10 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for War Gamers

Many war gamers know Twitter is far more useful than learning about the latest celebrity split-up and what LeBron and Beyonce are up to. Follow the right accounts, and you can find yourself privy to latest releases and what is worth spending your valuable game purchase dollars on.  You might even find a diamond in the rough.

Here are 10 must-follow Twitter accounts for war gamers.  Plus, some extras for good measure.

 

 

  1. GMT Games

7,323 Followers

Tweets about GMT Games, the monthly GMT Games Newsletter, and the GMT Blog. Retweets include information on GMT Games and GMT associated designers and products.  A must follow!

GMT

  1. The Players’ Aid

1968 Followers

The Players’ Aid is a blog about all things Board Games and War Games, with a smattering of RPGs as well. Lots of good interview output of the designers you know and love.

  1. consimworld

2718 Followers

Conflict simulation boardgaming news, discussion and much more! Managed by John Krantz who also manages the wargaming social media site http://www.consimworld.com and host of the epic wargame convention Consimworld Expo in Tempe in June!

CSW

  1. RBM Studio

1,554 Followers

Home of the great Rodger MacGowan, Publisher of C3i Magazine, President RBM Studio, Vice President & Art Director GMT Games. He has been an art icon in the wargame world for over 40 years! Lots here and you’ll even get notice of the next C3i when published – I find myself counting the days!

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  1. hexandcounter

1,199 Followers

From Moscow, Russia with love! Co-owner of proWargames. Wargames and Military History. Lots of great pics and commentary.

  1. Mark Herman

1,717 Followers

The most prolific and thoughtful wargame designer of our time. Mark is still designing and sharing his thoughts on the industry through his tweets.

  1. Brooklyn Wargaming

509 Followers

Kimber VanRy is a prolific wargaming and history blogger, and President of Metropolitan Wargamers in Park Slope. A great mix of board wargaming, minis and history.

  1. Space Rumsfeld

1,240 Followers

Home of a great almost monthly podcast on war gaming with plenty of news, interviews and commentary. Lot of good wargaming tweets sprinkled on top.

Srum

  1. Katie’s Game Corner

4,252 Followers

Katie is a fresh new face in a hobby with a lot of stale old faces! She talks openly about mental health with great bravery. She also loves to play wargames and takes great pictures. Her blog is worth the read.

Katie

  1. Volko Ruhnke

2,158 Followers

Volko is the creator of the smoking hot COIN series. He has a big brain and he is not afraid to use it. A very thoughtful spokesman whose structured approach to gaming and simulation always makes me think. Very serious picture on his profile.

by Harold Buchanan @hbuchanan2

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And a few more…..

11. Flying Pig Games

13,000 Followers

12. Joel Toppen

932 Followers

13. Joel Eddy-Drive Thru

8,036 Followers

14. Big Board

955 Followers

15. Rally in the Valley

381 Followers

16. eastfrontgames

380 Followers

17. Bobby Factor

335 Followers

18. Travis Hill

1,802 Followers

19. GrogHeads

389 Followers

20. Mark Johnson

582 Followers

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9 thoughts on “10 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for War Gamers

  1. Thanks Harold. Very kind of you. I am still in awe of how approachable designers like you and your fellow COIN brethren are. Thanks for designing such great games and also thanks for being willing to speak to people like us about them. You were my 2nd or third interview and I really am grateful. Let me know if you’d like to talk about Campaigns of 1777.

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  2. […] 10 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for War Gamers THIS podcast is composed of 2 Parts. Part 1 is a meeting I had in San Diego with Bruce Mansfield, Designer of COIN Volume 9 Gandhi. Bruce was in town for a conference. I picked him up at the USS Midway museum and we drove to a local game store to play some Twilight Struggle. We will discuss a variety of things in our small talk between cards. […]

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