So after the reveal of Citadel ‘Contrast’ paints at Warhammer Fest, Warhammer Community have today released an article on the concept of Battle Ready
Seems like a simple enough concept - it is, i suppose, a new way of saying Three colour minimum. It could be taken further as the step between three colour minimum and “Tabletop standard”.
Only back in 2017, Games workshop published their guidance on acceptable standards for painting at WHW events.
The block with painting is one we all (Brother Handro: well…at least us two!) feel, and the prospect of a means to simplify the first few steps will certainly appeal to some. Already it appears the community is divided on this issue.
For me, Der H, I don’t think ill use it for the Emperors Children, and probably not for Bolt action. But as a means to cover certain aspects I can see immediate use. Flesh tones to easily make a start on skin. Green to do the start of Orks (40k, Gorkamorka and Arcworlde) and to do larger areas of certain colours on uniforms…thinking Blood and Plunder etc where the time gaming will remain comparatively little vs the time that will be required to get such large forces painted.
I guess it will simply be another tool in the arsenal, another technique to be compared to washing, dry brushing, shading. But time will tell how much use it will get!
Stay tuned to watch Brother Handro and I buy, use and then forget all about Citadel Contrast paints next week (Der H: To clarify, I have no idea when these are coming….meh)