Final day for Terrain Essentials!
Well, it has been quite a busy month. Running a Kickstarter with a partner like Mel Bose (The Terrain Tutor) has been an amazing experience. Having someone else to bounce... Read more
AdeptiCon was awesome!
I'm finally starting to feel human again, after an incredibly awesome AdeptiCon. So much running around, talking to people about Armies & Legions & Hordes AND TERRAIN ESSENTIALS, and... Read more
Thank you all for your support. Here’s a link to the next campaign to fund Terrain Essentials, a guide to building tabletop terrain by Mel Bose, the Terrain Tutor:
Thank you for your patience and support!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all again for you patience with me while we waited for the joys of international shipping to sort themselves out,... Read more
The TOME OF HEROES
Now that all the physical copies of ARMIES & LEGIONS & HORDES have been shipped (don't worry, Canadian and backers in other far-flung corners of the world, yours are on... Read more
All books are now in the hands of postal carriers!
Thank you all for your patience and support!
US/Canada/Rest of World Backers
I’ve just spent an awesome and exhausting weekend in Tennessee with my friends at Ironheart Artisans. Given the... Read more
Shipping Update (incl Digital)
Shipping for Australia and New Zealand
I’ve had a few questions about the Oz/NZ shipping and followed up with my friend in Sydney. It seems that despite organizing it with... Read more
Books have started arriving in Europe!
It has been great to see your reactions to ARMIES & LEGIONS & HORDES as it has arrived to UK and EU backers. Really gratifying as the cool things like... Read more
Slow progress, but it's progress nonetheless.
Physical Books - UK and EU
Earlier this week, the books arrived in the UK. The team at Wargames Illustrated jumped straight on to packing everything thing up, ready to... Read more
So very close
I am still waiting for final details and confirmation of timeline from the printers, but the expectation is that the slipcases will be arriving to them this week (a very... Read more
Where are we at?
There we go. That's the first photo of the printed book.
At the moment that copy you are looking at is at the printers in Lithuania.
I am more than... Read more
Just a quick update today. Things continue to be printed at the printers, and soon they'll be starting on the slipcases for the Kickstarter editions. I have ordered an additional... Read more
Some good news, some bad news, and some great news!
So, a little bit of everything.
FIRST: all printed items have now been signed off and the printing is underway. I'm incredibly thankful to my editor, Eric Sarlin, for all... Read more
I have a barcode now!
Things are starting to get into the really scary stage, where I have to make sure all sorts of official documents are signed and numbers are on hand in case... Read more
Stay on target!
My original goal was to have all of the writing done by the end of August. I just have to say, I did not meet that goal.
My original goal... Read more
Everything is coming together!
The weekend before last I was able spend some time with my friend Thomas taking a bunch of photos for a few different sections of the book. I'm pretty certain... Read more
Pledge Manager is now closed. Writing and Layout continues.
The BackerKit Pledge Manager is now closed. Thank you to everyone who completed their surveys in a timely fashion and to everyone who decided to pick up one... Read more
Things are looking good!
Another quick update to let you all know that things are continuing to progress well. I have uploaded the latest two sections (Warlord Titan and Genswick 33rd Rifles) to the... Read more
More photos have been taken, and more words are being written!
We're at the strange point in the process where each update starts to feel a little samey. This past week I've been taking a lot of photos and writing a... Read more
Work continues and surveys keep rolling in.
Here's a first tester for "cool and atmospheric battle shots". Not too bad. Needs some tweaking, but good as a proof of concept. I hope you all like it.
I... Read more
First files off to the editor!
It is very exciting! After putting in quite a few full days on the book in recent weeks, I have finally been able to send off the first files to... Read more
The BackerKit pledge manager is LIVE!
It is with great excitement that I have been able to launch the BackerKit pledge manager for the ARMIES & LEGIONS & HORDES campaign. All backers should receive... Read more
The Pledge Manager is just around the corner.
Apologies for the quietness of recent weeks. I've been moving things around, taking photos, dropping images into appropriate folders and files, basically getting ready to launch an assault on the... Read more
Now that the madness of the campaign is over...
Once again, thank you all for supporting this project.
On the day before the conclusion of the campaign I was at Salute 2018 in London, spreading the word about the... Read more
We did it!
Well, that was an absolutely amazing ride. You have all shown an incredible amount of support for this project! We've been able to work together to bring a completely new... Read more
I am excited!
I've been helping the Wargames Illustrated team set up at Salute this afternoon (UK time), grabbing some dinner, and then chatting with friends and colleagues after that (in the bar,... Read more
The Tanith are here to save the day!
I'm really excited about this entire project.
I'm also incredibly excited to be able to include the Tanith First & Only!
Thank you to everyone who has been spreading the... Read more
The Volpone 50th!
Today has been another exciting day! Thanks to all of you backers and supporters, we've been able to bring even more excited hobbyists to the campaign. This afternoon we passed... Read more
A slight detour...
As things continue to tick along very well in this final week of the campaign, I felt I should also let you all know about something else I've been heavily... Read more
Prepare for some frosty bases!
It was very exciting to wake up this morning and see that you've brought down another stretch goal! I will no begin an inventory of my Ogre army, and determine... Read more
Getting the next project underway.
With things moving steadily forward, and the campaign only a handful of backers away from 800, I thought it was time to show off a few photos of the first... Read more
Slipcase Covers and a link!
Good morning, everyone!
I'm not much of a prankster, so you can believe me when I say, I'm excited to have passed this latest Stretch Goal! This slipcase cover will... Read more
It has been a busy week!
There has been quite a bit going on behind the scenes this week, and you have all been bringing more backers to the party, which is very cool. We are... Read more
700 Backers, AdeptiCon, a Pledge Manager, and a few surprises.
I woke up this morning to discover we had passed the 700 Backer mark. I continue to be very impressed and humbled by your support for this project. Thank you... Read more
Late Nights at AdeptiCon!
AdeptiCon is a wonderful convention. This is my 13th year at the show, and that means the best part is getting to hang out with old friends and chat. Today... Read more
Adding a little boost.
We have almost reached the $37,000 stretch goal - adding a feature on the Blood Pact army to the book. Very excited about making that happen, thank you all for... Read more
Finally on my way!
Just a quick update this morning. After yesterday’s East Coast snow storm caused two of my flights to be canceled, I am finally on my way to AdeptiCon. I’ve been... Read more
Elaborate Feature Photos are a go!
That's pretty exciting. This is the EIGHTH stretch goal you have pushed aside, and we still have three more weeks to go!
I have quite a few more ideas for... Read more
Over 500 Backers and...
We have broken through another stretch goal! Now the book will also include a feature on the Blood Rage boardgame (from CMON), covering ways to plan out your painting... Read more
Thank you all for your patience and support!
Yesterday was a very busy day. After posting the update yesterday morning, I drive up to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to attend Cold Wars (a convention hosted by the HMGS) and hand... Read more
I set them up and you knock them down!
Two stretch goals passed overnight! I'm pleasantly stunned this morning. Thank you for all your support and for continuing to share the campaign far and wide!
Now that we have... Read more
Clutching the cold hand of Death
Thank you once again! The second stretch goal has fallen, and I get to add one of my favorite Warhammer armies to the book, the Knights of Morr. This army... Read more
Praise be to the Omnissiah!
I am absolutely amazed and humbled by the response to the idea of this book. I'm so glad that so many of you are onboard for this cool journey.
You... Read more
Thank you! I better start writing...
Thank you, everyone, for taking this leap of faith and helping me put all the thoughts I have in my head down on paper. I enjoying talking about toy soldiers... Read more