Golden Hat XL - Winners!

“Sound the horns!”

Warcolours and @Shef Presents: The winners of the 40th Golden Hat competition on Chaos Dwarfs Online!

We had a stellar turnout of entries, with submissions spanning from solo musicians to full blown orchestras. Voting was even below gold. It was gladdening to see all these weird and wonderful Hobgoblin creations!

And the winners are:




1st Place - Golden Hat Winner: Entry #8 - @rollforwounds
2nd Place - Silver Hat Winner: Entry #7 - @Reaver
3rd Place - Bronze Hat Winner: Entry #4 - @KhamdrimSkyMaster

The entry key!
01 - @Abecedar
02 - @Flagellant04
03 - @Hashoooot
04 - @KhamdrimSkyMaster
05 - @Kuanor
06 - @Pyrostick
07 - @Reaver
08 - @RollForWounds
09 - @Shef
10 - @Steamblood
11 - @Uther.the.unhinged
12 - @Zanko
13 - @ZoddTheImmortal
14 - @Bessron
15 - @Jackswift

Medals will eventually come! Should you have earned a new Veteran’s Medal (gained at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 main contests entered), please contact us and link us all your entries in all previous Golden Hat and Artisan’s Contest competitions on both old and new CDO (note: Scribe’s Contest does not count towards this purpose, but have its own Veteran Scribe’s Medal).

And now for the prizes!

First off, @rollforwounds and fiery rock band will receive a €30 store coupon at Warcolours, courtesy of @warcolours :

Octo and the gang has earned @Reaver a 20 Battleforg Hobgoblin Spearmen donated by @Shef :

@KhamdrimSkyMaster walks home with a 28mm unpainted Polish winged hussar

And finally @Steamblood win the random draw prize of a of Tjubling Command Set #1 from @Tjub and Admiralty Miniatures

A big “thanks” to everyone who participated and voted, as well as a big thanks to Warcolours and @shef for their generous prize donations!

And that’s it for this round of Golden Hat. Now let’s see the participants’ entries in the blogs. :wink:

Next up, Artisan’s Contest!

The Staff


Thanks all who voted for the tentacly doot brigade. Looking forward to seeing all the creations on blogs!

Congrats to @rollforwounds and @KhamdrimSkyMaster who rocked (and rolled) this one out of the park!


Congrats to the worthy winners! Well deserved! :hatoff:


Congratulations to the winners, well earned! And to all the participants, a great set of entries, and made for a challenging decision. Very well done!


Outstanding entries all round and some well deserved winners. Excellent stuff


Thank you kindly for handling this, @MichaelX . Warmly appreciated.

Glorious entries, everyone! Marvellous creations. And well done to the winners.

I’ll be home sometime tomorrow. Winners will be contacted for prizes then, and contest gallery updated.

As things look like at the moment, things will get very busy for however many weeks forward, following a death in my extended family. Furniture movement and some build work is just the tip of the iceberg.

I’m pushing a lot of planned stuff forward until most of the demanding work is over, no matter how many weeks or months it takes.

There is a risk that I won’t have time and energy left over for handling contests while all this mass of activity lasts. I’ll see how it looks like in some days’ time. At worst, we’ll have a competition pause for a while, unless someone volunteers to set up next one, whatever theme they feel like. But I might still find time for it.

Just a heads-up. Sorry for all the hassle.


I can take over (and maybe automate some stuff) if needed.


Wow :blush: thanks everyone, you honour me. Every entry was a winner in my book; it was a pleasure to see them all and imagine the mad cacophony they’d produce. Thanks @Admiral and @MichaelX for all your hard work organising too. You guys are the best.


Congratulations to the deserved winners. I think i got all 3 right this time.
A lot of great entries. The slave tank was brilliant :clap:.
@Reaver Was the squid from spongebob? I feel like it was. Loved the keyboard guitar thing, was v similar to the mad max musician.
Roll for wounds. Great band set up. The poster really made it


Congratulations to the very worthy winners and indeed all the entries. Thanks to the admin also for all their work. We all appreciate it.


Congratulations to the winners,
There were really only good entries and I am very happy to have been part of it.

You are all really worthy rivals


Congratulations to the winners of the Golden Hat! Really amazing entries!


No hassle at all. Family comes first. Condolences for your loss. We’ll just pester @MichaelX in the meantime!


Thank you everyone for the votes! It’s a good feeling to finally be able to stand up on the podium! To those that got the Von Munchausen reference, I hope you pictured the Sultan’s rendition of the Torturer’s Apprentice.


We are all here to give the help and support we can. Take care Matte


Congrats @rollforwounds and and everyone who entered, a fantastic group of entries again :hatoff:

Good luck @Admiral over the coming weeks


Hat badges have been awarded to the winners. Looking forward to seeing everyone in the Artisan’s Contest!