Thursday, May 26, 2022

Canadian Wargamer Podcast Episode 15 Is Out

Hello friends:

It's been a few weeks since James and I released the May edition of our podcast.  We took a distinctly Too Fat Lardies approach since our guest is one of the most prolific Lard ambassadors in the Great White North.   A wide ranging, longish conversation with the usual natter between me and James after the interview.  Very gratifying that we are ticking towards 4500 downloads since we started this a year ago.   There's a give-away contest as well, have a listen for the details, answers here are eligible.   Will be doing the draw at the end of May.  Cheers, and thanks for listening, MP


It's been over a month since we published Ep 14, so here's TWO AND A HALF HOURS of nonsense and yakking to make up for our absence.

In the first half, we talk to Montreal-based gamer Pierre-Yves Troel, who wowed us all in March at HotLead with his participation game of What a Cowboy, a much-anticipated western gunfight game soon to be published (we hope) from Too Fat Lardies.   P-Y (Mike totally mangled his name and variously called him Y-P, P-J, and God knows what else, though our guest was too polite to say anything) talks about his gaming career, discovering the TFL community through online gaming, and his growing expertise in 3D printing.  We also talked about the gaming scene in La Belle Province of Quebec.

In the second half, during our Canadian Content Corner (CCC),  friend of the podcast Chris Robinson checks in to give us a update on LardEh, Canuckistan's  TFL-themed gaming day returning to Hamilton, Ontario on 28 March.  Chris also tells us about what he and Big Rich chatted about when Chris was a guest of the TFL Oddcast.    Rounding out the CCC, Mike reports on what he's learned about how the Canadian Army faced a massive challenge training an NCO Corps from scratch in WW2.   We also chat about about the Guadalcanal Campaign, about gaming WW3, James' WW3 Imaginations (Mantovia and Borduria), Mike's discovery of DBA (talk about coming late to the party) and how many figures a horse and musket unit really needs.  It's a wide ranging convo, good for an extra-long painting session.

Our Guest:

Pierre-Yves on Twitter: @iwouldlike2rage

P-Y's minis and painting website:

P-Y's contributions to the CWP Virtual Library:

Churchill's Secret Warriors: The Explosive True Story of the Special Forces Desperadoes of WW2 by Damien Lewis.  Quercus Publishing, 2014.

Behind Japanese Lines: With the OSS in Burma  by Richard Dunlop.  Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.


Other Subjects Mentioned In This Podcast:


LardEh, Hamilton, May 28:

Frozen Lard Facebook Group:

Books Mentioned:

Battlegroup! The Lessons of the Unfought Battles of the Cold War, by Jim Storr (Hellion, 2021).

Neptune's Inferno: The US Navy at Guadalcanal, by James D. Hornfishcher.  (Bantam, 2012).

Building the Army's Backbone: Canadian Non-Commissioned Officers in the Second World War, by Andrew L. Brown (UBC Press, 2021).

George MacDonald Frazer, Quartered Safe Out There. (2007)

DBA 3.0 Rules, by Phil Barker (WRG).

Our Closing March:

The Meeting of the Waters (Quick March of the Rocky Mountain Rangers), played by the band of the Royal Highland Fusiliers:


Listen closely to the podcast for details on how to win some of Bob Murch's fabulous Cossack miniatures, proceeds go to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Fund for Ukraine. 

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