Sunday, 30 September 2012

New Kislev update out now!

This one takes care of some bugs (surprisingly few so far!), adds a Summary page, a proper table of contents, and lowers the file size to a more manageable 80MB. You won't believe how damn long it took just to get the file size down from 112MB! In the end I had to remove the parchment background from the army list section and switch to a simple red background just to trim it down, but it still looks pretty decent. The book is now up on Issuu as well, had to scale down the DPI to 300 though, but there shouldn't be much of a noticeable difference.

Anyway, this will hopefully be the last Kislev update in a long while (unless some major bug hops up), giving me time to work on Nippon! I'm aiming for a late October release, as I also need to do some actual studying (college isn't a complete breeze after all), nurse future hangovers, and catch up on gaming season 2012. Not sure if I will be able to finish it before November, but I'll try my best!

Friday, 28 September 2012

URAAA! Warhammer: Kislev Proper 8th ed update out now!

Finally! It took me all night (hence I am suffering from some really strong sleep fatigue right now, fun stuff), but I got it done! Well, apart from the reference sheet, which will be finished soon, currently trying to find the best way of making it (Word clearly isn't the best option).

Anyway, the Kislev book now sits on 131 pages, only beaten by Bretonnia in length. All in all, there are 2 new special characters, 3 new special units, and 2 new rare units, a new magic lore, balance tweaks, bug fixes and of course the whole thing is in colour.

Let me know of any oversights that are likely to have turned up due to the major reformatting and enjoy! I'll be getting myself some very well needed hours of sleep, followed by cake to celebrate!

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Note: The book is currently only up on Scribd, as the file size was more than Issuu would allow (112MB)! I will work on making it into a smaller file size to the next update which will include the reference sheet.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Army books removed from 4shared

Never fear, I'm just sorting out the outdated stuff. Seeing as I haven't updated the 4shared versions since about 2010, I've decided to remove them. Not much point in people downloading unbalanced rules with lots of bugs in them really!
They are still up on Scribd and Issuu as normal.

On to more interesting news, I've finished Kislev's background formatting, leaving only the Lore of the Hags (been stuck in this one for weeks!) and the actual army list formatting. This means I should be able to release the finished update either later tonight (7 hours from now, tops) or sometime tomorrow, uraaa!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Updates for Classic RoR and Knightly Orders out now!

Sorry, no Kislev update just yet (a weekend dedicated to partying and ensuing hangover ain't great for creative energy! Or any energy at all really..), but I've worked on two smaller updates tonight at least. The first one fixes a small issue with the Goblin Chariots and gives a smaller vanguard rule to the Mother Crushers, and the second one adds options to take magical standards as upgrades for Knights Panther and Knights of the White Wolf. Unfortunately I couldn't find anything on High Helms in Shadows over Bögenhafen, so they have been left out for now.

Anyway, I think I should be able to finish the Kislev update sometime later this week, hopefully by Friday or Saturday.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

New blog layout (well, obviously)!

As you can see I've done some changes to the blog, as I felt the older one had played it's part by now. This includes a new banner header, a new background, and maybe most interesting of all, image links to the books at the top and bottom of the page. Many thanks to Franz Sigmar (site admin of the Fantasy Battle Reporter) for helping me with the coding!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Warhammer Expansion: Empire Knightly Orders out now!

Finally finished with version 1.0! 40 pages totalling 24 Empire Knightly Orders with their own rules and equipment to give you Empire players some flavour to choose from!

Enjoy, hopefully this will tide you over until the release of Kislev!


Monday, 17 September 2012

New Araby update out now!

And yet *another* Araby has been uploaded. This takes care of some more issues with statlines in the army list and reference section, adds a bunch of new artwork and a little bit of fluff. Finally found a decent pic for the Mamelukes too, been looking for that for ages! Wizards also have access to the Lore of Shadow, and the Hashishin and Al Thair now have a 4+ ward save to be more in line with Skaven Assassins, both points and rules-wise.

The book is starting to look really pretty now I must say, and hopefully this will be the last update in quite a while as well, I do have other books to work on!

On a sidenote, I've also added a predicted release order for new books and major updates to the left of the site. This way, you can easily keep track of when each book will get the spotlight. Minor updates will still be released when needed, as those can be done very quickly.
Do note that this is only a predicted schedule, and can be subject to change at any point.

Annoucing: Gnoblar Hordes!

"Oh no, I'm never gonna get that Nippon update, am I?" No worries, this will be a minor project down the line. Feels like I'm always working a large book update at the same time as a smaller one nowadays, heh.

