History Hour Talks with Toby McLeod

Bournemouth International Centre, Saturday and Sunday, February 12th and 13th 2022

History Hour Talks with Toby McLeod

Military historian Toby McLeod brought his ever-popular History Hour talks to Beachhead again in 2022. Toby specialises in strategy and tactics throughout the ages and has lectured in military history for many years at top UK universities and to the British Army, leading many battlefield tours for serving officers and other ranks. He delves into the how and why of past wars of a whole range of historical eras in an easily understandable and digestible format. From the logistical problems faced by the German blitzkrieg in World War II, to chaos in Greece following the wars with Persia and everything in between, join us to bring the historical narrative back to our tabletop games, and pick up some winning tactics for your battles!

From the logistical problems faced by the German blitzkrieg in World War II, to chaos of Greece following the wars with Persia and everything in between, join us to bring the historical narrative back to our tabletop games, and pick up some winning tactics for your battles!


Toby in mid flow during one of his lectures.

Beachhead 2022 – Renowned lecturer and expert in war studies Toby McLeod presented a series of his outstanding lectures at the show again in 2022. Each lecture was around 45 mins long and is interactive with a projector and invites discussion and a Q&A at the end.

History Hour Schedule 2022 – (4 talks on the Saturday)

10.15am – Rally Once Again – Battles in the American Civil War

12.15am – World War Two in the Western Desert – Operation Crusader

2.15pm – Pas de Charge – French Infantry Tactics in the Age of Napoleon

4.15pm – Case Blue – The Road to Stalingrad 1942

History Hour Schedule 2022 – (3 talks on the Sunday)

10.15am – The Last Great Cavalry Victory – Megiddo 1918

12.15am – Edward III’s Triumph – Crecy 1346

2.15pm – Across the Sutlej – Anglo-Sikh Wars

The History Hour room at Beachhead.
Our sponsors, Warlord Games, who very kindly gave out free sprues during our 2019 event.