I have to admit, that I wasn't aware of the 'Liebster Blog Award' before. (Shame on me!) It is a great initiative to spread the word on your favourite blogs, that aren't that well known already. The miniature hobby is one of those hobbies with a nearly unmanageable number of great blogs, some of which are unfortunately spending their virtual life in the shadows. And that is where the 'Liebster Blog Award' comes into play.
Here are the rules:
- "Copy and paste" the award on your blog, and talk about it a bit.
- post a link back to the blogger who gave you the award
- Select for the award your five favourite blogs with less than 200 followers, leaving a comment on one of their post to notify them that they have won the award. You need also to list them in your own blog.
- Enjoy the moment, knowing that you have just made someone's day.
- Of course, there is no obligation to pass the award, but it is a good deed really.
And here is my choice of five blogs following these rules (in no particular order and of course not the only ones, which deserve a nomination):
http://nigelh-viewfromtheduckpond.blogspot.de/ Nigel's (of Anglian Miniatures fame, now available from Empress Miniatures) blog is basically just a 'regular wargaming' blog, but a great one indeed! I especially enjoy his posts about WIP-work he is doing on various vehicles like the 28mm patrol boat for a Vietnam game.
http://fistofsteel15c.blogspot.de/ On his blog Oliver not only shows some great painted Samurai and Medieval Knights but also the sculpting and WIPs of the miniatures as he sculpts them all himself!
http://dreispitz.blogspot.de/ A very nice blog focusing on the 'Dreispitz' era (surprisingly...), which I really like the look of (especially the seemingly endless ranks of drilled soldiers) but can never bring myself to paint in the requried quantities. Mike als started his own line of 28mm miniatures of Austrians for the SYW.
http://akulasblog.blogspot.de/ A mad man doing mad projects. ;-) (Just follow the links/pictures on the right side to the various projects.)
http://thecamlachiewolfe.blogspot.co.uk/ Finally another wargaming blog, this time from Iain (Flags of War), focusing on the FIW and (A)VBCW. He not only knows how to design a flag but also to paint miniatures and put up a great game.
Again, this list is by no means complete but just a small insight on all the great blogs available.