Welcome to "Adventures in Lead", a blog dedicated to the hobby of miniature wargaming. The figures and terrain on this site are mainly for a campaign set in exotic "Indostan", a distant land bearing remarkable similarities to 18th century India during the Seven Years War. Bits and pieces from other projects may pop up here as well from time to time, including colonials, gladiators, pirates, dinosaur-hunting and even some RPG'ing.
The actual campaign journal and after action reports for the Indostan campaign can be found on their own blog - "The Jewel in the Crown", the link to which is found by clicking the small image below-left.
If you do find anything remotely interesting on this blog please leave a comment, it's what keeps these sites going and their authors motivated - Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Some Old Pics for Blood on the Sands

While working on Blood on the Sands I was looking through one of my image folders with heaps of pics from our play test games. There are so many pictures with stories that have now unfortunately been lost to my memory, but were no doubt worth taking at the time. It's been a while in between posts, so I thought I should share a couple of them here.

Charon at the gates

A Hoplomachus and Murmillo face off

Spiked palus and dropped weapon counters

Close up

An optimistic Murmillo in his first match against a Thraex

A dead optimistic Murmillo

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Gunners Painting Service

A heads up about an Aussie painting service launching over at Gunners Wargaming Blog. Gunner is a fellow New South Welshman who up until recently has only ever done commissions for friends.

Gunner is currently running a give away to help promote his new painting service. The offer is for some free painted miniatures and can be found here. How could I pass up on that!

Gunners prices can be found here, and seem very reasonable.

There are some nice examples of Gunners' work displayed there, which includes some green stuff conversions as well. 

Good luck with the venture mate.

 28mm Napoleonics


15mm SciFi

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Blood on the Sands to be Published!

For what has seemed like an eternity, I have finally secured a publishing contract for my gladiator game, "Blood on the Sands".


Some time ago, I was graciously approached  by a publisher, who had taken an interest in BotS while perusing this blog and the lengthy LAF post here. An avid gamer himself, he liked the look of the game, but more importantly he understood the plight I faced - that of not knowing how to complete this body of work alone.
After a period of play testing and a thorough deconstruction of the rules, the publisher agreed that we had a product here. More importantly, a product that was fun and evoked passion and excitement from his players. What more could I ask?

Now the contract is signed, sealed and delivered, the proper work can begin - to bring this thing home, FINALLY. It has been a long and sometimes bumpy road, and we aren't quite there yet, but sometime in the near future those who have shown an interest in playing Blood on the Sands will have that opportunity...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Bandits of Putpari




The game was played on the 26th July using the Sharp Practice rules. I played the role of the Putpari Bandits and Umpire, while Dave played the English.
Dave did a great job of holding off the bandits, although the English did suffer quite a few casualties. The funniest moment was when Mr. Lovejoy sped off with his daughter to the safety of the farm, but realised they did not have any soldiers with them and had to leave again.
In an attempt to lessen the lengthy writeup that usually accompanies an Indostan game, I have replaced the text with a lengthy string of images instead, "comic-book" style.I have had some comments that the stories were too long, so I'd love to hear what people's opinions are about the change of format. Hope you enjoy it!

Previous scenario here.