Today marks the beginning of a local Tale of Gamers challenge. I’ve encouraged four other guys to join me in a build/paint/play journey through Warhammer Fantasy.
We’ve got: Myself (Justin) with Empire. Andrew with Tomb Kings. Rob with Dwarfs. Loy with Dark Elves. And Ilan with Warriors of Chaos.
Awesome? You bet.
We’re technically starting today, but only because I’ve got a baby arriving shortly. Officially we’re starting on the 15th, as that’s when Ilan can really start. Regardless, we are going at a pace hopefully slow enough to let everyone keep up but quick enough that we can get some great games with fully-painted armies after just a few months.
Exact details are not finalised, but it looks like we are going to go like this: Starting today and ending June 30 we’ve got Phase One, where we end at 1000 points of painted models. That’s two months, which will hopefully be enough for at least middle-stage painted armies. We don’t need all the finishing details complete, but we want painted models on the table. If it’s not painted, it’s not welcome. Phase Two is a month long, ending July 31 and will be 1250 points. Since it’s the whole month for 250 points we’re hoping to see things bought but not finished/used in the first phase hitting the table. And Phase Three finishes up at the end of August at 1500 points. Along the way we will have regular, probably weekly, recaps that will either be posted here or at another blog. We’re still working on those details, figuring out if everyone should post, or just send their stuff to one person.
Either way, details are not set in stone and if we have to change the pace, we will.
But we’re all looking forward to getting this thing started. And in honour of the first day I picked up an Empire army book, Battalion, a Cannon/Mortar and Pistoliers, to go with the Battle Wizards and General/BSB kit (thanks Andrew!) I already had. Here’s a look at what I’ll be working on over the next couple of months:
Better picture of this when I’ve got better lighting maybe. Or maybe I’ll just put my time towards getting this thing started!