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Lord Semper, titans pledged to the AoD ETL use the 40k points, but knights use the AoD points values correct?
I have a Porphyrion I'm considering pledging is all ;)


Correct. :)
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Comparing week three to previous years:

 

ETL IV

Participants: 400

Vows: 456

Points pledged: 339,400

Average vow: 744

 

ETL V

Participants: 385

Vows: 429

Points pledged: 332,744

Average vow: 776

 

ETL VI

Participants: 327
Vows: 357
Pledged: 278,051
Average vow: 779

 

ETL VII

Participants: 285

Vows: 314

Points pledged: 207,994

Average vow: 662

 

The overall trend continues, which will not suddenly change in week four. In terms of participants it would be great to see the 300 mark broken though. Meaning 15 more souls - we can do that!



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Um, where do I make a vow for Ad Mech again?
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http://www.bolterand...r-outpost-aod-t

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In all seriousness if you want to pledge in the specific admech forum it's here:

http://www.bolterand...anicus-outpost/

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yeah, here: http://www.bolterand...anicus-outpost/


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+++ETL VII - WEEK 4 UPDATE+++

 

ETL VII Week 4 is over and only a couple of days remain until the cut-off for new participants to enter. After that the gates of ETL VII will close for ever for on-competition vows. So if you plan to join, make up your mind soon! 

 

Week 4 results at a glance:

 

E TENEBRAE LUX VII – Week 4
Faction/ForumParticipantsVowsPoints pledgedAvg. Vow Completions CRSCR
Adeptus Astartes 141 164 103,738 63310,532 10.2% 1,069
Space Marines 506037,690628 3,945 10.5% 413
Blood Angels 31 3527,323 7812,706 9.9% 268
Dark Angels 37 45 21,394 486 1,804 8.4% 152
Space Wolves 23 24 17,129 714 1,109 6.5% 72
IFOR 52 63 32,655 518 4,491 13.8% 618
Adepta Sororitas 6 7 2,695 385 766 28.4% 218
AdMech 9 11 9,661 878 3203.3% 11
Astra Militarum 19 20 10,796 540 777 7.2% 56
Imperial Agents 5 8 4,187 523 1,518 36.3% 550
Grey Knights 5 6 2,634 439 238 9.0% 22
Deathwatch 8 11 2,682 244 872 32.5% 284
Realm of Chaos 69 73 44,483 609 2,614 5.9% 154
Chaos Space Marines 65 68 41,479610 2,249 5.4% 122
Chaos Daemons 2 3 1,811 604 365 20.2% 74
LatD 2 2 1,193 597 0 0.0% 0
Xenos 28 35 19,119 546 3,315 17.3% 575
Aeldari 3 4 2,492 623 121 4.9% 6
Necrons 8 9 4,725 525 320 6.8% 22
Orks 5 7 2,219 317 997 44.9% 448
T’au Empire 6 7 6,004858 1,032 17.2% 177
Tyranids 6 8 3,679 460 845 23.0% 194
AoD 24 27 36,121 1,338 3,420 9.5% 324
AoD-L 13 15 22,054 1,470 1,730 7.8% 136
AoD-T 11 12 14,067 1,172 1,690 12.0% 203
Total ETL VII 314 362 236,116 652 24,372 10.3% 2,516

 

FACTIONS

 

FACTION: ADEPTUS ASTARTES

The Astartes added 9 new participants (a 7% increase) this week slowing down in their recruitment vs. previous weeks. Still, with 141 participants they still retain a comfortable lead – as is expected in this most popular segment of the B&C. Their average vow is slightly below the ETL VII average (but nothing too worrisome) while their 10k+ completed points give them a respectable for this stage of the event 10% CR leading to a 1,069 SCR – thus comfortably retain the first position. Things are pretty much as expected as no other segment of the B&C has risen to popularity to counter the entire range of Marines… Still, big advantages on paper may backfire if they are not backed by completions – and for the Astartes is a long way to fall! So as the recruitment phase reaches its final stage, it is imperative that everyone focuses on completions as especially the Space Marines are notorious on this front.

 

FACTION: IFOR

Well, if Week 4 is going to be one Faction’s week that’ll be IFOR’s! Impressive stuff here: Total participants increased by 10 (a 24% increase!), their average vow jumped to 518pts (+30%), their pledged points at 33k (+67%) and they also have a Titan among their pledged units! And not only a Titan, a Warbringer Nemesis Titan at that! After this week, the IFOR is in fourth position among Factions (in terms of points pledged) but can easily reach third position given their higher participation vs. the AoD crowd and their potential to re-vow faster given their superior resources and their smaller (and hence more manageable) average vow. That’s the theory of course – it also must become reality. Nothing beats completions and vigorous re-vowing once the participation levels have settled. And there is still time to increase participation too! 

 

FACTION: REALM OF CHAOS

Well good news here too – although less impressive in terms of percentages. 8 new participants is nothing to sneer at (+13%) and total pledged points at 40.5k (+10%). The new vows though came at a lower point value resulting the average vow dropping to 609pts vs. 653 in Week 3 which is below the ETL average. This year the dominance of the CSMs is even more pronounced than in previous years, so although the Faction appears to be in second place, it also underlines the potency of the CSMs Forum that carries 94% of the participants and 93% of the pledged points. Having said that, both the IFOR and the AoD (especially the latter) are not that far behind. And given their history of high completion rates, I think they do put some pressure to the Chaos team – any laxity could have disastrous results. And a Heresy. But you’re OK with that… Just make sure your vows get completed – even with somewhat lower completion rate, second position might be secured. But allow for a more relaxed attitude and you’ll be in for a surprise!

 

FACTION: XENOS

This was almost a non-Week for the Xenos. A pity, because this was an opportunity to challenge IFOR in a very convincing way. Unfortunately, only 1 new participant joined the Xenos and new vows brought in 1.2k new pts to a total of 17.9k pts. This is becoming much more an in-Faction affair than in the rest of the other Factions. Still, there are a further couple of days to recruit, so the focus should still be there. A few key vows might swing this around – and even put some Forums at par with Forums of other Factions that at present seem unassailable. Don’t lose faith, complete your vows and deliver results. That is the way of the ETL and only good things will come out of it! 

 

FACTION: AoD

Well, the AoD is always a force to be reckoned with, no question about that, but Week 4 was a bit of a let-down. Here too, only one new participant joined the team, but their average vow remains the highest by far in the ETL. 1,338pts means it’s more than 2x the ETL average. This has two readings. One is that they can afford a lower completion rate against team of similar total vows – or they have a clear advantage at high completion rates. The other read is that they have a more challenging task ahead of them and the lack the SMs and Chaos levels of participation means that high completion rates should be a given. Not an easy situation to be in. Hopefully the last couple of days will attract more participants for the AoD team, providing them for a more balanced outlook…

 

FORUMS

 

FORUM: SPACE MARINES 

The SMs have a comfortable lead within the Faction with 50 participants and 38k pts pledged. Week 4 has been good to them as they increased their participation by 11% - more than the average of the Astartes Faction and their total vows (new + re-vowing) increased by 22%.  That’s a strong position – no doubt about that. However, the key here is to transform the pledges into completions. Currently the SMs completion rate is at par with the ETL and the Astartes average so it seems, that at this stage they are keeping up pace. But with an average vow about… average, they have little room to relax. More so given their arch-rivals, the CSMs have way more participants and currently some 3.8k pts more. The trick here is to have high re-vowing ratio, i.e. total vows over first vows and keep those completions coming. Also, raising the average vow won’t hurt either as a significantly higher average vow allows for losses – something that’s inevitable in all Forums but has been a historic weakness for the Space Marine Forum.

