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ExquisiteEvil
01-08-2007, 20:04
All the talk of Specialist Games being a tool to bring new players(nence new customers) into GW got me thinking.

Just what was YOUR first game purchased?

poll added - I tried 'group' games of similar type.

if you choose other, please express :)

theunwantedbeing
01-08-2007, 20:08
The fantasy starter set for 10.
Never touched any of the specialist games stuff.....heck only ever seen a bit of epic stuff here and there,oh and a bit of mordheim stuff.

vargojones
01-08-2007, 20:10
Deathwing, then realising once i got home i actually needed the expensive Space Hulk as well! buti had genestealers and terminators so i was happy.

The very first thing i got though was a pack of ten (10) metal marines and the space marine paint set for 15!!

Crube
01-08-2007, 20:12
Hmmmm that'd be a copy of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

Closely followed by WFB, 40K, Space Marine (Epic)....and so it went on...

ExquisiteEvil
01-08-2007, 20:17
Hmmmm that'd be a copy of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

Closely followed by WFB, 40K, Space Marine (Epic)....and so it went on...

Indeed - like many of us :D

What I am trying to see though is if others experiences are as my own - ie got INTO the whole 'GW hobby' through a specialist product and then stuck with it.

basically showing the worth of specialist games....

Lost_Heretic
01-08-2007, 20:19
The first boxed game I ever purchased was actually Mordheim. However, I'd started collecting 40K a few years beforehand.

Steel_Legion
01-08-2007, 20:20
Lord of the Rings for me, Battle for Middle Earth got me into wargaming, shortly moving onto 40k/Fantasy

t-tauri
01-08-2007, 20:20
Probably GW reprints of RPG books-most likely Traveller.

Batwings
01-08-2007, 20:20
1st Edition Dungeons & Dragons 1978.

I'm so very, very old...

Jellicoe
01-08-2007, 20:26
Can't top batwings as I didnt get my basic D&D set till 82 but my first Gamesworkshop game purchase was 2nd edition WFRB

1st technical GW purchase was a copy of the 1st Citadel Journal that had the revised Warhammer rules in the back along with a couple of boxes of Harboth's Black Mountain boys

Art Is Resistance
01-08-2007, 20:28
Call of Cthulhu boxed set, follwoed closely by the box set of Judge Dredd.

40K et al followed those purchases.

eengaming
01-08-2007, 20:29
First gaming stuff ever: AD&D 2nd Ed. Forgotten realms monster manuel (I didn't know what to buy, so I chose the coolest cover). Then the 2nd ed. Players Handbook

The first GW purchase I made was a box of the plastic Space Crusade (not the rules just models) set that had some tyranids, genestealers, and really crappy terminators and terminator librarians, and a copy of Rogue Trader. Next came a pack of Harliquins and a pack of Eldar pirates. I still have most of that stuff!

Putty
01-08-2007, 20:47
i started with woodelves from fantasy just over two years ago.

then i went to 40k (black templars)

and started a fantasy chaos army.

but i play fantasy more. haven't had a single game of 40k though, despite having a almost 3k black templar army lol!

Asmith
01-08-2007, 20:51
There was a fantasy battle game in a box, I think from GW and MB, sold in most dept stores, had a roll out matt with terrain painted on it and lots of plastic figures. The units were on one big plastic stand (5-6 infantry or 3 cavalry or one monster on a stand). There was a plastic tower in the box too. Two questions:

This was a GW game right?
What was the name?

Any way that was the first one if it is from GW...

dean
01-08-2007, 20:52
Space Marine (epic ver2.0)

SAGA (St louis Area Gaming Association) was running a demo day at a local mall in '92 and the sight of Titans hooked me in, even over the demo of Mechwarrior.

ExquisiteEvil
01-08-2007, 20:55
There was a fantasy battle game in a box, I think from GW and MB, sold in most dept stores, had a roll out matt with terrain painted on it and lots of plastic figures. The units were on one big plastic stand (5-6 infantry or 3 cavalry or one monster on a stand). There was a plastic tower in the box too. Two questions:

This was a GW game right?
What was the name?

Any way that was the first one if it is from GW...

