Sunday, 9 December 2018

AHPC IX Paint Duels and Side Challenges!



Over the years, 'paint duels' and side-challenges have grown to be a time-honoured tradition of the Painting Challenge. These affairs of honour help motivate participants to keep up the steam and help create a fun atmosphere of smack-talk and brush-baiting.

For those who are new to this here's the essence: side-challenges, paint duels, etc. allow small groups of participants to test each other against any criteria they wish to dream up. Maybe it's to see who can produce the most age-of-sail ships over the entire 3 months of the Challenge, or who can paint the most figures within a particular historical period/genre. Other duels may be established to see who can get to a specific points threshold first. Some challenges may involve just two painters, while others have had well over ten participants in the scrum. Really, the sky's the limit - it's just up to your imagination.

From edition to edition, the side duels have become an important part of the event, with many of these clashes of brush and paint become part of Challenge lore.

We'll dedicate an area of the blog so we keep track of the fun all in one spot. You can find the link to the Duels page on the top navigation bar.





PaulOG has kindly offered to take on the mantle of 'Duels Wallah' this year, so he is the man in charge of keeping track of this madness. ALL updates on duels must be sent to him for tabulation and posting - he will manage the official scorecard of the duels. No other flim-flam spreadsheets, heretical documents or bogus scorecards will be recognized. So send him a note to get your duel registered and keep him appraised of your progress throughout the Challenge.

Paul will able to be reached at:

challengeIXsideduels@gmail.com (address to be established shortly!)

Again, when you finish an entry that's eligible for scoring in a duel please send Paul a quick note, giving the name of the duel and the points you wish to add. He in turn will update the blog. Simple!

In the meantime, please feel free to issue your challenges in the comments section below. 


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To formally kick things off I'm going to issue a challenge to any participants who think they can best me at 'Squirrel!' 



This challenge is me embracing my hobby butterfly to see just how many periods/genres I can paint at least 25 points over the next three months. For example five figures of Swiss Renaissance infantry counts as one, seven 15mm Napoleonic cavalry would would score as well, while three 20mm vehicles would give me another pip, and so on. If anybody else wishes to set their unfocused self against me the buy-in is one painted 28mm figure, chosen by the vanquished, to be awarded to the winner. My personal target is to see if I can touch upon 10 different genres throughout the Challenge.


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Okay, let's have some fun folks! I want to see brushes selected at dawn and paint pots spilled in wild melee.




Sunday, 2 December 2018

The Participant Roster for Challenge IX


We have our participant roster for this year's Challenge!


Yes, I admit I was a little indulgent by extending the cut-off by a few hours to allow some additional people to join in. I know, a slip on my behalf. I will endeavour to return to character by canceling a civic holiday, taking a bath in the tears of orphans and by mixing the recycling into the trash bin.

Next: Paint Duels!


#
Participant
Nationality
Blog
Points Target
1
AdamC
USA
http://fencingfrog.blogspot.com/
750
2
AlanD
Australia
http://dux-homunculorum.blogspot.ca/
1500
3
AlexK
UK
na
600
4
AlexS
Russia
https://awiblackpowder.blogspot.com/
2500
5
AndrewE
Australia
na
500
6
AndrewL
South Africa
na
2000
7
ArthurS
Holland
http://modusregmagnimomenti.blogspot.ca/
50
8
Barks
Australia
http://wargamingwithbarks.blogspot.com/
1200
9
BenF
Australia
http://littletinmen.blogspot.com/
500
10
BenitoM
Spain
http://mylardiesgames.blogspot.com/
750
11
BillA
USA
http://dice-and-doubloons.blogspot.com/?m=1
400
12
BrendonW
Australia
http://dagamerstable.blogspot.com.au/
750
13
BrettM
USA
http://skisgameaddiction.blogspot.com/
500
14
ByronM
Canada
http://wpggamegeeks.blogspot.ca/
2000
15
ChristopherS
Germany
http://christopher-bunkerhill.blogspot.com/
500
16
DaveD
UK
http://onemanhisbrushes.blogspot.ca/
1502
17
DaveS
UK
https://drdavesmodels.blogspot.com/
1000
18
DaveX
Australia
http://lefthandedpanzerfaust.blogspot.com.au/
1000
19
DavidB
USA
http://darthbrom.blogspot.ca/
1000
20
EdwinK
UK
https://diplomatist2.blogspot.co.uk/
500
21
EricM
USA
http://spasticwargamer.blogspot.com/
1500
22
EthanM
USA
http://spasticwargamer.blogspot.com/?m=1
1000
23
EvanH
Australia
http://canisterandgrape.blogspot.ca/
500
24
FranjoB
Spain
na
500
25
FranL
Ireland
https://theangrylurker.blogspot.com/
500
26
GrantH
Canada
na
500
27
GregB
Canada
http://wpggamegeeks.blogspot.ca/
1200
28
GuyB
Holland
https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/wss-mag
400
29
HerrRobert
USA
http://custermexicoblog.blogspot.ca/
200
30
IainW
UK
http://caveadsum1471.blogspot.com/
1000
31
IannickM
Canada
http://parlabouchedemescanons.blogspot.ca/
500
32
IanW
UK

