Monday, March 26, 2012

Cipher Studios Force Painting Competition!


So for my first ever sponsored painting competition, Cipher Studios stepped up and offered some awesome prizes!!!  You can find full details HERE but this is what was up for grabs!

1st place - a 300 point Anima Tactics force OR a 200 AP Hell Dorado force of your choice
2nd place - Anima Tactics or Hell Dorado starter box of your choice
3rd place - single Anima Tactics or Hell Dorado figure of your choice

So this was no ordinary painting competition, it wasn't a single model get your paint on and throw down some seriously sick model on a super scenic base...nope!  This was a Force based competition in which you need to have a legally fieldable force for either Anima Tactics OR Hell Dorado - no simple feat in my opinion as the time frame was fairly narrow!  In all five entries were received (one of which didn't quite make the deadline). In order from first to fifth place I give you the entrants for the FIRST Throne of Angels painting competition!!!

1st Place - Piotr Grzybowski - Saracens - Hell Dorado

2nd Place - Matias Frosterus - Demons - Hell Dorado

3rd Place - Eric Harlaux - Empire - Anima Tactics

4th Place - Aaron Skrivanek - Azure - Anima Tactics

5th Place - Trevor Swallow - Lost - Hell Dorado

Congrats to the winners!!!  I will be in touch shortly on how to select and have your prizes delivered!  

I want to extent an extra special THANK YOU to Kai and David and all of Cipher Studios for not only sponsoring my first painting contest but ALSO supporting the gaming community and their fan base, but by also helping me grow the ToA community as well!!!  You guys are loved and appreciated!

Remember you can watch a great little interview with Dave Freeman of Cipher Studios as well as a great quick Anima Tactics demo over on the Throne of Angel Video Blog!

What's up next????  Tune in and find out!

Til next time keep your paints thinned and your brushes clean!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wrath of Kings

Well with GAMA over and Wrath of Kings finally announced I can finally start talking about it!!!  WOOO!!! So excited!

So in the upcoming Episode of the ToA video blog, I'll be introducing a few things and letting you all in on some basics, things like faction names, a bit about the game style and a little bit of what's planned for GenCon.

In the meantime my new pal Aaron Lovejoy just posted up some new photo's of the work he did for GAMA - no get this there's 19 figures he did for GAMA in 18 DAYS!!! HOLY COW! That's some serious paintwork!

Marvel at these for a few!

Aaron is not only phenominally quick but he's a multiple Demon winner with some serious skillz as well!!!

His homepage which he admittedly doesn't upkeep very often can be found here:

But he does update the faceboox regular like and you can find him on the faceboox here:


I'll be showing of few of these up close this weekend on the ToA video blog!  Keep an eye out!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Out of the Ashes The Phoenix Arises!!!


I was informed that Legacy Miniatures and Cool Mini or Not will be releasing Confrontation Phoenix Edition a re-release of the Confrontation 3.5 gaming system!!!

Expect to see a cleaned up rules set and metal figure releases!!!

Terribly excited for this news, it's all I can share right now, but keep an eye on this space for more info as soon as I can get my hands on it!!!

Episode 6 The Return of St. Luke - Dark Age: Apocolypse

So last week I dropped a sneak peak of this guy on a few forums, and with Episode 6 hitting the web today, it's time to put up some shots of St. Luke in all his glory since he's featured thereprominently.

This piece is for my buddy Kevin who will be running a fairly ranged oriented St. Luke force. I'll be showing the rest of the force when I get them done. I am still waiting for the bases he wants them mounted on to arrive as well.


He's not quite complete but pretty close as I have a few more minor things I want to address, but all in all I'm happy with how he's turning out and am extremely please with how fun he is to paint, I just didn't want to put him down.

You can check out Episode 6 HERE!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cipher Contest Update!!!

With just over a week to go, and after having a few request sent in, I'm adding another category to the contest!!!!  See the updates below.  Remember submissions are DUE March 15th 2012 at 11:59 PST (since the midnight hour becomes the 16th) :D

So for those of you with a few models lying about YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE!!! Get them painted and submitted!


The details:

The who:

Anyone who wants to participate...except employees of Cipher Studios and the guy typing this blog.

The when:
Contest ends March 15th 2012 (it's a Thursday)

The what:
Category 1
A LEGAL Anima Tactics 300 lvl FORCE or Hell Dorado 200 AP FORCE.

Category 1.5
A LEGAL PARTIAL force from either Anima Tactics or Hell Dorado, such as a starter box or similar.


Category 1
1st place - a 300 point Anima Tactics force OR a 200 AP Hell Dorado force of your choice
2nd place - Anima Tactics or Hell Dorado starter box of your choice
3rd place - single Anima Tactics or Hell Dorado figure of your choice

Category 1.5
1st place - $20 Cipher Store Credit
2nd place - $15 Cipher Store Credit
3rd place - $10 Cipher Store Credit

Please email pictures of your entries to throneofangels AT - you can submit as many pictures as you like, but I cannot promise if you submit 226 pictures that they will all make it to the contest gallery. :D Entries will be judged by myself and the wonderful guys at Cipher (I reserve the right to bring in a guest judge if they agree...and will make it known once I have an answer).

You can submit entries for both Anima Tactics and Hell Dorado, but cannot win more than one prize.