Hear ye, hear ye!

And now for something completely different… No, it’s not Henry veering off on yet another tangential project, it’s an appearance on Neil Shuck’s Meeples and Miniatures podcast.

I have been ‘sponsoring’ this podcast for a while now, which in effect has just meant giving words of encouragement and advice from time to time and furnishing him with a silly advertisement for Battlegames on his regular show. But recently, he contacted me and asked if I would consent to being interviewed to give a review of 2008 from an industry insider’s perspective, which of course I was delighted to do.

The comments that this episode of his show (number 45) has received in the last couple of days seem to indicate that I didn’t make a complete *rse of myself, so perhaps you might like to pop over and have a listen for about an hour, as Neil and I shoot the breeze about the great and the good and the not so good things that the hobby experienced last year.

Neil has also very kindly invited me to contribute a regular short slot entitled something like “The view from the verandah”, where I can talk about the magazine and what I’ve been up to, so if you can tolerate my blather, you’ll have plenty of listening to do in future.

You can also listen to all of Neil’s previous shows online or via iTunes. Bear in mind that Neil does this show, on his own initiative, purely out of enthusiasm for the hobby, with no financial recompense, which I think is a tremendous contribution for which he should be applauded. As a “thank you” to Neil, you’ll be seeing his show advertised in Battlegames on a regular basis.

Neil’s podcasts are wide-ranging, as he has extremely diverse interests that cover historical miniatures gaming, board gaming, fantasy and science fiction, and he gives cogent and honest opinions about everything he turns his hand to, so I heartily recommend his show.

So, pop over to Meeples and Miniatures and happy listening!


  1. I’ve been listening to the podcast on my early morning runs and its proved really interesting. I like the informal format. I didn’t listen to M&M before, but I’ll check it out in future.

    Great to hear that a peg leg won’t be needed. Keep up the good work.

  2. Henry,

    Very interesting interview on M&M. This is the future and I have heard it! Hope to hear you again soon. Keep up the great work on the mag.
    All the best


  3. I work from home and have spent an extremely happy hour finishing some artwork whilst listening to this pod cast. Its rather like having Radio Four on except that it’s a Radio Four that broadcasts the kind of programe wargamers could only dream of. If you do more I will certain be tuning in.

  4. That was a great show Henry. I’m very interested in your magazine now. Your conversation with Neil was quite interesting. If your magazine content is anything like the content of this show then it sounds like a winner to me.

    I look forward to your future show segments.


  5. I’m listening to the podcast as I type this for the second time. I had M&M on my iPod on the way home. I’m glad to hear that other folks agree with me that it’s not a crime to have models that don’t look magazine perfect…

  6. Hi Henry, glad the gammy leg is improving

    I greatly enjoyed the podcast and also look forward to the rise of 6mm gaming in 2009!

    Now, when are we going to get the rest of your report on the weekend with John Preece?


  7. I listened to the podcast yesterday and really enjoyed it. Good to hear your voice again Henry. It was a good interview with interesting discussion. You should definitely do it more often.

    As it was a longish broadcast though I will probably listen to it again.

    Slightly off topic Henry I’ve been reading through some of the emails you have sent me in the past few years regarding taking wargames photos and begun experimenting more with my camera. It turns out my camera can go from f-3 to f-14 and have control of the shutter speed from 1/2 to 1/1500. Didn’t read my manual properly before spoke to you last and continue to read it. Intend to do more better photos shortly soon. Just wait till the shows come up…

    I would also like to exchange blog links with you if that’s ok. Mine is at http://grantsgrimsbygames.blogspot.com


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