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, 6 June 2012

Early Imperials WiP Part 3

So it is now what - two more painting days till Wintercon..  less, because I am having a hit-out tomorrow at the Club.

Anyway, I did a bit this morning, just the first 'drybrush' on the bases, as per the 'Baccus Basing System' (which frankly I could do a little cheaper just by buying the raw materials separately, but I like the consistency and convenience).

So here's how the boys look at the moment...

The red legion have had shield decals added.

The green legion are a white base plus green ink wash.

More decals on the Cavalry.

*Footnote, the wagons are from Eureka, who make a lovely set of 'Roman' baggage. I was lucky enough to win a set and I am very pleased with them.


  1. They're looking good mate and I agree with your comments regarding the Baccus basing system.

    The Evil Empire has repackaged their sand which seems nice and fine so I am planning on Baccus for 6mm Mediterranean look at GW plus other acrylic washes for 15mm ACW and 6mm Russia.

  2. Managed to get a second drybrush on last night, plus brass colours on a couple of helmets and cornicen, so they are loking almost good enough to put on a table.. So now I just need to paint.. let's see... trousers.. flesh highlight, hair, reins and saddles, leatherwork, steel on the sword sheaths etc... only about 24 hours solid work there..