|Logo from Little Wars TV - Used without their permission.|
Yesterday completely by chance I stumbled across the "Little Wars TV" [click] Youtube channel and watched some of their material after the kids went to bed. WOW is all I can say! This is a group somewhere in Pennsylvania (thumbs up there) that meets in their own facility and clearly has a passion for all things military history.
|their website is great, too.|
Now, lots of gamers and groups have social media platforms [blogs...ahem] and even do videos, so what makes these guys unique?
A few things, I think. Their production quality is outstanding. Their miniatures and video batreps are extremely well-done with interviews of the player-commanders and their strategies. They add in nice, concise histories of the campaign, and so far in the battles I've watched, they try to wrestle with some kind of historical myth or proof that they want to disprove or explore further. (IE the reason for English supremacy at Agincourt, or the myth of Roman Legions' invincibility, etc).
They also seem to be a great bunch of guys who share your love of pushing toy soldiers around on the battlefield. I will add that these guys do it in a very classy way! Just watching the videos makes me want to go down to the basement to paint or game. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that that's probably one of their motives, so mission accomplished.
But don't take my word for it - head on over to their site or watch these awesome trailers to see what I mean. Don't be surprised if you end up staying to watch some of their slick BATREP videos.
If the videos don't play for you, here is a link: