A media centric update for any of The dear readers who may be interested enough and savvy enough to take advantage! 😃
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.
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! 😃
Four of the Battleground episodes are available on good old YouTube – Edgehill, 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.
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself