Monday, January 9, 2012

Joining "La Bricole" painting competition!

Here are the official rules and FAQ's for the 1st La Bricole painting competition! The purpose of the competition is to encourage people to get those Napoleonic units painted, based, and ready for gaming! 
http://bricole.46.forumer.com/

WHAT KIND OF MINIATURES CAN I ENTER FOR THE CONTEST?
-Any line or militia unit (or units) from any army in the Napoleonic Wars. A very broad category, but no guards or elite troops. Just the bread-and-butter of any given army. Light infantry is okay, but no elite rifles, for instance. Personality/ command stands are welcome, but in themselves would not count towards voting unless accompanied by unit or units meeting the above criteria.

Entries must be unpainted at the time the contest officially starts. The miniatures may have been cleaned and primed at the start of the contest, but should not yet have had any paint applied. Having one or two miniatures already painted or being worked on is acceptable, provided that there are enough unpainted miniatures in the unit to be done that meet the minimum figure requirements.

It should go without saying that all entries must be your own work, not "outsourced".


WHAT SIZE MINIATURES ARE ELIGIBLE, AND IN WHAT NUMBERS?
- 20- 28mm: a minimum of 18 foot miniatures, or 12 cavalry, or three guns.
15mm or smaller: a minimum of 36 foot miniatures, or 18 cavalry, or six guns.


ARE PLASTICS OKAY?
-Of course! Miniatures can be in metal and/or plastic (either soft or hard). All are acceptable.

HOW DO I ENTER?
-Start a thread here on the Les Projets des Artistes sub-forum, giving your project target and a little background. Post photos of the miniatures as they are before you start painting them.

You should be prepared to give photo updates on progress from time to time- every few weeks or so is fine. This is to stimulate discussion, feedback, and, hopefully some mutual encouragement!

If in any doubt about any of the above, check with the me first!


WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
-The competition starts Christmas Day- January 25th, 2011, and is to last just over three months. Photos of the final entries to be submitted no later than midnight, Tokyo time, March 31st.

Voting will take place within the week after the deadline, and the winner announced then.

At the closing of the contest, those who participated will be allowed to cast two votes for the winner (I'll set up a poll). Entries should be assessed in terms of quality of painting, basing, and presentation.


IS THERE A PRIZE FOR THE WINNER?
-Of course! Two in fact. The second place winner will receive a copy of Armies of the Napoleonic Wars: An Illustrated History (General Military) by Chris McNab (in softback).

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It is basically a compilation of Napoleonic Osprey titles with loads of illustrations. Content is probably variable as to historical accuracy given the nature of the Osprey books, but there is lots of eye candy, and it is perfect for bedtime reading.

For the first prize winner, stay tuned!

I'm going to enter 28mm EUREKA MINIATURES French Revolutionary War figures;
French Fusilier, bicorne, regulation uniform
French Fusilier, bicorne, ragged campaign uniform
Fusilier, casque, regulation uniform, march-attack
Fusilier, casque, ragged campaign uniform, march-attack

I'm hoping they'll turn out something like this;