The Hobby Guilt 2018 – Part 1

Welcome to another annual edition of Hobby Guilt, where we’ve realised that we really do have too many miniatures that need painting. With Christmas imminent, and we hope the arrival of many more models, we thought it would be best to finish off some of the things we already have. So let’s see what we… More The Hobby Guilt 2018 – Part 1

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

Necromunda Goliath Gang – The Misfits, part 1

When Necromunda first launched way back in the 90’s, I picked it up a few months later. At the time I didn’t have much money but I had to get it. I’d played it’s forerunner ‘Confrontation’ – the rules spread out over several issues of White Dwarf that I’d purchased off a mate – for… More Necromunda Goliath Gang – The Misfits, part 1

Kill Team – Genestealer Cult: The Creeping Death

With the recent release of Kill Team (unboxing video here), we’ve been more than a little excited about constructing our own Kill Teams and getting some games going. I’ve already got a work in progress Genestealer Cult army for Warhammer 40k – there’s a few early posts about them on here – and so the… More Kill Team – Genestealer Cult: The Creeping Death

Video – ‘Paint the Adeptus Titanicus Command Bastion, Plasma Generator and Void Shield Relay’

In this video I’ll be talking through a quick and easy method of painting up three of the Adeptus Titanicus battlefield assets to get them looking great for the tabletop. This video covers the Command Bastion, Plasma Generator and Void Shield Relay. It’s using a very limited number of colours, but the results are good.… More Video – ‘Paint the Adeptus Titanicus Command Bastion, Plasma Generator and Void Shield Relay’

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

Blood Bowl Goblins: The Peak-Pass Pulcinellas

Last September we completed a hobby challenge to paint up a Blood Bowl team for a future Brush and Boltgun Blood Bowl League – name undecided – and in the next few weeks we’ll be creating a Blood Bowl section on the site for all the league to be recorded. Before that happens, we’ve compiled… More Blood Bowl Goblins: The Peak-Pass Pulcinellas

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

A Newbie’s first step into Bolt Action and US Airborne box review

Well, after insisting I wasn’t going to start playing any new games or armies this year, or until I’d painted what I had (Hah!), I’ve since started an Anglo-Dane army for Saga and after seeing Adam and Dave discuss Bolt Action and sharing pictures of their armies, I took the plunge. I haven’t gone bounding… More A Newbie’s first step into Bolt Action and US Airborne box review

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.

How to: Paint Saga Anglo-Dane Warriors, Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the tutorial. If you’ve missed the first part, you can find it here. This is the final part for the Anglo-Dane warriors, but the techniques shown in these two posts can generally be used for the Gripping Beast Plastics shown, regardless of which army they belong to. The only difference… More How to: Paint Saga Anglo-Dane Warriors, Part 2

How to: Paint Saga Anglo-Dane Warriors, Part 1

Saga is a game I’ve recently gotten into, and you can see my first forays into Dark Age gaming here. Having painted up twelve hearthguard and twelve warriors for my Anglo Dane force, I decided to crack on and do a tutorial of the quick and easy way I paint them up. It’s allowed me… More How to: Paint Saga Anglo-Dane Warriors, Part 1

Saga Sunday: Anglo-Dane progress update and rules

Since the last update, I’ve been meaning to crack on with some Warhammer 30k stuff for our big game in July. Unfortunately I’ve been hooked on Saga, something which hasn’t helped the big game, but has meant I’ve made a lot of progress on my Anglo-Danes. The initial picture is set up almost identically to… More Saga Sunday: Anglo-Dane progress update and rules

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: Progress on the Anglo Danes

Well this week has been a fairly busy one, and not a whole lot of progress has been made on the Anglo-Danes. I spent a few nights painting up the shoulders for one of my Imperial Knights for Warhammer 40k/30k, then cut one of the Knight arms apart so I could magnetise the weapons and… More Saga Sunday: Progress on the Anglo Danes

Saga Sunday: A Beginner starting Anglo-Danes

When I read Adam’s post about Saga back in February (read it here) something got its hooks in me and wouldn’t let go. It could have been the pull of plastics that I don’t yet have waiting to be painted, but after reading about the rules and the game itself, I realised that I’d finally… More Saga Sunday: A Beginner starting Anglo-Danes

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

Saga II: the Saga continues…

As Adam mentioned last week, the new edition of Saga has come out and we are all a quite excited about it! Unfortunately, my beloved Normans have changed drastically; the mounted warriors in the list now have to be equipped with javelins, which makes them very susceptible to damage, and they are no longer fit… More Saga II: the Saga continues…

March to War 2018 – 10th Update

Ten updates! Count them, ten! That’s ten whole posts of hobby goodness from us here at the Brush and Boltgun. We’re well into the challenge now, with only a couple of weeks left for us to get 2018 points both built and painted. Let’s see how we’re getting on… Mike: I’m not going to do… More March to War 2018 – 10th Update