Wednesday, July 8, 2015

It's "Dispatches"' birthday, but the presents are for you!


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PRIZE NEWS UPDATE!! PRIZE NEWS UPDATE!!
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Thanks to the generosity of Andrew Taylor and Antediluvian Miniatures, the "Lost World" prize has been augmented by an Iguanadon and a Megalosaurus. While the explorers will ship from my place in the States, the dinosaurs will ship from Antediluvian central in the UK.
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July 8 is the third blogiversary of "Dispatches from the Rim," and I've decided to do a giveaway to celebrate. It's also a celebration of my upcoming birthday (next Wednesday) and a milestone that I overlooked about a month back -- "Dispatches" passed 50,000 pageviews!

There are going to be there different prizes, each geared toward different areas on which we steampunk skirmish wargamers tend to focus.



· MARS
A boxed set of Games Workshop Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii. They can be assembled as either rangers (hoods) or as vanguard (helmets).

I know plenty of us are planning to use these figures as some faction on Mars. Here's a chance to get a jump start.



· THE LOST WORLD
A set of the three new Lost World explorers from Antediluvian Miniatures. Who doesn't want Peter Cushing, Doug McClure and a fur bikini-clad Raquel Welch fighting dinosaurs in the Earth's interior?



· GOOD OL' BLIGHTY
A set of five Victorian firefighters from Brigade Games. Set to defend Trumpton or wherever you decide, these firemen bear a certain unkempt dignity. Are they putting out fires or setting them? Up to you!

So, how do you get in on this giveaway? Simply comment on this post and tell me which order you would rank them as your favorites, or which you would want most. You don't have to be a public follower of this blog, but it would make me very happy if you were. We're nearing 100, and it would be cool if this were the event that pushed us over.

On July 15th, my birthday, I'll randomly select three commenters and award the prizes as best I can in order of their preferences.

All the minis are brand new, unpainted plastic or white metal.

When you comment, don't forget to tell me the order in which you would prefer the prizes. All you have to put is "Lost World. Blighty. Mars." for example.

Feel free to share this around on your own blogs, Facebook pages and groups, or other social media. The more, the merrier.

OK, back to the boards, everyone, and I'll see you across the table soon.

76 comments:

  1. Many congratulations on your blogging milestones, Chris.
    I place your prizes in this order - Lost World, Blighty and Mars.
    My reasons for this order are simple - I love those three Lost World figures, I am indifferent about the Blighty Fireman and have no use whatsoever for anything produced by Games Workshop.

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    1. Thank you, Bryan! I'd have bet you'd be the first to comment -- you or Gordon. Thanks so much for taking this ride with me.

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  2. Congrats on the landmark!
    I would place the order like this: Lost World, Blighty and Mars.
    Reasons: Lost World is just amazing and on my want list, great for Strange Aeons, same for the Blighty ones. As for the Mars, while I am drifting away from 40k, these are amazing models despite the fact the game is going to the crapper.

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    1. Excellent! So good to hear from you, styx.

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  3. Excellent blog Chris. Keep it going at least as long as Queen Victoria had lived.
    I want a Peter Cushing mini, so:
    Lost World
    Mars
    Blighty.

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    1. Thanks, Marcin. Maybe one day I can have a blog Jubilee!

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  4. The Lost World, because I really want Peter Cushing.
    Good Old Blighty as I have an IHMN company I want to try.
    And that GW thing...
    Cheers,
    Craig.

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  5. This blog is a new find for me - it seems I have some catching up to do

    Anyhow - I'd go for Lost World - Mars - Blighty

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    1. Well, welcome aboard, and I hope you find plenty that's interesting and useful!

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  6. Oooh...a very generous giveaway! Nice!

    For me it'll be Mars/Blighty/Lost World...as I already have the Lost World figures and, though I'm normally not a fan of GW's 40k figures, those Skitarii do look very cool!

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    1. Got it! Thanks for being such a faithful reader and commenter, Gordon.

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    2. No. Thank you! You were one of the first to welcome me into the world of blogging and have always been kind, enthusiastic and encouraging!

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  7. A very happy blogday to you and thank you for the tip on the lost world adventurers, I'm going to need to have those.

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  8. Congratulations!

    I'd be interested in the Lost World and Firemen (but not the Mars ones).

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  9. Happy Birthday!
    Lost World, then Firefighters, then Mars for me :-)

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  10. Congratulations on reaching your blog's third birthday, quite an accomplishment as any blogger knows; Happy Birthday in advance too.

    As for your generous giveaway, my preferences are the reverse of your list 3rd, 2nd,1st.

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    1. Thanks, Zabadak. I'm really enjoying your new gladiators blog.

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  11. Happy third blog day :) Here's to the next three years ;)
    For me it's got to be Blighty/Mars/Lost World
    Cheers Matt

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  12. Only three years? Pretty good numbers sir!

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    1. Thanks, Obsidian3D. You don't want to put in for the drawing?

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  13. Congrats on the milestone on your blog, and a Happy Birthday to you!

