Sunday 26 May 2024

Yarkshire Gamer Podcast 56 - Nick Jellicoe - Prelude to Jutland


Hello again, welcome to Episode 56, the first of a double header on the Battle of Jutland, by far the largest sea borne action of the First World War and what a great guest we have to discuss it with you, Nick Jellicoe, grandson of John Jellicoe Commander of the British Fleet at the battle.

The episode is available on the link below or from any major Podcast Host

We recorded for about 4 and a half hours and it was a great discussion cover many aspects of Nicks life as well as the battle itself. 

I haven't split a guest episode for a while but I had recorded this episode along with the ones with Nigel Atter and the Rapid Fire in a period of two weeks so splitting this episode will make it easier on your time and also give me a bit of a break until I record the next episode.

In this show I talk to Nick about his life as well as a most interesting chat around his fathers WW2 career. We then go on to discuss the prelude to the battle and some of the characters involved.

Back in two weeks to talk about the battle itself and its aftermath.

Until then, Sithee

Regards Ken

The Yarkshire Gamer

And the last episode is available on Utubes 

Thursday 9 May 2024

Yarkshire Gamer Podcast - Episode 55 - Richard Marsh / Colin Rumford - Rapid Fire


Welcome to the latest episode of the Podcast with my two guests Richard Marsh and Colin Rumford who are responsible for one of the most popular sets of WW2 rules available - Rapid Fire.

As always you can hear the episode via the link below or on any of the major Podcast hosts, please like, subscribe and leave a comment wherever you listen to it, many thanks

First released in 1994 and supported by many subsequent Supplements, Campaign and Scenario Books the rules have gone through a recent update with Rapid Fire Reloaded, a chartless version of the orginal rules.

It's a long episode but with two guests that's always the way as we go through the regular features with each guest, eventually after a couple of hours we get round to actually talking about the rules ! But this isn't a short form Podcast after all it's just as much about getting to know the guests as it is the main topic.

The Rapid Fire website where you can obtain all the various books is

Hope you enjoy the episode, next up I hope will be another Historian style show with Nick Jellicoe where we will be discussing the Battle of Jutland.

Until then Sithee

Regards Ken 

The previous episode is also on the Utubes


Thursday 2 May 2024

Yarkshire Gamer Podcast 54 - Nigel Atter - WW1 in Mesopotamia


Hello everyone and welcome once again to the Yarkshire Gamers Reet Big Wargames Podcast as I reach the 54th episode. In a bit of an extended introduction I go through and explain a recent change in my guest booking process. Before moving onto the main course.

You can listen to the Podcast via any major Podcast Host or direct from the link below,

Today my guest is Nigel Atter who is a WW1 historian with a couple of books to his name who has studied one of my favourite campaigns of history to recreate, The Great War in Mesopotamia.

Its a fascinating area to look at and very different to the more commonly studied war on the Western Front.

My guest is no stranger to the wargaming table as well so we look at his own personal wargaming and history story before doing the features session, skipping over the usual Big Game chat to give us more time to concentrate on the main topic.

Nigels books can be obtained via Helion on the link below,  

Nigel Atter - Biography | Helion & Company | Military History Books

Hope you enjoy the episode and maybe get a taste for the Campaign yourself.

My next episode will see me talking with the authors of the WW2 rule set Rapid Fire, Richard Marsh and Colin Rumford.

Until then, Sithee

Regards Ken

The Yarkshire Gamer

The previous episode is now on the Utubes