 

FORUM: BLOOD ANGELS

The BAs did not have a strong recruitment week with just 1 more participant joining. However, they did have some completions to the tune of 1k pts thus raising their completion rate to 10%. That means they are following the general trend, but they are not leading – far from it. So, what to do here? Well, on the positive side, the average vow is the highest in the Astartes Faction – a very rare thing for the BAs. The second positive is that they have the second most pledged points in their Faction and third overall among all Forums in the ETL. These are solid foundations. BUT: 31 participants is an inherent weakness as the CSMs, the SMs and the DAs have more – that means their rivals have more staying power, more room for failures and more potential to leverage on their resources through re-vowing. I guest e answer to that is simple: Completions! There is no two ways bout, it will take hard work to remain in the top positions. You’ve done it before and you can do it again, so be prepared for a tough fight ahead!

 

FORUM: DARK ANGELS

The DAs did not add a single new recruit in Week 4. That is a great pity, because even so, they are the third strongest Forum in the ETL this year. If only a few more were to join… But, no matter. There are a couple of days before the cut-off for new recruits, so one can hope. As things stood in Week 4 though, they don’t look bad at all… With a completion rate of 13% and more points completed in absolute terms than the BAs and the CSMs they have momentum. This of course will pay dividends only if there is a constant follow-up with re-vowings as currently (and this is both a concern and a potential advantage) they have a very low average vow of only 480 pts. This is a problem, because if not followed up by re-vowings, it will use up the DA resources pretty fast. On the other hand, one might argue that a low average vow points towards early completions (some of them we’ve seen already) thus allowing for leveraging their resources more. So, utilise the low average vow to your advantage and reach first position with many small steps instead of few large strides!

 

FORUM: SPACE WOLVES

The SWs are in a difficult situation. Their participation levels are not that strong – for Astartes anyway – and their average vow is not that big. So not only they need to raise as many new participants as they can in the couple of days remaining, but they sure need to start completing their vows. Right now, they have the lowest completion rate among the Astartes, the lowest completed points in absolute terms, the lowest completion rate and the lowest re-vowing rate of only 4% vs. 20% of the SMs, 13% of the BAs and 22% of the DAs. It seems the challenge here is to see some early completions under their belt to build up momentum and allow to leverage their resources as much as possible. With only 23 participants, every completion counts and is desperately needed – especially as early as possible!

 

FORUM: ADEPTA SORORITAS

Well this Forum has surpassed my expectations! Six participants and 28% completion rate is nothing to be sneered at! Now that Amalia Novena has become available, I’m interested to see how many of them will show up in the SoBs Outpost or any IFOR outpost for that matter! I think, this is a Forum that can reasonably aspire to the mythical 100% completion rate! Good luck brave Sisters!

 

FORUM: ADEPTUS MECHANICUS

Well, well, well, what do we have here? Participation increased by 29% (ok it was just two people in absolute terms but still) but more importantly their pledged vows jumped by a spectacular 111%!!!! And you know what? This is where the Warbringer Nemesis Titan made its appearance! AND THAT IS A GAME CHANGER! The completion rate is small at 3% but the Warbringer makes such a difference that it can make or break the Forum (no pressure Kilofix)… Even of all the current vows were completed except the Titan, the Forum could not have hoped for a completion rate above 54% - mediocre at best. Not to mention the weight the Titan carries for the entire Faction! But enough about the Titan, the rest of the team is doing an admirable job with some early completions too… The low average vow (ex-Titan) certainly calls for early completions and plenty of re-vowing that will be a key for AdMech’s prominence. Despite your lower resources, points-wise you’re pretty close to your Faction’s leader, the Guard! So many small steps will carry you a long way, but those small steps must come and come fast. The re-vowing rate of 22% is certainly promising! Keep the pace guys, completing the small vows will make a hell of a difference because they still count for half the AdMech strength. A failure there will swallow up the Titan – even if Kilofx delivers!

 

FORUM: ASTRA MILITARUM

The Astra Militarum are the kings of the IFOR! Week 4 saw them increasing their participation by 27% (four new players) and they have the most points pledged than any other IFOR Forum. But there are causes for concern… For one, their average vow of 540 is pretty low. That in itself is not that concerning if it is coupled by a high re-vowing rate – but that is not the case here. Re-vowing is only at 5% - certainly nothing to brag about! The completion rate itself is also very subdued at 7% vs. a 14% average for IFOR and 10% for the ETL average. So, things seem simple: complete your vows early and re-vow fast! It is not as challenging as it sounds, with an average vow of 540 pts there should be a lot of “quick wins”. Keep at it and let’s hope the could of remaining days for recruitment will bear fruit. Furthermore, contrast paints and the new Apocalypse game seem to me as a boost to this forum – probably more than others… 

 

FORUM: IMPERIAL AGENTS

I have to say the Agents are putting on a great fight! Yes 5 participants may not look that impressive but everything else is: completion rate of 36% (the highest in the ETL after Orks), the highest SCR in the ETL at this time and a re-vowing rate of 60% makes for a small but highly vibrant Forum! The average vow, although smaller than the ETL average seems to be working for them (given their re-vowing rate) and although their resources are limited and it will inevitably show in future weeks, they can still strive for the mythical 100% completion rate! And the quality is very yummy too! Keep at it guys, and hopefully some more Agents will join in the remaining couple of days…

 

FORUM: GREY KNIGHTS

The Grey Knights with 5 participants seem to be driven by their love of the minis and some great minis there are. In Week 4, two more participants joined so that’s an increase of 40% while their average of 439 pts calls for some early completions and re-vowing! We have yet to see that though as re-vowing rate is 20% (which seems high) but it corresponds to only one extra vow at this point. I expect a re-vowing rate of above 100% here and a completion rate of 100%! Challenging but doable! Oh, and you’re way ahead from the Daemons Forum. 

 

FORUM: DEATHWATCH

Re-vowing rate of 38%. That’s good. Completion rate of 33%. That’s great! Capitalise on those traits, because with an average vow of 244pts (the lowest in the ETL) you can do a lot. The DW have access to all the diverse SM units and once you’re comfortable with painting black you can do wonders! And 8 participants is not that low either – although if more join in the next couple of days the better! Work on those vows and go for re-fills as fast as you can – this is the way to play this and you are very well positioned to do it!

 

FORUM: CHAOS SPACE MARINES

Well, here we are: participation increased by 14% in Week 4 making the CSMs the most populous Outpost among all in the ETL. The average vow is somewhat lower than the ETL average and that boosts re-vowing expectations too. The pledged points are the highest vs. every other forum in the ETL so they have a lot going for them to become ETL champions again this year. However, there are some points of concern. For one, the completion rate of 5% leaves something to be desired and the re-vowing rate is only 5% too. It is not as worrying as in other Forums though, because the challenge here is high completion rate among first vows. That’s the first step in order to utilise your superior resources. If you achieve that then you have little to fear – just finish what you said you would in your first vows and then you’ll be in an extremely strong position! Rely on the most motivated amongst you to deliver through many re-vowings and you’ll find that your advantage is going away. Focus on your fist vows and bring your numerical advantage to bear!

 

FORUMS: CHAOS DAEMONS & LatD

Both of these forums have very small participation of two each. There were no additions in Week 4 in either forum and one can only hope that new participants will show up in the last remaining days of recruitment. The Daemons are doing better with one completion while both Forums have an average vow of c. 600pts. I believe their common goal is to achieve the 100% completion rate and support as much as possible the Realm of Chaos Faction to go for the first position. Also, the LatD must accelerate a bit, they are currently the only Forum in the ETL with zero completions. 

