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03-05-2007, 01:07
How long have you been playing 40k, including breaks from the hobby i.e. from when you first took up 40k to now :)

EDIT: This probably belongs elsewhere but I couldn't think of anywhere to put it - sorry mods/admins :)

Gutlord Grom
03-05-2007, 01:12
So why did you ask this question?:confused:

03-05-2007, 01:14
I'm interested to know how long people have been playing? Maybe this belongs in Random Musings. I dunno, it's 40k related and it makes a change from the I hate/love threads/polls

03-05-2007, 01:16
*Chuckles* 10+ years here (11 to be exact). Which brings it to one vote for each, how neat ;)

03-05-2007, 01:17
I've just doubled the 10+ category.:D

03-05-2007, 01:17
About six years, I think...perhaps a little less.

03-05-2007, 01:30
Hooked/collecting since I first saw the 'Renegades' cover, the one with the World Eaters advancing over ruins with three daemon engines in the background.
And then came 'Codex: Chaos', 1996 right?

What can I say? I'm a sucker for minis with horned helmets. Big brutal guns? Just a bonus.

03-05-2007, 01:40
11 years for me and still going.


03-05-2007, 01:43
Became interested in about 1995-96 and started in 1997. So 10 years of playing exactly.

I still have the 2nd edition starter kit including the cardboard cut out Dreadnought.

Colonel Deal
03-05-2007, 01:47
13 years for me. More than half my life actually.

03-05-2007, 01:54
I have played off and on for 18 years! I still have 20-30 models of the really old plastic beaker marines with the strange missle launchers. I also have a couple of squads of the old lead terminators.

I have played most consistently over the past three years.

03-05-2007, 02:02
I have been colecting/ lurking for a while but have played for under a year.

03-05-2007, 02:02
Well , 20 years or so , I started in late '86 or early '87 (who really remembers these things ?). Have held on to a pair of Marines on grav-boards and a Dreadnought armed with graviton guns so as to remember when this game was real fun.


03-05-2007, 02:13
Miniatures (D&D/Battletech/etc):
Actively collecting? 23+ years
Actively playing? 23+ish years

Actively collecting? 13+ years
Actively playing? 10-ish years

03-05-2007, 02:17
I've owned a army slightly large than a patrol army for about a year now and still have not played.

Wraith lord w/ Wraith sword, scatter laser, and brightlance
16 Guardians (no extras)
Farseer(has the spear thingy
10 Dire Avengers (exarch has sword)

03-05-2007, 02:39
Exactly half my life. 10 years. :)

03-05-2007, 03:34
Exactly half my life. 10 years. :)

Me too, but for me its 13 years.

03-05-2007, 03:34
oh, about 13 years, although i did play a one off game of 40k about 17 years ago..

03-05-2007, 05:19
17 years for me. Oh my god I feel old!

03-05-2007, 06:01
Damn! It's about 6-7 years for me. I didn't even think it was that long ago since I started, how time flies lol.

03-05-2007, 07:41
I'm thinking about 5 years, give or take :D

03-05-2007, 08:00
Around 11.5-12 years for me... Oh the money I have burned for my warhammer addiction.

03-05-2007, 08:01
Few games of RT, thought the rules sucked and it would never catch on...

So this would mean I know nothing.

Did like my mates 'Mickey Mouse' marines (complete with ears), so got some plastics and did Womble Marines in grey, with tan hands, feet and beak. Sweet.

Did nothing until Epic and Space Marine, when the rules were good, and picked up 40k in 4th, when it beacme the only game in town. Tried playing one Marine to one base using Epic rules? Works a treat.

03-05-2007, 08:46
Should probably have voted 10+ since I played exactly 1 game using the Rogue Trader rules back in '88 or so. Played a lot more fantasy during "the early years". Was away from all things Warhammer until 2000 and have been playing since then.

Penguin of Death
03-05-2007, 09:11
Started when Titan Legions came out, so around '94. On to 40k the following year

ankara halla
03-05-2007, 09:13
Started back in 89 so that's 18 years by now and counting...

03-05-2007, 10:54
9 Years, I think............................................. ...........:confused: ;) :rolleyes:

elmak the fallen angel
03-05-2007, 11:26
round 7 or 6 years


03-05-2007, 11:44
Roughly 17 years, give or take.

03-05-2007, 11:57
Erm... about 18 years...athough not played in a while - I'm mainly a WFB bod, but, still got my marines somewhere...

So i suppose that's another vote for the 10+ category

03-05-2007, 12:04
since 95 so I guess that is 12 years odd now.

Getifa Ubazza
03-05-2007, 12:09
I started with Space crusade and hero quest and started collecting 40k just after, didnt start actually playing till 3rd ed.

03-05-2007, 12:35
only 7 years. I have a lot of armies for only 7 years...

03-05-2007, 13:07
Not that long, just 4 years or so...


03-05-2007, 13:10
Well my first White Dwarf was 114, around 1989, I have been collecting and losing battles ever since. So about 18 years since buying my first models, 16 since my first proper game (my Orks (Bad Moonz) Vs my brothers IG). He still usually beats me.

03-05-2007, 13:17
grrr clicked the wrong option.

13 years now

03-05-2007, 13:34
I bought my first model for an ill fated skirmish game last August. I started collecting my first army last October. I played my first (and only) game last month :)

03-05-2007, 13:44
10+ Years for me. Bought my first white dwarf 205 and some blood angels, a captain with bolter, two death company, two paints a brush and glue all for less than 10, just over 10 years ago. I must confess to having a 4year break during the teen years though.

