Lead Gardens is my blog chronicling my enthusiasm for Wargaming and military miniatures. I've been at it since the late 70s and the hobby has given me much pleasure and great friends over the years. My real job is teaching architecture at the university here in Southwestern Virginia. If it's your first time here, Welcome to the Lead Gardens! Here you will also find the chronicles of my two fictitious 18th century countries, the Konigreich der Bleiherzen and the Grand Duchy of Grolstein...two more bellicose (and spectacularly dressed) little countries you will never find!