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McMullet
03-08-2010, 21:12
The Tale of 40K Painters 2010-2011
Thanks to Harry, from whom I have nicked this post...

Do you want to paint a Warhammer 40,000, Epic Armageddon or BFG fourth over the next 12 months?
Do you want to meet a great bunch, with the same goal who will encourage and support you throughout the process?
Can you do the same in return?
Are you completely bonkers?
Then you have come to the right place!

So here it is the sign up thread for the next Tale of 40K Painters.

This will be the fourth year for the Tale of 40K Painters. It's been a great experience for me to organise the 40K side of this wondrous endeavour for the last three, and it's helped me paint a 2000 point Tyranid army, 4000 points of Epic Orks and, I hope, over 2000 points of Chaos ships for BFG. It's a great way to cut into your backlog of unpainted models!
Last year well over 100 painters signed up ... some even finished an army. :shifty:

Please sign up. All are welcome. No previous experience required. :D

All the best,
Sam

What is it all about?

The aim of The Tale of Painters (TOP) is to help motivate those involved to start and complete an army in the next twelve months.

We made a decision early on to split the Tale into two separate 'halves' one for 40K and one for Fantasy. (Just because of the numbers of people involved) They have continued to evolve in slightly different ways but this is how the 40K Tale has worked up to now...

When you sign up, you have to tell us what army or armies you will be painting, for what system, and how many points you plan to do. Over on the Fantasy side, this is either one or two thousand points, but for 40K the criteria I have used is for you to paint a "tournament-sized" army: so, a minimum of 1000 points for 40K, 1500 for BFG and 2000 for Epic. Over the next 12 months, you should paint one 10th of that force per month, so if you're painting 1500 points, your post 150 points of models per month.

Now, the more mathematically astute among you may have noticed that if you paint a 10th of your army every month for 12 months, that is more than you are planning to paint. In fact, you have two spare months, which we call jokers. This is the when you move house, get sick, have a baby (this seems to happen very often... be warned), go on holiday, etc., and so don't have time for painting. All you do is yell, "Joker!" and you're free for that month.

The first month for this year's tale will be September. So, at the start of September, the first WIP thread will go up, and at the start of October you'll be set to start posting your first month's work. From then on, a new thread will appear each month for the painters to post their previous month's painting, and for the rest of the painters to offer words of encouragement.

In twelve months time we will all end up with a finished 2000 point army.
(Or at least everyone who can see it through to the end ... it's harder than you think!)

I hope you'll consider joining in,it's well worth it!

Cheers!

Sam


Frequently Asked Questions

Q : Am I too Late? Can I still Join in?
A : No you are not too late. Yes you can still join in. Just post on this thread saying which army and how many points you intend to paint.

Q : Can I paint more than 200 points in a month?
A : Yes (we are not here to tell you how and when to paint your stuff, it is great to get ahead) BUT we would like you only to post 200 points (approx) each month and try to stay roughly on track with 200 points a month (200 points in month 1, 400 points by month 2, 600 points by month 3, etc.) so as not to depress the hell out of those of us who are struggling to keep up.

Q : Can I paint less than 200 points in a month?
A : Yes. But we try to stay on track by painting more points in the next month to 'catch up'. For example oif you only painted 100 points one month you could try and get 300 points painted the next month. Equally if you paint more one month you can take it easy and paint less the next month.

Q : What happens when I paint an expensive character?
A : This happens a lot. If your character was over 400 points you would simply paint him over two months (the sort of time your general deserves!) So You start posting him one month and post nothing the first month (unless you want to post WIP) then the second month you post the finished model and all the points get added on.

Q : Can I include a short narrative with each months post.
A : Yes. We love background stuff. Write as much as you like it will be read and enjoyed by many.

McMullet
03-08-2010, 21:33
Well, I'll kick things off, on a slightly less positive note...

This is me, not signing up, but signing off. The Tale of Painters has been to successful for me and I now have nothing left to paint. I do have lots of odds and sods from various armies that need finishing off, so instead of joining in with the Tale myself this year, I'll be bowing out and adding a few finishing touches to all of my existing armies instead.

Best of luck to those of you who do sign up, I'll be watching with interest and hope you get as much out of it as I have done over the last three years!

GomezAddams
03-08-2010, 21:57
THE CURRENT SIGN UP LIST AS OF 28/08/10 (If your name isn't here, please contact Misterboff and/or myself to get it added):

252nd Fire Dragoon - Imperial Guard - 2000 points
252nd Fire Dragoon - Orks - 1500 points
AlexHeap - Blood Angels - 2000 points
alim192 - Eldar - 1500 points
andyg2006 - Space Marines (Scythes of the Emperor) - 1000 points
Apathyman - Eldar - 1500 points
ArtificerArmour - Chaos Daemons (Slaanesh) - 1750 points
Badgobbla - Blood Angels - 2000 points
basilbrush - Imperial Guard (Steel Legion) - 2000 points
bigcheese76 - Imperial Guard - 2000 points
biginbelgium - Blood Angels - 1500 points
BossBootFang - Orks - 2500 points
Bryan - Imperial Guard (Chaos) - 1500 points
Cal585 - Tau Empire - 1500 points
daismith906 - Kroot Mercenaries - 1750 points
Darkenedsquire - Blood Angels - 1500 points
DarthSte - Chaos Space Marines (Alpha Legion) - 2000 points
Dasqueek-Master Assassin - Black Templars - 2500 points
dave - Chaos Daemons (Slaanesh) - 3000 points
djc - Imperial Guard - 1500 points
drmarco - Eldar - 5500 points
Fabian3rd - Tau Empire (Green Tau from Tau) - 1500 points
Falkman - Chaos Daemons - 1500 points
give_me_a_d - Chaos - 1500 points
GomezAddams - Tau Empire - 2000 points
GomezAddams - Imperial Guard - 2000 points
gonzosbignose - Blood Angels - 2000 points
gwarsh41 - Space Wolves - 2500 points
gwarsh41 - Chaos Daemons - 1000 points
Hypaspist - Dark Angels (Deathwing) - 2000 points
infelix - Epic Necrons - 4000 points
Inquisitor Pariah - Tau Empire - 1000 points
#Inquisitor Pariah - Epic ??? - 2000 points
Ironbreaker - Orks - 1000 points
#ironduke - Space Marines - ??? points
Konstantine - Imperial Guard (Vostroyan) - 2500 points
Lainer - Blood Angels - 2000 points
Maskedman5oh4 - Tyranids - 2000 points
McLucien18 - Chaos Daemons - 2000 points
McLucien18 - Space Marines - 1000 points
Mini77 - Space Marines (Dead Suns) - 2000 points
MistaGav - Dark Angels (Ravenwing) - 1500 points
misterboff - Dark Eldar - 2000 points
#Mozenrath - Space Wolves - 1500-2000 points
Nicho - Tyranids - 1000 points
Nicho - Space Marines - 1500 points
nkicik - Tyranids - 1500 points
NotMyIfurita - Orks - 1000 points
perplexiti - Space Wolves - 1500 points
Queekvondrak - Chaos Space Marines (Thousand Sons) - 1000 points
razcalking - Orks - 1000 points
razormasticator - Imperial Guard (Ice Drakes) - 2000 points
Rcgothic - Imperium - 1500 points
ReclusiarchMonty - Witch Hunters (Sisters of Battle) - 1500 points
Rikk - Orks - 1500 points
Rutgar - Eldar (Biel-Tan) - 1000 points
sigur - Space Wolves - 2000 points
sigur - Eldar - 2000 points
Stormfather - Imperium - 2000 points
sycopat - Tyranids - 1500 points
sycopat - Chaos Space Marines - 1000 points
Tekore - Blood Angels - 2000 points
The Laughing God - Dark Angels - 2000 points
The Marshel - Space Marines - 2000 points
Tuckbone - Dark Eldar - 2000 points
vargojones - Imperial Guard (Renegade Militia) - 1000 points
Vimes - Space Marines - 1500 points
warflag - Tau Empire - 2000 points
wolfy2194 - Necrons - 2000 points
Zark the Damned - Orks - 1500 points
Zujara - Witch Hunters - 1500 points

warflag
03-08-2010, 23:01
Thatīs not so nice, McMullet, but as long as you are still here, all will be good!

Gomez, exactly the two I considered. I go with Tau, 2000 points. Looking forward to the vets and newbies to paint with!

Cheers

sycopat
03-08-2010, 23:14
*looks at unpainted minis

*looks at thread

I may regret this as next year is going to be very very busy for me, I'm a terrible painter and I'll be moving in september so may have to joker the first month, but I need to do something with all this plastic so.... feck it.

Sign me up for 1.5k nids and 1k CSM please!

Tuckbone
04-08-2010, 01:48
I'm in.. Just rounded off my DE army with everybody trying to sell off before the "assumed" release.. so I've got 4000 points worth of DE minis that are either unpainted, just black and white, or are painted with somebody else's scheme..