I believe you refering to 'Battlemasters'

I missed that- shouldve grouped it with heroquest/spacecrusade.

Some guy (UK)
01-08-2007, 20:57
It was Lord of the Rings in 2003, when that multi part series of magazines came out, released by Deagostini (sp?), were you got a spure of models/metal character, and in the first several issues, paints, ruler, carboard cut-out standins, etc.

The only reason I knew of its existance was due to the fact Deagostini advertise on television. Yes, that is right GW, do some advertising outside of WD, and you could bring in much new blood.

I then started slowly collecting 40k a year or so later. Thankfully I've resisted the temptation to start collecting for other systems :p

Asmith
01-08-2007, 21:00
Yep that's it "Battlemasters" ... thanks. Hard to believe that was 15 years ago :(

Finn Sourscowl
01-08-2007, 21:12
Space crusade... hotly followed by Rogue Trader, hotly followed by Space Marine, hotly followed by Man of War and Fantasy... etc., etc.

It's amazing how many people my age got into GW via the tie in with MB games. It's a shame they don't do something similar still.

miridigi
01-08-2007, 21:12
Epic Titan Legions for me, didn't know the difference between the GW stuff yet (had seen the 2nd Ed 40K starter at a hobby shop in my home town, decided that Epic was the same thing), never played, 2 years later recieved the 3rd Ed 40K starter for Christmas, been gaming ever since.

Thoth62
01-08-2007, 21:33
I picked up my first Fantasy chaos boxed set back in 2000. Sadly, I've never actually finished putting a fantasy army together in all those years, but I am working on a Bretonnian army right now. That was quickly followed by a foray into 40K, and the rest, as they say, is history. I have since collected and retired 1500 points of Iron warriors, I have 1700 points of Imperial Guard, 1700 points of Thousand Sons, and 1000 points (and growing) of Space Marines.

Stella Cadente
01-08-2007, 22:08
Battlefleet gothic, because it was and IS the best game GW has ever made. FACT

grickherder
01-08-2007, 22:11
Heroquest. Then Bloodbowl. Then 40k and WFB. Now I'm no longer playing 40k and WFB, but still play Bloodbowl all the time.

Hun
01-08-2007, 22:20
Warhammer Fantasy after I was given a Fantasy Paint set with the old lizardmen saurus in, to share with my brother.

Mad Doc Grotsnik
01-08-2007, 22:36
Indeed - like many of us :D

What I am trying to see though is if others experiences are as my own - ie got INTO the whole 'GW hobby' through a specialist product and then stuck with it.

basically showing the worth of specialist games....

Dont forget that times have changed. Space Marine was my first game, because it was being demoed. Had it been 40k, or Fantasy,that would have been my first.

I mean it was a bit like losing my virginity. I wanted in, and went for the mosr readily available of what was on offer, rather than actually think it through...

Sebastian_Forte
01-08-2007, 22:43
Heroquest all the way baybee!

Started with Heroquest, then got into 40k for years, then moved onto Fantasy. Now I dont play 40k or Fantasy any more, and have gone back to Heroquest ;-)

Darnok
01-08-2007, 22:50
Gorkamorka.

The Dark One
01-08-2007, 22:54
space marine (epic)

Slaaneshi Slave
01-08-2007, 22:56
My first game was HeroQuest, but that was bought for me by somebody else, the first game I bought was 40k, followed by Necromunda, Gorkamorka, BFG, Epic, and WFB (in that order).

ExquisiteEvil
01-08-2007, 23:09
Dont forget that times have changed. Space Marine was my first game, because it was being demoed. Had it been 40k, or Fantasy,that would have been my first.

Times have changed- judging by the financial report, in GWs case for the worse.

My point is so far, around 58% of the GW customers answering this did not start with the core game.

They started with something smaller that led into the core games.

Cheap start up costs, not so much time painting and great fun, IMO meant a higher retention.

Rather than the kids i see now - buy 1 box get bored maybe buy another - sell it on ebay and move on to the next fad.

Necromunda was the first game I bought - not only did it have cool buildings and such (which were very innovative for the time) It allowed me to essentially play 40K without spending a fortune(which I didnt have when I was 13...) and without waiting ages to paint a full army.

