Saturday, October 12, 2013

One Year Blog Anniversary and Give Away

While I have maintained a wargaming log of my activities for several years, I finally took the plunge and migrated over to a blogging format in September 2012.  I found the old website format cumbersome to update and change.  Blogger is easy to update.  The result of that ease has been more frequent postings.  As proof of that ease, I managed about 140 posts in the last year.

Over the last year, at least two new projects went from notions to game.  Along the way, a few battle reports and other painting projects were highlighted.

To mark this occasion, I offer a drawing for a handful of prizes as a small token of thanks to those whom occasionally stop by to view and comment.


The prizes: All books are in near mint condition

Eagles Over the Alps - Duffy. Hardcover
-- Excellent study of the 1799 Campaign in Italy and Switzerland




No Better Place to Die - Cozzens. Paper.
-- Outstanding treatment of the Battle of Stones River during the ACW 




Edgehill, 1642 - Young. Paper.
-- Classic account of the Battle of Edgehill during the ECW

1805 Austerlitz- Goetz. Hardback
-- My favorite account of the Battle of Austerlitz




Geography and the History of Warfare: Battlegrounds - National Geographic Society
-- Study of the terrain impacts upon battles


Naseby: English Civil War June 1645. Paper.

-- Neat little battlefield guide and history


The Rules: 
Each of the following accrues entries into the drawing:
  • Comment on this post - one entry
  • Follow this blog publicly - two entries
  • If you have a blog, post a blog entry referencing this Give Away post including link to your blog posting - two entries
In your post comment above, rank your top three items of interest.  Ranked entries will be weighted more heavily in the drawing.  Otherwise, equal weighting.

Winners selected Oct 19 and notified via either email or a follow-up blog entry here.

Not interested in any of the books?  Well, if you win, perhaps, something can be found in my lead pile.

Good luck!

73 comments:

  1. Jonathan! Happy 4th anniversary and I love your new banner. Are you a craft beer guy? I'll raise a glass to you and your fine blog tonight! Oh, and...
    1. No Better Place to Die
    2. 1805
    3. Eagles over the Alps

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    1. Thanks, Monty and good luck in the drawing!

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  2. Hi Jonathan, happy anniversary and keep blogging

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    1. Jonathan! Thanks for the plug on your fine blog!

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  3. Congrats. As we've discussed before the best part is it maintains the painting motivation.

    1 battlegrounds
    over the alps
    1805

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    1. Painting motivation indeed! We churned out the Reconquista project in good time due to our friendly competition.

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  4. Happy blogging birthday, Jonathan!

    I'd like to put my hand up for :
    1. Eagle over the Alps
    2.1805 Austerlitz
    3.Edgehill

    Also, See my plug at http://rosbiffrog.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/palouse-wargaming-journal-1st-birthday.html

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    1. Thanks for the advert and good luck in the drawing!

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  5. Congrats for your excellent blog!
    1. Battlegrounds,
    2. 1805,
    3. The Alps.
    Cheers,

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    1. Thanks, Phil! You and Monty have always been consistent commenters. I appreciate that!

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  6. Congrats s on your blogs 1st Birthday Jonathan!!!
    I'd love to enter the Giveaway!
    1.Eagles over the Alps
    2.Battlegrounds
    3.Edgehill#

    Keep up the great work!!

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    1. Thanks, Ray!

      We'll see how lucky you really are...good luck in the drawing!

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  7. I discovered your blog through Rosbiff, now I'm a follower; great site!. A most genereous giveaway, I`ll be interested in Eagles over the Alps and Battlegrounds. I'll leave a message also in my blog

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    1. ditto:
      http://mylardiesgames.blogspot.com.es/2013/10/blog-giveaway-palouse-wargaming-journal.html

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  8. A cool blog, plenty of posts to read!
    And giveaway? Why not?!?
    1 battlegrounds

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  9. Congratulations on the anniversary!

    1. Battlegrounds
    2. No Better Place
    3. Eagles Over the Alps

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    1. Publicised at http://diplomatist2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/a-sunday-round-up.html

      Perhaps if I win, I'll go for something from the lead pile - I know about the cost of sending books across the Atlantic! ;-)

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    2. Thanks, Edwin! You are in the drawing. Welcome!

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  10. Congarts - please enter me into your draw - I am now a follower

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  11. Well done all the bits ( http://wargamesleadslifenstuff.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/more-of-raid-than-post.html?showComment=1381680504099#c7643265880617315608 )

    Options:

    No Better Place
    Eagles over the Alps
    Battlegrounds

    (Please)

    But, more importantly, well done on a year's fine blogging. It's a good one to read - can't understand how I missed it until now. Keep on!

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    1. Very kind comment, Gary! Thanks for the plug and welcome!

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  12. Happy 1st Anniversary. 90 Posts in a year is some effort.
    Please put me down for:
    1. Eagles Over the Alps
    2. Goetz book on Austerlitz

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  13. Congrats Jonathan...that bigmanfran follower is me from me for some reason my real one is Francis Lee

    1. Battlegrounds.
    2. No better place to die.
    3. Lead!

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  14. Congrats on the blog! Please put me in for:

    1.Battlegrounds
    2.Naseby
    3.No Better Place

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher! Good luck in the drawing.

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  15. A nice idea Jonathan and most generous! I've put a link on our blog, so hope that it generates some more 'traffic' to yours.

    You can leave me out of the draw, thanks. It'll give the others better odds, by a whole 1 out of XX!!!

