E TENEBRAE LUX
THE DARK ANGELS PAINTING CHALLENGE
Traitors, your time has come!
The First Legion, the Unforgiven will at last put an end to your blasphemus existence and send you back to the Warp whence you came. Standing in our path can only ensure your utter destruction and only the most crazed amongst you will dare to oppose us. Do you think you can stop the Angels of Darkness bring the Light of the Emperor to the Eye? You can certainly try but rest assured no quarter will be given to the servants of the Dark Gods! Destruction is upon you!
+++IT IS THE FATE OF THE WEAK TO DIE UNKNOWN AND THE DESTINY OF THE STRONG TO RULE FOR ETERNITY. GIVE ME GLORY OR GIVE ME DEATH+++
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|
|A Kvlt Ghost||10xCSM, meltagun, flamer, icon of glory and powerfist champion||215||Incomplete|
|Ahrimanjjb||10 Chaos Space Marines (Lascannon, Icon and Powerfist)||220||Incomplete|
|Akylas||10 Chaos Marines (one upgraded to Aspiring Champion with Powerfist and plasma pistol, one Icon of Chaos Glory, one marine with Plasma Gun, one with Heavy Bolter)||240||Incomplete|
|Ammonius||A 10-man unit of Chaos Space Marines with Two Melta Guns, and an Aspiring Champion with a Powerfist and their Rhino Transport with a Havoc Launcher||260||COMPLETE|
|Araziel||one Land Raider||220||COMPLETE|
|Azarias||4 regular Chaos Space Marines, 1 Aspiring Champion with a power weapon, and one Land Raider||325||COMPLETE|
|Caffeineated||8 man squad of Khorne Berzerkers, with a Skull Champion with a Powerfist and a Rhino w/ a combi-melta||258||Incomplete|
|Chapter Master Onyxius||2 Terminator Squads, 1 Chaos Space Marine Squad and 1 Chaos Lord||515||COMPLETE|
|Circus Nurgling||a 5 man Terminator squad (2 CF, 1 PF, MoNurgle), and Terminator Lord with Mark of Nurgle and Daemon Weapon||395||COMPLETE|
|daemonclaw||chaos defiler that looks suspiciously like a brass scorpion and 5 terminators of the hakkanors reavers clan including reaper autocannon p-fist .combiweapon p-fist twbolter+chainfist twbolter+icon tzeentch twbolter pweapon||400||COMPLETE|
|Drelthar||8-man berzerker squad with a powerfist champion||208||Incomplete|
|Excessus||5 Chosen with 2x melta guns||110||Incomplete|
|Fasha the Dog||7 Imperial Fists w. melta gun, one armed with a Missile Launcher (Chaos Space Marines), 10 Space Wolf Berserkers of Khorne, including a Pack Master armed with a Power Claw. (Khorne Berserkers)||375||COMPLETE|
|Furyou Miko||Chaos Sorceress (counts-as Ahriman (Power Armour, Black Staff, Personal Icon, Mark of Tzeentch))||250||COMPLETE|
|Grifon||one 10 Man Chaos Marine Squad with Heavy Bolter, and close combat weapons, with Champion||175||Incomplete|
|HJL||5 Termies and a Lord||565||COMPLETE|
|Jay Taint||a Chaos Lord with mark of Nurgle and wings||130||COMPLETE|
|Khestra the Unbeheld||19x Khorne Berserkers armed with bolt pistols, close-combat weapons, or a combination of both, and 1x Khorne Berserker with a plasma pistol and close combat weapon for the Black Legion, 2x Khorne Berserker Skull Champions armed with bolt pistols and power fists, and 4x Khorne Berserkers armed with bolt pistols, close combat weapons, or a combination of both for the World Eaters Legion, and 1x Chaos Dreadnought armed with twin-linked lascannon, chainfist, and heavy flamer from the World Eaters Legion||771||COMPLETE|
|Kierdale||one Havoc squad (Aspiring Champion, 4 marines with missile launchers, one with bolt gun)||185||COMPLETE|
|Kizzdougs||an Iron Warriors Contemptor Dreadnought (autocannon+heavy flamer)||190||COMPLETE|
|Kol_Saresk||six Night Lords CSM +1 aspiring Champion (PF & Plasma pistol) + 1 Marine with icon of Chaos Glory||185||Incomplete|
