Welcome to the Tale Of Even More Painters, or the TOEMP page.
Recently, a group of like-minded bloggers, including myself, have decided to embark up on our own painting challenge and set about creating the TOEMP group. So far we number 13, and will be taking part in challenges, trying to meet deadlines, and support each other as we create or expand our armies.
Unlike other Tales Of Painters, we occupy a broader range of miniature painting, ranging from 40k, to WFB all the way to Epic 40k!
If you would like to join the TOEMP and take part in our challenges to perhaps find the initiative to get that last 1000 points finished, or start a brand new army, please leave a message here and I will contact you via the email address you provide.
Here are the brave individuals and a link to their great blogs where I’m sure over the coming months you will notice their progress being documented for all to see:
- Admiral Drax – 40k
- SovietSpace – Epic 40k
- Shrink To Fit – WFB
- Wyatt – 40k
- Paul Wu – 40k
- Mordian7th – 40k
- HuronBH – 40k
- Dnyarak – 40k
- Max – 40k
- Gregory Privat – 40k/ WFB
- Col. Corbane – 40k
- 73rd – 40k
- KingOfKanadia – 40k
- Zorcon – 40k
Below are the rules and guidelines for the TOEMP:
Challenges are set dependant on Codex/ Army book points. So a challenge of 100 points of models means to paint 100 points worth of models from their Codex/ Army book. The painting points are then worked out depending on what has been done for the challenge, for example 1 painting point for a Space Marine, 5 painting points for 5 of them.
First Deadline – 17th August. An informal welcome/warmup to the TOEMP. 75+ points of troop models from codex or army book.
Second Deadline – 27th August. 125+ points of Elites/Special, Heavy/ Rare.
Third Deadline – 6th August. No point limit – Create/ Convert a special character with a data sheet profile or put together a fast attack/ special unit choice.
Standard Painting Points
Foot Sloggers (25mm bases) – 1 point each
Bikes/ Cavalry, Large (40mm bases) – 2 points each
Walkers/ Creatures – 5 points each
Vehicles/ Chariots/ Large Monsters – 10 points each
Please base these points on the model’s base size or overall size.
Icons/ Symbols/ Marks – 1 point per model
Eyes/ Lenses/ View Finders – 1 point per model
Walker/ Large Monsters/ Vehicles/ Chariots Details (accessories) and Freehand – 5 points per model
Meeting Deadline – 2 points
Beating Deadline by atleast 24 hours – 2 points
Missing Deadline – -3 points
Now that covers the points, here are a few benefits:
The Joker Card – Each painter has one of these and it entitles them to skip a single deadline. Can be used to extend time for that special unit but use it wisely. If used, the -3 points for missing a deadline isn’t deducted.
The Assault Card – These can be used every deadline and entitle the user to an award (to be confirmed). The Assault Card represents painting more points than required in the schedule. This must be by atleast 50% (150 points in a 100 point target for example). This card may only be played a maximum of twice per deadline, allowing the individual to claim two cards each with 2 tallies. For example, painting 200 points for a 100 point deadline means a further 100% target has been met, and 2 Assault cards may be claimed totalling 4 tallies. No more than 2 cards may be used no matter the point difference. Each time an Assault Card is played the individual may collect 2 tallies (sub-points) to go towards a title from the list below that should be displayed throughout the TOEMP – the more you have the better you are doing:
Speed Painter – 1 Tally
Perfectionist – 2 Tallies
Lord of Time – 3 Tallies
Master of Time – 5 Tallies
The Accomplisher – 6 Tallies
Trophies Available for 17th August:
1st Come 1st Serve – 1st to finish for the deadline
Deadline Destroyer – Completed first deadline
Of course these extras aren’t neccessary to take part in the TOEMP, they are more for fun.