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god octo
06-09-2006, 17:03
After this comment from tzeenthgiant:


I agree, the final decision would come down to the editors, but a nominations thread would only help to supply them with better ideas....

I don't know why I'm fighting so hard for this, nevermind :p.

TG


i thought we could put our recommendations forward to the editors (ashc, i think) to see what they say.

SO far, these are some of the more memerable, in no particlular order:

Rank bonus,
Anything but a 1,
Slottabase,
Warbanner,
The watchman.

And many more in the original discussion thread. So if you would like to enter a name, put it here and we will hopefully look through and pick the best ones. :)

Voltaire
06-09-2006, 17:05
Icefort is NOT going to be considered.

TheWarSmith
06-09-2006, 17:07
I like "rank bonus"

How about:

Combat Resolution

Misfire

Miscast

Battle Standard (Bearer)

Full Command

god octo
06-09-2006, 17:11
i think someone said that any name had to have connections to all armies, or centre around the Empire, while not being too empire only. SO you cant have, Athel loren or Warp lightening. ALso, it's better if the title isnt a command, such as "declare charges" as it isnt as "punchy"

Voltaire
06-09-2006, 17:13
Here's what I suggested/supported;

The Watchman
War Machine

tommy
06-09-2006, 17:27
How about Outrider?

It's Empire-centric, but also universal. Fits the bill if you ask me.

Outrider: an escort who rides ahead (as a member of the vanguard)
- from http://wordnet.princeton.edu/

Neknoh
06-09-2006, 17:49
Dispell Scroll
Powerstone
Van Horstman's Specculum

Warhorse
Griffon egg
Runefang

Hordes of Gamers and Beasts of Gamers
Writonnia
Everyday dice

Ravenwing
Stormcrow
Hammer of War

lord_blackfang
06-09-2006, 17:54
Warbanner sounds cool to me, doesn't focus on any army.

In any case, please please none of that "Ye Olde" stuff, that horse has been killed, flogged, quartered and burned.

Stouty
06-09-2006, 17:57
Rank bonus

Just sounds kinda neat.

Reabe
06-09-2006, 21:52
Warbanner is a good one.

Melchiah
06-09-2006, 21:56
I like "Warbanner" and the likes. But The Battlestandard just sounds awesome, do it, do it now.:skull:

TheWarSmith
06-09-2006, 22:05
seems to me like we have enough good ideas for people to vote for in a poll. I'm getting excited.

Dtrik
06-09-2006, 22:17
I always choose a new favorite everytime a new batch of these suggestions come in:p

I have to say that Full Command and Everyday Dice sound great. I could do Warbanner though too, or maybe Battle Standard.

der_lex
06-09-2006, 22:20
Either Warbanner or Battle standard.

Bubble Ghost
06-09-2006, 22:52
Hmmm. How about Dice/Off?:D

Voltaire
06-09-2006, 23:12
How about <insert generic idea>

WarSmith7
07-09-2006, 03:25
How about <insert generic idea>

:D


How about Maelstrom.

TheWarSmith
07-09-2006, 03:32
Aethyr or the warp

ebolatheripe
07-09-2006, 04:08
It's very Empire slanted but I really liked the name Van Horstman's Specculum. Some of the others sound too generic.

snurl
07-09-2006, 04:51
Either Warbanner or Battle standard.

That says it all. Both are Generic enough to be all-army-inclusive yet WHFB oriented enough to provide a separate identity from Firebase.

BigJon
07-09-2006, 06:46
I like Battle Standard, I never leave home with out one, reguardless of which of my many WFB armies I play.

BigJon

Milgram
07-09-2006, 07:15
The fearsome Pegasus?

Pravus
07-09-2006, 08:08
Battlestandard - although isn't the newspaper of the Salvation Army called something similar?

On a related note, i case anyone suggests it, DON'T call it "The Watchtower" ...

Jedi152
07-09-2006, 08:30
I think my favourites from this thread are Outrider, Runefang, and War Banner.

In that order.

Voltaire
07-09-2006, 08:57
I have to admit, the more I read Outrider the more it grows on me. I'm not too sure about Runefang but War Banner is also very good.

McMullet
07-09-2006, 10:10
Battle Standard is a good one, it has a kind of double meaning.

I liked Rank Bonus from the start. That's a nice one because it underlines the different styles of 40K and WFB.

Lumpsack
07-09-2006, 11:25
Battle standard is my favourite of the ones I've read, but here are a few of my meagre offerings:

Big Book 'o Stuff
Pirazzo's Lost Papers
The Hengus Herald
Where White d'Warf Went Wrong(tm)

Those four were for another project (Missfire I think it might be called now) that seems to have fizzled out and as I got no feedback I'm safe to submit them here (not that they're that great or anything :rolleyes:)

StormCrow
07-09-2006, 11:37
I'd go with Battle Standard...at least it's not icefort

Other ones i liked were war banner and Runefang....and Stormcrow :p

eldrak
07-09-2006, 11:44
Charge!
Rank and File
Movement and Magic
Old World Journal

Too bad Town Cryer is taken, war banner and battle standard sounds neat.

Chuffy
07-09-2006, 11:50
Rear Charge
Big Lances

They're not suggestive at all! Right?

dioscuri
07-09-2006, 13:12
The problem with 'Warbanner' is that it's a magazine for 'Warhammer', there would be too much of a sound clash with the banner/hammer (although banner/hammer does sound good...:) ).

I like Outrider myself, saying that most ideas are good. The only suggestion I offer is that the Dwarf section of the mag should be called 'Born to Rune'...

