20 Questions -an unashamed filler piece

This seems to be doing the rounds:

1. Favourite Wargaming period and why?
WWII – like many bloggers, I started with airfix 1/72 kits, and it all spiralled from there.

2. Next period, money no object?
Sieges in the garden in the style of Tristram Shandy, although Suzanne may have a view on that one. Most of the money would be spent on a house with a larger garden!

3. Favourite 5 films?
The Big Blue, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Das Boot, Red Cliff, House of Flying Daggers. Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis.

4. Favourite 5 TV series?
Babylon 5. Or have I missed the point of this question? Gormanghast, The World at War, Box of Delights … aaand I’m running out of steam here, so Blue Planet to finish off.

5. Favourite book and author?
C.E. Lucal Phillips’ Alamein as it got me started on ‘proper’ historical wargaming. Why only one favourite book but 5 films and TV programmes? Surely this is entirely the wrong way around?

6. Greatest General?
Impossible question to provide purpose to late night drinking sessions. So that would be Ghengis Khan!

7. Favourite Wargames rules?
Anything short and simple.

8. Favourite Sport and team(s)?
Kayaking if I’m doing it and Brazillian Beach Volleyball if I’m watching. Ow! The clip round the ear was from Suzanne.

9. If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go?
The Future. I want my spandex suit and kneepads!

10. Last meal on Death Row?
Given the countries that still cleave to the death sentence it would probably be a MacDonalds Happy Meal or a rice dish!

11. Fantasy relationship and why?
Fran and Balthier from Final Fantasy XII – a 7 foot rabbit and a 19th century pirate in a waistcoat, just too funny for words; or perhaps Roger and Jessica Rabbit.

12. If your life were a movie, who would play you?
Ha ha, very droll, probably the late John le Mesurier.

13. Favourite Comic Superhero?
Eric Wimp, aka Bananaman.

14. Favourite Military quote?
An opinion can be argued with; a conviction is best shot.” Col T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935)

15. Historical destination to visit?
The Cockpit of Europe (Mostly for the beer).

16. Biggest Wargaming regret?
Je ne Regrette rien!

17. Favourite Fantasy job?
Raft Guide in Austria.

18. Favourite Song Top 5?
Allelulia Chorus’ (Suzanne always breaks down into fits of giggles singing it), ‘Hurrah for the CRE‘ (Commander Royal Engineers), ‘Wann Wieder Frueling Ist‘ by the Weintraube, ‘Where has all the Time Gone?’ by Sandy Denny, ‘the little goblin‘ song from Blackadder. Lost the will to live … sorry.

19. Favourite Wargaming Moment?
Being told about the NVA command team scrambling for their bunker as the air umpire banked a quarto of Thuds into a bombing run …. over the position of their bunker! (the first Memphis Mangler at Sandhurst)

20. The miserable Git question, what upsets you?
Miserable gits.



Filed under 15mm Miniatures Wargames, Off Topic

2 responses to “20 Questions -an unashamed filler piece

  1. yesthatphil

    You could have your garden landscaped to recreate a famous battle (I hadn’t thought of that) then refight it with plastic 54mms. I’d suggest something more like Waterloo than Jutland of course …


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