By now, nearly all of you who backed the kickstarter will have received your pledge rewards, so a lot of you will be sitting there with a big pile of carefully labelled little bags, wondering where to start… I know that feeling!

To give you a bit of incentive to unpack your models and get them painted, I am running a challenge over the next three months. All you need to do is pick one (or more) of your forces, paint it and post images of it on the forum or the facebook page. At the end of January, February and March I will select my favourite painted pieces for the month, rewarding a gold, silver and bronze prize. The winners will probably be painted forces, but if somebody has really gone to town on a smaller diorama then I’m prepared to be flexible! Any prizes will be small, but I’ll see what I can come up with over the next month or so...

During the challenge you will also have chance to earn Twilight Points at the same time. If you’ve been around on the forum then over the last few years you will have seen me occasionally reward people with ‘

Twilight points’ and this challenge gives you a chance to earn lots of them! Twilight points can be traded in for Twilight miniatures or other goodies (see below).

You can enter models into the challenge by painting them and then sharing pictures on the forum or on the soon-to-be-launched Facebook group. If you paint a Starter Force and enter it into the challenge then you will earn two points, or you can earn one point for each Expansion Force you paint. Each month you can earn up to a maximum of 5 points, so there are a total of 15 points up for grabs during the challenge.

If you didn't back the kickstarter then that won't stop you entering! All you have to do is assemble a unit or small force and paint it. This would typically be 6 small models (or 3-4 medium models) for a unit and you can always check out the kickstarter page as a rough guide. You can also show a WIP here if you want to check you are on the right track!

**Twilight Points**You can trade your Twilight Points in for miniatures or extras at shows or you can use them to add some more models if you make a direct order from me, with each point worth about £2. Thus you can get most individual Fubarnii for 2 or 3 points or Devanu for 3 or 4 points. For a limited period you will also be able to get expansion forces for 8 points or even starter forces for 15 points. I’ll put together a list of rewards, or you can simply ask me if something is available and how many points it would be.

Twilight Points - the small print

Twilight points are intended as a bit of fun and a way for me to encourage you to paint and share pictures of your models and to thank you as well! They have no cash value and I reserve the right to change or cancel the promotion at any time. If you add items to an order then I’m afraid you will still have to pay the postage.

I don't think I'll get another chance to post an update before Christmas, so I'll take this opportunity to wish you all Merry Christmas and I hope you have a fantastic New Year!

(and spend it painting Fubarnii...)