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THE LIBER ASTARTES SWAP CHALLENGE 2019 - PHASE 1


First off, my apologies for the delay in posting these, peeps. Unfortunately I was called into work on my day off today so I have had to construct this after getting home. :sweat:

Greetings Brothers and Sisters of the LIBER! Here we stand, the time has come for the first event of the newly refurbished and fine tuned Liber Astartes Swap Challenge (or LASC for short, because yay acronyms!)!

Welcome to Phase 1. :biggrin.:

This event is designed to display some comradely fun and a little bit different from the Swap events of old, if you are venerable enough to remember them. The LASC event will champion new writing of fresh Chapters of Space Marines, or alternatively, updating and refining/completing Chapter articles you have made here on the B&C.

Jonny: So, Brother Cambrius, how does Phase 1 work?

Well, Jonny, here's the answer:

PHASE 1 (September 3rd - October 31st)

In Phase 1, starting today, participants must submit a 'complete' DIY Chapter article by November 1st.

Jonny: So what counts as Complete?

By complete, I want to see an article that covers the basics on your Chapter to define who they are, what they do and what are they like to really help the person who will be creating a miniature from your Chapter in Phase 2. If any articles are not up to the bare minimum standard, their participation may be removed from the event to be fair for whoever would have been given their Chapter in the Miniature Swap.


If you want to get a scope on what is needed at the bare minimum, you could look up some examples from Forge World entries on Chapters, which aren't a full codex or article entry, but really define the Chapter succinctly. Another good example are the mini IAs I have constructed over the years like the Avenging Fists and Demolishers.

In a nutshell, what I want to see in your submission at a bare minimum is the following:

  1. Who are your Chapter
  2. What do they look like
  3. What is their personality
  4. What is their identity in the world of 40K? (eg are they heroic knights of honour, shadowy assassins, cold and logical soldiers)

With the inclusion of Chapter Tactics in the new Codex, I would love to see what your submitted Chapter(s) would utilise as per their character and well.

More detailed articles are most certainly encouraged as Phase 1 is all about creating and improving your Chapter with input from everyone else.

If your Chapter's history is listed in a Painting Log in the Hall of Honour or Works in Progress, you are more than welcome to participate as well, but it would be recommended you collate your written bits into a thread/article/IA in Liber Astartes so whoever has your Chapter in Phase 2 can find the details they need.

Jonny: Can Renegades and Chaos Marine Warbands participate?

Yes, you can submit a Chaos/Renegade IA article in Index Traitoris if you wish to, but be aware that there will need to be a least 1 corresponding participant who is able to build and paint Chaos Marines to do so. If you do intend to submit a Warband, it'll be worth drumming up participation amongst your fellow Chaos Marine collectors to ensure you'll have a variety of CSMs to possibly get in Phase 2. :smile.:

Jonny: Can someone submit more than one Chapter into this event?

Absolutely! The absolute maximum for this event will be 3, to ensure you do not burn out in trying to write more than 3 Chapter entries over the next two months and in painting your miniatures. If you fail to complete an extra entry or entries by November 1st, then you will only be required to create 1 miniature in Phase 2.

If you submit more than one Chapter entry and it is completed by November 1st, you will be expected to honour as many miniatures as well (eg you submitted 3 Chapter entries, you will need to build and paint a miniature form 3 Chapters swapped to you in Phase 2).

Jonny: Can older articles be submitted into this event?

Yes they can! For crustier Liberites like myself who have written multiple articles and entries over the years, with the release of the new Codex and the whole Primaris addition and progression of the 40k Universe, this opens up a fantastic opportunity for older hands to revive articles and update them to the current timeline. Are they destroyed, reborn with a large amount of Primaris, still the same but with newer responsibilities or moments of triumph/despair that have defined the Chapter's psyche and doctrines? All of this is fresh meat and fluff to chew and play around with.

Jonny: Can we submit Xenos and non Space Marine entries (eg Astra Militarum etc)?

Xenos and Non-Powered Armoured Factions will not be included in this event. This event is solely focusing on the Space Marines of whichever flavour you desire.

