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.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Tannenbaum Collection: 54mm Confederate Artillery Colonel

I sat down to paint tonight for the first time in 4 months. I bought a bag of plastic soldiers at a thrift shop and this 54mm plastic ACW soldier was part of the mix. So I decided to paint him up as an artillery colonel. I will have to re-hone my painting skills.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

First Game of RISK

Today I played the classic boardgame RISK for the first time. It was a blast! My son, a RISK strategist, came to visit me for Father's Day. We setup with him taking gray and I took red. Divided up the globe between us and a green neutral.

Then the mayhem commenced. He focused his early attacks on Australia and Asia. I already controlled most of Europe so I set about to conquer Africa and South America. Within a few turns both continents were under RED control. He took Australia and almost completed a sweep of Asia but we (the royal we) couldn't allow that. So I ordered the RED General Staff to take the Middle East. We did, and we lost it the next go. However we quickly took it back and promptly lost it again. This seesaw in the Middle East began to look like Armageddon. Eventually RED triumphed as was our destiny and we finished that by sweeping up the rest of Europe. After that the frontlines of the war switched to the new world in North America.

Finally with the world painted RED with only Japan and Australia left to him, Lord Gray surrendered. He was allowed to swear fealty as our vassal and awarded Australia as his dominion to provide for his income and oathbound to provide military arms to assist the RED Crown when called upon.

It was at this time that I knew we had lost the war, Alexsandr Gevs, Gray General.

Frostgrave: First Game

Today my son came to visit me for Father's Day and we played a test/first game of Frostgrave. We used 1/72 scale toy soldiers as we had plenty around. I used dwarfs, he had humans and we used skeletons for the Mausoleum scenario. All miniatures save 1 were Caesar Minis 1/72 hard plastics, James wizard was a plastic minis from a boardgame.

We played this first game as a cooperatvie game of us vs. them. We won quite quickly and tallied up the loot and experience. It was fun and we've decided off of this that we will pursue 28mm warbands. Model selection and details to come.  It was fun.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Well the Frostgrave bug has bitten. One might call it "frostbite?" I'll be here all day. Anyhow I bought the book, read it, and like it. In fact I like it a lot. It checks a lot of boxes for me. I let my son read it and it's the first fantasy miniatures game that he is excited about in over a decade.

He is talking about fielding a chronomancer or necromancer. I am leaning towards the necromancer and the enchanter. We have no official Frostgrave models yet but most games I've seen are played with other makers anyway. We have plenty of Reaper models to scour through and quite a bit of boxed game models as well, like Descent and Talisman.  I will post pictures and more info later once we start the assembly process.

Game of Thrones - House Stark Banner & Soldiers

Following up on the Lannister soldiers here are House Stark and their banner.