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    Default [Withdrawn] June 2011 Challenge Entry: The Battle of the Argentium

    Wow, I can't believe no one's started yet!

    My entry is going to show a three-day battle in the Great War Between the Really Really Bad Vampires and the Squeaky-Clean Humans. (Name subject to change. )

    In this battle, considered by many scholars to be a major turning point in the war, the legions of the Valtan Empire held the Great Bridge over the Argentium River for three days, holding off and eventually routing one of the largest armies of the Long Night.

    **Placeholder for now; WIP to come**
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    Nice ideas and imaginative names, should be interesting. I think the reason no one has started is that everyone is waiting to see what everyone else is doing, or are like me and still can't make up their minds as what to do.

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    This is probably going to cost me some points, but I decided to use Ascension's fantastic 'Swiss Atlas' style for my base map(s). There will be three duplicates of this map, depicting from top to bottom day 1, 2, and 3 of the battle, showing various troop placements etc. on each day.

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    Oh boy here we go...I still can't decide what I'm going to do and already people are firming up ideas. Great idea Diamond this one looks to be another contender.
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    Oh cool, I'm so glad you're using Ascension's swiss atlas style....I love it and have been meaning to try it myself for ages.

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    I decided to do without the contour lines; they cluttered things up too much, and I don't want them to distract from the unit placement, which is the main focus of the map, after all.

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    oh, but I LOVED the contours... I would try pushing the texturizing of the terrain down and re-introduce the contours... the contours made it something very different, in my opinion.
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    Hmmm. Let me try that and see how it works.
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    yeah I liked those contours also. Already a kick-ass entry.

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    Unfortunately, I'm going to have to withdraw from this month's challenge. Real world issues are preventing me from doing any mapping for the next few weeks. May have to drop a commission too, although I'm frenziedly trying to complete at least that...
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