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Meet Mathew Williamson

Welcome to French Wargames Holidays 
I am your Host Matt "BlueWillow" Williamson, I have followed my lifelong dream to establish a French Wargames Holidays business in France.  My wife Vanessa and I  began our French journey in 2017 in Sydney Australia, immigrating in 2018 as business entrepreneurs, and opening our business in 2019.  We are ready to receive you and your group of mates, alone or with your wife/partner for a holiday in the Wargamers fraternity.  

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Hi, I hail from the country town of Glen Innes NSW Australia, where I grew up on a dairy and cattle farm. I have had an interst in Military History and wargaming from a young age. I began my career as an Australian Army Surveyor in the Royal Australian Engineers and was seconded to the Australian War Graves Commission in Malaysia and Thailand, on the Thai Burma Railway. After an entanglement with a  parachute, I departed army life and went on to a Degree in History at Australian National University; Canberra. 

I have worked as a

  • Guide; Canberra Australian War Memorial

  • Military Installation guide Battery Point Sydney;  Historic Guide The Rocks

  • Medieval and Napoleonic Reenactor 

  • Contribute Military History articles to magazines; Wargames Illustrated, Broadsword
    Wargaming & Miniatures 

  • Rule reviewer and Playtester

  • Blog Storm and Conquest Blog Spot

  • Blog WW2 Kampfgruppewillow Blog Spo

  • Administrator and contributor on various Military History and Facebook Forums.


Most nights you will find me at my painting table refocusing all my armies, buildings, and terrain to authentic French style and Heraldry.  Both Vanessa and I have ongoing French history research as we continue to dig deep into the details of the French History of our region. I focus on families of our regional Chateaux, Knights, Heraldry, and primary source documents, archaeological reports all almost only available in French.
I work consistently behind the scenes to ensure French Wargames Holidays,
offers high-quality Military History Tours across West France.
Matt Williamson 


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