22 hours of painting and 136 models and Ironman Painter once again draws to a close. First went to Troy with his combo 'Nid Lizardman gambit, second to Chad's purity Grey Night force, and third went to the Tau/CSM alliance of Allan. A lot of beautiful models came out and everyone got closer to ready for Tacticon or whatever they are headed to next.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Next Saturday, August 27th, Hobbytown Fort Collins and the Knights of the Gaming Table will host its 3rd IRON MAN PAINTING CHALLENGE! Iron Man is a two day event where participants attempt to paint as many models as they can or crank out the highest quality minis they can or both! It is a grueling, brush-hand-cramping marathon of painterliness, and there are prizes!
How does it work? Simply, starting Saturday morning at the 10 am check-in time, bring in your $7.00 entry fee (which pays for refreshments and stuff) and as many unpainted models as you like. Throughout the day until 2 a.m., paint like the wind! Then it starts all over again Sunday morning, from 10 - 4, with judging to follow.
Models may be assembled and primed at check-in, but can have no other paint on them in order to qualify for entry (colored primer is acceptable). The event is judged on a sliding scale between quality of models painted and quantity, so three amazing models can beat 40 three-color slopped together dudes, if they are good enough!
You'll laugh, you'll cry, your hand will fall off. See you there!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
It is over! 8 players walked in, 8 players walked out... BUT 1 of them was a winner. Collin what an early face stomping can do when you get to the top table. When the dust cleared, Troy led by but a few points on table 1, not near enough to bring down Collin's lead. Collins took first, Troy second. It was a good day, with hard fought battles. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Here are some pictures of the days event.
Next, on to Tacticon!
More event pictures after the break!
Monday, August 1, 2011
We just had our second Apocalypse game on the new fifth week schedule, and it was awesome!
Tau won of course, let's face it, they are just TOO awesome.
Here are the shots:
The Tau, Grey Knights, and Space Marines
And the Imperial Guard in the middle.(I'm sure they will be fine *smirk*)
The Tyranids went full offensive, with twin attack of a horde crossing the bridge intent on IG blood and a deep striking force coming up on the far conglomerate table for points. IG set up for a pure defensive stance, hoping to stop any forces from making from one side of their territory to the other. The Tau and Space Marines set a defensive force in their territory while sending elements deep striking along with the entire Grey Knights deep into the Tyranid zone. In the end, while heavily depleted in their home zone, the combined force was able to win the day. IG made a strong showing, stopping all foot traffic, and holding their own table. The Tyranids left dead enemies strewn across all three tables. Thank goodness it wasn't kill points.
See you all at the next one in October!
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