Monday, October 18, 2010

Warhammer Army Challenge

Finally a hobby post after a long break! I hope everyone out there is doing well. I return to the blog world with a new army underway and an exciting activity some friends and I are working on. A group of us has decided to do a Warhammer Army Challenge to all get a 2000 - 2500 point army done over the next 6-8 months. We chose a longer timeframe so that everyone wouldn't feel too burdened with rushing to get things done.

The concept is simple, just create an army list for your chosen force and over the coming months work to hit certain point goals. In addition to the point goals, each person will create 5-6 personal milestones that they want to achieve by certain dates (convert a general, get all core troops done, etc.). We will be creating a new Blog where everyone involved can post updates, pictures, etc. for the group (and probably the world) to see what is going on.

I chose to return to my Skaven that I had started ages ago now that we have all those great Island of Blood models as well as other new Skaven coming in January. It is a bit of a daunting task with all the models I need to paint, but I have wanted to do a Skaven army since I started with Warhammer 2 decades ago! So this is the motivation I need to get things done!

My list for the challenge is:

Grey Seer on Screaming Bell
Warlock Engineer
Chieftan Battle Standard Bearer
40 Clanrats (w/Plague Mortar)
30 Clanrats (w/Warpfire Thrower)
30 Skaven Slaves
30 Stormvermin
20 Giant Rats
6 Rat Ogres (with Master Moulder)
20 Plague Monks
Hellpit Abomination
Warp Lightning Cannon
Plagueclaw Catapult

As you can see, it is a lot of models! I have some tricks up my sleeve to paint them quickly (but to still look fantastic).

I am going to get some shots up soon of the test models I have painted as well as some new things I am working on building for the army. More to come!


  1. It's a interesting activity. In Spain we do something similar in some blogs and forums.

    Good luck for the challenge.

  2. Look forward to seeing you blog about this Jeff!