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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Flames of World War I - Paint for Tanks

Unless you've been under a rock, you've likely heard of the upcoming World War I range for Flames of War.  It looks like Battlefront has put together a couple of decent army deals to help players get started. Battlefront's first foray into the war is actually fairly late in the conflict where the more familiar combined arms warfare was starting to take hold. I made a few writing contributions to this effort, and I'm honestly looking forward to it.

The tank was born during World War I, so literally everything about this cornerstone of modern ground combat was in its infancy, and that includes paint and camouflage.  I'd been struggling to find good paints for my World War I armor as the Vallejo colors typically come out just a little off to my eye - at least on vehicles.  On infantry they're the gold standard.  I was therefore extremely excited when I went over to the Ammo of Mig site and saw their (new?) paint set for World War I British and German tanks.

Yes - I already have some on order... now I'm ready to get my grubby hands on the miniatures!


  1. I was tempted to buy that set myself, especially as I can't seem to find that you can buy them individually....will be interested to see a) what you think and b) how many paints you actually use.

    Keep us updated :)

  2. I'm hoping to do some of the multi-ton schemes on the A7V at least... I'll let you know how they work out. I'm going to be painting some VLW German WW2 vehicles for my Remagen list this next week also using Ammo of MIG.