Friday, June 03, 2011

Blog Wars This Weekend - few updates and things to bring

So time does indeed fly! I can't believe Blog Wars is this weekend. I've spent the last couple of weeks painting up my army and getting them ready for this so I'm really looking forward to seeing them in action at the tournament. Incidentally, I'm going to post up some pictures of my "finished" army later on today once I've had chance to do some photography in this lovely weather. I use the quote marks because, as I've previously mentioned, at some point I'd like to go back to them and add more detail.

Anyway, onto Blog Wars. I've updated the tournament page with some more details including what to bring, prizes, food & drink etc. The numbers are now finalised and the number you see next to your name on the list is the number I'll use for the results and fixtures on the day. Please make a note of it now and print it at the top of your army list. 

A couple of quick reminders. Firstly, the venue has asked me to remind all of you that no externally purchased food or drink is allowed on site. They have a shop for hot & cold drinks and snacks so make use of that instead. Secondly, your army must be painted to at least a three colour minimum. It's at the discretion of your opponent how strictly this is enforced. If there's a problem I'll come and make a ruling but if it's clear little or no effort has been made to paint your miniatures then it is possible you won't be able to use them. Obviously, I don't want to do this but it's a shame if the rest of entrants put a lot of effort into army appearance only to find others haven't put the time in.

Other than that I look forward to seeing all of you on the day and I'm sure it's going to be a lot of fun. From the look of the lists and group of people attending I'm sure it will be a laugh. Please remember that even though prizes are involved it's only a bit of fun so no nerdrage please! 

I hope this will be the first of many Blog Wars events so let's try and make this a great starting point and a regular fixture on the calendar.


  1. Thanks for the update on what we need to bring, can't see anyone not making the 3 colour minimum (except me maybe as I'm still painting)

    In regards to objectives if we are playing the standard rules might only need 3 objectives each rather than 5 to be above the maximum we could roll for.

    Also can you update my affilitation (Craig) to


  2. Just doing the finishing touches to my Terminators - just partly annoyed I didn't make enough time for myself to redo my shields :/

  3. really liking the way you have distributed the prize money mate. cant tell you how much i am looking forward to this event!

  4. Thanks for the messages guys. Well I hate going to a tournament and not really knowing if it's even still happening until you get there!

    @o'shashar I'm sure you'll get the painting done, I'm just finishing up my land raider. On the objectives, I suggested people bring 5 so that if people were against opponents who had no markers then there wouldn't be any issue. You're right though, if everyone brought at least 3 there's no problem.

    @Bully I've had real issues making left handed shields for my lone wolves (more on that later today).

    @Atreides glad you're looking forward to it as much as I am. I figured the amounts were about right. I hate last place in a tournament getting the same amount as 2nd or 3rd. Doesn't feel right to reward people quite that much for being a loser! :P

    Any other questions about the weekend feel free to comment or email me. I'll be checking both right up until I leave on Sunday morning.

  5. Hmm... didn't realise it was 3 colours...

    90% are complete... 10 % (inc. my special character) are black.

    Last minute base-coating I suppose.

    Oddly... may I ask why 5 objective markers? The most one player will place is 3.

    Anyways, massively looking forward to it and it's nice to have some stimulus to get some painting going.

    See you all Sunday.

  6. @BroLo As I said above if people aim to bring 5 objectives then there's a good shot there'll be enough on each table. If I told everyone to bring three you can guarantee one table would have a player that hadn't brought any and therefore they'd be stuck with 3.

    Anyway, it's just me being overcautious. I want it all to go swimmingly so I'm probably over complicating things!


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