Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lone Pilgrim Painting Points

An inventive system for tracking one's progress painting and compare it with others was posted awhile back on Lone Pilgrim. It is a cool system that is being picked up by some blogs, so I have decided that I will join in the fun.

The basics of the system are that a participant earns points for each model painted. The number of points earned depends on the size of the model.

Infantry = 1 point
Cavalry, bikes, or 40mm Monsters (Ogres, Trolls, Minotaurs, Ogryns, Lictors, etc.)* = 2 points
Monster or Dreadnought = 5 points
Vehicle = 10 points
Superheavy vehicle = 20 points
*Note: I am adding the 40mm monsters to the 2 point row, as I believe they deserve more than a single point, but not as many points as a hive tyrant or dragon.

As of today, I have 11 points for the year. I am setting a personal goal of 75 points for 2009. I am a slow painter, but I expect to work on a few tanks in the coming months, so I think I will hit more than 52 points (which would be all infantry).

Special Thanks to Lone Pilgrim for introducing such a fun idea to the 40K blogsphere.


  1. Love this idea...I'll be taking this and running with it on my blogs.

  2. It is a good idea. I'd adapted it slightly - basically more points for certain things. I really need the motivation.

    - Courtney @ Cadian 127th

  3. 75 ... that sounds ambitious! Good luck! :)

  4. This is a really neat system, that I think I will have to adopt...though it also goes to show that I am almost a speed painter (though I definitely don't go into as much detail as Equinox, or that high of quality level ); I'm currently at 22 points for the year, with another 38 points for Paint or Die coming up.

  5. I think I'm gonna use it... great idea.