Im not a fan of prepaints - but thats another way to retain customer and move alot of products. AT-43 is, by all accounts, flying off indy shelves.

But I dont think thats the way for GW - just bring back the 'specialist game' every couple of years. Heck just support the ones theyve got.

remember the hype of things like Mordheim and Necromunda - thats whats missing from today. Something fresh and innovative that not only help sales to existing customers but draws in and helps KEEP new ones.

apocalypse 'may' be a saviour in this way as far as hype goes - but i think their greed has clouded their judgement a little. Think SMALLER not bigger - apocalypse will drive more new starters(or their parents) away than bring them in IMO - but i'll hold my tongue intil the new year on that one.:D

ExquisiteEvil
01-08-2007, 23:10
My first game was HeroQuest, but that was bought for me by somebody else, the first game I bought was 40k, followed by Necromunda, Gorkamorka, BFG, Epic, and WFB (in that order).

if it was heroquest that got you 'into' the game - then your vote should be heroquest :)

IJW
01-08-2007, 23:11
Rogue Trader, followed a bit later by WFB 4th ed, Adeptus Titanicus, Space Marine etc.

chromedog
01-08-2007, 23:12
Rogue trader.
Followed by SpaceHulk (complete set with both expansions) - the only stand alone GW game I still have. )

Madfool2
01-08-2007, 23:14
4th ed 40k was the first rulebook i got, so that'll be my first.

Mad Doc Grotsnik
01-08-2007, 23:15
I'll do a more indepth reply later. Am using my PS3 to browse, and typing one character at a time is getting on my wick! To summarise, I do and dont agree with you!

Sniper Kelly
01-08-2007, 23:35
Talisman - happy days!

arkle
01-08-2007, 23:43
40K second edition from Argos, as it was cheaper than GW:rolleyes:. The rules went over my head due to my young age, but I loved the models and still love the books especially the art work.

RevEv
02-08-2007, 00:10
40K 2nd Ed almost ten years ago.

My wife (well, girlfriend as she was then) and I went down to the old Bristol store and bought it o cheer ourselves up as she was ill and I had received a rejection letter from a job I wanted.

After our first game we wondered what on earth we had done - the HtoH was so complicated 2 rounds had taken 3 hours to complete.

We now complete a game in 2 hours.

Chaos and Evil
02-08-2007, 00:24
Epic 2nd edition for me. ('Space Marine')

nanktank
02-08-2007, 01:49
Space Crusade, I still have the miniatures I painted with water colours.

BDJV
02-08-2007, 03:36
2nd edition Warhammer, and damn those chaos warriors were god awful tough!

Grimshawl
02-08-2007, 03:41
bought space hulk some time in the late 80's and two supplements as well as a campaign book for it. After that I picked up my very first 40k army, space wolves. Then got into Epic while it was still fully supported main game playing Imperials, Chaos and finally Tyranids, bought into Warhamer, had a orc and goblin army and a chaos dwarf army, then Necromunda, BFG, Blood Bowl, hero quest, Mordheim, etc. you get the idea.

Kulgur
02-08-2007, 04:22
Actual proper starter box or just any model?

My first model was a space marine bike, my first starter box was BfSP :)

Modern_Angel
02-08-2007, 04:47
Heroquest was first, saw it on the TV and in catalogues and it was calling my name...

First 40k purchase was 36 ork boyz and a plastic battlewagon for 20quid iirc, and since my mate kicked my **** up and down the table with his 36 squats and 30 Marines(we borrowed a copy of rogue trader from another friend, never used 'tactics' that was too boring, went for carnage instead), I bought 60 marines and 4 Land raidersf or 40quid, thems was the days :)

I think I got into Bloodbowl, Space Marine(epic) and Space Hulk very shortly afterwards.

scarletsquig
02-08-2007, 04:47
The first boxed game I ever purchased was actually Mordheim. However, I'd started collecting 40K a few years beforehand.

Same here... although my first purchase was a necromunda scavvy gang.

