Saturday, 18 August 2012

Posties 20 Q + A

My attempt at the twenty questions kicking around the posties' blogs.

1.        Favourite Wargaming period and why?
ACW. It has everything. Skirmish, big battles, cavalry, trains. Irregulars, colour, great terrain. Strategy, tactics, machine guns, cannon,  the full hit
2.       Next period, money no object?
Cold War BAOR facing the Soviet Treat
3.       Favourite 5 films?
Magnificent 7
Last of the Mohicans
Big Trouble in Little China
4.       Favourite 5 TV?
The Sweeney
Star Trek (TNG)
Big Bang Theory
5.       Favourite book and author?
Anything 'Sharpe' by Bernard Cornwell.
6.       Greatest General? Can’t count yourself!!
Moesha Dayan
7.       Favourite Wargames rules?
Ed Texeria's stuff
8.       Favourite Sport and team?
Rugby Union, England World Cup Winning Squad
9.       If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go?
June 1947. Roswell, for a camping trip.
10.   Last meal on Death Row?
Meat Thali, with cider to wash it down
11.    Fantasy relationship and why?
Kate Bush. It is fantasy.
12.   If your life were a movie, who would play you?
Dan Blocker, but he's dead. Jack Black, 'cause he's alive.
13.   Favourite Comic  Superhero?
The Mighty Thor, but his sister was hot.
14.   Favourite Military quote?
'Proper prior planning prevents piss poor perfomance.'
15.   Historical destination to visit?
Gettysburg Battlefield
16.   Biggest Wargaming regret?
Getting into Renassance 15mm warfare with King Henry VIII's Army. No one to play against.
17.   Favourite Fantasy job?
I'm very lucky in that I have done all the jobs I wanted to do. But  maybe a West Country Cider Taster.
18.   Favourite Song Top 5?
Legs (ZZ Top)
Shake it on Baby (Beatles)
Duke of Earl
Groovy Kind of Love (Phil Collins)
I will always love you (Dolly Parton)
19.   Favourite Wargaming Moment?
At a weekend convention with some mates I held the right wing of a Napoleonic British Army with a Battalion of Line Infantry and a Squadron of Horse Guards against the massed ranks of the evil emporer's Old Guard. This enabled the main Force to turn the left wing and collapse the French centre. It was a bit of a Pyrric victory for the 1st Battlion Royal West Wirralians, as they never took to the field again
20.   The miserable Git question, what upsets you?
Mobile (bloody) phones
Shite Telly
Lazy Arsed B£$&*"@s

Thanks for the intellectual exercise guys I enjoyed it.


  1. Nice one, Irqan. Two things I'd like to comment on. The Sweeney would certainly be in my top 5 TV programmes - best cop show EVER! Secondly, I'm glad you chose the Dolly Parton version of "I Will Always Love You." Just sublime. Whitney butchered it and I'll never forgive her for that.

  2. So many things I can relate to here. I may have to do my list tomorrow!

  3. Nice one Irqan! some great answers! Big Band, Sharpe books and Kate Bush! Not bad, not bad at all!!!

    1. Cheers Ray. I liked the task and your answers also.

  4. Great answers especially 6 as I forgot about him...and of course Semolina!

    1. Ta Lar. I have considered you a bit of a doyen in this field, so great praise indeed.

  5. Very cool. Thor's sister is indeed hot

    1. Sadly yes she is. It in a real anorak way links with th BBT element.

  6. Superb answers! Big Trouble and the Sweeney, just class; and I'll never forget that drop goal, what a day.

  7. Nice! Who wouldn't like Thor's Sister!!!! Wish I'd thought of her when I did my own 20 Answers :-)