Slow Grow 2024


PLAYTIME'S OVER! The Game Chamber Slow Grow is here for 2024 and this time we mean business! 10 months to complete a full army or warband for the game of your choice with the support of the community and receive prizing in return!

Starting officially on December 15th 2023! Entry costs $100, each month if you haven't completed 10% of your army (based on points) $10 will be deducted and added to the 'Finalist Rations'. At the end of the 10 months, your remaining entry fee (which can be the full $100 if you keep up!) will be returned to you, along side an additional 10% from all applicable purchases in store. All money deducted and placed into the 'Finalist Rations' will then be used for food, festivities and swag at a party for all the finalists, where they will all receive an exclusive finalist t-shirt!


The classic GW slow grow returns with all the awesome features and prizing you expect. Paint up a full army over the course of 10 months for:

Warhammer 40k - 2000pts

Age Of Sigmar - 2000pts

Horus Heresy - 2000pts

Lord Of The Rings - 800pts (minimum 20 models)

And on completion receive upto 100% of your $100 entry fee back plus 10% of all applicable purchases AND a chance to win an additional:

1st - $150
2nd - $100
3rd - $50
Public Vote - $50
Online Vote - $50

...for placing in our final paint showcase at the store's 12th Birthday in October.


You asked for it! The Slow Grow for the other guys! Paint up a full army over the course of 10 months for:

Star Wars: Legion - 800pts

Star Wars: Shatterpoint - Full Strike Team (minimum 8 models)

Marvel: Crisis Protocol - 20 Threat Value (minimum 10 models)

A Song Of Ice And Fire - 50pts

Infinity - 450 Points

OR ANY OTHER GAME! (Contact us)

And on completion receive upto 100% of your $100 entry fee back plus 5% of all applicable purchases AND the possibility of additional prizing for winning our finale paint showcase at the store's 12th Birthday in October.



  • Take a picture every time you prime the models you will be painting for the Slow Grow with your name and date somewhere in the picture.
  • Take a picture of each unit as you finish them and upload it to the slow grow section of our Discord to register their completeness.
  • You must attend a minimum 5 different events throughout the Slow Grow, this can be a casual game night for your game, or a tournament.
  • You must have a full army* painted by the end of the event. A model is fully painted when it has 3 colours on it and has something on its base.
  • Point values for a 'complete' army can be found above, or discuss a completion value for another game with The Game Chamber staff!
  • 3D prints or other proxies will not count towards total point values or paint showcase entry. Head swaps, should pads, and weapons excluded. If in doubt please ask.
  • You must drop off a portion of your army at the store for viewing 10 days prior to the Final Showcase.
  • Adhering to rules above makes you eligible to claim your prize pool including the extra percentage bonus and winner multiplier/finale prizing if applicable.
  • If participating in the GW Slow Grow, all prizing will be given as gift vouchers exclusively for use against further GW Products, including, but not limited to 40k, AoS, LotR and Citadel Paint and Supplies.
  • Prize vouchers are not applicable for use with any other offers/discounts.

Both Slow Grows require attendance at 5 events throughout the season, these can be casual game nights or tournaments. It is YOUR responsibility to let us know you are attending for your slow grow WHEN YOU ATTEND.


The end of the Slow Grow event will culminate in a Finale Showcase event. If you complete your army, you'll be able to submit a small selection of models into our paint showcase. For a chance to win:

1st - $150
2nd - $100
3rd - $50
Public Vote - $50
Online Vote - $50

(Cash prizing is provided as Gift Vouchers redeemable for GW product for Games Workshop Slow Growers, Non-GW games will have product prizing to be confirmed at a later date)

Judging will be done by a team of judges, with an additional public vote taking place at our Store Anniversary in October, 2024
Who are you and what am I participating in?

This is the Game Chamber’s Slow Grow! With the biggest game store in London (over 5800 square feet!) This is a painting focused Slow Grow where we are committed to seeing everyone succeed and reward everyone as such.

When does it start?
You may register immediately, although the official start date is October 15th 2023.

