Welcome to AGSH my main wargaming blog dedicated; to my dad, toy soldiers the world's most noble hobby & Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck. 19th century to modern small unit wargaming with a bit of Victorian Steampunk & Weird War 2. Further, the historical records of the 19th Century imaginary Alpine Kingdom of Tannenbaum & the late 19th century imaginary balkan nations of the Principality of Huack & the Khedivate of Turkoslavia.

"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.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Principality of Huack: First Army General

When Prince Karl signed the Army Act into law creating the Principality's armed forces, he created, Colonel Erik von Falkynhuack, his former commanding officer in the Austrian Army as the first General Officer of the Huack Army, bestowing upon him the rank of Major General. General von Falkynhuack was born in Huack in the village of St. Jamestonia in 1824. Pictured below is a photograph taken just after his promotion ceremony at Fortenbras Palace in Alshirejvo. General von Falkynhuack will assume the role of Army Commandant and will be responsible for the organization, operations and training of the new army. Second only to Prince Karl in the Army's hierarchy.

Also, the rank of Lieutenant General has been replaced with that of Colonel-General. Thought I would publish this before we leave for Lake Degray!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Principality of Huack - Army Officer Rank Insignia

From his palace in Aleshirejvo and addressing the Royal General Staff, Prince Karl approved the following insignia for the Royal Army Officer Corps.

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Moden Guards

Prince Karl's household guards are known as the "Moden Guards" since the unit was formed in the Prince's ducal estate of Moden. The Guards are the elite of the Royal Army and their training and recruitment standards are rigorous. Below is a photograph of four Guards during a marksmanship training exercise:



Friday, September 9, 2011

WW1 German Army

This is an army I've always wanted, I am so proud to have it. I have more to add to this army and will post pictures of the muster once completed. Note the artillery barrage and gas cloud markers.