Wednesday, 21 November 2012

An Award for my Blog

This has gone viral for sometime and I cannot trace the origin of it. The fact is that Joakim aka The Miniatures Man  and fellow Lardie fan, thinks my blog merits an award and appointed Gaming with TooFatLardies as a candiate to the Liebster Blog Award. Many thousand thanks for this unexpected and totally undeserved honour.

Now, how these awards work? Here are the rules
  •  Copy and paste the award on your blog linking it to the blogger who has given it to you.
  • Pass the award to your top 5 favourite blogs with less than 200 followers by leaving a comment on one of their posts to notify them that they have won the award and listing them on your own blog.
  • Sit back and bask in that warm fuzzy feeling that comes with knowing that you have just made someone's day!
  • There is no obligation to pass this on to anyone else but it is nice if you do.
Now the difficult part. Accoding to my latest check I follow now over 100 blogs, so choosing five is far from easy and I will be leaving several highly merited guys in the dark. Nonetheless iyt is still nice to name and support some of the guys that (like me) have not broken yet the 200 followers magic figure.

And the winners are, in no particular order

  • Mike Anderson´s Ancient History Blog.  A most compelling and interesting about ancient history owned by a history professor, the one you'd wish to have had when you were at school. Tricky choice and the blog has no followers add-on, so I must suppose he complies with the conditions above to receive the award.
  • The Mad Padre's Wargame Page, by another Mike, this time a Canadian Army chaplain  ...and a true character!. Excellent stories and high sense of humour. Award shared with his other (and more serious)  Mad Padre blog about all things spiritual and not so spiritual (NOTE: a remarcable recommendation coming from a well known in my circles agnostic-to-atheist  guy like me...)
  •  Third award  to Spanish+English  Juan Mancheño´s  Jugando con Muñequitos blog. Juan is a Spanish blogger resident in the beautiful Granada city and province, excellent painter and most active wargame aficionado and key cheerleader in his local wargaming community. Looking forward to meet him personally at some wargaming event in 2013 and to try organising some joint event with my Madrid wargame club.
  •  Next one to Dalauppror, from the icy Scandinavian countries but you'll get really hot on the outstanding painting excellent levels, mouthwatering high-quality gaming tables and engaging battle reports.
  • Last but not least, the fifht award to Rokurpta´s "Crónicas del Señor de la Guerra" another oustanding Spanish blogger with a taste for medieval Asia. Unfortuantely the texts of the blog are in Spanish only but worth taking a look to the the photos, that will leave no one indifferent.
I hope you like my selection, all these guys and many more merit that sign in to be followers fo their blogs and to invest just a few minutes to leave comments in their posts. A small  gesture that means a lot to any blog owner.    


  1. And a well deserved award it is too, TFL games don't get anywhere near the attention they deserve.

    I'll make an effort to post more and lurk less in the future. Keep up the great work.

  2. Benito, a very, very well deserved award. I can't of anyone I'd rather it go to! Your posts are always interesting, well laid out and have a ton of support. Just look at the additional material on the right hand resources section. You were the first wargamer I ever saw doing this, and it was inspirational (and very generous). Bravo Sir, bravo indeed!

    1. Thanks for yoiu very kind words Sidney, I hope your health is now fully recovered. I did not nominate your blog because you have too many followers and now is the time for us, the stragglers!!!

  3. Thank you a lot, Benito!

    Una gran idea, lo de este premio. Espero que te permita llegar a los 200 seguidores, por lo menos.

    Un saludo.

  4. Thanks you very much Benito !

    I was most honoured by you text about my blog, very appreciated !

    Mest regards Michael