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The Background: I have a lot of little men sitting around unpainted. Armies of them. Some armies I want to paint up in grand fashion (Dark Elves) some I just want painted. They don’t even have to be painted well, I just want them painted.
I felt inspiration fall upon me. Could I, in fact, throw caution to the wind, my nose to the grindstone and my paints to the pieces in one fell swoop? I invited my boys to a challenge in what would be one of my final great acts of geekdom!
The Challenge: Paint up 1000 points of toy soldiers in 24 hours. That’s 47.6 points a minute, a little over half a point a minute.
Some were daunted, afraid even. But some of them heard the call, rose up to the challenge and carved out 1000 points upon witch to lay their paint!
The Reward: In truth, I suspect that few will truly rise to the occasion, and only the truly mad will succeed. It will be interesting to see how far everyone will get. But for those that go all the way, they will earn fame, glory and a 1000 pt painted army!!! -Painted by the winners of this challenge (themselves.) They will also have the joy of knowing that they have officially moved two rungs down the nerd ladder.
The Date The challenge will begin tomorrow at 9am mountain time. Stay tuned as we’ll try to get some pix up during breaks.
final acts. oh no, you cannot be leaving the hobby? a gamer leaving is one geek-tear shed.
This, this I have to see. It promises to be awesome. Damnit, I want to do this. I would subscribe twice to this thread if I could.
Hurry up and get here, mountain time!
Last edited by Jon Quixote; February 7th, 2009 at 14:04.
Cervantes: In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
This sounds like a great task, good luck to you both. I hope to see regular updates and photos. Go you!
I'm just about to leave for Tweaker's house for this project and wanted everyone to know that I cheesed my way as much as I could in this project. My goal is:
10 glade guard with musician
5 glade riders with full command
5 scouts with magic banner
All of this coming in at 1058 points. 30 whole models. Gawd I love elves.
EDIT: not really sure what happened but I ended up with a double post in a single post?
I can't wait to see those elves, but I'm wondering what Tweaker is planning - 1000 points of guard?
Guard? Noooo, that would be much to easy! I'm going for O&G baby!
It looks a little something like this...
3 Squig herdz
35 Gobbos Shield & Spear, Command, Netters
20 Gobbos Bows, Music, Netters
26 Big'ins, 2 Choppaz, Command
10 Spider Riderz
10 Spider Riderz
Weighing in at 116 models and 1030 points.
Here's the gobbos, ready to prime:
The army as of 0 hour:
Dear lord what have I done?