Starscream and I have decided to start another 1000 point challenge, only this time, we are going to paint a warhammer fantasy army, and allow ourselves 8 weeks to finish, rather than 6.
Im going for bretonians, and Ive written my army list first and will paint to that specification, rather that repeat my previous mistake of painting the models I thought Id need and find out the day before the deadline that my list was illegal… hehe.
I believe Starscream to be going for Vampire Counts.
As mentioned in the previous thread, if anyone else wants to join in, then Im more than happy for them to do so. Starscream and myself will be meeting up for a game at our local store at the end of the challenge, but if anyone who cant make it to GW Newcastle wants to join in, then I say we have a vote off at the end for those who complete the challenge on time to see who wins.
So. First things first, my army list: (ive left out points and what magic items / virtues im going for to stop Starscream having an early lead!)
Paladin battle standard
Paladin on Pegasus
5 Knights of the Realm
5 Knights Errant
6 Knights Errant
10 Peasant Bowmen
15 Men at Arms
I figure that this will give me two units to occupy my table quarters, one of which I can use to try and pick off a rank bonus from an enemy unit, and 3 clips of knights supported by characters to try and break through his lines.
also, Ive included the Paladin on Pegasus because:
1) you get one in the batalion and its a shame not to use him
2) he can go wizard / warmachine hunting as required, meaning I dont have to take the scroll caddy damsel you normally see.
Ive bought myself a battalion and an extra character blister, and I have the ltd edition battle standard from when they released the army a few years back. All I need is another box of Knights and Im good to go.
I’ll see how much stuff I have to get painted and let you know if I’ll join in Most likely Warriors of Chaos, maybe Daemons of Chaos In fact, I should have enough for Daemons of Chaos and it’s only basecoated. I have a lot going on, but will see if joining in is plausible. As long as I’m welcomed, lol
I’m not worried about being included in the challenge part to be honest though
Still, whether I join in or not, this should be another blast to read ^^
Well, if I’m going with Chaos, I have it all built, but will need to strip a load of models, including plastics (which will be a 3 day job per batch ) and if I go with Daemons, I am not sure what I have yet, other than multiple horrors, some screamers and a fully converted Herald of Tzeentch. Regardless, I won’t have decided which army to create for this until Monday-Wednesday.
Having said that, I have managed to paint 6 Marauders of Chaos as I have 22 with me (not sure how I have 22 though, lol) to get a head start on my painting. I took pictures beforehand (after stripping the ones I needed to, except for one) and so you can see the progress when I get round to uploading them
Wel, I’ve not yet progressed any further and don’t even know which list or what composition I’m having yet, particularly since my army books are 60-100 miles from me until Monay
Still, I’ve been having a few thinks and I’ve got a few ideas for what will go into either army. Having sad that, I’m not used to 1,000 points and may have to test out with proxies to see if tey’e sensible lists or not
Dang, it seems that I’m flailing behind ^^ I’ll check tomorrow/Tuesday to see which I should go with, but I have half painted a further 6 Marauders. I was a little side tracke dby going to Golden Acre Park with my grilfriend to take pictures, lol
I have drafted up a couple of lists for Daemons to see what I should include in my army and I’ve been unable to find my Warriors of Chaos book. Mostof the stuff in my Warriors of Chaos army would be repinted though, whereas most of my daemon stuff shall be from scratch.
Anyway, Daemons list 1 is as follows:
1 Beast of Nurgle
My other, more likely list is:
Considering the fact that I already have the bloodletters fully painted and the daemonettes mostly painted, I may have to do both armies (as in WoC and Daemons) to compensate.
Warriors od Chaos stuff to paint/repaint:
26 Marauders (-6 as I finished those earlier in the thread. Not sure how I have 26, lol)
6-12 Chaos Warriors (Not sure how many I didn’t paint. I bought 2 boxes worth from someone, but some weren’t put together yet)
5 Marauder Horsemen (Need an update to their paint scheme to fit my newer colours. Never completed the shields either)
7 Chosen (No notes, lol :D)
5 Chaos Knights’ Boots (Need to change their colour to match them to the rest of the army)
Tons of bits and pieces from a lot I won about a yearago with Sousunou (including plenty of characters).
So, I think I’ll aim to complete most/all of the daemons and a sizeable chunk of the above Warriors of Chaos. I’ll give a total of points painted at the end
So far, 6 marauders with shields (will also have light armour, but need to gather a few more pieces for them), maing it 30 points thus far
I’m concentrating on trying to get an essay out of my way to make my dissertation easier, balancing it with a practical dissertation and medical visits about a slight worry over my heart (they’ve done two ECG’s and an ultrasound now and keep saying it’s fine, then sending me to the GP or the hospital…), but shouldn’t be anything to worry about.
Anyhow, that’s what I’m currently using as an excuse for just a pitiful number of points lol
Having said that, if I use daemonlist one, I have done an extra 350 points on top of that (as they were already painted, lol) and if I use daemonlist two, I have one 300 points.
But, in terms of models I’ve painted, it’s still resting at 30 points. I may paint some more during my essay breaks today
Shme you made no progrees. I wonder if we have, combined, painted more points/models than starscream? Can’t let him win now, can we