribe-rhodesias-war-1966-1980) Here's Brant's Playthrough of White Tribe (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/aars/the-white-tribe-playthru/).

Magazines and books mentioned

C3i Magazine #29 (https://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/C3i#toc30)

Brant talked about two articles from Avalanche Press: A Bucket of Nothing (http://www.avalanchepress.com/Austrian101st.php) and Norway's Bravest Sons (http://www.avalanchepress.com/99thInfantry.php)

A Time for Trumpets : The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge (https://www.worldcat.org/title/time-for-trumpets-the-untold-story-of-the-battle-of-the-bulge/oclc/57719305?referer=br&ht=edition) by Charles B. MacDonald 

The Last 100 Days : The Tumultuous and Controversial Story of the Final Days of World War II in Europe (https://www.worldcat.org/title/last-100-days-the-tumultuous-and-controversial-story-of-the-final-days-of-world-war-ii-in-europe/oclc/52447673&referer=brief_results) by John Toland

My Own Worst Enemy

Part one of bbMike's play through of The Great Crisis of Frederick II is here:


bbMike's intro to Blitz! A World in Conflict is here:


And finally, for those of you keeping score at home about the one item that was completely made up from the list of topics provided by Brant on the episode page (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-4-the-seinfeld-episode/), the correct answer is:
Spoiler: ShowHide
"how Bawb won the lotto by not using any of the numbers his wife gave him". Congratulations if that is your answer!

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on July 16, 2021, 01:04:19 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 6 Episode 5
Nuts & Bolts of Online Conventions

Howdy and welcome to the six-month late listener's guide to episode 5. This one is not that extensive, mainly because, although there were games mentioned, I am not going to list the ones brought up in the course of the conversation. The focus was on online conventions and that will be my focus. I'm not going to provide links to Discord, or TTS or Zoom because I'm confident you all know them and if you don't, you know how to find them.

Some of the online tools mentioned for online conventions

Roll20 (https://roll20.net)

Fantasy Ground (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/home/home.php)

Tabletop (dot) Events (https://tabletop.events/)

Warhorn (https://warhorn.net/)

The article Brant mentioned

Why Virtual Tabletop Conventions Fail, and How Organizers Can Fix It (http://www.jefftidball.com/posts/why-virtual-conventions-fail)

And that’s it for this listener’s guide. Which is good, because I need to rest up for the 90 minute podcast which is episode 6. :)
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Post by: mcguire on July 16, 2021, 01:33:28 PM
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:notworthy:  :hug:

Thank you!  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on July 27, 2021, 11:03:32 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 6 Episode 6
Role-Playing in Wargames
And here is the listener’s guide for episode 6. I’m not sure if Birthright is correct, so let me know if I didn’t find the right game. There were A LOT of games listed and I’m didn’t catch or find them all. If you know of one I missed, you know the drill, let me know.
Opening Banter

Barbarosa Crimea (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/35476/barbarossa-crimea)

Third Winter (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/288572/third-winter-battle-ukraine-september-1943-april-1)

The Last Hundred Yards Volume 2: Airborne Over Europe (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/287783/last-hundred-yards-volume-2-airborne-over-europe)

Old School Tactical: Volume 3 – Pacific 1942/45 (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/281945/old-school-tactical-volume-3-pacific-194245)

Commands & Colors Tricorne: The American Revolution (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/199182/commands-colors-tricorne-american-revolution)

RockyMountainNavy's rebuttal to Harold Buchanan's His Historical Simulation Engagement Profile

I’m Not the Wargamer You Want Me to Be (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/im-not-the-wargamer-you-want-me-to-be-a-response-to-harold-buchanan-his-historical-simulation-engagement-profile/)

And now... the Games!

En Garde! (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7771/en-garde)

Legion of Honor  (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/39941/legion-honor)

Realms of the Unknown (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/25109/realms-unknown)

DL11: Dragons of Glory (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/709/dragons-glory)

X10: Red Arrow, Black Shield (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/45259/red-arrow-black-shield)

Greyhawk Adventures: Wars (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2307/greyhawk-adventures-wars)

Chainmail (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8193/chainmail)

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Battlesystem (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/11187/advanced-dungeons-dragons-battlesystem)

Birthright (https://boardgamegeek.com/rpgsetting/241/birthright)

BattleLust: Mediaeval Battle System (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7984/battlelust-mediaeval-battle-system)

Star Fleet Battles (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1589/star-fleet-battles)

Traveller (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/491/traveller-classic)

Fifth Frontier War (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3600/fifth-frontier-war) 

Mayday (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4317/mayday)

Azhanti High Lightning (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6282/azhanti-high-lightning)

Snapshot (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3965/snapshot)
 
Invasion: Earth (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6919/invasion-earth)

Imperium: Empires in Conflict – Worlds in the Balance (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3661/imperium-empires-conflict-worlds-balance)

Dark Nebula (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2388/dark-nebula)

Twilight: 2000 (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/1387/twilight-2000-1st-edition)

Recon (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/47667/recon)

Behind Enemy Lines (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/48774/behind-enemy-lines)

Gunslinger (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1044/gunslinger)

Gladiator (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1693/gladiatorGladiator)

Circus Maximus (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/244/circus-maximus)

Sniper! (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2995/sniper)

Sniper! Special Forces (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6765/sniper-special-forces-sniper-companion-game-2)

Sergeants Miniatures Games (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/21741/game-sergeants-miniatures-game/linkeditems/boardgamefamily)

Battle Hymn (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1666/battle-hymn)

The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43 (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/113873/hunters-german-u-boats-war-1939-43)

The Hunted: Twilight of the U-Boats, 1943-45 (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/189664/hunted-twilight-u-boats-1943-45)

Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45 (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/154875/silent-victory-us-submarines-pacific-1941-45)

DVG Leader Series (https://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Leader_Series_Games#)

B-17: Queen of the Skies (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1032/b-17-queen-skies)

BattleTech (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1540/battletech)

MechWarrior (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/606/mechwarrior-1st-edition)

Combots (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4340/combots)

Pendragon (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/1378/pendragon)

Ars Magica (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/1030/ars-magica-1st-edition)

Forbidden Lands (http://rpggeek.com/rpg/43641/forbidden-lands)

Mutant: Year Zero (https://www.rpggeek.com/rpg/24631/mutant-year-zero)

Lock 'n Load Tactical System (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/28328/series-tactical-lock-n-load-publishing)

Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/165872/liberty-or-death-american-insurrection)

Blitz! A World in Conflict (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/42997/blitz-world-conflict)

National Security Desicion Making Game (NSDM) (https://paxsims.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/the-national-security-decision-making-game/)

Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/149699/flashpoint-campaigns-red-storm) used for Command Post Exercise at Origins

Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/125542/artemis-spaceship-bridge-simulator)

Brant called the game Aftermath and because he described it as a post earthquake game, I think he meant Aftershock (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/180994/aftershock-humanitarian-crisis-game).

Hearts of Iron III (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/70517/hearts-iron-iii)

Small General (https://www.vrdesigns.net/?page_id=289) -  From the VR Design's website: This game has been retired for the moment due to incompatibility with higher Android OS versions.

Decisive Campaigns : Barbarossa (https://www.vrdesigns.net/?page_id=1044) - The game mentions that has the rpg elements in it, such as managing different commanders.
 
No Greater Glory: The American Civil War (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/84156/no-greater-glory-american-civil-war) - Make sure to read to the end of the list, there is a bonus entry related to No Greater Glory.

Mass Effect Trilogy (https://videogamegeek.com/videogamecompilation/141061/mass-effect-trilogy)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/90215/elder-scrolls-v-skyrim)

GURPS (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/333/gurps)

Gear Krieg (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/2820/gear-krieg)

Weird Wars (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/23963/weird-wars)

Twilight: 2000 (https://rpggeek.com/rpgfamily/2362/twilight-2000)

Phoenix Command (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/45940/phoenix-command)

Fantasy Wargaming (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/306/fantasy-wargaming) 

Bands of Blades (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/58499/band-blades)

Blades in the Dark (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/26952/blades-dark)

I think the game that is like the film Red Dawn is either Invasion U.S.! (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/125462/invasion-us) or Freedom Fighters (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/112600/freedom-fighters). I'm not sure.

Last Battle: Twilight – 2000 (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5875/last-battle-twilight-2000)

Team Yankee (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8101/team-yankee)

Battlefield: Europe (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7650/battlefield-europe)

Test of Arms (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4935/test-arms)

The bonus info related to No Greater Glory is...

(https://i.postimg.cc/HLyLLQX6/no-greater-glory.png)

you can play it online for free at the Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/msdos_No_Greater_Glory_-_The_American_Civil_War_1991)! Okay, I couldn't find a manual. I did find a list of answers to the questions they have at the beginning of the game to make sure you paid for it way back in 1991. Yes, 30 years ago!!

Answers to the questions
p4 = press
p6 = peace
p11 = administer
p13 = capital
p21 = strategic
p30 = move
p39 = economy
p46 = means
p49 = cabinet
p50 = Richmond

Finally, according to the Simulations Publications, Inc. (SPI) catalog from 1974 (https://www.spigames.net/PDFv3/SPI1975GameCatalog.pdf), their address was:
44 East 23rd Street (9th flr.)
New York, N.Y. 10010

I have two address for Victory Games. From a business reply envelope (https://web.archive.org/web/20210725035616/https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/QMAAAOSwcARgBihW/s-l1600.jpg):
43 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001

and from my registration card for 2nd Fleet:
(https://i.postimg.cc/dQgvWcjk/ah-vg-address.png)
4517 Harford Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21214
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Post by: Tolstoi on July 27, 2021, 11:49:28 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 6 Episode 7
Teaching Game Design

This listener's guide is short. I'm not providing duplicate links to all the info Brant provided on the episode webpage (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-7-teaching-game-design/). For example, if you want to learn more about the White Box project or the Aftershock game, you can find the link on the podcast webpage.

