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Cult Of Games XLBS: Fair Play, House Rules & Dealing With Cheaters!

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In this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we dive into some of our hobby that we've been up to but also have a discussion about fair play, cheating and the "spirit of the rules". We also ask about what kind of house rules you use with your friends in order to have the most fun at the tabletop.

Cult Of Games XLBS: We Seriously Have To Up Our Terrain Game!

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In this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we talk about some hard work going down the drain but also Lloyd shows us some pretty darn inspiring photos which might get you thinking about the way you build your tabletop terrain in the future!

Gerry Can Show You Tips For Using The Army Painter Speed Paints 2.0

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The Army Painter has recently showcased their new Speed Paints 2.0 and in this Gerry Can, we test them to see what the coverage is like and what the potential for these paints might be, especially for those wanting to get stuck in and finish armies quickly.

Cult Of Games XLBS: We’re Doomed & Need Your Help; Kitbashing Sci-Fantasy Miniatures!

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In this week's Cult Of Games XLBS we dive into what Gerry has been playing including some Firefight from Mantic Games. He's also been tinkering with new armies for Kings Of War. Who would have thought it? Additionally, we start planning our kitbashes and conversions for when we dive into The Doomed, a new game by Osprey Games. 

Cult Of Games XLBS: Resistance Is Futile You Will Be Assimilated Into 3D Printing

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In this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we sit down and chat about some hobby projects we've got in the works including Conan, Warhammer 40,000 and some tanks! We also chat about 3D Printing and if it's becoming far too hard to resist diving in and having a go!

Cult Of Games XLBS: A New Perspective – What’s The Focus Of YOUR Hobby?

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In this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we've come back from UK Games Expo and this has made us reevaluate our perspective on what we enjoy out of our tabletop gaming. We discuss the joys of miniature painting and hobby, the want to return to classics from our collections and the way technology might or indeed might not be welcome in the future.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Weird But Wonderful? Diving Into Lloyd’s New Fantasy Army

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In this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we dive into a discussion on some of the hobby we've been working on. Warren is a dungeon designer, Ben has been tinkering with the grimdark in The Mortal Realms and Lloyd has been working on crafting his own new Fantasy army for use in Oathmark and beyond.

Cult Of Games XLBS: From Gloom To Boom! Igniting Your Hobby Passion

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In this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we're looking to find that spark that ignites your hobby. What is it that gets you thinking about new projects, helps you get through your painting or indeed has you thinking about building impressive armies?

Gerry Can Show You How To Use Green Stuff World Colourshift Spray Paints!

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In this week's Gerry Can, we show off how to use Green Stuff World's range of Colourshift Spray Paints and what the different colours and primers can achieve depending on which way you combine them. They could be great for specific projects you're working on.

Cult Of Games: A Cry For Control, Wargames Designed To Unleash Our Freedom!

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In this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we dive into a discussion on game design. Warren and Lloyd are looking for a set of rules that gets out of the way and lets you do what you want with your armies. Warren also goes ALL IN with the idea of using toys in wargames.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Overdesigned Or Overcomplicated? The State Of Miniature Design Today

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In this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, the team get into a discussion about miniature design. Are miniatures becoming just too complicated nowadays? Are companies making it harder to paint their miniatures and get them down to the tabletop? We dive in and chat about what we reckon makes good miniature design that solves those issues!

Gerry Can Show You How To Make Realistic Canvas Sails

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In this week's Gerry Can, we show you how to make Blood & Plunder Ship Sails out of real live honest to god canvas, because when you've rigged your sloop you probably want to make sure the sails don't look like lego marshmallows right?

Cult Of Games XLBS: Lloyd’s Spring Cleaning His Balearics & Trying To Cheat With AI

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In this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, the team returns for a Sunday morning catch-up where brother Lloyd is finally allowed to show off his Balearics that he was whipping out in public in between being the filling in a com spot sandwich!

