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, 10 March 2014

Wintercon - early thoughts

So this year, Wintercon will be in July in Canberra, and the thought is to run a DBMM Themed competition using 240 points a side.

So the eligible armies list is:

I/6        Early Bedouin
I/7         Early Libyan
I/36        Italian Hill Tribes
I/43        Kymmerian, Skythian, Early Hu (just Skythians and Messagetai)
I/47        Illyrian
I/48        Thracian
I/52        Early Hoplite Greek
I/54        Early Macedonian
I/55        Latin, Early Roman etc
I/56        Kyrenean Greek
I/57        Etruscan League
I/59        Tullian Roman
I/60        Early Archaemenid Persian
I/61        Early Carthaginian
I/62        Lykian
II/2        Mountain Indian
II/3        Classical Indian
II/5        Later Hoplite Greek
II/7        Later Achemenid Persian
II/8        Campanian etc
II/9        Syracusan
II/10       Camillan Roman
II/11       Gallic
II/8        Campanians Lucanians and Brutians
II/12       Alexander Macedonian
II/14       Ariarthid Kappadokian
II/15       Alexander Imperial
II/16       Asiatic Early Successors
II/17       Lysimachid
II/18       Macedonian Early Successors
II/19       Seleucid
II/20       Ptolemaic
II/22       Arabo Aramean
II/27       Pyrric
II/30       Galatian
II/31       Hellenistic Greeks
II/32       Later Carthaginian
II/33       Polybian Roman
II/34       Attalid Pergamene
II/35       Later Macedonian
II/37       Parthian
II/39       Ancient Spanish
II/40       Numidian or Early Moorish
II/44       Commagene
II/45       Sicilian and Italian Slave Revolts

And I have figures to do at least these:

I/48        Thracian
I/52        Early Hoplite Greek
II/3        Classical Indian
II/5        Later Hoplite Greek
II/7        Later Achmaenid Persian
II/11       Gallic
II/12       Alexander Macedonian
II/15       Alexander Imperial
II/16       Asiatic Early Successors
II/17       Lysimachid
II/18       Macedonian Early Successors
II/31       Hellenistic Greeks
II/32       Later Carthaginian
II/33       Polybian Roman
II/39       Ancient Spanish
II/40       Numidian or Early Moorish

So given what I assembled and stuck to painting bases today.. guess what I am considering?

Day 1
12 hours later...  Undercoated, flesh painted, Citadel Flesh Wash applied

2 comments:

  1. Hi Thomo, the theme is enemeies of the Greeks and Republican Romans... there is now some tinkering to see if elephants should be excluded.. :-) (they were enemies of the Macedonians).

    Of course, I am completely crazy and decided Gallic might be fun!

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