Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Storm Wardens Army Project



Well here it is, "The Great Storm Wardens Project"

We have gotten so much out of this hobby and our blogs that we decided to give back a bit and work together on something awesome, and give money to charity.

The end result will be an incredible painted army going to one of you, the WINNER of this drawing.

The Army.

The Storm Wardens are a new Space Marine chapter from the yet to be released Death Watch RPG. Together with Games Workshop, Fantasy Flight Games (Horus Heresy, Wings of War) has been developing the game which will be released this summer.

We approached the folks designing the Death Watch game while planning this project, and told them we were thinking of building a Storm Wardens army, and they loved the idea. They have been working with us in getting the look of the army just right and giving us some great unreleased fluff and imagery.

We are going to build a complete Storm Wardens Space Marine army with a decked out HQ, Marines, Veterans, Scouts, Terminators, and a bunch of vehicles, a massive army that any commander would be proud to field.

You will be able to see the army units come together and follow the army build progress through links to all the builders blogs on our "Storm Wardens" mini blog roll.


Who will be working on the army?


Thomas Wynn ( Wynn Studios)


Ron Saikowski (From the Warp)

Mister Justin (Secret Weapon Miniatures)

Mik (Miks Minis, Barter Bucket)

and us, Mike & John (Santa Cruz Warhammer)

Along with the blogger build team, we are going after some related hobby retailers to give up some loot to add to the army prize. Secret Weapon Miniatures is donating all the custom bases, and Chessex has already sent us the custom dice.


What can you do?

Well, you can give money to the cause. You can give to the fund at the top right of this page or any of the other participating bloggers, using PayPal or a credit card. Each dollar will also enter you in the free army grand prize drawing, the more you give, the better your chance of winning, and more money we can give to charity.

We will draw the winner in mid July.


What if I don't have any money, but I still want to help?

Dig around under the couch cushions or under the seat of your car, put on some dark sunglasses and sell pencils out of a cup on the street corner, or even sell some extra Warhammer minis on Ebay, then use that cash for a donation.

You can also help by linking to this project in your blog, telling your friends and other gamers, mention it at your gaming club or even posting about it in your favorite forums, this will help us get the most exposure we can, so we can raise more money for charity.

If you have a small business (or know someone who does) that might have a product to donate that would be great to add to this army, contact us about a feature during the build.


Why should I help out?

If you have ever read something on our blogs that you thought was cool, gave you a good idea, showed you how to do something better, downloaded a free drop pod template, used the Barter Bucket, or perhaps you even got something from us for free and you are feeling a bit guilty about it.... well, now is your chance to give something back, pay it forward, return a good turn.... well you know.

Oh yeah, and you could end up with an entire finished army, by giving $1 to the Storm Wardens Project.


Where does the money go?

The money will be a gift from us to Doctors Without Borders, and actually help people. We chose Doctors without Borders because their cause is a global pursuit to help people in need, where ever help is needed most, and they have a good track record with getting the $ where it does the most good.


So there you have it. I hope you are all as exited about this as we are, its been tough keeping it a secret.

So.......who wants a new army?

John & Mike

14 comments:

  1. sweet great idea! gotta scrounge up some money :)

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  2. Another excellent idea and a really great charity, I added a link to both of my blogs.

    -BJ

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  3. This is awesome!
    I'll spread the word as good as I can and I'll definitely put in some for money.

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  4. Uh, short question:
    What do I do if I want to donate an amount of dollars different from the options given on your site? Just donate multiple times?

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  5. Thanks everyone we are very exited.

    Desaster- if you don't want to use one of the presets on the Paypal drop down ( 1,5,10,20, ) you can go to your paypal and send a payment to stormwardens@yahoo.com, just make sure it is in hole US dollars.

    thanks for the interest, and good luck!

    Mike
    Santa Cruz Warhammer

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  6. Hey guys,
    Cliff here from "little mens" (url)http://littlemens.blogspot.com/(/url).

    I worked with Dave Taylor in Baltimore for a while and I asked him how, in addition to contributing $$$, I could help (i.e. clipping, cleaning, and assembling, or even painting.)?

    He directed me to contact Joh here at Santa Cruz Warhammer.

    So let me know how I can help you guys. You can reach me via my blogspot blog "little mens" or at cliffetters at gmail.com.

    Cheers!

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  7. Outstanding idea! I've posted this on my blog (http://theleaddragon.blogspot.com/), as well as in several forums (Reaper, Dragonsfoot, Acaeum) to help spread the good word. I hope the gaming community comes through big on this one!

    Cheers,

    Tom

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  8. Made my donation; who wouldn't want a chance to win such an army?

    I'm also with Cliff: if you need any help doing grunt work cleaning or clipping, I'm happy to help.

    RG @ thepaintingcorps.blogspot.com

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  9. Hey, maybe you can set up a page listing all the people that made a donation (just the names / nicknames, of course not the amount of money)? Then we can see if our payments got through, and it would be a nice measurement of your success :)

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  10. Falk-
    Thanks for the comment, I have considered a "thank you list" for the end of the project, but I am not sure that everyone wants their names out there, so will think it over a bit.

    As far as verifying your contribution, you should have received notification from Paypal at the time of processing, if you have any concerns, I can check the log, and verify it manually, and forward the information to you.

    Thanks again,

    John
    Santa Cruz Warhammer

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  11. I seem to have trouble donating. I use the link off your website and I'm getting a "This recipient is currently unable to receive money." error.

    I want to give you money!

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  12. Hey, what about a counteror something so we can see how much money you guys already collected?

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  13. I have lots of words to describe how great I think this is, and your general outlook on your hobby and community of gamers that surrounds this. I think this is one of the more inspirational models you have been a part of/created. I am going to work on my Nob bikers tonight and go volunteer over the weekend!

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