Monday, 20 August 2012

20 Shades of Grey....

Just a little fun I know but I am a sucker for anything 'soul searching' based and so the '20 Questions' currently doing the rounds of the 'blogosphere' was just too hard to resist. Blame Ray and the Angry Lurker - they won't mind as being blamed for anything/everything is quite normal for these two esteemed and revered gentlemen....;-)

1.        Favourite Wargaming period and why? I am far too fickle to have a single favourite period but if pinned down I would have to say (and this may surprise some people as it has never really featured on the blog) the third quarter of the 18th century.
2.       Next period, money no object? Late 18th century a la Charge in 30mm and on an imagi-nation basis. Absolutely no hesitation with this one!
3.       Favourite 5 films? Lawrence of Arabia, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Zulu, The Battle of Britain and Gone with the Wind. I could easily extend this into a top 10 with Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Spartacus, El Cid and the Vikings!
4.       Favourite 5 TV series? The Walking Dead, Star Trek, the World at War, Colditz and Downton Abbey.
5.       Favourite book and author? The Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence
6.       Greatest General? Can’t count yourself!! Hannibal
7.       Favourite Wargames rules? For the sheer inspiration and variation of uses I would probably have to go with DBA.
8.       Favourite Sport and team? Football and Chelsea - and since 1971 so I am not a glory hunting plastic supporter!
9.       If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go? Constantinople, 1453
10.   Last meal on Death Row? A good mixed grill with fries and salad. A nice bottle of Chambertin with a a creme brule for desert; coffee and a bottle of Remy Martin VSOP. By then I would be completely unconcerned about my fate....
11.    Fantasy relationship and why? Scarlett O'Hara although frankly, she wouldn't give a damn....
12.   If your life were a movie, who would play you? I would like to think Brad Pitt but it would probably be Martin Clunes
13.   Favourite Comic  Superhero? The Dark Knight himself.
14.   Favourite Military quote? Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won. The Duke of Wellington said this after Waterloo - a reminder of the cost of war.
15.   Historical destination to visit? Istanbul - no question.
16.   Biggest Wargaming regret? Lacking sustained commitment and discipline when painting.
17.   Favourite Fantasy job? Author - not likely any time soon though!
18.   Favourite Song Top 5? In no particular order - Bohemian Rhapsody, My Way, The Boys are back in town, Rio Bravo and The Look of Love - again, I should really do this as a top 10.
19.   Favourite Wargaming Moment? Borrowing Mr Fox's cavalry reserve during a refight of the Battle of Minden or handling the French 120 gun ship of the line the Imperial like the Millennium Falcon through an asteroid field.
20.   The miserable Git question, what upsets you? Bad manners, specifically inconsiderate people.

There you go - me in a nutshell....;-)

10 comments:

PanzerKaput said...

Great answer and its amazing how many are quoting Wellington but all different quotes, all the same battle

David Crook said...

Hi PZ,

I have often said that Christopher Plummer's script for the film Waterloo consisted almost entirely of quotes attributed to the man - almost as many as Churchill!

All the best,

DC

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

"two esteemed and revered gentlemen"? Gits more like... :o)

They've managed to trigger some fascinating posts though & yours is no exception....

If you could level the playing field in some way, I often wonder how the various generals voted for would match against each other....

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Great stuff! Enjoyed reading your answers, but not as much as discussing them in person - until the next time my friend!

David Crook said...

Hi Paul,

Lets hope that it is sooner rather than later - you can park nearby and I will make sure you dont get a ticket!

All the best,

DC

David Crook said...

Hi Steve,

Now that would an interesting idea - perhaps even asking why that particular choice may be equally enlightening.

All the best,

DC

Ray Rousell said...

Excellent answers David! 18th Century's my favourite period. Love the Errol Flynn, Robin Hood a classic, nice one!

The Angry Lurker said...

Excellent answers David especially 11!

David Crook said...

Hi Ray,

I picked up the restored 2 disc version of the film for a fiver in the HMV sale a couple of years ago and absolutely love it - they don't make them like that anymore!

All the best,

DC

David Crook said...

Hi Fran,

She would probably chew me up and spit me out in little bubbles but boy did she have some panache!

All the best,

DC