Saga Sunday: Poles Apart 3. A Useable Force

For a project that was meant to finish mid-October, I have some explaining to do. Alas, with these things life and sometimes massive hobby distractions get in the way. In this case, It was definitely the former, ripping the spare room out and starting from scratch. Now that’s out the way, I am finally able… More Saga Sunday: Poles Apart 3. A Useable Force

How to Paint: Quick and Easy Horses (Part 2 of 2)

Carrying on from my previous post on painting horses, we continue to go for a quick and easy look, a gaming standard suitable for the battlefield. Last time we covered getting the base colours and highlights on the flesh, mane and tail. This time we are going to look at the detailing that really makes… More How to Paint: Quick and Easy Horses (Part 2 of 2)

The Brush and Boltgun Hallowe’en Special

Booo! Welcome to our special Hallowe’en post! As Hallowe’en was on a Wednesday this year, we thought it would be a good opportunity to post about some spooky miniatures or scenery we’ve been working on, to keep things on Ghosts and ghouls aplenty.   Adam Asked to contribute something to our Halloween post was a… More The Brush and Boltgun Hallowe’en Special

How to Paint: Quick and Easy Horses (Part 1 of 2)

I have always had an affinity with cavalry-heavy armies, having started my first Empire army at age six. Cavalry units have always been exciting , their rapid movement and generally powerful abilities make them the focal point of the army. Not only that, the horse makes them tower over their footslogging comrades, so they are also a… More How to Paint: Quick and Easy Horses (Part 1 of 2)

Saga Sunday – Poles Apart 2: How to Paint Individual Models as Part of a Unified Force

For my  Saga: Age of Crusades Polish army, I decided to give myself until mid-October to get everything finished. Three weeks later, I think I am roughly on track. If you fancy taking a trip back in time (as in three weeks ago, not to Medieval Poland!), then you can have a look here. Last… More Saga Sunday – Poles Apart 2: How to Paint Individual Models as Part of a Unified Force

Poles Apart: Saga Age Of Crusades Polish

So, there’s a new boy in town in the Saga Universes. He’s a bit bigger, better dressed and armoured than the old guy and MUCH more religious. Yes, Studio Tomahawk have updated their Crescent and Cross Supplement and the result is Saga: Age of Crusades! This supplement has been around for a few months now,… More Poles Apart: Saga Age Of Crusades Polish

Saga Sunday – Battle Report: Carolingians vs Anglo-Danes

Thoroughly buoyed up by our last Saga game, Rob and I immediately reset the table and moved on to another game. This time, it was the turn of the Carolingians to face off against those fearsome Anglo-Danes. Would they have the success of their Byzantine colleagues and be able to force the Kings of the… More Saga Sunday – Battle Report: Carolingians vs Anglo-Danes

Saga Sunday – Battle Report: Byzantines vs Anglo-Danes

It was a humid August evening when 6 point armies of Byzantines and Anglo-Danes faced off on the outskirts of Bewerden, to thrash out a disagreement over a spilt flagon, a mislaid haunch of lamb and the rights to baths with underfloor heating. When Adam rolled for a random rule/event it left us getting double… More Saga Sunday – Battle Report: Byzantines vs Anglo-Danes

Army Showcase: Ptolemaic Egyptians (Macedonian Successors)

Something a bit different for today’s post! 28mm Ancients! My Ptolemaic Egyptian army was started for a campaign using the Warhammer Ancient Battles (WAB) rules. Remember them? You are old, like me! I had always liked the look of the Macedonians but liked the fact that their Successor armies were a bit more varied and exciting. This… More Army Showcase: Ptolemaic Egyptians (Macedonian Successors)

15mm Madness! Starting a Flames of War US Army.

Why? Why do I need another army? Why, in fact, do I need a whole new game system? On top of that, why do I need to start collecting an entirely different scale models? I am sure these are questions that all gamers ask themselves at some point in their gaming career. In the past,… More 15mm Madness! Starting a Flames of War US Army.

Age of Sigmar Battle Report: Empire vs Nurgle

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It was a warm June day when Adam’s Old Empire formed up against Rob’s Maggotkin of Nurgle in a 500 point scrap to the death. It was the first time we’ve faced off against each other. Rob – 500 points sounded like a lot when we first started playing. Turns… More Age of Sigmar Battle Report: Empire vs Nurgle

Carolingian Saga Post 4: The Last Post!

At the time of writing, we are now six weeks on from the start of my Saga challenge and I have succeeded beyond my wildest dreams. I have completed nine points of troops: eight of Carolingians and also a unit of mercenary Steppe Nomads! That is three units of Hearthguard: Five units of Warriors: One Warlord and… More Carolingian Saga Post 4: The Last Post!

Saga Sunday- Carolingians and Pesky Proelium

It is now five weeks since my first post regarding my Carolingian force. To be honest, the amount of progress I have achieved during this time came as a bit of a shock to me. I have been quite busy since I started painting them, thanks to work, and I have also found dealing with the non-uniform… More Saga Sunday- Carolingians and Pesky Proelium

Saga Sunday- Carolingians

One month on since my last post on Brush and Boltgun and I have managed to change a pile of unpainted metal Carolingians into, well, a partially painted pile of metal Carolingians! I have had great fun painting these models. I am a massive fan of some of the Gripping Beast miniatures, whilst others fall into the ‘questionable’… More Saga Sunday- Carolingians

March to War 2018 – 5th Update

The fifth week of March to war, and the first week of February. With maybe around eight weeks to go the time is ticking away fast. So far, everything is looking reasonably rosy, and everyone’s motivation still appears to be high, even if we’re being distracted by other projects… Rob After Mike and Dave’s post… More March to War 2018 – 5th Update

How to: Paint Cities of Death Buildings

Many moons ago, when the Cities of Death expansion and terrain came out, I ended up with two sets of the Imperial Sector box. These were built and sprayed grey with a car spray paint and left for years. I was always focussed on painting armies and terrain took the back seat. This was back… More How to: Paint Cities of Death Buildings

Hobby Guilt Season 3rd Update

Adam: Hi all. Apologies for missing last week’s instalment. Travelling with work got in the way, so all that really happened was that my models from Perry miniatures arrived, and there was much rejoicing. Unfortunately, this week’s progress hasn’t been particularly exciting either. This hobby challenge is definitely proving more of a grind than Blitzkrieg.… More Hobby Guilt Season 3rd Update