Monthly Archives: April 2018

  1. 15mm Gallipoli game played out….


    April 21, 2018 by wargamerchris

    So son #2 and I were able to play the Gallipoli scenario we had laid out. I pushed the five …
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  2. 28mm LOTR- The Mines of Moria at Winter War

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    April 21, 2018 by wargamerchris

    My son is 11.5 this year and ran his second convention game – three linked scenarios from the Mines of …
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  3. 28mm Dark Ages- Irish Army readies….

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    April 21, 2018 by wargamerchris

    A few pics to preview the battle in Ireland coming up…

  4. 25mm Colonial pulp: Professor Johnstone in Africa


    April 21, 2018 by wargamerchris

    So another game that needs to get posted before it fades entirely. This year was a return to darkest Africa …
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  5. 28mm Dark Ages Shieldwall Rampant Playtest

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    April 21, 2018 by wargamerchris

    We are prepping in ng for HMGS Little Wars. We are running a game about a Viking raid on an …
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  6. 20mm Pulp: No more diamonds from Morocco

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    April 9, 2018 by wargamerchris

    This is a game we’ve run perhaps five times over the last years – it always turns out to be …
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  7. 25mm Star Wars Jedha game at Winter War Convention

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    April 6, 2018 by wargamerchris

    Its’s been more than sixty days since the game so the details are hazy, but this was the first convention …
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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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