A Bumper Welcome to 2018 – Podcasts, Videos and the Patreon Option

Welcome back folks, and the surprise opening gambit for 2018 has been not wargaming stuff as such, but a couple of videos I’ve done focusing on health issues for wargamers, board gamers, video gamers, writers and, in fact, anyone who…

Author Interview for Wargaming Campaigns on Veteran Wargamer Podcast

Wargaming Campaigns by Henry Hyde

Transatlantic wargaming buddy Jay Arnold recently gave me the chance to speak freely (don’t I always?) on the subject of my forthcoming book for Pen & Sword, Wargaming Campaigns. You can listen to the podcast right here using the link…

Dahlia and Chindrastan Place Names Appeal

Dahlia and Chindrastan © Henry Hyde 2017

  This is my new, imaginary sub-continent of Dahlia and Chindrastan. I have created it for forthcoming wargaming campaigns, but it also forms a critical part of my next book for Pen & Sword, because I have been describing in…

Königgrätz 1866: the Epic Climax of the Austro-Prussian War

Schlacht bei Königgrätz, a painting by Georg Bleibtreu, 1868.

This lengthy post comes on the anniversary of one of the largest battles fought on the European mainland – Königgrätz, also known as Sadowa, in the Austro-Prussian “seven week’s” War, fought on July 3rd-4th, 1866. Nearly a quarter of a…