Here we are again... The Lion and the Wolf!
Our paths have crossed countless times in the past, each time a challenge. Will you honor the tradition this time, Sons of Russ? Will you stand where the ones before you did? Or will you cower away pretending it’s not your fight? Will you dare face the full might of the First Legion? We are here. We are ready. The Unforgiven will not turn away. Will you?
+++FOR THE FINAL BATTLE. FOR THE WOLFTIME+++
Welcome to E TENEBRAE LUX, the Dark Angels Painting Challenge. This Challenge aims to cultivate faction loyalty and tighten the relations of members of the various forums while getting miniatures painted at the same time. E TENEBRAE LUX is structured quite differently compared to the LPC that many of you might be familiar with. It is designed to play down the inherent disadvantage of low vow-count (that some forums seem to suffer from), evening out as much as possible the chance of victory for all. It also allows for the development of strategies such as to who’s going to paint what, under the coordination of moderators or other active members of your sub-forum. Even a last minute hero might tip the balance!!!
1. ELIGIBLE FORUMS: This challenge involves all the sub-forums that are associated with a Codex officially released by GW. See eligible forums in the “Important Stuff” section below.
2. VOWS: Each participant MUST declare the sub-forum (and hence the Codex to be used) in his/her vow. That’s how his/her allegiance will be defined. You cannot pledge for the Blood Angels sub-forum for example and use Codex: Space Wolves units as your vow. One has to make a choice. This is different from the LPC where people can paint whatever they like and pledge it for whichever forum they like. Here it’s about faction loyalty! So make your choice and support your preferred faction to the bitter end!
3. LEGAL ENTRIES: Each vow should be a legal unit from the chosen Codex. It can be upgraded with any legal upgrades but WYSIWYG is required. An exception is made for dedicated transports that can be entered individually as if they were standalone entries in any Codex. Furthermore Special Characters that are used as squad upgrades can also be entered individually and are worth the “upgrade” points. If in doubt of whether your vow is legal or not, feel free to raise the question (publicly or through PMs) and you will receive the ruling of the Inner Circle before you commit.
4. THE TWIST: EXPANDING THE VOWS: Here is the twist: once the vow is complete, a new vow with additional units can be added but they should also be legal entries from chosen Codex as described above. This new vow must be clearly made according to the same format of the original vow. It should be stressed that the participant is liable for all the vows he makes. Failing one is failing all. So think carefully before stepping-up your commitment, if you fail on the second or subsequent vows all is lost!
5. THE WINNER: The sub-forum with the most points (as per relevant Codex) in the end of the event wins. As simple as that. Those that complete their vows successfully will get an amazing banner declaring their success in the Dark Angels Challenge while those that vowed for the winning forum will get the “Dark Angels Challenge Champions” banner that can wear with pride until the end of their days! Those that fail will be branded with the banner of shame until the year-end!
Timing of the event:
E TENEBRAE LUX opening: May 15th
Vow submission period: May 15th until June 15th at 22:00 GMT
E TENEBRAE LUX ending: August 15 at 22:00 GMT.
The format of the vow should be:
“I [insert name here] answer the challenge of the Unforgiven and vow to complete [insert unit name here] from Codex: [insert Codex name here] of total value [insert point value here] on or before August 15. Success will bring eternal glory to [insert Chapter/Legion/Warband] and failure will doom me to bear the sign of damnation until the year-end”
• Black Templars – Codex: Black Templars
• Blood Angels – Codex: Blood Angels
• Dark Angels – Codex: Dark Angels
• Index Astartes – Codex: Space Marines
• Liber Astartes – Codex: Space Marines
• Space Wolves – Codex: Space Wolves
• Ultramarines – Codex: Space Marines
• ALL Chaos sub-forums – Codex: Chaos Space Marines OR Codex: Chaos Daemons
• Ordos Inquisition – Codex: Grey Knights OR SoBs PDF.
