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2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: August!

Only a few projects makinf progress this month from the Guildford club members. Perhaps a calm before a storm!

But all was not silent. Paul continues to add to his dastardly Frenchmen

While I added some Stormcast, Kung-Fu Monks, Spaceships and finished my Flames of War Brits

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 9 Stormcast completed, 4 cruisers, 3 frigates, 3 churchill, 3 stuart, 4 M10, 4 25pdr, 4 BL5.5, 2 crusader AA and 3 monks

269/200

I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standardI pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club Several more stands of Fench Napoleonics
Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.-Finish one ‘thing’ per month
Ash March complete 100 miniatures by the end of the year ???/100 Calvary count as 2 each, big stuff 5. Will start to keep track from next month
Biel Tan Paint 1 full squad of minis per month from my currently owned backlog for the rest of the year. ???/6 months

Happy painting!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: July!

Some good progress from the club this month. Paul has some historical elephants pulling double duty as monstrous beasties…griffons are historical right? They’re in the tapestries and murals so they must be!

I continued working on my Stormcast

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 12 Stormcast completed 230/200 I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standardI pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club General on winged beast (a Dacian on a griffon…) for my KoW / Roman forces, and two additional Numidian War Elephants aka beasts of war within the same force.

Three big guys this month.

Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.-Finish one ‘thing’ per month
Ash March complete 100 miniatures by the end of the year ???/100 Calvary count as 2 each, big stuff 5. Will start to keep track from next month
Biel Tan Paint 1 full squad of minis per month from my currently owned backlog for the rest of the year. ???/6 months

Happy painting!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: June!

Half way through the year and there’s some development’s afoot!

As ever the mutable way of the world do not leave our pledges untouched. Ash March has crafted anew his pledge for the year and a new challenger approaches! A being known only as Biel Tan has a pledge all their own.

For this month Tim Smith has completed one portion of his pledge with some fantastic looking scenery

Paul’s Romans Auxilia grow faster than the empire itself and the forces of Napoleon lurk ominously in the background

I managed to get forces for two games completed – 6mm Israelis for Fate of a Nation and 28mm British Indians for Chain of Command. As well as finalising my colour scheme for a new Stormcast army for Age of Sigmar.

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects The 6mm Israelis count for 15 models, 5 stormcast and 47 28mm soldiers for a solid 67 models this month 218/200 I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way Tables worth of terrain completed! Hurray!
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standard

I pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club

Thanks to a couple of unexpected days off work, the Romans saw more additions in the form of another regiment and two further troops of Auxillaries, completing that area of the force.
Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.

-Finish one ‘thing’ per month

Ash March complete 100 miniatures by the end of the year ???/100 Calvary count as 2 each, big stuff 5. Will start to keep track from next month
Biel Tan Paint 1 full squad of minis per month from my currently owned backlog for the rest of the year. ???/6 months

Happy painting!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: May!

The month comes to a close and there are some updates!

Paul has completed his gorgeous French infantry

I have a variety of bits and pieces. Morathi, two supervillains and some itty bitty Israeli armour.

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 10 ‘models’ completed this month. 151/200 I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standard

I pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club

6mm French Napoleonic infantry completed
Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.

-Finish one ‘thing’ per month

Ash March I’ll pledge to have this orc mega force finished along with a necromunda gang and my bushido minis all by my birthday at the end of may (!) by the end of the year I’ll have my epic armies all painted and my 6mm napoleonics along with the high elves..

Happy painting!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: April!

Updates for April!

It’s been a quiet month but even then the industrious Guildford Club has painted its way through some stuff!

Paul has contonued his epic journey as though he were Hannibal astride his Giant mount through Rome to add some Auxilia

I painted some 6mm Israelis for the Arab-Israeli conflict and some more Witch Elves and Morathi for Age of Sigmar.

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 21 models completed this month. 141/200

5 witch elves, a host of 6mm Israelis and Morathi

I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standard

I pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club

Both regiments of Auxillaries and the giant are finished
Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.

-Finish one ‘thing’ per month

Ash March I’ll pledge to have this orc mega force finished along with a necromunda gang and my bushido minis all by my birthday at the end of may (!) by the end of the year I’ll have my epic armies all painted and my 6mm napoleonics along with the high elves..

Happy painting!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: March!

Updates for March!

