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Hungry Ghoul




I can't bring myself to throw away a good book! I like the old codexes, and the old material, because the little fluff stories and such, and they look really cool in a bookshelf as a backdrop to your gaming space.
   
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Whiteshield Conscript Trooper




Lancaster, UK

True, but what happens when you run out of space? Collect for 10 years or more and that's an awful lot of codex: space marines on your shelf!

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VF-1S Valkyrie Squadron Commander





Mississippi

Until recently, I kept all the old rulebooks on the shelf, but just the most recent codexes. Seems like at least since 5E, subsequent codexes keep the majority of the old lore and just tack on a paragraph or two about the "new normal".

About the only exception I can think of is the 3E(?) codexes - Tyranids had the customizable bioforms, Guard had the build-a-regiment and marines had some lesser rules for customized chapters that we've since lost.

It never ends well 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





I keep em because playing old-hammer is fun. Frankly I still play custom7th and as little 8th as I can. I am certain 9th will be the same for me.

They are designing a game that simply does not speak to the old wargammer anymore. I get it, I am old and on the way out. But I also have a lot more money to spend than any youngling that might be enticed by MOBA 40K.

It's their loss, not mine. I can still play old-hammer and I actually have many people pick-up game old-hammer, esp the younger who've only Sigmar'ed or 8thed. With some easy fixes older version lose the abused bs.

But hey, all hail 9th. No more space marine chapter tactics.. until they add them in codex 2.0 for space marines.. but in codex 3.0 spacemarine's 9th edition special pack 2, sub pack 9 you get custom chapter tactics that only those with the books can use.

HAHAHA. Even 3.5 is a hoot to pay, 2nd can be from time to time but it's got a few issues that just cannot be ironed out. It plays better as a Kill Team type game than a large battle.

Consummate 8th Edition Hater.  
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





washington state USA

Give them to me...er i mean for the emperor keep them!



I still own the main rule books for every edition from 3rd-8th (well 6th saw a bit less love since the only thing out of it i really like are the mysterious terrain tables) as well as many codexes( mostly 5th)

There are loads of players who prefer to play older editions of the game, there is a large community here on dakka that seems to really enjoy 2nd.


For my group 5th ed is the gold standard for 40K, all codexes from 3rd-7th are compatible with and can be played with 5th ed rules. allowing you to use any of the editions codexes you like best to represent your army in the 5th ed core rules set.

In fact i have a game schedules i am really looking forward to this weekend against a khorne berserker army using the 3.5 chaos codex VS my 5th ed salamanders (codex space marines/badab war FW book).

I will probably get mauled but it should be alot of fun because i will be fighting a real fluffy lore based khorne marked chaos army......will he bring his chosen terminator champions or his flying possessed list i wonder.

 
   
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Napoleonics Obsesser




MN

I use them to play games?

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Bin them. Too worthless to even give away to someone.

   
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Fixture of Dakka




UK

 CragHack wrote:
Bin them. Too worthless to even give away to someone.


Worthless? Perhaps for some but not others. As noted above by many others, there's an active base who do enjoy the codex. If you had those you didn't want you can certainly give them away if you want and there will be those happy to receive them

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






 Overread wrote:
 CragHack wrote:
Bin them. Too worthless to even give away to someone.


Worthless? Perhaps for some but not others. As noted above by many others, there's an active base who do enjoy the codex. If you had those you didn't want you can certainly give them away if you want and there will be those happy to receive them


I meant, if no one wants them locally, they are too heavy/expensive to ship to someone abroad, even if I would only ask to cover postage fees. Thus, to the garbage bin they go

   
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Regular Dakkanaut





washington state USA

We have stores here that buy used books for re-sale, many old codexes find new homes there.

 
   
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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

 CragHack wrote:
 Overread wrote:
 CragHack wrote:
Bin them. Too worthless to even give away to someone.


Worthless? Perhaps for some but not others. As noted above by many others, there's an active base who do enjoy the codex. If you had those you didn't want you can certainly give them away if you want and there will be those happy to receive them


I meant, if no one wants them locally, they are too heavy/expensive to ship to someone abroad, even if I would only ask to cover postage fees. Thus, to the garbage bin they go


They qualify for media mail in the US. I recently shipped a Home Depot medium box full of Star Trek novels, more than the equivalent of an entire edition’s codices and supplements, for about $8. A handful of codices are not expensive to ship.

   
 
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