Research & Development – Firestorm Armada competition!

That right your eyes do not deceive you, we here at Gifts for Geeks are holding an open competition for all you wonderful people in internet land!

All you need to is grab your Fire Storm Rule Book, flick to the ship design rules at the back of the book and build me a new ship!

You can make a ship of any class, if you want to rule the shipping lanes and put the fear of God into you enemies you could build a Battle Ship to rival the Terran Razorthorn.

Fancy something a bit faster that still packs a nice punch, the cruiser is your friend but will you be able to out design the Ralethoza Swarm Cruiser?

Maybe you prefer to sit behind your own lines and watch your enemies reduced to drifting slag by wave after wave of fighter and bombers? Then build me a Carrier to rival the Directorate Overseer.

Want maximum speed so you can take it to your enemy and be gone before their sensor nets even register your reactor bloom? Build yourself a ship to out pace the furious engine power of the Soyrillian Scythe class!

Now don’t be constrained by the examples I’ve given above, if you want to build a cargo hauler, stealth operations ship, planetary defence platform!

Now down the nitty gritty of the rule, you need to the do the following:-

Design your ships rules (it must be a legal ship made using the Firestorm Armada design rules in the rule book).

Write us a back ground as to what your ship is, who it belongs to, how often it has seen action, anything that takes your fancy just make it cool the cooler it is the longer it will hold my attention.

Build and paint the ship and send us pictures.

More than anything else MAKE IT COOL!

More news to follow, keep your eyes open people!

Penned By Ross Your Glorious Overlord.

Platoon Britannica – armed to the teeth with paint brushes

A while ago we at Gifts for Geeks gathered with the leaders of Platoon Britannica to plot to take over the world….ok it was to set up a painting contest – although funnily world domination was mentioned.

So after speaking with the great guys over the PB we set up the competition with the theme of Despair and Decay (you could submit out side of the theme but you would lose points).  They were right on the ball and posted the competition straight up and started poking their user base to get started on their entries.

The months pasted and we here at the G4G HQ opened our inbox to find a message from our counter parts over at Platoon – they had had their submissions in and it was time for judging!

We decided early on the beginners would have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place up for grabs, whilst the semi-pros would have to compete for one prize!

OK so here we go starting with the Beginners 1st

By Ogreninja

2nd place.

By Matt

3rd place.

By Nick

And here we have the winner of the Advanced category.

By Precinctomega

So there we have it!

This is the first of what hopefully will be many sponsored events we will hold over the coming year!

So get out your paint brushes and get practicing!

Penned by Ross Your Glorious Overlord