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Mission Statement: So long as the popularity of Warhammer continues, a source is needed for the Chaos Dwarf army to keep pace. Chaos Dwarfs Online provides a community with a forum for members to learn about, inform others about, contribute to, and evolve the Chaos Dwarf army in a welcoming and open minded environment. Chaos Dwarf generals, old and new, can unite under a common banner that Chaos Dwarfs Online is happy to provide.
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  New Medals - Dark Apostle and Hellsmith
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 08-19-2016 08:42 AM - Replies (17)
0New Medals
A nice part of this community is the achievement system we have going with medals! Small tokens to show the honour in completing models, uploading in our gallery, making grand armies and winning competitions.

Today we are introducing two new medals to the site. Both were made by members finding time to help out CDO. Check out the Call to Arms thread and see how you can help the community.

The medals have been discussed in the Immortal Section (thanks for your input) and the Staff Section..

Hellsmith Medal
This beauty is designed by Enjoysrandom.

This medal is awarded for bringing new Chaos Dwarf models into the world. It's awarded to the members who're responsible for making this happen. A criteria for recieving this medal is that the models have been cast in a reasonable quantity and sold or given back to the community.
Bronze - is for making 1 model.
Silver - is for making 5 models.
Gold - is for making 10 models.

And as we have some excellent sculptors in our community we'll be handing out some right away!
Gold: Baggronor, Rozmax and Admiral - with LKMiniatures and Macrocosm getting theirs upon completion of their campaign.
Silver: AtomTaylor
Bronze: Ravenswood (1), Grimestonefire (3)

Are we missing someone? Properly - then please give a shout!

Dark Apostle
This beauty is designed by Carcearion.

The Dark Apostle medal is handed out for bringing word of CDO to the internet. This community is driven by members uploading content, donating prizes, discussing rules and joining competitions. We want to award those members who spread the word of CDO. Link their own blogs in facebook groups, promote our competitions, commenting on other forums, bring in new members from tournatments and so on. For this medal to work, members will have make mention of themselves. Please keep in mind that CDO does not want to become known for spamming.

And to get the show started we'll be awarding to bronze medals right away.
Both tjub and TheHoodedMan have very recently been directly responsible for bringing in new members to the site.

Golden Hat XXV - Voting
Remember to check out the awesome entries for Golden Hat XXV. The Voting Thread is live. So check in and cast your three votes.

Thanks for making this the best community on the internet. Let's help eachother keeping it that way!

Bloodbeard - on behalf of the Staff.

  Golden Hat XXV - Voting!
Posted by: Admiral - 08-19-2016 05:16 AM - Replies (16)

WarColours Shop & Macrocosm Miniatures Presents: The voting thread for the 25th Golden Hat competition!

And one by one the cohorts emerged out of darkness, their dread banners defiant...

How to vote:
Please submit 3 numbers as votes by sending a PM to the Golden Hat account (a special account all Staff members can access). We had 9 entries this time, which means each entrant will receive 10 slaves once the winners have been announced.

Each (more or less) anonymous entry is numbered ranging from 1 to 9. There is no need to specify which one you think is 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Simply list the three that you like and we will do the rest. You are not allowed to vote for yourself.

Voting will close at 11:59 PM August 25th, 2016  EST (Eastern Standard Timezone). Once the votes are tallied we will post the results.

    <1     <2     <3     <4     <5
    <6     <7     <8     <9

Album of images in case the attachments do not show up.

Remember, this round there is a slew of prizes up for grabs!

Great job everyone and good luck!
The Staff

Other News on CDO:
Community Awards 2015 - Voting

  Community Awards 2015 - Voting
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 08-14-2016 06:40 AM - Replies (7)
0Community Awards 2015

The nomination period is over. Let me say a big thank you to all the members who have sent in nominations for the community awards.

The three members with most nominations have now been posted in a voting poll.

Go to this subsection of the forum to cast your votes: Voting threads.

The voting will end after 14 days on Aug. 28th, after this the winners of every category will recieve their medals.

Any comments posted in the voting threads for Community Awards will be deleted. Discussion about the subject should be taken elsewhere.

