Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Your Armies for Double Trouble & Three Colour Minimum

Well folks, I'm ashamed to say that I have literally made zero progress since the last time I posted about my Dark Eldar. I'm finding it incredibly hard to motivate myself to paint them up right now. Line highlighting is just not enjoyable for me. Maybe I need a better brush or something but I find it to be laborious with minimal rewards. At this point I'm even considering selling my DE, that's how much I hate it!

Anyway, in a bid to motivate me (and also highlight some other people's much harder work), I thought it'd be good to have a project log of as many people's armies as possible in the run up to Double Trouble. I'm throwing it open to you guys then. We've all got just under 8 weeks until the tournament. Depending on your life outside the hobby that should be enough time to get to the three colour minimum required for the tournament, even if you're starting from scratch.

If you'd like to catalogue your progress on From the Fang then please send me (using the contact me link) as many pictures as you like of your miniatures as they are now and then at least fortnightly updates of how you're getting on in the run up to the event. Feel free to include any bits of text you want to accompany the photos or even full guest posts if you'd like.

For those of you who already have a blog of your own, please send me a link to any posts that cover your Double Trouble army project. Even if you're already on my blog roll I'd like to hear from you so I can collate together everything DT related.

Assuming I get enough material, I'll try to post a weekly update of your hobby work and hopefully we can all encourage each other to get some new (or unloved) armies painted up!

Three Colour Minimum
On the subject of painting, I've had a few suggestions regarding enforcing the "three colour minimum". This was always the limit at Blog Wars but I never really handed out any penalties for failing to meet it. I've said before that I'm not a fan of so called "soft scores" and that's still the case. However, I appreciate that if you're putting a lot of effort into your army, you'd like to think others are doing the same. If nothing else you'd hope that everyone can at least manage to get three colours on there.

What I propose is that during the first round everyone will simply tick a box for both of their first round opponents to indicate if the army meets the standard. I'll then follow up on the ones that didn't get a tick and check them out for myself. If I agree that they're lacking then I'll impose a tournament points penalty (amount to be determined). Obviously it relies on honesty from everyone (there's no real benefit in lying) but it saves me from having to review each army to see if they're suitable. As ever though, I'm not totally set on this so I'd like to hear your thoughts. No one likes playing against grey plastic or black undercoated armies though!

4 comments:

  1. Still hoping to come, just don;t know yet if my wife is working or not. Hopefully tickets will still be available when I do know for sure. I am thinking positively though and trying to paint some Ravenwing additions for my Dark Angels, otherwise it's decidedly dull Tactical squads or even worse bring those darn Tyranids again! I've a Dark Talon and 6 bikes to do. That's a pretty big challenge for me.

    Sadly it looks like my gaming buddies will not be able to make it but given the nature of the event that's no problem as I'll no doubt have made new friends by the end of the day ;) Fingers crossed I get the green light.

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  2. I'm hoping to bring some Tau to DT this time. I've got my list which is probably rubbish but should be fun to play. Now I just need to get it painted! I will provide updates as I go!

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  3. Line highlighting can be soul crushing. One tip though...you don't have to highlight every single angle. Just highlight sections, as if the light was catching there. Saves time, and gives a cool effect!

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  4. I'm on my 3rd army list now. On the plus side, I suppose I'm getting more models painted.

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