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.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Introducing the HMS Dinante

The latest addition to the Royal Navy, the HMS Dinante pictured in the shipyards of Amsterdam. The schooner will serve as fast transport for merchants and other activities of the Duke and the Royal Africa Company. Newly promoted Lt. Commander Johann Kietel will serve as Captain.

Organizational Structure of the 1st Brigade

15mm Army of Saxe-Huack, 1st Brigade

The 1st Brigade thus far. From left to right 1st Grenadier Guards, finished. 2nd Battalion of the Huack Reg. 1st Battalion of the Huack Reg., finished. 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards.
Up front the first gun of the brigade battery and the first trooper for the 1st Cavalry Regiment.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Reinforcements Arrive

New troops reported for duty at Fort Aleshire high upon the Mafeking Kinto plains. They were welcomed by Colour Sergeant Boern.

Ending Disposition of Troops - AGSH Test Battle

Another test battle fought on the vast plains of the Mafeking Kinto. British force led by Colonel Stanley totaled 12 units, 2 cavalry lancers and 10 elements of infantry. Of course our young hero Lt. Geoffrey Arthur Charles Butler was present leading his platoon of men in battle. The Zulu force was comprised of 26 units in 2 regiments each led by their own chief. The main zulu regiment comprised 18 units of warriors. The other totaled 8 units of rifle warriors.

Turn 1. The Zulus won the initiative and advanced both regiments. The rifle warriors moved their full movement rate, fired and destroyed a unit of British Lancers. The British infantry were deployed atop a hill with the 2 lancers along the road that was occupied by the Zulu Rifles. After the loss of the first unit Colonel Stanley ordered the remaining lancers to join his infantry on his left flank. British rifle fire accounted for 4 dead among the Zulu units.
Total Losses End of Turn 1: Zulus 4 British 1.

Turn 2. Both Zulu regiments continue their advance, with the rifles being a bit more cautious only moving once and firing with 2 units into the British line which resulted in no casualties. The warrior regiment ended their advance well within charging distance of the British line atop the hill. British fire resulted in 6 more casualties among the Zulu Warriors regiment. Colonel Stanley then ordered the lancers to charge which resulted in another Zulu loss.
Total Losses End of Turn 2: Zulu 11 British 1.

Turn 3
. Zulu Rifles hold position with no shooting target in LOS. The Zulu Warrior Chief split his remaning units up, with 3 attacking the Lancers and the rest charging the British line resulting in tough fighitng with no losses to either side. The Lancers killed another Zulu unit. British attacks back on their turn resulted in the death of the Lancers.
Total Losses End of Turn 3: Zulu 12 British 2.

Turn 4. The Zulu Warrior Chief quickly put the rest of his warriors in the fight against the left flank of the British line hoping that his warriors would hold on for a British command test failure with the result of another British loss, but the Zulus lost their final warrior unit in close combat further down the line at the center with Colonel Stanleys unit.
Total Losses End of Turn 4: Zulu 13 Britih 3.

Had the Zulus held, the British force would have had to take a command test, which they most likely would have passed with Colonel Stanley's remaining command points. The battle played out in under an hour.