John Chisholm

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Government
Occupation Programme Officer
Location Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Introduction Ok, a bit of info about me. I started wargaming when I was 13. I began with two ready-made Minifig armies, one Russian and one French, badly painted, but inspired by an Alan Humble book, the chapter on Austerlitz just caught my imagination. Who were these Russians? Was Austria really a big country? Did they wear white so they could hide better in the Alps? As time wore on I learned more and my interests gravitated towards the Austrians. After playing with 15mm stuff for the first 20 years of my wargaming ‘career’, I had a mild stroke in 2003. The effect was that I really could no longer paint 15mm, so I have shifted to 25mm, and that has been bolstered by the big games that I have been in volved in. The target now is to get together a division for each major battle in the future or from each major player: so the Prussians for Jena were first, and I am currently embarked on Austrians for 2009 (all of IV and V Kolonne from Aspern-Essling) and a French division plus a Spanish division for the Peninsular. As if this was not enough my own personal project, the Italian Campaign in the War of the Austrian Succession, is slowly taking shape.