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The 2013 Dice Tower Awards

Announcing The 2013 Dice Tower Awards. Among the big winners — Freedom: the Underground Railroad (Academy Games) wins three awards.

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Episode #22 of Guns, Dice, Butter — a wargaming podcast featuring a series of conversations with members of the wargaming tribe hosted by Herr Dr. This episode features the following segments. [listen here]

  • 0:05 Joe Balkoski: intro to gaming, SPI stories, Minuteman, War in the Ice, City Fight & Wacht Am Rhein, Operation Typhoon.
  • 0:33 Joe Balkoski: Cover art to Patton’s Third Army, Redmon Simonsen, SPI Peak, Transition to Avalon Hill Classic, end day at SPI.
  • 0:54 Joe Balkoski: AH days, Victory Games, The Korean War.
  • 1:09 Joe Balkoski: Great Campaigns of the American Civil War, Computer Gaming, post gaming, 29th Division, returning to the tribe.
  • 1:40 Nick Karp: Discussion of Desert Fox, games in the pipeline for Shenandoah Studio.
  • 2:00 Mark Herman, Enrico Viglino, Marty Sample: “Perspective” overview, the game the Bermuda Triangle (and a discussion about the ability to control weather in the true spirit of what Richard Berg calls “playing a game from the god perspective”), Sim City, Integrated Poly/Mil Leadership, WiF/DoD, Kevin Zucker’s Napoleonic series of games, Berg’s Carthage & Rise of Roman Republic, Karp’s Vietnam.
  • 1:40 Nick Karp: Discussion of Desert Fox, games in the pipeline for Shenandoah Studio.
  • 2:20 Mark, Enrico, Marty: Enrico’s Scale & Scope rant, D&D, La Grand Guerre, Mark’s great story about John Glenn (yes, THAT John Glenn), Churchill’s bunker and mind, Unconditional Surrender, Supreme Commander, Days of Dis.
  • 2:42 Mark’s Churchill design goes to the Peloponnesian War, Lace Wars/Red Sash, games that give you orders: Musket & Pike, Hastings 1066, Men of Iron, Flowers or the Forest, playing Angicourt at SPI.
  • 3:03 Items that distract from “perspective”, tactical WWII games, disturbing swimsuit attire, Mark’s Rommel story (yes, THAT Rommel), Patton, reprint of Pacific War, new WBC location discussion.
  • 3:25 Salvatore Vasta: Discussion of his new design Unconditional Surrender.
  • 4:00 Guns, Dice, Butter wrap: gaming plate, shout outs.
  • 4:07 Remembering some of our dear gaming mates that have passed.
  • 4:13 Applenista

Guns, Dice, Butter is available on iTunes, Boardgame Geek, Consimworld and the GDB website.

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Episode #21 of Guns, Dice, Butter — a wargaming podcast featuring a series of conversations with members of the wargaming tribe hosted by Herr Dr. This episode features the following segments. [listen here]

  • 0:06 Don Greenwood. Don provides a preview of WBC (World Boardgaming Championships) 2014
  • 0:36 Ted Racier. Ted discusses his point of origin in the hobby/game design, Paths of Glory, Dark Valley, his recent iPad game collaboration with Shenandoah Studio, Drive on Moscow and his game pipeline.
  • 1:41 John Alsen. John gives us an after action report for Consimworld Expo 2014 and tells us about the upcoming wargames demo’d at Monstercon.
  • 2:23 Episode Wrap-up. Shout-outs, what’s on our gaming plate and other odds & ends.

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Episode 26.0 of Hexes & Soldiers by Jason M. Kruse covers the history of Fall Gelb and a list of the Top 10 Case Yellow games published. Also, a closer look at The Blitzkrieg Legend.. [listen @youtube]

 

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Episode #20 of Guns, Dice, Butter — a wargaming podcast featuring a series of conversations with members of the wargaming tribe hosted by Herr Dr. This episode features the following segments. [listen here]

  • 0:13 Conversation with Phil Eklund, designer of High Frontier, Pax Porfiriana  and 28 other games covering the human (and pre-human) experience.
  • 1:22 War by Other Means: Panel discussion with Jim Doughan, Mark Herman and Brian Train regarding the other “7 M’s”  of warcraft.
  • 2:12 Conversation with Brian Train, regarding his recent DTP design on the Ukrainian Crisis and other bits and bobs
  • 2:36 Wrap up: What’s on my wargaming plate (using wargames in school), Eklund’s “Nature bats last”, B.H.Liddell Hart’s “Lenin had a vision of fundamental truth when he said the soundest strategy in war is to postpone operations until the moral disintegration of the enemy renders the delivery of the mortal blow both possible and easy.”, shout-outs and what not.

