Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Destroyer of Worlds
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Leeds, UK
    Posts
    3,557

    Default A tale of Warmachine/Hordes 2016 - DIRECTORY

    Welcome to a Tale of WMH 2016.

    Below you'll find links to the various threads related to this challenge, the Google Docs spreadsheet I'll be using to keep tabs on everyone's progress, and the directory threads for the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 challenges. The FAQ, rules, etc, will be in subsequent posts within this thread.

    If any of the participants wish to use a post within this thread to keep a log of their posts, they are more than welcome to - however, please wait for me to set the post up for my log, so you know all the "official" posts are done.

    A Tale of WMH 2016: Progress Spreadsheet
    - hosted on Google Docs

    A Tale of WMH 2016: January WIP
    A Tale of WMH 2016: February WIP
    A Tale of WMH 2016: March WIP
    A Tale of WMH 2016: April WIP
    A Tale of WMH 2016: May WIP
    A Tale of WMH 2016: June WIP
    A Tale of WMH 2016: July WIP
    A Tale of WMH 2016: August WIP
    A Tale of WMH 2016: September WIP
    A Tale of WMH 2016: October WIP
    A Tale of WMH 2016: November WIP
    A Tale of WMH 2016: December WIP

    A Tale of WMH 2016: January Completed Models
    A Tale of WMH 2016: February Completed Models
    A Tale of WMH 2016: March Completed Models
    A Tale of WMH 2016: April Completed Models
    A Tale of WMH 2016: May Completed Models
    A Tale of WMH 2016: June Completed Models
    A Tale of WMH 2016: July Completed Models
    A Tale of WMH 2016: August Completed Models
    A Tale of WMH 2016: September Completed Models
    A Tale of WMH 2016: October Completed Models
    A Tale of WMH 2016: November Completed Models
    A Tale of WMH 2016: December Completed Models



    2012 saw us complete 7,269 points - 2012 Directory

    2013 saw us complete 10,298 points - 2013 Directory

    2014 saw us complete 11,538 points and 412 war[caster/lock]s - 2014 Directory

    2015 saw us complete 6,835 points and 257 war[caster/lock]s - 2015 directory (the Spreadsheets are on page 2)

    The Ground Rules

    What can I paint?

    The aim of this Tale is to paint at least 50 points of miniatures for Hordes and/or Warmachine. Unlike the 2010 Tale, this doesn't have to be for one faction or army, just so long as you paint 50 points over the course of the year. Each month, your goal will be to paint a massive 5 points of figures for Hordes or Warmachine. Alternatively, painting a complete Warlock or Warcaster selection will also count - if you were to paint Artificer General Nemo, for instance, you'd also have to paint Caitlin Finch for that to be a complete selection, and The Butcher Unleashed would need his puppies painting to count.

    Hang on - that doesn't quite add up

    Indeed. I'm fully aware that we all have lives outside of gaming, which may interfere in our abilities to complete a painting project. As a result, each entrant will have two "Get out of painting free" cards, which will be used in any month where you don't complete five points. However, if you have less than two of these cards and you paint ten points or more (or equivalent) in a given month, then you'll earn one back.

    OK, I want to sign up - what do I need to do?

    Not a great deal - wander on over to the current WIP thread and introduce yourself. If you’ve got personal goals you want to hit, feel free to let us know what you’re aiming to achieve. I won't be adding people to the progress spreadsheet until they have posted something in a Completed Models thread - in 2012 we had quite a few people sign up, but never post anything, which caused some additional paperwork that I can do without.
    Last edited by Keravin; 10-02-2016 at 02:35 PM.

  2. #2
    Destroyer of Worlds
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Leeds, UK
    Posts
    3,557

    Default

    Secondary Goal

    With the participation we've been having, I figured it was a good idea to have a secondary goal for the Tale - Completing the Range. What this means is that as well as individually aiming to get our 50 points painted, we'll be trying as a collective to paint at least one of each of the unit selections available in Warmachine & Hordes.

    If you think something isn't listed that should be, please let me know. I will look to update on month of release plus Convention releases as well.


