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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Monday, 19 December 2016

'Twas The Night Before Challenge...

In just over 9 hours time, 100 painters from around the world will be able to start work on their Challenge entries. For those of us in the UK, that will be 6am. I don't propose getting up early just to get part-way through painting something only to have to go to work, so my efforts will have to wait until I get home in the evening. However, I have got myself set up and ready to go with my first entries. I've also rearranged the painting desk so that I can take my laptop in there for paint-and-chat sessions.


First up will be a small entry, just to get some points on the table:



On Wednesday my team at work are heading out for a Xmas meal (followed by drinks), so I probably won't be up to painting when I get home. Which leaves me with Thursday for painting before I head down to Sussex for the Christmas weekend (I've booked Thursday and Friday as annual leave). There's only one project I can really get done in a single day - the SF grav tanks and APCs for the "Armour" bonus theme round:



I've also been thinking about my 2600 points target. Looking back, my totals for the last 4 years were:

2012/13 - 1970 points (13 weeks) = 151.5 points/week
2013/14 - 1959 points (14 weeks) = 139.9 points/week
2014/15 - 2522 points (15 weeks) = 168.1 points/week
2015/16 - 1787 points (13 weeks) = 137.5 points/week

Hmmmmm! 2600 points in 13 weeks would require a 20% improvement on my best year's output, a 33% increase over my 4-year average and a 45% increase over last (my worst!) year. Somehow, I feel I may have set myself up for a massive fall...Yoiks!

16 comments:

  1. Woo-hooo! Stats - my work is done!

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  2. Best of luck Tamsin, have a wonderful challenge.

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  3. Good luck Tamsin, enjoy the challenge.

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  4. Looking forward to seeing you know stuff out. You are very well prepared for this one .. and with some paint and chat extra productivity I am sure you will get there.

    I have a decent day in the man cave tomorrow ... I feel an early entry coming on...!

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  5. Good luck and I'm sure you'll produce a mass of quality entries.

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  6. Daft question, but are there ever any online challenges that are about actually *playing games* with figures - they all seem to be about making and painting them :)

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    1. I grant you that actually using the stuff you paint is a quaint and eccentric concept, but I hear that there are some people who do it :)

      I actually think there was a board or RPG challenge around at one stage where you selected ten games / set of rules and committed to play at least ten games of each during the year. I'll have to find it. Or maybe just do it :)

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  7. Looks like you are squared up and in the blocks, Tamsin. You will be a strong contender. Happy painting.

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  8. Never mind that math... leave that to Miles! Just pile in and enjoy yourself :-)

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  9. Good luck my friend, next year we'll tell Curt to organise a Challenge just for you, so you leave some breathing space for the rest to compete

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  10. @ James B - thanks! And you! :)

    @ Miles - that's hardly stats good sir! Nary a chi-squared or T-test in sight, nor any ANOVA ;)

    @ Phyllion - indeed, indeed! ;)

    @ Michael A - thank you m'Lord! Looking forward to seeing your grand productions again this year :)

    @ Roma - cheers! :)

    @ Dave D - I'm disturbingly well prepared this year. Let's just hope all that work doesn't go to waste :)

    @ Dannoc - thanks! I certainly hope that I manage to power through a large chunk of the stuff I've prepped :)

    @ Kaptain Kobold - there certainly should be such a challenge. It might get me to do more gaming! :)

    @ Michael P - thank you Padre! Best wishes to you too! :)

    @ Millsy - that might have been maths, but so simple I could do it in my head. :)

    @ Anibal - cheers! And good luck to you too! I think there would have to be a few others in that challenge alongside me though :)

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    1. There certainly should be a Playing Challenge.

      And now there is:

      http://hordesofthethings.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/six-by-six-challenge.html

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  11. You must be a glutton for punishment! I've just checked and you seem to have set yourself the highest target of all the contenders. At the rate I paint I would barely do 100 points let alone 2600! I wish you all the very best and look forward to reading about your progress.

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