The Inner Circle Presents:
+++CALL OF CHAOS XII+++
Chaos is calling! The armies of the Lost and the Damned, the Space Marines fallen from grace, the Daemons that howl in the night, they all wait to make their appearance again this year in the hallowed halls of the B&C!
The Chaos range has had a lot of support from GW in the last couple of years: Three Chaos Marine Codices, a Daemons Codex, and extensive lists from Forge World. Then you have the Chaos Knights and the Shadow Spear. And we should not forget the recent addition of Rogue Trader stuff, the Lord Doscordant and the Warmaster of Chaos, Lord Abaddon himeself! All you have to do is give in, embrace the Ruinous Powers and start painting as if your mortal soul depended on it (maybe it really does)!
You have to answer this Call…
…It's the Call of Chaos!
Call of Chaos aims celebrate Chaos in 40k and to motivate participants to build up their Chaos forces. It also serves as a melting pot for the collective talent of the B&C community, allowing the Frater to share techniques, ask questions and offer advice, thus promoting the hobby in the service of the Dark Gods. The event is addressed not only to those who have chosen Chaos as their primary army or current project but also to those who feel like painting the odd unit of this fabulous range or a single mini just for fun. After all, Chaos is the common denominator of 40k Universe!
The event will be run by me Captain Semper so if you have any questions feel free to ask publicly or through PMs (I prefer publicly so others may benefit from the answer) – I’m notoriously fast in my replies.
- The entries must be supported by the Chaos faction on the B&C. Simple. This includes any 40k Chaos unit from any GW or FW range.
- You must make ONE vow and one vow only to complete at least one LEGAL unit from a relevant Chaos list (see FAQ below). There is no limit on how many units you may pledge in your vow but keep in mind that you’re liable for all your pledged units. If you fail to complete even one unit your vow will be deemed incomplete.
- You must provide evidence of progress. This translates to posting a “before” and “after” picture for EACH unit pledged! You are welcome to post as many WIP pics as you like but the “before” and “after” are compulsory.
To keep track of each participant and their commitment, the Deities of Chaos will require a binding oath in their name. Please use the standard format below or any other format that will contain the vital information i.e. the info in brackets:
I [enter your name] answer the Call of Chaos and vow to complete [enter number and details of units] before December 15th 2019. If I do this successfully I will receive the Mark of Dark Glory and continue on the path to ruin. If I fail I’ll wear the Mark of the Lost and I expect no mercy on my soul!
Once you take the vow there is no going back. If you fail for whatever reason to complete by December 15th, 2019 you will be awarded the Mark of the Lost and become Chaos Spawn. Real life happens to all so make sure your vow is on the safe side!
Do you think the ascension to Daemonhood is easy? Think again!
Start date: September 15th, 2019
End date: December 15th, 2019 (all day for all time-zones)
Participants may enter at any time - there is no cut-off date to get in. The deadline is immovable though so plan your free time accordingly to avoid disappointment.
All of you who participate in the Call of Chaos may wear the relevant badge:
For those who successfully answer the Call of Chaos and complete their pledged units in a timely fashion will be awarded the majestic “Mark of Dark Glory”! The badge will denote how many units you have successfully completed as well as the rank among the lost and the damned – a long-standing tradition in the Call of Chaos event.
So the Mark of Dark Glory has 6 denominations based on the amount of units completed by each participant:
1 Unit: Servant of Chaos
2 Units Chosen of Chaos
3 Units: Aspiring Champion
4 Units: Champion of Chaos
5 Units: Lord of Chaos
6+ Units: Warmaster of Chaos
Those who fail to complete even one of their pledged units will receive the dreaded and abhorred Mark of the Lost, which they have to wear until the next Call of Chaos – thus becoming Spawns, which is what you deserve for straying from the eight-folded path!
Now you may wear this as standalone badge or combine it with the generic participation badge thus:
Similar square badges for all awards will be available by the end of the event!
Q: What is the Chaos Faction? What units are we talking about?
A: Well everything from a Chaos related list that is supported from the B&C. This can be any of the Chaos Codices (Chaos Space Marines, Thousand Sons, Plague Marines and Daemons), FW Imperial Armour lists (including Traitor Guard of course), any other official supplements or standalone games (e.g. Rogue Trader – the Chaos bits). Let’s keep it in the 40k setting though – there will be a time and a place for Horus Heresy stuff. If there is something you want to do and you’re in doubt, let me know and we’ll work it out.
Q: In what state should the minis be when pledged?
A: Minis should be undercoated at most. Of course the undercoat can be any colour – don’t worry, the Black Legion will not be getting an advantage! If in doubt let me know and I’ll give you a ruling.
CAPTAIN SEMPER’S NOTES:
And Call of Chaos keeps its date once again and this time it celebrates the B&C 20th Birthday! Well out of the 20 years of the B&C the Call of Chaos ran for 12 – easily the longest running event in the B&C!
Now it was not always running in its current form, nor was it always an annual event, nor was it always ran by me – in fact I took over from Brother Nihm 6 years ago! But the Call of Chaos was there to promote the Faction in the B&C – a Faction that essentially defines the whole background of the game. I mean really, who hasn’t painted at least one Chaos mini at some point in his/her hobbying career? And if there is such an individual, well, now is the time to rectify the situation!
And nowadays, with Kill Team and the various boxed games such as Blackstone Fortress and Rogue Trader before it, it’s even easier to get yourself some tasty Chaos minis that can be used in a cool game without the need to invest in a 40k-sized Chaos Army. That’s why we do not perceive the Call of Chaos as a Chaos players event but as a wider B&C event that can attract people whose main armies are not Chaos at all, but still have an interest in painting one these fantastic minis!
At this point, I would like to extend my thanks to Inner Circle’s Master of the Arsenal Grotsmasha for his continued support and the fantastic imagery that he tirelessly produces! His creativity and response times are amazing and thanks to him this event was able to kick-off on time!
Best of luck to all
Member of the Inner Circle
The Master of Recruits