What was everyone's first model (or box set etc.)
I started back in 6th grade with a single Ultramarine with Lascannon. I later 'upgraded' the model with a bolt pistol and a Snotling with a Spear. Just because every marine needs a Snotling guarding his boots from rodents.
I remember we tried to guess the rules until we saved up for a rulebook. We played many games based solely on fluff we knew with my friend's two Dire Avengers vs. Joe the Space Marine.
Boy was I disappointed at how weak Space Marines were in that edition. Wasn't until Dawn of War II where I finally got to play a game where space marines felt... right.