David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occasional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.



Friday, 28 January 2022

Blatant Self Promotion!

 And why not? I have a piece in the new (February) issue of Wargames Illustrated. I've lost count of how many pieces I've contributed down the years, it's probably more than I can recall ~

Mind, it's tucked away at the end almost, after the more meaty on theme stuff I suppose. It's a piece in the magazine's occasional "Why I love..." some aspect of our wonderful hobby theme. In my case the subject probably shouts out for anyone who knows me well ~

"Why I love Dixon Miniatures ACW Range". Any of you who buy the magazine will, I hope, enjoy the article even if you don't agree with my general position. No doubt there will be some frothing at the mouth by devotees of (imho) inferior ranges and the odd person nodding wisely in agreement, but my main aim was just to share my enthusiasm for a range which I don't believe will ever be bettered. I also provided the photos for the article, both in game and unit photos. If you look closely you may even spot my little pewter alter ego, Useless S Bykleigh, calmly giving orders in the heat of battle! Incidentally, there's lots of other great content in this issue for pukka Wargamers' rather than the '50 figures for an army' figure fiddlers!

28 comments:

  1. Why not promote, indeed! Congratulations on your article publication.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, it's the latest in a long line of course.

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  2. I picked up my copy today in Smiths and very much enjoyed your article and the one by Keith Flint.

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  3. I wholeheartedly agree. Dixon ACW range is the best available.

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    1. Thanks Neil, always nice to have endorsement.

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  4. Why not promote yourself David? Great to see you sharing your enthusiasm for this range and also providing lovely photos too. Keep up the good work:)

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    1. Thank you Steve J, I shall endeavour to oblige.

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  5. Not sure about the ACW figures. But I do love the Samurai figures. I'll look forward to reading it

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    1. I liked the Samurai too, but never bought them.

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  6. Weapons that look like what they are supposed to be, proper military clothing not Armani tailored suits and beards a plenty what's not to like.

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  7. Gosh!…I may have to buy a copy ๐Ÿ˜.
    It is true that Dixon are not a variety of Marmite that I like…(I prefer my Marmite to be shiny)… but they have and continue to give you a lot of pleasure… so… hurrah for Dixon ACW…long may that continue.

    And to be honest I also get a lot of pleasure seeing them in your games…

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Buy a copy! Go on, Go on, Go on! Glad you enjoy their outings.

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  8. Well done on your umpteenth article in WI. Personally, I have very few Dixon, they are very idiosyncratic sculpts...one friend loves them for their "paint ability", another calls them pumpkin heads...it's a matter of personal preference really, and if you like them, fair enough!

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    1. You have at least one friend whose good taste matches my own.

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  9. Congrats David. I still have copies of all my articles and the magazines from my very first for Slingshot, way back in ancient times (geddit?).

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    1. Ancient times ๐Ÿ™„ Thanks for the comment though!

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  10. Congrats on the article David and if you like the figures then that's all that matters in the end.

    Christopher

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  11. May pop into town later to pick up a copy….although I think I know why you love Dixon anyway ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Go on, treat yourself, you know it makes sense!

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  12. Im surprised you dont have shares in WI David, you seem in there all the time. I havent read the article yet and I will be interested as to why Dixon over other manufacturers.Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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    1. Indeed it is, if they have eyes to see and not closed minds...

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  13. My first historical miniatures were from Dixon's french and indian war range. They still get a lot of table time and i think they are over 40 years old:) the Dixon civil war range has always been a temptations. Looking forward to reading your article.

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  14. The Dixon Grand Alliance range is an old favourite. They certainly have character, as do so many of those ranges. Best rgds. Phil

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    1. Pleased to have your support Phil! Character aplenty in all Dixon Miniatures' ranges in my view too.

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