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McMullet
04-07-2009, 17:12
Hello!

Do you have a problem with your painting?

Do you keep starting projects, paint a couple of units from your army in a brief burst of frenzied activity, then abandon the lot in a cupboard to collect dust?

Are you sick of playing with an army of headless grey-and-silver minis?

Do you just want to get an actual 40K, Epic or Battlefleet Gothic force finished?

Well... the Tale of 40K Painters may be just what you need. If you haven't been following the Tale, it has been running (along with it's "other half", the Tale of Fantasy Painters) for the last 2 years. Each year, a number (a pretty big number) of Warseers sign up and make a commitment to paint an army of the course of 12 months. Rather than painting everything at once, you paint a small chunk of the army every month, post pictures, get feedback from the rest of us and then start on the next chunk. Slow and steady wins the race, and it has already helped dozens of painters finish over 80 thousand points' worth of painting.

What do you need to do?

This thread is to register your interest in participating. Tell us what you want to paint, and on August the 1st, the first "working thread," where we post WIP shots of what we're up to, will open. From then you'll have a month to paint your first chunk of work - the first submission "deadline" is September the 1st. People can still sign up after that, but they either have to use paint extra for when they sign up or just paint a smaller army.

Also, use this thread to ask any questions you may have about how the tale runs (you can also find out a lot by looking at the threads already running).

What can I paint?

Any tournament-sized force for Warhammer 40K, Epic or BFG. So for 40K that's 1000+ (as high as you like, with Apocalypse), Epic is 3-5K and BFG 1500-2500 (none of these limits are strict of course).

Then what?

Once you've chosen your force, you paint one tenth of that every month. So, if you choose a 2000 point army you paint 200 points per month.

Waitaminute, if I paint 200 points a month for 12 months, that makes 2400 points, doesn't it?

Right! We all have real lives as well as playing games. There are exams, new babies, holidays and all manner of things that might stop us painting toy soldiers for a month. For this reason, you get 2 "Jokers": Rather than painting something, you just "play a joker" instead.


In theory, everyone who joins up should end up with a playable army after 12 months. In practice... well, it sounds easier than it is. I hope you'll give it a go!

Sam (McMullet)

THE ENLISTED PAINTERS:

117 Armies
(of which 102 are 40K, 12 are Epic and 3 are BFG)
197100 points confirmed so far; if everyone else paints 1500 points that'll make 203100 points.

By Faction:
2 Adeptus Mechanicus
12 Chaos Space Marines
2 Chaos
6 Daemons
0 Dark Eldar
9 Eldar
1 Eldar Exodites
17 Imperial Guard
1 Imperium
1 Imperial Navy
6 Inquisition
1 Lost and the Damned
2 Necrons
17 Orks
30 Space Marines
1 Squats
1 Tau Empire
8 Tyranids

79 Paint 1 army
13.5 Paint 2 armies
2 Paint 3 armies
4 Paint 4 armies
99 Painters in total

And here they are! If you aren't on this list but either should be (i.e., I've missed you off) or want to be (you haven't joined yet), just let me know!

-=Lazuli=- : 40K Imperial Guard - Death Korps of Krieg (2000)
-=Lazuli=- : 40K Space Marines - Ultramarines (2000)
Adeptus Mechanicus : 40K Orks - Bad Moons (2000)
Adeptus Mechanicus : BFG Orks - (1500)
arobe : 40K Orks - (2500)
Azarkhel : 40K Inquisition - Witch Hunters (1500)
b3e : 40K Space Marines - Salamanders (1500)
Badgobbla : 40K Space Marines - Space Wolves (1000)
Badgobbla : 40K Eldar - (1000)
basilbrush : Epic Space Marines - (3000)
Bellarus666 : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (1500)
bert n ernie : 40K Space Marines - Mostly Orange (1250)
BigJon : 40K Imperium - (4000)
Boymilla : 40K Eldar - (1500)
Captain Prophet : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (2000)
Case : 40K Imperial Guard - (1500)
chaoslordmassurgi : 40K Chaos Space Marines -
Chicken_Funk : 40K Space Marines - (2000)
commander of the marines : 40K Imperial Guard - (2000)
Cthulhudreamt : 40K Space Marines - Space Wolves (1500)
DarkstarSabre : 40K Chaos Space Marines - Death Guard (2500)
Darnok : 40K Orks - (1000)
Darnok : 40K Chaos Space Marines - and Daemons as well! (1000)
darthham : 40K Orks - (1500)
Death Korp : 40K Imperial Guard - (2000)
Deusmex : 40K Eldar - Ulthwé (2000)
Discord : 40K Daemons - Tzeentch (1500)
dodo129 : Epic Eldar - (3000)
duckface : 40K Space Marines - Pre-Heresy World Eaters (1500)
Earthbeard : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (1500)
Elefteria : 40K Eldar - (1800)
EmperorNorton : 40K Inquisition - Witch Hunters (1500)
Explodingboy : 40K Imperial Guard - (1000)
eyeolas : 40K Necrons - (1000)
Fitzbaron : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (1000)
Fredmans : Epic Inquisition - Ordo Malleus (4000)
Fredmans : Epic Lost and the Damned - (3500)
Geep : 40K Tyranids - (2000)
give_me_a_d : 40K Eldar - (1000)
give_me_a_d : 40K Orks - (1000)
give_me_a_d : 40K Daemons - (1000)
GlynG : Epic Eldar Exodites - (3000)
gonzosbignose : 40K Inquisition -
greyseer : 40K Space Marines - (1500)
Grimtuff : 40K Daemons - Slaanesh (2000)
Haarken : Epic Orks - Blood Axes (3000)
Haarken : Epic Space Marines - Maledictors (3000)
Haarken : Epic Imperial Guard - Cordilan 63rd (3000)
Hakkapelli : 40K Imperial Guard - Thulean 93rd Grenadier Div.
Harry : 40K Tyranids - (1000)
Häxjägare : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (1000)
hwd : 40K Space Marines - (1500)
hwd : 40K Orks - (1500)
infelix : Epic Chaos - (3000)
Irondog : 40K Space Marines - Crimson Fists (2000)
JeffreyJ : 40K Space Marines - Crimson Fists (1750)
Jim Reaper : BFG Adeptus Mechanicus - (2000)
Jonahmaul : 40K Space Marines - Brazen Claws (2000)
jpobrich : 40K Orks - (1000)
jpobrich : 40K Space Marines - Dark Angels (1500)
Karegak : Epic Orks - (3000)
killerbot : 40K Space Marines - (1750)
kiwichild : 40K Tyranids - Genestealer cult (WH/IG rules) (1000)
kongisking : 40K Space Marines - Astral Claws (2000)
Korras : 40K Imperial Guard - (2400)
Korras : 40K Space Marines - Space Wolves (1000)
LegendFX : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (2000)
Leonathion : 40K Eldar - Saim-Hann (1500)
lonepilgrim : 40K Orks - (1500)
LongFan : 40K Orks - (1500)
Lucky : 40K Imperial Guard - (2000)
McMullet : Epic Space Marines - Iron Jackals (homebrew chapter) (4000)
McMullet : BFG Chaos - Nurgle (2000)
Mephiston : Epic Tyranids - (3000)
Meraklis : 40K Eldar - (1500)
MindTheGap : 40K Space Marines - Imperial Fists (1500)
MistaGav : 40K Space Marines - Deathwing and Ravenwing (2200)
misterboff : 40K Orks - Deathskulls (2000)
Mr Feral : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (2000)
nkicik : 40K Tyranids - (1500)
Norsehawk : 40K Imperial Guard - (1500)
Norsehawk : 40K Space Marines - Dark Angels (1500)
Nuage : 40K Imperial Guard - (Renegades) (1500)
razormasticator : 40K Tyranids - (2000)
razormasticator : 40K Imperial Guard - (1000)
Rcgothic : 40K Space Marines - (900)
Rcgothic : 40K Imperial Guard - (1150)
Rcgothic : 40K Imperial Navy - (1000)
Rcgothic : 40K Adeptus Mechanicus - (2200)
ReaperofSouls : 40K Tyranids - (1000)
red/winter : 40K Space Marines - Grey Knights & Space Marines (1000)
red/winter : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (1000)
Schmacker : 40K Imperial Guard - (1500)
Sheena Easton : 40K Orks - (1000)
sigur : 40K Imperial Guard - with Witch Hunter allies (1500)
silverstu : 40K Tyranids - (1000)
someone2040 : 40K Space Marines - Blood Angels (1000)
Son_of_Ithaka : 40K Space Marines - Iron Snakes
SuavelyDunn : 40K Orks - (1500)
susu.exp : 40K Necrons - (1500)
Thalenchar : 40K Chaos Space Marines - Dragon Warriors (1500)
The Wretched : 40K Imperial Guard - (1500)
Thyrkill : 40K Space Marines - Hawk Lords (2000)
trib75 : 40K Space Marines - Novamarines (1000)
Vinsanity : 40K Space Marines - Black Templars (2000)
Vinsanity : 40K Inquisition - Witch Hunters (2000)
Vyperchild : 40K Daemons - (1000)
Walls : 40K Imperial Guard - Catachans (1500)
warflag : 40K Orks - with CSM (allied army) (2000)
Warlord Nazgred : 40K Orks - Bad Moons (2000)
WickedClown : 40K Space Marines - Deathwing (2500)
wiggles : 40K Tau Empire - (1500)
wizzard : 40K Eldar - (1700)
Xarius : 40K Squats - (1000)
Zis : 40K Daemons - (1500)
Zujara : 40K Inquisition - Witch Hunters (1500)
Zujara : 40K Daemons - (1500)

Zujara
04-07-2009, 17:57
Sign me up for 1500 points of Daemons and Witch Hunters

Harry
04-07-2009, 18:21
Having kicked all this off, whilst I am mostly a fantasy man, I feel the need to paint some Tyranids.

I shall go with just 1000 points for now as I plan to continue to paint a fair bit for the Tale of Fantasy Painters.
(... and I don't have a Tyranid Codex yet so am not sure how many points I have collected. :D)

I would just like to say a big thanks to Sam, who was in this from the start and who has stepped up and run the 40K side of things so well for the last two years and kindly agreed to do it all over again this year.

Hope everyone involved this year has a great time and we get lots of stuff painted.

All the best,
Harry

Hakkapelli
04-07-2009, 18:42
Sign me up for the Emperors finest, the Imperial Guard that is. My Thulean 93rd Grenadier division could use a bit of work.

