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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Friday, November 9, 2012

More Royal Navy Sailors

With our first game of Sharp Practice in a LONG time drawing near, I have painted up some more Foundry pirates to fill the role of more Jolly Jack Tars (an interesting link on that term). They now number around 20 in total, including the totally inappropriate (but lovely) Napoleonic lot, all together making two nice Groups for Sharp Practice. Sailors' fighting prowess is treated with some seriousness in Sharp Practice, the rowdy lot being quite dangerous in close quarters. The following is taken from the rules :-
Matelots will use a wide variety of weaponry, pistols, muskets, cutlasses, marlin spikes, axes and boarding pikes. These will be vicious and nasty in fisticuffs and will scare the living daylights out of any sane landsman. In fisticuffs sailors so armed will get an enhanced number of dice, fighting with three dice for every two men (rounding up where required) before any other adjustments are made in the Fisticuffs section. If they win the enemy’s reaction will be one level worse. For example “Defeated by 2” becomes “Defeated by 3”.
They were all painted with "house paints" and Army Painter. (Click the images to enlarge)

The new "Jolly Jack Tars".

The group shot.


  1. 'Morning to you Sir. These sea-dogs are very nicely decked out in their best finery and very well armed for a confrontation or two. Super good work!

  2. A fearsome bunch of sea dogs. Nicely done Sir.

  3. Looking good!
    And I'm glad to hear some of your excellent Sharp Practice games are coming up! Looking forward to it!

  4. House paints????? My word they have turned out well. A great looking crew, I look forward to reading about the SP games.

  5. Thanks to you all for the nice comments.


  6. They look great. I lile the limited number of colours you used