All these worlds are yours except Europa.

Just over one year ago, I posted Episode AT-1, and began my attempt to keep up the great podcast Troy started. 52 weeks later, I have posted 13 episodes.

The fact is, keeping up with the podcast has proven too much for me. Podcasting is, for me, a meta-hobby: a secondary hobby in which I talk about my favorite hobby: wargaming. As my free time has shrunk, I find myself choosing painting and gaming over talking-about-gaming-and-painting. I have also made the fatal, time-crushing mistake of buying a PS3.

I want to thank all of you who have followed the show, and emailed or tweeted your thoughts. If anyone is interested in carrying on the mission, please email or tweet. If I don’t hear from anyone, the site will go offline when the domain expires in February 2011.

As for the items I have yet to review, Zac at Tabletop Gaming News has invited me to return to writing reviews for the site, which I will do for each item I have. I would like to thank Bastion, Hasslefree, Mercs, and Cipher Studios and Darkson Designs for sending me review items.
I also hope to return to recording episodes of “The Score” for the D6 Generation.

Thank you for supporting and listening to This Week in Wargaming.

Unternehmen: iTunes

After months of trying to get the podcast feed recognized by iTunes, TWIW should now be available in the iTunes Podcast Directory. I had to clean up some problems in the feed, and, finally, trick iTunes by changing the rss link to feedburner. If you are subscribed directly to the libsyn link, please use the new feedburner feed (also available from the orange box on the left).

I received the message below:

Dear Podcast Owner

Your podcast, located at
[http://feeds.feedburner.com/thisweekinwargaming ], has been approved. You should expect to see it in iTunes within the next few hours. When it’s available, you will be able to access it with the URL below.

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=358389164

Your podcast will be searchable within the iTunes Store in approximately 1-2 days.

Please be sure to leave a review and comment on iTunes.

Be advised… podcast reboot inbound

My name is Ken Whitehurst, and I currently produce a short segment called “The Score” for The D6 Generation podcast.  A longtime fan of This Week in Wargaming, when I heard Troy was looking for help,  I immediately offered to take over the podcast.  For reasons that remain a mystery to me, he agreed.

As you can see from Troy’s posts (and photos) below, his priorities are in the right place.  I wish him the best in his endeavors, and am certain we will hear his big voice on the show when he has time in the future.   I have been trading emails with him over the past few weeks, and am in the process of rebooting This  Week in Wargaming.  The show will sound a bit different, but will stay on its mission of delivering fresh news, reviews, and opinions on a variety of topics of interest to wargamers.

I hope you will bear with me as I take the plunge from editing a monthly 5-minute sub-podcast about music to assembling a weekly wargaming news show.  I plan to have the show up and running before the end of the year.  As I write this, new theme music is being written to give the show a coherent sound.  In addition, gamers in three countries are working on contributions to the show’s new format.  If you have any suggestions or an interest in sharing your voice with the wargaming community, please let me know.

Episode 1 to go live 9PM EST Today!

For everyone who is eagerly awaiting episode one, thank you and I want you all to know the feed will be live and I should have the episode availible for download here by 9PM EST tonight. iTunes usually has a delay for initial feed setup so that may take a little longer, but you will be able to do a direct download at that time.

 

Thank you all once again for your support!

This Week In Wargaming to Launch May 13th

Our first episode is set to debut on our feed ( will post here when its up ) on Tuesday, May 13th.

Every other week, This Week in Wargaming will feature a group of Hobby Wargaming Press, Podcasting or Industry guests to discuss not only the news and new releases of the week, but also controversial issues in the Wargaming community. We hope to approach each issue from all sides and provide both an excellent resource as well as an entertaining show for the Wargaming hobby community at large.

The first episode will feature some wonderful guest hosts from the following premier Wargaming Hobby Podcasts.

40k Radio

Podhammer

The Drop Podcast

The d6 Generation

Our topics will include the top news items of that week plus the following controversial issues to be debated by our expert panel of Hobby Podcasting Luminaries.

Professionally Painted Miniatures: We will discuss and debate what place, if any, professionally painted miniatures and armies have in the hobby. From pre painted miniatures games like AT-43 and Star Wars Miniatures to professional painting services and Ebay purchased armies, we will cover all aspects of this fascinating issue.

Pre-Painted Miniatures Games: Here we will focus on the various pre painted miniatures games themselves. How do they compare with the classic style miniatures games like Warhammer, 40k and Warmachine. Are they a way to get new people into our hobby or are they a distraction that only appeals to the lowest common denominator. We will have a lively discussion with supporters and detractors of this style of gaming.

Why do you Love your Favorite Game: All the hosts will discuss what their favorite miniatures wargame is and why. We will not try to decide which is better but only to determine what it is that makes each game stand out for each of our hosts.

Look for episode one of This Week in Wargaming on your favorite podcatcher on May 13th 2006