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  16. Well, I was preparing to officially follow your blog anyway, so this kind giveaway just made it today instead of "sometime". I've enjoyed the blog, and congratulate you on a year of good blogging.

    Book preferences:

    1) Eagles over the Alps
    2) Edgehill
    3) Naseby

    I've linked to this post from my blog:
    http://blundersonthedanube.blogspot.com/2013/10/palouse-wargaming-journal-anniversary.html

    All the best,

    Peter

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    1. Thanks for the blog plug, Peter and welcome aboard!

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  17. Hi Jonathan, Happy Anniversary to you and your blog. I have enjoyed reading your posts. I'll not enter into the give away as if I won anything posting to Scotland would be a small fortune for you so all the best to the rest of the guys.
    Cheers
    Paul

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    1. Paul, I had no restrictions on postage so if you are interested, I'll throw you hat into the ring.

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    2. Thanks Jonathan,
      But ill leave the prizes for the other guys. Kind of you to give stuff away though.
      Cheers
      Paul

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  18. Happy anniversary mate! I'm a new follower and have plugged your giveaway on our blog here:

    http://canisterandgrape.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/workbench-update-bits-and-bobs.html

    In order of preference I'm keen on:
    1. Eagles Over the Alps
    2. 1805 Austerlitz
    3. Naseby

    Cheers,
    Millsy

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    1. Thanks, Millsy and good luck in the drawing!

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  19. Congratulations on the milestone, I found this fine blog through Millsy and am a new follower.
    in order of preference
    1. Naseby
    2. Edgehill
    3. Eagles over the Alps

    I have posted to facebook and will return with a link from my blog in due course.

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    1. I have promoted the giveaway here:
      http://napoleonicwargamingadventures.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/orctober-progress-life-gaming-and.html

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    2. Andrew! Welcome! Thanks for the blog plug and you're in the contest.

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  20. Those are some nice offerings. I am in for any of them.
    Probably like Eagles Over the Alps - Duffy. Hardcover the most.

    http://cstoesen.blogspot.com/2013/10/another-great-giveaway.html

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    1. Thanks, Chris! If you want to add some sampling weight to two other selections, please do so.

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  21. Congrats on the anniversay. Been looking through your blog, very good read.

    I am interested in:

    1. Austerlitz
    2. battlegrounds
    3. Naseby

    Have a look at my givaway im running at the mo.

    http://www.hittingonadouble1.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/25000-hits-ww2-books-prize-draw.html

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  22. Congrats on the one year blogaversery

    I would love in descending order

    1805 Australitz as that may be the next big battle we do in 6mm

    Edgehill as I have always liked Peter Young's books on the ECW

    Eagles Over the Alps as I know nothing of that campaign

    I will promote the giveaway tomorrow

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian! I have followed your blog for awhile and always enjoy it. Good luck in the drawing.

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  23. Happy Anniversary to you on one year old blog, many more years to you.

    http://confusedhobbyist.blogspot.com/

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  24. HI Jonathan, Happy Bloggiversary!

    Put me down for:

    1. No Better Place to Die
    2. Battlegrounds
    3. Austerlitz

    I promoted the giveawway here.

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    1. Sean! You are entered into the drawing with your preferences. Thanks for the blog plug!

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  25. Awesome. Just discovered this blog.
    I like the look of the Geography book.
    Looking forward to looking around your past posts.

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  26. Count me in Jonathan.
    Plug on my Blog, Kevs Wargames Cabin.
    Interested in the ECW stuff, although I never win anything, lol.

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    1. Thank you! Perhaps this will be a first? Those who list book preferences have a better shot at winning. declaring for the ECW puts you in good form.

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  27. Pimped: http://theangrylurker.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/some-selwg-2013-pictures-brushes-from.html

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  28. Well done on the anniversary and the great giveaway!
    I'd be very interested in:
    1. Eagles over the Alps
    2. No Better Place to Die
    3. Naseby

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  29. Nice work on the blog; I'm following. I would like to participate in the drawing.
    1 Eagles Over the Alps
    2 Edgehill
    3 Naseby.
    Good book selections. I also have the Cozzins book, recommend it.

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    1. Cozzens books are always well done. I have duplicates so one copy goes.

      You are entered into the drawing. Good luck!

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  30. Great stuff, congrats on the anniversary. Following you now and gave you a wee shoutout: http://justtoomuchfreetime.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/some-shout-outs-and-some-thanks.html

    Given the choice, I'd go for the ACW book first, followed by the Geography book second, but tbh, I'll never turn down the offer of a book!

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    1. Vlad, thank you and welcome!

      you are entered into the drawing with your prefeences noted. good luck!

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  31. Congrats! You can blame/thank Fran for alerting me to your blog - how did I miss it?

    My preferences are:
    1. Eagles Over the Alps
    2. Edgehill, 1642
    3. Naseby: English Civil War June 1645
    (I have the others!)

    Cheers
    Donogh

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    1. Fran gets blamed for a lot. This time, I thank him!

      You are entered into the drawing.

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  32. I'm in. Should be a visible follower, offically commenting, and the contest is plugged here: http://themonkeythatwalks.blogspot.ca/2013/10/hugeness.html

    My preference would be: Battlegrounds, Austerlitz, Eagles over the Alps. And my congrats on a terrific blog.

    FMB

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    1. Yeah, your entry gets maximum weight in the draw.
      Good luck and thanks for the encouraging words.

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