Monday, June 27, 2011

Armies on Parade 2011

So I entered my Vostroyans into my (sorta) local GW's Armies on Parade contest.  Did I win?  Umm.. No.  Did I expect to?  Not really, but I wanted to enter because I had said that I would.  We ended up having a good turn out; 8 entries.  Full disclosure; I started on my display board the night before.

Here's my humble entry:  Vostroyan CO, with CCS, Firstborn squad (Veterans), Al Rahem (err Alexi Romanov) and platoon, Marbov,  two chimeras and my Katyusha Manticore

Here's the First place winner, Sam's awesomely converted Ork army:

Second Place went to Val's Son's of Medusa, on an awesome diorama:

Val's army includes some great free-hand work:

Third went to a nicely painted WHFB Chaos army (Sorry, I didn't catch the owner's name)

In all we had 6 40k entries, a WHFB entry, and a LOTR entry.  Nice full spread.  In addition to the ticket, the winner got his choice of recent Black Box models -- he chose the Dread Knight which he plans to Orkify -- replacing the Termie with a Nob.  After the top 3 got their picks, the rest of us got a crack at what was left -- I ended up getting a unit of High Elf Dragon Princes which my son plans to convert for use as Blood Knights.


Rienholt said...

Can't believe they let you compete considering your army has so much non-GW stuff in it.

Hudson said...

I asked the manager ahead of time and he said OK. Of course, he knew that yesterday was his last day so... If he'd said no, I would have just put out more squads of Vostroyans instead of the great-coats.

Rienholt said...

I assume that half-track with the missile tubes is a Manticore stand in. It looks very nice. Is that akit or part of a kit did you scratch build the whole thing?

Hudson said...

Yes, the half-track is my Manticore, construction articles here: