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.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

1/72 Corporate Security Forces

From these 2 box sets will emerge the security forces for both the Red Hill Mining Company and the Tactical Defense Solutions Corporation.  More on these two companies to come.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Twin Kingdoms: Starting Units for the Army of the Black Tower

I've started painting the first units that will make up the Army of the Black Tower, or at least one of them. I will post pictures of the first elements this week I still have to give them a matte finish and then flock their bases.

So in order to start playing sooner rather than later I will build the army in stages. At first 12 units, followed by 16, then 20 then we'll see from there.

So here are my first thoughts on the 12 unit army list.

  • 5 Heavy Foot
  • 1 Bone Giant
  • 2 Missile Troops
  • 1 Monster Flyer
  • 2 Cavalry
  • 1 Wraith
Of these first units I currently have 5HF, 1BG, 1MT and the Flyer based with half of those painted Saturday evening. I have the models needed to complete this first list and will set a goal for myself of having them primed, based, painted, varnished, matted and flocked by the end of the month. I have my birthday off from work this week so that should speed things along greatly.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

VSF: First Element for Imperial Red Martians (Flyer)

I bought a variety of Martian Empires packs used online. Here is a picture of the Martian Flyer. The resin carriage will require drilling to be mounted to its flying base. The aft will require a little drilling as well to fit the rear propeller. I'll post some more pictures of these models on Thursday or Friday.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Colonial Warfare: Rebasing My Colonial Soldiers for My New Wargame

Having made great progress on my next wargame rulebook "The Imperial War Manual." I've set about rebasing all my colonial models from DBx bases to bases better suited to IWM and the scales. The models below are 15mm (Brits & Zulus) and 10mm (FFL & Arabs.)

The Twin Kingdoms: Model Progress

Having almost worked out the warfare rules for my 1/72 campaign I've begun to prime and base up the 1/72 models I have bought for the war.  First up are the 1/72 Strelets Medieval Russians for House Windsor representing the Army of Wolfthorn. Next the 1/72 Caesar Undead and then 20mm old Shadowcorps models from Reaper Minis for the Dwarfs.

House Windsor Units: 3 Skirmishers, 1 Crossbow, 1 Archer,
 1 Heavy Foot, and 1 Heavy Cav. The HC will also serve as a general
 officer for some scenarios but I wanted to use the square
 base for him so when King Jon is on the field this model will be HC.

The Black Tower Units: 2 Necromancers (Captains), 5 Heavy Foot,
1 Bone Giant, 1 Archer and 1 Gargoyle.

Dwarf Units: Ignore the slayer on the DBx stand, I am
unsure how to base slayers just yet. But behind him are 1 unit of Crossbows
 and a Mortar.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Memoir '44 Cavalry Card

Found this online, printed it out on cardstock. Win.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cataloging the Warhammer Quest Rulebook for Future Sale

Nothing to see here, just cataloging the old Warhammer Quest Rulebook.

The Battle of Bolekhiv, Ukraine SSR - Germans vs. Soviets.

Fought a half hour Brigadier General WWII battle today using elements of my 7th Panzergrenadiers and Soviet October Guards. The scene is Western Ukraine near the city of Bolekhiv. The Soviets had 7 elements; 1 Infantry Battalion augmented with an Armored Car Company and a Katyusha Battery with 2 Conscript Companies in reserve arriving at the top of Turn 3. The Germans had 2 Infantry Battalions and an Armored Car Company. This scenario called for the Russians to be deployed in the town and for the Germans to come and take it.

The battlefield with the town of Bolekhiv in the upper right corner.

Soviet defenders of Bolekhiv.

German Infantry Regiment.

Opening moves.

Soviets win initiative.

Next moves.

First shots.

Soviet conscripts arrive.

Soviet initiative win.

End of third movement.

Soviet infantry company fires down on the Germans from the cliff top.

Supported infantry companies battle it out with both Germans taking an FP and falling back.

Initiative ties favors the player.

Armored Car Company opens up on the conscripts but does little.

Big turn of events on the right flank as a company of German Foreign Volunteers supported by a Wehrmacht Infantry company push the Soviets back deeper into the woods leaving their HQ vulnerable to attack.

A company of German Foreign Volunteers redirects and hits the Soviets in the center on their right flank.

Both German infantry companies fail their cohesion checks to remove FP.

Loss of the Soviet HQ Company and the Germans win the day and Bolekhiv.

Final disposition.