After about a half hour trying to figure out why blackdiamondgames.com goes to a shopping site, I realized from the whois database that my domain name expired today. Whoops! Sorry for the inconvenience. My email reminders were pointing to a dead address that I entered two years ago. The sites should be back up in a matter of hours. This effects the website, forum, and my email. What a bonehead mistake; the kind of stuff IT guys blame on the finance guys who can't pay bills on time.
Also expired was my Tallarn army today, which lost to some vicious space marines. Rule number one for guard armies: If you're asked if you want to go first, you say YES! I'm told I would have won if I hadn't chosen to go second. I'm still learning how to use my troops and I don't have much of an idea what my opponents stuff does. Playing against different armies each time is fun, but it's always a surprise.
On the plus side, not knowing what I'm doing I sometimes get idiots luck, like when I was successfully shooting space marines with artillery barrages. Who knew? Also, after three games of never hitting anyone with a meltagun, due to its short range, I've decided to switch squads to plasma guns. I think the overheating on plasma is a stupid rule, but honestly, my meltagunners might as well be on fire for all the good they do.