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  1. 16 points

    Post OFCC Thanks

    And now for the best list of all. By no means is this conclusive. We had many people purchase tickets for other people. This is a list of individuals with confirmed ticket purchases. I do know that we had the largest turn out ever for the most game diverse weekned at an OFCC. All of the folks on this list put their faith in us to provide a great weekend. Their support funded the venue, the terrain, the trophies, the giveways, the favorite opponent pins and many other things. This is in alphabetical order. THANK ALL OF YOU FOR A GREAT OFCC! @7 Mile @AgentP @Alexander Marks @Alzra @Anamadness @Andrew Bierek @Andrewgeddon @Anthony Partridge @apathy ales @Arizenkin @ash @BAMF @Bananaphone @BenKerr @BigFred @BigTal @Brandon @Calvin Blitman @Chappy @Chikin @chris seehafer @Clibhopper @cody quigley @Craeat @Dark Trainer @dataentity @David Bierek @deadwing34 @Devon Butler @Diap2012 @Duneraider @Edosaurus Rex @evil_bryan @Fafnoir @Frowbakk @gareth @Globemaster @Gorgosaurusrex @happycamper @Huffnpuff @IamTheHuman @Jack Ballard @James Kally @Jared Ramm @Jason @Jason Gager @Jesse Bares @Johannes @John Ragsdale @Jonathan Harris @Justin Whitton @KAPcom @Khorne_Red_Jeep @Kiboshed @Kingpin @kyojin @Legionsofodin @leothakilla @Lightdrow @Lion of Flanders @mako71 @Manethak @Martin Lund @Matthew Kangiser @MikhailLenin @Muninn @Muskrat @Mustache Dorn @Nathanvoodoo @Nato Sicarius @necrontyr @Nicholas Branham @ObnoxiousCanary @Otterdraws @pailface @PaladinX @Pecksata @phyfor88 @PourSpelur @PumpkinHead @Pyre Warden @RobKnobCob @Romans832 @Romes @rudra34 @Saint Anthony @scotthartman @Ser Warwick @Sgt. Rock @Sherbert @Skkipper @sorienor @StygianArcanum @Sume @Tallarn Commander @Tamwulf @Tanner Hebert @The_Rat_Catchers @TheBaron @TheBeninator @Threejacks @tiechonortheal @Torg @Torin Costales @valourunbound @Venom @Volknalia @VonRuger @VonVilkee @WestRider @whist@WillWallace85 @Wyattlanger @Xavier319 @xoxtile @Yarbicus @Yorick @zcaust83 @Zelaponeepus
  2. 15 points
    For the benefit of all involved I am revising my previous plan. Thank you to everyone who has voiced their opinion, and thank you for everyone keeping a cool head about it. I would like to bounce some ideas about factions around at the ORDO senate meeting but for now please know that the restrictions will be relaxed significantly. I will finalize the specifics after this weekend. Team size is going to remain at 4 as in previous years.
  3. 14 points

    New Gamer Alert

    Dear gaming friends of 1.5 decades, I'm happy to announce the inbound arrival of a new gamer Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! https://photos.app.goo.gl/hEvyP3NkqLVbnCUA9 Link to video and pictures with our announcement God bless, please enjoy! Becky is currently 15 weeks and we find out gender in 5 weeks. Due July 16, 2020
  4. 14 points

