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18 August 2004 @ 03:59 am
June 30th, 2004 Newsletter  
To keep readers of our LJ up to date on CWF we're posting our weekly newsletters here. This is our first one from June 30th, 2004. Enjoy!

Hello Everyone,

Below is what is new, hot, and upcoming this week on the Chromiates Wargaming Forums. Be sure to check the forum online at http://forum.warhammerforum.com for additional information on everything in this newsletter!

****Contest Winners Announced****
Our first forum contest draws to a close with the winners being announced. We had a decent outpouring of submissions but unfortunately not everyone can win. Be sure to visit http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2554.0 to find out who the winners are.

****Rumors/Sneak Peeks Abound for Games Workshop****
A lot of rumors and sneak peeks have been surfacing on the forum in the world of Games Workshop. In particular there are some hot Fantasy rumors for Ogre Kingdoms (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2588.0), Wood Elves (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2295.0); 40k rumors (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2587.0), and sneak peeks (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2396.0); plus Lord of the Rings model sneak peeks (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2065.0). A lot of the information comes to us from our very own Rumor Master and moderator, Rinion, and that means it is trustworthy.

****Games Workshop Increases Prices****
Games Workshop is increasing the prices of their models due to the rising costs of tin and other metals. All kits, excluding core plastics and plastic vehicles who recently underwent a price increase, will have their prices increased. Visit http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2612.0 to find out more information on this topic.

****Forum’s Online Fantasy Campaign Starting Up Again****
Word has reached my ears that Steve_Hackett will be resuming the forum’s online fantasy campaign soon. After an intense start the campaign went on a short hiatus but will be back in full force. Please visit the Online Campaign board at http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/board,61.0 to stay up to date.

****Activity On the Rise****
The stats are in and forum activity once again is on the rise. Activity for June 2004 managed to outdo that of June 2003 in every single category. Some categories saw an increase of 145%. Unfortunately the month of June didn’t outpace May 2004 but that is to be expected with the start of summer. Eventhough summer is cause for people to go on vacation thus being away from their computers last month’s numbers are promising. We look forward to July 2004 being a banner month. You can view the stats by going to http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php?action=stats.

****Staff Member of the Month for June 2004: ^Raven^****
With this being our first weekly newsletter I decided to give June’s Staff/Member of the Month spot to myself to talk about the newsletter and recent gaming events. Long time members will realize that this is the first time we’ve ever produced a newsletter and may wonder why we’ve waited so long. The truth be told is we’ve been working so hard for the past year and a half to get CWF setup that producing a newsletter was beyond our means until now. Luckily we have a stellar staff and great core group of members who keep the forum going while also having a high level of activity. Without those great people, who know you are, it wouldn’t be possible for me to take the time to produce this issue of the newsletter.

The newsletter is our venue to bring what is hot, new, and important from the Chromiates Wargaming Forums to you in the hope that you’ll stay abreast of all the activity. With the forum having grown astronomically it can become overwhelming to stay up to date on all the threads and posts. Hopefully the newsletter will make that less overwhelming and more enjoyable. Each newsletter will contain news blurbs on key threads or posts along with forum information or news. In the last newsletter of the month a Staff Member or Member of the Month blurb will appear chronicling either a staffer or member. This will alternate to give everyone equal visibility. Near the bottom of each newsletter a list of hot, new, and important threads with links for you to visit.

We hope that everyone finds the newsletter enjoyable and that it succeeds in its mission.

****Forum Outage****
On June 28th the forum experienced technical difficulties causing an outage. The forum is of course now fully operational. You can read more about the outage at http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2067.msg24362#msg24362.

****New, Hot, and Important Threads****
Afraid you missed an awesome discussion? Worried we couldn’t cover everything in the newsletter? Check your fears at the door because this is a list of the new, hot, and important threads we couldn’t give blurbs on but think you should check out anyway.

-Fantasy History and Warhammer (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2194.0)

-40k What Army Should YOU Pick? (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2440.0)

-40k Starship Troopers Campaign (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2577.0)

-BFG Torpedo Squadron Question (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2595.0)

-LoTR I Have a Mumakil (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2608.0)

-LoTR Official Price + Details for Mumak (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2611.0)

-LoTR New Harad Figures (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2024.0

-What is Warmachine? (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2589.0)

-Warmachine, anyone? (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,1474.0)

-1500pt Tau vs Dark Angels Clash Battle Report (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2373.0)

-Warhammer Tactics 101 (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2300.0)

-The Khaki Tactiki (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,1876.0)

-The Pillars Are Watching 40k Fan Fiction (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,1791.0)

-Warmachine Khador Destroyer Pictures (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2583.0)

-Warmachine Khador Juggernaught and Sorcha Pictures (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2573.0)

-Brushes: What’s the Best? (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,1953.0)

-40k Legion of the Ancients Dreadnaught Conversion (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic
,2560.0)

-Question Knight Musician Conversion (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2585.0)

-Post Your Desktop 3rd Edition (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,1665.0)

-Trivia (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2403.0)

****New Releases****
New Releases expected for this week include:

Games Workshop:
-WH40K Seraphim Sister Superior
-WHFB Ar-Ulrik
-WHFB Hell Cannon of Chaos

Privateer Press:
-Cygnar Storm Blade Unit
-Cygnar Stormsmiths
-Protectorate Monolith Bearer
-Protectorate Wracks
-Khador Man-o-war Kovnik
-Khador Greylord Ternion
-Khador Iron Fang Pike Unit
-Cryx Pistol Wraith
-Cryx Machine Wraith
-Cryx Necro Surgeon/Stitch Thrall

Miniature Games:
-Marvel HeroClix Ultimates Boosters (DUE WEDNESDAY!)
-Lord of the Rings TMG: Sauron Figure

Role-playing Games:
-GURPS Dragons
-City Sourcebook Vol I NPCs
-Mutants & Masterminds Character Record Folio
-The Book of Hell

Collectible Card Games:
-Star Wars Phantom Menace Boosters
-Warlord "Sneak Attack" Starters
-Warlord "Sneak Attack" Boosters
-Latest MLB Showdown 2004 Boosters

Board Games & Non-collectible Card Games:
-Employee of the Month
-Abuse
-Early American Chrononauts

Magazines & Novels:
-Harbinger 9

****Parting Words****
This draws our first issue of the newsletter to a close and what an issue it is! GW raising prices, contest winners, new releases, and a list of hot threads! If you delete this newsletter by accident you can find it on the forum in the Newsletter Log at http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/board,91.0. If you wish to not receive the newsletter please login to your profile, click on “Notifications and Email” and uncheck the box next to “Receive forum announcements and important notifications by email.”


Keep on Gaming,
The Chromiates Wargaming Forums Team.

No squigs, squats, or chaos dwarfs were harmed in the creation of this newsletter.