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.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Belated Santa arrives

So.. back to work after the Christmas break, and firstly, I check the letterbox, and there is 'Slingshot' from the Society of Ancients.. great. The mail-room delivers, and my desk starts filling up...

The desk...  getting full...  Slingshot, obvious, and what's that other stuff?

Here's a wonderful Christmas Bonus. The Eureka Miniatures newsletter had a quiz question.. about David Bowie, and four films he had played a military man in..   and I won!   The prize, a sample figure of each code in their new 28mm Army of Saladin range. Lovely stuff. If you look closely, you can see they even provide a nice piece of brass wire to support the parasol to shade the great man!

Next up..  Early War Miniatures specials on a range of artillery for 20mm, so I picked up a two-pack of their 75mm German PaK 40, and I took the chance to add in a whole bunch of packs of their stowage items. These will be added to the various vehicles I have acquired for Chain of Command...

Finally - Hobby Search Japan..  and three excellent Hasegawa plastic kits. I peeked inside and these are really nice moulds, with crew figures, and lovely flash-free light grey plastic.

All in all..   happiness..  and as they were ordered in December.. the Lead Pledge is intact!

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