Damn the crossed eyes and gnarly hides of these two aptly named Rejects, Ray and Fran who have posted an 'Interview yourself' post on their blogs that I (and apparently several others already) feel compelled to partake of in my 3rd Blog of today !!
1. Favourite Wargaming period and why ?
Tough call but I guess overall it would have to be my first love WWII in particular anything post D-Day.
I like many grew up with Airfix figures and kits and World At War TV series along with Battle & War Picture Library comics and all war films which seemed to be on constantly throughout my youth.
I mean who cannot me moved to tears and trembling at the sight of one of these ?
2. Next period, money no object ?
American Civil War in either 15mm or 10mm
3. Favourite 5 Films ?
I have to split this into 5 favourite WW2 types and 5 Other War types and 5 Other types....................
WWII (in no merit order):
Cross Of Iron
Hell Is For Heroes
Saving Private Ryan
A Bridge Too Far
Kingdom Of Heaven
Last Of The Mohicans
Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Damn that was hard so many I had to leave out !!!
4. Favourite 5 TV series ?
Band Of Brothers
The World At War
The West Wing
5. Favourite book and Author (I missed this out first time round !?)
I want to say the Bible and therefore God, but will go with
A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan (one of my first 'war books')
6. Greatest General ?
Heinz 'Panzer' Guderian
7. Favourite Wargame Rules
Another tough one hmmmm...........................
(maybe not the best in truest sense of word but my first ever rule set and very fond memories of some great games)
8. Favourite Sport and Team
Rugby Union and has to be any All Black side if only for the Hakka alone !
9. If you had a only use only time machine, when and where would you go ?
Garden Of Eden and stop that stupid bint Eve from eating the apple.
10. Last Meal on Death Row
Full Christmas dinner
11. Fantasy relationship and why ?
Cant fathom the why part to this ?
And yes it would be a threesome :-)
12. If your life were a movie who would play you ?
My pick Steve McQueen
In reality a battered Mickey Rourke
13. Favourite Comic Superhero
Rogue Trooper loved his talking 'chips' and taking out Norts
14. Favourite Military Quote
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys.
Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!"
- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
15. Historical Destination to visit
16. Biggest Wargame Regret
Not looking after plastic Tank models from my youth as well as I could have.
17. Favourite Fantasy Job
18. Favourite Song Top 5 ?
Another tough one and I have included stuff not strictly songs
Tubular Bells: Mike Oldfield
It Must Be Love: Madness
Nobody Does It Better: Carly Simon
Moonlight Shadow: Mike Oldfield
Father & Son: Cat Stevens
19. Favourite Wargaming Moment
First visit to a UK wargame show ie Derby 1987 and sheer WOW ! factor
Close second would be initial opening of Squad Leader board game
20. The Miserable Git/Grumpy Old Men question, what upsets you ?
An ever growing list but I will go with, Irish Republican Terrorists, Islamic Terrorists in fact any Terrorists, Politicians, Reality TV Shows, X-Factor type Shows, Big Bloody Brother, People 'up their own arses' (eg Politicians again), so called News Reporters who give opinion as fact, mamby pamby footballers, thieves, other drivers, greedy bastard Bankers, unfathomable petrol pricing, Insurance Companies, rising cost of living, work, ill health, cancer..................................................................