1. The road to White Plains: Live Free or Die Rules – 10mm AWI


    October 4, 2021 by wargamerchris

    When Little Wars TV announced they were releasing an episode on Brandywine, and using their new home-brew rules for the …
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  2. Real gaming genius – a homemade Lord of the Rings board campaign game from Son #2


    April 25, 2021 by wargamerchris

    When we went on Spring Break a few weeks ago, Son #2 showed his real aptitude in war-games design at …
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  3. A surprise 28mm Marlburian Battle at the crossroads….


    April 25, 2021 by wargamerchris

    A couple months ago Son #2 surprised me by staying up after his homework and setting up a Black Powder …
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  4. 15mm Wild Geese Mercenaries

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    April 25, 2021 by wargamerchris

    Like many gamers, I saw many inspiring movies in my youth which impacted my gaming ideas. One such movie was …
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  5. Hornblower Wars – a Miniature Wargames inspired campaign- A Jaunt Ashore (Thank you Conrad Kinch)


    April 25, 2021 by wargamerchris

    20mm Napoleonics – who needs to paint another scale for Napoleonics? With more than 8K of 15mm Napoleonics, a largish …
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  6. Rangers of Shadowdeep – Mission 2 – The Trees….


    May 19, 2020 by wargamerchris

    In February, before all the lockdown stuff started, I set up the small gaming table to run Mission 2 from …
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  7. Solo wargaming: Storm of Steel Wargaming – highly recommended


    May 19, 2020 by wargamerchris

    While we’ve each been finding our own paths through this lockdown period, one of the things I have been grateful …
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  8. Four more 15mm SYW French Regiments

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    May 19, 2020 by wargamerchris

    Just a quick self-motivational post.  As I prepared for the Fortress Isle game, I began to get a War of …
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  9. 15mm Louisiana Zouaves – a love for Stone Mountain minis, ACW, and Johnny Reb when I was younger. Blame the guys on Little Wars TV!

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    May 19, 2020 by wargamerchris

    One of the things which I have really enjoyed since the fall has been the content on Little Wars TV …
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  10. Across a fire swept hell – 15mm WW2 Derna Airfield game


    May 19, 2020 by wargamerchris

    During our time inside, I’ve fallen into a desire to get back to some games that I haven’t had time …
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Small Soldiers

I’m a father, soldier, wargamer and traveler. This site is for my kids and to share my work over half a lifetime musing on the history of warriors and the portrayal of their efforts in miniature.  I’ve never really known why I do this

Wargame Rules

Rules I’m gaming with now:

Lions Rampant/ Dragons Rampant
Black Powder
Age of Eagles/ Age of Valor/ Fire and Fury
Force on Force/ Ambush Alley/ Ambush Z!
Hail Caesar
Command Decision: Test of Battle
Battles for Empire 2
Pride of Lions
The Sword and the Flame

Rules I’m Considering:

Sword and Spear/ Sword and Spear Fantasy
Regimental Fire and Fury
Open Combat
Chain of Command
Sharpe Practice 2
Wilderness Wars
Test of Honour
Field of Battle
Pike and Shotte (Warlord)
General de Armee (TFL)
Flames of War – Vietnamese/ WW2

Rules I still need to find to make my life better:

15mm Napoleonic mass battles rules (holy grail)
15mm War of the Spanish Succession mass battle rules
15mm Zombie mass battle rules


Command Decision Test of Battle Forum:


Din of Battle:


Henry Hyde’s Site:


Dan Mersey – author of a couple of rules sets we like:


Miniature Addiction:


Wasatch Front HMGS (Journals):




Big Force on Force (Great modern gaming)


Last Stand Dan:



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