Painting & Modelling

New: The Army Painter Warpaints – 2017 Sets now available!

The Army Painter have updated their best wargamer paints sets giving you even more choice for your armies colours, plus are now offering a superbly huge and complete range in…

Step By Step: Andrés Amián’s Pompeian army

Our in-house paint master Andrés Amián dropped in to the web team office to give us this little look at how he goes about converting and painting the Warlord plastic…

Hobby: Painting a Roman Legionary Step-by-Step

If you’ve just got started with your Romans then this step-by-step guide will be perfect for you as we take a look at how we painted a single Roman Legionary…

Final Week: Diorama Challenge 2016

With our Warlord Games Day unfortunately still on hold pending repairs to the venue’s roof, we launched something of a challenge back in December in an attempt to stir your collective…

Showcase: Imperial Rome’s Finest

We recently spotted some fantastic Romans appearing on Facebook and got hold of Shawn to find out more, discovering an extraordinary story beyond that of the fantastic miniatures… I’m Shawn…

Hobby: Hail Caesar Conversions

Way back in 2009, the wonderfully named Bennett Blalock-Doane sent us in some snaps of his Warlord models – and how impressed we were! Bennett tells us he has more to send us…

Showcase: Barcino’s Miniatures

Earlier this week, Warlord forum member ‘Barcino’ posted some fantastic photos of a recent project he’s been working on. These are the exclusive miniatiures you receive for free when you…

New: 4Ground Arab Rural Dwellings

We’re now stocking 4ground’s lovely pre-painted adobe buildings – ideal for Bolt Action games set in East and North Africa as well as most conflicts in that area throughout the…

Hobby: Dan Hoyt’s Imperial Roman Auxiliaries

We recently spotted a brilliant website called Red Over Blue, that showcases the work of Dan Hoyt. Dan has a lot of fantastic Bolt Action models that we hope to…

New: Dark Ages Terrain from Sarissa Precision

This week we have another batch of laser-cut wooden terrain sets for Dark Ages battles. Along with the wooden palisade walls that we released a few weeks ago, you now…

Painting: Using Army Painter Quick Shade

Get your army finished quickly and get more time for gaming! The “dipping” technique has been around for years; people experimenting with all sorts of chemicals carried home from B&Q. Quick Shade…

Painting Using The Army Painter System – 1: Intro

By Dr Phil Hendry There has been a fair amount of interest shown in ‘The Dip’, as The Army Painter’s Quickshade system is more commonly known. Reactions to ‘The Dip’…

Saxons: Step-by-Step Painting Guide

Jonas from Army Painter brings us another expert step-by-step guide Over the last 5 years hard plastic sets have become the norm in historical Wargames – spearheaded by Warlord Games and…

Painting Spartans by Paul Cubbin

Top painter Paul Cubbin shows how he got on with our plastic Spartan miniatures – in his own inimitable style. Plenty of hints and tips here! This painting guide was…

Hobby: Phil Hendry’s Celtic Chariot

It’s been a long while since we had anything new from Dr Phil Hendry. You’ll recall Phil being an evangelist for Army Painter Dip and having built up sizeable, beautifully…

Hobby: Swing low, sweet chariot…

One of our ardent forum-dwellers, ‘Mikeland’ has put plenty of effort into a converted Celt Chariot and with great results! As you can see he’s mixed models from several packs…

Painting Persian Sparabara

By Steve May We know from examining Greek vase paintings that Persian Sparabara wore highly decorated clothing. This was most likely made from leather or felt with embroidered pattern work….

Understanding Roman Standards!

by Dr. Phil Hendry This article is designed to help wargamers understand the many different types of standard and standard-bearer in the Roman army from the time of Augustus until…

Painting Using The Army Painter System – 5: Basing

By Dr Phil Hendry Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Preparation Part 3: Painting Part 4: ‘Dipping’ After ‘dipping’ comes basing.  I do all my basing the same way, to create…

Painting Using The Army Painter System – 4: ‘Dipping’

By Dr Phil Hendry Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Preparation Part 3: Painting Now it’s the part you’ve all been waiting for –  time to apply the Army Painter Quick…

Painting Using The Army Painter System – 3: Painting

By Dr Phil Hendry Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Preparation Once all the preparation was done it was time to get on with the painting proper.  First of all, I…

Painting Using The Army Painter System – 2: Preparation

By Dr Phil Hendry Part 1: Introduction The first job was to clean off the casting vents, mould-lines, and any other ‘messy bits’.  Not a bad job on Warlord’s figures…