    Adventures in Contrast Paint

    Step 1 - Da Kunnin' Plan Like the rest of the hobby world, I was curious how the new Citadel Contrast Paints worked compared to traditional hobby paints. Along with the usual hobby disease of buying whatever is shiny and new, I figured there were a few other hobby symptoms I could bundle together and treat all once with a bit of planning. Here's what I wanted to achieve: Try shiny new paints released with a whole lotta marketing and fanfare As Contrast Paints are designed to speed up painting to tabletop quality, clear out some minis from the backlog on my shelves End up with something useful, aka, a Blood Bowl team, skirmish warband, or similar Try out one of the shiny new games GW has been releasing at breakneck speed With those criteria, here's how I chose to fulfill each of them: Contrast Paints, duh I dug through several bags of old Squigs and Squig Herders. Fun models that I happened to have bunches of for some great idea I've since forgotten. I scrounged up 11 Squigs, 3 Squig Hoppers, and 4 Squig Herders. Seemed like enough to make a warband (or an anachronistic Necromunda gang). I noticed the brand new Warcry game had a supplemental release of warband cards for Squigs - Perfect! Step 2 - Prep and Primer With the plan defined, I was ready to get started. The next step was cleaning and prepping the models, including priming. Since I was experimenting with Contrast for the first time, I decided to experiment with primer colors as well so I could compare the effects. Here's a photo of the warband and primers. The group on the right side is my test batch. I planned to run them through first to test the primer colors in combination with different Contrast colours. You can see I sprayed them: white, Wraithbone (an official Contrast primer), Wraithbone zenithal (black first, then Wraithbone from the top only), Mechanicus Standard Grey (a GW colour), and finally a lone Herder sprayed white so I can test out a goblin. The group on the left is the meat of the warband, with a few more Squigs, including a giant one, the three Hoppers, and three more Herders. The Mechanicus Standard Grey is obviously darker than the other primers, and according to recommendations about Contrast, a bad idea. Still, I wanted to see what the effect would be as I often use that as primer for my normal painting projects. Step 3 - First Contact with Contrast Treating the project as pseudo-science (like most of what's on the Internet), I took notes about the colours, brushes, and times it took to paint for the first test group. I'll list those here, and post photos below. Squigs Basing - 20 minutes - GW Shade Brush - Dark Angel Green on four models, Ork Flesh on four models, Militarum Green on the Herder Skin - Gryph-Hound Orange - 18 minutes - GW Shade Brush - 2 models - lots of details I was careful to paint around! Skin - Blood Angels Red - 16 minutes - GW Shade Brush - 2 models - less details on the newer edition Squigs Skin - Talassar Blue - 10 minutes - GW Shade Brush - 2 models - really got the hang of application now Tongues and gums - Volupus Pink - 5 minutes - Size 1 brush Lower lips and tails - Magus Purple - 1 minute - Size 1 brush Teeth and claws - Skeleton Horde - 5 minutes - Size 1 brush Eyes - Wraithbone - 1 minute - Size 00 brush - cleanup step to ensure eyes are clear of other spills Eyes - Iyanden Yellow - 1 minute - Size 00 brush - applied Contrast colour Teeth and claws shading - Aggaros Dunes - 2 minutes - Size 0 brush - applied around the base of the teeth and claws to add a gradient tint Fine details - various - 6 minutes - Size 00 brush - Squigs feature a lot of warts as a trait and I wanted to highlight them a bit more than the Contrast did Totals: 8 models, 85 minutes Night Goblin Herder Skin - Warp Lightning Green - 4 minutes Belt and cymbal ties - Snakebite Leather - 2 minutes Nose bandages - Basilicum Grey - 1 minute - was too dark so I highlighted with white Teeth - Skeleton Horde - 5 minutes - Size 1 brush Tunic and shoes - Black Templar - 6 minutes - the bulk of the model, went very easily! Cymbals - Brass and Silver - 5 minutes - metals aren't available in Contrast and they also take so much time to get a decent coat! Totals: 1 model, 23 minutes The Results: As you can see above, using Contrast over the dark Mechanicus Standard Grey was a total fail. All of the colors were washed out and dull compared to the other Squigs. In the interest of science, I wanted to see if I could salvage these models with something equally simple and fast. I put in another 20 minutes of drybrushing to fix them up, and I think the results turned out great, although the photo doesn't do them justice so you'll have to take my word for it. One last note on the experimental phase: the zenithal primering didn't have an appreciable effect. Probably due more to the Squig models being very short, so their undersides where the black primer remained is not terribly noticeable. During this same time I tried the technique on an AdMech Dominus and it worked nicely as an additional gradient to his robes. Step 4 - The Real Deal - (1 week later) Next up was applying all my test experience to the heart of the warband. There were 9 more models left to paint, including a Boss. The Boss model was Skarsnik (circa 4th edition WFB) featuring quite a bit more detail than the other models. I also replaced the dark Mechanicus Standard Grey primer with the official Contrast Grey Seer on three of the models. Since I already described the breakdown of steps by colours above, I'll get straight to the results. 3 Squigs 3 Squig Hoppers 2 Squig Herders 1 Boss Total time: 242 minutes (4 hours and 2 minutes). I estimate about 30 minutes was extra time put into the details on the Skarsnik model. For those keeping score at home, that brings the totals for the warband to: 18 models 350 minutes (call it 6 hours with bookkeeping fudge factor) Pretty good compared to "classic" painting! Of course, all of these models are tabletop quality. Maybe slightly above since there are some areas/colours where Contrast really shines, like the skin on all of the models. Since that element often takes the most time in classic painting, that in itself is a huge win. It's also worth noting that there are no metallics in the Contrast line, so all of those areas I had to do classic style. In this case, that meant a couple of layers of metal and a wash with Citadel shades. Nothing fancy. Here is the entire warband ready for action. The lighting on my desk is not doing any favors for these photos, so I'll endeavor to get some better action shots in Step 5 when I get them on the battlefield. They really do look pretty good in person, especially for the time put in. If there's one lesson learned in this adventure that is not apparent from the photos, it's the psychological factor that Contrast has on painting. Wargamers often have a love/hate relationship with painting their models. For me, it's always been love, but despite that there are dark moments of grappling with the sheer prospect of how much time and effort a model, team, warband, or army, will take to paint. During the gap after painting the first half of this warband, I found myself genuinely excited about painting the second half for one simple reason: IT WAS SO DAMN FAST. I am quite certain that practice with the Contrast line, both in refining application techniques and simply learning the colour range better, can produce amazing results with ridiculously little effort. I don't think they'll ever replace what is needed to produce truly stunning models that win competitions, but they sure make it a viable prospect to field painted gangs/teams/whatever for the ever-increasing number of GW skirmish games that keep coming out. Step 5 - To Battle! I finally got these adorable little monsters onto the tabletop for my very first game of Warcry and all I can say is, what a blast! Warcry is a very fast and very brutal game that is easy to learn and very fun to play. I played against @scottshoemaker and it was the first game for both of us. We managed to setup, skim the rules, and get through the first turn in about 30 minutes. The next two turns were only a few minutes each as we got a feel for it. We had been told, and quickly learned, that a Warcry game is generally over by Turn 3. We could have stopped then, but we kept the carnage going for another 3 turns until one side had been completely wiped out. Note that we didn't even bother with a Scenario (and thus Objectives) or a Twist. Those are sure to inject even more mayhem and fun into an already thrilling game. (in case you can't tell, I'm looking forward to playing more Warcry and encourage you to try it out!) The Team Photo - the whole collection I painted up, posing in the ruins of a wizard's tower, who they surely ate, along with the tower. The warband for the game. Turns out Squigs (and Hoppers) are awesome so they cost a lot of points. That meant I could only take a few of them out to dinner for the first game. My selection was a Loon Boss (Skarsnik), 2 Hoppers, 2 Squigs, and 3 Herders. Turn 1 - Warcry plays very (very, very) fast! We got stuck in right away with Scott's Iron Golems equally fired up to throw blows. Note we were using the wrong counters for Activated and Waiting (we didn't even know what Waiting was). Any attack roll of a 6 is a Critical hit and generally does double damage. My Squigs were feeling the thrill of their first battle and rolled A LOT of Crits. (sorry not sorry, Scott) Hoppers have a move of 10(!) and the Loonie warband has an ability to give bonus moves, resulting in 20" flying leaps! --AND--- the Hoppers can land beside (aka, on) an enemy model and squish them while they're at it. The Iron Golem Ogre charged into the center melee, but even his 30 Wounds couldn't hold up to the slavering jaws of hungry Squigs rolling Criticals like it was Christmas. NOM NOM NOM! After Turn 3, it was a meat grinder as the Iron Golems staged an effective comeback and took out the wounded Hoppers. By Turn 6 there was only a single Squig and its hapless Herders against the ultra-powerful leader of the Golems. But the dice came through one last time, and the Squig opened its huge mouth extra-wide, swallowing the leader, his crunchy armour, and his fancy hammer of death. YUM! Step 6 - Final Thoughts Because there ended up being a couple weeks between finishing painting the warband and fielding them on the table, it gave me a chance to set them aside and "forget" how they looked, letting the afterglow of completing the painting project fade. Therefore, it was very pleasing to unpack them and realize just how good they looked on the table alongside all the painted terrain and Scott's awesome Iron Golems (he also used Contrast and metals). The bright, vivid colors lit up the table, and, as all hobbyists know, playing with painted minis is not only good luck, but makes any GW game 100% more satisfying. If I had any lingering doubts about using Contrast paints, they were firmly erased by playing a game with fully painted minis. My Arbitrary Ratings: Contrast Paints - 6 out of 6 Squigs - fast, effective, and great results Warcry - 4 out of 4 Bludgeons - simple, quick rules, and the thrill of tense combat in about 45 minutes Squigs - 37 out of 37 Fangs - so many teef, so much chomping!
  5. 14 points
    Fantastic! I just finished the driver for my Exorcist last night, and the Canoness is getting close!
  6. 14 points

