Marcus puts us out of our misery…
Q1A. What is the name of the fantasy world associated with this map?
Q1B. What are the main game systems associated with this world?
Answer: Runequest, HeroQuest & White Bear/Red Moon
Q2A. On 1/10/331 BC. Alexander fought one of his most famous battles in Mesopotamia. Which battle?
Q2B. Who led the opposition?
Answer: Darius of Persia
Q3A. Who fought battles including, Dalan-baljit, Onon, Dalanhemurges, Huan-ertsi, Wei-Chuan & The Indus?
Answer: Genghis Khan
Q3B. What year (within 30) was he declared “Khan of Khan’s”?
Answer: 1206 (accept 1176 – 1236)
Q4A. Which Swedish King introduced conscription in 1620?
Answer: Gustavus Adolphus
Q4B. Can you name two army reforms introduced by him?
Answers (two from the following):
- Increased ratio of pikemen/musketeers
- Permanent brigades
- Shortened muskets
- Ranks reduced from 10 to 6
- Training to fire 2/3 volleys rather than rolling fire.
- Artillery; the first artillery regiment, rationalization of calibres and light infantry support gun.
Q5A. The “Battle of the Dunes” took place near which port on 14/06/1658?
Q5B. Which future monarch fought for the Spanish army in this battle?
Answer: James Duke of York, the future King James II
Q6A. What significant event is portrayed in this painting?
Answer: Battle of Fort Sumpter (First action of the American Civil War)
Q6B. Which states seceded only after this event, name any two?
Answer: Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina
Q7A. Who advocated the mass use of tanks in a paper of 1917 following the costly battle of Ypres?
Answer: J.F.C. Fuller
Q7B. Which battle commencing 20/11/17 put these ideas into practice?
Q8A. Can you identify this distinctive ship/class?
Answer: H.M.S. Nelson or H.M.S. Rodney (Nelson class)
Q8B. The design of this class was constrained by restrictions resulting from which treaty?
Answer: The Washington Naval Treaty of 1922; The first arms control treaty.
Q9A. What location was the site of a major amphibious assault from 15-29th September 1950?
Q9B. Why did the defending forces dismiss this as a site for a potential assault?
Answer: North Koreans dismissed the site due to unfavourable tides/tidal range/mud-flats and the necessity to assault across a sea wall.
Q10A. Who wrote “The Hunt For Red October”?
Answer: Tom Clancy
Q10B. What was the name of the submarine commander played by Sean Connery in the film adaptation?
Answer: Marko Ramius
Can you name the following vehicles from the worlds of Gerry Anderson?
Answer: Sidewinder (bottom) and Fireflash (top)
Answer: Skydiver (UFO)
Answer: Spectrum Maximum Security Vehicle (Captain Scarlet)
Answer: Hawk Interceptor (Space 1999)