Monday 26 November 2012

Aww shucks…Thanks!

Some of you may have become aware of a little Blog meme that is currently rippling across the wargaming community blogosphere (and elsewhere). I'm not strictly eligible for the Liebster Blog Award because BLMA has over 200 followers but I have been given an Honourable Mention by Neil at the excellent site Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles.

I've been trying to find the origin of this award to no avail, so if anyone knows where it started let me know because its bugging me!  

The rules of the Leibster Blog Award very simple:
  1. Copy and paste the award on your Blog linking it to the blogger who has given it to you.
  2. Pass the award to your top 5 favorite Blogs with fewer than 200 followers by leaving a comment on one of their posts to notify them that they have won the award 
  3. List your nominations (complete with links) on your own Blog.
  4. Sit back and bask in that warm fuzzy feeling that comes with knowing that you have just made someone's day!
As already stated I'm not really eligible to take part but exclusion has never stopped me form participating before and I don't see why it should now! I've stuck to the rules for nominations so my five Blogs of choice are all mostly small emerging sites that I think deserve a little publicity (the aim of the award after all). If your Blog isn't included it may be that you already 200+ followers or have already been nominated (there have been some great nominees so far). I follow in excess of 300 blogs on a regular basis so choosing just five has been really really hard and I have spent quite some time pondering my final selection. 

1000 Foot General - This blog has a lot of what I like, a wide range of games, excellent pictures, humour and some very interesting terrain building projects. One of my recent favourites was the  Desert Terrain Cloth tutorial. 

One Inch Warriors - Some excellent little articles and good pictures. Not a high volume poster but quality beats quantity any time.

Model Dads - I'm not actually sure how many followers this site has but its almost certainly over the limit of 200. But ignorance is bliss and so I'm nominating this excellent blog for a Liebster. This is by far one of my favourite blogs out there and one I read religiously. If you haven't seen their site yet then get over there now!

Sgt Steiner's Wargaming Blog - Another great blog with a wide variety of articles, good humour,  a satisfying dose of nostalgia and some great photo's. This is a true Grognards blog and well worth a visit.

DJK's Fantasy World - For my final nomination I think I can justly be accused of bias as young master Derek is a member of my RPG group. But that shouldn't detract from the fact that this is a great little Blog and deserves a nomination just for the articles covering his amazing scratch built buildings.

Congrats to all and let the meme roll on! 


  1. Very many congratulations Lee, richly deserved.

  2. I found this, basically, Liebster means dearest, and it was first seen about 2 years ago and started outside of the war gaming / RPGs blogs.

    Here's a link to more info

    1. Thanks for that Kevin. I've done a similar search and just found hundreds of similarly nominated blogs stretching back a couple of years. I'm not a fan of 'chain letters' as such but this one encourages recognition of smaller blogs and hopefully gives them a little boost...and that can't be a bad thing.


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