Anyway, in White Dwarf 310 that I originally purchased to get the Empire Knightly Orders article, I also happened to find the Gnoblar Hordes list. Only having seen the actual rules part for them online, I wasn't too interested in them without any fluff. However, apart from the actual army list, there was actually a whole bunch of background on Gnoblar Society and descriptions for each troop type, including artwork! So what the heck, I thought, I'll make a smaller army book for the little critters as well! I'll probably start working on it after Pirates of Sartosa, so there will be a while until these guys see the spotlight though!
And of course, all original credits to Kevin Coleman, who wrote the list to begin with.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

An update on the Kislev update

In case you were wondering when the next book will be out, I'm currently finished with Kislev's bestiary and magic items, leaving the background formatting and the actual army list to go. I should hopefully have it finished during next week, giving me the opportunity to work on Nippon.

Regarding the Knightly Orders, I've finally gotten all the material I need, but of course then my scanner decided it was a good time to perform seppuku on itself (not that I mind that much, the thing was ancient), meaning I'll have to buy a new one. Only a minor setback though, I should be up and running by tomorrow again! If all goes as planned, I'll have this book out this week as well.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Sneak Peak: New cover art for Cathay and Nippon

A few of the book covers was criticised a bit for being well, not that good, quite simply. Not wanting to disappoint, I decided to do something about it and switch covers for the upcoming 8th ed updates. Also first time playing around with masking in photoshop, as can be seen on the Cathay Warlord's hand.
I also want to give you a heads-up on the Nippon book - it's going to look a lot different. Several units are being removed, and nothing less than 9 new units are being added, as well as 8 new special characters, their own Lore and Clan Mon, and nearly every unit will have new special rules. On top of that, nearly all background fluff is being replaced, and the 19-page timeline will likely be removed entirely.

Anyway, what do you think of the new covers, yay or nay? Hopefully yay, 'cause I don't want to have to change them again :p

Friday, 14 September 2012

Another Araby update out now!

After some feedback on some more bugs, I've patched the Araby book again. Also changed some points costs around, Mujahedin now costs 11 pts, Bladedancers cost 60 pts and carpet riders cost 18 pts.

Also did some layout changes, primarily in the army list and added some new artwork.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Araby Proper 8th ed update out now!

So what I've decided to become a standard is my books from now on - colour - will of course appear in the Araby book as well, so here you have it - the full colour version (well, almost)!

It also fixes some minor bugs and spelling errors and smaller layout changes, as well as adding some new fluff.


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

New update for Classic RoR's out now!

Another update that fixes some more bugs, adds some new artwork and rules, and above all: makes it full colour (apart from some of the illustrations). Looks a little nicer now, all in all!

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

New update for Cult of Ulric out now!

This one fixes a bunch of statline issues in the bestiary and army list, adds the white wolf cloak as equipment, gives Crush the Weak a more universal army role, and adds bestiary entries for the Grand Masters of the White Wolves and Knights Panther.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Arrr! Who likes Pirates?!

Something I have been "thinkering" (that is, been thinking more about that actually working on) with for a while are the Pirates of Sartosa. Everybody loves pirates, right? So while I initially wasn't going to do it since they really aren't much of an army, I decided that in the light of these Expansions I've been working on, a smaller book for Sartosa should be entirely feasible.

As such, I would like to (un)officially announce Warhammer: Pirates of Sartosa! I might even throw in Zombie Pirates as an extra addendum ;)

Oh, and ARRR!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Announcing: Empire Knightly Orders!

Another mini-expansion coming out soon!
"Where's the damn Nippon/Norse/Ind update!" you might say, and they are on the way, but I'd like to deal with some minor stuff first to get into the groove, so to speak.
This expansion will be about - you guessed it - all the various Empire Knightly Orders mentioned in the fluff, that actually had different rules back in Citadel Journal 45. This means there will be some repetition in the form of Reiksguard, Knights Panther and so on, but they will also get expanded fluff compared to other versions and will, above all, be found in one place for easy access.
This should be a really short project, you can probably expect a release within a week or two.

Updates for Cult of Ulric and Classic RoR's out now!

These updates fixes some points values and some misses in the army list section of the Cult of Ulric list, as well as a number of balance and rules changes and bug fixes in the Classic RoR list.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Warhammer: Cult of Ulric out now!

A bit of a surprise release here! Had some time off to work on it (temporarily going mute from a cold can do that!), so I managed to finish the whole thing! This is an expansion to the Empire list rather than a full book in its own right, so you will need a copy of Warhammer: The Empire to use its full content, but you can play it as a stand alone list as well if you want. Oh, and it's in colour too! First time experimenting with it, which might be a feature in future updates of the other books.



Saturday, 1 September 2012

Classic Regiments of Renown upate out now!

As per usual, first bug fixes are in. Only one so far though! The Strength on the Mountain Boyz have been brought down to a normal 3 from their insane 5 (copy/paste error), and I've also included extra fluff for Ulther's Dragon Company from Stone and Steel.