I've recently been talked into a tale of 4 gamers(ish) challenge to help a friend find the motivation to paint up his huge collection of imperial guard. It's going to run for 4 months starting in May, by the end we should all have at least 2000 points painted. Month 1 is the core of our armies needing 1 HQ and 2 Troop to be completed. At the end of each month we will game with the models we have painted for the quota and hopefully write up battle reports, some may even get recorded? As an incentive to over achieve at the end of the 4 months we will have an Apoc battle with everything we have painted regardless of points cost.
I could have used this as an excuse to jump back into painting my Blood Angels..... But where would the fun in that be! We have started the challenge by taking pictures of our to do pile. Here is mine. The sprues include 6 boradsides 24 Kroot and 24 Firewarriors.
Since this picture was taken I've built about half of it. ready for paint and made a list for my first months pledge.
My units are being built as additions to my main force and as such are not being built for maximum effectiveness. As a gamer though I'll add units in such a way that I'll make the best out of what models I have.... At least that's the plan.
Troop 12 Kroot 1 Shaper 1 hound.
Heavy 3 Railsides.
The exact wargear is yet to be worked out but these will form my first 500 points list. I will also be painted my Tiger shark that month for an other forum challenge. It should be useful for the Apoc battle at the end especially if all 4 of my friends baneblade variants get finished!
All the models will be painted to match my current army scheme and quality The kroot are the only units that I've yet to work out a full scheme for. My initial thoughts are brown flesh with black talons and hair and Tan/bone wargear to tie them in with rest of my army, but we'll see.
In the line up we have 2 guard players both looking at starting troop heavy lists and a Tyranid army that has a huge amount of troops and MC's. We'll see who comes out on top in battle and who can and can't keep up with the 500 point an month minimum pledge. We also have a none gamer who is joining in just for the ride who is also painting up guardsman.
I will be keeping this blog updated as I make progress and by the end I should have all my Tau models painted..... I just can't stop planing my next buy! I also need a 2 60mm bases and a ton of gundrones to convert into marker drones..... I've been on rob for them for an age... See I told you I just can't stop it!