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, 3 January 2015

Morning Workbench

Feeling suitably virtuous after cleaning out the pantry, this is the workspace. A book on US airborne. Thanks Kym. The antique (well, actually vintage 1978) Matchbox panzer IV, a bucketful of 1/1200 French and Dutch napoleonic ships, and finally the 15mm Hungarians for Cancon 


  1. A very mixed set of models! Good luck!

  2. Later I added some medieval cogs and painted some flags, just to prevent boredom :-)