Wolflord Havoc
03-05-2007, 13:48
Oh Russ's Teeth - A lifetime ago

Since RT came out wayyyyy back in 1986???? or something like that - I was only just a Teenager with Zits and everything.

03-05-2007, 14:04
Started with D&D and games like that at14 or so, then one of our group brought this new cool game we'd never heard of called warhammer. We played with cutout pieces of paper......
14 years for me, with a 2 year break in the middle. Just under half my life! (almost 29 now)

03-05-2007, 14:20
6-7 years over here, Ever since i saw the codex Eldar i knew this game was for me, funny thing is the Eldar atracted me into the game but i havent got an armyof them yet :D but i plan one in the future.

Warboss Snazgrod
03-05-2007, 14:27
Since i was 15, so about 17 years!!

Corporal Chaos
03-05-2007, 14:33
Lots of Beards here.

03-05-2007, 15:08
Less than a year, but as I had a period where I had absolutely nothing to do, I read all there was to know in a record time (background, rules, etc.).

03-05-2007, 15:56
14 Years, almost the half of my life (too) ^^u
Im not feeling old, Im old (Im 30 years old XD )

03-05-2007, 16:09
I first got into 40K back in the days of 2nd edition but never played! I have had a long break (10+ years) but have been back into the hobby since October last year :D

03-05-2007, 16:28
Im at 10 years, sadly the past 3 have seen me taken all over the world in the military. So ive been just collecting and painting.

03-05-2007, 16:36
15 years here, god has it really been that long...eeek!

03-05-2007, 16:45
Ooof, its about 15 years now.
Started out with Epic, titans, marines and Orks, and my brother had some chaos and Imperial guard, then soon after started on my Eldar for 40k, just before the 2nd edition boxed set came out. The few games of rogue trader we played seemed to take an awfully long time to play. 2nd Edition was a bit simpler and quicker, and had some of the most memeorable games, but it was all very Herohammer. I liked 3rd edition a lot, i didnt powergame and the few powergamers i came up against in the store put me off playing in there. Ran my own tournament about 6 years ago which was cool :)

Now im just starting work on my 12th or so 40k army, and just getting back into playing Necromunda agian, what a great game. The best thing about it is how the power level is just so much lower, i was quite perturbed when i found my goliath gang couldnt take lasguns as starting weapons in the new edition :)

The Keeper of Secrets
03-05-2007, 16:47
Intresting graph coming out atm.

I'm about 3 yrs now.

03-05-2007, 18:06
oh god whoever started this thread i hate you your making me feel old



Son of Makuta
03-05-2007, 21:15
Two and a half years... since the day after 4th ed was released... and I've amassed about 8,000 points of Nids and Eldar.

I'm only 17!

Am I obsessed? *looks worried*

03-05-2007, 21:18
Nice break from the other types of polls that are posted (yes, and I am guilty of a few of those :angel:), it has been about 3-4 years since my friend sucked me in, never look back! :)

04-05-2007, 08:59
It just occured to me that I haven't voted in my own poll, doh!

Ancient_Conflict: I wouldn't worry about feeling old, my beards so long people mistake me for a 5' 3" dwarf :D

I've been playing 40k since RT came out, a year or two after anyway, I was 10 or 11!

Along with WFRP and a bit of WFB, alongside most of the specialist games.

04-05-2007, 09:04
12 years playing 40K itself, but I was playing Space Crusade before that.

04-05-2007, 12:35
Started fantasy 16 years ago, and I think 40k was about a year after that.

04-05-2007, 12:41
40K? Hmm, about 8 years I think. I played fantasy for some time before I started 40K.

Captain Micha
04-05-2007, 13:10
2 years or so. "for the greater good!" and.. "there number is legion and their name is death"


can't really think of a space marine quote at the moment. other than "grrr charge grrr"

d&d 10 years. (which is almost half my life *L*)

videogames... I think I learned to play them before I could walk lol!

funnest thing ever. beating an oldy after he says something like "I've been playing almost as long as you have been alive.. expect to lose" or knowing the rules better than an oldy.. thats pretty fun too.

I like the minis most of all. *particularly non metal necron ones that you have to buy individually.... spend more money on 10 pariah and 4 wraiths than you do an entire necron army wtf! no thanks!)

04-05-2007, 17:08
About 20 years on and off for me.

Black Templars fan
27-05-2007, 00:57
I've been playing for 1-2 years

27-05-2007, 01:07
Check me off for 7.

Though with the size of my collections as of late it's feeling like 17 :p.

27-05-2007, 03:31
I have Chaos squats. Does that date me?

27-05-2007, 03:33
I have figs from the 80s that I bought when they came out, so that puts me in the 10+ category.

27-05-2007, 03:45
Been playing since 1993

27-05-2007, 07:00
Been playing since 1988, so closing on the 20 year mark.

27-05-2007, 07:25
15 years ago, but with a little girl-break early on.

- Deathwing -
27-05-2007, 07:50
Interested in 40K since the Space Crusade Boardgame ( but more interested in the fluff ), and more or less active Player for about 2 years.

Lord of ???
27-05-2007, 09:41
Just shy of 10 years

currently at 9yrs

27-05-2007, 09:54
:Gulp!: since 1992...., oh dear what a nerd I am

Stella Cadente
27-05-2007, 09:55
13 years, and I regret everyone of them