My original copy of WD175 from July 1994

The other day I felt old. For the first time I felt old.  I was in my favourite GW store (GW Barnet), talking and swapping painting tips and we got talking about how many years we'd all been in the hobby. A nice chap by the name of Anthony said he's been in the hobby for 10 years... and that's when it hit me. I've been in the hobby since White Dwarf 175 (July 1994). Next year that will be 20 years.

My recently purchased mint shrink-wrapped copy of 2nd edition.

It was 19 years ago to this day I got my first big box game. It was 2nd Edition Warhammer 40,000. I think the following year I got Necromunda for my birthday and the following year after that it Warhammer Quest. I loved getting  big box games for my birthday. I think that's why I love getting big box games nowadays because the new box smell reminds me of my childhood.

This is how I use to paint back in 1994 and 1995.

So yes, I'm 32 today. I have a day off work and my wife and I are heading into London to visit the Tower of London (I've never been - shock!) Maybe all those suits of armour will inspire me to start a Bretonnian Army?