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RobA
12-04-2008, 11:27 AM
(Unfortunately I haven't had the benefit of extensive CL peer review so there may be a few changes yet....but it should be enough to get you started.)


*** December Challenge ***

The Siege

This month's challenge is a blend of a CL ideas and the community's suggestions, namely a war map with a focus...

We want a war map depicting a siege. Think the siege of Rhodes, the siege of Gondor, one of the many sieges of Constantinople, or even the siege at the end of the first season of "Stargate: Atlantis".

Your map should depict a stronghold/fortress held by limited numbers under siege by a far superior force.

Make it tactical, make it artistic, make it from the perspective of either side....whatever you would like!

Entries should be in by no later than December 26th 2008.

Good Luck!!!

P.S. Please review the General Challenge Rules (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=503).

RPMiller
12-04-2008, 12:17 PM
We discovered that there is a logistics problem with the making of a printable sized map for the challenge and Arcana is currently away on business so we can't rectify it soon enough. Because of that, the GP sponsoring of a printed map is going to have to be put off until a later challenge. So this month's challenge is just like previous challenges and won't include a physical prize, but you'll still get a compass :D. Sorry folks.

torstan
12-04-2008, 12:27 PM
Actually that's something of a relief as a map that size would be ... tricky. I have a large scale battle coming up in my campaign so this challenge is ideal. Let battle commence!

Talroth
12-04-2008, 01:00 PM
Your map should depict a stronghold/fortress held by limited numbers under siege by a far superior force.


So, just how open are we to interpretations of "Stronghold/fortress"?

bryguy
12-04-2008, 01:06 PM
So, just how open are we to interpretations of "Stronghold/fortress"?

would a caslteish fortress with a keep work?

jfrazierjr
12-04-2008, 01:14 PM
So, just how open are we to interpretations of "Stronghold/fortress"?

I would think 5 people in a gas station holding off a horde of zombies would qualify if that's what your thinking.

Gamerprinter
12-04-2008, 01:16 PM
How open is stronghold/fortress? As open as you need, if you view past challenges, except for the ones that had a very specific map to follow, most challenges are WIDE OPEN. As open as your creativity allows.

If you want to make your stronghold the bunker in "Lost" tv series because that's the way you want to go - then its OK.

I am seriously thinking about a Dwarven mine fortress under assault by Drow, and everything is underground.

Get as wild as you want, as long as you can justify what you selected as a stronghold, it should work fine for the challenge.

GP

PS: I thought it was going to require using "placeholders" for maps, had the challenge been about a printed map. (its not, I know...)

Talroth
12-04-2008, 01:40 PM
Well, I had been thinking "Fortress Europe" or maybe even "Fortress Earth". "Fortress Sol" could be fun to do too.

bryguy
12-04-2008, 02:21 PM
should be interesting, this years challenge. Hope it doesnt take to long to make my entry.... its been sitting around in my head for the longest time, it will be good to get it out :)




or even the siege at the end of the first season of "Stargate: Atlantis".



that was a great episode, to bad that atlantis is gonna be ending sometime soon (aka, between now and a year from now ;) )

mmmmmpig
12-04-2008, 02:58 PM
ooooh, this should be fun!

Redrobes
12-04-2008, 03:42 PM
Thumbs entry list...

Interesting. I hope to get time to do something. Seems like it would need a big map to do a hoard of attackers properly. The problem here is going to be the people or tokens. Maybe I should side step it and do the clone wars or the attack on Naboo.

"limited numbers [of defenders] under siege by a superior force"

that would be a hundred pit fiends being attacked by the handful of my old party then. Tragic days...



### New Challenge Entry:torstan,3606
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### New Challenge Entry:Steel General,3632
### New Challenge Entry:Sagenlicht,3637
### New Challenge Entry:Gamerprinter,3639
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### New Challenge Entry:Map Vandal,3731
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Steel General
12-04-2008, 06:06 PM
Lookin' forward to this one...

jfrazierjr
12-04-2008, 06:18 PM
Lookin' forward to this one...


Hmmmm any peoples on your desert planet????? Another tie in????

Oh and .... have you started playing with layer masks yet????

Steel General
12-04-2008, 08:11 PM
Hmmmm any peoples on your desert planet????? Another tie in????

Oh and .... have you started playing with layer masks yet????

Yup there's people... I might come up with some way to tie it in, depends on what I end up doing. Though I might end up delving into the planets past.

Gonna try and mess around with some masks on this one.

nolgroth
12-04-2008, 08:32 PM
Hmmm. I'll see if I can come up with something that fits the bill.

bryguy
12-04-2008, 10:41 PM
hmm... started working on my entry, but its gonna take a bit, as the city in it has 2 sections (lower and upper) and im working from top down, but after working for 4 hours i only have the walls, roads, and about 12 buildings (12 down, somewhere between 20 and 300 to go! :x ) so yea, its gonna take me a bit, and then i have to make the attackers, add damage, etc, so yea.



Hope to have the first bit done by the weekend at least



edit: 84 buildings done.... and thats not even one third of them! maybe 1 tenth of the total........ but no more... maybe less...

edit: 135 done! and thats about half of them..... in the inner area.... probably 1000 left total..... oh well, im halfway done for making around 80 more... just have to color and s hade them now.... eh, i think for the outer area ill use copy and paste....

edit: think about 232 or so done, and only about 50 left! i hope.... but thats in the upper area

jfrazierjr
12-09-2008, 09:10 PM
Hmmm I am still holding out hope of someone making a map of a zombie invasion.... I wish I had time to try to do it justice or I would try this myself....

TomALS
12-11-2008, 10:35 AM
Hope I get time to have a go at this, reminds me of a Where's Wally? Jigsaw entitled the siege of troy I made not so long ago...