Let's start with links to the two presentations mentioned at the beginning of the discussion.

The presentation about the 3 Kingdoms game



The presentation about the Russian Roulette game



Books mentioned

Characteristics of Games (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1230223060)

A Theory of Fun for Game Design (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1026099725)

A game of Birds and Wolves : The Secret Game that Won the War (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1120216734)

Games mentioned

Game of Thrones, Risk (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/179719/risk-game-thrones)

Friedrich (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12891/friedrich)

Assassin's Mace



Podcasts mentioned and a helpful website

The Anthropocene Reviewed: Monopoly (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/anthropocene-reviewed/episodes/anthropocene-reviewed-monopoly-academic-decathlon)

Link PAXsims blog using the search tag: WATU (https://paxsims.wordpress.com/tag/watu/) with special attention to this post from Dec. 20th, 2017 (https://paxsims.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/wargaming-the-atlantic-war-captain-gilbert-roberts-and-the-wrens-of-the-western-approaches-tactical-unit/) which has a link to to an article by Paul Strong about WATU (https://paxsims.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/2017-12-10-watu-mors.pdf).
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Post by: Tolstoi on August 01, 2021, 11:28:02 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 6 Episode 8
The Annual Bison Migration

For this episode, there are many games I'm not going to list. For example: D&D, Panzer Blitz, Panzer Leader, Settlers of Catan, Gloomhaven, Don't Tread on Me, White Tribe, Sekigahara, Memoir 44, any of the Command & Colors games, ASL Starter Kits, Magic the Gathering or the BECMI series. These are items that have been linked to in past MiD episodes.

Some of the games listed below have also been discussed in the past and I'm including them because they played a larger role in the discussion, or they were games I wanted to learn more about. Here's the list:

Wing Span (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/266192/wingspan)

Mystara Gazetteers (https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/140259/gazetteers-mystara-dds-lost-setting)

Calidar (https://www.rpggeek.com/rpgsetting/25100/calidar-stranger-skies) by Bruce Heard (https://bruce-heard.blogspot.com/)

Cityfight (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4436/cityfight-modern-combat-urban-environment)

Phase Line Smash (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4494/phase-line-smash)

The original Air & Armor (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6431/air-armor) and the new updated Air & Armor (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/316401/air-armor-operational-armored-warfare-europe-desig)

The original NATO: The Next War in Europe (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2079/nato-next-war-europe) and the new updated NATO: The Cold War Goes Hot (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/309081/nato-cold-war-goes-hot-designer-signature-edition)

McPherson's Ridge: The First Hours of Gettysburg (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/10562/mcphersons-ridge-first-hours-gettysburg)

Battlewagon (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3670/battlewagon)

Gettysburg (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3099/gettysburg)

The U.S. Civil War (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/162009/us-civil-war)

Pub Battles (Command Post Games) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/42770/game-pub-battles-command-post-games/linkeditems/boardgamefamily)

Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/165872/liberty-or-death-american-insurrection)

Hold the Line (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/35342/hold-line)

Index Card Role Playing Game (https://www.rpggeek.com/rpgitem/291568/index-card-rpg-core-second-edition) -  There seem to be a couple different Index Card RPG systems and I'm not sure which one was first. I think it was the rule set published by Runehammer Games; however, I'm not positive.

Firefly Role-Playing Game (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/21687/firefly-role-playing-game)

Dungeonesque (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/41310/dungeonesque)

Battle Hymn Vol. 1: Gettysburg and Pea Ridge (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/236931/battle-hymn-vol-1-gettysburg-and-pea-ridge)

Dominion (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/36218/dominion)

God's Fire (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2503/godsfire)

Stellar Conquest (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1708/stellar-conquest)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on August 02, 2021, 12:00:50 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 6 Episode 9
Connections Online!

A lot of interesting discussion and not many specifically named games, books or articles this time. Like episode 8, I found links for the items I found the most interesting and not the items that have been discussed in past MiDs. This list appears approximately in the same order as they are discussed in this week's episode.

Starfleet Tactical (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkyAPphPtXlCTpJy2TC9htMVudndrl5q2) - YouTube Play list

The main webpage for the Connections Wargaming Conference (https://connections-wargaming.com/): Advancing and Preserving the Art, Science, and Application of Wargaming

Brant's Analysis of Aftershock: A Humanitarian Crisis Game (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/analysis-of-aftershock-a-humanitarian-crisis-game/)

Guerrilla Checkers (https://brtrain.wordpress.com/free-games/) - scroll down. It is number four on the list.

Col. Matthew B. Caffrey's book On Wargaming (https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/newport-papers/43/)

Brant's article about Fog of War(gaming) (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/columns/battle-lab-fog-of-wargaming/)

Western Approaches Tactical Unit (WATU) (https://paxsims.wordpress.com/2016/12/08/the-wargaming-wrens-of-the-western-approaches-tactical-unit/) - There are more links about WATU in Episode 8 of this season, so if you haven't looked at those yet, they are well worth the effort.

Link to Connections Online (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbL0_vNBSM2cfMr352O4n-0FtaOvnGPgy) YouTube Playlist
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 05, 2021, 04:35:57 PM
tough to bag on these guys for not doing even a cursory search of the title to see if there's already a wargaming show by our name, since there's also a WW1 history podcast with the same name that predates our by several years




But learn from our mistakes - do a basic google search for the proposed title
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mcguire on August 05, 2021, 06:05:33 PM
I double-dog-dare you to do a guest exchange with both of the others.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Barthheart on August 05, 2021, 06:09:11 PM
Great! Now we can change the name to what it should have been all along…. No Pants Required.  :hug:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mcguire on August 06, 2021, 02:23:56 PM
Great! Now we can change the name to what it should have been all along…. No Pants Required.  :hug:

 :party:   :notworthy:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on August 13, 2021, 08:20:07 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 6 Episode 10
Andrew Bucholtz

Here's episode 10. Great interview with Andrew Bucholtz. Let's start off with the book Mr. Bucholtz talks about reading as a wee lad:

Heroes in Blue and Gray (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4975882) by Robert Edmond Alter and illustrated by Leonard Vosburgh

and then move onto the games and other items discussed:

Great Battles of the American Civil War (Series) (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/103/series-great-battles-american-civil-war-richard-h)

Great Campaigns of the American Civil War (Series) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/102/series-great-campaigns-american-civil-war-avalon-h)

Soldiers in Postmen's Uniforms (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/318353/soldiers-postmens-uniforms)

Silverton (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/511/silverton)

Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/165872/liberty-or-death-american-insurrection)

For the People (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/833/people)

By Stealth and Sea (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/294652/stealth-and-sea)

Castle Itter (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/196257/castle-itter)

Christina Kahrl interview (https://web.archive.org/web/20210812014044/https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcastepisode/175571/grogcast-season-3-episode-cinco) - This is the past interview Brant brings up while talking to Andrew about sports writers who play wargames.

Catan (formerly The Settlers of Catan) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/13/catan)

7 Wonders (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68448/7-wonders)

Warrior Knights (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/22038/warrior-knights)

Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/233078/twilight-imperium-fourth-edition) - There are older editions too.

The Shores of Tripoli (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/237860/shores-tripoli)

Stellar Horizons (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/217990/stellar-horizons)

Root (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/237182/root)

Sergeants Miniatures Games (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/21741/game-sergeants-miniatures-game/linkeditems/boardgamefamily)

The von Reisswitz Kriegsspiel (1826) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16957/von-reisswitz-kriegsspiel-prussian-army-wargame)

Iron and Oak (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/62226/iron-and-oak)

Blockade Runner (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/76207/blockade-runner)

Rebel Raiders on the High Seas (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/38805/rebel-raiders-high-seas)

Lie, Cheat & Steal (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/866/lie-cheat-steal)

Acquire (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5/acquire)

1830: Railways & Robber Barons (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/421/1830-railways-robber-barons)

Civilization (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/71/civilization)

King of the Tabletop (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2252/king-tabletop) found in Dragon #77. Good news, you don't have to track down issue #77 to get the game, (though you can find that issue online if you search for it), you can find it here (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2252/king-tabletop/files).

Kings and Things (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/58/kings-things)
 
Tank on Tank (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/67123/tank-tank)

18xx Series (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/19/series-18xx)

A Few Acres of Snow (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/79828/few-acres-snow)

Hands in the Sea (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/136955/hands-sea)

Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/214234/tank-duel-enemy-crosshairs)

Space Empires: 4X (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/84419/space-empires-4x)

SpaceCorp: 2025-2300AD (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/214029/spacecorp-2025-2300ad)

Finally, for all you aspiring drummers out there, here are the Screaming Jets with their song Better, which Brant talks about during their discussion of music.

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on August 13, 2021, 08:42:54 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 6 Episode 11
Wargame Design Curriculum at CGSC

I find the discussions with Dr. Sterrett and his students about the Wargame Design program at the Command and General Staff College fascinating. They also make for short listener's guides, as usually not many games are mentioned. If you have the time and interest, I recommend looking at the thesis by Maj. Ebbets: Death Can Wait from 2018. 

Holdfast: Korea 1950-51 (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/171708/holdfast-korea-1950-51)

Battle for Moscow (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/197297/battle-moscow-ii) - This is the Victory Point Games version, which Dr. Sterret describes. Brant asks if it was the free print and play version  (https://grognard.com/bfm/) or the online version (https://oberlabs.com/b4m/).