    Post OFCC Thanks

    WE DID IT! OFCC 2019 COMPLETE!! Well, what can we say? Did we all have a great time? Did we all get 5 great games? Did we all make new friends, enemies, or even frienemies (half friend, half enemy)? I certainly did! I would like for all of you take this time while basking in the afterglow of gaming glory to reach out and say "THANK YOU" to the following people who worked very hard to make all of OFCC a reality. @Blustorm - Club Treasurer and Historian, this guy rocks it! Not only did he successfully run the very first OFCC boardgame event (M-A-R-S), he was on hand to ringer for Ordo Bowl AND was available to pack up all the terrain used for the entire event. @ninefinger - Club Consul and all round dreamboat, his calm demeanor and stellar attitude kept all of us in a good place all weekend. He frequently manned the admin table and handled many issues that always come up at the last minute. @evil_bryan - All of us can only hope to look so good at 50! THE guy running the 40K event this year. All I heard was good things from the 40K players. From the missions to the event pins and trophies to the completely 3D printed 6x4 table, we are always happy to see his work appreciated. @Weav - I have to really give it to him. He runs one helluva event. Huge turn outs. Lots of fun. I never could imagine Blood Bowl could be so popular until I met him. @Burk - Crushed in with the very first Ordo BRAFT at OFCC. Everyone needs to buy this guy a diet coke whenever they see him. He stores and transports all the table toppers that pretty much every game system is played on except Blood Bowl, yet he only plays Blood Bowl. THAT is some gamer love right there. @Raindog - Pub Quiz Maestro and Pro-Consul, this guy orangized the Fluger Bag Raffle that raised over $500 dollars for our dear friend. This guy always helps with everything from table setup and to tear down. @Exile - So, when everyone got home did they look inside their swag bag? Did you find one of the most awesome giveaways possible in the form of a OFCC 2019 velcro-backed patch? If you think it is as awesome as I do, please tell this guy. He also orchestrated the entire weekend of Infinity events. @peter.cosgrove - TO for the 40K ITC Open, he ran one of the most casual and relaxed ITC events I have ever seen. He also put in hard work to make enough terrain for three full tables. And then we went on to lead a 40K team through the events of the weekend. @ROGRE - The strong and silent type, this guy helps out where ever he is needed. Admin table, disciplinary committee, and all round great Mars player, we want this guy there every year. @Jay - This year he really got to shine as the creator and designer of the OFCC 2019 logo. @Dark Trainer Our secret weapon for merchandise and sponsorship. This guy arranges to have the shirts and pint glasses made. He solicits stores and companies for the prize support used for the raffle and giveaways. Then he went on to captain an entire team of OFCC newbies! @Bosco - our newest member of the Senate, he took his hazing with a smile and is still showing up the club. Good on ya! This list is by no means extensive. There are so many other responsibilities and duties that need attention and are not mentioned here. OFCC is never just one person. It is the entire club, its members, and its spirit. For the Good of the Order!
  7. 13 points
    Thank you to all for the feedback and assistance in making sure this event goes off smoothly and everyone has a great time. If you have your team all set up please send me a PM here, on FB or via email at Jarredh@gmail.com. I will add your team name to the roster. You will still need to buy tickets, this is just to get an idea of who is bringing a team. Also let me know if you are in need of a player for your team, I will add that info next to your team name. Last thing, please consider booking a hotel room for the weekend. We are all hoping the COVID19 situation is resolved by July so if you have the financial means please consider booking it early. Info on that will be announced shortly if its not up already. Official announcements: This is the ONLY place I will post official announcements, rules updates, missions and other things useful for playing in the Team Tournament. I will copy and paste some things to FB with a link back to here. 4-11-2020 Teams will be made up of 4 players per team No faction restrictions will be set for teams Terrain specifics will include several adaptations borrowed from the LVO (and other events) where I have seen them work really well. These will be outlined in the tournament packet but basically will include...No line of sight through the 1st floor of ruined buildings, If it sits it fits for flyers, use of enclosed ruins terrain on some tables, cargo containers and hills will count as "hills" for purposes of cover and charging, and using wobbly model rule to help with assaulting models inside ruins. These adaptations are widely used in casual play and tournaments to make the terrain we all have already be playable in 8th edition. New codex releases, rules updates and faction changes from GW will be used for anything which is released by GW, on or before July 11th 2020 OFCC Team Tournament is back again! 5 rounds, 3 rounds on July 25th and 2 final rounds on July 26th 2020. 4 person teams, all new missions (with some historic elements still included). For those who do not know me, my name is Jarred and I live in Troutdale, OR. I have played in two OFCC tournaments (one in 1998ish and one in 2019) which I have enjoyed very much. I am honored to have been chosen to be HoG for this event. What is the same? Same amazing location Same terrific friends Many of the same sponsors and great prize support Same focus on "Fun games for all" Still 4 person teams Same 1st round "Grudge Match" parings by request Whats new? ***New stuff is being edited and will be announced by 4/13/20.*** New terrain setups for each table section New terrain rules (some borrowed from the ITC) New strategic parings for teams New friends to be made Get your teams together and signed up early for some great bonuses and extra prizes! Please note: Signup instructions, missions, team rules and all other tournament info will be coming shortly.
  8. 13 points