So sign me up for a 2000 point DE kabal (with the occasional transport or cool model thrown in).

Queekvondrak
04-08-2010, 02:24
I watched the tale last year so I figured I'd give it a go this year with a 1000 points of Thousand Sons.

The Marshel
04-08-2010, 03:35
i'd be interested in joining up, 2000 points of marines for me

252nd Fire Dragoon
04-08-2010, 03:53
Aloha,
call me crazy for also signing up for the warhammer side but i'll do 2k of IG (what I don't have done) and I guess.. 1500 of Orks.

Dasqueek-Master Assassin
04-08-2010, 04:57
Sign my Black Templars up!

Probably close to 2500pts. Maybe more!

Badgobbla
04-08-2010, 06:17
My Blood Angels need some reinforcements. Not sure if I'll need to paint up 2K worth of points, but at least 1k.

Cal585
04-08-2010, 08:23
I'm going to regret this, but I'll sign up with 1500 points of Tau that I didn't follow through with last time.

(Seems to be a fair few Tau armies...)

gwarsh41
04-08-2010, 13:32
Oooh how long I have waited to join the tail of painters! I wanted to join with my nurgle daemons so bad, when I couldnt, I painted them anyway. Now I have painted so many, I dont have 1000pt of them left to paint! I do still have my other daemons though! but not 1k of them...

Sign me up for 1500pt of space wolves good sir!
Question, are forgewolrd models allowed? I happen to have a baneblade that needs painting a nice winter blue.

I might sprinkle in some Daemons here and there though.

NotMyIfurita
04-08-2010, 16:16
Well, as I said on the TOFP thread, I've got too many minis to NOT join, but I couldnt decide which to do, so I'll put up 1k Orks and 1k Bretonnians on Fantasy.

Have to change all my background stories about why my grey orks wear grey clothes and carry grey weapons..

sigur
04-08-2010, 16:57
... I now have nothing left to paint....

*gasps* Are you going to dissolve into nothingness now? :(

Hypaspist
04-08-2010, 22:31
I'll sign up with 2000 Points of Deathwing :)

Apathyman
04-08-2010, 23:52
Pretty new to the painting side of the hobby :shifty:, but I really could use the encouragement (and deadlines!) to get my eldar army from white-primer to painted up. I'm in for 1500pts, but I hope I can expand that to get some extra credit in.

djc
05-08-2010, 16:41
I may live to regret this, but sign me up for 1000pts of guard.

devilboy202
05-08-2010, 18:08
Hmm.... fantasy and 40k can it be done....... what the hell 1000points of khorne chaos space marines please.

drmarco
05-08-2010, 18:31
Well, it won't be easy, but then nothing worthwhile ever is...

This will be VERY worthwhile...

Count me in for not one, but TWO 1500pt Eldar forces. It's about damn time I finished converting them and got some paint on them.

This much I pledge, but if I keep the momentum who knows what else might get finished!!!

Marco

biginbelgium
05-08-2010, 19:01
Hi all,
Last time did not really work out for me, couldn't get myself on to working on a single project. But sign me up for 1500 points of blood angels. Im looking forward to it.

Cheers tim

RCgothic
05-08-2010, 20:09
After my abject failure in the last tale, I'll try and tone things down a bit from the 5250pts I wanted to get done last year.

Call it 1500pts of 40k Imperium, and if it goes better then it goes better.

give_me_a_d
06-08-2010, 15:23
Ok, so what's the line? 'I may regret this but...'

I can honestly say that having done the Tale for 2 years running now that it is totally worthwhile. While you may have doubts in the depths of winter when day light is at a premium I would be willing to bet come the summer and you look over the mass of painted minis you will have no regrets at all.

That said I'm going to temper my enthusiasm and optimism and sign up for 1500 of Chaos - I have something like 1k of daemons in one form or another, much of which will need converting. I plan to top this up with some CSMs in a reverse 'summond daemons' sort of way.

With Mr McMullet bowing out after sterling service I nominate Mr GomezAddams as our new fearless leader as he has shown his worth, is very encouraging and is an all round good sort.

GomezAddams
06-08-2010, 16:41
You sir, are a gent :)

Although be warned my leadership will be a fEarsome dictatorship of ... fear! Mwahahaha

I nominated give me a D to run the tale. Or to co-run it. If you think your dropping me in it scot free you've got another thing coming :D

ArtificerArmour
06-08-2010, 16:58
I'm up for it. I already have akhorne daemon amry, but I think I'm going to give a slaanesh army a go.

1.5 k of slaanesh daemons.

wolfy2194
06-08-2010, 19:32
Sign me up for 2000points of Necrons please!

infelix
06-08-2010, 19:49
I guess I should sign up this year as well so I get some of the mountain of unpainted miniatures I have around the apartment.

I'll sign up for 3-4000 points of Epic Necrons.

give_me_a_d
07-08-2010, 09:14
You sir, are a gent :)

Although be warned my leadership will be a fEarsome dictatorship of ... fear! Mwahahaha

I nominated give me a D to run the tale. Or to co-run it. If you think your dropping me in it scot free you've got another thing coming :D

I'm happy to co-run things but I will want some help.

misterboff
07-08-2010, 09:24
With Mr McMullet bowing out after sterling service I nominate Mr GomezAddams as our new fearless leader as he has shown his worth, is very encouraging and is an all round good sort.


I nominated give me a D to run the tale. Or to co-run it. If you think your dropping me in it scot free you've got another thing coming :D


I'm happy to co-run things but I will want some help.

I've been asked to help run things too, and would be happy to either run it solo or work alongside you two fine gents -as long as everyone else is cool with whatever solution we (and McMullet and Harry) can come up with?

And on the subject of the Tale, I'm gonna sign up for 2000 points of Dark Eldar (not Orks!). I'll have to play a few Jokers to start with until the new models are out in November, but I've got a Cadian Battleforce to paint up in the meantime anyway.

misterboff

Mozenrath
07-08-2010, 09:26
I would like participe with space wolves, in this moment i'm deciding to do 1500 or 2000 points army, but I want to participe.

give_me_a_d
07-08-2010, 10:01
I've been asked to help run things too, and would be happy to either run it solo or work alongside you two fine gents -as long as everyone else is cool with whatever solution we (and McMullet and Harry) can come up with?


Sounds good to me. I'm happy to help but I'm aware that if there are too many of us trying to run it it may turn into a mess. It may be best if one of us is in charge so to speak but can count on the others as deputies. That said I defer to anyone else if they have better ideas and I don't want anyone feeling uncomfortable with what they have committed to.

warflag
07-08-2010, 13:23
And on the subject of the Tale, I'm gonna sign up for 2000 points of Dark Eldar (not Orks!). I'll have to play a few Jokers to start with until the new models are out in November, but I've got a Cadian Battleforce to paint up in the meantime anyway.

misterboff


:eek: :wtf:

Ok, let me guess what colour :p

GomezAddams
07-08-2010, 17:30
Two teams maybe? You comment on other people in your team as the numbers thing can be a bit sketchy. It also makes it competitive and such perhaps

warflag
07-08-2010, 18:18
While I like the idea for some strange reason, first and foremost I hope wīll get enough people into the boat. Fantasy tale is at a billion participants by now. We need more folks.
Generally I wonder how this comes. This board is rather 40k heavy. So where are you?

It is a great sport! Take part!

Inquisitor Pariah
07-08-2010, 20:40
Right here with 2000 points of dwarfs....only joking!

Sign me up for 1000 points of Tau (finishing an existing army) and 2000 points of Epic (undecided as to which army though)

Bryan
07-08-2010, 23:05
I am in. I have WAY to many unpainted models. Plus I am working on a story arc based on games played so paint will help for sure. I will say 1500 points of Chaos Imperial Guard.

ReclusiarchMonty
08-08-2010, 00:06
Well i havent got an army but i have a full SOB force arriving soon, so i guess that will be my Story, 1500 points, also might add 500 points of nids

BossBootFang
08-08-2010, 11:16
I'm fairly new as a member to the WarSeer forum... but I'll throw down the gauntlet... I've got some good looking resin and plastic to feth away at so... 2,500 pts of Orks this serves two purposes... I have nearly 7,000 pts unpainted and I'd like more forces to add to my completed 12,000 pt Apoc army and I need a new list for 'Ard Boyz type tourneys.

McLucien18
08-08-2010, 12:46
Cool, please put me down for 1500 pts of Tyranids

Thanks

Lainer
08-08-2010, 19:47
Time to get my Blood angels painted then. 2000 points.

McMullet
08-08-2010, 20:09
I've been asked to help run things too, and would be happy to either run it solo or work alongside you two fine gents -as long as everyone else is cool with whatever solution we (and McMullet and Harry) can come up with?

