Monday, March 15, 2010

What was your first GW game?

As the title says, what was your first GW game? 

Space Hulk for me back in 1990.  The game was awesome and still is to this day.   We played a lot of it and the rulebooks mentioned additional scenarios, rules, and campaigns in White Dwarf magazine.  So we picked up a couple of copies of this and that was all she wrote.  Looking at all the great pictures, armies, scenarios, everything about GW games that those WDs used to contain, we were hooked.

Within months, we were also playing Adeptus Titanicus/Space Marine and Blood Bowl.  Within the year, WFB and 40K.    And I'm still going strong too!

16 comments:

deathkorps said...

Talisman! :)

JohnOSpencer said...

Space Hulk, an outrider named Dave Frank ran us through some games at our game club at AACC.

HerbTarkel said...

For me, it was 40k 2nd edition. I saw it at a local shop, for some unknown reason ordered it from GW direct, and then proceeded to play Orks! Loved it ever since. Except maybe third edition.

Jeff H. said...

Rogue Trader back in 91. I played a crazy scenario game at a convention north of Pittsburgh and there was no turning back!

The Harrower said...

Space Hulk and I think it was in 1990. Weird. Also followed closely by Blood Bowl.

Bossman Rich said...

Warhammer Fantasy Battle 1st Ed. back in 1983 or so. BAck when they had a letter for toughness. A-E. I got into Rogue Trader (1st ed. 40K) in 1987. ahh memories...

eriochrome said...

Blood Bowl 2nd edition ~88. Followed by Dungeonbowl, Dark Future, and Space Marine (Epic 30K). But I had stopped playing them all when BB 3rd edition game out because they jumped the prices of the teams quite a bit if I remember while cutting the number of minis you got. Also the 2 player nature of most of the games did not fit in with group size as well as rpg games.

Brett said...

Warhammer back in the early 80s, most likely first edition. We played a short campaign then didn't play it again until the early 90s.

Dan said...

LOTR SBG, in 2006.

#2501 said...

Do rulebooks count or is it whole game systems?

If the former, then 40k 3rd ed., but if the latter, then Space Hulk 2009.

I wanted to buy SH back in the '90, but the GW store had sold out and it never returned....

Buyaki said...

Either! The books have been sold as the entry point into the games way back with Warhammer 3rd and Rogue Trader. And some games were sold only as box sets.

I forgot about Dark Future. That was a fun, fun game.

Ack Ack Ack said...

That boxed ULTRA MARINES game. So dope.

Will said...

2nd edition wargear book. Read that during my 8th grade civics class. I thought it was just a really cool book, and then I found out there was a whole game associated with it...

Anonymous said...

Skabrad here:

Blood Bowl 1st ed... The one with the cardboard "figures." Picked it up in a Japanese hobby shop in... 1988? ish? Used to play with myself (sounds so wrong) since I couldn't find anyone else to play... Such a great game... Never have played against a living person. I play BB on XBOX now... Funny how the world works...

Modock Miniatures said...

My first experience was Rogue Trader in 1993.

BT said...

Talisman- later turned out to be pretty dull. Maybe Blood Royale or Warhammer after that. back when Warhammer was good. Late 80's 88 or 89. By the time I met Jason in like 1990, I had like 400 minis painted.