Holdfast: Russia 1941-42 (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/155496/holdfast-russia-1941-42)

Holdfast: Tunisia 1942-43 (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/231920/holdfast-tunisia-1942-43)

Star Wars: Trading Card Game (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4052/star-wars-trading-card-game)

Twilight Struggle (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12333/twilight-struggle)

Death can wait (https://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p4013coll2/id/3734/rec/1) by Maj. C. J. Ebbets - this is the thesis/game about deploying a field hospital that Brant discusses when highlighting other projects by past students.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 17, 2021, 10:13:29 AM
Season 7 launches!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-1-the-fall-premiere/

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Adam on September 17, 2021, 11:05:35 AM
Huzzah!  Looking forward to catching up with you and the rest of the armchair crew.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on September 17, 2021, 07:56:30 PM
Season 7 launches!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-1-the-fall-premiere/

 :party:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Adam on September 17, 2021, 08:44:15 PM
My podcast RSS feed hasn't updated with the new episode. Is anyone else able to grab it?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 17, 2021, 09:17:26 PM
My podcast RSS feed hasn't updated with the new episode. Is anyone else able to grab it?

If it doesn't update by morning I'll investigate further
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on September 18, 2021, 02:57:50 PM
My podcast RSS feed hasn't updated with the new episode. Is anyone else able to grab it?

If it doesn't update by morning I'll investigate further

I use the google podcast app and just checked and its not up yet.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 18, 2021, 03:05:15 PM
I might have to kill it and reload it. Seems like the feed picked it up as part of season 7 but not the overall podcast series feed as a whole
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 18, 2021, 04:10:12 PM
had to reload the original post to fix an RSS feed error

new URL for the episode is
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-1-the-fall-premiere-2/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on September 18, 2021, 08:40:49 PM
had to reload the original post to fix an RSS feed error

new URL for the episode is
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-1-the-fall-premiere-2/

Unless it takes awhile to trickle down, its still not showing in Google podcasts.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 18, 2021, 09:27:35 PM
Unless it takes awhile to trickle down, its still not showing in Google podcasts.


Huh, weird.  It's propagating b/c it's showing the raw RSS feed, plus (at least) Stitcher and iTunes, b/c I checked all 3 of those
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 18, 2021, 09:45:44 PM
Unless it takes awhile to trickle down, its still not showing in Google podcasts.

Looks like it might still be taking some time on Google....

date/time is in the file name
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on September 18, 2021, 10:22:19 PM
Unless it takes awhile to trickle down, its still not showing in Google podcasts.

Looks like it might still be taking some time on Google....

date/time is in the file name

Thanks, I'll try and let you know when it shows up.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on September 19, 2021, 11:59:43 AM
Unless it takes awhile to trickle down, its still not showing in Google podcasts.

Looks like it might still be taking some time on Google....

date/time is in the file name

Thanks, I'll try and let you know when it shows up.

As of this morning it was up. Thanks for getting it fixed. I'm looking forward to listening to it this week!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 24, 2021, 11:57:45 AM
Episode 2, with 100% more "Mike" for your money!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-2-mike-mike-the-podcast/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Dalinore on September 25, 2021, 01:00:38 PM
Love the opening episodes of this season, cant wait to see what comes up as the season goes on,
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on September 27, 2021, 07:57:19 PM
Episode 2, with 100% more "Mike" for your money!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-2-mike-mike-the-podcast/

Listened to this today while working and really enjoyed the conversation. I think the M&M episodes should be a regular thing.  :)

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 08, 2021, 09:13:54 AM
Mentioned In Dispatches – Season 7 Ep 4 – Origins!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-4-origins/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on October 08, 2021, 09:26:15 PM
Not sure if its just me or if your recording levels are better this season? Either way I'm finding I'm able to listen to them easier in my headphones at work and still hear it clearly over all the noise. Beyond enjoying the content this  is much appreciated. There are a few other podcast I enjoy but the audio is recorded so low that even with my headphones turned all the way up I have a hard time hearing them talk.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 08, 2021, 10:00:01 PM
we did change the way we're recording this season to something completely new

the setup is more of a hassle than before, but the results are definitely better

glad it's working out for you
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 15, 2021, 03:00:23 PM
Mentioned In Dispatches podcast – Season 7 Ep 5 – Amphibious Operations & Wargaming

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-5-amphibious-operations-wargaming/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mcguire on October 15, 2021, 03:26:24 PM
Quote
No, we are not channeling our inner Charles Shackleford and using both hands.

 ???  ;)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 15, 2021, 03:56:39 PM
no way I was letting an NC State reference slip thru
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Martok on October 15, 2021, 10:35:06 PM
Quote
Brad Pitt’s Saving Private Ryan-inspired beach assault from Troy
As much as I enjoy the movie overall, the history nerd in me has always been bothered by certain aspects of that (although I recognize it would be unrealistic to expect any filmmaker to pay attention to this sort of detail): 


The single biggest reason Troy is supposed to be so wealthy and powerful is that its location allows it to control the approaches to the Helllespont/Dardanelles, and that it was a major port as well.  Yet in the film, we never see any sort of port or harbor to speak of.  Similarly, It appears that the Greek fleet lands on an open beach, rather than sailing into a bay or other protected body of water. 

Again, I realize it's a small thing overall, but it's always bothered me. 


Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: blackndecker on October 18, 2021, 07:12:29 PM
Interesting discussion. It prompted me to order a copy of Beachhead and has me poking around the library.

Some of the debate about opposed vs unopposed amphibious was frustrating from a historical perspective although understandable given the gaming interest in tactical battles. One of the observations I was listening for but didn't hear was that despite the notorious reputation as the most complex or difficult operation...MOST amphibious operations are successful, and really only about 4-5 opposed ones weren't successful.

To the question of whether we're missing games on opposed landings, I'm not sure (yet). We're all looking at the comprehensive Wiki page...but it sadly doesn't break out which are opposed and which aren't. You've inspired me to dive into a couple of books that may present better answers:

- Merrill L. Barlett. Assault from the Sea: Essays on the History of Amphibious Warfare (Naval Institute Press)
- Theodore Gatchel. At the Water's Edge: Defending Against Amphibious Assault (Naval Institute Press)
- Timothy Heck and B.A. Friedman. On Contested Shores: The Evolving Role of Amphibious Operations in the History of Warfare (MCUP)
- D.J.B. Trim and Mark Charles Fissel, eds. Amphibious Warfare 1000-1700: Commerce, State Formation and European Expansion (Brill)

These reference MANY amphibious campaigns that were opposed at least at the tactical level...but more often at the operational. At the risk of being pedantic, the focus on the opposed landings at the beach tended to ignore a broader historical trend which is stopping the landings at the beach is incredibly hard...although you'd not get that feel from any of the DG D-Day at...games...but that sustained opposition at the next ridge(s) is what can doom a campaign too. That was the frustrating thing about Gallipoli where neither the ANZACs, the British, or the French got much further a short distance from the beaches.

As for missed historical ops...Japan vs China and Soviets vs Japan stick out as maybe worthy of treatment. There ARE a couple of games looking at China's amphibious attacks against Taiwan's offshore islands in the early 1950s. But mainly through Formosa Force Games.

Speaking of Formosa, the US was working hard on the invasion planning of Formosa which was supposed to happen before Okinawa (which, technically...wasn't opposed at the beach, fwiw)...that could be an interesting game. And I'm not sure we've ever had a good Red Storm Rising retread of the invasion of Iceland!

I would be greatly interested in seeing/thinking about a logistics game looking at transporting troops from the troop transports to the landing craft to the beach...

Long ranty post...but good episode. Thanks!

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 22, 2021, 08:58:06 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches S7E6 - bestselling author Matt Forbeck & his son/co-designer Marty Forbeck talk about their upcoming Kickstarter, and a LOT of other stuff

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-6-shotguns-sorcery-with-matt-marty-forbeck/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 29, 2021, 08:21:43 AM
Our Mentioned in Dispatches Podcast Tackles the 2021 Compass Holiday Catalog

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-7-the-compass-games-2021-holiday-catalog/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: TTC on November 01, 2021, 09:28:10 PM
Our Mentioned in Dispatches Podcast Tackles the 2021 Compass Holiday Catalog

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-7-the-compass-games-2021-holiday-catalog/

This was a good episode.

I highly recommend Blue Water Navy.

And like you guys, I can't get interested in the solitaire/narrative games that Compass puts out (the Ace games, the naval games, the Bomber games, etc.).
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 05, 2021, 01:50:16 PM
Mentioned In Dispatches podcast – Season 7 Ep 8 – Hollandspiele

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-8-hollandspiele/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Martok on November 13, 2021, 09:39:24 PM
Season 7 Ep 9 – The Charlies


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/unassembled-bag-of-parts-season-7-ep-9-the-charlies/




I listened to the first half last night, and the second half this evening; 'twas a most entertaining and erudite show.  :bigthumb: 

You know it's going to be good when even Brant ends up ranting a bit, despite sliding into his usual role as moderator (and being the "moderate" one).  :hehe:  Cyrano and Ardwulf were especially entertaining, of course, but everyone had some good points to make.  You guys said everything I could have, and much more. 


Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: SofaKings on November 15, 2021, 07:23:13 AM
Our Mentioned in Dispatches Podcast Tackles the 2021 Compass Holiday Catalog

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-7-the-compass-games-2021-holiday-catalog/
Which Rommel game did Jim keep bringing up?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Cyrano on November 15, 2021, 12:39:58 PM
https://columbiagames.com/cgi-bin/query/cfg/zoom.cfg?product_id=3421

Never exceeded in my opinion.  Often available used for much less than MSRP.

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: TTC on November 15, 2021, 01:30:29 PM
Season 7 Ep 9 – The Charlies


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/unassembled-bag-of-parts-season-7-ep-9-the-charlies/




I listened to the first half last night, and the second half this evening; 'twas a most entertaining and erudite show.  :bigthumb: 

You know it's going to be good when even Brant ends up ranting a bit, despite sliding into his usual role as moderator (and being the "moderate" one).  :hehe:  Cyrano and Ardwulf were especially entertaining, of course, but everyone had some good points to make.  You guys said everything I could have, and much more.

