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!
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
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
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
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 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!
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
Adam: Nine? there has been nine of these things? It’s hard to imagine we are now three quarters of the way through our challenge and there is still so much to do. There has been no progress this week on my Night Lords or Age of Sigmar forces, but I have managed to get myself into… More March to War – 9th 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
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
In the simplest of games, it is accepted that players take turns. It is drummed into us from an early age. As we grow up and start playing board games, everyone still gets their turn, one after the other. Monopoly is a good example. In the majority of wargames, this holds true too. As gamers, we… More “I go, you go… we go?” The ‘Turn’ in Different Gaming Systems
In this week’s video I’ll be showing quick and easy methods to get your barricades, door terminals, and the beast’s lair painted so they look great on the tabletop. All the scenery is from the Necromunda Underhive game, but the same techniques can be used on any scenery. Thanks for reading, and if you have… More Video: How to Paint Necromunda Scenery, Part 2 – Gang Relic, Door, and Loot Casket
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
Mike: I started the Hobby Guilt season with a lot of optimism. It was, after all, my idea. I thought, ‘great, I can finally clear out some of these models that I’ve been working on before starting on our March to War 2018 competition in January’. As you’ve seen, fate and time transpired against me.… More Hobby Guilt and The Last Crusade
Shadespire. What can I say about it? Well, not a lot, I’ve not played it yet, but in the coming week or so we’ve got a couple of gaming days coming up, and by thunder I’ll be playing it one way or another. Miniature wise, what I can say, is that the miniatures are great,… More Shadespire – Stormcast Eternals
Rob: Well, it’s the Christmas Edition, but there’s nothing festive about this week’s painting. With work’s parties and day to day life, there’s not been too much in the way of painting other than finishing off the Stormcast Eternals for Wednesday’s post: I’ve also been working on the Khorne Bloodbound a little, though not a… More Hobby Guilt – Christmas Edition
In this weeks’ video I’ll be showing quick and easy methods to get your barricades, door terminals, and the beast’s lair painted so they look great on the tabletop. All the scenery is from the Necromunda Underhive game, but the same techniques can be used on any scenery. Barricade Paints Used: Citadel Leadbelcher Shades: Citadel… More Video: How to paint Necromunda Scenery, part 1 – Barricades, door terminals and the beast’s lair
Dave: We’re nearing the end of our hobby guilt marathon now, and I’ve made some good progress since our last update. I’m not as far on as I would have liked to be for various reasons, but I’m finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with these guys. I don’t… More The Ever Present Hobby Guilt
This week our video is about how to paint the Orruks from Shadespire. I’ve not gone with the regular yellow, instead choosing the blue of the Death Skulls, because all of my 40k orks are Death Skulls. Check it out here: Thanks for reading, and if you have any thoughts please comment below. While you’re… More Video ‘How to: Paint Shadespire Orruks’
Rob We’ve been at this a few weeks now, and despite everything, I’ve still not stuck to the exact script of trying to clear out the backlog. This has been in no way helped by Necromunda being released. Since it’s release, I’ve primed all of the scenery with Games Workshop’s Stormvermin Fur spray and put… More Hobby Guilt – The saga continues
In 1995, Games workshop released a table top game of gang warfare called Necromunda, a more basic and easy to play version of Confrontation, an underhive gang warfare game they’d run as a series of articles in White Dwarf. My pal RJ and I used to play that, with him playing scavvies, and me with… More Necromunda has arrived and it’s wonderful! Unboxing and discussion.
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