Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Tale of 5 Gamers - The Rules

Okay, for those of you joining us from the world wide web, here are the guidelines for my "A Tale of 5 Gamers" event that I'm running. It's pretty straight forward, but if anyone has any questions, feel free to either post them up here in the comments section or shoot me an email. On Thursday morning, I will post up the rules for the first round, "The Beginning". Once I get everything ready, I'll post up the photos and army lists from myself and the guys at the FLGS.

A Tale of 5 Gamers

The Rules!
Completely finish 2500 points of any 40K army, and make a 1863pt army with display board in time for the Battle for Stones River 2012.

All models must be finished with at least 3 colors and bases painted with at least 1 color.

W.I.P. photos are encouraged, but not required. All models will be photographed on the completion date at GA. If you can’t make it, let me know as soon as possible and we can arrange a time to meet at GA or you can email the photos.

Every two weeks, you will be challenged to add up to 250 points worth of models for your army. In addition to that, I will give you two extra challenges to try and complete if you feel up to it. You can earn up to 6 points for completing your additional 250 points of models and up to an additional 2 points for the extra and insane challenges. Remember, you can only get those additional 4 points if you’ve completed your required 250 points first! Then if you’re crazy enough, you can earn 2 more points by completing an Insane challenge. Be warned though, these Insane Challenges we be cumulative, but you’ll have a better looking army in the end!

The Timeline!

11/17/2011 - The Beginning - Start with 1250 points in ANY condition, and make your “Core Army”
12/01/2011 - Finish your 1250 “Core Army”; Add 250 points
12/15/2011 - Finish 1500; Add 250 points
12/29/2011 - Finish 1750; Add 250 points
01/12/2012 - Finish 2000; Add 250 points
01/26/2012 - Finish 2250; Add 250 points
02/09/2012 - Finish 2500; Make Display Board for Battle for Stones River
02/23/2012 - DONE!

The, um, uh.....Scoring!
3 Points for finishing every model with at least 3 colors
3 Points for finishing every models base with at least 1 color
1 Point for each weekly Extra Challenge
2 Points for the weekly Insane Challenge


  1. >1863pt army with display board

    That's... oddly specific.

    Looks ambitious, but good luck. I know there's no way I could ever paint that much stuff that quickly, I'm very slow. :P

  2. Yeah, it's based off of the Civil War battle that took place here in Murfreesboro, TN. Here's a link from the national parks website: http://www.nps.gov/stri/index.htm

    It's not as ambitious as it seems. Most of already have half way finished armies that we are using so really it's a motivational tool to finish them!