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Title: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on April 01, 2008, 06:51:50 am

TEN YEARS ...

On the 13th of April, ten years ago, Garden Wargaming (http://gardenwargaming.com/) became a Playmobil website.

To celebrate our first ten years on the web, we will feature a different Ralf Gemein theme for each of the remaining nine months of 2008!

Playmobil artist, Ralf Gemein (http://www.john-doe-kunstraum.de/en/Egemein.htm), has created more than 200 custom Playmobil sets. Ralf's sets use only Playmobil parts, so they can be duplicated by anyone who can take a Klicky apart!

Around the time of the turn of the previous century, when the British Empire was at its greatest, there were magnificent Durbars and Jubilees. The first theme pays tribute to this golden era. Click HERE (http://gardenwargaming.com/) to join us in the beginning of our ten year celebration ...

All the best,
Richard and the entire GW staff



Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Stéphane on April 01, 2008, 03:49:41 pm
Happy birthday gardenwargaming ;)

Stéphane
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: specialist on April 01, 2008, 07:40:35 pm
Happy birthday!!!!

....and thank your very much for the honour of being featured on the website (which is exactly the site that made me start my career as a customizer).

As a little birthday present, I will try to publish a new set every day of the month. Sets will be from all my themes and today we start with a new series, specially created for gardenwargaming's anniversary.

Look for it in the Customes section.

 
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Justindo on April 01, 2008, 09:12:47 pm
Happy Birthday!  I've only been a member of this site for less than a year, but I think it's a wonderful place due to all of the creative and polite contributors.  Ralf's customs are magnificent and a perfect way to celebrate this 10 year birthday.
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: cheng on April 03, 2008, 08:33:56 am
HEAR HEAR !!

and my sincere thanks to Richard and his team for building and maintaining such a perfect 'home'....without which my playmobil customising would have ground to a halt years back ;D

..and thanks Ralf, for all your wonderful ideas and settings and many more to come  :)
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Flash on April 04, 2008, 12:42:53 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GW!!!!  ;D
I have had a fabulous time here and am sure it will continue this way. Thanx for this site Richard and of course also the admins and mods... and last but not least all members of course!
Here's to the next 100 years! :D ;D
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on April 13, 2008, 05:41:46 am

Thank you Stéphane, Ralf, Justindo, Cheng and Flash ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/wave.gif)

Today (13 April 2008) we begin our year long celebration.

As many of you may have already noticed, Ralf has created his Rorke's Drift theme especially for our Tenth Anniversary! Thank  you, Ralf!

Each month we will be posting a complete collection of one (or two) of Ralf's themes at Garden Wargaming (http://www.gardenwargaming.com).

There may even be a few surprises ... ;)

Thanks to everyone for making Garden Wargaming a huge success during the past Ten Years!

BTW ... The Garden Wargaming website has had more than 100,000 visitors from all over the world.

And, a BIG thanks to Yoyei and Playclicks (http://www.playclicks.com/playforos/) for joining with us to bring you this bilingual Forum!

And, also a very BIG thank you to Sylvia and Playmofriends (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php) for all the help in moderating this Forum and registering new members!

Thanks again, my friends, and all the best,
Richard and the entire GW staff





Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Dan on April 13, 2008, 09:59:48 am
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARDEN WARGAMING (you have to rush that line a bit!)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Today is the 13th so I will be raising a glass to you this lunchtime.
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on April 13, 2008, 02:31:26 pm


Thanks, Dan ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/wave.gif)

Today is the 13th so I will be raising a glass to you this lunchtime.

And, here's to you Dan ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/cheers.gif)

Let's make a "klink" that's heard 'round the world! ... ;)

All the best,
Richard


Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Leblanc d. II. on April 13, 2008, 04:24:42 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GARDEN WARGAMING!!!!!!!!!

From all the members of the FEF, CSA and UNA and of course from me!!! The click must go on!!!
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on April 13, 2008, 04:57:23 pm


Hello, Leblanc ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/wave.gif)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GARDEN WARGAMING!!!!!!!!!

From all the members of the FEF, CSA and UNA and of course from me!!! The click must go on!!!

Thanks to all ... And, I love your uniforms and flags !!!

Cheers!  ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/cheers.gif)

All the best,
Richard

Title: Happy Birthhday GW
Post by: bennain on April 13, 2008, 08:35:47 pm
Hello Richard,

thanks for this great page and I hope we can enjoy ten years more!

Regards from Klickywelt
Bennain
Title: Re: Happy Birthhday GW
Post by: Richard on April 13, 2008, 09:03:20 pm


Hello, Bennain ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/wave.gif)

thanks for this great page and I hope we can enjoy ten years more!

Another Ten Years would be great !!! ...  ;)

Thanks for the good wishes from you and Klickywelt (http://www.klickywelt.de/) !!!

Bennain, please invite everyone at Klickywelt (http://www.klickywelt.de/) to join us in celebrating Garden Wargaming's (http://gardenwargaming.com/) Ten Year Anniversary!

Thanks again and all the best,
Richard


Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: da Hugh on April 14, 2008, 05:55:22 am
Oh, how wonderful!  Happy 10th GW!   Many, many thanks to you Richard for all the work you have done in service to the fans of Playmobil.

