6 March 2015

Who follows whom? Part the first.

At the time of writing this there are one hundred and one people who have publicly signed up as followers of this blog (thereby showing their exquisite taste!), many of whom have blogs of their own. I thought it would be a nice way to celebrate this three-figure-milestone if I were to list their gaming blogs and give a quick comment as to why you should go and check them out. I've no idea how blogger decides how to order followers in the list it provides, so I shall start at the back and work forwards... with one exception. First spot goes to my 100th follower, warfactoryuk.

Name: Scalene Warfactoryuk
Blog:   http://www.warfactory.co.uk/wp/
Why:   A seriously fabulous Biblical city under construction, as well as 3d printed weapons for Rogue Trader

Oh, and if the blog hasn't been updated this academic year (1st September 2014), I probably won't list it unless it has plenty of lovely archive material. Here are the first lot:

Name: yorkie
Blog:   http://stevenkelly1.blogspot.co.uk/
Why:   So many beautifully painted teeny-tiny (10mm and smaller) miniatures, historical, fantasy, and Epic 40K

Name: JET (aka Jason)
Blog:   http://geektactica.blogspot.co.uk/
Why:   The blogger who taught me how to blog. He's been quiet the last few months, but go back and drool over the Old West, Chaos in Carpathia, Impetus in various scales, terrain... Oh, and anyone interested in narrative gaming should definitely go and read through his battle reports on How It Should Be Done.

Name: jmilesr
Blog:   http://lairoftheubergeek.blogspot.co.uk/
Why:   Historical, sci-fi, vehicles, sailing ships, old west, X-wing, and a thoroughly enjoyable writing style.

Name: Hetairoi
Blog:   http://hetairoiwargames.blogspot.co.uk/
Why:   15mm Mordheim! Oh, and SAGA, Lion Rampant, gladiators, 10mm, 28mm, ships, terrain... Above all, he's a man of great taste as he is playtesting Knights' Quest with his son.

Name: antipixi
Blog:   http://antipixi.blogspot.co.uk/
Why:   Many of the reasons above, along with a great set of conversions for several skirmish games, but also because he's the man who is responsible for getting me back into gaming after a 10 year hiatus, through the medium of BloodBowl. Top bloke.

Name: Bishop Lord
Blog:   http://grandscalewargaming.blogspot.co.uk/
Why:   10mm, or it might be 15mm now. Anyway, loads of mainly medieval historical goodies here.

Name: DeanM
Blog:   http://wabcorner.blogspot.co.uk/
Why:   Oh, such beautiful 28mm knights. Sure, there's 120mm masterpieces, 2mm Romans, ancient ships... but the Codex Manesse project is something I return to again and again. Just lovely.

Name: Galpy
Blog:   http://kentspainting15mm.blogspot.co.uk/
Why:   I thought I had a wide range of interests... Some nice father/son painting collaboration, too.

That's the first of four pages of followers according to the blogger dashboard thingy, leaving three to come, by my count.

Go and check them out,


  1. Well I'll make your 102nd spot then Rab!

  2. Yes, it seems like I too need to follow publicly so as to reap the benefits of exposure. ;)

  3. Hey, thank you very much for your kind words!

    1. You're very welcome; they are well-deserved.

  4. There are so many new blogs started every other day, that it's very easy to miss the one's that you would find appealing to your tastes.

    Thank you for going to the effort of listing & mini reviewing your followers blogs, very useful :)


    1. Some of them are new to me as well! I had got rather behind in looking at what followers of this blog were producing, and this seemed an appropriate moment to find out and share.

  5. This is a brilliant idea Rab, and a greatffor us to find new blogs to follow. Great idea and thank you!

    1. Thanks, Herbert, I hope the next sets of links will be as useful/interesting for you.

  6. This is a great idea for a post (or series of posts) ... it's very kind when bloggers with high profiles help the new comers. Nice.

    1. [Oscar speech mode on]It's just my way of giving back, y' know...[/off] ;)

      Seriously, though, there are some great bloggers out there and people should be reading their stuff!

  7. Just noticed this, Thanks for the mention!


    1. You're welcome! I enjoy reading your blog and seeing how you paint the different scales. A shame 10mm fantasy didn't do it for you and your gaming group, I'd have loved to have seen a full Copplestone force or two in action.