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.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

The Great Move!

Well, the Civil Power has decided that she needs a study. So that means a massive move of all my wargames stuff from our middle room. (We have a spare room for visitors, plus a middle room that up till now has been full of books and lead.)

Luckily we also have what is laughingly called the 'Gimp' room..  (Pulp Fiction reference of course), which is a decent sized room that was created by cutting about 2 metres out of the back of our double carport, and lining, carpetting and putting in windows, blinds, etc.

It has got a bit damp, but we have had the wettest summer in memory, so it would be unsurprising if it wasn't.

Anyway, so today was the big move of lead and a large oak desk from inside, to the Gimp room...  oh dear, it just drummed in how much unpainted lead I have - thirty trips later. But if I have a dedicated place to paint, I will try and make a couple of hours a night. Maybe it will accelerate progress..  and with the lead pledge, maybe I will have a productive year.

(Photographs to follow..)


  1. Oh dear - consigned to the carport. How depressing. So, is there a lead painting race on for this year or are we adopting a neutral lead policy?

    Next thing will be the small bar fridge for the carport and no need to rush in for a beer in the midst of long painting sessions.

  2. Actually, just thinking about it - madam has cleaned and tied the snoring room at home - I wonder if I have been consigned, hobby_wise, to it?

    B*****r, blind-sided!

  3. Tied the snoring room? Actually, i am thinking I can move my stereo, and a computer out there, lighting etc. the only downside is it would get chilly. I have adopted a lead neutral policy (actually - promised myself no new lead till i paint some..), especially as I had to make 20+ trips to carry maybe 50% of the unpainted lead out there... you will like it, it is becoming the man-cave..