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.

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!




Sunday, June 11, 2017

Warhammer 40,000 - 3D Printed Imperial Cathedral

I found this file on Thingiverse and increased it up to 90mm in width. Pictured with it from left to right are 15mm 3D Printed Space Marines, 6mm Epic Space Marines with Rhino and a 28mm GW Space Marine.



Saturday, June 10, 2017

Game Day; June 10th 2017

My son James came down to visit me today. We went to the theater to see "The Mummy" starring Tom Cruise. Then came home and played a game of Risk 2210, Stratego and Checkers. As I mentioned in my previous post, it has been a good day.



Reaper Bones III Kickstarter

My Reaper Bones 3 KS package arrived today. Been a great day.

15mm Warhammer 40,000 - Space Marine Chaplain

This is actually a Epic 40K model that I scaled up for 15mm. Works for me.

Friday, June 9, 2017

15mm Warhammer 40,000 - Space Marine Rhino

This one took a little over 4 hours to print. Next up working on a commander and a chaplain.

 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

15mm Warhammer 40,000 - Not-HotT Space Marine Army So Far...

Here is what I've printed and primed up so far in 15mm....

15mm Warhammer 40,000 - Landspeeder

I printed this model out tonight. I am not having much luck with PLA. I might try a higher temperature.

Friday, June 2, 2017

15mm Warhammer 40,000 - Space Marine Terminators

I resized these from Epic scale to 15mm. They printed out very nicely. I printed out 2 bases of SM Terminators to go with my 15mm Ultramarines force currently in development.

3D Printing - Warhammer 40K Chimera 28mm

I decided to run a test print for my DaVinci and chose the 28mm Imperial Guard Chimera. It took 13+ hours to print. I think it came out really good. Cost to print was well under $2.00. I am very pleased with it.


Print supports removed.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

15mm Warhammer 40,000 - Space Marines

Here are the 15mm Space Marines I printed. They don't look to good up close but you can tell what they are and as an abstract wargamer; I am good with that. I will post again once they're painted. These were primed blue.


Friday, May 26, 2017

15mm Warhammer 40,000 - First Space Marine Units

Here are the first units for my 15mm Warhammer 40K Project. The retail on these two in their full size versions would have been $106 before shipping. These cost about $0.60 cents to print by weight. That is not scientific. Anyway I am printing my own 15mm Space Marines too but I don't have them primed yet. Now let me say that these models don't even come close to the quality of Games Workshop. However I've always thought 40K would have been so much better in 15mm. Now it can be.



 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

6mm GI Joe: 3D Printed Cobra HISS Tank.

I bit the bullet and bought a 3D printer. A DaVinci 1.0 Pro. I found a Cobra HISS Tank online set at 28mm scale. I shrunk it down to what I thought was 6mm and printed out its pieces. I will attempt to do one in 15mm tomorrow.



Saturday, May 20, 2017

New 1/72 Scale Toy Soldiers

Another TMP purchase. Probably should have waited on buying these as I'm still a ways off from wargaming 1/72 models outside of Memoir '44; but the price was good at $8 per box. The barbarians can see service in both Ancients and Fantasy.






3D Printed 15mm World War One Tanks

Another online purchase. This was the final straw, I broke down and bought a 3D printer after these models arrived. The new printer should be here sometime next week. I can hardly wait.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fourth Playtest

I added a Mage, Orc Paladin and a Hero to the mix this time around. I also increased the command dice to 6. The playtest left me feeling a little funny though. The Mage was took out by Orc Shooters. The Paladin died as expected, and the Hero seemed...not. Finally the Orcs won the field by killing the General of Men in battle. The battle did result in a few rule changes and additions which means the playtest was a success. I need to review how I expect a character type units to behave in battle, especially in defeat.

Orc Invaders.

Defenders of Men

Orc general leads his warband from behind.

The Mage ascends the hill.



The Orc Paladin bites it.

Orc Archers struck down the mage.

A lone unit of Knights attempts to slow the Orcs.