Khorghan
02-08-2007, 04:58
40k space marines, i think i was 6

Jedi152
02-08-2007, 07:46
Space Crusade, then 40k 2nd Ed, and then WFB 4th ed.


Space Crusade, I still have the miniatures I painted with water colours.
:D I've still got the ones i painted with the old Humbrol oil based paints. They were baaad.

But before i even got Space Crusade...
[misty-eyed]As for actual purchases myself in a store, my Dad took me to Friar Lane when i was about 10 after much pestering and said i could buy one thing - after umming and arring (and almost choosing the old metal giant scorpion) i picked a painted adventurer and 2 painted gretchin - yes they had a big bin of painted stuff - i think Dad paid 1 for the lot.

I was so happy. I've still got the adventurer today.

My first purchase with pocket money was a couple of years later - a blister of metal Grey Hunters and the Space Marine Paint Set. Viva la Blood Angels Orange!
[/misty-eyed]

natedogg710
02-08-2007, 07:51
4th edition 40k, I got 2 Wraithguard models when they were $10 each.

ozzfan
02-08-2007, 08:02
Warhammer Quest.

Best Game Ever.

The End.

Osbad
02-08-2007, 09:59
That would be Talisman, and various D&D modules and Citadel and Ral Partha figures to play through them with. The first miniatures wargame I bought from them was WFB 2nd edition. But back then there weren't any others.

Brother Loki
02-08-2007, 10:07
Other: The Judge Dredd RPG. This was followed by other RPGs which GW were the UK distributors for at the time like Paranoia, Stormbringer and so on. I then bought 2nd Ed Warhammer and the original 40k (the day 40k was released) and WFRP.

I also used to play a lot of the board games like Talisman, Dungeonquest etc, but I didn't own them - my group of friends took it in turns to buy games. Played Blood Bowl for a bit as well.

Edit: Oh, and Space Hulk (1st ed, with time limits), which was the boardgame I did own. I also got heavily into Necromunda, Mordheim and BFG when they were released. I also own epic 40k but have sadly never played it due to lack of opponents.

The boyz
02-08-2007, 10:16
The first boxed game that I bought, was second edition 40K. Which came with a rather large amount of plastic Gretchin and a cardboard Space Ork Dreadnought.

gunmonkey
02-08-2007, 10:25
Hero Quest began me on the road to ruin (or whatever pumping cash into the GW machine is called), followed shortly by Space Crusade, a second copy of HQ (wore the 1st one out), an accidental copy of 2nd edition 40k (was supposed to buy BloodBowl), Necromunda, Battlemasters, Advanced HQ, Epic 40k , BloodBowl and then 6th edition Warhammer.

Adept
02-08-2007, 10:41
Started with WHFB in 1994 Or was it 95? Followed by Warhammer Quest, Mordheim, Warmaster, Gorkamorka, Battlefleet Gothic, Epic, 40K, and finally LotR. I've played most of the other specialist games as well, but the above are the only ones I've owned.

DarthSte
02-08-2007, 11:14
First game I bought was Warhammer 3rd Edition, but I was already playing Blood Bowl and Talisman on a regular basis back then. I think Talisman was the first game that a family member bought. My older brother - he'd have been about 9 at the time. 1987 or so.

Gaebriel
02-08-2007, 12:03
Blood Bowl and Dungeon Bowl were the first games I personally bought, back when Blood Bowl came with that lovely Polystyrene board :D

I had a mixed Dwarf and Halfling team, complete with Chainsaws, Bazooka, and Deathroller :skull:

Before that I played, but didn't buy Talisman and Heroquest.

Brandir
02-08-2007, 12:15
Showing my age:

First GW game I bought was Judge Dread boardgame!

First GW 'thing' I bought was the GW published Monster Manual

vice
02-08-2007, 12:55
I got the 3rd ed. starter box, 'coz i couldn't pick between SM and 'nids :confused:. About two years later they released a new edition. Ok, I thought,

Then came Macragge... :eek:

Suffice to say I was very, very annoyed...:mad: I mean, I sold my DE about a week after I got the box... I could have had both SM and 'nids.

But, I bought it the other month, and have been happy since. :)

dean
02-08-2007, 13:23
Times have changed- judging by the financial report, in GWs case for the worse.

