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.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Ayyubids Finished

Finished up the Ayyubids..  a quick lacquer spray tomorrow and that's it. I should really be getting more decorative and painting on patterns and dots, and stuff...  but I have bene doing a couple of hours at least a night and I am over it..  besides which, these will form part of a whole DBMM army, and I have another 21 Cavalry elements and about 30 Light Horse elements to paint, so I want them all to be sort of consistent. Basing is the excellent Baccus Basing Kit - with some GW dry/dead grass. All up, I am pretty happy with them.


  1. Very nice mate, they look the business.

    Wahad taouk samouli!!!! = battle cry of the hungry Ayyubid

  2. Very nice...and a great paintjob

  3. Great work indeed, congratulation

  4. Nice figures , loads of character, really brought to life