And on the subject of the Tale, I'm gonna sign up for 2000 points of Dark Eldar (not Orks!). I'll have to play a few Jokers to start with until the new models are out in November, but I've got a Cadian Battleforce to paint up in the meantime anyway.

misterboff

Obviously everyone is far too organised for me! :p

I have asked Misterboff to take over from me over the next year as he's stood out over the last two years as someone who always gets his painting in on time and always seems to have plenty of spare time for the Tale.

I think it's great that others are interested in helping out, and I'll be on hand to ensure a smooth transition over the next couple of months. I don't think there's any need to split the Tale any further that the current 40K/WFB division, but if you can all chip in in some way I think it's fine that for all three of you find jobs. I'll leave you to discuss that amongst yourselves (feel free to ask me as well, but don't feel you're obliged to).

In any case, job number one is keeping track of all the people who have signed up so far...

ironduke
08-08-2010, 20:22
I would like to champion the cause of the bland and monotonous.

Space Marine army please.

cheers
Ironduke

misterboff
08-08-2010, 21:22
So far we've got 66 painters, painting 73 armies, totalling over 130,000 points - welcome to The Tale of 40k Painters 2010-2011 everyone!

Here are the participants:

252nd Fire Dragoon - Imperial Guard - 2000 points
252nd Fire Dragoon - Orks - 1500 points
AlexHeap - Blood Angels - 2000 points
alim192 - Eldar - 1500 points
andyg2006 - Space Marines (Scythes of the Emperor) - 1000 points
Apathyman - Eldar - 1500 points
ArtificerArmour - Chaos Daemons (Slaanesh) - 1750 points
Badgobbla - Blood Angels - 2000 points
basilbrush - Imperial Guard (Steel Legion) - 2000 points
bigcheese76 - Imperial Guard - 2000 points
biginbelgium - Blood Angels - 1500 points
BossBootFang - Orks - 2500 points
Bryan - Imperial Guard (Chaos) - 1500 points
Cal585 - Tau Empire - 1500 points
daismith906 - Kroot Mercenaries - 1750 points
Darkenedsquire - Blood Angels - 1500 points
DarthSte - Chaos Space Marines (Alpha Legion) - 2000 points
Dasqueek-Master Assassin - Black Templars - 2500 points
dave - Chaos Daemons (Slaanesh) - 3000 points
djc - Imperial Guard - 1500 points
drmarco - Eldar - 5500 points
Fabian3rd - Tau Empire (Green Tau from Tau) - 1500 points
Falkman - Chaos Daemons - 1500 points
give_me_a_d - Chaos - 1500 points
GomezAddams - Tau Empire - 2000 points
GomezAddams - Imperial Guard - 2000 points
gonzosbignose - Blood Angels - 2000 points
gwarsh41 - Space Wolves - 2500 points
gwarsh41 - Chaos Daemons - 1000 points
Hypaspist - Dark Angels (Deathwing) - 2000 points
infelix - Epic Necrons - 4000 points
Inquisitor Pariah - Tau Empire - 1000 points
#Inquisitor Pariah - Epic ??? - 2000 points
Ironbreaker - Orks - 1000 points
Irondog - Orks - 2000 points
#ironduke - Space Marines - ??? points
Konstantine - Imperial Guard (Vostroyan) - 2500 points
Lainer - Blood Angels - 2000 points
Maskedman5oh4 - Tyranids - 2000 points
McLucien18 - Chaos Daemons - 2000 points
McLucien18 - Space Marines - 1000 points
Mini77 - Space Marines (Dead Suns) - 2000 points
MistaGav - Dark Angels (Ravenwing) - 1500 points
misterboff - Dark Eldar - 2000 points
#Mozenrath - Space Wolves - 1500-2000 points
Nicho - Tyranids - 1000 points
Nicho - Space Marines - 1500 points
nkicik - Tyranids - 1500 points
NotMyIfurita - Orks - 1000 points
perplexiti - Space Wolves - 1500 points
Queekvondrak - Chaos Space Marines (Thousand Sons) - 1000 points
razcalking - Orks - 1000 points
razormasticator - Imperial Guard (Ice Drakes) - 2000 points
Rcgothic - Imperium - 1500 points
ReclusiarchMonty - Witch Hunters (Sisters of Battle) - 1500 points
Rikk - Orks - 1500 points
Rutgar - Eldar (Biel-Tan) - 1000 points
sigur - Space Wolves - 2000 points
sigur - Eldar - 2000 points
stephan harkon - Blood Angels - 2000 points
Stormfather - Imperium - 2000 points
sycopat - Tyranids - 1500 points
sycopat - Chaos Space Marines - 1000 points
Tekore - Blood Angels - 2000 points
The Laughing God - Dark Angels - 2000 points
The Marshel - Space Marines - 2000 points
Tuckbone - Dark Eldar - 2000 points
vargojones - Imperial Guard (Renegade Militia) - 1000 points
Vimes - Space Marines - 1500 points
warflag - Tau Empire - 2000 points
wolfy2194 - Necrons - 2000 points
Zark the Damned - Orks - 1500 points
Zujara - Witch Hunters - 1500 points

Please can everyone check that their entry is correct (name, army and points), and let me know if anything needs changing. I also need to clarify either the army or the points with those with a # before their name (if you've decided yet that is).

I'll try to keep this list updated regularly, and GomezAddams will try his best to keep it updated on the first page too (post #3).

If anyone has any questions, feel free to direct them at me, give_me_a_d or GomezAddams as well as McMullet.

misterboff

ArtificerArmour
08-08-2010, 21:36
I'm going to raise my steak (mooooooo) to 1750 points of slaaneshi daemons, because, well, 1.5k just isnt enough is it?

misterboff
08-08-2010, 21:40
I'm going to raise my steak (mooooooo) to 1750 points of slaaneshi daemons, because, well, 1.5k just isnt enough is it?

Good man! Consider yourself updated.

misterboff

basilbrush
09-08-2010, 02:21
Right - last year i failed with 3000 point of epic marines. So this year it'll be 2000 points of steel legion troopers

here we go again

give_me_a_d
09-08-2010, 09:37
Obviously everyone is far too organised for me! :p

I have asked Misterboff to take over from me over the next year as he's stood out over the last two years as someone who always gets his painting in on time and always seems to have plenty of spare time for the Tale.

I think it's great that others are interested in helping out, and I'll be on hand to ensure a smooth transition over the next couple of months. I don't think there's any need to split the Tale any further that the current 40K/WFB division, but if you can all chip in in some way I think it's fine that for all three of you find jobs. I'll leave you to discuss that amongst yourselves (feel free to ask me as well, but don't feel you're obliged to).

In any case, job number one is keeping track of all the people who have signed up so far...

Misterboff has definitely shown the way as over the past 2 years I can't recall many occasions when he wasn't first to post or there or there abouts. He has job no.1 sorted any way.

The beginning of last years Tale was quite busy but the 'dice roll' thing seemed to work well (roll a D6 when posting and then comment on all the others that rolled the same). Equally I know that there have been different support threads for different armies as well as all the people doing the same army looking out for each other.

Personally I'd like to see more people making it a bit further in this year and if I can help that I will, anything short of actually painting the models for you that is! My advice at this stage is use your jokers wisely - they are there for emergencies but use them if you need to. Also don't be afraid to admit you were a bit too enthusiastic when signing up - so drop the second army or some points. And finally I would say that at times it may seem hard but it will be worth it when you get to this time next year and see how much you have achieved.

misterboff
09-08-2010, 15:36
Right - last year i failed with 3000 point of epic marines. So this year it'll be 2000 points of steel legion troopers

here we go again

Welcome back! I've added you in, and assume your Steel Legion will be Epic too?

misterboff

djc
09-08-2010, 17:12
Any chance I could up my points to 1500? Have been casting my eye over the guard army list and decided that 1000 is just not enough!

misterboff
09-08-2010, 20:11
Any chance I could up my points to 1500? Have been casting my eye over the guard army list and decided that 1000 is just not enough!

That's the spirit djc!

Also, gwarsh41 has decided to increase his Space Wolves from 1500 points to 2500 points.

More painters and more points makes for a more interesting Tale, so tell your friends!

misterboff

gwarsh41
10-08-2010, 03:52
Also, gwarsh41 has decided to increase his Space Wolves from 1500 points to 2500 points.


Where is the Flexing smiley??
2 painted TWC lords will get me through 3-4 months lol!

basilbrush
10-08-2010, 06:22
Welcome back! I've added you in, and assume your Steel Legion will be Epic too?

misterboff

hmm oh thats tempting but no (i may do it as a side project though - curse you) this will be a 40k steel legion

I need to reduce my 40k painting pile massively esp the imp guard

Rikk
10-08-2010, 06:48
Hi,

Please sign me up for 1500 points of Orks for 40k

Thanks :)

misterboff
10-08-2010, 07:04
Where is the Flexing smiley??
2 painted TWC lords will get me through 3-4 months lol!