    Completing the Range Progress

    Convergence
    Warcaster -
    Warjack -
    Multikit -
    Battle Engine -
    Colossal -
    Unit -
    Unit Attachment -
    Solo -

    Cryx
    Warcaster -
    Warjack -
    Multikit -
    Battle Engine -
    Colossal -
    Unit -
    Unit Attachment -
    Solo -

    Cygnar
    Warcaster -
    Warjack -
    Multikit -
    Battle Engine -
    Colossal -
    Unit -
    Unit Attachment -
    Solo -

    Khador
    Warcaster -
    Warjack -
    Multikit -
    Battle Engine -
    Colossal -
    Unit -
    Unit Attachment -
    Solo -

    Menoth
    Warcaster -
    Warjack -
    Multikit -
    Battle Engine -
    Colossal -
    Unit -
    Unit Attachment -
    Solo -

    Mercenaries
    Warcaster -
    Warjack -
    Multikit -
    Colossal -
    Unit -
    Unit Attachment -
    Solo -

    Retribution
    Warcaster -
    Warjack -
    Multikit -
    Battle Engine -
    Colossal -
    Unit -
    Unit Attachment -
    Solo -

    Circle
    Warlock -
    Warbeast -
    Multikit -
    Battle Engine -
    Gargantuan -
    Unit -
    Unit Attachment -
    Solo -

    Legion
    Warlock -
    Warbeast -
    Multikit -
    Battle Engine -
    Gargantuan -
    Unit -
    Unit Attachment -
    Solo -

    Minions
    Warlock -
    Warbeast -
    Unit -
    Solo -

    Skorne
    Warlock -
    Warbeast -
    Multikit -
    Battle Engine -
    Gargantuan -
    Unit -
    Unit Attachment -
    Solo -

    Trollbloods
    Warlock -
    Warbeast -
    Multikit -
    Battle Engine -
    Gargantuan -
    Unit -
    Unit Attachment -
    Solo -

    Please note that something is marked as DONE when all currently released models in that category have been submitted at least once.
    Last edited by Keravin; 02-02-2016 at 11:06 AM.

  3. #3
    Destroyer of Worlds
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Leeds, UK
    Posts
    3,557

    Default

    Achievements

    While 50 points is a goal for everyone who enters A Tale of WMH, some people like to push beyond that envelope and see just how much they can paint in a year. As a result, last year I implemented a tier structure for how far people manage to get through their unpainted stockpile in a calendar year.

    I am looking for someone to create signature banners for these tiers, so if you’re interested, please drop me a PM.

    Tier 1 - 50 points completed over 12 months - Gobber Bodger*
    Tier 2 - 100 points completed over 12 months - Mechanick
    Tier 3 - 150 points completed over 12 months - Craftsman
    Tier 4 - 200 points completed over 12 months - Ironhead
    Tier 5 - 250 or more points completed over 12 months - Artificer General

    Other Achievements

    IRON MAN - Complete A Tale of WMH, achieving one of the Tier awards, without using a "Get Out of Painting Free" card
    Trailblazer - Get the most "First Completed" entries on the Completing the Range spreadsheet
    Faction Purist - Complete models from one faction only (NB - Not applicable for Mercenaries or Minions).
    In it for the money! - Only complete Mercenary or Minion models during the Tale (includes other faction's models if they are able to be used in a Merc/Minion army via pact/contract/theme force, and they are painted appropriately).
    Master Mechanik - Complete 50 points of warjacks
    Herdsman - Complete 50 points of warbeasts
    Alone in a crowd - Complete 25 points of solos
    Me and my mates - Complete 25 points of troops
    The gang's all here! - Paint all the war[caster/lock]s for one faction during the Tale.
    Lieutenant/Captain/General of [FACTION] - Complete 25/50/100 points of a given faction. May be achieved for multiple factions within the year
    Mission: Improbable - Complete a 50 point theme force, to tier 2 or higher. Some elements may have been painted before the start of the Tale. May be achieved more than once.

    * - This tier will also apply to those starting in July or later who complete 25 points. Further tiers will require the full total, however.

