Podcast by Jay Arnold
We are here to explore the world of historical miniature wargaming. We'll cover, game design theory, rules reviews, showcase new miniatures, and pretty much anything related to historical miniature wargaming. This bi-weekly podcast is hosted by veteran gamers each with 40+ years of experience in the genre.
Veterans of the Long War is a Table Top Wargaming podcast based out of the Western Massachusetts gaming community. We wish to showcase the Table Top Gaming community of Western Massachusetts, and hope to connect and meet and interview folks from other communities in New England and across the globe. You can get in touch with us if you’d like to be a part of the show. Find us at Veterans of the Long War on Facebook or find us on iTunes!
Narrated by British army veteran and armored warfare instructor Richard Cutland, and brought to you by Wargaming, the Finest Half Hour pays tribute to the heroism of those who opposed fascist tyranny. With a rich soundscape including period recordings, the series explores all facets of World War 2, from the gut-wrenching decisions of commanders, the sacrifices of individual soldiers, and the terrifying new weapons of war that changed the battlefield forever.
Welcome to Alpha Strike Radio, a Hordes and Warmachine podcast brought to you by two of the Dragon Slayers finest, in the form or Nathan Hoole and Rich Paget. We’ll be taking an in depth look at the UK’s Hordes and Warmachine scene and will be providing something for players new and old. So whether you’re a grizzled veteran or relatively new player download and join us in our discussion, as we chat about games, lists and results from events around the UK.
Join the Warhammer Community team, and special guests, for our new regular podcast for all fans of the Mortal Realms. Every other week, we’ll be bringing you an hour of insights, lore and chat with a variety of guests, all hosted by Warhammer TV's own Wade – Design Studio veteran, and part-time Khorne Berzerker.
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Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Admiral Yamamoto predicted that he would win victory after victory for the first six months or so of the war, but beyond that he had 'no expectation of success.' In June 1942, he decided to force one more major engagement, which he hoped would decide the course of the war. The battle would take place on the tiny a…
This week we have a very special guest, Gabrio Tolentino! We will cover Warlord's Black Seas from development to the newest products on the horizon. Show Notes: Keep up with all things Black Seas here Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/anythingbutaone)By Tom Castanos, Richard Martinez, Ray Winstead
Allied fortunes in the Pacific are at their lowest ebb. They’ve been beaten on every front. Their colonies have been overrun. A ragtag fleet is scraped together to face off against the Imperial Armada of Japan. Will the Allies prevail?
The hammer falls on the British. Soon retreat turns into a rout, but will the Japanese be able to take the Gibraltar of the East, the fortress once thought impregnable: the great redoubt of Singapore?
Just because they make miniatures in every conceivable scale, do they all work for the kind of game you want to play? In this episode we talk about our struggle resisting the siren's call for a new scale of miniatures. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/anythingbutaone)By Tom Castanos, Richard Martinez, Ray Winstead
Things look grim for the United States. Many of the Pacific fleet's battleships have been damaged or destroyed at Pearl Harbor. The U.S. army is small and unprepared for war … And now their strongest redoubt in the Pacific, the Philippines is under attack.
A day that will live in infamy. A day that shaped the American character and forever changed the American outlook on the war. December 7th, 1942. The attack on Pearl Harbor.
Episode 67: Wargaming Ethics Roundtable is Live!https://soundcloud.com/user-989538417/ep67-Wargaming-Ethics-RoundtableJay joins Collin Grimes and Gary Grimes of Across the Pond Wargamers podcast for a roundtable discussion of ethics in wargaming with panelists Jasper Oorthuys, Sam Mustafa, Annie Norman and Ilan Mitchell-Smith!Across the Pond Wargma…
In this episode we chat with Rob Wubbenhorst with Fight's On! Miniatures. We cover his Beer and Pretzels gaming group, his company, and much more! You can find his webpage at: www.fightsonstore.com Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/anythingbutaone)By Tom Castanos, Richard Martinez, Ray Winstead
At last we turn our focus to the Pacific! The war here begins long before the war in Europe, as Japan looks to build a colonial empire to rival that of any European power. It starts in China. Rogue elements of the Japanese military seize Manchuria and plan to use it as a jumping off point to conquer the mainland. A brutal campaign ensues. But will …
Episode 66: Dervish in a skirmishhttps://soundcloud.com/user-989538417/ep66-dervish-in-a-skirmishCraig Cartmerll and Jay discuss The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare and Skirmish Wargaming.The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfarehttps://theministryofgentlemanlywarfare.wordpress.com/Thud and Blunderhttps://theministryofgentlemanlywarfare.wordpress.com…
How does a modern nation descend into barbarity? How can ordinary people become torturers and murderers? How can other people look away? Join us today as we talk about the origins of the holocaust, because we must never forget.