 

FORUMS: XENOS

Before I go into detail, I have to say that all Xenos Forums are prime candidates for 100% completion rates. Now in detail: The Aeldarihave the second lowest score in the ETL (6pts) which is a combination of low pledged points and low completion rate (only 5%). With 3 participants and an average vow 623pts these are also good candidates for achieving the 100% completion rate. The Necronshad a very slow Week 4. With no new participants and only one new vow and an average vow below the ETL average it means that they need to step up their game. They do have a considerable number of points pledged and they can certainly leverage it by some early completions – in fact they are very close to their in-Faction arch-rivals the Tau – so they must be prepared for some steep competition. Increase completions and work on the re-vowing front, preferably without further lowering the average vow – you do not have the numbers to let it slide! Similarly, the Orkshad no new participants and no new vows in this week nor did they report any completions. It appears that Week 4 passed them by. And it is a pity – especially after such a vibrant Week 3. Their low average vow is perfect for some early completions and, in the context of Xenos, they can bring about the fortunes of their Forum. Currently they have pledged less points than the Aeldari – the Xenos forum with the least participants. I think this will change as the event matures but it will take some re-vowing action to achieve it. And re-vowing implies early completions! There is no magic here, just do your painting Waaagh! The Tauappear to be the leaders of the Xenos Faction at this point, but Week 4 was also a slow one for them. No new participants, no new vows and no completions. Still they have the most points pledged among the Xenos and they are quire industrious in their updates. I expect that Week 5 will some completions and a restart of their engines. Lastly the Tyranids. Well here things seem to be stirring. One new participant bringing them at par with the Tau which is great and gives the options going forward. However, this must be coupled with completions and re-vowing and the new vows should ideally come at higher points as to raise their total to above the Tau levels. It is a challenging situation, but it appears that there is activity and that activity will be rewarded. Keep working and only good things will come. 

 

FORUM: AoD-L

Static. Yes, they have a significant amount of points pledged, higher than the SWs and the DAs at this point. I guess the best strategy here is to see completions of first vows but given their astronomical average vow (the highest by far in the ETL) this might take some time. Still the trick here is to stay focused. If you manage a high completion rate among first vows this will lead to a substantial advantage not only against their Traitor rivals but also against some of the leading Forums in the ETL. Complete your first vows and you’ll be in a very strong position.

 

FORUM: AoD-T

The Traitors had another participant this week and another vow was placed – so things move towards the right direction. Their pledged points are quite a few but lag vs. the Loyalists. If they are to improve their situation, they have the hard task of completing their first vows earlier than the Loyalists (not an easy task given their very high average vow) and then re-vow at a rate that outruns the AoD-L. This is very challenging but that the only way to do it. Complete fist vows AND re-vow fast – not the position I’d like to be in, but if one Forum can pull this through that’s the followers of Horus! 

 

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SATELITE EVENTS

 
For those interested in the satellite events :
 
THE MARK OF THE LIBER: A Liber event to write about your ETL entries

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CROSSING THE RUBICON: A Dark Angels' Primaris event:
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THE HUNT OF THE FALLEN: A Dark Angels' Deathwing event:
Hidden Content

 
THE MARCH OF THE FALLEN: A Chaos, Fallen themed event: 
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CHAOS SPAWN BEAUTY PAGEANT: A Chaos Spawn Beauty Pageant:
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BLACK CRUSADE 2019: Vowing your soul for Chaos - an age-old ETL tradition!
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CHALLENGES

 
Also some challenges have been issued and I'm repeating them here, so they will not be forgotten in the mists of time. If other such challenges have been made, notify me and I will add them to the list:
 
Captain Semper: 

 

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Lord Raulf: IF the SWs get a higherETL[font=tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3] Score than the DAs by the end of the event, I will paint 5 SWs Battle leaders corresponding to the 5 top scoring SWs players. Furthermore, I'll customise those Battle Leaders to the specs of the 5 top scoring SWs players, so it could be anything from Power armour, Terminator Armour (any kind), Primaris or on Thunder Wolf.

Something similar to the "Debt to the Wolves" I did some years ago (see my sig).
 
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Now the Wolves have 20 participants! If you guys make it 30 by the end of the recruitment period (July 1st), I, Captain Semper, Member of the Inner Circle and The Master of Recruits, will paint 5 Wolven straight out of the box and dedicate each one to the five higher scoring SWs participants in ETL VII.

 

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RikuEru:Lord Ranulf of the Thunderwolf Clan has heard your brave words, Captain Semper of the First. For the glory of Russ and the Allfather, I shall make you eat them!
 
Lord Ranulf pledges for the VLKA FENRYKA! Honour and Victory to the SPACE WOLVES Chapter!

 

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IF the DAs get a higher ETL Score than the SWs by the end of the event, I will paint a 5 man squad of Primaris Dark Angels and the DA Lieutenant (Zahariel?) dedicated to the 5 top scoring DAs players and honourable (Captain) Semper. (The difference in rank is merely on GWs part and not a personal attack)

While my collection and bits boxes do not allow me to make the "commission" as customizable as yours, I will ensure all 6 of them will be converted to be characterful, worthy Sons of the Lion and painted to the best of my abilities.

 
Slave to Darkness:

 

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IF the Dark Angels or the vastly superior warriors of the Wolves get a higher score than the Chaos Marine faction I will dedicate a mini to the top three Fraeter from that forum. I would go five but I lack the required bits to do so, and if both forums beat Chaos Ill do the top three from both...

 

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THE DEADLINE FOR NEW PARTICIPANTS IN ON JULY 1ST, 2019 AT 17:00 GMT

ONLY 36HRS REMAIN

AFTER THAT PARTIICPANTS MAY ENTED ONLY WITH OUT-OF-COMPETITION VOWS


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ETL VII DOORS ARE NOW CLOSED TO NEW PARTICIPANTS!


ONLY OUT-OF-COMPETITION ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED BEYOND THIS POINT!




TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:


Adeptus Astartes - 151
Space Marines - 53
Blood Angels - 37
Dark Angels - 37
Space Wolves - 24

Forces of the Imperium - 59
Adepta Sororitas - 6
Adeptus Mechanicus - 11
Astra Militarum - 22
Imperial Agents - 6
Grey Knights - 5
Deathwatch - 9

Realm of Chaos - 76
Chaos Space Marines - 71
Chaos Daemons - 3
The Lost and the Damned - 2

Xenos - 31
Aeldari - 4
Necrons - 8
Orks - 5
T'au Empire - 6
Tyranids - 8

Age of Darkness - 27
AoD-L - 14
AoD-T - 13

ETL VII TOTAL - 344
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+++ETL VII - WEEK 5 UPDATE+++

 
 
During Week 5 we saw the closing of the gates to new participants and by now the teams are fixed. It is evident that Chaos Space Marines have by far the biggest following with 71, followed by the Space Marines with 53. This is quite an advantage for the CSMs but remains to be seen what they’ll make of it. On a faction level the picture is quite the opposite with SMs having 151 participants and CSMs just 76. 
 