    2019 OFCC 40K Event Scores

    Well, I was able to get a few days rest until someone pinged me for results. 🙂 @Manethak Okay, let's start at the top with Best Overall: Next, we go to Best Sports: On to Best Painted: Finally, we have Best Spirit: If we had an award for Best General (which we no longer have), it would look like this:
  9. 13 points

    Post OFCC Thanks

    Now Thanks for our Heads of Gaming: These folks stepped up to the gaming table and said "I will show them the way." They put themselves out there to provide quality events for all our attendees. They worked hard on developing the event packets and missions. They solicited for prize support. They worked with Ordo Fanaticus to make sure all aspects of the hobby were accounted for and that sportsmanship was held to a higher standard than most other events. Please join me in saying "THANK YOU" for all the work they did. Warhammer 40K - Team Event - @evil_bryan Ordo Bowl III: All Araby Derby - @Weav The 9th Age Fantasy Battles - @TheBeninator @Andrewgeddon Warhammer Age of Sigmar ITC Grand Tournament - @Threejacks @deadwing34 @KJTW Infinity Two-Day Challenge: ITS Tournament and Sunday Showdown - @Exile Warhammer 40K ITC Open Tournament - @peter.cosgrove So You Think You Can Terraform Mars - @Blustorm Ordo Crush 2019: Blood Bowl Braft - @Burk ACAA Crush Combine - @Weav 2019 Bazaar Bash - Street Bowl Tournament - @Weav Nagashizzar Nights - Blood Bowl 7's Tournament - @Weav Speed PAINTING TOURNAMENT! - @pretre Infinity Friday Arena Rumble: TAG Arena Deathmatch - @Exile
  10. 11 points
    Finally opened the Blackstone Fortress I won at Fluger's Fundraiser last year. Kids put all the 'Bad Guys' together Saturday,we primed and painted 'em all on Sunday. Got the 'Hero' models primed on Sunday and painted Monday. Played the first Combat round with an eight year old and an almost 11 year old yesterday, only took several hours while paging through the reference books.
  11. 11 points
    Wow, this is awesome stuff....I just found this...can I offer up my dudes I finished last night? Cuz here they are...
  12. 11 points
    Once a year, your favorite group of local wargaming organizers gather at Bohemian Grove to elect the next year's Ordo Fanaticus senate. After many rounds of combat and games of strength, a group of strong-willed individuals have come together to facilitate, organize, administrate and promote wargaming in the Pacific Northwest, under the proud banner of Ordo Fanaticus. You, the wargamer, are the most important part of this fine community. As a result, please leverage the senate to help support your endeavors, be it a new league, a pick up game, or even to assist in running events. Please join me in welcoming and congratulating the 2019-2020 Ordo Fanticus senate. Your humble servants are: Consul: @ninefinger Jeffrey Pro-Consul: @Burk Burk Campaign Czar: @DisruptiveConduct Khan Treasurer: @Blustorm Nathaniel Chaplain: @Weav Weav (Jason) Fabricator General: @Exile Pete Senator: @scotthartman Scott Senator: @RobynMM Robyn Senator: @peter.cosgrove Pete Senator: @Jay Jay Senator: @ROGRE Jason Senator: @Inquisitor66 Tyler Senator: @Bosco Jesse Senator: @Josiah Josiah Senator: @evil_bryan Bryan Senator: @Dark Trainer Matt Senator: @Raindog Eric The Ordo Senate is very excited for the upcoming year, including the 2020 OFCC and more. Want to get involved? Join us for our next senate meeting on 11/16/2019. Senate meetings are public, and we encourage non-Senators to attend and participate. Please, stop by the Ordo Fanaticus clubhouse on Sunday or Tuesday Game nights; click here for more - What is WoW? Hope to see you there! FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER Jason Weaver - Weav Ordo Fananticus Chaplain
  13. 10 points

