New Hordes Sneak Peeks

Here’s some new Hordes sneak peeks for Mercs, Legion of Everblight, and Skorne. Click the pics for a closer look.

Skorne Immortals

Everblight Incubi

Mercenaries Feralgeist

The Conversion Vault: 40k Chaos Sorcerer

Here’s one from our Conversion Vault. A 40k Chaos Sorcerer with some flair. I know the new models are out making now the perfect time to spruce up your old models. You must have a Chaos Sorcerer laying about. Grab him and you can make him look like the guy below. Click the pics for a closer look.

MiniPainters to Make Minis

MiniPainters, the famed painting message board, is expanding into making models.

Their first mini is called Havard the Half Seen.  So far all they have are concept sketches and a prototype in the green sculpt stage.  But, it looks nice.

He’s expected for November 2007 and your pre-order, just $12 or 6 GBP, nets you a numbered limited edition certificate too.

When you’re done drooling over the below pics, head over to the official MiniPainters Model Havard the Half Seen site to place your pre-order.

Damnatus 40k Movie Petition Vid

Damnatus is the biggest, most publicized fan movie set in the Warhammer 40k universe. At least, it would have been if GW didn’t have to protect their IP, or lose them under British copyright law. So, they banned all fan films. [start sarcasm]Way to go GW![/end sarcasm]

Here’s the Youtube Damnatus Petition vid. If you want to sign the petition here’s the Petition Link. 5000 and growing!

Now playing on iTunes: Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
via FoxyTunes

WordPress 2.3 Changes

At last WordPress 2.3 is installed and the CWF Game Cast is fully updated. Many apologies for the delay in this lengthy process.

So far things look good…mostly. Some features encountered problems with the new version. As such, there will be some changes. I hope they will be temporary.

First, user registration is different. We had problems with spam registrations and previous methods to dispel that didn’t work. Now, if you wish to register, and we hope you do, you need to answer a simple math questions such as 2+2. Additionally, you will be e-mailed a link to verify your registration. You have 3 Days to do that or your account is deleted.

Second, we now have tags. Yay! This is one of the main new features in WordPress 2.3. Every single article on the blog has the capability to have tags. They will be shown at the bottom of the article. You can click on them to find other content on the same issue. If you click the WordPress 2.3 tag at the bottom of this article you’ll also get the post we made announcing the upgrade.

If you’ve ever used flickr or librarything you’re used to tags. You’re also used to the Tag Cloud. It is that cloud, or grouping, of words of varied size. The more popular tags are bigger than the least popular. For example, if there’s 10 posts on 40k and only 2 on BFG then the 40k tag will be much larger. This lets you see, at a glance, what is popular here. Our Tag Cloud is in the sidebar at right.

Also, we are working to convert our categories into tags. We previously used categories as you would tags. But, there’s many more benefits to tags now. We wish to harness that, which requires a conversion.

In line with that, we are slowly rolling back the usage of categories. Awhile back we said that we would be adding more detailed categories to help you search for content. Tags have now replaced that. So, categories will now be more general. For example, in Miniatures Games we won’t have 40k and Warmachine listed anymore. You will find those as tags. But, the overarching Miniatures Games category will remain.

Lastly, if you notice anything wonky or acting oddly please let us know. If there’s a feature you cannot use anymore, if the blog looks funny, or if anything seems out of place speak up. That could be the new version we’re using. It is a stable version but it could act up with our plugins and other features.