-- Donmobil
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on April 14, 2008, 01:53:21 pm


Hello, da Hugh (Donmobil) ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/wave.gif)


Oh, how wonderful!  Happy 10th GW!   Many, many thanks to you Richard for all the work you have done in service to the fans of Playmobil.

-- Donmobil


Thank you for your continued interest and encouragement!

All the best,
Richard

Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Mégachou on April 14, 2008, 08:19:01 pm
i know im a bit late (end of university term), but HAPPY B-DAY GW!!!! May this site remain for an aother 100 years!
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on April 14, 2008, 10:04:29 pm


Hello, Mégachou ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/wave.gif)

i know im a bit late (end of university term), but HAPPY B-DAY GW!!!! May this site remain for an aother 100 years!


LATE?

You are NOT late!

You have the entire year (2008) to join Garden Wargaming's Ten Year Celebration !!!

So, cheers ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/cheers.gif) ... and thank you!

All the best,
Richard
(http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/Fireworks5.gif)



Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: work on April 15, 2008, 08:19:36 pm
Hello Richard¡¡¡

Happy birthday GW¡¡¡¡¡¡, happy birthday toy soldier¡¡¡¡

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/7457/gwcustom24regimiento07mf0.jpg)
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on April 15, 2008, 09:10:11 pm


Hello, Work ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/wave.gif)

Happy birthday GW¡¡¡¡¡¡, happy birthday toy soldier¡¡¡¡

Thank you very much for your marvelous present!
¡Muchas gracias por tu regalo maravilloso!

BTW ... the article that you did, here at GW-PC, on bayonets was fantastic!

Thanks again, mi amigo, and all the best,
Richard and the entire GW staff

Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: cheng on April 16, 2008, 02:44:21 am
sorry to interject amidst these festivity....Hey WORK, your 'overseas service' redcoat is what I want....and that badge :D
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on April 16, 2008, 03:23:09 am


Hello, Cheng ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/wave.gif)

sorry to interject amidst these festivity....Hey WORK, your 'overseas service' redcoat is what I want....and that badge :D

Actually your timing is perfect !!!

Click HERE (http://gardenwargaming.playclicks.com/forum/index.php?topic=1124.0) to see the entire Anglo- Zulu topic that Work has created for GW-PC!

Also Work's photos are much bigger ...  ;D

All the best,
Richard
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: GaiusIulius on April 17, 2008, 07:34:39 pm
a late, but lovely "Happy birthday gardenwargaming". Though Im quite busy at the moment, I consult the forums nearly every day. New projects are already planned!
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: es_jedi on April 17, 2008, 08:42:07 pm
Hello,

a little late, but Happy Birthday-Greatings from outer space

What a beautiful internet page Richard!

es_jedi
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: GeneralLee on April 20, 2008, 01:40:09 am
Congratulations!!!! Happy ten anniversary!!!
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on April 20, 2008, 03:06:57 am


Thank you very much GaiusIulius, es_jedi and GeneralLee ...

Remember, Garden Wargaming's Ten Year Anniversary Celebration will be going on for the entire year!

It's never too late to join in during 2008 !!!

Every month we will be adding new pages (and photos) to Ralf's wonderful Gallery!

Just click HERE (http://gardenwargaming.com/) or HERE (http://gardenwargaming.com/RalfGemein/intro.htm) ...

All the best.
Richard and the entire GW staff




Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: henry_martini on April 20, 2008, 12:27:15 pm
Happy 10th birthday GW.

And again thank you very much Richard for giving us this splendid playground.

H_M
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on April 20, 2008, 07:19:16 pm


Thank you, Michael!
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: olki on April 24, 2008, 05:06:35 pm
Thank you so much Richard for giving us the chance to celebrate one of the best sites on the entire internet. It´s marvelous Playmocreations have been so infectious, that I am a Playmoaddict since I first stumbled over your site in late 2000! The inspiring customs made me crawl into my cellar and rediscover the beauty of old Playmosets and made me squander a fortune at Ebay to fullfill my constantly rising needs of Playmosoldiers. Since then I´m a loyal visitor to your site(s) and worshipper of your and our fellow playmofriends´ creations. I´ve learned much about Wargaming and customizing and am still honoured to be the first ever collector to have a guest gallery at your precious net presence (mayhaps we should update it someday???). How could your great site be better celebrated than with a display of Ralf´s beautiful customs!! Huzzah, Huzzah, Huzzah!!!!

All the Best for the next ten years

Yours Olki!!!!!


P.S.: I really hope to meet you in person at the Wolfsburg Convention 2009, finally!!!!!!
Title: Re : TEN YEARS
Post by: OLCESE on April 24, 2008, 05:10:42 pm
Happy birthdays and congratulation to the creator.

 :) :)
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on April 24, 2008, 10:36:47 pm


Hello, Volker ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/wave.gif)

... am still honoured to be the first ever collector to have a guest gallery ...

The honour is ours, Olki ! It was your wonderful Playmobil armies that actually started Garden Wargaming's Guest Gallery (http://gardenwargaming.com/gallery/olki/olki.html)!

