Wednesday, August 22, 2012

20 questions for the Kiwi

Everyone else is doing it so why not me. Well perhaps not everybody but I thought I would give it a go for laughs.
It wasn't intended to be a virus but hey...things happen on the web.

1.    Favourite Wargaming period and why?
WW2. Why? ...Tanks and history. It was amazing how much Tank technology changed over the course of the war. Tanks are cool.

2.    Next period, money no object?
Romans versus Celts in the fight for Britannia...BIG ARMYS and chariots and landscapes.
War of the Roses / 100 years wars with heaps and heaps and heaps of knights and English bows and throw in a castle or 3. 28mm scale for sure to get those amazing colours and patterns happening.
3.     Favourite 5 films?
Lord of the Rings and the 2 Hobbit Movies (even though I have not seen them yet). That makes 5 movies. Zulu (a true classic)
 4.    Favourite 5 TV series?
Spartacus, Band of Brothers, A Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy...just recent TV shows really that I actually enjoyed. Not a huge fan of what’s on TV these days for the most part. Too much bloody reality, talentless contests, renovating contests, sport cooking contests, etc shows by far. But maybe I should save that for question 20.
5.    Favourite book and author?
Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. I like Bernard Cornwell historical Novels a lot though.
6.     Greatest General? Can’t count yourself!!
Patton.....for his aggressiveness and mindset
7.     Favourite Wargames rules?
'Flames of War 'and 'Saga' and now 'Kings of War' (I haven't even played Kings of War yet. But, I really like the rules).
8.     Favourite Sport and team?
Rugby Union, The All Blacks. But in the NT I don't get to see all that much of it really. It's mostly AFL mad here. 
9.      If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go?
Go back and prevent a loss in my family. Or something bigger for mankind perhaps like dunno prevent Hitler from existence or Stalin or Pol Pot or some other evil mass killing bastard.
10.   Last meal on Death Row!
Mexican.....All of it.
11.   Fantasy relationship and why?
Hmmm.. Ok Maybe PSI Judge Anderson. Hang on a minute she would be able to read my mind. Maybe that's not such a good idea.
12.   If your life were a movie, who would play you?
Jack Black for sure. :)  
13.   Favourite Comic  Superhero?
Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper (Then Nemisis, then perhaps Slaine).
14.   Favourite Military quote?
15.   Historical destination to visit?
Monte Cassino, Italy. Rome, Coliseum. many places.
16.   Biggest Wargaming Regret?
Perhaps selling a few armys more than a decade ago in NZ. But that’s not a major regret really.
17.   Favourite Fantasy job?
Beer taster perhaps? Paid highly to paint minis. dunno? Paid to tour the worlds wargames conventions and play in tournaments. That would combine my like of travel and my
18.  Favourite Band? many. Can't choose
AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Ramones, Motorhead, Metallica, Seasick Steve, Black Sabbath. D.R.I.,   Slayer, Rollins Band (not around no more), Desecrator, Malakyte...blah blah blah Thrash Metal...Gary Moore and so on. I like loud music live.
19.   Favourite wargaming moment!
Dunno really? Those games that go down to the wire and depend on the last dice roll for either side getting a victory are always classics. Love those nail biter situations. I always enjoy some random stuff that happens against the odds as well. Like that time many years ago when a Giant was held up all game by my Snotling swarms.  Getting a first place in a small local FOW tourney was very special and totally unexpected as well. Every time I play a game it's really my favourite moment. Meeting and playing someone I have never met before is a favourite time especially when we just click and start yapping about gaming like we have know each other from way back.

20.  The miserable Git question, what upsets you?
Bullys in the work place but anywhere else as well I guess. TV ads way too many and way too loud. Reality TV (does anyone know how to write a story any more?). People who lose a game and get upset and declare the game/list broken after 1 game. Smoking....bloody smoking. It's a disgusting habit that makes some companies huge amounts of money but it pollutes the Earth and annoys the shit out of me and it stinks and it folks die very painfully from it well before their time. Tax it out of existence perhaps. Japanese Whalers in the Southern Ocean (or any ocean) pretending to do research! Who are they trying to kid! Dogs that just seem to bark and bark and bark in the neighbourhood! Come on people!...that will do for now I think.
Cheers from Brendon (The Kiwi) 


  1. Excellent set of answers (although I would say that because some of your answers match mine!).

  2. Great answers Brendon. All Blacks are a winner!

  3. Excellent answers Brendon! The Coliseum's a must for me, one day, I hope!!!!!

  4. Maybe I should have added 'Gladiator' as a favourite Movie. That opening battle against hairy arsed barbarians is gold. I will look at your answers Lee.

  5. Good answers, I'm with you on a lot of these...liked 13 (I forgot about 2000AD!) , and 20 Very good, couldn't agree more!