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.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

New Medieval Army in 15mm

I am starting to build up a new army in 15mm for the Later Medieval period in DBMM2.  Last week was very productive, with 23 mounted elements completed, and this week, the remaining 41 foot elements are on the painting table.

I am hoping this one will be my Cancon 2015 army, but this year, I am aiming to have it finished in good time, so I can play a couple of games before the convention, unlike just about every other year, where my army still smells of spray varnish on the morning of the tournament.

Here's this week's painting challenge:

Lots of Bow, Artillery, and sundry others...

This one is a general, and the portrait below is a hint...  


  1. Good luck. A friend has just finished a Scottish Medieval Army and it looks great. My old Tin Soldier Burgundians are desperately in need of some reinforcements.

  2. Thanks for that. The flesh and basic metal colours were done this afternoon, next up the base colours. I am restricting my palette to basically red, yellow, grey and brown. I rather like how the end result looks on the mounted so far. The figures are a mix of Essex, Mirliton, and some QR figures. They do rather nice heavily armoured crossbowmen, handgunners and some men at arms in their Polish range that work well for Balkan Voynuks.

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  4. Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula