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.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

War Galley

This is a scratch-built galley I have been working on for a while. It is for a game I'm planning on that will hopefully include lots of different factions each with a ship, kind of like what you'd find in a Warhammer Ahoy! game. Kinda.
Although modeled on a small Roman Liburna, the model is not meant to depict an actual historical warship. It just has to look the part of an ancient galley. It is made primarily from foamboard, balsa and mdf. Scaled for 28mm, it is nearly 15" long and 3"wide. It is of course still a WIP.

From bow to stern she measures near 15"

Cross section of the bow and ram

Cross section of the layered foamboard
The deck is scored balsa wood
The mast is removable
The stern is made from an mdf letter "J"
The boarding ramp (corvus) made from parts from a Warbases balcony
The ramp can be lowered

And can support the weight of miniatures on it
The corvus is removable to make way for...
...war machines - Warbases scorpions

Warbases ballista

Warbases onager

Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Skirmish on the NWF

Had a good game of Triumph & Tragedy set in the NWF, loosely based on the TSATF scenario "the Patrol" and inspired by this Last Stand Dan post. The idea is that a British patrol must repair a sabotaged telegraph cable within a small village while the dastardly Pathans come down from the hills and cause them havoc. Unfortunately I had to guess on the exact numbers of Pathans compared to British and rightly ballsed it up! The Brits made short work of the Pathans and were never truly threatened. To add injury to insult the Bengal cavalry reinforcements arrived on turn 1, the ancient Pathan cannon exploded on the first shot and when a furious mob of tribesmen finally did swarm the British screw gun, the wily Lieutenant chose to detonate the explosives he had hidden there, denying them the satisfaction. All in all a fun game with need of some tweaks to make it playable.