Tuesday, 3 May 2011

I think the "meme" is Good: Stylist Blogger Award

The meme is good.

No need for ostentatious speeches, glamorous frocks and penguin suits, but a recognition nay realisation that there is a "virtual community" out there that you are part of :)

Many thanks to David Crook (A Wargaming Odyssey), Tim Gow (MegaBlitz and More) and El Grego (Mini Ship Gaming)for my nominations. What was also nice to see the award spread like wild-fire through my on-line hobbyist friends and fellow enthusiasts. All well deserved.

The real buzz was seeing the like-minded individuals who I share this hobby with and recognising what a talented bunch we are! The best bit about the award is that it makes you look at other blogs and string through the other recommend "reads". Without further ado are my nominated reads (many of course multi-nominated already).

Paul from: Plastic Warriors
A prolific NZ 20mm collector and not bad modeller by half, especially with a knack of doing very nice modern camo patterns (he even has a special brush for it)

Al from: 20th Century Wargames
Second half of the NZ duo of 20mm Command Decision gamer, a fan of the early war period

Tim from: MegaBlitz and More
I do like those WWII MegaBlitz Divisions as it means there is hope for my 20mm collection being useful for something

David from: A Wargaming Odyssey
I like really the naval stuff and I'm glad to see you turning to 1/3000. If I ever get my Jutland game off the ground there is an admiral's cap coming your way if you are interested 

Grego from: Mini Ship Gaming
Another naval fan who is tempting me into "sails" as well as "steam" 

Another Al from: The Wargame Shed 
The man who started me off blogging and an old friend from a London wargaming club, you can blame him for my insanity

Bob from:Wargaming Miscellany
A prolific poster into every imaginable sort of period

Paul from: Pauls Bod's
Miniatures par excellance

Mork from: Morksmini's
Very nice WWII kit and the odd game here and there to boot :)

WW2 Miniatures
The kit I have and then some and made in A+ fashion :)

Secundus at: Iron Mitten
This guy has such a talent with his cartoons, even my wife was impressed! And just to show I like things ancient too :)

And many there are many, many others to many to mention (see below) ... Keep up the good work folks it is a pleasure to read your postings :)

Seven+ things to share about myself:
  • As of today (see date of post) I have subscribed to 697 wargaming blogs, and that is why I do not show a picture next to my "blogs I read".
  • I like to see what other people are doing with the kit I have (notably 20mm) but haven't got round to making and painting yet (hence the abundance of 20mm sites in the above). I know 1/200 and 1/300 make more wargaming sense but I am hooked for some reason on the 20mm stuff.
  • I have better luck with painting my naval stuff, as it is a lot smaller :)
  • I first wargamed from 12+ until 15 with Airfix, then I turned to the D&D (didn't we all?), only returning to dabble with wargaming in my mid twenties, then surging in interest when I took a job in London being introduced to two fantastic wargaming clubs
  • My wargaming interests range from 2000BC to 2000AD+ (and infinity), but I don't do DBM unless the pliers come out
  • You have not seen my WWI 1/144 Skytrex collection yet :)
  • I do "computers" for a living. A programmer by trade but an academic by nature, with my background I should have gotten us all playing in some sort of virtual space against an Artificially Intelligent opponent, but in the end I prefer to paint models instead ;)
  • I rank sixth in importance in my household after my three young children, my wife and then her iPhone, but there is talk of me slipping even further with the possible addition of two kittens (hmm, I'm a rabbit man at heart myself) 
Oh, and I find you all quite inspiring, I'll stop now before I get too emotional ... ;)


Ray Rousell said...


Paul´s Bods said...

It is a thing to get us all linking and it´s worked quite well so far and thanks for putting my blog up.
You started wargaming between 12 and 15 with Airfix, then moved onto D&D as well? :-D

Al said...

Nice one mate, choking me up. Lol comment about wife and phone, yours and mine should probably meet!