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.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Whoo Whooo- here comes the Fire Engine!

For those of you playing 28mm WW2 stuff or even VBCW, a new magazine can be found in the newsagents called ‘Fire Engines of the World’ 
- the first issue comes with a model of the Leyland K34 Fire Engine, supposedly in 1/50 scale, but looks small for 1/50 and would make a great model either for a Dad’s Army episode, or with a small paint touch-up as a French Fire Engine of the period.

Cost.. $4.95 - a bargain.


  1. Methinks I'd better get one of these...thanks!

  2. you've been liebstered