    Random Photo Thread

    My daughter drew this for me.
  14. 10 points
    https://unherd.com/2020/03/self-isolation-is-feeding-my-warhammer-addiction/?fbclid=IwAR2YWLVNhWGkjXHzL2Gz9uSLlAGavITL1YV7Vv2_bxw1YNvMuRhM1lx5XOQ\ About two and a half years ago, I found myself loitering near a shop on the fringes of Soho, nervously looking over my shoulder, in case anyone saw me as I went in. When I got home, I hid the stuff I’d bought — the specialist magazines, the equipment — away from my wife. I was indulging in an old, shameful habit; I’d given up decades earlier, but a single taste and I’d fallen back into it.
  15. 10 points
    Fresh from their 2nd dullcote, I have finished up this unit of Swordmasters and a Noble Elf! The Crimson Legion grows! more Infinity on deck too!
  16. 10 points
    40K Escalation League - 2020 Winter Warzone “The road to OFCC” Welcome everyone! You’ve waited patiently, here’s the rules you've waited for! What: 40k escalation league When: 8 weeks of slaughter! Starting Saturday February 29th 2020 and ending Friday April 24th 2020. Where (multiple locations in Portland/Vancouver area): Ordo/WoW clubhouse, (Tuesdays 5pm+ and Sundays 3pm+) on normal game nights. Arrange games in game night thread on these forums. Goin' Gaming (Sundays, starts at noon) Gambit's Cards & Hobbies (Thursdays, starts at 5:30pm). Play at their league night and receive 10% off product, food, & drinks. Fate & Fury games, (Saturdays, call ahead for time) Geeks and Games, (Mondays, call ahead for time). Come enjoy a beer and have a great game! Even home games are allowed (against league players). Perks: There will be a 1750 point ITC style tournament Saturday April 25th 2020 after the league ends hosted at the Ordo clubhouse. Anyone who purchased 2020 Ordo champ dues (Reaver or higher) and played at least 5 weeks/games in the 40k league for credit will get FREE entry to that tournament. More info to come. Who: YOU!!! Why: Because you need to prepare an army, refresh on 40k rules, or just love 40k so much you want to play more often! Also, this would be great preparation if you’re thinking about OFCC in July! Cost: League itself is FREE for everyone. With the exception of game night dues (playing at WoW) or if the store you play at has a fee. Highly recommend renewing your champion status on the Ordo store for 2020. Warlord more than pays for itself for just the 8 league nights alone when playing at WoW. Needed: Bring a copy of your lists each week, gaming equipment (dice, cards, etc), and a good sportsmanlike gaming demeanor. Army Composition: Battleforged lists using matched play, with the goal of escalating a real army for future use (OFCC, tournaments, and other future events). Max detachments: 500 points: 1 detachment 750 to 1250: 2 detachments 1500 to 1750: 3 detachments Armies can include any number of 40k approved Games Workshop, Chapter Approved, or Forgeworld sources Each week will be an increased point value. Week 1 (Feb 29th) - 500 (doubles recommended) Week 2 (March 7th) - 750 (doubles recommended) Week 3 (March 14th) - 1000 (doubles optional) Week 4 (March 21st) - 1000 (doubles optional) Week 5 (March 28th) - 1250 Week 6 (April 4th) - 1500 Week 7 (April 11th) - 1500 Week 8 (April 18th) - 1750 (same point level as tournament on April 25th) You need to have fun with this. Experiment with combinations you’ve never tried, you are not locked into a list or army during this league! This is not a win at all costs league, make sure your opponents enjoy the game too. CLARIFICATIONS: If you use a detachment, you get all the benefits of a detachment including CP's. Some weeks have limits on how many of detachments you can take. Event Specific Rules: Your army is your army. You have your own Warlord. Nominate a CHARACTER. Required keyword. If playing doubles: Your psychic powers can only buff your army. They are allowed to debuff your teammate’s army. For the purposes of the Fight Phase, teammates are considered as one and will need to pick a single unit to Fight first. 6x4 tables with FAQ Tactical Reserves rules in effect. Smaller tables will be used for the lower point levels. League points will be earned in 3 ways: Win/Loss/Draw Newly painted models/units Sportsmanship Painting and Basing Requirements: All models must be WYSIWYG assembled (no proxies). Painted is optional. If counting models toward painting points: Must be minimum 3 colors Effort must be made to transform or replace the bare plastic base Points will be awarded to single models newly (1 point each, max 3) painted OR bonus points if an entire squad is newly painted/finished (5 points). This can be earned weekly. Missions: All missions will be released the Sunday before the week begins on Tuesdays. (i.e. Mission for the first week will be posted March 1st, etc). Earning League Points (earned once each week): Win: 5 points Loss: 1 point Draw: 3 points Newly painted models OR unit Newly painted counts if completed after Feb 1st 2020, in preparation for the league. If painted 2 units in a week, count the other unit next week (yes it can carry over). 1 point per newly painted model, max 3 OR 5 points for newly painted squad, vehicle, or monstrous creature Up to 5 Points for sportsmanship Create a weekly updated thread on the Ordo forums tracking your missions & progress (+1pt) Bring food for your league mates or buy opponent a snack/drink? (+1pt) Did you laugh and grin during the match OR crave a rematch? (+1pt for your opponent) Travel to a different location than you usually play OR play an opponent you have ‘never’ played/met before (+1pt) Bring a new person to the league (+1pt) Awards: Best Overall Awarded by Most total points Prize: A custom forum banner for your Ordo posts showing your awesomeness! Best escalation Awarded by most painting points Prize: Bragging rights Best Sportsmanship Awarded by most sportsmanship points Prize: Bragging rights Stores may offer their players additional prize support on the side as desired. I will be tweaking this as needed so please stay tuned to this page. Ask any questions. Tell me what you think. For the Good of the Order!
  17. 10 points
    Here’s Black Widow defending Springfield’s favorite comic book shop from the menacing Red Skull and his twisted plot to replace all copies of Captain America with Youngblood #0. Worst. Comic. Ever.
  18. 10 points
    Here are 4 chaps I cobbled together from the bits bin, they'll get painted in week 2. I'll add my painted models to this post later in the week. Added a commisar Added a squad of loyal guardsmen done at the last minute. 😺
  19. 10 points

