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Wild Weasel #4


News: 2:19

Alan Emrich: 12:15

Top solitaire games #6-10: 27:38

Links to items mentioned

Three Moves Ahead #351: Weekend of Wargaming

Kickstarter for Moscow ’41

VentoNuovo Games

Legion Wargames pre-order page

Multi-Man Publishing

Microgame Design Group


Operation Dauntless

Red Winter

Lock ‘n Load free downloadable WW2 demo

Lock ‘n Load free downloadable modern war demo

Twilight Struggle on Steam

Victory Point Games

In Magnificent Style

Phantom Leader


Tokyo Express



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13 Responses to “Wild Weasel #4”

  1. Thanks, Bruce, for reporting that “A Glorious Chance: The Naval Struggle for Lake Ontario, 1813” is one of the two new games up for preorders at Legion Wargames.

    You mentioned it’s a topic that you know little about, but you sounded curious to know more. Just FYI: Anyone interested to learn about this campaign might enjoy the downloadable bibliography I posted on the game’s pages at Boardgamegeek and Consimworld.

    Posted by Gina Willis | April 27, 2016, 4:45 pm
  2. I have theory for why Kim Kanger is making a game on the Burma theatre. His earlier games have been about Indochina (and colonial France), right?. Well, Kim says that he’s read Windrow’s ‘The Last Valley’. And, the first page of The Last Valley mentions the Burma theatre: “The French theory was that even in the roadless wilderness of this ‘High Region’ a string air-ground base could be implanted and kept supplied by airlift alone – a concept for which the British ‘Chandit’ campaign in Burma in 1944 offered encouraging precedents.” This sentence planted the seed for Nemesis Burma 1944! I’m currently scouring other sources that Kim has used so I may find more clues about the next Kim Kanger game. Hmm, if I am correct then I should look forward to a game about…

    Posted by Stephen Wainwright | April 29, 2016, 7:30 am
  3. Too short my friend, please hit the 1 hour mark. You got so much to say so why dont you say it!

    Posted by andreas | May 6, 2016, 2:03 am
    • Hi Andreas,

      Thanks for the comment. I do struggle with keeping the podcast short as I have a lot to say, but I feel it is better to edit down to a shorter length than to fit everything in that might not all be as interesting. I want to avoid the excessive length that I know I am capable of ūüôā as my goal is to have a brisk, well-edited podcast that is easy to listen to and does not require a huge commitment of time. Even those podcasts that I love, I find that a two-hour commitment is too much for me, and I will listen to 45 minutes and not make it back for whatever reason, not because of the quality but just because it is harder to remember to pick up where I left off. So for now, I will be consistently shooting for the 30-45 minute mark.

      Posted by Bruce Geryk | May 14, 2016, 12:17 pm
  4. Bruce,

    You mentioned you don’t want to have your solo views section become a top-5/top-10 list every month. I do enjoy you mentioning games you like, especially if they’re not recent.

    I was thinking it might be nice if you picked one older game you like and spend a few minutes talking about that one game rather than continuing with a list every month. It would give you more time to go into why Twilight Struggle or Flat Top or whatever is something you enjoy and why.

    I am enjoying the podcast. Thanks.

    Posted by Roke | May 15, 2016, 8:31 pm
  5. Love the series! Also really liked your YouTube series on Dien Bien Phu, eagerly anticipating the last one!

    Posted by Björn Högberg | May 18, 2016, 5:04 am
  6. By the way, did you try Blitz! – A world in Conflict? Don’t know if you like global grand strategy but I at least have had a lot of fun with that recently.

    Posted by Björn Högberg | May 18, 2016, 5:07 am
    • I have not tried that but am intrigued by the idea of World in Flames at a larger scale. Is it any good? I assume that if you say you have had a lot of fun with it, then it is!

      Posted by Bruce Geryk | May 18, 2016, 9:36 pm
      • I think it is really nice. I would say it is closer to a step up from Axis and Allies than a step down from WiF complexity wise.

        Posted by Björn Högberg | May 19, 2016, 5:07 pm
  7. Hi Bruce,

    A day late and a dollar short. I just recently caught up on listening to the last 3 episodes and I wanted to comment on the question you had about Last Blitzkrieg (which was still on pre-order when you mentioned it in episode 4.

    I sent you a lengthy message on BGG. Hope you have time to read it!

    Posted by Carl Fung | August 7, 2016, 3:32 pm

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