This week I speak to Stuart of Great Escape Games. Great Escape Games not only offers a wide variety of interesting rule sets such as Dead Man’s Hand, a western style skirmish game, Iron Cross, 1914, Seven Days to the River Rhine, all table top war games in a variety of eras, but they also offer miniatures in ranges that may not be offered by other companies in the eras we play. Romanians, Mountain Italian Alpini, Greek Mountain troops to name 3 such ranges from the WW2 era.
Join Michael from the War Corgi YouTube Channel as plays his first game of Full Thrust Starship Combat Game. This is a quick skirmish game between the New Swabian League and the Crusty Fleet using some of the smaller ships included in the starter box.
This week I speak to Carl Titterington who is just at this very moment releasing his first rule set called Contact Front. Contact Front is a modern skirmish rule set and during the show Carl talks about it and why it may appeal to you if you are into that sort of thing. As with other shows we also delve into Carl’s background and his journey towards creating his own rule set, it is one that is varied and interesting. It was great to get to know Carl a little better and if Contact Front sounds interesting then go and have a nose about and see what you can rustle up!
In this Hendrik describes his Army Composition of his two lists for the Steam and Fury Tournament and what pains he encountered while getting the Army ready! At the Steam and Fury Tournament (Here’s the Re-cap: https://youtu.be/4oQQSkBpuQc) Hendrik played five games of Warmachine and Hordes with his fully painted Protectorate of Menoth Army. It wasn’t easy to get the Army fully painted in time, but in the end he succeeded! In his opinion it’s always worth to make the effort to play fully painted - do you agree?
Michael from the War Corgi YouTube Channel offers his initial thoughts on the campaign system he is developing for Star Wars Legion. It uses the map and components from Fantasy Flight Games’ Star Wars Rebellion board game. With luck, he will be using this campaign system to produce even more immersive narrative battle reports for Paint All The Minis. If you have any suggestions on how to improve the campaign system, make sure to leave them in a comment below!
Welcome to another step-by-step painting guide, this time for the Rebel Fleet Troopers from Star Wars Legion. What follows is a guide, broken down into easy to replicate stages which covers the classic look uniforms as seen in the films.
All aboard! The hype train has left the station! With all the chatter, debate and opinion surrounding GW’s newest line of magic bullet paints, we thought it would be a good idea to test them out. In this video, Peter applies ‘one thick coat’ to two identical marines - one primed with the new Citadel Wraithbone spray, the other in an automotive grey. OMG! Who will win? Will the Earth stop spinning? Can we become amazing painters in just one globby layer of paint? Watch and find out…
This episode I talk to Joe Veltre of Gods Eye Games and also the Acceptable Casualties Youtube Channel. Joe released his first ruleset Son’s of Mars around a year ago, and also talked to me about the Acceptable Casualties previously these can be found in episode 23 and 84, plus if you check out On Geeking part 3 between episode 65 and 66 you can hear Joe and I just goofing around and letting loose, if you like that sort of thing that is. In this episode Joe and I talk about his new rule set Steel & Steed which is a Medieval Knights and Tournament rule set which features jousting, mounted combat, as well as grand melee on foot and mounted, along with archery. I won’t spoil the chat by talking about it here but it was fun talking to Joe about his work, got the cogs in my brain whirring about how I could interact with it. I wish Joe all the best with the rules and hope it is a great success.
Making the Case for your own Hobby Space In this video we are making the case for getting your own Hobby Space! Instead of losing time while searching your Minis and painting stuff, setting up your painting space and then having to clean it up again - get your own little painting corner where you can hobby away and leave your things flying around! I have painted for some 15 years here and there and everywhere, though since about two years I’m having a painting corner which is great. I don’t need to worry that a child grabs a colour and throws it over the carpet, I can get a quick 15 Minute session in when I feel like it, and it’s easier to find what I need.
May was a month of games, I filmed about 6 battle reports for the YouTube channel. Almost finished off my very modest goal of my Cold War, Hot French. Missed it by one mini, but then again games like 7 Days to the River Rhine make it easy to accomplish projects. I did some major spring cleaning as well, re-organized my painting station and my miniature cabinet. This ate into a lot of toddler is asleep hobby time, but I was able to find some minis that I had no plans for and chuck them on eBay. This in turn gave me the slush funds necessary to finally take the plunge into Adeptus Titancus (thanks a lot Casey) but more on that later.
Welcome to another step-by-step painting guide, this time for the Rebel Troopers from Star Wars Legion. What follows is a guide, broken down into easy to replicate stages which covers one way of doing Rebel uniforms. It also covers two types of alien fleshtones. The method is best for painting a unit of 7 or so miniatures at a time.