Just realised that I've signed up to paint 5000+ pts of models in under 5 minutes (see ToFP). And a friend is nagging me about finishing my WHAB cartagians. And I wants to paint up a fleet for Trafalgar to. Oh well. Suppose that the challange will be good for me :D

EmperorNorton
04-07-2009, 18:55
I'd like to try getting 1500 points of my Witch Hunters done (although I might have to downgrade that as we go along).

Discord
04-07-2009, 19:10
Hm. I was planning on doing fantasy this year, with daemons. Since they exist in both games and the armies aren't completely similar (mmm....soulgrinders), would I be allowed to 'double up' and use the core stuff I paint for fantasy here as well? Or would that be, um, cheating? :angel:

Thalenchar
04-07-2009, 20:59
Sign me up for 1500 points worth of Chaos Space Marines. I'd love to do more or even a second army, but I also have a 1700 pts Space Marine GT army to finish before november somewhere so I'm afraid that will take up a fair bit of my painting time until then. But I'll def do the 150 pts a month anf finallly get started on my Dragon Warriors!

Leonathion
04-07-2009, 22:14
I really enjoyed the Fantasy Tale but I have a bunch of Eldar that want's to be painted so I'll be up for about 1500 pts of Eldar :) Saim-Hann style ;)

Azarkhel
04-07-2009, 23:10
I'd like to join in with 1500pts of Witch Hunters, might add to it depending on whether i manage to stay on track.

nkicik
04-07-2009, 23:33
I'm in with 1500pts of tyranids and hopefully I can last past the first month this time...

Norsehawk
05-07-2009, 02:39
No insane 3 army pledges for me this time around, 1500 points of Imperial Guard.

Explodingboy
05-07-2009, 03:32
I'll go for 40K 1000pts Imperial guard, Not much but realistic too how slow I paint.

BigJon
05-07-2009, 05:11
I would like to give it a go, I'll leave it at "Imperial" for now
with no point value given, I have some Super Heavys
and a Titan that I would like to get into the mix so I don't
want to give a point count, that ok?

BigJon

Darnok
05-07-2009, 05:39
Sign me up for 1000 points of Chaos.

I want to add stuff to my Daemons from the last Tale, and also do some CSM. Hopefully I'll have a Daemons force of over 1500 points after this Tale, and a combat patrol of CSM to summon them. We'll see where this ends...

misterboff
05-07-2009, 10:11
Sign me up for another 2000 points of Deathskulls. When I've finished this year's Orks I'll have all the new stuff to add in!

misterboff

LongFan
05-07-2009, 11:04
Sing me up with 1500 pts of ORKS please!!!

WickedClown
05-07-2009, 11:47
Sign me up for 2.5k of pure Deathwing :D

sigur
05-07-2009, 12:04
Sign me up for another 2000 points of Deathskulls. When I've finished this year's Orks I'll have all the new stuff to add in!

misterboff

Wahey! good to hear that, misterboff!

@McMullet: Best of luck with this year's To40kP. You did a splendid job last year (little lax in terms of executing THE LAW and reigning with an iron fist to make sure everyone knows who's in charge here - just kidding :cheese: ). Where did you get the masses of Epic SM from all of a sudden?

JeffreyJ
05-07-2009, 13:50
Please sign me up for 2500 points Deathwing.

McMullet
05-07-2009, 14:28
Having kicked all this off, whilst I am mostly a fantasy man, I feel the need to paint some Tyranids.

I shall go with just 1000 points for now as I plan to continue to paint a fair bit for the Tale of Fantasy Painters.
(... and I don't have a Tyranid Codex yet so am not sure how many points I have collected. :D)

I would just like to say a big thanks to Sam, who was in this from the start and who has stepped up and run the 40K side of things so well for the last two years.

Hope everyone involved this year has a great time and we get lots of stuff painted.

All the best,
Harry

My pleasure Harry, and good luck with the nids! Any ideas what you're planning for them?


Hm. I was planning on doing fantasy this year, with daemons. Since they exist in both games and the armies aren't completely similar (mmm....soulgrinders), would I be allowed to 'double up' and use the core stuff I paint for fantasy here as well? Or would that be, um, cheating? :angel:

Fine by me...


I would like to give it a go, I'll leave it at "Imperial" for now
with no point value given, I have some Super Heavys
and a Titan that I would like to get into the mix so I don't
want to give a point count, that ok?

BigJon

Sounds good, I've just put a 4000 points down for the moment so I know to expect lots!


Wahey! good to hear that, misterboff!

@McMullet: Best of luck with this year's To40kP. You did a splendid job last year (little lax in terms of executing THE LAW and reigning with an iron fist to make sure everyone knows who's in charge here - just kidding :cheese: ). Where did you get the masses of Epic SM from all of a sudden?

How dare you post in this thread without authorisation! I have a few stands of infantry lying around, but Epic stuff is so cheap on eBay I dont mind buying some new stuff.

@ everyone: Cheers for signing up, I have updated the first post (please check I've got you right)

misterboff
05-07-2009, 14:29
Wahey! good to hear that, misterboff!

@McMullet: Best of luck with this year's To40kP. You did a splendid job last year (little lax in terms of executing THE LAW and reigning with an iron fist to make sure everyone knows who's in charge here - just kidding :cheese: ). Where did you get the masses of Epic SM from all of a sudden?

Thanks for the support! I'll be adding about 1000 points of new stuff (Nobz, Stormboyz, Grotz and Battlewagons), and then the other 1000 points will be either new stuff (if they bring any out over the next 12 months) or maybe a Stompa and some Looted Wagons...

With regards to the deadline, I always aim to get things painted by the 1st, but I know not everyone will be this strict. I think moving the deadline to the 10th of the month may be a good idea. It gives a bit more freedom than the 7th, but isn't as laid back as the 14th.

What does everyone else think about the deadline?

misterboff

Darnok
05-07-2009, 14:31
(please check I've got you right)

Dumdum! ;)

I signed up for 1000 points, not 1500, and it is "Chaos", not CSM, as I will still mainly paint Daemons. I shouldn't have posted all that explainatory yaddayadda... :D

McMullet
05-07-2009, 14:38
Dumdum! ;)

I signed up for 1000 points, not 1500, and it is "Chaos", not CSM, as I will still mainly paint Daemons. I shouldn't have posted all that explainatory yaddayadda... :D
D'oh.... sorted!

sigur
05-07-2009, 15:01
...
How dare you post in this thread without authorisation!...

Sorry seriously mate. Won't do it aga ....d'oh! :(

@misterboff: Sounds good. Your Orks I mean. I don't have the authorisation to have an opinion concerning they delay of deadlines even further than the 7th of each month. :angel:

Harry
05-07-2009, 15:09
... good luck with the nids! Any ideas what you're planning for them?I have been building something very tooth and claw without many guns. So heavy on the rending claws and sything talons and getting up close and personal. (Just the way I see them ... bugs!)
In terms of scheme I am thinking something very dark ... close to the art work on the codex cover and battalion box.

MindTheGap
05-07-2009, 15:25
Hi! I'd love to give this a go - can I enter for 1500 points of Space Marines, please - it'll help get me focused on my Imperial Fists that are sat staring at me in their various stages of test colours :( Thanks! (Better get stripping those figs!)

McMullet
05-07-2009, 15:27
With regards to the deadline, I always aim to get things painted by the 1st, but I know not everyone will be this strict. I think moving the deadline to the 10th of the month may be a good idea. It gives a bit more freedom than the 7th, but isn't as laid back as the 14th.

What does everyone else think about the deadline?

misterboff

Good to have you back on board again misterboff!

Regarding the deadline, think of it like this: whenever in the month it is - the 1st, the 7th, the 18th, the 26th... - it's gonna be the same date every month. ;) So, whatever date it is, you only have one month between deadlines. If we make it the 14th, that means you have an extra 2 weeks for the first month, after that you only get a month.

Do you see what I'm saying here? It might make you feel like you have extra time, but in fact extending the deadline from the off makes no difference. Except it means I have less leeway to give you extra time later on in the tale - when you really need it.


I have been building something very tooth and claw without many guns. So heavy on the rending claws and sything talons and getting up close and personal. (Just the way I see them ... bugs!)
In terms of scheme I am thinking something very dark ... close to the art work on the codex cover and battalion box.

A man after my own heart sir! That is how Nids should be.

BoyMilla
05-07-2009, 15:38
I'd like to sign up to this years tale with at least 1000pts of Eldar, hopefully 1500, but see how it goes.

What month does the tale start?

BM

Darnok
05-07-2009, 15:50
What month does the tale start?

The "official" start is the 1st of August. On that day the first WIP-thread of the Tale will start, meaning you can post pictures (and of course text) of what you are working on for the first month. On the 1st of September the second thread will start, and in this one you are supposed to show the finished work from the first month. After the deadline everybody is allowed to comment and post WIP-stuff for the second month. From then on, this pattern repeats until July/August 2010, hopefully with many finished armies!

BoyMilla
05-07-2009, 15:58
Great, I'm definitely in then!
Thanks for the clarification Darnok!

BM

red/winter
05-07-2009, 19:17
This didn't end well for me last year at all... I'd like to give this another go with a mix of everything power armour adding on to my three existing armies. Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines and Daemonhunters. I'll say a total of 2000 points split between the three. I'll keep working on them until August then post what I have for the three armies and start from there.

Fredmans
05-07-2009, 19:28
I definitely want to sign up with yet another Epic army for next year's tale. I am leaning towards 4000 points of Inquisition Ordo Malleus.

/Fredmans

Grimtuff
05-07-2009, 20:53
*Looks at Slaanesh Daemons staring at him in their undercoated ways*

Sign me up for 2000pts of them then! :)

Jim Reaper
06-07-2009, 01:07
Sign me up for a 2000 point Adeptus Mechanicus BFG fleet, good sir!

Korras
06-07-2009, 07:20
count me in, with a 2400 points Guard army. :)

Jonahmaul
06-07-2009, 09:55
I'm just taking it easy & painting one army this year although I plan to have every miniature painted to a high standard (ie no batch painting like my TOFP goblin army). As such please sign me up for 2000 points of Space Marines (Brazen Claw flavour if anybody is interested!). Also regarding the dealine I think the 7th would be good to start with especially as it gives people who are in this year Tales time to finish their stuff before starting on the next Tale. Last year the deadline was moved to 14th in January to compensate for Christmas/New Year so maybe this can happen again this year?

