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.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Cancon 2012

The details about Cancon 2012 have gone up on the CGS website. The biggest tournament in Australia, and possibly (probably) the biggest convention of its type in the Southern Hemisphere. Online entries are available for a wide range of tournaments, and payment can be made by Paypal. (There is a link on the Cancon page to the SouthernBattleGamers shopping cart.)

Put in my entry this afternoon - (first entry online?) - for the DBMM competition, which this year runs for 6 rounds over three days, rather than last years 4 rounds over 2. This is a shame as I wont be able to compete in the DBA comp, and so will definitely not be eligible to defend my 'Maurice' aka 'Magister Militum' -  (Best ACT DBA Player over the Year).


  1. More importantly, by playing three days of DBMM you once again avoid actually playing me ... I'm starting to feel like the Nemesis :-P

  2. No.. you can still bring the Rajputs down on the weekend ;-) There can only be one!

    So I reckon you should play DBMM for two days, and then once you are in the top 2 after day 2, you will want to play DBMM for the third day.

    I will look at the stats after day two and decide whether to play DBA on day 3.