I don't really like the line that some miniatures companies take with tournaments, the "you can only use our product ranges". I understand why they say this and respect their right to do so but I don't have to like it so I don't. Because Coop does not do soft opinions.
The rules for the forthcoming Mantic Kings of War tournament in early 2013 say this about which figures you can use;
Which is actually slightly more generous than most manufacturers. Now they also have an army list for humans but don't make any, so the line they take is slightly different here and presumably you'd expect them to allow any human figures of suitable cod-medieval type.
But, this is Mantic arch-trollers of Nottingham and beloved of the blog we are talking about here. The people who's sci-fi wargame of "fantasy in space" goes up past 40,000.
So we get this;
Which is not only saying "75% of human forces must come from our mates who are manufacturers" but can of course be read from the other end to say "75% of human forces cannot come from the other Nottinghamshire-based manufacturer who we won't mention".
I love these guys. Even their tournament rules troll.