Army Challenge: Seven Years War Prussians pt.2

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

How to: Paint Garrek’s Reavers, Khorne Bloodbound

When I painted up the Stormcast from Shadespire, I hadn’t played it, but had heard good things. Now that I’ve played a few games, I can confirm it’s good. In light of how good it is, I pushed on with painting up some of the miniatures from it. The Khorne Bloodbound are amazingly dynamic, and… More How to: Paint Garrek’s Reavers, Khorne Bloodbound

Army Challenge: Seven Years War Prussians

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

Start to Finish: Perry Miniatures’ French Dragoons (pt. 1)

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)

How to: Paint Primaris Space Wolves, part 1

Welcome to the first part of a short guide to show you how to paint up Space Wolves. The miniatures in this tutorial are all Space Marine Primaris Intercessors and Reivers, but the principles are the same if you are painting up normal sized Space Wolves. In this part, we’ll be covering the armour for… More How to: Paint Primaris Space Wolves, part 1

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

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