Thursday, 13 September 2012

Wargamers 20 questions

These come from Don't Throw a 1, but ultimately I found them through Drax and Devos.  As I'm away at the moment so don't have a whole lot to post, this seemed like a nice filler to keep the posts rolling along.

1.     Favourite Wargaming period and why?

40K, in part because its the only one I've played significantly, but mostly because of the sheer wealth of background and depth to the fluff, and for the most part its quite a compelling universe.

2.     Next period, money no object?

Freebooter's Fate.  Played it at Salute and loved it!  Although, I think it'd have to be time rather than money that's the limiting factor ultimately.

3.     Favourite 5 films?

Star Wars (4-6)
Red Violin
Starship Troopers
Total Recall

4.     Favourite 5 TV series?

Babylon 5 - best, most believable sci-fi with a really compelling story arc
Firefly - why Fox, why?
Star Trek (pretty much all variants)
Top Gear - mindless, blokey fun, japes
BBC natural history unit

5.     Favourite book and author?

Book:  Excession by Iain M. Banks
Author:  Can't decide between Terry Pratchett and Peter F. Hamilton.  With a gun to my head I'd probably lead towards the former though.

6.     Greatest General? Can’t count yourself!!

Without question, Grand Admiral Thrawn.

7.     Favourite Wargames rules?

6th Edition 40K.  I haven't played it much, but I've loved every minute of it so far.

8.     Favourite Sport and team?

Rugby.  Hertford College RFC.

9.     If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go?

This question is moot.  As per all known conventions, the first thing you do with a Time Machine is go back and punch Hitler in the mouth.

10.   Last meal on Death Row?

Wife's Lasagne, Fuller's Bengal Lancer.

11.    Fantasy relationship and why?

I just don't know, I guess I'd always gone in for the real deal.

12.   If your life were a movie, who would play you?

Bruce Willis (apparently in the right light I look vaguely like him), and my life can sometimes be viewed as a comedy of errors.

13.   Favourite Comic  Superhero?

Never really did the comic book thing as a kid.

14.   Favourite Military quote?

Nuke them till they glow, then shoot them in the dark.

15.   Historical destination to visit?

A galaxy far, far away.

16.   Biggest Wargaming regret?

Getting out of gaming through my University years.  What I could have done with the spare time I had back then!

17.   Favourite Fantasy job?

House husband - time to do all the stuff I want to.

18.   Favourite Song Top 5?

My music collection is just too eclectic for me to pick out 5 favourites.  Depending on the situation I'll listen to anything from Classical concerts and Opera, through House and Trance all the way to Metal.
Recently saw Swedish House Mafia in concert who were just spectacular, and want to see the Foo Fighters again, so they are always near the top of my playlist.

19.   Favourite Wargaming Moment?

Gunnar Jarnshud (my Lone Wolf) fighting off a whole pack of genestealers defending Ragnar's body, followed by taking on Marneus and 5 Thunder-Shield Terminators and them only getting out of the combat with 2 Terminators and Marneus on 1 wound.

20.   The miserable Git question, what upsets you?

That people are still homeless in a developed country, cruelty to animals, middle lane drivers.  WAAC, seriously, its a game.

If anyone else out there feels like doing this, the questions can be copied easily from the original post, and it'd be great if you let me know about your post in the comments.  Cheers - Andy


  1. Great answers all around, and a few things I'm going to have seek out and try I hadn't heard of. I like the time machine plan quite a bit.

    I had answered this same list some time back, I like stuff like this; both a good blog filler and sometimes makes you really think. Especially the death row meal one.

    1. Hey MIK. They do get you thinking. When I first looked at them I thought I'd be able to answer them all easily, in the end it took my far more thought and time than I'd originally planned, but I'm glad that I did.



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