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Master Engineer with a Brace of Pistols

I've recently unearthed all my old white dwarfs while renovating my room and it's a nostalgic rollercoaster.

I'm currently looking at issue 240 from December 1999. This was a good one, and if you're looking for it it's the one with the Plasma Cannon toting blood angel on the front cover. It had a cool list of random encounters for your games of Mordhiem, a showcase of Andy Chambers awesome Ork fleet for Gothic, the rules to play Colonel Schaeffer's last chancers as a single force of characters, highlights of the 1999 Grand Tournament (including the best space marine army I've ever seen that makes cameo work for them!) and the release of the old metal blood angel Furisoso Dreadnought. It's interesting looking at how things used to be compared to now. It looked a lot more amateurish back then but it had so much heart and soul too. I going to enjoy looking through them all.

Anyone else got old issues of white dwarf? What's a personal favourite? Apologies too if this thread is in the wrong place.
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Kabalite Conscript


I can't say it's really old but I know I have a copy of White Dwarf when the Eye of Terror campaign was happening (somewhere in my basement).

I really liked that White Dwarf for one reason and that was at the beginning of the WD, there are dialogues for each race in the Eye of Terror and the Orkz dialogue was so awesome I can't seem to forget about it.

(Something about 'umies fightin each other again) in Orkz speech
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Villanous Scum

Currently moving house and it took me a few hours to pack up my old WDs due to reading them instead of boxing. The oldest I still have is 168 where the Blood Angels Death Company was introduced and a huge section on the Skaven, including the first map of the UnderEmpire and finishing off with a Space Marine Ork vs Chaos battle report.

As for favourites, pre #300 there are too many to mention, always enjoyed the Ork vs Eldar battle report from 180ish where the Orks had to take and hold some crates and the Eldar had to assassinate the Ork Warphead. That was the edition that sparked me to collect Eldar and I bought a couple of blisters of Dark Reapers and an Eldar Dreadnought the next day.

Also when Necromunda was released and all the Index suchandsuch articles and the Gathering of Might campaign etc.etc.

On parle toujours mal quand on n'a rien à dire. 
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Regular Dakkanaut


Moving house in a move and packed up my WD's last weekend, every issue from 130 through 400. My favourites were around the time of WHFB 4th edition (153-180), Dwarfs vs. Orcs & Goblins (157?) and then around when LOTR started in 2000.

Eavy metal masterclass articles around 2006-2008 were quality as well, I learned a ton from then. The current painting guides are really poor in comparison - WHTV is my go to for high quality TT standard now.
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Ambassador for Gork...or is it Mork?

On a surly Warboar, leading the Waaagh!

Got 'em all! Yes, I've been gaming for a while and I'm a collector. No strong bias for favorites as they all had things I like/don't like in them. I will say that I enjoy the current offering quite a bit.
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Longtime Dakkanaut

My favourite is probably my first; Issue 130 from October 1991. All the background on Necromunda as a preview of the upcoming Confrontation game (26 years later, I'm still waiting, although bits of it evolved into Necromunda and Inquisitor), an article on "praetorians" (Capitol Imperialis and Hellbore tunneller) for Epic and IIRC an article on madness for WFRP. Most of it was completely incomprehensible when I got it as a 12-year-old, but that Necromunda article is still well worth a read.
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Kinebrach-Knobbling Xeno Interrogator

Aqshy, realm of Fire

I don't have many WD mags (oldest is April 2012- the new paint one) but through picking up lots on ebay, found some old catalogues and a poster for the 5th WHFB starter set + expansions. The hobby has come a long way but the older sculpts do look pretty cool in their own way

This is where I'd put my signature...If I had one! 
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Master Engineer with a Brace of Pistols

 SpinCycleDreadnought wrote:
I don't have many WD mags (oldest is April 2012- the new paint one) but through picking up lots on ebay, found some old catalogues and a poster for the 5th WHFB starter set + expansions. The hobby has come a long way but the older sculpts do look pretty cool in their own way

I said to a friend that ironically, those old plastic chaos warriors (the impossible to rank up properly ones) fit into the modern AoS aesthetic better than the still cool but much more plain looking newer ones. I had two dozen of them and I regret giving them away.
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Walking Dead Wraithlord

The original numbering perhaps 150-220 were really fantastic - highwater mark for me.

Whoever took over in the early 2000's had some of the most atrocious editing/layout/colour/design stuff I've ever witnessed in a "professional' publication. Regardless of some decent content it looked like a 1990's geocities web page constructed by a 12 year old. Really awful stuff.

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Anti-Armour Swiss Guard

Newcastle, OZ

My current oldest is 127 from 1990.

I moved house almost 11 years ago and purged a lot of my collection (straight into a skip).

I swapped a bunch of old issues (from the survivors) containing "epic" and BFG stuff for beers a few months back. I think I've got maybe a dozen issues left. Still have 127. It's been signed by Jes.

I'm 49.
Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Looking for the Rest of the II Legion

I have a whole bookshelf of the old things.... Some really fun painting articles in there that showed me the ropes, more or less.

"My friend, you would not tell with such high zest, to children ardent for some desperate glory the old lie, Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori."
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