Sunday, 8 June 2014

Liebster award

Liebster Award Nomination

Thanks to Ross of Brushes and Bases for the Liebster Award.

I may have to do the rest over a few sessions, but for now,  

1. Why did you start blogging?

To give an impetus to my painting, pushed on by the inspiration of other blogs. And to share some other boardgaming activities.

2. If you could change one thing about the wargaming hobby, what would it be?

Make sure glossy sets of rules or games are at least proof-read and play tested before the over priced junk is inflicted on the gaming public.

3. What is best in life?

Friends and family. For gaming - a group of gaming friends round a table, with the good natured slagging and laughter as people roll 1's or 6's.

4. Do you want to live forever?

Who wants to live forever?

5. Fame or Fortune?

Fame when I was young. Fortune now.

6. What miniatures are you most proud of having painted?

My 15mm minifigs napoleonics from years ago. Obsessively detailed for 15mm.  Or my Essex Arabs or Byzantines.

7. How do you deal with burn out?


8. Why is a raven like a writing desk?

Dunno venerable master. I'll just keep sweeping. 

9. Star Wars of Star Trek?

The original Star Wars. But homage to Gene Rodenberry and his vision.

10. If you could only buy from one miniature company from now on, which one would it be?

Tricky decision - probably Essex for 15mm ancients and medievals. For Napoleonics, I wish minifigs still produced the 15mm Series 2 figures.

11. What is your favourite takeaway?

Don't do takeaway - otherwise chups. (for non-British people that's French Fries in a bag, often consumed late a night after a few beers.)

12. Which wine do you prefer: red or white?

Depend on the occasion.  
13. When undercoating miniatures, do you spray or brush?

Spray. Halfords white undercoat has been my standard for years. 

14. Favourite historical period?


15. What is your favourite brand of paints? 

Miniature Paints (acrylics).  Humbrol acrylics, specially the primary colours and the gold.  

16. When gaming what is more important: winning or playing?

Playing.  Better to lose in a good game than win in bitter competition.  

Footnote: I experienced the BHGS winning attitude many years ago in ancient competitions, but it wasn't for me.  If they could get away with it, the hard-core competition people would play with badly painted blobs on unpainted cardboard and try any trick to notch up points on the their BHGS rankings.  I think the hard-core competion people ruined DBM.  Bah, humbug!       

So there you have it, some ramblings from another painter and gamer.

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