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...will a thousand words make up for my chronic shortage of deviations, lately?

It's been almost exactly a year since I went back to honest-to-goodness proper full-time salaried work.  I won't say it sucks because, actually, my job is mostly extremely interesting and motivating.  But it leaves very little time for painting and even less time for taking decent photographs of the results.

I have, actually, painted a great deal over the last 12 months and finished a load of minis, but just haven't had time to take decent photos - a situation not helped by the fact that I don't have a decent camera.  If I had time to take pics, I'd buy a decent camera to do it with.  If I had a decent camera, I'd probably make the time.  You see my bind.

However, I've still been active on dA.  I'm moderating the :icongames-workshop: group most days, hunting out new deviations, tidying up the galleries and welcoming new members.  And outside dA, my evenings are filled with game design work.  HorizonWars is moving forward encouragingly.  Phil Smith, wargames editor at Osprey Publishing is putting together a budget and, if the numbers look good (which they seem to), I'll be aiming to put the manuscript to bed before the end of the year.  After that, it'll be all about miniatures, photography, art and design (and an index; I will insist upon an index if I have to do it myself!).

That, of course, means that the urgency behind Iron Core has kicked up a notch.  I need to deliver :icondreamforge-games: a finished alpha-test rules set sooner rather than later, so we can let the alpha test run out while I work on finishing HorizonWars.  Then it'll be back to incorporating the feedback into the beta rules and developing the army lists for the Shadokesh and the Republic.

Meanwhile, I am also working on a new game, but not a miniatures one: a card game themed around the struggle for power in ancient Rome.  We'll see where that goes...

Not quite a thousand words?  Well, then this isn't quite a deviation.  But as you could say the same for 90% of my gallery, I guess it'll have to do.


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Robey Jenkins
United Kingdom
I'm a civil servant based in Gloucestershire, with a sideline in unplugged games design - miniatures games, roleplay games, boardgames and card games. As well as my own designs, I work freelance in what free time I have remaining. I also paint, draw and write occasionally.

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newboldworld Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Thanks for favouring Marianna Chevaux painted by Natalya Melnik!   :-)
IanABlakeman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the :+devwatch: :-D 
RageofAchilles Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Thanks for faving mecha scale!
precinctomega Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I really want to buy some of your casts.  But I'm being strict with myself when it comes to buying new minis.  I have to paint all my current collection and either put them in a proper display cabinet or sell them.  So far, 
RageofAchilles Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Have you made any minis for the games you have designed yet?
precinctomega Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
HorizonWars is the finished version of MechaWar, which was written for the use of generic mech minis.  I got a good relationship with EM4 Miniatures who make sure-cheap plastic mech minis.

:icondreamforge-games: makes the miniatures for which I'm writing his game, Iron Core.  Which has some love big plastic mech minis for it.

I started to commission miniatures for a fantasy skirmish game I wrote, called Skrapyard, but it became too expensive to proceed on limited funds.  I dream of the day I can do my concepts justice in miniatures form (check my gallery "Skrapyard" for details).
Hobbittzu Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Thank you very much for the watch! I greatly appreciate it sir. :thanks: 
faithofthewild Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there! Those are beautiful minis! And I just wanna ask if you don't mind, if you're the same guy from ordo illuminatus? 
precinctomega Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
That was a long time ago... :D
faithofthewild Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah its been a long time! I remembered your name vividly though, along with the 'ol' guys' Its really good to see you here and thanks for having me in the group! =)

I'm russ29 by the way, if you remembered. :p 
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