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« on: 15 October 2011, 04:39:11 AM »

ABOUT YOU
Name:
Steve

Location:
Lisburn Northern Ireland

Do you have a pic?
Yes thanks.

PAYING FOR IT!

Current occupation:
I work for a Loss Adjusters (please don't throw things).

What's the best job you've ever had?
Hmmm, probably being a delivery driver for Sainsburys, it was good fun being out on the road.

What would your ideal occupation be?
B&B owner in Ieper.

GETTING INTO IT!

How did you get involved in wargaming?
My brother bought Donald Featherstone's Battles with model soldiers, he no longer does any gaming, but I always remember our battles using Donald's rules on the dining room carpet.




What was your first figure?
Not sure but it would have been Airfix, maybe Ancient British.

Do you have a favourite period/genre?  
I still like my SciFi but after that WW1 then ancients.

How big is your figure collection?
Not that big really, I sold a lot before moving to Australia, then a lot more before moving back.

And how big is your unpainted lead mountain?
At the moment about a toolbox worth.

Do you have a favourite model in your collection? And do you have a pic?
I like my Odzil Ozmy Char B's.




What is the most important aspect of wargaming for you?
Laughing...well other people laughing at me when they witness my tactics and dice rolls.

PLANNING IT!

What project are you currently working on?
I want to get my WW1 stuff started soon.

And do you have any long-term projects on the go?
Napoleonics..It has been ongoing for 20 years..might actually buy some Napoleonic figures to start it at some point.

Do you have any wargaming influences?
I dont think so.

BUYING IT!

Do you buy scenery, or scratch build it?
Buy mostly, not enough free time.

Which figure range is at the top of your request list?
Nothing at present everything I want is already available.

Which wargaming websites do you visit regularly?
Well Pendraken obviously, Baccus6mm, Impetus forum, TMP, Saxon Dog Blog and Benno's Figures.  Oh, Angelbarracks as well and BKC forum.

If someone handed you £100 right now, what would you buy?
Heating Oil and 2 tyres for my car, but wargaming related it would be WW1 stuff in readiness for GWSH2.

What has been your biggest one-off purchase?
Oh, 30 quid when I bought some of the Grenadier 28mm Fantasy Warrior box sets in the early 90's.

PAINTING AND MODELLING IT!

How many hours a week do you paint?
10 maybe.

What kind of technique do you use?
Basic colours over a black undercoat then a black enamel wash then a small amount of highlighting...this could all change next week.

Do you have a preferred brand of paint?
Vallejo.




Do you have a painting area? And do you have a pic?
I do, just a 5x2 foot painting area means I can leave all my paints etc out ( Still not cat proof though).




Have you had any painting/modelling disasters?
Some would say everytime I get the brush out, but apart from the old primer instead of varnish spray disaster nothing really.

Do you have any painting/modelling top tips?
Playing is more important then painting.

PLAYING WITH IT!

How often do you get to game?
Once a week.

Do you belong to a local club?
Yes.

Do you prefer short games or long campaigns?
I like 2 day big games, our club has run a few over the years.

Do you have a wargames room? And do you have a pic?
No.

How do you store your figures?
Toolboxes.

READING ABOUT IT!

What are you reading at the moment?
Lindsey Davis book cant remember what its called, just picked it up off the shelf downstairs.

Do you have a favourite book?
Warlord Trilogy by Bernard Cornwell.




Do you buy any wargaming magazines, and if so, which ones?
I look at both WI and MW in the shops and might buy them if something really takes my fancy.

WATCHING IT!

What are your 3 favourite films?
Aliens, Bridge too far, In Bruges.




And your 3 worst?
Company K, Blackhawk Down, Apocalypse Now.

What are your all-time Top 3 TV shows?
Frasier, Time Team and Noggin the Nog.

And right now?
Big Bang Theory.

LISTENING TO IT!

Who is your favourite band?
George Thorogood.




And favourite album?
Thorogood Live.

And your 3 favourite songs?
Khe San by Cold Chisel, I would have to think about it for quite a while for the others.

NOT RELATED TO IT!

What other hobbies/pastimes do you enjoy?
Archery and a bit of Astronomy.

What do you drive?
Proton G something ..I dont know its just a car.

Are you a breast or thigh person...  Wink  
Breast please, KFC thighs are bloody awful.

And who are your Top 3 Totty?
Aishwarya Rai, Sigorney Weaver maybe Goldie Hawn, maybe Blondie but that could be me showing my age.




Do you have a favourite quote?
I am the Supreme being...I'm not entirely Dim.

If you could do anything, what would it be?
At this very moment making my laptop work properly would suffice, but moving to France/Belgium and help out with the CWGC would suit me just fine.

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« Reply #1 on: 17 October 2011, 03:58:04 PM »

nice interview!!

whats GWSH2 ?

ps. surely Debbie Harry beat Goldie Hawn !!!!
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« Reply #2 on: 17 October 2011, 05:08:08 PM »

Great War Spearhead 2 ?
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« Reply #3 on: 18 October 2011, 12:29:26 PM »

Yeah its grest war spearhead ...Apparantly it will be out soon but the end of the world is coming as well
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« Reply #4 on: 18 October 2011, 01:14:54 PM »

so is that WW1 at divisional level ? WW1 is a fascinating period and one that is always on the edge of my gaming horizon but i've never quite got round to doing anything about it
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« Reply #5 on: 19 October 2011, 12:47:23 AM »

so is that WW1 at divisional level ? WW1 is a fascinating period and one that is always on the edge of my gaming horizon but i've never quite got round to doing anything about it

Likewise....

Nice interview though Steve  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: 19 October 2011, 05:08:58 PM »

Yeah, the first set was an add on to the original spearhead, and the rules work really well even for the supposed static trench warfare of 1915-1917. Arty Concliffe is takin his time about it though I think this is because he's also working on Tactica 2 at the same time

I should give cdredit to a lot of the members of the GWSH yahoo group ( I havnt done that much)who have driven the process on for a few years now

I also like to play 'If the Lord Spares us' the Two fat Lardies Middel East set
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« Reply #7 on: 02 November 2011, 10:29:37 PM »

Fun interview  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: 14 November 2013, 03:31:10 PM »

Better late than never (from me) !!
Good interview Steve. Smiley
Cheers - Mr Tardy. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: 14 November 2013, 05:36:38 PM »

Great interview, Fenton. I do have a 1914 German infantry division and equivalent Russians in 15mm. I could never get my group interested though.  Sad
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« Reply #10 on: 14 November 2013, 10:52:58 PM »

Great interview and some interesting answers ... plus one or two disturbing ones ... I mean, Debbie Harry or Goldie Hawn how can that even be a choice??

Like the idea of the format too - a sort of Wargamer's Desert island discs Smiley 
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« Reply #11 on: 14 November 2013, 11:18:58 PM »

Just a young teenage boys fantasy
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« Reply #12 on: 15 November 2013, 12:58:07 AM »

Just a young teenage boys fantasy
Go ahead and fantasize about young teenage boys if you must, but posting it in a public forum might be giving evidence to the prosecution when you're arrested! verb. sap.
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