Schmacker
06-07-2009, 10:03
I'm interested in doing Tanks. I'm currently planning to do the Fantasy TOP, but I also have a Guard army that I want to do. The most outlandish idea in my head is that I will try to do one tank, chimera, or two sentinels a month. Weather I can actually do that or not, I don't know. Atm, sign me up as someone who's taggin' along with Guard Tanks, no points goal, just tank goals. Just need to finish getting my airbrush setup complete now :P

kiwichild
06-07-2009, 11:17
Hey Harry, can I sign up for 1000pts of Genestealer Cult (counts as Witch Hunters and Imp Guard)? I haven't got the Guard codex at the moment, but I have the old one and the witch hunters' codex. Should have the new guard dex come september so I could just do the WH parts until then.
Cheers
KC

LegendFX
06-07-2009, 11:21
Hmmm, seems interesting, but I have a question.

I do have a problem finishing things, so I would like to get on with my deathguard themed army, only problem is, I have a lot that is in the "near done" stage.

Does finishing the models I have nearly done count for this?

If so, then sign me up for 1700 points 40K Chaos.
If not, then sign me up for 1500 points Eldar.

Jonahmaul
06-07-2009, 12:02
@ LegendFX - we can all just preted that you didn't tell us that the stuff was almost done. I don't know how almost done it is but could you sign up with both armies & then if it gets too much drop out with one?

@ Harry - forgot to say on my last post but welcome to TO40KP, i didn't realise you had it in you!

LegendFX
06-07-2009, 12:20
In that case, Sign me up with 1700 points of Chaos, but at least I told y'all in advance.

But after almost a year, I'd like to finish a 1700 point army at some point -_- SO hence wanting to do my Chaos.

ReaperOfSouls
06-07-2009, 15:34
I'll sign up for 1000 points of tyranids this year. It's not much but I rather set a low goal to start with and then possibyl increase it to 1500 if it is going well, since I will try to paint me some Skavens in the fantasy tale as well :)

Meraklis
06-07-2009, 15:49
Well its about time that I finish my beloved Eldar!
So please sign me up for 1500 point Eldar :)

Harry
06-07-2009, 19:06
Hey Harry, can I sign up for 1000pts of Genestealer Cult You can but this thread has nothing to do with me ... In this thread I am one of the indians not one of the chiefs.



@ Harry - forgot to say on my last post but welcome to TO40KP, i didn't realise you had it in you!
I am trying to expand my horizons. :D

Mr Feral
06-07-2009, 20:39
I'll just cast logic aside and ask to sign up for 1000 points of Chaos Marines (since it's all I seem to paint these days, so I may end up doing more.) :)

Xarius
06-07-2009, 22:27
sign us up for squats 1k, i swear i'll try :)

kiwichild
07-07-2009, 01:20
Damn that's a good point there Harry, sorry McMullet I've been following the tale of fantasy painter too much. So to rephrase my noob mistake, McMullet can I sign up for 1000pts of Genestealer Cult (WH and IG). Guess I'll have to play my first jackarse card for the tale.:p
Cheers
KC

gonzosbignose
07-07-2009, 08:24
Please sign me up...

My name is Daniel and I am a wargamer ... Does Inquisition

Regards

My name is Daniel and I am a wargamer

Badgobbla
07-07-2009, 09:15
I'll be starting with an Eldar army and a Space Wolf army.

I'll keep it it small first: 1000 points of each. Maybe during the whole project I might be adding to that.

Captain prophet
07-07-2009, 13:12
ok sign me up for 2000 points of chaos marines

Walls
07-07-2009, 15:17
Sign me up for a Catachan army. It's about time I got these suckas done. 1500pts!

First Tale Of.. this should be fun.

silverstu
07-07-2009, 18:31
I'll dip my toe in the 40k Tale too, sign me up for 1000 points of nids..

basilbrush
08-07-2009, 05:13
So for my second warseer post - i shall put myself down for 3000pts of Epic Space Marines

someone2040
08-07-2009, 06:09
I think I'll put my hand up for this. I have Marines piled around in bags and boxes, and I need to get something done with them.
So for now, I'll put myself down for 1000 points of Blood Angels. Maybe it'll be more, maybe not. But we'll just have to wait and see.

killerbot
08-07-2009, 07:21
sign me up for 1750 points of marines, i have been pushing to get it finished nicely lol :)

Fredmans
08-07-2009, 07:46
So for my second warseer post - i shall put myself down for 3000pts of Epic Space Marines

There are far worse ways to accomplish second posts. Glad to see more Epic painters join the tale. :)

/Fredmans

Earthbeard
08-07-2009, 09:14
Ok,

Lets try to see if I can make it past month 1 this year :P

Put me down for 1500pts of Chaos Marines.

arobe
08-07-2009, 09:44
sign me up for 2500 points of 40k Orks - should be fun

Arobe

LegendFX
08-07-2009, 11:56
sign me up for 2500 points of 40k Orks - should be fun

Arobe

Ooooh boy....

McMullet
08-07-2009, 15:30
Good turnout so far! I have updated my first post, please check everything is shipshape... :)


This didn't end well for me last year at all... I'd like to give this another go with a mix of everything power armour adding on to my three existing armies. Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines and Daemonhunters. I'll say a total of 2000 points split between the three. I'll keep working on them until August then post what I have for the three armies and start from there.

I've put you down for the GK and SM - you can make an ally of those two so it's a reasonable army. GK and CSM in one army is stretching it a bit though I'm afraid. ;)


Also regarding the dealine I think the 7th would be good to start with especially as it gives people who are in this year Tales time to finish their stuff before starting on the next Tale. Last year the deadline was moved to 14th in January to compensate for Christmas/New Year so maybe this can happen again this year?

Unless everyone magically keeps to the 7th with no trouble whatsoever, I'll be adding on a few days whenever I think it'll be needed, as I did last year. :)


I'm interested in doing Tanks. I'm currently planning to do the Fantasy TOP, but I also have a Guard army that I want to do. The most outlandish idea in my head is that I will try to do one tank, chimera, or two sentinels a month. Weather I can actually do that or not, I don't know. Atm, sign me up as someone who's taggin' along with Guard Tanks, no points goal, just tank goals. Just need to finish getting my airbrush setup complete now :P

Sounds fine, I'll put you down for 1500 for the moment but don't worry about sticking to it.


Hmmm, seems interesting, but I have a question.

I do have a problem finishing things, so I would like to get on with my deathguard themed army, only problem is, I have a lot that is in the "near done" stage.

Does finishing the models I have nearly done count for this?

If so, then sign me up for 1700 points 40K Chaos.
If not, then sign me up for 1500 points Eldar.

That's fine. No one other than you gets anything out of you painting, so if the tale helps you put the finishing touches on models that are half done then that's fine. If you have partly done stuff you could count it as half points but it's up to you.

Really, people could be buying armies on eBay and posting them up a bit at a time; who knows. This isn't a competition...


Damn that's a good point there Harry, sorry McMullet I've been following the tale of fantasy painter too much. So to rephrase my noob mistake, McMullet can I sign up for 1000pts of Genestealer Cult (WH and IG). Guess I'll have to play my first jackarse card for the tale.:p
Cheers
KC

No worries, 'course you can. :)


Please sign me up...

My name is Daniel and I am a wargamer ... Does Inquisition

Regards

My name is Daniel and I am a wargamer

Hi Daniel, any ideas on a points value?

zis
08-07-2009, 16:07
Sign me up for 1500p Space Marines "Desert Tigers"

give_me_a_d
08-07-2009, 17:57
McMullet - First off a big thank you for stirling work this year keeping the 40k lot organised.

Please sign me up for a total of 3k of Orks, Eldar and Chaos Daemons (That being about 1k each). This should get my Daemons up to Apocalypse size, my Eldar sorted for the current 'dex (better late than never) and the Orks started and not collecting dust under the bed.

LegendFX
08-07-2009, 18:34
Thanks for the ruling McMullet. And counting nearly done models for half points is a good idea.

Im looking forward to it. Do you need army lists n all?

McMullet
08-07-2009, 20:59
McMullet - First off a big thank you for stirling work this year keeping the 40k lot organised.

My pleasure sir, seeing everyone get through their painting makes it all worthwhile. :)


Im looking forward to it. Do you need army lists n all?

There's no need to have a fixed army list from the start. I've found it helpful to plan out a list though, because that way you can come up with a plan for what to do each month. That's a good idea because it means you can spread out the core troops, ensure you have a "reward" unit (a Monster, HQ, etc.) to paint the month after a "drudgery" month (20 Hormagaunts :cries:, 2 Rhinos, etc.). In practice, I didn't stick to it for the whole year, but it helps to start with and you can get an idea for what's left.

Another thing with a planned list is that you can keep a few "No Joker" units to hand. With my Epic Orks, for example, painting a Gargant was very quick and fun to do, but uses up 650 points, whereas a big warband (20 stands of infantry) is only 350 points but takes ages. Knowing how many of them are in the offing means that if I have a busy month, I can look over my list and find something I can paint in the time I have.

Fredmans
09-07-2009, 09:15
@McMullet: I did not see until now that you were planning on some Epic Marines to go with your Orks. Glad to see that the Epic bug is resistent. So who are the Iron Jackals, and why are they drinking homebrew? :D

/Fredmans

P.S. I think you and Harry are doing a phenomenal work organizing these tales. Glad to see that you still think it is worthwile.

Adeptus Mechanicus
09-07-2009, 10:53
Sign me up for 2000 points worth of gunslinging Bad Moons! ^^ And an Ork Fleet as well, not sure about the points yet but about 1500-isch.

Norsehawk
09-07-2009, 13:19
Ok, I figure I am going to be painting some anyway over the next year, so add a 2nd army to my list, 1500 points of Deathwing heavy Dark Angels.

LegendFX
09-07-2009, 15:04
Ah, then I know everything I needed to, and will make sure I try to keep up as best as possible.

