Little Wars FM
The Official Premium Podcast
Little Wars FM is a premium podcast recorded by the club here at Little Wars TV. Most podcast episodes are available only to supporting patrons on our official Patreon page. A rotating cast of guys from the club appear on the podcast to review wargaming rules, talk to game designers, and debate hot topics in the hobby. Select episodes of the show are available publicly on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Podbean.
Ep. #0 Welcome to Little Wars FM
(September 15, 2020) We introduce the podcast, the format, and what you can expect to hear on the show.
Ep. #1 The Future of Wargaming (According to Osprey Games)
(September 17, 2020) Phil Smith, head of Osprey Games, joins the show to gaze into his crystal ball and talk all things Osprey.
Ep. #2 Victus Rule Review
(October 1, 2020) Chal & Greg review Victus, a gladiatorial combat game published in 2012, and compare it to "Sons of Mars."
Episode #2 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #3 The Battle oF berlin with David Glantz
(Oct 13, 2020) Simon & Greg visit military historian David Glantz for a deep dive into the Battle of Berlin.
Episode #3 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #4 Trafalgar Day Special
(Oct. 21, 2020) Steve celebrates "Trafalgar Day" by interviewing Phil Fry, author of the Age of Sail naval rules "Fire as She Bears."
Episode #4 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #5 "15 Questions" with Joe Veltre (Author, 'Sons of Mars')
(October 29, 2020) Greg interviews Joe Veltre about Sons of Mars and game design philosophy.
Episode #5 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #6 Wargaming in the Classroom
(November 12, 2020) Teacher Jared Fishman discusses how to bring wargaming into the classroom to engage students.
Ep. #7 "15 Questions" with Sam Mustafa (Author, 'Rommel')
(December 3, 2020) Greg interviews author and publisher Sam Mustafa of Honour Games about Rommel and his other systems.
Episode #7 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #8 Miniwargaming: A YouTube Trailblazer
(December 17, 2020) Miniwargaming is one of the oldest and largest tabletop miniature channels on YouTube. How did they do it?
Ep. #9 Et Sans Resultant Rule Review
(December 31, 2020) Tony & Miles review "ESR," a grand tactical set of Napoleonic rules published by The Wargaming Company.
Episode #9 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #10 Wargaming Magazines in the Age of Covid
(January 14, 2021) We talk to Jasper Oorthuys, editor-in-chief of four magazines, to talk the ups and downs of the publishing industry.
Episode #10 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #11 The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge
(January 28, 2021) Miles & Tony meet the creator of an international miniature painting challenge you could join each year!
Ep. #12 "15 Questions" with Richard Clarke (Author, 'Chain of Command')
(February 11, 2021) Tom interviews author and publisher Richard Clarke of Too Fat Lardies about the many rules he's designed.
Episode #12 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #13 Skirmish Sangin Rule Review
(February 25, 2021) Josh & Tom review Skirmish Sangin, a 2012 modern team-to-squad level game by Dishdash Publishing.
Episode #13 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #14 "15 Questions" with Colin Phillips (Author, "Skirmish Sangin")
(March 11, 2021) Tom interviews author Colin Phillips of Dishdash Publishing about the design of Skirmish Sangin.
Episode #14 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #15 "15 Questions" with Volko Ruhnke
(March 25, 2021) Greg & Tom interview board game designer Volko Ruhnke about Nevsky and his experience with GMT Games.
Ep. #16 "15 Questions" with Russ Lockwood (Author, 'Snappy Nappy')
(April 8, 2021) Greg interviews Russ Lockwood about his design process in the rules we used for our 5-table Marengo wargame.
Episode #16 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #17 Age of Eagles Rule REview
(April 22, 2021) Tony and Greg review Age of Eagles, a grand tactical Napoleonic game based on the popular Fire & Fury system.
Episode #17 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #18 How to Design Historical Scenarios
(May 6, 2021) Tom and Greg discuss the challenges of historical scenario design, offering some tips and ideas for designers.
Ep. #19 The best Grand Tactical Samurai-Era Rules?
(May 27, 2021) Steve and Greg review not one, but FOUR army-level samurai rules to compare and contrast the systems.
Episode #19 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #20 TErrain With Total Battle Miniatures
(June 17, 2021) Miles talks to the Total Battle team about how they carved out a niche in the tabletop terrain market.
