Thursday, 7 November 2013

Barking Irons Online - no longer available

This link posted earlier this month on The Notables Yahoo Group by Craig Andrews gives details of the decision by Craig Andrews (Editor - Barking Irons Online) and Gavin Syme (Creative Manager - Alternative Armies) to close down Barking Irons Online.

The decision means that all of my Masterclass Articles, previously posted on BIO are not currently available to view. In the long term, Craig has promised that the content will be moved over to Orcs in the Webbe, see this link for access to the current version of OITW. However, there was quite a bit of content, Masterclass Tutorials, Figure Painting Articles and even the White Liar short stories that are no longer available.

I'm not sure how I feel about this as there was a great deal of work invested in these projects and I know that they were regularly browsed. The work involved in moving these across to this Blog is currently not feasible and not really something I want to do. I will keep an eye on developments and hopefully the content will soon be available on 'Son of OITW'.

After reading the announcement on The Notables earlier this week I had not expected the close down to be quite so quick (or final) but BIO is dead, long live OITW!

In the mean time the embedded links to these articles in this Blog will not work. Sorry. In fact I'm not sure at this moment if they will be reinstated. We live in hope.

Should there be any developments, I will post links and comment on this Blog.



Gavin Syme (GBS) said...

Hello Tony,

BIO is gone yes. I did announce the timings but it was quite quick in the end.

Craig and I are working on moving the domain and the content to OITW so it will all appear have no fear.


wiatrog said...

Until they come back up, one could always use one of the internet historical caching services like:

MadWelshWizard said...

Heya Tony,

Worry not, I am working like a demon to get all the content across onto new BIO. We're talking days not weeks before the content is viewable again.

All the BIO Flintloque scenarios are already ported in (on new Bio not current BIO, the secret link will be posted on Notables and Historcy for testing on Monday).

I am upgrading how your terrain and miniature tutorials are displayed too using much larger images.

Also with the new tags system everything can be found and perused much easier than before.

The flag is still flying!

Craig Andrews
Orcs in the Webbe

MadWelshWizard said...

Ooo, and all the Flintloque fiction is already across, including your White Liar stories!


Sydney Viscous said...

Bad news with a quick follow up of some good news. Hopefully we ca be off and perusing all the old stories etc. soon.

Tony said...

It is still possible to read some of the very early Barking Irons (magazine) articles, for details go to this link;


Gavin Syme (GBS) said...

Good point Tony. Those are from before the portal and I have chosen to keep that blog active for all time. Not adding to it but keeping it there.