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Episode #19 of Guns, Dice, Butter — a wargaming podcast featuring a series of conversations with members of the wargaming tribe hosted by Herr Dr. This episode features the following segments. [listen here]

  • 0:05 Discussion with Ben Hull, designer of the incredible Musket & Pike Series. Additionally, we talk about his series Fields of Fire and his soon to be published operational series titled Won by the Sword
  • 1:35 Discussion with J.R.Tracy and Jim Doughan regarding games published in 2013, wargaming experiences and various multi-player wargames
  • 2:43 Wrap up: On our wargaming desk, shout outs and Guns, Dice, Butter news

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Episode 18.0 of Hexes & Soldiers covers the four battles that collectively became known as The Battle of Monte Cassino. The Fallschirmjaeger get some attention and finally there is a review of the Avalon Hill game Thunder at Cassino. [watch @youtube]

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Episode #18 of Guns, Dice, Butter — a wargaming podcast featuring a series of conversations with members of the wargaming tribe hosted by Herr Dr. This episode features the following segments. [listen here]

  • 0:05 Discussion with Harry Rowland, designer of Empires in Arms and World in Flames, grand poobah of Australian Design Group
  • 1:20 Discussion with J.R.Tracy and Jim Doughan regarding games published in 2013, wargaming experiences and various multi-player wargames
  • 2:28 Wrap up: On our wargaming desk, shout outs and Guns, Dice, Butter news

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Introducing Wargames to Go, a new blog & podcast by Mark Johnson that shines a light on small wargames you can play on a weeknight, or take on a business trip. Mark has eight years and 138 episodes focusing on Euros, so we are excited that he has added a companion podcast that focuses on wargaming. This podcast serves as an introduction and focuses on three Gettysburg games (Gettysburg 88, Harvest of Death, and Across the Potomac). [listen here]

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Episode #17 of Guns, Dice, Butter — a wargaming podcast featuring a series of conversations with members of the wargaming tribe hosted by Herr Dr. This episode features the following segments. [listen here]

  • 0:06 Panel discussion with Mark Herman, Eric Lee Smith, Ed Beach and Ed Wimble (and his parrot) regarding the American Civil War and Wargames
  • 1:05 Discussion with Eric Lee Smith (Shenandoah Studio) and Ed Wimble (Clash of Arms) regarding their collaboration on a new game on Gettysburg
  • 1:42 Wrap up: On our wargaming desk, shout outs and Guns, Dice, Butter news

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Advance After Combat [listen here]
Games discussed in this episode include:

  • City of Confusion (CSR Award winner)
  • Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2008-?
  • A Victory Lost (Marshall is winning)
  • Strike of the Eagle by Academy Games
  • East Front II and Guns of Gettysburg aka Simplicity vs Complexity
  • OCS Overview

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Advance After Combat, Episode 3 [listen here]
Games discussed in this episode include:

  • Guns of Gettysburg
  • No Question of Surrender and the Grand Tactical Series
  • An hour of Conflict of Heroes, Awakening the Bear, Advanced Squad Leader, and command structure in wargames
  • Drinks
  • Tonkin
  • Panzer Digest
  • Chariots of Fire
  • East Front II

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Episode #16 of Guns, Dice, Butter — a wargaming podcast featuring a series of conversations with members of the wargaming tribe hosted by Herr Dr. This episode features a panel discussion with Maymi Hayakawa (FushigiTerebi youtube channel) and Gesine Staniend (kallisto73 youtube channel) on their journey as new and relatively new wargamers; very interesting perspectives. Another panel discussion follows with Mark Herman, Brian Train and Volko Ruhnke regarding Games of the WWIII: The Cold War Goes Hot. We survey 3WW and discuss our favorites (Third World War (GDW), The Next War (SPI) and a few others). We also examine how the subject was covered in media (movies, tv, etc), why WWIII didn’t happen (yet!) and WWIII games today. [listen here]

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Advance After Combat, Episode 2 [listen here]
Games discussed in this episode include:

  • Red Winter: The Soviet Attack at Tolvajärvi, Finland: 8-12 December 1939
  • Next War: Korea
  • Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear (second edition)
  • The Guns of Gettysburg
  • A World at War
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