Sunday, 12 March 2017

The Votes are In for 'Character(s) and/or Scene from a Movie, TV Program, Book or Piece of Music' Theme (phew!)

The votes are in and tabulated for our final theme round of Challenge VII: 'Character(s) and/or Scene from a Movie, TV Program, Book or Piece of Music'. 

We were treated with 35 interpretations of the theme, from the movie 'The Man Who Would Be King', and TV series 'Rome', to the song 'Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!' and children's comic 'Batman'. It was a wonderful panoply of scenes and characters - I want to thank all the participants for their creativity and hard work.

We had many ties amongst the runners up, and they are:

SanderS' 'The Most Dangerous Man in the World!'

 KyleC, ClintB, IanW, SimonM's 'Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep?'

MartinN's Commissar Ciaphas Cain - 'Hero of the Imperium'

LeeH and RayR's 'Inglorious Rejects'

KenR's 'Blake's 7'

Curt's 'The Duellists'

AlexS' 'Astérix and Obélix'

For our podium finishers we have: 

Third Place: Bark's 'Mystery Investigators'

For his masterful and very colourful brushwork Barks will receive 25 bonus points (and a Scooby Snack, if I haven't eaten them all...).

Second Place: MichaelA's 'Who You Gonna Call...'

Michael's incredibly cinematic vignette will give him 50 bonus points to add to his total. Well done Mr. Awdry!

First Place: ByronM's 'Steampunk Mary Poppins and Bert'

For his fine brushwork (and whimsical gift to his wife, no less), Byron will get an extra 75 points AND a gift certificate from Pig Iron Productions. Congratulations Byron, and thank you for treating us to your work.

Again, to all that participated, wonderful work! Bravo!

For those interested in the voting stats, here they are:

As hard as it is to believe we now start our last week of the Challenge. Our Daily Minions will take their teams for their final review and then this weekend I will manage the Free-for-All until the finish at 12:01am Monday - the first day of Spring! 

Remember, for both Saturday and Sunday ANYONE can submit as many entries as you like, so pile on - I want to be swamped with submissions!

Have a great week everyone!

From RobH - Roman Auxilia (170 points)

My first Roman Army consisted of  Airfix plastics. It was painted while I was in High School and was used to play both a variation of Chainmail and WRG's Ancient Rules 5th Edition. It was later replaced by a 25mm lead army with a mix of figures sometime in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

By 2005 I started to replace these 25 year old veterans with a mix of Wargames Foundry, Gripping Beast and Warlord Games figures  I was able to pick up at local shops and on Ebay.  I was going through the mountain of unpainted figures and pulled these two units out. The Western Roman Archers  are by Warlord Games. I believe the auxilia spearmen are a pack of 10 figures by Wargames Foundry. I could be wrong on that point. The command figures are a mix of Gripping Beast and Warlord Games.

The single figure with the yellow plumage is to serve as my Curtgeld. In total there are 32 figures in two Aux Units of 16 figure each. The legionnaire's shield was already completed and was taken out of my spare parts box. It's not a proper Aux shield, but either it was picked up off the field or perhaps a Centurion found himself temporarily attached to the Aux. 

Sorry Rob, this post should have been posted earlier. But here it is, just a couple of hours before H-Hour. Nice job on these Romans. I like the details on you shields and for this reason will throw in an extra 10 points. Happy Challenge ending! (Sylvain)

AND I gave you an extra 20 Points for the wonderful Curtgeld. Thank you Rob!

Side Duels and Challenges Updated

That'll teach you NOT to dismiss International Women's Day!
Hi All,

Another points update for the Side Duels and Challenges
has been posted.

There's a bit of a shake-down this round with a few contenders looking more like a sure thing. Nothing is set in stone (or sand!) but hey, I have to write something here right?

Please check and confirm I have things right!

Millsy the Duels Wallah