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, 12 March 2014

Gauls & Others done

Reasonably happy with how these turned out, though matching the bases on some of my more elderly Essex warband wasn't entirely successful. Close enough though.

The 'sinew' helmets, or whatever they are (second right and left above), I opted to paint a very pale tan colour. Not sure what the best colour choice might have been, grey perhaps. But it might have been a bit dull.

More work, such as reins, and some highlights for the horses would probably be worth doing, although, I have run out of time for the game tonight. I have seen dental tape recommended, so I may have a go at that in due course.

And the rest of the chariots, a mix of Corvus Belli and Warmodelling. The latter are a bit bigger, but the Corvus Belli ones especially, mix well with my existing Essex chariots.

So now I have 240 points of Gauls for DBMM (Book II/11), suitable for Wintercon in July, although I shall see how they go, perhaps Alexandrian Macedonian would have been a better choice. I certainly don't want to face a load of Knights or Elephants, which would slaughter my Warbands.


  1. Warbands worried about knights or elephants? Bah! If they're worried they should be Aux(I), not warband! :-P

    I do like the Spanish mate - very nice.

    Next up from me - the 6mm NRL Cataphracts ;-)

  2. I liked the Cats... and actually, I reckon the Spanish look better in the flesh, the photos don't do them justice! (I may be slightly biased)