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, 17 April 2013


So now, another drybrush of bases this morning, and a few bits and pieces to be done tonight, (highlights, wash on the bows, straps on the infantry) plus some static grass etc..  and they should be ready for lacquering tomorrow.  Overall I am pretty pleased.

Noble Cavalry - Kn in DBx terms

Nobles, this guy will be a General in the DBMM army

DBA General in Howdah

And the other side

Close fighting Foot, or Blades

Bow and Javelinmen


  1. Looking good mate - I trust you'll be using dried grass on the bases as I guess your force is from the area north-west of the Aravalli Range :-)

    Does this mean that we can have a 'Rajput ... no I am Spartacus, er, I mean I am the Rana!' set to when next I am back ;-)

    Rana Thomo the Lost, truly descended from Arjuna etc etc!

  2. From what I have read, they spent a lot of time fighting each other from various hill-forts. Looking forward to finishing the DBMM army, but there is a long way to go.