Tag Archives: Napoleonics

  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. 28mm Napoleonics – family effort


    March 9, 2019 by wargamerchris

    I’ve been painting 15mm Napoleonics since 1984, so when my younger son started collecting Warlord and Perry figures for the …
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  3. Back to Ahmednuggur: More 15mm Wellesley in India


    March 9, 2019 by wargamerchris

    At Winter War 2019 we brought the walled city of Ahmednuggur back for a second convention game.  It had been …
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  4. Les Invalides – Louis’ relief maps

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    August 25, 2018 by wargamerchris

    I used to work quite a bit in Paris twenty years ago, and cant believe I never made a trip …
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  5. 15mm Gabion redoubts

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    January 14, 2018 by wargamerchris

    I was finally able to paint some lingering terrain items over Thanksgiving which were sitting for a long time.  The …
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  6. 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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  7. 15mm Napoleonics – Vimeiro 21 Aug 1808

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    June 18, 2017 by wargamerchris

    Vimeiro was our first Penninsular game.  We’ve collected more than 10K Napoleonics over the years – starting with Heritage Napoleonettes …
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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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