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  1. Found two new books on Potemkin Russian army

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    September 17, 2017 by wargamerchris

    Some who are into late 18th Century Potemkin Russian forces may have already seen these two guides from Soldiershop.  There …
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  2. Halo Fleet Battles – Phoenix class support vessel – Spirit of Fire battle report

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    August 13, 2017 by wargamerchris

    Our new UNSC Spirit of Fire arrived from Spartan Games this past week and my son couldn’t wait to play …
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  3. 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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  4. 15mm Marlburian Prussian Army marches out 

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    June 24, 2017 by wargamerchris

    The start to my Editions Brokaw collection for the War if Spanish Succession came from a collection which I accepted …
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  5. War of 1812: Mississinewa Reenactment Pictures and uniform inspiration

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    June 24, 2017 by wargamerchris

    The Mississinewa festival is an annual celebration of the War of 1812 and the Hoosier spirit.  I have painted an …
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  6. Lions Rampant – A game we admired – 1/72 Teutonics vs Russians

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    June 23, 2017 by wargamerchris

    At HMGS Little Wars, this game was run early in the convention, and I couldn’t even get close to the …
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  7. Some pics from Little Wars 2017 (PIC Heavy)


    June 19, 2017 by wargamerchris

    We try to hit HMGS Little Wars most years.  It was a great show this year and I saw a …
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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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