Playing EPIC in 28mm.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

OK then, my answers.

1.        Favourite Wargaming period and why?
I like 40K fluff, would be ok with Star Wars, but really wish I still had the time to run my FRPG campaign.
2.       Next period, money no object?
Here, money = time.  If I had more time, I'd just do more of what  I already do not have time do at the moment, perhaps even play a game of 40k.  Not really interested in FoW, world of tanks, ancients or anything, I'd just like the time to actually use what I already have. 
3.       Favourite 5 films?
I baggsie the LotR Trilogy, as one item.
Touching the Void
The cartoon of the Iron Giant, makes me weep like girl
I'm kinda lost now, anyone know any other films ?
4.       Favourite 5 TV series?
You're kidding right ?  Time to watch TV ?  Ok then, I'll give it a shot; Whatever the BBC Natural History unit are putting out (from Life on Earth through to Frozen Planet, but they only happen one at a time, am I allowed that ?)
Oh and Katie McGrath is in Merlin, which would be more than enough reason to get the boxed sets.   This is no endorsement of Merlin, which is a jolly crackin' kids programme, (but not classic TV) just the one actress.
5.       Favourite book and author?
Hate Abnett, he robs me of time I don't have.  As do others who I read; Doug Beattie, Dan Mills, Ed Macy and their contemparies.  Have just passed '607' to my father in law, who was a penguin for 22years and now picked up 'Pheonix Squadron' by the same author, Rowland White.  So today, that is my favourite book.  Usually try to find something by Beevor, Hastings, Holmes, Delaforce, Urban or the like as a holiday read.
6.       Greatest General? Can’t count yourself!!
Gauderin possibly, for joining the dots and making armour work.  Marlborough did a fantastic job.  Wellington (or Moore).  Friedland for what he represented as much as anything. 
7.       Favourite Wargames rules?
Rules, yeah.  I've seen those. 
8.       Favourite Sport and team?
Alpinism.  Oooh team sport - FC Barcelona (ie ABU) in football.  Our Olympic cycling team did well.   Best ever team performance ?  USN 1941-45; from not exactly fab to world beating in half a world war.
9.       If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go?
No way am I getting in that thing - it either won't work, or it will fuck up the universe and I'll be responsible.  No.  Not worth the risk, give me the keys, now.  And go and find something useful to do, like FTL travel or terraforming; stop mucking about and do something useful.
10.   Last meal on Death Row?
Bangers and Mash
11.    Fantasy relationship and why?
Katie McGrath. She can sword fight proper, y'know.
12.   If your life were a movie, who would play you?
Simon Pegg.  With dyed hair.
13.   Favourite Comic  Superhero?
Lord Peter Flint.  
14.   Favourite Military quote?
"If this turret was cheese, we could eat it"  (I was rudely awoken by the tank commander and really still asleep in the gunners seat when that fell out of my mouth)
"We're wasted, man; we're fuckin' history" (Our US exchange Sqn Ldr when asked for a sitrep after 24hrs playing OPFOR against the rest of the regiment, the cool rejoiner was "Use correct VP, over.")
15.   Historical destination to visit?
Gondwana - that would be kool.
16.   Biggest Wargaming regret?
I wish I could be bothered to learn the rules.  They seem so important to some people. 
17.   Favourite Fantasy job?
Ne'erdowell and all round gentleman of leisure.  I'd be good at it - never run out of things to do. 
18.   Favourite Song, Top 5?
Hummm.   Galway Mare, by Show of Hands.  Makes me well up, every time. 
19.   Favourite Wargaming Moment?
Getting three strangers in my garage for a day - superb.  WILL do it again. 
20.   The miserable Git question, what upsets you?

Being dismissed as incompetent happened this week, which was pretty galling.  
A certain person who should take more of an interest in me being hugely dismissive is an issue for me.  

And cruelty to animals.  

And people who think the world (HM govt) owes them something, when they have put nowt in.
And those who prey on the weak.
And the willfully ignorant and those unwilling to even listen to the other side.

And the lazy, unimaginative, incompetants who drive in lane 2, reducing our motorways to dual carriageways, increasing the stress and danger for those of us who bother to wake up before driving.  As Clarkson said "Child molesters, all of them."


  1. Nice answers.. well some of them ;) Am there with you on the rules aspect.. who has time to actually play a game these days?

  2. Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obeyance of fools. So there.