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Bill Peters - September 2018 Update
late August I finally had hernia surgery. At that time they found that
my blood pressure Diastolic level is too high. The meds they gave me
caused serious side effects so I had to stop using them. I am seeking
an herbal remedy instead.
I am now four weeks into
recoverying from the hernia surgery with two more left to go. Then I
can start hunting work. Until then I remain dependent on help from
outside sources. I should be able to find work fairly quickly here in
Idaho. Support (advances) from John Tiller Software will end at the
first of the year so I need to get work soon.
I am still taking
meds for my enlarged prostate condition. So far no cancer has been
detected. I am doing much better now and life has been back to normal
for about a month. The battery of VA Medical Center appointments is
over. My Sciatica condition remains in remission. However, issues from
my stroke in 1998 continue and I have to watch how much computer work I
Work on the Campaign Eylau-Friedland game continues. The
playtesting of the Battle of Friedland ended and now we will get into
"Phase 2" of playtesting the battle. Two new games are ready to kick
off. The Battle of Eylau playtesting continues. There are three games
in progress. In my game with Jim Pfleucke its been a real stiff fight
on the Russian left flank as expected. My Russian right flank forces
attacked Jim's French left flank and are causing him to retreat.
L'Estocq's Prussian corps has arrived and will enter the fray withing
Mark Adams and Joe Amoral are fast at work on the
3D artwork for the CEF game. Joe is working on the 3D cavalry images.
He should be done by early October at the latest and then move on to
the 3D artillery images. As there are not a lot of those he should
finish up with all of the 3D work by the middle or end of October.
There are some Units.bmp artwork images that were missed or need
correcting. The list is not long so all of the units artwork should be
done by early November. There are game screens and other miscellaneous
images left to do after that and then Mark and I will work on the
Leaders.bmp file. I did an extensive hunt for the images early this
month and handed over the rest to two of my playtest staff members. The
hunt for images will be done by late October and then I can post the
images for Mark Adams to download.
Once the artwork is finished
I will then work on the Getting Started tutorial PDF as well as finish
up "The Armies of Campaign Eylau-Friedland" PDF. I also need to work on
the product page for the game.
Work on the new Panzer Campaigns
game has gone well. We are into Phase 1 playtesting and eventually
David Freer will send updates on that game. I did some map and OB work
as well as AI scripts over the last few weeks. Its been very enjoyable
being involved in a World War Two title. Its my favorite era of gaming.
have a Panzer Battles game project that should start up very soon. I am
excited about this and look forward to designing the scenarios for that
title. The large map is already done as well as one of the three order
of battle files.
I am going to start writing again on the novel
I have in progress. I also want to start working on another novel. Both
should turn into nice series.
employment is now difficult for me due to my age and health. I am
looking for even entry level work or simple driving jobs like for an
auto parts store. I enjoy working from home because it allows me to
take breaks from work when I feel the need. I have a regular schedule I
keep when working from home and it works. I want to get a part time job
outside the house to help supplement my game design or novel income.
Any help you can give for the next few months would be greatly
have one Napoelonic title (CEF) I am working on for John Tiller
new Napoleonic series I hope to publish in the next two years. I also
moved over to join David Freer and the Design Team to work on new
titles for in the Panzer Campaigns and Panzer Battles series. I
have two titles, one in each series, I am going to work on for those
series and many others are out there besides.
you would like to help out please send funds via Pay Pal to
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If you absolutely cannot donate via Pay Pal then contact me at the
above email address and I will send you a mailing address where you can
goal is to get at least $400 in support help per month. Any additional
funds received after that will help me out greatly in realizing my goal
of having my own place again and continue to produce top notch products.
truly appreciate any amount that is given and again, I will pull this
page once I have a part time or full time job. Thanks for your support!
Since 2015 when I started the support webpage you folks have given me over $6650.00 and I really appreciate it. Just
as important I appreciate those who are supporting me with their vote
of confidence and thoughts and prayers!