06 May 2014

Liebster Award: Its like a chain letter, but a bit nicer

Thanks to "The Responsible One" and "Admiral Drax" for the nominations!  I'll start this off with my list of Nominations, and the following note.  I wish I could have fit you all in here, but there just isn't space.  According to some of the rules for the Liebster award (and there's a lot of different rules depending on where you look) you should only nominate blogs with less than 200 Followers.  For some reason I like that I idea and decided to follow that one.  My only regret is that by doing so I excluded some blogs from the list.
So, without further ado...

Blog Nominations

2.) The Thunder Guard
3.) Admiral Drax
4.) Col. Scipio's Palladian Guard
5.) Do you have a Flag?
6.) Devos IV
7.) 'Till you see the white of their eyes - 4th Praetorian Mech
8.) Rights of Battle
9.) Praetorian XXIV
10.) Lions of Harlech
11.) The Grim Darkness

1. Why did you start blogging?

Honest Injun? Because it was so much easier to blog than to continually update a normal website. But I don't think that's what you wanted to hear.  I started to share my armies on the Internet because I got tired of updating 10 different Forum's with my new stuff.  It really did start out on my home server and I ran it myself.  Later I wanted to try wordpress, so I installed that on the server and hosted my website there. At the beginning of 2008 I migrated to Blogger.

Over the years though, my blogging is almost important to me as a real gaming community. I'd love to have a regular gaming club, but with my job, I'm usually more excited to stay at home.  But I do get in games when I can.

2. If you could change one thing about the wargaming hobby, what would it be?
Less crying and more fun. We should be enjoying the game for what it is, a game!  If your idea of fun is competing at tournaments or fighting a historic re-enactment of the Nexxas Exculpation in 39M561 than have at it.

3. What is best in life?

Sitting outside with the family. I've traveled the world, spent time in war zones, rolled in the cash like it was sand, and stood in the lime light. But spending 5 minutes with daughter beats all of that, hands down.

4. Do you want to live forever?
Nope, I only want to live long enough to be able take a vacation in space. The key there is that I would like to be able to pay for it without selling my left nut.

5. Fame or fortune?
Neither, but if I had to choose, I'd take fortune.  Buy a bigger house (with a maid), turn my real job into a 1/2 day job, open a gaming store, and feed my 40k Addiction.

6. What miniature are you most proud of having painted?
That would have to be this guy.
7. How do you deal with burn out?
 Hmmm...  It's happened twice, and both times I packed up my models and hobby kit and left them alone.  I stayed active on the Internet and reading books, but didn't touch any models.  After a bit when unpacking I only picked one model to start with and worked my way back into it. 

8. Why is a raven like a writing desk?

I'm sure I'm supposed write something thoughtful here, but to be honest I don't get the question.. What does a raven have to do with a desk?

9. Star Wars or Star Trek?

Is that really a question?  Star Wars of course. In fact I tell my daughter stories about Princess's and bad guys, and knights with swords every night.  She knows them all as Leia, Luke, and Vader.

10. If you could only buy from one miniature company from now on, which one would it be?
...  Right now I'd go with Victoria Miniatures. 

11. What is your favourite take away? 

That depends on what country I'm currently in.  (I told you I travel a lot)
Mid-East - Shawarma
Germany - Currywurst (Bratwurst with a curry ketchup)
Stateside - Chinese 


  1. Some great answers, very nice! Thanks for the nomination, very kind. Always looks forward to seeing what you have put up!

  2. Some great answers there and I heartily agree with your comments about the hobby. Thank you very much for the nomination, very kind of you. You would have definitely been on my list if Drax hadn't nominated you - should have just given you two nominations, gah

  3. I'm most jealous of your globetrotting. That's a smashing tip about kids' storytime too.

    And I know their mum won't mind either !

    1. yeah, half of my globetrotting, involved to many war-zones than than I care to count. But then again, it enabled me to see some not only the other side of things, but meet and know some great people and their cultures.

      Ha, my wife was speechless when my daughter came up one night and asked me to tell here the story about Luke, and R2D2. She asked my daughter what the story was and she really replied, a story about knights and princesses!! ;)

  4. How are the Vergnitz IV pattern vehicles these days ? Did you ever do templates for the Chimera variant ?

    1. You know, I really haven't touched these in over a year. I've got them all lined up on the shelf so I that I can repaint a few of them but the weather over here has been crap.

      hmmm.... Templates... I did them up, but can't seem to find them for the life of me. I'll have to dig out my old harddrive and find a way to get it connected to my computer.