Many of you may have noticed that our esteemed Administrator, Kurgan the Lurker, has not been around much for many many moons. Those of you that have been around the Bolter & Chainsword a long time will recognize that Kurgan the Lurker has been here from the beginning, one of the first few members of the site when it was born back during 3rd edition on ezBoard. Kurgan the Lurker soon became the #2 Admin and has led the site through thick and thin.
Kurgan the Lurker's presence here at the B&C and within the hobby has been felt by many. His earlier forays included the Liber Astartes website, which was a catalog of all the various Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes (and we co-opted that name for our forum dedicated to homegrown Chapters), as well as Duck Blind Miniatures, his old site for presenting his painted miniatures to the internet. He has been a strong leadership presence here for the last 20+ years, his guidance and work having a significant impact on the culture of our site as well as upon countless hobbyists, myself included. He has been integral to the growth and continued success of the B&C, honchoing numerous efforts here that benefited everyone, including custom dice, t-shirts, miniature bags, model painting contests, etc. He was a founding member of the Cult of Orange. His name was uttered in hushed tones by those that feared his mighty power mackerel, but his presence here has always been for the benefit of the site and the hobby. Many of us, myself included, consider him to be a good friend. Without his steady leadership, the B&C would be a very different place.
Unfortunately, real life has kicked in hard, significantly impacting his time to participate at the site and in the hobby. Kurgan the Lurker has made the difficult decision to retire from active Administrator duties. His other real life priorities have precluded his ability to post this announcement himself, but we will, hopefully see him around more when he has time.
Please join me and the rest of the staff in thanking Kurgan for everything that he's done for us as individuals, for the site, and for the hobby.
There's an old saying in the Warhammer 40,000 setting:
The universe is a big place and, whatever happens, you will not be missed
Kurgan will be missed.
- Lord Ranulf, Redrandy93, Kolgrim DeathHowl and 78 others like this