My point is so far, around 58% of the GW customers answering this did not start with the core game.

They started with something smaller that led into the core games.

Cheap start up costs, not so much time painting and great fun, IMO meant a higher retention.

Rather than the kids i see now - buy 1 box get bored maybe buy another - sell it on ebay and move on to the next fad.

Necromunda was the first game I bought - not only did it have cool buildings and such (which were very innovative for the time) It allowed me to essentially play 40K without spending a fortune(which I didnt have when I was 13...) and without waiting ages to paint a full army.

Im not a fan of prepaints - but thats another way to retain customer and move alot of products. AT-43 is, by all accounts, flying off indy shelves.

But I dont think thats the way for GW - just bring back the 'specialist game' every couple of years. Heck just support the ones theyve got.

remember the hype of things like Mordheim and Necromunda - thats whats missing from today. Something fresh and innovative that not only help sales to existing customers but draws in and helps KEEP new ones.

apocalypse 'may' be a saviour in this way as far as hype goes - but i think their greed has clouded their judgement a little. Think SMALLER not bigger - apocalypse will drive more new starters(or their parents) away than bring them in IMO - but i'll hold my tongue intil the new year on that one.:D


I'll do a more indepth reply later. Am using my PS3 to browse, and typing one character at a time is getting on my wick! To summarise, I do and dont agree with you!

Edit: Please clarify what you do agree with and what you dont when you get back please.

You may not agree but the numbers do not lie. Out of 109 votes 44% of players got into the game through a "side game" and another 10% came from "other" which includes competitors games (AD&D etc.). The way to get new gamers into the game is through a small "self contained" box game like Hero Quest, Space Hulk and Talisman that has an entire game in it for $40-$50 USD. Apocolypse with it's minimum price tag of $500 USD for one player ($50 book, $450 space marine company) is going to put a lot of mummys and daddys off fronting the money to their kids for the game.

Mad Doc Grotsnik
02-08-2007, 13:26
For my reply, see my spangly new thread, not far below this one.....

selfconstrukt
02-08-2007, 14:21
At first I didn't play any of the games, I just collected miniatures. I got my first one from a store in the Inner Harbor shops in Baltimore. It was a Ral Partha Evil Cleric.
As for gaming that came later. I My first game was D&D basic set in the red box, then I bought the AD&D Battlesystem rules. That got me into wargaming for a short time.
My first GW game was the first hardback edition of the rules, 3rd ed I think.

Then years later came Warhammer Quest: BEST GW GAME EVER!

Still, its the only GW game I play now but I do still buy models just to paint them.

Brother Loki
02-08-2007, 14:21
Don't forget, at the time that most of the people who posted they got into GW through games like AD&D etc did so, they weren't competitors - GW was the UK distributor for TSR. In those days GW was the UK publisher for the vast majority of RPG material, including Runequest, Call of Cthulhu, Stormbringer, Paranoia and many more, as well as doing their own RPGs like Judge Dredd and WFRP. In those days, GW stores were general gaming shops with RPGs, board games, miniatures and computer games (they didn't have CCGs because they didn't exist then). It was only later that they stopped stocking other products and stopped covering them in White Dwarf, trying to create this artificial distinction between GW and the rest of the games industry. Personally, I think that was a mistake.

selfconstrukt
02-08-2007, 15:03
Actually Brother Loki, the D&D and AD&D games I bought were from Toys R Us at the mall, not GW. The first miniatures I bought were from another "generic" hobby store at the Inner Harbor shops. I continued to buy miniatures at the local Create-a-Hobby store at the mall, not from GW.

Maybe in the UK they were the distributors for TSR, but in the US you could go to any bookstore, toy store or hobby store and buy TSR, GURPS, SPI, Avalon Hill games etc, etc.

It wasn't until I moved to Laurel, MD that I first even heard of GW and went to the GW store at the local mall and bought WFB and really started buying GW miniatures.

How we were introduced to "the hobby" depends on "when" we got introduced to it. Its more common today, and for the last 5 years or so for gamers to be introduced to the hobby through GW stores, simply because GW has many more stores than they used to, and other stores really don't carry much in the way of wargames anymore.

