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, 22 February 2016

More WSS Foolishness

Here come the cavalry.. so now I have to tart up the flags, and do 30 bases before Thursday... Should be a doddle..

The army arrayed..  


  1. Well done, Doug. As I plan 6mm ACW armies, I would be keen to learn how you decorate the bases.

  2. Very simply Vince - dowse liberally in white glue - I find a flat brush is great for letting me get in between the ranks without covering the bottoms of coats - dunk in fine sand with a few pieces of grit mixed through. Then stain with a mixture of black/brown wash. Random white glue dabs and static grass. I may add some small tufts as well.