Thursday, 22 November 2012

Happy Birthday, Blog!

This blog turns 1 today! (I don't know how old that is in web years, at least 10 I guess.)

Thanks so much for all the kind words over the past year that have encouraged me to keep putting out content. With nice timing this week I've been given the nod for a 'Leibster Award' for up-and-coming blogs. (Nominated by Jay, check out his blog here).

Edit: Also nominated by Sam and Rusty- thanks, guys!

I've found maintaining this blog really helpful in keeping me on track and on time with various projects. I've improved my camera skills. I've toyed with The Dip. I've appreciated the effort that goes into all the great wargaming and miniature painting blogs out there.

What next? More of the same, hopefully. I've still got a huge lead pile to work through and a grasshopper attention span for periods and scales. I'd like to get some proper battle reports on here- its going to be another learning experience to strike the right balance of photos, diagrams and text to tell the story.

I think that the site header needs a change... something to represent the variety of scales and genres I dabble in. Any ideas?

Finally, as a Liebster recipient (can I put it on my CV?) I get to nominate blogs with under 200 followers that deserve recognition. There are so many good blogs out there, and I'm sure I'll kick myself when I remember someone I've forgotten, but please check out:

  • Shed Wars with excellent scenery and battle reports, swinging from the French-Indian wars to the post-apocalypse.
  • Femoral Head Ostectomy for some great pictures of gaming in Finland (set phasers to translate)
  • Stopping the Red Tide: Great pictures and fiction for an upcoming Cold War campaign that I can't wait to follow!
  • Hurry up and Wait: A blog that solely focuses on the Falklands, with combat in many scales and gripping battle reports.


  1. Hi Barks,

    Thank you!

    I started the Femoral Head Ostectomy blog to document my projects as I never seem to remember what colours I used half a year ago.

    Another aspect was to show activities in our local gaming club . With pictures this is quite easy even though there is never enought time to write more proper reports. Hopefully active players and fun games will attract new club members.

    Third idea was that it will be fun in future to browse the club's history by viewing pictures of the games played. Naturally not all games played in the club are in pictures as I can't attent the club every day. :)

    Femoral Head Ostectomy