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"Welcome to Medusa, sons of the Gorgon. This is Kardan Stronos of the Iron Hands, speaking on behalf of the Iron Council. We have taken ferocious damage in our campaigns to crush the traitor, the heretic, and the xeno. It is time to replenish our ranks. Whether you be Iron Hand, Brazen Claw, or some other wayward cousin, we encourage you to join us. Promote your aspirants, brothers. Consecrate your tanks. Awaken the ancients. Our strength is needed in the wars to come."
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Welcome to ++MARCH OF THE MACHINES++, the first (hopefully) annual Iron Hands painting competition! Most of the rest of the Chapters have one, so I decided to gauge community interest in one for the Gorgoni as well. If this is successful, we'll make it a regular thing!
This painting event is going to run from March 1st 2020 to March 31st 2020. To complete any large vows, you'll have to be efficient -- like a machine! Here's how it works:
-- When the event opens on March 1st, you will post your Initial Vow in this thread. Each vow should contain your name, a list of units you promise to paint during the event, the total point value of your chosen units, your promise to complete the vow or face the consequences of your actions. An example vow would be:
"I, B&C Member #001, hereby vow in the name of Ferrus Manus to paint one Iron Father Feirros (110) points by the 31st of March. Failure will be punished."
-- When posting a vow, you must provide a "before" picture that shows the unit(s) that you have vowed to paint. The furthest state of completion any vowed unit can be in is base coated.
-- When claiming a vow is complete, you must provide an "after" picture that shows the unit(s) that you have painted to completion. What constitutes a "completed" model is entirely up to you; there are no requirements for basing, number of colors, etc.
-- Aside from posting your before & after pictures in this thread, I also highly encourage creating a "Work In Progress" thread. Acceptable places for WIP threads would be in the Work In Progress forum in the ++ FORGE ++ or right here in the ++ IRON HANDS ++.
-- If you have completed your Initial Vow, you may make one -- and only one! -- Reinforcement Vow. This second vow follows all the same rules as the Initial Vow. These two vows are the only vows you can make, so plan ahead! Also keep in mind that if you fail your Reinforcement Vow, then both it and your Initial Vow are considered failed!
-- The only units you can vow are those that have the <CHAPTER> keyword, the IRON HANDS keyword, or have a keyword that is a recognized successor of the Iron Hands. For example, Vaylund Cal has the SONS OF MEDUSA keyword, and as the Sons of Medusa are a recognized successor of the Iron Hands, he can be vowed for the event. Culln the Risen, the character Leviathan Dreadnought of the Red Scorpions Chapter, cannot be vowed since he has the RED SCORPIONS keyword and these are not recognized successors of the Iron Hands. If you are painting a custom Chapter, that is fine as every unit will default to the <CHAPTER> keyword.
-- There are seven levels of awards you can achieve, each with their own signature badge for you to display. The total point value of both vows, if you are successful, is used to determine your level:
Battle Brother: up to 500 points completed total
Armory Initiate: 501-1000 points completed total
Techmarine: 1001-1500 points completed total
Iron Father: 1501-2000 points completed total
Master of the Forge: 2000+ points completed total
Champion of the Chapter: most points completed total
Servitor: failed vow!
Good luck to all and prepare your brushes!
Edited by Iron Father Ferrum, 01 March 2020 - 05:17 AM.