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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.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Respect the Psiloi!

Those of you familiar with the Fanaticus Forum (DBA) will probably be familiar with the phrase. I finally added some Psiloi to the Franco-Scots. The DBA list just says 'Psiloi' - and the figures I used for Landwaster last week were just generic peasants. 

The DBMM2 list makes some French crossbowmen compulsory, but in keeping with the idea that this is basically a Scots army with a few French along, and that formed crossbowmen didn't seem to have had much of an impact in the battles I am interested in, I decided to do these as skirmishers (Psiloi in DBx terminology).

All Corvus Belli figures, and I still have a load of these unpainted if I elect to change the army composition. Plus I have added another seven Knight elements, three of which will be generals.

The Psiloi 'en masse'
'Mr de Mille, I'm ready for my close-up'
Bruce, Fraser & Anderson

Murray, Maxwell & Johnson

French: Culant, Gaucort & Coutes

Scots General: Douglas with Scrymgeour the standard bearer

Scots General: Hay with Graham the standard bearer




French General: Alencon & Giresme the standard bearer

Obviously, some basing required, but making steady progress. The whole army only needs another 16 elements completed plus 14 dismounted knight elements. Onwards... 



6 comments:

  1. Very nice! That base/hightlight white combination you use is very striking. Those bases look great too. Is that a magnetic material you use underneath?

    Great looking army so far!

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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  2. Hi Aaron, thanks for the kind words. Yes, the bases are ones I purchase locally from Dean at Olympian Games, they are laser cut ply with a magnetic base. Most of my transport is done using metal tool boxes, and these stick very well (almost too well at times).

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  3. Looking great, Doug. Well done. I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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  4. Did yo get more Xbow or are those repurposed from the few I gave you? Because if the latter, they look so much better now!

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  5. Hi John, no, I had some other crossbow figures. I will be painting some up as Genoese and some as French formed bowmen. Progress is steady rather than spectacular. Some Highland archers next, and I may also sneak some Highland axemen on to the painting queue.

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  6. Some ideas for my few Scots knights to do for some variety. I am part pay through nine figures and have another three for the King to do. Mostly generic of course as I dont intend to follow strict history and will use them to break up the boredom in Crusader armies

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