Monthly Archives: June 2017

  1. 28mm VSF: Professor Johnstone I Presume….


    June 16, 2017 by wargamerchris

    I’ve loved 25/28mm Victorian Science Fiction since my youth – growing up around GDW and the initial development of Space …
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  2. 15mm Potemkin Russian Army – 1790’s

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    June 16, 2017 by wargamerchris

    About ten months ago my oldest son began showing me posts on the Polish Uprisings of 1792 and 1794 and …
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  3. 20mm WW2 – Serolago Aegean Island Assault Game

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    June 12, 2017 by wargamerchris

    Looking backward to some of my more popular convention games, this is Serolago (don’t bother googling – it’s fictitious).  Going …
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  4. 15mm Jacobite Rebellion battle report – battle at the mill

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    June 11, 2017 by wargamerchris

    We recently played our second Black Powder Jacobite game in 15mm. The government forces were defending a village with a …
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  5. 25mm Star Wars Rogue One – Jedha game


    June 8, 2017 by wargamerchris

    The scenario had bands of rebels, imperials, and fringers with different objectives mixing it up.  All sought Khyber crystals the …
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  6. Perry Miniatures Travel Battle on the Strait of Bonifacio

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    June 8, 2017 by wargamerchris

      My son and I took travel battle along on our vacation/ cruise to Europe. Fittingly our first day at …
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  7. A quick word on Africa Needs Steam

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    June 8, 2017 by wargamerchris

      Another great looking game which I wish I played in.  My long time friend Rich B ran another Africa …
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  8. 15mm Fantasy Mass Battles: Battle at the Keep on the Borderlands

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    June 8, 2017 by wargamerchris

    Just a quick post to highlight another game we did – this time a 15mm fantasy mass battles game using …
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  9. With Sharpe at Ahmednuggur: a 15mm Wellesley in India Game


    June 8, 2017 by wargamerchris

    Another new game hit the tabletop finally this year.  I’ve been slowly collecting and building a force of Highlanders, Sepoys, …
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  10. 15mm Polish uprising game – 1794

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    June 5, 2017 by wargamerchris

    At Little Wars in April I ran three games.  The rules we used were Black Powder with roughly four brigades …
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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

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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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