Thursday, August 14, 2014

Good news, good news and yet more good news

If I didn't feel like death warmed up right now today would be an absolute pearler. Even with my evil man flu there's still plenty to be chuffed about here and Millsy Towers.

Firstly, Issue One of Wargame Bloggers Quarterly has just reached the 1,000 downloads milestone in less than a week since publication. I don't believe any of us involved would have imagined it would have done so well when we put it out there. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and there has been great interest from the community in submitting content and getting on board in general. To everyone who has commented, given a shout out or otherwise got involved thank you very much! If you've not yet downloaded a copy get into it folks.

As if that wasn't enough I've been the beneficiary of a very generous act by a fellow blogger and gamer. About a month ago I posted saying I was looking for a specific figure from the first edition of Necromunda (this chap on the left).

Tom from the appropriately named Tom's Toy Soldiers not only had one, he posted him off in short order and he arrived yesterday, completely gratis.

It's this kind of thing that makes you realise what a wonderful group of people the gaming blogosphere is. Thanks Tom! Your beer will be ready and waiting when you arrive Down Under for the footy mate.


Hobby-wise, I'm finally back at the modelling desk after all the computer work on WBQ and it's been quite refreshing to do something other than type. I'm currently assembling a couple of armoured vehicles for my Space Marines, plus a bunch of extra Terminators, all of which is apparently absolutely necessary to survive life in the grim-dark after Russ well and truly towelled me up on the weekend with his Birthday Orks.

Lastly, another upside of WBQ is a bunch of new friends have joined the Canister and Grape crew. Welcome aboard Sean, Will Mays, Martin Connell, MarkG and Robert Audin (who also published in WBQ Issue One).

Cheers,
Millsy

18 comments :

  1. Congrats! And nice miniature to boot!

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  2. Great stuff Millsy - somehow this I the first I had heard about WBQ... what a great idea and nice looking publication.
    I'd be happy to offer content if wanted, although its mostly LOTR/Hobbit related at the moment...

    Agreed the hobby blogosphere is a wonderful place, loads of good folks out there :)

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    1. Thanks Scott. I'm glad you found WBQ and enjoyed the mag. I believe you've already offered to submit which is great news as your stuff would be a real highlight. Someone over on The One Ring forum has already said they'd like to see some LotR content!

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  3. The WBQ is excellent. Great job on that one mate.
    Very cool of a fellow blogger to send you that miniature.
    What a great bunch we are.
    Cheers

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  4. Well done. Very decent chap that blogger - representative of the freemasonry of the hobby that I've come to know and love. Keep up the good work.

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  5. Tom is clearly a prince among men and a thoroughly decent chap - looking forward to seeing the leader painted up!

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    1. Patience young one. He must first be reunited with his long lost brothers and then enter a Zen state of peaceful contemplation in the painting queue. Only then may he emerge as a true leader of gangers.

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    2. Ah yes, "Mighty Steel Leg" & Co...
      ;-)

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  6. You have much to be proud of Millsy! Well done!

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    1. Cheers Monty. No resting on our laurels though!

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  7. Hey there Millsy:
    First, I hope you feel better soon.
    Second, well done to you and your mates on WBQ. I have just skimmed it thus far but it is obviously a labour of love and of a high quality. I agree with Young Kinch, of such things (and of the generosity of your mate Tom) does the Freemasonry of the hobby work, and that's a good thing.
    Bravo zulu that man.
    Cheers,
    M

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    1. Hi MIchael. Thanks for the get well wishes mate. WBQ is something of a labour of love but then the best things usually are...

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  8. I'm glad to hear the WGQ is a success - it certainly deserves to be, it's a quality product.

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  9. I'm very impressed with WGQ when Millsy asked if he could use my article I didn't know what to think but Millsy was one of my first readers so I agreed. I never expected to end up in a top notch publication!

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  10. Enjoy your modelmaking ..edition 2 will be around quick enough !

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