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HistoryWargaming24 Jun 2022 1:43 a.m. PST

sadly Rudi Geudens passed away last year. I know he had some of Tony Bath's documentation for Hyboria (the campaign diaries, gazettes, guides, etc.) which he did, at one point, have on display per an agreement with Tony Bath and had started to transcribe them onto his site but never got passed a few pages. Does anyone know where his archive went?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2022 1:54 a.m. PST

That would be something to read through.

The SoA booklet on the campaign is an interesting read, and it would be great to have all the columns from Battle/Mil Mod all gathered together in one place. But the complete campaign diaries….I hope they made it into somewhere other than the bin.

It's the kind of thing that a performance artist would have been paid to produce…and that archives would clamour for!

Bob the Temple Builder24 Jun 2022 1:57 a.m. PST

Is this what you are looking for!


Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2022 4:47 a.m. PST

If we could open the books shown here link then that'd be really something grin

Darrell B D Day24 Jun 2022 5:00 a.m. PST

When wargamers wear a suit and tie……


Big Red Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2022 5:38 a.m. PST

Mr. Bath wrote a multipart series for Battle/Military Modeling covering the entire Hyborian Campaign. Unfortunately there were only hints about the Gazette, diaries, notes, etc.

I once asked Mr. Geudens if, as an experiment, he would send a photo copy of an issue of the Gazette so I could try to type/transcribe it for him. He said that the originals were printed with a ditto machine, were barely readable and would not be readable at all if duplicated.

HistoryWargaming24 Jun 2022 5:52 a.m. PST

I have Tony Bath's Guide to Hyboria, and will publish this in due course. I was just looking to see if I could find any more to include in the book

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2022 8:23 a.m. PST

Big Red, if you ever get the opportunity, try colored transparency sheets over such paper. Usually yellow will make the pale blue lettering more visible and possible to copy or scan. (I spent a lot of time in pre-computer offices. There were tricks only a few of us new remember.)

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2022 8:40 a.m. PST

Robert, thanks for the tip.

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2022 8:49 a.m. PST

Really sorry to hear about Rudi.

Wackmole924 Jun 2022 10:22 a.m. PST

Hi to all who loved this series

Little Red24 Jun 2022 3:29 p.m. PST


That's the one from Battle/Military Modeling. Loved the series and it left me wanting to know more.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2022 5:44 p.m. PST

I'd forgotten that Tony Bath did an article for White Dwarf!

mghFond27 Jun 2022 3:40 p.m. PST

Do you mean this one? Its a great PDF of all the years of Hyborian campaigns.


williamb06 Jul 2022 8:15 a.m. PST

mghPond thanks for posting that link. I hope someone is able to locate and copy the issues of the Shadizar Herald. Phil Barker participated in Tony's campaign and he or his wife may have the issues. From what was published in his setting up a campaign book there was mention of articles posted by participants and other items that did not make it into the magazine articles or the book on Tony's campaign that was published several years ago.

HistoryWargaming24 Jul 2022 5:16 a.m. PST

I now have copies of the Shadizar and will publish something in due course. Currently working on another posthumous book by Paddy Griffith

williamb24 Jul 2022 7:23 a.m. PST

Thank you for this and all the others that you have done over the years.

Handsome Jack10 Dec 2022 1:57 p.m. PST

Hi! I'm Rudi Geudens' son. My dad promised you all on this forum that he would publish Tony Bath's original Hyborian documents on his website. Unfortunately he never came round to it.
I came across the original manuscripts earlier this week when cleaning up and I thought it fit to keep my dad's promise for him.
The link below takes you to the first part: "A History of Hyboria Vol.1" by Tony Bath. Enjoy!


More to follow.

Normal Guy Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2022 8:59 p.m. PST

So cool that this history of our hobby has been re-discovered . Thanks to all for their parts.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2022 8:17 a.m. PST

What a wonderful way to honor your dad and his wishes. Thank you.

Handsome Jack27 Dec 2022 1:47 p.m. PST

The link below takes you to the second part: "A History of Hyboria Vol.2" by Tony Bath. Enjoy!


Handsome Jack27 Dec 2022 1:54 p.m. PST

Stay tuned because there's more to come.

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