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.

6mm or 1/285 World War II

I have an insatiable appetite for 6mm (1/285) models from GHQ. Over time, I seem to have accidentally collected quite a few. For WWII, I have a number of armies. I have also enjoyed painting air support as well.
British 1940 (BEF in France) (no pics as yet - but lovely little Vickers Light tanks, Matilda, and Cruisers)

British 1944 (Normandy, Typoons by Raiden


British 1941 (Western Desert)- Air Support: Hurricanes by Raiden, Blenheim by Scotia









French Army 1940 Air Support, an Amiot by Scotia




German Army 1940 (France) by Raiden
German Army 1941 (Western Desert) by Raiden, Stuka by Scotia

German Army 1941 (Barbarossa)


German Army 1944 (Normandy) - no pictures available


For rules, I very much enjoy the Blitzkrieg Commander rules from Specialist Military Publishing, which are a lot of fun to play, and pretty much match my expectations based on too many years of books and comics. The only drawback for me, as they are not dissimilar from the Warmaster system, they do mean you sometimes need to roll handfuls of dice.

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