• Adeptus Mechanichus – IMPERIAL TITANS ONLY! (more on that in the Forgeworld section below)
Forgeworld: Forgeworld entries are legal provided it is clearly stated that the unit can be used in the chosen Codex in the 40k context. They worth the points as depicted in the relevant Forgeworld publication. The only exception here is Imperial Titans. For people that want to have a go with Imperial Titans they can legitimately do so if the vow is pledged for Adeptus Mechanicus. That’s the only non-Codex entries that are legal in this Challenge and the only vows that can be pledged on behalf of the Adeptus Mechanicus.
Only two pictures are required – one in the beginning (minis unpainted or primed or in very early stages of painting) and one for the finished vow. You are of course welcome to post as many pictures as you like in your WIP thread – but just two (one at the start and one at the finish) will suffice!
This thread is the “Chapter House” for this event. All vows of this sub-forum should be posted in this very thread in order to be valid. This is also the place to declare vow completions and/or vow renewals. Finally posting your WIP thread links in your vow post will be tremendously helpful! This is a big event guys, so making life easier for me, will help avoid confusion and backs ‘n forths…
You can also use this thread to gauge the progress of your forum (I’ll update often) and compare it with other forums in their respective threads. It will also be a good place to talk to each other as how to go about it, and organize your forum effort.
I am Captain Semper and the Inner Circle has given me command of this event. I’ll be glad to answer any questions as we go along and I will keep track of all forums’ efforts. So I’m the person you need to talk to for anything regarding the procedures of this competition but Moderators still have full control of the Meltas, Flamers and Blades of Reason. And they will gladly use all of them given half a chance...
May the best forum win!
|Name||First Vow description||Points worth||Status|
|Arez||Bjorn count as ,Wolf Guard (6,2 bolters,2plasma pistols,2 power swords,storms shield,thunderhammer,2 wolf claws,Heavy flamer),Wolf Lord(Plasma Pistol,Wolf Claw,Wolf Tooth necklace,Wolf Tail Talisman,Runic Armor),Iron Priest(4Servitors*,WTT,WTN),Ragnar count as with 2 fen wolves,Ulrik c/a,LF pack(with leader and 1 each of heavy weapons),drop pod,LRC c/a with extra armor||1,698||COMPLETE|
|Bjorn Stormfang||Wolf Lord will have a frost weapon, storm shield, runic armor, thunderwolf and 2 fen wolves. 3 TWC all with storm shields, one with a thunder hammer and one with melta bombs||500||COMPLETE|
|Brother Rylanor||10 man Grey Hunter Pack (2 x Melta guns (2nd free), 1 x Power Weapon, Wolf Standard, Mark of the Wulfen, Wolf Guard Battle Leader, Combi Melta, Power Fist)||315||COMPLETE|
|CainTheHunter (f)||a 10 Grey Hunter pack (Wolf Standard, Power Weapon, 2xmeltaguns and one model with the Mark of Wulfen (the old metal model)) with Wolf Guard battle leader (power fist and combi-melta)||300||COMPLETE|