Keravin
02-08-2007, 15:08
Does Laserburn count?

If not then 1st edition WFB.

studderigdave
02-08-2007, 15:16
bought the 2nd ed. orks off a friend of mine, followed by gorka morka box set, than the ork codex (2nd than 3rd) and th rest is very green.

Dakkagor
02-08-2007, 15:28
40k second edition, bought second hand from a friend at school. I've played orks ever since :)

Brother Lysander
02-08-2007, 15:34
Started with WFB, 4th edition I think (High Elves and Goblins), but quickly realised I liked Sci-Fi more. 2nd Edition 40K and Necromunda soon followed.

BL

Biggles
02-08-2007, 16:41
I wanted Heroquest for Christmas and my brother bought me Advanced Heroquest. Up until then I had no idea about Games Workshop and miniature games.
I had only played D&D at a school luch time club, which the bullies used to delight in calling "gay club":mad:

Beesterdo
02-08-2007, 18:31
Ah it was good old 40k for me back in '92...... oh, sweet memories!

razormasticator
02-08-2007, 18:32
Rogue Trader version of 40K. I bought the softcover rulebook and a 30model box of beakie marines... MKVI I believe.

ash_wednesday
02-08-2007, 20:22
The first GW game with the standard rules was Necromunda. The first GW game I played was Heroquest but it really wasn't the same as Warhammer or 40k.

The first GW game that I bought from the GW store was Gorkamorka. I was like one of the only ones in my city that bought it..

monkey child
02-08-2007, 20:35
Hero quest for me, ah fond memories of fighting with my little brother over who got to be the barbarian. If th HQ isn`t counted as GW it would have to be 40k 2nd edition.

Finnigan2004
02-08-2007, 22:05
Blood bowl was the first game I bought from GW, and it's still the best game ever. I love the silliness sometimes, and the fact that they make no pretence to balance the game-- if you want to take a halfling team and play against ogres, you will get squashed (literally and figuratively). It makes it much easier to balance the game (there is no balance, and it's just for fun). I think the style of game contributes to the fun of the game. That said, I have purchased things for many of their games (WFB, 40k, Battlefleet Gothic, Mordheim, and probably others I've missed) over the years, and basically like all of their systems.

SV_Harlequin
02-08-2007, 22:09
Rogue Trader and 4th Edition Fantasy.

Angelwing
02-08-2007, 22:16
The first game I bought was 4th ed WFB. Picked up a second hand copy of heroquest not long after. Played with a mates copy of WFRP a few years before that.
I got into 2nd ed 40k after buying and playing Necromunda.

Cypher, the Emperor
02-08-2007, 23:49
Mordheim. Me and my friend picked it up cause the rules were free and we used Mageknight and old Ral partha minis to play...

sheck2
03-08-2007, 13:22
I think the audience and respondants should be considered. The results seem askew based on personal experience. LOTR is almost last while 40k and WFB lead. I think this is a direct result of who is on Warseer.

Almost everyone I ever played LOTR with; played neither of these games. And many, one of the reasons I started playing Fantasy, were teenagers. The teens would never come to a board/forum like this.

Wyatt
03-08-2007, 13:45
First thing I got was the SW battleforce, so 40k.

zak
04-08-2007, 21:47
Second edition Epic. Still one of the best buys I made. A shame that GW went and ruined a perfectly good game.

Panic
06-08-2007, 12:46
The box of Catachans. 20 of 'em along with a Commisar.
So 40k.

Jesse Custer
06-08-2007, 12:53
I wrote 40k but really that was the Rogue Trader edition

revford
06-08-2007, 18:26
Discounting Fighting Fantasy books back in the early/mid 80s, as that didn't really bring me into the GW hobby, I'd have to say it was Heroquest and Space Crusade.

From there to Advanced Space Crusade, then on to everything else.

What are now called Specialist Games should include more of the boxed complete games, like Talisman, Space Hulk, Space Crusade and Hero/Warhammer Quest. These are the way to bring people in.

