Sunday, 1 April 2012

The First Five Hundred

This, astonishingly, is my 500th post!  Since it's a significant number, I'll throw in a few more.

3. The number of years the blog has been running (since May 2009)

114. The number of current followers

3,770. The number of published comments

112,907. The total number of page views

2,562. The number of times the most popular post has been viewed

In terms of the wargames and toy soldiers which have featured in posts:

10. The number of scales (2mm, 6mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 28mm, 54mm, 1/6,000, 1/1,200, 1/144)

35. (At least!) The number of toy manufacturers whose products have appeared here

20. The number of wars (most of them real!) in which games have been set.  I know someone will ask, so here it is:
Greek & Persian Wars
Punic Wars
Successor Wars
Marlburian War
Napoleonic Wars
American Civil War
Austro-Prussian War
Franco-Prussian War
Sudan Wars
Edwardian Era (Funny Little Wars)
Great War
Spanish Civil War
Second World War
Indo-Pakistani Wars
Fictional 1970s South America - Naval
Fictional modern Africa
Falklands War
Fictional Third World War
1990/91 Gulf War

And the photo of my Airsoft  PPSH?  No reason - I just thought you might like it.


Arthur said...

Hi Tim

A bit outnumbered, some of us are..

You need to include the Boer War in your list.


Jim Duncan said...

Blog on Tim!


Tim Gow said...

I've not reported any Boer War games as such. Yet....

Tim Gow said...

Jim Duncan
Cheers Jim - your encouragement is appreciated.

Paul´s Bods said...

Nice one!! The second joice after the Thompson..I like those round mags..:-D

Tim Gow said...

Paul's Bods
Thanks Paul - I had to find some eye candy for the post!

Mosstrooper said...

Congratulations here's to the next 500 !

Don M said...

excellent Tim, love the papa sha too!

Al said...

Quite an achievement Tim, and a good Blog it is too!

Rodger said...

Very well done on reaching 500 Tim. Some great stats there too.

Tim Gow said...

Another 500? I'll see what I can do...

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Thanks Don. Glad you approve of my choice of WW2 SMG!

Tim Gow said...

Kind of you to say so. Plenty more toy-related nonsense still to come!

Tim Gow said...

It'll be interesting to see what changes if I make it to 1,000 posts!

Paul said...

Sorry if I am late to join the fracas, congrats on the 500 Mr Gow.

One of the things I am always impressed by your site is the diversity of subjects as mentioned in your post.

I have noticed a increase in postings over the last six months which has not degenerated the quality of the content.

For that you need to be commended.

Model on Tim!

Tim Gow said...

Thanks for your kind words - your comments are always welcome. By 'diversity of subjects' you must mean my inablility to focus! I'm glad it entertains you.

Stephen Thomas said...

Congratulations Tim.
Well done in deed and please keep up the good work.
All the very best,