As I announced yesterday, this blog has now had more than 100,000 page views, many of them not by me! I love the generosity of the wargaming blogosphere, and so I’ve decided to celebrate that spirit and your interest in my blog with a competition.
It’s a caption competition and here’s how it works. Below are three images. Each image needs either a caption or some brief imagined dialogue, which you supply.
Every caption or dialogue you supply is worth one entry for the prizes. You can make one attempt per image, so if you provide a caption or dialogue for all three images, that’s three entries. Submit your entries in the form of comments to this post, making it clear which of the three images your caption or dialogue pertains to.
You get a bonus entry for being a follower of this blog.
You get a bonus entry for putting a link to this contest on your blog, and for sending me the URL to your page with the link.
So, if you try to do something funny for each of the three images, plus you’re a follower, and you send me the URL for your link to this competition, that gives you FIVE entries.
Here are the three images.
1) This image was originally a cartoon by the late R.A. Lowry, who was a renowned rock journalist and cartoonist. Some of you may remember the British magazine Punch, which, like Mr. Lowry, is sadly no more. Lowry’s cartoons often appeared in Punch, and his cartoons sometimes had a military history angle. I’ve removed the original caption from this cartoon.
For one entry, supply your own caption.
2) This shot recently appeared here, showing a plucky French resistance lass confronting a visibly annoyed German aviatrix. For one entry, supply your caption OR dialogue.
3) I painted these figures last year and submitted them to the Analogue Hobbies 2013 Challenge. For one entry, supply your own caption or dialogue.
Prizes and Prize Selection:
There are three prizes.
The first prize is a $40.00 (Canadian) gift certificate redeemable at the online store for J&M Miniatures. The proprietor, my friend James Manto, has kindly agreed to throw in free shipping. J&M has a great selection of products, and I would be very happy for his business to get a little bit of a push.
Second prize is this 28mm jolly decent chap from Bob Murch’s Pulp Figures. The winner can have him unpainted, or I’ll paint him to the winner’s specifications.
Third prize is this GW Lord of the Rings figure, Beregond, from my spares box. The winner can have him unpainted, or I’ll paint him to the winner’s specifications.
The contest closes at 23:59hrs EST on Easter Sunday, April 20th. On Easter Monday I’ll total the number of entries per participant, and do a draw for these three fine prizes. As always, Stanley the Cat will act as scrutineer
But wait, that’s not all! I am going to turn on comments moderation as of now and will not post any submitted captions or dialogue until Easter Monday, when I’ll put the lot up. Ms. Padre, Stanley and I will pick what in our expert and sage opinions is the funniest and cleverest caption or dialogue, and award the author a fabulous mystery prize! Please note that if any of you lot send cans of tuna or catnip mice to Stanley, I go through the post before he does and I will intercept your bribes!
OK, clear as mud? If you have any questions, leave them in the form of a comment and I’ll answer them. Otherwise, the three of us are looking forward to what you come up with.