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.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Death's Door & WIP

So I have been sick for the last 5 days with the most hideous cold/flu thing I have ever had in my life, and today, though I am still off work, I managed to put in some productive time. A few shots of the WIP. Figures have been cleaned and glued (mostly), although I have deferred adding some of the cast weapons to the Vikings till I sort out a source for spears.

Top to bottom, some junks (Eureka), Sui/Tang Bolt-Shooters (Khurusan), SAGA Vikings of various descriptions (Gripping Beast), and bottom, some Essex Sui Chinese. 

Bondi, Jomsvikings and Ulfedhnar (that's Berserkers to you..)

The junks and artillery, and a stray sailing ship.

Viking Warlord and Scots Chieftain. I really like the Scots Chieftain. I am not confident of my painting abilities in 28mm, but I am looking forward to painting this guy.

The only thing I want to source is some sturdy spears for 25mm figures. The cast ones that come with the Gripping Beast figures will get all bent out of shape in no time. Suggestions welcomed..