The media edition

A media centric update for any of The dear readers who may be interested enough and savvy enough to take advantage! ¬†ūüėÉ

Podcast corner

Those rule writing men of¬†TooFatLardies are now podcasting¬†oddcasting. From the announcement blurb …

Looking to keep abreast of what is happening on Lard Island?  well, here’s a new way to do so with the Lardy Oddcast, a semi-regular show hosted by international wargaming celebrity and well known washing-line Commando, Sidney Roundwood.  This show, recorded in the Lard Island Broadcasting Studios on London’s Drury Lane, focusses on telling us what we can expect in future and talking to the two men behind TooFatLardies, Richard Clarke and Nick Skinner, and asking them to give their view on what Lard means to them.

You can see the official Lardy announcement here. And for The dear readers convenience von Peter himself provides the direct link to the TooFatLardies Oddcast One.

 

Old school wargaming with some famous identities

Way back in 1978 a six part half hour television program was made entitled Battleground. The were narrated by the actor Edward Woodward and showed some wargaming luminaries fighting some famous battles from history.

von Peter himself remembers Edward Woodward as Callan from the series and film of the same name. von Peter himself has vague memories a of a wargame featuring somewhere along the line …

Woodward was a wargamer and hosted a series of programmes for Tyne Tees Television in 1978 about the hobby with fellow enthusiast Peter Gilder, who built and owned the beautiful Gettysburg diorama used for one of the gaming scenes from the 1974 film Callan.

The Battleground series features some rather well known wargamers some of whom are sadly no longer with us though their names live on in the books and inspiration that they have left to us. It’s nice to observe them in action … though von Peter himself feels sure that they are on their best behaviour for the camera! ¬†ūüėÉ

Four of the Battleground episodes are available on good old YouTube РEdgehill, Waterloo, Chalons and Gettysburg.

The Gettysburg episode features Peter Gilder and Paddy Griffith. A better quality version of this episode is available …

 

Grab yourself some popcorn and avail yourself of some wargaming history … and nostalgia.

 

Enough.

Until we meet again …

Salute
von Peter himself

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2 thoughts on “The media edition

  1. Well thank you your vonship, I had no idea those classic TV programs were still available. Actually they weren’t half bad, even by today’s standards. Great to see those late great wargamers in action again!

    • Hello my dearest Sparkles

      It’s interesting to see how things like figures have moved on since the series. Just imagine what Peter Gilder etc would have produced with the modern figures.

      And it’s sad to consider how many of the presenters are no longer with us.

      Salute
      von Peter himself

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