My name is Ted Maturo, I am 27 and I live in New York City. I am working on my masters in social work at Columbia University, and play on the club hockey and lacrosse teams. As a youth, I was fascinated with history and WWII in particular, and collected 1:72/20mm armies starting with a box of Airfix German infantry. I later expanded to the Napoleonic wars and after a few years had amassed a good-sized collection just in time for high school to take over my life with sports, and pursuit of a social life. I put my armies away in storage in 2000. Due to the nature of cold NYC winters and searching for indoor activities, the horde made its new debut after 12 years in exile.
I was largely inspired by Paul’s Blog: http://plasticwarriors.blogspot.com/ and also the fantastic blog: http://www.miniaturezone.co.uk/ . I have found that this medium for sharing has really improved the globalization of the hobby as well as the explosion of products since my exit in 2000. I am glad to be back and will look forward to your support, comments, critiques, and ideas! Cheers and happy Modelling!