Starting a Wargames Blog – for my kids

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June 5, 2017 by wargamerchris

I’ve been wargaming since I was perhaps 12 years old – maybe longer.  For many years I’ve spent time with my family and friends painting, playing games, and studying history to offset two careers.  Through the encouragement of my peers, I’ve decided to spend some of my hobby time capturing the games I’ve painted, built and run, and sharing it with you, the reader.

I’ve realized over the years that looking at the most inspiring blogs has led me to spending time and money emulating some of the truly talented folks in our hobby.    I’ve always been impressed by the originality, creativity, and historical awareness of our great community.  I hope you agree.  This blog is really intended to make sure my kids remember our games together.  Best of luck to everyone out there….

It’s all good….

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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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