    Genestealer Cult in Progress

    Finally finished the Fragdrill... someone shoot me if I say I want to do a second one... More photos at the blog: https://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/2020/02/finally-finished-fragdrill.html
  20. 9 points
    My Lightbox arrived today...
  21. 9 points
    We are currently on week 4 of the challenge, see the applicable post for weekly challenges. Given that we are all stuck inside, let's make the most of it and get through a bunch of those painting projects you no longer have an excuse to put off. The rules are simple each week, post in this thread what you assembled or painted that week. At the end of the week(Sunday as at midnight give or take) we'll decide who won each of 4 categories. Also include information on what you were going for or anything other details you wish! For this week anything you have already painted for the escalation league can be included, but take the extra few days for touch up. 1. Most models assembled 2. Most impressive assembly 3. Most models painted and based(3 color min) 4. Best painted model. I will make a new thread each sunday, week 1 will last through the 22nd. Get painting, when things get more normal we'll do a big show off totalling everything you got done!
  22. 9 points

    Cabin Fever Painting Frenzy Challenge week 3

    Finished the Hulk in the wee hours Saturday morning, so I just barely squeezed him in under the wire for Week 3. Here’s a comparison shot with a standard Tactical Marine... How do you say “Absolute Unit” in High Gothic?
  23. 9 points
    Wanted to get these guys done for last week, but didn't quite make it. The front 3 guys I fully painted, but the rest just got some detailing and basing. Progress so far: 1 commisar 15 guardsmen 6 assembled marines 3 painted marines
  24. 9 points

    They Have a Baneblade...

    At one point a user on Facebook asked, "how do you beat a Baneblade with Genestealer Cult" I believe I now have the definitive answer... This beast was a load of fun to paint up and build. There are lots of little touches here and there if you go looking for them. I even tried something new with the tracks this time around. If you're so inclined you can read the full story at my blog - including some fun backstory on the Baneblade in Warhammer 40K. https://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/2019/09/genestealer-cult-they-have-baneblade.html#more
  25. 9 points

    Thanks for OFCC and recap!

    OFCC was a blast to play in! I gave Pete a bad time about Friday's tournament- sorry about that! I'm not a fan of the ITC (personal thing). Despite my team, Plan B, being a "Ringer Team", I had a blast. The focus on achievements instead of winning was very refreshing and made for awesome army lists. I only faced one min/maxed army list, and still managed to pull out a tie. I don't think I ever saw anything about a gift exchange with my opponents, so felt really, really lame when I was given a lot of great swag and I had nothing to give them. Thanks to Dave (teammate), he at least went out and got some brushes to give to the other players for our team. It was hugely refreshing not to encounter a bunch of meta, hyper competitive army lists. Painting was spot on! I think every army was well painted. I thought I would be one of the few Ultramarines army, and it turns out I was one of five or six playing them! I got a lot of compliments on my painting though, and that made all the work and effort worth it! I had three new units in my Primaris Ultramarines- a Plasma Redemptor, Repulsor Executioner, and Eliminators. The Redemptor wasn't bad, but I wish the Macro Plasma Incinerator did more than 1 or 2 damage. The Eliminators were good, but really had trouble wounding anything with S4. Now that their sniper shots are S5, I expect that to change significantly. The only downside is max unit size of three models and they are a heavy support unit. The Executioner... did well. I parked it a lot with either a Captain or Marneus Calgar and a LT nearby and it was baller. I wish it was about 50-100 points cheaper, but it is what it is. The downside: too many stupid weapon profiles. Eight different weapon profiles. EIGHT! Come on GW! Highlights for me: MVP Marneus Calgar. His reroll hits aura was invaluable. Even better: He punched an Imperial Knight to death, put down the Swarmlord, ground to dust several Necron Warriors and Immortals before snuffing out a Necron Lord, sanitized a Nurgle Plague Lord, showed that just because you are called the Emperor's Champion doesn't make you the Emperor's Champion, and never took more than five wounds in a battle. If I had any doubts about how good Calgar is, they were put to rest over the course of five OFCC games. Overall, OFCC was one of the best tournaments I've ever played in. Thanks!
  26. 9 points

    OFCC 2020 date

    There is no finishing army painting. Only a moment's reprieve before the next phase begins XD
  27. 8 points
    Finished my Primaris Apothecary.
  28. 8 points
    I never posted anything because I felt like the stuff was never finished. It actually still isn't quite done, but just going to weather a little more and add some barricades for better LOS block. Close enough to at least show some pictures.
  29. 8 points

    Game Night is Back!

