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19 Jan 2016

Pendraken, Painting Competition 2016

Pendraken, Painting Competition 2016

It's that time of year again! The 2016 Pendraken Painting Competition opens on 1st February and runs all the way through February. The 2015 competition had 229 entries (winners can be seen here; all were consistently high standard, so we're really looking forward to seeing what this year holds!

As mentioned, the competition will run throughout February, meaning that the leap year will give everyone an extra day to get your entries in. The closing deadline will be midnight on the 29th February.

The big news for this year is our new category: Warband Base This category does exactly what it says on the tin, so any single Warband base, whether it's a cool command stand, or a unit of warriors crammed in like sardines!

The only other change from last year is that we've dropped the 'single base' requirement for the other categories, allowing multiple bases to be lined up and entered, as long as they still fall within the figure quantity rules. As folks have their figures based up on all kind of size bases, instead of being restricted to a single base with maybe only four or five figures on it, you can now line up several bases to get a better 'unit' look.

Categories:

Foot – Pre-20th C. – Min: 3 / Max: 16 figures, on either a single base, multiple bases, or in a movement tray.
Foot – 20th C. – Min: 3 / Max: 16 figures, on either a single base, multiple bases, or in a movement tray.
Mounted – Min: 3 / Max: 10 figures, on either a single base, multiple bases, or in a movement tray.
Vehicle – Single vehicle on or off base.
Fantasy & Sci-Fi – Anything Fantasy or Sci-Fi oriented, on either a single base, multiple bases, or in a movement tray.
Open – Single Base – Anything which doesn't fit into the other categories, with a max base size of 100x100mm. Includes single figures, artillery bases, command stands, etc.
Open – Army! – Armies, Units, Dungeons, whole table setups, anything!
Warband! – Any single base for use in our Warband rules, this can be a command stand, a unit of warriors, an artillery base, etc.
If you're unsure which category to put your entry in, let us know what it is, and we'll point you in the right direction!

Rules – Please Read!

Firstly, all figures must be Pendraken. Conversions are allowed, but only on our figures.
You must be a Pendraken Forum member to enter, but other than that, everyone is welcome!
You may enter as many times as you like but each entry is only allowed 2 images (except for the 'Army!' category, see below). Like last year, we are no longer allowing montage images to keep a level playing field. You can however edit your two images into a single file for the sake of uploading/hosting them. If you have any difficulty posting pics, they can be emailed to Pendraken and we'll put them up for you.
The 'Open – Army!' category may have 5 photo's, as it's difficult to cover a whole army with just a single photo!
All entries must be your own work, and have not been entered into any online competitions before.
Entries should have been completed in the last 12 months.
You can post WIP photo's if you wish, please create a new thread for these. You can also post extra photo's of your work elsewhere on the Pendraken Forum. These will not count towards your competition entry.
The winners will be decided by a team of five judges. Entries will be judged on the painting first and foremost, but remember that effective basing can make a nice entry look even better.
Competition threads will be created on the opening date, purely for your entries.
Pendraken may use your pictures in future promo/marketing, catalog covers or web pics. Entering gives your permission for your pics to be used.
We've got some great prizes lined up once again, and we'll be announcing those in the next few days, so keep an eye out for that.

So, things to remember:

Competition opens – February 1st!
Closing deadline – Midnight, February 29th!
There's still time to order any extra figures you need, so get them in to us ASAP to make sure they arrive in good time! There's been some excellent painting shown on the Forum over the past twelve months, so we're looking forward to seeing some of it in the competition.

If there's any questions, let us know and all the info can be found here.

1 Jan 2016

Wargaming Projects, 2015

Wargaming Projects, 2015

Wargaming Projects during 2015

Wargaming Projects

Below is a list of projects at various stages of completion.

10mm Caesars Gallic War Project
Gallic & Celtic Army 99% complete
Caesarian Roman Army 0% complete
Imperial Roman Army 99% complete
Ancient Buildings 99% complete
Painting Romans 0% complete

English Civil War (ECW) Project

10mm French Indian War (FIW) Project
French Indian War (FIW) British Army 0% complete
French Indian War (FIW) French Army 0% complete

10mm American War of Independence (AWI) Project
American War of Independence (AWI) American Army 0% complete
American War of Independence (AWI) French Army 0% complete
American War of Independence (AWI) German Army 0% complete
Painting American War of Independence (AWI) American 0% complete
Painting American War of Independence (AWI) French 0% complete
Painting American War of Independence (AWI) German 0% complete

10mm Texas War of Independence (TWI) Project

10mm American Civil War (ACW) Project
American Civil War (ACW) Confederate Army 0% complete
American Civil War (ACW) Union Army 10% complete

10mm Anglo Zulu War (AZW) Project
Making Rorkes Drift Base 100% complete
Painting AZW British 70% complete
Painting AZW Zulus 10% complete 

10mm World War I (WWI) Project
I have painted and based my World War I German and British armies however I am struggling to find a suitable set of rules so although I have a complete army they have never fought.

10mm World War II (WWII) Project

Completed Terrain
  1. Barb wire fences 99% complete
  2. Cornfields 99% complete
  3. Diorama Bases
  4. Fences 70% complete 
  5. Hedges 99% complete
  6. Hills would like a lot more 
  7. Mountains at present happy with what I've got
  8. Ploughed fields 99% complete
  9. Ponds and Swamps 99% complete
  10. Rivers 99% complete
  11. Roads 99% complete
  12. Snake Fencing 99% complete
  13. Trees and Woods 80% complete 
  14. Walls 99% complete
  15. Mat-O-War Wargaming Mat
Shows & Events

Triples Sheffield Wargames show 2015
Vapnartak York Wargames show 2015

Pendraken Painting Competition


Buildings
I have purchased quite a few buildings over the last year and 99% of them have been painted and based, I have even scratch built a few.

Previous Years


Below is a list of other projects I would like to do some time in the future.

Aliens

Starship Troopers

The War of the Worlds