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18 August 2004 @ 04:03 am
July 28th, 2004 Newsletter  
The last posting should be July 21st, 2004 Newsletter. We typed July 24th, 2004 Newsletter by mistake. Our apologies.

Hello Everyone,
Welcome to the next weekly newsletter!! After this week i'm on vacation for a couple of weeks so someone else will be taking up the mantle of editor for a couple of editions.Here it is though, as always, your weekly newsletter!!

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!

****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, keep your eyes on these threads as they are updated regularly!!!! In particular there are some hot Fantasy rumors for Ogre Kingdoms, now WITH PICS from ^Raven^
(http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2588.0), Wood Elves (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2295.0); 40k rumors (updated!!) (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). Ghrond! (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2720.0)

****Forum’s Online Fantasy Campaign Starting Up Again****
Greetings, campaign members

Well, the campagin is now semi-officially underway. I've created the roster, but have only had time to post one battle, which, in a perverted twist of fate, had to be assigned to me (Technically to my friend, but it amounts to the same thing). I'll be away for the next week or so; during this time Warlord Mattticus and Prince DeVries will try their hand at battle creation, and chances are they'll be better at it then I am! A brief re-cap of the story thus far; Lord Barstein has decided, perhaps fatally, to attempt to unite all the races of the world under one banner. Few are following him, but he has become a bit of a cult favourite. A Greenskin Horde and a Dwarvish Hall has decided to put aside their difference for the sake of survival to hold off the looming threat of Chaos, specifically Skaven. Other factions of Greenskins and Dwarves find the idea repugnant, even blasphemous, and are determined to set them in their place. Most of the rest of the world has been torn asunder by inner conflict, from Barstein's rebellion in the Empire to outright civil war in Ulthuan.

The first round of campaign scenarios will be "testing the water," in a matter of speaking, to re-familiarate ourselves with the system and to aid newcomers. Nothing particularly earth-shattering there. I've designed a bit of a "tree" system, so that your next scenario will be based on whether you win or lose, and will therefore branch off into another segment of the campaign, In addition if anyone does not receive a battle, to PM Prince or Matti.
See you in a week.

Steve Hackett

As a side note, Steve H is now back!! So expect the campain to be up and going soon!

****Vote Chromiates!****
That’s right! Chromiates is still #2 on the thewarp.net's Top 100 listing of Un-official GW websites!! Huzzah! Please vote for us over at http://www.wabbithole.com/cgi-wabbithole/03/rankem.cgi?action=in&id=^raven^ you can also click the thing in the sidebar too! Soon, with you’re help, we can be the number one unofficial Games Workshop in the world, and wouldn’t that be great!

****Staff Member of the Month for July 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.

****New Template****
Everything you have heard is true! At least, the rumors about a secret new template are true. You can read more about this at http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2305.0 for the inside story.

****June 2004 Stats****
The month of June 2004 was, what has become, an average month in terms of stats. It was neither spectacular nor an embarassment. We surpassed the records for June 2003 and are pleased by that. It shows continued growth. If you are interested in our stats please go to http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php?action=stats where you can see our stats from day 1 until today!

C’mon guys! The newsletter needs you!

****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.

Veiws on Chaos(http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2853.0)
Is there a race considered the weakest. (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2498.0)
Meanest, leanest chaos character... (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2874.0)
Cult of Pleasure-2000 pts (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2761.0)
Making the new Chaos Warriors 'Chosen' (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2713.0)
Jedis (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2737.0)
Inquisitor projects... (my & my friends inq models so far...) (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2858.0)
Thinking about getting into Bloodbowl (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2056.0)
Mordheim Campaign (Mordheim. duh) (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2575.0)
[HeroClix] Who Plays? (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2700.0)
Pick what new race/models you would like to see (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,1965.0)
Does 40K suck? (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2268.0)
Warhammer Online is Dead (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2565.0)
fav game consoles (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,568.0)
WH40K- Chaos VS Eldar 1500 Points (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2603.0)
The Khaki Tactiki (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,1876.0)
Dark Elves: Advice to beginners (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,1716.0)
Warhammer Tactics 101 (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2300.0)
Hell Uprising: Chapter I, Abandoned Hopes (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2740.0)
Glueing. Am I An Idiot? (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2475.0)
painting Brettonians (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2450.0)
Constructing Boats/Ships(http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2364.0)
Post Your Desktop 3rd ED ()http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,1665.0
Favourite Book (http://forum.warhammerforum.com/index.php/topic,2762.0)

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

Games Workshop:
-LOTR Witch-King on Fellbeast

Boardgames & Non-collectible Card Games:
-Anno 1503
-Pirates of the Spanish Main Game Packs

Role-playing Games:
-Lonewolf: Darklands
-d20 Lord of the Night: Zombies
-Babylon 5: No retreat, no surrender

Magazines & Novels:
-Harbinger #10
-Dungeon #114

****Parting Words****
Well, this is the end of issue #5! Its been fun working on it again, late but fun, and I hope you all enjoy reading it. Just remember to contact me about anything regarding this here newsletter! Anything from suggestions, to ideas for a column of your own are more than welcome! I will give you feedback to anything regarding this newsletter as soon as possible! Well, bye for now!

Keep on Gaming,
Rinion, and The Chromiates Wargaming Forums Team.

As always no squigs, squats, or chaos dwarfs were harmed in the creation of this newsletter, however, several electrons were inconvenienced.