    Greetings Ordos As you may know, Multnomah County has entered phase 1 for reopening. We are going to start hosting Game Nights at WoW again, starting on June 23rd. There are a variety of concerns for reopening while still trying to limit the spread of coronavirus, so I want to go over what we will be doing, and what we will expect our members to do. We want to make the clubhouse available and safe for all our members, to the best of our ability. As always, we trust you to use your best judgment as to whether or not to attend, based on your own risk levels. If you or a family member have been experience any symptoms, Please Stay at Home for the night. For the next 3 months we will be waiving game night dues for Warlord Champions, as a thank you for your support while we have been closed. We will be adding a message board at the entry to WoW, listing the Game Night Czar for the day. There will be hand sanitizer at the door, as well as masks and gloves for members who haven't brought their own. Before opening, the Game Night Czar will clean and sanitize all high touch surfaces, and note that they have done so. The GNC will also open windows and get fans running in every room, to maximize air flow. Face coverings will be required to be worn while in attendance, particularly since our space and activities do not allow for adequate spacing for social distancing. Doors will need to be kept open, to increase airflow. We will be giving priority for gaming space to Champions as well as to members who post their plans in the weekly Game Night threads We may have to limit attendance, and will request that if you're planning to spectate or hobby, be aware we may not have space. We are also going to look at expanding the nights that we host game nights, more details will be coming soon. Feel free to message me with any questions or concerns, Stay Safe, Ordo -jeffrey
  30. 8 points
  31. 8 points

    40K 9th ed

    As I've been saying for years, every time GW introduces a new product -- be it as major as a new edition or as minor as a redesigned paint brush cup -- the reactions are eerily predictable: 33% of the fan base will absolutely hate the new thing and declare the game RUINED FOREVER!!! 33% of the fan base will absolutely love the new thing and declare the game PERFECTED AT LAST!!! 34% of the fan base will say MEH. Realizing its an equal mix of good and bad like always, and carry on playing like always... and desperately wish the above two groups would shut up.
  32. 8 points

    40K 9th ed

    I predict that the new edition will fix a lot of the imbalances of the current, the first half dozen new codices will be nicely balanced, and although the Internet hive-mind will figure out a couple quirks and niche exploits, things will be great... for two years. Then GW will start releasing codices that break many of the core assumptions written into the core rules and become far to powerful; GW will release several supplements that are poorly tested and rushed; the Internet hive-mind will figure out unintended combinations that totally skew the game... and three years after that we’ll get 10th Edition.
  33. 8 points

    Random Photo Thread

  34. 8 points
    I have updated the main post with the changes. Thank you to everyone for the well thought out and kind suggestions and explanations of your specific situations. I really do like my own ideas LOL however I am humbled and inspired by the knowledge, wisdom and experience of my fellow gamers here at ORDO. I hope I did not ruffle anyone too much, I know this will be an incredible event and will be EXACTLY what we all need after the current lockdown.
  35. 8 points
  36. 8 points

    OFCC 40K Team Tournament INFO post

    Just to chime in from an organizer’s side: Khan and I can take the blame for this announcement coming on the ‘late’ end. Jarred has had plans in the works, and was ready to make this announcement when we originally planned to launch tickets. Unfortunately , that date in mid March came right as Oregon and Washington starting having official restrictions on gatherings. We held back from having our cohesive launch for all events and tickets as we scrambled to communicate with the hotel, and amongst the senate, and figure out what type of plan seemed to make the most sense. As @DisruptiveConduct has stated elsewhere. We are currently planning to move forward, 100% planning to have OFCC as scheduled. We’ll know better in the next couple months if that’s still realistic. I’m sorry that this post came ahead of more general info on what events will be happening, but I trust y’all can understand why that had been the case. There’s lots of uncertainty on all fronts right now. if you’re concerned about the format and changes, about the viability of your team, etc, you are certainly welcome to voice that here. If you feel like you’re not being heard, or have concerns that you don’t want to share publicly, please pm khan or I, and we’ll make sure to address anything that needs to be addressed. I don’t think anyone should feel like they should not attend if they’re not 100% in compliance with the restrictions that have been outlined. The format is coming from a place of attempting to address concerns that have been felt in past years. If you specifically have a team that won’t fit in, reach out and ask for an exception to be made. If you are short on players, reach out to any of the senate, and we will look to find ways to fill spots, recruit players, or adjust matchups. This is all for fun. None of it is set in stone. If you have really strong opinions on what the state of the game is, how the event should be run, and what suits the attendees of of OFCC, the best way to express that is to apply to be a Head of Gaming for an event. (This is me putting my grumpy hat on and coming out on my porch). A tremendous amount of effort goes into all of this, and none of it is presented carelessly or without forethought. Ordo relies on people volunteering to run these events. Please be mindful in how you voice your concerns. We all want this to be successful and a fun time. Thanks for your support. Thanks for caring enough about this game and hobby that you have opinions to express. And thanks for your trust that we’ll make this an event that we can all enjoy.
  37. 8 points
    Hospitaler and Imagifyer done.
  38. 8 points
    The race is on. I hope to finish these by Sunday midnight.
  39. 8 points
    Back in 3rd edition, I pretty much exclusively played Imperial Fists. I've decided to modernize them; here's the Redemptor I finished last week.
  40. 8 points
    found these two in the back of a drawer...Necrons are cool 😜 Before After Progress so far: Leviathan dreadnaught chaos lord in terminator armor chaos havocs of doom Exalted Sorcerer Rubrics marines and 2 tomb blades
  41. 8 points
    I painted some things!
  42. 8 points
    I took last week off work to spend some time with my son. He painted a little, I painted a lot. Also worked on his merit badges and such... Here's what I managed to finish up - some were not technically "started" last week, but all were "finished" last week! All hail the cult! 😄
  43. 8 points
    Those Sisters and the Commissar look great! I just finished up 2 Chaos models yesterday, Valkia, a winged Chaos Space Marine Sorceress, and Annika, a Renegades and Heretics Enforcer or Renegade Commander Here are some photos: Valkia Annika Valkia and Annika together
  44. 8 points

