Hello! I’m Henry Hyde, a writer, designer and editor. My first non-fiction book, The Wargaming Compendium dealing with the hobby of miniatures wargaming, was published by Pen & Sword in July 2013 and became a best-seller. The book has its own website here. I’m currently working on a follow-up book, Wargaming Campaigns, due to be published in 2019.
I was the Editor of the internationally regarded monthly hobby magazine Miniature Wargames with Battlegames, which combined Battlegames (which started life as my own self-published venture in March 1996 before eventually being bought by Atlantic Publishers on 1st December 2011) and Miniature Wargames, the grand-daddy of the hobby which was first launched in 1983. I left this post in September 2016 to pursue my personal creative goals.
I am also writing fiction, particularly fantasy, sci-fi and historical novels. Watch this space. In July 2016, I launched Gladius Publications, the first step in launching my own self-publishing career. I shall also be using this brand to publish a carefully selected range of other people’s work as well.
I have been a professional graphic designer since 1991 and web designer since 1996. Nowadays, I specialise in book and magazine design, corporate identity and branding. I also have a keen interest in typography and photography. My own experiences over the last decade have given me the ability to offer sound advice on self-publishing and online marketing.
My other interests extend to international and military history (I have a European Studies: History degree from the University of Sussex), visual arts and music, languages (I speak German, French, Italian, Spanish and a little Portuguese), cookery, health and martial arts. Over the last few years, I have been rekindling my interest in watercolour painting under the watchful eye of Cecil Rice. I have a deep and abiding love for the place where I live, and love travelling in Europe, with a particular love of Venice, where my sister lives. And when I finally put my feet up, I like to watch good crime series on TV, especially if it’s Scandinavian! (Or Castle – I absolutely loved that show, apart from the final episode.) I’m also currently binging Marvel stories on Netflix, including Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Defenders.
I’m in my 50s now, and live in beautiful Brighton and Hove on the south coast of England with my partner Ann and our two adorable cats, Bibby and Chuffy, and rescued goldfish Goldie.
Thanks for visiting.