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From the moment I glimpsed Cassius the Oathkeeper, I knew I had to build and paint an army with him as my warlock.

Here we are, just past the midway point in this so-called Impossible Dream challenge.

Only 38 points to go.

10 Invictors, 5 custom built Destors, 2 Invictor UAs, a Hydra, a Manticore. It sounds so easy.

Yet there are always obstacles. The child is teething, there are plenty of irons in the fire here at Privateer Press, and, perhaps most devastating of all, Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

Halfway point…

The saying goes that madness is like gravity: all it needs is a little push. If that is the case, a linebacker slammed me off a cliff.

Painted models just play better. There are moments where bare metal models shine (*ahem*), but the few times I’ve fielded fully-painted armies, those forces have done quite well.

Week two has arrived, and I’m close to hitting the 50-point mark! So far, the painted force looks like this:

Something Khador…

Week one of the Impossible Dream is underway, and I have to say it is going swimmingly! While I still don’t have everything assembled, I have an entire unit of Dawnguard Sentinels done, another awaiting finishing touches, and two Phoenixes and Discordia primed and waiting to be “blued.” Arcane Blued to be precise!

November 3rd is here, and I am officially behind.

It’s finally time to put paint to pewter and get this party started. While my colleagues were still assembling models, I spent almost an entire week waiting to start painting my Cygnar.

Impossible Dream! That title is pretty accurate. The task of assembling and painting a 100-point army in a month is a daunting task. The point limit is not all that imposing, but the timeline is something to be respected! However, it can be done with diligence and grit. Like any good competition, I plan on tackling this with gumption!

The challenge has been made! Now the mad dash to prepare for a month of painting begins.

When I first learned of the Impossible Dream challenge, I leapt at the opportunity to participate. “This is the chance to finally make that Kreoss force I have had on the back burner for years,” said my plucky and annoying inner monologue voice. My enthusiasm lasted for a good 24 hours before the reality of the task (that I volunteered for) hit me. My positive outlook was dampened as I slowly realized what I had gotten myself into.

When Will said “painting challenge,” it was tough to resist. Paint 100 points in a month, you say? Blog about it every week, you say? Easy. I just had to settle on a faction.

I’ve been an avid player of tabletop miniatures games for nearly 15 years.

I had trouble thinking of a single topic that would make a good Privateer Insider blog.

On October 12th, I reviewed the last changes on the last editorial pass of the final story of MK II for Forces of HORDES: Minions.

Tomasz Dobros from Ireland submitted these gorgeous Cryx warcasters to No Quarter. We didn't quite have room for them in the magazine, but we thought his awesome paint jobs deserved their moment in the spotlight! Tomasz sent us a few other shots that we'll share in future No Quarter Presents!

WARMACHINE fan Shawn Lux sent us a picture of his awesome Cryx Stalker conversion!