Sorry my gribbly and vanilla-human friends, but this event as mentioned in the title is the Liber Astartes Swap Challenge, otherwise it'll get a little too complicated trying to get correct swaps for factions and races etc.

:HQ: Articles must include an image of the chapter's heraldry and symbol (this can be done by including an image or images using a miniature you have painted, or the Space Marine Painters here on the B&C, or the GW Primaris variant). :HQ:

The pledge to participate in this event is as follows:

"I <INSERT NAME HERE>, VOW UPON THE HONOUR OF MY CHAPTER, THE <INSERT CHAPTER NAME HERE>, TO WRITE ABOUT A DIY CHAPTER IN THE LIBER ASTARTES BY NOVEMBER 1ST TO A COMPLETE STANDARD. I VOW TO ALSO COMPLETE 1 MINIATURE OF A CHAPTER RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO ME BEFORE JANUARY 1ST 2020.

SHOULD I FAIL, I SHALL WEAR THE SIGNATURE OF SHAME UNTIL I HAVE REDEEMED MYSELF IN THE EYES OF THE LIBER."

Participants must also include which Space Marine models they are able to build and paint for Phase 2, to ensure those who may not have Primaris marines don't get an Ultima Founding Chapter in the Swap.

For your article entries in the Liber Astartes/Traitoris, please include "LASC 19" in the title of your Thread so participants know that the entry you are writing is involved in this challenge.

Here's an example of a vow:

"I BROTHER CAMBRIUS, VOW UPON THE HONOUR OF MY CHAPTER, THE SONS OF DOOM TO WRITE ABOUT A DIY CHAPTER IN THE LIBER ASTARTES BY NOVEMBER 1ST TO A COMPLETE STANDARD. I VOW TO ALSO COMPLETE 1 MINIATURE OF A CHAPTER RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO ME BEFORE JANUARY 1ST 2020."

I can build and paint:

. Classic Marines

. Primaris

. Chaos/Renegade Marines

If you are participating, you can put one of these Banners into your signature (it's worth checking that the addition won't break the Forum's rules on Signature sizes in case you need to re-jig your Signature in full):

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If you complete this event with an article and miniature of the chapter swapped to you, you can proudly wear this signature:

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And if you should fail to complete a miniature or article in time of the deadline for Phase 1 or Phase 2, you will be required to carry this banner of shame:

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There will also be other banners made for particular participants of note in this challenge, whether it is through very active feedback and help for their fellow Liberites in constructing their Chapter entries, or were insane enough to submit up to 3 entries.

I will also be constructing a Redemption banner for those who may have fallen to the wayside in this event, but manage to complete a miniature within the month of January 2020. More on that as we get closer to Phase 2.

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This event is all about participation and aiding your fellow Liberites in the creation of their Chapters and encouraging camaraderie. Be polite and constructive with each other when adding opinions/suggestions/questions to entries submitted to help improve or refine them. :smile.:

And well, that is it. Good luck everyone and here's to a great event!


Cambrius

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PARTICIPANT LIST:

 

* - (P) = Ultima Founding/Primaris Only

* - © = Chaos/Renegade Warband

 

 

 

My own pledge:

"I BROTHER CAMBRIUS, VOW UPON THE HONOUR OF MY CHAPTER, THE SONS OF DOOM TO WRITE ABOUT UP TO 3 DIY CHAPTERS IN THE LIBER ASTARTES BY NOVEMBER 1ST TO A COMPLETE STANDARD. I VOW TO ALSO COMPLETE 1 MINIATURE OF A CHAPTER RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO ME BEFORE JANUARY 1ST 2020."

I can build and paint:

. Classic Marines
. Primaris
. Chaos/Renegade Marines

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Let it be entered into the Liber Librarium that I, Messor, vow upon the honor of my Chapter, the Alpha Hounds, to write submit up to 2 DIY chapters in the Liber Astartes by November 1st, to a complete standard. I vow also to complete 1 miniature per chapter submitted, of a chapter or chapters randomly assigned to me, before January 1st, 2020.

 

Should I fail0, I shall wear the signature of shame until I have redeemed myself in the eyes of the Liber.

