Sunday, 19 August 2012

Ray and Fran's 20 Questions

Via various folks' blogs, but originally Ray's blog Don't Throw A 1: answers after the cut...
1.       Favourite Wargaming period and why?

It varies. Next question?

Oh - you want details? Currently, probably Dark Ages/Age of Arthur, with Napoleonic a close second. The former because I love almost all the available sets of rules, and have some excellent opponents.

2.       Next period, money no object?

Napoleonic, probably - I have designs on a large quantity of the output of Man At War. Either that or the Great War, for which Sidney Roundwood would be almost entirely to blame.

3.       Favourite 5 films?

The Princess Bride
Apollo 13
The Blind Side
A Bridge Too Far
Lord Of The Rings

4.       Favourite 5 TV series

Babylon 5
Game Of Thrones

5.       Favourite book and author?

Gossamer Axe, by Gael Baudino. If you like urban fantasy and rock and roll, it's a keeper.

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

Julius Caesar

7.       Favourite Wargames rules?

Currently probably still WAB2. It's certainly the set I am most familiar with.

8.       Favourite Sport and team?

Baseball, the Minnesota Twins. Bet that surprised a few people.

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

One of the Fleetwood Mac concerts in 1975 when Stevie Nicks was just starting to get the hang of fronting the band. Preferably one of the few at which they performed Rattlesnake Shake, because no-one's bootlegged any versions of it with that lineup. Bet THAT surprised a few readers too :D

10.   Last meal on Death Row?

Something that takes a long time to eat. :D

11.   Fantasy relationship and why?

Kate Beckinsale.

C'mon. You really have to ask why?

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

I've been told I look like Danny Baker, so...

13.   Favourite Comic  Superhero?

Rogue from the X-Men.

14.   Favourite Military quote?

"I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me." -- The Duke of Wellington.

15.   Historical destination to visit?

That I haven't already? I'd like to visit some more of the Somme museums and reconstructions.

16.   Biggest Wargaming regret?

Giving it up when I was in my 20s.

17.   Favourite Fantasy job?

Full-time blogger/writer.

18.   Favourite Song Top 5?

Some of these are subject to change - the first one definitely isn't.

Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac (an early 1977 live version, please!)
Nantucket Sleigh Ride, Mountain (live from The Road Goes Ever On)
Tall Ships, Show of Hands (the Port Isaac live version, please)
Hiring Fair, Fairport Convention
11:59, Blondie

19.   Favourite Wargaming Moment?

Currently, The Ride Of The White Ravens. Sorry, Andy!

20.   The miserable Git question, what upsets you?

People who are proud of their own ignorance.


  1. Great answers Mike! Sidney Roundwood has got a lot to answer for!!!

  2. Some great ones there!

    I was toying with going back to the mid-fifties and catching all of the great music moments between then and the late seventies.


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