It was definitely a good listen.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 15, 2021, 02:24:09 PM
glad you enjoyed it!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: SofaKings on November 15, 2021, 07:27:24 PM
https://columbiagames.com/cgi-bin/query/cfg/zoom.cfg?product_id=3421

Never exceeded in my opinion.  Often available used for much less than MSRP.
Thank you!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on November 15, 2021, 08:12:53 PM
Finally got a chance to listen to this while working today and enjoyed all the commentary. And not gonna lie it is entertaining to hear all y'all get hot under the collar.  ;D

It would be interesting (although highly unlikely) to get someone from the CSRs to respond to some of your constructive criticisms.


Also, one of the topics that I think would make a great podcast episode was to expand on the discussion about rule books. I was intrigued by the comments that were made and wished y'all could have spent more time on it but understand that it really would need its own dedicated episode.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 19, 2021, 09:24:14 AM
"Not a wargame?!"  Well, maybe it is....
Robotech Reconstruction on Mentioned in Dispatches

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-10-robotech-reconstruction/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 26, 2021, 11:04:56 AM
Mentioned In Dispatches – Season 7 Ep 11 – Wargaming News

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-11-wargaming-news/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: TTC on November 29, 2021, 01:36:42 PM
Mentioned In Dispatches – Season 7 Ep 11 – Wargaming News

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-11-wargaming-news/

You guys hit on one of my big pet peeves: Video

I appreciate video content when it's appropriate: how-to-play games, open-ended discussions about games or game subjects, or even (the dreaded) unboxing videos. (I am not a fan of unboxing videos. I want someone to give an in-depth review of a game, not drool over how beautiful the maps and counters are).

But videos are a very poor, inefficient, and ineffective way to convey simple information.

Compass's Thursday night updates are a good example. I really enjoy their designer deep-dives and discussions, but they aren't a good way to update the status of a game or something like that. And video updates are a horrible way to discuss group rules on Facebook or something like that.

GMT's monthly email is a great example of useful and well-presented information.

People can read much faster than the spoken word. People can skim through text and focus on what they need. And I assume that many people, like me, don't have large blocks of time to sit down and watch a video about something.

Unfortunately, I think that the way social media drives people to create "content," some are driven to make videos when they could just type up a few hundred words instead.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 29, 2021, 01:49:55 PM
(I am not a fan of unboxing videos. I want someone to give an in-depth review of a game, not drool over how beautiful the maps and counters are).

They are fairly cheap filler, for sure, and a lot of people use them that way.

That said, every once in a while, you can make a meal out of appetizers, and that's what we do 1x/month with #UnboxingDay.  We don't do it much, but be cram a lot into that one day and it is a higher-traffic day for us.  But I don't want filler like that all month long, which is why we consolidate it.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: TTC on November 29, 2021, 02:20:20 PM
(I am not a fan of unboxing videos. I want someone to give an in-depth review of a game, not drool over how beautiful the maps and counters are).

They are fairly cheap filler, for sure, and a lot of people use them that way.

That said, every once in a while, you can make a meal out of appetizers, and that's what we do 1x/month with #UnboxingDay.  We don't do it much, but be cram a lot into that one day and it is a higher-traffic day for us.  But I don't want filler like that all month long, which is why we consolidate it.

There's nothing intrinsically wrong with unboxing videos. But they don't scratch an itch with me. If I want to know about a game, I want to see someone intelligently and critically discuss a game's mechanics and gameplay--or maybe post a good tutorial explaining how to play a game.

It's hard to find that content out there, and sometimes I think the unboxing videos drown out the good stuff..
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 03, 2021, 09:20:22 AM
Mentioned In Dispatches – Season 7 Ep 12 – Wargaming Evolutions

Your favorite wargaming podcast hosts talk about where they started out in wargaming and how they got where they are today

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-12-wargaming-evolutions/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Steelie on December 03, 2021, 09:30:24 AM
Mentioned In Dispatches – Season 7 Ep 11 – Wargaming News

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-11-wargaming-news/

You guys hit on one of my big pet peeves: Video

I appreciate video content when it's appropriate: how-to-play games, open-ended discussions about games or game subjects, or even (the dreaded) unboxing videos. (I am not a fan of unboxing videos. I want someone to give an in-depth review of a game, not drool over how beautiful the maps and counters are).

But videos are a very poor, inefficient, and ineffective way to convey simple information.

Compass's Thursday night updates are a good example. I really enjoy their designer deep-dives and discussions, but they aren't a good way to update the status of a game or something like that. And video updates are a horrible way to discuss group rules on Facebook or something like that.

GMT's monthly email is a great example of useful and well-presented information.

People can read much faster than the spoken word. People can skim through text and focus on what they need. And I assume that many people, like me, don't have large blocks of time to sit down and watch a video about something.

Unfortunately, I think that the way social media drives people to create "content," some are driven to make videos when they could just type up a few hundred words instead.

In regards to gaming in general, I prefer reading over videos. Gaming "How-to" videos don't do half as much for me as the written word on how to play or tactics, be it Shadow Empire, Panzer Corps 2, Valheim, whatever I'm playing. I absorb the written word much more efficiently than video.  I'm not focusing on "Dispatches" here, just overall. But I'm not a podcast guy anyway.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: TTC on December 05, 2021, 10:57:15 AM
Mentioned In Dispatches – Season 7 Ep 12 – Wargaming Evolutions

Your favorite wargaming podcast hosts talk about where they started out in wargaming and how they got where they are today

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-12-wargaming-evolutions/

My first wargames (and yes, I was shouting some of this at the podcast):

I think Ambush! was my first one. I bought it at the Dutch Door Hobby Shoppe at Boozer Shopping Center, in Columbia, SC. My mom would often go there for paints and for catering supplies, and I would always browse the RPG section, buying AD&D modules and Dragon magazines. Then I got Ambush!

My next few ones included:
-Air War (by TSR)--although maligned for its intricacy, to a middle schooler who would spend hours and hours alone in his room, I loved the depth and complexity of this game
-Richtofen's War
-NATO
-Midway
-D-Day
-Anzio
-Submarine
-Sixth Fleet
-Gulf Strike
-Hell's Highway
-Tactics II

Then I had a couple of RPG spillovers, including:
-AD&D Battle System
-T:2000's large-scale system in the "Pirates of the Vistula" module
-Star Frontiers' had a space-battle and campaign system

As far as computer wargames:
-First, a shout-out on the Intellivision Sea Battle game mentioned in the podcast. My friend had an Intellivision and wanted to play all kinds of action games, I just wanted to play Sea Battle and ...
-B-17 Bomber
-Then, on my Commodore 64, I had SSI's "Tigers in the Snow." I wasn't even sure what i was doing, but I loved loading it off of my cassette player
-Computer Bismarck
-B-1 Nuclear Bomber (text/DOS game)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 05, 2021, 11:22:15 AM
The Star Frontiers space wargame was Knight Hawks
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: TTC on December 08, 2021, 02:00:46 PM
The Star Frontiers space wargame was Knight Hawks

Thanks. I remember most of the games, but I can't always remember the names.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mcguire on December 08, 2021, 04:27:41 PM
-T:2000's large-scale system in the "Pirates of the Vistula" module

Is it just me, or is anyone else disappointed that no one has ever produced a game titled, "Fistula on the Vistula"?

Just me?  Ok.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on December 08, 2021, 04:40:10 PM
You answered your own question, really.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 10, 2021, 04:04:47 PM
Mentioned In Dispatches – Season 7 Ep 13 – The Annual Bison Migration
An extended discussion about minis wargaming, especially the arts & crafts

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-13-the-annual-bison-migration/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Martok on December 10, 2021, 08:38:27 PM
Always great to have Bison on the podcast.  :bigthumb: 




Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Bison on December 13, 2021, 12:50:54 AM
Always enjoyable to discuss games on the podcast but Brant's editing certainly made it a more coherent discussion. :D
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Martok on December 13, 2021, 11:20:51 PM
Yeah, he's pretty good at that.  (Believe me, I know...)  :whistle: 

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 17, 2021, 10:44:50 AM
The season seven finale of  the Mentioned in Dispatches podcast.

Mentioned In Dispatches – Season 7 Ep 14 – Holiday Wargaming Wishes
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-7-ep-14-holiday-wargaming-wishes/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Martok on December 18, 2021, 02:34:35 AM
Nice way to cap off the season.  :bigthumb: 


Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Adam on December 30, 2021, 12:09:02 AM
How did I get this cool ACD Patron icon?  I'm pretty sure that I use a different email for this and for Patreon.  Brant, did you do that manually?  If so, I'm touched.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 30, 2021, 07:28:10 AM
Brant, did you do that manually?  If so, I'm touched.

One of us did.  There's no automation to that process, so that's the only way to apply the label
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mcguire on December 30, 2021, 06:43:37 PM
Quick! Let's prank them by getting 400 people to become patrons....wait.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 04, 2022, 02:06:24 PM
S8 E1 is now live
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-1-us-civil-war-gaming/

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on February 04, 2022, 03:11:27 PM
S8 E1 is now live
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-1-us-civil-war-gaming/

 :party:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: judgedredd on February 04, 2022, 05:38:32 PM
Can I ask - is it just me that can't listen to these? God knows I've tried - but I simply can't sit for an hour or more not doing anything - but listening.

There's nothing wrong with the content - and it's actually very pleasant to listen to - but I simply can't sit and concentrate for that long.

When I've tried in the past, I've ended up rewinding quite a bit just in the first 20 or 30 minutes because I've not concentrated.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on February 04, 2022, 05:50:51 PM
Can I ask - is it just me that can't listen to these? God knows I've tried - but I simply can't sit for an hour or more not doing anything - but listening.

