Why is this here..


A Lead Odyssey is about my hobby, collecting, painting and playing with toy soldiers. It will cover the various rulesets I use, the figures I am painting (very slowly), and some games. Thanks to Harry Pearson for the Achtung Schweinehund reference. The uniform jacket in the picture was adapted from a safari suit, the weapon is a wooden sub-machine gun made by me and my dad. Cool eh?

I play a range of scales, rules and periods.. scales are anything from 6mm, through 15mm to 28mm for little men, but I also use 1/1200 for Napoleonic Naval, and 1/3000 for Pre-Dreadnought period Naval.

My tastes are eclectic, but I have avoided most 'Fantasy' Games for a few years, as I couldn't get into the usual suspects for Fantasy Battles, and didn't have a decent group to play role-playing style games.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Ayyubids - Part 1

Last year I played at the national DBMM championships at Cancon using an almost all Cavalry list based on the Ayyubid Egyptian list in DBMM Book 4. Despite all evidence to the contrary, like my lowly finish, I reckon there is a half decent list in there trying to get out. So I invested some money in the Mirliton Miniatures Ayyubids. A bit fiddly with half people, separate shield/lances and the like, but very nice figures with lovely animation and variety.

Undercoated - some base colours
Here is the first bit of the WIP for the DBA scale army, which I am using as the testbed for the final army. 
A few more colours..


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