    Signature Banners

    Reserved for when the banners are ready

  4. #4
    Destroyer of Worlds
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Leeds, UK
    Posts
    3,557

    Default

    Reserved to continue posting signature banners

  5. #5
    Destroyer of Worlds
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Leeds, UK
    Posts
    3,557

    Default

    FAQ

    I'm using the FAQ from the 2014 Tale again this year. If you've got other questions, please raise them in this thread, and I'll answer them when I get chance.

    Q : Can I paint more than 5 points in a month?
    A : Yes - I'm not here to tell you how and when to paint your stuff; it is great to get ahead. As noted above, posting 10 points or more (or equivalent such as painting a caster as part of that) when you've used a "Get out of painting free" card will earn you one back.

    Q : What happens if I run out of "Get out of painting free" cards?
    A : Getting to 0 cards isn't a problem - you can still contribute your five points (or caster) a month, or paint ten points to try to earn a card back. If you have no cards remaining, and don't submit something, you will be out of the challenge for 2016 - but I'd hope to see you again in 2017.

    However, if there is something significant that you know won't let you paint for a month or two, drop me a PM - if I think the reason is reasonable, I'm happy to work with people if I'm given warning. Military deployment, for example, is something I'm happy to waive time for for people if needed.

    If you hit -1 GOoPF cards, then you’ll be eliminated from the Tale for this year, and any later contributions will not be counted.

    Q - I’ve painted 15 points this month, and I have no GOoPF cards left - won’t this get me two cards back?
    A: No - you can only earn back one GOoPF card back in a given month.

    Q - Are we going to be allowed to carry over excess points from the month before into the next month? I.E, if I paint a 9 point model in January, can I carry the 4 points over into February and just paint a 3 point model then?
    A - No - the book-keeping starts to get a bit too messy if I need to keep track of that. 'Tis a lot easier for me to say "Player X has posted 6 points in the Month Y Completed thread, therefore they're fine. Player A has only posted 2 points in said thread, so they're using one of their "Get out of painting free" cards.

    Q : Can I paint less than 5 points in a month?
    A : Yes, but note that not completing five points or a caster in a month will trigger the use of one of your "Get out of painting free" cards. You're better off either posting five completed points or nothing in a month - and putting the stuff you've completed towards the following month, to earn the card back.

    Q : What happens when I paint an expensive Unit/Jack?
    A : This happens a lot. If your Jack/Beast was over 10 points you could simply paint it over two months, the sort of time such an engine of destruction deserves! So you start posting it one month and post no completed figures the first month (unless you want to post WIP pictures), triggering the use of one of your "Get out of painting free" cards, then the second month you post the finished model and all the points get added on - earning back the card you used if the model(s) are worth ten points or more.

    Q : What about War[caster/lock]s?
    A : Painting a war[caster/lock] won't earn you any points towards your 50 point target. However, submitting a completed war[caster/lock] does mean that you won’t use a GOoPF card for that month.

    Q - Is it considered cheating to prepare the models for painting before the Tale begins?
    A - Not at all. In fact, if you've got models that are already WIP, then finishing them off as part of this Tale is perfectly acceptable.

    I know I'll be doing it.

    Q - How will this be organised? Will there be different threads for different factions? Where do I post my progress month-by-month?
    A - Each month I'll be posting a WIP thread around the 1st, and a Completed Models thread on the last Monday of the month (or thereabouts, in both cases). The Completed Models thread will accept entries for a two week period (if you won't be able to post pictures during that time, PM me). This will be the Directory, with links to each individual thread, and a public Google Docs spreadsheet showing how people are getting on.

    Q - How are min. units and max. units counted? If I finish three Shocktroopers in January, and the other two in February, does this count as 6 points in January and 3 in February, 9 in February only, or something else?
    A - The minimum unit and the expansion to maximum unit will count as two separate bits. To use the MoW example above, the first outcome would be correct (6 points in Jan, 3 in Feb).

    Q - How is a multijack kit counted? The Khador multijack kit makes two 7-point models and two 9-point models. Is a finished one 7 points, 9 points, 8 points (for the average), or something else? Do the extra arms have any point value?
    A - If you're building a fully swappable multijack kit, it counts for the most expensive non-character build. So the Khador 'jack would be 9 points, for example.

