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ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 6:08 a.m. PST

I stopped playing WH40K over 20 years ago when 3rd Edition came out (can't really blame the rules, I think I had reached the end of the run anyway). I had a nice Blood Angels army, which I packed away, and I had a lot of stuff which I had bought but never assembled or painted, which I packed away, too.

Now 8th edition has brought me back into the game. I've played 4 games and I'm going to be in a tournament later this month. I dusted off my Blood Angels and then went looking for the other, unpainted stuff. I found quite a lot, about twenty space marines, a half dozen terminators, a couple of the old-style dreadnoughts and some miscellaneous stuff, including about thirty plastic space orks which I gave to a buddy who has an ork army.

But darn it, I knew I had more stuff than that!

So today I went crawling back in our attic, pulling aside boxes filled with unpainted Napoleonics, and stacks and stacks of old SPI games, crates of plastic models, my Battle Tech armies, and then wait… what's this? A HUGE box labeled: '40K'.

OMG, I couldn't believe all the stuff I found. Rhinos and Razorbacks and Whirlwinds and speeders and bike squads and another dreadnought. More orks. Eldar, even a Baneblade!

So, if 8th edition holds my interest for a while I have got a full plate!

The H Man17 Sep 2017 6:19 a.m. PST

Yeah just give the Marines platform shoes and they'll fit right in.

It's always fun when you forget you have stuff only to find it years later. You were only missing the part where you fell through the ceiling.

Hmmm….Do you have a basement?…..

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

I love going shopping in my own place. Going through bins that haven't been looked at in years and finding all the stuff that you bought with intention.

And now you need it and don't have to buy it.

I did that in October 2015 waiting for BaC to come out and trying to figure out all the stuff I would be able to use from what I had and putting my Dark Eldar army back together to use against my upcoming marine army.

Mardaddy Inactive Member17 Sep 2017 9:16 a.m. PST

I'm on the opposite. There is Reaper Bones Red Dragon that I have not been able to locate in a week that I wanted to start working on.

It has me wondering if I even packed it for the move the end of June.

KevinV17 Sep 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

I started playing quite late in life (mid 40'sish) mainly because my son was hooked by the Space marine figures. Being an old board gamer (love the stacks of SPI) and historical gamer, I could never get my head around the bewildering amount of names, special rules and the dice, OMG the dice. That said my now 20 year old got me to play a game of 8th edition this summer. I liked it and more I actually got the rules.
We've now played about 4 games with different foes and 8th seems to work.
Maybe I'll finish painting all of my 40k figures now.
My one thought about GW is that they seem to re-hash the same armies and codex's. Do something new or re-release the SoB. Just my "old man" two cents.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 1:28 p.m. PST

Scott, you're going to be known as "The Old Guy with the Ancient Figures".
Are they from back in the last century? The last millennium?

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 1:34 p.m. PST

Mardaddy, I have a footlocker of painted 5mm SYW armies and transport without a confirmed sighting since about 2002. (I was out of state a lot.)
I'm not prepared to write them off, since this summer I turned up a stash of Der Kriegspielers Hinton Hunt rip-offs missing for at least four years.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 3:32 p.m. PST

Some of them are from back in the last century, 1998. Pretty sweet stuff. I got all my Dark Eldar repainted and put back together. I still have two of the old vehicles but they are so wrecked I think I'll just write them off and get the new ones. I'll probably make the old ones into terrain.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 5:37 p.m. PST

H Man: "Yeah just give the Marines platform shoes and they'll fit right in."

Lol. Maybe that's one of the reasons I keep putting a greater distance between myself and 40k.

Are they supposed to be actual humans inside those things? If so, where do their hands and feet reach? Or are they just giant robot bodies with tiny human heads surgically grafted on to them?

I'd love to see an X-ray picture of what they're supposed to represent inside, in scale. :)

PS. Are they anatomically modified humans like today's street thugs and their wannabes? "Hey, Baby, what's that coming out of your belly button?" "That's Not my belly button"


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 5:48 p.m. PST

Or how they look on leave, out drinking at Lola's, the Space Marines Bar.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 6:13 p.m. PST

Poor little guys. If Lola's is frequented by really large and tall women, I'm thinking "death by Snu-Snu".



ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Sep 2017 6:16 a.m. PST

"Scott, you're going to be known as "The Old Guy with the Ancient Figures"."

John, as long as I'm not 'The Ancient Guy with the Old Figures' ! :)

wehrmacht21 Sep 2017 9:21 a.m. PST

>Or how they look on leave, out drinking at Lola's, the Space Marines Bar.

That's an easy one!

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