More, I don't want to use the word Advanced but I can't think of the right one, games like Epic, Gothic, Man O'War and Warmaster are the tools for retaining customers.

jowiczad
06-08-2007, 23:22
I got one of the first Mordheim Box sets, The one that came with the limited edition art print. That was an awesome game, but no one I know plays it near me.

Also, my first WD was the mordheim intro one, with the free elf ranger.

EOT
07-08-2007, 00:41
4th E. WHFB (the one with H/elves and Goblins) closely followed by 2nd ED. 40K

The Anarchist
07-08-2007, 00:57
good old Space Hulk (Emperor bless that game), and i still have the one i first started with :D i still even play it every now and then lol, jsut wish they would get a newer set of rules for it.

its only now i relasie it will be 10 years ago i first played fro the first of october, makes me fell old before my time.

EOT
07-08-2007, 01:19
Yeah it was only looking in the 30th anniversary issue of WD that i realised that the first one i bouught was in 1992.

Crazy Harborc
07-08-2007, 01:50
When my shop bought it's first GW products.....there were NO GW games. Even then GW could be a pain to deal with by the by.

For myself I bought Space Hulk and played it for about a year before being talked into a game of 3rd Edition WHFB. Three weeks later....OUT popped 4th Edition.

aldroud
07-08-2007, 02:17
Lord of the Rings

I was taken unaware.
The rest is history (and an empty bank account)...

General Samuel of the 101
07-08-2007, 03:58
i bought the LotR Minas Tiriht Warriors box when i was 12,i painted them without undercoat,they looked like crap

Silvereye
07-08-2007, 11:25
My first ones were Rogue Trooper closely followed by Adeptus Titanicus and 40K Rogue Trader.

Grand Warlord
11-08-2007, 08:11
40k 3rd edition had just come out and I figured what the heck why not ... and ive been hunting the fallen ever since.

Fredmans
13-08-2007, 08:30
Second edition Epic. Still one of the best buys I made. A shame that GW went and ruined a perfectly good game.

A friend bought the first edition and then we managed to "borrow" an older friend's Adeptus Mechanicus. The weirdest thing in retrospect is that playing mirror armies could be so fun. Then the second edition hit the shelves and we were sold. Every one of us collected 10.000+ armies. The number of dice and models involved was just incredible. Armageddon, schmarmageddon :D

Another weird fact about Space Marine: Epic. It was way before its time in that most of it was "boxed", a slip GW apparently makes up for now by boxing everything instead.

/Fredmans

rintinglen
13-08-2007, 20:11
My first GW purchases were actually citadel mineratures for use in D&D back in the early 80's. Heroquest was the first GW game, albeit Made by Milton Bradley, that I purchased. My daughters and I played all the way through both expansions. My first "official" GW game was 40K, where I remain enmired, though I am not buying anything new from them until they stop this
"40K 4.5" nonsense.

plantagenet
14-08-2007, 08:14
My first game was ChainSaw Warrior. After that I got DungeonQuest and then BloodBowl and WFB....

Been hooked on the stuff for 22 years now :p

Yorkiebar
14-08-2007, 10:08
Gorkamorka.

thegrayson
14-08-2007, 10:15
I started with Heroquest, then Space Crusade, Bloodbowl followed by WFB, I had some 40K models for nearly 8 years before I played a game with them.

Arhalien
14-08-2007, 10:18
Fantasy was my first game, early last year.
I now also play 40k and I'm thinking about starting a specialist game (Mordheim, Necromunda or BFG) at some point in the future, although when is still an issue ;)

Elanthanis
14-08-2007, 14:56
Purchased my first pack of Eldar Guardians with lasguns just 15 years ago.

the1stpip
14-08-2007, 23:41
Fantasy 4th, when my local toy store started stocking it, then in quick succession Blood Bowl, Man O War, 40k, epic and Necromunda...

Dwarf Supreme
15-08-2007, 17:12
1st Edition Dungeons & Dragons 1978.

I'm so very, very old...

D&D has never been a GW game.

revford
15-08-2007, 17:32
D&D has never been a GW game.

But GW were the UK distributor for D&D and WD used to support it.

Keravin
15-08-2007, 18:47
Some monsters still used in D&D were created and first appeared in WD.