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, 7 January 2015

Ral Partha Empire Fleet

Some time ago, I was looking for medieval naval to use with my DBMM armies. 

Pictures on the Ral Partha Europe site of their 'Empire' fleet looked promising and were pretty cheap. 

They arrived today and I am delighted with them. Lovely clean casts, well proportioned. They are quite small, the Galleas is about 3cm long, the Galleon about 35mm. Sails are moulded onto separate masts. The cogs are ideal for late medieval while the galleon and Galleas look a bit later. I'm no naval expert, but I would say 16th century. Very happy with these. 


  1. Does this count in your lead pile reduction campaign for 2015 or ... ;-)

  2. Yes... they were ordered in 2014... :-)