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40kenthus




Manchester UK

 Inspector #264 wrote:
Since the subject of old Eldar came up in the MEdge thread, I thought it was only fitting to include one for Flashback Friday:

Spoiler:






Found five of these in my Big Box Of Old Eldar a week or so ago!

Member of the "Awesome Wargaming Dudes"

 
   
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Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

I have about 10 of those Kronk, the are going into my Space Wolves

How on Earth did you assemble the TH Helidore, I can only imagine the amount of pinning required. Was a hardcore epoxy needed? Surely regular old superglue fails?

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

I actually included a squad of old 2nd ed boter huggers in my list a few weeks ago when I fielded the back half of my company. They were my MVPs of the game, erasing a blob of gaunts and killing half a squad of zoanthropes.

They may be old, crappy, mono-pose sculpts, but they got the job done.

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Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

One of the first 40K things I bought was a Tactical Squad box with those bolter Marines. Combined with the two that came in the 2nd Ed starter I had a core force of 30 Tac Marines.

   
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Esteemed Veteran Space Marine




UK

Yeah I have a mass of them in my force too. They actually make up the majority of my tactical marines haha. They look alright to me.

 
   
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Anti-Armour Swiss Guard






Newcastle, OZ



That fortress, top left (back) gave my local GW no end of grief back in the day. People kept coming in and asking where to get one (it WASN'T a GW terrain piece to start with).

I told the manager I knew WHERE he could get one (locally) and he swore me to silence on it. It's a German piece, from Ziterdes (it's now OOP and has been replaced by a newer piece that doesn't look quite the same).

I'm 50.
Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

That is not dead which can eternal lie ...

... and yet, with strange aeons, even death may die.
 
   
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Grovelin' Grot Rigger




Australia

I just looked Ziterdes up. I never knew they existed. Thanks for that chromedog.

I remember trying to make buildings like they had in the 2nd ed battle reports. The only things I ever made that looked similar were the rocks haha.
   
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Lord Commander in a Plush Chair





London

A lot of the pieces were studio made though as they showed you how in various issues of WD. I recall one where they cut an old Sar Wars toy of a Rebel Transporter in half to make a crashed spaceship. That was collectible even then.

I enjoyed 2nd edition far more than what followed. I liked the focus on fewer miniatures and greater detail, things like psychology were largely dropped later on and psychic rules were slimmed to nothing, bikes stopped being vehicles and just granted extra movement and toughness. I could see that things needed simplifying but they cut a lot of the fun and creativity out for me.

Some stuff was broken so you had to use common sense and not abuse it. The Space Wolf codex was OP, some of the wargear was busted like the notorious virus grenade that could wipe out a swarm army in one go.

On the other hand games were smaller, so there was more encouragement to paint and customise forces. People seem less keen to do that when they have to buy masses of models and take them off the table in piles when massive blast templates go down.

You could still play huge games though. I remember amassing all the Imperial Guard and Marines I could to play my friend's Space Wolves, we had about 3-4000 points apiece. Took all day to play the game.
   
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Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

Overwatch was a bit of a whacky rule though.
But hidden was a really great one (basically your guys cant be shot or "seen" unless you got with 2x initative range. However they couldnt shoot back either).
Basically allowed you to survive alpha strikes or long range beatings, until you get your own forward elements closer to the enemy.
They should actually bring it back.

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
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Lord Commander in a Plush Chair





London

In the battle report above I'm going to assume Space Marines won. Space Marines were really strong in 2nd, they didn't always look it on paper but the extra toughness and the armour save (3+ if I recall) meant they could stand up to a hell of a lot and those IG lasguns didn't have much of a modifier. The tanks are fairly scary but they die fast to Marine heavy weapons. Marines were beasts in close combat too, only failing against more specialised troops like Harlequins or Genestealers (both were berserk in CC)

Terminators saved on 3+ on 2D6, you had to whack them with heavy weapons to get anything like a good chance of knocking them out.

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
What about the first ever Apoc Game in WD, before Apoc even existed!



vs


I remember thinking that battle report was the greatest thing ever.

 
   
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 chromedog wrote:
That fortress, top left (back) gave my local GW no end of grief back in the day. People kept coming in and asking where to get one (it WASN'T a GW terrain piece to start with).


Yup. I only found that out after I started coming to Dakka.

The new one is this:


   
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Esteemed Veteran Space Marine




UK

That's a really nice piece of scenery, just been checking them out too. They do some great stuf.

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 chromedog wrote:
That fortress, top left (back) gave my local GW no end of grief back in the day. People kept coming in and asking where to get one (it WASN'T a GW terrain piece to start with).


Yup. I only found that out after I started coming to Dakka.

The new one is this:



Yep. I totally didn't just bookmark a bunch of stuff to order. I also sent them an email about the old one, maybe they have one covered in a ton of dust somewhere. It's a long shot that won't happen but, worth trying right?