500
33
JamesM
UK
http://themadtinhatter.blogspot.co.uk/
750
34
JamieM
UK
http://agogonline.blogspot.ca/
750
35
JasperO 
Holland
https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/wss-mag
400
36
JeremyM
Canada
na
300
37
JezT
UK
na
500
38
JohnM
Canada
http://fuentesdeonoro.blogspot.ca/
500
39
JohnS
USA
http://1000footgeneral.blogspot.com/
1000
40
JohnSh
Australia
https://slowp8nter.blogspot.com/
500
41
JonathanO
Canada
na
750
42
KenR
UK
http://yarkshiregamer.blogspot.co.uk/
1750
43
KyleC
Canada
na
500
44
LeeH
UK
http://www.blmablog.com/
600
45
MarkB
Sweden
http://wargameinsvergie.blogspot.com/
1000
46
MartinC
UK
http://28mmheroes.blogspot.ca/
1000
47
MartinH
Australia
na
1000
48
MartinN
Germany
https://moitereisbuntewelt.blogspot.ca/
300
49
MattK
USA
http://thursdaynightgaming.blogspot.com/
1000
50
MichaelA
UK
http://28mmvictorianwarfare.blogspot.ca/
250
51
MikeD
USA
http://whoopty-damn-do.com/
400
52
MikeF
Canada
http://wpggamegeeks.blogspot.ca/
500
53
MikeW
UK
https://saswargames.blogspot.com/
2000
54
MilesR
USA
http://lairoftheubergeek.blogspot.ca/
3000
55
Millsy
Australia
http://canisterandgrape.blogspot.ca/
1501
56
NickJ
UK
http://agogonline.blogspot.com/?m=1
750
57
NoelW
UK
https://adderphue2.blogspot.com/
2500
58
PaulOG
Australia
http://tasmancave.blogspot.ca/
1000
59
PaulS
UK
http://mythostransmissions.blogspot.ca/
1000
60
PaulSS
USA
na
750
61
PeteF
USA
http://bloodylittlesoldiers.wordpress.com/
800
62
PeterA
UK
na
1000
63
PeterD
Canada
http://singlehandedadmiral.blogspot.ca/
500
64
PhilH
UK
http://infrequentwargamer.blogspot.ca/
300
65
RafaelA
Spain
na
300
66
RayR
UK
http://onelover-ray.blogspot.ca/
1200
67
Rob Hingley
Canada
https://rhingley.blogspot.com/
500
68
RossM
UK
http://brushesandbases.blogspot.com/
500
69
RusselG
UK
http://attik.blogspot.co.uk/
600
70
SamuliS
Finland
http://engineered-gaming.blogspot.com/?m=1
1000
71
SanderS
Holland
http://modusregmagnimomenti.blogspot.ca/
1500
72
ScottM
Canada
http://scottsgamingstuff.blogspot.com/
800
73
ShaunM
Canada
na
300
74
SidneyR
UK
http://www.sidneyroundwood.blogspot.com/
850
75
SimonM
UK
https://fantorical.blogspot.com/
500
76
StefanK
Germany
https://montys-caravan.blogspot.com/
500
77
StephenH
UK
na
2000
78
StephenS
Australia
https://144paces.blogspot.com.au
500
79
StuartL
UK
na
500
80
TamsinP
UK
http://wargaminggirl.blogspot.com/
3000
81
TeemuL
Finland
http://vainvader.wordpress.com/
900
82
TomB
USA
https://tomtstabletopworld.blogspot.com/
500
83
TomM
Belgium
http://tomsche69.blogspot.com/
750
84
ValeryN
Russia
http://abyss-off-narval.blogspot.ru/
1000
85
VictorC
USA
https://operationwargaming.blogspot.com/
800
86
Curt
Canada
http://analogue-hobbies.blogspot.com/
1200