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Little Wars TV Steve12 Jul 2018 2:56 a.m. PST

Greetings TMPers,

The Little Wars TV team is excited to announce that our first full episode is now available for viewing on our YouTube channel.

This episode covers the American Civil War battle of Antietam, and follows what will be our typical format for the series: each episode runs 20-25 minutes and starts with your two co-hosts (different each week) spending roughly a third of that time discussing the historical background of battle, followed by a "refight" of the engagement on the tabletop with additional players.

In between each full episode, we'll be releasing rules reviews, terrain tips, blooper reels and other bonus videos to tide you over.

We couldn't find anything quite like it on YouTube back when we started this little adventure (and still can't) so we really hope you enjoy this approach to our great hobby!

E101 Antietam by LittleWarsTV Steve, on Flickr

Munster12 Jul 2018 4:27 a.m. PST

well done a good watch

razuse Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 4:46 a.m. PST

just watched this…it was great, thank you for doing it!

Landorl12 Jul 2018 5:16 a.m. PST

Am I missing something? I click on it and all I get is a picture.

Landorl12 Jul 2018 5:17 a.m. PST

oops. I was clicking on the bottom link, not the Youtube link…

Landorl12 Jul 2018 5:43 a.m. PST

Wow, that was a great video. The information at the beginning was quite good, and the battle report was enjoyable to watch.

Looking forward to more!

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 6:09 a.m. PST

Great Host – well done

Chalfant12 Jul 2018 6:15 a.m. PST

Yeh, Greg is a charmer for sure. That episode turned out well… a fun project to participate in, and I think anyone watching these episodes will enjoy what they see.


Pan Marek12 Jul 2018 6:29 a.m. PST

Wow. How far we've come since the mimeographed rules of the 70s.

Thomas O12 Jul 2018 6:34 a.m. PST

Nice and also a great set of rules.

Little Wars TV Steve12 Jul 2018 9:50 a.m. PST

Glad folks are enjoying our efforts, thanks!

Everyone should be looking forward to Chal's turn at hosting a few weeks from now. Talk about charm!

LWTV Steve

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 10:03 a.m. PST

I enjoyed the episode.
Just enough history to give it context but not laboring.
some good moments of humor as well.

nice quality.

Personal logo marcus arilius Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 7:46 p.m. PST

well done really loved it.

langobard Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2018 1:33 a.m. PST

That was great, looking forward to more!

getback13 Jul 2018 3:16 a.m. PST

Very nicely done. Looking forward to the next one.

FlyXwire13 Jul 2018 4:31 a.m. PST

This is excellent! I'm right in the middle of viewing it now, but wanted to come back here to give you my kudos. Also, I like the light-hearted banter during the narration – well done Gents!

marshalGreg13 Jul 2018 8:12 a.m. PST

Very Well Done!- thank you
It has re-inspired my interest in ACW.

BoomBoomBoom13 Jul 2018 10:40 a.m. PST

Thanks for posting. Very enjoyable. Cheers

John Leahy20 Jul 2018 11:01 a.m. PST

They were great! Loved the videos before the channel too. I subscribed. thumbs up I like the way you guys think!




DOUGKL20 Jul 2018 7:44 p.m. PST

Good job! I subscribed so I know when new episodes come out.

arthur181522 Jul 2018 2:22 a.m. PST

A very entertaining episode, far better than most other attempts to televise wargaming.

Jabba Miles23 Jul 2018 2:37 a.m. PST

Not bad, enjoyed the episode and watched the other content too.

John de Terre Neuve Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2018 9:02 a.m. PST

Really a very nice video, I have subscribed to your channel

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2018 10:38 p.m. PST

I enjoyed the video very much except I would not call that a "massive" Antietam wargame. It was a very small game. The last time I played Antietam it was on a 14 X 6 game surface with thousands of 15mm figures. Now that was massive. Yours not so much. You only get massive in Regimental unit scale.

There is no controversy on the McClellan reaction to Special Order 191. His reaction was to sit around for a day. Jackson was surprise by Macs reaction because it was fast, for Mac but not for anyone else. What was more disconcerting to Lee is that he seemed to know exactly where the ANV was moving.

If McClellan had never found that map the war could have been over, with a Confederate victory or at least foreign recognition. At the climax of the battle with Lee's center destroyed, McClellan almost committed the 5th Corps to destroy the ANV.

It was quite a moment for McClellan. He almost does the right thing and then Porter's and McClellan's eyes lock and you can just hear "the last reserve of the last Army of the Republic" and the moment passes. The ANV would not only survive but will be there the next day ready to give battle.

Just a bunch of McClellan revisionist, rehabilitators and supporters. Why do they persist?

Enjoy your videos and look forward to them. Keep up the good work. This is a lot of work for not much reward so thank you guys very much.

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