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, 4 December 2013

Bert & Ernie (Or maybe it's Ernst)

For those who have been paying attention, I got back into kit-building with the Esci Churchill, and the Airfix Panther.

So here's some glamour shots...  Bert...


And Ernie - with his little Pal..   1/72 Airfix Panther vs 1/285 GHQ M3 Half track.


Guess which one is a more accurate model, has more detail, and requires less assembly ? Compared to the Esci kit, this is a woefully primitive model. But an hour or so with some modelling putty, zimmerit and stowage, some time in the paint shop.. a couple of figures maybe..   and it should look alright on a wargames table.

And the Caesar US and German sets arrived from Taiwan today...   really great service. All excited now, and all I have to do is sort out what bases I want to use.

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  1. And did we mention the rules we were considering?

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  2. Chain of Command by TFL.. as I think I mentioned, there are introductory videos on YouTube, and they look very interesting. Basically platoon level + perhaps a gun or a tank or a half-track per side. The Caesar figures are fantastic! never mind old Airfix or Matchbox, these are real little works of art. I just need to sort out what to use to base them. I am tempted by 5c pieces, as this will probably be much less cost than other bases! So Caesar US & Germans have arrived, and I have the Esci and Revell British paras and British infantry on the way from Brissie.. cheap, courtesy of eBay.

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