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 or 1/285 Sci-FI

Having BKC & CWC, it seemed only natural to try their partner set for Future (Sci-Fi) combat, Future War Commander.

My first set were a bunch of (as yet unidentified) models bought cheap from some dodgy bloke down the Club...  (Apologies Dave). Which included a few walkers, a bunch of infantry, and some Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC). They are languishing in the study, as I got distracted, (ooh shiney!) by the Brigade Models South African Confederation models. Very Nice. So far they have been pretty successful.

I also lashed out some considerable funds, and bought myself a stupidly large amount of very beautiful, but pricey Dark Realm Miniatures Pax Arcadians. Beautiful minis, but still in the painting queue.

As a backup, if I ever feel like playing the bad guys, I also acquired a very large number of the GW slimey bug things.. which make excellent 6mm Aliens.

I will definitely be playing some more FWC soon.. and I am still looking for those elusive 6mm Model 577 APC and figures for my Colonial Marines. In the meantime, I did a bit of kitbashing, and came up with an approximation of a Colonial Marines Dropship.


  1. oooh crumbs, that is very nice.

  2. That dropship is awesome, I would love a few of those. Will have to visit the Bits Box and see whats available. Great work.

  3. Thanks for that. It was fun to do too.. and even got used in a game. see http://aleadodyssey.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/naas-first-action.html