|Leinmann||1 Chaos Lord (plasma pistol, daemon weapon, combi-bolter, personal icon and meltabombs) and 5 Khorne Berzerkers (with skull champion, power weapon, plasma pistol and personal icon and two have plasma pistols, the rest bolt pistols and chainswords)||345||COMPLETE|
|Lord_Caerolion||a Chaos Sorceror with the mark of Slaanesh and wings||125||Incomplete|
|-Max-||5 Chaos Havocs - Champion w/PF, x2 Lascannon, x2 Missile Launcher, IoCG||235||COMPLETE|
|Noctus Cornix||a 10 man squad of Chaos Terminators, all equipped with combi-plasmas, save for two who are equipped with Heavy Flamers and four of the terminators have replaced their power weapons with power fists with an icon of Chaos Glory||400||Incomplete|
|Odsox||one Chaos Dreadnought armed with a Plasma Cannon and Heavy Flamer||110||COMPLETE|
|Piousservant||Abaddon the Despoiler and a unit of 5 Chaos Terminators plus 1 Reaper Cannon, 2 Combi-Meltas, 1 Lightning Claw, 1 Power Fist||490||Incomplete|
|Skoolstah!||7 possessed Chaos Space Marines||182||Incomplete|
|Slayer le Bucher||A Chaos SKullraider(Khârn's personal LR), two Khornfilers and a Chaos Stormeagle||775||Incomplete|
|steve shields||3 dreadnaughts (two missile CCW one TL lascannon CCW) 2 Landraiders (possession) Lucius the Eternal and A khonre termi lord with icon and two lightning claws||1,110||COMPLETE|
|sword brethren||A Chaos Sorceror (counts as Arhiman), a Raptor Lord (mark of khorne, power fist, twin linked bolter and jump pack||400||Incomplete|
|Tchort||5 a Chaos Terminator Lord w/ Demon weapon and personal Icon||150||Incomplete|
|ThisisJimmy||a 10-man unit of Word Bearers with Two Plasmaguns and Icon of Chaos Glory, with an Aspiring Champion with a Power Sword and Twin-Linked Bolter||225||Incomplete|
|Vorganov||7 Fallen Angels Space Marines (6 marines & aspiring Champion)||175||COMPLETE|
|Yogi||5man CSM squad with powerfist||115||COMPLETE|
|zyl-||5 Chosen Chaos Space Marines (1 pf champ, 2 flamer, 2 melta)||155||COMPLETE|
|Name||Second Vow description||Points worth||Status|
|Araziel||one Blightdrone of Nurgle and one counts-as Necrosius||285||COMPLETE|
|daemonclaw||Daemon Prince (mark of Nurgle & wings)||150||COMPLETE|
|Fasha the Dog||Dornian Heresy Portion: Imperial Fists Rhino - Havoc Launcher, 8 Raven Guard Raptors - Mark of Tzeentch, Power Claw armed Aspiring Champion, 2 Flamers, Space Wolf Chaos Lord - Mark of Khorne, Plasma Pistol, Juggernaut, Daemon Axe, Space Wolf Lord - Daemon Axe, Mark of Khorne, Imperial Fists Chaos Sorcerer - Plasma Pistol, Imperial Fists Chaos Sorcerer, Dark Angels Chaos Sorcerer - Power Weapon, Personal Icon, Familiar, Dark Angels Lord - Power Weapon, Bike, Personal Icon | Non-Dornian Heresy Portion: Khârn, Night Lord Chaos Lord - Power Claw, Combi-flamer, 5 Night Lords Chosen - Aspiring Champion, Power Weapon, Missile Launcher, 10 Night Lords Marines- Aspiring Champion, Plasma Pistol, Power Sword, Plasma Gun, Meltagun, Iron Warriors Lord - Mark of Tzeentch, Terminator Armor, Pair of Lightning Claws, Iron Warrior Daemon Prince, Iron Warrior Daemon Prince, 5 Iron Warrior Terminators - 2 Combi-flamers, 4 Power Claws, Chainfist, 3 Iron Warrior Terminators - Reaper Autocannon, 2 Combi-meltas, 2 Lightning Claws, Chainfist, 1 Iron Warrior Sorcerer & Brass Scorpion count-as Defiler.||2,350||COMPLETE|
|Furyou Miko||a Chaos Sorcerer with Plasma Pistol, Mark of Tzeentch, Personal Icon, Familiar and Melta Bombs. I also pledge a Chaos Lord with Bolt Pistol, Daemon Weapon, Mark of Tzeentch, Melta Bombs and Personal Icon||210||COMPLETE|
|Khestra the Unbeheld||1x Fallen Rhino with havoc launcher, 1x Word Bearers Rhino with havoc launcher and 1x Word Bearers Defiler with 2x DCCWs||250||COMPLETE|
