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  1. 15mm Galley Wars game – painting an entire game in a single day….

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    August 13, 2018 by wargamerchris

    Today Son #2 and I were trying hard to balance work with banishing the sinking feeling which comes from the …
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  2. A stop at HMS Belfast

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    August 13, 2018 by wargamerchris

    As part of our holiday travels, a quick stop and some pics from HMS Belfast anchored on the Thames. I …
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  3. 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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  4. 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…

  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. 15mm Command Decision Test of Battle – Gallipoli scenario


    February 7, 2018 by wargamerchris

    Warning:  This was not a historical simulation set up. My 11 yo, a talented gamer, is studying Gallipoli, and in …
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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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