    I would have to say: Mars, Lost World, then Blighty.

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  14. Congrats on the milestone on your blog, and a Happy Birthday to you!

    I would have to say: Mars, Lost World, then Blighty.

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  15. Congratulations on your mile stone! Happy Birthday! Lost World, Blighty ,Mars

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  16. Excellent blog! Congratulations on this impressive milestone. Mars, Blighty, Lost World.
    Thanks
    Finn

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  17. Happy blog birthday! Here's to another jolly good year!
    Mars, Lost World, Blighty :)

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  18. Congratulations on both milestones sir both very commendable sir! Have you seen the wonderful Lucid Eye figures very much VSF!

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    1. Thank you, Simon! I have seen the Lucid Eye figures. I plan to add the chimp troop and several others to my arsenal as the year progresses. Now don't you want in on the drawing?

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  19. Vanishing comments. Argh!

    Blighty, Lost World then Mars, if you please. Because GW should always come after Firemen!

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  20. Mars -> Lost World -> Blighty
    Nice blog dude, happy blogiversary :)

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    1. Thanks, Mejer. Glad to provide things you enjoy!

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  21. 1 Blighty
    2 lost world
    3 Mars

    Just discovered your blog, at the best time it seems.

    Will share your blog on my own

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    1. Why thank you, hobbybutterfy! Welcome aboard, and I hope to continue to provide entries that interest and entertain you. I appreciate all the publicity I can get.

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  22. Hello there and congrats to you. My order would be be: -
    Mars
    Lost World
    Blighty

    I love the Mars models. They have great detail and you have done a fab job on the painting. Well done indeed and I trust that your blog will continue to inspire.

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    1. Sorry if I wasn't clear -- that is so not my paintwork. Those are the catalog shots from the Games Workshop website. I only aspire to paint at that level. Plus, I'm so slow that if we waited for me to paint the minis before doing the giveaway, it would probably be the 10th blogiversary!

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  23. Mars, Blighty, lost worlds. Thanks for the contest!

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    1. Thanks mat! Glad to have you aboard. Good luck in the drawing.

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  25. Congrats on the milestone and happy birthday!
    Mars. Lost World. Blighty.
    I see lots of people hate GW, but their minis could be put to good use in a good hand...

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    1. Hail, Comoran! Thank you. Yes, I tend to agree. The only GW game I still play is Blood Bowl, but several of the minis have found their way into my other endeavors.

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  26. From France I will try :)

    Happy birthday !

    Mars. For techpriests
    Lost World. For cushing
    Blighty. for .... ;)

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  27. Happy Birthday!
    The the results from Sweden:
    The Lost World... 10 points
    Good ol' Blighty.... 5 points
    GW Mars..... 1 points

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    1. Excellent! I'm so happy the blog is read around the globe. Good luck in the drawing, Joakim!

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  28. Congratulations on three years! Mars, Lost World, Blighty.

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  29. Congratulations, just posted the news online! I would also be interested and the results from Belgium are ... Mars - Lost World - Blighty Cheers!

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  30. Congratulations!

    I'd have to go Mars, Blighty, Lost World, as that's the order id be most likely to convert things in soonest!

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  31. Congratulations on the mile stones & Birthday !
    And thanks for a chance on a fantastic give-away !
    Greetings

    Mars - Lost world - Blighty

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  32. Merry Anniversaries and thank you for the giveaway! I'd go Mars - Lost World - Blighty, in order or probability they would be put into my games :)

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  33. Mars, Lost World, Blighty

    Happy Birthday and view day and blog day, whatever just happy day :P

    Now to see what other things you have gidden within these pages ;)

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    1. Glad you've with us, Doesn't Matter! I hope I do have some hidden gems for you. Don't forget to check out my other blog, www.brassandblood.com, where I post fiction and character pieces about my developing steampunk setting. Warning, it is very much in its infancy.

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  34. Congrats on the Blogiversary.
    I'd put my name in the hat for the Lost world, then Blighty, then Mars.

    Here's to another 3 years (at least)

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  35. Congratulations, good Sir! Splendid work.
    Onwars to the next 50.000! ;)

    Lost World, Blighty, Mars

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  36. 1. THE LOST WORLD
    2. GOOD OL' BLIGHTY
    3. MARS

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    1. Michael, you won the "Lost World" prize! I need your shipping info! Please contact me at christopher.l.sheets(at)gmail.com as soon as you can.

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  37. Congratulations for reaching this milestone! I tried to run a blog once so I know how time demanding it is to create new content all the time. Especially as good as yours :)
    If luck would shine on me, my choices are Mars, Lost Worlds, Blighty. Poor Bligthys are not a first choice for the contestants, maybe the dinosaur add-on should have been added to them.

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    1. Why thank you, Kadmon. Glad you enjoy the content. Here's to many more years of blogging and gaming for both of us.

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  38. And that's it, ladies and gentlemen, no more callers, entries are now closed for the drawing. I'll be compiling the list and randomising the outcome later today (Thursday), so keep your eyes peeled for further announcements about the winners.

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