Now let’s see Week 5 results at a glance:
 

E TENEBRAE LUX VII – Week 5
Faction/ForumParticipantsVowsPoints pledgedAvg. Vow Completions CRSCR
Adeptus Astartes 151 181 115,630 63920,605 17.8% 3,672
Space Marines 536541,938645 7,013 16.7% 1,173
Blood Angels 37 4231,267 7446,739 21.6% 1,452
Dark Angels 37 49 23,537 480 5,057 21.5% 1,087
Space Wolves 24 25 18,888 756 1,796 9.5% 171
IFOR 59 73 36,035 494 6,243 17.3% 1,082
Adepta Sororitas 6 9 3,231 359 1,062 32.9% 349
AdMech 11 13 10,081 775 1,67516.6% 278
Astra Militarum 22 23 11,778 512 878 7.5% 65
Imperial Agents 6 10 4,957 496 1,518 30.6% 465
Grey Knights 5 6 2,634 439 238 9.0% 22
Deathwatch 8 12 3,354 280 872 26.0% 227
Realm of Chaos 76 85 50,398 593 5,646 11.2% 633
Chaos Space Marines 71 79 45,521576 5,28111.6% 613
Chaos Daemons 3 4 3,684 921 365 9.9% 36
LatD 2 2 1,193 597 0 0.0% 0
Xenos 31 40 21,146 529 5,489 26.0% 633
Aeldari 4 5 3,294 659 121 3.7% 4
Necrons 8 9 4,725 525 320 6.8% 22
Orks 5 8 2,900 363 1,968 67.9% 1,336
T’au Empire 5 8 6,276785 2,235 35.6% 796
Tyranids 8 10 3,951 395 845 21.4% 181
AoD 27 33 48,811 1,479 9,867 20.2% 1,995
AoD-L 14 17 25,139 1,479 6,767 26.9% 1,822
AoD-T 13 16 23,672 1,480 3,100 13.1% 406
Total ETL VII 344 412 272,020 660 47,850 17.6% 8,417

 

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FACTIONS

 

FACTION: ADEPTUS ASTARTES

As expected, the Astartes is the most populous Faction. With 151 participants they have a huge advantage, as is their 115.6k pts pledged – by far the highest number vs. any other Faction. But this must also translate to completions and at the moment, the Astartes have a completion rate virtually at the average of the ETL – so given their superior numbers they are in a good place. However more needs to be done, it’s early and have just the ETL average CR, won’t be enough in the final stages of the event.

 

FACTION: IFOR

IFOR is in third place in terms of participants with 59 and they have (at this point) completed 6.2k pts. This translates to a CR at the average of the ETL – something they need to accelerate going forward. I guess the Faction’s weaker point is the low average vow – the lowest among the 5 Factions. If the average vow of the IFOR was to rise to just the ETL average that would add 12k pts to IFOR’s pledged points bringing them at par with the Realm of Chaos and the AoD. So the message is clear: new vows must come at more than 500pts each in order to steadily raise the average. It is a pity – you have the human resources right there – yet they are underutilised… 

 

FACTION: REALM OF CHAOS

The second strongest Faction in terms of participation and in terms of points pledged (with AoD very, very close). 76 participants is impressive, no doubt about that and so is the 50k+ pts pledged. What is not very impressive is their CR of just 11.2% - the lowest in the ETL. That is worrying as time flies and the other Factions are far more industrious – By the end of next week we’ll be half-way through the event. If there is a counter-attack to be had, you’d better do it soon.  

 

FACTION: XENOS

The Xenos are a pleasant surprise. They managed more participants than the AoD (unthinkable even as recently as last year) and they have at the moment, the highest completion rate in the ETL and the highest re-vowing rate. But their average vow is the second smallest in the ETL and this would be a handicap at the later stages of the event. It is very important hterfore, to see extensive re-vowing and with vows well above 500pts each in order to close the gap. Still, at this point, the Xenos have third position overall after the Astartes and the AoD. Not bad… 

 

FACTION: AoD

OK, this borders on heroic. Hear me out: 27 participants is the lowest following among the 5 ETL Factions – a far cry from the popularity of previous years. BUT: despite the modest following they have an average vow of 1,479pts or 2.2x above the ETL average.  On top of that, their completion rate is north of 20%, the second highest in the ETL while their SCR is the second highest after the Astartes and their second vows are already 30% of their first vows in terms of points. So now, going forward the AoD Faction should focus on a high completion rate and frantic, frantic re-vowing to make up for their lack of participants. They can afford lower value vows but they need to keep vowing. Of course the chances of lower value vows given the rivalry between the two Forums is slim. 

 

FORUMS

 

FORUM: SPACE MARINES 

The SMs ended up as the second most populous Forum after CSMs with 53 participants. This is a good place to be, especially as the average vow is practically at par with the ETL average. Furthermore, they are very active: with 42k pts pledged they are only some 3.6k points behind the CSMs and their re-vowing rate is at a very respectable 23%. True, their completion rate of 16.7% is not the strongest and is in fact somewhat lower than the ETL average so this is certainly something that needs to be addressed going forward. Their numbers can make up for a less than stellar completion rate but, ultimately, the completion rate is the key to victory. Just to showcase the importance of the CR, the other two largest Astartes Forums, the BAs and the DAs, with significantly fewer resources, have managed to achieve higher score on the back of better completion rates. 

 

FORUM: BLOOD ANGELS

The BAs have managed a respectable 37 participants getting them at par with the DAs. But they enjoy a much higher average vow that leads to a significant 7.7k pts advantage over the latter. However, they are still 10.6k pts behind the SMs – a significant gap that can only be mitigated through a high completion rate. Currently they have achieved that with a completion rate some 5 percentage points higher than the SMs and that translates to a superior score. However, the ETL is a marathon, not a sprint, and given their limited resources, the BAs must maintain the pace throughout the event. The low re-vowing rate of just 14%, is cause for alarm. 

 

FORUM: DARK ANGELS

The DAs are in a similar situation with the BAs only harder. They also have 37 participants, a similar completion rate and a much better re-vowing rate at 32%. However, they are plagued with a very low average vow of just 480pts. This is a huge handicap as it puts them at a significant disadvantage vs. the big players of the ETL. So, despite having a respectable 37 participants and 49 vows, they only have pledged 23.5k pts or 7.7k pts less than the BAs and 18k pts behind the SMs. In order to turn this low average vow into an advantage the DAs need to achieve a lot of early completions, ii) vow again ASAP, iii) have new vows coming in in increasingly higher pts. i) and ii) seem to be happening given their relatively high completion rate and re-vowing rate, however their average vow does not seem to pick up.

 

FORUM: SPACE WOLVES

The SWs have fewer participants vs. all other Astartes Forums at 24. They do have the highest average vow – but it’s not that high as to make up for their subdued participation. Well, to be fair, their pledged points are not so far behind the DAs so in principle they can certainly threaten their in-Faction arch rivals. But the problem seems to be in the completion rate (and therefore the re-vowing rate too). With a completion rate below 10% there is little they can do to threaten the DAs and they put themselves in a precarious position to be threatened by other Forums that have significantly smaller following. To underline my point, the Tyranids that have only 8 participants and an average vow almost half of that of the SWs have at this point a higher score based on completion rate alone. In short: you really need to accelerate your completions and start re-vowing fast, without lowering your average vow in any significant way. 

 

FORUM: ADEPTA SORORITAS

This is a very productive forum. With a following of just 6, they are utilising their resources very efficiently. The completion rate is among the strongest in the ETL at 33% and the re-vowing rate stands at a humongous 50%, the Sisters sure make their presence felt! To drive the point home. This amazing performance resulted in the SoBs having the second highest SCR in the IFOR Faction, well above the Astra Militarum who are the leaders within the IFOR in terms of participation. I sure hope they continue to deliver completions and work thorough their stash of Imperial forces until the new SoB’s Codex arrive!

