Rejoice everyone! The Astra Militarum series is almost finished now that we are into the Heavy Support section, leaving only four articles to be done (I will combine the Manticore and Deathstrike articles). The long-awaited Orks series will be hot on its heels - as much as I wanted to cover Orks at the same time, I've found I become far too engrossed in a particular codex when I am reviewing it to do more than one simultaneously. This isn't so much an issue if I do one Warhammer 40,000 codex and one Warhammer Fantasy army book at the same time as I am split between the two rule systems, but drawing my mind to two different armies in the same system has proven to be oddly taxing for reasons that I find difficult to truly explain.
Regardless, to finally be nearing the completion of a series that started all the way back in the middle of June - as of October 17th the series will have been ongoing for four months! - is making me feel so much better as it means I will soon be able to get back into the swing of things with all the new 7th Edition releases. As to why the Astra Militarum series has taken far longer than any other, the choice to do individual unit reviews like my Tyranid articles coupled with increasingly common delays due to sickness or busy weeks have been the main instigators. Thankfully though I couldn't be in a happier state now as there is plenty to look forward to with Orks, Grey Knights, Space Wolves and now Dark Eldar all awaiting my attention - I'm going to try and further condense these articles as was initially the goal with the Astra Militarum series (though we all know how that ended up). As always though, no promises - but what I can say for sure is that we are now in the home stretch for the 'Hammer of the Emperor'!