Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Twenty Answers

My turn at answering the 'Twenty Questions' which are currently doing the rounds.

1. Favourite Wargaming period and why?

WW2.  It's where I came in (with Airfix toys in the '70s) and I keep returning to it.

2. Next period, money no object?
1920s/30s 1/32 scale 'Little Wars' type game.  With some dodgy fictional countries.

3. Favourite 5 films?
Some like it hot,  Battle of Britain,  Richard III (1995),  Mon Oncle,  Goldfinger

4. Favourite 5 TV series?
The Sweeney,  Sopranos,  The Wire,  Yes Minister,  Dad's Army

5. Favourite book and author?  (let's make it a top 5)
To lose a battle by Alistair Horne;  Air War Games by Don Featherstone;  The Scottish Revolution by David Stevenson;  any of the James Bond series by Ian Fleming;  any Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser

6. Greatest General?  I managed to narrow it down to three.
Themistocles,  Montrose,  Zhukov

7. Favourite Wargames rules? (apart from my own!)
Command & Colours

8. Favourite Sport and team?
Don't really follow anything.
9. If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go?
Edinburgh, 1637

10. Last meal on Death Row?
I'm not convinced I'd be hungry.

11. Fantasy relationship and why?
I couldn't improve on reality.

12. If your life were a movie, who would play you?
A young Clint Eastwood (he copied my style anyway...)

13. Favourite Comic Superhero?

14. Favourite Military quote?
A tie for first place between two American generals:
"You can never do too much reconnaissance." - George S Patton
"I have no confidence in any scout." - Robert E Lee
15. Historical destination to visit?
16. Biggest Wargaming regret?
Not stocking up on Airfix kits when they were £0.24 each!
17. Favourite Fantasy job?
Tartiflette taster in a French restaurant.

18. Favourite Song Top 5?
Life with you - Proclaimers,  Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash,  Hey Cinderella - Suzy Bogguss,  From Hank to Hendrix - Neil Young,  And you and I - Yes.

19. Favourite Wargaming Moment?
When clever and talented people like my games.

20. The miserable Git question, what upsets you?


Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

A very interesting set of answers ... some f which are very similar to my own!

All the best,


Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
I notice some correlation - the only surprise is that it's so little!

Don M said...

always a treat to see the inner Tim...)

Paul said...

Some well thought out answers Tim. I like the death row comment.

Ray Rousell said...

Great answers!

The Angry Lurker said...

A unique and interesting set of answers Tim....

Tim Gow said...

Don M
All my secrets laid bare...

Tim Gow said...

The death row comment is conjecture - happily not based on personal experience.

Tim Gow said...

Ray Rousell
Glad to keep you entertained Ray!

Tim Gow said...

The Angry Lurker
An eccentric amoung eccentrics? Praise indeed.