Yarkshire Gamers Reet Big Wargames Podcast
Episode 4 - Colin Ashton - Lockdown Big Games

Episode 4 - Colin Ashton - Lockdown Big Games

April 9, 2021

In this episode I talk with another Big Game proponent, Colin Ashton. Before the interview begins I talk about my plans for the future of the Podcast.

Colin runs the Carryings on up the Dale website and owns a number of huge collections of figures in 28mm. 

In what is now a regular format, I talk to Colin about his background in wargaming before discussing The Big Game and his experience with them.

Its then onto the Yarkshire Gamer quiz, our guest has links to that lot over the hill so he was always going to fall short of a full house !

Its then onto the topic as we discuss how Colin has kept gaming, in his home gaming room via the internet during lockdown. He talks about how these games have been run and more impressively how he has kept them Big. We discuss how remote gaming is likely to stay with us in some fashion once freedom returns.

The winner of Dr Chris Browns Arnhem Book from the previous episode is B5PUP so if that's you get in touch via the messages below.

Colins Website can be accessed via the link below, pop along its well worth a look.

https://www.carryingsonupthedale.com/

I'll Sithee in a couple of weeks for Episode 5.

Regards Ken

The Yarkshire Gamer

Episode 3 - Dr Chris Brown - S.P.I.T and Arnhem 21

Episode 3 - Dr Chris Brown - S.P.I.T and Arnhem 21

March 27, 2021

Today my guest is Dr Chris Brown, author, historian and of course Wargamer. Chris is an expert in Scottish Medieval History and the Arnhem Campaign of WW2 and has many books in print on both subjects.

We covered many topics and it was fascinating to hear a Historians perspective on our hobby. Not afraid to speak his mind his review of the film Braveheart during the Podcast is worth the entry fee alone !

Chris runs two Facebook pages one, S.P.I.T (Stupid Projects in 28mm) covering the Big Games he plays. He has the perfect home set up with a table in his living room and his wife, Pat is an avid wargamer too, now that is a perfect set up.

Dr Brown will (Covid permitting) be running a big game event in Arnhem itself over the anniversary weekend and we cover all the details of that event.

Chris has also very kindly donated one of his books which I will be giving away, details at the end of the Podcast.

Remember Go Big or Go Home

Regards Ken

The Yarkshire Gamer

Episode 2 - Legendary Wargames

Episode 2 - Legendary Wargames

March 12, 2021

In this Episode I talk to long time friend Richard Harris, Richard is a long time gamer who will be familiar with many on the Wargames show circuit taking Big Games around the UK show circuit over the years.

Richard now runs Legendary Wargames with fellow gamer Andy Lawson. They specialise in big (and I mean big) Wargame Holidays, with a specifically built Lodge containing an initiative table set up and thousands of 28mm figures.

We discuss Richards entry into the hobby in a mere 4 minutes before discussing Big Games in general, tackling the Yarkshire Gamer Quiz before discussing Legendary Wargames.

Legendary Wargames can be found on the link below

https://legendarywargames.com/ 

Episode 1 World War of the Roses

Episode 1 World War of the Roses

February 26, 2021

This is the first full episode of Yarkshire Gamers Reet Grand Toy Soldier Adventures.

Today the host is joined by Chris Breeze and Gareth Lane to discuss their own experience of the Big Game Wargame and their plans for The World Wars of the Roses, a international event which will see a number of games played across the globe on the same weekend, all of which will be WotR related,

Pilot Episode.m4a

Pilot Episode.m4a

February 20, 2021

This is the Pilot Episode of a new Wargaming Podcast dedicated to Big Games on Big Tables with Buckets of figures. The host, Yarkshire Gamer, Ken Reilly talks about his introduction into Wargaming, his love of the Big Game side of the hobby and the plans for the Podcast. Love 20 figure skirmish games on a 3ft table, you might want to look away 😀

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