Long time Warseers may remember a fan made Cathay army book that was released in early 2006. Six years have passed since that portentious time (giggle), during which a whole edition of warhammer has come and gone. 8th edition has brought many more sizeable changes to the game and army list formats and styles have changed greatly. It is time for Cathay to be brought up to scratch.
I will be performing most of this task myself, I have in fact already done a lot of the basic design work and begun writing content. I have even in the intervening years taught myself to draw not too badly, so I can produce some more stylish graphic design and artwork for the book. However, to produce a work of the quality of (actually of significantly higher quality than) the original book, I'd like to gather interested souls once more to assist me.
If you are interested and skilled in one of the areas noted below, please drop me a PM or send an email to TheCathayProject@Gmail.com . (Note that I'd like all participants to subscribe to a Gentlemen's NDA during the project, though I can't enforce this) All participants will be referenced clearly with their role and contributions and I will do my best to ensure you are rewarded with more than just glory, though I certainly won't be able to pay people for their work. This is a project for fun, to produce high quality content for your fellow hobbyists and for professional development for those interested in working on highly produced creative projects.
The goal is to produce a work as close as possible to a contemporary warhammer armies book, with additional reference for modellers and gamers interested in undertaking a Cathayan army, such as how to make a list that can be fielded as both a Cathayan army and an official GW list. The end result will hopefully be something you would be proud to stand alongside any of the best existing army books in all regards but overall art quality (I think it's too much to hope that the whole book is illustrated to the level that GW artists bring to the table) and miniature galleries (for obvious reasons)
I'm committed to this project one way or another. By myself it might take me a couple of years to produce everything, but I will still do it. I'm hoping however there are still enough like minded hobbyists around who see the task of creating quality work for your peers as reward enough in itself to be interested ^^. If you think you can contribute in a way not noted above, don't hesitate to get in touch! Those are just the areas I feel that are essential to cover.
I'll see you on the battlefield