The other day, I reminisced about the past with my wife, the lovely and understanding Eva, and I realized that I had bought my first copy of White Dwarf exactly 18 years ago. German White Dwarf 7 with a free plastic Skaven Clanrat to be precise. At the time I was 14 and in my second year of high school. I was heavily into World War II and model planes, so a magazine about miniatures and gaming with them sounded too good to be true (wargaming didn’t have a real public in Luxemburg at the time). So I handed over my 200 Francs I had received to buy a magazine before getting my hair cut and that’s how it began. Two weeks later I travelled to the deep industrial south of Luxemburg to the only shop selling Warhammer and bought my second edition 40k boxed set and I never looked back. The fact that White Dwarf is getting replaced exactly 18 years later is particularly bittersweet to me.
How did you start?