Greetings fellow Druchii,
It is great to see the painting activity returning to Druchii.net. Most of us can remember the activity and inspiration that our beloved forum for provided for many years. Since the end of Warhammer Fantasy Battles we have seen anger, division and finally silence. However, our moderators have done a great job in sustaining this forum and creating new initiatives to boost activity. Our most active section became and remained the painting and modelling section, after all, this is what unites us no matter what replacement we play.
However, that division has killed off our tactical parts of this forum. Once our forum was the centre of tactical discussion and innovative ideas. MSU was invented here! We organized and collected all that brilliant ideas in our D.R.A.I.C.H, a new one every new edition.
I remember as a beginning gamer two years spending countless hours reading this valuable wisdom about out units, the enemy, tacticals and tricks like double flee. It is what made me a good gamer in relative short amount of time. Battle reports of fellow Druchii inspired me to produce my own, as countless others did. We still have those posters, but without active feedback and discussion as we had before.
Currently I am returning to the game. I have always liked the 9th age as it is so similiar to the Warhammer Fantasy Battles I know and loved. Let's also assume this is currently the largest game people from Games Workshop has turned to. I do not advocate for all to turn to 9th age, many might still enjoy 8th edition or play KOW. What my problem is however is that there is so little Druchii.net has to offer me currently about the 9th age.
When you visit the 9th age forum you see enormous activity, also for the Dread Elves and also, countless Druchii.net veterans being active there. They have simply replaced Druchii.net for 9th.net because that is where they can discuss, get inspired etc.
But also, as a general forum, the things I can find there for me to study the 9th age is nothing compared to what Druchii.net had to offer in the 8th edition. That is the comparative advantage of Druchii.net, made by druchii for druchii. There is no DRAICH there. There is no structural discussion about how we can defeat the others. This is what we can still do best.
Therefore I propose to reorganize the tactical part of this forum into a much more developed 9th age section. Including army lists, including tactics and battle reports. I guess this is simply a matter of administration, without the need to discard the 8th edition and KOW players.
Now the 9th age has one threat, just like painting and modelling. I propose to make it a sub-section of the forum, like the 8th edition had. I think it has the potential to draw those old time Druchii back to the forum and do again what we did best.
Our first objective: create a new D.R.A.I.C.H, a 9th Age D.R.A.I.C.H, if there are some KOW players, start building a KOW D.R.A.I.C.H. also. The players are there, the activity is there. Currently it is just not on our forum. Lets make our forum great again
I am very willing to help to make this possible. We have survived the former onslaught, now lets rebuild and become an inspiration for generations of Druchii to come!