Saturday, December 22, 2012

Cooking the Challenge Books


I've been wringing my hands, mulling over the score system for a few months now, wanting to make sure it is as fair as possible between the various scales. Since the Challenge announcement some folks have commented that the scoring for 6mm models may be too generous in comparison to the larger scales. I didn't want to hastily change anything, but having myself just finished some 6mm and 3mm (!) projects I now agree with that assessment. 

So, with the sweeping power of a (benevolent) despot I'm adjusting the scoring thus:
6mm foot figure = 0.5 point
6mm mounted figure, artillery piece, crew served weapon = 1 point
6mm vehicle = 2 points 
10mm foot figure = 1 point
10mm mounted figure, artillery piece, crew served weapon = 2 points
10mm vehicle = 3 points
To me this seems to jive better in relation with the other scales.

I'll adjust the scoring page accordingly. For those to whom I have already published their  6mm / 1:285 scale submissions (i.e. Seb) I will of course honour those points.


The Ministry of Truth thanks you for your attention to this matter.

Now, back to your benches - I want to see blood between brush and finger! Drummer pick up the pace! Flank Speed!

20 comments:

  1. Its just Propaganda! Propaganda I say!!!

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    1. 'Guard, shoot that man...'

      Quit complaining and get painting Rousell! :)

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  2. It does seem more fair but as a 6mm I must protest!!!!!!



    OK not really, but after the ones I am basing up now I am working on my 6mm. If only I had done them in opposite order ;-)

    Ian

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    1. Oh, over three months I'm sure we'll be seeing lots of 6mm, no matter what order they were painted in.

      I await your first volley, Ian...

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  3. Thanks for letting us know Curt, it seems to be a fairer point base now

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  4. here , here .. i think anything below 28mm shoud now of course be automaticallt disqualified

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    1. Suitably draconian, Dave. I'll consider you for heading my Ministry of Justice and Empathy... ;)

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  5. One idle thought - given you're going to get quite a FEW 18mms off me, is it worth using the gap between 15mm (2) and 20mm (4) for it, i.e. scoring them 3 rather than 4?

    (Dunno why I'm asking, as it's going to cost me a few hundred points, but...)

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    1. Oh, I think I'll probably do as I did with Andrew's gun battery and slot 18mm stuff with 20mm (much to your joy, I'm sure!).

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    2. Surely you don't mean me....

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  6. A change? after the event? Grumble grumble.....

    *** ahem ***

    All hail the benevolent General Curt and his benevolent tyrannical reign!

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    1. Thank you, thank you... (gives a paternal nod to the masses)

      Believe me, when you see what some of these guys can produce in 6mm you'll be thanking me...

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  7. I was thinking that the original points for 6mm would have been more suitable for 10mm.

    btw, I've started on your Ronin :)

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    1. Yup, that is essentially what I've done. The scoring for 10mm is now that of what it was for 6mm.

      Looking forward to seeing Ronin #46!

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  8. good job I have far too many 28's to be looking at my 6's and 10's for at least 2 1/2 months
    Peace James

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  9. A just an honorable decision Lord High Commissioner Curt. We all benefit for your just rule. Damn those 6mm figures!

    :)

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    1. Miles, you seem to be a fine fit for my Minister of Communications...

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  10. Boooooo! Small scale discrimination, I say! Booooooo! Let us march on Regina with our tiny feet and cannon! Death to tyrants!
    (Comments overheard on my paint bench. The culprits were sprayed with primer and dispersed).

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  11. Revisionist history from the Ministry of Truth? Only to be expected I suppose...

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  12. I must say I like your decision; those 6mm painters are very dangerous people with such quality in their work. It is time to send you a generous present...

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