One very interesting item I missed in my post yesterday was the short presentation by Tim Williams on the British Civil Wars wiki. This aims to eventually provide information on all units which took part in the civil wars. The benefit is of course that, being a 'wiki' it means that anyone can supply information, so all those titbits of information which gamers may have squirrelled away on local regiments can be added and thus be available to everyone. The site can be found here
I have been wargaming on and off for the best part of forty years. Starting, as many of my generation did, with the range of airfix plastic figures. My first and abiding interest has been the Napoleonic period, which at first meant that figure conversion was the only option; and very messy it was too. In later years my interests have expanded to include periods from the 12th to 19th centuries, with a particular interest in eastern Europe. I do not belong to a club, but I have a regular opponent and we try and meet each week.