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.
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Monday, March 8, 2010

British Sloop

Here is another ship I made last year. At the time we had very little British worthy to tread her boards. That thankfully has changed. She is a small Sloop of a similar design to the Barbary Corsair Tartane. Foamboard provides the bulk of the ship, with layered cardboard making up the gunwales. The sails were a little tricky, but worth it in the end. At the time of her construction I had christened her the SHARKE, but she has since borne the name the WASP, given by her Captain Big Dave. (Click the images to enlarge)


  1. Great work! At the very same time good, 'realistic' -looking and perfectly adapted to wargaming: compliments.

  2. She "plays" very well. Originally designed for Legends of the High Seas, but of late we have not played that system. She will find use again against the pirates hat ply the seas of Indostan.

  3. Excellent ship-building! Compliments to the shipwrights!

  4. A nice little vessel! My compliments to her shipwright.