During my past twenty years I ended up working for the very same company that hooked me into miniature wargames and learned an awful lot about the industry and business. I spent most of my career organizing the very events that I attended during my journey along this great hobby and although my initial experiences were in the fantasy and science fiction market I found myself always gravitating back to real history. My heart and passion lead me on a new path of discovery as I was introduced to historical reenacting or living history. There is no greater feeling than educating our youth about history and how it impacts our lives today. During this time I found a new opportunity working with another gaming company but this time they sold primarily historical wargames.
|2nd Pennsylvania Regiment at the Valley Forge encampment|
My hunger and desire to learn more and participate more in the hobby only grew as I worked with a company that allowed me to talk about history on a daily basis. The next logical step for me was to become more involved in the creative aspect of the hobby. I had to be realistic with myself that I can't draw, sculpt, or paint in 2D but I have had some experience with writing and painting toy soldiers. So, here we are in 2014 and I have decided to create a blog showcasing my journey along a new path as I collect, assemble, paint, and hopefully game with my new collections of 18th and 19th century North American armies.
I may jump around between projects and there may be inconsistency in the posting times but in the end I hope to present a great resource for existing gamers, new hobbyists, and fans of history. I plan to provide assembly and painting guides, army building tips, historical references, battle reports, and maybe even some good old fashioned historical articles.
I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I will enjoy producing it.