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2Dec/180

Inq28 – An introduction

I have talked about my fascination for Inq28 in many of the past articles and even some reviews, but as not everybody might be familiar with it, I'd like to explain what it is and where it came from.

Inq28 is short for Inquisitor 28, meaning Inquisitor in 28mm scale. Inquisitor was a roleplaying miniature game released in 2001 by the Games Workshop subsidiary Specialist Games, a company founded as an umbrella for all the non-core games (Blood Bowl, Epic, Necromunda and so on) published by GW. Other than the other games, Inquisitor went with a 54mm scale, and focussed very strongly on the individual characters. For Inquisitor was a softcover rulebook released, and often bundled in a starter kit with two of the 54mm scale miniatures and a pair of D8.  To give you an idea of the scale, here's a brief comparison of the Artemis and an Imperial Soldier in 54mm next to similar miniatures in 28mm. The 28mm Artemis is a conversion, made by myself in 2011, long before he got a official model with Death Watch Overkill in 2016.

Inquisitor Rulebook Inquisitor - 54 vs 28mm Scale Inquisitor - 54 vs 28mm Scale

As Inquisitor did not really cover point values and it was advised to use a game master, it relied strongly on the role playing and narrative component of the idea. It was non competitive, and the larger scale opened up new opportunities, but was the games major problem on the other hand, as you would require a complete new set of terrain, that would work with the larger scale. As the rulebook covered a lot of great artwork and most player were already within the Warhammer "circle" and owned at least a couple of miniatures from the Warhammer 40,000 range, people stayed with the idea but converted it into the already used 28mm scale. Therefore Inquisitor 28, or short Inq28.

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26Nov/180

New Modern Combat car pool

5 years ago I stocked upon some die cast cars in 1:43 at Toysrus, most modern cars for Zombie settings. As mentioned in the Modern Combat article on the humvee, I'm looking for some cars that would work with some border patrols or the era of the Gulf War up to Operation Enduring Freedom. So for that I was looking for older and more exotic cars, that wouldn't be found in western europe.

Die Cast 1:43 Cars

I ordered a bunch of cars at the Italian model car shop, CarModel. After roughly a week a solidly wrapped package arrived, they meant it really good with the bubble wrap.

17Nov/180

Blackstone, 3D-Prints and Birthdays

Let me sum up this week. I'm currently preparing the review on Warhammer Quest Blackstone Fortress. If you pre-order it, many stores will give you posters and a poker chip as a bonus. And I already gathered a couple of miniatures for the scale comparison shots. In case you have any wishes, what I should cover within the review, just let me know and I'll try to put it into the upcoming article.

Warhammer Quest Blackstone Fortress Warhammer Quest Blackstone Fortress Warhammer Quest Blackstone Fortress

11Nov/180

Warhammer Koblenz First Store Anniversary

Games Workshop released an article on the updates on the store anniversaries on Warhammer Community and the local Warhammer Store here in Koblenz will have their Store Anniversary party next friday on November 16th.

It is kind of interesting to have an "actual" Warhammer store around the corner. I've seen the coverage of the events in the old White Dwarfs and some of the goodies or store exclusives pop-up on bring & buys or eBay (sometimes for ridiculous prices). And as the store is right around the corner from where I work, I can drop by and pick up some of these things. Just got the posters for Blackstone Fortress a couple of days ago.

Warhammer Koblenz Store Opening Party Warhammer Koblenz Store Opening Party

One thing to understand is the slightly "odd" choosing of the date. There is a store opening party, I've covered that one on here as well, and then 3 months after that, the birthday party is held. So, a couple of items that were already available at the store opening, but would normally available not until the actual anniversary were these two, that will be up for sale again.

13Oct/180

Diorama photography and scenic backdrops

I really like scenic pictures of miniatures and battle scenes. They capture the stories of the scenarios we play so well. One great example are the motives on the Calendar by Stronghold Terrain they released as part of the German translation of the rulebook.

Stronghold Terrain Saga Calendar Stronghold Terrain Saga Calendar Stronghold Terrain Saga Calendar

23Aug/180

The Great Wargaming Survey 2018

And in 2018 Wargames Soldiers & Strategy once again hosts the Great Wargaming Survey!

The Great Wargaming Survey 2018

For the fifth year in a row, Wargames Soldiers & Strategy magazine is running the Great Wargaming Survey. With many thousands of respondents every year to an ever evolving (and sometimes revolving) set of questions, it gives a constantly improving image of 'the average [responding] wargamer'.

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14Aug/180

Enjoying parental leave

I'm currently taking a parental leave of around 2 months (if you count in the two weeks "pre-arrival" vacation, it's even longer) and that gives me a lot of time to spend with my new-born daughter. It is quite overwhelming, satisfying and exhausting, everything at the same time. She sleeps a lot and I spend that time to support my wife (who is doing an amazing job on being a mother), cooking and trying out some new recipes, as well as of course enjoying a bit more time than usual in my "hobby den".

