Podcast #27 Bruno Sinigaglio on Bulge 1965, 1981, Bitter Woods and A Time for Trumpets NOTES

PODCAST LINKS

Sound Cloud Link: Harold on Games Podcast #27 Bruno Sinigaglio

iTunes Link: Harold on Games Podcast #27 Bruno Sinigaglio

Stitcher Link: Harold on Games Podcast #27 Bruno Sinigaglio

SOCIAL MEDIA

Bruno Sinigaglio on BGG

Harold Buchanan on YouTube

Harold Buchanan on Twitter @HBuchanan2

Twitter accounts for War Game Companies, sorted by followers

Join the Harold on Games group on Face Book

Join the Harold on Games guild on Board Game Geek

SUMMARY

An interview with designer Bruno Sinigaglio. We met at Consimworld Expo this Summer. We will discuss his work updating Avalon Hills Battle of the Bulge 1965 to Battle of the Bulge 1981, his development work on Bitter Woods and his work on the current Time for Trumpets, a Battalion level Bulge game currently on the GMT P500 system at a sweet discount.

Bruno Sinigaglio is game designer and ‎mechanical engineer from Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He has worked on the 1981 Battle of the Bulge, the Siege of Jerusalem and the Bitter Woods as well as his newest endeavor, A Time for Trumpets. All of this through the hey day of wargaming working with and around Avalon Hill.

At the World Boardgaming Championships he won championships in Afrika Korps, Anzio, The Battle of the Bulge, Bitter Woods, Fortress Europa, Battles of the American Revolution and Waterloo.

MUSIC

Slow Season: Spotify

Slow Season: iTunes

Slow Season: Facebook

WBC

Afrika Korps

Anzio

The Battle of the Bulge

Bitter Woods

Fortress Europa

Battles of the American Revolution

Waterloo

GAMES

AH Battle of the Bulge 1965

AH Battle of the Bulge 1981

AH Bitter Woods

GMT A Time for Trumpets

BOOKS

A Time for Trumpets

Steel and Snow

St Vith Lion in the Way

Band of Brothers

MOVIES

Battle of the Bulge

Patton

Band of Brothers

 

Podcast #26 Dan Mansfield on his YouTube Channel and playing with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gamers

TRANSCRIPT

Dan Mansfield Transcript REV

PODCAST LINKS

SoundCloud Link: Harold on Games Podcast #26 Dan Mansfield

iTunes Link: Harold on Games Podcast #26 Dan Mansfield

Stitcher Link: Harold on Games Podcast #26 Dan Mansfield

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hands on Board Games on YouTube

Deaf Board Game Convention on Face Book

Harold Buchanan on YouTube

Harold Buchanan on Twitter @HBuchanan2

Twitter accounts for War Game Companies, sorted by followers

Join the Harold on Games group on Face Book

Join the Harold on Games guild on Board Game Geek

SUMMARY

An interview with fellow gamer Dan Mansfield. We will discuss his YouTube channel Hands on Board Games providing game reviews in American Sign Language, his work in the games industry, and his guidance on gaming with the deaf and hard of hearing.

Dan has been playing games since he was a kid—mostly card games and the usual kids’ games, but also backgammon and chess. He didn’t really consider himself a board game enthusiast until about 10 years ago. Now he plays all types of games, including euros and war games.

When he’s not playing games, he works as an editor, and also enjoys rock climbing and hiking.

Dan and I have been joined today by Daniel, a friend of Dan’s who is a certified American Sign Language interpreter. Although Dan usually lip-reads well and voices for himself, Daniel is with us to help ensure that Dan understands me clearly. So the voice you hear in this podcast is that of Daniel, while the words and thoughts behind the voice are Dan’s. Dan is going to sign his responses and Daniel will voice those comments.

I’ve been told by Dan that interpreting American Sign Language into spoken English not an exact word-for-word translation. Instead, Daniel will use his skill and experience as an interpreter to understand the concepts expressed by Dan in sign language and then convert those signs into spoken English. Daniel’s way of expressing something may not be exactly what Dan would have said if he were voicing for himself, but it will be close. You will hear delays as we all communicate through this chain.

MUSIC

Adam Riviere : iTunes

Adam Riviere : Facebook

GAMES

Twilight Struggle

Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection

OTHER

Deaf Board Game Convention (DBGC)

Inside Up Games

Liberty or Death on Hands on Board Games

 

 

Special Podcast #3 RBM Studios C3i Magazine Podcast – Rodger MacGowan interviews Harold Buchanan

Rodger MacGowan turns the tables on Harold Buchanan and interviews him. This will be a RBM Studios C3i Magazine Podcast; The first in a series!

