Sunday, 7 December 2014

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge V

Well its that time of year once again, and I've stupidly put my name down to join in the fun and games over at Curt's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge V.
I've put in a measly target of 300 points and I'll be VERY pleased if I reach it. Can't see it myself but you never know???
Luckily I've still got a few units under-coated from the end of the last Challenge, (yeh I know?) so I'm afraid I'm gonna bore you all to tears with more NYW units!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!
And I'm also hoping to kickstart my Donnybrook collection......fingers crossed!!
With the figures I've got I'm not sure if I'll be able to enter into all of the Bonus rounds (see below) apart from the mount and rider of course!!

Anyway Good Luck to one and all of the 72 lunatics competing!!!!

The Scoring

6mm foot figure = 0.5 point
6mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 1 pts
6mm vehicle = 2 points

10mm foot figure = 1 point
10mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 2 points
10mm vehicle = 3 points

15mm foot figure = 2 pts
15mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 4 pts
15mm vehicle = 6 pts

20mm foot figure = 4 pts
20mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 8 pts
20mm vehicle = 12 pts

28mm foot figure = 5 pts
28mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 10 pts
28mm vehicle = 15 pts

40mm foot figure = 7 pts
40mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 15 pts
40mm vehicle = 20 pts

54mm foot figure = 10 pts
54mm mounted figures, artillery piee or crew served weapon = 20 pts
54mm vehicle, limber, etc. = 30 pts 

Other scales, miscellaneous models/figures will be scored on a submission-by-submission basis.

The Fortnight Theme Bonus Rounds
Same as last year, we will have a series of 'Fortnight Theme Bonus Rounds'. Each 'Theme Bonus Round' asks Challengers to enter a submission that illustrates a particular theme. The Bonus Rounds are not mandatory, they are just a little bit of fun to pace out the the Challenge and allow people to gain decent number of points through vignettes and single figures.
Those Challengers who manage to submit an entry for a 'Fortnight Theme Bonus Round' will get an extra 50 points on top of the regular entry tally. No scales less than 15mm will be eligible for the Theme Bonus Rounds but they can be of a historical or fictional subject.
The Bonus Themes along with their submission deadlines are:

December 14: Cold
December 28: Mount(s) & Rider(s)
January 11: Victorian
January 25: Myth
February 8: Hot
February 22: Comedic
March 8: Anti-Hero
The theme submissions are to be sent in by 12:01 am (CST) on the specified date (Sundays for all).
For each bonus round I'll post a poll listing all the round's entries so visitors can vote for their favourite.



  1. 300 points? From The Universal Most Imperious High King of Sandbagging? ;)

    Best of luck Ray :)

  2. Undercoating your minis for this year's Challenge during last years competition!?! Now that IS forward planning Ray :-) Good luck with the painting.

    1. Cheers Balx! Maybe you're right and it was my secret plan all along???

  3. Work on that Donnybrook collection! Good luck, Ray.

  4. Look forward to being bored stupid :)

  5. Good luck with it Ray, I sure you can squeeze out 300.


  6. Oh you'll manage Ray, no doubt there! Also you won't bore us with the NYW stuff because your posts are also a lot about unit and war history which make them interesting for everybody to read so keep 'em coming!

    1. Thanks Sander, I shall try and keep 'em coming!

  7. Good luck - looking forward to following this :)
    Love the bonus round idea - not sure I'd have the wit or wisdom to think around that...

    1. The bonus rounds are pretty hard this year, i'm gonna struggle with them.

  8. You're lagging behind and living in the past. Stop resting on your laurels and get the paint brush busy. You want Fran to beat you?

    1. So that's a kick in the shins for Clint then?

  9. You'll be right mate. Three hundred points is nothing for you.Hopefully the quality of the barracking won't suffer though . . .

  10. I'm not razzing you this year Ray as I know you're life is busy. Three hundred points is a good goal and I think you'll exceed that. Not due to sandbagging but due to finding time and getting excited about the Challenge.

    Best of luck Ray!

    1. Anne being nice to me?? What the hell's going on???

    2. I don't think that's really Anne.

  11. 300 Points ? This seems a very tawdry effort on your part, I'm left wondering what Fran will say about this, but good luck with your "challenge".

    1. Tawdry effort indeed, we're on day 5 as I type and I've glanced at a few figures, infact I did even pick one up yesterday, then put it down again quickly.......

  12. Well I'm just pleased you're in the challenge - go for it my good man! ;)

  13. 300 points?
    You missed a number in front or behind that, didn't you? ;-)

    Anway good luck and enjoy it!

    1. You're right Stefan I did miss a number, it should have read 0300.

  14. Good luck mate, from a fellow lunatic.

  15. I don't know the first thing about the scoring so I'll just say - Good Luck!! With the challenge and your kickstarter.