I’ve been Liebstered!Posted: May 27, 2014
I have no idea what the award is for, but it would appear that to ‘accept’ this award I have to nominate at least five other blogs and to answer some questions.
I could easily have just nominated the blogs that are featured on the right-hand sidebar, but instead I decided to nominate some of the other blogs that I follow. My nominated blogs are:
- A Little From Leofwine
- Adventures with Gun, Sabre and Horse
- Big Lee’s Miniature Adventures
- Brazos Evil Empire
- Geordie’s Big Battles
- il Desto Fante
- The Dancing Cake Tin
- Wargame Hermit
The questions (and my answers) are as follows:
Why did you start blogging?
- I started whilst I was still teaching Information Technology to 17/18 year olds. The syllabus required them to create a blog and I had no idea how to write one … so I did. So I started as part of a self-learning process.
If you could change one thing about the wargaming hobby, what would it be?
- The spurious pursuit of realism. Once I accepted that what I do is play warGAMES (with emphasis on the games part of the word) and stopped trying to con myself into believing something different, I began to enjoy the hobby far more … and to discover that you can actually create quite realistic and historical results from simple, quick, and easy to use game mechanisms.
What is best in life?
- My family and friends. Life would not be worth much without either.
Fame or fortune?
- I suspect that getting this award is about as famous as I will ever get, so I suppose that I will have to settle for fortune.
What miniatures are you most proud of having painted?
- Some Russian World War II infantry that I sold to another wargamer. I had forgotten that I had passed them on to him, and when I saw some photographs of them on his blog I asked where he had got them because they looked so good … and was very surprised when he told me that I had painted them!
How do you deal with burn out?
- Not very well. I usually just take a break and do something else … and that seems to cure the problem.
Why is a raven like a writing desk?
- No idea.
Star Wars or Star Trek?
- Star Trek. I enjoy both, but Star Trek just has the edge. But if Dr Who had been included in the options, Star Wars and Star Trek would have both been out of the running.
If you could only buy from one miniatures company from now on, which one would it be?
- Essex Miniatures.
What is your favourite takeaway?
- Fish and Chips, closely followed by Chinese.