Thursday, 1 August 2013

Life after Devlan Mud

Lo, the people of the land were happy. For the Great Lord had brought forth an elixir of plenty. The people cried with joy and praised the High Lord for the benevolence that was bestowed up on them. For this elixir was called...

Yet this joyous time was not to last, for the people were deceived. The Great Lord cast off his benign cloak and revealed a twisted and malevolent form. With a cruelty which only a tormented mind could conjure the minions of the Dark Lord, seized the fabled elixir and took it from the people never to be returned.

A great sadness descended. Those that could, coveted the elixir, seizing all they found for themselves, furtively hoarding the last few precious drops. A madness swept the land. 

Yet hope remained and some took up a journey to find an elixir that could equal the fabled panacea. One who took up this quest found a wise and learned Master (The Source ). Thus spoke the Seer 'Rest weary traveller for I can aid you, search no more'. 

Lo. The truth was revealed, an alternative existed and the traveller cried out in exultation....

Okay this may be old news but I only discovered it about a couple of months ago. So to me its one those best kept secret things but no more. I was mighty happy when I discovered that there was a viable alternative to Devlan Mud. 

I first read about it on 'From the Warp' (follow the link above), and when I Googled about it a bit more it seems the Warhammer communities were well aware that the Army Painter Strong Tone was similar to Devlan Mud and made a good substitute. Here's a little example..

For the record Army Painter Dark Tone is equivalent to Badab Black.

Purchased mine from North Star.              


  1. Mark your note meant to drink the stuff.
    Good post:-)

  2. I myself was saddened to see the end of 'good old devlan mud' but it's replacement 'Agrax Earthshade' is pretty much the same colour and it seems to sit/settle a lot better than the old dev. mud did.

    The only drawback is the price (typical 'evil-empire' pricing) and i keep meaning to try out the army painter stuff myself sometime.