Tag Archives: black powder

  1. Three more battalions for 15mm French WSS army

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    July 3, 2017 by wargamerchris

    A good four day weekend allows for a modest level of hobby time.  Three more regiments of Editions Brokaw French …
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  2. 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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  3. 15mm war Spanish Succession – progress on the French army


    June 24, 2017 by wargamerchris

    This weekend I picked up the brush and painted some additional battalions for my French Marlburian army.  I am in …
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  4. La Haye Sainte (Light) – 15mm Black Powder Napoleonics anniversary game

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    June 19, 2017 by wargamerchris

    This is of course the 202d anniversary of the battles in Belgium which finally put told to the career of …
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  5. 15mm Jacobite Rebellion battle report – battle at the mill

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    June 11, 2017 by wargamerchris

    We recently played our second Black Powder Jacobite game in 15mm. The government forces were defending a village with a …
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  6. 15mm Polish uprising game – 1794

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    June 5, 2017 by wargamerchris

    At Little Wars in April I ran three games.  The rules we used were Black Powder with roughly four brigades …
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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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