Btw, could you bump my amount up to 2000? Its just a way to finish all the little things I have near done, and not having to count stuff double ( IE, I just raise the amount )

Cthulhudreamt
10-07-2009, 01:20
I think I would like to try this again this year seeing as my schedule is more open. I'd like to Pledge to have 1500 pts of Space Wolves.

red/winter
10-07-2009, 03:54
I've put you down for the GK and SM - you can make an ally of those two so it's a reasonable army. GK and CSM in one army is stretching it a bit though I'm afraid. ;)


Well I've got about 500 points of SM done already, 500 Pts of Grey Knights and 600 ish of CSM. So if you want mark me down and I will split my efforts between "two" armies (Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines) I'll do just over 1k points of each so mark me down for 1000 of each army and I'll paint 200 points worth per month. This should end up with me being able to field at least 1850 points on both sides of the law.

My lists. No points figured out, just stuff I want to do/have.


"Space Marines"
Captain w/ Command in Razorback
30 Tactical Marines with 2 rhinos
10 Scouts
6 Bikes
5 Terminators
5 Devastator Marines
1 Dreadnought
Brother Captain w/Retinue
30 Grey Knights
2 Land Raiders
1 GK Dreadnought


"Chaos Space Marines"
Khorne Terminator Lord
Khorne Lord
Kharn
18 Thousand Sons
24-36 Berzerkers
4 Rhinos
1 Defiler
3 Obliterator Cult
TBA Terminators
TBA Marines/Chosen
TBA Raptors
TBA Havoks

BoyMilla
10-07-2009, 05:15
There's no need to have a fixed army list from the start. I've found it helpful to plan out a list though, because that way you can come up with a plan for what to do each month. That's a good idea because it means you can spread out the core troops, ensure you have a "reward" unit (a Monster, HQ, etc.) to paint the month after a "drudgery" month (20 Hormagaunts :cries:, 2 Rhinos, etc.). In practice, I didn't stick to it for the whole year, but it helps to start with and you can get an idea for what's left.

Another thing with a planned list is that you can keep a few "No Joker" units to hand. With my Epic Orks, for example, painting a Gargant was very quick and fun to do, but uses up 650 points, whereas a big warband (20 stands of infantry) is only 350 points but takes ages. Knowing how many of them are in the offing means that if I have a busy month, I can look over my list and find something I can paint in the time I have.

Great advice! I've just done this and realised that 1000 should be easily achievable for me, so put me down for 1500 of Eldar.

Sorry to be a pain! Thanks for all your work in co ordinating all this.
I wish there'd been things like this when I was younger, its crazy that I've been painting for nearly 20 years and never managed to paint an entire army! I'm looking forward to it!

BM

Harry
10-07-2009, 05:43
I wish there'd been things like this when I was younger, its crazy that I've been painting for nearly 20 years and never managed to paint an entire army! I'm looking forward to it!
Sadly it wasn't until we got older and hadn't painted an army either that we came up with this idea. :D
Also the mintynet's potential to bring like minded individuals together is what makes this possible. This just wasn't around when we were younger.

Still we are all here now, and I feel very fortunate to have met such fine fellows as Sam (McMullet) and so many other like minded individuals out there looking (as I was) to give and receive the support and encouragement needed to get stuff painted.

Irondog
10-07-2009, 17:47
Some of you guys may know me as a primarily Ork Player. Hell, I have well over 3k of greenskins all painted and a ton more waiting in the wings. So summoning up the desire to paint Orks has never been a problem.

Having said all that, I have a ton of other projects I've been planning to do for ages. This sounds like a great way to light a fire under my butt and get going on them. Please put me down for 2000 points of Crimson Fists. I'm planning on doing some Rynn's world campaign stuff at some point and Da Boyz (http://www.irondogstudios.com/profileork.html) need somebody to beat on :D

McMullet
10-07-2009, 23:11
OK, first post should be up to date, please check as ever. ;)



@McMullet: I did not see until now that you were planning on some Epic Marines to go with your Orks. Glad to see that the Epic bug is resistent. So who are the Iron Jackals, and why are they drinking homebrew? :D

The Iron Jackals are a chapter I made up when 4th ed 40K came out - I decided a I wanted to do a shooty 40K army, since I'd previously done Orks, was doing a mixed Crimson Fists army and was, at the time, planning my Nids. I was also bored of home-made chapters always seeming to be the best at everything, so I came up with a chapter who are, essentially, a bunch of cowardly big-girls'-blouses who use lots of guns and camo and suchlike, and are probably on the verge of turning to Tzeentch (they also like Librarians). They will have Grey Knight allies. In Kid Kyoto style:

"Unlike other Space Marines, the Yellow and Brown Space Marines like to Hide In Sand and Sneak Around rather than driving around in Space Marine Minivans and standing up and stuff. Some of the other Space Marines think that makes them cowards, but in fact, they’re very brave. Also, they like to shoot the Bad Guys with Big Space Guns from a long (x2) way away instead of beating them up with knives and Big Space Hands, but again, this is very brave. The Yellow and Brown Space Marines really hate the Space Demons, so if there’re some Space Demons around, they get the Shiny Space Marines to come and beat the Space Demons up for them. The Yellow and Brown Space Marines stand behind the Shiny Space Marines and say “Yeah!” at the Space Demons, since they are very brave."

- Sneak Preview of Index Astres Yellow and Brown Space Marines


P.S. I think you and Harry are doing a phenomenal work organizing these tales. Glad to see that you still think it is worthwile.

Thank you sir, it's well worth it because it makes me paint my own stuff too! :D


Well I've got about 500 points of SM done already, 500 Pts of Grey Knights and 600 ish of CSM. So if you want mark me down and I will split my efforts between "two" armies (Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines) I'll do just over 1k points of each so mark me down for 1000 of each army and I'll paint 200 points worth per month. This should end up with me being able to field at least 1850 points on both sides of the law.

Looks fine to me. :)


Great advice! I've just done this and realised that 1000 should be easily achievable for me, so put me down for 1500 of Eldar.

Sorry to be a pain! Thanks for all your work in co ordinating all this.
I wish there'd been things like this when I was younger, its crazy that I've been painting for nearly 20 years and never managed to paint an entire army! I'm looking forward to it!

BM

Not a pain at all, all I have to do is change a "0" into a "5" on a spreadsheet...

I'm looking forward to it too, I'm bored of Epic Orks now.

I have to admit, I did manage to paint a couple of armies before all this started; I think that the key is to have a deadline. In the past I'd finished armies off (barely) because I was going to a tournament. When you know you have to get something done for a certain time, it becomes much easier, and this way of doing things (a month at a time, rather than half the army 9 months before a tourney and the half 9 hour before) is even better.

The other benefit here is that if you drop out or get bored half way through, you haven't really lost out on much (and you have half an army), whereas missing a tourney for a lack of army would be a shame.


Sadly it wasn't until we got older and hadn't painted an army either that we came up with this idea. :D
Also the mintynet's potential to bring like minded individuals together is what makes this possible. This just wasn't around when we were younger.

Still we are all here now, and I feel very fortunate to have met such fine fellows as Sam (McMullet) and so many other like minded individuals out there looking (as I was) to give and receive the support and encouragement needed to get stuff painted.

Quite so! :)

-=Lazuli=-
11-07-2009, 01:25
I think I will do 1k (or more) of Necrons if I can get some. The only problem is that I might accidently finish them all in a few weeks? Can I paint other stuff with them too? Like add on to my existing armies?

Explodingboy
11-07-2009, 05:17
You could always sign up for more than one army Lazuli, since you get through them so quickly.

Vyperchild
11-07-2009, 07:59
I'll double up my daemons from the fantasy tale for 1000pts here. But I'll have a few different units for 40K (Soul Grinders etc.) so it won't be exactly the same. If I make it through to the end of the tale, I should have near 1500 painted for 40K, but it all depends on whether I can get the money to buy the stuff.

But yeah, 1000pts of daemons.

Lucky
11-07-2009, 11:17
Just what I need! Sign me up for 2000 points Imperial Guard. Will I be breaking the rules if I've already assembled/ undercoated some of the models?

Edit: Thanks McMullet!

Darnok
11-07-2009, 12:23
Will I be breaking the rules if I've already assembled/ undercoated some of the models?

Not at all. The point of the Tales projects is to give you an opportunity to finish stuff. Having an army assembled/undercoated but not really painted is the perfect reason to join!

Lucky
11-07-2009, 12:33
Huzzah! Count me in!

Vinsanity
11-07-2009, 13:29
Need to finish my BT so please sign me up for 2000 of Black Templars :p

McMullet
11-07-2009, 14:04
I think I will do 1k (or more) of Necrons if I can get some. The only problem is that I might accidently finish them all in a few weeks? Can I paint other stuff with them too? Like add on to my existing armies?

The idea is to finish off an army (or several). If you finish early... well, good job!

As for painting "odds and sods" from several different armies: back in 2007 we did discuss the possibility of a separate tale for painting 200 points a month of whatever happens to be lying around, but there wasn't much interest so we stuck with the whole army approach. Finishing off lots of bits of different armies is more of a project log thing.


Just what I need! Sign me up for 2000 points Imperial Guard. Will I be breaking the rules if I've already assembled/ undercoated some of the models?

Edit: Thanks McMullet!

You're welcome. :) And as Darnok says, painting stuff that's assembled/undercoated is fine.


I'll update the first post later today.

lonepilgrim
11-07-2009, 14:32
Hello McMullet!

I'd like to take part in this tale too so please put me down for 1500 points of Orks.

I'd also like to include two 200 point squadrons of Aeronautica Imperialis planes; one of Orks and one of Imperials. If this is possible could you let me know the best way to divide my posts up over the year?

Ideally I'd like to paint the AI stuff up first and get them completely finished before moving onto the 40k Orks later.

Oh, and thanks for running these tales - I really do appreciate your efforts!

-=Lazuli=-
11-07-2009, 18:00
The idea is to finish off an army (or several). If you finish early... well, good job!

As for painting "odds and sods" from several different armies: back in 2007 we did discuss the possibility of a separate tale for painting 200 points a month of whatever happens to be lying around, but there wasn't much interest so we stuck with the whole army approach. Finishing off lots of bits of different armies is more of a project log thing.



You're welcome. :) And as Darnok says, painting stuff that's assembled/undercoated is fine.


I'll update the first post later today.

Ok in that case I think I can still do Necrons if I can get some, don't sign me up yet!

Norsehawk
11-07-2009, 20:26
You missed my extra pledge of 1500 dark angels.

McMullet
11-07-2009, 21:01
Hello McMullet!

I'd like to take part in this tale too so please put me down for 1500 points of Orks.

I'd also like to include two 200 point squadrons of Aeronautica Imperialis planes; one of Orks and one of Imperials. If this is possible could you let me know the best way to divide my posts up over the year?

