18 August 2012

20 Reject Questions…

The Rejects have been coming up with new ways to fill their downtime and Angry Lurker and Ray posted answers to the 20 questions they compiled. Laughing Ferret and Vladdd309 jumped in on the act with their own set of answers.

In order to inject some light relief amongst all the charity-related posts I thought I'd join in.

1. Favourite Wargaming period and why?
I don't play any historical per se so I'll go with genre – got to be sci-fi. From growing up with Star Wars and original Battlestar Galactica, sci-fi is in my blood.

2. Next period, money no object?
I'm happy with my gaming lot right now, however, I'd like to paint some pirates at some point.

3. Favourite 5 films?
In no particular order:
Home Alone
Chris Nolan's Batman Trilogy (yes, I'm counting trilogies as one!)
Empire Strikes Back
Lord of the Rings Trilogy

4. Favourite 5 TV series?
Again, in no particular order:
Battlestar Galactica (new version)
Game of Thrones

5. Favourite book and author?
That I've actually read?… Frank Herbert's Dune.

6. Greatest General? Can’t count yourself!!
I loved reading about Rommel during my Flames of War days

7. Favourite Wargames rules?
Has to be the Malifaux card-based cheating fate

8. Favourite Sport and team?
Premiership Football – Everton FC – Toffee to the core.

9. If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go?
Back to 1989 and tell a younger me that there is no money or glamour to be found in Graphic Design and to become a plumber instead.

10. Last meal on Death Row?
Would have to be a traditional Sunday Roast with Yorkshire Pudding

11. Fantasy relationship and why?
Liv Tyler – she just ticks all the boxes in the gamer part of my brain. The fact she played an elf in LOTR just puts icing on the cake.

12. If your life were a movie, who would play you?
A less-charismatic Chris Evans

13. Favourite Comic Superhero?
I grew up surrounded by Superman after the Chris Reeve film but only ever read Batman comic books.

14. Favourite Military quote?
Despite being mugged by the commercial types, the following Sun Tzu quote has guided my (serious) wargaming for years:
"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle"

15. Historical destination to visit?
I'd love to visit Rome for the historical aspect

16. Biggest Wargaming regret?
I've never had fellow gamers close by so I regret not getting off my backside and travelling more to game.

17. Favourite Fantasy job?
Starting up my own gaming company and overseeing the creation of my own line of gaming miniatures – without the pressure of having to make a serious profit. So, if I win the lottery this week stay tuned.

18. Favourite Song, Top 5?
Far From Home by Five Finger Death Punch
Face to Face by Sevendust
Duality by Slipknot
Made of Scars by Stone Sour
Been A While by Staind

19. Favourite Wargaming Moment?
Without doubt the Melta Gun Guy moment that I talked about on my blog a while back – single survivor of an exploding Land Raider takes down an Eldar Falcon, then assaults a 10-man Guardian unit and wipes them out, then charges the Eldar Farseer and kills him (before being gunned down in the following turn).

20. The miserable Git question, what upsets you?
A lot, but I'll stick to the main few:
Bankers and the banking system in this country – the criminal acts they've committed over the past few years and the bonuses they STILL receive; Drivers who don't indicate; People who think the world owes them something just for being alive; People living off the state due to sheer laziness – especially the immigrants in Folkestone who have no intention of contributing to society, they just loiter outside our office and intimidate passers by; People who have no manners; People who have no concept of personal space. People's general lack of patience or ability to wait. In fact, people basically!


  1. Nice one mate. Me you and the Rejects all in Kent!

    1. It's amazing how many of us bloggers are within an hour of each other!

  2. Good read and an interesting insight.

    1. It started off quite sensible then dissolved into a rant at the end there!

  3. I feel a Kent wargamers meet brewing...

    Is there not a wargames show in our neck of the woods next month?

    1. 23rd September in Sidcup. "Skirmish" More a model soldier show really, but I shall be there supporting Crooked Dice, and running a 7TV participation game.

    2. Gutted, I'll be in San Francisco then – going away for my 40th birthday. We'll have to keep an eye out for more local shows.

  4. Quality list! Totally forgot about Dune! Glad to see the consensus out there is that Empire is still the best SW film!

    1. Almost didn't put Empire on the list, but there had to be a SW film in there somewhere if for no other reason than the influence it had on my interest in gaming.

  5. Last line says it best :) funny stuff

    1. The more I wrote the more I realised the simple truth that people in general do my head in!

  6. Excellent list, great book choice sir!

    1. I was going to put Lord of the Rings, but I haven't actually read it. I'm ashamed to say I don't read a lot these days :(

  7. So you're annoyed by people, you sound like the Hubby, he hates them too.

    1. Yes, my wife complains I'm getting more anti-social with age – I think it's the other way round and the general populace is getting more anti-social. We're surrounded by people who live in bubbles.

  8. Cracking answers Sir! Sunday lunch with Liv Tyler, yep that works! ;)

    1. Now you mention it, that does sound very appealing!

  9. Excellent answers! Its only when you read other answers, you remember other great stuff, I'm reading the last book of game of thrones at the moment, and lovin' it. I didn't even think about it for the TV show????

    1. I've spotted a few things on other people's lists that have made me think… "wish I'd have thought of that!"

  10. People who don't f#@*ing indicate! It's a tiny stick, your hand is next to it anyway. PUSH THE STICK!!!

    Ha, the rest was good but I agree most with that an the Sopranos :D

    1. I do find it amazing that people don't understand that by moving your hand two inches and flicking a switch you could be saving your own life!