Exciting news to pass on to you, gentle readers. For some time now, my dear friend James and I have been kicking about the idea of a podcast focusing on the Canadian wargaming scene. Friends and wargaming twitter encouraged us to proceed, and so we committed to the project and the debut podcast is now available for download from Podbean. The technical aspects of podcasting are a bit of a learning curve that we have not fully mastered, but we are getting there. It was great fun to partner with my oldest friend in the hobby, and we have some exciting guests lined up for future episodes.
We’d be be grateful if you would give us a listen, give us some feedback, follow the podcast and spread the word.
Here are the show notes that we posted on Podbean:
In this inaugural episode of the Canadian Wargamer Podcast, hosts and BFFs Mike (@MarshalLuigi) and James (@JamesManto4) introduce one another and address the crucial question: does the world need another miniature wargames podcast in which two (youngish) granddads natter on? Spoiler alert - yes, it does.
We explain our Concept of Operations for the podcast:
1. Tell stories about the Canadian wargaming scene, a small scene in a BIG country.
2. Introduce Canadian hobby leaders - figure sculptors and producers, bloggers, local linchpins - and hear their stories;
3. Explore connections between Canadian military history and wargaming. Of course, we may also talk about our goblin wolf riders and Prussian grenadiers, but we are particularly interested in representing Canadian battles and soldiers on the tabletop.
We talk about what's keeping us busy for the next month:
James - lots of decidedly non-Canadian Napoleonics.
Mike - might get to those 15mm Canadians in Sicily this month.
We also shamelessly steal Andy Clarke's virtual library schtick from his Joy of Six podcast. We intend to ask each guest to "donate" one or two books with a Canadian military connection. In this issue, we each put two books on the digital shelves.
Mark Zuehlke, Brave Battalion: the Remarkable Story of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) in the First World War (2008). https://www.amazon.ca/Brave-Battalion-Remarkable-Canadian-Scottish/dp/0470154160
Chris Wattie, Contact Charlie: the Canadian Army, the Taliban, and the Battle that Saved Afghanistan (2008).
Frederick George Scott, The Great War as I Saw It (1922).
Farley Mowat, The Regiment (1974).
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