Monday, 22 February 2016

The Miniatures Man - 5 years of blogging

Five years ago today I posted my first little blog-thingie. It all started out in Swedish as a reminder for me on what colours I used for different miniatures and the first post was one on WWII German infantry guns. I soon translated everything into English as my reader-base became non-Swedish.
Nearly 500 posts since then and very close to 200K hits. Not too bad for what started as a blog-based note-book. Well, it has grown in scope a bit over the years and now it has become a way to communicate with people all over the world and hopefully inspire and maybe give a good laugh now and then.
Five years is enough time to have a little stroll down memory lane, so here are some of my favourite earlier posts
The female cleric/necromancer from Reaper. Still one of my favourite paint jobs even though she is not very sensibly dressed.
The Othyugh from Reaper, one of the most disgusting monsters… the name sort of gives it away.
On the road to Stalingrad – one of the funniest participation games we’ve ever staged. In part two you will see why the phrase “Hey, what’s the chance of me rolling another double 1?” is bound to be trouble.
Storing your minis the IKEA way was an unexpected success. It was shared on TMP and other places and is still my number one post in number of views.
The airport hangar is just… big. It’s seen use in 20mm LRDG attacks and 28mm Pulp. A great kit and more than one man have said “I need one of those!”
I joined Little Wars gaming club a year ago and one club meeting ended with a very enjoyable game of Black Powder. It’s great to be the general.
The club has been a boon to my gaming and modelling. The Soerabaja Harbour project had me working for several months and will see me doing even more. Great fun and great results if I may say so. Check out all posts on the project here if you’re interested in the details.
We used the harbour in the Pulp Alley club campaign. The funniest game in that campaign was the one where we met The Great Gonga. Monsignore Cadaverico, my gang leader made himself a name as a monster magnet there, and it has continued, unfortunately. My first TPK (total party kill, in this instance meaning everyone in my gang became monster-fodder). Pulp Alley is such a good game that it is fun even if you lose in a big way.
It's been a good ride so far and I hope to keep up a while more. Thank you all for you interest and comments.
Off to the champagne and The Miniatures Man 5th Anniversary Party on Perilous Island. You're all invited! I hear the goblin groupies are waiting.

Well, it might be better to stay here instead. 
Now, let's see if there are any fun miniatures out there... Ooooooh, shiny!

29 comments:

  1. Wow, is it five years! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks, Laffe!
      I have no intention not to!

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  2. Congratulations! Your blog is always an inspiration...especially your Pulp Alley battle reports! I look forward to the next five years!

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  3. Five years, well done! I've certainly enjoyed the little slice of that since I've been following.

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    1. Thank you
      Hope to see you here many more years

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  4. Congratulations Joachim! :D I started out in Portuguese... then, added a translation to English, but soon changed to English :) Swedish is a beautiful language, I studied it some years ago :) Best wishes to you and your blog :)

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  5. Congrats! Some great stuff posted over the years it seems. :)

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  6. Congratulations! Five years - excellent and hope to see many more years!

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    1. Thanks!
      I hope to be here for a long time

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  7. Happy 5th blogday Joakim may you reach many more.

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    1. Thank you, Frank!
      There will be more, for sure!

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  8. I have been thrilled to have found your blog and found many an inspirational post, here's to the next five years.

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  9. Though I don't often comment, I have enjoyed following your blog. Thank you for sharing with us. Looking forward to the next five years!

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  10. Congatulate! Is a big shame that I started to watch so late :(

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    1. Thank you, Michał!
      I guess you could start at the beginning and just read everything then :-D
      Or just enjoy the next five years... ;-)

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  11. Well done, five years is good going! Blogs are a great way to record ideas and good games. Look forward to reading some more!

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    1. Thank you, Lee!
      Let's see what the next five years have on store.

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  12. I went back and had a look at your earliest posts.
    http://miniatyrmannen.blogspot.se/2011/02/bocage.html
    My half of that sheet of horse hair is still sitting unused in my basement...

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    1. you actually got 1/4 of the roll
      Most of mine is still unused...

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