I posted about this idea on my own little forum, and the members there thought it might work. So I'm widening the circle to see what the general concensus might be.
My initial thought was that though many of us frequent more than one forum, there is generally one we call home more than any other. This being so, that would be for forum you would support.
Each forum would need a team captain who would choose the painters, that he or she thought could defeat the other forum's team. Painters could be selected on their average Cmon or Wamp gallery score, so it would be possible for painters of similar ability to be pitted against each other. Thus average painters could be selected to play each other as well as the more advanced. My thoughts were that the forum admins would contact each other to arrange a match, say using painters with a cmon score no higher than 7.5. They would then tell their team captains the match was on, and they in turn would select the players from their respective forums that meet that requirement.
The miniatures chosen would need to be similar for each match. For example, FOD vs Wamp could be using Hasslefree miniatures. PB vs LAF could be using perry plastics etc.
Completed team entries could be posted on an image hosting site and judged by a panel of three mystery pro painters. This does mean that the miniatures would need to be kept secret from all but the forum team and their captain, till they were ready for posting.
A league points system for winners and loosers, with something for a draw? Say 3 points for a win, 1 each for a draw and 0 for a loss.
Thoughts and comments please.