Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Heroes of Armageddon Project: Gamesday Report!!!

Games Day 2011!
- Chris Borer's Steel Legion Master of Ordinance wins a Golden Demon.
- Heroes table display wins best club theme.
-Jawa's Blood Angels Banner wins best banner.
- Yarrik Golden Demon contest pic added.
- 1/2 table sells and sends another $600 to DwoB
Friday
-Ghazghkull Thraka is FINISHED, check Ghaz Horde!!!

We are very proud to announce that these armies have raised $31,657 for Doctors without Borders

Friends,
the wait is over. The Heroes of Armageddon project started in April and now, almost 4 months later, we have accomplished what we set out to do: 4 armies modeled and painted to the highest standards. We have here the true Heroes of Armageddon: the Steel Legion and Blood Angels opposite Ghazghkull Thraka's Horde and the Wazdakka Gutsmek's Speed Freaks.

From the start of this project, we have tried to stay close to the 3000 point goal, but as you will see, some armies are bigger, some are smaller. All in all, it has been a tremendous effort, having models come from all over the American continent, from Hawaii to Canada to Virginia. 

We have done this to raise money for Doctors without Borders, an organisation that sends their people out into the most dangerous places on earth, to help the helpless and try to keep them alive and healthy. They need support and our incredible gaming community has stepped up to the plate. This sunday we will reveal the total amount raised, which will be very exciting. After that the armies will travel to Games Day in Chicago on July 30th to be displayed on a custom built 6x8 foot gaming table, built by Brian Niro from Gentleman's Ones. 
Scroll down to see the custom table WIP images and links.

BUT we are not done yet: if you haven't donated, do so now. If you already gave some, maybe give again...the prizes are worth it: you could win one of these four armies:

All the miniatures for the four armies are on resin bases donated and shipped by Secret Weapon Miniatures and Dragon Forge Design. Both owners Justin and Jeff also built models for the Steel Legion army.

Let's start with a composite image of the largest army and biggest prize, The Steel Legion built under leadership of Dave Taylor: The Winner of this army is Colby Anger of Houston Texas.

Here are the Blood Angels, built by Jawaballs and his team the winner is Peter Dean of Oakland California

Ghazghkull Thraka's Horde, painted by the Santa Cruz Warhammer Gaming Group and FTW Games, the winner is Jason Mace of Fort Knox Kentucky

And the speedfreaks under guidance of Wazdakka Gutsmek, built and painted by Goatboy and his team the winner is Andrew Lewis of Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

As you may have noticed there are place holders in some of the armies, as these models are finished and photos are released, this page will be updated to display those models as well.

NOW let's have a closer look at the armies. We have set up individual pages for each of the armies with large, detailed photos and all the names of the people responsible, please check it out and leave comments. I am sure everyone will be delighted to hear from you all
Here we go (but make sure you come back here after viewing the armies, there is lot's more in the bottom of this post):



This coming Sunday, the 24th, we will draw FOUR winners, one for each army. 

In addition to the models, there are extra prizes for the winners:

Each army will come in the amazing Battle Foam PACK1520 XL protective carrying case
Each army will also get one of these amazing custom sculpted and super limited life sized Purity Seal / Icons with litanies master sculpted by Rob Ellis II aka -Q- and donated by The Bolter and Chainsword. 

Gale Force Nine created custom templates for the armies, with four different colors. 

Each winner will get a dozen unique dice, designed just for their new army and made by Chessex.
In addition to all this, Silver Compass Designs has laser cut custom game markers for all four armies. Here is the Steel Legion set:

Each winner will also get an HoA team Tshirt ( Red for Blood Angels, Grey for Steel Legion, and Green for Orks!)


About this Super Special Games Day Table:
Here is the most recent WIP images from this Friday, built by Brian Niro from Gentleman's Ones.

You see the foam barren wasteland bordering up to the hives


Here's the link to Brian's post today. He will update every day for this week.