My mostly terrain and Sons of Orar blog:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/568699.page#6349942
 whalemusic360 wrote:
Alph, I expect like 90 sets of orange/blue from you.
 
   
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Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

Very nice bunker!

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
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Battlefortress Driver with Krusha Wheel





Brum

 zedmeister wrote:

This was, and still is, one of the best battle reports you'll ever read. White Dwarf 154, Squats V Orks, was the best in my opinion with this one a very close 2nd. I couldn't find any WD 154 scans unfortunately.


That was my first White Dwarf and I also think that was the best battle report that I ever read.



My slowly expanding Epic army, its currently 4000 points under Epic:Armageddon but I have another 1k points on my painting table. Most of these models are 20 years old.

I am extremely fortunate that my local club play a lot of 'Specialist games'. Our Mordheim campaign starts today and I have a game of Epic organised for next week.

My PLog

Curently: DZC

Set phasers to malkie! 
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

It’s Friday! TGIF. Feeling a little uninspired this week, so I just grabbed a shot of the bookshelf. For what it’s worth, the one on the right has two more shelves full of gaming books, but getting them in frame would have required a lot more work to get the shot.



~30 years worth of accumulated flashback, for your perusal.

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Gone-to-ground in the craters of Coventry

You skipped 2nd ed Dnd? Everything else is there

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Upstate, New York

 Skinnereal wrote:
You skipped 2nd ed Dnd? Everything else is there


I might have one or two books hiding somewhere. Or my brother has them. Was mostly wargaming/playing other system during that era, but did play some.

Edit-
Just checked: They are on one of the shelves not pictured, along with the Car Wars, L5R, shadowrun and a few other odds and ends.

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Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Here's some old Scarabs for Necrons that came out at the tail end of 2nd edition 40k.

   
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Rotting Sorcerer of Nurgle






 bbb wrote:
Here's some old Scarabs for Necrons that came out at the tail end of 2nd edition 40k.



Loved these. Such a shame they don't go kaboom anymore. Incredibly useful against anything that had counter charge.

On a side note, they make great Tomb Spyders for Epic.

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Affton, MO. USA

 Nevelon wrote:
It’s Friday! TGIF. Feeling a little uninspired this week, so I just grabbed a shot of the bookshelf. For what it’s worth, the one on the right has two more shelves full of gaming books, but getting them in frame would have required a lot more work to get the shot.



~30 years worth of accumulated flashback, for your perusal.


Crab clan mug

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

Hooray TGIF!

Some old 2nd ed metal Cadians done up as Iron Guard.



The original Yarrick sculpt. Still love it.



Mordian Iron Guard command Squad.



You can view some more old (and new) Mordian stuff here

http://www.dakkadakka.com/core/gallery-search.jsp?p=1&u=20983&g=27928&ll=3&auction=0&unapproved=0&coolnesslow=0&coolnesshigh=10&paintjoblow=0&paintjobhigh=10&sort1=7&sort2=0&skip=30&en=&st=&utype=&start=0

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut






Always love seeing what this thread brings up.

My Friday contribution:
Spoiler:


An old pre-slotta citadel earth elemental.

Brought it, painted it and finished it. Proves I love the sculpt.


Running Projects: Monthly Painting Challenge Entry: 100% ----- Carrion: 50% ----- Dakka Dakka Clan Ork: GONE! Gods speed lil' Ork! ----- Pilot Hayden: 30% 
   
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Anti-Armour Swiss Guard






Newcastle, OZ

 Stormwall wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 chromedog wrote:
That fortress, top left (back) gave my local GW no end of grief back in the day. People kept coming in and asking where to get one (it WASN'T a GW terrain piece to start with).


Yup. I only found that out after I started coming to Dakka.

The new one is this:



Yep. I totally didn't just bookmark a bunch of stuff to order. I also sent them an email about the old one, maybe they have one covered in a ton of dust somewhere. It's a long shot that won't happen but, worth trying right?


I like the new one over the old one, actually. The old one was too olde worlde for me.
I don't live in an old country. Europe has buildings older than my country.

I'm 50.
Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

That is not dead which can eternal lie ...

... and yet, with strange aeons, even death may die.
 
   
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Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

Oh yeah Friday!

Heres some of my old Nids before they got a total repaint:



Amd heres the gang as they are now. Can you pick out the 2nd stuff?


Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Love it!
   
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Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

Nevelon? Missed you this week :(

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 Ratius wrote:
Nevelon? Missed you this week :(


Sorry, I'm a few states away from home at the moment visiting my folks. Makes it hard to just pop down to the basement and snap a picture of something. They only hobby things I've still got here are a few old model rockets I forgot to pack when I moved out. I almost took a picture of the old workbench I used growing up. It still has paint stains and marks from my early hobby days. But that's not the kind of flashback that's very interesting to others, although personally nostalgic.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

I really regret never getting the old Biovores. I've not liked any version since.

   
 
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