There's nothing wrong with the content - and it's actually very pleasant to listen to - but I simply can't sit and concentrate for that long.

When I've tried in the past, I've ended up rewinding quite a bit just in the first 20 or 30 minutes because I've not concentrated.

I usually listen to these while at work or driving.  But I can't sit doing nothing and listen. I've even clipped counters or worked on projects in the garage while listening.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Doctor Quest on February 04, 2022, 05:55:32 PM
+1

Podcasts are great for driving or working out or filling the corners of your brain when you are doing something else. I need to take them in bite sized chunks if I simply sit and listen. There are no rules that say you need to listen to an entire podcast in one sitting.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 04, 2022, 06:04:37 PM
We even give you breaks in the action!

Depending on how well you can absorb at speed, play them on 1.2 or 1.4x speed and see if you can follow along that way

It's what I do with Ardwulf's counterclipping stream while I finish the news on Tuesday mornings
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Adam on February 04, 2022, 07:26:36 PM
I'm an avid podcast listener and I'm always doing something while I'm listening. Doing chores, working in the shop, driving, or exercising are when I listen.  I don't think I've ever sat down on the couch to listen to a podcast.   
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 04, 2022, 08:36:57 PM
I don't think I've ever sat down on the couch to listen to a podcast.

Even if I tried that, I'd get 45 seconds into it and the dog would be in my face for something
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mcguire on February 04, 2022, 10:20:19 PM
I stopped commuting before covid, which is why I'm so far behind. Of course, it's fun listening to science podcasts from early to mid 2020 when I know how it turns out.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: judgedredd on February 05, 2022, 01:41:18 AM
Problem is though, if I'm doing something - I don't absorb. I literally am the woman's definition of a man - I cannot multi-task.

Even if I'm just clipping counters, I cannot focus on the podcast when I'm clipping - so it doesn't have to be anything that taxes my mind. I've tried listening with headphones on whilst cutting the grass or pottering around the house. No joy.

So I literally have to sit and really (and I mean really) focus on what's being said otherwise I miss something and end up rewinding.

I'd really like to take an hour or more and sit and listen and absorb - but I just can't sit still and concentrate on what's being said for that long.

I've even noticed more and more nowadays that I end up more often than not rewinding the TV so I can hear what was just said because even though I'm watching and listening, at some point, I wandered off and didn't focus.

I guess it's an age thing - but at 54, I'm not sure it should be this bad.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: trailrunner on February 05, 2022, 06:31:16 AM
I have trouble listening to podcasts too.  I find most of them to be too slow and chatty.  I might be able to listen to them while I'm driving, but nowadays I don't drive much.  I can listen to them while mowing the lawn and doing yard work, or while clipping counters. 

I actually strongly dislike podcasts where people just talk about some topic of the day, because I find that most people don't have much to say, resulting in a low signal to noise.  But I also hate talk TV shows and talk radio.  I used to have to take a shuttle at work, and sports radio would always be on, droning on about something.  The only podcasts I like are history or science podcasts, or maybe world affairs, but those tend to be focused on a subject and are tight and efficient.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 06, 2022, 07:51:15 PM
hey y'all - if you're on FB and in the big wargamers group, go throw in a plug for Mentioned in Dispatches as podcast they should be listening to over on this thread, please 🙂
Thx!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/221051524573205/posts/5167388586606116/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on February 11, 2022, 12:55:34 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 8 Episode 1
US Civil War/gaming

Surprise! I bet you weren't expecting show notes, eh? :)

I hope to finish season six and to also provide notes for season seven at some point during 2022. For now I'm concentrating on season eight. This is not a comprehensive list. I tried to keep my focus on providing links to US Civil War games; however, there are other games discussed that I thought should be included. I missed a couple games along the way and I'm sure I missed other interesting items as well. If you want something added, let me know, or better yet, add it in the forum. If I made a mistake, point it out and I'll correct it as soon as I can. Enjoy!

Books and articles

Hookers and Blow Save Christmas (https://hookersandblowbooks.com/)

Battle Lab: Do We Really Need Another ____ Game?! (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/columns/battle-lab-do-we-really-need-another-____-game/)

Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/802292338)

Film

Field of Lost Shoes 2015 (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2477218/)

Computer Games

Gettysburg: The Tide Turns (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/234047/gettysburg-tide-turns)

No Greater Glory: The American Civil War (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/84156/no-greater-glory-american-civil-war)

Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865 (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/141575/forge-freedom-american-civil-war-1861-1865)

Crown of Glory: Europe in the Age of Napoleon (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/83471/crown-glory-europe-age-napoleon)

The Civil War Games

Gettysburg (1958) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3099/gettysburg)

Antietam 1862 (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/264669/antietam-1862)

None But Heroes (2011) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/62922/none-heroes)

Gettysburg: The Wheatfield (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68187/gettysburg-wheatfield) not to be confused with Pickett's Charge: The Last Attack at Gettysburg July 3, 1863 (2017) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/242374/picketts-charge-last-attack-gettysburg-july-3-1863) which I almost did.

In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg (2012) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/124622/magnificent-style-picketts-charge-gettysburg)

Terrible Swift Sword: Battle of Gettysburg Game (1976) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3577/terrible-swift-sword-battle-gettysburg-game)

Ball's Bluff (2015) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/172414/balls-bluff)

Great Campaigns of the American Civil War Series (GCACW) (https://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/GCACW_Series)

Civil War Campaign Series (Clash of Arms Games) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/3228/series-civil-war-campaign-clash-arms-games)

Vicksburg (1969) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/72652/vicksburg)

The Road to Vicksburg: The Battle of Champion Hill (1985) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4450/road-vicksburg-battle-champion-hill)

Roads to Gettysburg II: Lee Strikes North (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/215565/roads-gettysburg-ii-lee-strikes-north)

Battle Above the Clouds (2010) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/33665/battle-above-clouds)

Across 5 Aprils (1992) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4047/across-5-aprils)

Battle Hymn Vol. 1: Gettysburg and Pea Ridge (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/236931/battle-hymn-vol-1-gettysburg-and-pea-ridge)

Thunder in the Ozarks: Battle for Pea Ridge, March 1862 (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/207230/thunder-ozarks-battle-pea-ridge-march-1862)

Jeff Davis: The Confederacy at War (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/291952/jeff-davis-confederacy-war)

C.S.A. America's Civil War 1861-1865 (2007) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/28253/cs-americas-civil-war-1861-1865)

Pea Ridge: The Gettysburg of the West March 7-8 1862 (1980) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4275/pea-ridge-gettysburg-west-march-7-8-1862)

Gettysburg (1977) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1575/gettysburg)

Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61 (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/229956/fort-sumter-secession-crisis-1860-61)

A House Divided: War Between the States 1861-65 (1981) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/701/house-divided-war-between-states-1861-65)

For the People (1998) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/833/people)

The Civil War 1861-1865 (1983) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2081/civil-war-1861-1865)

The U.S. Civil War (2015) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/162009/us-civil-war)

Battle Cry (1999) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/551/battle-cry)

A House Divided: War Between the States 1861-65 (2001) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameversion/26476/english-third-edition) This is the third edition of the original game from 1981 (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/701/house-divided-war-between-states-1861-65)

Stonewall in the Valley (1995) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4214/stonewall-valley)

Death Valley: Battles for the Shenandoah (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/240905/death-valley-battles-shenandoah)

Bobby Lee: The Civil War in Virginia 1861-1865 (1993) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/82/bobby-lee-civil-war-virginia-1861-1865)

Sam Grant: The Civil War in the West 1862-1864 (1997) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/83/sam-grant-civil-war-west-1862-1864)

Lee's Invincibles: Gettysburg Campaign of 1863 (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/185456/lees-invincibles-gettysburg-campaign-1863)

Jackson & Sheridan: The Valley Campaigns (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/185457/jackson-sheridan-valley-campaigns)

The Three Days Of Gettysburg (1995) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12139/three-days-gettysburg)

Games mentioned that are not US Civil War games

Crowbar! The Rangers at Pointe Du Hoc (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/246588/crowbar-rangers-pointe-du-hoc)

The White Tribe: Rhodesia's War 1966-1980 (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/248928/white-tribe-rhodesias-war-1966-1980)

Paths of Glory (1999) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/91/paths-glory)

Tarawa 1943 (2021) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/329432/tarawa-1943)

Fields of Despair: France 1914-1918 (2017) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/153728/fields-despair-france-1914-1918)

Freeman's Farm 1777 (2019) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/271837/freemans-farm-1777)

Crown of Roses (2012) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/36480/crown-roses)

Europe Engulfed: WWII European Theatre Block Game (2003)  (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6205/europe-engulfed-wwii-european-theatre-block-game)

Asia Engulfed (2007) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/20609/asia-engulfed)

Conquest & Consequence (2021)  (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/300323/conquest-consequence)

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 11, 2022, 06:20:15 AM
hey now, Gary said there 100-odd games with "Gettysburg" in the title, and there's nowhere near that many in your list!  ;D
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on February 11, 2022, 08:34:59 AM
hey now, Gary said there 100-odd games with "Gettysburg" in the title, and there's nowhere near that many in your list!  ;D

If you all had talked about the "100-odd games with 'Gettysburg' in the title" by name, they'd be in the show notes! Well, most of them at any rate.  ;D
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 11, 2022, 09:55:05 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches -  Season 8 Ep 2
Civilization-series games

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-2-civilization-series-games/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on February 11, 2022, 07:52:35 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches -  Season 8 Ep 2
Civilization-series games

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-2-civilization-series-games/

Was able to listen to this today at work and quite enjoyed the conversation. Agree with y'all that multiplayer civ is a ton of fun. I'm in two multiplayer games now but since I don't work from home I'm that slow one who only can play in the evening or weekends. (Which oddly enough it seems like there are less turns during the weekends, which I attribute to all you work from home types being sick of sitting at your computers and taking a weekend away from them  :)   )

I do have a couple of follow up questions that I hope MD, Brant and OJ might jump in here and answers as I don't think they came up on the podcast. 