 

FORUM: ADEPTUS MECHANICUS

With 11 participants, the AdMech is the second strongest Forum within the IFOR. Not only that but it has the highest average vow and is only 1.7k pts behind the Astra Militarum despite the latter having literally double the number of participants. Interestingly, the re-vowing rate at 18% is hardly something to write home about. Given that the average vow is heavily influenced by the Titan, it means that there are quite a few vows at a much lower value (6 vows below 500pts remain unfinished). This is a unique opportunity to see some of these vows done and re-vow in order to leverage the AdMech further and support that Titan. This year the AdMech can become Primus Inter Pares within the IFOR Faction!

 

FORUM: ASTRA MILITARUM

As is historically the case, the Astra Militarum is the main power within IFOR. With 22 participants, they have double the resources of the second most populous Forum. They also have the most points pledged but the average vow is well below the ETL average and even more so compared to the AdMech – their main rivals in the IFOR. The main problem here though, is not the low average vow – with their numerical advantage it is quite possible to mitigate that. The main problem is their extremely low completion rate of 7% and meagre re-vowing rate of just 5%. The Guard really needs to snap into action, start delivering on the completions’ front. Nothing matters if the completions do not come, not the participants nor the points pledged. It’s time to start reporting completions!

 

FORUM: IMPERIAL AGENTS

And speaking of completions, Imperial Agents is another Forum with relatively small participation yet very high completion rate of 31%. In fact, the Imperial Agents have pledged more points than each of the SoB’s, the GKs and the DWs. And if it weren’t for the Titan, they’d be at par with the AdMech as well. In short, their strong performance to this point is reflected in their SCR which is the highest in the IFOR! This is not as surprising if one considers the humongous re-vowing rate of 67% - the highest in the ETL at this point. And that’s not all, we still wait for a vow to be properly priced so their total points pledged, and average vow may very well improve further. 

 

FORUM: GREY KNIGHTS

For the GKs this was a non-week. There was not a new vow, not a completion and no new participants. It is  fact though that the GK have 5 participants already – that’s more than they 2 they had last year but their average vow is relatively low – so the way forward is to complete as fast as possible the first vow, re-vow (preferably at higher pts/vow) and leverage your resources. One thing you can ill afford is letting weeks go by idly…

 

FORUM: DEATHWATCH

Deathwatch added another participant up to a total of 9. This is not a bad tally but this is where the good news end. The DW has the lowest average vow of the ETL at 280pts – a number that pre-disposes readers for high completion rates. And to some extent this is true as completion rate for the DW is 26% - but is it enough? With such a low average vow, one could expect exceptionally high completion rates- something that would allow for repeated re-vowings driving the SCR higher and higher. As it stands now, the re-vowing rate is at 33%, which is not bad in itself, but when compared to the Agents for example (who actually have almost double average vow), well, it leaves something to be desired. So, recourses is not the issue, it’s how fast you’re going through them, and how fast you add new ones. Let’s hope Week 6 is going to be more productive for the DWs – this is really an opportunity!

 

FORUM: CHAOS SPACE MARINES

Chaos Marines are without a doubt the most populous Forum by far. They have an enormous following of 71 participants – that 34% more than their immediate rival, the SMs. They also have the more points pledged than any other forum. So in terms of resources they are fully stocked. But what about performance. Well, their average vow is below the ETL average and their re-vowing rate of 11% look uninspiring. In fact, the SMs with notably lower participation, they have managed to have only 3.6k pledged points less and a SCR of 2x higher. And it’s not only the SMs… The BAs and the DAs have a higher SCR vs. the CSMs despite having almost half the participation each. At this point, there are Xenos forums with single digit number of participants that have higher SCR than the CSMs. That means that the Chaos team is underutilizing its resources, it’s been complacent in a way. Now, there is no question that their superior numbers will show eventually, but the more it takes, the more time you give to your main rivals to build a solid defence. A low CR can eliminate any advantage in terms of participants or points pledged. 

 

FORUMS: CHAOS DAEMONS & LatD

The Chaos Daemons had their completion rate lowered as a new participant joined the fray and now new completions were registered. That’s good news as Daemons now build up their stock of pts and hopefully we’ll see not only more vows and completion coming out of the Forum, but also possibly achieve the 100% completion rate – the holy grail of the ETL

 

Much like the GKs, the LatD had a non-week in Week 5. With only two participants and an average vow below the ETL average, this is a great opportunity to go for the mythical 100% completion rate. Or finish up quickly and go for the amazing new Chaos Knights – surely you cannot pass on that! But at the moment it’s the only Forum that has yet to report a single completion. 

 

FORUMS: XENOS

The Aeldariare now 4-strong and have and average vow spot-on the ETL average. However, their completion rate is the lowest in the ETL bar the LatD who have zero. It is interesting because the Aeldari have more points pledged than the Orks, yet the score is nowhere near. The answer is simple: let’s see some quick wins guys, let’s see some completions – you may very well drive the Aeldari to a very high score even with a couple more vows completed. The 

 

Necronswent in limbo for a week. Nothing happened. No new recruits, no completions now new vows… This is kind of worrying as inactivity in contagious. You really need to snap into action: you are the Forum with the most participants in the Xenos faction – that’s a valuable resource! Then you have the second most points pledged. With a rigorous completion rate you have no reason to settle for second best. You can win this, but you must put a lot of effort and early on in the process. You delay and you just give more time to your rivals to build up significant blocks of points and completion rates that will be hard to challenge in the closing stages of the event. 

 

The Orkson the other had are doing a splendid job! Do they have the most participants? No. Do they have the most points pledged? No, they actually have the fewest points pledged. Do they have the highest score? Yes!!! In a frantic production spree and ample use of the new contrast paints to a great effect, they have achieved the highest completion rate in the ETL (yes, the entire ETL – not just the Xenos Faction) of 68%! And their re-vowing rate of 60% is second only to the Imperial Agents making for an explosive result! Their SCR is higher than any Forum form the Xenos, Realm of Chaos and IFOR Factions. What can I say? Impressed? 

 

The Tauon the other hand, with 6 participants have the highest average vow in the ETL outside the (crazy) AoD. That means they have them most points pledged in the Xenos Faction and on top of that they have a very respectable completion rate of 36% and a re-vowing rate of 33%! Well, although the Orks are leading at the moment, the Tau have the recourses and the resolve to come on top over time. That is provided they continue keeping pace with their productivity and drive. However, the competition is tough, not only by the Orks but every Xenos Forum seems way more committed this year vs. the past. 

 

Which brings us nicely to the Tyranids… They have the most participants in the Xenos Faction (tied with the Necrons) and the most vows. They also have almost 4k pts pledged – only 774 pts less than the Necrons but with a 25% re-vowing rate and a 21% completion rate they look to be in a very good place. However, when compared with the monstrous completion rate of the Orks and the high completion rate of the Tau, it means they need to try harder. Finishing vows early and re-vowing is the way forward. And this must be done while raising the average vow – so maybe more point-rich items should start making an appearance? 

 

FORUM: AoD-L & AoD-T

I’m going to talk about these two Forums together. AoD-L has 14 participants, AoD-T has 13.  AoD-L has 25k pts pledged, AoD-T has 24k pts pledged. The average vow is identical at 1,480. Talking about a closely run game here, no? The AoD-L seems to have an edge in completions at the moment with a completion rate of 27% but this advantage may just be a function of time and could vanish once the AoD-T catches up with a completion or two. This rivalry between the two Forums has the effect that the AoD-L has the highest score in the ETL presently and stands to rise further given some recent vows that I’ve seen taking place… I have to say this is going to watched very closely even by Forums that command way more numerous resources! But, enthusiasm aside, the fact that the resources of either of the AoD Forums are fairly limited, will eventually hit home… Unless they continue with this grim resolve and drive re-vowing rates from the low 20s currently to the high 80s while maintaining their advantage in the average vow. Doable? Well if it is to be done, it’s going to be done by the AoD crowd! 

