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, 9 February 2014

Day 1 of a lack of discipline

Well, I complained about my lack of discipline this morning, but I got through a bit of painting in between swimming and cleaning up.. So far they have been glued onto bases, undercoated gray, then wet-washed 'Antique-White', dry-brushed 'Arctic White', and arm of service colour strip added.

Turquoise = HQ/Command
Yellow-Green = Recce
Red = Artillery
Blue = Infantry
Orange = Armour
The whole Enchilada, about 3,500 points in FWC terms

Buggies for Recce, FAO and Command units

Artillery/Air-Defence

Armour

Infantry and Infantry Support Weapons
I am still considering the basing scheme, and increasingly inclined to a snowy base on ice, so perhaps a light blue tint, then a blue wash and then Bicarb of Soda 'snow' ...  Also having a rummage through my decals for numbering and other items. I think the British armour symbols from GHQ might be worth a look - plus some German armour numbers.

1 comment:

  1. Oh nice. I like the concept of the colour scheme, very interesting.

    And with snow bases your opponents will need to wear sunglasses when playing you.

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