meet the team

Hi, I’m Darren (Burning Beard). I first jumped into this hobby at a very young age painting lead Napoleonic soldiers. Fast forward over 30 years and here I am, still painting small soldiers, thankfully no longer made of lead.  

I’ve spent many years designing and creating terrain and miniatures for different gaming systems and hope to do so for many more years to come. 

I play most games and systems, but my true love of hobby lays within the smaller scales, 6-10mm. Games like Adeptus Titanicus and Flames of War. These games create that feeling of truly massive conflicts that the lager scales just can’t match. 

Chief Editor / Author/ Commission painter


Hello there, my name is Carl. I started the hobby way back in 2004 collecting Lord Of The Rings miniatures, my first model being a soldier of Gondor.  

From there, I progressed into Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Fantasy, before gradually over the years branching out into other games such as Guild Ball, HALO fleet battles, Adeptus Titanicus, Warmachine/Hordes and Flames of War. 

More of a keen hobbyist than a gamer, my hobby table/pile of shame tends to be taken up with various Warhammer 30,000: The Horus Heresy games as well as an obsessive desire to consume all of the lore and fluff for every game system and universe that takes my fancy. Few and far between are the game systems and settings I havn’t read up on or tried to paint something from! (With varying degrees of success.)  

Other areas of interest include video games and collecting TCG cards. I also stream, which will include everything from gaming, to general chat and hobby content, so feel free to come and get involved on my twitch channel, DesiusStreams. 

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 Hi there! I’m Taryn, a 23 year old gal from Scotland, who has been recently indoctrinated by the table top and miniatures hobby! I’ve been into painting and wargaming for about a year now and my love for it is only growing stronger. My favourite models so far are Sylvaneth and Stormcast Eternals. Wargaming has also been a huge gateway for me into other games, such as TCGs, particularly the up and coming Flesh and Blood TCG, and also RPGs. I’ve been loving playing Soulbound as my character Orla Lionheart, fierce Knight-Incantor of the Mortal Realms! Follow my amateur adventures within this fantastic hobby on the Beginner’s Journey blog.



Hi! I’m John. I have been roleplaying and wargaming since my school days in the dim, dark (early) 90s and I bought my first lead GM miniatures in Pudding Lane circa 1989! (They were a couple of inquisitors). There was a 20-year hiatus where life, infuriatingly got in the way but I am now back into gaming in a big way. I collect miniatures but rarely seem to find the time to paint or play with them (I have a large collection of beautifully undercoated metal sisters of battle!) but my real passion is table top roleplaying. In a demoniacal pact with the dark powers, I was stripped of my ability to render sentences containing less than 18 words and remade into an (almost) forever GM. I run D&D 5e, Pathfinder and Call of Cthulhu games, currently over the internet, due to the accurséd plague that ravages these lands.

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Hi, my name is Adrian (or AD for short). 

I started the hobby back in ’97. My first miniature was a 28mm Napoleonic Dragoon. 

I was introduced to the hobby by my uncles and since then I have explored many games in many genres. 

Some of my favourites are: Battlefleet Gothic, Blood Bowl, Necromunda, Mordheim, Warmachine/Hordes, Dropzone Commander, Warmaster, plus many others.  



Greetings, my name is Frank. I started wargaming in 1995 when I was 10 years old. Yes, I’m old, get off my lawn you whippersnappers! My first game was by a company no one has ever heard of! Oh all right you bastards it was Warhammer 40k! Happy now?! 

My first army was the Alpha Legion. 

Recently I’ve had the itch to play specialist games and games from other companies than Games Workshop, like Epic 40k, Battlefleet Gothic, Adeptus Titanicus and Aliens: Another Glorious Day In The Corps. 

I am also a keen Roleplayer. I enjoy Dark Heresy, World Of Darkness, D&D and Pathfinder. 

My characters tend to be oddball and comedic. In our latest campaign I play a Catachan Astropath called Arnie! Yes. I put on an Austrian accent and constantly quote the great man’s films. 


Hello my name is Sullivan or (Sully).

My origins of putting paint on paintbrush, would probably be when I was young making spitfires with my dad. Back then I wasn’t as keen on the hobby as I am now but that was my first taste. I am quite a creative person and I think that in a different circumstances I still would have taken this hobby up one way or another, It was meant to be. 

As  got older I started playing Lord of the rings, just by walking past my local games workshop and it went from there.

My real passion is the Horus Heresy,  it was a case of this epic setting on the backdrop of a incredibly well written story of how the brightest stars can fall into darkness and how man at its height of power can be brought down by one space marine…Erebus ! 

If your interested in VR check out my facebook link.


Burning beard

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