Sunday, 5 November 2017

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy #93: The Eighty Years War



Just a quick post to mention that this month's edition of 'Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy' features an introductory article on wargaming the eighty years war, written by me.  It's the first article I've written for a wargaming magazine.  I've read and collected wargaming magazines since the 1980s, so it feels slightly odd to now be holding a magazine which includes something I've written.

If you get the chance to read the article, I hope you enjoy it.  The Eighty Years War is a fascinating conflict, which I hope to be returning to on this Blog in the not-too-distant future


And, I'd be very remiss if I didn't thank Guy, Jasper and Mark for all the help, hints, tips and encouragement in the writing process.  Thanks so much, Gentlemen!

Next up, over the first couple of days, I'll be posting some of the photos from my trip to Crisis 2017 in Antwerp.  Hope you can join me for that.

24 comments:

  1. Just finished reading the article, if we ever have the chance we should have a talk about the part of the Dutch who sided with the Spanish and do not consider the result of the Dutch Revolt as a succes ;-)

    Cheers Sander

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    1. Hi Sander !! I would love to talk about that with you! It was wonderful to meet you (and Arthur) yesterday - thank you so much for looking me out.

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    2. It would be great to meet up again, or do a hangout session or something and if not, there's always next Crisis. It's sooo funny how this conflict is placed in Dutch History education and being a teacher it really baffles me how this conflict is portrayed primarily as a national thing while back in the day the Republic never was a homogeneous entity as portrayed.

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    3. Sander, that would be excellent. Maybe during the forthcoming Challenge we can spend some time on one of Dave's web-chats. It would be great to get your thoughts on the founding years of the Dutch Republic. It's part of the unending fascination of history that, once you start looking at something closely, almost everything is not as simple as it might first seem!

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  2. Don’t always buy WSS but congratulations on being published!

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  3. I'll look out for it, it's my favourite of the magazines so an easy decision and well done you!
    Best Iain

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  4. I'm looking forward to reading that article - my copy of the mag arrived on Wednesday but I've only had a quick flick-through so far.

    Congrats on getting in print and I believe congrats are also in order for your game at Crisis :)

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    1. Hi Tamsin - thanks so much, on both counts. We've just got home, and I'm about to start the Crisis 2017 post !!

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  5. I've been looking forward to this edition since WSS first advertised the topic. I really enjoyed it and particularly enjoyed your article. Well done. Hope to see you write more on the subject so I can pinch your ideas for my own project.

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    1. Thanks so much, Colin!! I hope to be writing again on the Eighty Years War before too long. Don't worry, hopefully not too long to wait!

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  6. I’ll be sure to pick a copy. It looks like it’ll be a good read. I have a pile of Old Glory Wars of Religion figures that are perfect for the 80 Years War.

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    1. Good work, David - those chaps would indeed be perfect!

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  7. Finished reading the article just before Crisis. I‘m not actually interested in the period but you almost got me into buying into it. So thumbs up for an excellent read!
    It was a pleasure to finally meet you at Crisis. Looking very much forward to your report on the show.

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    1. Nick, thank you so much! It was such a pleasure to meet you at Crisis, and talk about the hobby. I'm really glad you enjoyed the article as well!

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  8. Enjoyed the article very much and is something I may look further into in the future! Also it was wonderful to meet you in person and really hope to meet up again!

    Christopher

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    1. Hi Chris! Thanks for the kind comment, and thank you also for saying hello and joining us for a game of "Sharpe Practice" at Crisis in Antwerp! It was great to finally meet up in person!

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  9. I'll have to pick up a copy. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks so much, Conrad! I'm more than slightly nervous that your very experienced (but benign) eyes will be reading over it!! I do very much hope you enjoy it, Sir!

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  10. Congratulation Sidney!

    It was an exellent article!

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