Thursday, January 31, 2013

RSVP Time- Let the League Commence!

That time of the week is upon us again- Hobby Night is here! Tomorrow night we've got TWO main events going on, so this is definitely not a night to miss...

First, Season 4 of the 40K League officially commences. Thus far the following players have registered for the league:

Jeff B.
Khairul E.
Azlan R.
Joe S.
Hakim G.
Mark S.
Iqbal R.
Alvin K.
Nahri S.
Faizal S.

If your name is missing from this list, and you emailed us your army, please email us ASAP so we can correct the league standings on the right side of the page!

We've also got Throwdown II taking place tomorrow as part of the ongoing Legio Army Throwdown Challenge. Be sure to bring your legal Troops choice from your army for photography and voting.

That's about it, folks. Post up here and let us know if you're coming. Be sure to include your real name in your RSVP post if you're new or infrequently attend :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

RSVP Time!

It's that time of week again, so post up here and let us know you're coming. Remember, like Yoda says, "Do, or do not. There is no try."

Two reminders for you good hobby people. First, please note that next Friday is the start of the fourth season of our 40K league. Signups are free, so join up today and have some fun rolling dice and pushing toy soldiers around!

Second and finally, for all Legio Army Throwdown participants don't forget that next Friday is the second throwdown. Only one week left, so be sure to keep working and get your Troops choice done. Including myself, Alvin, Arzmi, Dann, Doc, Janice, Patrick, and Shah have yet to make a throwdown. C'mon guys, let's get this squad done and displayed! For Doc and Patrick, get a picture of your Troops choice posted in this thread to count as having 'made a throwdown':

February 1st TROOPS Throwdown

That's it for today- see you tonight!

Monday, January 21, 2013

First Throwdown a Success!

Well, as most of you should know the first 'throwdown' consisting of a 40K Troops choice was held Friday night, and the turnout was fantastic! A lot of great entries were made- 11 in all. Below I present to you all pictures of all the entries, taken by reknown Legio event photographer Marvin...

The winner of our first throwdown was Khairul's Imperial Fists Squad! He garnered the vast majority of votes with his gorgeous effort.

Tied for second place in the voting were Faizal's loathsome Plague Marines (top) and Goh's horrific Night Lords. Very nice job!

Tied for third place were Lena's Dark Eldar Kabalite Warrior squad (top) and Azlan's Catachan Veteran squad. Both looked great! The remaining competitors who successfully posted their Troops choice are below, in no particular order...

Shukur's Black Templars

Iqbal's Dire Avengers

Faizal Sani's Iron Warriors

Joash's Necron Warriors

Yip's Red Scorpions

Rizal's Crimson Fists

Many thanks and congrats to all who got their Troops choices done in time for the throwdown. Next Friday, February 1st, we'll have our second throwdown which is also a Troops choice. For honorary/outstation competitors Doc and Patrick, be sure you post pics of your completed squads on your respective forum threads before Feb 1st to get 'throwdown credit'!

Until next time...


Thursday, January 17, 2013

RSVP and Hobby Zone Paint Rack Order

Hey folks, I've got a quick public service announcement for all you hobbyists. On the Wargamers Malaysia forums, a thread has started regarding an order for paint stations and racks from a Polish company called Hobby Zone. They make some nice, inexpensive paint racks that are compatible with both GW and Vallejo paints, as well as painting stations like the Professional Paint Station pictured above. They look to be nice, and got a good review on Bell of Lost Souls as well.

The reason I'm posting this here is that we can get free shipping if the order is large enough. By collecting our orders together we can get a nice, cost effective organizing solution for the lowest price possible. Have a look at the selection of paint racks, and if you're interested post up on the paint rack order thread.

In other business, tomorrow marks our first throwdown for the Legio Army Throwdown challenge. Participants must bring a full painted and based legal Troops choice from their 40K army to put on display. Between 9 and 10 PM all Hobby Night participants will get a chance to vote for their favorite entry, and at 10 PM we'll count the votes and declare the Throwdown I winner. Even if you're not participating, please drop by and vote!

Finally, all Legio Malaysia members are reminded that tomorrow at 7 PM a club meeting is being held. All but one member has RSVP'd that they will attend, so we're expecting a full house.

In the meantime, post up here and let us know you're coming!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

RSVP Time!

The first round of the Legio Army Throwdown is only a week away, and I am PUMPED! We've been thrilled with the interest thus far. In celebration of this, from now until May every RSVP thread will feature pictures of miniatures painted for this competition. You can see Khairul's Imperial Fist model above, with a custom sculpted green stuff Legion badge proudly displayed on his armor. Next week's pic could be one of YOUR models, but for that to happen you need to start posting pics! We'd love to see pics on your blog or on the Wargamers Malaysia forums.

