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MONDAY 24TH MAY 2021

Started by Mike Whitaker, May 17, 2021, 11:40:38 am

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Mike Whitaker

Quiz time, with your quizmaster Andy Miller. He promises it'll be easier than the last one, but that's what Mike said :D

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Blog: http://troubleatthemill.blogspot.com/
Games (currently) Played: IABSM, Dux Britanniarum, Sails of Glory, Gaslands, What A Tanker!, SW: Armada
28mm: Parthians, Early Imperial Roman, British Tribes, Saxons, Norman/Christian Spanish, English Civil War Royalists; WW2 Wehrmacht, Red Devils, Home Guard; Judge Dredd Judges, Dreadball Void Sirens. GoT Night's Watch
15mm: WW2 US, British/Canadian and Heer infantry companies + support
54mm: HYW French and British
1/1000: Sails of Glory (lots)
WIP: 28mm WW2 British Commandos; 28mm War of the Roses, Peninsular British/French/Spanish; 28mm Coalition Wars SF; 15mm Fallschirmjaeger and US Paras, lots of 15mm WW2 vehicles. 1/2400 WW2 Naval

This sig is a GW- and Flames of War-free (except for the figures I own!) zone.

Andy Miller

Just to clarify, I think I said it would be different! not necessarily easier.
Andy
ECW Parliamentarian armies. Judge Dredd (Judges/Cal 2k+pts, Ape gang), FoW (MidWar German armour 2k pts, MidWar Afrika Corps 2k pts, LateWar German 4k+pts), Bolt Action (German, US Infantry), OpSquad (Panzer Grenadiers, Falschirmjaeger, Brit Inf), Dux Brit (Saxons), WoW (a small airforce), Fantasy (High Elves, Brets), Dystopian (FSA), Uncharted seas (Iron Dwarves), Sails of glory, X-wing, Dreadball (Humans and Dwarves), Check your six. Star Wars Armada.

Chris Davies

The boy's toys: SAGA Anglo-Saxons;  Bolt Action Soviets 1,000 points;Mordheim Goblin/Vampire gangs; Necromunda Bax's Stabbers; Uncharted Seas Shroud Mages; Dystopian Wars Russian starter fleet; Wings of Wibble; assorted plastic spacemen, Mahdists,French Foreign Legion, Colonial Egyptians; AoM undead, Vanguard undead and goblins.

Andrew Riley

Well done to Andy for the quiz. Yes a little different and made us all activate the grey matter a little. Amazing breadth of knowledge displayed by the historians. Some gambling guesswork by the gamers !
Thanks again



Carl Fisher

Quote from: Andrew Riley on May 24, 2021, 09:45:56 pmWell done to Andy for the quiz. Yes a little different and made us all activate the grey matter a little. Amazing breadth of knowledge displayed by the historians. Some gambling guesswork by the gamers !
Thanks again



Agree, thanks Andy. Plus thanks to all for waiting for me! Also congratulations to the winner, l didn't stand a chance with those anagrams!
Games Played (Armies): WAB + WaC (IER Roman, Early Saxons and variants, Normans), WFB (Empire), 40K (Spacemarines), Uncharted Seas (Empire, Shroud Mages), WAB English Civil War (English!), Operation Squad (British) SAGA (Normans, Jomsvikings), Mordheim, Wings of War/Glory WWI, Dreadball, Chain of Command (British), Frostgrave, Sails of Glory and many others!!

Andy Miller

Always a pleasure. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
ECW Parliamentarian armies. Judge Dredd (Judges/Cal 2k+pts, Ape gang), FoW (MidWar German armour 2k pts, MidWar Afrika Corps 2k pts, LateWar German 4k+pts), Bolt Action (German, US Infantry), OpSquad (Panzer Grenadiers, Falschirmjaeger, Brit Inf), Dux Brit (Saxons), WoW (a small airforce), Fantasy (High Elves, Brets), Dystopian (FSA), Uncharted seas (Iron Dwarves), Sails of glory, X-wing, Dreadball (Humans and Dwarves), Check your six. Star Wars Armada.

Andy Miller

The Quiz

Round 1 -  War in 20th century
1)   What is the codename of the middle of the 5 D-Day landing beaches?                  Gold
2)   Who commanded PT109?                                                               J.F.Kennedy
3)   What, most notably, will you find on the outskirts of Vimoutiers, France?          Tiger tank
4)   Which conflict saw the first jet aircraft shot down by another jet?            Korean War
Bonus - Name either aircraft type?                                      Grumman F9F Panther , MiG15
5)   Which country began construction of the "Babylon gun" in 1988?                        Iraq

Round 2 - AKA
1)   Which ECW commander was nicknamed "The night owl"?                     William Waller
2)   What is the more common name of the battle of Greasy Grass Creek?      Little Bighorn
3)   Which WWII US aircraft is nicknamed the "bombing twin"?                 B25 Mitchell
4)   Which type of weapon is AKA a "Legbiter"?                               Sword (Magnus III Norway)
5)   A10 thunderbolt is affectionately nicknamed what?                               Warthog
Bonus - What the calibre (in mm) of it's Gau8 gun?                                        30mm

