Saturday, June 1, 2013

A Wonderful Blog that Happens to be Giving Away Stuff

Today I am plugging another blog because it gives me a better chance in a prize giveaway.

I don't do this often because I find it makes for terribly dull reading, but I'm making an exception in this case because a) the prizes are exactly the kinds of things that I would like to have, and b) Trouble at T'Mill is a consistently excellent blog filled with helpful and interesting articles. So you see, I am not just trying to grub my dirty little hands on some shiny new things, but I am also supporting a fellow blogger whom I enjoy and admire.

The Champions of the Romano-British and the Saxon invaders face off in Mike Whitaker's Dux Britanniarum  campaign.
Apart from the various free stuff giveaways (links to follow) you can find on Mike Whitaker's excellent blog:

  • Comprehensive guides for things like Medieval Heraldry, Horse Color Painting based on period, and Wargaming Probability.
  • Wonderful side-by narrative and battle reports for his ongoing, and intensely interesting, Dux Britanniarum campaign. (I love reading this one. Mike has worked up a whole cast of characters and works his narrative into the battle reports in interesting ways. This one's one of my favorites.)
  • The Miller's Tale, Mikes brand new podcast.
  • Excellent terrain making articles and snazzy miniatures. Plus, Mike posts every single day. EVERY ONE. Nutty, but very valuable.
So without further ado, here are some of the things that I'm looking to win, with links:

  1. Extra Lord of the Rings Sprues. Very handy way to grab some extra fantasy figs for skirmish games.
  2. 28mm Norman figures. A brand new box. Very handy if I decide, like Mike, to get my hands into Dux B, or even SAGA.
  3. Old Citadel lead and plastic. See number one. Except more so.
  4. One Too Fat Lardies ruleset, winner's choice. Even more handy if I decide to play Dux Britanniarum, since TFL are the ones who make it. If you haven't had a chance to listen to any of their game reviews on the Meeples and Miniatures Podcast, go check it out. They have a very interesting, narrative-oriented game design ethos.

But even if you don't happen to like free giveaways, or don't want these particular prizes, I still heartily recommend that you head over and read up. It's worth it.

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