Welcome to AGSH. A solo-war-game 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 2mm to 1/6 scale.

"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.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Recent 3D Prints

I've been on a printing run since Spring. My Etsy shop is starting to pick up a little, orders on FB are coming in. Then I delved back into 40K deeper than ever before. So my printer has been running daily for months now.

15mm scale Orks.

15mm scale Necron Monolith.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Portable Napoleonic Wargame

I picked up my first copy of one of Bob Cordery's books in paper. The first two, I bought on Kindle. I plan to add those to my collection in paperback as well.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Remodel of My GHQ

I began remodelling my warroom. I wanted to share it with my wife and her embroidery hobby. So I gave her my cabinet desk and a corner. My best friend built me a printer bench and it is amazing. So much better than sitting on top of my old desk.

I am also working on a solution for GHQ terrain hex storage. I don't care for the idea of using fiddly tubs. I will post a picture of it once I've solved it.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Digital Sculpt of Egyptian Themed Necromancer

I joined the patreon group of a digital sculptor and as a reward he sculpted this figure for me which I printed out on my Ender3.

Grid Battlefields for the Portable Wargame

I started working on some 4" grid battlefields to fit my new 3'x3' wargame table. I intend to use The Portable Wargame by Bob Cordery as the rules for these battlefields.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

My First Total Custom Action Figure

My first total custom. An attempt at making an Acid Rain World figure. Going to call him "Red 5." I know I totally lifted that name but it's what first comes to mind.

Made from body parts of "The Corps" action figures by Lanard Toys.

I removed the head from the body on the left to add to the one on the right.

After priming black and painting up. Note the helmet sensors.

Monday, February 11, 2019

My First 1:18 Action Figure Head Swap

I've been expanding my collection of action figures for my toy soldier combat photography hobby. Today I did my first head swap on a standard size action figure. I didn't care for the long hair model and wanted something more military mercenary looking. So I swapped out with another figure that I had duplicates of. I am happy with the result.

Original Figure

My custom.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Recent Prints

This week's printing.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

15mm Fantasy: Vampire Lord Army

15mm Vampire Lord Army. This was a trade army that I picked up from the metal bin at ReaperCon last year. One of the things I love about HotT is the freedom of army creation. However this army is based for and will fight battles using The Portable Wargame by Bob Cordery.

In the center is the Vampire Lord (Mage). He is flanked by 2 Vampire Foot Knights (Blades). On the right are 3 elements of Thralls (Warbands) with a Wyrm Walker (Behemoth) and a Troll (Shooter) armed with a slingshot behind them. On the left is a gangly creature for a sneaker or lurker and next to him a Giant Undead Hound (Beast). Behind the Lord is the artillery. One modeled as a limbered balistae towed by trolls. The other armed and crewed by 2 thralls.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Painting Update: Castle Dragonskull

Another print from this past Autumn. I will use it as a stronghold for 15mm and microscale fantasy games.

Painting Update: Goblin Bust

I printed this goblin bust last Autumn. I'm happy to have painted him today.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Painting Update: 2mm Spanish-American War Forces.

The current state of the American and Royal Spanish armies for an intended Span-Am War campaign. The current Spanish force consists of the three infantry and one artillery regiment. The Americans have two infantry and one artillery regiments along with two battalions of skirmishers.

Royal Spanish Army

United States Army (GHQ in center)

Painting Update: 1.72 SyFy Flying Creep

I printed this boogey dude up from a file on Thingiverse. I intend to use him as a creep in future SyFy skirmish games.

Painting Update: The Saxon Shire of Winstoke

Another update for my 3D print project of Winstoke, an Anglo-Saxon Shire circa late 8th century somewhere in Southwest England.

Painting Update: 1.200 Atomicpunk Units for East Borgoiva

I painted these over the weekend. This campaign is the first time I've used spackle on to make mud and terrain effects on bases. I really like the outcome.

Painting Update: 15mm WW2 German Stug

I printed this model several months ago. I painted it up last night while watching Star Trek TNG.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Current & Future Projects List

I have several projects I would like to accomplish in time. So to meet those I have decided to set some weekly goals. Those are:
  • Post 2 blog entries per week. (This will help keep me focused and serve as a journal of creation.)
  • Paint 4 miniatures per week. (3 of the 4 must be from the monthly core set.)
Further as noted above I have decided to focus on 3 core projects per month and one random project for each paint or craft session. So for this month those projects are:
  • 2mm Spanish-American War
    • Brigade sized forces fighting both historical and fictional battles.
  • 1.200 Atomicpunk Alternate Earth
    • East Borgovia
    • West Borgovia
    • Vinland
    • The Agiad
  • 28mm Dark Age Saxon Shire of Winstoke.
    • This is a 98% 3D printed project only. Some livestock will be store bought, some weapons will be wires and the gaming mat is vinyl. All else must be 3D printed.
    • I intend to complete a Saxon village with lord and fortified manor, peasants and livestock.
  • Extra: Anything that suits my fancy.
    • Toy Soldier Photography
    • Painting other models not part of the above.
Future projects include....
  • Custom toy soldier creation.
  • Custom action figure creation. (A GI Joe Cobra Spec Ops figure)
  • Game of Thrones (CMON A Song of Ice & Fire Miniatures Game.)
  • 15mm Warhammer 40,000
  • Custom Warhammer 40K figures.
  • Second World War
    • 3mm Division Level
    • 6mm Battalion Level
    • 1.72 Platoon
    • 1.72 Weird War II
  • 1.72 Middle Earth
  • 15mm Generic Fantasy Battles
  • Modern Warfare
  • and too many more to reasonably list, let alone expect.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Birthday Gifts

This years birthday gifts from my wife Heather.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Winstoke - An Anglo-Saxon Dark Age Wargames Campaign

Let me introduce the founding of the Anglo-Saxon Burh of Winstoke, circa 719 CE. I know that is a little bit early for a burh but surely the notion of it existed even if they didn't call it that. Winstoke is the fortified manor and hall of an Anglo-Saxon Lord and his holdings. The lord owes fealty to the crown of Wessex, though he must at times submit to Mercia as his lands border that kingdom. Winstoke sits uncomfortably close to the Britons in Cornwall and the Celts in Wales.

EDIT: I failed to mention that this project will be 90 to 97% 3D printed only.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

First Snow of 2019

Our first snow was on the ground today. I took advantage of it...