The challenge for this particular event is to create a single Tau infantry unit from the following list;
- Fire Warrior Team
- Kroot Carnivore Squad
- Pathfinder Team
- Drone Squadron (Of any type excluding Remora)
- Vespid Stingwings
- Sniper Drone Team
using one of the other units mentioned (excluding the one you are modeling) or a scratch built group of models you created yourself. Then write a piece of Fluff between 1-4 paragraphs explaining the units role in the Tau Empire and how they came to fall into that role.
The Guidelines -
- One entry per person. (Up to 3 images allowed)
- The unit must be of Tau Orientation. (Tau aesthetic)
- The unit must be game legal for it's codex entry (Correct unit composition including models and visible upgrades)
- The entries should be judged based on modelling creativity, painting and fluff.
- All ranks are eligible to enter, rewards to be given out to the top 3 highest voted entry's.
Example size of pictures:
The Challenge - begins at Midnight (4/3/15) and will last a duration of 60 days from then. (End date is midnight June 1st, 2015):
-The contest will last 60 days from the beginning date upon which entries are accepted to the closing date.
-Entries accepted from our own Fio'O Tael.
-The Member Poll will be opened for a duration of 3 days, and the winners will be announced on the following day.
The Prizes - under all legal entries, the top 3 highest voted entrants will receive the following:
-1st place will receive a Commander Farsight Model and one of Tael's Avatars.
-2nd place will receive an Ethereal Blister (random Ethereal) and one of Tael's Avatars.
-3rd place will receive one of Tael's Avatars.
Prize Models for the contest donated by myself (Blueshock)
Please send your entry to Tael. If for some reason you aren't able to do so, please contact myself or Tael and we will sort you out.
Example Entry for scratch built "count-as":
The Naga'la : to be used as "Fire Warrior Team"
"Enter fluff here"
A: Models for your bases must be the required size as the unit you are creating replacements for. (4/2/15)
Q: Is there a limit of entries?
A: Yes, because it is quite a complex challenge, we only take one entry per contestant. (4/2/15)
Q: What if I enter a unit that I already have built before the challenge started?
A: As long as you have not shown any pictures of it yet, we will not be able to prove that you have built it before, so that is no problem. But in true competition spirit it would be better to build a new one. (4/2/15)
Q: Also, is everything in terms of painting fair game? i.e. airbrushing or other techniques/tools?
A: Absolutely. (4/2/15)
Q: Can we privately converse with another member of ATT/different forum (IE PM) about our project?
A: Yes. (it is also allowed to show Pictures to another member via PM to get feedback) (4/2/15)
Q: GW has always had the rule that you can up-size the base that the model originally came with, but not down size it. Is that okay with the challenge?
A: Yes. (4/2/15)
Q: Can I use an existing item to represent something else, for example a pulse pistol as a rail rifle?
A: Yes, but it must be converted. Just swapping them out and calling it something else is not enough. (4/2/15)
Q: Does the unit have to be painted?
A: This challenge is meant to be a conversion, painting, and fluff challenge (with emphasis on conversion and painting, less on fluff). While it is not required that a model be painted, an unpainted figure will likely hurt your chances of winning significantly. (4/2/15)
Q: Do members of the EU get some extra Time, because of the delayed delivery?
A: No, since this Challenge already has a far bigger time-frame than our earlier Challenges. (4/2/15)
I will be available daily over the duration of the event to answer Questions and will update in the FAQ as they are answered and date them. Feel free to pm me if needed, but remember this is designed to be fun, so use your imagination and be as creative as you can be. -Blueshock