A week ago during our Polish annual Oldhammer Weekend, me and my friend Adam had a little talk about our hobby ideas and what next will occupy our workstations. Adam wanted to proceed on his Halfling army project, and I was struggling between expanding my existing projects /my beloved Skaven feel so abandoned, so lonely – they need so much love!/ and starting something completely new.
And to be honest, both of us were little bit cranky. We were just playing Warhammer for two long days, and were a bit tired of everything. But, man, those Halfling project got into my head. So, I thought – I would love to see that. I need to see that!
So there was no other option than to throw a challenge to Adam (without this he will probably never start this;). He will paint a fully playable 2000 points Warhammer FB army of Halflings, and I…will paint one of many ideas whirling in my head in recent weeks/months/years. The dare was sealed
…and a long story short – the challenge evolved. Folks started to join in and all of the sudden the duel became a challenge between 7 people. The more the merrier, right?
Now the rules of the challenge…
A Tale of
Four Seven Gamers
The thing we have here is very similar to A Tale of Four Gamers. A painting/collecting/gaming challenge from White Dwarfs #218-#223. I think there were other challenges like that published in WD in further years, but if I’m not mistaken – this one was the original one.
The idea was that each participant will paint a small part of his army during the month, describing the process to get a complete army in six months.
We kind of copied this thing. We changed a timeline and rules of completing each stage, but the general idea remained the same. We even borrowed the name for the challenge. It will be difficult to play battles with our slowly growing during the challenge, as we were scattered across the country /well, I will probably be outside Poland for most of the time/, but for sure the final stage will be concluded in grand ceremonial battle.
The challenge is about to start November 1st 2018 and will end October 31st 2019.
The challenge is divided to four stages. We pledge to paint 500 points of the project in each of the stages.
- 01.11.2018 – 31.01.2019
- 01.02.2019 – 30.04.2019
- 01.05.2019 – 31.07.2019
- 01.08.2019 – 31.10.2019
The whole project is 2000 points of Warhammer Fantasy Battle 5th edition army.
Why 5th? We are suckers for fifth. Grew up on this, the sentiment is for it is strong. So, we went for the thing we like just to feel good.
Each participant publish the army list at the beginning of the challenge and declare the 500 points for the upcoming stage. The list doesn’t have to be strict, and it’s kind of obvious during the year the idea may change a bit, but to keep a mock of order here, we need to have a scheme we are holding to.
However, whatever we declare to paint during each of the stage, we stick to it for real.
No won’t be any serious prices, but if one fail – he should expect some serious public shaming /ok, semi-serious;)/.
Each stage is described by two entries. Start, or declaration entry and closing entry where all is sum up/. Each of us have or about to start a blog, where the we will keep the track of the challenge.
- Tytus aka me:) – Greenskinz /more details soon:)/
- Adam – Halflings /using Citadel Journal #36 army list/
- Piotr – Chaos Dwarfs /Big Hats, yo!/
- Jan – Lizardmen
- Jarek – Chaos
- Tomek – Dwarfs
- Max – Dogs of War
Magnificent Seven, The Best of The Best. Heroes of The Warhammer. Painters fo’ realz!
We will do this!
PS. Next post I’ll present my challenge army. I’m prepering something special, that was in my head for quite some time now, and this game is probably the only way I will ever start and finish this. Sshh, for now. In a a few days I reveal all the cards:)
PPS. And next Sunday, I’m off to big world again. I’ll pack my stuff, take my set of brushes, paints, miniatures, mini lamp and change a chilly depressing Poland to sunny Thailand. Yay! Game of Travel is back, biatch!