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.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

More Franco-Scots

Working away to finish some more Franco-Scots, these are all French Knights, today I got in a solid few hours, with a detour to watch 'The Force Awakens'.  The solid few hours got me from the horse base colour, through adding a wash, blocking and highlighting. These are pretty much done.

Next I match up some riders...

And here's 6 French Knights..


  1. So, what did you make of The Force Awakens?

  2. Pretty good, very much a homage to the original. PS - added some more Knights above.. I'm pretty pleased I can knock off 8 elements of complex painting in two days (2 not pictured). Basing and banners yet to come of course.

  3. Great work, even considering this scale.