Yes, here it is! The Army list building challenge.
you've never heard of it before? Well thats because I just made it up.
What this is, i hope, is part army list theory and part FUN.
Basically how it works is that I say a force that you have to build with a certain restriction.
All normal Army list restrictions apply, points, FA, tier lists allowed.
Also, If i make a requirement which you cannot fulfill, i would hope that you try to get as close as possible.
After some time has passed, the challenge will change and you make a new list.
Not only do you make a list, though. You also have to explain why you made the choices you did and make sure that, despite the restrictions, the list is still as powerful as you can make it.
The Purpose, I think, is to try and think out of the box. Try to remove some of those crutches and go to models and try to consider our factions from a new perspective.
So the First Challenge is OVER:
Make a 50 point force which is only Medium Bases or larger. No models may be on a small base.
EDITED: The First Challenge is over, and the winner is Seraphius with his very interesting Retribution List.
So the Second Challenge! It is OVER:
Attempt to construct a 50 point force in which you have over 50 models.
EDIT: Yes, the second Challenge is also over, with the winners being Sanctjud with a 99 model Cryxian Horde with Steelhead support, and PG_Deranith with his legion force which isnt 5 large based models and a shepard for once, but actually is a very nice well balanced force.
So Challenge 3! Ive heard rumblings that these challenges arent working out for hordes forces, being a Warmachine player maybe im just a little biased. Alright, lets try and even it out then.
Challenge 3 is: make a 50 point list which has the most control you believe you can include and still have it be a good list. Control i will define badly here as: Any ability which the enemy must take into account and inhibits his freedom of movement and engagement without necessarily attacking them.
I know this sounds a little strange, and it is! Control is the name of the game, lets see what you can do!