Well, here's me:-)
I'm now 34 years old but alternativelly feeling like a 100 or 20 (occasionally on the same day). Except for a few years in the US (Minneapolis MN) I've spent all my life out here in Luxembourg-Europe.
I was first introduced to wargames when my brother allowed me to push counters in his Panzer Leader games, I must have been around 8 or so. When I was 11 and my brother went to college I started raiding his game collection, teaching myself english along the way (you can imagine how I totally misinterpreted some rules at first). I bought my first wargame (Victory in the Pacific at the Military Museum of Bastogne, really odd choice I must say) at 12 or 13. After that I conducted yearly raids to London (in the summer) and Paris (winter) where I'd run around the city looking for wargame stores and return home with half a dozen new games. That is also how I found WiF (with DoD I), on my second London raid. I continued those seasonal raids on the big towns until I went to college, where for the first time I ended up with a local store to raid regularly (at first I kept the habbit of buying any game I liked which was not too good for my purse). In college I also started online (text based) RPG's which eventually took up most of my time. After college I finally had to stop buying new games (board, I still buy computer games) as I had finally outrun my financial capacities.
Almost from the beginning I also started modifying existing wargames (a war in the desert module for Squad Leader was probably my first) and creating my own games (first was a Vietnam platoon level game, though I stopped my design in the middle of my first London raid when I bought an existing Vietnam game...). I even considered buying up an old game franchise a few years ago with a punch of other people. Recently I have once again started seriously working on wargames and am also considering earning some money doing game graphics (maps and counters), maybe I'll get into the professional business after all (my first attempt to publish a game was during college, though I aborted that myself due to time constraints, I also considered starting a hobby store but couldn't take that risk).
Other then gaming (war, rpg and computer) I am an avid reader of Fantasy and Science Fiction (I've never thrown a book away in my life, the idea itself is blasphemy to me;-), occasionaly writer of Fantasy short stories (I've given up on writting my own trilogy) and European Comic reader/collector. The term collector actually applies to me in everyone of my hobbies as by now I have several hundred boxed wargames plus a similar number of magazines, thousands of comics, thousands of F & SF books etc.
Lastly I've been pretty busy in local and european politics the past 7 years, I wasn't joking when I answered the the communist question with yes (the ideology, not the party) in the beta application;-). Though I've been gradually dropping out of active poltics the past year or so, though I expect this to be only temporary.
So I short, I'm moderately young, feeling very old, addicted to anything related to gaming but totally broke and without a real skill or talent. I'm sure I coudl say much more, but who would want to read that?
P.S.: Oh I forgot to mention that I took part in the open beta for CWiF and am now on the MWiF beta team.
Marc aka Caran... ministerialis