Tag Archives: 20mm

  1. 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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  2. HMGS Little Wars 2018: One gamer’s travelogue through a new four day gaming experience (PIC Heavy)

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    May 13, 2018 by wargamerchris

    Weekend before last was HMGS Little Wars at the Westin Yorktown in the west suburba of Chicago. We make a …
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  3. 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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  4. 25mm WW1 Coastal U-boat

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    November 30, 2017 by wargamerchris

    One of many small updates tonight. This piece has languished in my primed but never painted mountain for perhaps a …
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  5. 20mm Rif War 1919-1926


    October 21, 2017 by wargamerchris

    I am an unabashed fan of the work which Richard Baber has done over the years – particularly his work …
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  6. 20mm WW2 – Serolago Aegean Island Assault Game

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    June 12, 2017 by wargamerchris

    Looking backward to some of my more popular convention games, this is Serolago (don’t bother googling – it’s fictitious).  Going …
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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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