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‘Twas da night before Christmas
An’ all through da place,
Not a creature was stirrin’
Or I’d punch ‘im in da face.

My choppa wuz hung by da chimney wif care,
In da hopes dat sum ‘Umie would be comin’ round dere.
Da boyz wuz snorin’ all snug in dere bunks,
It’s a good thing, too, or I’d show doze punks.

When out in da front dere arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed when I heard sumthin’ shatter.
Away to da window I flew like a flash,
I tripped onna squig and landed with a crash.

Da fires from da wrecks,
With dere bright orange glow,
Gave me enough light,
Ta find sumthin’ ta throw.

When wot to my one good eye did appear,
But a bunch uv da Grots,
Dey was drinkin’ my beer!

I leveled my slugga,
Squeezed off a quick round.
I missed by a mile,
An’ plugged a squig hound.

Da Grots jumped inna buggie,
And gave it sum gas.
Cuz dey knew I was comin’,
I was gonna kick dere ass!

Dey floored da buggie,
Down da road dey flew.
Dey was laughin’ and giggling,
Cuz dey’d been drinkin’ my brew.

But I heard ‘em exclaim,
As dey drove outta sight,
Merry Christmas to all,
An’ to all a good fight!Seasons Beatings:mrgreen: Original Author Unknown
Any fraud, lying, gimping, etc. won't be the fault of Heresy-Online.net.

Heresy will (in severe cases) do what it can, such as member-inqueries/reports such as the "Good/Bad Trader" bit, but of course, Heresy can not do very much at all, and would have no obligation to do so.

The sending of the gifts would be the business of the individuals involved, SOLELY.


Please read the Rules!
What is the miniature exchange?:santa:


Basically, Heresy Online members sign up for the event and are randomly assigned to other forum members. Everyone digs through their pile of bits, blisters and other Games Workshop miniatures, picks two models and sends them off to their randomly matched partner. so long as they meet the $15 or £7 minimum requirement. I would also discourage people from sending the White Dwarf Ork Nob and Terminator as the gift because how would you feel about recieving these when someone got them for free.

For the folks with limited funds you can sign up and elect to ship locally. How do you sign up? Well, I’ll get to that after…


So what are the rules? Glad you asked,

THE RULES

1) You must send at least two miniatures individual troopers. Although we have let just one large model count as the two. YOU WILL NOT GET THESE BACK, so make sure you don't send anything you still want. In other exchanges there has been a tendency to send more than two miniatures. This is acceptable but not to be expected. The rule is two. This is not a generosity contest. When you sign up, please put some money aside for the gift right then. If you do not have said funds, do not sign up. The overwhelming majority of excuses from most events are people not having enough money to actually purchase a gift for their giftee, so I want to nip this in the bud. I realize most of you won't know at the time of sign-up who you're getting or what you're going to be gifting, but it's not unreasonable to put twenty (ish) dollars aside for the event beforehand.
2) Based on miniatures preferences that your recipient will post when they register to be a part of the event you will then be prompted buy/convert/paint/whatever you deem suitable for a gift. All miniatures must be in an untouched state. This doesn't mean it has to be in a blister or on the sprue, however, just not mangled in any way and complete. No sending a single arm and counting that as a miniature. They must be able to assemble the whole thing. The minis are NOT to be painted, primed or glued. Exceptions to this rule are made by the participants and should be managed via private message. This includes any exception to the rules – if you want to send a glued, primed or converted model you *can* do so but you need permission from the person you’re sending to so if they put that they are happy to recieve an assemble, painted model then you send it. They have every right to say no. Note that you can also send a painted, primed or converted model *in addition* to the two untouched minis but again this is not a generosity contest.

3) All miniatures must be part of a Games Workshop line of miniatures. This includes Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Specialist Games, Forge World, Armorcast and related tournament legal models. The miniature must be tournament legal for the range. This is a Games Workshop tabletop gaming related forum so no exceptions to this rule will be allowed.

4) If you wish to participate, you must be around. Don't say “I want in” and then disappear off the face of the Earth for a month. I'm not saying you need to be a forum regular, but you should be checking at least this thread once per week and respond to any PM's sent to you.

5) If you do not hear from either the person you are sending to, or the person sending to you, within two weeks of the exchange list being posted you should PM me. Since most people belong to several forums they may not check here every day. Do not post to the thread publicly with comments like “still nothing” or “I haven’t heard from my partner.” Issues with members as relates to this exchange should be sent privately. In order for me to assist in resolution of potential issues I must know about them, however, so please do PM me if you think there’s a problem.

6) Failure to participate after signing up for the exchange will result in being banned from future exchanges. I will keep a list of banned participants and it will be published in subsequent exchanges.:security:

7) Do not request specific trading partners. If you want to be matched to a specific Heresy Online member I recommend you send that person a PM and do a 1:1 exchange. The Miniature Exchange works on a randomly generated list and is not meant to match specific members together.

