So, what is a Tale of Warlords?
Tale of Warlords works in many ways, whether it is a simple way to keep track of your progress, meet monthly goals, or push you to doing better. You start off by stating what you wish to do in a certain amount of time. Then, you do it!
How is Bartertown going to take on running a Tale of Warlords?
It's simple really. At the beginning of the year, members will comment what their yearly goal will be (This year we are going to start the Tale of Warlords for May 1st since we are already into the year). This can be anything hobby related. Have 5000 points of Space marines you want to finish by the end of the year? Jot it down!
At the end of the year, anyone who completed or exceeded their goal will gain a special title: "Warlord of 2019". No competing against others - you're simply competing against yourself - pushing yourself to get your hobby goals done.
We suggest commenting with a goal that is reasonable to meet - nothing too easy and definitely nothing too hard. You know more about yourself than we do - So try and set a goal you know you can handle but also push yourself with.
Can models painted for Tale of Warlords be submitted to the Bartertown Painting Competition? Yes! Feel free to post them in the painting competition and get points. Remember - Tale of Warlords is meant to be more about your own personal hobby journey and not competing against others, but it doesn't stop you from using this to fuel points for the competition!
Where will ToW be tracked? Everyone who wishes to join will comment below with what their goal for the year will be. I will then add it to this post near the bottom. As people finish things for their goal, they can post pictures here and I will update the list with what they have done.
Should we post progress shots here? We ask that only completed pictures be posted here. We encourage EVERYONE to start their own Tale of Warlords thread where they can post to their heart's content. We will even pin it for you!
Are there any limitations to the ToW goal? The only limitation is yourself. If you set a goal you know will be easy and not worth the challenge, then the only person you are hurting is yourself. "Paint a unit of Marines" for example, is a goal that the majority of you will find extremely easy to complete - so giving yourself a year to complete it to gain a title is poor practise. However, some people may not get much hobby time at all, so painting a full 10 man unit of Marines MAY be a challenge. You are the only one that can decide this.
Can I post non-ToW related pics here? We ask that you keep this thread strictly ToW only. If your goal is to paint 2000 points of Tyranids and nothing else, posting pictures of your painted Space Marines isn't fulfilling your goal and as such will just clutter the thread. Please keep such posts to your own threads (you can post them in your own ToW thread, just not here). That being said, if your goal is simply "To paint 5000 points of Warhammer", then anything Warhammer related qualifies (just note this means nothing Privateer Press would qualify). You might even go even more "broad" by setting your goal to be "Have a table full of painted miniatures and terrain" - then it really doesn't matter WHAT is completed, just that at the end of the year you have a table full of painted miniatures and terrain.
Do we get any other prizes? Currently at the time, the only prize is the title. You meet your goal - you get a cool title. You fail to meet it? You lose out on the title. In the future, who knows what prizes may be factored in.
Does it have to be strictly painting? Not at all! Anything hobby related qualifies. Have an entire army that needs to be built? Have terrain you want to design and craft? Anything that pertains to your hobby can be used as a goal!
***I will update the Q/A as more get asked***
Tale of Warlords Goal list
3eland - All my Fyreslayers painted (6 Magmadroth Lords, 14 foot Lords, 90 Vulkites, 55 HBerzerkers, 25 Auric, Magmic Evocations and Forge).
Wsott1970 - Finish IK/IG army (building and painting). Rebase FEC army and finish the last of the painting needed. Finish Tzeentch and 1k sons army. Rebase the rest of the square bases on the remaining models.
Kturock - Finish assembling and painting Grots. Finish painting
Warlordgarou - 2 Fully painted 6-pt armies for each of the three ages (SAGA)
Helix89 - 3000 points of Chaos painted and based.
MagickalMemories - finish a Sororitas Knight.
gpfredette - Paint 8 Custom Flayed Ones, 5 Tesla Immortals, 5 Gauss Immortals, 5 additional Tesla Immortals, 5 additional Gauss Immortals, Cryptic with Cloak,
Wilsmire - Necron killteam & Remoras painted. Stormsurge bought, converted, built and painted.