I first saw Armada - sometime in '94. Played it multiplayer for a while - great fun. Then I saw WC1 (only the manual, actually). I think that was in late '96, in Poland (while on holidays). As soon as I got back to Papua New Guinea (henceforth to be referred to as PNG), I borrowed it from a friend. But it didn't work, blast it all . So, I borrowed WC2 off him - and surprisingly, _it_ worked... until mission 4, that is . Apparently, WC2 and QEMM hate each other - but at the time, all I knew was that it kept crashing. At this point, I figured I'd give WC1 another try - and surprise, surprise, it actually worked. Played that (went down the losing path, but managed to turn things around and eventually got to Venice ). Then I tried WC2 again, this time with EMM386. Finished that (oddly enough, also down the losing path - didn't turn things around this time - I finished in Caernarvon, though I did win the last mission). Since, as previously mentioned, I was in PNG, getting the others was pretty much impossible. So, for a (long) while I amused myself by replaying WC1&2 about fifteen times, and trying to write a story of what happened afterwards (the story didn't work out too well, and never really got anywhere). Oh, and I also attempted (with some success) to get the KSaga addons to work with the DOS games. Sometime later that year, I somehow managed to intercept a copy of Priv & RF. Yay! Finished Priv fairly quickly, though I didn't finish RF until 1999. Then, in mid-'98, I went for holidays again. While passing through Singapore, I hunted down KSaga (last copy ), WC4, and WCP. Didn't get Armada because of baggage space limits, though. Anyway, I finished WCP just in time to hunt down SO - a week or two before the free download offer ended, actually. I was lucky, since I've never seen WCP Gold in my life . Well, that's my story .