Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The dreaded 20 questions post

Yep, seems like it has become a sweeping trend within the wargaming blogosphere to post 20 Questions and answers.

1.   Favourite Wargaming period and why?

Currently my favourite wargaming period is the 18th Century.  Tricorns = Fun Corns... yea that does not sound really good...  Be it ImagiNation, Seven Years War, War of Spanish Succession or French and Indians Wars, I like them all.  They are a bit different from the hordes of Napoleonic projects out there and still have a huge amount of quirkiness that I really enjoy in my projects.

2.   Next period, money no object?

French and Indian Wars Skirmish (Historical and ImagiNation based)... War of Spanish Succession... Jacobite rebellion... actual Seven Years War... Great Northern War.... uhhhh I'm a magpie gamer, I'm always attracted to the shiny new things.  But to be honest, I'm gonna say a French and Indians War ImagiNation Skirmish game (which actually, is my next planned project... if it manages to fight off my want of a ACW skirmish game...)

3.   Favourite 5 films?

A Bridge too Far
Kelly's Heroes
Star Wars (all of them...)*
Lord of the Rings*
Ocean's (the trilogy)*

*HA! I got around that awkward question.

4.   Favourite 5 TV series?

Hell on Wheels
Miami Vice
Lie to Me
Sons of Anarchy
Blackadder Goes Forth

"People in stucco houses shouldn't throw quiche."
Sonny Crockett

5.   Favourite book and author?
The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

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

Joachim Murat.  A rather rakish and dandy man.  Not the greatest of Napoleon's Generals, but was a fantastically dressed man.

7.   Favourite Wargames rules?

Ahhhhhhhhh, this is a hard question because the rules I usually play, I really like.  Top wargames rules are Maurice, Sharp Practice, Die Fighting and Through the Mud and the Blood.

8.   Favourite Sport and team?

I'm Canadian and I was born and lived a good chunk of my life in Toronto... so naturally I am a Toronto Maple Leafs super fan.

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

Hmmmm this is a hard one.  My answer has nothing to do with wargaming or historical stuff what-so-ever, but actually fits in rather well with the last question.  I would want to travel back somewhere in the mid 1950s when the Maple Leafs were a dominate hockey team and were winning the Stanley Cup on a regular basis.  Maybe even to 1967 to watch the last time they hoisted the cup...

10.   One meal to have before you die?

I changed the title on this question slightly.  Originally it was "Last meal on Death Row", but I don't really like the idea of thinking about it.  Starters would be Rum-Candied Bacon (a recipe I created..) followed by the most opulent sushi dinner and finished with a chocolate mouse cake.  Of course the entire meal should be accompanied by a truly biblical amount of fine wines and cognacs.

11.   Fantasy relationship and why?

Don't have one.  I've got all the relationship I need already with my better half.

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

Sean Connery... I want James Bond to play me.

13.   Favourite Comic  Superhero?

Not a Superhero, but an anti-hero: Deadpool.  Without a question the most entertaining and troll like character ever created in comic book fiction.

14.   Favourite Military quote?


General Clement McAuliffe, 101st Airborne Division

15.   Historical destination to visit?

I would like to tour all of the major American Civil War sites.  To date I've been to Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, but I would very much like to see them all.

16.   Biggest Wargaming regret?

Not starting when I had the chance in the late 90s...

17.   Favourite Fantasy job?

If I did not have to worry about a steady income to help support two people, I would love to be a wargaming store owner / run my own wargaming company.  I would not say I could be a professional painter, as it would take me a year to fill out a single order, but that would be fun as well.

18.   Favourite Song, Top 5?

I don't really have a top 5 favourite songs, I listen to pretty much anything that is not country or gospel....

19.   Favourite Wargaming Moment?

I have two favourite moments.  First was back in 2010 when I participated in a New Years Day game at MIGS.  It was the recreation of the Battle of Borodino and featured over 2,000 figures.  Very impressive for a young wargamers mind.  The second was my first ever trip to HistoriCon this past summer.  While I've been told it was not nearly as good as in years past, I got a chance to meet some new wargaming friends, buy to much toys to expand my collections and enjoy a couple of games with likeminded individuals.

20.   The miserable Git question, what upsets you?

Having to travel over 4,000 kilometres to visit with my better half.
Not being able to paint a figure to my standard on the first try.
Playing rulesets with to much math, I like feeling the flow of a game, not having to crunch the numbers for every movement.


  1. A decent type of chap, yes, yes very decent! ;-)

    1. Why thank you. I've always been told my tastes are rather old fashioned, I guess it flows into wargaming.