2011, A Lead Odyssey. After prevaricating for some time, I finally decided to start blogging, and record my Lead Odyssey. Which is nothing to do with Lead (Pb) the metal, and is unlikely to require my return from foreign climes in a ship with black sails.
Simply, I collect, paint and play with toy soldiers, in all sorts of sizes, plus all the accoutrements that go with them. After all, what would our tiny toys terrify the enemy with if they didn't have elephants, tanks and chariots? Traditionally, these toy soldiers were made of lead, and although now they are made of all sorts of obscure alloys, the 'lead' tag has stuck.
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.