The Online Gamers' Journal - Blasted Heath: Week 2!
Inspired by the No Quarter article series of the same name
Prize Support provided by our sponsor thewarstore.com
Week 2 concludes Monday 17 May 2010.
Readers and Journalers, Welcome to the second installment of the Online Gamers' Journal. If you are not familiar with the No Quarter article of the same name I highly suggest reading it to see what we are striving for.
By midnight PST Sunday May 16, 2010 each of the twenty three initial participants in the project will have posted the second in a series of weekly updates as we Journal our progress from a 15 point army to a fully painted 35 pt force ready to begin the Blasted Heath league fully painted on June 7th.
All the Issues can be found here:
Issue #1 -
Issue #2 -
Issue #3 -
Issue #4 -
Issue #5 -
Final Voting ! -
If you are not familiar with the No Quarter article of the same name, what you should expect to read from us in this first entry is a brief description of the theme, style or painting inspiration for our force, some photos of the initial stages, challenges to each other in the form of classic Mk2 page 5 sportsmanly banter, and whenever possible a short battle report against either another member of the Journal or a local rival.
How we started the idea and chose our factions:
Or to gain some insight into our development and brainstorming phase:
At the end of our Journal series we will ask you our readers, along with ourselves to vote on who has kept the most entertaining Journal. Feel free to form your criteria however you like but I hope a guiding factor in your choice is a participant who provided not only interesting but clearly presented regular submissions to this Journal.
You will note that this week's title is in Blue, this is in honor of Week 1's prize winner Gdaybloke. Gdaybloke was chosen by fate, luck or roulette one might say to recieve a $15 gift certificate to add to his army for the Journal. Gdaybloke's featured model was a brilliantly painted Mennoth Templar with Blue Trim. Congratulations Gday, and we can't wait to see your progress in the Journal this week! Two of this week's randomly selected active Journalers will recieve a $15 gift certificate to thewarstore.com. All participants will have an equal chance at these certificates, but the final grand prize at the end will be based on who we and our readers vote on as the most entertaining journaler to follow!
Journalers a reminder that each issue should focus on:
1) Having Fun! This is intended to be a group project. Stay together as we incrementally build our lists. What may seem a modest beginning of 15 pts will grow to a fully painted army that we can view as part of a larger effort!
Remember, Missing this deadline doesn't end your journal. Please stay with us!
2) A photo of all painted models from the list together. (note in NQ there is sometimes just a sample of the look, not the full list painted even from the pros at PP) (www.tinypic.com will host for free your pics)
-- a couple smaller zoomed in detail shots, or a better/alternate shot of the model you are most proud of to feature!
3) Your 15 pt list. If you take out a model from a previous week of the Journal, put that in red, and add your new points in green (as per the NQ series)
4) in week 1 we covered a A brief description of your inspiration, mode selection and artistic goal.
-- this week explain any changes you made to the list, strengths you plan to capitalize on, and weaknesses you seek to address with your 10 pts of added models for week 3! You are free to fully divulge,
titillatingly hint at, or mysteriously write fluff about it. You might also talk about painting challenges - especially if you overcame them!
5) Whenever possible an abbreviated battle report ( Against another Journaler is even better!)
-optional items -
*) (any where in your post) a short piece of fiction (these were great in the Brainstorming thread)
*) Work in Progress photos, technique photos etc should be posted to the Brainstorming thread found here:
this keeps the OGJ issues concise, clear and focused on pure unadulterated painted page 5 accomplished awesome.
*) Link to your blog.
Week 2 Final Entries Posted ! - Updated 8:37 EST 18 May 2010
Naahz (Hawk) - The Crew of HMS Niobe, Acting Leftenant Hermione D'Arrington commanding
Taslon - Retribution ... an eerie blue glue is seen amidst the approaching sandstorm force, Kaelyssa
Redphantasm -- **Pics or it didn't happen!
Matilda - Doomshaper's foes will Lamont getting their face smashed by this bouncer! , Doomshaper, Shaman of Dhunia
Gdaybloke - thwack,smash, spinkick stabbity stabbityx24; Amon Ad "please can we get a close up" Raza
Joasht - Frozen in Evil Protoss, Deneghra
Mozz - Llaelese Resistance, Ashlynn (AWOL)
StudderingDave - eKreoss and the Afterburners, eKreoss
GeminiX6 - Saphire Guard, Makeda
StarmanTTLB - The Shattered Kriel of Madrot Marsh, Grim Angus
Cloud-Gatherer - The Burninating Crusade, eFeora
Andal - Pigpen, Piglock
CrashTestDummy- Bodgin' an Upgrade to the Classics aka "Magnus Masher", Siege
Fire4Effekt - The Saphire Shadow, Morghoul
Guys this is awesome, 14 contributors, 13 with posted pics, 11 making painting progres. Just Awesome.
Ok late runners, I'm rolling for prizes tonight at midnight