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, August 28, 2017

54mm Napoleon and Imperial Guardsman

I proudly present mon empereur, Napoleon I. The model is I purchased on eBay years ago from the St. Petersburg collection, I think. The guardsman I made with 54mm Prince August toy soldier molds.

His Imperial Majesty rests atop my bookshelf.

Recruits Con 2017

I attended Recruits again, this year. It still fun and a great value. However it seemed to me that attendance must have dropped a little bit. I am assuming this is due to moving the convention from September to August. I made over $300 in the silent auction with 13% of that from 3D printed items which was nice. Unfortunately due to time constraints and auction responsibilities I was able to catch a game. I do hope that next year I can stay Friday and Saturday night. It seems the Friday night action is getting better and there were several big games that lasted after 5pm.

Here are a few pictures of some of the tables this year.

54mm French & Indian War.

Stalingrad

Monte Cassino

Stalingrad

This was part of a terrain board collection in a large wooden
box with wheels. The price was $500. It did not sell.

Stalingrad

Helm's Deep

Helm's Deep

Freeblades

Cambrai

Helm's Deep

Monte Cassino

Monte Cassino

Friday, August 25, 2017

Marx 6" Tall Medieval Knight

This chap sets atop my bookshelf. I have another one that I intend to paint up one day.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

My Military Helmet Collection

I currently have a Spanish repoduction Afrika Korps helmet and a reproduction Imperial Roman Legionary helmet. I hope to add both WW1 and WW2 American military helmets this year.


Second World War Marine Corps Exhibit at the Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola

In July we visited the Naval Aviation Museum. It was my third visit and most worthwhile. The Duchess really enjoyed the visit as well. I got a little choked up viewing the Second World War Marine Exhibits. I was a part of VMA-223 at Cherry Point and am proud of the Bulldogs fighting history.

Anyway without further eloquence here are the pictures.




Yours truly.






Her Grace, The Duchess of Saxe-Huack.










Monday, August 21, 2017

54mm British Infantry

I've been wanting to snap a yard picture of the 54mm British soldiers that I bought earlier this year. I was off today to watch the eclipse so I grabbed the picture.

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.