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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:26 pm 
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Tabletop newcomers sometimes tend to waste their half life through a few significant mistakes!
Im speaking from experience since my affection for this hobby led me to those wrong ways.
But if you like to become a beginner or start completely new these tips gonna be useful.
When you found a game like warzone youre firstly sort of blinded by its possibilities of choices.
But dont go fanatic and start collecting a entire army - instead study the different unit types
and compare the available miniatures to choose a maximum of three units of your interest.
Then search the books for the best suitable enemies also by tactics and miniature choices.
But dont make the mistake to use different scales which some systems unfortunately have.
This way you can have a interesting set which is less massive but more entertaining.
Not only that you can now play alone - easily invite friends to some overviewable sessions.
Now comes the biggest mistake of wargaming in general - the first miniatures paint.
You may think its easy to paint details like shadows and highlights but thats wrong.
All the other figures waiting would possibly need lots of more uncalculated time.
And the worst thing is: overperfected paints indeed drastically devalue the gaming experience.
Believe it or not - i claim miniatures in one colour are better gaming tools than detailed.
So its the best way to simply paint on the different colours like uniforms leathers and skins.
Forget all other painting instructions since they are only good for showcase miniatures.
Dont apply any foundations whether white nor even black and use a big brush
to cover the materials and build a everywhere resistant layer (except metals).
Test if you like to apply darker washes or not and leave the figures like this.
But first try different colour schemes with pencils on paper until you found the best combination.
And under no circumstances start painting uncleaned figures and if you must remove old colours use
for metal laque thinner and for plastic brake fluid or fairy ultra spray (expert tip)!
If you although think my paintskills are much better and my figures be more special then
you can try to experiment with advanced undercoating and wetbrushing after tint applications.
Therefore its basically important to create thicker layers on certain higher structures.
But the unarguable advantage is that wetbrushed paints are by far more resistant than normals.
For good figures always use brightest possible colours like e.g. orange instead of brown.
Also plan some terrain and use textil colours to create a terrain mat from cotton lace.
Then build a few simple cardboard ruins and and cover them the same way.
Also goos are plastic foam plates (construction isolations) which can represent hills and such.
I prefer to tighten parts of the coloured cotton laces on them but painting is easier.
Add later abit more expression to the figures by drawing huger eyes on them.
If possible use changeable bases for other terrains and dont glue the figures in.
Thats basically all you should consider to have a great start in the new hobby.

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