A Tale of Two Winter Gamers – Because we know winter is coming!

A Monthly Painting Challenge Starting 1st Nov 2012 

Hello All,

Adam and me
have been playing with the idea of a painting challenge for a while now. We are
both fans of the old White Dwarf Tale of Four Gamers that ran back in 1997 (I
think, it was in the first WD I bought anyway) and so decided to base it on a similar
sort of idea. We both really wanted to do the Bulge and with Blood Guts and
Glory, Devils Charge and Nuts having just come out it seemed the right choice
for us. After a quick talk it was decided that I’m taking on the US as I haven’t done a US since I got back into FOW
and Adam would do the Germans as he hasn’t got an axis army, but we’ll both talk more
about are choices in later articles.
We are doing
a winter board along with the armies as we thought if you are going to do
winter armies they need something to fight over! So this has been put into the challenge
with the goal of one piece of terrain a month.
So the Agreement-
1)      To complete the set points or unit each month and
to complete a Bulge themed terrain piece.
2)      The first month will be a core
platoon plus the HQ.
3)      The second month will be the second
core platoon.
4)      The target for the third month is to have at least
1000pts painted
5)      From month 4 onwards the target is to
complete 250pts (with a little ley way) a month.
6)      For month 5 instead of doing terrain
we are going to do themed objective markers.
7)      At the end of 6 Months we should have
1750pts to 2000pts finished, 10 Terrain pieces and 4 themed objectives.
8)      Games with AAR on the blog from month
4 with the aim to have one AAR a month.
9)      From month 7 to 12 will be a little
more ad hoc with a goal of 1 platoon a month.
10)  We have a plan of a Battle of the
Bugle Firestorm Campaign that I’m working on as we speak which will start once
the first 1750pts is finished.
Forfeit –
            If myself or Adam fail to complete
the months target then as a forfeit the person who failed must buy a 6 pack of
beer for the other person to buy back into the challenge. If both of us fail then
we both must buy beer to buy back in and we’ll get very drunk watching rugby or
So there you
have it, expect to see me and Adam post up details of the armies we’ll be doing
and our overall goals in the next week or so.
As always
thanks for reading

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Article by: Mark Goddard