I’m personally glad that Jamie Simpson will get to attend the Final. If I could only name one person that truly loved this game, it would be Jamie. Win or lose, Jamie has a great time and he’s always a joy to play. I look forward to him getting free for a weekend of gaming.
JBW: Hey Jamie, thanks for taking the time to talk to me. So how did you get into 40K?
I started collecting in 2000 to have something to do when not studying for my Masters. I really did not start playing until 2004.
JBW: What other Games/ Systems do you play?
I love Video games, board games etc,etc, etc. As for Wargaming, I only do 40K and Warhammer Fantasy now. I sold my Flames of War and no one plays Clicky Mech or Mage Knight anymore.
JBW: Do you have other armies? Would you mind giving us a quick list of them?
I have about 14,000 pts of Space Marines, close to 3000 pts of Grey Knights and 3000 pts of Bretonnians. I used to play Chaos Marines and Necrons, but I sold those years ago.
JBW: What is your favorite type of 40K to play?
I love large battles. The bigger the better. I consider anything 3000 pts or less to be a minor skirmish. I would love for the group to do a large battle like they do on YOUTUBE with miniwargamers posts. The last one I watched was a 500,000 point battle (I think each player brought about 3-4,000 pts.).
JBW: Being a fellow father with kids, how do you balance 40K and other fatherly, lifely duties?
Model assembly and painting is done after the little one goes to bed. As for gaming, I definitely do not get out as much as I would like, but I try to get in at least one game a month.
JBW: You are known for having very interesting model conversions. What are some examples and which is your favorite?
My snipers with ghillie suits always seem to draw a lot of attention. I have to say my favorites are the Legion of the Damned (Tomb Kings with Space Marine bits, very easy to do) and my sgt with the pimp cane.
JBW: What are you most excited about regarding the CAGE Match?
I am just excited that I am able to play in it. I am hoping to do well, and barring that, at least play spoiler and shake up the rankings a little.
JBW: Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions.