Hi everyone, first post on this fine forum.
I have been a longtime fan of this forum but I have never actually posted anything. I think I had a long-lost account here back around 2004... but I doubt I ever actually posted anything.
I attribute this forum as being responsible for my healthy appreciation and love for 40K and the history and depth of the universe. I am a big fan of the lore and many stories behind the Horus Heresy, and just recently found out that they have been publishing a book series from the Black Library on them for the past few years! I have a lot of ground to cover! I was also a fan of the great Index Asartes articles I have seen around this forum, plus other great projects such as Anerion the Faithful's Primarch artwork (which I am sad to see are lost to the warp that is photobucket ) and epic writing such as the works of the Dornian Heresy Part 1 (did they ever make a part 2???)
My first 40K hobby purchase was the Battle for Macragge boxed set (space marines vs. tyrannids) from which I used as a small base to build a meager Black Templars force. I also have a small force of orks which I am currently attempting to grow.
On the other side, my brother and I grew up playing Warhammer Fantasy, with the Lizardmen being my first army, and my Lustrian Bretonnians army being my second. I haven't played an actual game except one Mordheim game in years, so I haven't had any exposure to AOS either. I am a frequent visitor to both Lustria Online (Lizardmen) and the Round Table of Bretonnia, where I am known as Warden (...the name was taken here, it is a pretty awesome one ). I have both my fantasy armies posted there if anyone is interested (links in my signature, I am testing them to see if they work with this post!).
Aside from that I am an avid reader, I enjoy playing chess, other board games, and a smattering of computer games. I am also a big fan of ancient Mayan History (hence my new username ) and have done a great deal of research on that culture and its artwork, which I have also included into the background of my Warhammer Fantasy armies. I also have some decent exposure to the history of the medieval crusades, and have included some of the stuff I used in the background of my Black Templars.
Like I said, I am excited to be part of this forum now, I hope to continue to grow and learn more about the hobby! Thanks for all the inspiration so far!
Edit: Also tested out the edit functions, really nice how this forum is put together. Thanks admins!
Edited by Smoke Frog, 24 November 2017 - 02:50 AM.