WE NEED TO FIND A HOME FOR THIS TABLE AFTER GAMESDAY. HELP!
OK, you can have this table. Just send Brian or SC Mike an email. Brian's email you can find on his page, mike's is scwarhammer at gmail dot com We will consider any serious offer, all will be donated by you to DWB using our paypal links.You will need to pick it up in Chicago, either after Gamesday (we might get you free tickets) or at Brian's house in Chicago. We will need the donation by this Saturday. Maybe there are readers with HUGE houses or gaming groups. And remember, the table comes in 4 pieces.


Important 1
Make sure to check out all the sponsors on the right . These companies have been extremely generous and helpful and if you shop with them, you know that your money is going to people that care about the world around them. Support our sponsors, they are great!

Important 2
If you win and you can make it to Games Day next week, you will be able to pick up your army and meet a lot of the the builders in person.

Let us know what you think! Throw some money at it one more time, paypal link on the right top.

John and Mike
Santa Cruz Warhammer
Project Leaders Heroes of Armageddon




28 comments:

  1. You are all amazing for doing this. I donate every week on payday. Now all I can do is keep my fingers crossed

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  2. ASimply amaziing...what if you cant make it games day?

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  3. The Armies will be at Games Day on display on the special built tables along with some of the build team, if the winner can't get to Games Day US, we will ship everything anywhere in the world.

    Just send us some pics/video of you freaking out when it gets there.

    John
    Santa Cruz Warhammer
    Heroes of Armageddon Project

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  4. Just mind-blowing! Excellent work on all fronts, gentlemen.

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  5. I'm so proud to be part of this! Every thing came out awesome. :)

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  6. Congratulations to all on a tremendous accomplishment. You're setting the gold standard for creative, accomplished modeling that has a positive impact within and without the 40K community.

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  7. Superb Pieces of Art, and an excellent, inspiring charitable effort.

    Well done all concerned, all thats left to do is keep fingers crossed

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  8. So proud to be a part of this project. Hopefully I win! Yep I donated too.

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  9. damn. this is one hell of an amazing idea. beautiful armies, and wonderful cause. :D

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  10. Amazing job guys. Everything looks fantastic, and I look forward to seeing the last few models. As lucky as the army winners will be, the real winners here are DWB and all the people they help. A big thanks to everyone that donated!

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  11. As I see more and more stuff added, I feel like the team leaders are trying to one up each other.

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  12. Good God. Bless all of you this is amazing.

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  13. Hey guys, just posted Captain Tycho to my blog at tauofwar.blogspot.com. feel free to snag it and post it here.

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  14. Hop ! Donated !
    You all are just incredible, generous and talented.
    Thx a lot to share your passion, your skills and to give us a good way to do a good action.

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  15. Oh totally trying for good natured one upping. :)

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  16. @Michael - certainly some one up- manship in action here, but as Jawaballs says, it is all good natured and for a good cause.

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  17. how much is a serious offer for the table?

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  18. Congratulations to all the winners. Collected over 30.000 Dollars! O.O Wow! (lets see if we can get to 40K for the next one ^_^)

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  19. Congratulations to the winners and to all who supported the effort in raising an unprecedented 31,000 dollars!

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  20. Congratulations to the winners.
    I wish the winners a lot of fun with their new and great paintet armys.

    Over $31000, thats great for the doctors without borders.

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  21. Incredible guys. Incredible! Awesome work!

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  22. Is this going to be an Annual Charity? That would be cool. I'm really glad all that money was raised, it'll go a long way to people who need it most. Great job everyone!

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  24. This has been such an amazing project to watch come along! I think next you you should try a heresy era themed one! Maybe based around the assualt on the Emperors Palace!

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  25. Congrats on all the victories at Games Day! Hopefully this draws even more attention to what you guys are doing and this gets people donating early next year if you guys continue this! When you look at how many small groups only pull in a few thousand dollars when they do something for charity, it is truely amazing what every one associated with this project managed to bring together!

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  26. you are right man!
    Mike
    SCWH
    HoA

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  27. No Sisters of Battle I notice, despite there being a sizeable force stationed there.

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