Ideally I'd like to paint the AI stuff up first and get them completely finished before moving onto the 40k Orks later.

Oh, and thanks for running these tales - I really do appreciate your efforts!

You're welcome sir. And congratulations on bringing the first AI forces into the tale!

That said, I'm not really sure how big a 200 point force of AI is, but 20 points a month doesn't sound like much; if you're planning to paint the lot in a couple of months, it doesn't really "fit" with the idea of the tale...


Ok in that case I think I can still do Necrons if I can get some, don't sign me up yet!

OK, I've put you down provisionally. :)


You missed my extra pledge of 1500 dark angels.

D'oh. You're there now.

kongisking
11-07-2009, 22:30
Hi all,

i've been a reader for the last couple of months, thought i'd actually join!

saw the chance to jump on in there and start my army, using the excuse of joining if i may the tale of 40k painters.

going to be boring and join and paint me a space marine army. will fill in the gaps as we go.

cheers
:D

DarkstarSabre
12-07-2009, 20:26
Ok. Time to sign up. Again.

Sheesh.

But this time...

Your choice folks.

Eldar?
Space Marines?
Tyranids?
Chaos Space Marines - Extinction Angels or Death Guard?

If folks want to help with that I can start planning. Have plenty of all of these available to be painting and though I had to drop out from the last one (due in part to a lot of bad juju with my grandmother getting ill then passing away, followed by me being sick as well) this was really quite beneficial.

So folks.

Pick a force and I will plan to paint it!

EDIT: And to clarify points I have of things?

Can easily get to 15-20k worth of Extinction Angels.
Can easily get to 3k of Death Guard (Forge World too!)
Can easily get to 5k of Eldar.
Can easily get to 5k of Space Marines.
Can easily get to 10k of Tyranids (with Forgeworld critters coming after Games Day).

So, your choice folks.

Purple and white trim Extinction Angels?
Off-green bone and weathered metal trim Death Guard?
Dark Blue and bone Tyranids?
Imperial Paladin SMs?
Or my red and yellow Eldar?

Sheena Easton
12-07-2009, 21:26
I'd like to sign up but can't decide between:

- another 1,000 points of Orks (to flesh out what I did this year and to get the rest of the models I have painted)
- 1,000 points of Eldar (which would be a completely new army and cahllenge - but would mean starting completely from scratch...)
- Epic Orks (because I love the old Lungbursta model, probably wouldn't get this done though)

Geep
13-07-2009, 06:07
I may as well try and get some Tyranids painted- I have over 5000pts of grey hoard... Can I be added as painting 2000 pts of Tyranids? Thanks McMullet.

Explodingboy
13-07-2009, 07:42
I've decided I'm going to go for a second force, Tyranids at 1000pts again.

Thyrkill
13-07-2009, 09:08
As my friends have constantly reminded me...I play this game but have yet to paint an army. I am famous for my codex grey armies. So, obviously, this Tale is perfect to "encourage" me to paint an entire army.

So I would like to sign-up for 2000 points of Space Marines (choice of chapter to follow). Looking forward to the challenge.

Irondog
13-07-2009, 14:30
By "encourage", he really means that we're threatening him with actual bodily harm. Welcome to the hobby side of things, man. :D

lonepilgrim
13-07-2009, 19:29
@McMullet

Each AI plane is worth 14 to 25 points. The thing is that they are so small that I would rather batch paint multiple models at once.

It would be daft to stretch the painting out over several months to squeeze them into this tale so I think it would be best if I just concentrated on the 40k Orks and took the AI stuff to a regular project log or the AI forum.

Cheers!

Thyrkill
14-07-2009, 08:29
I have chosen the Hawk Lords for my chapter...now I need to learn how to paint :)

warflag
14-07-2009, 09:27
1. Dip brush in paint-pot
2. Smear on miniature deliberately until miniature colourful enough
3. Enjoy result and complimentary comments of others

kongisking
14-07-2009, 09:29
After a bit of soul searching and research, will be going for the astral claws as my chapter of choice. fancied something a bit different and it fitted with the colour scheme my wife decided that i should go with.

just to let you all know that this will be my first army i have fully painted in at least 18 years as i have had at least that time out away from the hobby!!!:eyebrows:

Deusmex
14-07-2009, 13:51
Perfect timing for once.

After a 3 year break,Im kinda hooked again,and in possesion of an Eldar army in need of some paint.

So please sign me up for 2000 points of Ulthwe goodness .

razormasticator
14-07-2009, 13:59
If this if for August 2009, then I am in.

Count me in for 2,000 points of Tyranid, Xenos Filth.

(I will also be painting guard units concurrently as my guard army is just too huge to be accomodated by 1 tale)

So if its cool that I occasionally throw some guard units in at the same time then great. I don't have the ability to paint 4000 points but I will try to do both armies at the same time. I will however be focusing on the NIDS for the purposes of the tale.

This will be my third tale. I crapped out first time because I was late and jokered right off the bat. I should be completing the tale that is running right now provided I get my pictures up tonight.

DarkstarSabre
14-07-2009, 16:12
Ok McMullet.

Decision made.

2000 points of Death Guard Chaos Space Marines.

All Forgeworld apart from Typhus and a few vehicles!

Korras
14-07-2009, 16:46
hrm. please add me in for 1000 points Space Wolves, in addition to the Guard I already signed up for. I figure I might as well get started on those too.

SuavelyDunn
14-07-2009, 20:10
Hi Sam,

Can you please sign me up for 1,500 points of Orks.

Many thanks,

Andrew.

Harry
14-07-2009, 21:39
Hi Sam,

Can you please sign me up for 1,500 points of Orks.

Many thanks,

Andrew.
So thats three armies for you across both Tales.

You are my kind of bonkers. :D

Looking forward to enjoying more of your wonderful painting.

McMullet
14-07-2009, 22:16
OK folks, first page updated! 72 sign-ups so far, let's see if we can beat last years record of 163!



Hi all,

i've been a reader for the last couple of months, thought i'd actually join!

saw the chance to jump on in there and start my army, using the excuse of joining if i may the tale of 40k painters.

going to be boring and join and paint me a space marine army. will fill in the gaps as we go.

cheers
:D

Welcome to Warseer and to the Tale! Good to see a fellow Shropshire lad on board.


I'd like to sign up but can't decide between:

- another 1,000 points of Orks (to flesh out what I did this year and to get the rest of the models I have painted)
- 1,000 points of Eldar (which would be a completely new army and cahllenge - but would mean starting completely from scratch...)
- Epic Orks (because I love the old Lungbursta model, probably wouldn't get this done though)

I can say from experience that Epic armies are pretty easy and cheap to put together - though building a whole army because you like one model might be a mistake. Not sure how 136 gunwagons would play. :p


I may as well try and get some Tyranids painted- I have over 5000pts of grey hoard... Can I be added as painting 2000 pts of Tyranids? Thanks McMullet.

But of course - you're welcome.


As my friends have constantly reminded me...I play this game but have yet to paint an army. I am famous for my codex grey armies. So, obviously, this Tale is perfect to "encourage" me to paint an entire army.

So I would like to sign-up for 2000 points of Space Marines (choice of chapter to follow). Looking forward to the challenge.


By "encourage", he really means that we're threatening him with actual bodily harm. Welcome to the hobby side of things, man. :D

Is the "hobby side" the painting or the bodily harm? :p


@McMullet

Each AI plane is worth 14 to 25 points. The thing is that they are so small that I would rather batch paint multiple models at once.

It would be daft to stretch the painting out over several months to squeeze them into this tale so I think it would be best if I just concentrated on the 40k Orks and took the AI stuff to a regular project log or the AI forum.

Cheers!

Fair enough - feel free to add some pictures of the Orky planes with the 40K Orks if you want to show them off.


I have chosen the Hawk Lords for my chapter...now I need to learn how to paint :)


1. Dip brush in paint-pot
2. Smear on miniature deliberately until miniature colourful enough
3. Enjoy result and complimentary comments of others

warflag speaks the truth! The only real way to learn is to practice, so just get stuck in, once you've read up on the basics. The results won't be perfect, they never are, so it's best to start on a unit that will be cannon fodder.


If this if for August 2009, then I am in.

Count me in for 2,000 points of Tyranid, Xenos Filth.

(I will also be painting guard units concurrently as my guard army is just too huge to be accomodated by 1 tale)

So if its cool that I occasionally throw some guard units in at the same time then great. I don't have the ability to paint 4000 points but I will try to do both armies at the same time. I will however be focusing on the NIDS for the purposes of the tale.

This will be my third tale. I crapped out first time because I was late and jokered right off the bat. I should be completing the tale that is running right now provided I get my pictures up tonight.

Tyranids! Look forward to seeing your take on the gribbly tide. I could put you down for 1k of Guard as well if you like, otherwise it's fine to throw the odd picture of them in.


Ok McMullet.

Decision made.

2000 points of Death Guard Chaos Space Marines.

All Forgeworld apart from Typhus and a few vehicles!

Forgeworld Deathguard! Good call sir. Look forward to them.


Hi Sam,

Can you please sign me up for 1,500 points of Orks.

Many thanks,

Andrew.

Certainly can! Nice to have you back.

SuavelyDunn
14-07-2009, 22:19
So thats three armies for you across both Tales.

You are my kind of bonkers. :D

Looking forward to enjoying more of your wonderful painting.

Yep, mad as a hatter!

razormasticator
15-07-2009, 03:25
Sure, 2K of Nids and 1K of guard. With Grad school Ending in September this should be doable.

The Laughing God
15-07-2009, 03:45
First time doing this so lets see if it works.;)

Sign me up for 2000pts of Battle Fleet Gothic Eldar!

warflag
15-07-2009, 09:56
I was actually not going to take part this year as my budget is ridiculously low atm, BUT...

Seeing all the great folks come together again, I simply must be a part of this again. I crapped out last tale in month ten. So hopefully will get it done right this time.

As McMullet pretty much allows every thinkable setup I will go for 2000 p of mixed bag. That is: Finish my Ork army, which is mostly vehicles (trucks, buggies, bikes, canz, battlewagon and maybe a special stompa).
Since that was my previous army for the last tale it would be too cheap to just stretch it over two tales.
So I throw in the unpainted rest of my CSM-army. I do not know how many points that is, but it´s lots, so I`ll just do enough to get my points through.

So is that okay, doing 200 p of whatever cannot escape my grab? Because I don´t know how many points of each wil be done.