A task for the members and nominees
We have no clue as to how many members actually check the news section of the forum. And since no posts are made in the voting threads, they won't pop up in "View Today's Posts". So every member (especially those with medals on the line) are encouraged to link/promote their voting threads in signiatures, blogs and showcases. Spread the word.

  Community Awards 2015 - (Late) Nominations!
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 07-30-2016 02:54 PM - Replies (21)
0Fellow Dawi Zharr. Another great year (and a half) has passed in Zharr-Naggrund and the CDO community. So it's once again time to show our appreciation of fellow members with awards.

Thanks to Carcearion we now have some medals for this - and already the ones for next year.

Our newer members might have seen profiles with some impressive Golden Cups, this is the yearly Community Awards. Members are nominated and voted for by the community.  

Only 5 medals are awarded each year, special pixel bling never to be awarded again - as such these medals are held in high regard and it's an honour to receive a nomination.

So with all this now is the time to get your nominations in.  REMEMBER: As in years past this is only for achievements in the year 2015. Anything that has been achieved in years past other than 2015 is not counted for nominations. So keep this in mind when nominating your fellow hobbyists.

We know this is really late in the year for this! So you guys have to do some work now. Go scout the sub sections, check the blogs, look at the dates and look back in your memories.

The categories for 2015 are unchanged from previous years and are as follows:

Best Attitude - A member should be nominated on their forum presence and behavior toward other members, displaying exemplary attitudes of kindness and encouragement.

Best General - This member is always ready to give advice on army lists, has very good lists of his own, and perhaps has won a tournament or two using his Chaos Dwarf army.

Best Hobbyist -A nominee for this award has contributed an amazing model, or models that exemplifies what a Chaos Dwarf army should look like: flawless execution of conversion and painting while adhering to the Chaos Dwarf mythos.

Best Contributor - This award will go the member that has contributed most to the cause of the Chaos Dwarfs.  He or she has done or made something that has profoundly benefited the presence of Chaos Dwarfs as a whole!

Best Overall Member - This member may not be the best hobbyist, might not ever win a tournament, but he or she has a great presence on the site, the forum, the wiki, the chat and whatever else!  They are dedicated to the cause of the Chaos Dwarfs!

What to nominate for?
The staff encourage you to supply the reason for your nominations. As these nice words should not be left only for the Staff, reasons will be posted as anonymous quotes in the upcoming voting threads.   If for some reason you can't think of who to nominate in a specific category, please do some research.  If you don't know who the best general should be for example, take a look at the Gaming section of the forum - some members shine through with their tactical knowledge and advice. Who's been posting battle reports, tactic and helping others with army lists? These should help you come up with a nominee.

Portfolio Post
Given the late nature of this years awards, we'll do something new. If members feel the need for, they are welcome to make a '2015 summary post' in the thread. Highlighting the best blog projects, count their number of games played, link their battle report section etc.
It will not be counting as unsportsly or against the rules.

How to Nominate
PM your nominations to Staff (a special user that all Staff have access to).  

NOTE: You can only nominate one person per category. If you can't decide which one, flip a coin! You can nominate the same person for different categories.

Nominations should include this:

Award Name
Member Name
The contribution that should be recognized and why they should be recognized.

As in the past the nominations will be tallied and ranked.  The top 3 members for each category will then be sent a pm asking them to accept or reject their nomination. If they accept they will then become an official nominee.

If a member rejects the nomination it will be offered to the person with the 4th highest votes, and so on.  This may mean if a lot of people reject nominations, or there are not enough people nominated in a category there may only be 1 or 2 people to vote for (or potentially none).

If a person does not reply to the pm we will work on the assumption that they want it and it will automatically be accepted on the behalf of the Staff.

We will not tell people how many other nominees there are, nor will we reveal who the nominees are prior to the next posts that announces the official voting.

The final nominees' names will then be prepared in separate polls for all to vote on early February.  After this there will be a 2 week public poll to decide the winners.

The deadline for sending in nominations is 11:59 PM EST (eastern standard time) August 13th, 2016. This gives a solid 2 weeks to get nominations in and prepare the polls.

