I'm afraid I have some very sad news. Ironhand, who is a close personal friend and the guy who recruited me into Pax, died suddenly this morning (Tuesday 12/19/17). He had been complaining of abdominal pain and went in to the hospital Saturday. I don't have any other details. Ironhand was very active in ESO and SWTOR before that, and an avid WoWS player, and a good contributor to the Pax and MSG web site funds.
His real name is Robert Eldridge, and he was an active miniatures wargamer, going to several conferences, frequent games at Hobbymasters in Raleigh NC and Hanger 18 in Cary, and even publishing a few books. He also distinguishably served his country in the Army. But most of all he was a good friend that I enjoyed gathering around a table with weekly at lunch, and occasionally for tabletop gaming.
I will miss you, bro. /salute