Gen.Steiner
07-09-2006, 13:56
I quite like Overrun and The Watchman but I have to say that Van Horstmann's Speculum and Warbanner are damn good as well.

TheWarSmith
07-09-2006, 14:07
rear charge might sound like it's a "different" kind of magazine.

Bubble Ghost
07-09-2006, 14:08
How about <insert generic idea>

Dude, we're supposed to be on the same side here. It would probably help if you didn't take the **** out of me, especially when the two ideas I've suggested have been about the least generic out of the lot. And that last one was a joke.

Anyway, I've got to say I think War Banner and Battle Standard may be appropriate, but they're also dull. Of the two Battle Standard is better because it has a sort of double meaning and it's more phonetically powerful. War Banner is just flat and soggy.

Outrider's pretty good but it's been used before (http://ne.games-workshop.com/outriders/) for an extra-curricular GW activity. Sure it's not a fanzine or anything, but the name still needs to be more unique than that I think.

Crube
07-09-2006, 14:10
I like the idea of Van Horstmann's Speculum, but I don't know where we'd stand with GW legal, with them having used it in their publications...

Otherwise, The Watchman, BSB...

Cpt. Drill
07-09-2006, 14:20
Overrun was posted on the other thread... I thought it sounded good... Also Miscast is cool.. but what about Warpstone? or Wyrdstone?


Im glad that Ice fort isnt staying.. it was meant to be a one use jake laced with satire...

sherman0815
07-09-2006, 14:46
- twin tailed comet
- tome of knowledge/wisdom/secrets/war
- Altdorf Observer

from the previous i like rank & file

Lumpsack
07-09-2006, 15:27
- twin tailed comet
- tome of knowledge/wisdom/secrets/war
- Altdorf Observer

from the previous i like rank & file

Aren't some of those from the Intersite Warhammer Magazine?
http://www.ogrestronghold.com/forum/index.php?topic=1772.0 also see http://invisionfree.com/forums/Thee_Forsaken_One/index.php?showtopic=12489

Kjell
07-09-2006, 16:01
The first thing that came to mind when I read the title was "Arrowhead". It flows nicely at least! No idea if it's been used for a similiar publication before, though.

Voltaire
07-09-2006, 22:57
The list needs to be fully compiled by Saturday morning. So keep those suggestions coming in!

Dat Wildboy
07-09-2006, 23:13
i like 'battle standard'.

i also like 'runefang', but it sounds a bit corny.

lord_blackfang
08-09-2006, 16:17
I liked Overrun and Scroll Caddy as suggested in the other forum, although Warbanner is still my 1st choice. So... universal!

As for the comedy option, how about "Fantasy version of Firebase" ? :p

Damien 1427
08-09-2006, 16:30
Scroll Caddy. :p

Cruentus
08-09-2006, 17:50
I liked Overrun and Scroll Caddy as suggested in the other forum, although Warbanner is still my 1st choice. So... universal!

As for the comedy option, how about "Fantasy version of Firebase" ? :p

FORTRESS

Maybe? :)

Voltaire
09-09-2006, 16:22
Following a lot of deliberation between the editing councils members, and after looking over your input here in the forum, a name has emerged above the others. Though Outrider nearly made it, we have decided to name the WFB Webzine thus;

The Watchman

This was done because it is in keeping with previous ideas of it being Empire-centric. This means Warseer now has Firebase and The Watchman.

Thanks for your contributions, we look forward to bringing you further updates as they develop for the new face of Fantasy magazines.

lord_blackfang
09-09-2006, 19:07
Well, at least it's a cliche.

But I'm afraid it's taken.
http://www.watchmanmag.com/

Voltaire
09-09-2006, 19:13
That is 'Watchman Magazine' - this is 'The Watchman'. There is a destinct difference because we are a webzine and we are keeping with an Olde Worlde idea that was part of the original plan.

Bubble Ghost
09-09-2006, 19:13
I'm afraid it's taken.
http://www.watchmanmag.com/

That just gives using it for a Satanic wargames magazine a pleasing irony, don't you think?:D

Seriously though, I don't think that matters. It's not really anything that's going to clash. There are only so many names to go around and I don't think this particular overlap is a problem at all.

Yarick Zan
09-09-2006, 19:17
Sword and Shield? it sounds fantasy enough or how bout "those daisy eating panzy elves? anyways im sure you all will come up with it soon.

tenpole
09-09-2006, 19:34
Well I liked warbanner, but a rose........

deadkez
09-09-2006, 21:50
Rank n File? (but rank is just to easy to turn into an insult)
Failed Charge
Bored Hammer
The Table Edge
Killing Blow
Elves Stink Funny
Kev gets Choppa Bonus
Ye Olde Chronicle of Ye Olde Orb of Mystical Knowledge

What about any of those? not the last one though.

I dont know...

Dtrik
09-09-2006, 21:57
wow I really really like The Table Edge

I don't know why but it seems like a perfect title, or maybe a little modified like From Beyond the Table Edge. I dunno, I just really love that but Im okay with The Watchman too.

Kjell
09-09-2006, 22:36
... I still think that "Arrowhead" goes much better with Firebase... :( :p

Voltaire
09-09-2006, 22:39
Its nice to see these ideas. I only hope you have as many ideas for good articles. :)

Stouty
09-09-2006, 23:34
You should be so lucky.

But yes we do need more focus on the actual bit people will give a damn about. 6 pages on a name that isn't really all that important.