In this inaugural episode of the Canadian Wargamer Podcast, hosts and BFFs Mike (@MarshalLuigi) and James (@JamesManto4) introduce one another and address the crucial question: does the world need another miniature wargames podcast in which two (youngish) granddads natter on? Spoiler alert - yes, it does.
We explain our Concept of Operations for the podcast:
1. Tell stories about the Canadian wargaming scene, a small scene in a BIG country.
2. Introduce Canadian hobby leaders - figure sculptors and producers, bloggers, local linchpins - and hear they stories;
3. Explore connections between Canadian military history and wargaming. Of course, we may talk about our goblin wolf riders and Prussian grenadiers, but we are particularly interested in representing Canadian battles and soldiers on the tabletop.
We talk about what's keeping us busy for the next month:
James - lots of decidedly non-Canadian Napoleonics.
Mike - might get to those 15mm Canadians in Sicily this month.
We also shamelessly steal Sean Clarke's virtual library schtick from his God's Own Scale podcast. We intend to ask each guest to "donate" one or two books with a Canadian military connection. In this issue, we each put two books on the digital shelves.