Rivet Wars Christmas Truce Painting Contest

Rivet Wars Christmas Truce Graphic

Happy Holidays to all!

As Rivet Wars is one of my favorite games, I’ve been really keen on running some fun contests to help grow the community and, especially, to foster some of that Christmas spirit that we enjoy so much at my home!  With that in mind, I’ll be running a painting contest to commemorate the Christmas Truce that occurred  on the front lines during World War 1.  It’s one of my favorite, most lasting images from that first Great War, and, in my mind, really embodies all of the good things about people and how, even in the worst of times, we can still retain our humanity.

On to the contest Details:

Contest Background:

Through the week leading up to Christmas, parties of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs between their trenches; on occasion, the tension was reduced to the point that individuals would walk across to talk to their opposite numbers bearing gifts. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, many soldiers from both sides independently ventured into “no man’s land”, where they mingled, exchanging food and souvenirs. As well as joint burial ceremonies, several meetings ended in carol-singing. Troops from both sides were also friendly enough to play games of football with one another, in one of the truce’s most enduring images.

The submission period for entering models will last until 31 December 2014. Models submitted must meet the following guidelines:

– In the spirit of the Christmas Truce, all entries should include at least one Allied and one Blight model, and should have them interacting in a manner that befits the contest background.  They can be singing carols, playing football, or just shaking hands.  Be creative!

– A person may submit as many entries as they wish.

Pictures of the finished model/miniature must be submitted No Later Than 31 December 2014 Pacific Time.

All entries must be uploaded to CMON, no external links. Please follow the following directions:

  1. Set up an account on coolminiornot.com
  2. Then go to http://www.coolminiornot.com/userpics
  3. Category – Steampunk
  4. Manufacturer – Rivet Wars
  5. Name of Mini – XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  6. Comments – You can talk a little bit about your piece.
  7. Send an email to wittdooley@hotmail.com with a link to your piece on coolminiornot.com

Contest Winner will receive an original Christmas Truce Themed watercolor from none other than Rivet Wars Creator, Ted Terranova, and a Rivet Wars Jetpacker Promotional Model.

First Two Contest Runner Up will receive a Promotional Treasure Hunter Model.