Around age 13 with Avalon Hill's Bulge, Blitzkrieg, Afrika Korps, Guadalcanal. First game played earlier than that was chess which I really drove opponents away in droves by beating them, sad to say. The best I got to in tournament chess was around 1750 fide rating, and then tournament stuff drove me away from it. I couldn't stand the unsportsmanlike behavior of some percentage of players at tournaments. I found it rather unreasonable and tiresome, preferring friendly but competitive games.
Your favorite game(s):
Bulge titles A44, DBW, Iron Tide, Ardennes Offensive; others, France 1940, Invasion America, Panzergruppe Guderian, Battle for Germany, Barbarossa, Fire in the Sky, VG Civil War, many others
Presently undergoing a major job related period of gaming abstinence (obviously not by choice) because of longer hours and limitations on transportation.