Summer Offensive Painting Competition (SOPCom)!

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    We are proud to announce the Summer Offensive, Painting Competition (SOPCom)!

    We want to see your armies ready for parade at our next Warlord Open Day (more info about this special day soon!). It’s not just for those of you who may be attending the Nottingham HQ event either as this will be a worldwide challenge, so come on & get stuck in!

    We’ve seen so many awesome paint jobs over the years, spanning so many periods of history and Sci-Fi that we really want to see what you got!

    We’re looking for you to show off and parade your army, set a scene in a diorama, or just show your best unit(s)!

    The Summer Offensive, Painting Competition Catagories are:

    Best Unit Category

    The entrants in this category will need to display a cohesive looking unit, it also needs to be a game legal section/regiment and can include an officer & standard (and/or transport) if appropriate.

    Francesco Thau – Warlord Games plastic Landsknechts

    Best Diorama Category

    Your diorama submission will be judged as a whole, with a greater emphasis on how each of the miniatures will fit and match within the scene, so the idea and the execution is almost as important as the paint job itself!

    Diorama Competition 2016 winner – Jakob Richardson

    Rift Tech Radio Konfilkt ’47 Diorama Competition entrant – John

    Best Paraded Army Category

    As you may expect, this category is about showing off your game legal army. This force can be of any size above the relevant minimum army restrictions, each unit/vehicle/specialist team etc needs to be clearly identifiable and based within a display area no larger than 900mm Wide x 300mm Deep x 300mm High. This area can be modelled in an appropriate manner for your force or left nicely sanded as though on parade at Sandhurst/West Point…

    Warlorder Pete Hely – Bolt Action Australians Army ready for Parade


    The Summer Offensive Painting Competition rules Q&A:

    Q. When does it run?
    A. Now through until the deadline of 23:59 GMT Monday, August 27th.

    Q. How do I enter?
    A. You can enter by posting a thread on the Warlord Games forum (which will allow you to keep a running project log as the unit moves from assembly through each stage of painting)

    Q. What can I use?
    A. All miniatures must be from the current Warlord Games Range available from the Warlord Games online store.

    Q. How Many miniatures can I use?
    A. There are three categories:

    • Best Unit/Regiment – A game legal squad/regiment of infantry miniatures as per the relevant army book (you are also allowed/encouraged to include an option of transport and/or a command group).
    • Best Diorama – laid out on a maximum base size of 200mm Wide x 200mm Deep x 200mm High.
    • Best Paraded Army – A game legal army of infantry miniatures as per the relevant army book, laid out on a maximum base size of 900mm Wide x 300mm Deep x 300mm High.


    Q. What games system or period can I enter for each of the categories?
    A. You can enter any Warlord Games System from these choices:

    • Beyond The Gates Of Antares
    • Bolt Action
    • Black Powder
    • Pike & Shotte
    • Hail Caesar


    • Best Konflikt ’47 Walker
    • Best Blood Red Skies Squadron (6 or more aircraft)
    • Best Doctor and his Companions or Master and Monsters or Davros and Daleks

    (these fall under the Best Unit Catagory for prize purposes)

    Q. Can I use a converted model?
    A. Yes – as long as the majority of the miniature is from the Warlord Games range, you can convert it to your heart’s content.

    Q. What constitutes a painted model?
    A. The models must have at least 3 different colours of paint on them, their bases need to be finished appropriately (ideally painted and/or sculptured).

    Q. How many times can I enter?
    A. This contest is limited to a single entry per category per person.

    Q. Can I show my progress to the world?
    A. Yes please do! By all means post a Project Log here on the forum or in the Warlord Games Facebook page to post updates & keep up to date.

    Q. Who’s judging the entries?
    A. All of the entries’ photos will be gathered together and presented to the Warlord studio painting team with final arbitration by the head of the studio Mr Paul Sawyer.

    Q. When will the victors be announced?
    A. The worthy winners will be announced in a Warlord Newsletter Wednesday 5th September.


    The Prize

    Each Summer Offensive Painting Competition category winner will receive a £100/$150 voucher for Warlord products and the first runners-up will receive a £50/$75 voucher for Warlord products! … there may also be a few other surprise prizes along the way… Good luck for all of those who enter!

    We’ll announce who/where you’ll send your final submissions too at a later date, in the meantime show us your progress here and on the Warlord Games Facebook page!

    SOPCom closing date

    As there can be quite a lot of work involved we’re going to give you plenty of time, the closing date will be Monday 27th August, so it’s time to pick up your brushes and get started!

    Good Luck!

    Let The Summer Offensive Begin!


    It says all miniatures from current range, is this everything sold by yourselves? i.e. Perry miniatures napoleonic, or just warlord stuff?


    |The Perry Miniatures plastics are fine alongside all the Warlord range 🙂

    Russell justice

    I’m very tempted to give it a bash.


    Going to give it some try, motivation to paint more of my miniatures


    No Test of Honour?

    Eric Fontaine

    You can build a Pike and Shotte Army out of your Test of honour stuff. I think the point here is (Army of XXX amount) vs (Warband or Clan of 7-16 minis) seems targeted at a larger force. But still, I would love to see a Army of Bandits!

    John Mathews

    Just ordered some Beyond the Gates of Antares Concord. They will be the backbone of my entry.

    Can we use existing figs? I will be repainting them to a new scheme.

    Thomas Duerrschmidt

    I ususally wanted to join with a diorama, showing German soldiers, retreating from a soviet walker….but as far as I see, I can´t make a Konflikt 47 Diorama, just a single unit. So the Germans will have to retreat from something different I think.


    I see there is a Blood Red Skies category. Do I post a photo into the BRS images section and indicate it is my entry or will there be specific place to post? It looks like there will be a place to post based on the above information but am double checking so I do not miss out.

    Peter Motas

    Awesome Warlord!
    Think I will have a go for an entry in the Diorama and the unit category.

    Lets do this!

    Jason Hall

    First post on the forum and I’m gonna give this a try… Best of luck everyone that enters!..

    Have just ordered some Hail Caesar Early Roman Legionnaire Vets, going to try my hand at the Unit entry, have never painted historical figures so this is going to be fun and challenging 🙂

    Do I just reply to my own post (this post) for progress reports ?



    Going to give the diorama category a go in Bolt Action.


    ok ok ok USMC it is for the summer 🙂

    HellRaiser 7

    Can we use an existing Army that I am still working on for the Best Paraded Armies?

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