Welcome Fans & Friends of John Hill, the Wargame Designer
As many of you are aware of, John Hill passed away unexpectedly from heart failure on January 12, 2015. Feel free to read his obituary posted in the Santa Fe New Mexican, the local newspaper in the city my father retired and lived in his remainder years. As sad as this tragic event is, he left behind an awesome legacy for many of his wargaming fans and friends, not to mention his beloved family. He was a successful wargamer, railroader, military analyst and family man. I am John Hill’s daughter and only child and I have created this website as a tribute to him and his talents. This site serves to allow everyone who knew and admired him and his works such as Across A Deadly Field (ADF) and Johnny Reb (JR) to leave stories, comments and anything else you wish to say. There were so many people whose lives were affected or improved by the drive and ambition my father demonstrated throughout his 69 years. Many of his long-time friends, associates, colleagues and fellow wargamers were deeply saddened by this sudden loss.
There is a Facebook tribute page and also a Wikipedia page about my father, but I wanted to also create this website/blog, where his fellow gamers can post wargame strategy ideas, constructive criticism and any other remarks as well as links to write-ups, ADF game rules. interviews, articles, reviews, Q&A and other information resources available about ADF and my father, John Hill. One of the most recent and detailed write-ups about his accomplishments appears in the magazine Armchair General.
In October of 2015 my mother and I visited one of my father’s favorite places to vacation – Hilton Head, South Carolina. My parents frequented this beautiful beach resort town many years prior to his passing. To the right is a picture taken of the two of them at Hilton Head. When my mom and I were there in the fall of 2015, we scattered a portion of my father’s ashes in the Atlantic Ocean. The banner on the top of this page was created using photographs taken from our trip.
Even following his passing, his legacy continues with a new Across A Deadly Field (ADF) book through Osprey Publishing, to be released May 2015. Thank you to each of you for being a wonderful part of this well renounced wargame designer. For more information about ADF, go to the ADF Resources page where you can shop for ADF products as well as download quick reference charts.
My father’s wargames are available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and E-Bay.
The following online stores were created for your convenience when shopping for wargames designed by my father:
In addition, if you click to Amazon through this website and make ANY purchase you are helping to carry on this wonderful man’s legacy, because even if you do not purchase the specific wargames being promoted on this site, you are still helping to maintain this tribute site and all the information and resources on it. More explained about this on my post regarding Shopping via Amazon. You can also visit my affiliate disclaimer.