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Windy City Wargaming Episode 24: Adepticon 2017 Live Coverage

Hey Wargamers!

In this episode, listen in to join the WCWG team on some pretty awesome talks the guys got to take part in at Adepticon this year! Presented to you commercial free! Talks include, but not limited to, Anvil 8 Games, Trenchworx, Warlord Games, and Games & Gears.

Thank you to all who talked to us over the weekend, we all had a great time! We will see you soon for episode 25!

Brought to you as always by:
Mercenary Miniatures

Dragon Fall

Grognard Games

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Windy City Wargaming Episode 23: Countdown to A-Con is On!

Welcome back everyone!

In this episode, we chat about what we’re getting ready for the Midwest’s biggest hobby event of the year! We run through some new exciting stuff going on in Mercenary Miniatures world and we welcome our new sponsor: Grognard Games!

Come find us at adepticon this year as we’ll probably be doing an on site podcast talking with some folks and maybe pulling in some hobby celebs for a chat if they’re willing!

Brought to you as always by:

Dragon Fall

Mercenary Minatures

And now Grognard Games

Dont forget to like us on Facebook!
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Mercenary Miniatures

And on Twitter
@WindyCityWG

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Windy City Wargaming Episode 22: Sayonara 2016

Welcome back to all of our listeners!

In this episode (despite calling it Episode 23 early on in the show…good job Chris) Mark and Chris talk about Arena Rex, Give the Mercenary Miniatures Year in Review and have a pretty Star Wars: Rouge One heavy open range (spoilers included in the open range, ye be warned!)

So from all of us over at Windy City Wargaming, Merry Christmas and have a happy, safe New Year and we will see you in 2017!

Special thanks to our sponsor: Dragon Fall

And dont forget to register for Polar Vortex its coming up!

And as always a special thanks to Draxtar Games

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Windy City Wargaming Episode 21: Fall Event Round Up

Welcome back to all our listeners!

In this episode, we have a full bench as we discuss the Fall Chicago events that we’ve attended. Keep an eye out for Polar Vortex in January!

We’re hoping to get another show out before the New Year, so stay tuned for that and Have a merry Christmas everyone!

Dragon Fall

Draxtar Games

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Windy City Wargaming Episode 20: Pre Dragon-Fall & Apparently we’ve been doing this 2 years now…Yay!

Welcome back everyone and thanks for popping in for another installment of WCWG!

So Dragon-Fall is right around the corner (2 weeks from when I’m publishing this episode) and, as a sponsor and tournament organizers, we could not be more thrilled! Space is still available, but not too much, so if you’re on the fence, don’t think about it, come out and have a good time!

We also talk a bit about the recent release of Bolt Action 2nd Edition, and how Mercenary Miniatures has the new rulebook in stock!

So I cant believe it has been two years since we got this podcast going! Lot of great new friends met over the years because of this silly adventure! We wanna just take a second to thank all of you for listening, as it is, this is in fact YOUR podcast, we just turn the mics on and deliver our brand of entertainment, so Thank you all for keeping us on your playlists, and cheers to many more to come!

Acknowledgements:

Mercenary Miniatures

Draxtar Games

Dragon Fall

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World At War Round Up

Hello Gamers!

So the next podcast will be coming out next week and figured you all needed something to tide you over til then so, here it is!

Over this past weekend (7/30/16) Our humble Bolt Action group (Northwest Chicago Suburbs Bolt Action, and yes, we’re working on the name) Held our first official themed event, going with Blitzkrieg, Europe pre-1943. This was a new challenge for a few of us, as we never really put any thought into early war anything (and for myself, didn’t even have a suitable army for as I play mostly mid-late war veteran Americans).
So quickly we all gathered our paints, brushes and snagged a few new mini’s (or a whole amrys worth in my case, thanks to our friend down south at NWS Online, you’re a lifesaver bud) and we all hunkered down to see what we could all come up with. So for the months leading up to the event, our facebook groups timeline was ablaze with everyone’s hobby progress, and I gotta tell you, it was really cool to have everyone working on new stuff at the same time! One of the main reasons I love Bolt Action so much is the community that surrounds it. Very few times have i found myself in the middle of a game of BA thinking to myself ‘I am not having fun right now’ no matter the game circumstances, and I largely attribute that to the players that I’ve come into contact with, many of whom I now call Friends.

