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.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Blasphemy!

I'm really not sure whether Nephew no 1 gets this whole wargamer thing; oh sure, he plays, he has a drawer full of tanks, but the other day I caught him throwing out the remains of the Flames of War - Open Fire box..   including a few infantry, some Pak 40 and even 3 Stug III.

Throwing out!

THROWING OUT!!!

What kind of wargamer actually throws things out? I mean, next thing he will be saying he doesn't need things, and then not buying new stuff. It's the thin edge of the wedge, the end of civilisation as we know it, unheard of, unthinkable. I just shake my head in wonder,

So naturally; despite the fact that in Oz, I have WW2 aplenty in 6mm and 1/72 or 20mm, and here I have been building forces in 28mm, I had to rescue those poor unloved figures & models. The Stugs had already had a basic paint job, but I thought that I might tart them up a bit. So - a lick of paint and accessories later..





Pretty happy with how these look, though looking at the pictures, I realise I need to finish the tracks, and add mud. But not too bad for some poor neglected models due for disposal...

6 comments:

  1. Doug, your concern to preserve is admirable. But you do know where this will lead.

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  2. Throwing out? Not needing new toys? Not buying new stuff?

    England will fall! ... From north of the border, would that be a bad thing? LOL

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    1. And we don't want England to fall, that would be bad for business..

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  3. Well, I think I might be able to resist expanding the 15mm WW2. I have painted a couple of Allied AFVs just for a giggle and because I was given them for free. So maybe I should just work on the principle of not doing 15mm unless it is free...

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  4. Throw out. Throw. Out. What do these words mean?

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    1. Does not compute.. i know, but these youngsters are weird.

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