Recently, two teams from Brush and Boltgun took part in the Throne of Skulls: Doubles weekend at Warhammer World in Nottingham. This is the tale of how Adam and Dave, aka. the Astra Militarum team ’21 Command Points!’ got on…. So what is it? The Throne of Skulls: Doubles tournament weekends are held fairly regularly… More Brush and Boltgun: Tournament Report. B&B at the Doubles!
Welcome to the next big thing in fantasy gaming! Or at least that’s my opinion. At Brush and Boltgun, we love Saga and have been awaiting a Fantasy version of it since it was hinted in the Saga II Rulebook, with pictures of Chaos Dwarfs and demons in what we thought was going to be… More A Quick Look- Saga: Age of Magic
Two months on from my last post, what have I achieved? The answer, not very much! There has definitely been a lot of work, unfortunately mainly in my office and not on this army. That said, I am now in a perfect position to start up with a true batch painting schedule. Why, I hear… More Army Challenge: Seven Years War Prussians pt.2
This year, I fancied something a bit different. Whilst the guys are doing March to War, I didn’t fancy another Games Workshop army. I already have painted armies for the Raven Guard, Imperial Guard, Orks and Tyranids to 2000 points or more and, as cool as the miniatures are, I’m not a fan of the… More Army Challenge: Seven Years War Prussians
As the guys at Brush and Boltgun know, I’m not the guy to show you how to paint display standard models. I don’t have the patience, skill or ability to see colours enough to sit there and meticulously layer a model to look like it’s about to get off the table and stab you with… More Start to Finish: Perry Miniatures’ French Dragoons (pt. 1)
After two months of hard hobbying, how have we all got on with our Hobby Guilt challenges? Who has made progress, who has got distracted and who will be painting the same stuff well into 2019? The answer is, all of us, actually! If you would like to check our first post to see the… More Hobby Guilt Round-up 2018
So here’s to another Hobby Guilt post. It’s nearly Christmas, the goose is getting fat and we still have a tonne of unpainted models! It’s Adam and Dave up again to attempt to show some progress towards the targets they set themselves at the start of November. If you want to see where they were… More Hobby Guilt- Post 7
So we are over half way along our Hobby Guilt period now. Everyone is working on very different armies and, as you may have seen, we are also prone to getting a little distracted! This week it is Dave and Adam’s turn to show what they have been working on. For their last update you… More Hobby Guilt- Post 5
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
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)
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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)
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.
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
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!
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
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 is over! The strange feeling that I should be painting every spare hour I get is receding and it is time for something to fill that hobby void. Over the last few weeks, we have put quite a bit up about Saga II and the new edition of the rules. I have… More What a Saga!
It’s the penultimate March to War post. Possibly. As it stands it’s the final one for just Adam and I, after which there could be one more from Mike and Dave, and then a final post from all of us. It’s bringing about feelings of horror, excitement and dread. Rob This week I was feeling… More March to War 2018 – 11th Update
Hello! Thank you for reading this product review on Brush and Boltgun. For clarification, this is a review of two products, the SAGA Rulebook and the SAGA Viking Age Sourcebook, that were both released at the same time. You will need both to play Viking Age games, and therefore the review mixes the two products… More Product Review: SAGA II
It’s week eight, and we’re moving quickly through the second half of the challenge. We’ve had a fair bit of distraction this past week, with two nights spent playing some Malign Portents games of Age of Sigmar. If you haven’t played Age of Sigmar, we recommend you give it a crack, it’s simple, with added… More March to War – Update 7
I have been painting quite a lot of World War Two vehicles in the last year, both for my Italian and Russian armies. This was before I joined the guys at B&B so I hadn’t done any tutorials, nor did I think I would as tanks are limited to one per army in this system.… More How To: Whitewash Vehicles
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
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
Adam: 2017 has been an interesting year for hobby. Most of my successes are stacked towards the front half of the year, as a new job in May began stealing most of my weekends due to travelling around the country, slowing down production on my armies. Whilst I often take things away with me to… More Brush and Boltgun 2017 Roundup