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.

Monday, April 22, 2024

Blood on the Sands at ShireCon

 Had a great day at ShireCon, or the Little MOAB, as I like to call it. Had a lot of interested people play a game or two and got to play test some new gladiator classes to boot.


Sunday, February 11, 2024

Blood on the Sands Custom Dice

 A good mate has made me a few sets of prototype dice for Blood on the Sands. I'm very keen to try them out when next demoing BotS. Each player only requires a set of six dice, and although the dice are not necessary to play BotS, I think they add a heap of theme to the game and make determining what actions your gladiator can take much easier for new players. They will also serve as a great aid during the process of finding a manufacturer.


Thursday, November 9, 2023

Blood on the Sands - Gladiator Class Guide

In Blood on the Sands, there are six distinct gladiator classes, known as armaturae. Understanding the nuances that differentiate these classes might be challenging for those unacquainted with the game. To bridge this gap, I've created a guide to help identify the distinctions between each class.
If anyone is interested in trying out Blood on the Sands and still hasn't joined, please head over to the
Blood on the Sands Facebook page.

More Gladiators for the Blood on the Sands Ludus

 I have added some new recruits to my ludus. The Foundry figures I have had for maybe 20 years sitting amongst my shameful lead pile. These were deemed "not very useful" by my younger self - including "triumphant", dead and wounded gladiators. I know now they will make for some nice imagery in my arena. The Crusader murmillo and retiarius have been on the to do list for years as well.




Saturday, October 14, 2023

Blood on the Sands Free Quick Start

I have just made a free Blood on the Sands Quick Start version available for anyone to download and try out. Just go to the Blood on the Sands Facebook page and follow. I would love to hear people's thoughts and experiences with the game. I'll leave you with some random images of my arena and some games of BotS in progress.