Saturday, April 11, 2009

TRoE Presents: Attention (Imperial Guard Contest)

The Realms of Equinox Presents

The new Imperial Guard codex is on the way, so to celebrate its arrival on May 2nd, The Realms of Equinox is holding another online contest. This time, the contest is to assemble, convert, and paint a ten man squad of imperial guardsmen.

The Rules

1. Models MUST be Games Workshop. They may be heavily converted, but it must be clear that they are primarily composed of GW models/bitz. FW models may be used.
2. Entries must be a ten man squad of imperial guardsmen. The squad must be legal per the new codex.
3. You must be a follower of “The Realms of Equinox” prior to submitting an entry.

4. Entries must be painted between May 2, 2009 – May 29th, 2009. Proof of work will be required as part of the submission process (see below).
5. Submissions will be accepted between May 2, 2009 – May 29th, 2009. This gives you plenty of time to build/paint your entry. Minimum of 2 Photos will be required of your entry: Work in Progress showing the unpainted models on the new codex, and a completed work. The completed picture file can contain multiple pictures, but only one picture file will be posted per entry. The deadline for submissions will be May 29th, 2009 11:59 PM CST. To submit your photos, please email them to:
6. All completed submissions may not appear on any other site or blog before June 15th, 2009. Works in progress may be posted on other sites and blogs before June 15th, 2009. (This is to encourage people to talk about their creations and build excitement around the contest) Any entries found to be violating this rule will be banned from the contest.
7. Voting will be done by the readers of “The Realms of Equinox”. Photos will be placed on the blog and each follower will get to vote for their favorite entry. Voting will take place between June 1st, 2009 – June 12th 2009.
8. The winner will be announced on June 15th 2009. The Winner of the contest will receive their choice of either the new Imperial Guard Cadian Command Squad or Imperial Guard Catachan Command Squad. (Note: The prize will ship directly from the online provider, to save cost on shipping. If the winner is International, please allow extra time for the prize to arrive.)
9. If you have any questions, please post them in the comments section of this blog entry.


  1. This looks like fun. I may have to have a go at this.

    "4. Entries must be painted between May 2, 2009 – May 29th, 2009."
    Can we build them before May 2d as long as we wait to paint them until after the 2d?

  2. Yes - You can start clean, assemble, sculpt and prime before May 2. The actual painting of the models cannot start till May 2. (Don't forget to snag a photo of the squad with the new codex in the background.)

  3. This looks like fun, and I have a bunch of cadians who could do with new heads... Count me in!

  4. Sounds interesting- I might do something here.

  5. Iiiinteresting. I may have to take a break from my Blood Pact army to build a loyalist Guardsman squad for this contest!

  6.'s tempting, but I'm fairly sure I'd struggle to get the painting done in that turnaround (pathetic, I know!).


    Are stormtroopers okay?

    - Drax.

  7. Admiral Drax - I can totally relate about turnaround times, so if you feel pathetic, I am right there with you.

    I am going to have to say "no" for doing a stormtrooper squad for the contest. Maybe when the Inquisition book hits, I will do a contest involving them.

  8. Thanks for the swift response, mate: I'll put the berets back in the box.

    Still, I may change my tune yet...

    Hope all goes well for the competition!

    - Drax.