Episode #20 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #21 Painting Miniatures with Sonic Sledgehammer
(July 1, 2021) Tony and Greg talk to Troy, who you probably know on YouTube as "Sonic Sledgehammer Studio" about painting.
Ep. #22 "15 Questions" with Dave Brown (Author, 'General d'Armee')
(July 15, 2021) Miles & Tom interview Dave Brown, prolific game designer and author of games like General d'Armee, O Group and more.
Episode #22 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #23 How to Write a Wargame: First Steps (part 1)
(July 29, 2021) How do wargames go from an idea in the back of your mind to a professional-looking finished product?
Ep. #24 How to Write a Wargame: Doing Research (part 2)
(August 12, 2021) Before you start building a game, it's always a good idea to check in with some experts.
Ep. #25 How to Write a Wargame: Developing Rules (part 3)
(September 2, 2021) It's time to put pen to paper and start brainstorming notes for game mechanics.
Ep. #26 How to Write a Wargame: Playtesting (part 4)
(September 23, 2021) The playtesting process begins in earnest, revealing flaws and glaring issues that must be addressed.
Ep. #27 How to Write a Wargame: Should You Publish? (part 5)
(October 7, 2021) Every homebrew game designer eventually asks themselves, "Should I publish this game?"
Ep. #28 How to Write a Wargame: Final Touches (part 6)
(October 21, 2021) If you've decided to publish, how can you take your notes and polish them into something presentable?
Ep. #29 Salute 2021 (Organizing the World's Largest Wargame Show)
(November 4, 2021) What's it like to organize the largest historical wargaming convention in the world?
Ep. #30 "15 Questions" with Andy Callan (Author, 'Loose Files & American Scramble')
(November 18, 2021) We come full circle on our homebrew series by talking to prolific, veteran game designer Andy Callan!
Ep. #31 Patreon Q&A Session
(December 2, 2021) The guys are on a battlefield road trip to Virginia when they answer tons of patron questions....
Episode #31 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #32 "15 Questions" with Keith Stine (Author, 'Disposable Heroes 2')
(January 13, 2022) Tony shares a bourbon with Keith to talk one of our club's most seasoned and prolific game designers.
Episode #32 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #33 The Future of Virtual Tabletop Gaming (Feat. Jim Owczarski)
(March 31, 2022) Does online "virtual" miniature gaming have a future post-COVID lockdowns? Miles & Greg debate with an expert!
Ep. #34 Gunfighter's Ball Rule Review
(September 21, 2022) Josh & Dieter begin a series of Wild West rule reviews with Gunfighter's Ball by Knuckleduster.
Ep. #35 Fistful of Lead Reloaded Review
(October 20, 2022) Josh & Dieter continue their Wild West exploration by reviewing the game Fistful of Lead Reloaded.
Ep. #36 Crossfire vs. Fireball forward
(November 17, 2022) Greg & Tony sit down with a bourbon to compare the strengths and weaknesses of two WW2 games.
Episode #36 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #37 How to Design Wargame Campaigns (Part 1)
(December 14, 2022) The guys are joined by guests Henry Hyde and Travis of Tabletop CP to discuss linear campaigns!
Ep. #38 Patreon Q&A Session #2
(December 29, 2022) We tick down the hours until the New Year by answering tons of your questions on a wide range of topics.
Episode #38 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #39 Henry Hyde on Campaigns
(January 30, 2023) Our full length interview with Henry Hyde, author of the recent book "Wargaming Campaigns."
Ep. #40 "15 Questions" with Mark Fastoso (Author, 'Fireball Forward')
(March 1, 2023) We talk to a longtime friend of the channel and prolific game designer from Northern Virginia, Mark Fastoso.
Episode #40 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #41 7 Ideas for HMGS Conventions
(March 22, 2023) The president of the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society (HMGS, Inc) reacts to some specific, new ideas.
Episode #41 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons
Ep. #42 How to Design Wargame Campaigns (Part 2)
(April 21, 2023) The guys are joined by guest Mark Backhouse from across the Atlantic to discuss map-based campaigns!
Ep. #43 Mark's Game Room Premiere
(June 6, 2023) YouTube's newest historical wargaming channel premieres today! How did it begin and where is it going?
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Ep. #44 The 'Big Problem' with Historical Wargames?
(June 23, 2023) Keith and Greg sit down for an open chat about a certain YouTube video that's stirring up internet outrage....
Episode #44 is available exclusively on Patreon for our patrons