This year I was lucky enough to be able to join the amazing 2nd Edition Army Challenge being run by Dr. The Viking over at https://c0wabunga.com/ (a wonderful site, full of frequent content updates)!
This is the 3rd challenge he has put together, pulling people worldwide together to work on a 1000 point 2nd Edition 40k army. I first heard about this during their 2nd event, jealously following and hoping to be able to join on their next one. I think I had my stuff prepped and email written in draft form about 1 month before the applications even went live.. there was no missing it this time!
The challenge is straight forward and simple (in theory) enough: Make a 1000 point 2nd Edition army, break that army into 5 slices to be completed once a month, and send your completed entries in by the deadline to be put up on the website. In 2nd Edition the points were much heavier, so you aren’t looking at a ton of models really, making this quite manageable.
I chose to do Ultramarines, to flesh out my small force I painted up a few years back with some more units! So it may look like a strange army choice on paper due to that :).
Slice 1 – Apothecary, Chaplain
Slice 2 – 5 Assault Marines
Slice 3 – 5 Scouts, Razorback
Slice 4 – 5 Assault Marines
Slice 5 – Calgar, Techmarine
I figure I’d start light with a couple characters to warm up, before getting into the meat of things, and then finishing off with a couple of characters as a reward!
Here is the starting point of our models:
Stay tuned for further updates and check out all the other contestants as well to see how they fair!