Somewhere between rules so good they play themselves and rules so bad you throw them away, there are house rules! Some add flavor. Some clarify ambiguity. Some crash play balance! Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/anythingbutaone)By Tom Castanos, Richard Martinez, Ray Winstead
By the autumn of 1942, German fortunes are at high tide. Rommel is driving on El Alamein in Egypt and von Paulus has reached the banks of the Volga. It is here, in the city that bears Stalin’s name, the fate of the war will be decided in one of the bloodiest battles of WW2: Stalingrad.
The Wehrmacht is within striking distance of Moscow – but Winter is coming. Will German forces capture the Soviet capital or suffer the same fate as Napoleon’s Grande Armée?
The crew takes a moment to think about what they would like in gaming for 2021. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/anythingbutaone)By Tom Castanos, Richard Martinez, Ray Winstead
The Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. Nazis are on the doorstep of Moscow. A few short miles and the Soviet capital will fall. This cannot happen. Moscow must be held at all cost.
Happy Holidays! This week we take a light hearted look at the different types of people that play wargames! I'm sure you've encountered them all! Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/anythingbutaone)By Tom Castanos, Richard Martinez, Ray Winstead
Leningrad, the deadliest siege in the history of the world. It’s a story of terror and heroism, privation and hope. How much can one city endure?
The war in the east begins! Join us for the largest invasion ever mounted. The fate of nations, and of the whole world, may well rest on what happens here. If the Soviet Union falls, so falls the last opposition to fascism in continental Europe.
This week the gang talks about games where army list building is an integral part of the mechanics. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/anythingbutaone)By Tom Castanos, Richard Martinez, Ray Winstead
Montgomery joins the fray. Two of the greatest foes of the war match wits. Both sides feel they are near a turning point. Which way will the pendulum swing?
Two great nations come to grips in the Egyptian sand. A race for Alexandria. A last ditch defense. Will the British be able to hold the line?
In this episode we examine the importance of "the look of the game". Do you play with little works of art or are you lucky to have assembled, bare plastic and metal armies? Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/anythingbutaone)By Tom Castanos, Richard Martinez, Ray Winstead
The Desert Fox comes to North Africa! One of the most cunning and able tacticians of the Wehrmacht, the whole world waits to see: will he be able to turn the tide of the war?
The Veteran Wargamer and Junior Wargamer talk about Veteran's Day. Music is the Amry Song by the US Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" Fife and Drum Corps.By Jay Arnold
The war in the desert begins! Mussolini races to prove that Italy is an equal member of the Axis, but will he restore the glory of Rome or lead his nation to disaster?
In this episode we interview game designer, author, webmaster Bill Gray. Bill designed the outstanding Napoleonic rules Age of Eagles. He has also published the supplements Age of Honor for earlier battles and Age of Valor for warfare up to 1914. Show Notes You can find all of Bill's products here www.ageofeagles.com He is also a member (and webmas…
World War 2 was a war of industrial might and technological innovation, including in tank design and production. The interwar 'light tank' thinking quickly gave way to a focus on heavier, more powerful tanks like the Panzer IV or T-34, as each nation sought to outgun its foes.
The unbreakable code. The undecipherable cypher. The lynchpin of German communications. The Enigma. If the code could be broke it might change the very outcome of the war.
In response to Episode 5, Barnaby Ore from Hamilton, Ontario tells us that historical miniature gaming isn't dying at his club. It's thriving. Meet the Hamilton Tabletop Gaming Society. Show Notes You can find out more about this great club at Hamilton Tabletop Gaming Society YouTube channel mentioned Kitchen Wargamers https://www.youtube.com/chann…
The Battle of Britain is won, but the greatest threat to the British Empire lurks below the waves.
