Wednesday, 31 July 2013

20 Questions

Right, looks like this one is doing the rounds on various Oldhammer type blogs. Just seen it on Mr Saturday's Mumblings, and he got the idea from someone else, they got the idea elsewhere, yadda yadda yadda.... 20 somewhat gamer-centric questions to be answered so that readers can get a glimpse of the 'real' person behind the bloggocks.

Seems the idea is to kick off with a mugshot but I don't have one to show. I've not had my photo taken for a few years now, I'm not scanning one of the rare photo's I do have as I don't really look the same anymore and I'm damned if I'm going to start taking bloody 'selfies'. Anyway, onto the questions...

Q1. Favourite wargaming period, and why?

It's a toss up between fantasy and sci-fi really and changes depending on what I've dug out of the lead pile to look at. Either way it's Warhammer. Right now I'm leaning towards fantasy though. I never moved on from 3rd edition WFB and Warhammer 40K/Rogue Trader and I've been stuck on those game worlds ever since day one.

Q2. Next period, money no object?

I did get in on the Robotech RPG Tactics Kickstarter earlier this year and should have a nice box of stuff arrive in December. I've been tempted a few times by mech games and models. I used to have Battletech, though only the basic game that was released as a boxed set back in the early 90's I think. It came with some shitty soft plastic models that refused to glue together and were prone to warping. I nearly bought a bunch of kits from Hobbylink Japan last year when someone showed their Robotech project over on the Lead Adventure Forum. The lack of a proper range all in a single scale ended up putting me off though. Good thing I guess.

Q3. Favourite 5 films?

In no particular order and just pulling the first five films I can think of out of my arse...

1. Old Boy
2. Logan's Run
3. A Bittersweet Life
4. Casablanca
5. It's a Wonderful Life

Q4. Favourite 5 TV series?

I don't really watch much TV and tend to not get into the various series that everyone says I should watch. That pretty much leaves me with 70's sitcoms and some animated series.

1. Family Guy
2. Ghost in the Shell
3. Porridge
4. American Dad
5. Dad's Army

Q5. Favourite book and author?

Michael Moorcock

Favourite book is a tricky one though. Lots to choose from but I guess I gravitate towards the Jerry Cornelius novels so I'll go with The Final Programme.

Q6. Greatest general? Excluding oneself!

Oh I don't sodding know!

How about Erwin Rommel?

Q7. Favourite wargames rules?

See question 1.

Q8. Favourite sport and team?

Look, I paint model soldiers and watch cartoons!

Q9. If you had a one use only time machine, when and where would you go?

There are lots of eras from the past that would be fascinating to visit but I'd love to see where we're going in the future. Maybe hop forward a thousand years and see what's going on. Might not seem to be a big stretch of time but look at what the human race has achieved in the last hundred years!

Q10. Last meal on Death Row?

Being a bit of a foodie this one's tough. I guess comfort food would be what I'd want so I'll go with the traditional Sunday roast. Lamb with all the trimmings.

Q11. Fantasy relationship and why?

Bailey Jay

She's a nerdy homebody... who does porn.

(Yeah, I know she's packin' meat!)

Q12. If your life were a movie, who would play you?

If my life were a movie it would be a very boring movie.

I was once told I looked like this skull faced goon.

So I guess Mackenzie Crook it is.

Q13. Favourite comic superhero?

Never been one for comics so I'll go for Judge Dredd.

Q14. Favourite military quote?

"Herzlich willkommen am arsch der welt" I think that's it anyway. I don't know who wrote it.

Q16. Biggest wargaming regret?

Destroying all my old copies of White Dwarf (issues 109 to 150-ish)

Q17. Favourite fantasy job?

Miniatures manufacturer with a few choice IP licences.

Q18. Favourite 5 songs?

1. Peace Sells - Megadeth
2. Breadfan - Budgie
3. Undertro - Kvelertak
4. The Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear in Smoke) - Hawkwind
5. Dead Roots Stirring - Elder

Q19. Favourite wargaming moment?

Playing AD&D Battlesystem. My unit of 6 ultra heavy cavalry charged a unit of dark elves and slaughtered all 15 warriors without taking a hit. Followed up by charging a unit of 7 ogres, wiping them out too but then a gorgon bitch ran in and took out one of my guys. The battle was pretty much over though so it wasn't too crushing.

Q20. The miserable git question, what upsets you?

Religion and all forms of Woo Woo.

And there we are. Done! That took more time and effort than I intended. Can I have the time back please?


  1. You can't have the time back you blew your time machine on a trip to the future!

    Good answers, always nice to learn about the bloke behind the blog.

    Took me a few moments to recover from reading Q16 though!

    1. Tidying up combined with a moment of 'I'm really not into this stuff right now' is what led to that bit of insanity. To add insult to injury though I not only dumped them into a black bag and binned them, I also ripped each magazine in half! That must have 15 years or so ago.