Our baby carrier arrived this weekend and but we waited to put into use until today, with the help of our midwife, to make sure we do nothing wrong. And what can I say, having to free arms / hands is a game changer. I tell you, eating gets a lot more difficult if you only have one free hand and it's even more difficult if it is your off-hand. The little one loves the proximity and some of the basic stuff I can do with here in front of me. But I'm covering all the parental things on Little Big Adventures (in German).

Player3 in Baby Carrier

So what am I currently tinkering about? Well, last Sunday Daniel / Dino (freshly baked dad himself) dropped by, we talked about his upcoming Konflikt '47 Italy army and what possibilities for conversions are in the room. I can tell you, quite a lot. But he'll cover that in separate articles. I took a break or better said interruption from the dominantly historic ww2 reviews, from those Tigers, Hetzers and Marders. I do like those kits and they are fun to build, but a bit more variation is a healthy thing to do, I added a bit of fantasy and sci-fi in there, along with different historical epochs.

17Jul/180

A Warhammer store on my doorstep

Earlier this year I saw an unexpected advertisment by Warhammer Recruiting on my facebook feed. They are looking for a Store Manager in Koblenz. Wait a minute? Koblenz? That's my (former) home town. That would mean ... that can't be ... a "real" Warhammer Store right on my doorstep?

Games Workshop Warhammer Store Koblenz Games Workshop Warhammer Store Koblenz

I've lived in Koblenz, the beautiful city at Rhine and Mosel, for 7 years and if you would have told me, we would get a Games Workshop store in our city, I'd laughed and said no way. But on August 4th Warhammer Koblenz will open up. A bit strange feeling for me, the last time I've been to a Games Workshop Store Opening was almost 20 years ago. That was the Games Workshop in Darmstadt on June 26th 1999! I was there with my oldest friend, with whom I started wargaming back in the day.

7Jun/181

New category: Little Big Adventures

Dear readers,

In future I'll cover on the chaosbunker under the category Little Big Adventures, a new and additional topic: having kids.

Adidas ZX Flux 43 + 19

2017 was an eventful year with lots of changes and special moments. We were (from our point of view) on the other side of the globe, in New Zealand, which I covered in a few articles on here. Towards the end of last year, we had our civil wedding, within a small circle of people, and in summer our small family will become a little bit bigger, as we're expecting a baby daughter, (from what I've learned from Instagram I now have to add the hashtags #teamrosa and #happygirlhappydaddy at this point).

18May/180

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) / DSGVO

Hello everybody,

on May 25th 2018 the new general data protection regulation (GDPR / DSGVO) will come into force. What does this mean? Well, it is a regulation to ensure the safety of personal data, your personal data. What has this to do with chaosbunker and why do I cover this topic on here? Due to the activity on this blog and the contents provided, these regulations have to be met by me and my blog as well.

What data does the chaosbunker gather? Beside the regular IP logs a host generates of data retrieval, there is not much the blog actually gathers on the visitor. WordPress, the blog software chaosbunker uses, sets a cookie that stores a bit of information, for example if you use the german or english version of this page and the next time you visit chaosbunker, your prefered language is loaded. Beyond that, what data is collected? Well, the regular WordPress stats, I can see how often articles are read, which are more popular than others, and a very basic reference (how visitors came here by Google search, social media or boards, etc.) without any actual personal information who the visitors actually are. But that's it, nothing more than that.

Further than that, I updated and modified this WordPress installation so that not more data is gathered than actually is needed. For example, the facebook widget in the lower right corner was removed, as this would forward your information to Facebook. This does not really comply with the idea of the GDPR, so I ditched that one. There are two facebook buttons on the upper right, so if you want to follow / visit me on facebook, please follow that link and leave me a like.

Wordpress Facebook Widget

Usually comments save the IP of the person who wrote the comment. That one was taken care as well, the IP is briefly checked by our spam protection and deleted right afterwards. All of the old IP information was replaced with a generic IP as well. All information in the comments is voluntary and if you'd like a former comment to be deleted, please get in touch with me. The contact details are in the imprint.

As with Youtube, I took care of all the embedded videos (roughly a dozend) that have been posted here over the last decade and updated them to the data protected version. So no information is transmitted to Youtube unless you actually watch the video.

And as a further upgrade, the chaosbunker is now SSL encrypted, so the data that is transmitted is encrypted. You can see that, by the green lock next to the URL in your browser. How about that?

You see, I take this task seriously and try to comply with the requirements accordingly. Thank you for your attention, have a pleasant stay on this blog.

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