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Autumn/Winter 2013 Challenge - signup thread

Postby zedmeister » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:56 pm

Right, it's high time we start one of these threads. It's a good way to both promote Darklands as well as help get our growing piles of resin painted. It's also a good motivator in that it helps spur us on to get nicely painted forces.

So I propose a tale of x gamers 2013 challenge. The challenge is:

- Select 500 gold worth of Darklands resin (doesn't have to be a legal force)
- Break the force down into easily managed chunks
- Post updates of the miniatures in the 2013 challenge thread as you paint them

500 gold is quite a small force to start and with 2.5 months of the year left it should give us a good chunk of time to get stuff together. So, what do you think? Who's up for the challenge? Is 2.5 months enough? If you want in, chose your force and reply to this thread. I'll draw up a rollcall and we can get the first challenge started
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Re: Lets get one started? Who'll volunteer themselves!

Postby Phil Winstanley » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:05 pm

I'm in with Brythoniaid!
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Postby razormage » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:11 pm

Zed,
I'm in. I'm even going to take it a step further and see if I can get away with two or three.
* Brythoniaid: Geriant Nerthol, Pendyndraig, Dyndraig Warrior with Banner, two Dyndraig Warriors, Tarwdraig
* Fomoraic: Tain of Baalor Skull-Bearer on Ipracx, Maagaan, Shaaroc the Reviled
* Norse: Eirik Longaxe, 3 Troll Warriors, Blood-Maw
[EDIT: Dropped three troll warriors, added Blood-Maw, added a Tarwdraig to the Brythoniaid]
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Re: Lets get one started? Who'll volunteer themselves!

Postby Chad » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:14 pm

I'm in with my Ysians.

Hedroc w. war chain (He's in the post atm) - 120 gold
5 Ax Drunes (An-Ax-Drune, Bann-Ax Drune, Herald) - 143 gold
3 Brutes (Kill Brute, others armed with two handed weapons) - 228 gold

Total 491
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Re: Lets get one started? Who'll volunteer themselves!

Postby mannyuk99 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:17 pm

I would, but my painting sucks compared to you guys ;-(
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Postby zedmeister » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:19 pm

mannyuk99 wrote:I would, but my painting sucks compared to you guys ;-(


This could be an opportunity to share hints and ideas as well as practice. Don't be put off painting them. I'm the world's slowest painter, but I'm still giving this a crack. Join us!
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Postby AndyP » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:30 pm

Very tempting. I'll have a think which kindred to do and get back to you over the weekend.
Mannyuk99, it doesn't matter what skill level you are at. Practice makes perfect after all :-)
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Postby mannyuk99 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:35 pm

Urgh, ok. In with my Ysians.

Seer Drune - 84 Gold
Ax-Drune Unit - 4 warriors with command - 118 Gold
Brute with Goad-Drune - 89 Gold
Mantichora with Goad-Drune - 200 Gold

4 activations at 500 gold seems as good as I'll get.

Cheers,

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Postby zedmeister » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:47 pm

I'll be going in with:

Untain of Baalor - 131
Tain of Baalor - 79 + skull bearer 26
Draackox - 295

Total - 531

Not totally legal, but gets me painting my first monstrous beast!
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Postby jereme » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:05 pm

I'm in: Brythoniaid: Teyrn, Uchelwyr, Cawrdraig, Gwyfern. That's about 600 points, but is pretty much my core force.
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Postby Funkychef » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:14 pm

Right, I'm in with my Ysians - as I've already done my War Drune (Ulric) I'll throw into this - Axe Drunes (7 inc command) Bow Drunes (5 inc champion) and a Mantichora - that should come in around the 500 gold mark

Following hot on it's heels will be some Angelcynn, will post specifics later but probably Lord, Mage, Duguth (5-10), Werwulfa (1 - Cearl playing down for now) and a Guthwulf

Right final lists:

Ysian -

War-Drune (Ulric) = 119 Authority 83 - Painted already not in tale points
Axe-Drunes - 7 Models (175) + Command section (18) = 193 authority 15
Bow-Drunes - 5 Models (70) + An-Bo-Drune (3) = 73 authority 13
Manticohra = 212 authority 52

Angelcynn -

Thegn (Meloda) - (71) + Heavy Armour (4) = 106 Authority 69
Duguth - 9 Models (216) + Heavy Armour (18) + Command section (18) = 252 authority 23

Wiglere (Cynemon) = 95 Authority 66
Werwulf = 67 authority 31
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Postby joegabo » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:09 pm

Hello,

Not sure if this would be a good, playable force, but I would like to paint:

Penda 221
Wiglere 95
5x Duguth 24/per, +2each/heavy armour, +6 wolfborn, +6 fane bearer, +6 horn blower

I think it would be a usable force. (I am kind of limited with what I have but hope this works)

What class of character is Aethelglyth? Can she go in an Duguth unit? Where can I find her stats/gold cost? (all questions that just came to me as I cant place her on the muster lists) Also could Meloda join a Duguth unit?