|Kierdale||one Chosen Chaos Space Marine squad (Aspiring Champion and 4 marines, all 5 with combi-meltas)||150||COMPLETE|
|leinmann||1 chaos sorceror (TDA, combi-melta, MoT, personal icon, familiar), 10 chaos marines (ML, plasma gun, champion, plasma pistol and power fist, icon of chaos glory) and 6 chosen (heavy bolter, plasma gun, combi-bolter and 2 powerfists, champion and icon of chaos glory||643||COMPLETE|
|Odsox||"Count as"Khârn the Betrayer||165||COMPLETE|
|steve shields||Abaddon, Typhus, Khârn, 3 Termi lords (Khorne pair of claws, Nurgle Pair of claws, Slaneesh pair of claws), 1 Sorceror Termie (Tzeentch, Combi Melta), 3 Chosen Terminator (Reaper Auro Cannon 2x Power Fist 1x Chain Fist 1x Combi Metla), Ceastus Assault Ram w/ frag launchers (counts as land raider with possession/dozer blade) 6 Chosen Marines (4 Melta Guns, 1 Lascannon)||1,858||COMPLETE|
|zyl-||2 (conversion) obliterators||150||COMPLETE|
|Name||Third Vow description||Points worth||Status|
|Araziel||one Sorcerer with the Mark of Nurgle and personal icon in addition to one squad of seven Plague Marine upgraded with one Aspiring Champion armed with a Powerfist, as well as two meltagun's and a personal icon||351||COMPLETE|
|Furyou Miko||A Chaos Lord with Daemon Weapon, Plasma Pistol, Personal Icon and Combi-Flamer! (The 'model complete' image will have an aspect that shows the holstered pistol more clearly, and the sword on his backpack is the Personal Icon)||155||COMPLETE|
|HJL||Demon Prince (Mark of Nurgle)||130||COMPLETE|
|Odsox||Seven counts-as Khorne Berzerkers and a Skull Champion with Power Sword and Melta Bomb||203||Incomplete|
|steve shields||10 chosen (3 plasma guns, 2 melta guns), 8 chosen (slaanesh banner, 3 power weapons, 2 power fists (one of whom is the squads champion), Sorceror (slaanesh)), Lord (warsmith)(combi melta, power sword), 7 Bezerkers (champion, power fist, personal icon, Sorceror (slaanesh)), 5 havocs (4 lascannons), Lord (wings, khorne, Demon Weapon), 5 raptors (2 flamers, khorne, champ, power weapon, plasma pistol), Lord (wings, Nurgle, Demon Weapon), 5 raptors (2 meltas, Nurgle, champ, power weapon, plasma pistol)||2,091||COMPLETE|
|zyl-||Demon Prince (Mark of Slaanesh) + wings||135||COMPLETE|
|Name||Fourth Vow description||Points worth||Status|
|Araziel||one Epidemius, Tallyman of Nurgle from Codex: Daemons and one Chaos Lord with the Mark of Nurgle, Terminator Armour, personal icon and Daemon weaponn||351||Incomplete|
|steve shields||7 nurgle demon princes (wings, iron hide, nurgle), 1 mammon demon prince, and one bloodthirster (deathstrike)||1,855||COMPLETE|
|zyl-||1 chaos sorc (terminator armor, familiar, mot), 1 term champ (2x lightning claw), 3 termies (chainfist, chainfist, combi, combi)1 landraider with pintle bolter,||605||COMPLETE|
|Name||FifthVow description||Points worth||Status|
|steve shields||typhus, ahriman, lord (termi, nurgle, demon weapon, combi melta), lord (termi, nurgle, demon weapon), lord (nurgle, bike, power sword, plasma pistol), 3 terminators (chosen, reaper, 2 combi meltas, 2 fist 1 chain, nurgle), 3 bikers (champ, fist, plasma pistol, 2 plasma gun, nurgle||1,454||COMPLETE|
|Name||Sixth Vow description||Points worth||Status|
|steve shields||1 land raider w/ possession and havoc launcher, 1 predator with triple lascannon possession and havoc launcher, one chaos lord (warsmith) with combi melta power fist||560||COMPLETE|
|Name||Seventh Vow description||Points worth||Status|
|steve shields||three vindicators with possession, havoc launcher||480||COMPLETE|
Edited by Captain Semper, 16 August 2012 - 06:00 PM.