So at Adepticon, I won best army for the WFB "How You Use It" 1000 pt am tournament. A nice little plaque, a box of gnoblars, some resin terrain crytals, and an "Omens of Death detachment" box (20 skeletons and a balefire catapult). So since I'm doing these Learn to play events at both Origins and Gencon it got me thinking. I have the 8 1000 pts armies (well, I will once I finish my the last two units for my AD), but except for the AD all are GW models. Now I had some Mantic undead - could I get some more Mantic armies to use? My LGS has had a Mhorgoth Rising set sitting there for quite some time - so I picked it up, and then got a unit of revenant cavalry and an undead and dwarf 1 player starter set. And tonight I finished the undead (well, except for a necromancer and standard - I'm going to borrow a buddy's (his daugther's actually) characters since the KS is taking SO long to get here). The dwarfs are getting pretty close as well - they need gloves/pouches/belts and boots then a quick wash and they should be ready for basing.
These are painted very quickly, and are not my usual standard, but definitely are table top ready to teach with. So I will have 4 / 8 armies that are NOT GW - the KoM (non-all ogre) probably won't be ready for Origins, but maybe GenCon. Of course I might just pick up some elves and orcs as well . . .