:D Will this one do?


hmm oh thats tempting but no (i may do it as a side project though - curse you) this will be a 40k steel legion

I need to reduce my 40k painting pile massively esp the imp guard

I've changed you to 40k Steel Legion. If they ever brought out a plastic Steel Legion I'd be all over them like a Deathskull on something shiny that isn't nailed down!


Hi,

Please sign me up for 1500 points of Orks for 40k

Thanks :)

Welcome to the Tale Rikk, always good to have another Ork player.

misterboff

DarthSte
10-08-2010, 12:22
Please sign me up for 2k ish of sort of Alpha Legion.

daismith906
10-08-2010, 12:46
Sign me up for 1750pts of a Kroot Mercenary army using the Tau codex and count as rule.
Thanks

Badgobbla
10-08-2010, 13:31
Please can everyone check that their entry is correct (name, army and points), and let me know if anything needs changing. I also need to clarify either the army or the points with those with an * before their name (if you've decided yet that is).


OK, make my points total 2000 then.

infelix
10-08-2010, 14:03
Please can everyone check that their entry is correct (name, army and points), and let me know if anything needs changing. I also need to clarify either the army or the points with those with an * before their name (if you've decided yet that is).

I missed that part and I will be painting 4000Pts for my Epic Necrons.

Fabian3rd
10-08-2010, 15:04
Hi all
Hope I can still join. I have just under 1000 points of tau undercoated and ready to paint, and will be aiming for 1500 total. This is my first time doing serious(?) painting, highlights washes etc. I've chosen snot green armour base and tau sept so call my army "Green tau from Tau".

Cheers

basilbrush
11-08-2010, 01:58
I've changed you to 40k Steel Legion. If they ever brought out a plastic Steel Legion I'd be all over them like a Deathskull on something shiny that isn't nailed down!

misterboff

If they ever did that i would cry :cries: - considering how much the metals cost.. then of course i would buy the new plastics :shifty:

Ironbreaker
11-08-2010, 02:25
Sign me up for 1000 points of 40K Orkz, please. :)

Stormfather
11-08-2010, 04:26
And sign me up for 2000 points of Forces of the Imperium.

First time trying this, lets see if I can cut my backlog of WH and IG down a bit.

misterboff
11-08-2010, 06:55
The lisr (currently on post #43) is now updated to include up to post #62, so the following have been added:

DarthSte - Chaos Space Marines (Alpha Legion) - 2000 points
daismith906 - Kroot Mercenaries - 1750 points
Fabian3rd - Tau Empire (Green Tau from Tau) - 1500 points
Ironbreaker - Orks - 1000 points
Stormfather - Imperium - 2000 points

Welcome to the Tale guys, over 75,000 points so far!

misterboff

DarthSte
11-08-2010, 08:39
Welcome to the Tale guys, over 75,000 points so far!

misterboff

Thank you very much! Hopefully this will give me the encouragement to get them painted. I made an attempt at them a couple of years ago that basically involved spraying them all white then painting them blue. It's something very basic to build on! :)

Zark the Damned
11-08-2010, 10:29
Reckon I'll give this a go this year, I need to motivate myself to get da Boyz done!

Put me down for 1500 of Orks - if I feel particularly ambitious I may increase this later.

zis
11-08-2010, 14:50
Sign me up for 1500p blood angels

252nd Fire Dragoon
11-08-2010, 19:31
Aloha,
so is it alright if by some chance any of us go over the amount weve said?

zis
11-08-2010, 19:34
Paint as much as you like, as i donīt think anyone will say anything about that. :D

perplexiti
11-08-2010, 23:50
Right, I did the last fantasy tale, and I'm doing the next too. But I thought it was high time I got some paint on my Wolves, they've been sadly neglected these last few years, so sign me up for 1500pts please.

give_me_a_d
12-08-2010, 08:01
Aloha,
so is it alright if by some chance any of us go over the amount weve said?

That's fine, just don't make the rest of us look bad! I suggest reading McMullet's intro in which he advises that this is for support in painting an army in a year and not a few months - if you can paint much faster than most other people taking part it can have a counter effect if people are struggling. That said it is sometimes useful to get a bit ahead so that if things come up and you can't paint for a month you don't have to worry about it.

Maskedman5oh4
12-08-2010, 16:16
I would like to commit to painting 2000 points of 40k Tyranids!

misterboff
12-08-2010, 20:07
Reckon I'll give this a go this year, I need to motivate myself to get da Boyz done!

Put me down for 1500 of Orks - if I feel particularly ambitious I may increase this later.


Sign me up for 1500p blood angels


Right, I did the last fantasy tale, and I'm doing the next too. But I thought it was high time I got some paint on my Wolves, they've been sadly neglected these last few years, so sign me up for 1500pts please.


I would like to commit to painting 2000 points of 40k Tyranids!

Hi guys, you've just been added to the list on post #43 (which will be transferred to post #3 by the talented GomezAddams shortly):
Zark the Damned - Orks - 1500 points
zis - Blood Angels - 1500 points
perplexiti - Space Wolves - 1500 points
Maskedman5oh4 - Tyranids - 2000 points


Aloha,
so is it alright if by some chance any of us go over the amount weve said?

Hi 252nd Fire Dragoon, zis and give_me_a_d nailed it on the head:


Paint as much as you like, as i donīt think anyone will say anything about that. :D


That's fine, just don't make the rest of us look bad! I suggest reading McMullet's intro in which he advises that this is for support in painting an army in a year and not a few months - if you can paint much faster than most other people taking part it can have a counter effect if people are struggling. That said it is sometimes useful to get a bit ahead so that if things come up and you can't paint for a month you don't have to worry about it.

misterboff

Tekore
13-08-2010, 02:06
Tekore
200 Points per month
Blood Angels

GomezAddams
13-08-2010, 05:20
Will transfer them over to post three when I get back from work providing that I'm well enough (seriously feeling ill at the moment - trip to A&E ill).

What Give_me_a_D said is right and is exactly what I did. I had planned for my last month to be a scratchbuilt thunderbolt squadron, so in the month leading up to the end I busted out extra units, leaving me with a month or so free to concentrate on them. Not that it happened that way but such is life :D

Nocculum
13-08-2010, 17:53
I'd like to sign up to this, been waiting ever since I saw the fantasy one crop up!

I'll be painting 1,500 of Tau, in earthen shades and far too much yellow ;)

misterboff
13-08-2010, 20:07
Tekore
200 Points per month
Blood Angels


I'd like to sign up to this, been waiting ever since I saw the fantasy one crop up!

I'll be painting 1,500 of Tau, in earthen shades and far too much yellow ;)

You're both in guys - welcome to the Tale!

Tekore - Blood Angels - 2000 points
Nocculum - Tau Empire - 1500 points


Will transfer them over to post three when I get back from work providing that I'm well enough (seriously feeling ill at the moment - trip to A&E ill).

Get well soon Gomez!

We've got over 85,000 points now guys!

misterboff

Dasqueek-Master Assassin
14-08-2010, 05:40
I wonder if Im being to ambitous trying for 2500pts on my templars...

Seems like Gwarsh and I are the only ones trying to do that much.

Tuckbone
14-08-2010, 18:35
nah, I'm actually going to be trying to paint my entire force of DE.. so that I can use different things if i want to try a "different build". If I tally up all the points I have of DE, I have somewhere around 4500 pts.. I just didn't think It would be wise to say i WILL paint that many.. but I'll be trying! I mean hey, my 2 hq choices are 600 and 550 pts.. that's half a year of painting in the tale, but only accounts for 5% of the models.. lol.

dave
14-08-2010, 23:42
Sign me up for 3K of Slaanesh Daemons.

Cheers

Zujara
15-08-2010, 00:40
Sign me up for 1500 of Witch Hunters!

BossBootFang
15-08-2010, 06:26
I wonder if Im being to ambitous trying for 2500pts on my templars...

Seems like Gwarsh and I are the only ones trying to do that much.

Nope, I'm shooting for 2,500 with Orks... you've got it easy! ;)

Nocculum
15-08-2010, 06:32
Not unless you're doing an all Nob Biker army :p

zis
15-08-2010, 18:09
Ok i have to drop out even before we start :(
Itīs a tournament coming up very soon so i will try to paint around 1500p in less then 1 month.

misterboff
15-08-2010, 22:46
Sign me up for 3K of Slaanesh Daemons.

Cheers


Sign me up for 1500 of Witch Hunters!

Welcome to the Tale guys!

dave - Chaos Daemons (Slaanesh) - 3000 points
Zujara - Witch Hunters - 1500 points


Ok i have to drop out even before we start :(
Itīs a tournament coming up very soon so i will try to paint around 1500p in less then 1 month.

That sucks (for the Tale), but best of luck in getting everything ready for the tournament!

misterboff

McLucien18
16-08-2010, 10:43
Sorry to be a pain, but now the new seekers have arrived the 3 chariots of slaanesh I have planned will now be much easier, so could I be changed to 2k of Daemons please?