Cheers
Bart

-=Lazuli=-
15-07-2009, 13:07
Okay, I think I have decided that to do. I will paint 2,000 Points of Death Korps Guard( have to wait a few weeks to purchases model and it might end up being more than 2000 points) AND I will also do another army, but I have not decided which, depedning how much the guard costs. Will be one of there: Necrons, Sisters of Battle, Space Marines, or Orks. Can I add another army in the middle of the Tale?

Discord
15-07-2009, 14:10
Fine by me...

Great! I'll take Tzeentchian daemons for 1500 points, then.

DarkstarSabre
15-07-2009, 16:08
McMullet....I must confess.

I did the maths.

It comes to 2500 points o.o

Possibly more depending on if I want to paint the extra Sorcerer, Chaos Lord or Daemons...

wiggles
16-07-2009, 12:38
I would like to join up with 1500 points of Tau for 40K, if I may.

I might expand that to 2000 if things go well, but I'm a slow painter, and would like to limit myself to 1500 to begin with, as I'm not sure if I'd manage the 200 a month. 150 seems much more reasonable.

coyote1066
17-07-2009, 04:09
A few questions, if yes to all then count me in.

I'm building a Tau army with a deadline of October, then I'm jumping on the SW band wagon for a little while.

1) Would it be okay to start with Tau, do maybe 1500 then switch to SW for the remainder?

2) I have a few hundred points currently in the works...just prepped and basecoated mind you. Can I use those for my first couple submissions when completed?

3) I'm enlisting a friend to do my highlighting until I get good at it. I do all the prep and basecoating. This will only be for the Tau as I'm on my own for the SW. As long as I give credit to my friend for the highlighting can I use these models as submissions?

Thanks

Fitzbaron
17-07-2009, 17:54
With a bunch of chaos marines still to be built and other heretical items to paint, I would like to join in an effort to paint the blighters. So my good sir 1000 of you most evil and corupt adept astrates. Cheers fitzbaron.

commander of the marines
17-07-2009, 18:03
YIPEEE this time I can join in, I discovered your tale when you where half way a little late to join in but count me in for this year.

The plan: paint at least 2000 points of imperial guard troops, I might reach 3000 (maybe 4000 with the baneblade lying around) but just to be sure 2000 at least.

susu.exp
17-07-2009, 20:33
sign us up for squats 1k, i swear i'll try :)

I´ll gladly watch that. You´re using the IG Dex, right? Consider giving the hellebore list a try, the more to playtest the better and it´s get all the stuff that´s hard to mimic with the IG. That from the finishing Varyngr guy... I note you´ve switched to the Cadian Chop as well, if you want to model beards, I highly advise acrylic modeling paste - beats expoxies by lenght for hair IMHO.

That being said: I´ll re-enlist in this new tale with 1.5k of Necrons (well, probably 1.75 or even 2k, but starting low will make it less likely for me to drop out and provide some safety in case the next year sees the release of a new Codex:Necrons with a points drop).

zis
18-07-2009, 11:33
Ok alittle change in plans. Insteed of 1500p marines i will do 1500p daemons.
So if that can be changed on the list it whould be great! :)

JeffreyJ
18-07-2009, 13:26
I need to change my entry to 1750 points of Crimson Fist, at some point in my lifetime I need to finish these guys before jumping onto somthing else.

sorry if this causes any confusion.

Jeff

LegendFX
18-07-2009, 17:31
I prolly missed it, but when is the first deadline?

Harry
18-07-2009, 19:32
No, we are still just signing up. We don't start painting till next month for the first 'deadline' at the start of September.

darthham
18-07-2009, 20:34
sign me up for 2k dark eldar please

LegendFX
18-07-2009, 23:09
No, we are still just signing up. We don't start painting till next month for the first 'deadline' at the start of September.

Ah, all I needed to know, cheers!

eyeolas
19-07-2009, 07:18
I'll join with crons, but I don't really want to buy anything out of the ordinary untill the new dex comes out, so only 1000 pts to start with (mainly lots of warriors and a couple lords, the boring stuff that'll take longer), then hopefully I'll be able to up the points when I have more of an idea of what I'll be buying/using for the hopefully released codex

Hope thats ok, the timing is just a bit bad, but I do need to start painting if I ever want to get some armies done

darthham
19-07-2009, 09:09
could u change my dark eldar to orks 1.5k i am getting an ork army for free from one of my firends but it has a twist

any way hope thats not to much trouble

Sheena Easton
19-07-2009, 21:48
After some reflection, I think I shall continue with my Orks as I have a few conversion ideas and need some more Boyz, especially converted from 2nd Ed plastics (as I have about 30 of the buggers lying around begging to be used...). Plus I really need a Warboss...

I think if / when I do Eldar, they would be a good incentive for a project log - though not really enough converting opportunities for me. Wouldn't have a clue where to start with Epic.

bert n ernie
20-07-2009, 00:35
I'll sign up for 1250 of mostly orange space marines. Looking forward to the start.

Boymilla etc, I'm another one of those '17 years, no army' kinda people.

Chicken_Funk
20-07-2009, 15:23
Sign me up for 2000 points of Space Marines please!

The Wretched
20-07-2009, 17:59
Hi, after much praise from SuavelyDunn I have decided to give the tale a go this year. After much thought I am going to try for 1500 points of Imperial Guard.:D

Many thanks!

Fredmans
20-07-2009, 20:16
After some reflection, I think I shall continue with my Orks as I have a few conversion ideas and need some more Boyz, especially converted from 2nd Ed plastics (as I have about 30 of the buggers lying around begging to be used...). Plus I really need a Warboss...

I think if / when I do Eldar, they would be a good incentive for a project log - though not really enough converting opportunities for me. Wouldn't have a clue where to start with Epic.

If you want help with starting an Epic army, just give me a nudge, especially if you have some old Epic models that you do not know what to do with. Those are my specialties.

/Fredmans

duckface
20-07-2009, 20:20
sign me up for pre heresy world eaters please

jpobrich
21-07-2009, 13:06
I will paint two armies. Please sign me up for 1,000 points of Orks and 1,500 points of Dark Angels.

/J.P.

sigur
21-07-2009, 13:42
Please sign me up for 1500pts of IG with Witch Hunter allies, Mr. McMullet, Sir. :)

Fredmans
21-07-2009, 16:02
The madness continues. I will probably regret this many times during the coming year, but sign me up for a second army this year as well. 3500 points of Epic Lost and the Damned Chaos Cultists. What is the point of doing an Inquisition without Daemons and Cultists? Kill the heretics. Burn the non-believers. The Emperor must be fed.

/Fredmans

Darnok
22-07-2009, 12:43
After cutting my WHF Tale, I have the ressources to get another project done, and as a Tale as well. Please sign me up - in adition to my 1000 points of Chaos, not instead of them - for 1000 points of Orks. :)

Harry
22-07-2009, 16:27
Turn coat. :D

McMullet
22-07-2009, 18:07
Hello all, sorry I haven't been about much the last few days. Good to see plenty of interest in the thread, and welcome to everyone who has signed up. Good to see a mix of old and new faces (OK, avatars).

The first post should be up to date now, please check as ever!



First time doing this so lets see if it works.;)

Sign me up for 2000pts of Battle Fleet Gothic Eldar!

Hooray! More BFG!


I was actually not going to take part this year as my budget is ridiculously low atm, BUT...

Seeing all the great folks come together again, I simply must be a part of this again. I crapped out last tale in month ten. So hopefully will get it done right this time.

As McMullet pretty much allows every thinkable setup I will go for 2000 p of mixed bag. That is: Finish my Ork army, which is mostly vehicles (trucks, buggies, bikes, canz, battlewagon and maybe a special stompa).
Since that was my previous army for the last tale it would be too cheap to just stretch it over two tales.
So I throw in the unpainted rest of my CSM-army. I do not know how many points that is, but it´s lots, so I`ll just do enough to get my points through.

So is that okay, doing 200 p of whatever cannot escape my grab? Because I don´t know how many points of each wil be done.

Cheers
Bart

I guess Orks and CSM is a reasonable mix for an allied game. It was allowed in 2nd ed so it must be fine.

I'm curious to know: are you keeping to the them for the vehicles in your Ork army? Like a tour-battlewagon and such? If so, how about a Dread based on one of those portable toilet cubicles you see at festivals... ;)


Okay, I think I have decided that to do. I will paint 2,000 Points of Death Korps Guard( have to wait a few weeks to purchases model and it might end up being more than 2000 points) AND I will also do another army, but I have not decided which, depedning how much the guard costs. Will be one of there: Necrons, Sisters of Battle, Space Marines, or Orks. Can I add another army in the middle of the Tale?

Well the idea is to paint an army over a year, so ideally I'd prefer if you started both armies straight off. That said I'm sure we can figure something out. If you start during the first 2-3 months that'll be fine, otherwise if you're painting SoB or Marines, they can just be painted as allies (i.e., part of your original DKoK army). How does that sound?


A few questions, if yes to all then count me in.

I'm building a Tau army with a deadline of October, then I'm jumping on the SW band wagon for a little while.

1) Would it be okay to start with Tau, do maybe 1500 then switch to SW for the remainder?

2) I have a few hundred points currently in the works...just prepped and basecoated mind you. Can I use those for my first couple submissions when completed?

3) I'm enlisting a friend to do my highlighting until I get good at it. I do all the prep and basecoating. This will only be for the Tau as I'm on my own for the SW. As long as I give credit to my friend for the highlighting can I use these models as submissions?

Thanks

1) To be honest, painting a 1500 point army in 2-3 months isn't what the Tale is about - if you can make an army that fast you don't really need the tale. You could always do something small for the SW for the first couple of months, or just join in late with them in September or October.

2) As I've said to other people, that's down to you. For all I know your minis could already be finished. ;) If you think they still need some work and you need some motivation to get them done, then by all means include them.

3) As I said, I'm not sure the Tau fit anyway, but that's OK by me in principle.


I'll sign up for 1250 of mostly orange space marines. Looking forward to the start.

Boymilla etc, I'm another one of those '17 years, no army' kinda people.

Maybe all you army-less vets should make yourselves a support group thread...?


The madness continues. I will probably regret this many times during the coming year, but sign me up for a second army this year as well. 3500 points of Epic Lost and the Damned Chaos Cultists. What is the point of doing an Inquisition without Daemons and Cultists? Kill the heretics. Burn the non-believers. The Emperor must be fed.

