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, 29 November 2015

Belated Hungarians

Just watching the DBMM Yahoo Group, and I see there is some discussion about Hungarian heraldry. I thought I would point people at the ones I did for the Hungarian Ally in my Wallachian army, and realised I hadn't posted any pics of these finished figures. Picture quality not the best, and I see that two lances need a touch up after a tool-box accident turned them into spaghetti.

Stephen Bathory

Matthias Corvinus

Matthias again - showing rear caparison


Hungarian wedge


  1. I am going to steal your coat of arms ideas for my own Hungarians when I get around to doing the pavises that will be protecting my warwagon horses!

  2. Please feel free... most of them were adapted from Armies and Enemies of the Middle Ages. Book 2 has some pretty good shield details.