You may have noticed that a few changes have occurred since you last logged on and that some sections have moved or are missing. These changes have been a long time coming and it is our hope that they streamline the forums as well as provide a platform for discussion of Skaven, Ratkin, Veer-myn and the Ratmen races of any miniatures gaming system out there.
Below is a list of the changes made as well as an overview of the site as it is now:
Skaven Discussion --> Clan specific sub-forums have been removed, the topics they contained have moved to top-level
Age of Sigmar Discussion --> Moved to Gaming, has become the Fantasy Skirmish Rules Discussion section (see below)
Warhammer Fantasy Discussion --> Section merged with General Wargaming Discussion
General Wargaming Discussion --> Sub-forums removed, topics moved to top-level
Rules Discussion --> Has Become the Fantasy Battles Rules Discussion section (see below)
Skaven Tactics --> Merged with Fantasy Battles Rules Discussion
House Rules --> Moved to sub-forum in Fantasy Battles Rules Discussion
As you may have noticed, the revised forum layout combines several game systems into the same forum topics as others. To avoid confusion over what system your thread is about, it'd be very much appreciated if members could tag their threads with the relevant game system. You can tag simply by posting what system (i.e AoS, 8th, 9th, KoW, e.t.c.) in your topic title. As an ongoing process we will be adding tags to certain threads and generally moving some about to fit the new structure.Site layout and section descriptions wrote: Main
-Where the Council will post topics concerning the site as a whole.
The Squeekpaw Guide to the Underempire
-The place to introduce yourself and wish people happy birthday, etc
-For general topics concerning Skaven or Ratmen races from other systems
General Wargaming Discussion
-For topics concerning the general nature of wargaming, systems as a whole, non-Skaven races, etc
-For topics concerning ezines, podcasts, etc
Underempire Get Together Events
-For organising member meetings in real life/finding players in local area.
-Pretty much any topic that you don't think fits elsewhere.
The Skavenblight Bazaar
-For organising trading with other members
Fantasy Skirmish Rules Discussion
-For topics concerning rules/tactics of skirmish or narrative style gaming systems such as Age of Sigmar (or Mordheim/Bloodbowl,etc).
Fantasy Battles Rules Discussion
-For topics concerning rules/tactics of massed rank&file gaming systems, such as 8th edition, 9th Age and Kings of War
-For Army lists of any race and system.
-For Battle reports between any races and from any system
Hobby Challenges and Competitions
-For the various hobby challenges and competitions run on the site
General Painting and Hobby Techniques
-For topics related to general painting&modelling advice or techniques
Skaven Painting and Hobby
-For topics related to the modelling and painting of Skaven and Ratmen races from other systems
Lesser Races Painting and Hobby
-For topics related to the modelling and painting of any model that isn't a rat!
-For blog-style posts on the progress of your armies, whatever they be
Fan Fiction and Fluff
-For posting your literary works (any race, any system) and discussion of the background lore of the various gaming systems
-For hosting and participating in play-by-post roleplaying games of many and varied themes
The Chronicles of Inheritance
-Archive collection of the larger campaign/roleplaying events and games of the past
We of course value your feedback and bug-finding skills so please do comment on what you like/dislike, if you have ideas for better section names or if you can't access sections listed here.
It's been a bit quiet here the past few months so I'd like to thank all of you who read this for your patience and continued support of the site
Let us see what the future brings!
-Warlock Matik, on behalf of the Council of XIII (The UnderEmpire's moderator and Admin team)