/Fredmans

Excellent! Look forward to a double dose of Epic from you.


Turn coat. :D

Quite! Good man.

-=Lazuli=-
22-07-2009, 18:13
Originally Posted by -=Lazuli=-
Okay, I think I have decided that to do. I will paint 2,000 Points of Death Korps Guard( have to wait a few weeks to purchases model and it might end up being more than 2000 points) AND I will also do another army, but I have not decided which, depedning how much the guard costs. Will be one of there: Necrons, Sisters of Battle, Space Marines, or Orks. Can I add another army in the middle of the Tale?
Well the idea is to paint an army over a year, so ideally I'd prefer if you started both armies straight off. That said I'm sure we can figure something out. If you start during the first 2-3 months that'll be fine, otherwise if you're painting SoB or Marines, they can just be painted as allies (i.e., part of your original DKoK army). How does that sound?

Yes, sounds great! I'll start them in 2-3 month if i have th money to (which I probably will)

duckface
22-07-2009, 18:25
not that it makes a massive differents but im usin them as normal space marines

GlynG
22-07-2009, 23:18
I’ve not seen these threads before (I normally live on Tactical Command when on the interwebs), but I’d like to join. Extra motivation and painting scheduling would help.

I aim to paint a 3,000 point Epic Eldar Exodite army. There’s just not enough love around for the little pointy eared dinosaur riders.

Can I have a new Faction on your list for Exodites please? They are as different from standard Eldar are as Dark Eldar, possibly more so.

McMullet
23-07-2009, 00:40
Yes, sounds great! I'll start them in 2-3 month if i have th money to (which I probably will)

Perfect!


not that it makes a massive differents but im usin them as normal space marines

No problem, I'll make a note next time I update the list.


I’ve not seen these threads before (I normally live on Tactical Command when on the interwebs), but I’d like to join. Extra motivation and painting scheduling would help.

I aim to paint a 3,000 point Epic Eldar Exodite army. There’s just not enough love around for the little pointy eared dinosaur riders.

Can I have a new Faction on your list for Exodites please? They are as different from standard Eldar are as Dark Eldar, possibly more so.

I don't know enough about Space Elfs to disagree, and anyway, you're painting an obscure army for an under-supported specialist game (and also my favourite game). If Squats get one, why shouldn't Exodites?

What will you be doing model-wise? A mix of standard Eldar minis and scratchbuilding?

coyote1066
23-07-2009, 03:40
1) To be honest, painting a 1500 point army in 2-3 months isn't what the Tale is about - if you can make an army that fast you don't really need the tale. You could always do something small for the SW for the first couple of months, or just join in late with them in September or October.

2) As I've said to other people, that's down to you. For all I know your minis could already be finished. ;) If you think they still need some work and you need some motivation to get them done, then by all means include them.

3) As I said, I'm not sure the Tau fit anyway, but that's OK by me in principle.


Thanks for the response McMullet.

Sorry, I guess I stated it confusingly. I plan to start 1500 points of Tau but more than likely after October I'll switch to Space Wolves. So in reality it'll be something along the lines of 500 pts Tau then 1500 Space Wolves.

I guess the the best way to record my entry is as 1500 Space Wolves but expect them to look a lot like Tau for the first few months. ;)

***EDIT***

After solidifying my fall school schedule it's looking pretty grim for free time...possibly just one day off considering I work weekends. In light of that I'm afraid I'll have to retract my request but since I haven't been added yet I'll just wish everyone good luck and much success.

Mephiston
23-07-2009, 07:56
Ok, I'm in. 3,000 points of Epic Tyranids is my bid.

Karegak
23-07-2009, 08:00
Sign me up! I'll do Epic Orks, 3000 points.

Shout out to fredmans over at TacCom for pointing this out to me. :)

Haarken
23-07-2009, 08:06
Well I'm going to be extraordinarily ambitious and go for three armies at once. At the moment I don't have an opponent to play against so i'm not too fussed about tournament legal army lists, I'd prefer to paint what I have bought and make a list afterwards. So whilst I might not have a tournament legal list I will be painting correctly sized formations according to the Epic rulebook. Anyway assuming thats ok, could you please sign me up for the following:

"Blood Axe War Horde."
Epic Orks. (3000pt)

"3rd Company Maledictor Adeptus Astartes"
Epic Space Marines. (3000pt)

"Cordilan 63rd Imperial Guard Infantry Regiment"
Epic Imperial Guard. (3000pt+)

:eek:

Haarken

infelix
23-07-2009, 08:22
Well if everyone else is doing Epic, sign me up for 3000pts Epic Chaos.

GlynG
23-07-2009, 08:45
Perfect!...you're painting an obscure army for an under-supported specialist game (and also my favourite game). If Squats get one, why shouldn't Exodites?Good to see you have taste :) Epic is definitely the best and most tactical GW game. Attracting a bit more attention to the game and showing you can do cool conversions and paintjobs at the scale is one of the attractions of entering (I really need to get an army painted too, having to borrow an army to attend a tournament is poor wargamer-zen).


What will you be doing model-wise? A mix of standard Eldar minis and scratchbuilding?Unreleased epic Exodite models, converted epic craftworld eldar, warhammer, w40k and warmaster bits. Might get a transport dinosaur sculpted as a commission and cast up too.

Vinsanity
23-07-2009, 19:23
After a holy epitome (no pun), Id also like to add 2000 of Witch Hunters to my name. So thats 2000 of Black Templars and 2000 of Witch Hunters. Thanks in advance for changing it :)

Son_of_Ithaka
23-07-2009, 22:40
Should be interesting, I'm in! 40K Space Marines - Iron Snakes/Space Wolves (Similar paint schemes).

Does it matter that in the last couple of months I've already painted roughly 600 odd points??? I am a slowish painter though.

Warlord Nazgred
24-07-2009, 10:25
Ok I'll do 2000pts of badmoon orks for planetstrike

Fredmans
24-07-2009, 11:44
Excellent! Look forward to a double dose of Epic from you.


So you admit that you are an addict ;)


Sign me up! I'll do Epic Orks, 3000 points.

Shout out to fredmans over at TacCom for pointing this out to me. :)

I only pointed, you signed up.


Well I'm going to be extraordinarily ambitious and go for three armies at once. At the moment I don't have an opponent to play against so i'm not too fussed about tournament legal army lists, I'd prefer to paint what I have bought and make a list afterwards. So whilst I might not have a tournament legal list I will be painting correctly sized formations according to the Epic rulebook. Anyway assuming thats ok, could you please sign me up for the following:

"Blood Axe War Horde."
Epic Orks. (3000pt)

"3rd Company Maledictor Adeptus Astartes"
Epic Space Marines. (3000pt)

"Cordilan 63rd Imperial Guard Infantry Regiment"
Epic Imperial Guard. (3000pt+)

:eek:

Haarken

As long as you follow the Rule Book, your lists will be fine. Tournaments sometimes fiddle with formations that are underpowered, and give them a unit stat boost or formation cost reduction, not the other way around.

Glad to see someone is crazy enough to do three armies. After fiddling with two infantry-heavy armies for this tale, my advice to you is to make some sort of schedule, so you will not have to make infantry for both orks and guards the same month.


Well if everyone else is doing Epic, sign me up for 3000pts Epic Chaos.

Yes, everyone else is doing (or rather should do) Epic ;)


Unreleased epic Exodite models, converted epic craftworld eldar, warhammer, w40k and warmaster bits. Might get a transport dinosaur sculpted as a commission and cast up too.

Sounds very promising.

@Mephiston. Great choice of an army. What colour scheme are you planning?

/Fredmans

Mephiston
24-07-2009, 11:47
I'm going for speed so probably a brownish/bone for the plates and bluey/purple for the flesh. Not totally sure yet so will probably do some test pieces next week.

Need to work on the list first.

Sheena Easton
24-07-2009, 12:35
*cough*


After some reflection, I think I shall continue with my Orks as I have a few conversion ideas and need some more Boyz, especially converted from 2nd Ed plastics (as I have about 30 of the buggers lying around begging to be used...). Plus I really need a Warboss...

*cough*

So that will be 1,000 points of Orks for me.

Death Korp
24-07-2009, 14:56
Oh, what the hell.

People may remember me from last years tale doing sod all and leaving after a while. This time, I should do it all.

I have a LOT of Iron Warriors, but I don't have that many left to paint before I 'finish' them. So, they'll be done in December, and then I'll be moving on to my Guard army. I also may do my Epic SM and Guard army later on too.

So, at the moment:

-2000pts of Iron Warriors.
-2000pts of Guard after December instead of the Iron Warriors.

Cheers,

DK

MistaGav
24-07-2009, 15:13
Hmmm I wanna sign up but I'm not sure what I want to work on. I'm halfway through my deathwing but I do wanna start the ravenwing too...then again there is the tyranids which are neglected...choices aye

Bellarus666
25-07-2009, 20:32
Hi. Please sign me up for 1500 Points of Chaos Space Marines.

Deusmex
26-07-2009, 10:00
Sorry but Im going to have to start early as in today. I have a week off work so its just too good a chance to miss.

If its ok as long as I dont tell anybody, then forget you read this.

umm....yeah....

Nuage
26-07-2009, 10:09
Well, I have to give that a try.

Sign me up for 1500 pts of Renegade Imperial Guard !

Nuage.

dodo129
26-07-2009, 11:04
Sigh. 3000 points of Epic Eldar, please.

Now I just need to buy a lot more models...

b3e
26-07-2009, 12:43
plz sign me in for 1500 points of salamander space marines.
because i only have 585 points at the moment i will have to get some figures first:P

greyseer
26-07-2009, 18:36
McMullet: thanks for setting this up. Would you mind putting me down for 1500 points of Space Marines (of an as-yet-undecided chapter)?

MistaGav
26-07-2009, 19:35
OK I've decided now what I'm going to do.
Firstly I'll carry on with my deathwing which is about 700pts (10 termies and a venerable dread)
Then I'll work on 1500 Ravenwing

Sign me up, oh and this time I won't forget about the whole thing...promise :D

Discord
26-07-2009, 19:38
*sigh* All these specialist gamers are crawling out of the woodwork, making me feel like I'm missing the party with my fantasy/40k daemons. And here I am, all fed up of painting hordes of 6mm infantry and fiddling around with those 'orrible flight sticks after this year's tale. :cries:

McMullet
26-07-2009, 23:38
Wo, that's a lot of new Epic armies signing up! Excellent news. Welcome to everyone (epic or otherwise), the first post should be up-to-date now.



