Monday, 27 March 2017

100,000 views - competition time.......oh and a new project (of course)

Hi all

Image result for 100,000 memesyes the title says it all really, I've managed to achieve far more than I ever thought possible when i rebooted the blog less than 2 years ago.  Prior to the reboot, I had maybe 2 or 3 people reading the blog and almost no comments from those who did.  Now there are nearly 50 people regularly reading the dribble that I put out there in the blogosphere and a solid core of folks who kindly comment on a regular basis (I'm extremely grateful for those of you who make efforts to talk about this excellent hobby of ours) as well as those who are just passing through having been redirected here from the Bushido FB page and/or the YouTube videos..  Now with the scales tipping just over the 100k mark I'm once again humbled by the amount of folks (Russian Spambots) reading my output.

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So how to push on and get to the heady heights of 250,000? I'm not sure tbh, I'm going to get a bit more free time when the degree is behind me so expect more terrain building projects, more video battle reports, definitely more miniatures painted and more narrative reports/short stories.  I hope that will be sufficient to grow the blog and grow the interest in some of the gaming systems that are important to me and the Nerd herd - if not then, well there's always other blogs....lol....kidding, if not let me know what you want to see and I'll see if I can accommodate.

Anyway in order to celebrate this milestone, as I said in a previous post I will be putting on my second prize giveaway of the year a little earlier than planned and at the same time introduce the new project part of the title.

So firstly the new project - when Rich issued his "throwing down the gauntlet" challenge I responded with  my first post laying out my chosen game (which you can read here) which would be 7TV2e.  In that post I said I would be creating some terrain and using TMNT as well as a certain enigmatic element.

So let me introduce you to the "man" who needs no introduction (huh?) the one and only - Dr Who!


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Except he's not the one and only is he?!? nope definitely not, the time travelling Gallifreyan who has had several incarnations (13 officially, according to the BBC) and cannot in my opinion be termed as "one and only".


Image result for Dr WhoSo what's a fan to do when he's looking for a new project, does he pick his favourite Doctor and build his game around that one choice or does he go for option number two and buy as many versions as he can afford at the time..... I bet you can guess which way this fan went.....well Black Tree were having a sale so..... look just don't judge me alright - i'm weak (personally I'm blaming Simon "Blaxkleric" and Jez "Carrion Crow" for it all).......







Yup I went and bought 8 versions of the Doctor (numbers 1-8 chronologically)

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Oh and 16 companions

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and a TARDIS

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and a few Daleks........ok, ok, quite a few..........ok, ok, 14.....happy now....

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yes it's fair to say I went a bit mad and bought loads, now logically I know I cannot use them all at the same time in the games as the Doctors run consecutively with only the most recent incarnations crossing over in any meaningful way.  But I just don't care, I will run them back to back if I have to but I'm determined all will have their gaming day, aided by members of UNIT (my bolt action British) and maybe some other willing allies of the Dr garnered from my extensive miniature collection.

There will be dedicated posts on this project, have no fear.  Posts that look at the building and painting and most importantly the games, but for the time being I will leave it there.

Oh yeah the competition....

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No Laurence it definitely IS a competition...

In my frenzy of buying the many, many Doctors I managed to gain a little clarity and purchased some spares in order to give away as a thank you to you guys reading the blog.  So to the prizes then, the first is my favourite Doctor of all time - Number 4!  Tom Baker's portrayal of the Time Lord was smack bang in my childhood and imho the most entertaining version of the enigmatic Gallifreyan.  Accompanied by his faithful robotic hound K-9 and dressed in his Sherlock Holmes outfit he would be an excellent addition to any table.

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The second prize is the very first Doctor - the excellent William Hartnell.

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Both of these miniatures are from Black Tree and are lovely figures.  They will come with a slotta base and unpainted.  The draw will take place on the 30th April, and the first and second names drawn from a hat by the one and only Missus Gobbo will get the prizes.  In order to get your name in the hat, just comment on this thread.

Good luck and thanks once again to you all, I hope you keep on reading and commenting!
dGG


40 comments:

  1. Many congrats on reaching 100,00 hits!! Its very well deserved!!
    Please enter me into your competition!

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  2. Congratulations on the achievement, I must check my own at some point.