P.S.: I really hope to meet you in person at the Wolfsburg Convention 2009, finally!!!!!!

Because of the continuing construction on our home in the Virgin Islands, it will probably be very difficult for me to attend Wolfsburg in 2009. However, I will be there in spirit!

All the best my friend,
Richard


Title: Re: Re : TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on April 24, 2008, 10:43:48 pm


Hello, Paul ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/wave.gif)

Happy birthdays and congratulation to the creator.

 :) :)

Merci, mon ami!  Over the years we have been very fortunate to have had the camaraderie and friendship of you and all of our fellow collectors from France!

All the best,
Richard

Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on May 03, 2008, 04:21:50 pm

TEN YEARS
Garden Wargaming continues the Ten Year Anniversary Celebration with ..


The Theme for May 2008

NAPOLEON'S EGYPT

Napoleon was only 29 years old when he led his French army into Egypt.


Playmobil artist Ralf Gemein has created an amazing "Playmo-sketchbook" of the land and people of Egypt during the French invasion of 1798 to 1801.

Please join us HERE (http://gardenwargaming.com/RalfGemein/NapoleonEgypt.htm) to see 31 imaginary sets of Playmobil figures from this interesting period of history.

Playmobil bazaars, pyramids, mummies and Mamelukes await you.

All the best,
Richard

please see attachment
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Jimbo on May 03, 2008, 08:39:24 pm
Happy Tenth Anniversary, Garden Wargaming!

Thanks Richard and all for this great site.  The customs are truly
inspirational and awe-inspiring.

Best wishes for many more.

Jimbo
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Grant on May 11, 2008, 06:16:40 pm
I also would like to say Happy Tenth Anniversary, Garden Wargaming and a big thanks to Richard. Also a big thanks for everyones post's, great pics, and wonderful customs everyone has shared since i've joined. ;D
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on June 01, 2008, 08:58:02 pm



TEN YEARS
Garden Wargaming continues the Ten Year Anniversary Celebration with ..


The Theme for June 2008

SPECIAL SPECIALS

Playmobil's "Specials" were first introduced almost fourteen years ago (1994).

During that time, Playmobil has created about twelve "new Specials" every year.
There have been Pirates, Fancy Ladies, Mummies and Ghosts to name just a few..

Playmobil artist Ralf Gemein has created thirty-three original "Special Specials" that were never produced by Geobra!

Please join us HERE (http://gardenwargaming.com/RalfGemein/Specials.htm) to see these 33 imaginary sets of Playmobil Special Specials.

All the best,
Richard


Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: macgayver on June 04, 2008, 05:24:56 pm
Sorry missed this

Happy birthday

It's allways nice and lovely to browse trough GardenWargaming

Thank you Ralf and Richard for creating this place

and thank you ,all The people who contributed to make and keep this happening

ten years allready , time travels fast

congrats again

and all the best

Michael

Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on June 04, 2008, 10:01:14 pm



Thank you, Jimbo, Grant and Michael ...
(Visit us every month (throughout this year) for another great theme from Ralf.)



Happy Tenth Anniversary, Garden Wargaming!




I also would like to say Happy Tenth Anniversary, Garden Wargaming ...




Happy birthday ...



Thanks again and all the best,
Richard and the entire GW staff








Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on July 02, 2008, 02:31:42 pm


TEN YEARS
Garden Wargaming continues the Ten Year Anniversary Celebration with ..


The Theme for July 2008

MARATHON

The Battle of Thermopylae (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thermopylae).

The "300" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416449/) ... "300 Spartans" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055719/)
Most of us probably know about this incredible historical event from the films/movies ...

Now see it come to "life" through the magic of Playmobil artist Ralf Gemein (http://www.ralfgemein.de/seiten/johndoe.htm)'s amazing custom Klickys!

Ralf has created twenty-eight original "Playmobil sets" that were never produced by Geobra!

Please join us HERE (http://gardenwargaming.com/RalfGemein/Marathon.htm) to see these 28 imaginary sets of Playmobil Klickys from the Battle of Thermopylae.

All the best,
Richard

see attachment
Title: Re: TEN YEARS
Post by: Richard on July 03, 2008, 02:28:33 pm


Hey, Timmy ...


Hey Richard

In your introduction to Ralf Gemein's Greek/Persian customs, you used Marathon and Thermopylae in the same sentence.  I guess you meant it could represent either battle?

-Tim




Thank you very much for your excellent question !!!

I did NOT do a very good job with the title of this theme ... :-[

Ralf did not intend for this theme to only represent the Battle of Thermopylea.

I took a bit of "editorial license" because I thought that most folks would be able to easily relate the theme to the "300" cinema presentation.

I realize that i probably should not have done that, as Ralf's beautiful customs really encompass a much broader period of Greek history.

Perhaps a more appropriate title would be "In the time of Marathon (490 BC) and Thermopylea (480 BC)" or maybe even better ... "In the time of the Greco - Persian Wars" (499 BC to 448 BC)

Thanks again, Timmy, for helping to clarify this for everyone.

All the best,
Richard