Civil War Talk Radio: January 28, 2005

Air Date: 012805
Subject: Dave Powell: Civil War on a Card Table
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Guest: Dave Powell

Summary: Dave Powell explains how he designs simulation games based on Civil War battles.

Brett’s Summary: Dave does so much more than that!  He is talking about wargaming, mainly board games, his area of specialty, but also some card driven games and computer games.  Although miniatures are mentioned, they really are not covered in any detail.  Dave has been heavily involved in the Civil War Brigade series of games and the Regimental Sub-Series from Multiman Publishing.  His name is listed on most if not all of the games in each series.  Computer wargames are discussed briefly but no titles are actually mentioned.  Dave and Gerry also got into Dave’s other love, the Battle of Chickamauga.  Dave mentioned in this broadcast his desire to create a “moving map” book on the battle which would show regimental positions at the battle for each 15 minute increment.  At the time of broadcast, Dave almost had all of the maps for day 1 finished.

Civil War Talk Radio airs most Fridays at 12 PM Pacific on World Talk Radio Studio A. Host Gerry Prokopowicz, the History Chair at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, interviews a guest each week and discusses their interest in the Civil War. Most interviews center around a book or books if the guest is an author. Other guests over the years have included public Historians such as park rangers and museum curators,wargamers, bloggers, and even a member of an American Civil War Round Table located in London, England.

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