Saturday, 25 March 2017

Iannick's challenge postmortem

Well, it was a fantastic Challenge for me, finally! My last few challenges have been plagued by a house flood, health issues and a house move, but this year I was ready and all in, and I managed by far my very best total, with 704 pts. My previous best was 510 pts, so I can safely say this was my most successful challenge (I participated in the last 5 challenges).


Here I am, proud owner of 150 new painted figures!

I really worked on my productivity this year, my main goal to make good progress on various gaming projects, and I achieved that. I was completely burned out at the end, so that was a pretty good sign I worked my butt off during three months! I also managed to participate in all bonus theme round, terrain excepted, so that was also a good accomplishment for me.

It wasn't all perfect, of course, as I manage to lose the 30K duel quite badly, lost my race to the finish with Curt and got into a tie with Sander for the 80s GI Joe duel! Of course, these duels were mainly there for fun, and they achieved their objectives! Although I do owe some figures to some people!


A better view at 3 months work
What I really liked this challenge is that I managed to finish or almost finish 4 sides for my gaming projects : an Emperor's Children force (2/3 done), a Sci-Fi Skirmish force (done), a Pulp Cobra side (almost done) and a Halfling force (more than I need!).

The Emperor's Children :




The Vordania II Insurrectio



The Halflings


And the Cobra 



As well as a few Oldhammer figures, Zombicide and more!





Special thanks to :

- Greg, for his help on the Epic project and the Curtgeld, the Hockey banter and the general camaraderie throughout the challenge. The challenge is great like that for making new friends.

- Jamie for the 30K duel. Next year we have to do a 6mm 30K challenge! I might have a chance. Probably not...

- Byron, for being a very helpful Minion. Loved your pep-talk emails!

- Sander : For convincing me to plunge into the GI Joe project, for the duel which was really great fun, it was a high point of my challenge. Can't wait to get that Breaker!

- Curt, obviously, for doing his thing for the last 7 years. The Challenge has become a must for me, and it highlights every one of my winters! And God knows we Canadians need it! 

- The guys from the Facebook group, it's lots of fun to keep touch.

And a BIG thank you to all those who left comments on my entries, it really is super motivating and I thank you for taking the time to read my post and look at the pictures! (special shout out to Michael Peterson, loved your comments man).


See you all next Winter, it's been a blast!

23 comments:

  1. A fantastic body of work - I especially like the holdings

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  2. Terrific work, Iannick, your brushwork is always a treat for the eye!

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  3. Thank you for sharing such lovely eye-candy with us Iannick, particularly those marvelous halflings :)

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    1. The Halflings seems to have been popular. Might have to do more next year ;-)

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  4. Very well done, you should have also mentioned that your new gaming/painting set up is really first rate.

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    1. I shall post pics of it when it is completed. Not there yet ;-)

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  5. Great job Iannick - I especially love the halflings!

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  6. Look at that smile! :) Awesome work Iannick. All your work was superb, but I particularly liked your halflings and the Emperor's Children for Epic.

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    1. Thanks, I like to smile and I love taking pictures of myself!

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  7. Bien fait Iannick! Great production and great fun this year. While I enjoyed the halflings a lot, and the GI Joe stuff was amazing and fun, as a certified Horus Heresy junkie I loved the Epic 30k stuff most! I also love that you didn't paint TOO much of it :) Big thanks to Sander and Curt for distracting you...

    Hopefully we can do another 30k side duel again next time, although I fear what Jamie will achieve if he is fully equipped with a pile of 6mm stuff to tear through...

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    1. Merci! I'm certainly open to it! Maybe an Oldhammer challenge, too?

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  8. It was a great Challenge Iannick, you were a worthy opponent and I am not at all feeling guilty for dragging you along in the 80's Pulp stuff :-P Again next year?

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    1. Thanks Sander! Why not! Seb just keeps pushing more and more new releases, so we will have more material to work on next year!

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  9. Great stuff this year Iannick. Love the haltings.

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    1. Thanks Peter! They were certainly a favourite

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