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.

Monday, 3 October 2011


As every wargamer knows, the little lead things just seem to multiply, courtesy of some very obliging manufacturers. And these interwebs things just make things worse. So I tackled the problem by nipping down to the local hardware store, picking up some big pine boards, some edging strip, 4 castors, and having a chat to a mate who works in sheet metal..   et voila! (much sweat and cursing later) I have a rolling storage cabinet. Magnabases grip the steel sheets which slide in and out as required for transport. Now I just need to build another three of these..

(apologies for the darkness of the picture..)

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