Paul has continued with one of his objectives and updated Hobby Brush, his website, with his excellent Pike and Shotte era models. Go and check it out here!

http://hobbybrush.com/historical/pikeandshotte/

He also progressed his 6mm Napoleonic French and a giant for Kings of War

Tim Smith has been busy with terrain and a an Eldar Super Heavy that is shaping up to be a gorgeous piece

Ash March has also been very busy painting Orcs and Bretonnians.

I speed painted some space ships for Dropfleet Commander and painted a few models for AoS

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 26 models completed this month, 120/200 for the year

4 Orc Brutes, 5 Witch Elves and 17 Scourge ships

I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way Painting gems is a slow process! But I’ve made a bit of headway with the terrain pieces and got them out for a game
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standard

I pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club

Hobby butterfly struck early this month, followed by simply no painting for the latter part.
I haven’t based those Romans yet, but I’m 60% through 3 more infantry regiments of 6mm napoleonics and about the same through a(nother) giant for kow. Next month finishing stuff!And an update to Hobby Brush to add the Pike and Shotte section, check it out here:http://hobbybrush.com/historical/pikeandshotte/
Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.

-Finish one ‘thing’ per month

Ash March I’ll pledge to have this orc mega force finished along with a necromunda gang and my bushido minis all by my birthday at the end of may (!) by the end of the year I’ll have my epic armies all painted and my 6mm napoleonics along with the high elves.. Over the past two months I’ve completed: 10 orc boarboys, 12 bretonian knights, 10 bretonnian archers.. not that many I’m afraid and none towards the target.. think I picked too specific a target

Happy painting!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: February!

Another month, another chunk of progress!

Let’s see what people have gotten up to…

Paul has achieved one of his objectives and updated Hobby Brush, his website, with new Anyaral: World of Twilight models! Go and check it out here!

http://hobbybrush.com

He also got himself a whole load of Romans for various uses completed

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I was fairly eclectic this month, doing scenery, 3mm sci fi, Superheroes and AoS Orcs

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 27 models completed this month, 94/200 for the year

The 3mm count for 11 equivalents, Supergirl and the Flash for two more, 5 Orc ‘Ardboyz, a Warchanter, a Wierdboy, four Icons/objective markers for Bushido and three pieces of terrain for Bushido

I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way 0 completed
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standard

I pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club

These guys still need basing and some work done on their shields, but as troops they will represent four elements for kings of war & I’m quite happily on target if I get them finished off next month.

Todays updates come in the form of housekeeping in my favoured Anyaral: World of Twilight section.

Two new sections:
Casanii:
http://hobbybrush.com/fantasy/twighlight/casanii/

Empire Nobles:
http://hobbybrush.com/fantasy/twighlight/nobles/

also added a lot of pictures to other galleries in the Twilight Section, so if you like such things, look around!

Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.

-Finish one ‘thing’ per month

I have managed to assemble and base my Delaques. The only paint invloved was some liquid greenstuff on the heavy but still…
Ash March I’ll pledge to have this orc mega force finished along with a necromunda gang and my bushido minis all by my birthday at the end of may (!) by the end of the year I’ll have my epic armies all painted and my 6mm napoleonics along with the high elves.. No update

Happy painting!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: January!

With January coming to a close we have some industrious club members turning out some fantastic work and working on their pledges

Tim shows off his conversion skills and ability to speed paint like a boss with an Ynnari Eldar army coming on strong

Alex worked on cleaning and prepping his Delaque gang, ready for painting

All the while Paul finishes all manner of bits and pieces to keep himself occupied for the month

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Finally some industrious small scale action getting almost 400 6mm napolenics finished, followed by some 3mm stuff to experiment with

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 77 models completed!

The 6mm equivalents account for 73 models, 3 AoS Orcs and the Green Lantern

I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way 0 completed but many progressed to almost completion
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standard

I pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club

shields have finally been finished and they’re based at last – so progress on models which have been on the go since last April!!

Update to the Hobbybrush is in the works but I broke it rather than updating it when trying to change the gallery format….. but I found time to try – that counts, right?

Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.

-Finish one ‘thing’ per month

I have managed to assemble and base my Delaques. The only paint invloved was some liquid greenstuff on the heavy but still…
Ash March I’ll pledge to have this orc mega force finished along with a necromunda gang and my bushido minis all by my birthday at the end of may (!) by the end of the year I’ll have my epic armies all painted and my 6mm napoleonics along with the high elves.. No update

Happy painting!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: The Pledges!

For 2018 the members of the Guildford Games Club will be setting themselves miniature painting challenges and throughout the year we will be tracking that progress, posting up images of work people are proud of and generally celebrating the painting and modelling side of the hobby.

