Today marks the fifth anniversary of '28mm Victorian Warfare' and I felt that it was appropriate to just take a moment or two to thank you, dear reader. I suggested, after this humble weblog’s first anniversary, that there was little in this world that is more self indulgent than having your own 'blog', particularly one devoted to the collecting, painting and gaming of miniature warriors just shy of three centimetres tall, but what an unexpected delight it has been developing and maintaining ‘28mm Victorian Warfare’ over the last five years.
|First posted 15th March 2011
Conceived as a way or recording my tentative progress and observations through this most wholesome of hobbies, the 'blog' also became an important distraction from the ever demanding day job; an escape from all those ‘real life’ problems that befall us all from time to time. Looking back at that first post, there was a clear agenda, a simple plan that over the years has been somewhat strayed from. In fact casual visitors to the blog may be confused by its very title as '28mm Victoria Warfare' seems to encompass everything but colonial wargaming in its present form. Regardless of distractions, and there will undoubtedly be many more,* I have no doubt that I will continue to find myself returning to the period that spawned my hobby interest. Whilst I may still dream of leading massed ranks of toy soldiers across the table top, I have a greater understanding of where my hobby progress lies and look forward to pushing on regardless.
*did someone say Ghostbusters?
|First posted 29th March 2011
Finally and perhaps most importantly I just want to thank all that visit, particularly those that take the time to leave a comment - your support, enthusiasm and best wishes are truly inspirational. To demonstrate my gratitude in a more tangible way I have decided to run a modest giveaway. To celebrate my first foray into the Anglo-Zulu I thought that I would offer the same set that I painted all those years ago - a pack of Empress Miniatures British Infantry in Campaign Marching Poses. In addition, and because I appreciate that not everyone has the same tastes, the winner of the draw may add a second pack of miniatures of their own choice ,with a comparable worth to the first, from the 'Empress Miniatures' website.
|Fist posted 17th March 2011
In order to qualify for the draw you must be a public follower of ‘28mm Victorian Warfare’ and enter by leaving a comment below. I hope to make the draw on the 31st March at which point I will ask the winner to make contact via email to discuss distribution. So once again a huge Thank You, and if I have erroneously overlooked your blog, then do please let me know by leaving a comment below.
|Part 1 of the giveaway.