I’m Not Dead!

I’ve just realised that I haven’t posted in almost two months. This is due to a combination of things: a family holiday (very nice thanks) and finally, honestly, no really, actually moving house this Friday! Which means that by the end of this weekend, I will have been able to reclaim my hobby stuff from the in-laws, and start to get my hobby mojo back up to speed.

To remind myself as much as anyone else, here’s what’s currently on the “work in progress” list:

  • a pair of Reaver titans to finish off the Legio Pantera
  • Salamanders Stormeagle
  • Two squads of Firedraks
  • Two tactical squads and an assault squad
  • Vulkan Hestan and Bry’arth Ashmantle
  • An Epic Leman Russ Company
  • An Epic Tech-Guard Armoured Company
  • Miscellaneous Skitarii infantry and artillery
  • Another dozen Knights
  • Figures for In the Emperor’s Name

Expect activity on the above shortly!

ItEN 3.0 is Released!

Core-Rules-CoverAs you may know, last year I took over the editorship of In the Emperor’s Name, the fan-made skirmish game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Yesterday, several months of work reached its completion with the publication of the the Third Edition of ItEN – go and download it right now!

The new edition builds on the Second Edition (released in July 2011) with enhancements to almost every part of the core rules. It updates and revises some of the core game mechanics such as the points calculation formula, and introduces a new Equipment system.

ItEN is a collaborative work produced by the Forge of War Development Group. My thanks to all those people who submitted feedback and suggestions through the forums, in particular to Craig, who trusted me with his creation while he worked on In her Majesty’s Name, the steampunk cousin of ItEN.

You can download the new version of ItEN here.

Going Into Stasis

Last week I boxed up all my hobby stuff: all my miniatures, rulebooks, paints, brushes and boxes of bitz and drove them to my in-laws, where they will stay in stasis until we’ve moved house. This could be anything from a few weeks to a couple of months (and it’s already been about three months) so who knows when I will next get my hobby on, or when I’ll next get a chance to post something interesting?

Thankfully I have a healthy supply of Gaunt’s Ghosts and Horus Heresy novels to keep me entertained while I wait to buy the most expensive thing I will ever buy (apart from my next Forgeworld order!).

I will also be attending Salute next week and have a bunch of meets lined up, so expect to see some photos from that.

That is all.

Bit quiet, isn’t it?

Apologies for the lack of posts recently. We are currently in the process of selling our house, which means I’m not allowed to get any of my hobby stuff out and make any sort of mess, in the off chance that we get a short-notice viewing.

So while I’ve been quiet on the hobby front, I haven’t been entirely inactive. I’ve been working on a new website for No Man’s Land, my local indie gaming store. As well as a static website (and a planned online store) I also set up a forum which, in the short time that it’s been online, has become quite active, which is very pleasing.

I’ve also set up a Facebook page for In The Emperor’s Name, and will be working on sharing ITEN related content on it, so if you play ITEN (or are just interested), go over to Facebook and like it.

Once we’ve accepted an offer on our house, I’ll be able to decompress my hobby stuff and will probably be posting a bit more. See you then!