    Keep your eyes open in newsagents for Dr Who Adventures in Time magazine. They occasionally have packs of soft plastic figures on them. The Cybermen (and some others) are truly hideous, but some, such as the iDaleks and the Silence are serviceable.

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  3. What a stonkingly good idea for a project, Andy. I'm not sure a couple of "Doctor Who" minis on my blog can be partially blamed though :-) I'd be delighted to be entered into your competition as you can never have enough "Who" in my books. Many congratulations :-)

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    1. I think you might be a little responsible Simon....
      You're in :-)

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  4. 100,000 views is a terrific milestone and a clear indication of just how well liked your blog is. Many congratulations to you, Andy.

    Doctor Who would seem to be a project that most gamers would be interested in. I certainly am. I shall be following your upcoming posts with very keen interest. You're certainly off to a great start with your "little" spending spree. I would prefer not to be included in your prize draw for the simple reason I am concentrating on the new Warlord Games Doctor Who range of figures, who are of a larger scale than the prizes you have on offer. Far better that they go to someone who genuinely wants them.

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  5. As the competition id drawn on my birthday ... one of those with an `0' in it !!!... please can I be entered.

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  6. Great project Andy, look forward to seeing all the scenery making ( Not too much blood I HOPE ! ) painting and batreps. Many congratulations on such a milestone

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    1. Lol, no more blood letting for terrain building.... fingers crossed!
      Thanks Dave

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    2. just make sure you uncross them when building the scenery !;)

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  7. I well remember both Willian Hartnell and Tom Baker, the former being the true Doctor as far as I'm concerned.
    Well done recognising the Russian bots, I have an inkling that far more of our 'hits' are no more than spurious measures of success, but congratulations in any event.

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    1. The latter being my fave Joe ;-)
      Yup those Ruski spam bots are big fans...

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  8. Congrats, always a joy. Love to be entered into the comp

    Ta

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  9. Hey, that's cheating missis lol

    *chuckles* I luuuurves those Daleks. Tom B in deerstalker looks right coolio too ^^

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  10. Very many congratulations on the milestone Andy, I have no doubt that there will be many more to come as yours is such a wonderfully entertaining blog. Like you I blame Simon and Jez for my own fledging Dr. Who collection and as such don't count me in the draw as I too took advantage of he same deal! What are we like? :)

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    1. Thank you Michael ;-)
      We're magpies mate.....ooh shiny...

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  11. Congrats on the well-deserved milestone! Onwards and upwards! No need to enter me in the comp, though...I already have a huge unpainted Who lead pile!!

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  12. Congratulations Andy. A well-deserved milestone and one I should reach in...um...a couple of years? Possibly.
    Anyway, now that you've succumbed to the siren call of Doctor Who, I'm sure we'll see beautifully painted figures, inspiring scenery and entertaining batreps. Looks like i may have to up my game. Lol
    As for the competition, no need to include me, as I already have two of the three figures being offered and whilst I do need a K9, there are more deserving people.

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    1. The call was inevitable Jez, only a matter of time! Yes there will be batreps etc once I get the nerds involved.

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  13. Commenting not for the prize draw but simply to say I am intrigued by your ambitious project premise.Good luck with said project, and congratulations on achieving a big milestone. :)

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    1. Thanks matey. Happy to put you in the draw anyway :-)

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  14. Very exciting dGG on both the new milestone and the Doctor Who project.
    Me: "Oh no!"
    Wife: "What?"
    Me: "On of my blogger buddies is doing a Doctor Who project..."
    Wife: "Oh? So you're going to have to do Doctor Who now?"
    Me: "Well no.... but it'll be really tempting!"

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    1. Wait till you see the daleks, that's when my self resolve crumpled...

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    1. Thanks HW those spam bots are working overtime!

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  16. I guess your blog is a teenager now. They grow up so fast! Time to have "the talk." Way to go mate!

    -Yeti

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    1. Thanks Yeti, where does they time go? Lol

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  17. Congrats on the 100'000 milestone. You have some fab output and its always a pleasure to read.

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  18. 100,000 hits - congratulations! How to get to 250,000? Simple - just add more terms that attract Russian spambots :-) . And a Doctor Who project is excellent as well (must get back to my own sometime :-( ).

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    1. that's the ticket, now what kind of terms would be best? hmmm

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