Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Happy blogiversary to me!

Somehow, in the chaos of the past several weeks, I failed to realize that "Dispatches from the Rim" is now over a year old! We passed that date on July 8.

Thank you, readers and followers and innocent passers-by. Thank you to those I can count on for comments and conversation, both here and on Facebook. Thank you for your kind and encouraging words about the brief pieces of fiction I've written to introduce you to the denizens of my steampunk London. And thank you to my fellow bloggers covering this corner of the wargaming world: You all are ever a source of delight and inspiration. 

As we go forward into the next year of "Dispatches" -- having passed over 14,000 page views, something that totally shocks me -- I promise I'll give you more of the same. Expect reviews of the minis and materials I buy, explorations of the many Kickstarters that lure me in, write-ups of the war bands I'm going to field in my Victorian steampunk games, as well as some new factions I've been thinking about for same. And expect more characters from that same dark place, who will contend, confront and consort with the likes of Synryll Voolge, the beautiful Miss Rossum and Gulth Deathroll.

I also intend to give you entirely new things. Like pictures of minis I've painted. As soon as I paint some. But I swear on the beard of John Blanche that I will get some newly painted minis completed and posted to this blog. Definitely! I mean, the painting is my favorite part of the hobby, really. It's just making the effort. Which I promise you I will. After all, you -- and I -- deserve it.

Once the minis are painted, that opens the door to some games, and to battle reports, and to something I'm looking forward to: setting up a way for Tracey to observe the gaming table on her computer without having to leave her chair. I've a few ideas bubbling away in my subconscious, and I look forwarding to sharing them with you when I get ready to begin the project. I've already chatted a little with styx about this, and I hope you'll all join in with your own ideas once we begin.

Thanks for joining me on this journey, and thanks again for a wonderful year. Here's to many more!


  1. I look forward to the painting old chum!

  2. Congratulations Christopher! Looking forward to many more posts to come.

  3. Looking forward to the next year of posts, adventures, and reports mate!

  4. Belated congratulations, I too missed my my 1st year blogiversary way back in February.
    Here's to another year.

  5. Congrats! I forget about my blogbirthday all the time!

  6. Congratulations on the Bloggiversary. Onward and upward. Good luck with the painting, I still have severe painters anxiety.

  7. Congrats! Keep it rollin' ;)