Cult Of Games XLBS: A Relaxed Return & Ready For Hobby!

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In this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, the team discuss the best of Star Trek and after embracing a weekend of relaxation, they are ready to dive into some of the hobby as we see what folks have been getting up to in different wargaming worlds.

VLOG: Blood & Valor – The Conundrum Of World War I Terrain & Painted Tiny Tanks!

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In this latest instalment of our Firelock Games Blood & Valor End Of Empires VLOG series, Gerry and John talk about wargaming terrain and working with a trench board that the team made a while back. What kind of wargaming terrain do you use when playing Blood & Valor?

Gerry Can Show You How To Make Blood & Plunder Ship Sails Out Of EVA Foam

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In this week's Gerry Can, we show you how to make Blood & Plunder Ship Sails out of an interesting material, EVA Foam! This could be a great way to go with your wargaming ships for the Golden Age Of Piracy! 

VLOG: Blood & Valor – 3D Printing World War I Tanks & How Should We Paint Them?

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Gerry is joined by John and Shay in the studio to talk all about tanks for World War I wargaming. We have found some neat 3D Prints and such that would be really handy for the Firelock Games Blood & Valor project we're undertaking.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Crafting A Narrative In Your Tabletop Games & Becoming A Dreamweaver!

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Join us for a new episode of Cult Of Games XLBS! In this episode, we discuss crafting a narrative campaign for your games and how it can expand your gaming. We even have a special guest star!

VLOG: Blood & Valor – Planning World War I’s Western Front

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In our new VLOG series this week Gerry takes Justin through the plans for getting two Blood & Valor armies on the table from scratch as they explore the First World War through Firelock Games skirmish rules.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Painting Outdoors With The Badgers! Has Ben Lost The Plot?

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Join us for a new episode of Cult Of Games XLBS! In this episode, Justin returns (yay!) and we talk about some of the hobby plans we have. We also discuss where you might want to go when taking your hobby on the road! Do you agree with Ben or has he lost the plot?

VLOG: A Finished Force? The City States Of Conquest In All Their Glory!

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John and Gerry come together to show off the progress on their City States army that we're going to be using to play some games of Conquest: The Last Argument Of Kings and First Blood with soon. How do you think the final scheme has come out?

VLOG: Making City States Terrain For The 35mm World Of Conquest!

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Gerry sits down to power through some upgrading of our GameMatEU terrain to try and bring it more in line with the Fantasy vibes you get from the City States of Conquest. Do you think this fits in with Para Bellum Wargames' aesthetic?

Cult Of Games XLBS: Our Spring Cleaning Hobby Challenge Plans!

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Join us for a new episode of Cult Of Games XLBS! In this episode, we discuss some of the Spring Cleaning Hobby Challenge plans that we have lined up so we can join in the fun with you folks!

Cult Of Games XLBS: Car Boot Sacrifices + Swords & Sorcery (For Kids!)

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Join us for a new episode of Cult Of Games XLBS! In this episode, we're diving into some of the hobby that we've been getting up to, Warren finds a sacrificial dagger and we talk about roleplaying with younger adventurers! 

Gerry Can Show You How To Paint Realistic Two-Step Skintones

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In today's Gerry Can, Gerry shows off how to paint a realistic yet simple two-step skintone using Inks, Contrast Paints, Speed Paints and XPress Colors.

VLOG: Deciding On Paint Schemes For Our City States Conquest Army!

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In this week's VLOG, the guys sit down and go through some of the ideas for paint schemes that can be used on the new City States army for Conquest. What do you make of our choices and how does it compare to the official one from Para Bellum Wargames?

Cult Of Games XLBS: Help Us With Our Boyne Battleplan!

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Join us for a new episode of Cult Of Games XLBS! In this episode, we work out that Warren is a terrible D&D player and ask for some help in how we could approach building a BIG Historical wargaming army.

Cult Of Games XLBS: The Perfect Tools For A Hobby Workshop?

