So - this dodgy bloke (Bartek) down the club, sidles up and goes 'psssssst, wanna buy some lead?' so as you can tell from my previous attempts to exert some self control, I just rolled over and paid.. And now I am the proud owner of some 1400 Testudo castings - at less than 20c each.. Peter B. will doubtless take some off my hands but I reckon I can get a ECW Covenanter army and a Royalist army etc out of them..
Painting of course is extra and will keep me occupied into my 80's....
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.