Harold on Games Podcast #7 with artist Terry Leeds – NOTES


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This podcast is singularly composed of an interview with Terry Leeds who the Graphics Director at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, a wargamer, and a gifted wargame component designer. We will tour the museum and talk about Terry’s work.

Terry Leeds followed in his father’s footsteps when he joined the navy. His father flew over 150 combat missions in F-4 Phantoms in Vietnam. After a significant time in the pilots seat, Terry moved into intelligence. He cultivated a love for art and wargames while in the navy for 11 years and the navy reserve for 12 years retiring after 23 total years.

He found a place to exercise his love for art at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, and has worked there for more than 10 years. He is currently the Graphics Director and leads the graphics team on their mission to enhance your experience at the museum. Their work is outstanding with promising plans for the future.

In the 1990s, Terry got involved doing counter and map work for Ed Wimble and Clash of Arms Games. Today he has counter, map or box credit for over 60 games and magazines. His favorite contributions are related to Clash Of Arms La Bataille Series and Battles of the Age of Reason games and of course Liberty or Death. Spending a good bit of time with GMT Games recently, he did work on Liberty or Death, At Any Cost Metz, Fields of Despair and Cataclysm. He is currently working on Mr President, Imperial Struggle and Tank Duel. He also did a breakthrough map for the most excellent game coming in Strategy and Tactics 316, The Campaigns of 1777 by your truly.

Thanks to the Portland Oregon based band Jenny Don’t and the Spurs for the intro and outro music. Check them out at jennydontandthespurs.com



23 Royal Welch Fusiliers

Brigade of the American Revolution

National Treasure

National Treasure Revolutionary War segment

Terry’s Gaming Resume Below


Jenny Don’t and the Spurs: Spotify

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 Jenny Don’t and the Spurs: Amazon Music.

Song: Jenny Don’t & the Spurs – My Only Desire : YouTube

Song: Jenny Don’t & The Spurs-Rattlesnakes and Dogs : YouTube

“Navy Blue & Gold”, Women’s Glee Club Alumni Reunion Concert

“Eternal Father”, The Navy Hymn, Naval Academy Glee Club Tribute to Pearl Harbor.

War on Drugs


African Kaiser


Bomber Boys

Americas War for the Greater Middle East

Kaisers Pirates



Shape of Water


Combat Commander

Great War Commander



1777: The Year of the Hangman (2002) Map, counters, box Atlantic Navies: Command at Sea Volume VII (2008) Ship counters and game markers Baltic Arena: Command at Sea Volume VI (2005) Cover art & design Barons’ War (2004)Map, counters, box La Bataille d’Orthez (2000) Counters La Bataille de Lützen (1999) Counters and box design La Bataille des Quatre Bras (1991)Map, counters, box design BAR: Brandywine & Germantown (2000) Counters Close Action (1997) Updated 2nd Edition Counters CA: Rebel Seas (2002) Cover design Epic of the Peloponnesian War (2006) Maps, Counters, box Fear God and Dread Nought (2001) Box design and counters Harpoon Naval Review 2003 (2003)Cover design Harpoon: South Atlantic War (1991)Cover design High Tide (2003)Box and counters Landships! Tactical Weapons Innovations 1914-1918 (1994)Upgraded German counters Lobositz: First Battle of the Seven Years War (2005)Map, counters, box design Struggle for Europe series: The Mediterranean (2005)Box Mighty Midgets: Command at Sea Volume V (2003)Cover design Dawn of the Rising Sun: The Russo-Japanese War (2004)Counters and box design Summer Storm: The Battle of Gettysburg (1998)Counter sheet layout Triumph of Chaos (2005)Map, card back design, box Triumph of Chaos v.2 (Deluxe Edition) (2018)Deluxe map Wallace’s War (2009)Map and counters Whistling Death (2003)Box design


Various issues: Maps for internal articles La Bataille de Vauchamps (2014)Map and counters The Lash of the Turk (2011)Map, counters, cover design Cover design:Bualo Wings (2010), Deathride: Mars-la-Tour 1870 (2008), Guerra a Muerte (2008), Hungarian Nightmare (2011), Operation Cartwheel (2008), The Pocket at Falaise (2009), Storm Over Taierzhuang (2007), “Tarleton’s Quarter!” (2010), There Must Be a Victory (2009), Verdun: A Generation Lost (2009)


Cover artwork for all 21 games


Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 (2018)Counters, play aids, box cover art, card back design


At Any Cost: Metz 1870 (2018)Map Cataclysm: A Second World War (2018)Maps Fields of Despair: France 1914-1918 (2017)Map Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection (2016)Map and card back design MBT (second edition) (2016)Infantry counters Genesis: Empires and Kingdoms of the Ancient Middle East (2015)Cards Pax Romana (2006)2nd Edition Cards Panzer Expansion #4: France 1940 French infantry counters Paths of Glory Deluxe Edition (2018)Deluxe Tournament map Currently working on Tank Duel, Imperial Struggle, and Mr. President


The Campaigns of 1777 (2019) Map and counters

One thought on “Harold on Games Podcast #7 with artist Terry Leeds – NOTES

  1. Here’s an explanation behind the optical illusion of the light source and the maps.


    It doesn’t really have to do with how cartography itself is done, it’s just hardwired into our brains. They’ve evolved to see light coming from the sky. Money quote:

    “However, in the original Sentinel-2A photo, the light is actually coming from below. That makes sense; north is up in the image, and given the time of year and high latitude the Sun must be shining from the south. However, our brains don’t want to see it that way, and interpret the shadows and relief as if the Sun were shining down from the top, and that inverts our sense of up and down.”


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