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.

1/1200 Napoleonic Naval

Seeing as how I always support the underdog, I couldn't possibly have a British Fleet for Napoleonic Naval Warfare. So obviously, I have French...  The ships are all Langton's 1/1200, and I have tried the Trafalgar Rules from Warhammer Historical, but they don't really do it for me. My own preference is for the Langton's "Signal Close Action" Fast Play set. They give a lovely fast game without too much complexity, but the various events and special actions really create an exciting narrative. (Although I am not sure how often I have to sink the HMS Swiftsure.. that thing has nine lives.)

From Left, a 74 (3rd Rate), 64 (4th Rate), 22 Gun Frigate, and 40 Gun Frigate

L'Intrepide in Action.

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