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Old 05-16-2013, 09:53 AM
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SoÖ.after contemplating it for a long time, Iíve taken the plunge and got myself some web design / desktop publishing software to host my material (as most of you know mostly UK centric, but does include a few other bits and pieces).

Not sure how long it will take me to get it all up and runningÖIím hoping itís all relatively straightforward but Iím not the most gifted when it comes to technology, so wish me luck!

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Best of luck, Rainbow. I'm sure it's going to be brilliant.
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Excellent, Rainbow Six. I very much look forward to seeing this.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:14 AM
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Thanks guys. Loaded the software last night and the web design part looks straightforward enough (not so sure about the desktop publishing!) - I now need to give some thought to how I want to lay it all out. There are a few parts of the Survivor's Guide I feel could be improved as well, so working on this will also give me a bit of a kick up the rear to get that done.

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Good luck, Rainbow!

I am looking forward to seeing your work.

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I am looking forward to seeing your work.

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As soon as you have an address, let us all know. (I'll add it to the directory in my shortcuts for T2K.)
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Thanks for the support fellas. So far I've managed to create somewhere in the region of twenty five web pages, which is probably around a third of the total content (give or take). Whole thing should be equivalent to a minimum of 200 A4 pages when completed (to be fair, most of that content has already been posted on this forum at some point in time, but there will be some new material that hasn't seen the light of day so far). Copying and pasting completed stuff from word documents into the web design programme is relatively quick, but I've identified three or four pieces that I'm definitely not happy with and want to rewrite - if there are any hold ups it will be getting those rewritten.

I also need to register an address - so far it only exists within the software I have. I may have a go at publishing what's done to the web this weekend...
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Quick update on where I'm at with this...I now have a web address and have uploaded a few test pages without any hitches.

So....if anyone wants a preview...here it is...

http://www.twilight2000files.com/

(Please bear in mind it is still very, very much a work in progress - the only parts that are effectively done are the Timeline section of the UK Survivor's Guide and three misc pieces - the Swiss Guard, the King's Messengers, and the People Smugglers. Some of the other sections are partially completed, whilst some aren't even started yet, so please bear that in mind if you come across any other pages...)

Feedback is extremely welcome...
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Excellent site!
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Rainbow,

This looks really good. I, for one, can not wait to see what else you post on your new site! Good luck, and keep up the good work!

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Thanks fellas. Have just uploaded a few more pages from the AUKSG...sections on HMG and foreign groups are done (including the UK mainland orbat for the British Army / RAF / RN and the section on the Americans). Some of the marauder groups are done as well. Most of it has already been posted on this forum before, but there is some new stuff there (the section on the US has been tweaked slightly).

I still have a lot to do - if you explore the site you may come across other pages which are incomplete - basically if you can get there via hyperlink the page is done, anything else is still under construction.

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Thanks Cdnwolf.

Just as a quick fyi, I've added an updates page and linked it to the homepage so that as future pages are added going forward it will be easier to see what / where the new stuff is.

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I've got two words for your blog:
GREAT!

and

MORE!
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:27 AM
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Thanks Wallshadow.

If all goes to plan there should be some new pages up later tonight...

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...And it has all gone according to plan...

Following pages have been updated

● Regional Guide Index added
● Scotland added to Regional Guide
● Wales added to Regional Guide
● Separatists Index added
● Separatist Governments added to Separatists
● Scotland added to Separatists
● Wales added to Separatists
● Bandito Yankee added to Marauders
● Other Groups Index added
● The New Jerusalem Movement added to Other Groups
● The Highland Coalition added to Other Groups
● Mebyon Kernow added to Other Groups
● Appendices Index added
● British Army Global Order of Battle, 01 December 1996 added to Appendices

Note I'm working on an acknowledgements / credits page (which will probably be in the next update) but I'd just like to thank RN7 for his input / help on the new pages for the Regional Guide, which include a lot of stuff that hasn't been previously posted on this forum. He did most of the work on the Wales page and quite a bit on the Scotland page.

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Ok all I can say is - damn that is what I call one very good page!!! Cant wait to see more from you.
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Rainbow - I would just like to say that your page and what you have created should be a prime example to anyone who asks why Twilight 2000 is far from a dead game with no future. The canon story tellers may have gone quiet but that hasnt kept people like you from continuing the story and bringing new life to what they created.
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Thanks Olefin.