Thanks again.

razormasticator
16-08-2010, 13:42
Put me down for 2000 points of my Ice Drakes.(imperial guard) I need to get back to my original army.
I would also like to do some nids along the way as well. But we shall see. I dont want that officially noted because I wasnt able to do 2 armies at once last year.

Nicho
16-08-2010, 13:56
Sign me up for ~ 500 pts of nids and 1500 pts of marines :)

razormasticator
16-08-2010, 13:59
Also, a huge thank you to McMullet for doing this these past years. Its been great being involved. And also to Mistaboff, and any of the other vets who are picking up the leadership mantle. Thanks!!!!!

Its been great being in the tale with you excellent painters and quality gaming enthusiasts.

drmarco
16-08-2010, 15:06
Been following last year's thread with interest...Hopefully us newcomers can handle the pressure!

Nice to have you aboard for another tour, Razor - and I hope 2 armies at once isn't too much...that's exactly what I've volunteered for!


Marco

Nicho
16-08-2010, 15:46
Hmm my first few months of this may be a little skimpy as I've got about 10 weeks worth of training to do, but I'll try and do some painting while i'm at it :) already got a little bit of my 1500 pts of marines done and quite a bit of nid stuff so may be able to pad out the lean times with some of that :)

misterboff
16-08-2010, 23:06
Sorry to be a pain, but now the new seekers have arrived the 3 chariots of slaanesh I have planned will now be much easier, so could I be changed to 2k of Daemons please?

Thanks again.

Your army has been changed, and I look forward to seeing your chariots. Have you seen Chris Peach's Slaanesh army (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?aId=10500070a) on the 'what's new' section of the GW website today? It's very pretty, with a spawn drawing his corpse cart chariot...


Put me down for 2000 points of my Ice Drakes.(imperial guard) I need to get back to my original army.
I would also like to do some nids along the way as well. But we shall see. I dont want that officially noted because I wasnt able to do 2 armies at once last year.

Welcome back razor! My Cadian Battleforce has just arrived today, so I'll be painting a little bit of Guard (~500 points) while I wait for the Dark Eldar to arrive.


Sign me up for ~ 500 pts of nids and 1500 pts of marines :)

Welcome to the Tale Nicho, I've added both of them to the list. Can I tempt you to increase the Tyranids to 1000 points? Just because 50 points per month doesn't seem that much (unless it's all Gaunts).

misterboff

Falkman
17-08-2010, 06:58
I'd like to sign up with 1500 pts of Chaos Daemons for Warhammer 40.000.

McLucien18
17-08-2010, 14:56
Your army has been changed, and I look forward to seeing your chariots. Have you seen Chris Peach's Slaanesh army (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?aId=10500070a) on the 'what's new' section of the GW website today? It's very pretty, with a spawn drawing his corpse cart chariot...


I have, and it is NICE :D

Although...mine will be a little different.

Lucien

andyg2006
17-08-2010, 15:00
I had to join in with this sometime (if only to free up some space on my 'Work In Progress'-table), so please put me down for 1000pts of Scythes Of The Emperor Loyalist Marines.

gwarsh41
17-08-2010, 16:31
I wonder if Im being to ambitous trying for 2500pts on my templars...

Seems like Gwarsh and I are the only ones trying to do that much.


Sign me up for 3K of Slaanesh Daemons.

Cheers


And we get upstaged by daemons!!!

My first few months will probably be some HQ units or special characters. My work load has tripled in 2 weeks. So while I will be painting 2500pt, it will probably be less models than most people.
2 TWC lords = 500pt
Njal + Grimnar + 550pt
4 PA wolf lords = about 500pt

So there is over half of my 2500, I feel it is important to have my leaders painted for ever battle, even if the rest of the army is not.

I will then move onto wolf guard, Long fangs (have have many different types of them) Then finally grey hunters. I am going to wait on my vehicles until I get my airbrush working better. So they might make an appearance.

I will be repainting a few as well, form before I started to mix paints. Plus some from when I was 12.

Tack on an additional 500pt of chaos daemons for me. I would love to get reviews on mine. 500 should be more than easy enough to hit by making daemons on the side.

Dasqueek-Master Assassin
17-08-2010, 16:41
And we get upstaged by daemons!!!


Isnt that always the case!

Ill probably be doing only one character. Lots of Infantry for me. I guess I could bump mine up to close to 4000 with the addition of two raiders and all the chappies I have laying around here!

drmarco
17-08-2010, 18:06
And we get upstaged by daemons!!!



Not on my watch...

Dear 'boff/Gomez, please up my collective Eldar tally to five...wait for it!...thousand five hundred (5500) points.

I know.

But it'll be fine.

I can handle it.

*twitches*

Marco

GomezAddams
17-08-2010, 18:18
I'll update the first post shortly - after I stop coughing :)

And after I decide whether or not matching drmarco's would be doable (although, having said that, I do have about 5000pts of guard unpainted now)

devilboy202
17-08-2010, 18:18
Actually can you change it to 2000points of khorne chaos marines please :)

gwarsh41
17-08-2010, 18:33
Isnt that always the case!

Ill probably be doing only one character. Lots of Infantry for me. I guess I could bump mine up to close to 4000 with the addition of two raiders and all the chappies I have laying around here!


Not on my watch...

Dear 'boff/Gomez, please up my collective Eldar tally to five...wait for it!...thousand five hundred (5500) points.

I know.

But it'll be fine.

I can handle it.

*twitches*

Marco

I feel like we are playing poker or something, everybody raising the stakes....

I see those eldar and templar forces..........and wont compete with them, but I can.....

2500pt Space wolves
1000pt Chaos Daemons!
That will be pushing my sanity pretty hard. Full time teaching job, accelerated bachelors degree (4 weeks is a single class full semester) recently hired for a slew of smartphone apps (using new language and SDK. Oh, and its for a world renown athlete... no pressure or anything...) and now 3500pt of painting!
It will help to up my ante, it will force me to paint and relieve my stress from all the other fun stuff.

It is officially the Wolftime, Russ needs to come back and kick some butt for me.

@Dasqueek-Master Assassin, drmarco, dave and anyone else I guess...
I have the urge to post a pic of the models I am planning on painting as one huge battle-force, I would love to see more. Then at the end we can see some sweet ass before/after.


I'll update the first post shortly - after I stop coughing :)

And after I decide whether or not matching drmarco's would be doable (although, having said that, I do have about 5000pts of guard unpainted now)

Do it!

The Laughing God
17-08-2010, 19:29
2,000pts of Dark Angels for me.

@gwarsh41, who's the athlete?:eek::)

gwarsh41
17-08-2010, 20:15
Its not a pro sportsman, but I did sign a non disclosure agreement about not only the app, but also who it is. Its cool that he is on the same martial arts level as chuck norris though. He just doesnt have a Meme..... yet..... I need to get started on that too, almost forgot that I am in charge of advertising as well. :cries: I love you google adword!!! (I feel slightly in over my head)

Lol, first contract I ever signed that mentioned anything about being punched in the face (if I screw up too bad lol)

MistaGav
17-08-2010, 20:25
Now do I go ahead and do this again? As the past 2 (or even 3!) times I've tried to do this I either paint over or just forget.

Ah tell you what screw it, sign me up for 1500 of Ravenwing. It's easy enough for me to do and I can break it down into nice bitesize chunks and while I'm at it I'll try and improve on them while at the same time I've got other stuff to keep me busy.

Vimes
17-08-2010, 21:15
Another year, another go. Last time i got to 1.000 points before i quittted, lets see how far i get this time.:p
Please sign me up for 1.500 points of Space Marines. If i manage to paint more...the better.

misterboff
17-08-2010, 22:47
I'd like to sign up with 1500 pts of Chaos Daemons for Warhammer 40.000.


I had to join in with this sometime (if only to free up some space on my 'Work In Progress'-table), so please put me down for 1000pts of Scythes Of The Emperor Loyalist Marines.


I feel like we are playing poker or something, everybody raising the stakes....

I see those eldar and templar forces..........and wont compete with them, but I can.....

2500pt Space wolves
1000pt Chaos Daemons!


2,000pts of Dark Angels for me.


Ah tell you what screw it, sign me up for 1500 of Ravenwing. It's easy enough for me to do and I can break it down into nice bitesize chunks and while I'm at it I'll try and improve on them while at the same time I've got other stuff to keep me busy.


Another year, another go. Last time i got to 1.000 points before i quittted, lets see how far i get this time.:p
Please sign me up for 1.500 points of Space Marines. If i manage to paint more...the better.

Hi guys, I've added you all to the list:

Falkman - Chaos Daemons - 1500 points
andyg2006 - Space Marines (Scythes of the Emperor) - 1000 points
gwarsh41 - Chaos Daemons - 1000 points (in addition to your Space Wolves)
The Laughing God - Dark Angels - 2000 points
MistaGav - Dark Angels (Ravenwing) - 1500 points
Vimes - Space Marines - 1500 points


Isnt that always the case!