How many points do I need to paint?
It totally depends on the game. We've listed some of the larger games above, but you can participate in the Slow Grow with any game that we stock/can stock, so reach out to us if there is a game not listed and we can work with you do come up with a suitable and obtainable goal!

In addition, we will make accommodations for people adding onto existing armies. The points requirements will not change, and only newly completed models will count for completeness, prizing and showcases. 

When can I build, prime and paint my models? Do I need to have a certain amount done every month?
You will be required to complete atleast 10% of your army every month. You can get ahead, completing more than needed, but each month if you are behind, $10 will be removed from your entry fee and added into the 'Finalists Rations' for an event for finalists at the end of the Slow Grow.

Do I have to paint my own models?
Well, yeah. That's the point. Remember a painted model is minimum 3 colours and a base.

Do I have to buy models from The Game Chamber?
Absolutely not! You can use unpainted models that you have lying around to paint for your army, or you can purchase stuff elsewhere, although, why would you? ;). However, remember that all models purchased for your army from us will add a percentage of the purchased value to your prize pool!

What’s the deal with the 5 events?
The Slow Grow is not only here to 'slay that grey' and get models painted, it's also a social experience and a great way to meet like minded individuals and grow the community for your game. We will be hosting multiple events per month for you to attend, including free painting nights, tournaments and weekly 'game nights'. You'll have to attend at least 5 of these for completion, but we'd obviously love to see you out for more!

Am I required to play games with the army that I am painting?
No, there is no required play element to our Slow Grow. We have lots of optional events for people to join and play in, but none of them are required by any means. However, any play events that you join do count towards the 6 event minimum that you need to complete the Slow Grow. But you are more than welcome to attend 6 paint nights and nothing else. 

Is the GC staff participating in this event?
Yes many of us will be painting and playing along the way, however none of The Game Chamber staff are eligible to win any of the Finale prizing.

What happens to my prize pool if I fail?
Our goal is to make sure that everyone who puts in the effort gets to collect their prize pool. If by the end of the event you still have unpainted models, we will try to motivate you and help you finish your army even past the event end date.

If you do not end up painting anything, if you don’t come out to 5 events or if you missed taking pictures of the majority of your primed models, you will not be eligible for your prize pool.

What happens if I don’t win one of the final showcase prizes?
As long as your army has been completed and you have met the additional requirements, you will be awarded your remaining entry fee, plus your percentage bonus of models purchased at The Game Chamber for your chosen faction.

What happens when I finish?
Congratulations! Depending on your Slow Grow:

Games Workshop
You’ve successfully built & painted your points allotment in 10 months and also attended 5 events! We will calculate your 10% off applicable purchases and add it to your remaining entry fee. 3 paint showcase winners will win an additional amount added to their pool of $150, $100 and $50.
All prizing will be given as gift vouchers exclusively for use against further GW Products, including, but not limited to 40k, AoS, LotR and Citadel Paint and Supplies.
Non Games Workshop
You’ve successfully built & painted your points allotment in 10 months and also attended 5 events! We will calculate your 5% off applicable purchases and add it to your remaining entry fee. Bonus prizes will be awarded on the Finale Event.
All prizing will be given as store credit.

So everybody gets a ribbon then?

Finishing a full army is no easy task especially with basing and painting, and your participation over the months helps us grow our community and also helps foster the environment we want at The Game Chamber. Awarding your entry fee back to you is our thank you for that.

Do I have to drop off my models for the finale showcase early?
Yes, if you want a chance to win any of the bonus prizes. Please drop off your models up to 10 days before the finale showcase event. You will pick up your models on the day of the showcase.

What do I drop off?
We ask that each participant brings in their best example of models that fit inside a 12” x 6” space. These models will be safely displayed behind glass for the public to vote on. These are also the models the Participants and Staff will vote on as well so choose wisely!

Do I have to attend the Finale Event?
We strongly suggest that you come to cast your vote for the player choice. Prizes and certificates will also be handed out at this event and this will be your first opportunity to use your credit won.

We will add to this as questions arise. All information is subject to change at any time.

We can’t wait to see the fantastic armies you all produce in 2024!