Haven't been able to spend as much time as I would have wished on this recently, but got a couple of more pages added today...some stuff that has been previously posted on the forum, but most of it new.

Alternative Survivorís Guide To The United Kingdom
North East England added to Regional Guide
The Three Kings added to North East England
West Midlands added to Regional Guide
North West England added to Regional Guide
Birmingham Gangs added to Marauders

Encounters
Scavengers added to Encounters
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Evening,

A couple of new pages up this weekend

Alternative Survivorís Guide To The United Kingdom
South East England added to Regional Guide
South West England added to Regional Guide
HMG Garrison Plymouth added to South West England
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Another Update...delayed slightly due to technical issues

Locations Added
The Bar added to Locations
The Brothel added to Locations

Miscellanous Articles Added
Bravo November added to Miscellanous Articles
The Anglo German Brigade added to Miscellanous Articles

Encounters
Mandalay Company added to Encounters

Alternative Survivorís Guide To The United Kingdom
The Red Rose Militia added to Marauders
The Essex Boys added to Marauders
The Border Reivers added to Marauders
Bandito Yankee amended in Marauders
The East Anglians added to Other Groups
The North Staffordshire Enclave added to Other Groups
1990 Strategic Defence Review added to Appendices
Acknowledgments / Credits added

Links Added
Links to other T2K sites added to front page

Front Page has also been tweaked slightly.

I'm about 90% done when it comes to uploading my older material (and have also managed to get some new stuff up as well, most notably the Red Rose Militia and expanded UK Regional Guides). I'll try and get the last 10% done (mostly the last sections of the UK Regional Guide) asap, following which I can start thinking about writing some brand new material.
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Yeah, done that but it doesn't seem to be retrospective. I also need to do some work on improving the navigation options once you're in the site.
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Yeah, done that but it doesn't seem to be retrospective.

Yeah apparently if you had already had a signature it would have changed it, but since you did not, the "showsignature" flag was off for all your prior posts. I have flipped the switch for all your posts so you now have 1081 links to your site (Discrepancy in the number compared to your post count could be due to merged, deleted, etc posts)

If anyone else has the same issue or would like their website listed in the new users thread, post here or PM me.

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A question for you - would Hotspur Armored Products be making vehicles for the Scottish Army? They make armoured cars for the civilian and foreign military market and you would figure that since Dumfries wasnt nuked that they would have tried to keep them intact and at the very least capable of maintaining similar vehicles if not making more of them.

The Hussar for instance was based on the Land Rover One Ten (4 ◊ 4) chassis, which would still be around for them to use to produce new ones.

Would be an interesting addition to their forces - i.e. either operating some of them or perhaps having that facility still being in production making the Scottish Army have the advantage of actually turning out some new armored equipment in comparison to the rest of the UK governments.
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Firstly, have to confess I wasn't aware Hotspur (or Penman Engineering as they now seem to be known) existed in Dumfries! Looking through their website, it does seem perfectly reasonable - probably even likely - that they would be able to carry on producing uparmoured vehicles so long as they could get access to both the vehicles and the necessary raw materials. If you check their website they have a page on reroling / extension where it looks like they take a pretty beat up Land Rover and convert it into an armoured variant.

http://www.penman.co.uk/life-extension.html

As to who would be using them, if you go by the published material the Scottish Army controls all of Scotland, whereas I have the Dumfries area being effectively independent (and allied with Carlisle), but either way I could definitely see whoever controls Dumfries having a number of improvised armoured vehicles at their disposal.

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You could even see them selling their vehicles to the various marauder groups who all would love to have any kind of up armoured vehicle for their use, with a local militia making sure that Dumfries stays neutral and independent (mainly because they would have several of these vehicles armed with various weapons)
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You could...I suppose it depends how lawful / moral you wanted to make Dumfries' leaders (or at least whoever controls Penman). That sort of trade could be dangerous however...you wouldn't want to supply a rival group to the extent that they suddenly become more powerful than you. As well as selling they could also supply a bespoke uparmouring service to anyone who already owns a suitable vehicle.
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