As the resident Desk Job Post Monkey, I feel compelled to throw down the latest news from this weekend, Saturday, October 22nd, 2005. I am fortunate enough to live in Philadelphia, close to EE's office, and to have made the acquaintance of both Thom Talamini and JP DeMare. So we met for drinks at The Bards, at 20th and Walnut, and I got the low down on the hoe down, so to speak.
New models--For those of you wondering why Thom has not chimed in on the forum for some time, I can tell you, he is busy sculpting. There are about 15 greens he is currently working on. The Daughters of the Phoenix are close to finished, and those cool Risen are coming along nicely. The Lotus Guard is also nearly done. The Druin Warden for the SOK is about done too--from the Cerulean Mists lists. (I couldn't pin down a release for that yet.)
JP (Anubis31) has been assigned the task of gettin' photos of these Works in Progress onto the EE site, bringing their organization in line with other companies like Reaper, etc., so we can all salivate like Pavlov's dog about them, and continue to pester them with questions about release dates. I'm still trying to convince Thom to put the sculptors names by the pics in the store, including his own.
I don't know if I plied him with enough Jameson to get my Wolf Clan some archers in the works, but I made the effort.
New ideas--Would y'all dig alternate stats/load outs for models you already have? For example, a way to beef up a current unit of say, Elven Axemen, with some sort of veteran status. Or added abilities. There was some talk of these stats/loadouts being made available online.
Well, I'm still nursing my hangover from the weekend, but that's been the update. Cheers.
@Thom and JP--that was a fun evening. Next time, perhaps something more sophisticated, like the ballet. I'm gettin' too old to party anymore.