 

I can build and paint Primaris Intercessors.

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The challenge is issued, and thus will it be answered.

 

I, Acemund Debonair, vow upon the very honour of my Chapter, The White Hawks, to write up an article detailing their glory in the Liber Astartes forum by November the 1st, to a standard considered complete by the judgement of my peers*. I also pledge to complete one (1) miniature of a Chapter/Warband/Other assigned to me before January 1st of the year 2020. Success will bring glory and honour to the Hawks of Talhon, and failure is never an option.

 

In this task, I can build and paint any of the following:

 

Firstborn Marines

Primaris Marines

Dirty Traitors Chaos Marines

Even vile xenos (should the need arise)

 

Basically anything that isn't Forgeworld, is the quickest and most accurate answer. :tongue.:

 

The White Hawks fly once more! :biggrin.:

 

 

 

* I added this clause because I'm not likely to actually stop working on the article for ages after the fact, and because I'm a bad judge of my own work's completion.

Also because I am apparently the biggest hobby butterfly this year, and might need people to tell me to stay on target. :laugh.:

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I, Chaplain Dosjetka, vow upon the honour of my Chapter, the Praetors of Denzarr, to write up an Index Astartes-style article detailing their history and post it in the Liber Astartes forum by 1st November 2019. I also pledge to complete one miniature of a Chapter/Warband assigned to me by Brother Cambrius before 1st January 2020. Failure is not an option.

 

In this task I am able to assemble and paint only Firstborn Astartes, as well as Chaos Astartes.

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Participant list updated, great to see some early sign ups! :biggrin.:

 

A thing to note, which I will add in the master post:

 

:HQ: Xenos and Non-Powered Armoured Factions will not be included in this event. This event is solely focusing on the Space Marines of whichever flavour you desire. :HQ:

 

Sorry my gribbly and vanilla-human friends, but this event as mentioned in the title is the Liber Astartes Swap Challenge, otherwise it'll get a little too complicated trying to get correct swaps for factions and races etc.

 

Cambrius

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Welp, Its been a bit since I’ve done a Liber Challenge. Let’s get to it! *cracks neck*

 

I, Daimyo Lenoch, vow upon the honor of my chapter the Dawn Blades to write up tree Indicies Astartes detailing the history and custom of the Dawn Blades, Omega Cohort, and Thunder Coyotes and post their in the Liber Astartes forum by November 1st, 2019. I also pledge to complete one miniature from each of three chapters that will be randomly assigned to me by the Lords of the Liber before the year dawns anew. Glory to the Emperor, only in death does duty end.

 

I am willing and capable of painting either Firstborn or Primaris Marines in this challenge (especially as I am submitting an Ultima and two reinforced hybrid chapters).

 

The Dawn Blades article will be a 42nd millennium update to my Iron Gauntlet article (see sig), and will build off of that, it permissible. Omega Cohort and Thunder Coyotes are new to the board, and I look forward to developing them.

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Only three? Only three articles? But... but... I wanted to do four... no way you can make an exception to a particularly crusty Liberite with an excess of zeal?

 

If not I will have to choose what one to leave out... and I'm not sure I can... Maybe I will work on all four and you can decide what one to leave out.

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Only three? Only three articles? But... but... I wanted to do four... no way you can make an exception to a particularly crusty Liberite with an excess of zeal?

 

If not I will have to choose what one to leave out... and I'm not sure I can... Maybe I will work on all four and you can decide what one to leave out.

Hmmm. I'd say do outlines for all four Chapters and see which three you're most pleased with, then work on those three for now.

 

There's nothing stopping you from doing the fourth one later - or even saving it for next year if you wish! :wink:

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Hmm.... I'll work on all four, and then choose three but leave the fourth for if we have an uneven number of participants to help even the numbers.  Besides, I need to get back to the Liber on a much more regular basis.  This will be a good way to make it back to these hallowed halls, plus get back into writing.

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Hmm.... I'll work on all four, and then choose three but leave the fourth for if we have an uneven number of participants to help even the numbers.  Besides, I need to get back to the Liber on a much more regular basis.  This will be a good way to make it back to these hallowed halls, plus get back into writing.

