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.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

DBA3 at the Club

So 4 of us got together at the club to give DBA3 a run, John and I had played the draft version as part of the development group, but Nick and Michael were new to DBA3.

 Round 1 - my Sasanians versus Nick's Parthian

 The Parthians do something ungentlemanly - manouevre.

 The end - Nick had terrible combat dice.

Early Samurai civil war. The followers are doing much of the fighting.  But this has to stop as the big boys get involved.

And the combat dice desert Nick again.

Lots of fun.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Outpost Cog

A quick sample Pic of one of the Outpost Medieval Cogs rigged and painted. I must stop using hairy thread.

The figure is a Lancashire Games 15mm Goth - for scale purposes.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Giant Stompy Robots

Was having a conversation with Michael the other day and we were talking Future War Commander or FWC. I am donating him some EM4 robot walkers and decided to build up my remaining ones. So here they are. Giant Stompy Robots, what's not to like?

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

AWI Samples

Includes Redbox Highlander, House of Campaign Grenadier and Light Infantryman, Italeri Native American and Light Dragoon. The cannon is tiny, like a battalion gun, and the Italeri stuff is quite large, but shouldn't be noticeable on separate bases.