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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:52 pm 
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Welcome to the 2014 edition of ToEG:

Participants commit to paint a set amount of 'small scale mass combat miniatures' (e.g. Epic, dystopian wars) each month and show their progress in a project log in the Tale of Epic Gamers forum section. The purpose of TOEG is to encourage people to finish a playable army.



'Rules'/Guidelines:
The standard formula for the last few years has been 500pts/months of Epic Armageddon (using any lists) with other game system recommended to aim for whatever seems comparable in their relevant systems.

As more figure genres/game systems are now included in TOEG here are some additional suggestions for setting goals:
 • Aim to paint a number of models per month, e.g 15 inf stands and count tanks double.
 • Use a different points target relevant to your chosen game system.
 • Divide the army into monthly blocks from the start in terms of miniature count.
 • Divide the points total of your planned army in your system by the number of months you expect the project to run (up to 12).

As long as there is some sense of order/goal that’s fine. TOEG is not intended for kitchen sink projects and is aimed at building armies/forces, but at the same time everyone has different goals and rates of progress.

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Q&A

When, where and how does it start?
Starts in this sub-board from January/February 2014. Just make a new TOEG topic and get painting – I’ll add a link to your log in this thread to help index the participants. If you want to start early/now go for it, due to starting over the holiday season people will have different restrictions on their time. If you want to start later, that's fine as well.

My TOEG13 log is still running, wat do?
Congrats on keeping going so well! This is up to you, if the project will be coming to a close in a few months I would suggest keeping it as a ’13 log. If you still have a lot of work to do on that project and see it continuing on well into ’14 then update the thread title to TOEG14, TOEG13/14 or similar.

TOEG14 has already started, can I still join?
Yes. It’s nice to have a group start to get some momentum going but that does not exclude anyone joining in later on. Make a thread and get painting, if you’re late to start and want to be on the sticky list post in this thread as I wont check to add new logs as frequently after the start.

Is it a competition?
No. It is a form of group motivation going towards painting an army. You can be as competitive as you like of course, but TOEG is not run as a formal Taccom competition event. This also means you can enter any TOEG painted minis in other Taccom competitions, such as epicomp.

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Please include 'TOEG14' in your thread names. This makes it easy to tell at a glance which year a log is from.
ToEG stickies from previous years are kept sticky to provide an easy to access index.

So, what are peoples' ideas? armies? plans?

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TOEG14 Participants, listing in progress, make a thread and i'll add names as the threads appear:

Alf O'Mega – Tyranids & Tau – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26582
CAL001 – DKOK – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26607
CaptainKoJ – Blood Angels – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26806
CheesyRobMan – Iyanden – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26542
esadous – Imperial Guard – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... cb2419541b
Evil Space Elves – World Eaters – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 62#p513362
Fredmans – Lost and the Damned – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26585
Garben[b] – Blood Ravens – viewtopic.php?f=119&t=27612
[b]IJW Wartrader
– Death Guard – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26618
Engmir – Iron Warriors – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 25#p510225
jmw23 – Tyranids – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26610
Karegak – Imperial Guard – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/viewtopic.php?f=119&t=26587
Kyussinchains – Emperors Children – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26576
Llamahead – Imperial Guard – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26598
luca77 – Iron Warriors – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26578
Madd0ct0r – Chaos Engines – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 7&start=30
Mard – Sisters of Battle – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 2&start=15
[b]MephistonAG
– Imperial Guard – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26584
mspaetauf – Chaos – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26575
orton – Iron Hands – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 34#p518934
PAR – Tau – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26608
Randobot – Orks – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26675
Rastamann – AdMech – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=24354
SgtShellback – Lost and the Damned – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26574
vanvlak – Imperials – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 12#p505012
Volrath – Iron Warriors – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26507
xen3 – orks – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26623
yorkie – Space Marines – http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 19&t=26597
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:58 pm 
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If anyone has any suggestions for amendments or additions to the format of ToEG please discuss it here. I've been less active as a participant myself this year, but the format seemed to muddle along ok – lots of people sign up, a fair number drop out at various stages but new people join along the way and some great armies were created.

Good to see some of the armies from ToEG13 in Epicomp13 as well!

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I might join with an AMTL army this year … though I also want to finish my khorne … finally … at last, i'm on about 7/10k done, the end is near ::)

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I will participate this year.

One question: is there some way to take a timeout too?

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mspaetauf wrote:
I will participate this year.

One question: is there some way to take a timeout too?

Cheers,


But it is an eternally binding commitment to paint! PAINT! PAINT! :o

That said, yes. If you need to take a break just leave a comment in your thread saying there might not be updates for a while. If you want to you could enforce some sort of personal 'joker' system that gives you a set number of months out you can take. I like to plan my points in advance, I tend to deviate but it means I get an idea of points blocks I can swap in and out for different months depending on time (when i don't forget for months at a time, that is …).

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I'll be joining in again..... as I was able to paint around 6k of stuff in a month for the xmas game, I am going to shoot for the stars with this and attempt three armies, as well as continuing with my marines somewhat..... I'll start some threads shortly....

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Simon I hate your ability to paint so much, so well, so quickly with the intensity of a thousand super novas ;)

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Having lurked around for a while, this year I would like to join with my Nurgle cult. It is about half finished as is and it would be great to finish it. A gentle TOEG pressure might be just what is needed...

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I'm in this year - aiming to get my Tyranids done, probably serving double duty for Leviathan and Onachus and then move on to some Tau later in the year.


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I need to get some guard done, both Baran and a repaint of my Steel Legion. I'm in.

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This would be my third round of ToEG - I had completed the first one (Squatachans) but not the second (Nemusa Eldar) - many years back.

This time round it's personal. I'm burnt out (due to work) :{[] , and will use this to counter the effects. Due to the expected work overload over the coming months I will try to stick to one very simple rule only (I was never good at army lists anyway ;D ):  'Aim to paint a number of models per month, e.g 15 inf stands and count tanks double'. Due to my current work situation I will also cheat >:D >:D by having a Joker to play - a small collection of yellows painted in the last couple of months - with three knights painted yesterday actually, so that's not too bad either :P

The army will be a ramshackle aggregate of Imperial forces, under the loose heading of Burnout Yellows (BYs), grim defenders of an Imperial outpost on Dyspepsia Prime.

There will be marines, knights and a few others... >:D

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Sign me up. Joining a friends league in Los Angeles, will try and get some painting in!

Of course alot of this is up to the models I can actually acquire to do my Iron Warriors....but Im in.

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Volrath wrote:
Sign me up. Joining a friends league in Los Angeles, will try and get some painting in!

Of course alot of this is up to the models I can actually acquire to do my Iron Warriors....but Im in.

Look forward to seeing more of your work, the IW from your other thread look very promising!

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I've created a thread as well. Just let me know if I need to link you to it. Thanks!


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