8) FLAGGED status: Members who have less than 50 post at the time they sign up will be marked as FLAGGED. Nobody ships to a flagged participant until AFTER the minis that person ships have been received. If the flagged person bails we simply skip them in the list, this is also to make sure they send something before they get something.

Example:

Bob
Joe (FLAGGED)
Tom

Joe ships to Tom. Tom posts "I got minis!" and then Bob ships to Joe.

I will also mark anyone as FLAGGED if prompted to do so by any forum moderator based on previous behavior.

NOTE: In each of the exchanges I have participated in there has always been at least one member who didn’t receive anything. This can happen. It has, in fact, happened to me. While most folks are honest there is always a chance that things get lost in the post, that your partner spontaneously combusts or that Galahad will intercept the package in the post and eat your minis. These things can happen but I hope they don’t.

HOW TO SIGN UP

Please send me a PM with the following information. I am going to try the pm method to make it more of surprise when the package shows up and who is sending it.

Username – Mailing address – Shipping

The first should be obvious – it’s your Heresy Online username.

The second, your mailing address where you want recieve your mini's this information will be forwarded only to your Santa.

Shipping is your shipping preference. If you are willing to pay for international post then put “anywhere” in this category. If you only want to ship within your country of origin this should be the same as Location. If you want to ship within the same geographic region, such as North America for someone in the USA or Canada, or EU for someone in Germany or the UK, that works too.

My own entry looks like this:

Morfangdakka
123 Choppa st.
Ork town,USA

Shipping:-anywhere

Please, please, PLEASE! use this format to sign up for the exchange.
I'd recommend you post the miniatures you collect, what system you collect as well as things you may already have a ton of and things you need or mini's you are interested in obtaining in this thread, as well. Too specific makes the gifting process a bit silly. List the games you wouldn't mind receiving minis from, as well as what you might already collect, so your gifter might have some starting point.

TIMELINE
Sign up starts NOW!
November 1 – list closes
November 8– folks can start shipping
January 01– all participants should have shipped their minis


How do you assign santas?
Utilizing super-secret scientific method and a crack team of genetically modified super monkeys, we assemble the Master Hersey Online List™ at a classified military installation two miles underneath the desert somewhere in Southern California. We pull names out of a hat. I will take things like location into account.
The one week delay between closing the list and the ship date allows me to make changes and PM peopel in the event of a mistake – such as assigning someone with USA shipping to a partner in Germany.

Some guidelines for receiving the gift:
Let your santa know it arrived! One less thing they have to worry about.
IMPORTANT:
Post in the thread that the package arrived, and show off what you got! Especially if it was converted or painted and post some pics. Your santa probably worked really hard on your gift plus we get to all drool all over what you got.

One last final point: While lurkers are welcome to participate, I reserve the right to use discretion in ruling people out of entry. If you have absolutely zero posts and you register on the boards to try and take part in this, I probably won't let you participate. Miniatures tend to be surprisingly expensive, and I really do not want somebody to try and take advantage of this whole event to just get free stuff.

THANK YOU Heresy Online

I want to thank the moderators and members of Heresy Online for having a community in which we can do this. I’m glad to see so many people excited about the miniature exchange and look forward to seeing how many folks we get to sign up on our first run. If this is successful I’ll plan on coordinating it twice per year.

If you want to participate but have a question or concern please post your concern or send me a PM and we’ll get things sorted out.

I recommend putting a link to this thread in your Heresy Online signature and encouraging folks to join us. The more people we have participating the more fun it tends to be.

Mods I never know where to put this so please put it in the approiate spot if this is not it and a sticky while the event is going would be much appreciated.:thank_you:
 

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Hmm, sounds very interesting! Though I have to ask, what if somebody wants a particular army? For example, I'd see alot of people disappointed at recieving a new Ork Zzap gun that they're just going to sell on ebay when they have Tyranids, especially if somebody bought it and put many hours converting and painting the mini. I realise the randomness is part of the fun, and, knowing Heresy members like I hope I do, they will research a little into what the recipient would want. So, I'd like a little clarification. Plz! :D
 

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Not a problem. When people sign up I always recommend that you include what army(s) you collect and what system you play (Fantasy, 40K, Epic blooddowl etc...) This is to help the person that gets you. It will not hurt them if they do a little research on you to find out more specifics to help with the gift this is always good.

So using your example the gifty would knwo that their person plays Nids before they even started so they should probably know not to send a zzap gun. In one exchange I actually got a nids player and since I only play orks this was interesting but I managed to find some old genestealer cultist that I sent to them. They loved them and they are now a stanard part of their army. I could have also using chaos spawn parts and some nid bits made some unusual nid warriors or epic genestealers to make different 40k ripper swarms.

