I moved into my Wargames Shed in 2012, Since then, it has hosted dozens of games from different periods using all sorts of rules. A hobby started at school in the 1970s is still going strong.
I play with a handful of regular opponents, reinforced from time to time by friends of friends. Like most wargamers, we flit between periods and rules sets, but my personal favourites are Napoleonics, the American Civil War, Eastern Renaissance, Ancients and World War 2.
After a lull of a few years, we have been playing Ancients again, using the exciting and elegant Sword and Spear rules by Polkovnik Publications. So far we have used 25mm figures, which has been a pleasant rediscovery after years of playing with 15s. We have also been playing L'Art de la Guerre, which feels like the evolutionary successor to DBA. Sword and Spear may be more innovative, but ADLG has given some great games.
In the early 2000s I got interested in the wars of the 17th century involving the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth. We have played wargames representing the main battles fought against Muscovy in Ukraine in 1660, using Warlord Games' Pike and Shot, Honour Games' Maurice, el Kraken's Tercios and the latest find, Miller and Brentnall’s For King and Parliament. We have recently branched out into the Cossack wars with the Berestechko campaign of 1651, playing scenarios with Tercios and with FK&P.
For a few years we have been playing Bolt Action, with 500 or 1000 point late war Western Front armies. It's a fun and fast game with lots of tension. I haven't written any scenarios and all entries about it are on the blog. We have also started work on some 20mm late war figures for Battlegroup, to play bigger engagements than Bolt Action allows. My favourite vehicle so far is an Airfix Kubelwagen. Takes me back to my Minitanks days, before I discovered wargaming.