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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Wargame Room

Here are pics of my bat cave, my temple to mars, my wargame room. It is still way out of sorts but I couldn't wait any longer to post it's pictures. Please comment. Thanks!

1st & 2nd Bns, Huack Regiment Uniform Template

The Royal General Staff has issued the following template as the new uniform for the 1st & 2nd Battalions of the Huack Regiment of the 1st Brigade, Royal Army. Thanks again goes to Not by Appointment for their wonderful uniform templates. I have finished painting my first two stands of troops for my new 15mm armies.

In other news I have posted pics of my wargame room at my general wargames blog. See the pics here http://wargamer1972.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-wargame-room.html

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Royal Academy of Arts & Science - The Royal Military Academy

Using some of his newly acquired wealth from the conquered lands in Bittburg, Duke Augustus ordered the construction of the Royal Academy of Arts & Science in our capital city of Huack to serve the scholarly and scientific interests of our nation.
Furthermore the construction of a cadets barracks and seperate military science college has been established on campus and together will serve as the Royal Military Academy. Cadets will learn art and science at the Royal Academy as well as military science at the RMA.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Orders from Berlin...

Prince Albrecht von Lettow, Crown Prince of Saxe-Huack, has been ordered to Berlin to serve as Adjutant to His Royal Highness Prinz Heinrich, senior General of Infantry to His Majesty Frederick II, King of Prussia.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Promotion Ceremony

Fortenbras Palace is pleased to announce the promotion of Wilhelm von Bach, Chief of the Royal General Staff to the illustrious rank of Major General. A ceremony and grand ball shall be held tonight at Fortenbras Palace. All Royal officers not serving in the field are required to attend.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Proclamation....

After the fall of Munchhausen, the second largest city in the Union of Bittburg; many towns and villages have been stricken with panic and fear in those besieged lands. A group of wealthy men from Bittburg made their way in secret to Rome. Shortly thereafter a letter from the Holy See arrives at Fortenbras Palace. The letter acknowledges that any lands gained by our Lord Augustus will be recognized as his rightful property and estate except for those lands immediately surrounding the city of Bittburg itself. The letter was sealed with the papal signet. Seizing upon this the Royal General Staff issued the following proclamation.

From His Royal Majesty, Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Huack, Margrave of Bittburg and Rightful Prince of Ostenburg.

In the Name of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. So be it.

To all who shall see these presents, greetings.

Article 1. Be it known that a state of war exists between the Duchy of Saxe-Huack and the Union of Bittburg. That a Holy Crusade is made to free the Bishop of Bittburg and restore him to his throne.

Article 2. There shall be no truce or parlay given with the Revolutionary Council of the Union of Bittburg nor those whom work the council's wicked will.

Article 3. Be it known that those Christian parishes and cities that desire peace and heretofore renounce any and all allegiance and ties with the Union of Bittburg and wish to surrender themselves to the mercy of His Majesty's Royal Court shall have their parish annexed within our realm, their crimes against God and our sovereign pardoned, a transitional Royal Citizenship granted and their private property guaranteed.

Article 4. Be it known that all those whom shall ignore this proclamation and refuse it's mercy shall be regarded as rogues and subject their lives, property and fortunes as forfeit.

Augustus von Lettow
Duke of Saxe-Huack, Margrave of Bittburg, Rightful Prince of Ostenburg.

Friday, June 12, 2009

New Uniform Design

The Royal General Staff is in council with Fortenbras Palace on the design of new uniforms for the Royal Army as part of keeping our soldiers supplied with the best equipment in Europe. Also a new breeding program has been started at the Royal Army Stables to supply horses for our planned Cavalry Regiment. Plans are also in the works for the establishment of the Royal Military Academy with advisors from Berlin.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Ducal Map following the Battle of Munchhausen

After his victory Colonel von Vorbeck received the magistrates and city elders of Munchhausen at the Frog & Duck Tavern where the Colonel had set up his temporary headquarters while the Royal Army resupplied for it's continued march south to free the Bishop of Bittburg from his captors.

The city father's formally surrendered and knelt before the Colonel swearing fealty to the Duke and the Duchy of Saxe-Huack. Colonel von Vorbeck graciously accepted their petition and oath; then reassured them that His Grace, Duke Augustus had always looked with favor upon the city and it's most wise fathers.

So yet another land is added to the ducal estate. The map below shows the acquisition of the city and it's surrounding parish.