I started playing Adeptus Titanicus about 1988 (Dates could be wobbly). Do you remember when you bought a titan then you got a 6mm metal concept figure?
Then moved on to play 'Space Marine' and 'Epic 40K'. I didn't get into 40K until 3rd edition mainly because I had no confidence that I could paint a whole army. Then in 1992 I was deployed with the Army and had a lot of time on my hands. I actually painted 1500pts of Dark Angels before I ever roled a dice.
Never looked back I now play Orks(x2), Nids, marines and Chaos(x2). I think the models are the hook for me.
Thats why tournament obsessives whinging about rules loopholes really piss me off.
I used to paint minis now and again long before I had ever heard of GW, mostly Ral Partha figures. A friend of mine that worked with me at the time told me about GW and 40K and got me interested and shortly after that they opened a store here in my hometown. The minute I walked into that store and played a trial game, I was hooked. The biggest draw for me is still the modelling/painting aspect of it but I recently started getting into the tournaments as well.
it really started when i wanted to begin a hobby about 2 years ago. i went to a hobby store looking fora model (having no idea what i was looking for) and saw the models. i thought they were cool but didnt get them instead i got (and screwed up) a blackbird (i think cant remember). Then i made some new firends since i had just moved here. When i went to their house for the first time i saw one guys IG collection on a tabetop in the basement where he laways keeps it. The tanks were cool and i asked him about the game. 1 thing led to another, i played with his extra macragge stuff and now am rising through the ranks with my growing army of SMs. :twisted:
I wandered into a GW store when I was about nine. Since I was a cub scout, I got their monthly magazine, and in the back of one was a coupon for a free $10 mini from GW, so my dad took me up and I got what I now think was a pack of warmaster orcs, little green dudes anyway, and I painted them up with some Testor's model paint. Didn't even prime em. So, almost a year ago, last june anyway, I had a pile of birthday money sitting around and I remembered that day, so I started an IG force, because being the idiot that I am, I wanted a model heavy army. 40K has controlled my life ever since. :mrgreen:
I can't say I'm hooked per se.
It's one of may games I play.
I like the citadel minis: collecting, assembling and painting minis are really what I'm "hooked" on.
I love the flavor-text and fluff. I love the idea of playing out battles like what is in the novels. Of course, what's in the novels and flavor-text has little to do with the game.
The Game is actually a set of rules, to be used to the letter and the use of those rules in the most effective manner is called "tactics". The game is competitive, the goal is to win.
I'd have to say that I love Warhammer 40,000, but am not hooked on playing the game. I play occasionally, with folks who are more interested in playing a game, having fun in a Warhammer 40k universe...not necissarily strictly playing Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition. Does that make any sense?
I tend to play 40k with guys who are friendly players who are more interested in the fluff and flavor-text than the strict interpretations and application of the rules.
I got into the hobby as a kid first playing warhammer fantasy roleplay during the 80's! (yes im old deal with it) Then i got out of the hobby and into alcohol! Which was nice (sort of) then i finally got out of alcohol and back into warhammer and 40k.
I got into it through a freind about 10-11 years ago but took a break for about 5-6 of them because it's tandimont to social sucide in my country. But got back into it last year as a way of channelling creativity and not going insane.
I don't game that much I just paint and convert badly.
Though i used to sometimes by WD on and off since it looked cool i'd never gotten into the hobby proper. Until one of my friends had been bought Space Crusade for his birthday back when i was 8/9. I really wanted a copy myself, and since i was always talking about how cool it was, that you could paint the models etc my dad thought it would be a good thing to buy me since i was into art as a kid and its something he could "share" with me.
My dad though been as dads around the world are bought me the wrong thing, he bought me Space Hulk which was waaaaayyyyy cooler than Space Cruasde IMO. My mate ditched Space Crusade, we both played Hulk obsessivly for about 2 months, then it was my b'day. My parents let me spend £50 in GW, which back then was a box of Grey Hunters, Blood Claws, Wolf Guard and a Rhino (all metal btw)(god stuff was cheap back then).
Since then i aint ever looked back (though i really really wanna go back to my Space Wolves again some time).
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