Five + 1 Questions with Player Joshua Death

Who is your favorite opponent?

I would have to say that my favorite opponent over the years has been Alexander Fennel. He and I have faced off quite a number of times, and we seem to draw, or come close to a draw almost every time. We both always fight it out to the bitter end, but it always winds up becoming a brutally close game. He keeps it very challenging and yet rewarding and enjoyable at the same time. Our last time facing off was at the LVO a couple years back and we wound up getting a draw on the KP mission (and for those that remember the old ITC missions that was insanely hard to do on that mission), and we decided rather than knocking each other out of the running yet again, we decided to just dice off at the end of the game and high roll got the win! 🙂 He went on to the next round like a champ. Was one of the most satisfying losses I think I’ve had.

What army do you enjoy playing the most?

This is a really hard question to answer as I play (or have played) almost every army over the years. But I would have to say that my favorite army of all time is the Legion of the Damned. I love running them and I love the background and story on them. I have been fascinated by the air of mystery and intrigue that surrounds them for a long time and truly love the models, the fluff, and the way they play so much.

Why do you play Warhammer 40K?

I play 40k because it is my job. I play competitively for money as I am sponsored by many companies in the industry and have my own company that is starting out trying to make a name for itself in this industry. I have been in love with this game and industry for my entire adult life and feel I am one of the luckiest people because I get to truly do what I love.

When did you start playing?

I started playing in 1991 when I was 11 years old. I have been neck deep in the hobby ever since. I have been married twice, divorced twice, gone through multiple careers and many moves and different life choices; but the one thing that has remained the constant in my life is Warhammer. I don’t honestly know if that is a good thing or not?

Where do you see yourself five years from now?

I would love to see myself being smack dab in the middle of the Warhammer 40k Pro Tour. I would love more than anything to see 40k get to be capable of supporting a legitimate professional circuit as other games have grown to do such as MTG and similar concepts. I think with GW getting back into the support of the competitive community that the potential is there.

Bonus Question:

How many Zombies do you think you could take out before you succumb to the horde?

As I live in the middle of the country, and have grown up in the mountains with much hunting and wilderness background. I would like to think that my extensive collection of weapons, firearms, and explosives would give me a bit of an edge. That and my military background would be a great assistance as well. So I would like to think that I would be able to hit the thousands before I finally just get bored of it all and finish it. (If artillery counts than I am sure I could hit the tens of thousands.)