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..Warhammer? A gentle nudge of a relative, or friend? A chance stumble on a games-workshop? Come on; tell us!
W/D/L Rumpin' BackThumpa's WAAAGH, 38/3/21
When I was 10 I saw some guy in my class reading a white dwarf, it looked cool and he told me about warhammer and Games Workshop. That weekend I went to Games Workshop and with my birthday money bought that starter set with Dark Templars and Dark Eldar in it. Ever since then i've been warhammer crazy.
I think it was because my brother borrowed a White Dwarf mag from a friend. It was when the Tau were just being released, so they featured heavily in that issue and ended up being my first army!
Unbeknownst to me, actually, years before this I had been to a model show where they had a whole bunch of stuff; RC planes cars and boats, black-powder rockets, scale models and, though I didn't realise it at the time, Warhammer miniatures. I can't remember how old I was, but I was apparently quite interested in those tiny miniatures, though I didn't follow up on it at that stage.
"Ooh, what's that? Grey Knight Terminators... Cool!"
I swear, that's a totally true (if somewhat simplified) account of how it happened... I stumbled across a box of GKT's at a hobby shop, liked them, and the rest is history.
Good to know that I've spent so much time and money as a result of such a rational, well thought out beginning!
It's called Dawn of War, and was, in my own words from back then, "the best Warcraft III ripoff ever done". In fact, I got so into that game I couldn't get enough, and when I saw a White Dwarf in a store, I recognized the 40k logo, and bought it. Turned out not to be a mag on the background and stuff that I looked for, but I was fascinated by the miniatures and, in particular, the battle report. Ordered Macragge online, and the rest is history.
Worth noting that I'd done my research - my first marines were Dark Angels, not Ultramarines.
Actually, now that I trace it back, the causality chain began with StarCraft when I was like 9, which led me to Blizzard Entertainment, which led me to Warcraft III eventually, which led me to Dawn of War, which led me to 40k, which led me to the hobby.
Last edited by Tutankhankh; February 3rd, 2009 at 05:01.
I was looking for something to do in my spare time (aside from drinking) whilst failing university. First models were Necron Warriors.
And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
One always lies, one always tells the truth, and one stabs people who ask tricky questions.
I got into 40k through Dawn Of War, and i had collected LOTR minis when i was about 10.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It's just that yours is stupid.
hum first time I was in my early teens some friends took me to a local hobby store I remember I really liken Nids at the time because of the movie Aliens. I wanted to start the game then but I didn't have money and being in a large family I didn't get much for my birthday, I remembered the game looked it up every once in a wile. then in high school I had to move to a small town in Colorado some friends there started up a small game store and made a deal with a place in Denver so we could order in GW stuff. so I started to think about what army to start. then I saw what every one else started and no one had started guard yet so I did. now I have a Guard Tau and Chaos.
If you do things right people wont be sure if you have done anything at all.
Memnoch mentioned it to me at some stage when we were about 12, and we looked through a leaflet thing about 40k.
Later that day, my dad gave me, memnoch and my bro a lift to a now closed comic store and my bro and me went halves on the 3rd Edition Box set. My dad got us a few flocked trees and we got a few paint starter sets and raced home to start building our plastic men.
I have not looked back since
Arch Overfiend & Grand Despot
I currently play:
Doom Eagle Space Marines
Hive Fleet Omega Tyranids
Goff Ork Boyz(dead)
Tau of O'me
Inquisitorial Xeno Hunters
and my attempted foray into fantasy
'Dark Angel Green' Dark Elves in need of fluff