Just a short but sad news today: As of Oct 18th the Website of HMS is down. Since we also haven’t heard from anyone at HMS in some months , we fear this might just be yet another step in Europas slow demise. Lets pray to the gods of cardboard wars that everyone at HMS is okay, and that Total War still might see the light of day sometimes in the not so far away future.
Looks like the site is back, alas the last update is still from February 2016. So while there is no catastrophy, the agony continues.
I was adding some new posts on the Africa campaign replay of Todd Jahnkes ongoing DJ05-monster game recently. The Africa postings basically constitute a full game report by themselves, yet they are only one single post from a truly epic game. Putting these online reminded me – together with some helpful comments by readers – that there is still a lot to fix in the War Archive in terms of game reports lost and disconnected.
No Total War showed up on my doorstep, and thats not because I moved (a second time since I pre-ordered TW more than a decade ago). Rather, without comment, excuse or even any information, the shipping of TW has obviously been postponed again. Everyone has his own endurance if it comes to loyalty. To me, this means finally saying goodbye to Europa, since I think it might be more worthwhile to concentrate on another seemingly endless pet project of mine: The TO/E database.
So in short, here are my three very first Generalstab-related new years resolutions:
- Fix the Kriegsarchiv and get the missing game reports back online.
- Sell all Europa-games plus the magazines in my basement.
- Re-Install the develoment-platform and launch an alpha version of the TO/E database.
A happy New Year to everyone!