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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Published!

The current issue of Dadi & Piombo wargaming magazine features an article I wrote about SAGA, accompanied by photos of the Irish warband I painted.  I've let this go to my head, telling people I'm now big in Italy. This is my first time published and it feels really good.  Here's hoping it's not the last time!

As I wrap up the Spartans, I've got my next 15mm ancients army primed up and ready to go.  Featured prominently on Trajan's Column, I'm hoping they'll be an interesting army to paint and play in our Field of Glory campaign.  

60 comments:

  1. Congrats on getting your work published and I'm really looking forward to your next 15mm project!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher! I get most excited in the early part of my projects. What is the old saying, "The chase is better than the catch." ;-)

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  2. Great news! congratulations! to the wargamer, painter and now author! :o)

    The beers are on me Monty!
    cheers,

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    1. Thanks Phil, I'm driving to the West Coast to collect! :-)

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  3. Well deserved congratulations, Monty! It is fun to see your name and work in print, isn't it?

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    1. It really is! There's an old song that keeps going through my mind, "The Cover of the Rolling Stone." It's not quite that but I'm thrilled just the same!

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  4. Excellent!! Mighty Congratulations Monty!

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  5. This is just grand!! And I had the good sense to follow you before you were famous!

    Congratulations and here's to more publications in future!

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    1. Big LOL." The closest I ever got to famous is when someone stopped me at a local con and said aren't you blogger for Twin Cities Gamer? My friend who heard the exchange told me I'd achieved local celebrity status. ;-)

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  6. Congrats Monty. Very good news.
    cheers

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  7. Fantastic, Monty! May this be the first of many :)

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  8. Great news Monty, congrats!

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    1. Thanks Michael! I do hope my dear wife can cope with the extra female attention such fame will surely bring me.

      ;-)

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  10. I will drink to that Monty well done !

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    1. Andrew, I'd so love to raise a pint with you, and your friends. Thanks!

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  11. Congratulations Monty! Well deserved with all the effort you have been putting into SAGA!!!

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    1. Thanks Burkhard! Yea, last year was all SAGA, all the time.

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    1. Thanks Caliban! To celebrate, lets see the Iberians stick it to the Romans.

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  13. Nice one M hopefully the first of many

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    1. It only took 52 years of careful seasoning!

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  15. Published, and in Italian as well! Is there anything this man can't do?

    Congrats, Monty! (or should we start calling you 'Monte' now...?)

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    1. Thanks Evan! I'd like to say "no" but then my wife will likely ring in and set the record straight. Oh wait, she doesn't read my blog!

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  16. i'm not surprised
    your fig are great and perfect to illustrate an article
    congratulazione grande monty

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    1. Marco, I'm merely following in your footsteps!

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  17. Congratulations !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  18. Congratulations! It's a great feeling. Keep on producing, your stuff looks amazing.

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    1. Historian, thanks for ringing in. And I see you just published some rules so, wow! That is impressive.

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  19. Congratulations Monty! That's very cool.

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  20. Bravissimo Signore!!!!!
    bellissima!!!!! formidabile!!!!!
    don't forget it 's better to be big in Italy than be big in japan ( the reference of 80's songs ;-)
    some Dacian to paint???????

    All the best

    Gilles " the way of the (spray) gun "

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    1. Gillies! I can't sneak any new armies past you, can I? I know that song, and I'm off to paint and sing it. Good luck, dear family...

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  21. Way to go, Monty! Now I just need to learn to read Italian . . . ;)

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    1. You and me both! It sure would come in handy in a visit to Rome.

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  22. Big in Italy is big everywhere!

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  23. Congratulations on your first article!

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  24. Just came across this looking over your Saga stuff... Huge congrats! That is pure awesome! Now how do I get a signed copy??.... :-)

    Seriously, I always dreamed of being in the White Dwarf. Had my 2003 GT tourny army featured online, but never made it into the mag. Could care less now (about WD), but getting something into Wargames Illustrated or have a pic or two make it into some Black Powder etc. book would be way cool.

    So yeah, I think I know how you feel, and it's ok to be totally pumped because you should be! Well done sir!

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    1. LOL, sure, if you have a copy of the Italian magazine!

      I've said before that your WH tables could glide right into White Dwarf!

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  25. Dude!

    I completely missed reading this update. Just awesome and congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Iowa, I'd like to repeat this some day, maybe in an English magazine? ;-)

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