Single Malt Strategy

Single Malt Strategy

Hosted by The Historical Gamer (Matt), The Strategy Wargamer (Jean), and TortugaPower (Eric). Single Malt Strategy is a bi-weekly podcast focusing on the world of digital wargaming and strategy games.

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March 15, 2021 75 min
In this episode Jean (Strategy WarGamer), Matt (The Historical Gamer), and Eric (Tortuga Power) discuss some games they've been playing lately while also diving into Distant Worlds II, an upcoming 4X Space Strategy game, which recently revealed the first gameplay footage of this much anticipated and upcoming game.

Here are the links for games discussed:

Distant Worlds 2: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1531540/Distant_Worlds_2...
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In this episode Jean (Strategy WarGamer), Matt (The Historical Gamer), and Eric (Tortuga Power) discuss their top most anticipated strategy and wargames of 2021. Tune in to hear them discuss the games they're looking forward to most this year.

Here are the links for games discussed:

War in the East II: https://www.matrixgames.com/game/gary-grigsbys-war-in-the-east-2

Distant Worlds 2: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1531540/Dist...
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In this episode Jean (Strategy WarGamer), Matt (The Historical Gamer), and Eric (Tortuga Power) discuss their top strategy and wargames of 2020. Tune in to hear them discuss the best games of 2020.

Here are the links for games discussed:

ICBM: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1178220/ICBM/

Suzerain: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1207650/Suzerain/

Battle Star Gallactica: https://store.steampowered.com/app/544610/Battlestar_Galact...
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In this episode Jean (Strategy WarGamer), Matt (The Historical Gamer), and Eric (Tortuga Power) discuss game design and the importance of UI in Wargames as well as ICBM, a new spiritual successor to the classic strategy nuclear war game, Defcon. Jean, Matt, and Erik all seem eager to nuke the world, to the tune of the USSR National Anthem.

Here are the links for games discussed:

ICBM: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1178220/ICBM/

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In this episode Jean (Strategy WarGamer), Matt (The Historical Gamer), and Eric (Tortuga Power) discuss Crusader Kings II, the newest game out by Paradox Development Studios and published by Paradox Interactive. Matt asks why Jean isn’t eating more prisoners while Jean gushes at the look and feel of the updated Crusader Kings game, and muses on seizing the King of France.

Here are the links for games discussed:

Crusader Kings III: h...
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In this episode Jean (Strategy WarGamer), Matt (The Historical Gamer), and Eric (Tortuga Power) discuss Combat Mission Shock Force 2, which is the first game of the Battlefront.com library to hit Steam. The gang discusses the history of this long running series as well as their opinions regarding gameplay. They finish up the podcast discussing what they feel would make this game the perfect game.

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In this episode Jean (Strategy WarGamer), Matt (The Historical Gamer), and Eric (Tortuga Power) give a preview of the Beta Build of this years upcoming Civil War blockbuster game, Grand Tactician The Civil War 1861-1865. The gang gives their initial impressions of a Pre-Early Access build of the game. They discuss the current status of the game, it’s revolutionary approach to civil war gaming and its future.

