2014 TooFatLardies Game Ready Campaign
What is the TFL Game Ready Campaign
The TFLGRC is something that allows participants to collectively track what they have painted in 2014.
They can see what they have achieved, compare it to what other people have managed, including professional figure painters, and generally spur themselves on in a light-hearted way to increase their painting/modelling output during 2014.
TFLGRC is not intended as a competition between participants, but rather
as an encouragement to self-improvement. The non-competitive nature of the
exercise is also why it hasnít been labelled a competition or
The system that follows has been cobbled together to provide a straightforward means of allowing the campaign to develop. It doesnít cover all eventualities. It's deliberately vague and full of broad sweeping generalisations. If you want to join in but have something that doesnít fit the classifications, flag it with the co-ordinator and/or the TFL group and weíll work it out.
All participants will note that the campaign relies on the honour system. Itís not designed to withstand corruption by gaming the scoring. It is assumed that all targets stated and achievements recorded are as presented.
Next year, 2015, people will be able to compare what they've achieved year-on-year.
Joining The Campaign
Just e-mail the co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name. You'll then be added to the list of participants. Simple!
Every time you complete a "unit" (i.e. a finite entity be it a platoon or battalion or squad of infantry, a single ship, whatever) just e-mail the co-ordinator at email@example.com with your achievement.
Keep it simple: "Hi Rob, I've just painted a platoon of Panzergrenadiers for my 15mm late war German army. Including the Big Man, that's twenty-five 15mm figures to add to my list. I've attached a photo or two. Cheers. A Lardy"
The co-ordinator will then add your unit and any photos to the list of your achievements, your points to the overall scorecard, and hopefully flag your submission in News.
There are five scales:
There are six types of model
Use your common sense when submitting claims.
A sampan, for example, is more the size of a tank than a ship, so call it a land vehicle. A bloke riding an elephant is a foot figure and a land vehicle. Just claim the crew for most infantry support weapons (mortars, MMGs etc) as a splash of black highlighted with gun metal is hardly an achievement; but for artillery, claim crew plus land vehicle for the gun (it might not take time to paint, but have you tried putting together a Battlefront howitzer!).
It's up to you...and, remember, this isn't a competition, you're only cheating yourself if you overclaim!