Tuesday, 21 August 2012

And Now for Something Completely Different 5

As some followers may be aware that Ray and Fran have set twenty questions to stimulate the mind, so here they are:

1.        Favourite Wargaming period and why?
This would have to be Ancients from the Trojan War to the end of the Macedonian/Successors Empires. Why, mostly to do with some films, Helen of Troy, The 300 Spartans, Alexander the Great and the Peter Connelly books on the some subjects. Loved all of these as a child and still do.
2.       Next period, money no object?
A LOTR project in 28mm based on The Impetus Fantasticus rules with Dark Age armies for all human antagonists. With Grenadier Orcs/Citadel Pre-slotta Hobgoblins for the forces of Sauron etc.
3.       Favourite 5 films?
Inception, The Bourne Trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back, The Breakfast Club, Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
4.       Favourite 5 TV series?
24, Merlin, Sherlock, A Game of Thrones, Blackadder
5.       Favourite book and author?
Too many, but if I really had to pick one it would be Lord of the Rings, Tolkien, J.R.R.
6.       Greatest General? Can’t count yourself!!
7.       Favourite Wargames rules?
Impetus, Songs of Blades and Heroes and Disposable Heroes: 7CF7B
8.       Favourite Sport and team?
Don’t really have a favourite sport, but do watch the 6 Nations where I fly the flag for Scotland. I also am a suffering Dunfermline fan.
9.       If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go?
Where to start here, so many things to see and only one chance to do it in. I think I’d have to go for Troy to see if Helen was really that beautiful and if there ever was a horse.
10.   Last meal on Death Row?
A very long Italian meal with five or six courses including cheese and fruit. There would of course be a lot of Barolo in between, an awful lot of Barolo.
11.    Fantasy relationship and why?
Eva Green, apart from the obvious who can really say it’s a fantasy relationship.
12.   If your life were a movie, who would play you?
Steve McQueen of Harrison Ford
13.   Favourite Comic Superhero?
14.   Favourite Military quote?
Molon Labe – come and get them
15.   Historical destination to visit?
The library of Alexandria, part personal interest, part professional interest.
16.   Biggest Wargaming regret?
Starting WW2 in 20mm and then buying into FoW in 15mm. Just stupid really.
17.   Favourite Fantasy job?
Librarian in Alexandria, chef
18.   Favourite Song, Top 5?
Could go on for ever here so not in particular order: Nick Cave – Red Right Hand, Johnny Cash – Hurt, Skids – Arena, Peter Gabriel – Rhythm of the Heat, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Learning to Fly, The Jam – That’s Entertainment. Oops that’s 6 ah well… you decide.
19.   Favourite Wargaming Moment?
When a game that is hanging the balance finishes and you don’t mind losing. Happens a lot to me.
20.   The miserable Git question, what upsets you?
The sense of apathy I receive from many people who are employed and I use the term loosely in customer service. This is becoming more and more noticeable in the retail and service industries in my local area. Simple rule, poor customer service does not attract repeat custom. No customers, no jobs.

Normal service will resume shortly.

Cheers for now


Ian said...

Your number 20 really hits the nail. It's ot just your area!!!


Ray Rousell said...

Great answers, gotta agree with Johnny Cash!!

The Angry Lurker said...

Great answers especially 20 and 9, I'd like to know too!