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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Warlord Games, Free WWII Painting Guides

Warlord Games, Free WWII Painting Guides

Download our painting guides, completely FREE!

If you’re new to the world of historical wargaming, the prospect of sitting down and adding a little colour to your newly acquired troops can be a daunting one…

“What colour Grey should I paint German jackets?” – we hear you cry…

Well, never fear – Warlord are on hand to walk you through the process, step by easy-to-follow step.

French painting guide

French painting guide - digital download

This 7 page Painting Guide will provide you with a step-by-step guide to painting the basic infantryman of the French Army and arguably the best tank available to any army during the early stages of the war - the Somua S35. These models are painted for the early war period, as the forces still in the fight against Germany after the French surrender were supplied by Britain and later the U.S.

Following the step-by-step painting guides, you’ll find a collection of other units from the French forces that display the variety of painting possibilities when collecting these models.

Japanese painting guide

Japanese painting guide - digital download

This Painting Guide will provide you with a step-by-step guide to painting the basic infantryman of the Imperial Japanese Army and the up-gunned version of the most produced Japanese tank - the Type 97 Chi-Ha ShinHoTo. These models are painted for any period of the war, and would have been seen like this in a wide range of battlefields across south-east Asia.

Following the step-by-step painting guides, you’ll find a collection of other units from the Japanese forces that display the variety of painting possibilities when collecting these models.

Italian painting guide

Italian painting guide - digital download

This 7 page Painting Guide will provide you with a step-by- step guide to painting the basic infantryman of the Italian Army in their grey cotton uniforms (perfect for summer marching and fighting) and the Italian answer to the StuG - the Semovente 75/18. Our research has shown that outside of the North African theatre, there were no particularly common camouflage schemes for Italian armour, with a mix of single-, two-, and three-colour schemes being found.

Following the step-by-step painting guides, you’ll find a collection of other units from the Italian forces that display the variety of painting possibilities when collecting these models.

Soviet painting guide

Soviet painting guide - digital download

This 7 page Painting Guide will provide you with a step-by-step guide to painting the basic rifleman of the Soviet Red Army and perhaps one of the most innovative tanks of the war - the T-34. In most circumstances, the colour schemes presented here were used by the standard infantry from 1941 through to the end of the war in 1945. This scheme can also give you a good starting point for many of the other specialist infantry units the Soviets deployed.

Following the step-by-step painting guides, you’ll find a collection of other units from the Soviet forces that display the wide variety of painting possibilities when collecting these models.
Blitzkrieg German painting guide

Blitzkrieg German painting guide - digital download

This 7 page Painting Guide will provide you with a step-by-step guide to painting an infantryman of the Blitzkrieg German Army.

German painting guide

German painting guide - digital download

This 7 page Painting Guide will provide you with a step-by-step guide to painting the basic infantryman of the German Heer (Army) and one of the most ubiquitous German tanks of the war - the Panzer IV. In most circumstances, the colour schemes presented here were used by the Heer from approximately 1942 through to the end of the war in 1945. If you are collecting a German Heer force for this period, the bulk of your forces will look like these models.

Following the step-by-step painting guides, you’ll find a collection of other units from the German forces that display the wide variety of painting possibilities when collecting these models.
United States painting guide

United States painting guide - digital download

This 7 page Painting Guide will provide you with a step-by-step guide to painting a GI (general infantryman) of the U.S. Army, and easily the most ubiquitous American tank of the war - the M4 Sherman. The basic colour schemes depicted here were used in the European Theatre, including actions in the Mediterranean and France through to the final push for Berlin. For the most part, it was the additional equipment and unit patches that helped distinguish different divisions of soldiers from one another.

Following the step-by-step painting guides, you’ll find a collection of other units from the American forces that display the variety of painting possibilities when collecting these models.

British painting guide - digital download

British painting guide - digital download

This 7 page Painting Guide will provide you with a step-by-step guide to painting an infantryman of the British Army, and the Cromwell Cruiser-class tank. The basic colour schemes depicted here were used in the European Theatre, from the early days of the War through to the Normandy landings and the push over the Rhine. This guide is even helpful for the Home Guard. Other units, such as the Airborne troops in Europe and Commonwealth troops in other theatres, sported a wider variety of uniforms and equipment.

Following the step-by-step painting guides, you’ll find a collection of other units from the British forces that display the wider variety of painting possibilities when collecting these models.

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