Since signing up for the Nationals, I have come to the realisation that I have a mammoth amount of work to do. If you’ve not been to Warmachine/Hordes tournament, the format is usually 2 army lists, with other criteria determining what you can include in each army.
In a Masters event like the UK Nationals, the criteria will be:
3 army lists
Play each list once
No Reinforcements or Specialists
So this presents me with a huge amount of painting to do, as while it isn’t a requirement; having 3 fully painted armies will be great on the table. To this end, I have still to paint:
For those not aware, or who haven’t been following this blog until now; I am part of the Painting Oath group on Facebook. From the groups pages, they state the mission to be:
A year long painting competition with monthly prices from the best miniature companies around! Get painting, prizes aren’t for the most well painted models, they’re for painting your models!
So as the above says, this is about what you paint, no matter how good you are (or bad in my case); or even how many you paint. It is more a mutual motivation to paint all those models you buy, while enjoying the experience and expertise of hundreds of others doing the same thing.
My Painting Oath for May, has been delayed because of my recent hospitalisation; but I am now raring to go painting the following:
The intended plans to post a little more often, got a little waylaid recently with a last minute hospital stay. I say last minute, but it was only last minute to me; as someone failed to inform me of my imminent admittence to said hospital. So with 3 days notice, I had to get my life in order and make arrangements for the house and pet.
On the plus side, I managed to complete the April Oath; with just 2 hours to spare. Despite the time constraint, I am really pleased with the models I have done, while not really compromising on the quality of the work too much. The Oath was to include the secret ingredient; which in April was Battle Damage.
With just Gerlak Slaughterborn left to paint, I figured I could go a little crazy with him.
Weapon slashes, a little corrosion and just to show why Trolls have the Tough ability; a broken spear shaft in the chest.
The other Oath models which I haven’t shown to date, are the last two witches:
I’ve always been aware that credit should be given where it is due. So when Tom Haswell messaged me this morning, to point out that my original post was incorrect. Tom co-founded the LXG with 4 others, who all contribute to the site.
Other than Belgarath97, Second Class Elitist and LXG; I’m not aware of who the other members are; however this shouldn’t detract from the contributions of the other members. If you haven’t already, check it out at League of Extraordinary Gamers.