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.


These guys are from the Geezers Range from KillerB Games, which is designed to let you game 1970s cop shows. I had a lot of fun painting these, and hunting for models to match (the observant may notice the Sweeney Granada  in the background), but so far their only outing has been bug-hunting using the Ganesha Games Fear & Faith Rules. Lots of fun, and we discovered bugs don't like sawn-off shotguns..


Big Ted

Chuck Ronson

Grotty Barry

"You're nicked me son..."

Shotgun Stan


  1. They need an Audi Quattro to fire up, Barry looks like Gene Hunt to me.

  2. Hmm.. a Quattro might be fun, but I am still looking for a 77 Cortina for a certain weedy detective.