It's Friday, and it seems like a good time to say hello and thank you to the nice and interesting folks who have signed on as followers of Mad Padre Wargames.
Michael Awdry, from the UK, is one of my fellow brush ronin in the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. Michael's entries to the challenge have featured some beautifully painted Colonial figures. I have to say, I've never seen anyone paint a finer camel. His blog, 28mm Victorian Warfare, is fascinating and is kindling my interest in this period.
Danjou's Hand, from Mrs. Padre's birth state of Georgia, USA, runs a fascinating blog, Tabletop Diversions, where he writes good and thoughtful stuff about RPGs. He also has one of the coolest monikers out there.
Monty Luhmann is from St. Paul, Minnesota, and runs the blog Twin Cities Gamer. Monty and I have shared some emails on our mutual interest in the Ottoman army and on the SYW rules Maurice. He's a helpful chap and a talented painter.
Thomas Richardson - sorry, mate, your Google profile doesn't say that you have a blog. If there's anything you'd like folks to know about you, please reply and I'll add it to this post. Glad you're here regardless.
Pete, who also goes by the intriguing handle of Puggle Monster, is a regular on the Guild Wargamers site, and blog at SP's Projects Blog, where he wages "A futile fight against entropy". Pete does interesting things with modern wargare and knows his way around a T34 tank.
Sarge At Arms is a new blogger,and is the son of JackSarge, a follower and friend of this blog. Sarge Secundus shows great promise as a painter, and his first blog post shows some creative uses of old Airfix figures.
Howard Han is a friend of mine and colleague in the Canadian Forces. He's recently started World War Two gaming in 15mm, and has an impressive collection amassed already. I hope he won't mind if I mention this collection of his figures. Howard, you need to start a blog, buddy. If you're in the Ottawa area and looking for opponents, sing out here and we can connect you with Howard.
Finally, a shout out to Krista Johns, a young lady of indomitable spirit, a kickass army wife, and creative spirit. Krista isn't a follower, but she did leave a very clever poem as an entry in this blog's 100 Follower and 50K pageview contest, which is more than most of you sorry mooks have managed to do. There is still time to get your entry in, so whaddya waiting for? Krista's blog, Flat-Out Whimsy, chronicles her gutsy recovery from a pretty horrific accident. Krista could use some followers, fellas. She's good people.
Thanks again, all. I woudn't do this without you.