|Chapter Master Ignis Domus||Njal Stormcaller (Runic Terminator Armour), Rune Priest (Power Armour, Runic Weapon), Wolf Lord (Runic Armour, Storm Shield, Thunder Hammer, Thunderwolf Mount, Wolf Tail Talisman, Wolftooth Necklace), Wolf Lord (Frost Blade, Runic Armour, Space Marine Bike, Storm Shield, Wolf Tail Talisman, Wolftooth Necklace), Wolf Lord (Belt of Russ, Bolt Pistol, Frost Blade, Runic Armour, Thunderwolf Mount, Wolf Tail Talisman, Wolftooth Necklace), Wolf Lord (Frost Blade, Runic Armour, Storm Shield, Thunderwolf Mount, Wolf Tail Talisman, Wolftooth Necklace), Wolf Priest (Crozius Arcanum, Fang of Morkai, Runic Armour, Space Marine Bike, Wolf Amulet, Wolf Tail Talisman)||1,460||Incomplete|
|commander alexander||a Wolf Lord||225||Incomplete|
|Dragan Stormwolf||5-man wolf scout squad with meltagun||85||COMPLETE|
|Ethzor(f)||Logan Grimnar, The Great Wolf||275||COMPLETE|
|Forté||Wolf Priest with Runic Armour, Wolf Tail Talisman, Wolf Tooth Necklace||135||Incomplete|
|Gizur||1 Contemptor Cybot with 2 CCW and Cyclone and 10 Grey Hunters with 2 Plasmaguns, 1 Plasma Pistol,Wolf Standard and 1 Mark of the Wulfen||420||COMPLETE|
|hendrik (f)||grey hunter pack I: 5 grey hunters, plasma gun, wolf standard, grey hunter pack: 6 grey hunters, plasma gun,PF,wolf standard, grey hunter pack: 8 grey hunters; melta gun,PF,wolf standard, wolf guard battle leader: PF,stormbolter, wolf guard battle leader: PF, combimelta, wolf guard battle leader: PF, stormbolter, wolf tail talisman, wolf guard battle leader, TH, stormbolter, wolf tail talisman, wolf guard battle leaders; combimelta, powerfist, wolf tooth necklace, wolf guard pack: (PF,stormbolter), PW, PW||1,014||Incomplete|
|Iacton Qruze||Wolf Lord Bran Solfang||260||COMPLETE|
|Kassill||1 Grey Hunter Squad (9x man with Wolf Standard, Melta Gun, Mark of the Wulfen) and 1 Wolf Guard Battle Leader (Power Fist and Combi Melta)||270||COMPLETE|
|Keith||Wolf Guard Battle Leader with Frost Axe, Runic Armour and a Wolf Tooth Necklace and a 5 man squad of Grey Hunters with a Power Fist, Plasma Gun and Mark of the Wulfen||250||Incomplete|
|Keith||Wolf Guard Battle Leader with Frost Axe, Runic Armour and a Wolf Tooth Necklace and a 5 man squad of Grey Hunters with a Power Fist, Plasma Gun and Mark of the Wulfen||250||Incomplete|
|Loken86||1 squad of Long Fangs(5x Heavy Bolters, squad leader with bolt pistol and chainsword), 1 Fenrisian Wolf pack(x5) and 1 Wolf gaurd battle leader(Terminator armour,frost axe, stormbolter)||275||Incomplete|
|Mactire||a nine man grey hunter pack (1 wolf standard,1 plasma pistol,1 power fist), a six man longfang pack (1 pack leader w/powerfist, 1 x h/b,1 x plasma cannon, 1 x lascannon, 2 x m/l) and a wolf priest(combi-flamer)||480||COMPLETE|
|Matt D||a land raider, a land raider redeemer w/melta, a whirlwind missile launcher, a predator w/Heavy bolter sponsons and storm bolter, a predator w/TL las canon, las canon sponsons, and storm bolter||860||Incomplete|
