for what it's worth, I had one of my submissions preempted by another TMP regular ("nycjadie" - who beat me to the frakkin' Ming Chinese infantry!). Considering the sheer volume of submissions that WF was hit with when they launched this little enterprise, I'm kinda surprised it didn't lead to mass suicide amongst those WF staff charged with trying to sort out the tangle! >;p
Another thing is that these submissions are indeed subjected to a vetting process, so I'd venture a guess that a number of annoying variables such as how the proposal was actually worded, and how that wording was interpreted by the WF staff, went a long way towards determining who made the list, and who fell by the wayside.
But to stay on topic, I'll be posting conceptual sketches for this project as we roll along, and welcome some input from fellow enthusiasts. While we're at the mercy of the WF crew's ability to (hopefully) bend the technology to our collective will, I am confident that the end result will simply ooze nuke-packin' menace in tribute to the original description given us by the dean of American military science fiction literature.