LIBER ASTARTES SWAP CHALLENGE 2021
Monday 1st February - Sunday 2nd May
Greetings, fellow Liberites!
It is with great pleasure that I bring this announcement to you: after a first edition back in 2010, organised by captain_shrike and Ferrus Manus, and a second one over a year ago in 2019, organised by Brother Cambrius, I am happy to organise the third iteration of this fun, creative event in the hopes that it'll get people writing, modeling and painting!
Similar to the previous event, this event will champion the writing of fresh Chapters of Adeptus Astartes or Warbands of the Heretic Astartes. However, if you already have a Chapter/Warband posted here in the Liber and don't feel like creating something from scratch, you may also revisit and update your existing article instead.
Now, to make things easier to organise and run, the event shall be divided into two distinct phases.
PHASE 1 (2 months, 1st February - 29th March)
Participants who enter the challenge must submit an article that describes the history and customs of their DIY Chapter/Warband by Monday 29th March 23:59 in their timezone.
Much like Cambrius before me, I am loathe to put a minimum word count requirement on this challenge. The bare minimum should cover the core tenets of your Chapter/Warband, along with a selected history, a colour scheme (using the B&C's very own digital painting tools or GW's Primaris heraldry card), a Chapter/Warband symbol (description or image), and whatever other details you deem necessary for someone to be able to build and paint a model representing a Space Marine from your Chapter/Warband.
For examples of what's expected, I'd recommend checking out
- Cambrius' Avenging Fists and Demolishers,
- Olis' Seventh Sons,
- Lysimachus' Paladins of Dercia,
- my very own Praetors of Denzarr.
You can also refer to the following brief list of stuff to include, pilfered from the last event:
- What's your Chapter's name?
- What do they look like?
- What is their personality?
- What is their identity in the world of 40K? (eg are they heroic knights of honour, shadowy assassins, cold and logical soldiers)
If you're still not sure if your Chapter/Warband fits within the above requirements, drop a message here on in my inbox, and I'll get your sorted as soon as I can.
As mentioned earlier, you may choose to instead update an existing Chapter/Warband of yours and submit it by the same deadline and following the same basic requirements.
If you're a madman like Brother Argent, you may even submit multiple entries if you so wish.
[!] Important note [!] -> when you submit your vow, please also state what type of Space Marine (Firstborn, Primaris, and/or Heretic) you can assemble and paint during Phase 2.
This is very important because not everyone has all of the aforementioned options and it would be a shame if someone got lumped with an Ultima-Founding Chapter but doesn't have any spare Primaris to paint, or a Warband but only has loyalist Space Marine bits.
Now, if you'd like to post your vow for this event, feel free to use the STC provided below and embellish it as you wish.
I, <insert name>, vow upon the honour of my Chapter/Warband, the <insert Chapter/Warband name>, to write/update a completed article containing their history and herladry to the Liber Astartes/Chaotica by 29th March 2021. I also vow to complete one (1) miniature of a Chapter/Warband randomly assigned to me by the organiser by 2nd May 2021.
Should I fail, I vow to wear the badge of shame until I have redeemed myself in the eyes of the Liber.
And here are some snazzy signature banners to show that you're a cool kid competing in this challenge (many thanks to Cambrius for these).
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