A sad loss to the hobby

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A sad loss to the hobby

Post by Willz the Wargamer » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:54 pm

I have just seen this, sadly Stuart Asquith passed away last night.

https://twitter.com/battlegames/status/ ... asquith%2F

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Post by Tim Hall » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:34 pm

That is sad news indeed, I was lucky enough to meet Stuart a couple of times and he was always a gentleman, passionate about his hobby and one of those who encouraged it in others. He will be sorely missed. I hope he is up there somewhere, sitting down to a game with HG Wells, DF, Terry Wise, Charles (senior) and the Brigadier with Paddy Griffiths umpiring. That would be some wargame!!! RIP Mr Asquith, and thank you for your inspirations and contributions.
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Post by Peeler » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:39 pm

Very sad loss.

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Post by Etranger » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:10 am

Indeed. His writing was a big formative influence for me.

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Post by ochoin » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:18 am

There's this very nice obituary for him from Henry Hyde's page:

https://battlegames.co.uk/stuart-asquith/

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Post by grizzlymc » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:45 am

A fine obituary. Here in Aus in the 70s, there was no wargames scene. The Greats, with their books and magazine articles were our inspiration. He was one of them.

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Post by Jeremy » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:49 am

It was the same in SA

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Re: A sad loss to the hobby

Post by Stormwatcher » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:48 pm

Very sad.
I had the privilege of getting to know him, and gaming with him a few times over the years.
His contribution to the hobby is immeasurable.

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