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Cairo, Egypt

If someone wants to get REALLY obscure the Citadel Journal (the first Citadel Journal that is, from the 80s) had conversion rules for bringing sci fi to WH Fantasy.

I don't have the originals but from what I've seen it was interesting.

And IIRC Laserburn had a lot of the weapons and background of 40k, there was an Imperium, power gloves and power swords etc.

 
   
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Kildare, Ireland

Ah... the good old days, the 'golden age' of Citadel for me.

Been building up the forces for the campaign in that book.



 Strombones wrote:
Battlegroup - Because its tits.
 
   
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Battlefield Tourist





On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

Show off!

That's a mighty impressive collection.. make sure you post some pics of the scenario recreation!

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 Jehan-reznor wrote:
 notprop wrote:
I loved the RT ruleset.

I spent hours using the vehicle/robot creation rules, probably hundreds of hours with the Robot/Dreadnaught creation rules that came in WD.

The only proble with the former as that they made any sort of usable Armoured vehicle massively expensive. 500point land raiders anyone?


They were very difficult to destroy/target then with the overlay system.


Nah, when the rules using the acetate overlay were introduced, they revised the points values massively downwards (a Rhino went from a couple of hundred points to 25.

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
that iconic Eldar unit, the Zoat terror squad.



Who were armed with weapons that GW never made models for...


Sure they did. OK, so the boltgun looks like what we now call a fleshborer, and the heavy weapon trooper has been variously described as carrying a multi-melta or a missile launcher, but that squad could be built using three of the four 40k Zoat models.

As for Overwatch, it was originally in a rules/tactics article in a White Dwarf in the 110-120-something range - which as well as describing how to use overwatch to defend against traitor Marines moving from one ruined building to another also discussed the option of chucking grenades over a wall so as to catch the bad guy hiding behind a tree. The article in WD 129 was mostly about Space Marines, but IIRC, everyone could use the new Overwatch rules.

Gads. If I could remember this much information about useful subjects, I'd be dangerous. Heck, being able to remember the correct rules for games I play nowadays would be a start ...


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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


Pala Gruet is an Enginseer on the Dreadnaut Wotan, belonging to the Iron Fist Marine Chapter. He loves his engines but alas he is sometimes forced to go to the front lines to advise on technical matters. So he stays up late practicing his quick draw techniques in the mirror, just in case.


With BS 5 an I 5, it's paid off for him.

Good work. I like these retro reviews.

There are hooky PDFs of this book, and all the RT-era publications, as I've got 'em all.

One possible future subject might be the Confrontation ruleset, that spawned Necromunda (and Inquisitor, I think). It's spread across half a dozen White Dwarfs from 1991-2, but if you have scans of 'em, I think there's plenty of material to look at.

Perhaps I should have a go at WD 130 - the very first GW publication I ever bought. I'd need to get back into my 11-year-old mindset, and get back that sense of not having a clue what it was all about, but it was still all cool.

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When I did my index I realized I never finished the Rogue Trader Retro Review.

Rather than necro a 5-year old thread I'll start reposting and actually finish it this time.

So watch this space.

 
   
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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.



Is that Hitler in the top left?

   
Made in ie
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Kildare, Ireland

Yep.

Guido Kopp's book on the Nazi cult of the personality and its use throughout propaganda I think from memory.

My other 'thing' is WW2 history. I used to lecture on it. I have a lot of books.

 Strombones wrote:
Battlegroup - Because its tits.
 
   
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Ramsden Heath, Essex

And 2x 2nd edition WHFB!

I wanted that so bad when i started out. I saved up for months and when I went to the shop they didn't have it, so I bought the red box DnD. Only to find out that it had been withdrawn for 3rd edition to come out: cue more months of saving up pocket money!

How do you promote your Hobby? - Legoburner "I run some crappy wargaming website " 
   
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Kildare, Ireland

Two more copies of 2nd WFB in there somewhere... dunno why I have four!

 Strombones wrote:
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Cairo, Egypt

This is neat, someone on the Oldhammer forum is actually doing a game based on that 100 word micro story.



http://forum.oldhammer.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=6961

makes me wish I was in Nottingham.

 
   
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Sweden

Your retro reviews are great, KidKyoto. Here is an artwork spawned from the inspiration found here:

Squat Power Boarder

   
 
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