Historical wargaming with miniatures and boardgames, and military history.


Making dedicated terrain mats 8/21

QR and others XVIIth century miniatures comparisons.
 Pick up battles set up and force generator for 30YW.
JG3dprint figures 
 UPDATED 5/22 
 traduction en fr du résumé de TWDR 17e   and 18th century TWSK.                    BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR NAPOLEONIC WARFARE updated

Cards for terrain generation. 6/21


 NEWER NEWS  02/11/22

11/22 Oriskany SP2
Creating south Leipzig
Cold war Commander test and mods.
8/22 Villages in games
1870  mods to AOV updated 
Scenario and refight  Oldendorf 1633
Pre game terrain and posture selection for 7yw games
(The other) Swamp fox campaign Cyberboard to download.
 Froeschwiller1870 03/22
Of Pips, command and games. 5/22
14/7 22 naval games
soon: Cossacks in 1812 analysis


Veteran wargamer, 35+ years of practice, 

 ...lost in the countryside with a huge game room;)
 Military History buff, of course? From France and 4+ months a year in Russia! 
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Home of the "Napoleonic Balls, Fire and Steel " rules. 202+ out...or +....(looks no playtest 1/2 this year at least! China gift)
"Ne pas oser c'est ne rien faire au bon moment, et on ose jamais sans être convaincu de la bonne fortune."  Napoleon.

What is a wargame?

Maybe I should ask: what is a wargamer? Well if you go on gaming forums, you will see there are as many variations as ways to do this hobby. I can here, mostly speak for myself. Basically we are playing war, or rather playing with war which is way different or even playing with toys that look like their counterparts in history (or counters on board-games).            It is mostly related to military history (though too many wargamers actually play non historical subjects, AKA fantasy and sci-fi duh). Most wargamers are not warriors, warmongers or even military. It is related to war as watching Hannibal (Lecter, not the one with elephants) or The Shield makes you a serial killer or a proponent of crooked law enforcement and criminal behaviour.

Our wars are harmless and our warriors once finished with, go into a box; we can restart, change “history” (lot like politicians, our changes do not go in schoolbooks). When we lost Austerlitz we can say ”lets do it again next week end”. Those of us who care, read and study might know far more than many, especially journalists 😉.

Historical wargaming; Sharp Practice AWI; Napoleonics; By Fire and Sword; Impetus; Baroque; Miniature Wargames; 1870;  Seven Years War; Twilight of the divine right;  Thirty years war gaming; Historical research; Historical boardgaming; miniature comparisons; Terrain making. 10-15-18mm.

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