Perhaps it is arrogant to think that anyone else would be interested in my wargaming activities, but I really enjoy reading about other people's exploits and thought I would put my fingers to a keyboard and have at it.
I love history, particularly military history. I went from the big Fort Apache figures in elementary school to Airfix plastic figures in high school and college. Napoleonics was my first love, followed closely by the American Civil War. Then I discovered the 15mm Minifigs and that opened a whold new chapter. Right now, most of my figures are Old Glory. I just finished a project of putting together the complete forces for Quatre Bras. The picture below is a small sampling of those figures. But I also have a large collection of ACW, AWI, SYW and even some Brits and Dervishes.
It seems what I enjoy most about this hobby is building up the armies and then seeing them laid out on the gaming table. I have a very small townhouse, but my wife has graciously allowed me to have at 8ftX5ft gaming table permanently set up in our garage. I also enjoy making the battlefield look as realistic as possible with buildings, trees and other accesories.
I am a member of HMGS Pacific Southwest, but that hasn't helped me much in finding gaming partners. I enjoy the conventions and hosting games, but that hasn't really parlayed into any lasting gaming relationships.
My primary gaming opportunities come through a class I have been sponsoring that last five summers for middle schoolers. When the program started they were looking for unique classes. I wondered if there might be interest in my soldiers. There certainly has been. I usually run the class for two to three weeks with 10 to 18 students in each class. I have to say I have been pleasantly surprised at how quickly the kids pick up on the rules and their enthusiasm for the games.
I will be learning as I go. This is a new experience for me. If you have any comments or suggestions for how to make this blog better, please let me know.