    Q - Do the models have to be based to count? I'm not asking a purist question here, just envisaging a scenario in which I might not want to commit to a particular base right away.
    A - I'd prefer to see based models. However, if you're clear that you're not basing as you want to base everything together - or you've not decided on a basing scheme yet - then that will be OK. It would be good to see the based versions before the end of the year, though.

    Q : Can I join after January 2016?
    A : Certainly - join in on a WIP thread, and once you've posted some completed models I'll add you to the spreadsheet. Anyone joining after the end of June will start with one "Get out of painting free" card, rather than two, but can earn back to two as normal. Equally, I'd only be expecting them to aim for 25 points painted in half a year.

    Q: What if I want to paint more than 50 points over the year?
    Painting more than 50 points, strangely, is not a problem - in 2012, we had one participant who painted over 600 points, for example.

    So, I thought I'd add various tiers of success to this year's event. I'd hope everyone entering manages to hit Gobber Bodger, but if you want to go for a bigger target, feel free. For more information, see post #4 in this thread.

    Q: How will the first completion be judged for Completing the Range?
    The first copy of a selection posted in a Completed Models thread will be used.

    If you have any further questions, please ask below.

  6. #6
    Destroyer of Worlds
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Leeds, UK
    Posts
    3,557

    Default

    Reserved in case more admin room is required

  7. #7
    Destroyer of Worlds
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Leeds, UK
    Posts
    3,557

    Default

    My hobby log for the year.

    I was Ironhead in 2014 and Craftsman in 2015 and I suspect I will probably not be heading for huge numbers due to running out of new armies to start. But I've done Iron Man for 2 years now. I was also Trailblazer in 2015.

    Totals in previous years
    2015 - 175
    2014 - 223

    Initial painting list is:
    Casters/Locks: Durst, ESevvy, Elylth
    Units: Max Gatorman Posse, Min Highwaymen, Kayazy Eliminators, Sunburst Cannon, Max Flamebringers, Winterguard Mortar Crew, Spawning Vessel
    Unit attachment:
    Solos: Sgt Nicholas, GMCA, Gobber Tinker
    Warbeasts: Axer, Night Troll, Shredder, Harrier, Mountain King
    Warjacks: Galleon

    January

    Caster: Anton Durst
    Caster: PStryker
    Unit: Max Gatormen Posse
    Unit: Spawning Vessel
    Unit: Winter Guard Mortar Crew
    Unit: Min to Max Highwaymen
    Solo: Gatorman Witch Doctor
    Solo: Sgt Nicholas
    Solo: Annyssa Ryvaal
    Warbeast: Axer
    Warbeast: Shredder

    Total: 35 points


    February

    Unit: Doom Reavers

    Total: 6 points

    March

    Caster: P Grissel
    Unit: Dhunian Knot
    Unit: Min Champions
    Solo: Pyrrhus
    Solo: Huthchuk
    Warbeast: Harrier

    Total: 14 points

    April

    Warjack - Ironclad
    Warbeast - Blitzer
    Gargantuan - Mountain King
    Unit - Lynus and Edrea

    Total: 39 points

    May

    Warcaster - Esevvy
    Colossal - Galleon
    Warbeast - Nephilim Crossbowman
    Unit - Sunburst Cannon
    Unit - Max Cinerators
    Solo - Greylord Escort

    Total 37 points

    June

    Warcaster - Koslav
    Warlock - Ragnor
    Warjack - Decimator
    Unit - Kayazy Eliminators
    Solo - Wrongeye and Snapjaw
    Solo - Colbie

    Total 23 points

    July
    Warcaster - Malekus

    Total 0 points (mk3)

    August
    Warbeast - Rok
    Solo - Bastion Seneschal
    Solo - GMCA

    Total 32 points (mk 3)

    September

    Warjack - Vigilant
    Warjack - Mad Dog Multi Kit
    Solo - Northkin Solo

    Total 24 points (Mk 3)


    45/21 points of Warbeasts completed
    28/15 points of Solos
    44 points of Troops
    34/20 points of Warjacks

    27 points of Minions
    44/25 points of Trollbloods
    16 points of Everblight
    7/5 points of Cygnar
    14/15 points of Menoth
    20/11 points of Khador
    20 points of Mercs

    Me and my Mates completed.
    Captain of Trolls
    Lieutenant of Minions
    Lieutenant of Menoth
    Lieutenant of Khador
    Craftsman - 150 points completed.
    Last edited by Keravin; 10-02-2016 at 02:38 PM.

