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Thursday, 29 May 2014

I Got Liebster'ed

I have had the honour of being nominated by two blogs in the last 48 hours for the Liebster. These being Scotty's Wargaming and Dartfrogs Adventures in 6mm two blogs well worth checking out if you have not yet discovered them.

As part of the award we get to nominate others and this time answer some questions so first lets lake a look at the blogs I think you may be missing out on, in no particular order we have

Very Tiny Wars just discovered and what a hidden gem, if your into 80-90's Modern period this is the site for you.

Rear Guard Action quite a varied blog with good book reviews, at the moment Napoleonic books are in the lime light.

Blunders on the Danube has already been nominated but for me the award is about pointing followers to blogs you feel they should take note of so check this one out, despite the title you get more than just Napoleonic's here. 

Fidus et Audax A mix of Si-Fi and Napoleonic subjects are the majority of posts. Tim has took a five month break from blogging and painting but has just come back with a post on 6mm Si-Fi.

Gothridge Manor I break the rules somewhat here as Tim has over 400 followers (supposed to limit to 200 to give the award) but as this is a Fantasy Adventure blog and is outside my normal subjects want to break the rules.

Lead and Paint Another blog that really has too few followers for the quality. You get a good mix of subjects though Steam Punk and Fantasy are the main subjects.

Figurine Passion Captain LOL is one of the best painters out there and it's worth following just for the reminder of just how good it gets. Being a full time painter (I believe) we get treated to lots of posts and finished projects all the time. Mostly busts and 54mm+++ figures.

Dots of Paint mostly Napoleonic in flavour though other subjects are covered. Excellent AAR's and fantastic figures, again the number of followers is far lower than one would expect.

I could give more but will leave it there, so onto the questions

Why Dis I start blogging? My wife has her own blog and she encouraged me to have a go so I started a ASL blog which I still update on occasion. When I came back to figure gaming I thought it would be good to do the same.

If I could change one thing about wargameing what would it be? The exposure of the hobby to generate a larger following and improve the perception of those that do it. Would be a real boost to the hobby and it's suppliers. I think Flames of War have done this to an extent.

What is Best in Life? Having got through the hardest two years on my life I have to say wife and kids who have been great whilst I got better.

Fame or Fortune? Fortune, though I am not Mr. Poundnotes, better to have enough than far too much. It would be nice not to ever have to worry about rainy days.

What miniatures am I most proud of painting? The ones on my banner at the top of the blog were from when I was last painting well over 20 years ago. More recent would be the deluxe sniper reminders and some of the 6mm work I do.

How do I deal with burn out? Not really suffered it yet. Been to tired after work to paint recently but back in the grove now. I think working on lots of different periods and scales help. I always play music when I paint and that also helps keep me at it.

Why is a Raven like a writing desk? I have no idea.

Star Wars or Star Trek? Trek? Why have a phaser when you can have a BLASTER

If you could buy from one manufacturer who would it be? That's really hard but if forced it would be Adler as I love their poses and the extra time to paint them up would not matter given the ban on others.

Favourite Take-away? Chinese by a mile.

OK that's a wrap, hope you enjoyed it.


  1. Great stuff. Congrat's Ian!

  2. Great answers, Ian. Congrats on the award!

  3. Thank you for the nomination, and the very kind words. I shall post my responses anon!

  4. You win! Congrats on your multiple award winning blog.

  5. Congrats on both awards. I'm with you on the Chinese take away. None better.

  6. Thanks for the nomination, Ian, and congratulations on your own!

    As to why is a Raven like a writing desk - well, with the advent of the internet, smart phones, etc, "Nevermore" apllies to both... with appologies to Edgar Allen Poe!

  7. Very many congratulations my good man!

  8. Thanks to all of you, I have far too much fun here ;-)