Ill probably be doing only one character. Lots of Infantry for me. I guess I could bump mine up to close to 4000 with the addition of two raiders and all the chappies I have laying around here!

Dasqueek, are you officially upping your target to 4000 points?


Not on my watch...

Dear 'boff/Gomez, please up my collective Eldar tally to five...wait for it!...thousand five hundred (5500) points.

I know.

But it'll be fine.

I can handle it.

*twitches*

Marco

Marco, are you wanting that down as one 5500 point army, or two armies of similar points?


Actually can you change it to 2000points of khorne chaos marines please :)

devilboy202, you've been updated on the list.

We've got over 100,000 points committed so far! Keep 'em coming guys and gals, the more the merrier!

misterboff

drmarco
18-08-2010, 01:04
Marco, are you wanting that down as one 5500 point army, or two armies of similar points?



Well, to clarify, I plan to make 1500pts of Iyanden, 1500pts of a harlequin troupe 'counts as' eldar army and the other 2500pts will be some treats from forgeworld I've been too overwhelmed to tackle. The pics of a certain giant bloo stompa have convinced me that my eldar taskforce could use some equally tall support... :)

In short, it's now effectively a 5500pt combined force...

Might be biting off a lot more than I can chew, but I feel inspired so I'm gonna see where it takes me!


@ qwarsh: you mean like a 'before' shot with the unpainted bits and pieces? If so I was thinking something similar! Would be a nice way to kick things off, although some people may plan to acquire bits as the year goes by (even me, knowing de might be any month now)...

@gomez: I quadruple dog dare you... :)
Would be nice to have someone else with the same(ish) tally to meet each month!
Cheers,

Marco

Dasqueek-Master Assassin
18-08-2010, 03:24
@Dasqueek-Master Assassin, drmarco, dave and anyone else I guess...
I have the urge to post a pic of the models I am planning on painting as one huge battle-force, I would love to see more. Then at the end we can see some sweet ass before/after.


Start a thread and send me the link!

At misterboff;
let me get a total points tally and Ill get back to you...

gwarsh41
18-08-2010, 22:11
I will start a thread later tonight when I get a pic of my army. I laid it out and realized that I barely have 20 models for 2500pt! I might have to bump it up even more!!

misterboff
18-08-2010, 22:45
The pics of a certain giant bloo stompa have convinced me that my eldar taskforce could use some equally tall support... :)


I shall call him... GORKZILLA!

Fair play to you for committing to such a huge amount of points though. I'm looking forward to seeing what you've got in store for us all.

misterboff

Nicho
19-08-2010, 09:25
@ misterbof: I was kind of treating it as 2000 pts of models but after having a look at what I've still got to paint nid wise it's prob closer to 1k anyway :)


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vargojones
19-08-2010, 15:45
I suspect to totally regret doing this, as i'm a slow plodding painter who switches projects at the drop of a hat, but what the hell;

Sign me up for 1000 points of Renegade Militia.

give_me_a_d
19-08-2010, 17:07
I suspect to totally regret doing this, as i'm a slow plodding painter who switches projects at the drop of a hat, but what the hell;

Sign me up for 1000 points of Renegade Militia.

I was the same 2 years ago, I did more conversions than painting at the time. Then I did the Tale the last 2 years and I've got knocking on 3k of Daemons and 1k Eldar painted. Not only do I have loads painted I'm also a much better painter (mainly better consistency). So I hear what you say but I don't think you'll regret it.

GomezAddams
19-08-2010, 20:27
I'm slowly recovering - I'm not coughing so much any more which is good, although my stress levels have increased dramatically (I'm currently taking care of Hasslefree Miniatures while Sal and Kev are away, and my wifes just revealled a massive debt).

As such, my 5000 guard force shall never be and I'll be sticking with my current totals as I already own the models for it. Rather annoying as well seeing as though the bulk of it was going to be a reaver titan :( Women.

Dasqueek-Master Assassin
19-08-2010, 20:41
Misterboff, I'm going to stay at 2500 pts as is have to rush to much and not give the characters the love they deserve

misterboff
19-08-2010, 23:30
@ misterboff: I was kind of treating it as 2000 pts of models but after having a look at what I've still got to paint nid wise it's prob closer to 1k anyway :)

I'll up your Tyranids to 1000 points then - good stuff.


I suspect to totally regret doing this, as i'm a slow plodding painter who switches projects at the drop of a hat, but what the hell;

Sign me up for 1000 points of Renegade Militia.

Consider yourself signed up! Just out of curiousity, will you be using Codex: Imperial Guard, or the Imperial Armour army list?


Misterboff, I'm going to stay at 2500 pts as is have to rush to much and not give the characters the love they deserve

Not a problem, 2500 points is still pretty impressive!


I'm slowly recovering - I'm not coughing so much any more which is good, although my stress levels have increased dramatically (I'm currently taking care of Hasslefree Miniatures while Sal and Kev are away, and my wifes just revealled a massive debt).

As such, my 5000 guard force shall never be and I'll be sticking with my current totals as I already own the models for it. Rather annoying as well seeing as though the bulk of it was going to be a reaver titan :( Women.

Good to see you're getting better, and two 2000 point armies should keep you going :)

We're nearly 2/3rds of the way through signing up everyone, let's see if we can get as many people as the Fantasy side of things (you never know)...

misterboff

bigcheese76
19-08-2010, 23:56
I would like to also sign myself up for the 40k Tale. I will be painting Imperial Guard and some Grey Knight Allies. I think I need some people telling me to stop painting those tanks and put some brushes to that mass of infantry. I will aim to paint 2000 points of mainly infantry during the tale, but there will still be tanks involved.
So, please sign me up for 2000 of Imperial Guard.

Dasqueek-Master Assassin
20-08-2010, 15:41
[QUOTE=bigcheese76;4925430] I think I need some people telling me to stop painting those tanks and put some brushes to that mass of infantry. I will aim to paint 2000 points of mainly infantry during the tale, but there will still be tanks involved.
QUOTE]

How much infantry are we talking?

misterboff
20-08-2010, 20:19
I would like to also sign myself up for the 40k Tale. I will be painting Imperial Guard and some Grey Knight Allies. I think I need some people telling me to stop painting those tanks and put some brushes to that mass of infantry. I will aim to paint 2000 points of mainly infantry during the tale, but there will still be tanks involved.
So, please sign me up for 2000 of Imperial Guard.

I've added you in now, welcome to the Tale!


How much infantry are we talking?

I'm also intrigued as to how many/what type of IG you're talking about. I've just got a Cadian Battleforce to paint as a warm up for when DE get released in November, but it would be interesting to see some other IG (Catachan or old metals)...

misterboff

Darkenedsquire
21-08-2010, 09:35
Hey long time lurker first time poster watched tale for last year and thought I would throw my hat into the ring with a minimum of 1500 points worth of blood angels.

Nocculum
21-08-2010, 18:11
I'm afraid I'm going to have to withdraw, and place all my eggs in the fantasy basket, sorry folks!

misterboff
21-08-2010, 19:06
Hey long time lurker first time poster watched tale for last year and thought I would throw my hat into the ring with a minimum of 1500 points worth of blood angels.

Welcome to the Tale Darkenedsquire - you're now signed up on post #43 (soon to be post #3).


I'm afraid I'm going to have to withdraw, and place all my eggs in the fantasy basket, sorry folks!

That sucks dude, but best of luck on the other side.

misterboff

Mini77
21-08-2010, 20:40
Seems as good a time as any for me to sign up to this. I plan to start a second company for my Dead Duns space marines mounted entirely on bikes (so probably the 6th or 8th companies) and I'm aiming for 2000 points. I'm slow but I reckon 200 a month should be fine for me.

vargojones
22-08-2010, 11:55
Consider yourself signed up! Just out of curiousity, will you be using Codex: Imperial Guard, or the Imperial Armour army list?

misterboff

I've just got siege of vraks part 1 so I will be using that list. I currently have the renegade command squad and the upgrades for half a platoon which should cover me for month 1. These guys are pretty cheap points wise so I need to get my painting game up to speed. Just trying to figure out a paint scheme.

alim192
22-08-2010, 19:48
this is my 1st time doing this so I'm going for 1500 points of eldar

AlexHeap
22-08-2010, 21:25
Never done this before but thought I'd give it a go. I've started work on my army already but haven't completed a lot and will be going back to university at the end of september so painting time will greatly decrease then, hopefully doing this will keep me motivated though.

So sign me up for 2000pts of Blood Angels :D

razcalking
23-08-2010, 00:29
I'll join up. I'll be doing Orks @ 1000 points.

Force will be a bunch o' Nobz on foot and bike, a battlewagon, Warboss and some deffkoptas. Itz gonna be a good'un!

Konstantine
23-08-2010, 04:18
Too late to sign up?

Gotta finish this expensive lump of metal I got in the cabinet. So...................
2.5k Vostroyan Please!

