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    E.O.W Round 23: Strategic Choke Point

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    E.O.W Round 23: Strategic Choke Point



    Round #023

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    Strategic Choke Point

    You MUST include a description or backstory this round, or your image wont be taken to poll. Good luck!


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    Quote Originally Posted by dogfood
    Sarcasm sometimes grips me like an octopus helmet.


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    So a strategic geographic location that a force has to move through to get to a specific location, so lets say like the only crossing of a river is over this single bridge. Thats a choke point because there are no other options to cross the river. I guess its a millitary term in this sense, but dont let it limit you, it could be everything from a huge gateway in a wall that an army needs to pass through which is heavily fortified to a valley that tanks need to roll through, or like a corridor on a spaceship, that the crew can easily trap the alien infestation at. enjoy and be creative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogfood
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    thanks for the blurb, Redrook. I looked the word up in LEO (english-german) dictionary but choke point is something in plant mechanic...

    maybe strait is a better word...

    But the topic is great. I exspect a lot of fine entries this time

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    I take it you mean a bottleneck, this could be interesting might have to give it a go.

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    Sounds good Ill have a wack at it.

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    Sounds very fun. I'll give it a go

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    not sure if I'll have time...depends on how COW goes...
    Have ideas though

    Chaos Rocks

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    here's my rough. had other ideas, but will probably take this further before deciding..and c&c is appreciated.

    E.O.W Round 23: Strategic Choke Point

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    I would do this one, and still might, but i don't know if i will have the time as doing the C.O.W. Wish you could line up all the drawoffs so they start and finish at the same time.

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    Here is my entry.
    A photoshop crash means I have done this twice! SAVESAVESAVESAVE!!!
    E.O.W Round 23: Strategic Choke Point
    Narrowdell.
    The Yarinian mountains are a band of peaks dividing the great rolling lands of the Trolldyke. The people of Littleton use its cavernous ravines as a bolt hole when enemies threaten thier peaceful contemplation, as they often do as they are a prosperous people, blessed with fine lands and finer women.
    Narrowdell is one such bolt hole. It nestles within a ravine, the entrance of which is narrow and easily defended. With caverns running through the surrounding cliffs complete with thier water stills and fungus farms, the folk of Littleton have made a home away from home at Narrowdell.

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    speculart-- weird integration of photo and drawing.. Im not sure it's totally making sense. Initially it looks cool and then it kinda dissolves into not-sense. I dunno.. something about the perspective is making me un-comfortable... can't quite put my finger on it... take another good hard look at this in an analytical mode,, maybe you can solve it.
    good luck
    chaos

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    Think I got it. Thanks Chaos for kickin my butt into action!
    Last edited by speculart; May 4th, 2006 at 09:32 PM.

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    misledtomisery - looks good so far, nice composition.

    speculart - haha photoshop crashing is a nightmare, ive actually made an easy to access hotkey for save as. Cool image, the combination of photo, painting, and graphic elements is quite interesting. I think the values and lighting are working overall, but some areas get quite confusing. The montage of photos is just too busy.

    Anyway, I started reading some historical military tactics and was inspired, very interesting stuff to read.
    E.O.W Round 23: Strategic Choke Point
    Its the Battle of Lake Trasimene, where hannibal ambushes a Roman army in 217BC. Basicly, the Roman army was on their way back to Rome and on the way back, they must pass Lake Trasimene. The road ran along the edge of lake and on the other side was forested land. Hannibal found this to be the perfect ambush point, and setup his army in the hills. When the romans marched down the road, hannibal's army surrounded them with nowhere to run. Much of the roman forces were killed or drowned in the lake. Hannibal's army only suffered minimal casualties.
    you can read more about it here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lake_Trasimene.

    c&c always welcome. So where is everyone, come do some environments!

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    edited my last post so yours has confused me Chaos
    Last edited by speculart; May 4th, 2006 at 11:34 PM.

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