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 - "Indostan: 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, February 21, 2010

Assault Group Ottoman Gun

For lack of a better one, I purchased an Assault Group Renaissance Ottoman cannon for use as an Indian fill in. They are a bit expensive, but the price does include postage to Australia, so not too bad. I think it fits the bill and I plan on getting a couple more soon. (Click the images to enlarge)


5 comments:

abdul666 said...

A great model and a very good-looking crew.
Being an aficionado of the Lace Wars I was very excited to see those soldiers in tricorns: do you intend to play the French & Indian Wars *in India*?

Best wishes,
Jean-Louis
aka Louys de Monte-Cristo

Furt said...

Hey Louys de Monte-Cristo,

Thanks for the compliment. We do indeed intend to do a British in "Indostan" Imagi-nation campaign, based loosely around Clive's exploits in India,circa 1750'ish.

abdul666 said...

Furt,

creators of Lace Wars Imagi-Nations have in the Emperor vs Elector collective blog "a genial location for imaginary nations of the Eighteenth Century to carry out diplomatic affairs . . .". The blog currently has 77 contributors (though some of them are rather dormant, under the harsh pressures and requirements of 'The Real World ™') representing some 115 fictional 18th C. countries.

Actually each solo wargamer (or local group) carries on his campaign independantly, yet 'EvE' is more than a board to post -already enoyable, inspirational and stimulating- 'flashnews from our Country' : interactions may, for those wishing so, go further. Many of them enjoy to mention now and then events or characters from another member's creation -the supposed actions of Vile Stagonian agents are specially popular. Occasionally one may take direct inspiration from the actions of the 'ruler' of another 'Eveurope' country: a Tradgarlander (English player) descent on the Shetlands prompted another (American) group to start a new Jacobite rebellion in Scotland. Players may exchange characters, possibly represented in miniature: gentlemen (and at least a not so gentle woman spy) from various Imagi-Nations are taking part to the Jacobite campaign. Another genial type of interaction at 'EvE' level is the battle by proxy: when a battle occurs between forces belonging to two members living thousands mile appart, the battle is 'fought' by a neutral third party.

Time and space are elastic in the 'EvE' avatar of the Multiverse, and the borders with 'alternate history' are fuzzy: Germania and Gross Hesse-Seewald ARE France and Prussia, and may casually be referred to a such. No member 'owns' Austria, Great Britain or Russia but several have forces from these countries and collectively run (part of the possible) actions of Maria-Theresa, King George and Catherine II in 'our' Europe.
Thus there is no real difference between Imagi-Nations and 'historical' Countries involved in 'not so historical' campaigns: 'your' British campaign in India would perfectly be associated with the 'Emperor vs Elector' collective setting. Btw at least a member of our 'League of Lace Wars Imagi-Nations' will soon send an expedition to the Indian subcontinent.

We hope to see you there: if you are tempted, Jeff Hudelson -owner and manager / moderator of 'EvE'- can be contacetd at: bluebear at uniserve dot com (at = @, dot = . delete spaces, of course).

Best regards,
Jean-Louis

Furt said...

Jean-Louis,
I've been looking into EvE of late and it all looks very intriguing.
Thanks

abdul666 said...

Batrachia and the Soweiter League are more likely to send groups of daring 'free lancers' than a fully-fledged expedition under a 18h C. General Pettygree.