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SATELITE EVENTS

 
For those interested in the satellite events :
 
THE MARK OF THE LIBER: A Liber event to write about your ETL entries

Hidden Content

 
CROSSING THE RUBICON: A Dark Angels' Primaris event:
Hidden Content

 
THE HUNT OF THE FALLEN: A Dark Angels' Deathwing event:
Hidden Content

 
THE MARCH OF THE FALLEN: A Chaos, Fallen themed event: 
Hidden Content

 
CHAOS SPAWN BEAUTY PAGEANT: A Chaos Spawn Beauty Pageant:
Hidden Content

 
BLACK CRUSADE 2019: Vowing your soul for Chaos - an age-old ETL tradition!
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CHALLENGES

 
 
Captain Semper:
 

IF the SWs get a higherETL[font=tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3] Score than the DAs by the end of the event, I will paint 5 SWs Battle leaders corresponding to the 5 top scoring SWs players. Furthermore, I'll customise those Battle Leaders to the specs of the 5 top scoring SWs players, so it could be anything from Power armour, Terminator Armour (any kind), Primaris or on Thunder Wolf.
 
Something similar to the "Debt to the Wolves" I did some years ago (see my sig).
 
ALSO:
 
Now the Wolves have 20 participants! If you guys make it 30 by the end of the recruitment period (July 1st), I, Captain Semper, Member of the Inner Circle and The Master of Recruits, will paint 5 Wolven straight out of the box and dedicate each one to the five higher scoring SWs participants in ETL VII.

 
Lord Raulf:

Lord Ranulf of the Thunderwolf Clan has heard your brave words, Captain Semper of the First. For the glory of Russ and the Allfather, I shall make you eat them!
 
Lord Ranulf pledges for the VLKA FENRYKA! Honour and Victory to the SPACE WOLVES Chapter!

  
RikuEru:

IF the DAs get a higher ETL Score than the SWs by the end of the event, I will paint a 5 man squad of Primaris Dark Angels and the DA Lieutenant (Zahariel?) dedicated to the 5 top scoring DAs players and honourable (Captain) Semper. (The difference in rank is merely on GWs part and not a personal attack)
 
While my collection and bits boxes do not allow me to make the "commission" as customizable as yours, I will ensure all 6 of them will be converted to be characterful, worthy Sons of the Lion and painted to the best of my abilities.

 
Slave to Darkness:

IF the Dark Angels or the vastly superior warriors of the Wolves get a higher score than the Chaos Marine faction I will dedicate a mini to the top three Fraeter from that forum. I would go five but I lack the required bits to do so, and if both forums beat Chaos Ill do the top three from both...

 
Captain Semper:

I Captain Semper, Member of the Inner Circle and the Master of Recruits, hereby vow that if the BAs achieve a higher SCR than the DAs at the end of the event, I'll paint, to the best of my ability, the Space Hulk Terminators except the guy with the Flamer in proper BA colours!

 
Mr. Yellow:

If the DA's have a higher SCR than BAs I'll eat my hat  make the squad heraldry for the next termie squad I paint be suitably Dark Angely (real word??).
 
Cheers
LM

 

Darnok:

I, Darnok, promise to vow for the Lost And The Damned forum for ETL VIII, if and only if the conditions above are met. Glory to the Dark Gods!


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Only comment so far: Chaos Daemons have 3 participants, not 23 (if only!).



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thx - the back-space did't do its thing. biggrin.png

 

I've added the Factions' commentary - but the Forums will not be up today... ermm.gif


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Thanks for the update semper, I can only imagine the amount of time this takes for you, so it's understandable if there are delays.

I and all the forum appreciate the effort you put in
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Iron within!

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Thx man! Now it's complete! :)


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Another great read Captain Semper, thank you for your relentless work!


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Thx Darnok, it's a 3.5k word essay every week! :lol: 

 

I might need to revisit that format next year... :rolleyes:


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We be nice if Orks would storm a win this year.. ;)
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Thx Darnok, it's a 3.5k word essay every week! :lol:

I might need to revisit that format next year... :rolleyes:


You could still do a weekly update of the major groups. And do a monthly faction write down? You’ll have more material and numbers to evaluate the progress.

Anyway love the work you put into this!
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I really like the weekly in-depth reviews, but believe they make most sense during the first month. After that one detailed review every two weeks and one faction overview each week is more than enough. Maybe return to weekly reviews for the last two weeks?

 

Either way, I appreciate all the hard work put into ETL! thumbsup.gif


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To be fair, my LatD vows are pretty sizeable (literally). When the new codex comes out will there be a points revision for my vow? Not sure how that works.
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With a 11k points edge astartes can bag an easy win. Glad that the heresy old guard is still going strong despite all the tough "love" they've been getting from forgeworld.
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Chaos just got Knights so it will be interesting to see what that does.
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they gotta do all the starting vows first!


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Correct! ;)

 

BTW, I will be travelling for the most part tomorrow, so expect the cut-off for the 7th Weekly Update will be fairly late in the day. :)



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Correct! ;)
 
BTW, I will be travelling for the most part tomorrow, so expect the cut-off for the 7th Weekly Update will be fairly late in the day. :)


Excellent.....I may just get my vow finished then....

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+++ETL VII - WEEK 6 UPDATE+++

 
 Week 6 was (as expected) a bit less productive than Week 5 with 17.5k pts complete vs. 23.5k the previous Week. As the initial hype and the drive for new recruits dies out following the closing of the doors to new participants, the long month of July started to take hold. That said things are way better than I anticipated, judging from the regular updates in most forums, so although completions may be lagging, activity suggests that things will be happening in Week 7. Just to point out though, we’re effectively at the middle-point of the event, so keep that in mind everybody! 

 

Now let’s see Week 6 results at a glance:

 

E TENEBRAE LUX VII – Week 6
Faction/ForumParticipantsVowsPoints pledgedAvg. Vow Completions CRSCR
Adeptus Astartes 151 191 121,706 63727,015 22.2% 5,997
Space Marines 536943,702 633 9,619 22.0% 2,117
Blood Angels 37 4533,170 7378,153 24.6% 2,004
Dark Angels 37 51 24,438 479 6,080 24.9% 1,513
Space Wolves 24 26 20,369 784 3,163 15.5% 491
IFOR 59 78 38,162 489 7,751 20.3% 1,574
Adepta Sororitas 6 11 3,566 324 1,302 36.5% 475
AdMech 11 13 10,081 775 1,67516.6% 278
Astra Militarum 22 25 13,267 531 1,782 13.4% 239
Imperial Agents 6 10 4,957 496 1,518 30.6% 465
Grey Knights 5 6 2,634 439 238 9.0% 22
Deathwatch 9 13 3,657 281 1,236 33.8% 418
Realm of Chaos 76 89 50,800 593 7,436 14.1% 1,047
Chaos Space Marines 71 82 47,313577 6,56513.9% 911
Chaos Daemons 3 5 4,294 859 871 20.3% 177
LatD 2 2 1,193 597 0 0.0% 0
Xenos 31 44 23,543 535 8,640 36.7% 3,171
Aeldari 4 5 3,294 659 121 3.7% 4
Necrons 8 9 4,725 525 320 6.8% 22
Orks 5 9 3,020 336 2,088 69.1% 1,444
T’au Empire 6 9 7,440 827 3,392 45.6% 1,546
Tyranids 8 12 5,062 422 2,719 53.7% 1,460
AoD 27 35 51,874 1,482 14,587 28.1% 4,102
AoD-L 14 17 25,139 1,479 8,607 34.2% 2,947
AoD-T 13 18 26,735 1,485 5,980 22.4% 1,338
Total ETL VII 344 437 288,083 659 65,429 22.7% 14,860

 

FACTIONS

 

FACTION: ADEPTUS ASTARTES

The Astartes are leading the ETL – a forgone conclusion really as their combined resources are double their main rivals the Realm of Chaos and way more than everybody else. Interestingly, it’s not only the superior resources that are doing the trick, it’s also the amount of work they put in, with a completion rate of 22% - virtually spot-on the ETL average. Their re-vowing rate at 26% is also very decent – especially for a Faction that big. Their SCR of 6k is way ahead than everybody else, the second best held by the AoD crowd. The Astartes are in a very secure place it seems. 