The rules are very loose, people can set themselves whatever painting challenges they want – be they miniatures, terrain, conversions, new painting techniques, etc. – and they can decide when they have achieved them or whatever milestones they want to set.

Furthermore it’s not a competition, not to find who can paint the most or paint the best or convert the fanciest. The aim is to encourage people to paint more and to celebrate the painting that they do!

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 0 models completed I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way 0 completed
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standard

I pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club

0 Completed
Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.

-Finish one ‘thing’ per month

0 Completed
Ash March I’ll pledge to have this orc mega force finished along with a necromunda gang and my bushido minis all by my birthday at the end of may (!) by the end of the year I’ll have my epic armies all painted and my 6mm napoleonics along with the high elves.. 0 Completed

An Alternative Epic Team Event?

In September 2018 I am running a custom team event for the game Epic: Armageddon, the structure, custom rules and other ramblings are below.

Overview
A full day of gaming, 3 rounds where players are in one of two teams and face off against the opposing team. Between each game round there is a planning phase where new lists can be drawn up, matchups planned and various ‘special cards’ can be played to grant the playing team an advantage. These special cards provide the ability to manipulate the match ups for the next round with the intention of adding some ability to prevent bad pairings for your team or force advantageous matches for your team. Some tables will also have non-standard terrain setup to make choice of table to play over another factor to consider.

Aims
– To be a different feel to a normal tournament where working with your teammates is more important than performance in a single game/individual
– To be willing to play fast and loose with balance to encourage a laid back atmosphere and more experimentation
– To shake up the meta lists by providing a different environment for them to play in and different pressures in list design
– To really play up the team aspect and encourage thinking on the more team vs team level with matchups, planning, counterpicks and so on
– Be something different and fun on the EpicUK calendar!

Needs
– Players bring ~3k points of their chosen faction (they can bring fewer or more of course!), they do not need an army list prewritten and they can (and probably MUST) change what they take to the table each round. What they take to the table on any given round must be legal though, so if they have minimums those must be taken, titans 3rds must be adhered to for the points total they bring to each game, etc.

– Enough terrain for the tables

– Over half of the tables setup with non-standard terrain to make the choice of table being played over an important factor to consider

Organisation

  • Overall a total of [team size] tables are laid out.
  • Overall for each round a total of [(team size+1)*2000]pts is available to each team
  • Each player scores tournament points for their game in the normal way based on the difference in score at the end of their games, the tournament points are then added to their teams total tournament points
  • The team with the greatest amount of tournament points at the end of round 3 is the winner
  • There will be prize support for
    • MVP Team 1 (as secretly voted for by all players)
    • MVP Team 2 (as secretly voted for by all players)
    • Best Painted (as secretly voted for by all players)
    • Best Conversions/Theme (as secretly voted for by all players)

E.g.: 7 players on a team means 7 tables and each team gets (7+1 = 8) * 2000pts = 16000pts to spread out onto those 7 tables. Yes this means that there is no easy ‘oh just stick 2000pts on each table’ option, some tables will have greater or fewer points and they may end up against larger or smaller forces. This is as intended.

Day Structure

Follows normal tournament scheduling
Registration 0900 ends 0930
Round 1 team planning 0930 ends 0945
Round 1 0945 ends 1200
Lunch 1200 ends 1300
Round 2 team planning 1300 ends 1315
Round 2 1315 ends 1530
Round 3 team planning 1530 ends 1545
Round 3 1545 ends 1800

Plus inevitable delays between.

Due to the team planning phases expect things to take longer, draws to be a bit more common, etc., they will eat into the ‘faffing around’ time.

Round Structure

  • Each team nominates a team leader who is the player that will tell the tournament organiser any decisions that their team has made (mostly to try and stop a half dozen people trying to tell the TO the same thing, please rely on your team leader!)
  • Before round 1 both team leaders roll 1d6, rerolling ties until there is a winner, whichever team rolls higher gets to choose if they want to pick ‘pick tables’ or ‘counterpick’ for round 1
    • For round 2 these roles are reversed with the team that ‘picked tables’ instead ‘counterpicking’
    • For round 3 the team with the fewest tournament points gets to decide if it want to ‘pick tables’ or ‘counterpick’ for round 3
  • Before each game round there is a 15 minute planing stage which follows the sequence detailed below
    1. The teams get to play any special cards they have remaining, resolving their effects immediately
    2. After both teams have passed on the chance to play any more cards the team that is ‘picking tables’ now picks one of their players (that has not already been assigned somewhere by the special cards) and one of the tables (that does not already have one of their players assigned to it by the special cards), that player will now play on that table for the next round.
    3. After each time the team that is ‘picking tables’ has assigned a player to a table the team that is ‘counterpicking’ selects one of their players and assigns them to the same table that the team ‘picking tables’ selected
    4. Repeat this process until all players are assigned to the tables
    5. After assigning players to the tables the teams convene again and assign each of their players some portion of the points available to their team (bearing in mind any points that have already been allocated by the special cards!)
    6. Now each player knows their table, their opponent and their points allocated, they write a list for the game ahead, tailoring it for their match up as best they can