Sounds like a plan. :thumbsup:

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I, Brother Argent, vow upon my honour as the Unofficial Reclusiarch of Liber as well as the honour of my Chapter, The Star Leopards, to complete three (four) Index Articles on the Loyalist Chapters the Star Leopards and the Iron Heralds, as well as the Traitorous Astartes the White Talons and the Angels of Decay before the 1st of November.  I also vow to then paint three (or possibly four...) models randomly assigned to my through the Emperor's Tarot as read by our Lord Moderati Brother Cambrius by years end. 

 

As you can probably guess I am able to paint all kinds of marines: Normal marines, Primaris and Chaos or renegade.

 

EDIT:

 

IA: The Iron Heralds  - WIP Thread

IA: The Star Leopards - WIP Thread

IT: The White Talons - WIP Thread

IT: The Angels of Decay - WIP Thread

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I might use this as an excuse to write up something more complete for my CSM - I've done some bits and bobs here and there over the years for backstory plus a few little tales but nothing consolidated or complete. It'd be fun to paint up someone else's DIY (don't expect too much :tongue.: ), as well as see someone else paint up a Sunder Marine :smile.:

 

I will sort out what I can do and get back to you... :thumbsup:

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I might be game, I did write an article for my Homebrew chapter years and years ago and it probably could do with an updating.

 

However I could not find it when I searched just now, is there a automatic archiving of old threads after a certain elapsed time span?

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I might be game, I did write an article for my Homebrew chapter years and years ago and it probably could do with an updating.

 

However I could not find it when I searched just now, is there a automatic archiving of old threads after a certain elapsed time span?

Yes older topics are archived away after a time. I found some of my ones by googling specifically on this site with the name of my old chapter and 4/5 times it popped up as an Archived topic.

 

What was the name of your old Chapter? :)

 

Cambrius

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Blackwood Sentinels

 

I have had a few more goes at searching in various ways. Maybe I only wrote it but never posted it, will have to have a look on the old computer and see if there is a copy there.

 

That said I will probably do a different chapter for this, I have had a few ideas for other chapters in the back of my mind so I’ll see if I can flesh one of them out.

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"I BROTHER MARKOSIAN, VOW UPON THE HONOUR OF MY CHAPTER, KNIGHTS OF THE FORGE, TO WRITE ABOUT A DIY CHAPTER IN THE LIBER ASTARTES BY NOVEMBER 1ST TO A COMPLETE STANDARD. I VOW TO ALSO COMPLETE 1 MINIATURE OF A CHAPTER RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO ME BEFORE JANUARY 1ST 2020."

 

I can build and paint:

 

. Classic Marines

. Primaris

. Chaos/Renegade Marines (New range only)

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Here we go...

 

 

I, brother Kelborn, vow upon the honour of my chapter, the Night Owls, to write about a DIY chapter in the Liber Astartes by November 1st to a complete standard. I vow to also complete 1 miniature of a chapter randomly assigned to me before January 1st 2020!

 

 

And another one...

 

I, brother Kelborn, vow upon the honour of my chapter, the Ashen Blades (name not fix yet) to write about a DIY chapter in the Liber Astartes by November 1st to a complete standard. I vow to also complete 1 miniature of a chapter randomly assigned to me before January 1st 2020!

 

Asides, if I fail both of my vows, Brother Cambrius in the name of the Emperor on Holy Terra, may darg me to the writing pits, releasing me only if he pleases to do so.

 

I can build and paint:

 

- A test mini of my local GW store :sweat:

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Asides, if I fail both of my vows, Brother Cambrius in the name of the Emperor on Holy Terra, may darg me to the writing pits, releasing me only if he pleases to do so.

 

 

Ooooohhohoho. You'd better not fail then Kel, the writing pits always welcome fresh gene-enhanced meat. :devil: Also, I spot a typo... -BLAM!- Suffer not the Typo to live.

 

Looking forwards to seeing your Ashen Blades in the coming weeks. :biggrin.:

 

Cambrius

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