Saturday, 7 May 2011

Stylish Blog Awards (A friendly virus!)

The following gentlemen and blog friends:
- Tony (MSFoy) from
Prometheus in Aspic
- Rosbif from
Monsieur le Rosbif & Johnny Frog
- Matt from
Waterloo to Mons
- Stryker from
Hinton Hunt Vintage Wargame Figures
have nominated this blog for the Stylish Blog Awards, a sort of chain or virus spreading in the net. Is a great honor for me and I am very grateful, but I am now in troubles. The award conditions are (1) to write seven things about me (no problem) and (2) to add my own nominates, and here lies the problem: there are so many blogs I enjoy, that my list of nominates would be enormous! However I'll try to get out of this in the best way....

Firstly, seven things about me that you probably don’t know:

1.- I have been married to Pilar for 33 years
2.- I have a son, Sergio, and a daughter Tania. Currently they live far from Valladolid my town
3.- Valladolid lies in the center of Castilla near the sites of many battles and sieges of the Peninsular War: Salamanca, Fuentes de Oñoro, Vitoria, Somosierra, Medina de Rioseco, Burgos, Ciudad Rodrigo....
4.- I have eight cats: Atenea, Igor, Positron, Blanquita, Tigre, Malicia, Antares and Vega. Only the last enter actually in the house, and the rest live in the garden

5.- I began in wagaming by playing with indians and cow-boys, when I was 5 years old... more than 50 years ago
6.- I work at the University of Valladolid, teaching and researching in Analytical Chemistry
7.- My family run a small publishing company,
ALKAID EDICIONES, and we publish ALKAID, a multithematic magazine

Now my list of nominates (that also includes the friends cited above!) in no particular order
The Plastic Pelisse
Doc's Art of War
Quindia Studios
Badajoz 1811-1812
Guerra de la Independencia (M.A. Garcia)
MurdocK's Marauders
Garage Gamer
Miguel Angel Martin Mas
Wargaming in 28 mm

My sincere thanks to the authors of these and all the many other blogs I enjoy.

Ans last but not least, I want to include here to my Argentinian friend Armand d'Arc, my resident Jomini. He' doen't run a blog, but his activity in the historical wargaming, in apainting and in research well deserve a nomination. ¡Vamos, vamos Argentina!


  1. Rafa - 8 cats!!! My Jack Russell would love to visit...


  2. Richly deserved award!

    8 cats - how much tuna do you buy a week!

    Regards (and keep those battles coming!),


  3. Thank you for the Nomination Rafa!

  4. ¡Muchas gracias por la nominación!