First I noticed a couple of you say you didn't really enjoy the domination victory and was wondering if you had a favorite style to play or victory to shoot for?

Next any thoughts on using the option from the "random tech tree" in the game?

Finally what are your preferred game settings? (i.e. Game speed, map type etc)


Also, now I want more Civ multiplayer in my life as I don't think I've gotten to game w/ Brant or MD yet.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Barthheart on February 11, 2022, 08:24:21 PM
...
First I noticed a couple of you say you didn't really enjoy the domination victory and was wondering if you had a favorite style to play or victory to shoot for?

That's just cause they're pansies.  :Loser:

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Next any thoughts on using the option from the "random tech tree" in the game?

Great way to play. Changes up how you progress and makes you think on your advances.

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Finally what are your preferred game settings? (i.e. Game speed, map type etc)

Huge continental/terra/earth maps, max random players, marathon speed.

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Also, now I want more Civ multiplayer in my life as I don't think I've gotten to game w/ Brant or MD yet.

Anytime sign me up. Never too many games on the go.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on February 12, 2022, 09:34:10 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 8 Episode 2
Civilization-series games

The only game I'm not 100% sure about is the Civilization: Call to Power game. I had not heard of it. OJDad refers to it as Call to Power. Brant lists it in the description; however, when I searched, I only find Civilization: Call to Power. Hope it is correct, if not, let me know.  :)

Article

Comparing Mobile Civ-Style 4x Games (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/comparing-mobile-civ-style-4x-games/)

Games

Civilization (1980) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/71/civilization) - The original!

Civilization-series (https://videogamegeek.com/videogameseries/4756/civilization) - This should be the entire Civ series

Humankind game (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/287079/humankind)

They Are Billions (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/243213/they-are-billions)

Stellaris (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/182943/stellaris)

Civilization: Call to Power (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/75504/civilization-call-power)

Small World (2009) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40692/small-world) 

Ticket to Ride (2004) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9209/ticket-ride)

Carcassonne (2000 (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/822/carcassonne))

Jamaica (2007) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/28023/jamaica)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on February 12, 2022, 05:27:20 PM
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First I noticed a couple of you say you didn't really enjoy the domination victory and was wondering if you had a favorite style to play or victory to shoot for?

That's just cause they're pansies.  :Loser:

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Next any thoughts on using the option from the "random tech tree" in the game?

Great way to play. Changes up how you progress and makes you think on your advances.

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Finally what are your preferred game settings? (i.e. Game speed, map type etc)

Huge continental/terra/earth maps, max random players, marathon speed.

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Also, now I want more Civ multiplayer in my life as I don't think I've gotten to game w/ Brant or MD yet.

Anytime sign me up. Never too many games on the go.


Thanks! Maybe we'll see who else wants to start a game soon. Now to get some answers from Brant, MD and OJ  :)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 12, 2022, 05:55:43 PM
Thanks! Maybe we'll see who else wants to start a game soon. Now to get some answers from Brant, MD and OJ  :)

New thread opened up

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/forum/index.php?topic=4055
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on February 12, 2022, 07:00:49 PM
Thanks! Maybe we'll see who else wants to start a game soon. Now to get some answers from Brant, MD and OJ  :)

New thread opened up

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/forum/index.php?topic=4055

 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Martok on February 13, 2022, 02:01:11 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches -  Season 8 Ep 2
Civilization-series games

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-2-civilization-series-games/

Fantastic episode, gents.  :rockon: 

I'm not sure why I've never really gotten into the Civilization-type 4x games.  I have a feeling it might be that I simply discovered space 4x games first, and then just never got around to the former (a bit of Civ4 notwithstanding). 


Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 18, 2022, 08:01:12 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 8 Ep 3 ~ Professional Wargaming at the Center for Naval Analysis

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-3-professional-wargaming-at-cna/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on February 20, 2022, 11:22:30 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 8 Episode 3
Professional Wargaming at CNA

Great episode of Mentioned in Dispatches. I wasn't aware of the memo sent by Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work back in 2015. After reading the memo, and reflecting on how much discussion/action can be found about wargaming in current open source news and social media, I think the first 5 year goal has been met. It will be interesting to see where the situation is 5-10 years from now.

As always, if I've goofed somewhere, or you know something I missed, let us know. :)

Memo

Memo to Pentagon Leadership on Wargaming (https://news.usni.org/2015/03/18/document-memo-to-pentagon-leadership-on-wargaming/) - this is the essay by Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work on Feb. 9th, 2015.

Games

Risk (1959) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181/risk)

Axis & Allies (1981) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/98/axis-allies)

Flames of War: The World War II Miniatures Game (2002) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/11168/flames-war-world-war-ii-miniatures-game)

AFTERSHOCK: A Humanitarian Crisis Game (2015) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/180994/aftershock-humanitarian-crisis-game)

Halo: Combat Evolved (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/68364/halo-combat-evolved) - The original, not going to list the entire series.

FTL: Faster Than Light (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/121656/ftl-faster-light)

Littoral Commander: The Indo-Pacific (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/355516/littoral-commander-indo-pacific) 

Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition) (https://rpggeek.com/rpg/17181/dungeons-dragons-5th-edition)

Hedgemony: A Game of Strategic Choices (2020) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/320465/hedgemony-game-strategic-choices)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: thecommandtent on February 20, 2022, 01:01:51 PM
Really interesting episode. I thought the guests did a great job answer questions and explaining their processes despite of not being able to share many specifics. 
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 20, 2022, 01:30:39 PM
Tolstoi, I will say that you are far more optimistic in your assessment of the Work memo than a lot of people.

There could have easily been far more progress made than there has been so far and it almost feels like the momentum has been slipping for several years until GUWS started raising the profile again
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on February 20, 2022, 07:44:47 PM
Tolstoi, I will say that you are far more optimistic in your assessment of the Work memo than a lot of people.

There could have easily been far more progress made than there has been so far and it almost feels like the momentum has been slipping for several years until GUWS started raising the profile again

That's me, a ray of sunshine!  :biggrin:

My assessment is probably completely wrong. To name a few, I was thinking of the work by:
There have been a slew of articles in the past 24 months in the Marine Corps Gazette on wargaming, with a recent series by Joseph Miranda in most issues over the past year. I understand Mr. Miranda's articles also serve as advertisements for Decision Games products. Some may not like that, I can live with it.

My perspective is not broad enough to understand the big picture and I'm a wee bit disappointed to learn Mr. Work's call to action hasn't progressed as much as I had thought.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 20, 2022, 08:54:51 PM
Here's the thing though. Of the four things you listed, the first and second have really only gained prominence in the last 24 months. They are barely older than the pandemic

The third has been around about 5 years but has had a negligible impact on the wider practitioner community.

The fourth has been around since the '60s and we've seen how much of a difference that makes
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 25, 2022, 02:17:37 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Podcast Season 8 Ep 4 ~ Operational Level Napoleonic Warfare

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-4-operational-level-napoleonic-warfare/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Metaldog on February 25, 2022, 02:41:01 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches -  Season 8 Ep 2
Civilization-series games

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-2-civilization-series-games/

Fantastic episode, gents.  :rockon: 

I'm not sure why I've never really gotten into the Civilization-type 4x games.  I have a feeling it might be that I simply discovered space 4x games first, and then just never got around to the former (a bit of Civ4 notwithstanding).

Glad you enjoyed, Martok!  I imagine that many of the mechanics of space 4x games are pretty similar to Civ mechanics: Research, Production, Economy, Military.  So, if you decide to jump in to Civ, you should find yourself on familiar ground.  And hey, one of the ways to win at Civ is to build a rocket ship to take you into space.  So, maybe you just tell yourself that you are a pre spaceflight civ and breaking free from Terra Firma is just the first step to finding distant worlds.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Barthheart on February 25, 2022, 05:32:00 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches -  Season 8 Ep 2
Civilization-series games

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-2-civilization-series-games/

Fantastic episode, gents.  :rockon: 

I'm not sure why I've never really gotten into the Civilization-type 4x games.  I have a feeling it might be that I simply discovered space 4x games first, and then just never got around to the former (a bit of Civ4 notwithstanding).

Glad you enjoyed, Martok!  I imagine that many of the mechanics of space 4x games are pretty similar to Civ mechanics: Research, Production, Economy, Military.  So, if you decide to jump in to Civ, you should find yourself on familiar ground.  And hey, one of the ways to win at Civ is to build a rocket ship to take you into space.  So, maybe you just tell yourself that you are a pre spaceflight civ and breaking free from Terra Firma is just the first step to finding distant worlds.

This is one of the main reasons I’m looking forward to DW2… the ability to start as pre-FTL space flight and go from there.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Metaldog on February 25, 2022, 05:42:41 PM
I might have purposely said, "Distant worlds."   :whistle:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Martok on February 26, 2022, 03:39:58 AM
This is one of the main reasons I’m looking forward to DW2… the ability to start as pre-FTL space flight and go from there.


As am I.  I confess that I never took much advantage of the pre-warp start option in the original game -- I think because by the time it was added in the Shadows expansion, I was simply too used to playing with the classic "fully explored/exploited home system" start that's long been the norm in space 4x titles. 

Fortunately, the pre-warp start in DW2 is the default/recommended way to play, and (just as importantly) it's pretty fun.  I'm really looking forward to experiencing it in the release version. 