|Murcielago (f)||9 Hunters, 1 meltagun, 1 Wolf standard, and 1 Mark of Wulfen...Led by a Wolf Guard Battle Leader with Powerfist and Combi-Melta||260||Incomplete|
|Norskman||15 blood claws with two melta guns, a plasma pistol and a power weapon, as well as a wolfpriest with a storm bolter and wolftail talisman and a dreadnought with assault cannon and a heavy flamer||483||Incomplete|
|Pig of Sparta||Lone Wolf in Tactical Dreadnought Armour and a pack of 5 Fenrisian Wolves||100||COMPLETE|
|Rayray (f)||x5 WG- TDA WC/WC x1 w/AC/PF, x8 WG- TDA TH/SS x1 w/AC/WC, x1 LW- TDA CF/SS, x1 LRR, x6 LF, 5 ML, Squad Leader w/PF, x6 Lf, 5 LC, x6 LF, 5 ML, x1 RB w/HB, SB, x10 Swiftclaw bikers, 1 w/PF, Contemptor w/extra CCW, CML, Njial Stormcaller-TDA, Wolf Priest, Rune Priest-WTN, Iron Priest- WTN, x2 Thrall servitors||3,085||COMPLETE|
|RipherChost||three Wolf Guard||54||COMPLETE|
|Rune_Priest_Rhapsody||a Wolf Priest in Power Armor with Bolt Pistol and Crozius||100||Incomplete|
|Russ Brother 92||7 TDAWG w/ 3x TH/SS, 3x WC/WC & 1x AC/PF, 10 WG w/ 1x TDA HF/PF, 9x Jump Pack w/ 1x PF, 2x PP & 4x Melta Bombs, WL w/ TDA & Twin Wolf Claws and WGBL w/ Power Fist & Bolt Pistol, Dreadnought w/ Assault Cannon, DCCW and Heavy Flamer||1,271||Incomplete|
|Rybnick||1x Rune Priest w/ Chooser of the Slain, 2x Wolf Guard each w/ Combi-Melta and Powerfist, 2x Wolf Guard each w/ Combi-Plasma and Wolfclaw, 8 man Grey Hunter Squad w/ Meltagun, wolf standard and Rhino, 9 man Grey hunter Squad w/ Metlagun, wolf standard and Rhino, 2x 5 man Grey Hunter Squad w/ Lascannon/TL PLasma Gun Razorback, Longfang squad w/ squad leader, 2x missile launcher and 2x heavy bolter, Longfang squad w/ squad leader, 2x missile launcher and 2x lascannon, 10x Fenrisian Wolves||1,277||Incomplete|
|stinkenheim||Land Raider Redeemer||250||Incomplete|
|StormDragon||1 Wolf Guard Terminator pack (1 TH SS, 1 dual WC, 1 PF SB, 1 FA SB and 1 PW SB)||230||COMPLETE|
|TheDevourer||1 Grey Hunter Pack (9x man with Wolf Standard, Melta Gun, Mark of the Wulfen), 1 Grey Hunter Pack (5x man with melter), 1 Wolf Scout Pack (5x man with Melter, Mark of the Wulfen), 1 Runepriest (1x man with Chooser of Slain), Lord on Thunderwolf with TH SS, 2 Rhinos and 2 Wolf Guard Battle Leaders (Power Fist and Combi Melta), 5 Longfangs with 4 Missile Launchers||1,010||COMPLETE|
|TheLastHuzzah||Ragnar Blackmane (count-as), 10 Grey Hunters, 2 Fenrisian Wolves (Svangir & Ulfgir) and a Land Raider Crusader||740||COMPLETE|
|Theodrick||Logan Grimnar, 2 Long Fang Squad Leaders, 5 Long Fangs with Rocket Launchers, 3 Long Fangs with Heavy Bolters, 1 Long Fang with Plasma Cannon, and 1 Long Fang with Laz Cannon||565||Incomplete|
|True Son Of Russ||one 10 man pack of Grey Hunters + 1 Logan Grimnar + Land Raider Crusader W/ Storm Bolter||685||COMPLETE|
|Wolf Lord Kejl||6 Wolfguard in Power Armor (2X Combi-Flamer / Power Weapon, Storm Bolter / Frost Axe, Pair of Wolf Claws, Thunder Hammer and Storm Shield, Bolter / Power Weapon)\ and their Razorback transport (Hunter Killer Missile, Twin Linked Lascannon, Dozer blade)||316||Incomplete|
