Introducing #Squaduary!

+++ Welcome to Squaduary +++

Main logo for Squaduary

This is the introduction to a little event I am running for February called Squaduary. The aim is to get that box-set you got over all the holidays or the unit you haven’t touched all Winter and get them done. Start the month with an unpainted, or even un-assembled, squad and end the month with a full painted (and hopefully) based unit. Because we all have more squads, teams, crews or units that need painting.

+++ The Stages +++

There will be four stages, each taking a week, to this:

1. Assembly: 1st – 7th
Taking them off the sprues or putting them on bases, what ever way you get them ready for paint.
 
2. Basic painting: 8th – 14th
This is your basic coating and blocking in colours.
3. Clean up and details: 15th – 21st
Cleaning up your colours and picking out all the bits to make the mini stand out.
4. Basing: 22nd – 28th
Adding the base or just painting it out.

Stages 2 and 4 can be swapped as per your own style. Hell you could ignore the lot, I am not the Corpse God Emperor of you!

There no hard rules for this event because this is a hobby and so should be fun for all. Getting that unit of Horus Heresy Destroyers done, your Orc Blood Bowl team out, your Malifaux crew ready to game, etc. Use this as a chance to gain some hobby momentum for the new year.

Things to keep in mind though, this is for the troops! That means no units of Imperial Knights or dreadnoughts, no squads of vehicles etc.

This event is like the little brother of the mighty Dreadtober, run by Joe, Greggles and Sincain40K.

I, Thousand Eyes, will be pledging to complete a ten man Imperial Fists Breacher Squad from the Horus Heresy era. As you can see from the pic below there is some work ahead.

Betrayal at Calth marines and Breacher Shields.
Betrayal at Calth marines and Breacher Shields.

Pledges aren’t really needed but I like the formal wording of it as a challenge to myself.

+++ On Stepping Between Games +++

The event itself will start on the 1st of February  and run until the 28th, giving us a solid four weeks to get a unit/team/squad/crew sorted and ready to game. I will be collecting links to as many blogs and Twitter accounts as I can each week to show everyone’s progress. Just let me know in the comments, Reddit or on Twitter if you want to join in!

Are you up for the challenge of Squaduary?

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  • Kirsten Williams

    I’m in 🙂 A squad of 5 ‘bikers’ for my Sisters army. And of course by bikers I mean Sisters riding giant lizards…
    And if I have time, 5 seraphim.

  • Al

    Hey hey

    I’ve got a squad of 5 Iron Warrior Raptors that I’ll try and get finished.

    (Full disclosure, I actually built these last weekend, but its been too cold to undercoat anything since then!)

    • Just like an Iron Warrior to lay early foundations 😉

      Glad to have you board.

      • Al

        Cheers. I’m well keen to try and get these dudes done.

        Blog: backonthebattlewagon.blogspot.com
        Twitter: @fettFace
        Insto: aljmclean

        • Will make sure it is on the list 🙂

  • I’m in! Got 10 more Deathwatch Veterans to get painted up next month anyway.

    • That is good timing so, glad to have you with us.

  • good idea. May I join with 10 space marines?

    • Welcome to #Squaduary! What chapter you going with?

      • Own chapter. Atlantidas

  • Andrew Franke

    I need a #Squaduary to finish my U.S. Army’44 Infantry boxed set. Pledged U.S. Army ’44 Boxed Set. Wargames Factory 28mm

    Challenge Accepted!

    • Strong play, welcome to #Squaduary.

  • I’m in. Doing some Alpha Legion “Scouts”. Not sure how many yet, but at least 10. Might end up being more if I get on a roll.

    • Ohh I look forward to it. Added to the next weeks list. Get building.

  • Ed OMalley

    Count me in! I’ll pledge a unit of Skitarii Vanguard for my slowly growing Mechanicus contingent.

    • Shall add you to the list 🙂

  • Heriberto Gonzalez (Heri)

    Super late but I think I snuck in at the tail end of things. I’m committing a unit of Necron Immortals to paint. That is a full unit of 10 duders. 🙂

    • Heriberto Gonzalez (Heri)

      I think Rory got me via Twitter, but just making it official!

    • thousandeyes

      All good chief, we got you.

  • Von

    I’m welching on this SO HARD, aren’t I?

    Blame the depression. I’ve barely accomplished anything this week, bar putting some Plaguebearers together. I might paint those during the last week instead of a skirmish warband: right now I’m not up to the challenge of doing models that have to look good individually.

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