Monthly Archives: July 2017

  1. More Dark Age reinforcements and terrain

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    July 28, 2017 by wargamerchris

    Some more units coming off the painting table for our Dark Ages campaign. First a six figure berserker group.  I …
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  2. 28mm Fyrd for Dark Ages 

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    July 19, 2017 by wargamerchris

    A quick note here.  I’ve painted many more units in 15mm over the years than I have in 28mm.  This …
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  3. 28mm Snow Troll and Minions

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    July 19, 2017 by wargamerchris

    Painted up a Reaper Snow Troll and two undead ogres.  We wanted some mythical creatures for the dark ages campaign, …
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  4. Potemkin Russians – two regiments of dragoons


    July 18, 2017 by wargamerchris

    These fellows have been on the painting table for months and I just tackled them last week and finished them …
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  5. 18mm Khurusan War of Spanish Succession marching away

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    July 10, 2017 by wargamerchris

    I’m trading away my Khurusan 18mm WSS figures so I can focus on my smaller WSS 15mm miniatures – primarily …
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  6. 28mm Dark Ages Lions Rampant Campaign


    July 3, 2017 by wargamerchris

    A relatively new period for us has been dark ages 28mm. More than 50% of the collection came from Turbil …
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  7. Three more battalions for 15mm French WSS army

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    July 3, 2017 by wargamerchris

    A good four day weekend allows for a modest level of hobby time.  Three more regiments of Editions Brokaw French …
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  8. Oldhammer – baby steps toward a non-nostalgic outcome


    July 3, 2017 by wargamerchris

    A brief one here – just dabbling in something which many others have walked many miles through – Oldhammer.  Here’s …
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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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