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, 23 November 2011

A Wargames Tart

I have realised that I am essentially a wargames tart...  I flit from one project to the other.

I think this sunk in this week, when I bid on another Johnny Lightning M1A1 Desert Storm Abrams for my AK47/Ambush Alley/FoF force, received notification that my eBay Langton's bid had been accepted and was leading, was asked how the DBMM Ayyubid Army painting was going, agreed to buy some 1/1000 Houston's Ironclads/Pre-Dreadnoughts, and a package arrived containing the LBMS 28 mm Viking Shield Transfers and a package from Foundry with their Street Violence Thugs special offer pack and British Colonials arrived at work. Last week was a Brigade Games Frontier Force, SAGA Rules and Essex later Renaissance Army...  

Other people have added counts to their Blogs with miniatures totals purchased vs painted - I would be much too scared. Maybe a New Year's Resolution?


  1. Doug, Corgi do an Abrams as well.

  2. Thanks - but by now I have 4 Johnny Lightning M1A1 :-) Plus a Dinky Osa Fast Attack Boat, and awaiting the arrival of a Dinky RAF Rescue Launch. I am building up enough to do AK47 or FoF. And I ordered some nice Soviet era Armour as Skytrex had a 25% off sale. I can't help myself.