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Join us for a new episode of Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's episode, we ask about what kind of tools you could add to your hobby-focused workshop. Do you agree with some of the big tool ideas that we're discussing here?

Gerry Can Show You Rigging & Ratlines For Blood & Plunder Ships!

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In this week's Gerry Can, we dive into how to super detail your Blood & Plunder ships for use in Firelock Games' Historical wargame. No corners have been cut here!

VLOG: Crafting Army Lists + Miniatures Are Painted For Blood & Plunder!

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Justin shows off the three army lists that he is going to be using for games of Blood & Plunder. There are a few to choose from that are going to be used in different scenarios. Artillery, ships and more have been painted up for this!

Cult Of Games XLBS: Is It Time For OnTableTop Battlefield Road Trips?

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Join us for a new episode of Cult Of Games XLBS! This time, we dive into a discussion on UFOs but more importantly where we'd like to go when it came to OnTableTop Battlefield Road Trips!

VLOG: Deciding On Gaming Tables & Scenarios For Blood & Plunder

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Gerry and Justin sit down to talk about their 100, 150 and 200-point lists for use in their games of Blood & Plunder from Firelock Games. They also have a talk about the terrain they are going to be using across the three games.

Cult Of Games XLBS: A 7-Day Miniature Painting Challenge?

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Join us for a new episode of Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's show, Ben lays down the gauntlet and dives into a 7-day miniature painting challenge that might help you bust through the backlog and get rid of some of that hobby fatigue. 

VLOG: Building Army Lists For Blood & Plunder

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In today's VLOG, Gerry talks about working out the army lists that are going to be used for playing Firelock Games' Blood & Plunder. In this video, we're discussing the British that will be looking to control the high seas. 

Gerry Can Show You How To Build The Ships From Blood & Plunder!

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In this week's Gerry Can, Gerry showcases how to build the Sloop that comes in the new 2-Player Starter Set for Firelock Games' Blood & Plunder. 

Cult Of Games XLBS: Steaming Through Dead Man’s Hand To Flames Of War With Trains!

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Join us for a new episode of Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's show, Gerry dives into the fun he's been having in the Wild West and Lloyd has had quite the idea when it comes to trains AND wargaming. It's a marriage made in heaven.

Cult Of Games XLBS: You Want Tanks? John Can Give You Tanks!

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Join us for a new episode of Cult Of Games XLBS! In this episode, John paints all of the things and Warren dives into the creation of Fantasy worlds and scenarios with the help of a brand-new friend. 

Cult Of Games XLBS: Only Buy Miniatures Once A Year?! How Dare You Sir!

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Join us for a new episode of Cult Of Games XLBS! In this episode, we're exploring the awesome range of Bot War miniatures that Gerry has been painting AND asking the question; could you ONLY buy miniatures ONCE a year?

Cult Of Games XLBS: The Big Bad Dungeon Master; Has The D&D Bubble Properly Popped?

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Join us for a new episode of Cult Of Games XLBS! In this episode, we're joined by both Lloyd and Warren who chat through their thoughts on Games Workshop AND we delve into the murky waters around the announcements from Wizards Of The Coast for D&D and how that could expand into the wider tabletop gaming world.

Gerry Can Show You How To Use Leaf Punches For Miniature Basing!

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In this week's Gerry Can, we show off how to use the Leaf Punches from Green Stuff World in order to create nice basing materials for use on your tabletop miniatures.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Justin Did What?! Hitting The Hobby Reset Button For 2023

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Join us for a new episode of Cult Of Games XLBS! In this episode, we talk about new year hobby resolutions, wiping the slate clean and doing something drastic when it comes to getting your tabletop gaming life in order!

VLOG: Back In The Studio For 2023

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The team are back in the studio for the new year and 2023 is going to be a fascinating one for us! We have lots of things planned for you folks to dive into. Get a sneak peek at what's on the way!

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