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 WSS (War of the Spanish Succession)

More beautiful little sculpts from Baccus on special (see the pattern here?).. a read of Churchill's biography of Marlborough, I decided I needed a WSS army. Time for Polemos WSS.

Not much of this one painted - 


  1. Indeed, their French opponents never did get an outing before being packed away for a four year peace! A rare finished project for me.

  2. When do you get back? I could always try and finish them by then ;-)

  3. Amazon is the worlds greatest aid to a figure manufacturers balance sheet :-)

    Mike L