-Calvin

sigur
23-08-2010, 11:37
Please sign me up for Space Wolves and Eldar. I have yet to work out points costs though. Space Wolves probably come in at around 2000pts, Eldar might be just as much.

misterboff
23-08-2010, 20:05
I plan to start a second company for my Dead Duns space marines mounted entirely on bikes (so probably the 6th or 8th companies) and I'm aiming for 2000 points.


this is my 1st time doing this so I'm going for 1500 points of eldar


So sign me up for 2000pts of Blood Angels :D


I'll join up. I'll be doing Orks @ 1000 points.




2.5k Vostroyan Please!


Please sign me up for Space Wolves and Eldar. I have yet to work out points costs though. Space Wolves probably come in at around 2000pts, Eldar might be just as much.

Welcome to the Tale guys, I've added you all to the list:

Mini77 - Space Marines (Dead Suns) - 2000 points
alim192 - Eldar - 1500 points
AlexHeap - Blood Angels - 2000 points
razcalking - Orks - 1000 points
Konstantine - Imperial Guard (Vostroyan) - 2500 points
sigur - Space Wolves - 2000 points
sigur - Eldar - 2000 points

(sigur, I've put you down as 2000 points each for now, but just let me know if you want to change it)


I've just got siege of vraks part 1 so I will be using that list. I currently have the renegade command squad and the upgrades for half a platoon which should cover me for month 1. These guys are pretty cheap points wise so I need to get my painting game up to speed. Just trying to figure out a paint scheme.

Sounds good, I love the Renegade models, particularly the Psykers and Ogryns.

We've now got 62 painters, painting 68 armies totalling over 120,000 points!

misterboff

Konstantine
23-08-2010, 21:55
Thanks Misterboff, hopefully I can follow through!

-Calvin

gwarsh41
23-08-2010, 21:58
I looked at my table of models and realized that this shouldnt be as hard as I thought it would. I wont bump up my points any more, but if I paint extra models, awesome!

drmarco
24-08-2010, 08:13
Misterboff/Gomez - Any chance you could just merge my two separate 1500pt Eldar into one 5500pt force? Big army seems more doable than 2 smaller, somehow! :D

Cheers,

Marco

gonzosbignose
24-08-2010, 08:51
Dear all...

Firstly, so great to see so many people signing up for another great tale.

Mine will be 2000 points of Blood Angels.

Regards

My name is Daniel and I am a wargamer

bigcheese76
24-08-2010, 08:58
[QUOTE=bigcheese76;4925430] I think I need some people telling me to stop painting those tanks and put some brushes to that mass of infantry. I will aim to paint 2000 points of mainly infantry during the tale, but there will still be tanks involved.
QUOTE]

How much infantry are we talking?

Its not the most unique or interesting infantry. It will hopefully be around 200 cadian models or there abouts. It may be less than 200, depending on how many tanks I decide to include. I am currently working on the first platoon of 55 models ready for the first month of the tale.

gonzosbignose
24-08-2010, 09:48
[QUOTE=Dasqueek-Master Assassin;4926845]

Its not the most unique or interesting infantry. It will hopefully be around 200 cadian models or there abouts. It may be less than 200, depending on how many tanks I decide to include. I am currently working on the first platoon of 55 models ready for the first month of the tale.

You make me feel so bad.

The army I have planned features around 25 models max, and for my first month I think its likely to be 2 models.

:shifty:

Good luck recreating a worlds worth of Guardsmen though...

Regards

My name is Daniel and I am a wargamer

Konstantine
24-08-2010, 16:56
Wow 200 infantry? YIKES

My guard is outnumbered!!! Only need 120 (:

-Calvin

Dasqueek-Master Assassin
24-08-2010, 19:26
You have my respect sir. 200 models is certainly a feat and ill be cheering you on!

Rutgar
24-08-2010, 20:36
Hello

I would like to join the tale. 1000 points of eldar, Biel-tan theme.

Rutgar

misterboff
24-08-2010, 22:13
Mine will be 2000 points of Blood Angels.


I would like to join the tale. 1000 points of eldar, Biel-tan theme.

Welcome to the Tale guys, you've been added in to the list.


Misterboff/Gomez - Any chance you could just merge my two separate 1500pt Eldar into one 5500pt force? Big army seems more doable than 2 smaller, somehow! :D

Will do, one 5500 point army it is!


Its not the most unique or interesting infantry. It will hopefully be around 200 cadian models or there abouts. It may be less than 200, depending on how many tanks I decide to include. I am currently working on the first platoon of 55 models ready for the first month of the tale.

I thought my month of 30 Shoota Boyz was tough, but 55 models in one month is truly hardcore! That's nearly 2 per day!

misterboff

bigcheese76
24-08-2010, 22:27
I thought my month of 30 Shoota Boyz was tough, but 55 models in one month is truly hardcore! That's nearly 2 per day!

misterboff

Sorry, you misunderstand me slightly. I am going to paint about 200 points a month so the entire platoon will probably be one and a half months painting. Oh, actually, thinking about it, that is still about a model per day. I better stop painting Valkyries and start on guardsmen!

devilboy202
25-08-2010, 12:07
So do we have to sign up again? If not then i need to withdraw my khorne army anyway to get on with fantasy :)

drmarco
25-08-2010, 13:52
Oh, actually, thinking about it, that is still about a model per day. I better stop painting Valkyries and start on guardsmen!

Are we supposed to start already?!

If so I have some serious catching up to do already! :rolleyes:

Marco

devilboy202
25-08-2010, 15:51
Are we supposed to start already?!

If so I have some serious catching up to do already! :rolleyes:

Marco

yep you need to have 200points by september 8th latest i think.......

bigcheese76
25-08-2010, 17:03
@ devilboy202 and drmarco



The first month for this year's tale will be September. So, at the start of September, the first WIP thread will go up, and at the start of October you'll be set to start posting your first month's work.

This is the information about when the first submission will be. The start of October. Sorry if I confused people with my previous post.

drmarco
25-08-2010, 17:19
No worries matey! I'm now faced with the daunting task of 'what do I start with?'...

Should have it figured by the time of the wip thread in September!

Marco

devilboy202
25-08-2010, 17:30
This is the information about when the first submission will be. The start of October. Sorry if I confused people with my previous post.

I need to drop out of the 40k tale anyway....

misterboff
25-08-2010, 22:07
Just to confirm (as bigcheese76 posted), the official start date for the Tale is September 1st, with your first month's worth of painting to be posted at the start of October. A new thread will be opened on or around the 1st of each month.

Of course, everyone gets two Jokers, so you could technically Joker September and October, and then paint straight through from November onwards (as I intend to do as I wait for the new Dark Eldar models).


I need to drop out of the 40k tale anyway....

Is that you officially dropping out devilboy202? If so, then best of luck with the Fantasy side of things.

misterboff

Nicho
26-08-2010, 09:50
November onwards (as I intend to do as I wait for the new Dark Eldar models).


Is that official ? :)




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devilboy202
26-08-2010, 14:36
[B]Is that you officially dropping out devilboy202? If so, then best of luck with the Fantasy side of things.

Yeah i dont have the money to fund 3 armies so i will do it next year :)

EDIT: unless i can paint random models and try to get at least 1k done :)

McLucien18
26-08-2010, 16:28
Hmm, could you chuck in 1k of marines on top of my daemons please? Ive decided to concentrate on 40k, so I'll do those instead of fantasy dark elves

Thanks
Lucien

nkicik
26-08-2010, 17:50
I'm going to sign with my nids again and hopfully get more than one model done this year! 1500 points thanks.

misterboff
28-08-2010, 08:37
Yeah i dont have the money to fund 3 armies so i will do it next year :)

EDIT: unless i can paint random models and try to get at least 1k done :)

You're more than welcome to post any work you've done, but if you're not painting one specific army then I won't put it down on the list.


Hmm, could you chuck in 1k of marines on top of my daemons please? Ive decided to concentrate on 40k, so I'll do those instead of fantasy dark elves

Thanks
Lucien


I'm going to sign with my nids again and hopfully get more than one model done this year! 1500 points thanks.

Hi guys, welcome to the Tale. You've been added to the list on post #43 (soon to be post #3).

misterboff

GomezAddams
28-08-2010, 18:30
Soon as in now - sorry I've been a bit slack recently. To compound my illness, the boss went on holiday :D

Irondog
31-08-2010, 19:49
Hey guys,

After posting up my last entry for the last tale, it's looking like time to start the new one. After busting my hump painting 2000 points of Crimson Fists that I finally realized don't suit my playstyle, I figured I'd go with a sure thing this time around.

Now those of you that are familiar with my work know that I'm a bit of an Ork fanatic. Hell, you gotta be a bit deranged to come up with something like the Tater Titan (http://www.irondogstudios.com/images/tater/mek_tater.html).