Round 3 - Colours
1)   Discovered by the Phoenicians, and used by the Romans, what is the name of the purple colour used for a triumphant general's toga?                                                                   Tyrian
Bonus - from what source is the dye extracted?                                                 Murex Snails, whelks
2)   Which force are often referred to as the blue berets?                           UN peace keeping
3)   What are the three colours on the medal ribbon of a 39-45 star?         Light and dark blue, red
4)   Which unusual colour have the British army used as desert camo?                Pink (accept blue)
5)   What does the term "Blue on Green" mean?                    A friendly forces attack on a neutral


Round 4 - Norse
1)   Which two famous Haro/alds met in 1066?                                       Hardrada/ Godwinson
2)   What are Karvi, Snekkja, Skeid 3 types of?                        Longships
Bonus - Name the forth and most impressive type?                                             Drakkar
3)   In what year was the first devastating raid on Lindisfarne?                            793AD                                   
4)   After landing in Northumberland in 865, Ivar, a son of Ragnar went on to take Northumberland with his brother Halfdan. Then East Anglia and Mercia, but he was called "Ivar the ...... "               
                                                                                 Boneless (-1 for engine)
5)   In mythology what was the name of Thor's hammer?                                     Mjolnir


Round 5 - Firsts
1)   Which was the first battle of the war of the roses?                                St Albans
2)   Which battle started first Passchendaele, Cambrai, Gallipoli, Somme?      Gallipoli19/02/1915
3)   Which country was the first to use (powered) aircraft for war?             Italians 1911 vs Turks
4)   Where was the first shot of the ACW fired? (city/place)                 Fort Sumter/ Charleston
5)   Lt Den Brotheridge holds what unfortunate first?      Killed, by enemy, Normandy
Bonus - Name the location of this first? (at the time, not now)            Pegasus/ Benouville bridge

Round 6 - Mottos and quotes
1)   Death or Glory                                                Queens Royal ( 17th/ 21st ) Lancers
2)   Ready for anything                                              "Utrinque paratus"    Paras
3)   Better to die than be a coward                                                     Ghurkas
4)   What is the latin motto of the RAF                                            Per ardua ad astra
Bonus - What does this translate as?                        Through adversity/ struggle to the stars
5)   Who is credited with the quote "No plan survives first contact"?          Helmuth von Molke

Round 7 - What have the romans ever done for us?
1)   The Fosse way links which two cities ?                                       Exeter and Lincoln   
2)   What's the name of the fort on Hadrian's wall, famous for the very recent discovery of written tablets ?                                         Vindolanda
3)   It is believed the roman's attacked Stonea camp, near March in 47AD to deal with the Iceni, but this site is credited with being the lowest what?                                         Hill fort
4)   Wilby way, Grendon and Wollaston, all in Northants and Fen Drayton Cambs, among others, are all examples of what type of roman site?                                                         Vineyards
5)   In 2020 a polished bone gaming piece was excavated. Experts link it to Ludus Latrunculorum - a two-player military strategy board game played throughout the Roman Empire, similar to draughts. But where was it dug up (town/ city) ?                            Chester
Bonus -   Ludus Latrunculorum, translates as what?                               The Game of Mercenaries

Round 8 - Naps and Wellies   
1)   The British army at Waterloo had predominantly which two sizes of cannon (hint it's a shot weight {imperial} not a calibre)?                  6 and 9 pounders
2)   The battle of Austerlitz is widely regarded as one of Napoleon's greatest victories, but which modern day country is it in?                  Czechia (Czech rep)
3)   French chasseurs and dragoons most commonly wore what colour coat?                Green
4)   What is the standard length of the barrel of a "brown bess" Newland pattern musket (+/- 2 inches)                              
                                                                                            39''
5)   Wellington died in 1852 at Walmer Castle, alleged to be his favourite residence, but which county is it in?                                         Kent
Bonus - He was prime minister when (pick one year)                       1828-1830 and 1834


Round 9 - Where on earth? All answers are countries
1)   Battle of the tennis court?                     India
Bonus - name the bigger battle/village it was part of?            Kohina (ridge)
2)   Tyne Cott ?                                   Belgium
3)   Isandlwana?                                       South Africa
4)   Wireless ridge                        Falkland Islands
5)   Carthage                               Tunisia

Round 10 - Saw Alarming Farm = War film anagrams
1)   Lilac oxen dice                        Ice cold in Alex
2)   Calypso weapon                     Apocalypse now
3)   Buttered smash                                   The dambusters
4)   Better inhabit aloft                                The battle of Britain
5)   Neatly ghosted                                 The longest day
Bonus
Thwart eloquent Florentines                All quiet on the western front
ECW Parliamentarian armies. Judge Dredd (Judges/Cal 2k+pts, Ape gang), FoW (MidWar German armour 2k pts, MidWar Afrika Corps 2k pts, LateWar German 4k+pts), Bolt Action (German, US Infantry), OpSquad (Panzer Grenadiers, Falschirmjaeger, Brit Inf), Dux Brit (Saxons), WoW (a small airforce), Fantasy (High Elves, Brets), Dystopian (FSA), Uncharted seas (Iron Dwarves), Sails of glory, X-wing, Dreadball (Humans and Dwarves), Check your six. Star Wars Armada.