Ok, it seems rude not to join in. So here you are - the window to the soul.
1 Favourite Wargaming period and why?
Napoleonic - but it has got be with the big battalions. I played hundreds of battles over my years attending the Wargames Holiday Centre The spectacle of massive table 28feet x 15 filled with 1000's of figures never failed to impress. The thrill of the cavalry charges breaking through the infantry , great fun.
Hmmm, Not so sure it would be one - it actually would be to get a load of really good bespoke terrain usable for a host of periods. Although - large scale Napoleonic Naval as per the Diorama de Trafalgar site - could be very tempting
3. Favourite 5 films?
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Great Escape
Zulu - that's what started this madness!
4 Favourite 5 TV series?
Blackadder the Third
The Hair Bear Bunch!
5. Favourite book and author?
Red Storm Rising - Tom Clancy
6. Greatest General? Can’t count yourself!!
General Monash - Commander of the Australian Corps in the WW1 , who was able to understand the requirements of combined arms in the period and use them effectively while still looking after his men.
7. Favourite Wargames rules?
In the Grand Manner - Old Classic Big Battalion Napoleonic,
8. Favourite Sport and team?
Rugby Union - Scotland.
9. If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go?
1066 the invasion of England,
10. Last meal on Death Row
Oh it would have to be the Fruite de Mer
11. Fantasy relationship and why.
Mute, distillery owning multi- millionairess.. and you need me explain why?
12. If your life were a movie, who would play you?
John Candy - I am so Uncle Buck..
13. Favourite Comic Superhero?
Gnasher - because i always wanted my own!
14 Favourite Military quote?
"Alea Iacta Est" ("The Die is Cast"), Ceaser crossing the Rubicon.
15. Historical destination to visit?
The Colosseum in Rome - standing there on the floor looking up at where the crowds would have been , and imagining what someone would have felt - made the hairs on my neck stand up!
16. Biggest Wargaming regret?
Selling the 6mm Adler Napoleonic collection - it was huge and good quality (but hell 50p an infantry man in 1998 was good money)- and you did not need loads of room to play!
17. Favourite Fantasy job?
Battlefield historian - I want Peter Bartons job!
18. Favourite Song Top 5?
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC - turned up to 11
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Eton Rifles - The Jam
London Calling - The Clash
19. Favourite Wargaming Moment?
Leading a team of 6 good friends to victory in double quick time playing the French at Waterloo in a WHC weekend game, where we then turned it around and played British and beat the the French - the whole thing was recorded by the BBC for broadcast on the radio (yeah go figure)- which was pulled the first day of the gulf war not PC enough.
20. The miserable Git question, what upsets you?
So little time - so many things to paint
wind turbines - don't work when there is no wind , and not if it's too windy - so you you need a power station to back them up - hmm...
middle lane hoggers!
that's enough for now.