I have been involved with miniature soldiers since I was four years old. For Christmas I received a Fort Apache play set. I was hooked from that moment on. I love all aspects of military history, but I am especially fond of the 18th and 19th centuries. I have painted up large armies for the Seven Years War, Jacobite Rebellion, American Revolution, and the American Civil War. I also have a nice collection of soldiers for the Battle for Empires.
This past Saturday I took two of my camp VIP students to the HMGS Pacific Southwest spring convention in Glendale. We put on a SYW game pitting three Prussian brigades against three Austrian brigades. It was a very close battle, but in the end the Austrians were able to hold on to all of their objectives, so they were declared the winners.