Interesting to read that you’ve just made the jump into historical modeling, Dave. I came to miniature wargaming first from reading and walking history, and from building historical models. Then I wanted to play with my toys, especially in ways that increase my understanding of how they worked in real life. Fiction sometimes entertains me, but history always fascinates; it’s so much deeper than any fiction, there is always something new to learn, something more to understand.
You'll shoot your eye out, kid!