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.

15mm Ancients/Medieval Teutonic Orders

The following are some pictures of my Teutonic Orders. All figures are 15mm Essex Miniatures. Basing is a combination of the Baccus Basing System, then Bicarbonate of Soda, and lots of sprays of artists lacquer to seal the Bicarb. It is extremely hydrophilic (loves water) and will also yellow over time unless completely sealed.  The larger arrays are of the DBMM army which includes a Holsteiner Ally General.

The Head of the Order plus his Standard Bearer and Trumpeter.

The Knights of the Order, with Knechte at rear left.


Foot Spearmen (Sergeants), with Archer Support.

Crossbowmen, surprisingly effective!
Turcopoles, then Holsteiners, then Teutons, Knechte in background
The Camp

Red Command, Blue Command, yellow Command, then Holsteiners

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