The Art of Wargaming

The Art of Wargaming delves into history intending to find lessons applicable to modern wargaming.

About the show

The Art of Wargaming is a research based show that delves into history intending to find lessons applicable to modern wargaming. Each season features a book from antiquity which the hosts then analyze, looking for pearls of knowledge. Whether you participate in intellectual or physical wargaming, or you simply love military science and history, this show explores the tactics and strategy that influenced the course of history.

Episodes

  • Episode 66: On Theory (1-11)

    December 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 35 mins
    clausewitz, foam fighting, french revolution, prussia, the art of war, the art of wargaming, wargaming, warhammer 40k

    Special Guests Kaji and TF join Malark to talk about the origins and development of theory, in terms of how to quantify and measure those forces within our control to achieve victory with consistency.

  • Episode 65: Branches of War

    November 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 44 mins
    clausewitz, foam fighting, french revolution, prussia, the art of war, the art of wargaming, wargaming, warhammer 40k

    All activities in war owe their existence to the various branches that contribute. Special Guest Soo joins Malark to discuss the applications of various activities to the overall effort.

  • Episode 64: Friction and Inertia

    November 7th, 2021  |  1 hr 37 mins
    clausewitz, foam fighting, french revolution, prussia, the art of war, the art of wargaming, wargaming, warhammer 40k

    Special Guest Todo joins Malark to discuss how the forces of friction and inertia can be observed and handled properly. In knowing how to compensate for the frictions of combat, we can better prepare ourselves for the field.

  • Episode 63: The Genius for War

    October 24th, 2021  |  1 hr 43 mins
    clausewitz, foam fighting, french revolution, prussia, the art of war, the art of wargaming, wargaming, warhammer 40k

    Special Guest Tink joins Malark to discuss the mindset, approach, motives, and methods of mental strength that are crucial to commanders at all levels. Join us as we dive into these themes, as well as continue our study of the French Revolutionary Wars

  • Episode 62: Ends and Means in War

    October 10th, 2021  |  1 hr 33 mins
    clausewitz, foam fighting, french revolution, prussia, the art of war, the art of wargaming, wargaming, warhammer 40k

    When we walk the path of victory, it is imperative that our ends are supported by our means. Whether by conquest or conflict, influencing our probabilities of success must be a focus if we are to succeed. Special Guest Juniper joins us to chat about ends and means in war.

  • Episode 61: What is War? (10-28)

    September 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 35 mins
    clausewitz, foam fighting, french revolution, prussia, the art of war, the art of wargaming, wargaming, warhammer 40k

    For this episode, we will be discussing ideas related to motives, gauging the situation, and suspension of hostility during conflict. Special Guest Aine joins Malark to discuss the themes found in the second section of "What is War?".

  • Episode 60: What is War? (1-9)

    September 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 34 mins
    clausewitz, foam fighting, french revolution, prussia, the art of war, the art of wargaming, wargaming, warhammer 40k

    In this episode, Malark is joined by Rheel to discuss rules of war that apply to every conflict. Thought the lens of the Three Reciprocals, we can stay ahead of the inevitable escalation inherent to warfare, even and especially wargaming. Join us as we seek to answer the question: What is War?

  • Episode 59: The World of Clausewitz

    August 29th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
    clausewitz, foam fighting, french revolution, prussia, the art of war, the art of wargaming, wargaming, warhammer 40k

    Our introductory lesson into the French Revolution and the Prussia that Clausewitz would have known

  • Episode 58: Of Ebony and Wolf

    August 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 33 mins
    belegarth, dagohir, ebonhold, foam fighting, the art of war, the art of wargaming, vorshen, wargaming, warhammer 40k

    In this episode, we speak with members of Ebonhold and Vorshen about their respective organizations and their place in the Belegarth community. While geared towards folks in the Belegarth and Dagorhir communities, these interviews contain information relevant to anyone seeking to make a name for themselves and their kin

  • Episode 57: The Saga of Ref the Sly (14-20)

    August 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 28 mins
    belegarth, foam fighting, iceland, ref the sly, the art of war, the art of wargaming, viking, vikingr, wargaming

    Warmaster Soo Ma Tai joins Malark to discuss the final themes of the Saga of Ref the Sly.

  • Episode 56: The Saga of Ref the Sly (6-13)

    July 18th, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins
    belegarth, foam fighting, iceland, ref the sly, the art of war, the art of wargaming, viking, vikingr, wargaming

    As we get further into our story, Ref begins to live up to his moniker. Solving his problems with both strength and guile, our sly protagonist shows the advantage of thinking ahead. Special Guest Stich joins Malark to talk about our second installment of The Saga of Ref the Sly.

  • Episode 55: The Saga of Ref the Sly (1-5)

    July 4th, 2021  |  1 hr 18 mins
    belegarth, foam fighting, iceland, ref the sly, the art of war, the art of wargaming, viking, vikingr, wargaming

    In this episode, we look at the first part of the Saga of Ref the Sly and the beginnings of this unlikely hero. From coal-biter to budding adventurer, we see a growth and purpose to our previously unmotivated character. Turkeyfeathers joins us as we analyze the makings of a hero.

  • Episode 54: The World of the Icelanders

    June 20th, 2021  |  54 mins 19 secs
    belegarth, foam fighting, iceland, ref the sly, the art of war, the art of wargaming, viking, vikingr, wargaming

    Before we begin our short season on The Saga of Ref the Sly, Malark does a brief examination of the world in which it was composed. The Sagas are a fascinating collection of literature from the peoples of the North Atlantic and we are excited to bring this information to you. Join us as we discover the world of the Icelanders.

  • Episode 53: The Klingon Art Of War

    June 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 59 mins
    belegarth, foam fighting, klingon, star trek, the art of war, the art of wargaming, wargaming

    Thumbs is back to talk with us about the Klingon Art of War. Join us as we take a fun wander through a surprisingly sound fictional military manual.

  • Episode 52: The Price of Ambition

    May 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 34 mins
    belegarth, foam fighting, the art of war, the art of wargaming, wargaming, warhammer 40k

    In our final episode of our series on "The Management of Savagery", we examine the political science of any human organization. As Naji says, we must seek to understand politics as we study military science. Antoinette joins Malark to talk about the burden of central leadership and disruptions that can weather an institution. We hope you'll join us as we examine the price of ambition and the consequences of overreach.

  • Episode 51: Principles of Violence

    May 9th, 2021  |  1 hr 25 mins
    belegarth, foam fighting, the art of war, the art of wargaming, wargaming, warhammer 40k

    While possessing the same ultimate goals, the strategies available to insurgents and counterinsurgents are quite different. One uses disorder to accomplish their operations, the other uses stability to launch theirs. This episode features long-time wargamer Par as we discuss the offensive and defensive techniques defined as principles of violence.