  8. #8

    Default

    This year I had following on painting shedule:

    2 full units Highwaymen
    braylen wanderheart solo
    3 thumper crews
    3 storm trolls
    Hoarluk Doomshaper third version
    2 Glacier Kings
    Scattergunner UA
    Scattergunner full unit+UA
    Dygmy UA
    2 Warders full unit
    Pmadrak alternative sculpt

    if time left then I had enough left to paint

  9. #9
    Conqueror igthorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Luleå, Sweden
    Posts
    402

    Default

    Merc and Minion battle engines should be added as goals.. well, maybe not the merc since it's not released yet
    // David Lindegren, PressGanger in Luleå, Sweden

    Minions
    Mercs

  10. #10
    Warrior
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Eugene, OR
    Posts
    97

    Default

    My plan for the year.

    I was Artificer General in 2015. I believe I also wracked up Iron Man, Herdsman, Alone in a Crowd, Master Mechanik, Lieutenant, and Captain of Legion, Menoth, and Convergeance, as well as General of Legion. I just missed The gangs all here, but did manage Mission Improbable 3 time at least.

    Hope for this year, is for Iron man again, as well as Artificer General (apparently I hate my wallet).

    Totals in previous years
    2015 - 354


    On my painting desk:
    Casters/Locks: eFeora, Shae, Bartolo
    Units: pirates galore, devil dogs, exemplars, daughters
    Unit attachment:Mr. Walls
    Solos: Bastion Senechal, Gravus
    Warjacks: Galleon, Mule, mule, talon

  11. #11
    Supreme ArchCurmudgeon LonelyMonk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    4,544

    Default

    I will figure out 2015 achievement later...

    2016 plans... I don't know yet
    Lonely Monk http://lonelymonk.wordpress.com/

    The two highest achievements of the human mind are the twin concepts of "loyalty" and "duty." Whenever these twin concepts fall into disrepute ? get out of there fast! You may possibly save yourself, but it is too late to save that society. It is doomed.

  12. #12
    Conqueror
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Madison Wisconsin
    Posts
    372

    Default

    I'm in again for 2016. Goal is to finish everything I have before I buy more. I figure I've got 3 -5 months worth of stuff, depending on if I do any faction jumping this year.

    Finished Models

    January: House Shyeel Battle Mages (5)
    February: Dawnguard Scyir x2 (2 each) and Narn (5)
    March: Houseguard Riflemen (8 Points), Rifleman UA and Standard (2), Trencher Commandos - Minimum Unit (6)
    April: Reliant (8 points), Soulless Voidtracer (1), Electromancers (4)
    May: Elara (3 points) and HouseGuard Thane (2 points)
    June: MHA (2 points) , Soulless Escort (1 point), Soulless Void Tracer (1 point), Trencher Commandos min to max (4 points)
    July: Chimera (8 points), MHSF Commander (4 points), Magister Helynna (Warcaster - 0 points)
    August: Magister (4 points), Griffon (8 points)
    September (if applied): Imperatus (22 points)


    Total Points Painted in 2016: 100

    To Do List:

    Imperatus - Done - needs picture.
    1 x Lyss Healers - done for October.
    Warcaster version of Elara (Elara2) - primed, scarf color painted
    MHSF Unit - Blocked in cloak for min unit.
    A&H - A: Started blocking in colors, I'm not happy with the cloak, so I may strip and restart. H - Primed. (Backburner now with Mark 3 changes)
    Avenger/Centurion/Hammersmith multi-kit - primed.
    Maddox - Primed.
    Sentinels - Primed.
    Troll BB - Primed.
    Trollkin Kilt Lifter - Primed.
    1 x Lyss Healers - Primed
    Troll BB - Primed
    Haley 3 - Primed.
    Hypnos - needs primer
    Troll Fennblade unit - needs primer
    Arcanist - Needs primer