Exempt Members
Note, any members with warnings outstanding will not be given the opportunity to accept a nomination. We will not discuss any of this with the community at large as this is only pertinent to the Staff and the member(s) in question.

The Staff CAN be nominated, HOWEVER, they must not be nominated for their staff-related duties.  For example, Admiral could be nominated for his work on organizing competitions and themes, but not for being excellent at moderating the forums (sticking threads, being sheriff etc.).  This way we are all on fair ground.  We are dealing with what we offer the forum as members, not as staffers.

If you have any questions, ask Admiral or Bloodbeard, we'll take it to the Staff section if we can't answer right away!  

Think about it all, find your nominees and send them in.

On behalf of all CDO Staff

// Bloodbeard

Also on CDO: GH XXV

  Golden Hat XXV
Posted by: Admiral - 07-20-2016 05:10 PM - Replies (64)

"March forth and unleash destruction!"

WarColours & Macrocosm presents: The 25th Golden Hat competition on Chaos Dwarfs Online!

This round of Golden Hat has been sponsored by WarColours Shop! The gold winner will receive a store coupon worth €20, while the silver and bronze winner respectively will be awarded with a €10 store coupon.

Furthermore, this Golden Hat has been sponsored by Zanko. The gold winner of the contest will receive 8 Titan Wargames Dragoons (4 front rank, 4 rear rank)!

While the silver winner will receive 1 kit of Taming of the Wildman of Ancient Times, donated by Admiral:

Finally, the bronze winner will receive 1 Lord kit from Macrocosm Miniatures' upcoming Dark Dwarves range:

Subject Matter: First Line!

For this contest we want you to paint a front rank consisting of 5 models, from any Chaos Dwarf, Infernal Dwarf or Abyssal Dwarf unit with a complete command group option.

The 5 models must include:
1 Musician
1 Standard Bearer
1 Champion

The two additional models may be any type that would be allowed in such a unit.  For example, this may include the standard rank-and-file models befitting the unit (Hobgoblins, Chaos Dwarf Warriors, Bull Centaurs, or whatever unit type you have chosen), they may be characters, one may be a battle standard bearer, or combinations thereof. K'daai Fireborn do not qualify, since they lack musicians and standard bearers.

If you are unsure if your entry will fit the subject matter, please contact Admiral and he'll sort it out with the rest of the Staff.

Basing is unrestricted and up to your discretion with the following exception: Display bases and plinths are not allowed, and neither are diorama style bases.

Subject: Front rank of 5 including musician, standard bearer and champion from a unit in the Chaos Dwarfs army.
Bases: Up to your discretion. No display bases, plinths, or diorama style bases though, please.
The Due Date: 11:59 PM August 18th, 2016 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone)

Please read the full rules that apply to the Golden Hat competition before submitting your entry.

All entries must be sent to the Golden Hat account no later than the due date. Entries will not be accepted after this. (Entrants have approximately 4 weeks to complete entries). If for some reason you are having trouble with your submission, contact one of the Staff. In order to avoid problems, entrants should not wait until the last minute to submit their entries.

How to Enter
Upload up to 4 photos of your entries to the Internet. Photos may not have additional text or items/models unrelated to your entry.  Next, send a PM to Golden Hat (a special user that all Staff have access to) containing the links where the pictures can be found. (Note: This is the same as previous Golden Hats).

If you win:
- Walk across the backs of the cowed masses you have scorned and pushed aside, in order to take your place in the vaunted Golden Hat Hall of Fame.
- Receive the Golden Hat medal for your online persona.
- Everyone who enters gets a number of slaves equal to the number of entries. If 20 people enter we award 20 slaves to each person who entered. Entries will count towards a veteran medal.
- Win riflemen or a sacrificial scene! See above for details.

Once all entries are received a thread will be created for voting and determining the winners!

If there are any questions it is best post them here so that everyone can benefit from any details or clarifications that may arise.

All top three winners will receive WarColour store coupons, while the gold winner will win eight Dragoons, and the silver winner will win a Taming of the Wildman while the bronze winner will receive a Lord pack (see above for details).

Should you wish to donate a prize to the contest, please PM Admiral and he will sort it out with you and the Staff.

Good luck everyone!

Also on CDO: Community Awards 2015

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