PODCAST LINKS

SoundCloud Link: Special Podcast #3 RBM Studios C3i Magazine Podcast – Rodger MacGowan interviews Harold Buchanan

iTunes Link: Special Podcast #3 RBM Studios C3i Magazine Podcast – Rodger MacGowan interviews Harold Buchanan

Stitcher Link: Special Podcast #3 RBM Studios C3i Magazine Podcast – Rodger MacGowan interviews Harold Buchanan

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Rodger MacGowan and RBM Studios on Twitter @https://twitter.com/RBMStudio1

Harold Buchanan on Twitter @HBuchanan2

San Diego Historical Games Convention

Harold on Games Podcast

Twitter accounts for War Game Companies, sorted by followers

Join the Harold on Games group on Face Book

Join the Harold on Games guild on Board Game Geek

RODGER MACGOWAN AND RBM STUDIOS

C3i Magazine Ops Center

Rodger MacGowan on BGG

RBM Studios on Facebook

HAROLD’S GAME DESIGNS

Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection

Campaigns of 1777: Strategy and Tactics #316

Flashpoint: South China Sea

GAMES

Battle of the Bulge 1965 – Avalon Hill

Diplomacy – Avalon Hill

Panzer Leader – Avalon Hill

MUSIC

Herbie Hancock – Cantaloupe Island on YouTube

Herbie Hancock – Cantaloupe Island on Spotify

OTHER

Malcolm Gladwell – Outliers

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cambridge, Mass

Boston, Mass

Mark Herman

The American Revolution

Sons of Liberty

USS Constitution

Battle of Bunker Hill / Breeds Hill

Freedom Trail

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

George Washington

Benedict Arnold

General Henry Clinton

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast #25 Joshua Starr on his 18XX Kickstarter double header 1861: Russia / 1867: Canada 2 for 1!

PODCAST LINKS

Sound Cloud Link: Harold on Games podcast #25 Joshua Starr

iTunes Link: Harold on Games podcast #25 Joshua Starr

Stitcher Link: Harold on Games podcast #25 Joshua Starr

SOCIAL MEDIA

Grand Trunk Games on Twitter @grandtrunkgames

Kickstarter for 1861: Russia / 1867: Canada

Harold Buchanan on Twitter @HBuchanan2

Twitter accounts for War Game Companies, sorted by followers

Join the Harold on Games group on Face Book

Join the Harold on Games guild on Board Game Geek

SUMMARY

Josh became a gamer at UC Berkeley while studying business. After graduation he picked up an 18XXhabit and fell in love with the trains.

A year ago, Josh left his job to pursue his dream of making 18XX more affordable and accessible.

Josh’s Company Grand Trunk Games opens a Kickstarter on Friday October 18, 2019 to float their first qualified offering. The two Ian Wilson designs 1861 and 1867 cover early rail development in Russia and Canada respectively and were originally offered in small numbers. They have grown wide acceptance and acclaim in the community as challenging but not overwhelming games that are appropriate for first timers. The designer has also added some fast play options that were not previously available. The two games are offered in one box at a fantastic price of $60. Check out the Kickstarter Campaign 1861: Russia/1867: Canada available October 18, 2019.

UPDATE: The Campaign was a wild success with the Kickstarter Funding $132,070
pledged of the $30,000 goal. You can make a pre order if you missed the Kickstarter at the Grand Trunk site.

MUSIC

Train Train – Blackfoot on YouTube

Train Train – Blackfoot on Spotify

GAMES

1861: Russia

1867: Canada

Podcast #24 Chris Fasulo on his company Grognard Simulations and the largest Simulations available! NOTES

PODCAST LINKS

Sound Cloud Link: Harold on Games podcast #24 Chris Fasulo

iTunes Link: Harold on Games podcast #24 Chris Fasulo

Stitcher Link: Harold on Games podcast #24 Chris Fasulo

SOCIAL MEDIA

Harold Buchanan on Twitter @HBuchanan2

Twitter accounts for War Game Companies, sorted by followers

Join the Harold on Games group on Face Book

Join the Harold on Games guild on Board Game Geek

SUMMARY

THIS podcast is singularly composed of an interview with game designer Chris Fasulo. We Discuss His company Grognard Simulations, and his work on the largest historical simulations available.

