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.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 Metrics for the Craft.

Happy New Year!  Here are my totals for 2015.  Painting was down a bit (-8) from last years total as was the number of battles fought (-9). I attribute most of this to buying and moving into our new home in the mid-Fall. On a personal note I had set 15 goals for myself during the year and I met or exceeded 10 of them. I have now set 16 for 2016.  Best wishes to all for a joyous and safe new year.

PAINTING
1/600: 23
6mm:
10mm: 39
15mm: 1
1/72: 7
25mm: 4
54mm:
Terrain/Acc: 4

Total Painted: 78


BATTLES FOUGHT
Star Wars: 3
World War II: 10
WWII Naval: 5
Colonial: 1
Sci-Fi: 1
SYW: 1
Fantasy: 3
Ancients: 4
Angola Bush War: 1

Year Total: 29

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

WW2 First Game of Tiger Leader the Solitaire Game by DVG.

Had a go at Tiger Leader yesterday and finished up today. The game seems very clunky. I went online and there are many who share that opinion. DVG released an update kit PDF for it which helps some. However there is a night and day difference in some units. Take the Pz1 for example in the box set the Pz1 hits on a 9+ and has a bonus of +2 per die roll vs Infantry. In the update this was changed to a 6+ to hit with a -1 penalty for moving and now feature a defense of 1. And defense has been moved from the "to hit" part of combat to a saving roll. So a Pz1 in the open that hasn't moved will need to roll a 1 on a 10 sided die to save a hit.

Overall it wasn't very enjoyable. Also it came with a big price tag which seems a bit off given all of the trouble that game has had thus far. However there were some things I liked. Once the bullets started flying I had some commanders that were KIA and wounded from battle. This is a new aspect of wargaming for me. Which I find a interesting. I also like how the campaign progresses. However after the first battle my kampfgruppe was basically done for. We suffered heavy casualties up against the first battalion that I didn't have enough units left to continue the campaign. Something doesn't feel write about the enemy battalion card draw. I may not have read it correctly but selecting 23 points of enemy battalion cards is a LOT of units to fight against.

I am going to look at some ways to modify the game to my liking. I will probably borrow quite a bit from Memoir '44.

Monday, December 21, 2015

1/600 Desert Battlefield Part 4 Finished

Now that the dust is starting to settle from the home purchase/move. I found some time today to complete my 1/600 Desert Battlefield. The pictures don't show it very well but the oasis has a water effect in it. I used tacky glue for the water. This project ticks off a check on the Painting Pledge for the year.


Saturday, December 12, 2015

First Game of Bolt Action

Visited my FLGS Fort Z in Fayetteville and took in a game of Bolt Action. It has some very interesting concepts. The local gaming club is running this on Friday nights. I've decided I will join them once or twice a month and will start with Italians.

Heer soldiers in control of the Allied objective.