Design Your Chapter Contest

Please note that this promotion is now closed.

You’ve started a Chapter with your friends and battled opposing Chapters from all over the world. You’ve worked hard to climb your way up the leaderboards and have led your team to victory. Now you have the chance to represent your Chapter with your very own Chapter Banner design.

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How Do I Enter?

Entering is easy. Post your Chapter banner designs (whether drawn by hand or made on the computer) on our Facebook page or Twitter account, and you could win! We’ll select the top five banners to be added to the Horus Heresy: Drop Assault game. In addition to bragging rights, winners will also take home a Machine Spirit Sepulcher (that’s a whopping 6,750 Machine Spirit). Better still, players from all over the world will have the chance to use your design in the game. You can say, “Hey, see that banner? That’s mine. I made that. They put that in the game because of me!” to all your friends.

Contestants are encouraged (but by no means required) to include a caption with their Chapter’s name, as well as images containing miniatures or artwork bearing their icon. We love to hear the creative theme behind your entries!

Sample Submissions

So you want to enter but aren’t sure what your submission should look like? Maybe you’re searching for some inspiration. No problem. While the design is entirely up to you, we’ve collected some samples below to show you the level of detail we’re looking for. Notice how the shapes are relatively chunky and bold, with no text and show only one, flat colour.

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Criteria & Suggestions

  • Simplicity is key. Take note of the level of detail provided in the sample icons above. In the game, these will be viewed at a small size and must still be easy to see.
  • Icons must be flat, one colour images only. Full tonal or multi-coloured images will need to be flattened to be put in the game.
  • You may create hand-drawn images (submitted via scan or photograph) or use computer graphics software (MS Paint, GIMP, Photoshop, etc) to create your submission. Please note that all images, particularly scans or photographs of hand-drawn entries, are subject to slight modifications from our art team to ensure they appear correctly in the game. Our art team will interpret the entry as they see fit. All submissions become property of Complex Games Inc., and modifications will be made without any interference from outside parties, including entrants.
  • Thematically fitting content will be heavily favoured. (E.g. Cute bunnies don’t belong on a Legion Space Marine)
  • Submissions of existing Warhammer 40,000 Chapters will not be considered.
  • Submissions which have been plagiarized will not be considered. Seriously, don’t do this. It’s not cool.
  • Submissions may not include text directly on the icon.

**Please note: icons may be modified slightly by our artists to match other icons in the game. ***All submissions will be subject to Games Workshop’s approval.

What Not to Do

logo_14No icons representing content from other intellectual property.
logo_14Thematically fitting content will be heavily favoured. This happy egg is not thematically fitting content.
logo_14Full tonal images will need to be flattened to be put in the game.
logo_14Icons directly representing existing Chapters will not be chosen.
logo_14No icons representing inappropriate content will be accepted. Inappropriate content is subject to immediate removal from Drop Assault social networks.
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Chapter Banner: Contest Rules

Horus Heresy: Drop Assault Design Your Chapter Banner Contest Official Rules



The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault Design Your Chapter Banner promotion (hereby referred to as “the Contest” ) is open to legal residents who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Employees of Complex Games Inc., CROOZ Inc., or Games Workshop and other companies associated with the promotion of the Giveaway, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to win. The Contest is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations.


The Contest is sponsored by Complex Games Inc., located at 310-136 Market Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 0P4 Canada Facebook is not a sponsor of this contest and is not responsible for the promotion, nor is it responsible for any entrant or any problems that may arise as a result of the promotion. Facebook is absolved of any and all responsibility tying to the promotion. Twitter is not a sponsor of this contest and is not responsible for the promotion, nor is it responsible for any entrant or any problems that may arise as a result of the promotion. Twitter is absolved of any and all responsibility tying to the promotion.

Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Contest constitutes entrants full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

Contest Period

The Contest begins on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. CST and ends on May 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.  CST. Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Giveaway using any of the following methods:.

How to Enter

  1. Create your Chapter Banner icon, either by hand or using computer graphics software, as outlined above. Take a photograph of it or export a jpeg or png of it.
  2. Enter by posting your icon as an image to either: or

*Contestants are encouraged (but by no means required) to include a caption with their Chapter’s name, as well as images containing miniatures or artwork bearing their icon. We love to hear the creative theme behind your entries! Limit of one (1) entry per person, per Facebook account OR Twitter account per household for the duration of the Contest period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, Facebook account, Twitter account or household in excess of the stated limited will be void. All entries become property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entrants must submit their artwork on the Official Horus Heresy: Drop Assault Facebook page OR tweet at the official Horus Heresy: Drop Assault Twitter account (@DropAssault) for the Contest to be eligible. In order to be eligible, entrants must “Like” the Horus Heresy: Drop Assault official Facebook page ( and/or follow The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault on Twitter (

Winner Selection

On or about May 4, 2015, the Sponsor will select five potential winners from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected are not dependent on the number of entries received. Winners will be chosen on the basis of creative design and accurately following the criteria set forth in the Contest guidelines. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winners via email, Facebook post, Facebook message, Twitter mention, or Twitter Direct Message on our about May 4, 2015. If the potential winners cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact them, the Sponsor may then select alternate potential winner(s) in their place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

Winner Notification

The potential winners will be notified via Facebook or Twitter that they have won. If potential winners cannot be reached within five (5) days, potential winners forfeit their prize. If the potential winner is at least eighteen (18) years of age but is still considered to be a minor in their jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of a parent or legal guardian. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential  winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest. Entrants acknowledge that their name and Facebook photo or Twitter username and Profile image may be used for forthcoming promotions.


Prizes offered are: an in-game, digital-only representation of a Chapter Banner icon design, accessible and usable by all players with varying icon backers and colour selections, as well as a Machine Spirit Sepulchre worth CAD $50 for use in-game. There is no cash alternative to this prize and so such thing may be negotiated at any time. Prize is offered “as is” and winners acknowledge that their Chapter Banner designs become part of the game, to be used by any player, at any time.

General Conditions

All Chapter Banner icon submissions become property of Complex Games Inc. and Games Workshop at the moment of submission. By entering the Contest, entrants agree that all rights to Chapter Banner icon artwork are signed over to the Sponsor and related parties for use in any form or context the Sponsor sees fit. This includes in-game designs, artwork, and more. In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules, or terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual if finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt made by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of Criminal Law and Civil Law. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages including attorney fees and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by the law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Release and Limitations of Liability

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (The Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize, including, but not limited to: any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP) network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, unauthorized human intervention in the Contest, mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing, or typographical errors, application downloads, any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries, application downloads, or in any Contest-related materials, or injury, death, losses, or damages of any kind to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorneys fees. Released parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether cause by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.


Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accord with the laws of Canada, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Canada.


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