Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rodge Podge 2011

Alrighty then!  I'm attending an extrememly unique warhammer event with a few bro's of mine called The Rodge Podge.  It is a single-day, 3-game, warhammer event in Steven's Point, Wisconsin, put on by the Pointhammer podcast host, Joe Rogers.  Joe is a veteran tournament organizer of great acclaim with a major strength in creating top notch tournament game scenarios.

The Rodge Podge is a particularly unique event because players are allowed to build armies using army selections from every army book in one force!  That's right.  It is going to be absolutely insane.  Also, the only points scored are victory points.  There is zero focus on painting, composition, or sportsmanship.  There is a "Ryan Golke Certificate of Achievement" for painting your hodge-podge army specifically for this tournament.  The next two weeks, I will be blogging my progress as I shoot for this particular award.

Army lists were due last night at Midnight.  I turned mine in with 6 minutes to spare.  It was very challenging to wrap your mind around the idea that you could select heroes and units from any army.  We had aspirations of conducting a thorough evaluation of every unit's capabilities and value to optimize our lists.  That didn't happen.  We thought it might be fun to forget about winning and just focus on knocking other people out of the tournament with large/unbreakable/stubborn/unkillable units.  In the end, and on the day that lists were due, we identified themes that were exciting enough to motiviate us to build and paint entire armies in less than two weeks.  Brilliant!  Here's mine:

BLUE BALLS OF FURY

2000 Pts - Rodge Podge 2011


HERO
Bruiser General, 169 pts (Heavy Armour; Crown of Command)
Bruiser BSB, 170 pts (Standard of Discipline)
Herald of Tzeentch, 160 pts (Disc of Tzeentch; Master of Sorcery)

CORE
11 Ironguts, 598 pts (Full Command; Rune Maw)

SPECIAL
15 Night Goblin Squig Herd, 138 pts (6 Night Goblins)
15 Night Goblin Squig Herd, 147 pts (9 Night Goblins)
8 Night Goblin Squig Hoppers, 96 pts
8 Night Goblin Squig Hoppers, 96 pts
8 Night Goblin Squig Hoppers, 96 pts

RARE
Mangler Squig, 65 pts
Mangler Squig, 65 pts
Giant, 200 pts

Composition Report:
Points of Lords: 0 (0 - 500)
Points of Heroes: 499 (0 - 500)
Points of Core: 598 (500 - Unlimited)
Points of Special: 573 (0 - 1000)
Points of Rare: 330 (0 - 500)
Total Roster Cost: 2000

So this will be my tale of building and painting an 86 model army in less than two weeks.  I will be painting the latest standard models for the squigs, squig hoppers, and night goblin herders.  The squigs basically represent the blue balls of fury of the army theme.  I will post about the mangler squigs when I get to them.  I won't be able to post much about the Tzeentch Herald because the content of the conversion will not be appropriate for public browsing, but it will be very much in theme with the event.  Below are pics of the 3rd edition ogres I will be using for ironguts and the bruiser general.  I'll be using the chaos ogre standard bearer for the bruiser BSB (if I can find a right arm for him!).  Also below is a pic of the giant conversion concept using a giant of Albion and a squig hanging from his genitals.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see you whipping out the paint brush. Giant is funny stuff!

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