There's a wargames show 'Targe' coming up in Kirriemuir, home of J.M.Barrie, and just a short drive up the road.
So me and the nephew, the one who scalped Custer at Skelp, are going to take a drive up there on 12 November. And they have a painting competition, including the 'Black Watch Trophy', for a single figure, any scale, of British troops.
Funnily enough, I had a Black Watch officer from the American War of Independence in the Stash, and as I was feeling a bit under the weather, and not up to doing much else, I slapped some paint on him this afternoon. Having photographed him though, the camera is unforgiving!
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.