1. Favourite wargaming period and why?
This is a tough one for me, I have two and cant split them, American Civil war because of the research I can do one the period and the fun I get from playing it. Napoleonic Era, the sheer spectacle of the uniforms and warfare of the period means I enjoy painting and playing this.
2. Next period, money no object
All theatres of the Seven Years War in 28mm.
3. Five favourite films?
- The Patriot - Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger
- We were Soldiers
- The Last Samurai
- Gods and Generals / Gettysburg
- Tora Tora Tora
4. Five favourite TV series?
- Swamp People
- The Following
5. Favourite book and author?
I don't have one, there are three as my favourite books are a trilogy - The Dragonlance Chronicles written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
6. Greatest General - Can't count yourself !!!
7. Favourite wargames rules?
Fire and Fury
8. Favorite sport and team?
Formula 1 - Mclaren
9. If you only had one use of a time machine when and where would you go?
Gettysburg 1863 to meet R.E.Lee
10. Last meal on death row?
A huge fry up!!!
11. Fantasy relationship and why?
12. If your life were a movie who would play you?
It would have to be Michael Caine- he can at least do the accent!!
13. Favourite comic Superhero?
14. Favourite military quote?
Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning - Erwin Rommel
15. Historical destination to visit?
Gettysburg or Antietam (Sharpsburg) Battlefields
16. Biggest wargaming regret?
I have two, selling my original 28mm Napoleonic collection, and my 28mm American war of Independence collection far to cheaply.
17. Favourite Fantasy job?
18. Favourite top 5 songs
Cant get my list down to 5 but have managed to get to 10 and here they are. My tastes are quite diverse and heavily influenced by gothic punk and rock:
- Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
- The Cure - Charlotte sometimes
- The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
- The Damned - Grimly Fiendish
- Wagner - Ride of Valkyries
- The Doors - Riders on the Storm
- The Cure - A Forest
- Siouxsie and the Banshees - Arabian Knights
- Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away
- The Clash - London Calling
Many years ago doing a huge 28mm version of Gettysburg over an entire weekend. I played as Lee and did not follow history in the attack, After a historical set up I decided to try something a little different and it caused the Union lines to collapse in spectacular style resulting in a Confederate victory. The look on the opposing commanders faces was priceless.
20. The miserable git question, what upsets you?
Like several other bloggers this has had to be restricted to 10 or we are never going to finish the post.
- Those blogs that have the bloody stupid CAPTCHA password to comment
- Texting - phones are for talking and its much more pleasent to talk.
- Rap music!!!!!
- Trousers that are worn on the top of the legs so I have to see hairy arse and undercrackers ( NOT A COOL LOOK ) while walking hunched over like a monkey and swaying from side to side ( WTF )
- Nearly every TV advert.
- Anyone knocking on my front door in the evening that wants to beg, steal or sell me anything.
- Dice - when they keep rolling 1's
- Rulesmongers - Oh how I hate the mm brigade, you are 0.0005 of a mm short so cant do it, how the F**k do these jerks have a life, games are meant to be fun.
- Cold Tea - those that know me will understand this one...
- I had to add another: The constant thorn in my side that is Kevin.