Tag Archives: Painting

Saracens !

I finally made a start  painting my (large) Crusader armies. In all fairness, I had the horses painted by my painters at MMPS when they still were working for me and that made all the difference. I really hate painting large numbers of horses so I always had this project on hold  as Crusader and Saracen armies contain large numbers of cavalry of course.  Can’t use this as an excuse anymore so here we go. 🙂

It’s a basic paint job with a Vallejo Soft Tone wash and Little Big Men decals and I KNOW, these Saracens are not historically correct but I can’t be bothered by that.  I want large numbers of them on my table and I want them fast so this is how it has to be.

BA Painting Guides

I recently bought and downloaded a couple of Bolt Action PDF painting guides from the Warlord Games website.

They are cheap and that’s very good as I am not impressed with them.  I feel like they are too basic and lacking to be of any real use but maybe that’s just me being a spoiled brat. 🙂 They do not contain any information that you cannot find for free on the Internet but at 1 pound sterling a piece they are not going to break the bank. So they are probably ok if you are new to painting Germans and Americans but for seasoned painters there’s nothing new here.

However, I commend Warlord Games for bringing out these painting guides and I hope they will do many more as I am sure that they are useful to of some of us.

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