Battleshed Diaries

Tuesday 27 September 2016

A farewell to Henry Hyde at the helm of MWBG

One of the biggest stories in our hobby the last month has been the surprise announcement that Henry Hyde tendered his resignation as editor of Miniature Wargames with Battlegames magazine. Issue 402 will be his last at the helm. For those that subscribe to this magazine (myself included) it came as a bit of a shock, which naturally generated much ‘speculation’ on the various hobby news and social media sites.

For those of us interested in the reasons behinds Henry’s decision you can find it from the man himself over at a special edition (178) of the Meeples and Miniatures podcast. 

I heartily recommend a listen as not only does Henry provide his candid opinion on recent events, he also gives his qualified and perceptive insight into the world of hobby publishing, editorship and the current state of the gaming communities that make up our hobby. He also hints on the possible future direction of MWBG  - or Miniature Wargames as it will be - and its relationship with its sister publication, tabletop gaming . He also touches on his future plans, including the nascent Gladius Publications and a foray into fantasy fiction which particularly piqued my interest.

I for one, fully admire Henry’s longstanding editorship over the tears and I regularly delve into my copy of his authoritive and comprehensive, The Wargaming Compendium. So from one lowly gamer, good luck Henry!

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