Starting in January, several of the fantasy players are planning to run a year long escalation campaign. The campaign will be fluff driven, with each general naming his characters and units. Each of these characters and models will progress throughout the campaign, heroes will become lords, units will gain extra abilities and items will be awarded.
The campaign will be based on the escalation campaign run by the black sun podcast (http://theblacksunpodcast.tumblr.com/) and the blood in the badlands campaign book, with smatterings of the storm of magic and mighty empires! The generals are allowed to pick any army from the 15 standard army books, the tamurkan armies and the legion of undead from the Nagash book. We are also allowing the unofficial army books from the http://www.warhammerarmiesproj…..spot.co.uk
Starting with just a 500point force will will progress to a fully painted 3000 point grand army and 500pts of Storm of Magic Allies! Each month, each general will add 250 points of painted models to their force (2 months will also include an extra 250 points of storm of magic). We are not limiting people to games workshop models so these can be from any model range, allowing the “generals” full freedom of modelling. The only rules we have is WYSIWYG (so if it’s a dual-weilding minotaur it should look like a dual-weilding minotaur or a empire handgunner, should look like a human with a gun!) and that all armies should follow a theme, (ie Stirland Empire have a death theme and are in shades of green and yellow, or Lamhian Vampires are based around the female bloodsuckers and their court!)
As for the gaming side, we will play just one game a month to help progress the story, work out all the external factors, such as land control, captured characters, injured characters etc. This frees up the players to play other game systems/games.
Currently we have six people signed up for the campaign, but more are welcome if you want to take part, think of it as a great way to either get into Warhammer or to re-introduce yourself into the game! The current players and their armies are:
Alan – Skaven
David – Ogre Kingdoms
Gary – Wood Elves?
Garry – Beastmen
Kevin – Bretonnian
and Brown – Albion
When the campaign gets going, we will run a blog on tumbler to keep people in formed on the progress of the campaign and to keep a record of games and army photos.
So if you fancy trying, just pick an army (preferably one not already picked, but can be a duplicate if need be) and post below. It will give you 3-4 months to get your first 500pt force and your fluff ready for January!