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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Chatter Behind The Bike Sheds - Winners and Losers?

Lets start with winners yes that's me. Loki over at Lokis Great Hall is running a series of Giveaways over the whole year to celebrate his great blogs serious numbers. I was one of the lucky first round of winners scooping this excellent book. Great timing too as I am reading the memoirs of a Officer of the 95th Rifles right now. This brings to a total of three books I have won in Giveaways and what a farm feeling it gives too. I am also half way through 1805:Austerlitz which was the second book I had won a few months back and I am really enjoying it.

Staying with books linked to blogs I have bought a few books that I have had recommended to me even in one case actually reading it!!! You know the problem, too many books not enough time but I will get round to 1812 Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow sometime this year. I think this is what I like most about blogging, the ability to connect with other bloggers around the world, from reading posts, being inspired to paint figures, buy books etc. through to winning prizes so nicely supplied by others and on to such as Blog-Con. We are truly blessed so it matters not when someone else's name is drawn, the connection is there.

Losing? Well not really but I am rather miffed that I am having to wait so long for my Baker Company figures. Seems everyone else has received them but me LOL. Lee went to pick mine up at York so it was disappointing when I found out they had not been sent. Worse still it looks like the balance of the first wave went out possibly ten days ago and I am still waiting. It's a tad unfair to be reading about how the second wave is about to ship when you have yet to see a single figure cross your doorstep. I just hope Gavin will get back to me soon with news as I know I have a long long wait for my other Kickstarter. That could yet prove to be the bigger loser of the day.


  1. Congrats on the win. Now, about this Baker's Company thing. Are they little baker minis? No, right? Because who would want little baker stuff to paint? Oh wait, I would. Anyway, have a good weekend. I know it's not the weekend yet but close enough.

    Cheers and boogie boogie.

  2. Well done on the win Ian, but 'boo' for having to wait - I'm sure they won't be too long.

  3. Congrats on the win Ian, and lets hope the wait is swiftly ended!!

  4. Thats a great read Ian and I actually have it as a audio book being read by Private Harris from Sharpe himself, stiring stuff.

    I hope that the Bajer Company styuff arrives soon for you mate.

  5. Congrats on the prize, Ian. It is the only Napoleonic book I own, bought because it is a first-person narrative of combat, not because I am interested in Napoleonics, but it is a smashing read. Put it close to the top of the reading pile.
    On the subject of winning, the multi-coloured flock you gave me has now made its first appearance!

    And on the subject of Baker, we have not received anything in Sweden either yet.

    1. Yep, still waiting for those Finns and Russkies.

  6. @ Happy :-) well it's the weekend now and mine started early as I had today off after working 20 straight. Little Bakers, now there is an idea.......

    @ Michael, I can wait, though it's a little frustrating as Lee is busy painting his

    @ Ray, Thanks, it was a surprise you did not win loads ;-)

    @ Andrew, looks to be another two weeks max so fingers crossed

    @ Paul, looking forward to reading it. The field kitchen is due in May if I remember rightly so should have one on it's way to you soon mate.

    @ Thomas, That's good to know and yes it will be close to the top for sure. Glad to hear the flock has got used and shame your mini's have yet to land. Soon for all I hope

    @ Jokim, the update yesterday stated all will be sent out in the next two weeks so I expect all will have something by Mid March which is good. I think the follow on figures and vehicles will be a steady stream after. Gavin was saying he will add a few extra's for everyone in the later stages to make up for the delay. Also plans on releasing a smaller kickstarter for the Norwegian campaign rather than the larger Balkan's one which is larger so as to have some breathing space which seems a better move.