So, post up here if you'll be attending tomorrow. I plan to work on a Sons of Horus Rhino. How about YOU...?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

RSVP and 2013 Upcoming Events!

Well folks, 2012 is now in the books and it was a great year for Legio Malaysia. Chosen, Kindred III, Iron Painter II, Flames of War campaigns, and a whole lot more made it a fantastic hobby year. 2013 is now upon us, and we’ve got great plans for the year! I thought I’d take a moment and share some highlights from our upcoming schedule:

Legio Army Throwdown I

One of the things I’m most excited about is a new event format we’re introducing this year. Called the “Legio Army Throwdown’, it’s a long term event that combines aspects of ‘Tale of Two Gamers’ articles and the Iron Painter into an event specifically designed to help and motivate YOU to get a new army project done.

Basically, it’s a series of mini hobby challenges that culminates in a vote for the best overall army. Participants bring completed units to each specified “throwdown”, and let the voting public of Hobby Night attendees vote which is best. Today starts our very first one, which will be for Warhammer 40,000. Participants start with a 2,000 legal list, no more than 25% completed. For each ‘throwdown’, they bring the specified completed unit to Hobby Night for judging. Here’s the schedule for our first Legio Army Throwdown:

* January 18th- Troops
* February 1st- Troops
* February 15th- Elites
* March 1st- HQ
* March 15th- Heavy Support
* March 29th- Fast Attack
* April 12th- Wild Card (any previously undisplayed choice from your army)
* April 26th- Wild Card

For all participants who complete their 40K armies AND attend at least four throwdowns, they are invited to the final judging Hobby Night on May 10th. There, everyone attending Hobby Night will enjoy free snack and beverages, along with the chance to vote for their favorite army. The winner will receive a Purity Seal for their glorious victory, while the remainder will get framed certificates proving they completed the Army Throwdown. ‘Honor Badges’ will be added to certificates for winning previous throwdowns, attending all of them, etc. Either way, it’s a great way to stay motivated towards getting the army done. We’ll also post standings of all the competitors on the Legio blog, showing their attendance/progress.

In addition, each Legio Army Throwdown challenge will feature an optional theme. This theme will be determined by the Legio membership, and will normally involve a campaign, tournament, or some other themed follow up event. Participation in the “theme” is OPTIONAL. Any 40K army is eligible to participate in the challenge. However, for those who are interested, the theme for our first Throwdown is the Horus Heresy. To participate in the theme, your 40K army must comply with the following restrictions:

* Your army must be an Imperial Heresy-era army. Space Marines should be most if not all of the entries. Imperial Army is permitted with approval of the theme organizers (Alvin, Jeff, or Khairul)

* Space Marine armies must entirely consist of Mk II, III, or IV armor. ForgeWorld models are the best way to do this, but conversions are allowed if they are VERY high quality. Final approval for conversions falls with the organizers. We strongly recommend the ForgeWorld models.

* Lists shall be made exclusively with the Horus Heresy series of books from ForgeWorld.

* No DIY Legions whatsoever will be allowed- everything must be as canon as possible.

If you’re mad enough to get excited with this and want to participate, contact the theme organizers for details!

40K League Season IV

After a long hiatus “The League” has returned! You can sign up now, and full details are in the rules pack. Just click on the league banner on top of the Legio page for all the details. Participation is free, so join today!

Flames of War “Europe in Flames” Tournament

We are holding a Late War, 2000 point Flames of War tournament on Saturday, March 9th. More details and a rules pack will be coming soon, but this should be enough info to take care of planning for yourself!

Legio Birthday Bash V

On Saturday, May 25th we’ll be holding the fifth annual Legio Birthday Bash. We’ll be holding the Kindred IV tournament (details coming soon), as well as the fifth annual Golden Kris painting competition. The categories this year will be Single Model, Large Model, Unit, and ‘Duel’. The Duel category features a one on one fight between two models. Full rules will come soon.

To celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of the Golden Kris competition, we commissioned local Malaysian artist Jarold Ng to sculpt our very own statuette for the Kris winners. I’ll let the picture below speak for itself:

We are very pleased with his work, and think that the 12 winning painters will be more than happy to take these home to display proudly! Special thanks goes to my fellow Legio officers Azlan, Khairul, and Alvin for generously donating the funds for this statuette commission.

More details will come for the latter half of the year, but I can say it’ll feature a Battlefleet Gothic campaign, a Flames of War campaign, another Iron Painter (this time held at Battlefront Miniatures), and of course our yearly December 40K tournament. It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Legio hobby scene, and we encourage all hobbyists to come and enjoy the hobby we love so much.

RSVP up here and come see us this Friday. It'll be a blast!
Ave Legio!