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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Jun 2015 7:37 p.m. PST

The subject of the contest for June 2015 will be Ancients terrain! (Note that TMP defines Ancients as being prior to 500 A.D.)

The Rules

1. The terrain item can be anything suitable for Ancients wargaming, including but not limited to a terrain board, building, road, bridge, or scenic item.

2. Major work on the terrain item must have been completed during the month of June 2015.

3. The item may be something you purchased as a model or kit, or something you scratchbuilt.

4. The painting of the item must be substantially your own. If you purchased the item already painted, you must have totally repainted it.

How to Submit

You submit your item by posting it in a new topic to the TMP Contests board. It must not be posted elsewhere on TMP.

See the TMP FAQ for information about posting pictures on TMP. Please do not post more than 10 pictures.

You may also submit text with your pictures. This text should be exclusive to TMP for the month of the contest do not post this to other websites or blogs. The text can be of any length, and may describe the terrain item, how it was built or acquired, how it was painted, etc.

Again, see the TMP FAQ for information on formatting your text.

The date of your entry must be within the month of June, as determined by the date posted by our server on the forum.

What Happens Next?

The editors will "harvest" your entry and relocate it to the TMP Showcase section as an article. Photos larger than 550 pixels by 450 pixels will be resized.

After the end of the month of June, and after all entries have been harvested and reposted as TMP Showcase articles, the editors will schedule a community poll to determine the contest winners. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. See the general contest rules for more information about prizes.

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2015 7:44 p.m. PST

How about cardstock kit terrain from publishers like Worldworks Games or Fat Dragon? Full disclosure: I am associated with Worldworks Games in an official capacity.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Jun 2015 7:49 p.m. PST

To be eligible for this contest, the contestant would have to create the artwork/textures for the cardstock model. This would satisty the "painting" element of this contest.

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2015 9:20 p.m. PST

Thamk you for clarifying :-)

MajorB09 Jun 2015 11:41 a.m. PST

What makes a terrain item specifically "ancient"?

chuck05 Fezian09 Jun 2015 5:12 p.m. PST

What makes a terrain item specifically "ancient"?


The buildup of dust from sitting on the bookshelf? :)

Marc at work10 Jun 2015 5:59 a.m. PST

No double glazing would be a start…

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Jun 2015 3:03 p.m. PST

What makes a terrain item specifically "ancient"?

Has to look appropriate for wargaming in the pre-500 AD period.

Smokey Roan Inactive Member10 Jun 2015 4:30 p.m. PST

OOOOHHHH! In like Flint! Gonna finish up some commisiions, then crank out some 10mm Ancients stuff (which is nice, as I have 6 DBA/Sword and Shield 10mm armies all painted up and flocked!)

2mm Foamboard, I'm ordering a bunch of you!!!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jun 2015 5:09 p.m. PST

Is Raquel Welch style 1,000,000 Years BC ancient (before 500 BC) or something else?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian11 Jun 2015 5:32 p.m. PST

Yes, if it is historical… OK, historical is the wrong word here… if it is based on what is known about those prehistoric times, and not fantasy or sci-fi.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jun 2015 6:38 p.m. PST

So an archeology based Neolithic site would be fine, even if inhabited by some less than accurate hominids and possibly anachronistic pets & threats? This contest is about the terrain, not who lives there, right?

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