Archive for August, 2005

Site Upgrade

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Well, it has been awhile since I have done a major upgrade on this site so it’s about time. If you have been here before you’ll notice the difference right away. I’ve always wanted to do a site theme in line with the original Memoir44 and superhero stories website but in my haste to get a site up I put the old site up and thought ‘I can get back to it’. That was over a year ago. Ironically it was while I was trying to design a new avatar for the Memoir44 forums that I sketched out the drawing in the header. Didn’t work so well for an avatar (not enough detail at that size) but then the idea hit me, time to make the site look the way I originallly wanted.

I still haven’t done much painting which was the original purpose of this site (I’ll get around to finishing my Tiger’s one of these days). I have however added scenarios, some painting tips, some terrain ideas and, more recently, information about the VASSAL system for playing Memoir44 online against other players form all over the world (I’ve met some pretty cool people from far off places playing on it).

A group of us has recently launched the first VASSAL Memoir44 online tournament. Having the website as I do (oh, and being way out of the same time zone as most of the Europeans) I volunteered to coordinate the toruney. As this tourney progresses I will be posting the results here. I hope this helps to promote this game (and it’s upcoming expansion which no doubt had an effect of getting me interested in fixing up the site). More and more people are playing and coupled with the VASSAL system you should always be able to find an opponent.

In the immortal words of it’s creator, Richard Borg – “The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.”