I am as guilty as anyone.
I started this blog back in January as an incentive to get my Outbreak City project completed. I'm actually a pretty slow working hobbyist and, to promote one of the most positive benefits of blogging, this is the first project I have taken from concept to play-ready in just a few short months. Why? Mostly likely because...when you commit to something in writing, you have a greater propensity to follow it through.
In my eagerness to get the project completed I hadn't quite picked up on some of the blogging etiquette norms. Slowly and surely, it all made sense. I have been nominated twice now for a Stylish Blogger Award and it is only the second time around that I 'got' it.
It is nice to think someone enjoys what you're doing enough to. let other people know about it. Highlighting and sharing our efforts - after all, that is really what this is all about.
So, in keeping up with the ettiquette, the 'rules' are.
- A thank you and link back to the nominating blog.
- Share seven things about yourself.
- Pass the award on to 10 or so other deserving blogs.
- Let them know of your nominating them for the award.
My thank you goes to both The Angry Lurker, who originally nominated me for this a while back, cheers Fran, and DocStout who did so very recently. Both great blogs that are well worth checking out.
Seven Things About Me
1. Although my blog is about the zombie apocalypse in 28mm, I have all sorts of gaming projects either finished or on the go - 20mm Vietnam, 1/35 WW2, 15mm Modern, 28mm Cowboys, 40K, LOTR. 20mm WW2, Dystopian Wars, Star Wars Miniatures, 28mm Modern to name a few.
2. I co-hosted Episode 64 'A British Hope' of the Minis Mayham <sic> podcast on the D20 Radio Network. The show is dedicated to the now defunct Wizards of The Coast game - Star Wars Miniatures. The D20 network is a fantastic podcasting network with loads of high quality gaming podcasts - check it out. My competition winning Star Wars MIniatures scenario 'Rat's Mayham' is available for free download here.
3. I held a county powerlifting record when I was at college. I pulled a 195Kg deadlift at a bodyweight of 65Kg
4. I love music and was a full-time musician for 10 years. I played rock, folk, metal, Drum 'n' Bass and Hip Hop.
5. I can't get past level 7 on Call of The Dead - It's hard.
6. I performed motion caspture for some Guitar Hero dlc. Fittingly - the track was 'Astro Zombies' by the Misfits.
7. When I'm not gaming, blogging or otherwise getting my geek on. I am an active Crossfitter. What is Crossfit? I just a few words - Constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity across broad time and model domains. It is THE workout of choice for the Zombie Survivalist. Rule no. 1 = Cardio.
10 Deserving Blogs
1. Too Much Unpainted Lead - It was Matt that started me off on this blog adventure in the first place. You 'Rock' dude! :)
2. Vampifan's World of The Undead - Bryan's is undisputably THE go-to Zombie gaming blog. Superb blog and a great guy.
3. Doug's Land of The Dead - Doug's campaign backstory is awesome, not to be missed.
4. Bunker Hill - Christopher's painting and basing is something to behold.
5. Brains and Guts - Lord Siwoc's Zombie Apocalypse adventures are coming on strong, great ideas and innovations.
6. Chez Gnotta - Fantastic modelling, paintingand basing from Gnotta. Superb attention to detail.
7. Zed Storm Rising - Darrell's modelling work is amazing and his work on re-creating his own house is incredible.
8. Obviously Zed - Whiteface's superb Zombie Batreps pull me in every time.
9. Tactical Miniatures Gaming - I like to think of LTL Dad as one of the founding fathers of Zombie Batreps, there's plenty more cool gaming stuff here too.
10. The Historical Miniaturist - I followed Herrodadog's blog on the basis of his 3D Incursion board alone, and stayed for everything else.
All fantastic blogs and apologies to anyone else who has not been included.
Share the love Zombiephiles.
'till next time - Choose your weapon, aim for the head, DO NOT MISS!!!