Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Fran & Ray's quiz
God knows why I'm doing this when I ought to be getting on with lots of other stuff, but here goes . . .
1. Favourite Wargaming period and why?
Hmmmm . . . Napoleonic really, but I also major in ACW and WSS.
2. Next period, money no object?
ECW (today anyway)
3. Favourite 5 films?
The Third Man
Black Hawk Down
Night of the Hunter
Full Metal Jacket
The Blues Brothers
The Big Lebowski
Oh bugger . . . .
4. Favourite 5 TV series?
The Prisoner (original, not shitty remake)
Ashes to Ashes/Life on Mars
5. Favourite book and author?
You've got to be kidding! I can't even get it down to a single favourite author . . .
6. Greatest General? Can’t count yourself!!
This is answerable on many levels: general/diplomat; strategist or tactician etc. The general/diplomat, I'd go for Marlborough and the fighting general would be Alexander/Hannibal/Tilly/William Tecumseh Sherman or maybe Davout. (Favourite on just personality would be Sherman). And I still haven't answered the question . .
7. Favourite Wargames rules?
Fire & Fury (original)
8. Favourite Sport and team?
Rugby Union: All Blacks (but England cos it's my country)
9. If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go?
On a one way trip? The future sometime. Return trip? The past to a significant time to allow for smart investment that'd set me up in the lap of luxury now. Smart eh?
10. Last meal on Death Row?
11. Fantasy relationship and why?
Rachel Weisz: attractive, intelligent, sense of humour (and she'd need it with me!)
12. If your life were a movie, who would play you?
If I'm being honest, Danny DeVito . . .
13. Favourite Comic Superhero?
Never had one – never interested in 'em.
14. Favourite Military quote?
“If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one would remain in the ranks”
Frederick the Great
15. Historical destination to visit?
Of the places I haven't been yet, probably Istanbul
16. Biggest Wargaming regret?
Getting rid of my Mike's Models 15mm 7YW armies
17. Favourite Fantasy job?
Job my arse, I'm retired!
18. Favourite Song, Top 5?
Tom Waits – lots of'em
The Passenger – maybe the Nick Cave version
Say a Little prayer – Aretha Franklin
Kelly's Heroes – Black Grape
Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
Honeybaby Blues – Maria Maldaur
Oops! Done it again!
19. Favourite Wargaming Moment?
Well, I bet a win would be nice . . .
20. The miserable Git question, what upsets you?
any kind of automated system
people who won't try
lack of consideration
the intentionally obtuse
staff who ask me if I'd like to use the self checkout when I've obviously chosen to stand in the queue for a till
people who come in late when the film is on
people who can dish it out, but can't take it
Spot the thought patterns. There's something in that lot for a shrink!