So, the other day I had a request to take a picture of all my painted Orks in one place....
http://www.irondogstudios.com/images/gallery/waaagh08-10b.jpg

As you can see, it's a pretty respectable bunch of models. Enough to play Apocalypse without the dreaded 'grey plastic' or 'primer' units you see in so many of the large games. But even with all that... it's nowhere near what I have left to go...

http://www.irondogstudios.com/images/orkbitz.jpg

That's just what I could find in about 15-20 minutes of scrounging through the garage. I know, I know, I've got issues :D

So, Mr. Gomez, since you seem to be the man in charge of this years tale, would you be so kind to sign me up for some Orky goodness. Let's call it 2000 points for the time being, but I'm hoping it will end up being more that that.

stephan harkon
31-08-2010, 20:45
hi guys,
i know that this is a little late, but can i sign up with 2000pts of blood angels please?

pluch87
31-08-2010, 21:35
Irondog . . . holy . . . crap. I want it ALL!! I envy your lifestyle... a lot, sort of. That looks like the most intimidating pile of grey I've ever seen. in that respect, I'm glad I'm not you. That being said, I wouldn't hate having all that stuff. :p goodluck!!!!!

misterboff
01-09-2010, 00:06
hi guys,
i know that this is a little late, but can i sign up with 2000pts of blood angels please?

Hi stephan, you've been added to the list.


So, would you be so kind to sign me up for some Orky goodness. Let's call it 2000 points for the time being, but I'm hoping it will end up being more that that.

Welcome back Irondog, you've been added to the list. And WOW at the Orks! It puts my Waaagh! to shame. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the old Gorkamorka kits though...

The first work in progress thread is now up and running here! (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274104).

misterboff

Irondog
01-09-2010, 06:42
Thanks, misterboff. Glad you like 'em, and it doesn't put your Waaagh to shame. Waaagh Brainspilla is plenty proppa.... could use a couple more Kanz, but hey, that's just my predjudice :D

Speaking of proppa, what's this I read of you doing the Dark Panzees? You know once you go green, you never go back! Make sure they're reeeeeally what you want to paint/play. I learned that the hard way with the Crimson Fists. Dude, don't bite off 2000 points worth of stuff to chew on unless you're damn sure.

Nicho
01-09-2010, 20:31
Hey guys got some bad news (for my painting schedule), was just told today that i'm of to afghanistan for 6 months so ill have to drop out of the painting log after september. I may get a couple of things painted up by then and ill stick them on if i do :)

misterboff
01-09-2010, 21:39
Thanks, misterboff. Glad you like 'em, and it doesn't put your Waaagh to shame. Waaagh Brainspilla is plenty proppa.... could use a couple more Kanz, but hey, that's just my predjudice :D

Speaking of proppa, what's this I read of you doing the Dark Panzees? You know once you go green, you never go back! Make sure they're reeeeeally what you want to paint/play. I learned that the hard way with the Crimson Fists. Dude, don't bite off 2000 points worth of stuff to chew on unless you're damn sure.

Thanks Irondog! I must admit that I love the new Killa Kanz, and they are a rather Deathskull looking unit. As far as the DE are concerned, I wanted to start them a few years ago, but have been holding off for the new Codex and models. Also, my wife's starting an Eldar army, so it's only logical that I start collecting the opposition...


Hey guys got some bad news (for my painting schedule), was just told today that i'm of to afghanistan for 6 months so ill have to drop out of the painting log after september. I may get a couple of things painted up by then and ill stick them on if i do :)

That sucks Nicho. I'll remove you from the list in the new thread, but feel free to post any work you get done before you go. Hope everything goes well for you while you're out there.

@everyone else: Now that the new thread is open (here) (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274104) I'll keep the list at the start of that thread up to date, and leave this thread as it it.

misterboff

kormas
02-09-2010, 11:44
*sigh* i have finaly given in and going to get a bloodwing(chaos loganwing), so sign me up as well lol

Doomseer
02-09-2010, 14:40
Please sign me up for at least 1500pts of Orks!

misterboff
02-09-2010, 19:13
*sigh* i have finaly given in and going to get a bloodwing(chaos loganwing), so sign me up as well lol


Please sign me up for at least 1500pts of Orks!

Welcome to the Tale guys, I'll add you both to the new list in the new thread (here) (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274104) I'll keep the list at the start of that thread up to date, and leave this thread as it it.

misterboff

TheOtherGuy
08-09-2010, 00:51
sign me up 2500pt eldar

Ray K.
08-09-2010, 05:41
Sign me up. I'll be painting 2,000 points of Black Templar.

misterboff
08-09-2010, 23:14
sign me up 2500pt eldar


Sign me up. I'll be painting 2,000 points of Black Templar.

Welcome to the Tale guys, I'll add you both to the new list in the new thread (here) (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274104) I'll keep the list at the start of that thread up to date, and leave this thread as it it.

misterboff

cerealkiller195
09-09-2010, 02:08
After many years of lurking these threads I have decided to to join. Though I do not play 40k that much anymore (more of a non GW skirmish gamer now a days) I still love my RT/2nd ed era orks. Pledge to at least post at least 1500+ pts. Guess its time to strip some minis and put them on propper bases wish me luck!

misterboff
09-09-2010, 19:03
After many years of lurking these threads I have decided to to join. Though I do not play 40k that much anymore (more of a non GW skirmish gamer now a days) I still love my RT/2nd ed era orks. Pledge to at least post at least 1500+ pts. Guess its time to strip some minis and put them on propper bases wish me luck!

Welcome to the Tale cerealkiller195, I've added you to the list in the new thread (here) (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274104) I'll keep the list at the start of that thread up to date, and leave this thread as it it.

misterboff

bigcheese76
12-09-2010, 00:26
Misterboff: At the moment I am painting like a madman, and have got through closer to 500 points than the 200 for this month. Is it ok if I either 1. Increase my army size aim part way through the Tale? 2. Paint say 400 points in one month and submit that over 2 months without picking up a brush in the second of these two months?
Thanks in advance.

Baron_Konrad
12-09-2010, 19:53
if i can still sign up! 1500pts Red Scorpions plz

misterboff
14-09-2010, 22:55
Misterboff: At the moment I am painting like a madman, and have got through closer to 500 points than the 200 for this month. Is it ok if I either 1. Increase my army size aim part way through the Tale? 2. Paint say 400 points in one month and submit that over 2 months without picking up a brush in the second of these two months?
Thanks in advance.

Hi bigcheese76. It's entirely up to you, but either is fine. If you think you can keep up the increased pace then bump up your 2000 point army to something higher, or alternatively post what you've done over 2 months and either relax or carry on at a slower pace for a while.


if i can still sign up! 1500pts Red Scorpions plz

Welcome to the Tale Baron_Konrad, I've added you to the list in the new thread (here) (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274104) I'll keep the list at the start of that thread up to date, and leave this thread as it it.

misterboff

Jonahmaul
19-09-2010, 10:31
Hey folks, long time no speak! I'm going to be brave & take the plunge again this year even though I have to admit I'm not completely confident that I will make it to the end again due to the amount of work I have to do for my PhD & also the lack of painting space in my new house which has relegated me to the dining room in a shared house of four.

I'm going to aim for 2000 points but am planning a 1000/1000 split Brazen Claws/Tau. Some months i might submit 100 points of each, other 200 of one & none of the other. Hope that this is cool even if a slight bending of the unofficial TO40KP rules!

misterboff
19-09-2010, 22:24
I'm going to aim for 2000 points but am planning a 1000/1000 split Brazen Claws/Tau. Some months i might submit 100 points of each, other 200 of one & none of the other. Hope that this is cool even if a slight bending of the unofficial TO40KP rules!

Hi Jonahmaul, welcome back. As long as you explain what's going on with your submissions each month it's ok with me, unless anyone's got a problem with it. I've added you to the list in the new thread (here) (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274104) I'll keep the list at the start of that thread up to date, and leave this thread as it it.

misterboff

MKultraMAN
10-12-2010, 23:59
still taking on aspirants? i'm new to warseer, but this is why i signed up! if i can still join im doing 1500 points imperial gaurd would love to do it with some support!

misterboff
11-12-2010, 12:37
still taking on aspirants? i'm new to warseer, but this is why i signed up! if i can still join im doing 1500 points imperial gaurd would love to do it with some support!

Hi MKultraMan. Unless you can post some work for November in the latest thread (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=284932) in the next few days (also stating which army and how many points you intend to paint), then unfortunately you are now too late! You would also have to play your two 'Jokers' (see the first post of the latest thread) for September and October in addition to your November entry, and start painting properly from December (to be posted at the start of January). Don't worry though, the Tale of Painters will be starting again in August/September next year.

misterboff

Playwithbob
22-12-2010, 20:55
Bah...

Looks like I missed the tale. I should have looked back in September when I restarted my Marines.

Guess I'll have to resurrect my Plog thread. Good luck all!

Playwithbob

edit: Unless of course its not to late to post Novembers and Decembers work and take 2 jokers =P