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…

Sawmill Village Imagi-Nations Game

The Battle of Sawmill Village

Iain Burt came down from darkest Essex to play our once-a-year dust-up, featuring hundreds of 30mm Spencer Smiths (and this year some Holger Erikssons too). We chose Charles S Grant’s “Chance Encounter” scenario from Scenarios for Wargames (1981). The rules…