Friday, 6 March 2015

100th follower - Blog Giveaway!

Welcome to the 100th follower of this blog, Mike of Single Base Wargames, and at the same time the 101st follower, Ubique Matt. I haven't made a habit of welcoming new followers, preferring to follow their blogs and link to them back here, but passing 100 is a bit of a milestone, so thank you to all who follow (and those who don't really follow anymore but who still pop up in the followers list) my rather erratic ramblings as I bounce from project to project.

I've really enjoyed being part of the blogging community of wargamers, and have managed to win a few blog giveaways over the past couple of years. First was Tim Knight's giveaway at Heropress where I won the Icons superhero roleplaying game. Then Dan Mersey's giveaway in January last year where I won three brand new Osprey Adventures books. In July last year I received Warfare in the Ironclad Age through the Canister and Grape blog. Lately I have had the fortune to win Captain Arjun's February giveaway over on Cor Blog Me which consists of some Colonial rulebooks, including Ever Victorious Armies which I had been looking for a while back but is now out of print.

So I've been waiting for an occasion to give something back. Initially I was thinking my first 100,000 views, but at the rate I'm going that could be a couple of years ago. So then I thought, maybe the first 50,000 views. But again, it seems my ramblings are not attractive enough to get me over that line any time soon. So 100 followers was the new benchmark, and here it is!

Now, what to give away?
Foundry Sigurd and Thrudella in poor lighting because I realised I didn't have a picture of them and snapped it in a hurry.
First option - genuine Natholeon hand-painted Sigurd and Thrudella made by Wargames Foundry. Have you ever wanted to own a genuine bit of Natholeon painting but can't find the six figure price tag*? here's your chance.
Nineteenth Century shenanigans
Second option - rules for the Franco-Prussian War. They Died for Glory and La Defense Francaise which was produced by Wargames Foundry.
More Franco-Prussian War? I sense a theme here...
Third option - the very first issue of Practical Wargamer magazine - my favourite wargames mag of all time and a constant source of inspiration. This is a mint copy - if by mint you mean it looks like it could have been used to wrap up some small sweets. But it is all there and holding together pretty well.

What do you need to do? Leave a comment stating which prizes you would like in order of preference. Then I will roll a dice to decide the winner. Given my dice rolling, getting in early so that you are a low number is probably a good plan. As I am a shameless exhibitionist, I will award extra entries to anyone who advertises this on their blog and then links back to here, and then tells me about it in the comments section. I will decide the winners on the Ides of March, because that has always been a pretty lucky day historically speaking.


* calculated in Zimbabwean dollars c. 2010


  1. Congratulations! Here's to a couple of hundred more :)

  2. Woho! a Hundred - sounds nice! BEST!
    They Died for Glory <-- and yes will link to You ;) ;)

  3. Congrats on your No 100!!!
    My preference in order is 2, 3, 1, I'll try and get a post up over the weekend. Cheers!

    1. I've plugged your givaway Nate over on my blog.

  4. Big congrat's Nate. Put in for 1,3,2 please!

  5. Congrats!! I am 102 now...
    My preference is in order: 2,1,3.

  6. Congratulations on the 100th (now 102nd) Followers.

    Give-away duly plugged at,

    For prizes, I prefer the order of 2-3-1.

  7. Congratulations! My prize preference: 1 - 3 - 2

    Keep up the grand work!

  8. Congratulaions on the...103rd!...3-2-1 please!

  9. Congrats, prize order 1,2,3, if you please. :)

  10. Thanks for this offer amply olugged by Ray thanks.
    My choice would be 1,2,3 (but I do have 3)

  11. Congratulation on the first century..

    3' 2' 1 for me please

  12. Congrats on the increase in followers. Keep up the blogging. cheers

  13. Great number of followers. And perchance a win, prize one the expertly painted 6 figure price tagged minis please.

  14. Congrats! My preference is 1, 3, 2.

  15. Well done Nate - Good blog.
    If I was lucky then 1,2,3