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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

I won a Liebster award!!

Courtesy of the very kind 'Headologist' I have received the above accolade. Here is what he wrote:

"For Dark Ages wargaming galore, some great battle reports and possibly the most gorgeously coverted and painted Welsh and British Kingdoms miniatures there are - a great inspiration for my Spears of Mawdryn - check out Andy's blog."

Thank you very much indeed, sir! You are very kind.
I was also listed in the top 5 of Mr Mike 'Trouble At T'Mill' Whitaker (of whom, more later...) for which I am also very grateful.

I'm always genuinely pleased when my humble efforts are appreciated!

So, given that I have been awarded the accolade, I pass on to you the rules for these awards...

1. Copy and paste the award on your blog linking it to the blogger who has given it you.

2. Pass the award to your top 5 favorite blogs with less than 200 followers by leaving a comment on one of there posts to notify them that they have won the award and listing them on your own blog.

3. Sit back and bask in the warm fuzzy feeling that comes with knowing you have made someone's day!

4. There is no obligation to pass this onto someone else but its nice if you take the time to do so.

I may struggle with time to put comments on all these to notify them (see bottom of post for why I'm a bit busy), they are...

My favourite 5 blogs (in no particular order):

Trouble At T' Mill My club-mate, fellow Age of Arthur and Dux Brit enthusiast and all-round fabulous chap Mike, whose sheer variety of post topics gains him the award. There is always something of interest on Mike's blog with so many fine details and he does write some rather cool narrative reports for our Dux Brit campaign!!

Tom's Toy Soldiers Tom gains the award for some of the most humorously entertaining battle reports you'll ever read. I always have a good chuckle when reading Tom's reports and recommend that you check 'em out if you haven't already done so, especially his WAB and Saga reports. If you aren't smiling afterwards, I'll be very surprised!!!

The Leutnant's Diary If you think I paint good Dark Age stuff, visit this blog for some truly epic freehand weathered shield designs and overall mastery of the brush whatever he is painting. Absolutely staggering stuff!!!

The Wargames Table Matt and I have followed each other's blogs for ages. He paints cool stuff and makes cool scenery. He's also well into War & Conquest, which, although I have never played, is clearly a rather fabulous alternative to WAB if you are sick of that particular game or are weeping at its demise and want a similar (but different enough) type of gaming experience.

Dr Phil Hendry's Blog  Ok, technically, this isn't a blogspot blog, but I have to mention it because this man has revolutionised my approach to painting. He has proved to me that the Army Painter dip is NOT just a load of stinky, sticky gloop, but is actually a superb painting tool. So much so that I now paint pretty much everything using it as I have completed nearly all my 'top drawer first choice show off my layer painting skill' armies and am now onto my 'get them looking good for the table and reduce the lead mountain' armies. Interestingly, since following Dr Hendry and adapting his technique to my own style, I have managed to strike just the right balance between 'decent painting speed' and 'models that look real nice'. If you remain unconvinced, check out Dr Phil's 3rd century Romans and Sassanids and be amazed!!! Also check out my FIW Native Americans and WW1 Brits to see how I have adapted Dr Hendry's technique...

So, there we are. Well done to all the above. There are LOADS of other great ones but the 5 above are my most frequently-visited...

Right...back to the painting table, as I have 25 more trees to base before our mega Age of Arthur WAB day on Sunday.

Toodle Pip!


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