01 June 2011

A fond farewell to Dropship Horizon


Mark Hannam announced that he will no longer be updating Dropship Horizon.  This is a huge loss, and Mark had long-standing relationships with most of the 15mm sci-fi manufacturers and several of the major rulebook publishers.  But people's interests change (my own blog started as alternate rules to Epic, then some 40k Badab War stuff!), all we can do is thank him for his years of news, inspiration, and support of our corner of the hobby world!

I know when I started to outgrow 40k, Dropship Horizon was one of the places that kept me from leaving wargaming completely.  Mark showed me that there is a whole world of great miniatures out there, and that we should never allow our own imaginations to be confined by someone else's rules and background.  And his legacy will certainly be with us for years... contributions to everything from Khurasan's Federal Army to the highly anticipated Tomorrow's War rules from Ambush Alley Games.

I'll keep a permanent link to Dropship Horizon over in the sidebar widgets.  His archives will be of interest to 15mm sci-fi gamers for years to come.

Chris

5 comments:

  1. That's a terrible shame. Understandably people move on, but it would seem to me that by no longer keeping the dropship going, but continuing his ultra-modern blogs up, he's turned away from gaming in science fiction?

    All the same, best of wishes and luck to the fellow on his continuing pursuits.

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  2. If he doesn't wish to publicly disclose his reasons for shutting down the Dropship, I think we can simply respect his privacy.

    Hopefully he stays active on TMP and some of the other forums/Yahoo groups. Personally I think he has too much Traveller blood flowing in his veins to give up on sci-fi for good. :)

    Chris

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  3. Good luck to him, let's hope he keeps some input into the hobby, as a fellow Traveller and Striker fan he will be missed. His opinion and insight led me to gems such as the Siler MBT and the whole GZG range, I am sure some manufacturers will miss his advocacy as well.

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  4. Mark inspired us all, now we'll have to multiply our efforts to make the "alternative" keep growing!

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