Saturday, July 2, 2016

Quest for Stillmania: Interview with Nigel Stillman


I had a chance to correspond with Nigel Stillman.  He graciously let me interview him.  Enjoy!

















 






42 comments:

  1. You wonderful pair of bastards, that was a fantastic read!

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  2. I read this one with a beer and god that put a smile upon my face !
    You 2 were meant for each other and you're definitely the kind of crazy I enjoy so much !
    Fantastic job mate !

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  3. Fantastic read, what a great thing to be part of. Awesome sauce!

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    1. Oh it was WP! I'm glad I could share with you all!

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  4. A most excellent read :)

    This is something that I think every Oldschool wargamer would love to be able to do i.e. talk with his childhood idols. I'm really happy for you Thomas & thank-you so much for sharing your email conversation with us all.

    Cheers :)

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    1. No problem The One ;) It was such a blast so glad I could share!

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  5. Nailed it!!! What a great interview and a good Sport! Lots of wonderful insights into his thought process.

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  6. ...Plus...how excited am I to find out he is also and Archaeologist?!?!


    Pretty fucking excited indeed!!! :)

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    1. I know...so cool! You both belong in a museum! LOL

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  7. Fantastic, A must read for anyone who wants to know more about Oldhammer and how we roll here in the New World. Also Blue ordered me to read this. I also think this is the kind of thing that would make a good fanzine, or whatever you want to call it, for us to promote and encourage more Oldhammer USA.

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    1. Thanks Sean! If Bloo ordered it, you know it's serious...or completely not serious LOL.

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  8. NIgel Stillman is one of the under-sung heroes of Warhammer Fantasy. Great interview, look forward to similar scrolls...

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    1. Thanks Simon...and I have to agree. I to look forward to more scrolls. I will share as soon as more are discovered. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  9. That is just awesome. Love reading the scrolls! And great to hear that he still loves the core of Warhammer rules. This is just awesome, and we should make a flyer up of these and other things for Warhammer Day....that would be cool to have to promote the event! (So i agree with Sean). Maybe a newsletter of blogs type thing....could b cool. And to Stillmanicus, King of Stillmania - thank you! (and way to go AirborneGrove26 - what wonderful work!)

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    1. Thanks Blake! I'm glad everyone is enjoying the read as much as I had in putting it all together. All the credit does go to Nigel for putting up with me though. LOL

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  10. A lovely read! Great to see that at least for Nigel, the Old Warhammer sillines and whimsy wasn't an affectation. And thanks for reminding me who was the brain between several of my favorite army books.
    You both have a delightful way of mincing words.
    Please do more...

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    1. Modhail, your comment is most appreciated. It is good to note that, and hopefully you have read all the old Stillmania articles as well! As I discover more scrolls and get them translated I will most definitely share them!

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  11. Please put this in NORMAL TYPEFACE AND FONT AS IT'S COMPLETELY UNREADABLE.

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    1. You have to click on each pic as I assume you are trying to read it on a phone. It will blow up so you can read it. If you missed my banner, this is Give'em Lead Oldhammer Comics so things around here on in Comic Form. ;)

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    2. Comics have ten-fifteen words per bubble. Not massive block capital paragraphs.

      It's unreadable on a PC. Potentially interesting topic but it's not even remotely accessible.

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    3. I'm not sure what your getting at. On a pc it is very readable. If you can't read it on the actual blog. Right click each pic to a new tab. The photos are quite large so you should be able to read it.

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    4. Come on now Grove, you should've prepared it in multiple fonts as well as providing an audio version where you do an impression of Stillman for his parts. It's like you've put no fucking effort at all into this

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    5. Looks like we got ourselves a Comic Sans hater here Grover ;)

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  12. Yeah! That was a really fun and informative read. Thanks to you both for taking the time to cross the streams, rip open a hole in space-time and exchange scrolls.

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    1. Thanks Zhu, we lost many good scribes that we sent through the void. There are still scrolls yet undiscovered. Glad you liked. ;)

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  13. Great stuff, Tom! I greatly enjoyed Stillmania back in the day, and this interview was very insightful. I particularly like the idea of not "overdeveloping" rules and of the conflict between the commercial drive of releasing new rules versus keeping a ruleset active to accommodate the players actually building their armies and learning the game. Bravo!

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    1. Thanks Dustin. Yes I thought that was an interesting point as well. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  14. Many, many thanks!

    It was a great read and also fantastic to finally know what I always suspected, he's also an archaeologist! :)

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  15. Brilliant work on securing this interview; a very interesting read and I hope you can get more insights from the lost scrolls of Stillmania in the future.

    W

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    1. Thanks...I will always be looking for more scrolls. ;)

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  16. I finally got to read it all. What a great exchange this was, I really enjoyed it. Nigel's thoughts are an enigma wrapped in chivalry, dipped in creativity and consumed with relish. I hope we get to feast on his brains again soon! :)

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  17. Man, I finally got a chance to sit down and read this only to discover THAT IT IS COMPLETELY UNREADABLE!! lol. Great stuff!

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  18. I know it's a bit old now but I discovered this a little while ago, and come back again to read it now and then to remind myself why I love wargaming. Being confronted with spammy, win-at-all-costs discussion all the time can really suck some of the love out of it, but this stuff is very inspiring.

    So thanks very much!

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    1. You are quite welcome Peter! Stillmania forever!!!! ;)

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  19. Thanks so much for the interview, so interesting, just ran across it.

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    1. No problem Duane! Glad you enjoyed it. ;)

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