Brush Wielders Union

is creating a community of minis gamers playing fully painted!

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Take the Union Pledge

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Take the Union Pledge and gain access to the members-only Union Discord server and other rewards on occasion. You'll also receive invitations to some Union-exclusive live-streams.

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Full Union Member

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Receive a Union Record Book for tracking your commitment to the pledge with a monthly stamp and for recording your painting progress and your paint recipes. Show your Union Record Book at select locations like Privateer Press convention booths to receive discounts.

You'll also receive a Brush Wielders Union Seal embroidered adhesive patch, and admission to the Union Patch Program detailed in the Patreon front page overview.

Includes all previous rewards.
Includes Discord benefits

Union Boss

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You'll receive a special item at least once every 3 months. This may be Brush Wielders Union exclusive merchandise, paints or brushes from sponsors, unusual miniatures, enamel pins, or other items of interest to serious hobbyists. 

Each month you may also receive one of two models painted on the Brush Wielders Union live-streams.

Includes all previous rewards.

Includes Discord benefits



About Brush Wielders Union

The Brush Wielders Union is a community of like-minded miniatures gamers dedicated to playing their games fully painted and supporting one another in their craft.

There's nothing more rewarding in minis games than fully painted armies but anyone who's even dabbled in the hobby knows it requires hard work and dedication. Getting even a small skirmish warband painted to a tabletop standard is a serious endeavour. Work, family, and other obligations, no matter how rewarding, take up valuable time and make it all too easy to lose steam on a project. The Brush Wielders Union is here to help you stay on track with tools, a monthly podcast, and a whole community of fellow painters to encourage you in your journey.

Anyone who paints their miniatures is welcome to join the Union! You don't have to be a world class painter (most of us aren't!), you just have to be willing to put in the work to paint your figures and take the Brush Wielders Union Pledge:

All Union members will receive access to a private Discord sever. The heart of our community, this is where we share our trials and triumphs and encourage our Union comrades in our craft. Union members will also receive invitations to General Assembly meet-ups in the real world, and early access to the monthly Brush Wielders Union podcast, interviewing professional miniatures painters and other hobby luminaries!

Full Union Members will receive a professionally printed Union Membership Book and an adhesive-backed patch bearing the Brush Wielders Union logo. Each month you will receive a Dues Stamp to place on the corresponding calendar page of your Record Book, recording your dedication to the Union Pledge. Each calendar page will also have space for you to record your painting accomplishments that month, as well as additional pages to note goals, paint recipes, and techniques.

Your Membership Book also entitles you to a 10% discount on select merchandise at conventions from Privateer Press, creators of WARMACHINE, HORDES, Monsterpocalypse, and the Formula P3 line of paints and hobby tools! Simply show the staffer at the register your current year Membership Book and you'll receive this discount on your purchase! As well, Full Union Members will also receive one-time discount codes for the Privateer Press online store and their MiniCrate subscription service!

When you join the Union you'll also receive a 10% web store discount on the fantastic miniatures paints from our friends at Turbodork and can show your current year Membership Book at their convention booth for 10% off of your purchase there!

Full Union Members now also receive a 10% discount on all products from our friends at Dust USA, makers of the Wierd War II miniatures game, Dust 1947!

Full Union Members now also receive a one-time code for 10% off an order at Skirmish Mats! As well, show your current year Membership Book at the Skirmish Mats convention booth and receive 10% off your purchase.

Full Union Member patrons will also receive entry into the Union Patch Program with the Union Seal patch and becoming eligible for achievement patches. Our patches are roughly 3" in diameter and embroidered with peel-off sticker-adhesive backing.

Simply report your accomplishments via Patreon messaging and you'll receive the corresponding achievement patch. These patches look great on your army bag, messenger bag, jacket, or on your laptop! More patches will be made available in the future for additional accomplishments and participation in special events. Patrons at this level will also be eligible to receive other items on occasion.

Union Patches

Apprentice - started painting within the last six months.

Mason - Built and painted a set of terrain. (Coming soon.)

More patches will be revealed in the coming months.

Union Boss patrons will receive everything listed in the first two tiers along with unique opportunities that may include special give-aways every few months, unique Brush Wielders Union merchandise, product samples from sponsors, and other surprises.

And that's just the beginning! There's lots more in the works for the Union as the community grows.

The Brush Wielders Union is a passion project created by Union General President, Simon Berman. Simon has been a wargamer since 1993 and has worked in the tabletop games industry for over a decade. He was formerly a staff writer and social marketing manager at Privateer Press where he contributed to WARMACHINE, HORDES, and the Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Roleplaying Game. These days he's a freelancer who has contributed to a number of roleplaying games like Eclipse Phase and Unhallowed Metropolis, runs his own publishing company, Strix Publishing, and paints more miniatures than he can keep track of. He lives in Seattle, Washington with an extremely large cat.
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When the Union is 250 members strong all Full Union Members and Union Bosses will receive a BWU vinyl bumper sticker.
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