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.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Rajputs Finished

So I reckon they are about done. A final lacquer or three tomorrow morning to seal them is all that's needed now.

The observant may notice two bases with camels lurking down the back, as all of a sudden I realised that in DBA I will need baggage. So these two bases were co-opted and bases done.

Apologies for the lighting.. nearly midnight now.

The army assembled

Infantry

Those hard-charging nobles

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Rajputs

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

Almost Done

Well, that was a good night's painting on the Rajputs. The bases need two more drybrushes, then some static grass glued on. Apart from that, about all that's left to do is jewellery and leather straps on the foot, stirrups on the horsemen, then maybe add some more decoration to horse furniture and bowcases. Too dark for pictures now, will post some in the morning.

Rajput WIP

As I mentioned in my previous posts, I am building a Desert Rajput army for use in DBMM, mainly because it will be colourful and let me use the Museum camels I found lurking in the Man Cave. In the meantime, I committed to going to play a DBA competition this weekend, and so finally had to start slapping paint on. Apart from the Elephant, which I had done some preliminary work on, up until last night, these were basically glued to bases, and undercoated.




So last night, first layer of sand on bases, base skin colour, horse colours and metallics. This morning - first washes for the horses, some base colours, and first wash for the bases. I have till Saturday lunchtime..  watch this space...

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Rajputs Triumphant

Just back from the club, and the Rajputs triumphed in their first outing...  versus that powerhouse, Graeco-Indian, steered by Dave and Mike.

A few 6-1 in my favour sorted out the elephant pretenders.. 

In the meantime, for Tim, here's a pic of the spear elements -


Monday, 1 April 2013

Butterfly Effect

As usual, I should be painting. I did muster the energy to get some basing done, so I can see what I have to do. And also as usual, I am trying to do too many things at once. It's classic wargamer 'oooh shiney' syndrome. Anyway, here it all is...  WIP

The Desert Rajputs

WotR Scots

BKCII May 1941 British Desert

Condottiere - Venice in Greece