Welcome to AGSH. A solo-wargames blog dedicated to my father and the world's most noble hobby; collecting toy soldiers. Period 1700 to 1918.

"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.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

3D Design: Civil War Landship

My first landship design for my Clockwork Civil War project. Designed in Tinkercad. Once I have a printed and painted model I will post pics of those.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Focus on 2020

Greetings my fellow wargame bloggers. Instead of doing the annual recap of 2019 I'm just going to skip that and focus on what I plan to achieve in this new year with the time that is given me.

Blogging: I plan to slim this blog down even more to just simply cover horse and musket up to the Great War. I plan to move the Second World War, Vietnam and other modern warfare along with the  Atomicpunk stuff to their own blogs.

Painting: I am going to change how I track painted models this year. I will focus on completed forces rather than individual miniatures. With that said I hope to complete, across all genres at least 4 complete and field ready forces.

For this blog I plan to continue to chip away at the Royal Spanish and American forces for the Spanish-American War. Perhaps even get back to my 3mm ACW armies and the VSF elements for both wars.

Battles: I fought one! I had a few solo-playtests of Warhammer Underworlds but as far as matching my force against another, only one. I don't care for that number. I want to engage in narrative solo-gameplay and perhaps get in at least 3 games at the conventions this year.

Conventions: Recruits is on as well as the Recruits Spring Sale but ReaperCon is out this year. I would like to also make it up for Border Wars but that's during Ren Faire Cosplay season so that would be a difficult to make.

Campaigns: For this blog I want to continue work on the Spanish-American War and just perhaps the Battle of Prairie Grove in 3mm.

I want to wish anyone who reads this a happy and prosperous new year. -Auston

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Fighter Jet - East Borgovia Air Guard

Comrades, I present to you the attack aircraft, the AJ-Bullfrog. It is capable of incredible speeds and carries a unique payload designed to strike down any air threat from the West. Further it comes with a variety of packages from electronic countermeasures to ground support. The Air Guard already has several in readiness while the Military Industrial Gunworks (MIG) in Austonov builds more and continues research on new aircraft, even as we speak. Another victory for the Soviet Union of East Borgovia and Power to the Workers!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Blog Overhaul Complete

I have finished my overhaul and separation of my wargame activities from this blog back into separate ones.

 For my imaginary micro-state set in the Seven Year War. The Duchy of Saxe-Huack

For my interest in fantasy warfare. Behold the Blood Skull

For the Emperor! (Warhammer 40,000) Dorn's Fist

I have one more to rework and possibly three to four more to create. Generic SyFy, Chariot Wars, Classical Warfare and Dark Age Wars.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Priming Station

My best friend, Randy built me a rotating height adjustable priming station. The top sits on a lazy susan allowing me to rotate the top.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Blog Changes in the Works

So three years ago I combined all of my blogs into this one. I now think that was a partial mistake. So I'm looking at creating two new ones, hard SyFy and Fantasy to go along with this one. That would put this blog's back on historical and historical-fiction. Which means I'm going to go through and gut out all the fantasy and syfy here.

{As a side note all Victorian SyFy, Dieselpunk and Weird War (if I ever get to them) will remain here on this blog.}

Edit: 7.12.19 This has resulted in the loss of some labels and unfortunately several posts. I could have moved some over but decided to just do a fresh start. That cleans this blog up and allows for a clean start on two others and the creation of another.

Also going to move all 15mm Imaginary SYW from this blog to my original SYW blog the Duchy of Saxe-Huack.

Edit: 7.14.19 Almost done with the blog overhaul. I've delete/transferred over 400 posts. Reassigned several labels and am still considering others.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

GHQ Hex Storage System

I started 3D printing a hex storage shelf. It took 10 hours. My best-friend came by and said "Let me see that." He left with it and the next day came back with this awesome storage shelves for my 100mm GHQ terrain hexes. Three fit on the wall between my storage closets and four under my new wargame table.

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

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.

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: 1.200 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.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Weird War II U.S. Army "Johnny Walker" Armored Walker 1.72

Another 3D print from my Ender3 and my first 1.72 scale model for Weird War 2.

Painting Update: 1.200 Atomicpunk Units

These are recent prints & paints. Two infantry platoons of the Royal Army of West Borgovia and another armor unit of the Soviet Army of East Borgovia.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Painting Update: 1.200 Heavy Tank, Atomicpunk Campaign

Tonight's painting, a heavy tank for the Federal Grand Duchy of West Borgovia.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Painting Update: 1.200 Soviet East Borgovia Medium Armor

First painted unit for my new Orion Campaign Setting. A medium armor unit of the Soviet Union of East Borgoiva. Note the pool of acid rain in the mud by the tank.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Painting Update: VSF Aeronef and 2mm Infantry Block.

Tonight's painting includes an aeronef and a 2mm infantry regiment block.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2mm Imperial British Landship

I painted my first landship this evening. I printed the model on my Ender3. I am calling it a Gordon Class Landship. My first painted miniature of 2019. Chin Chin.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

First Models for 1.200 Scale Atomicpunk Campaign.

The start of a 1.200 Atomicpunk campaign. All models including the infantry were 3D printed on my Ender3.

The background is a fictional one set in a land with three rival factions. East and West Borgovia and Vinland. The tech period will be circa 1945 to 1985.