Welcome to AGSH. A solo-wargames 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 2mm to 1/6 scale.

"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, February 18, 2017

Micro-Scale Battlefield - Post 3

I finished up the micro-scale battlefield mat today. Added highlighting and touch-ups here and there. Here are some pictures of 6mm WW2 Americans and some 3mm ACW Union Regiments.  Next for this battlefield will be to craft or buy some 3mm buildings and foliage/trees. Overall this was a fun project. Oh yeah I forgot I have to give this a matte coat.

Add contour lines to the roads and river.

Highlight all areas of the mat and paint bridge crossings.

Cut off excess canvas.

6mm building and models.

6mm WW2 Americans entering a village.

Nice terrain bridge laid down perfectly over the painted bridge crossing.

3mm American Civil War soldiers.

The view from above.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Micro-Scale Battlefield Mat - Post 2

I put down the base coats of paint on the micro-mat. I like the rough look of the caulk beneath the paint. I want to experiment with some different "roughing" techniques for future mats. Hopefully this weekend I will have time to do touch up painting and highlighting. The next project after this is to finish off the 3mm 2nd Brigade of the 1st Division of the Union Army of the Frontier. All they lack are the command staff element. Then either craft or buy some buildings to go on the micro-mat. 

I am more pleased each day with the micro-mat. However I still have the bug to craft 12" square foam tiles.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Micro-Scale Battlefield Mat - Post 1

I decided to give terrain mat making a try in the hopes of having a nice size battlefield for my 3mm micro armies. I read up on the subject and watched some videos then bought the supplies I needed. I bought the canvas cloth at Jo-Ann's, the caulk at Wal-Mart. Everything else I had. I started the project Sunday. Then picked it back up tonight with the layout design and painting. I don't think I will use flocking. I used a plastic bag to rough up the mat and will try to use paints to color and highlight the grass, river and roads.

Spread the canvas, iron if needed and apply the caulk.

Allow to dry overnight.

Draw roads and rivers then start to paint.