Army Painting Challenge?

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Army Painting Challenge?

Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:47 pm

This is an idea that could be used to motivate those who have trouble painting armies, that I have gotten from both One Ring and Heresy:


Army Painting Challenge Rules:

The aim of this challenge is to paint an entire army over the course of the year, which can be for WotR or SBG. As people are not always able to paint every month, every member has 2 (1 if 6 months) “real life cards” which they can use. Simply put, they do not have to participate that month.
As the aim is to try to paint a new army or expand a current army, participants must have proof pictures of the unpainted miniatures.
- In this case an unpainted miniature is one which is primed, unpainted, still on the sprue, a model before repainting, or with a basic basecoat (no more than two colours). This is because not everyone can remember to take pictures of their unpainted miniature before they paint. -
Participants also have 2 (1 if 6 months) “updated army cards” which they can use – they must have made some of their models look better than before e.g. painting White Hands on 10 Uruk-Hai Warriors or repainting the metal on 8 Warriors of Minas Tirith.
If you finish your army before the end of the year you may still participate in the competition, although you don’t have to.

You must choose one army that you want to paint over the year; although you may choose to change it in the first two months, but not after. For both gaming systems you must paint your main army for at least 6 (3 if 6 months) of the months, and any allies may be painted in the other months.

If painting for WotR, you choose one of the army lists from the rulebook which you must paint for, including allies after that. At least half of the companies in your army must be from your chosen army list.

If painting for SBG, you choose one of the army lists from LoME, and then may include allies after that. At least half of the models from your army must be from your chosen army list.

Some models count as more than one model/company, as listed below:
War Mûmak (+ commander) – 10 Models/Companies
- War Mûmak crew (Wotr only) – 1 Company
Trolls – 3 Models/Companies
Cave Trolls/Chariots – 2 Models/Companies
Other Monsters – 5 Models/Companies
2 Cavalry Models (SBG only) – 3 Models
- 2 Mounts effectively count as one model, so this applies to Heroes mounts as well e.g. painting both Elladan and Elrohir on Horseback is 5 Points, instead of 4 – 2 Points for each because they’re Heroes, plus 1 for their mounts.
Heroes – 2 Models/1 Company
- If a Hero also comes under one of the other categories increase the number of models/formations the other category counts as by 1 e.g. a Khandish King in Chariot is a Chariot (2 Models/1 Company) and a Hero, so is worth 3 Models/Companies.

For SBG you must paint at least 40 (30 if 6 months) models by the end of the year (at least 4 per month), which must cost a minimum of 500 Points.
For WotR you must paint at least 20 (15 if 6 months) Formations by the end of the year (at least 2 per month), which must cost a minimum of 750 Points.

At the end of the year the community will vote for their favourite army (no voting for yourself), and the winner will be the person with the most votes and will have bragging rights for the rest of the year, and may attach the following line to their signature (or some other reward - such as having them army placed in a hall of fame, like that of the current competitions).

I won the army painting challenge.

Those who finish can put:

I finished the army painting challenge.

Those who paint the most models (SBG) or most companies (Wotr) can attach the following to their signature:

I painted the most companies in the army painting challenge.
I painted the most models in the army painting challenge.


Obviously all who have these in their signature will have the respect of the entire community (even more than they already do).



This could be done in separate threads for each participant (probably easier), or in one thread for each month. This could be placed in a sub-forum in the Competitions forum, or in a sub-forum in the Painting forum.
I am quite happy to run the competition instead of someone else doing it, as long as people don’t mind me joining in.

If there are any questions or clarity is needed, just ask.

Those interested:
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Last edited by Chris Guard of Mardat on Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:07 pm, edited 5 times in total.

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Re: Army Painting Challenge?

Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:26 am

This sounds fun, I was going to start a Dwarf or possibly SKoDA army this year so I'll probably join in :)

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Re: Army Painting Challenge?

Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:22 pm

:P I'll add a list of those interested to the first post

Quick question for everyone - which of the following would you prefer?
a) one annual competition
b) one running every six months (so there'd be two competitions a year, giving more flexibility in which army you do, and giving you a break, but with half of the Real Life/Updated army cards per competition)

Also, in regards to each separate thread per participant, the owner of the thread could change their title depending on what they were currently doing:

Participant - Month Year - Action
CGoM- January 2012 - RLC
- RLC stands for Real Life Card. This shows that I'm not participating this month
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CGoM - February 2012 - Proof
- Proof would then be changed to WIP if I put pictures of unfinished models up that have been started, or to finished when that month has been completed
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CGoM - March 2012 - Finished UAC
- UAM stands for Updated Army Card. This would show that I have finished the month, but have only updated my army, instead of painting new units.


All opinions on this are welcome and if a mod could say whether something like this is possible that would be great

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Re: Army Painting Challenge?

Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:55 am

It sounds interesting
I'm not sure if I can create a new sub forum but it's easy enough to get Kain to create one.
Pretty sure they won't oppose the creation of the sub forum

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Re: Army Painting Challenge?

Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:05 pm

Thanks LK.
Now I must decide which army I will go for - Dwarves, Goblins, Harad or Mordor...

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Re: Army Painting Challenge?

Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:20 pm

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it's up
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Re: Army Painting Challenge?

Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:22 pm

Thanks LK :D
the challenge is go

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Re: Army Painting Challenge?

Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:50 pm

this is a good game,, cause of challenge of this and the best thing is weapons and army..
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