Welcome to AGSH. A solo-war-game 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.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Vietnam: More 3mm Supplies from PicoArmor

Received some reinforcement from PicoArmor today.  From left to right, 2 MiG-15 Fighter Jets for the NVA, 6 Brown Water Navy Patrol Boats for the USA and 75 more infantry for use as NVA and VC.



Thursday, January 24, 2013

Vietnam: First American Units PAINTED!

I've painted up the first 8 elements for my "Brigadier: Vietnam" US Army, the 1st U.S. Half-Brigade aka The Shadow Spears.  I might add a few scenics to the bases but they are field ready!


Behold the Black Pyramids

I found these pyramids at a thrift store and thought they might make good terrain for my VSF campaign.


15mm WW1 British Elements

Have the first three elements for a WW1 British Army.  A HQ, HMG and a Tank element for HITT.


Prussian Army Unveils New Combat Uniform for Northern Europe

Cpl Heinrich von Pilz shows off the new PDF combat uniform.
Heeding advice from Israeli military advisors the Prussian Army unveiled a new combat uniform today of an digitized olive drab color.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Vietnam: First Elements of the Shadow Spears in 1965

I've decided that I want to extend the life of my First US Half-Brigade from WW2 into Vietnam.  Now the WW2 campaign will still be run in 6mm and is still a go but I want to add a Vietnam campaign and run it in 3mm.  Bought my models from PicoArmor to just get a feel for them and I like them so I will buy more soon.  Below I have 2 companys of infantry of 2 platoons each, 2 tank platoons, an engineer or HQ element and a Huey gunship element.  The Huey's rotor and stand were made from Fiber Craft Painted Paddle Wire.  Also I've opted for 30mm frontage bases.





7th Panzer Brigade: Anti-Tank Armored Car

Painted up this armored car the day after painting up the two PzI tanks.  This will serve as force protection from allied tanks and has an HMG to thwart infantry attacks.

7th Panzer Brigade: Two New Pz I

Painted these two PzI for my COMBAT: WW2 Germany Army.  Each model is worth 7 points and has a 16" movement rate. However can easily be blown away.  I intend to use them as fast attack against enemy artillery and infantry.  I painted the *ironcross* on each as I don't have any 15mm decals.  Both models are from Battle Honors available at oldglory15s.com.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Work Begins on First Company of Vichy French

I have enough models on hand to make a battalion of Vichy French for my upcoming Microscale WW2 campaign.  Here is the first company, 8 models based on a handcut 40mm x 40mm vinyl base.  I'll post another update later when I have the company primed and painted.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Vichy French: The Territorial Armee d'Afrique

The first enemy the Shadow Spears will engage in combat will be elements of the Vichy French Army of Africa.  The first major action involving Col. Darby's brigade will occur at St. Cloud.

ORBAT for the Armee of Afrique in St. Cloud
1st Bn, 16th Algerian Traillieurs
2 Companies of French Foreign Legion
2 Artillery Batteries
1 Armored Car Company

In total the AoA will have 10 elements, 9 combat and 1 GHQ.

ORBAT 188th Regimental Combat Team

Made up a quick ORBAT for Colonel Darby's RCT that he is putting together in Ireland and Scotland.  The second artillery battery is anti-tank and the odd infantry company is Heavy Weapons.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Vinyl Hand Cut DBx Bases.

Made 24 bases for games of DBA and HOTT-Ancients from a $0.35 cent vinyl floor tile from Lowes.  You can make $15 worth of bases from 1 floor tile.


Vinyl Hand Cut DBx Bases for HOTT.

Made 24 bases for games of HOTT from a $0.35 cent vinyl floor tile from Lowes.  You can make $15 worth of bases from 1 floor tile.


Vinyl Wargame Bases

Made 24 bases for games of Brigadier from a $0.35 cent vinyl floor tile from Lowes.  You can make $15 worth of bases from 1 floor tile.



Prussia to Join Russian Naval Exercise in the Baltic

WIRED, New York:  The Russian navy is about to stage its largest war exercise in a long time — possibly the largest since before the breakup of the Soviet Union. It’s a chance for President Vladimir Putin to show off his military might, of course. But the exercise may also be a subtle warning to the United States: Stay clear of waters that traditionally lie in Russia’s sphere of influence.  The Russian defense ministry says its the “first time in decades” it’s launched naval exercises on this scale. The drills involve warships from all of Russia’s fleets: “the Northern, Baltic, Black Sea and Pacific,” noted a statement from the ministry. The exercise will be reportedly held in late January, and involve amphibious landings in the Caucasus and naval exercises in the Mediterranean. The Prussian Navy has been assigned a supporting role in the Baltic Exercise Area.  With the Prussian Navy doubling in size and strength it may one day find itself a bigger player in future naval wargames with it's Russian allies.

Full report here: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/russia-exercise/


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Prussia and Argentina Sign Naval Arms Deal

Argentine Navy
JANES DEFENSE WEEKLY, London: Prussia has agreed to purchase 4 Allen M Summer class destroyers from the Argentine Navy for 7 million Prussian Marks.  The purchase has confused some naval analysts as to why any state would purchase these aging ships.  Perhaps the Prussian Navy has plans to modernize the ships?  However they could simply use them as part of their upcoming deployment commitment to the UN Anti-Pirate Fleet operating off the coast of Somalia?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

WW1 British Highlanders

I did some trading on TMP and these fine troopers came with the minis I acquired.  I did not paint them but I did wash them (dip), base on round wooden chips from Hobby Lobby and then flock them.  They are based up for skirmish games of FUBAR.


WW1 British Cavalry Troopers

I did some trading on TMP and these fine troopers came with the minis I acquired.  I did not paint them but I did wash them (dip), base on round wooden chips from Hobby Lobby and then flock them.  They are based up for skirmish games like FUBAR.