I have enjoyed "playing army" to any other pastime my whole life. When I neared adulthood, it came as something of a shock to realize that I did not have a shred of interest in being in the real army. Perhaps it was the nearness of having the choice taken away from me during Vietnam. Despite my desire not to do a stint in the military, I have always enjoyed studying war, especially the early medieval period.
I have a Website devoted entirely to medieval wargaming with miniatures, at 1066.us