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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.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Foolish WSS 6mm

So I rather incautiously said I would give Phil Barker's 'Horse Foot & Guns' rules a go at the club next week...  one small problem..  I have a load of 6mm stuff lying around, none of which has been finished. I raked out the Marlburian or 'War of the Spanish Succession' Baccus ...   two days later -





Cavalry, artillery and command to follow..   it's true, you can churn these chaps out very quickly... and they look terrific. Flags are also by Baccus, with a bit of 'treatment' to make them look like there's a wind blowing.

I just paste them together with white glue around a wire, bend them into shape, then touch up the edges with the closest paint match I can find.

4 comments:

  1. Looking good,Doug. I am keen to see the finished units with the bases decorated.

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  2. Very nicely done; wish I could complete them as quickly and as neat,y painted.

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  3. Thanks Guys, I rather like these figures, though they have now been re-cast, the originals are very nice. I find Baccus really easy to paint, tough if I was taking more time, I would wash the faces and muskets, then go back and highlight nose, fingers and chin. It makes a huge difference to the final look of the figure and it is only a couple of dabs of paint, very easy to do. The other thing I find is that the human eye is very forgiving. It sees what you want it to see, so effectively filters out some of the mistakes.

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  4. They look great Doug. Painting 6mm in volume is easy, but painting them well isn't as easy as it looks. You have managed to do both.

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