I started wargaming when my father made the mistake of buying my brother and I a wargame about the American Civil War. We were hooked. I was about 15, my brother about 10. The next game we got was Blitzkrieg. I played mostly boardgames till 1977, when I was introduced to WRG Ancients miniatures gaming.
My first unit of 15mm figures was Greek light infantry. They were the old Minifig strips of figures. I painted them, badly, with Humbrol paints.
I was in the Air Force, and was assigned to Lakenheath, England in 1988. There I started painting 25mm ancients, again Greeks. When I went back the US in 1980, I started gaming many periods, principally Naval and Napoleonics.
In 2001 I moved to Kansas City. It took 36 large plastic bins to hold all the wargaming stuff. I had overloaded. About 4 years ago I sold everything and stopped gaming. It had just gotten to be too much. Now I am started gaming again, but on a much more limited basis.
I have a few projects I am planning on. Short term, I am going to make a small force (less than 10 figures) for Song of Blades and Heroes. Its a nice little skirmish game my gaming group plays. I have a long term goal of doing 28mm Seven Years War, using the Charge! rules.
I have ordered figures, painted a few 7YW, and read rules. The group, Basement Generals, is a great bunch of guys who are easy to game with.
When my Song of Blades and Heroes figures come in I will post some pictures.