Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Heroes of Armageddon


Friends,

In the last 4 months our world has seen some extraordinary disasters, both natural and manmade. The people in the Middle East and Africa have been battling their governments and each other for a different and hopefully better future. Many people are dying and being injured today in Lybia, the Ivory Coast, Syria and in many other places as well.
The tsunami that hit Japan...seeing the footage of that wave gave me the chills and I have not been able to revisit it, realizing how much carnage and hardship this wave caused...

Storm Wardens
We cannot change any of these things by ourselves. But we can help support organizations that go to Africa and Japan and the whole world to help people in need, people that risk their own lives to better the life of a stranger. One of these groups is Doctor without Borders. An amazing organization you can check out their news feed here.
DWB go to places that most organizations have left behind and try against odds to fulfill their oath: to help people in need.

And they need money. And thats where we come in...last year with your help the Storm Wardens Project raised over 16,000 dollars for this amazing charity. Here's the link, the page is still up.


This was all YOUR success. We just opened up a PayPal account and built 2500 points of models, you all showed that our community can come together and do something amazing.

2011
Well, this year the world seems way worse off and we have decided to do another Charity Project:

Heroes of Armageddon
John and I thought it better to raise the stakes and create a much larger project: we're giving away FOUR 3000 point armies. We hope that you will all pitch in and let your heart speak. This is the change we all can make, instead of ignoring the news.

How does it work?
Every dollar of your support gives you a chance to be one of the lucky four new army winners at the end of this drive.10 dollar contribution =10 chances to win. 100 dollars = 100 chances...you get the idea.

At the end of the drive, in July, we will choose the winners.

Then, the armies will travel to Games Day in Chicago, where they will be displayed. After that the winners can take their army home or we send it off.
In short: the more you contribute, the better your chances. More importantly, the more you contribute, the more you  help to make the world a better place.

Heroes of Armageddon
Our Games Day Diorama will depict the 3rd battle of Armageddon with 4 armies: Steel Legion, Blood Angels, Ork Hordes and Speed Freaks.
We have expanded the all star build team from last year with a handful of Golden Demon winners and we also hope to go bigger and better by reaching out to more of you and the industry and collecting even more than we did last year for Doctors Without Borders.

Here are the team leaders for the 4 army projects

Dave Taylor: Steel Legion
Jawaballs: Blood Angels
Goatboy (BOLS): Speed Freaks

These four Team Leaders have commited to finishing up these armies to the highest standards. We have also been able to lock down some Golden Demon winners to paint the centerpieces of the armies and have created a larger build team, all of which are great artists who have donated their time and effort to this cause. 

Our project blog will display finished units and more info at http://heroesofarmageddon.blogspot.com

Wait, there's more.
Just like last year, as our way of saying thanks for your help, we will also have some weekly prize drawings along the way so yet another way win something great for your trouble. Everyone who has supported the project up to that point will be eligible to win. Expect great prizes.

What can you do?

Put this button on your page with the link above. click here for info 
You can help spread the word and link to the Project site.
You can create a special blogroll with all the builders blog project updates.
You can hold a local event to raise money or just post some flyers at your favorite gaming spots.
You can send in prize or model donations and be part of the many sponsors that help us out.
You can talk to family and friends and have them make a contribution on your behalf.
You can even send us models that we then distribute to the teams that need them. A list will go up soon with requests.

Last Years winner
Last year's Army winner Jacob, watch a video of him at Games Day receiving the Storm Wardens Army Grand Prize.


Are you ready to make a difference?
Are you ready for 4 awesome armies?
Are you ready for Armageddon?

John Mike

27 comments:

  1. Any Chance of adding some White Scars to the mix?

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  2. nvm, comments broke my link :(

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  3. Do you guys accept donations via PayPal?

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  4. I have a question for you guys. How will you decide who gets which army?

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  5. Should you require any further artists I am more than happy to help, whether it be paint a few models or a whole army.

    Kind regards,

    Rupert x

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  6. Student Teacher: there will be no choice option for the winners. We hope that who ever wins what army will be very, very stoked. We will draw four people using random.org, based on the total amount of dollars contributed.

    Myles: yes, see link on right

    Rupert: please email me at mike.tess@charter.net

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  7. Link posted to my blog leadpeople.blogspot.com

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  8. Is this only open to Americans?

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  9. I can't describe how proud I am to be part of this project. The Blood Angels are going to be fantastic!

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  10. Lara: No, this project is open to everyone across the globe. We have received donations from all over already, incl spain, australia, russia and china. We will ship the army to anywhere, although a pick up at Games Day in Chicago would give you an option to meet the builders!
    Mike
    SCWH/HoA

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  11. Can't wait to see how this turns out!

    One question, though - how are the winners contacted? IIRC, Paypal doesn't really transfer much personal info.

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  12. Kyle: we will post the winners on this blog right after the drawing. It's up to the winners to check this blog
    cheers
    Mike
    SCWH/HoA

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  13. Interesting question posed to me by someone:

    Can you win more than one of the armies?
    (Insanely low probability, but possible...)

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  14. A stonkingly brilliant idea, chaps - thanks and well done.

    May I make a suggestion, please? In many countries/cultures across the world (even including English-speaking ones like the UK) DWB is more familiarly known as MSF or Medecins Sans Frontieres (I can't type the accents). Dare I suggest putting this name in as well - even in brackets - so more folks worldwide know you're giving to so reliable, neutral and trustworthy an organisation?

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  15. Mike: No, although possible, we have decided that after someone winning their army, they will be taken out for the remaining three. You will be eligible for winning weekly prizes AND one of the main prizes, so make sure your donation is in soon. We will be starting the first weekly prize next week!
    Drax: good point! I will think about a way to add that to the header of this blog!

    thanks all and PLEASE spread the word, esspecially in Europe. We have a lot of ground to make up oversees, so you all can help with that!
    Mike
    SCWH
    HoA

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  16. i will try to give you all the help you require(from Spain....)XD

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  17. Luis, THANKS. We need a lot of help from the amazing gamers and builders in Europe!
    Let me know how I can help you with q's and images
    Mike
    SCWH
    HoA

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  20. Look this,a first step:

    http://descansodelescriba.blogspot.com/2011/04/warhammer-solidario.html

    In my profile you can find my mail.Send me,if you can, some pics,or WIPs,for example from "this side of the map"
    I'll put the pics in my blog or i'll pass them to some friends in other blogs or forums in Spain o Lantin America.
    I'm member of la Forja de Marte,a Spanish blogring and we have a lot of friends in Spain South and Central America.Good players,good builders,painters...
    So,this can be use link a example to do the same...
    It's my proposal....^_^

    Oh!Well,we have our friends of Red de Rol(another blog ring of role playing games),and Spanish Team,too^_^

    PD:Much better this,more clearXD

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  21. Thanks Luis! Hopefully we get some feedback
    Mike

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  22. "You can send in prize or model donations and be part of the many sponsors that help us out."

    Would this be only Blood Angels, Steel Legion, Orks, and Speed Freaks, or can we send in any models for prizes?

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  23. Chapter master:
    Every week starting next we will give away prizes (good ones!). The goal is to collect as much money and interest in the project. So yes, if you have a great gift, you can let us know and we will put it in place to give it away.
    Mike

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  24. Woulda thought this would be on the very front page of the Blog, always.

    Damn hard to find out what this thing is and how it works!

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  25. Thanks for the heads up, we have the armies up front now, I have added a link top right side to get you to all the Project info.

    John
    Santa Cruz Warhammer
    Heroes of Armageddon Project

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  26. Can we still get in on the drawing?

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