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JBW: Hey Major, thanks for taking the time to talk to me. So how did you get into 40K?

I started in the early 90s. I traded a lot of magic cards for a Tyranid army. Which I think was the last time bugs were good.

JBW: What other Games/ Systems do you play?

Magic, Warmachine.

JBW: Do you have other 40K armies? Would you mind giving us a quick list of them?

Space Wolves, Dark Eldar, and Tau

JBW: In your opinion what do you think makes a good tournament player?

Losing in 40k for me almost always results from my ignorance of new rules / missions. So I’d say preparedness.

JBW: I understand that you are a bit disappointed in the game mechanic exploits that Games Workshop has left in the rules. What would you suggest to balance it back out?

My current take on 40k is that competitive 40k just isn’t fun for me. It’s stressful, and at the 2k point break it’s very difficult to finish a game in the allotted time. The last real tourney I went to was full of drama and honestly once I was put out of contention I was able to enjoy the games. So instead of complaining about it, I’m just going to have fun, and pack up my army if the fun stops!

JBW: Who do you expect to see ranked in the top 6 at the Final?

Probably 6 guys with riptides, wave serpents, or giant armies that hit the time limit on turn 4. Defiantly not a jaded Space Wolf list.

JBW: Say there was someone reading this who wants to try and qualify for the 2015 Cage Match at their local store. What advice would you give them?

If I come to a bridge and have to fight mike tyson to pass, but 15 min down the road I have to fight an asthmatic field mouse to pass, I’m fighting the mouse if I really want to qualify.

If you aren’t already one of the top 2 players at your store, go check out another location. Just know you are going to see those guys you skirted at the final, and be prepared!

JBW: Well thanks for doing the interview.

No problem.

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