|Wolf Lord Kieran (f)||Njal Stormcaller in TDA, Ragnar Blackmane, 2 packs of 10 Grey Hunters with double plasma guns, MotW, Wolf Standard and Power Fist, a Wolf Scout pack of 5 with 1 plasma pistol, 1 power weapon and melta gun, a Land Raider Redeemer, a Land Raider Godhammer, 2 Venerable Dreadnoughts, 1 with Assault Cannon, 1 with Lascannon, Rune Priest in runic armor, plasma pistol, wolf tooth necklace, melta bombs, Chooser of the Slain, wolf tails talisman, Wolf Lord on TWM in runic armor, frost axe, storm shield, melta bombs, wolf tail talisman, wolf tooth necklace, 5 Wolf Scouts, 2 plasma pistols, plasma gun, melta bombs, MotW, 2 Thunderwolf Calvary, both with storm shields, 1 with a thunder hammer, Wolf Guard Pack (7) in tda, Arjac, 2 Chainfist/Stormbolter, 1 Power fist/Assault Cannon, 3 Wolf Claw/Storm Shield, Wolf Guard pack (6) in pa, 2 with power fist, 1 with wolf clawsx2, 2 with storm shields, 1 with MotW, Lone Wolf in pa with Power fist and storm shield, Long Pack Pack, 2 Lascannons, 3 Plasma Cannons, Long Fang Pack, 2 Lascannons, 3 Plasma Cannons||3,999||COMPLETE|
|Wulfebane||a Rune Priest in TDA with a retinue of 3 Wolf Guard (including Arjac Rockfist)||452||COMPLETE|
|Name||Second Vow description||Points worth||Status|
|Arez||Njal Stormcaller(RTDA),Wolf Lord(TDA,Thunder sword(Hammer),WTT,WTN,BoR),RP(TDA,WTN,MoR,CotS),10 WG(10x TDA,7x PF,1x CF,2x WC,Arjac,1x Assault Cannon,1x Heavy Flamer||1,295||COMPLETE|
|Bjorn Stormfang||one Wolf Priest in terminator armor and two Iron Priests on Thunderwolves||310||COMPLETE|
|Ethzor(f)||a Wolf Lord with Runic Armour, Wolf Tail Talisman, Belt of Russ and a Frost Blade and a Wolf Priest with Runic Armour and a Wolf Tail Talisman||300||COMPLETE|
|Gizur||1 Wolfpriest in TDA,1 Wolfguardbattleleader in PA with Powerfist,9 Greyhunters with Plasmaweapon and Mark of the Wulfen, 3 Thunderwolf Kav. with Powerweapon and Stormshield and a Landspeeder with MultiMelta and Heavy Flamer||640||COMPLETE|
|Iacton Qruze||Wolf Lord on Thunderwolf, Runic Armor, Power Fist, Storm Shield, Wolf Tooth Necklace, Wolf Tail Talisman, 5 Grey Hunters, 1 Plasma Gun, 1 Wolf Banner, 1 MotW, 1 Power Axe||360||COMPLETE|
|Kassill||2 Rune Priests (1 with Wolf Tail Talisman and Runic Armor and the other with Wolf Tooth Necklace, Wolf Tail Talisman and Runic Armor), 1 Grey Hunter Pack (9x man with Melta Guns, Wolf Standard and Mark of the Wulfen) and 1 Vindicator (with Siege Shield||565||Incomplete|
|Mactire||2 x lone wolfs [both in TDA, 1 x TH & stormshield, 1 x TH & chainfist]||170||COMPLETE|
|Rayray||Ragnar Blackmane, Logan Grimnar, x2 Wolf Guard TDA w/ TH and SS, x2 Wolf Guard TDA w/FW and SS, Arjac Rockfist, x2 Wolf Guard w/twin LC, x2 Wolf Guard w/ PF and bolter, x1 Wolf Guard w/ PF and bolt pistol, x1 Wolf Guard Battle Leader w/ SS, FW and wolf tooth necklace, x1 Wolf priest w/wolf tooth necklace||1,435||COMPLETE|
|StormDragon||8 Grey Hunters (with mark of the Wulfen and power weapon) and a Wolf Guard Battle Leader (with wolf claw and combi-flamer)||250||COMPLETE|