    ITC 2020 Mission Updates

    I know Ordo isn't necessarily the place for ITC talk, but I thought I'd give anyone who's dabbled with it (or avoided it thusfar) a heads up that the Beta rules for 2020 have been released. I'm not going to bore you with a point-by-point compare and contrast, but I'll offer up the broadstrokes. I agreed to get involved in the competitive ITC team in Bellingham because there's a core of serious players here that are tired of getting stomped by damn dirty Canadians. I'm not personally invested in ITC (or competitive 40k in general), but if I can help others be successful, I'm in. Plus, I'm tired of feeling perpetually rusty at 40k, and reliable games with good players will sharpen the edge. Enough rambling. All that is to say, I was pretty tired of 2019's rules and the way that the space marine codex interacted with it. The goal was to have each mission be equal parts about killing and grabbing objectives. The problem was, a super-efficient gunline could happily give up board control by killing everything their opponent had in about 3 turns. You max your killing based secondaries (how the game is won and lost, because primaries are often a wash) and eliminate their army at the same time--thus limiting their ability to continue to control the board and score their secondaries as the game goes on. Attempting to control the board was inherently a losing strategy, because no matter how well you did it, you couldn't score more points than your opponent who was just focused on blowing your army to bits. You could at best, try to keep pace, but while you're losing your army faster than your opponent is. In an attempt to fix that, the 2020 packet rebalances things. Here are the top 3 important changes: 1) There is a single roll to determine attacker and defender. -Attacker sets up first and goes first. No Seize the Initiative!!! -Defender rolls for deployment style, can re-roll the result (I love this), deploys second, and goes second. What this means: Limits alpha strike power, prevents Seize from skewing tournament results. 2) Secondaries are split into two categories: Seek and Destroy (killing), and Maneuver (board control). Each player still chooses 3 secondaries, but at least one of each type must be chosen. In addition, many of the Maneuver secondaries can be maxed in 2 turns, so a game lasting only 3 turns doesn't cap their scoring ability. What this means: gone are the days of your opponent saying "I'm gonna kill your vehicles, your characters, and those 4 particular units", do exactly that, and max out their secondaries. They can score a max of 8 points in a game via killing, and must compete for the other 4 by remembering they have a movement phase too. 3) All of the mission specific bonus points are based on grabbing objectives, and are fairly easy to score. What this means: with secondary objectives being easier to score in general, many close games will be decided by the bonus points. To put all of the above in practical terms, here's how the scoring breaks down: Primary objectives: -Kill something: 1 point/kill more units than your opponent: 1 point. -Hold an objective: 1 point/hold more objectives than your opponent: 1 point. Secondary objectives: -Choose 3, each can be scored 4 times for a max of 12. Bonus Point: -Can be score 1 point per turn. With games fixed at 6 turns, the max that can be scored is 42. (4 primary+1 bonus)6 turns+12 secondary=42 Of that, 2 primary per turn, and 8 total can be achieved by killing stuff. 20 total. 20 out 42 max means sitting in your deployment zone and obliterating things is no longer a winning strategy. This is a good thing for competitive 40k.
  45. 8 points

    Random Photo Thread

  46. 8 points
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  48. 8 points

    GSC - Converted Sniper Sanctus

    So the Genestealer Cult boards have been really a hot bed of conversions and kitbashes lately. One of the users posted a great conversion of the Kroot from Blackstone Fortress and I was inspired to make my own. I'm working on getting some better photos as this one just doesn't do it justice, but I've just about finished up my sniper Sanctus including a servo skull as familiar... Some high level details on the conversion: More at the blog: https://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/2019/11/genestealer-cult-converted-sanctus.html#more
  49. 8 points

    The Uprising - Armies on Parade

    I only found out about the Armies on Parade event a couple of months ago, so I sort of had to get the base work in high gear. Ended up going with the Cityscape Genatorium Sector as most of the base with a few extra bits added. While I didn't medal, I did take "Best Painted" - so overall I'm happy! Front view - Iconward hoisting the colors over the Imperial Building loosely inspired by the Soviet flag raising over the Reichstag in 1945 Another view: More at the blog: https://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/2019/10/armies-on-parade-uprising.html
  50. 7 points

    My New War Room

    Recently moved, new house has a huge basement and I was able to turn about 1/3 of it into this! 44EdQZz[1].mp4
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