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=][= Bolter & Chainsword 2019 Donation Drive =][=

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Iron Father Ferrum

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The Bolter & Chainsword was created in April of 1999. At that time, during the 3rd edition of Warhammer 40,000, players of the various Space Marine factions didn’t have a place to discuss their armies without getting a lot of flak.

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Over time, the site’s coverage has expanded, first with the addition of Chaos Space Marines, then the Adepta Sororitas (who will be making a triumphant return to the game soon), and eventually to include all factions and games set within the Warhammer 40,000 game universe, including the eras of the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy. The B&C turned 20 in April of this year, and we have some plans for some nifty stuff later this year and early next year in celebration of that milestone.

Ultimately, the B&C exists for you and because of you. Our goal way back in 1999 was to give back to the community, and in the 20 years since its creation, this community has grown and developed into one of the best on the internet for WH40K. The site’s members generate content here that people love to read, from discussions of rules, showcases of brilliantly converted and painted miniatures, tutorials, battle reports, game lore, to products such as game fiction and files that hobbyists can download for use in the hobby. There are even a variety of special projects being conducted to explore various niche ideas. And all of this supports the basic mission of the site, to help each other to better understand and enjoy the hobby.

Nothing comes without cost, though. Obviously, the time and effort that you put into the hobby and the site are invaluable. In addition, our great team of moderators work hard to enforce the rules and keep things on an even keel, volunteering their time and effort without any compensation because they love the site and want to help the community. More tangibly, our yearly costs as they currently stand are $3,000 USD for site hosting and upkeep (roughly $250 a month).

If you'd like to know how you can help, see this discussion.
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Another quick update - we've raised $1800 so far - we're looking to raise the remaining $1200 by Wednesday. Please give, if you can!
Active Projects: The Great Repaintening! - follow along on my journey to repaint a Blood Ravens army. | Adeptus Titanicis: Legio Metalica - a slow-grow plog of tiny titans and tinier knights.
Finished Projects: Brother Casman's Waaagh! - All of my Orks... for now. | Brother Casman's Terrain Extravaganza! - Getting the "Third Army" on the battlefield

In the operations of war, [...] the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armor, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day. Such is the cost of raising an army ...


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Iron Father Ferrum

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As always, the members of the community came through to ensure that this great site remains available to support our collective addiction to the hobby. In twelve days we raised $3,200 total raised. Meanwhile, Brother Argos successfully negotiated a discount on the annual fee. Including taxes and additional fees, this year's cost was reduced down to $1,346.39. That leaves us with a balance of $1,853.61 for emergencies or rolling over for next year's fees (and we have more coming in all the time - I just received a $50 check from a member and another member has promised a $50 donation soon).

In addition, we have a little over $3,000 fenced off for the planned software update. We've been progressing very slowly on that front, but that progress has been ramped up considerably recently. That update should happen within the next few months (hopefully no more than the next six) and will bring some great additions to the site.

Lastly, we are working on some swag efforts for the community. These aren't fund raisers. Rather, they are nifty B&C merchandise products that members can use to show their servitude loyalty to the site. For example, I've begun initial talks with a company about another B&C dice run, and we're exploring additional products as well (I don't want to promise anything on anyone else's behalf, just in case any of these things fall through).

Once again, thank you to everyone that contributed to the site's upkeep.

Edited by Iron Father Ferrum, 25 October 2019 - 11:28 AM.

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