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.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Milanese Banners c1500

I tried to source Milanese flags for my Condotta, but found it a bit of a challenge. So in the end I hunted around the sources, and spent the day applying paint; not only to figures, but also some banners. Example:

So here they are:

Please feel free to download for your own use. Right click and select 'save link as'.


  1. Your banners are beautiful, but if you want more I suggest you check out Pete Smith's blog, Pete's Flags, or go onto E Bay, and put in Renaissance banners, which should lead to Pete's site. His cloth flags are first rate.

  2. Thanks Robbie. Looks like Pete was using the same sources ! His flags do indeed look beautiful, but I rather like painting/making things myself wherever possible, and these were free, (other than about 4 hours painting).