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As a new player to 40K, I was drawn in by what I thought was an interesting fictional universe and I've always been a fan of board games (yeah warhammer is really a 'table-top' game but many of its premises are similiar to board games, if not a little more complex).

I was just curious why other people started to play 40K. :)


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Well, I've always like modeling and painting, I like sci-fi kinda stuff and I like the idea of having my own army.

When I was around 19/20, I decided I needed to do something kinda productive with my spare time, other than gambling and drinking and being a general fool. I was always interested in Warhammer, so I thought I'd give 40K a go.
 

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It was all about the fluff for me. In the beginning i read the first gaunts ghost when a freind leant it to me. That sort of got me interested. Then i got Dawn of war which rekindled my love of the hobby years later.
 

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My cousins dragged me into this. I knew a little bit from playing Dawn of War, but they got me hooked with the Horus Heresy novels as well as a lot of the fluff behind some of my now favorite chapters.
 

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I've always liked the scifi future genre of books, and I saw the 40k models about 3 years ago. The models kind of led me to the fluff, and I've read quite a few of the books. When I turned 17 the parents kind off let off the reigns a little bit, and I started buying stuff at the nearest store (40 mins from my house) on my way home from school (45 mins from my house). I bought some Khorne Berzerkers in September, and I have been addicted to 40k. But the fluff is still what I love. After finishing a book, I always want to start the army described in the book. After reading Gaunt's Ghost, I wanted IG so badly.:)
 

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My friend was building a BA army for a tournament the next day. I helped him paint them. I also ended up doing a side-by-side with him too. I wasn't sure which army to start on my own though. Someone said that IG get armored companies. I was hooked.
 

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I was painting my lifecounter for Magic many years ago and LOVED it and the guy Chuck who helped me paint my lifecounter showed me Warhammer 40k and I bought part of an eldar army, didn't like it so I sold it off and started buying Space Marines. Been in love with it ever since. While I enjoy playing my greatest love is verting and painting and my ultimate goal is to place in a Golden Deamon competition.
 

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my friend first told me about the game in school. Then my brother and I bought the battle for maccrage set and I got hooked on it.
 

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I honestly found out about it completely randomly. I saw a bunch of awesome looking Guardsmen in a general hobby store and I bought a box, after they came out like crap, I researched online and found it was a game. It took me like 3 years of painting to decide to play.
 

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Reading the rulebook when I was a kid. I used to think to myself "wow, I want to get loads of Guardsman", but I never got round to it until I bought a marine box in 2000. Didn't make them until I found them again in 2003, and have now been a dedicated gamer since!
 

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The sedentary lifestyle, the social isolation, the huge sucking sound as a bank account empties, the development of obsessive compulsive disorder encouraged by the collecting and painting experience, and the desire to stare across the table at that 12 year old at the game store and beat his puny guardsmen so bad he cries. I heart 40k.
 

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well when I was 6 it mainly it was just the ability to get out of the house for a few hours away from my Moms abusive boyfriend, even 5 hours of not being molested was heaven back then
 

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I invited some friends to my house to show them this awesome new PC game Dawn of War. They explained that it was based on a table-top wargame and lent me some of the novels.

Tons of discussions about the gameworld drew me in further, and when I watched a game at a tourney held at a comics and games convention, the deal was sealed.

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Initially, it was coming home to watch my roommates taking over the kitchen table and making giant ass warmachines back in '91 The second time was because my ex-wife got my son a small marine army, and he also wanted to play at my place. So we started gathering mini's and I got hooked again.
 

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my friend introduced me to WHFB at our local club. then i realised that most of the othe rmembers were playeing something completely different. so i joined in.
 

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Because it was such a 'new' concept when it came out. I dont recall anything quite like it at the time. I mean, nobody had thought of armies of orcs with guns, so how cool was that?
 
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