Welcome to AGSH. A solo-wargaming blog dedicated to my father and the world's most noble hobby; collecting toy soldiers. Here toy soldiers clash in great battles from scales of 3mm to 54mm.

"Truly it can be said of him, without count are his soldiers & beyond measure his might." - Prince Edward in reference to Lord Butler & his invasion force departing London for Mars.

Monday, May 21, 2018

25mm Cave Lurker

I printed this model on my new printer. I like how it came out. I haven't decided whether to add it to an army, a warband or make it a creep.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fantasy Hill Giant or Ogre

3D Printed Hill Giant or Ogre for 28mm gaming.

15mm Warbeast

3D Printed Warbeast. I am still undecided on which army to assign this to.

Death Korps of Krieg Grenadier

3D Printed Death Korps Grenadier.

54mm Chaos Warrior

3D Printed 54mm Chaos Warrior.

House Stark Sigil Shield from Game of Thrones

I printed out the dire wolf and attached it to a wooden shield a friend cut for me. Painted them up and glued on the dire wolf and then mounted it to the wall. I like it. Lannisters are next.

60mm Dragon Knight from the Sorcerer's Legion

I like this model so I decided to upscale one from 28mm to 60mm. I love my new printer.

The Sorcerer's Legion - 28mm 3D Printed Fantasy Army

Since my new printer arrived I've had the pleasure of producing figures of all sorts that are of a much higher quality than what my old printer produced. This army not only has 3D printed figures but also 3D printed bases 2"x3" with 3 dice slots in the back to track hits. I will post more pictures of the army once I start painting it.

Monday, May 7, 2018

50x40mm Plastic Base with Hit Die Slot

I designed and printed this base tonight. It arrived to late to help some units but will see service with others, particularly 3mm ACW and Samurai.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

15mm Fantasy Battle - The Pass at Celimbor

15mm Fantasy Battle. After his defeat Arferazon humbly submitted himself before the Horned King, Anerion. The king bid him to rise and comforted him with strong words. He then assigned to him a company of unicorn riders and another company of knights. He also resupplied his men and raised his host back to full strength.

Arferazon decided to catch Galbux at the Pass of Celimbor. The very entrance to the Wood Elf Realm. He put his plan into motion to stop the orcs as they entered the narrow neck. He also sent a company of archers and the unicorn riders to ride over the Rovanon Hills and attack the trail elements of Galbux's army.

The Lord of Oak's army.

Galbux's forces are strengthend by a wandering band of orcs.

The Dragonflies begin to harrass the enemy and slow their advance
at the mouth of the Pass.

The Unicorn Riders and Elven Archer company are coming
over the hills.

The battle is bloody. Both sides grow weary.

A break for the elves. The orcs in the vanguard break
and retreat to regroup.

Elvish losses.

Orc losses included the Great Orc Galbux, Elflsayer no more.

The Woodland Realm is saved from the green menace.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

15mm Fantasy The Battle of Green Rock - Black Rock Orcs Crush the Wood Elves

The Black Rock Orc Warlord Galbux is known by many names. Galbux the Vile, Galbux the Rock are but two of them. Today he earned a new one Galbux the Elfslayer. Galbux led his orc army down from the mountains and towards the woodland realm of the Wood Elves.

Elf scouts reported the approaching army. Anerion, the Horned King dispatched a force under the command of Arferazon, Lord of Oak to repel these approaching invaders and send them scurrying back to their mountain caves.

The battle commences.

Arferazon hides his retinue and a company of Elf-Spears in the
a grove near the Green Rock. He plans to spring an ambush on
the approaching Orc Warlord.

The battle goes back and forth and at first looks promising
for the Woodland Realm. Above a host of Elven Knights lock
swords with a menacing horde of Black Orcs. Both sides appear
worn and near collapse.

Arferazon's forces take their first loss as the Black Orcs
destroy the squadron of Elven Knights.

Black Orcs reinforced with Warq Riders approach the narrow
pass as Captain Fezil's warriors aided by Dragonflies wait their
approach determined to stop them.

The main battle, Arferazon sprung his trap but Galbux is
cunning and devious. The battle was long and bloody.

The Orcs break the Wood Elf line and Arferazon's host is split
in two. Although Orcs are falling and the field is turning black
from Orc blood the tide of battle is turning against the Elves.

