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    I just received an email announcement about this today although the contest appears to have been running since April 1st. Lots of painters and modelers here and on the Aerodrome might be interested. You do have to join Ares Official Group on Facebook, but there are options for Instagram as well. See below for details and rules.

    FIRST ARES GAMES PAINT AND PHOTO CONTEST!
    It's not the right time for jokes, so let's do something fun and serious instead!
    We all have a little more time on our hands as we #stayathome, and many of you are taking advantage of this extra time to paint and post beautiful minis from our games, such as Sword & Sorcery, Galaxy Defenders, WAR OF THE RING, or beautiful mods for Wings of Glory Miniature Game or Battlestar Galactica - Starship Battles.
    So, here are the rules...

    UNTIL APRIL 10th - join the Ares Games Official Group and comment on the "First Ares Games Paint and Photo Contest Gallery" pinned post and uploading a photo featuring your paint or modeling creation based on one of our games (any game featured on http://www.aresgames.eu/games qualifies as "ours" even if from a partner).
    If you are not a great modeler or painter - Just do a great photo and post it. Our games are beautiful to photograph even in their original format!

    A jury composed of the home-working Ares Games team will then select the 8 best entries (entries can be judged on either the quality of the item or the quality of the photo). On APRIL 15th we will announce the selected entries, and they will compete against each other in a "social battle," with our followers - you - voting for them.

    The winner will receive a gift coupon of $ 300 value and 3 runner-ups will each receive a gift coupon of $ 100 value.

    If you are on Instagram, share the foto on your IG with the tags #aresgames #2020photocontest and the name of the game. If you win a prize and you posted your photo on Instagram, too, you will get an extra $ 50 coupon.

    To make the contest more fun, please share this post with your friends, so we can get a thousand beautiful photos!
    "It's not the towering sails, but the unseen wind that moves a ship."
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    Thanks Jim.
    Although it seems to mention just about everything bar Sails, I'm sure we have some repaints worthy of a showing.
    Have a go shipmates. All you have to lose is your reputation!

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    It would be nice if there was a way to send them to Ares so that they could post them for folks not keen on Facebook. I'd like to support Ares, but not willing to join FB.

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    I don't do Facebook either Dobbs.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Thanks Jim.
    Although it seems to mention just about everything bar Sails, I'm sure we have some repaints worthy of a showing.
    Have a go shipmates. All you have to lose is your reputation!

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    Hey Rob, I actually posted a photo I did here years back of HMS Terpsichore and HMS Bellona vs the Black Pearl. Already got a like from Roberto. By the way you can post via Instagram if you're not on Facebook. Instructions are also above.

    Celebrating seven years on the Anchorage! Where did the time go!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    It would be nice if there was a way to send them to Ares so that they could post them for folks not keen on Facebook. I'd like to support Ares, but not willing to join FB.
    Instagram is another option. I could also ask if I'd be allowed to post for those not on FB or Instagram?
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    Thanks for the kind offer Jim, and congratulations on lasting out for 7 years Captain.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmoss View Post
    Instagram is another option. I could also ask if I'd be allowed to post for those not on FB or Instagram?
    I'll send you a picture or two for posting if it's a go. Just tell me how you'd like to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    I'll send you a picture or two for posting if it's a go. Just tell me how you'd like to get it.
    Hi Dobbs. I got a direct reply from Roberto saying that posting for anyone was fine. Just post a photo on this thread and I'll copy and paste onto Facebook. Roberto also says you should definitely include some name for recognition of the photo.
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    Still refuse to join Farcebook or any other social media.

    Introverts, doing Social Distancing both physically and digitally before it ever became a thing...
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    I'm with DB on this man, and at anyrate my Tech helper would down tools if I compromised in this way, all the safety protocols that he has so carefully installed to protect my privacy.

    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    Still refuse to join Farcebook or any other social media.

    Introverts, doing Social Distancing both physically and digitally before it ever became a thing...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    I'm with DB on this man, and at anyrate my Tech helper would down tools if I compromised in this way, all the safety protocols that he has so carefully installed to protect my privacy.

