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Army planning with Dana Howl

Dana Howl is one of six participants in a group project to build and paint Warhammer armies based around the 6th edition of the game. In this video she talks about starting and painting up the force.

What struck me watching the video is that it’s a great example of the benefits that can come from firstly planning your army, and secondly painting as much as possible of it at the same time.

The last armies I painted were for Lord of the Rings. My Otherworld force for SAGA Age of Magic would count as something more recent, although for me a force needs 50-60 models before I think of it as an army.

Being able to take a consistent painting and basing scheme across an army works great when you paint them in a relatively short amount of time. For one thing, there are times when my favourite paint has gone out of production if you leave too long of a gap. It’s not a necessary step by any means but over the years I have found my most liked armies are the ones I have painted as a single, focused project – although this has rarely happened.

As I turn my mind to what I will do when my current collection is done (about 180 models to go!), an army project of some kind may be on the cards.

2 comments on “Army planning with Dana Howl

  1. backtothehammer
    June 4, 2021

    I’ll definitely give this a watch later. The only time I’ve really done this is with the Empire army I’m buying. I’ve pretty much bought all of it before building or painting it.

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    • davekay
      June 4, 2021

      I typically bought and painted my armies in patches, and this definitely showed when they were all together.
      These days it just means I have plenty of variety for my trays, but if I were to do an army again it would be in a more structured and planned way (I hope!).

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