    Purchased but not started:

    Manticore Chassis to be assembled and converted to phoenix primary/hydra secondary.
    Second Vrye (Banshee/Sphinx/Daemon) jack kit - needs assembly/magnetization.
    Firefly from BB - needs assembly
    Ironclad from BB - needs assembly/magnets
    Lancer from BB - needs assembly
    Stryker 3 - needs assembly
    Hyperion - Resin Gates cleaned off, needs final assembly
    Blindwater Brew Gator Witch doctor - glued girl together, need to build base.
    Warcaster version of Jakes - needs assembly
    Rahn - Awaiting delivery
    Discordia - Awaiting delivery
    Unit of Battle Mages - Awaiting delivery

    Future Purchases:

    Plastic Dawnguard Invictors
    Plastic Trenchers

    2015 Achievements:

    Mechanik - 100 points painted
    Ironman
    Captain of the Retribution
    Last edited by Scripts; 10-17-2016 at 10:27 AM.

  13. #13
    Conqueror Sil3nced's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Regina, SK, Canada
    Posts
    458

    Default

    This post will be used for keeping track of models painted during the tale.

    In Progress

    2 Cephalyx Agitators
    2 Knight Exemplar Officers

    Completed thus far

    Warjacks
    Sanctifier
    Judicator
    Hand of Judgment
    Phoenix
    Scourge of Heresy


    Casters
    Kreoss1 Alternate
    Severius2
    Kreoss2
    Vindictus
    Malekus
    Reznik2
    Tristan2
    Amon Ad Raza
    Stryker2


    Battle Engine
    Vessel of Judgment

    Solos/Attachments
    Narn
    Knights Exemplar Seneschal
    Pyrrhus
    Attendant Priest
    Arcanist
    Sir Ekkrion(IKRPG mini)
    1 x Cephalyx Agitator


    Units
    Houseguard Riflemen
    Mage Hunter Strike Force
    Horgenhold Forge Guard
    Alexia Ciannor & The Risen



    2016 Achievements


    Lieutenant [Retribution of Scyrah]
    Captain [Protectorate of Menoth]
    Tier 2 Mechanick - Paint 100 points during the Tale
    Me and My Mates - paint 25 points of troops
    Master Mechanik - paint 50 points of Warjacks
    Last edited by Sil3nced; 12-12-2016 at 08:53 AM. Reason: Updated WIP
    Whether by or , the enemies of the Faithful will perish all the same.

    While I understand the point that we play Protectorate, not "Menoth", Menoth is just so much easier to say in conversation .

  14. #14
    Conqueror Tyrfigr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Blythewood SC
    Posts
    288

    Default

    I am going to use this to help try and keep me focused, my goals for this is to complete my Legion army, I currently have 105 models for 144 points. If I am able to finish this, I will knock out the few Skorne models I have before tackling my next hurdle of 99 models for 166 points of Minions. I may start strong but I normally fizz out after a couple of months, I am hoping this Tale will help me stay motivated.

    - CURRENTLY PAINTING -
    Max unit of Warmongers
    Max unit of Warspears with UA
    2x Warmonger War Chiefs

    - COMPLETED -
    Warlocks/Warcasters

    Warbeats/Warjacks
    Blightbringer - 18

    Units

    Solos

    Battle Engines

    - ACHIEVEMENTS UNLOCKED -
    None

  15. #15
    Annihilator Svirfneblin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    In your attic
    Posts
    684

    Default

    In an effort to keep track of what I've painted for the challenge this year

    Completed models by army

    Trollblood
    Casters: Madrak1,

    Circle Orboros
    Solos: Gallows Grove (x2),
    Units: Sentry Stone & mannikins,

    Protectorate of Menoth

    Retribution of Scyra

    Achievements

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •