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General Rookie

This is my take from a 'rookie' General's point of view on my first ever tournament. From what I could tell from some of the armies I saw on display and some familiar faces in the FoW crowd, I knew this was not going to be an easy day.

On April 22nd I found myself in Petawawa at Perkins' 15 minutes before games were about to start. I registered earlier in the month and paid my fee once I got in the door. I was scrambling to find somewhere to hide my case and backpack. I was already a mess trying to think of what kind of day it was going to be. I had played no more than a dozen games up to this point and was so busy the past few weeks to even look at my FoW stuff, let alone read up on missions or talk to other DD members about what I should expect.

After coming away with a hard fought victory my first game, I found myself with a huge uphill fight in my second round matchup. It's unfortunate neither my opponent nor myself can read, because we both botched up the missio…

Post 400: New GW "weathering" paint

So I have been super quiet of late, and that is because I have been furiously painting my Free French for the tournament this sunday up at the Army Base.

Now, I THOUGHT they were done, but I decided to weather my tanks a bit, and used a new GW paint that had texture in it, the one I got is called Armageddon Dust.



As you can see, it is fairly light, it is lighter than my old go-to for weathering, Uniform Brown (which is essentially graveyard earth from GW) which is great I found that it lacked a bit of color. Now this paint is designed to be used on larger surfaces, so MOST of the grit in the paint does not stick when drybrushing on, but thats fine by me, I want them weathered, not like they just got out of a Florida swamp! The paint itself looks like its dried up in the pot, but thats how its supposed to be apparently. I'm happy with it. Stuarts looking good as well, notice that I have used the black pen method to give some contrast on the flat green plates. I used a 0.20mm …

Return of the Mid War

With Historicon looming on the distant horizon, a few of us from Ottawa are getting ready for a smaller tourney next weekend in Petawawa Ontario.

Having qualified for Nationals in February, I'm taking this tournament as a chance to try something wacky, something a little...different.

With that said, I present the Stuart Horde Mk. II (Moar Stuarts*)

Command:
2 M5 Stuarts

Combat:
5 M5 Stuarts
5 M5 Stuarts
5 M5 Stuarts

Weapons:
3 M8 Scotts
3 M8 Scotts

Div. Support:

ARP with 1 Rifle Squad and 4 bazookas



Just assembled and primed the M8 Scotts last night and hopefully should have them done an pics tonight!