Join us for a celebration of African history.
This campaign stretches for almost 6 months, ending on May 25th 2006, Africa Day, and the 43rd anniversary of the formation of the OAU (Organization for African Unity).
As an Operation, the campaign requires participants to do some research into African subjects and events, thus bring exposure both to African military subjects, African history and the African way of life. The subjects of this campaign are any historical or factualy based event to have taken place on the African continent or the islands geographically linked to it.
Both military and civilian subjects are permissible - as long as it can be backed up by fact!
Military examples are numerous:
Figures... nothing here need be said...
Armour... how about an Angolan T-55? Or a South African Rooikat or Olifant? There are numerous examples...
Aircraft... as per armour, the former Soviet Bloc sold off tons of outdated equipment to struggling countries and rebel groups...
Ships... how about slave ships... they are even still around today...
Examples of civilian could be Queen Cleopatra, dromedari train or even a traditional South African mini-bus taxi complete with shotgun wielding co-driver jumping a red light or driving up the emergency lane to push in front of the rest of the traffic with the usual disregard for others.
The Rules and Regs
As mentioned above, all genres (and combinations thereof) bar Sci-Fi/Fantasy are permissable.
All scales are welcome.
All entries are to be accompanied by a small piece on the event or person it depicts factually supporting it. That way we also all get to learn a bit more about African history and possibly culture.
Regretably NO WW2 subjects will be permitted! All African history except 1939-1945 will be permitted, thus exposing African history other than WW2...
Should partipants be uncertain whether an event or model qualifies, the campaign leader should be contacted immediately.
Participants may enter as may pieces as they wish.
For their effort, participants will be rewarded with a snazzy virtual medal which they can use to impress family and friends.