 

FACTION: IFOR

The IFOR did some progress this week although there is still plenty of room for them. The SoB’s are doing great and the Deathwatch also with the Guard following suit. But there AdMech and the Agents (not to mention the GKs) had a weak Week 6 and that is reflected in the SCR that currently is only at 1.5k. Still, that’s a 50% increase on a weekly basis so that is still progress, I guess. And, with a re-vowing rate of 32% they retain a momentum. If only that momentum was evenly spread across all Forums, then we’d have a very different picture…

 

FACTION: REALM OF CHAOS

The Realm of Chaos has the most resources (participants and points pledged) second only to the Astartes. However, their productivity is not where it should be. With a completion rate of just 14% vs. 22% of the Astartes and 28% of the AoD it’s evident that they are lagging. The low completion rate also limits the re-vowing rate that currently stands at 17% - a far cry vs. their immediate rivals. Well, it all boils down to the CSMs and how soon they will spring into action. The Faction is currently in last position and the clock is ticking!

 

FACTION: XENOS

The Xenos continue their stellar performance. Yes, they have limited resources but they’re doing the most of it! With a completion rate of 37% - the highest among the 5 Factions – and a revowing rate of 42% (again the highest) they are making their mark! I just wish that the Necrons were a bit more productive, given they represent a great chunk of the Xenos resources. And hopefully we’ll see the Aeldari also increase their production… Other than that this is a very strong performance form a Faction that did not even exist in the B&C two years ago!

 

FACTION: AoD

The AoD are the kings of ETL VII so far. Sure, their limited resources do not allow them to threaten the Astartes but they do threaten the Realm of Chaos. With a SCR of 4.1k they are 4x the Realm of Chaos SCR and they have half the number of participants! Furthermore, their average vow at almost 1.5k is more than twice the ETL average while their CR at 28% is only second to the spectacular Xenos. Their re-vowing rate is also strong at 30% meaning their playing this ETL as they should: making up their numbers’ disadvantage with relentless output! Carry on that way and only good things will happen! 

 

FORUMS

 

FORUM: SPACE MARINES 

Despite being the leaders of the Faction and a good candidate for the top position this year, they are not complacent. Look at that: 22% completion rate, 30% re-vowing rate and a SCR of 2.1k they sure look to be among the stronger if not the strongest of the Forums. True, the AoD-L has a higher SCR at the moment (and actually lead the ETL on Week 6) but the SM backlog sure is a strong point of comfort. They have the firepower and the will to see this through – although any lag in the coming weeks may still prove catastrophic. Remember, CSMs are way behind at this point but that may change even within the span of a week! 

 

FORUM: BLOOD ANGELS

The BAs are also doing well. Despite having markedly fewer participants than the SMs they have a higher completion rate at 25% which gets them second position within the Faction and only 100pts behind the SMs. Will we witness a performance similar to last year with crazy completion rates? Well the key here is the re-vowing rate which currently stands at 22% but has to be further improved. You either stay consistently ahead of the curve or, if you slack, the SMs superior resources will eventually prevail. You’re doing good, but you need to keep the pace relentlessly – see what the AoD crowd are doing…

 

FORUM: DARK ANGELS

The DAs are plagued by the low average vow. They have similar CR to the BAs (a slightly better one actually), a way better re-vowing rate at 38% but this cannot translate to a higher SCR as their average vow is the lowest in the Faction at 479pts and way below the ETL average. The onlyway around that is for the new vows to come at a substantial point premium. As long as this is not the case, their SCR will remain subdued despite their heroic performance. 

 

FORUM: SPACE WOLVES

 

The SWs increased their CR to 15.5% vs. 9.5% the previous week. But more needs to be done. With an average completion rate of 23% for the entire ETL by now they really need ot boost their productivity. Their work is of high quality, not doubt about that, but their completion rate is not where it should and the same applies for their re-vowing rate that is at a VERY low 8%. Their average vow is OK – no problems there, but they need to leverage further and, while maintaining their average vow, they need more vows in – and they need them fast! So no more procrastination, if took a vow fulfil it and move to a new one ASAP! 

 

FORUM: ADEPTA SORORITAS

The Sisters have managed to have the highest score in the IFOR Faction by the end of Week 6. How did the managed that? Hard work and enthusiasm! Completion Rate at 36.5% - the highest in the IFOR, re-vowing rate at a humongous 83% - by far the highest in the ETL support the high score. Sure, they have limited resources and at some point the more populous Forums may overtake them but I expected this to have happened already. But no, the sisters stand their ground and fight aggressively creating an example of how smaller forums should play the ETL! Congratulations to all the SoB’s participants – this is the stuff of legend!

 

FORUM: ADEPTUS MECHANICUS

A non-week for the AdMech. No completions, no new vows, no change in the SCR. Guys, you cannot afford to let time go by like this. You have enough resources to make a difference and although the Titan is a very welcome addition, there are quite a few vows that can be finished in a much narrower time-frame. Completion rate of 17% is weak at this stage of the event, and the re-vowing rate of just 18% is just low. You really need to make the most in Week 7 – we’re practically half way there already. So hopefully, next week will see a reversal in the output – such that even the Fabricator General would be satisfied!

 

FORUM: ASTRA MILITARUM

Although there was activity in the Astra Militarum Forum this week the results leave something to be desired. A completion rate of just 13% is just too low. Even double that would have been just OK, but 13%? Sorry guys, you definitely need to speed up. I can see the activity but we’re half-way there already so some extra effort, especially with the first vows is absolutely needed. You have the most resources in the IFOR, your participation level and points pledged are each almost 4x that of the Sisters’ equivalent yet their SCR is higher than yours… You need to take action!

 

FORUM: IMPERIAL AGENTS

The Agents also had a non-week but here it’s a bit more understandable. I mean with a completion rate of 31% and a re-vowing rate of 67% they sure could do with a relaxation of the pace. But keep in mind that the clock is ticking. Taking it slow for a week is fine – since you’ve done great work up to this point – but relax more than that and you put your previous effort in grave danger – remember if you fail one vow, you fail all! So, I expect Week 7 to be productive, because by the end of it we would by past the mid-point of the event. The quality of the work is very high – so it makes sense to take a bit longer but you need to stay focused. 

 

FORUM: GREY KNIGHTS

GKs have a very discreet presence in the ETL so far. This week, again, there were no completions or new vows, so I expect that Week 7 ill see a bit more mobilization from their part. We’re looking at a single digit completion rate here guys. That’s low by any standards. If you just focus on your first vows, that will make a tremendous difference. Make Week 7 count!

 

FORUM: DEATHWATCH

Deathwatch is not doing bad at all. On the contrary, with a completion rate of 34% (50% among first vows) and a re-vowing rate of 44% they are in a pretty good shape indeed. All I can say here is that they suffer from a very low average vow – the lowest in the ETL in fact. So, my only advice here would be to beef up the average vow by making new vows at levels higher than the ETL average – this would make a world of difference! Other than that, keep doing your good work!

