History has many decisive markers that shape the destinies of communities, nations and cultures. These markers come in many predictable forms such as coup d’états, elections, tyrannical leaders, revolutionary uprisings, plagues, …and BATTLES. Throughout history, there have been numerous decisive battles that have fundamentally changed the course of history. From Antietam to Waterloo, Cajamarca (Peru) to Agincourt, Gallipoli (Turkey) to Changpin (China), these events are brutal and fascinating stories whose ramifications we feel today. In this Meridian Stories Challenge, your job is to tell the story of one battle of your choice. Your primary visual vehicle for telling the tale of your battle is a flat board, on which is mapped the landscape in which your battle takes place, and markers indicating the two sides of the battle. In other words, you want to provide the viewer with a bird’s eye view of how each side was originally positioned, and then the strategy that followed, allowing one side to conquer the other. The techniques that you use to move the story forward visually – cross-fades, time-lapse animation, or the manual movement of your battle markers – are up to you.