Welcome to AGSH. A wargaming blog dedicated to my Dad and the world's most noble hobby; collecting toy soldiers. Here toy soldiers clash in great battles from scales of 3mm to 54mm. Also the historical records of the imaginary states of the 6mm Republic of Prussia, the Kingdom of Aksum, the Principality of Huack, the Khedivate of Turkoslavia and the Duchy of Saxe-Huack.

"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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Portable Wargame by Bob Cordery

I've been reading Bob Cordery's Wargames Miscellany blog for a few years now. I have quoted him on the left panel here under Wargaming Advice.  I've always found his blog interesting and often times rewarding reading. I recently purchased the epub version of his wargames rulebook "The Portable Wargame" and have enjoyed reading it and found it close to what I had in mind with my Not-HotT homebrew rules. So it's given me more to think about and perhaps some mechanics to cannibalize. It's well worth the price and after reading it I picked up the second book "Developing the Portable Wargame" epub. It too has a greater value than the small price I paid.

His use of the "Exhaustion Point" mechanic is genious! I am very happy with both purchases and will probably pick up the paperback versions too.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pearl Harbor at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

From an earlier visit this summer. The Pearl Harbor diorama is amazing.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

3D Printed - The Dark Tower of Barad Dur...

Now my fantasy warfare evil lords and minions have a place to call home....

Monday, July 24, 2017

3D Printed 28mm U.S.S. Monitor - ACW Ironclad

Over the course of several days I printed out the pieces for the Union Ironclad, the U.S.S. Monitor. Though not my scale. I thought it would be a fun print and assembly. I may print another in 6mm but before that I intend to print the Confederate Ironclad the C.S.S. Arkansas. This model will be listed on my Toy Soldiers for Sale page and if not sold in a month or so will travel with me to Recruits Con for the silent auction.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

3D Printed Hex Terrain Tiles for Random Mini Campaign Maps

It is my plan to use these hexes to create maps for random one off mini-campaigns. I am working up a method for drawing and placement. Here are some pictures and an example of the draw.

Begin with first drawn hex in center.

Place new draws clockwise from top.

Continue with clockwise placement.

Now I added a rule where any arctic tiles are placed on the top
and bottom of the map.

3D Printed Tiger Tank for Memoir '44

Now if I can only find the scenario and cards for Tigers in the Snow...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tour of the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola FL

I have been to the Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola. This was my third and longest visit. Three plus hours touring halls and displays and loved every minute of it.

WW1 Display

Yours truly.

War prize.

Her Grace the Duchess of Saxe-Huack

I still think she is pretty.

At the helm of the USS Enterprise.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Tour of the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum & the USS Razorback.

I had the opportunity to visit the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum and their submarine the USS Razorback. They have some great dioramas and I will post pictures of those later in the year. For now here are some pictures and a short video I made aboard the submarine.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Star Wars - 3D Printed Assault on Hoth Miniatures

I started printing these pieces after lunch today. They print pretty quick and are close enough for my abstract gaming mind to imagine them being what they represent. The small shield generator hex is the original, the large one is one I sized up to Memoir '44 standards. I also reworked the files for the Hoth Turret and the Dish Gun but I haven't printed my reworks yet. I think this will be a fun project. It is an interesting mix of scales. The soldiers come out to around 12mm. The AT-ST is closer to 3mm.

Friday, June 23, 2017

WW2 - 3D Printed Forest Hex Tile for Memoir '44

This was fun to see come out. I have many more to make along with hills and towns. Yes 3 tanks fit on top, barely.

WW2 - 3D Printed Sherman Firefly

Printed in 4 parts. Once this is primed the 15mm Sherman 3-Pack will be complete.

Friday, June 16, 2017

WW2 - 3D Printed 15mm Sherman Calliope

This was printed in 5 parts. I like how it came out.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WW2 - 3D Printed 28mm Russian T-34 Tank

I am not sure how long this took to print as I went to bed and then work. I suspect 13+ hours. Anyway it came out great I think!