The game goes Early ...
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In this episode Jean (Strategy WarGamer), Matt (The Historical Gamer), and Eric (Tortuga Power) cover the latest games they’ve been playing. Eric starts the episode discussing the upcoming War in The Eats sequel and how he’s preparing for its release. Matt dives into a Pacific War iPhone & iPad game he discovered and as well as an eastern front game called Cauldrons of War: Barbarossa. Jean finishes the episode discussing a ...
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In this episode Jean (Strategy WarGamer), Matt (The Historical Gamer), and Eric (Tortuga Power) discuss the games they’ve been playing. Matt starts out the show with his take on the Remastered Command & Conquer while Eric dives into the purchases he made during the Steam Summer Sale. And Jean finishes the episode discussing the recent Panzer Corps 2 DLC Spanish Civil War as well as Paradox’s latest mobile game, Stellaris Gala...
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Here is our introductory episode of our newest show, Developer Dialogue. The reason we are moving the interviews to its own podcast is because were planning to expand them by having you participate in the interview by being able to ask your own questions to your favorite developer. Another key feature were implementing is we are hosting the show LIVE so you can be the first one to hear the unedited live interview. Our intention...
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In this special announcement we are formally announcing that our interview segments are branching off into its show called Developer Dialogue. The reason we are moving the interviews to its own podcast is because were planning to expand them by having you participate in the interview by being able to ask your own questions to your favorite developer. Another key feature were implementing is we are hosting the show LIVE so you ca...
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In this episode Jean (Strategy WarGamer), Matt (The Historical Gamer), and Eric (Tortuga Power) catch up on the games they’ve been playing during this long pandemic. The episode covers a wealth of game from Nimbatus The Space Drone Constructor, Carrier Battles (Desktop Version), Shadow Empire, Armored Commander II to the latest shocking announcement from Microprose regarding a B17 The Mighty Eighth sequel. The episode ends with t...
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In this special interview episode Jean (The Strategy Wargamer) & Eric (TortugaPower) had the incredible opportunity to sit down with the Project Director of the recently released Panzer Corps 2, Alexander Shargin. We dived into the history of Panzer Corps, it’s accidental beginnings, and all the way to the recent release of its sequel. We uncoverd the challenges that were faced during development and future DLC plans. We en...
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In this episode Jean (Strategy WarGamer), Matt (The Historical Gamer), and Eric (Tortuga Power) discuss the blockbuster announcement of the return of Microprose, the legendary game company of the 90’s . The episode begins with the gang discussing the games they’ve been playing during the coronavirus quarantine and how it has altered their gaming habits. They then move on to comparing Hearts of Iron to Strategic Command 2 WW2 Worl...
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In this special interview episode Jean (The Strategy Wargamer) & Eric (TortugaPower) have the amazing opportunity to sit down with the Project Director of Imperator Rome, Peter Nicholson. They dive into his career at Paradox and his path to becoming director of this amazing Roman Grand Strategy game. Afterwards they discuss the challenges the team faced during development, it’s critical launch and the games post release patch...
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In this special interview episode the gang sits down with the founder of VR Designs, Victor Reijkersz, the developer behind the upcoming 4X strategy game Shadow Empire. The beginning of the episode we dive into their previous line of games like the award winning Decisive Campaigns & Advance Tactics. The core of the episode focuses on their upcoming game Shadow Empires which is bound to surpass all their previous successes as ...
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In this episode Jean (Strategy WarGamer), Matt (The Historical Gamer), and Eric (Tortuga Power) discuss the latest games they’ve been playing. They dive into the latest Battlestar Galactica Deadlock DLC Ghost Fleet Offensive as well as a few political simulators such as The Political Machine 2020 & The Political Process. The core of the episode features a in-depth discussion of the upcoming Panzer Corps 2.

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We know we’re a bit late to the party but in this episode Jean (Strategy WarGamer), Matt (The Historical Gamer), and Eric (Tortuga Power) reveal their top 3 most anticipated games of 2020. We begin the episode discussing the games we’ve been playing lately and move into our top 3 games. We end the episode with honorable mentions and what we’re drinking.

Panzer Corps 2: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1072040/Panzer_Corps_2/

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In this episode Jean (Strategy WarGamer), Matt (The Historical Gamer), and Eric (Tortuga Power) discuss their top 3 picks for the best strategy games of 2019. In this episode there were a number of surprise choices, be sure to stay to the end for some honorable mentions.

Field of Glory Empires:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1011390/Field_of_Glory_Empires/

A Legionary’s Life:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1058430/A_Legionar...
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In this episode the gang discusses the shocking and incredible announcement of a new Starship Troopers strategy game. Slitherine and the developer, The Aristocrats, recently unveiled their upcoming Real Time Strategy (RTS) game Starship Troopers Terran Command. Matt, Eric and Jean discuss their reactions to the announcement and first demo of gameplay footage, afterward the group dives into the recently released strategy game, Str...
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