 

FORUM: CHAOS SPACE MARINES

From a forum with so many resources (participants + points pledged) and such an illustrious history, I’d expect way more progress at this point of the event. There was of course some progress this past week, but the rates are uninspiring at best: Completion rate of 14% and re-vowing rate of 15%? Seriously? From the CSM Forum? Well this is fully reflected in their SCR of just 911 which is below most Xenos Forums, all the Astartes Forums bar the Wolves and of course way below both AoD Forums. This very mediocre result is also reflected on the Real of Chaos level given how important the CSMs are for this Faction. The Realm of Chaos at this point has the last position in the event! Let’s see what’s going to happen on Week 7.

 

FORUMS: CHAOS DAEMONS & LatD

Chaos Daemons had some progress last week – their completion rate doubled vs. last week to 20%. Not only that but their re-vowing rate is now at 67% - impressive to say the least! This is just great guys, keep that momentum (without allowing your average vow to slip) and only good things will happen to you!Τhe LatD on the other hand did not had any progress in Week 6 and are the only forum with a completion rate of zero midway through the event. However, I saw a lot of progress taking place so I wouldn’t be surprised to see a serious reversal in the next couple of weeks. I sure hope so anyway!

 

FORUMS: XENOS

The Aeldariwent silent this week. They currently have the lowest, non-zero, completion rate in the ETL at only 4%. However, there is work happening in the background and I’m confident that Week 7 will show a totally different picture. Just keep in mind guys, by the end of Week 7 we would be past the mid-point of the event. In a similar vein, the Necronsalso had zero results this week which is kind of disappointing given the amount of resources they encompass. They too have a very low and single-digit completion rate, so this relaxed attitude have me worried. There is no smart tactic here, we really need to see some solid completions – especially when the other three Xenos Forums show very strong performance. C’mon guys, let’s see those dynasties take to the battlefield! TheOrkson the other hand are just amazing: they have the highest completion rate in the ETL at this stage at almost 70% and a re-vowing rate of 80% (second only to the Sisters and by only 3 percentage points). Their main problem? Low average vow. That means that despite the stellar performance, this is only partially reflected to the SCR. If only new vows come at higher points, that’ll be awesome! The Taudo not have this problem as their average vow at 827 pts is among the highest in the ETL (second highest in fact after the Daemons if we exclude the AoD crazies). Not only that, but with a decent 46% completion rate and 50% re-vowing rate they seem super committed to be the Primus Inter Pares within the Xenos Faction. Having said that, their SCR is not that far ahead from the Orks or the Tyranids, so they need to keep the pace or they will be overwhelmed by the Waaagh or be devoured by the Hive Mind! Speaking of the Hive Mind, the Tyranidsalso show a very strong performance. They have the second strongest SCR in the Xenos Faction, a completion rate of 54% and a re-vowing rate of 50%. The enthusiasm and the commitment is evident and I sure hope it continues to the end! They can do with a higher average vow though – this is a handicap they share with the Orks (and Tyranids are even worse) but not with the Tau which with similar completion rates will deliver way more points… So more point-rich vows going forward? Whatever you do though, do not compromise your completion rate!

 

FORUM: AoD-L

We enter the twilight zone. Virtually 1.5k average vow. Completion rate at 34%. Re-vowing rate at 21%. That mix produces a SCR of almost 3k – quite simply the highest in the ETL at the end of Week 6. So what could go wrong? Well, I’d argue that the re-vowing rate is not that big but hey! We’re talking 1.5k average vow here. This does take some time to complete. No, all you need to do, is continue exactly the same. Exactly. That means, keep reporting completions and keep re-vowing at a similar point level. This is a very strong combo where most of your rivals will find very hard to follow. Except maybe the AoD-T…

 

FORUM: AoD-T

Well the AoD-T has the highest average vow in the ETL – even higher than the AoD-L. They have one participant less but one vow more and this is reflected by the superior re-vowing rate of 38%. However their Completion Rate at 22% leaves them behind the AoD-L in terms of SCR. But the points are pledged, it only takes time to close the gap – at least in theory. It is interesting that their second vows hold as many points as their first vows – something that’s not the case for the AoD-L. That means that it is equally important to them to have their second vows done – the usual advise to focus on first vows is not as applicable here as in other forums. So let’s see what Week 7 will bring!

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SATELITE EVENTS

 
For those interested in the satellite events :
 
THE MARK OF THE LIBER: A Liber event to write about your ETL entries

Hidden Content

 
CROSSING THE RUBICON: A Dark Angels' Primaris event:
Hidden Content

 
THE HUNT OF THE FALLEN: A Dark Angels' Deathwing event:
Hidden Content

 
THE MARCH OF THE FALLEN: A Chaos, Fallen themed event: 
Hidden Content

 
CHAOS SPAWN BEAUTY PAGEANT: A Chaos Spawn Beauty Pageant:
Hidden Content

 
BLACK CRUSADE 2019: Vowing your soul for Chaos - an age-old ETL tradition!
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CHALLENGES

 
 
Captain Semper:
 

IF the SWs get a higherETL[font=tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3] Score than the DAs by the end of the event, I will paint 5 SWs Battle leaders corresponding to the 5 top scoring SWs players. Furthermore, I'll customise those Battle Leaders to the specs of the 5 top scoring SWs players, so it could be anything from Power armour, Terminator Armour (any kind), Primaris or on Thunder Wolf.
 
Something similar to the "Debt to the Wolves" I did some years ago (see my sig).
 
ALSO:
 
Now the Wolves have 20 participants! If you guys make it 30 by the end of the recruitment period (July 1st), I, Captain Semper, Member of the Inner Circle and The Master of Recruits, will paint 5 Wolven straight out of the box and dedicate each one to the five higher scoring SWs participants in ETL VII.

 
Lord Raulf:

Lord Ranulf of the Thunderwolf Clan has heard your brave words, Captain Semper of the First. For the glory of Russ and the Allfather, I shall make you eat them!
 
Lord Ranulf pledges for the VLKA FENRYKA! Honour and Victory to the SPACE WOLVES Chapter!

  
RikuEru:

IF the DAs get a higher ETL Score than the SWs by the end of the event, I will paint a 5 man squad of Primaris Dark Angels and the DA Lieutenant (Zahariel?) dedicated to the 5 top scoring DAs players and honourable (Captain) Semper. (The difference in rank is merely on GWs part and not a personal attack)
 
While my collection and bits boxes do not allow me to make the "commission" as customizable as yours, I will ensure all 6 of them will be converted to be characterful, worthy Sons of the Lion and painted to the best of my abilities.

 
Slave to Darkness:

IF the Dark Angels or the vastly superior warriors of the Wolves get a higher score than the Chaos Marine faction I will dedicate a mini to the top three Fraeter from that forum. I would go five but I lack the required bits to do so, and if both forums beat Chaos Ill do the top three from both...

 
Captain Semper:

I Captain Semper, Member of the Inner Circle and the Master of Recruits, hereby vow that if the BAs achieve a higher SCR than the DAs at the end of the event, I'll paint, to the best of my ability, the Space Hulk Terminators except the guy with the Flamer in proper BA colours!

 
Mr. Yellow:

If the DA's have a higher SCR than BAs I'll eat my hat  make the squad heraldry for the next termie squad I paint be suitably Dark Angely (real word??).
 
Cheers
LM

 
Darnok:

I, Darnok, promise to vow for the Lost And The Damned forum for ETL VIII, if and only if the conditions above are met. Glory to the Dark Gods!


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WAAAGH!!! Tortoof, a WiP thread
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