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Evzone04 Nov 2019 10:11 a.m. PST

I've just heard the sad news that Stuart Asquith has passed away. I have always found his ‘old school' style articles and books a source of inspiration. Just the other day I found myself flicking through His Malburian rules booklet.
Happy wargaming upstairs Stuart….!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 10:34 a.m. PST

Sad news indeed – loved his stuff

Yesthatphil04 Nov 2019 10:45 a.m. PST

Very sad news.

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Formerly Regiment Games Fezian04 Nov 2019 11:09 a.m. PST

Had not heard. Indeed sad news.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 11:34 a.m. PST

One of the old greats gone! I remember when I started wargaming and he revered even then!

A sad loss indeed!

Marcel180904 Nov 2019 11:34 a.m. PST

A big loss to the hobby, charming man, had the honour of meeting him several times and a play a couple of games with him, very amicable, the ideal opponent

MajorB04 Nov 2019 12:01 p.m. PST

Passed away, but will never be forgotten in the hobby.

RIP, Stuart.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 2:22 p.m. PST

I enjoyed and was inspired by his books and many articles. He'll be missed.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 2:23 p.m. PST

Stuart and I corresponded a lot in the 90s, he will be missed.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 2:33 p.m. PST


pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 3:26 p.m. PST

Thanks for all the books and articles. You will be missed. RIP

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 3:43 p.m. PST


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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 5:05 p.m. PST

May he Rest in Peace. Sadly I never had the opportunity to meet him.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 5:19 p.m. PST

Rest In Peace, to a truly great master of the hobby.

coopman04 Nov 2019 6:22 p.m. PST

Oh no! Sorry to hear this. I've got some of his publications.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 7:10 p.m. PST

Very sad to hear that – was a great editor at Practical Wargamer and had a really inclusive approach to wargaming (i.e. Fantasy & SF is ok) when that wasn't always fashionable to say so.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 7:17 p.m. PST

I met him a couple of times in the 70's, a very nice man, always willing to offer advice, information and patient while explaining right and wrongs to a bunch of energetic know it all's.

Royal Marine05 Nov 2019 3:16 a.m. PST

Honoured to have know him in the last few months at the Cotswolds Wargames events staged by Keith Flint (Honours of War). A sad loss of a great man. We must celebrate him and his legacy will continue with the huge wealth of writing he has left behind; so much to still to do on the painting and wargames table.


tomrommel105 Nov 2019 7:02 a.m. PST

may he rest in peace

Bob the Temple Builder05 Nov 2019 9:19 a.m. PST

This is very sad news.

I have written about Stuart's considerable contribution to the hobby on my blog = link

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2019 12:27 p.m. PST

I am very sad to hear this news. Please extend my condolences to his family and friends. His books, articles and magazines have inspired and enriched my gaming. Another giant gone. RIP

The Colonel05 Nov 2019 1:47 p.m. PST

This is indeed sad news. As others have said, my wargaming life has been enriched by his contribution. Whether through Military Modelling, Practical Wargamer or his books (I was surprised to realise how many I had!), Stuart Asquith has been present. I never met him, but I have always thought he would have been the kind of guy I would enjoy playing a game with.

May God bless and keep him,

The Colonel

HistoryWargaming05 Nov 2019 3:06 p.m. PST

I always found he was a bit bemused by the respect he had in the hobby. To him the game was important, but respect and friendship for his fellow gamers was more important. He tried to win, but never minded loosing. I was privileged to work with him on three of his books. As said above, may he rest in peace.

Schoie8805 Nov 2019 4:50 p.m. PST


ChrisS194406 Nov 2019 6:37 a.m. PST

A great guy, edited Practical Wargamer which was a great magazine….I have several of his books

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