Favourite Wargame Period and Why?
This has changed a few times over the years with WWII taking turns as number one. But right now Napoleonic is taking centre stage, all the colour and history make it a great period to wargame. The ECW comes in a close second though.
Next Project, Money No Object?
I am kind of projected out as I have so many on the go. I think it would be the one of the ones I am doing now. I would like to expand all 15mm Ancients armies I have and many I don't to give all realistic options on troop types. That's a lot of figures.
Favourite 5 films?
Not in any order
187 with Samuel L Jackson (excellent small release film)
Assembly (Chinese film, great story and very graphic)
American History X (Edward Norton, very gritty)
Black Hawk Down (nothing needs saying)
Train Spotting (what can I say)
Favourite 5 TV series?
Band of Brothers
The Walking Dead
The Shinning (American TV series far better than the film)
The Clangers (Yes really, loved that program as a kid)
Also would have loved this series of Hard Knocks just to see Chad Johnson get fired!!)
5 Favourite books and Authors?
Lord of the Rings, it started so much for me.
The Wheel of Time series, even though Jordan ripped off Tolkien to an embarrassing level
Anglia Rediviva, written in 1647 about the 1645 campaign of the New Model Army, about to read it again.
With The Old Bred and Helmet for My Pillow for getting me into the PTO
Tolkien for obvious reasons
Stephen Donaldson (even if his Covenrnant series was a ball ache to read at 16)
Greatest general? Can't be yourself (not kidding!!)
Alexander the Great
Favourite wargames Rules?
Advanced Squad Leaders, the best rules ever for WWII, yep it's a boardgame but the rules come as a separate book.
Favourite Sport and Team?
Easy, American Football and the Pittsburgh Steelers, go even further, favourite players Woodson of defence and Bettis on offence, both distant memories. Still can't forgive Neil O'Donnell that crap pass on the goal line because he was too sissy to run.
If you had a only use once time machine when and where would you go?
To the Battle of Edgehill. I am convinced that if the King had ridden up to the right hand regiment armed with just a sword and ordered the regiment to fight him or quit the field forever they would have quit. Then on to the next and the next etc. Total change of history.
Last Meal On Death Row?
100 year old egg but I would have to pick the egg. Ok more seriously? My home made Moussaka, Sour cream Potato Bake and my wife's Greek Salad and a bottle of Retsina.
Fantasy Relationship and why?
As corny as it sounds I am already living it though I did have a crush on Toyah when I was much younger.
If your life was a movie who would play you?
Mr Bean, no I am not talking about Sean and I do mean the character rather that Mr Atkinson himself.
Favourite Comic Superhero?
Never really into them so I will go with Union Jack Jackson from Warlord though I always had a affinity with Plug from the Bash Street Kids.
Favourite Military Quote?
By God Sir, it is very fine on paper but there is no such thing in the field. Said of Rupert's dispositions before getting his ass kicked at Marston Moor.
Favourite Fantasy Job?
Favourite Songs top 5?
That's a bit tough to narrow down and I'm a album man myself so I will go with them.
Welcome to My Nightmare by Alice Cooper
Sticks by Led Zep
No Free Lunch by Green on Red
Pigs and Astronauts by Kula Shaker
Heaven and Hell by Back Sabbath
Favourite Wargameing Moment?
Oh so many to choose from, but I will go with when I had a flat with Lee and we put on a massive battle that had commanders giving orders and the rest of us playing (Andy was the Umpire) and Lee had just but some bread under the grill. Watch my toast was his request as he went off to talk to our army commander (via toy telephones joined by a wire, yep they really worked) when he came back to see smoke rolling over the top half of the room he asked anyone watch my toast to which we all replied in a chorus Yep it's burnt! Priceless.
The Miserable Git Question?
Reality shows and I don't even watch much TV!
Well thanks a lot you pair of shites, that may have been fun but don't expect any thanks from me!!!!