Thanks for any help, (and for setting up something to keep us motivated Zed)

Take care,
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Postby Manners » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:09 pm

I'm up for this.

I'll go for ysians but I'll come back with the list at the weekend.

Great idea zed
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Postby zedmeister » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:39 pm

Cool. Do you reckon it's feasible enough for us to get photos of our starting force uploaded sometime this weekend so that we have our "Before" shots?

Also, how do you want to run it - a single progress thread for all of us?
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Postby mannyuk99 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:41 pm

Yeah, I think the 'before' shots will be a good idea. Also, I vote for keeping it all on this post.
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Postby Azhrarn » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:55 pm

I'm willing to give it a shot. :)

I'll be attempting a small Fomoraic force.
    Kraan (as a Tain of Baalor with Shield) 85 gold
    3 Srónax (no upgrades) 255 gold
    1 Feleox 161 gold
For a total of 501 gold.
Oddly enough, it is even a legal force. :lol:
The Feleox has had a little paint on him already, and Kraan and 1 Srónax are already assembled.
But, as it is mainly the painting I have issues committing too, I think it'll still be reasonably fair.
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Postby Azhrarn » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:43 pm

joegabo wrote:Hello,

What class of character is Aethelglyth? Can she go in an Duguth unit? Where can I find her stats/gold cost? (all questions that just came to me as I cant place her on the muster lists)
Also could Meloda join a Duguth unit?

Thanks for any help, (and for setting up something to keep us motivated Zed)

Take care,
Joe


If I had to guess, Aethelglyth is probably a Forthegn or Thegn with a Sword and Axe (as listed in the Muster, she's not unique, she's a female Gesíth leader basically).
She would have no trouble joining a Duguth unit, and according to the muster rules for those 2 character types she would make one mandatory (and Mainstay).

Meloda would probably be fine leading a unit of Duguth, however she has a ton of spells that only work on friendly Werewolf/wolf units.
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Postby The_Minsk » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:00 pm

I would like to get in on this however my angelcynn are still shipping
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Postby warchild40k » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:40 pm

joegabo wrote:
What class of character is Aethelglyth? Can she go in an Duguth unit? Where can I find her stats/gold cost? (all questions that just came to me as I cant place her on the muster lists) Also could Meloda join a Duguth unit?


She is a Thegn. You can find her on the following muster list. Just open the Angelcyn PDF and you'll see where each model falls.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rsxgkjvs9w1n92u/VfIlfM-SjZ


Meloda is a noble so she could certainly lead a unit.
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Postby joegabo » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:12 am

Hello,

Thanks for the information Warchild and Azhrarn.

Will put up some pics tomorrow if all goes well, of the "beginning".... Got it all cleaned up and assembled as much as I can prior to painting, motivation lvl set to high! (just hope I can do them some justice)

Take care,
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Postby Kogan Style » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:56 pm

I'll be joining in, once I get my order. Looking at Norse most likely, with some Khthones thrown in for variety!
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Postby AndyP » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:06 pm

Think I've decided on Norse:
Eiric - Steersman 82G
Troll unit of 5 inculding champion 414G
Total 496G

Will upload photos tonight. Some trolls are already base coated but I have a second set I can use as before shots.
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Postby warchild40k » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:09 pm

I'll definitely get in on the action once I finish up my Brythoniaid. Not sure who it will be just yet...have to give it some thought....
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Re: Autumn/Winter 2013 Challenge - signup thread

Postby RayzrYR » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:06 am

Hey,
haven't been about here for ages other than lurking on the KS comments, but I saw this and I'm in.
I'm planning an initial group for the 500, hopefully it goes some way to a legal force.
Ysian
Seer Drune
2 x Brutes
3 x Goad Drunes (including An-Goad-Drune)
5 x Ax-Drune (including An-Ax, Bann-Ax, Kern-Ax Drunes)
5 x Bow-Drune (including An-Bow Drune)

As I calculate it, that'll be 483 gold.
Now I just need to put them all together.

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