I might have purposely said, "Distant worlds."   :whistle:
 
No kidding.  Again, I see what you did there...  :P 


Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: TTC on March 02, 2022, 10:31:31 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches -  Season 8 Ep 2
Civilization-series games

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-2-civilization-series-games/

Definitely an enjoyable episode, as my wasted hours on Civilization go all the way back to Civ go all the way back to me playing "just one more turn" while I was in college.

I am currently involved in two of the ACD PBEM Civ games, but if any more get started, I would love to play in more of them.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on March 04, 2022, 01:35:11 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 8 Episode 4
Operational Level Napoleonic Warfare

Whew! I think I'll get this posted just before the next episode goes live. The topic is operational Napoleonic warfare, so that's what I'm sticking to, most of the time. I'm not going to link to games about World War II or the American Civil War. I'm also not going to link to Napoleonic games which are not operational in scale. (Looking at you Grognard Simulations with your Waterloo game set to a scale at the company level.) In some cases, the game might be listed twice. For example, 1807: The Eagles Turn East can be found by clicking on the link for the Zucker 1x games and it is listed separately near the end of the listener's guide. In these situations, the game was specifically talked about, so that's why it gets a link to the game.

Minard's Infographic of the Russia campaign

(https://i.postimg.cc/PqQW00Yq/Minard-1812-russia.png)
Source: Wikimedia Commons (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/29/Minard.png)

Films

Waterloo 1970 (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066549/)

Books

The Wars of Napoleon (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1107374446) by Charles J Esdaile - I think this is the book Cyrano mentioned; however, I'm not 100% positive. If this is not correct, let me know and I will edit the listener's guide.

Computer games

John Tiller's Napoleonic Battles Series (https://wargameds.com/collections/napoleonic-battles) - Normally I don't like linking directly to the publishers website where you purchase the game; however, this is the best list of all the John Tiller Napoleonic Battles series, so this is what you get.

Campaigns on the Danube (https://videogamegeek.com/videogame/77563/campaigns-danube) - Best computer game on this topic!

Miniature and Board games

Snappy Nappy (2009) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/43792/snappy-nappy)

Empires in Arms (1983) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/254/empires-arms)

The von Reisswitz Kriegsspiel: The Prussian Army Wargame (1824) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16957/von-reisswitz-kriegsspiel-prussian-army-wargame)

Shako: Rules and Army Lists for Napoleonic Wargaming (1995) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/22186/shako-rules-and-army-lists-napoleonic-wargaming)

Shako 2: Rules for Napoleonic Wargaming (2008) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/39632/shako-2-rules-napoleonic-wargaming)

Le Feu Sacré: Wargames Rules for the Wars of Napoleon, 1792-1815 (2003) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/27120/le-feu-sacre-wargames-rules-wars-napoleon-1792-181)

Blücher (2015) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/174556/blucher)

Kevin Zucker's Campaigns of Napoleon series (OSG)This formatting is a direct copy from the Keven Zucker (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/720/kevin-zucker) bio page at BGG.

The Library of Napoleonic Battles series (OSG) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/2338/series-library-napoleonic-battles-osg/linkeditems/boardgamefamily?pageid=1)

Napoleon's Last Gamble: Battles of the Hundred Days (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/174298/napoleons-last-gamble-battles-hundred-days)

Napoleon's Last Battles (1976) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4230/napoleons-last-battles)

The Coming Storm: Quadrigame of the Fourth Coalition October 1806 - June 1807 (2010) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/67199/coming-storm-quadrigame-fourth-coalition-october-1)

The Last Success: Quadrigame of the War Against Austria, April - July 1809 (2011) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/85572/last-success-quadrigame-war-against-austria-april)

Commands & Colors Napoleonics (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/9780/game-commands-colors-napoleonics/linkeditems/boardgamefamily)

Le Vol de l'Aigle (2005) - Flight of the Eagle (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/10141/series-le-vol-de-laigle-pratzen-editions/linkeditems/boardgamefamily)

Le Combat de l'Aigle (2006) - The Eagle's Fight (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/26078/le-combat-de-laigle)

Conquerors series, Napoleon 1806, 1807, 1815 by Shakos (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/70464/series-conquerors-shakos/linkeditems/boardgamefamily)

Napoléon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 (1974) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1662/napoleon-waterloo-campaign-1815) -1st edition is classic, Columbia Games 4th edition is the one to get.
 
War and Peace (1980) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/626/war-and-peace) & the upgraded War and Peace: Game of the Napoleonic Wars (2020) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/267402/war-and-peace-game-napoleonic-wars)

The Napoleonic Wars (2002) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3409/napoleonic-wars) & The Napoleonic Wars (Second Edition) (2008)  (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/36399/napoleonic-wars-second-edition)

Wellington: The Peninsular War 1812-1814 (2005) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/11265/wellington-peninsular-war-1812-1814)

Kutuzov (2008) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/20077/kutuzov)

Napoleon Invades Spain: Peninsular War, Part I (2021) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/308862/napoleon-invades-spain-peninsular-war-part-i/forums/0)

Napoleon's Quagmire (2017) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/218007/napoleons-quagmire)

The Struggle of Nations (1982) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5021/struggle-nations)

1807: The Eagles Turn East (1994) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8702/1807-eagles-turn-east)

The Emperor Returns (1986) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5698/emperor-returns)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 04, 2022, 06:35:30 AM
this week's listener notes will probably be a lot easier :)


Brain Train joins Brant & Mike to look back on wargames that posited a conflict in Ukraine

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-6-looking-back-at-wargames-on-ukraine/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on March 04, 2022, 09:18:36 AM
Looking forward to listening to this over the weekend. In the meantime, I think you added an extra number "1", to the "recorded on" date. So instead of March 11th, it should be March 1st, right?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 04, 2022, 10:01:36 AM
In the meantime, I think you added an extra number "1", to the "recorded on" date. So instead of March 11th, it should be March 1st, right?



shhhhhhhhhhhhh   :whistle:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on March 06, 2022, 10:07:36 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 8 Episode 5
Looking Back at Wargames on Ukraine

Greetings and welcome to this week's listener's guide for MiD. My favorite quote during the discussion was from Mr. Train: “All models are wrong, but some are useful”. After a wee bit of searching, that quote is attributed to George E. P. Box. As usual, if I goofed and linked to the incorrect game, please let me know and I'll correct it as soon as possible.

Articles & Report

War on the Rocks - Feeding the Bear: A Closer Look at Russian Army Logistics and the Fait Accompli (https://warontherocks.com/2021/11/feeding-the-bear-a-closer-look-at-russian-army-logistics/)

Pentagon official says Russian troops have 'deliberately punched holes' in their own gas tanks in apparent attempts to avoid combat as morale declines: report (https://www.businessinsider.com/russian-troops-have-punched-holes-their-own-gas-tanks-2022-3)

What We Need to Learn: Lessons from Twenty Years of Afghanistan Reconstruction (https://www.sigar.mil/interactive-reports/what-we-need-to-learn/index.html) - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Games

Next Wars I: Orange Crush – Civil War in the Ukraine (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/35005/next-wars-i-orange-crush-civil-war-ukraine) - Bayonetbrant's game

Ukrainian Crisis (https://brtrain.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/a-new-pnp-game-ukrainian-crisis/) -  from Mr. Train's blog

Ukrainian Crisis & The Little War (2017)  (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/223436/ukrainian-crisis-little-war) - Hollandspiele version w/ The Little War

Millennium Wars: Ukraine (2003) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9487/millennium-wars-ukraine)

Millennium Wars: Series (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/56176/game-millennium-wars/linkeditems/boardgamefamily)

Modern Battles: Four Contemporary Conflicts (1975) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16185/modern-battles-four-contemporary-conflicts)*
*This formatting and exact descriptions are from the Modern Battles: Four Contemporary Conflicts page at BGG.

Modern Battles II: Four Contemporary Conflicts (1977) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16186/modern-battles-ii-four-contemporary-conflicts)*
*This formatting and exact descriptions are from the Modern Battles II: Four Contemporary Conflicts page at BGG.

Update for DMZ: DMZ: The Next Korean War (2010) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/73232/dmz-next-korean-war)

Brief Border Wars (2020) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/285193/brief-border-wars)

Cold War Battles: Budapest '56 & Angola '87 (2006) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/23378/cold-war-battles-budapest-56-angola-87)

Cold War Battles 2: Pentomic Wurzburg & Kabul '79, (CWB2) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/42256/cold-war-battles-2-pentomic-wurzburg-kabul-79)

Berlin '85: The Enemy at the Gates (1980) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4839/berlin-85-enemy-gates)

Panzergruppe Guderian (1976) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3041/panzergruppe-guderian) - untested units

Invasion: America – Death Throes of the Superpower (1976) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3572/invasion-america-death-throes-superpower)

New World Order Battles: Kiev & Ulan Bator (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/175233/new-world-order-battles-kiev-ulan-bator) - Hyperwar in the 21st Century

Der Welt Krieg (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/111/series-der-weltkrieg)

Combined Arms: Combat Operations in the 20th Century (1974) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4240/combined-arms-combat-operations-20th-century)

A Distant Plain (2013) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/127518/distant-plain)

Algeria: The War of Independence 1954-1962 (2000) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/11293/algeria-war-independence-1954-1962)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on March 06, 2022, 10:19:44 AM
At about the hour mark of the podcast you all are discussing different ways of including uncertainty and chaos into these games. One factor was incompetent leadership. As Brant described it: that one moron issued to every company by CIF. Brant, you suggested trying to model poor leadership doesn't work well because the participants will not take what the game is trying to model seriously and they will argue their plan was fine, it was the "poor leadership" card that messed them up. This made me wonder, aren't the players of the game potentially that "poor leader" who is issued by CIF ? I can see this not working so well in a solo game; however, in multiplayer games, I've seen this happen. Goodness knows I've been that moron issued by CIF on a couple occasions!  ;D
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 06, 2022, 10:50:41 AM
As usual, if I goofed and linked to the incorrect game, please let me know and I'll correct it as soon as possible.

dude....   :doh:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/35005/next-wars-i-orange-crush-civil-war-ukraine



This made me wonder, aren't the players of the game potentially that "poor leader" who is issued by CIF ?

