Sunday, August 19, 2012

Another Survey?!?!

Found this on the Ski's Wargames and Stuff  and since I am at work with absolutely no prospect of painting in right now, I thought I'd fill out myself! 

1.        Favorite Wargaming period and why?
World War II probably because there are limitless options for scale (skirmish through division level), rules options as well as the scope of the conflict - you could play a battle in the frozen North Atlantic, the baking hot desert of North Africa or the steamy jungles of the South Pacific.  I really like World War II Tactical Conflict and Operational Conflict played with 15mm miniatures.  (was a tough call between WWII and the American War for Independence)

2.       Next period, money no object?
          Well if money is no object, I would love to build a huge 10mm moderns force using the minifigs 1/160th vehicles,and I would buy enough for a full division of Soviets, a full Brigade of Americans, Brits, Israelis, and some generic "third world" forces.

3.       Favorite 5 films?
          Saving Private Ryan
          Von Ryan's Express
4.       Favorite 5 TV series?
          John Adams
          The Sharpe Series
          Man Vrs Wild
5.       Favorite book and author?
          Red Army, Ralph Peters

6.       Greatest General? Can’t count yourself!
         Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

7.       Favorite Wargames rules?
          Volley & Bayonet.  By far, the best Operational-Level Horse & Musket Wargaming Rules.  Ever.  extremely easy to learn and good tactics are rewarded by good results!  Next up would be Blitzkrieg Commander, my favorite WWII Rules Set.
8.       Favorite Sport and team?
          Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Benfica)

9.       If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go?
          I would visit Napoleon on Elba and have lunch with him.

10.   Last meal on Death Row?
          Chicken-Fried Chicken with Country Gravy, mashed potatoes, fresh green beans, corn on the cob, and a biscuit. With an ice cold glass of iced tea.  (basically straight off of the Cracker Barrel menu...)

11.    Fantasy relationship and why?
          Have to second Ski's Answer.  Definitely my wife!  she has almost limitless patience for me, my hobbies, and for all of the incredible hurdles that life seems to throw at us. 

12.   If your life were a movie, who would play you?
          Michael J Fox from his younger days. 

13.   Favourite Comic Superhero?
          The Punisher.  He doesn't have any super powers except amazing intellect, wit, weapons, and a burning drive to punish criminals.  what's better than that?

14.   Favourite Military quote?
          "The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill."  Field Marshall Sir Arthur Wellesley

15.   Historical destination to visit?
         Salamanca and Ciudad Rodrigo

16.   Biggest Wargaming regret?
          Giving away all of my painted plastic 1:72 ACW figures from college, taking on Dave F's painted 6mm minis (he misses them!) and literally throwing away hundreds of dollars worth of Epic Space Marine GW include the Imperator Titan, a Stormblade tank, and legions of Marines.

17.   Favourite Fantasy job?
         Hobby & Gaming Store Owner

18.   Favorite Song, Top 5?
         Bach Cello Suite 1 
         King Nothing, Metallica
         Armada, 2 Levels from Hell
         Fade to Black, Metallica
         Silence, Beethoven

19.   Favorite Wargaming Moment?
         2 moments stand out the most:  "The stand of the 10th Georgia Rifles" when I was in college.  Played an ACW game in college with my 1:72 painted miniatures and this one single Regiment, the 10th Georgia, through a strange anomaly of the dice, fended off multiple, heavy brigade assaults against it, hammering every unit that tried to come up the hill against it.  I repainted them with battle honors after that game!
        Next was a Crossfire game against Dave F where my German platoon with supporting elements crossed a linear danger area where I thought was a safe area close to my assembly area.  I got caught in an American .30 caliber crossfire from some paratroops and my German platoon was chopped up so bad only a panzershreck crew and the platoon leader remained.  Was "fun" seeing the platoon knocked out one squad after another I guess...Ahh well it was a fun game anyways.

20.   The miserable Git question, what upsets you?
          Gamers who are so egotistical that when their wargaming position falls, their ego goes with it!  I don't like whiners either.

1 comment:

  1. Good answers! I've been trying to resist but may have to steal this as well at some point. I agree with some answers; the cello suite does indeed deserve to be in there somewhere and anything resembling cracker barrel is a good last moment on earth.