Steel Daemon 2015 – Entrant’s Information

Once again our very own Alistair Armes will be running the Steel Daemon painting competition on December 5th. Here are the categories and some FAQs from him.


1. Single Miniature

This is for any single miniature from any company. Models must be on a base 40x40mm base or smaller (Round or Square) e.g.  Space Marines, Terminators, Tyranid Warriors, Ork Warboss, Fantasy lords, on foot or horses.

2. Squad/Unit/Regiment

This is for any squad/unit/regiment.  Must be legal within the standard organisation of the game it is from i.e. 3 Skaven Clan Rats do not count but 3 Mega Armoured Nobz would.  This also includes gangs or smaller armies such as Necromunda gangs, Infintity Battlegroups, Guildball Teams etc.

3. Large Monster

This is for large monsters on bases bigger than 40x40mm. Things like Giants, Dragons,  Daemon Princes, Hive Tyrants, Lords on monstrous creatures. Things like Mortis Engines, Plague Furnesses or Warshrines would go in this category.

4. Vehicle

This is for vehicles of all types. Tanks, Dreadnoughts, Titans, Wraithlords/kinghts, Battlesuits, Riptides, Battlewagons, Trukks, TAGs, Warjacks etc.


Can I use fancy display bases?

Go for the size supplied with the original kit other than that, it’s cool. If you want to use aftermarket resin bases or make a scenic display base to show of your figure go for it. If you want to put your Space Marine captain on a 40mm not 25mm base that ok ( I’ll just count it as a display base). Just don’t turn up with a grot on a Gorkanought base. If you’re unsure, please ask as pushing the rules too far may result in your being excluded.

What models can I enter?

Any from any company. If you fancy scratch building or heavily converting go right ahead.

What are you looking for in a model?

The best modelling and painting on a base that presents your miniature well.

Where do you stand on Regiments of Renown/Kill Teams?

These are an interesting problem when it comes to painting competitions. Due to their unique nature (outside the core games system) they often don’t fit within the standard categories. As such I will try to clarify how they will be entered into Steel Demon. Try to think of how the miniatures fit into the standard army:

  • A Killteam of just infantry will go into category 2
  • A Killteam with a transport would be split and the infantry will go into category 2 and the transport into category 4
  • Killteams of Tau Battlesuits/Imperial Guard Sentinels should go in category 4
  • Space Marines on bikes are category 2

Unfortunately, Regiments of Renown feature an odd mix of miniatures on different bases from various parts of the army book. It makes them doubly difficult to classify. As such they will not be allowed.


If you have any further questions, please ask.



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