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Rapid Deployment System: Macedonian Phalangite

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Warlord’s Rapid Deployment Paint System gets miniatures table ready in next to no time. With Macedonia hitting SPQR, we paint up a Phalangite.

Rapid Deployment Fast Paint System

Most of the paints used were taken from the Rapid Deployment Fast Paint System Core For the tunic, US Army Webbing was used, and for the gold components Army Painter’s Bright Gold.

Stage 1: Priming

The miniature was primed with the Leather Brown Colour Primer Spray. This choice of colour serves as an ideal basecoat for some portions of the miniature and saves doing it by hand later.

Stage 2: Basecoating

The following basecoats were then carefully applied to each of the following areas:

Finally, carefully pick out the trim of the pteruges with Danger Red. This requires a steady hand and a little patience.

Stage 3: Shading

Using a large brush, Strong Tone Quickshade was liberally applied to the model, ensuring it ran into the recesses. Once complete, the same brush was immediately wiped clean, before being used to remove all the excess shade, particularly on the raised flatter areas of the miniature.

Set the miniature aside to dry after this for a minimum of 24 hours.


Stage 4: Finishing Touches

Having left the miniature to dry for over 24 hours you can move onto the next stage, varnishing & basing.

The model was varnished with Anti Shine Matt-Varnish and the base was finished with sand and static grass. This was supplemented with tufts, for that little extra flair.

You’ll notice that we’ve added a design to our shield. Those with a steady hand may consider freehanding the design (in this case picked out with Pitch Black) or if you’re unsure, consider using a transfer sheet.

All Done

With relatively little time investment, this system will allow you to prep whole units or even entire armies for the table. Quickshade allows you to get remarkable results with little effort. Ideal for getting your models to the tabletop and scratching that gaming itch!


The Macedonians have stormed the battlefields of SPQR, now in Warlord Resin:

The Rapid Deployment System

As you’ve seen, the Rapid Deployment System enables you to get your troops to the battlefield extremely quickly, and with little effort.

Designed for use on plastic, vehicle resin, metal and the new Warlord Resin figures. Each paint is of high quality, full of colour and ready for use straight out of the bottle. The core paint set gives you a broad range of colours to kick-start your painting.


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Dan Hewitson
Dan can often be found contemplating the mound of unpainted minis building up under his desk. He has a tendency to roll lots of ones. He also has a tendency to complain about rolling lots of ones.