Welcome to another step-by-step painting guide. I really enjoyed painting up this squad of German mountain troops, so made sure to record my process. These models are great sculpts that are easy to paint and are full of character. What follows is a guide, broken down into easy to replicate stages.
Hi guys, welcome to another step-by-step painting guide. This time for WW2 Hungarian tanks and vehicles. This guide covers the dark green colour scheme common for the later years of the war. The same principles can be followed for the earlier vehicles by just adding your camouflage colours into the basic colours stage and using the appropriate early style insignia decals.
April was an interesting month. On one end I played no games, and on the other I did 2 rulebook reviews and a video report of Ultracombat Normandy. That being said, this was a slow month for painting. However, I feel like the quality of my work is improving and I managed to challenge myself by tackling different paints and methods. I really wanted to focus on how I visualize this blog. For example, I will refer to time periods when it makes sense over game systems, then individually call out the game systems as they come up. Game systems will be in bold and projects will be in italics. This helps me continuing the narrative of a project through the months. I hope you enjoy this entry and that you check out some of the other articles I have been working on at Paint All the Minis and my own blog listed at the end of the article.
Spectre Operations is a tactical level ‘sandbox’ ruleset giving gamers all the mechanics necessary to create any type of modern to ultra-modern (Vietnam to today) combat operation they want to game. If you are looking for a narrative based, highly adaptive ruleset with compelling and concise game play, Spectre Operations is for you!
Hi guys, welcome to another step-by-step painting guide. This time for WW2 German army (Heer) infantry of the years of the war. This guide is a little different to how I usually do them, instead of painting a group of models from beginning to end, the guide is broken up into the different parts of the model, but is still step by step. This should allow you to paint your late war German infantry, no matter what variation of uniform they have.
If you want a rule set that provides a tactical squad level experience using historic doctrine and Tables of Organization and Equipment to provide an accurate, yet fluid, representation of World War 2 combat, look no further! Join Dan Warner as he reviews the Ultracombat Normandy Rulebook
Today is the final Part in Tyler’s Terracotta Warriors Army Project, this is where it all comes together and all the minis are painted! Check out the WatchfuliStudio army in its full completed glory and keep an eye out of the Kickstarter on April 18th! Thanks for following along on this adventure, we hope you enjoy the final product!
Gather ‘round, gather ‘round! Pull up a chair and serve yourself a cuppa. It’s hump day once again! Get your camels ready! (Just kidding, but seriously google the story about the chap walking his pet camel into a pet store!) That means it’s time again for another Wishlist Wednesday! So fluff your humps, get comfy, and have a read through!
Join Casey as he takes a look through the Warlord Games Cruel Seas “Strike Hard Strike Fast” Starter set! 1/300 adventures on the high seas with some incredibly detailed boats and terrain! He takes a good poke around in the box and shows us what is in there!
This episode I talk to Dan about all of the reasons why he loves Moonstone. You may remember in episode 123 I spoke to Tom Greenway about his personal history and also Moonstone from a creators standpoint. As you know Paint All The Minis is about generating and sharing goodwill in the hobby community and it has been great to put together 2 Moonstone podcasts to try to get more people aware of this game as it is one I have a genuine interest in. It is always great when you have an interest in something and when you look a little closer it only pulls you further in. Tom seems a really genuine and positive person. Moonstone is innovative and engaging. I wish the game all the best and it has been great learning more about it over the last 6 - 8 weeks.
What would it be like going back to basics, and painting your minis using oldskool artist’s acrylics?
Jo Sonja paints are now available in the UK in P3-style pots, aimed at model-makers and miniature painters alike. Peter spent a few days testing them to get a feel for smoothness, blendability, airbrushability as well as durability. Dive in and see how he got on.
Join Travis once again as he delves into the mechanics of The Warlords or Erehwon. In this video we look at more of the rules, including weapons and armor, shooting, close combat and break tests. We are getting close to getting our factions on the table for a good old hootenanny now!!!
This episode I talk to Tom Greenway of Goblin King Games. Tom created the tabletop skirmish game Moonstone. It features a number of innovative features and components that make the game truly stand out from others such as the melee and arcane components along with some amazing minis full of character. I won’t spoil any of the conversation but I will say that there is a current Kickstarter for Moonstone available and will be until April 12, so if you are a prompt listener you can take a look, and if you are listening to us in the future then there is still an opportunity to hear if Moonstone is for you and you can take a look and see if it is for you.