Mentioned in Dispatches, S3E10 – The Cold War. No, the original one.

Mentioned in Dispatches, S3E10 – The Cold War. No, the original one.

Cap’n Darwin and Dr Sterrett are here to save the day!  They join Brant & Mirth to talk about all sorts of Cold War wargaming, including a discussion of whether or not the Cold War ever really ended.

Specific games?  Well, the expected arrival of W@W’85 inspired this whole episode when we put the original schedule together, but we also talk about Air & Armor, games that ‘came true,’ Assault, the First Battle series, lighting maps on fire, multiple games with “NATO” in the title, the MBT series, where you draw the lines on what a “Cold War” game is, and GMT’s new Red Storm.

We covered a lot of ground but kept our feet firmly planted on it, and so we barely scratched the surface of possible Cold War wargaming, especially naval wargames, most air combat games, and the 1970s-80s SPI classics.

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S3E9 – We’re Here to Help You Spend Your Money

Mentioned in Dispatches, S3E9 – We’re Here to Help You Spend Your Money

Hide your wallets!  The Compass catalog is here…. and it’s GLORIOUS….

So of course we talk about it for 25 minutes.

We also talk about what GMT has on sale / p500, and take a quick dip into Worthington’s current sale before cruising by Lock ‘n Load’s site and spending another 15 minutes on their sale.  In between, we also discuss WWII tactical games with minis vs cardboard, Nevsky’s box art, an unhealthy attachment that leads to talking to your figures, Avalon Hill vs SPI, Compass Con, reprints, and Jim just can’t let go of his hatred of Mystery Wizard.
Clearly, the Mystery Wizard stole his lunch money back in 1978 and Jim is still stewing over it.

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S3E8 – “On Wargaming” with Matt Caffrey

Mentioned in Dispatches, S3E8 – “On Wargaming” with Matt Caffrey

COL(R) Matt Caffrey, USAF and AFRL, as well as the Godfather of the Connections conferences, joins us to talk about his historical opus “On Wargaming” and the research he did on the book.

Also joining us is Chris Weave, a BuNine member, and part of the professional wargaming team at AFRL.

There were a bunch of things referenced in this episode, most importantly, the PDF download of Matt’s book.  There were also a variety of other professional articles from War on the Rocks that we discussed.  And there’s also a couple of links to the Connections conferences

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S3E7 – The Laugh Track

Mentioned in Dispatches, S3E7 – The Laugh Track

We started out with Mirth, Vance, and Mike, talking about nothing in particular.  It was going to be the Armchair Dragoons “Seinfeld” episode.  Along the way, we managed to cover Cold War Naval Battles, Root, Napoleonics on Tabletop Simulator, Codenames, a dozen variations on Risk, Star Fleet Battles, Naval War, Twilight Struggle, Knight Hawks, BattleTech and which expansions suck, Star Wars Monopoly, casual meeple-based games that Brant enjoys, and a bunch of games we love to hate.  And no, we didn’t have to use a laugh track underneath it, as pretty everyone chuckled their way through this.

We’ll try to be more serious next time.

Maybe.

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S3E6 – On Target Simulations & Flashpoint Campaigns

Mentioned in Dispatches, S3E6 – On Target Simulations & Flashpoint Campaigns

The guys from On Target Simulations join us to talk about when the new Flashpoint Campaigns: Southern Storm gets released, their collaborations with the UK Ministry of Defence, the balance of realism and enjoyability in their games, and the OODA loop and how it affects what you can accomplish.OTS

And we poke fun at the Maple Leafs.

So thanks to Jim, Rob, and Jeff for taking time to hang out with us and riff on some wargaming.

 

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S3E5 – Moe’s Game Table

Mentioned in Dispatches, S3E5 – Moe’s Game Table

This week we’re joined by Moe of the sneakily-named “Moe’s Game Table” for a chat about how he got started and some of the things you can find on his site.  We also discuss properly scaling minis wargames, taping bayonets to gun tubes, and load-bearing walls made of unopened wargames, among plenty of other gaming tidbits.MiD-Moe

Thanks to Moe for sneaking us in before hockey season started, and check out his excellent YouTube channel and go talk to him on Twitter.

 

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