Another great game of street wars tonight. Testing out the scenarios changes for random objective placement and side plots. Great feedback from both the gamers, Ian & George. Thanks guys 😎 ... See moreSee less
We are delighted to announce that Helion & Company Publishing took two top honours at The Society for Army Historical Research's annual Templer Awards 2016 this week - best book on British military history and best first book. Huge congratulations to our authors Stewart Stanfield and Randall Nicol on their respective successes. Thank you also to Moonlight Massacre author and our Commissioning Editor Michael LoCicero who delivered a fantastic guest speech. ... See moreSee less
2016 was another bumper year for the Templer Medal competition. Forty nine entries were received from publishers on three continents.
The entries ranged from works by unknown authors published by small houses; through works by new authors (often the book of the doctorate) and by established authors published by academic presses; to works published by global houses. The subjects covered ranged from the sixteenth to the twenty first centuries.
The overall quality of the entries was extremely high. Many of the books submitted were written by military historians of distinction such as Jeremy Black, Alan Mallinson, Antony Beavor, Robert Johnson, Tony Heathcote, Robert Kershaw, Hugh Sebag Montefiore, John Buckley (holder of the Medal) and Nick Lipscombe.
For the Best First Book competition, the results were as follows:
1. Till the Trumpet Sounds Again: The Scots Guards 1914-19 in Their Own Words, by Randall Nicol (Helion & Co.)
2. The Irish amateur military tradition in the British Army, 1854-1992, by William Butler (Manchester University Press)
3. The Struggle for North America, 1754-1758: Britannia’s Tarnished Laurels, by George Yagi (Bloomsbury Studies in Military History)
For the medal itself, the results were:
1. Early Modern Systems of Command: Queen Anne's Generals, Staff Officers and the Direction of Allied Warfare in the Low Countries and Germany, 1702-1711, by Stewart Stansfield (Helion & Co.)
2. The First Victory: The Second World War and the East Africa Campaign, by Andrew Stewart (Yale University Press)
3. Race and Imperial Defence in the British World, 1870–1914, by John C. Mitcham (Cambridge University Press)
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Today we take a look at an unusual set of miniatures, consisting of Don, Hill, Mr. P, Mr T and The Bern. The personalities serving for inspiration for these sculpts are fairly obvious but they are very nicely done, with some cross-pollination with the world of television as well. There are five figures in this group and they are but a small part of a growing range of miniatures amongst the myriad of subjects in the Brigade Games stable.