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SPQR: Gaul Warriors Painting Guide

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With Warlord’s Rapid Deployment Paint System, it has never been easier to get your SPQR warband tabletop ready. Warlorder Andrés shows us how with this Gaul Warriors painting Guide…


Painting Guide: Warriors of Gaul Banner


For this article, we are using a miniature from the Gaul Tribesmen Archers box; due for release late August!

SPQR: Gaul Archers Box


These archers are also available in the SPQR game set. Kick-start your Gaul warriors collection with this great value box, giving you a whole host of warriors to paint and battle with, as well as all the rules and dice required to play the fast-paced game:



Stage 1: Priming


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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


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

The other brown areas – The hair, bow and arrow shafts were left alone. The leather brown primer is sufficient as the basecoat prior to shading.


Stage 3: Shading


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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


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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.



And There You Have It!


Utilising this system will allow you to prep whole units or even entire armies for the table in no time at all. The quickshade allows you to get remarkable results for the relatively small amount of time invested. Ideal for getting your models to the tabletop and scratching that gaming itch!


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. Not only ideal for your Warriors of Gaul, but you’ll also find many of these paints essential for a wealth of different projects.


Warriors of Gaul Bundle Paint Set


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Assemble Your forces


With a lightning-fast and easy to play system, SPQR allows you to build a complete warband capable of scouting out enemy armies, clashing across borders, and conducting raids on farms and villages. This is an ideal starting point for a Gaul warband, or even to supplement an existing force!



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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.