|TheLastHuzzah||1 Logan Grimnar||275||COMPLETE|
|True Son Of Russ||a Long Fang pack of 5 w/squad leader it will contain 2 lascannons, 2 heavy bolters, and one plasma cannon the squad leader will have a PF and bolt pistol and melta bombs.||200||COMPLETE|
|Wolf Lord Kieran (f)||Logan Grimnar counts as, Bran Redmaw counts as, Njal Stormcaller in power armor, Lone Wolf in TDA with chainfist and storm bolter, a 5 strong Long Fang pack with 4 missile launchers and a Vindicator Tank with a siege sheild and extra armor||1,045||COMPLETE|
|Wulfebane||Wolf Lord (TDA, Combi-plasma, Powerfist, Wolftooth necklace, Belt of Russ)||190||COMPLETE|
|Name||Third Vow description||Points worth||Status|
|Arez||a Wolf Lord (BoR,RA,PF), WGBL(TH,RA,SotH,bolter), WGBL(FW,bolter,SotH), 5 scouts(5 bolters,MB,2 PP), 10 WG (9 bolters,1 TDA,1 AC,1 CML), 5 Scouts(5 snipers), Lone Wolf(SS,PF),Ven Dread(EA,MM,ML), 6 LF(2 ML,3 HB)||1,295||COMPLETE|
|Ethzor (f)||10 Wolf Guards (Dual Plasma Pistols, Twin Wolf Claws, Power Fist & Storm Bolter, Frost Axe & Bolt Pistol, Storm Shield & Storm Bolter, Plasma Pistol & Frost Blade, Frost Blade & Bolt Pistol, Terminater Armour, Combi-Melta & Power Fist, Terminator Armour & Cyclone Launcher, Terminator Armour, Cyclone Launcher & Chain Fist)||486||COMPLETE|
|Rayray||WL (SS, PF, RA), WL (TLC, WTN, BOR, RA), WP (Bike, WTN), WP (TDA, Combi-plasma), (WP- Jump pack, PP), Lukas the trickster||925||COMPLETE|
|True Son Of Russ||3 Lone Wolves two with Chain Fists and Storm Shields in TDA and one with x2 Wolf Claws in TDA||235||COMPLETE|
|Wolf Lord Kieran (f)||Wolf Lord on TWM with wolf claws x 2, runic armor, Belt of Russ, melta bombs, wolf tooth necklace, wolf tail talisman, Iron Priest with wolf tail talisman, wolf tooth necklace, Thunderwolf Cav x1, storm shield, Wolf Guard in PAx8, 2 with wolf claws, 2 with frost weapons, 2 with power fists and 2 with dual plasma pistols, Contemptor Dreadnought with carapace missile launcher, wolf tooth necklace, wolf tail talisman, heavy flamer, extra armor, search light||995||COMPLETE|
|Name||Fourth Vow description||Points worth||Status|
|Arez||10 wolf Guard(7 power weapons,2 wolf claws,1 Thunder hammer,1 Storm shield,4 storm bolters,1 plasma pistol,3 bolters,10 Jump packs) and a Wolf Priest(jump pack,Plasma pistol)||732||COMPLETE|
|True Son Of Russ||1 Lone Wolf in TDA with Thunder Hammer and Storm shield||85||COMPLETE|
|Name||Fifth Vow description||Points worth||Status|
|Arez||Logan c/a*,14 BC(1 plasma gun and 1 melta), and a RP(RA)||620||COMPLETE|
|True Son Of Russ||1 Wolf Lord in TDA with a Belt of Russ, Wolf Tail Talisman, Wolf-tooth Necklace, Frost Blade, and Storm Bolter||190||COMPLETE|
|Name||Sixth Vow description||Points worth||Status|
|Arez||a Predator with TLLC and LC side sponsons with EA,SB,Dozer blade||195||COMPLETE|
|True Son Of Russ||1 Wolf Lord in TDA with a Belt of Russ, Wolf Tail Talisman, Wolf-tooth Necklace, Thunder Hammer, and Storm Shield||220||COMPLETE|
Edited by Captain Semper, 15 August 2012 - 10:39 PM.