Meet Mathew Williamson
Welcome to French Wargames Holidays
I am your Host Matt "BlueWillow" Williamson, I have followed my life long dream to establish a French Wargames Holidays business in France. My wife Vanessa and I started our journey in 2017 Sydney Australia, to immigrate as business entrepreneurs, and opening in 2019. We are ready to receive you a for a holiday you will never forget.
Hi, I hail from the country town Glenn Innes NSW Australia, where I grew up on a dairy and cattle farm. 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, on the Thai Burma Railway. After an entanglement with a parachute, I left army life to a Degree in History at Australian National University; Canberra. I worked as a Guide at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and in Sydney at the Military Installation Battery Point in the Rocks. I contribute Military History articles to magazines; Wargames Illustrated, to my own blog "Storm and Conquest Blog Spot" & "WW2 Kampfgruppewillow Blog Spot", I am an administrator in several military history 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 here at FWH, we offer the best West France Military History Guided Tours and experiences.