Hello and welcome to my gaming and Civil War history blog!
I am Scott L. Mingus, Sr., a patented scientist, published Civil War author, and miniature wargamer currently living not far from the Gettysburg battlefield. Please visit my miniature wargaming website and check out several pages of photographs of my 15mm ACW wargames!
My Civil War historical books are available from Colecraft Books (my titles include Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg Campaign and Human Interest Stories from Antietam) and from Ironclad Publishing (Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Gordon Expedition, June 1863). Pick up a copy today directly from me (autographed first editions) or unsigned from the publishers’ websites. Copies may also be obtained from amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or Borders stores using their in-store catalogues. Volume 2 of the Gettysburg book was published in October 2007 and has been a popular, consistent seller. Gettysburg Glimpses: True Stories from the Battlefield came out in early 2009. My latest manuscript, The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign: June-July 1863, will be published by LSU Press in October.
I am the author of several scenario books on wargaming the Civil War, including the two-volume Enduring Valor:Gettysburg in Miniature and the popularly acclaimed Undying Courage: The Antietam Campaign in Miniature, as well as Touched With Fire and Crossed Sabers: Gettysburg in Miniature. Volume 1 of my latest work, Brothers Divided, was published in early 2009 by Marek/Janci Design of the greater Chicago area and debuted at Little Wars. It features more than a dozen new wargaming scenarios for the Gettysburg campaign for skirmish-level wargaming rules such as Brother Against Brother.
My wife / best friend / spiritual soulmate Debi and I are the editors and publishers of Charge!, an international hard copy newsletter for Civil War miniature wargamers produced by the Johnny Reb Gaming Society. I have also written historical articles for several other magazines, including The Gettysburg Magazine, America’s Civil War, The Herald, The Zouave, and several others.
If you have articles, scenarios, ACW gaming tips, terrain building or painting guides, please contact me at email@example.com to submit ideas for publication in the pages of Charge!
HMGS-East official Pete Panzeri presents a Gamer’s Choice Award to Scott Mingus at Fall-In 2003.
Curt Daniels, Scott Mingus, and HMGS-East official Mike Hillsgrove pose in front of Scott’s layout of the action at Fox’s Gap during the Battle of South Mountain. (Fall-In 2002 wargaming convention)