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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June 9, 2022 92 min
On today's episode of SMS, The Historical Gamer (Everything is Management) and TortugaPowered (He's Got Lists!) welcome special guest Finnish Jager (Nothing to Plug) to discuss the huge topic of Strategy Games. Listen as the crew discuss what is, what isn't (nothing?) and what could be a management game, and why perhaps, all strategy games are management games.

Thanks to Finnish Jager for coming on today's episode, i...
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On today's episode of SMS, The Historical Gamer (The Nintendo Fanboy) and TortugaPowered (The Space Opera-ist) welcome special guest DasTactic (4X Mavin) to discuss the newly released 4X game, Distant Worlds II. Here how this massive epic compares to its predecessor as well as competitors in the space like Paradox Interactive’s Stellaris.

Check out DasTactic’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX2rH9OfjaRlRdbON...
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On today's episode of SMS, Matt (The Historical Gamer) and Eric (Tortuga Power) welcome special guest Wolfpack345 (Matt) to discuss the year that was 2021 and our top strategy games of 2022 while also taking a look ahead at 2022 and discussing which games we're most excited about in 2022.

Check out Wolfpack’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX2rH9OfjaRlRdbONXlRtKQ
Check out Wolfpack’s Twitch Channel: https:...
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On today's episode of SMS, Matt (The Historical Gamer) and Eric (Tortuga Power) welcome back special guest, Yooper to discuss the newly announced Arms Trade Tycoon. The guys love the Demo but have some reservations about the Kickstarter and are a bit confused about a kickstarter for the game when they recently announced a publishing deal with Microprose.

Check out Yooper's work here: https://weaponsrelease.com

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On today's episode of SMS, Matt (The Historical Gamer) and Eric (Tortuga Power) welcome special guest Wolfpack345 (Matt) to discuss the game War on the Sea, a World War II, strategy and wargame that takes place in the South Pacific in 1942 and is made by Cold Waters developer, Killerfish Games. War on the Sea is a game that all the developers have played a lot, and like, but also a game they all have major issues and reservatio...
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On today's episode of SMS, Matt (The Historical Gamer) and Eric (Tortuga Power) welcome special guest Yooper (Weapons Release) to discuss the recent aquisition by Stillfront Group of the Strategy and Wargaming developer, Gamelabs. Gamelabs has made several highly successful and approachable wargames, from the Ultimate General series to the Ultimate Admiral series, what does their acquisition by Stillfront (a company mostly know...
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The Single Malt Strategy Podcast is back! Matt (The Historical Gamer) and Eric (Tortuga Power) are joined by Amiral (Task Force Admiral), Jo (Second Front), and Nils (Sea Power) to discuss their upcoming games and the rebirth of the Strategy & Simulation icon, Microprose. Join us for the latest episode of the Single Malt Strategy Podcast and check out some exclusive gameplay from these upcoming games.

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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.

Here are the links for games dis...
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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.

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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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