Little Wars Episode 32: Old Man Josefius Looks for a 3D Printer

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Mongoose, Jon, and Jack have a fun and freewheeling time talking about Edge of Empire, session 0, and shilling Ryuutama.  Then Jack and Mongoose talk with Myles Poland about how to save money by spending your time 3d printing plastic dudes.

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Little Wars Episode 31: Shadow God Did Nothing Wrong

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Jack, Mongoose, and Jon all talk about painting, a brief battle report, pathfinder version 2, and Ryuutama.

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Truth and Reconciliation, Coming to a Table Near You

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Episode 30 of Little Wars discussed various means of ‘safety’ that see usage among certain RPG circles. These methods, trinkets, and baubles certainly entertain in a sort of point and laugh, ‘look at these fragile fools’ sort of way. But this development gives us unique insight into linguistic and conversational control and the future of traditional games as a hobby. Continue reading “Truth and Reconciliation, Coming to a Table Near You”

Little Wars Episode 30: Dueling Consent Flowers: A Soy Wars Story

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Jack, Jon and Mongoose strap in for a review of edge of empire.  After surviving Mongoose’s yoda impression Mongoose then tortures them with talk of 1984 afghansty VDV miniatures.  They finish it off with deep thoughts about ‘consent’ and ‘safety’ mechanisms in games.

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FLAMES OF WAR V4: MONGOOSE REVIEWS EVERY UNIT RELEVANT TO THE AMERICAN RIFLE COMPANY PART 3

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What is the greatest weapon of the greatest war?  The atom bomb?  The medium tank?  The assault rifle?  The jet aircraft?  No.  The greatest technological development, in my opinion, was the mortar.  Artillery and machine guns defined the previous war, and unfortunately flashier weapons overshadowed the simple grenade launching tube.  The mortar and other artillery killed more men in combat than any other weapon, vastly outstripping any other cause by most estimations.  Incidentally, a lot of these combat stats vindicate a few old scapegoats, like the venerable M4, but we’ll burn that bridge when we come to it. Continue reading “FLAMES OF WAR V4: MONGOOSE REVIEWS EVERY UNIT RELEVANT TO THE AMERICAN RIFLE COMPANY PART 3”

Little Wars Episode 29: Contrasting Gamer Moments

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Jack and Mongoose talk about contrast paints while Jon attempts to maintain his sanity.  Jon and Mongoose dab on warhammer 40k.  Mongoose reviews more Flames of War stuff, and Jon talks about the board game pandemic.  All this and more await you, in this week’s Little Wars.

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Flames of War v4: Mongoose Reviews Every Unit Relevant to the American Rifle Company Part 2

tRFNoLK.jpgPreviously I went very in depth on the Rifle Platoon, and unfortunately our friends at Battlefront decided to minorly outdate my work a tad bit.  No problem though, I’ll include my brief aside on how the veteran rifles in the Normandy book are ok, and get back on track.  (Brief aside: for what you pay for, the vets are ok, its a personal preference thing for which to take, choose between maximizing numbers or skill).  This time going on about one of the most overlooked unit types in the game period, the heavy machine gun platoon. Continue reading “Flames of War v4: Mongoose Reviews Every Unit Relevant to the American Rifle Company Part 2”