Ok, enough of the mushy stuff, lets get back to the topic at hand (for those of you who listen to the podcast, you already know side tangents are par for the course, and apparently even in Blog posts).
So for my Early War Army, I chose to go with the Polish Army, Defense of Poland 1939 Theater Selector. In other words, I bought the 1000 point Polish Army Box and made a few tweaks to it and ran that, because I’m kinda lazy. Painting them up was a fun new challenge though, which took far less time than I originally thought. All in all, I painted 37 infantry, 3 team weapons, 8 Cavalry, a Tankett, and a Light Tank in about a month and a half (all in between commission work and other normal life things). Good job me (pats self on back).

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My completed Polish Army w/ Display board.

So flashing forward to the event, one day tournament with pre-set matches to keep the games thematic. Players signed up for alignment (Axis-Allies) upon registration. Axis side was mostly German to no real surprise, and a Hungarian player. On the Allies, there was two Polish, French, two BEF, and a Soviet player. Here are a few snaps from the event. (Black & White pics photo credit to Aaron Schmidt, Color photos are mine)

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Polish Lancers on patrol.

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German Improvised MG nest.

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German infantry mustering for a push on the Allied Lines.

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Polish Lancers investigating shots ringing out in the streets.

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German 88 on over-watch looking for targets of opportunity. Strongest gun at the event, by a lot!

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German Armor pushing on French Defenders.

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Forward observer’s view as he radios back the positions of advancing Hungarian light armor.

All in all, it was a pretty incredible event, thanks to tournament organizer: Seamus Hamrin for putting it all on for us. The end totals were: Axsis – 89 battle points to Allies – 237 battle points… Changing history one dice roll at a time!

Cant wait to see what theater General Hamrin picks for next year.

That’s all for now, stay tuned for thew next podcast episode and keep them paintbrushes working and those dice rolling!

– Chris –

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Windy City Wargaming Episode 19: Guild Konflict & Balls ’47 (that cant be right….)

Welcome back loyal listeners!

In this Episode, Mark and Chris talk Guild Ball and speculate on the upcoming Warlord Games Konflict ’47.

Brought to you as always by:

Dragon Fall

Mercenary Miniatures

Special Thanks to:

World at War

Draxtar Games

Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you in Episode 20!

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Windy City Wargaming Episode 18: Technology Be Damned!

So after getting our tech sorted out, we are back in business!

In this epiosode, Mark and Chris sit down and talk Tanks, Halo Ground Command, Tammia Weathering Master kits, and much more! Thanks for tuning in and we’ll see you in a couple weeks.

Brought to you as always by:

Dragon Fall

Mercenary Miniatures

And Special thanks as always to:

Draxtar Games

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Windy City Wargaming Episode 17: Infinity…AND BEYOND!

In this episode Mark is introduced to Infinity, by Corvus Belli and we go through pur initial reactions to the game.

Mark also goes into detail with a product review of Forge World Airbrush Paints.

Brought to you as always by:

\Mercenary Miniatures

Dragon Fall

and special thanks as always to:

Draxtar Games

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Windy City Wargaming Episode 16: After Adepticon Chat

We’re back with the next episode in our new format!

Mark and Chris have Mad Dog Miller in the third chair so listen in as hilarity or something like it ensues as we discuss our Adepticon experiences.

Brought to you as always by Mercenary Miniatures and Dragon Fall.

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Windy City Wargaming Episode 15: New Format & Sponsor and Pre-Adepticon Talk

We’re back with episode 15 of the podcast debuting our new format for the show AND announcing our new sponsor, Dragon Fall!

Listen in as we go over what we’re planing to get into trouble with at Adepticon this year. So look for either the Mercenary Miniatures polo shirts or the WCWG t-shirts and say whats up!

Dragon Fall

Mercenary Miniatures

WCWG Facebook

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Windy City Wargaming Episode 14: 2016 New Year in Review

Happy 2016 everybody! In this episode, Mark and Chris are joined by Mad Dog Miller, we review 2015 and look to the future of our humble company and great podcast community we’re building. Special thanks as always to Dan Zedan out at Draxtar Games. Cheers!

*This is a reupload because some inexperienced sound engineer (Mark) forgot to upload the first part of the episode.