Arferazon and his retinue survive and return to warn the Horned
King of the Orc victory. The Lord of Oak feels crushed. 

Galbux and his orcs accompanied by the Orc Shaman Yongv

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

40K Storm Wardens Dice

I designed, printed and painted these 3 large D6 for my son who is a Storm Wardens fan. They are in no way balanced but that's ok. They can track turns, wounds etc. or be used for fun.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Memoir '44 Tactics & Strategy Guide

After sitting on my wishlist for almost three years the latest M44 book arrived today.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

15mm Fantasy Wars Battle Wood Elves & Orcs

I played another test battle of my version of the Portable Wargame this evening. It was quick in under an hour and was enjoyable.

Wood Elf Dragonflies harass and slow the Orc Warg unit.

The Orc Chief

The Orcs advance.

Both sides draw close.

I ended the battle here as the Orcs reached
 their Exhaustion Point and the Wood Elves had
3 units in rocky morale.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

8-Bit Orc War Triceratop

I love this model. I printed it at 70% of the original size and it still took 15.5 hours to print.

Friday, March 30, 2018

8 Bit Orc Scavengers Steam Tank

There is an 8Bit style 3D Print & Play hex-wargame called Scavengers. The setting reads like humans from the 41st millenium fled the never ending wars on a ship and settled on a far away planet after centuries of travel. While there they evolved into 3 different species (don't care for that part.) One day another spacefaring group invades and settles part of the planet and they use Orcs as slave labor and soldiers. The humans and orcs band together and overthrow the invaders and send them packing but in the process the invaders practically destroy the world. The survivors operate in warbands scavenging the wastelands looking for lost relics and technology. Hence the name and game concept. There are dinosaurs and mamoths, guns, bows, swords and spears. Tanks and trucks and such. Sounds neat. I may tweak the setting just a little bit to suit my own design.

I don't know if I'll play the rules but I am in the process of printing out an orc warband to use with my M44 board and rules. I like the scenarios and most of the setting. Anyway I started this project with the Orc Steam Tank.

Memoir '40K - 188th Arkanas Commando Group vs Eldar Raider Force

On the backwater planet of Arkanas an Eldar incurrsion has taken place. The Planetary Governor has assembled the General Staff of his Planetary Defense Force as well as local officers of the Imperial Guard. Our intel reports indicate and we believe these mongrels are the recon party for a larger raiding force. The Eldar have been stealing resources from planets in nearby Imperial sectors. Their operations are typical, scans and drone surveillance followed by eyes on the ground to mark landing sites for their harvest teams to steal whatever precious elements they came for. This must stop.

Arkanas is home to an elite unit of the Astra Militarum, the 188th Commando Group. Dispatch these men to deal with this Eldar Recon team to convince their harvest teams to look for an easier target elsewhere.

The mission of the Eldar is for at least one team too make it off the board on the opposite side with at least 3 members each. The mission of the Imperial Guard is to cause enough harm to the Eldar to make them move. This happens by destroying one team completely and killing at least two soldiers of the remaining teams.  The lone IG sniper may shoot 3,3,2,2,1,1. I have reduced movement in this scenario to move 1 and battle. No move 2 allowed.

Major DeBeers and his men.

Commander El'arven and his Eldar Raiders.

Eldar move first and draw a great card for them
on the first go.

The commando left flank takes the first hits.

The right flank wavered but mostly regrouped.

Now the 188th moves out.

The left flank pushes the xenos back.

Our sniper is a superb shot.

Another great draw for the Eldar.

The left flank takes more hits.

The center almost breaks and loses half their men.

The right flank is taking heavy casualties.

The right flank rallies with cries of "For the Emperor!"

The forlorn hope on the right delivers a punishing blow to the Eldar.

The Eldar right flank pushes on against the IG left.

Major DeBeers orders the center to advance
and engage the enemy.

The center brings the Emperor's word to the xenos.

Commander El'arven unleashes his eldritch sword
and kills Major DeBeers and breaks his squad.

We thought the sniper was a good shot,
perhaps he was just lucky earlier.

The beleaguered left flank recites a battle litany as they charge
and bring victory to the Imperium.

The Planetary Governor was most pleased with the results of the skirmish, despite the high casualties the 188th took. As for the Eldar very few of them made it back to their ship. Their debriefing suggested an easier target should be sought.