Notes

– During the first round of the tournament each team is allocated [number of tables] special cards to use for the entire tournament, see the list below for details.
– Teams should write down which player has how many points for each round and hand those to the TO before the start of the next round. (No sneaky last minute switcheroos!)
– When chosing where to deploy your forces each round bear in mind the following rules:

  • No table may have fewer than 1000pts PER TEAM on it (i.e.: there must be a game played on each table, even if it’s not very big)
  • If both players have ~1500pts or fewer they can both agree to use the minigeddon rules variant for their table, both players must agree but it is recommended
  • No table may have more than 3000pts PER TEAM on it (i.e.: you can have bigger games, but not so big they can’t fit into the time limit)
  • Points allocated don’t have to be even between players on the same team, do not have to match the points given to their opponent and do not have to be nice round numbers either – if you want to assign someone 1995pts that’s completely fine, even if they end up facing someone who brought 1001pts.
  • Only one player per team is assigned to each table
  • The tables are laid out with terrain by the TO at the start of the event and are not changed
  • Players cannot change which faction they are playing between rounds, e.g.: if you chose to bring Steel Legion you’re playing Steel Legion for all three games, your army list however can vary wildly between games
  • Note that ‘playing to draw’ or ‘playing to defend points’ is perfectly legitimate and part of the overall team strategy for the event.
  • Playing slowly to run out the clock is unsportsmanly behaviour, do try to play at a reasonable speed
  • With the 15 minute planning window mistakes in army lists can be made and I ask that all participants are understanding of this. If, however, the mistakes are especially large (which is left vague at this time) then penalties such as being limited to at best a draw or tournament point deductions can be applied. Hopefully this will never come up!
  • Scoring will follow the standard EpicUK tournament points scoring

Link to EpicUK scoring

Special Cards
– Each card will tell you when you can play it and what it does. See the end section to see the cards.
– Any number of cards may be played during the Team Planning Stage so long as the timing conditions for the card are met

  • Each team will get 4 cards to use for the whole event, they cannot get more
  • Once a card is used hand it to the TO, you cannot use it again
  • Each team will get the same 4 cards

– 1x Advanced Warning
— Play during the team planning stage before teams start the pick/counterpick phase
— Your team must loudly and clearly pick one of the opposing teams players and one of the tables, that player must be assigned to the chosen table
— If the team has not yet decided any of those details then they have 30 seconds to decide (with team captain the deciding vote)
— If they fail to declare these details within 30 seconds then the team playing this card gets 30 seconds to make that decision for them!

– 1x Logistics Constrained
— Play during the team planning stage before teams start the pick/counterpick phase
— Your team must loudly and clearly pick a table, and then the number of points that MUST be allocated to that table by either side (bear in mind the min 1k max 3k rule still applies)

— When allocating points to players the player going to the table targeted by this cards must be given that many points to use, no more, no less.
— If, through some means, a table has already had a certain points total already applied to it then this card overrides that points total with the new total

– 1x Tip Off
— Play during the team planning stage before teams start the pick/counterpick phase
— Your team must loudly and clearly pick one of the opposing teams players and how many points they will be allocated for the next round

— When allocating points in the next phase this player must be assigned that many points
— If the team has not yet decided any of those details then they have 30 seconds to decide (with team captain the deciding vote)
— If they fail to declare these details within 30 seconds then the team playing this card gets 30 seconds to make that decision for them!

– 1x It’s a Trap!
— Play during the team planning stage after teams complete the pick/counterpick phase
— Your team picks either two of your own player OR two of the opposing team’s players, they switch tables (but keep the points they have been allocated, if any)
— Both players switch tables and play on the newly selected ones against their new opponents
— They may both select their own point totals as normal (if they have not been allocated any) and do not have to tell the other team how many they are bringing