Monthly Archives: April 2021

  1. Real gaming genius – a homemade Lord of the Rings board campaign game from Son #2


    April 25, 2021 by wargamerchris

    When we went on Spring Break a few weeks ago, Son #2 showed his real aptitude in war-games design at …
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  2. A surprise 28mm Marlburian Battle at the crossroads….


    April 25, 2021 by wargamerchris

    A couple months ago Son #2 surprised me by staying up after his homework and setting up a Black Powder …
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  3. 15mm Wild Geese Mercenaries

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    April 25, 2021 by wargamerchris

    Like many gamers, I saw many inspiring movies in my youth which impacted my gaming ideas. One such movie was …
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  4. Hornblower Wars – a Miniature Wargames inspired campaign- A Jaunt Ashore (Thank you Conrad Kinch)


    April 25, 2021 by wargamerchris

    20mm Napoleonics – who needs to paint another scale for Napoleonics? With more than 8K of 15mm Napoleonics, a largish …
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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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