After solidifying my fall school schedule it's looking pretty grim for free time...possibly just one day off considering I work weekends. In light of that I'm afraid I'll have to retract my request but since I haven't been added yet I'll just wish everyone good luck and much success.

Sorry to hear that - best of luck finding some time to paint all the same.


Sign me up! I'll do Epic Orks, 3000 points.

Shout out to fredmans over at TacCom for pointing this out to me. :)

Aha! All hail my unofficial Specialist Games marketing guru. :p


Well I'm going to be extraordinarily ambitious and go for three armies at once. At the moment I don't have an opponent to play against so i'm not too fussed about tournament legal army lists, I'd prefer to paint what I have bought and make a list afterwards. So whilst I might not have a tournament legal list I will be painting correctly sized formations according to the Epic rulebook. Anyway assuming thats ok, could you please sign me up for the following:

"Blood Axe War Horde."
Epic Orks. (3000pt)

"3rd Company Maledictor Adeptus Astartes"
Epic Space Marines. (3000pt)

"Cordilan 63rd Imperial Guard Infantry Regiment"
Epic Imperial Guard. (3000pt+)

:eek:

Haarken

That's quite an undertaking! And it's certainly OK.


Unreleased epic Exodite models, converted epic craftworld eldar, warhammer, w40k and warmaster bits. Might get a transport dinosaur sculpted as a commission and cast up too.

Excellent stuff, should be great to see!


Does it matter that in the last couple of months I've already painted roughly 600 odd points??? I am a slowish painter though.

Not a problem, though stuff that's been painted a while ago obviously can't count as work for the Tale.


So you admit that you are an addict ;)


I can quit whenever I want! I, er, just don't want to.


Oh, what the hell.

People may remember me from last years tale doing sod all and leaving after a while. This time, I should do it all.

I have a LOT of Iron Warriors, but I don't have that many left to paint before I 'finish' them. So, they'll be done in December, and then I'll be moving on to my Guard army. I also may do my Epic SM and Guard army later on too.

So, at the moment:

-2000pts of Iron Warriors.
-2000pts of Guard after December instead of the Iron Warriors.

Cheers,

DK

Not quite sure I follow... Do you mean you just have part of the Iron Warriors to finish off until December? The idea is to sign up with an army (or armies) and to paint a bit every month over the course of the year. It would probably be better to just sign up with the Guard. :)


So that will be 1,000 points of Orks for me.

You should already have been on the list, I had you in my Spreadsheet o' Doom. You're there now.


Hi. Please sign me up for 1500 Points of Chaos Space Marines.

Welcome to the Tale and to Warseer!


Sorry but Im going to have to start early as in today. I have a week off work so its just too good a chance to miss.

If its ok as long as I dont tell anybody, then forget you read this.

umm....yeah....

I think starting a week early is fine. It certainly wouldn't make much sense for people joining the tale to be discouraged from painting...


McMullet: thanks for setting this up.

My pleasure, thanks for joining in!

daemonkin
27-07-2009, 12:38
I'll sign up if it's not too late.

40K - 2,000 pts of Mantis Warriors (This will probably include my intended terminator squad for Space Hulk)

I will also try and get another Epic army started and finished.

Epic - 3,000 pts of Mantis Warriors.

D.

Discord
27-07-2009, 18:44
Wo, that's a lot of new Epic armies signing up! Excellent news. Welcome to everyone (epic or otherwise), the first post should be up-to-date now.

For some reason, you've put my daemons up twice - once with no additional info and once with the correct god and points value.

Must be the machinations of Tzeentch at work, there. It's all going as planned. :p

Fredmans
27-07-2009, 19:05
For some reason, you've put my daemons up twice - once with no additional info and once with the correct god and points value.

Must be the machinations of Tzeentch at work, there. It's all going as planned. :p

So you are changing your plans to include a Specialist Games force. How Tzeentch of you. Now you just have to find the jade monkey before the next full moon, and everything will fall into place.

@deamonkin: Very interesting concept, to paint "the same" army for three different games. Looking forward to it.

/Fredmans

-=Lazuli=-
28-07-2009, 01:15
Can you sign me up for another army? 2,000 points of Ultramarines.

Mr Feral
28-07-2009, 10:53
McMullet, can you up the points of my Chaos Space Marines to 2000? (instead of 1000 as originally stated)

hwd
29-07-2009, 09:45
Okay I'm in!
Can you put me down for;
1500 Points of Space Marines - 40k
1500 Points of Orks - 40k

Ta
hwd

Case
29-07-2009, 15:30
Yay! Sign me up for 1500 points of IG.

warflag
30-07-2009, 08:47
Hey McMullet. I´ve just seen my entryon the first page and it says Orks 2000. Now first of all, Orks ALWAYS are OVER 9000!!!

Ok, bullcrap, I just hope you got it somewhere in your paperworks that I signed up for mixed bag, so Orks and CSM at equal proportion.

However, can´t wait, time to kick off the first thread pretty soon!

Cheers
In expectation of another great tale
Bart

trib75
30-07-2009, 19:48
trib gonna paint up 1000 points of novamarines as a wee starter 40k army for our Badab war campaign

regards,
Trib.

Elefteria
31-07-2009, 02:38
Hope it isn't too late to join :)

1800 pts Eldar - Battlefleet Gothic

That works out to 150pts per month.

RCgothic
31-07-2009, 09:48
With the tale starting tomorrow, I spent yesterday reviewing and updating my to do list. It made me weep.

Here it is:

Space Marines:
5 space marine commanders.
5 veterans (4 vanguard, 1 sternguard)
9 marines to redo (old command squad)
1 Attack Bike
4 Devastators with multimeltas.
(roughly 900pts)

Imperial Guard:
10 guardsmen with vox.
9 Sgts w chainsword + Laspistol (or other upgrades)
1 Guardsman w Plasmagun
1 Guardsman w Meltagun
1 Guardsman w Flamer
9 Specials as yet unbuilt
3 Weapons Team w Heavy Bolter
3 Weapons Team w Autocannon
2 Weapons Team w Mortar
1 Further Weapons Team as yet unbuilt
1 Leman Russ
1 Hellhound (Graia pattern)
1 Sentinel (Scout or Armoured)
22 Rough Riders.
(roughly 1150pts)

Imperial Navy Space Fleet:
1 Lunar Cruiser
3 Swords
4 Starhawk Bomber Stands
4 Fury Fighter Stands
(roughly 300pts)

Imperial Navy Airforce:
1 Lightning Fighter
1 Marauder Destroyer Bomber
(roughly 700pts)

Legio Astorum Titan Legion:
1 Warhound Viator Noctis
1 Reaver Titan Bellator Obscuri
(roughly 2200pts)

This totals roughly 5250pts, 30% more than my initial estimate further up the page. That's without buying anything else for an entire year. It makes me depressed. But I'm determined to clear the backlog, and whilst I do paint reasonably quickly when I put my heart into it, to get through a backlog this big I'm going to need the Tale to keep me focused. I can't afford to add to the backlog. Not expanding my army - or allowing myself to start a new project - for an entire year is going to be galling, but not as galling as if I leave most of these minis sitting for another year.

This is going to be a challenge. 5250pts is a mountain, and 525pts per month is going to be very hard to stick to. Even so, nearly 3000pts is taken up in just four models, which makes things easier. I believe this is doable, with the support of the other Talers to keep my will to erase my backlog strong.

I hearby update my earlier estimate, and make my official entry:

Space Marines: 900pts
Imperial Guard: 1150pts
Imperial Navy (Space and Air): 1000pts
Adeptus Mechanicus/Titan Legion: 2200pts

McMullet
31-07-2009, 11:11
For some reason, you've put my daemons up twice - once with no additional info and once with the correct god and points value.

Must be the machinations of Tzeentch at work, there. It's all going as planned. :p

Heh, don't know what happened there... Sorted now.


With the tale starting tomorrow, I spent yesterday reviewing and updating my to do list. It made me weep.

Here it is:

Space Marines:
5 space marine commanders.
5 veterans (4 vanguard, 1 sternguard)
9 marines to redo (old command squad)
1 Attack Bike
4 Devastators with multimeltas.
(roughly 900pts)

Imperial Guard:
10 guardsmen with vox.
9 Sgts w chainsword + Laspistol (or other upgrades)
1 Guardsman w Plasmagun
1 Guardsman w Meltagun
1 Guardsman w Flamer
9 Specials as yet unbuilt
3 Weapons Team w Heavy Bolter
3 Weapons Team w Autocannon
2 Weapons Team w Mortar
1 Further Weapons Team as yet unbuilt
1 Leman Russ
1 Hellhound (Graia pattern)
1 Sentinel (Scout or Armoured)
22 Rough Riders.
(roughly 1150pts)

Imperial Navy Space Fleet:
1 Lunar Cruiser
3 Swords
4 Starhawk Bomber Stands
4 Fury Fighter Stands
(roughly 300pts)

Imperial Navy Airforce:
1 Lightning Fighter
1 Marauder Destroyer Bomber
(roughly 700pts)

Legio Astorum Titan Legion:
1 Warhound Viator Noctis
1 Reaver Titan Bellator Obscuri
(roughly 2200pts)

This totals roughly 5250pts, 30% more than my initial estimate further up the page. That's without buying anything else for an entire year. It makes me depressed. But I'm determined to clear the backlog, and whilst I do paint reasonably quickly when I put my heart into it, to get through a backlog this big I'm going to need the Tale to keep me focused. I can't afford to add to the backlog. Not expanding my army - or allowing myself to start a new project - for an entire year is going to be galling, but not as galling as if I leave most of these minis sitting for another year.

This is going to be a challenge. 5250pts is a mountain, and 525pts per month is going to be very hard to stick to. Even so, nearly 3000pts is taken up in just four models, which makes things easier. I believe this is doable, with the support of the other Talers to keep my will to erase my backlog strong.

I hearby update my earlier estimate, and make my official entry:

Space Marines: 900pts
Imperial Guard: 1150pts
Imperial Navy (Space and Air): 1000pts
Adeptus Mechanicus/Titan Legion: 2200pts

Great Scott! :eek:


OK folks, I have posted the first WiP thread, so please direct further enquiries thither: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=212681

I'll close this thread now.