What’s it all about then?
This is all about increasing awareness of historical wargaming and indulging in our inner history-geek.
Any period, any company, any scale... If it’s historical, then this is the right place.
This is the sign-up thread. During the month of June, everyone who’s interested can post here with questions, suggestions, praise, threats... Well, okay... I’d rather not have any threats, but apart from that everything goes.
Then, starting in July, we’ll all paint approximately 10% of our chosen army. Seeing as the tale will run for 12 months, this will allow each participant two Joker months. After all, life is unpredictable and any of us might suddenly need to take a break. If so, don’t sweat it – just call a joker and get back to the painting next month.
For those playing a skirmish-level game, there’s the option to do one or two “mini-tales”, each consisting of 6 months with 1 joker available.
Every month I’ll create a new thread where we can post pictures of the completed work from the previous month as well as WIP pictures for the current month.
A WORD ON PHOTOS – IMPORTANT!
640x480 please! Or use thumbnails.
If you really, really want to show off a bigger picture, then put a link to it – it means those using slower connections aren't waiting for big pictures to load.
If you want to use bigger pictures then please host it on an external site like photobucket and link to it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q : What army/scale/period should I choose?
A : That’s entirely up to you. As long as it’s a historical wargame then you’re welcome in this tale.
Q : How many points should I aim for?
A : Since we’ll be painting models from different games and scales, this is mostly up to you. You should, however, hopefully end up with a normal sized army for your chosen game.
Q : How much do I have to paint?
A : You should paint approximately 10% of your army each month. For skirmish-level games, you should paint approximately 1/5 or 1/10 of the warband each month, depending on whether you’re doing a “mini-tale” or a full tale, with a minimum of one model per month.
Don’t worry if it’s not up to Golden Daemon standard. Few of us can paint to that level so don’t let yourself get stuck trying to finish a single model. Well, if your monthly quota is a single model then, by all means, fell free to spend the full month painting just that. But for the rest of us, getting done on time is more important than delivering an award winning paintjob.
Q : Can I include historical background in my months post?
A : You not only can, you’re highly encouraged to do so. This is, after all, a tale of historical wargammers, so the historical background is important.
Q : Can I drop out?
A : Well, we’ll be sorry to see you go. But real-life has a way of intruding at the worst possible moments, so if you absolutely and necessarily need to leave then do so. There are, after all, more important things in life than toy soldiers.
Q : What do I do if my question isn’t answered here?
A : You can either send me a PM or simply post it in this thread. I’ll update this FAQ as we get all the kinks worked out.