Does it happen sometimes that you recieve models that you have no intention of every using yes. I have recieved Imperial Guards men in trades which I have given to my friends that play guard. I have no need for guards men now tanks always lootable but not the men. It can happen and that is usually from people that want to recieve the gift and put little thought into giving a gift. Its part of the risk you take when you sign up for these things. In general they are fun and most people try very hard to find a propper gift to send to their gifty.

So I hope you will join and try it out and any other questions please ask.:good:
 

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OK. sounds good.

So after Nov 8th, we get a name of some one, do a bit of research to find out what they play (or PM them and ask for suggestions) and then buy two blisters (as appropriate) and send them out?
 

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Aye I'd like to do this again. :)

Location - Suffolk, UK
Shipping - Anywhere

Although can I suggest folks are asked to use some kind of recorded post, this is two fold protection of the mailer and the recipent. In the UK for example we have recorded delivery which costs 78p extra, but the parcel is trackable. Tbh I wouldn't send anything in the UK atm that wasn't recorded due to problems the postal service is having, to a foriegn country here its a little more expensive, International Signed for costs £3.50, but I happily paid that when I sent figs to Morfangdakka last time, just to be safe.

My armies at the moment are Chaos Marines, Orks, Dark Elves and Dwarves.
 

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Sounds good I would be up for this

Location - London, UK
Shipping - UK
Armies- Daemons, Space Marines, CSM
 

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OK. sounds good.

So after Nov 8th, we get a name of some one, do a bit of research to find out what they play (or PM them and ask for suggestions) and then buy two blisters (as appropriate) and send them out?

Yup that's pretty much how it goes. You can do more if you want but that is completely up to you.
 

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Ooh, I want in. I've got some basecoated eldar kicking around, would that be acceptable?if not, I still wish to participate, but you'll have to remind me come November.
Location: stevenage,uk

Shipping to: UK preferably.

My armies: tau (main) sm (side)
 

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Do the blisters have to be open? I would prefer to send 2 unopend blisters because my painting and modeling skills are crap and i wouldnt want to look like i put no effort into it.
 

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Do the blisters have to be open? I would prefer to send 2 unopend blisters because my painting and modeling skills are crap and i wouldnt want to look like i put no effort into it.

unopened blisters are perfectly fine. The only thing required is two complete models you don't have to do any painting or modeling.
 

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Seems like a low-ish turnout. We have 4 more weeks tho to gather people. Maybe dark eldar punishments are in order for those who don't participate.

Ps Ive got rid of my lone eldar and started a Vampire count army.
 

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Hell, I'm in.

Location - Indiana, USA
Shipping - USA (I'm just a poor unemployed schlub)

Armies: Orks, Space Marines, Imperial Guard, Tyranids... Odds are good I'll find a use for just about anything, truth be told.
 

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I'm defianately in, now that I have the $ to buy some blisters

Wis. USA
shipping USA

I only play Space Marines right meow... and being a poor college kid, I cant start a new army at the moment. This is an awesome idea tho.

p.s. how big is the turnout normally?
 

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p.s. how big is the turnout normally?

This is only the second time I have run this here. We had 16 people last time and that is the current number we are at for this time around but people usually wait till the last week to sign up so we may get some more people. I hope we do because these are fun waiting to see what shows up and I like seeing the reaction of the people that get stuff I send them.



Seasons Beatings:mrgreen:
 

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Just to clarify,

In this thread we post our general location, as well as what we collect.

In a PM to you we send our full address as well as any other specifics?

Also, will we know who we are recieving from, or is it like a "Secret Santa?"

Thanks,

PS: Sounds interesting!
 

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Just to clarify,

In this thread we post our general location, as well as what we collect.

In a PM to you we send our full address as well as any other specifics?

Also, will we know who we are recieving from, or is it like a "Secret Santa?"

Thanks,

PS: Sounds interesting!

In this thread you can post what you collect and want to help your santa out.

THe PM is your mailing address that will be forwarded to your santa.

I am trying to make it like a secret santa to see how it goes. Otherwise I will go back to posting it in a public way. I will still post any flakes or cheats on up in a public post so they won't get away scott free.
 

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What the hey, im in.

California, USA
Would prefer to ship to US but i can ship to UK no prob.

I dont mind if what you send me is converted or painted. As long as all the bits are there i can always strip and rebuild. although chances are i wont even if the paint job/conversion wasnt great, no need to be self concsious about your work. I have Black Legion ( i do all gold trim if you paint it) CSM and traitor guard (based on cadians, Black legion color scheme also, black cloth gold trim and scab red lasgun). I have a small ork army, halequins force(AAAALLLL halequins), and small marine army also. Anything marine i would prefer unpainted as im doing DIY(based on black templar). I have plenty of chaos models so if you send something CSM then convert it up if you can. no preasure though, id be happy with just blisters. Just want to open up some info for whoever gets me. I would prefer not to know what im getting, preferably not know from who till i get it. i love suprises.
 
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