1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. New Star Wars 25mm/ 28mm Aliens, Rebels, Guerrillas, and vehicles for Battle of Jedha (pic heavy)

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    January 21, 2018 by wargamerchris

    So this weekend provided a window to finalize painting of my new 25mm/ 28mm Star Wars Miniatures for the convention …
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  5. 25mm/ 28mm Star Wars terrain and new units work in process

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    January 19, 2018 by wargamerchris

    Winter Wars in Champaign is 7 days away and we are running our Rogue One Jedha game again. With Star …
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  6. Can anyone identify the manufacturer of these vintage 15mm Potemkin Russian infantry?

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    January 17, 2018 by wargamerchris

    A couple months ago, a friend who has been helping pass along an estate collection sent me a few pics …
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  7. Dark Imperium 40K – how does anyone win with The Nurgle Deathwatch?

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    January 14, 2018 by wargamerchris

    So it was a Games Workshop Christmas this year.  The Dark Imperium and no fewer than two Necromunda boxes arrived …
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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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