This week we take a step back from the battles and the conquests to take a look at the major players.
First, a huge thanks to Dinosaur George for the use of his recording studio! The sound improvement is astounding! You can find out more about him at www.dinosaurgeorge.com Show Notes Here are the miniature manufacturers mentioned in this show. Unfortunately a few are no longer in business. Wizards of the Coast- The War at Sea miniatures Richard men…
Ep 65: Call of Booty by Jay ArnoldBy Jay Arnold
The Twilight War is over. The battle for Europe’s largest democracy has begun.
The Finns mount perhaps the greatest defense in the history of modern arms. Norway falls to might of fascist arms. But at what cost?
In this installment the guys discuss the state of historical miniature wargaming. Is it graying? Is it dying? Or is it just changing? Show Notes This episode references a video posted on YouTube by Little Wars TV. Here is the link to the video. https://youtu.be/9m7JWNd0AYE Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/anythingbutaone)…
Episode 64: Getting Medieval is live!https://soundcloud.com/user-989538417/ep-64-getting-medievalDr. Ilan Mitchell-Smith joins Jay as they discuss gaming in the Medieval era!Tactical/skirmishLion Rampant - Osprey - https://ospreypublishing.com/lion-rampant-medieval-wargaming-rules?___store=osprey_usaFistful of Lead Medieval “Might and Melee” coming…
We jump back to the beginning of the war in Europe. Unprovoked, Nazi tanks storm across the Polish border. The Blitzkrieg has begun.
Synopsis The guys are back with more movies that they have taken inspiration from. In Episode 3 we talked about obscure films. In this episode we go after the big boys! Yo've heard of most of these. but did you like them? Links Special thanks to our friends at The Little Corporal for their amazing support. Check out this fantastic online dealer at …
Episode 63: Q and Jay is live!Jay fields questions from you, the listener.Henry Hyde’s Battlechat https://battlegames.co.uk/battlechat-podcasts/Jon Yuengling @basement_games Episode 60: https://soundcloud.com/user-989538417/ep-60-naval-gazingRocky’s War Room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES8UPycqdI0CPT George H. Mallon: https://en.wikipedia.org/…
We start in the darkest hour. The democracies of Europe have fallen. One last light of liberty flickers dimly off the French coast.
Welcome to the Finest Half Hour, a weekly 30 minute podcast about WW2! This week we're pleased to release the series trailer. Stay tuned for episode 1, which launches soon!
Synopsis Has a movie or TV show ever fired you up to paint minis or play a game? In this episode the team talks about the movies, both good and bad, that have made an impact on their gaming. This is the first part of a two part series. Part one deals with lesser known films or forgotten gems. Links The Lost Battalion - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt…
Episode 62: Checking in Periodically in the Time of Plague is live!Jasper Oorthuys joins Jay as they discuss the Great Wargaming Survey 2020!https://soundcloud.com/user-989538417/ep-62-checking-in-periodically-in-the-time-of-plagueFollow Jasper on Twitter! @clogfather1975Check out Karwansary Publishers! https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/Take th…
Episode 61: Who let the Foss Out is live!Thomas Foss joins Jay as they discuss the latest news from Skull and Crown Strategem!https://soundcloud.com/user-989538417/ep-61-who-let-the-foss-outFollow Thomas on Twitter! @skullncrownSkull and Crown Blog! http://skullandcrown.blogspot.com/Skull and Crown web store! https://www.skullncrown.com/Skull and C…
Episode 60: Naval Gazing is live!https://soundcloud.com/user-989538417ep-60-naval-gazingJonathan Yuengling joins Jay to discuss naval wargaming set in the 1800s and 1900s!Follow Jonathan on Twitter! @Basement__Games (two underscores)Little Wars TV - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD6gPsr1xdvT9F4dntRAJ5gPanzerschiffe Miniatures - http://www.panzer…
In this installment the guys examine why everyone loves to hate Warlord Games. Is it fair? Is it justified? Is it just social media trolling? Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/anythingbutaone)By Tom
Tom Castanos, Ray Winstead, and Richard Martinez discuss (argue about) what makes for a good set of tabletop miniature wargame rules. Each with 40+ plus years of gaming experience, the guys have seen the good, the bad, and the unplayable come across their game tables. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/anythingbutaone)…