    Rob.
    While I'm not a huge fan of Fakebook the brutal truth is to stay informed with certain businesses, organizations and/or friends this is the only option available. As for privacy in this day and age if you have a cell phone or any internet connection you're already at risk.

    Stay healthy, safe and follow protocol. One of my favorite songwriters (John Prine) just passed due to the covid-19 virus.
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    I understand Jim, but try to minimise all my " dangerous" connections. No on line banking, no mobile phone, and no open forum membership save this and the Drome.
    Never needed it before and don't need it now. Just use the semaphore flags etc when I need to contact anyone. Oh! I do have a land line.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    I understand Jim, but try to minimise all my " dangerous" connections. No on line banking, no mobile phone, and no open forum membership save this and the Drome.
    Never needed it before and don't need it now. Just use the semaphore flags etc when I need to contact anyone. Oh! I do have a land line.
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    I completely understand, Rob.
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    I see Jonas has posted a photo on FB. Dobbs, and anyone else who'd like a SoG photo shared, just place the photo here and I'll make sure it gets up on the Ares FB page. The content ends in on April 10th.
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    A very kind offer Jim.
    As a techno Dinasaur I will bear it in mind.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Here you go, Jim. Thanks for the invitation and offer!



    Homecoming

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    Dobbs and Suzanne Fryberger


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    Okay, here's one that's completely non sequitur:

    Barnstorming

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    My offering is "Fireship"




    Bob Tilley.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    Okay, here's one that's completely non sequitur:

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    Hey Dobbs. The photo sharing contest is one per person. I can split this into two, one for you and one for Suzanne if you like? Contest ends today so let me know asap which two you'd like. Remember that they're at least five hours ahead of us time wise. Cheers.
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    Let's go with Suzanne for the Lexington and me for Homecoming. Thanks, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    Let's go with Suzanne for the Lexington and me for Homecoming. Thanks, Jim
    Got it. I'll post them right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    My offering is "Fireship"




    Bob Tilley.
    Rob, do you have a larger image of the "Fireship"? This photo is only 5 kb, so it's going to be really small. I can increase it with a photo editor but it will lose resolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmoss View Post
    Rob, do you have a larger image of the "Fireship"? This photo is only 5 kb, so it's going to be really small. I can increase it with a photo editor but it will lose resolution.
    Rob, I'm not sure when they cut off the contest so I went ahead and used the image you'd listed. If you find a higher resolution one I'll try to submit that later?

    So, all images that have been posted here are now up on Facebook. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmoss View Post
    Rob, do you have a larger image of the "Fireship"? This photo is only 5 kb, so it's going to be really small. I can increase it with a photo editor but it will lose resolution.
    Sorry Jim I reduce all mine to get them to post by E-mail easily.
    Don't bother with it. Thanks for doing your best I'm not really worried about taking part. Just sorry to take up your time.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Sorry Jim I reduce all mine to get them to post by E-mail easily.
    Don't bother with it. Thanks for doing your best I'm not really worried about taking part. Just sorry to take up your time.
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    Not a problem at all. All images got posted and each one got a “like” from Roberto M.
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    Well thank you for helping your shipmates to get their photos to Roberto.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    I went with a picture from one of my battles.



    I don't know if I choose the best one from the battle, but I like that one.

    https://sailsofglory.org/showthread....-Diamond-Point

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    Looks very good to me Jonas. The sharpness of your photograph puts my effort to shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    I went with a picture from one of my battles.



    I don't know if I choose the best one from the battle, but I like that one.

    https://sailsofglory.org/showthread....-Diamond-Point
    It's a good photo! The ship in the foreground looks very imposing!

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    Nice pictures, comrades.

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    I used an older photo of the Black Pearl vs. HMS Bellona and Terpsichore.
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    Just checked Ares Facebook page and they've narrowed the contest down to 8 photos. Unfortunately, not one was from the Sails of Glory line and only one from Wings of Glory. Thanks for sharing your photos!
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    Thank you for keeping us apraisedof the progress and doing all the donkey work Jim.

    Rob.
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    Well darn! At least we showed our support!

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