I’m Back!

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I haven’t done a very good job of adding content to this blog lately, and I apologize for that.  Between work, honey-do lists, household chores and family friends’ high school graduations, I haven’t taken the time to do much writing on anything other than reports and memorandums at my job.

Well, I’m back and I hope to be able to be comparatively productive from here on out.

Fan Fiction

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There has been a lot of interest from family and close friends for my Warhammer 40,000 (WH40K) fan fiction project regarding my homegrown Adeptus Astartes Chapter known as the War Crows. With that in mind I felt it prudent that I post the following disclaimer:

The Adventures of the War Crows series of short stories are works of fan fiction set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 fictional universe. I do not claim any ownership whatsoever over their Intellectual Properties. What belongs to them, belongs to them. This is something I do to remain creative and preserve my sanity while simultaneously enjoying the WH40K hobby. I do not profit from money nor material by writing these tales. I do this for the enjoyment of my friends and family who enjoy the WH40K hobby and also enjoy reading the stories I write. I also do this for health reasons. I work in law enforcement full-time and need a creative outlet to deal with the stress of my chosen profession. My doctor actually prescribed a minimum of three hours of creative writing per week so I can stay emotionally and mentally grounded.

With all that being said, I hope that passes as an acceptable disclaimer. I’ve never written one before.

In addition to writing fictional stories about the War Crows, I plan on building a War Crows army. Since they’re renegades, I’ll most likely base them off the Chaos Space Marines Codex. The guys I play WH40K with usually stick with 5th, 6th and occasionally 7th Edition rules. To my knowledge no one has ever gotten rich on a standard law enforcement officer’s salary, so my buddies and I use the older, obsolete rule books for our games because they can be purchased for a bargain on the used market. If you’re wanting stories set in the WH40K universe past 7th Edition rules, you’ll have to look elsewhere. To those who do not mind something a little more old school, welcome.

When I get my miniatures done, I’ll post photos of them. I’ll glue them together and I’ll try to talk my wife into painting them. She is a much better painter than I am. I guess she has a steadier hand. (She can out-shoot me with the pistol as well. She usually averages a score of three points higher than I do at the gun range.) I also plan on building a Battlefleet Gothic fleet to represent the War Crows’ warships. I do not currently plan on playing Battlefleet Gothic, but if my buddies and I decide to later on, I’ll already have a fleet list with corresponding miniatures to use. I’ll post photos of the ships when they’re done as well.

 

Welcome To My Arena

Welcome all.  For those who do not know me, my name is Ryan Parkinson.  This is my first blog here at Part-Time Warlord.  I plan on using it to post my musings and to make available my fan fiction set is various established Science Fiction and Fantasy universes, primarily Warhammer 40,000 and Star Wars.

This blog will serve as the home of the War Crows Adeptus Astartes (Space Marines).  I’m not going to spoil anything right now.  You’ll get to know them soon enough.

I certainly hope you enjoy your stay.