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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2011 6:49 p.m. PST

We are just now catching up with the final voting for the 2010 TMP Awards.
I am sure that Dear Editor will have some fine extravaganza announcing the final results.

Now is not too soon to set up some rules for the 2011 Awards.

Since I have once again been appointed Da Commish for Da Awards, I would just like to say that I got nothing but bitching and moaning about my definitions last year. I myself found nothing wrong with them. grin

However, for those who like to pick nits, here is the definition of "range" I offerred last time:

The rules are simple.

A "Range" means a discrete group of figures that have a rational connection. There should be the possibility of more than 2 discrete figures.
It can be a brand new project from a company, tied to a rules system, or not.
It can be a new group or figure packs within that project, such as "Philadelphis Light Horse" within an already established AWI project, or several different BT-7s within an existing WW2 Russian range.
It can be a new box of plastics that allow you to make a large variety of characters.

It can be in any scale, or size.

It can be metal, plastic, resin, anything that is a solid physical opject.

Finally, it must have first gone on sale, anywhere in the world, in the calendar year 2011.

To make it to the Round One Poll, a "range" must be nominated on this thread. It will do no good to complain that your favorite range is not listed if it has not been nominated.
I cannot help you if you have "Poll Suggestions" turned OFF.


I should note that some will start Poll Suggestions for "Best This of 2011", or "Best That of 2011".
The only OFFICIAL TMP Awards™ nominees will be taken fromn the Suggestions created by me, Da Commish.

Pick nits away, and I will decide if they have merit.
Remember, this is NOT for actual nominations, but merely to settle on definitions.
I am setting up acceptable definitons for Historical, Science Fiction and Fantasy.
I do not forsee any problem iwth "Figure" definitions.

epturner29 Dec 2011 7:05 p.m. PST

I nominate Knuckleduster's 1812 range. For all (and any) new editions in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for that matter.

Eric

(And anything I missed from Conquest Miniatures, too.)

Ram Kangaroo Inactive Member29 Dec 2011 7:06 p.m. PST

Looks good to me John. Carry on as if you were normal…..

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2011 7:07 p.m. PST

Save it for the actual Suggestions, Eric. grin
Kids today, and their reading comprehension…

Ram Kangaroo Inactive Member29 Dec 2011 7:08 p.m. PST

<Sigh> and already the thread is hijacked. Allow me to assist.

REMEMBER, THIS IS _NOT_ FOR ACTUAL NOMINATIONS, BUT MERELY TO SETTLE ON DEFINITIONS.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2011 7:09 p.m. PST

I am trolling for criticism here. The actual Poll Suggestions will start sometime in 2012.
Hopefully, we can get the Awards in before the Mayan Zombie Apacolypse in late December.

epturner29 Dec 2011 7:29 p.m. PST

Like The Awards in 2010?

Sorry, Reading Comprehension again.

Eric

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2011 8:26 p.m. PST

I think I will also require a link to the range in question, since half the fun of stuff like this is finding amazing new places to spend your money.

And, yes. This is 2011, going on 2012. Put up some damn pictures on your website.

Von Ewald Inactive Member29 Dec 2011 10:47 p.m. PST

Fife and Drum Miniatures (AWI):

fifedrumminis.blogspot.com

Empress Miniatures (New Zealand Wars, AZWBritish lancers and Moderns):

empressminiatures.com

Brigade Games (Royal Navy Landing Party and Spanish types):

link

link

Eureka Miniatures (Modern USMC and others, AWI American dragoons):

link

link

Warfare Miniatures (League of Augsburg):

link

Perry Miniatures (Napoleonic Prussians, as well as ACW Zouaves and various Napoleonic cavalry and infantry plastic box sets):

link

Calpe Miniatures (Napoleonic French):

link

Sane Max Inactive Member30 Dec 2011 3:47 a.m. PST

Now you are just TRYING to annoy John, Von Ewald.

John, is this thread for actual nominations?

or is it

not?

Pat

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2011 5:37 a.m. PST

Bitch, moan, flame, nitpick.

Okay, got that out of the way….:)

I think that is a fairly decent description. My only suggestion would be to perhaps add (merely for clarification);

"It can be historical or non-historical"

cheers
Jon.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2011 7:25 a.m. PST

"It depends what you mean by definition"

evil grin

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2011 8:04 a.m. PST

It is NOT for actual nominations.
It is for banging out the definition of "range".

I will not open it up for nominations until 2012.

"It can be historical or non-historical"

Which is why I break it up into historical, fantasy and sci-fi! grin

Personal logo richarDISNEY Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2011 8:14 a.m. PST

I just am hoping that there will be more choices than there was last years.
I know I gave a TON of suggestions of Ranges, but there were very little others who pitched in.

I would love to see a really good representation of all of the new ranges from 2011.
eggnog

Von Ewald Inactive Member30 Dec 2011 9:21 a.m. PST

Oh, dear.

I plead not guilty by reason of temporary insanity.

I logged in without wearing my Tinfoil Tricorne, and this was the end result.

Connard Sage Inactive Member30 Dec 2011 9:22 a.m. PST

Remember, this is NOT for actual nominations, but merely to settle on definitions…REMEMBER, THIS IS _NOT_ FOR ACTUAL NOMINATIONS, BUT MERELY TO SETTLE ON DEFINITIONS…It is NOT for actual nominations.
It is for banging out the definition of "range".

I will not open it up for nominations until 2012.

Hahahahahaha! *gasp* Stop, I can't *pant* breathe.

Anyway, I nominate Front Rank's late 17th century range evil grin

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2011 11:35 a.m. PST

I nominate the definitions:
Short Range = 6"
Medium Range = 12"
Long Range = 24"
Extreme Range = 48"
unicorn

epturner30 Dec 2011 12:14 p.m. PST

Wait a minute. You forgot the range for less than 6".

Call that, what, Close Range?

Eric

Andrew Beasley Inactive Member30 Dec 2011 12:37 p.m. PST

It can be in any scale, or size.

What a cop out – look at all the fun we will miss with people not understanding the difference.

Anyway ranges depend on ground scale not figure scale so that may need to be defined grin

Andrew Beasley Inactive Member30 Dec 2011 12:40 p.m. PST

Now for the nitpick:

To make it to the Round One Poll, a "range" must be nominated on this thread

and

Remember, this is NOT for actual nominations, but merely to settle on definitions.

kind of contradict each other no?

end of nit pick

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2011 7:38 a.m. PST

If you insist. grin
However, they still won't count on this thread upon which we are now sitting. Because I said so. So, there.

You will STILL have to nominate on the Official™ Poll Suggestion thread.

I am Da Commish, and I makea Da rules.

To justify myself to the pedantically outraged, …. Oh, forget it.

gweirda Inactive Member31 Dec 2011 11:11 a.m. PST

Nitpicking the nitpick -

Since the guilty statement "…on this thread…" was a quote from another thread (and therefore up for interpretation as to the location of "this thread"), there is more than enough leeway to adjudicate in John's favor.

PS- I nominate the driving range

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