Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Greetings and Salutations!

Greetings and Salutations.

Please allow me to take a minute to introduce myself.  My name is Jeff Campbell-Crawley, aka Hornblower, as I'm often referred to in the 40K cyber community.  TJ has been generous in extending an invitation to contribute here on the Dark Future Games blog, and I've gladly accepted!

A brief bio of me:  I'm 39 years old, married, father of 2, a 17 year old son and an 11 year old daughter.  I've been in the 40K hobby since 1988, when I stumbled upon an amazing looking book at my FLGS called "Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader".  I've been hooked ever since.

After many years of garage gaming and then finding a great FLGS once I moved to Michigan, I spent a couple of years in the GW Outrider Program, gaining tons of experience running events, hosting tournaments, and spreading the good word of our glorious hobby.  A fellow outrider and I then founded the 40K Fight Club and we've been running that for nearly 10 years.

My range of interest within the hobby runs broad.  I enjoy tournament play, but I also am a sucker for a good story based campaign.  I also really enjoy the modeling and painting aspect of the hobby (Nothing strokes the ego like a crowd of people admiring your art while at an event).  I currently have 4 armies of at least 2000 points painted, and growing!

My current scrambling project is my Adepticon Team Tournament Dark Angels army which needs to be finished by Wednesday night.  I'm on schedule, but not a second to spare! 

I look forward to contributing to DFG, a good group of guys and good times.

- Hornblower


  1. Welcome aboard Jeff. I will have to grab some links to some of the stuff you painted in the Painting Challenges here over the years to show new readers.

    I know Chris, Chuck, KS and I are stoked to have another great painter here as well as somebody with TO experience and so much time in the hobby.

    In any case, welcome and if you happen to have your camera or phone with you, take a couple snaps of some of the better looking armies at Adepticon. Have fun and drive safe!

  2. Welcome. Nice job on the Ravenwing Sergeant there - if the whole army is that nice I can see why people admire your armies.

  3. Hello Fella. RTB01 and Warhammer40,000 Rogue Trader hooked me too many moons ago.

  4. Hey Jeff,

    A good addition to the team I would say!

    Dan E. (BDS)

  5. Thanks for the warm welcomes and compliments on the paint job. Going to try and get some quality photos of the Adepticon force taken tonight and hopefully get them posted up tomorrow.

    1. I'm intrigued. I'll be watching tomorrow to see this army so don't forget! Also I'm looking forward to how your dark angels do at Adepticon.

    2. Same here. I've got 8 games under my belt and 1 tournament with the RW and I'm' lovin' them. Curious to see how they treat you over the weekend. I hear that the TT will be very forge world heavy though.