Mentioned in Dispatches, Season 2 Episode 9 – The Essential Wargaming Library

Mentioned in Dispatches, Season 2 Episode 9 – The Essential Wargaming Library
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With the recent release of Matt Caffrey’s book On Wargaming, Brant enlists Brian Train (Game Theorist Designer) and Dr James Sterrett (the Director of Simulation Education at the US Army’s Command & General Staff College) to talk about some of the seminal books about wargaming, including Perla’s The Art of Wargaming, Dunnigan’s Complete Wargames Handbook, Sabin’s Simulating War, Koster’s A Theory of Fun For Game Design, and the Zones of Control anthology, among others.

So we talk about the books – what we like and don’t like, and how Dr Sterrett incorporates them into his curriculum at CGSC. We also discuss a variety of other sources about wargaming, and game design in general, and somehow manage to never mention McGonigal (and thank goodness).

About 2/3 of the way through, Brian Train makes note of the fact that there are plenty of links we should be sharing, so here they are:

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Mentioned in Dispatches, Season 2 Episode 8 – SWEATing to the Wargames

Mentioned in Dispatches, Season 2 Episode 8 – SWEATing to the Wargames
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Following up on an earlier episode of Mentioned in Dispatches, Doug & Jim are back to join guest Rex Brynen in talking about all those non-military considerations during armed conflict, as we cover games ranging from A Distant Plain to The Creature That Ate Sheboygan.

So if you’re curious about how block-by-block fighting in Mosul affected the city, what game lets NGOs use nukes, Canadian government zombies, and/or what flavor firefighters are, this is your podcast!

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Mentioned in Dispatches, Season 2 Episode 7 – Live from The Gamer’s Armory!

Mentioned in Dispatches, Season 2 Episode 7 – Live from The Gamer’s Armory!
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This episode of Mentioned in Dispatches was recorded at The Gamer’s Armory in Cary, NC, as noted game designer & writer Jim Werbaneth joins the show.
Favorite games of the American Civil War, a preview of seminars at this summer’s Origins, and GMT’s COIN games are part of what we cover, along with some favorite battlefields, the current state of Line of Departure magazine, and headaches in higher education..

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And here’s Jim in front of the famous “Wall of ASL™”

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And a view of the game racks as we describe them on the show

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Mentioned in Dispatches, Season 2 Episode 6 – Just Some Gamers Talking Games

Mentioned in Dispatches, Season 2 Episode 6 – Just Some Gamers Talking Games
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A special guest this week on Mentioned in Dispatches as Friend-of-the-Regiment Anthony Gallela joins Brant & Mirth to talk all manner of games.
We kick around what was played at PAX, what’s coming up at Huzzah! and KublaCon, and things we’ve seen at Origins, Manifest, and Historicon.  But mostly, we riff on game collections, pre-painted minis, old-fashioned army men, GI Joe as a game, and shelves vs tables for game storage.

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Mentioned in Dispatches, Season 2 Episode 5 – Complexity, Learning, and History in Wargaming

Mentioned in Dispatches, Season 2 Episode 5 – Complexity, Learning, and History in Wargaming
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The second season of Mentioned in Dispatches is the gift that keeps on giving!  Need proof?  THE RETURN OF THE BISON!
That’s right, our good buddy Craig is back with some thoughtful ideas about learning wargames, learning from wargames, and learning about wargames.  Oh, and Mirth’s a little tipsy again. Yeah, we know.

 

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Mentioned in Dispatches, Season 2 Episode 4 – Kickstarter Our Hearts

Mentioned in Dispatches, Season 2 Episode 4 – Kickstarter Our Hearts
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Our second season of Mentioned in Dispatches continues with Jim & Michael talk about what’s on order, what we’ve pre-ordered, what we’ve pre-ordered and don’t ever expect to see (cough*UPFRONT*cough). We bring up Sails of Glory and Tabletop Simulator and Guderian’s Blitzkrieg and BayonetGames’ Warfighter series and Tank on Tank and plenty of others

And Jim wants to know how many rules systems do you know well enough to just pull off the shelf and play right away, anyway?

 

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