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.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Quick Update - Todays Painting

Ok, set myself the challenge of doing 6 elements today.. and ta da!   Basing obviously to come, but that is now the last Scottish elements for the Franco-Scots, plus two elements of 'Gros Varlets'.


Scottish Axemen


  1. I have been enjoying watching the Scots take shape. They are looking the business. The lower stress employment is coming through in your painting mate.

    Now I am trying to work out some low stress painting here ... actually, any stress painting would do at the moment :-)

  2. Not sure why, but the CB figures I am finding very easy to paint. The army itself isn't a complete no-hoper on table, and I have a certain affinity for it. Today has been the day for cleaning up some more castings (Essex) for Brigans and Ribauds, plus the very last two elements of CB Knights I was able to scrounge together. It looks like I will still need to use 6 elements of Essex, but better than I originally hoped for.