Video After Action Report (VAAR) Contest launched

June 9, 2008

Video After Action Report (VAAR)
Contest launched

Combat Mission Shock Force – Video
After-Action Report (VAAR) Contest Win a Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital Edition
multi-screen Surround Gaming Module (a $329 value)!

(Second prizes: free copies of the
upcoming Module Combat Mission Shock Force – Marines; a $25 value each)

Official VAAR contest page:

Discussion/Questions/Recording Tips:…_topic&f=52&t=004381

What do you need to do to win?

record a gameplay video from a Shock
Force combat mission record your voice narration (or subtitles) over it upload
the video(s) to YouTube and submit it to the VAAR Contest Group at the
Battlefront YouTube channel wait until you’re picked as the winner

Combat Mission Shock Force is one of
the most detailed and accurate simulations of modern tactical ground combat ever
designed. It’s not an action game, but requires thoughtful military strategy and
tactics in order to win.

We want you to share your tactics,
bold moves and brilliant maneuvers with other players! And we’re going to give
you something for it, too. Sponsored by hardware manufacturer Matrox Graphics,
you can win a hot TripleHead2Go Digital Edition multi-screen Surround Gaming

Contest Rules:

In order to be eligible to win a
Prize, all contestants need to accept the following Rules. Failure to accept the
rules automatically excludes a participant and all his entries from the contest., Inc. reserves the right to alter the Rules without prior

  • Recorded
    visual video content needs to be solely depicting gameplay action from the
    game Combat Mission Shock Force, with the latest patches installed –
    i.e. v1.08 or newer – or from the latest demo version available (v1.07 or
  • By
    submitting an entry in the contest, the author grants, Inc.
    unlimited, irreversible and royalty-free rights to use the submitted materials
    in public, in any way, shape or form, without restrictions.
  • The use
    of copyrighted materials is not allowed. Each participant warrants that any
    materials he is using are free of copyright and other restrictions, and agrees
    to indemnify, Inc. fully from any such claims., Inc. reserves the right to reject and remove any materials
    from the contest, at any time and without prior notice.
  • Each
    submitted video needs to include a voice narration, or subtitles. The visual
    and audio contents are to be free from inappropriate materials, such as sexual
    or racist remarks, excessive violence and other offending contents, but other
    than that can include whatever the author deems fit, e.g. an explanation of
    the tactics used by the player, reactions to the moves of the enemy and so
  • The
    winners are determined by a board of jurors formed by, Inc.
    employees. User votings for the videos on the YouTube channel are taken into
    account but are not the sole determining factor.
  • Winners
    will be announced publicly within a few weeks after the contest is closed, and
    will be notified by email to claim their Prizes within 30 days.  Failure to
    claim a Prize within that period forfeits any right to it.
  • Any
    disputes are solely judged and solved by, Inc., without any
    form of and right to appeals.
  • A
    participation in the contest (submission of materials and/or admission of
    materials by, Inc.) does not guarantee nor imply any rights or
    benefits for the participants.
  • Members
    of, Inc. and Matrox Graphics, Inc. and their families are not
    eligible to enter in this contest.


First Prize

The winner is going to receive a
TripleHead2Go Digital-Edition multi-screen Surround Gaming Module for free.
Combat Mission Shock Force introduced full compatibility with TripleHead2Go in
the latest patch (v1.08), allowing users to hook up three monitors to their PC
for the ultimate Surround Gaming experience! The TripleHead2Go Digital-Edition
is provided by sponsoring partner, Matrox Graphics.

For more information, please visit:
[Combat Mission Shock Force Surround Gaming Webpage]

Second Prize

Runner-ups for the main Prize are
going to receive a free copy of Combat Mission Shock Force – Marines upon
release. Marines is the first module in the Shock Force series of tactical
ground combat simulations, adding the troops and equipment of the US Marines
Corps to the game, along with new Red forces, missions and maps, and exciting
new gameplay features.

Combat Mission Shock Force – Marines
is not affiliated nor endorsed by the United States Marines Corps in any way.
The Marines Module is scheduled for release this summer, only from,  and will
cost $25. It is an expansion and requires any version (retail or direct) of the
original game Combat Mission Shock Force to play.


The contest launches today (June
9th) and will remain open for entries for a period of at least two months. This
period may be extended or shortened at, Inc.’s sole discretion.

Sample videos!

We have uploaded a few sample VAARs
to the YouTube channel in case you’d like a better idea of what
a video AAR should or could be. Check them out at: [ YouTube