Monthly Archives: June 2017

  1. 15mm Marlburian Prussian Army marches out 

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    June 24, 2017 by wargamerchris

    The start to my Editions Brokaw collection for the War if Spanish Succession came from a collection which I accepted …
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  2. 15mm war Spanish Succession – progress on the French army


    June 24, 2017 by wargamerchris

    This weekend I picked up the brush and painted some additional battalions for my French Marlburian army.  I am in …
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  3. War of 1812: Mississinewa Reenactment Pictures and uniform inspiration

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    June 24, 2017 by wargamerchris

    The Mississinewa festival is an annual celebration of the War of 1812 and the Hoosier spirit.  I have painted an …
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  4. Lions Rampant – A game we admired – 1/72 Teutonics vs Russians

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    June 23, 2017 by wargamerchris

    At HMGS Little Wars, this game was run early in the convention, and I couldn’t even get close to the …
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  5. 15mm Ambush Z – zombie mass battle game

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    June 21, 2017 by wargamerchris

    This is a convention game we ran a playtest for earlier this year.  The scenario is based around Z+365 – …
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  6. Some pics from Little Wars 2017 (PIC Heavy)


    June 19, 2017 by wargamerchris

    We try to hit HMGS Little Wars most years.  It was a great show this year and I saw a …
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  7. La Haye Sainte (Light) – 15mm Black Powder Napoleonics anniversary game

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    June 19, 2017 by wargamerchris

    This is of course the 202d anniversary of the battles in Belgium which finally put told to the career of …
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  8. 15mm Napoleonics – Vimeiro 21 Aug 1808

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    June 18, 2017 by wargamerchris

    Vimeiro was our first Penninsular game.  We’ve collected more than 10K Napoleonics over the years – starting with Heritage Napoleonettes …
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  9. Waterloo Travelogue

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    June 17, 2017 by wargamerchris

    A bit of a diversion from my normal topics, as an amateur military historian and officer, I was pretty pleased …
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  10. 15mm Sci Fi: 5150 Battalion Commander


    June 17, 2017 by wargamerchris

    15mm Sci fi started for us the way many things do – a small bag of figures that came with …
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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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