Chris graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. The New Jersey National Guard required it in order for Chris to keep his commission. In 1991, just as the Gulf War was starting, he was transferred from his posting in a tank battalion to the Training and Training Technology Battle Lab. There he spent the next 7 years wargaming for the New Jersey Guard running Command Post Exercises for Battalion and Brigade HQ. He was offered a job as a System Engineer at Raytheon to further develop the simulation to better serve the HQ that use the simulation to train. For 23 years he had the perfect job and loved it.

In 2009 he decided to start his own game company and design his own games. After shopping his own design looking for a publisher, and not getting much traction, he decided to publish his own games.

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MUSIC

Golden Ring Ensemble – Song of the Volga Boatmen: YouTube

 

GROGNARD SIMULATIONS

CONSIMWORLD EXPO

GAMES

Death Ride Kursk

Death Ride Normandy

Death Ride Tarawa

Death Ride Arras

 

 

 

Podcast #23 Trevor Bender on WBC and Labyrinth Forever War NOTES

PODCAST LINKS

Sound Cloud Link: Harold on Games podcast #23 with Trevor Bender

iTunes Link: Harold on Games podcast #23 with Trevor Bender

Stitcher Link: Harold on Games podcast #23 with Trevor Bender

SOCIAL MEDIA

Harold Buchanan on Twitter @HBuchanan2

Trevor bender on Twitter @GameChangerII

Trevor Bender on Board Game Geek

Twitter accounts for War Game Companies, sorted by followers

Join the Harold on Games group on Face Book

Join the Harold on Games guild on Board Game Geek

SUMMARY

An interview with game designer Trevor Bender. His recent trip to WBC, how he managed to get Labyrinth the Awakening on the list of tournaments, and his work on Labyrinth: Forever War.

Trevor also listed the top 4 games that influenced his expansion work on Labyrinth.

Labyrinth

A Distant Plain

Liberty or Death

Washington’s War

 

See a more detailed bio on Trevor here

MUSIC

Funkuponya : iTunes

Funkuponya : Facebook

 

WBC

Labyrinth: The Awakening Tournament

Lost Cities Tournament

Navegador

Flight 93 Memorial

Gettysburg

Fredericksburg

Old Orange Plank Road

Wilderness Battlefield

29th Infantry Division (Blue and Gray)

 

GAMES

Labyrinth

Labyrinth: The Awakening

Labyrinth: The Forever War

Campaigns of 1777 / 1777 Year of Decision

Bloody Road South

Great Campaigns of the Civil War

Podcast #21 Gen Con INsurgency and an interview with designer Brian Train (2 parts)

PODCAST LINKS

Soundcloud Link: Podcast #21 Gen Con INsurgency and an interview with designer Brian Train

iTunes Link: Podcast #21 Gen Con INsurgency and an interview with designer Brian Train

Stitcher Link: Podcast #21 Gen Con INsurgency and an interview with designer Brian Train

TWITTER AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Harold Buchanan on Twitter @HBuchanan2

Harold Buchanan on Instagram @hgbuch

The Players Aid on Twitter @playersaidblog

Gen ConExpo on Twitter @Gen_Con

10 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for War Gamers

Join the Harold on Games guild on Board Game Geek

Join Harold on Games Group on Facebook

SUMMARY

This podcast is composed of 2 parts. Part 1 is a discussion of my experience at Gen Con and the Insurgency IN INdianapolis. Part 2 is an interview with insurgency expert, game designer and pantzuka inventor, Brian Train. This will be part 1 of that interview.

Gen Con

Gen Con INsurgency IN INdianapolis

PANTZOOKA AT BURNING MAN

PHOTOS

BRIAN’S INSPIRING 5  6  7  INSURGENCY GAMES

National Liberation Front

Minuteman: The Second American Revolution

Plot to Assassinate Hitler

Vietnam 1965-1975

South Africa

Nicaragua

TITO

GAMES

Central America

Nights of Fire

Days of Ire

Finnish Civil War (Paper Wars Magazine)

Tupamaro

Chile 73

Strike for Berlin

The Brief Border Wars Quad

  • The Soccer War (1969)
  • Turkish Invasion of Cyprus (1974)
  • China / Vietnam (1974)
  • The Second Lebanon War (2006)

The District Commander System

  • Algeria (1959)
  • Vietnam (1969)
  • Afghanistan
  • Maracas

Caudeal (Venezuela)

Thunder Out of China (COIN)

Ukrainian Crisis

The Little War

Colonial Twilight

A Distant Plain

MUSIC

Slow Season: Spotify

Slow Season: iTunes

Slow Season: Facebook

Slow Season: Wasted Years video