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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Cave Painting Challenge

The other day I mentioned that I am doing a painting challenge to try and get 35pt done in a month. I also mentioned a couple of my locals were planning on joining me. Well the number of locals has increased. I am going to have the guys give me weekly updates and I will then post them here for all to see. Hopefully we can all make it. Now that I am getting a few more guys to join in I might have to come up with some prize(s) at the end. hmmmmm.

The first guy to jump in and say he would join me on my adventure was Oxyguy who is a regular commenter here on the cave. Oxyguy is also the gentleman I painted Carver for at the beginning of the year. He is going to be painting up some Circle of Orboros:

Grayle the Farstrider (*6pts)
* Argus (4pts)
* Feral Warpwolf (9pts)
Shifting Stones (2pts)
Tharn Bloodtrackers (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
* Nuala the Huntress (2pts)
Blackclad Wayfarer x2 (4pts)
Lanyssa Ryssyll, Nyss Sorceress (2pts)
Lord of the Feast (4pts)
Rorsh & Brine (9pts)

Oxyguy's first list was a few point short as he forgot warbeast points when he sent it to me (senior moment?) but he added a few minis and is good to good. His original plan was to paint pKaya but he had a hard time stripping the paint from his son's original paint job and changed plans. It will be nice to see him playing a different faction (primary faction is mercs).

Next we have PG_Evicerea who is going to be painting up some Retribution of ScyRAHN! As previously mentioned he has a really nice Skorne army which was seen on the PP forums.

Adeptis Rahn Shyeel (*6pts)
* Chimera (6pts)
* Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker (2pts)
Dawnguard Sentinels (Leader and 9 Grunts) (9pts)
* Dawnguard Sentinel Officer & Standard (2pts)
House Shyeel Battle Mages (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
Stormfall Archers (Leader and 3 Grunts) (5pts)
Stormfall Archers (Leader and 3 Grunts) (5pts)
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution (3pts)
House Shyeel Magister (2pts)
Mage Hunter Assassin (2pts)

This is a pretty ambitious list consisting of lots and lots of infantry. Compounding the difficulty is the fact that one of the units was still not fully assembled at the time of this post. Word on the street is Evicerae didn't think it was enough of a challenge and he has thrown a second caster into the mix.

The third player to jump in was DieselDM. As some of you might remember he was kind enough to ninja shop for me at LnL and bring back the SoB a month before release. You can check out Diesel's other work over at and his blog On this challenge he is two timing his beloved Swan in favor of the Motherland.

Kommander Orsus Zoktavir (*6pts)
* Beast-09 (11pts)
* Kodiak (8pts)
* Spriggan (10pts)
Doom Reavers (Leader and 5 Grunts) (6pts)
* Greylord Escort (2pts)
Greylord Ternion (Leader and 2 Grunts) (4pts)

Keeping with "for the Motherland" is PG_Z1G1 workin on some of his Khador army. When you look at his list it looks a little wonky and that is because he made a list of minis he wanted/needed to get done prior to Gencon (most of his Khador army is fully painted). Oh by the way, in case you didn't know, he is the back to back to back Gencon hardcore limerick champion ;) He will be painting up a colossal which will be sweet. While he is not willing to say it's "muh favorite" he really likes it... and that is important for later. The to be painted list:

Koldun Kommander Aleksandra Zerkova (*6pts)
*Conquest (18pts)
Iron Fang Pikemen (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
* Iron Fang Pikemen Officer & Standard (2pts)
Sea Dog Crew (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
* Mr. Walls Sea Dog Crew Quartermaster (2pts)
* 3 Sea Dog Crew Riflemen (3pts)

Mind if I crash this party too?

Last but not least is our shortest participant....none other than Mr Scudo (damn you Scudo....just cause). He will be workin' on more of his beloved Circle army.  Similar to Z1G1 Scudo has a mostly painted faction also his list consists of models he is trying to finish up to get the faction to fully painted. He too will be breaking out a huge base mini which is nice. Here is what Scudo (AKA Macguffin on our forums) will be painting:

Baldur the Stonesoul (*5pts)
* Winter Argus (5pts)
* Woldwarden (9pts)
Celestal Fulcrum (9pts)
Tharn Ravagers (Leader and 5 Grunts) (9pts)
* Tharn Ravager Chieftain (2pts)
* Tharn Ravager Shaman (2pts)
Gallows Grove (1pts)
Tharn Ravager White Mane (3pts)

I am interested to see how he goes about painting eBaldur as I am also in the midst of painting him myself.

There you have it our brave painters coming along on my wild ride. I am really excited to get this rolling. Good luck to everyone and hopefully in one months time we all have a lot more painted minis. Once again good luck and the clock is ticking.......