Depends on the echelon.  Sometimes you have idiots throughout the lower echelon units, but not up above.  Or vice versa.  Problem is, you might not find them until the fur starts to fly.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on March 06, 2022, 11:34:26 AM
As usual, if I goofed and linked to the incorrect game, please let me know and I'll correct it as soon as possible.

dude....   :doh:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/35005/next-wars-i-orange-crush-civil-war-ukraine

Oh boy, what a goof! Truly embarrassed about that.  :-[

I also just realized I didn't include Mr. Train's version of Ukrainian Crisis published by Hollandspiele either. I'll fix that now.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 11, 2022, 10:21:22 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Podcast S8 Ep6, talking Game Conventions with Justin, of the Justegarde channel on YouTube

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-6-game-conventions/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Bison on March 11, 2022, 06:07:46 PM
So many back podcasts to catch up on. It is a good thing I have a lot of crafting and painting to do. :)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 25, 2022, 03:18:29 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 8 Ep 8 ~ Bryan Takes Over

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-8-bryan-takes-over/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on March 31, 2022, 02:26:31 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 8 Episode 6
Game Conventions!

Here's the listener's guide for season 8, episode 6. I definitely need to start attending some conventions!  ;D

Wargaming groups

USA Fight Club (https://www.usafight.club/)

Gaming conventions

Game On! (https://www.gameon-con.com/)

Consimworld Expo (http://expo.consimworld.com/)

Strategicon (https://www.strategicon.net/)

BottosCon (https://sites.google.com/site/bottoscon)

Stack of Brant's games from the bottom up, balanced on a baby bookshelf

Islebound (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/185589/islebound)

City of Iron (2013) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/123499/city-iron)

Mare Nostrum (2003) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3931/mare-nostrum) - two copies!

Historia (2014) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/157096/historia)

Imperial Settlers (2014) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/154203/imperial-settlers)

Kingdom Builder (2011) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/107529/kingdom-builder)

Risk 2210 A.D. (2001) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1829/risk-2210-d)

Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion (2020) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/291457/gloomhaven-jaws-lion)

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box (https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/98302/pathfinder-roleplaying-game-beginner-box)

Steam Time (2015) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/180592/steam-time)

Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game (2010) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/59946/dungeons-dragons-castle-ravenloft-board-game)

High Frontier (2010) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/47055/high-frontier)

Other Games

Tide of Iron (2007) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/22825/tide-iron)
 
Hector and Achilles (2003) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8450/hector-and-achilles)

The Mighty Endeavor (2005) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/14080/mighty-endeavor)

A Time for Trumpets: The Battle of the Bulge, December 1944 (2020) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/240901/time-trumpets-battle-bulge-december-1944)

Fief 1429 (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/152470/fief-france-1429)

Close Quarter Battles: Waterloo (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/340327/close-quarter-battles-waterloo) - I think this is the Napoleonic game discussed soon to be published by LNL.

Time of Crisis: The Roman Empire in Turmoil, 235-284 AD (2017) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/164949/time-crisis-roman-empire-turmoil-235-284-ad) - The game with the mysterious missing pieces!

Cataclysm: A Second World War (2018) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/125977/cataclysm-second-world-war)

Wilderness War (2001) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1822/wilderness-war)

Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar (2016) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/163154/falling-sky-gallic-revolt-against-caesar)

The British Way: Counterinsurgency at the End of Empire (2023) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/342921/british-way-counterinsurgency-end-empire)

I, Napoleon (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/351876/i-napoleon)

Red Dust Rebellion (2022) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/322499/red-dust-rebellion)
 
A Distant Plain (2013) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/127518/distant-plain)

Andean Abyss (2012) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/91080/andean-abyss)

Armchair Dragoons Event Calendar

Event Calendar (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/event-calendar/) - with submission form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScH33Emu9I6t2SmCkzUF1HldiL2yOn3XVBqP23VUcHA8WZnrg/viewform) to add your convention!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 31, 2022, 03:01:24 PM
Mare Nostrum (2003) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3931/mare-nostrum) - two copies!

That's actually the base game plus a boxed expansion, rather than 2 copies.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Bison on March 31, 2022, 06:09:24 PM
I appreciate the mixing of Euros in with the wargames on the shelf. It's a technique I employ to lure in unsuspecting opponents. "Oh, sure Wilderness War is basically just like Imperial Settlers."
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on March 31, 2022, 06:38:56 PM
Tolstoi, thanks again for doing this. As always, it's awesome to have this companion to the podcast.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on March 31, 2022, 07:28:24 PM
Mare Nostrum (2003) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3931/mare-nostrum) - two copies!
That's actually the base game plus a boxed expansion, rather than 2 copies.

That's what I get for not quoting you directly! :) I went back to double check and you said, "two boxes worth of Mare Nostrum", which I incorrectly interpreted as two copies of the same game.  ;D
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on March 31, 2022, 07:35:16 PM
Tolstoi, thanks again for doing this. As always, it's awesome to have this companion to the podcast.  :bigthumb:

Your welcome! It's fun and I learn a lot about interesting games I never knew existed. The only down side to expanding my horizons is realizing there is no way I could possibly play even a fraction of the games you all discuss during the podcast.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on April 01, 2022, 12:46:21 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 8 Episode 7
Connections Online 2022

Hey, two listener's guides in one day!

Well, that's not entirely true. This podcast was focused on Connections Online and mentioned only a couple games. They were the usual suspects, (think Advanced Squad Leader), and I decided we didn't need a list of only a few games you can find in other guides. Brant provided links to some of the other items (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-7-connections-online/) mentioned during the podcast on the webpage for this episode, so if you don't read his description there, you should do that.

Instead, I thought I'd share the reference to a presidential debate from 1984. You'll need to listen to the podcast to understand why this is here. :)

Witty quip from Pres. Reagan during the 1984 Presidential Debate with Mondale

Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 01, 2022, 04:41:16 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 8 Ep 9 ~ Distant Worlds 2 & Other Space 4X-iness

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-9-distant-worlds-2-other-space-4x-iness/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on April 02, 2022, 10:07:25 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 8 Episode 6
Game Conventions!

...

Tide of Iron (2007) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/22825/tide-iron)



Tide of Iron was mentioned in this episode. Right now, Miniature Market has it for $15.00US (https://www.miniaturemarket.com/ffgtd04.html) plus another 20% off if you use the code EXTRA20 when you check out. That's $18.63 total - shipped to your door.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on April 02, 2022, 10:11:32 AM
Dammit, nevermind. That's not the base game, but still a good deal.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 02, 2022, 12:36:30 PM
Dammit, nevermind. That's not the base game, but still a good deal.

That's the scenario book that I talked about
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on April 02, 2022, 02:39:26 PM
Yeah, I'm still tempted to get it at that price. I might be able to use the scenarios with other systems.  8)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: TTC on April 04, 2022, 09:23:53 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 8 Ep 8 ~ Bryan Takes Over

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-8-bryan-takes-over/

1.7x

I listen to the podcast at 1.7 speed on my Castro app.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 08, 2022, 07:53:15 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-10-the-wargaming-company-and-et-sans-resultat-series-3/

David Ensteness stops by to talk about the newest version of ESR.  Even if you're not a fan of the game, it's a great listen b/c David's a fun guest.

And Jim gets a new t-shirt design :)
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Post by: FrankPere on April 21, 2022, 10:14:32 AM
You are so cool
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 22, 2022, 04:15:37 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 8 Ep 11 ~ Buckeye Game Fest

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mids8e11/





Mentioned in Dispatches Podcast Season 8 Ep 12 ~ Crowdfunding / Kickstarters / P500 / Pre-order

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-12-crowdfunding/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 29, 2022, 04:05:24 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches (Podcast) S8 Ep 13 ~ Season Finale and Off To Origins

We talk about what's coming up this summer at Origins in Columbus OH (8-12 June)
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-8-ep-13-season-finale-and-off-to-origins/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Adam on May 04, 2022, 06:11:17 PM
It was great to hear about all that's planned for Origins this year.  I won't be able to make it out again but I'm pretty hopeful for 2023.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 13, 2022, 06:04:05 AM
Today's the last day to show us how well you paid attention to this season of the Mentioned in Dispatches podcast!
We're grading the exams and announcing winners this evening 🤠

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/whatever/mids8-exam/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 13, 2022, 08:30:10 PM
Mentioned In Dispatches Season 8 ~ Final Exam Results!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/whatever/mids8examkey/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: vyshka on May 14, 2022, 07:25:23 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 8 Episode 4
Operational Level Napoleonic Warfare

Any thoughts on Nations in Arms? I don't think I heard it mentioned in the episode.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Tolstoi on May 30, 2022, 11:21:05 PM
Mentioned in Dispatches Season 8 Episode 4
Operational Level Napoleonic Warfare

Any thoughts on Nations in Arms? I don't think I heard it mentioned in the episode.

I agree, this game was not mentioned during the podcast. I have never played Nations in Arms: Valmy to Waterloo (2012) (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/109285/nations-arms-valmy-waterloo), so I can't speak to it. A quick search in the ACD forums shows zero results, which surprises me a wee bit. I'm not sure if Cyrano and Ardwulf didn't mention it because they haven't played it, or because it slipped their mind. Another person I'd ask is Panzerde; however, I haven't seen him post anything in a long while, so I'm not sure if he'd see your question.

In case you haven't looked around, I found this comparison video between War and Peace (2020) vs Nations in Arms (2012) by Wise Guy History (https://www.youtube.com/c/WiseGuyHistory). Maybe it will be helpful?