Cold War Campers - the Escalation 1985 Podcast

Cold War Campers - the Escalation 1985 Podcast

By Icebreaker Interactive
Sit down with us around the campfire in a forest somewhere in the Fulda Gap.

Cold War Campers is the official Escalation 1985 podcast where game developers, historians, 1980s military experts, collectors of weapons, gear and uniforms get together to discuss the 1980s and what it would have been like had the Cold War gone hot.
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Colonel John Antal Interview - Cold War Campers, the Escalation 1985 Podcast
 John is the author of 14 books and hundreds of magazine articles. He serves on the US Army Science Board as an advisor to the Secretary of the Army. He is a co-founder of How2LeadUS, an immersive, interactive, and memorable leadership learning company. John’s military experience spans 30 years in the US Army as an Armour and Cavalry officer. He is an Airborne Ranger, earned the Expert Infantryman Badge, and is a distinguished graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. He has commanded combat units from platoon through regiment. He has extensive experience in the Republic of Korea, served multiple tours on the DMZ, commanded the 2d Battalion, 72d Armour “Dragon Force” for two years in Korea, and has written extensively about combat operations in restricted terrain.  He served in the Pentagon as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Commanded the 16th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Knox, KY; and served as the G3, Operations Officer, for the III Armoured Corps, Fort Hood, TX.  After retiring from the US Army in 2003, he was hired by Microsoft Games Studio to help develop an interactive entertainment company in Texas. He then became the Executive Director for Gearbox, Software with studios in Texas and Canada.  He led teams to develop multiple AAA+ video games and is an innovator in the interactive gaming industry.  John speaks across the Nation about leadership and raises the leadership awareness of individual, teams, and companies. He was awarded the US Congressional Veterans Award in 2017.  
1:19:24
August 18, 2019
Moderators in the Mist
Join moderators from the Escalation 1985 Discord server and developers as they camp out around the campfire in a forest somewhere in the Fulda Gap.
1:36:46
May 24, 2019
Ep 13: Patreon Discussion. Announcing Escalation: Aggressors!
We invited all our Patreons in for a cozy chat by the fireplace running on the Betamax video machine. Among the topics we touched were: Announcing Escalation: Aggressors,  Crowdfunding in-game items: The Gyrojet and the Dardick,  Dancing with the dead Sabrina,  Collecting 1980s Danish toilet paper,  Eating century old MREs is NICE,  Re-enacting and collecting Cold War uniforms and weapons,  Red Divide 3 Airsoft event,  Resurrecting Hitler (Morgendagens Orden roleplay),  Waffles or Pancakes (heart-shaped waffles ftw).  If you want to be on this show or get early access to the game, please go to www.patreon.com/escalation1985 Check out the Red Divide Airsoft event here: https://thereddivideseries.weebly.com/
1:32:05
January 1, 2019
Episode 12: East German Army and Paratrooper Veteran Interview
Our guest served from 1986 in the Nationale Volksarmee as a platoon leader and later as a Fallschirmjäger. He transitioned to the Bundeswehr at reunification where he is still in active duty. He tells us all about the life as a soldier in the fearsome NVA and beyond.
1:18:38
December 10, 2018
Escalation 1985 Podcast Episode 11: Achtung Spitfire!
Jordan aka Spitfire re-joins the podcast - this time as part of the dev team! Lukas and Jordan answer questions from Patreon, discuss indie games, collecting uniforms and Cold War reenactment.
1:21:01
November 20, 2018
Escalation 1985 Podcast Episode 10: Trash
Today we are joined by a special guest from the Discord, Trash. We discuss his Patreon rewards, questions about the game, lots of various 80s music, and of course ugly Christmas sweaters.
1:24:56
November 15, 2018
Escalation 1985 Podcast Episode 9: Special Guest TacError
We talk about Soviet strategies for nuclear war and other light topics with our community scholar TacError.
1:03:12
November 8, 2018
Escalation 1985 Podcast Episode 8: Special Guest Oldschool Reenactment
In this episode we are joined by fellow 80’s militaria collectors from Oldschool Reenactment. We talk about their Instagram page and why they collect 80’s era militaria as well as US kit and the new 80’s re-enacting community.
1:01:11
October 6, 2018
Escalation 1985 Podcast Episode 7: Mixtape of War Aesthetics
My special guest is Mixtape aka Bobby who runs the War Aesthetics community on Youtube and Discord. He told me about his success on YouTube and his time in the Canadian military, including that time he passed out in NBC gear.
42:38
September 12, 2018
Escalation 1985 Podcast Episode 6: Special Guest SPITFIRE
Our special guest today is Patron SPITFIRE aka Jordan from the Discord. He asked us a bunch of questions about production of the game and when we will release a playable demo - as well as discussing NBC gear, NVA snot - and putting a strong vote on team waffles. We conclude that we are all insane. Please leave a review! Enjoy! Escalation 1985 is a World War 3 shooter for PC developed by an indie team from across the world. Please support us on Patreon! Show notes can be found on http://www.escalation1985.com/podcast/escalation-1985-podcast-episode-6
53:37
August 15, 2018
Escalation 1985 Podcast Episode 5: Projecting 80s porn
Projecting 80s porn on the wall, vacationing in war-torn Iraq and more Patreon questions Please leave a review! Enjoy! Escalation 1985 is a World War 3 shooter for PC developed by an indie team from across the world. Please support us on Patreon! Show notes can be found on http://www.escalation1985.com/podcast/escalation-1985-podcast-episode-5
58:39
July 9, 2018
Escalation 1985 Podcast Episode 4: Patreon Questions and Collecting 1980s Militaria
More questions from Patreon and banter about collecting militaria and consoles from the 1980s. Please leave a review! Enjoy! Show notes can be found on http://www.escalation1985.com/podcast/escalation-1985-podcast-episode-4 Escalation 1985 is a World War 3 shooter for PC developed by an indie team from across the world.
38:52
June 2, 2018
Escalation 1985 Podcast Episode 3: Artillery Soundscape
Escalation 1985 is a first-person PC game that asks what it would have been like had the Cold War gone hot and World War 3 broken out in 1985. We start this episode with a soundscape that introduces our awesome voice actors for the US Army. Pete Peterson is a voice actor from Rochester, New York and Will Newton was an RTO in the war in Afghanistan. We answer question from Patreon on scopes, destructible environments and the healing system. Lukas explains about antidotes to chemical weapons that might actually kill you. Please leave a review! Enjoy! Show notes can be found on http://www.escalation1985.com/podcast/escalation-1985-podcast-episode-3 Escalation 1985 is developed by an indie team from across the world.
12:11
April 22, 2018
Escalation 1985 Podcast Episode 2: Pancakes vs Waffles
In episode 2 we take questions from our Patreons about what inspires us, damage modeling, talk about the recent photo shoot we had and the smell of old uniforms. More importantly, we try to settle the debate about pancakes vs waffles. Show notes can be found on http://www.escalation1985.com/podcast/escalation-1985-podcast-episode-2
44:37
April 7, 2018
Escalation 1985 Podcast Episode 1
The developers and historical advisor talk about the game and some of its features. We also talk about what it's like to wear a rubber NBC suit, the game's morale system, nuclear weapons, various gear and vehicles that would have been used in WW3. Show notes can be found on http://www.escalation1985.com/podcast/escalation-1985-podcast-episode-1 This podcast was announced as part of the February update here. Escalation 1985 is developed by an indie team from across the world.
27:42
March 5, 2018
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