When I got into Warmachine (and its companion game Hordes), I was one of two people in town that we knew of who played. We set up to play at the first Platypus Con, where our third player got to play his first games. In between, we reached a point where we have weekly games, we had a Journeyman League with seven players, a tournament with six, and at the second Platypus Con I got to play a big three player game that was a ton of fun.
I’m at about a year and a half with my army, and I’m at the point where I have about everything in the army. It’s a small army, a limited release, so that wasn’t too hard… it helped me limit myself. But now we have more players, a more competitive environment, and I’ve found that I really enjoy the game. I listen to podcasts, plot and scheme and strategize… it was time to branch out and learn something new.