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GrogCast Season 6 Episode 9 – Walking Backwards Thru History, part 3

GrogCast Season 6 Episode 9 – Walking Backwards Thru History, part 3
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20 April 2018 ~

After a few weeks of other discussions, Brant and Craig are back to talk about some of their favorite games through different historical eras, and are joined this week by Doug/panzerde.  The plan was to start at the American War of Independence, and work our way backwards from there.  We did, in fact, start at the AWI.  We just didn’t make it very far back from there.

Battles in the Age of Reason, Pub Battles, HPS’s AWI games (including Campaign 1776), Liberty or Death, Hold the Line, Empires in America, and even Assassin’s Creed all make an appearance, as does GMT’s AWI series, and yes, we do mention Europa Universalis.  “What did you play this week” also talks Ogre, Synthetik, and whole bunch of VR gaming.`

And yes, we’re still shamelessly begging for some ratings on iTunes, in our quest to get enough ratings to show up on their podcast recommendations.

 


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GrogCast Season 6 Episode 8 – Zooming In On The Battle

GrogCast Season 6 Episode 8 – Zooming In On The Battle
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Lucky Friday the 13th of April 2018 ~

Mirth & Cyrano (aka “Chris” and “Jim”) join us to talk about what they played last week, what they preordered last week, and whether or not “ahistorical” results are desirable in a wargame.  We also discuss whether or not games about specific battles (Gettysburg, Stalingrad, Waterloo) are too “pre-ordained” in the way they’re scaled, as though they are “zoomed in” too far.

So we don’t talk so much about specific games as we do specific battles, but the still cover a handful of games, like Age of Eagles, and Tiller’s upcoming Eylau game, along with Paths of Glory, the COIN series, a few different DVG games, Panzer Corps, and some others.

And yes, we’re still shamelessly begging for some ratings on iTunes, in our quest to get enough ratings to show up on their podcast recommendations.

 


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GrogCast Season 6 Episode 7 – Tabletop to Digital and Back

GrogCast Season 6 Episode 7 – Tabletop to Digital and Back
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6 April 2018 ~

Ardwulf returns, and Doug & Jim join to discuss some of the big games we’ve played, along with tabletop games we’d love to see go digital, and vice versa.

Games we include?  Case Blue, Kriegspiel, all sorts of Tiller games (Auerstadt, Eylau-Friedland, Squad Battles, Sicily) and Tiller-on-the-tabletop (aka, the La Bat series), the In the Trenches series, GG’s War in the East, the Europa Series, GMT’s COIN series as ripe-for-digital-adaptation, Fields of Glory, Won By The Sword, General Staff, Gloomhaven, why there’s no realistic space combat sim, the States of Siege games from VPG, invading Normandy on your monitor (Frontline Normandy, Close Combat Longest Day, Panzer Campaigns Normandy) , and so much more.

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GrogCast Season 6 Episode 6 – Interview With Brian Train

GrogCast Season 6 Episode 6 – Interview With Brian Train
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30 March 2018 ~

Game Theorist Designer Brian Train joins the GrogCast!

There’s a lot of discussion of Brian’s designs over the past 25 years, including longer discussions of Chile ’73, Tupamaro, Colonial Twilight, A Distant Plain, The Scheldt Campaign, Nights of Fire, and others.  We’ve also got our usual “What did you play this week” and a quick digression of what wargame words work in Scrabble.

What’s your favorite Brian Train design?

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GrogCast Season 6 Episode 5 – Walking Backwards Thru History, part 2

GrogCast Season 6 Episode 5 – Walking Backwards Thru History, part 2
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23 March 2018 ~

Brant and Craig dive back into their discussion of favorite games for each different historical era, and are joined by Max HeadroomJim O, who does love him some Napoleonics.  We start at WWI and back up to Napoleon and some games between him and the American War of Independence.

So yes, we cover a lot of ground, from Tiller’s Squad Battles and his other big 1914 WWI games (East/West Front), Khyber Rifles, Wooden Ships & Iron Men, System 7, Ultimate General, C&C The Great War, A House Divided, War! Age of Imperialism, Hundred Days Battles, Paths of Glory, Victoria II, Total War: Napoleon, Rule the Waves, Like Lions They Fought, Sails of Glory, John Company, Manouevre, Battle Cry (and double Battle Cry!), Columbia’s Napoleon, the original Kriegspiel, and others.  “What did you play this week” also includes Synthetik, Gloomhaven, C&C Napoleonics, and an unnamed 4X game still in playtest.

So WWI, late 1800s, the ACW, Napoleon, and going back to (but not quite including) the AWI – what are your favorites?

And yes, we’re still shamelessly begging for some ratings on iTunes, in our quest to get enough ratings to show up on their podcast recommendations.

 


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