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.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

US & UK Samples

Some of the 1/72 Caesar figures about as done as they ever will be. The closeups do my painting no favours!
US Platoon HQ - Bazooka, Lootenant and Platoon Sergeant

US 1st Squad - Corporal, Fire Team with BAR Team & Rifleman, Fire Team with 8 Riflemen
 (1 extra GI seems to have snuck into this picture...)

UK, 51 HD Lieutenant, and 3 Squad Corporals
The UK figs are samples only, I am really struggling with the colours. The contrast between the webbing and uniform colours in this scale needs to be much more than the originals, and then they can end up being very cartoon.

Anyway; next up, the rest of the UK platoon, and then on to the Germans (2nd Panzer Division).

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