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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka






Not that I recall; that was only in one of the stories in the codex. Anyway, characters weren’t as overwhelmingly powerful in melee in 2nd edition - a termagant brood could tie him up.

Not that I’m ruling out me being crap at 40k.
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Yeah, I was just referring to that one stupid story. I don't think I ever won a game of 2nd ed 40k either. Actually once we'd all set up our 2000pt armies and played one turn each it was time to pack up and go home or we'd get locked in school over the weekend.

   
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Owns Whole Set of Skullz Techpriests






Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

2nd Ed always gave us a lot of funny moments. We always said that characters could crew vehicles that had lost their crew. This led to one game where Marneus Calgar and Commissar Yarrick would both take the same Rhino, run the other over, get out, and then it would repeat. They fought their own little war whilst the Ultras and Guard fought theirs.

 AndrewGPaul wrote:
The 'stealer cult list was brutal too; that Tyranid codex came out before the Imperial Guard list, so the cult still got access to thudd guns, tarantulas, land speeders and suchlike, as well as man-portable heavy plasma guns and multi-meltas. Then you had genestealers using cheap rhinos as mobile cover, and things often went wrong for my beleaguered forces.
The 'Stealer Cult could get Land Raiders. Genestealers rocking around in a Land Raider is just terrifying.

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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





Bristol!

Don't forget the Harlequin Land Raiders.

Every game in 2nd Ed felt like Apocalypse, especially the Melee phase, that took hours.

I think the 'Battle for Macragge' story in that 'Nid Codex is possibly the best they ever did and would love a film version. It's the best version too, much better than when they shoe horn in the Swarmlord later.

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My WAB Hundred Years War English Clicky


AlexHolker wrote:At this stage, I'm starting to think GW's CEO was just getting ready for the Rapture
 
   
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Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

Lets stay with Nids for one more week so.
I'll get up another codex next week.

These were really vicious if they went off



Nids used to used to have different targetting rules which gave them a nice individual feel



This and the Avatar pic from the Eldar codex were by far my favourite 2nd artwork. Stunning.



Happy Friday!

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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Fixture of Dakka






 RandyMcStab wrote:
Don't forget the Harlequin Land Raiders.

Every game in 2nd Ed felt like Apocalypse, especially the Melee phase, that took hours.

I think the 'Battle for Macragge' story in that 'Nid Codex is possibly the best they ever did and would love a film version. It's the best version too, much better than when they shoe horn in the Swarmlord later.


No such thing in 2nd edition. Now, you could have an Eldar army with a single Space Marine Land Raider as an ally, but that's not quite the same. Also, the Land Raider was pretty much unavailable throughout the lifetime of 2nd edition, until the current model was released in 3rd edition.


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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
2nd Ed always gave us a lot of funny moments. We always said that characters could crew vehicles that had lost their crew. This led to one game where Marneus Calgar and Commissar Yarrick would both take the same Rhino, run the other over, get out, and then it would repeat. They fought their own little war whilst the Ultras and Guard fought theirs.

 AndrewGPaul wrote:
The 'stealer cult list was brutal too; that Tyranid codex came out before the Imperial Guard list, so the cult still got access to thudd guns, tarantulas, land speeders and suchlike, as well as man-portable heavy plasma guns and multi-meltas. Then you had genestealers using cheap rhinos as mobile cover, and things often went wrong for my beleaguered forces.
The 'Stealer Cult could get Land Raiders. Genestealers rocking around in a Land Raider is just terrifying.



Yeah, but Rhinos cost one tenth the cost, so using them ablatively (the 'stealers never went in the Rhino; they ran along in a clump hiding behind it; they could keep up with it moving at combat speed) didn't break the bank. Also, as I said, Land Raiders were hard to find. The only person in my group who had any was me, and I had three. Still got one; it's had a varied career, firstly as a tool of a Harlequins troupe, then resuced and put into service by the Space Wolves, and currently wearing the livery of the Crimson Fists.

I remember Ragnar fighting a Farseer in melee for a couple of rounds, until someone lobbed a vortex grenade at them. The Farseer got sucked into the warp. Ragnar managed to use his special ability to dodge, and escaped.

I miss the days of Space Wolves just being flat-out better than everyone else's Marines, with every one of them having WS 5 (and the Wolf Guard being WS 6).

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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





Bristol!



It's a meme.

Yes this is from 1st Edition.

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AlexHolker wrote:At this stage, I'm starting to think GW's CEO was just getting ready for the Rapture
 
   
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West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

Because back then Harlequins looted vehicles like Orks. The major rule was that it had to have the appropriate Harlequin paintjob.



"By this point I'm convinced 100% that every single race in the 40k universe have somehow tapped into the ork ability to just have their tech work because they think it should."  
   
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I know. I was there. None of that was in 2nd edition, though, which was the context. Although my mate's Eldar did have s squad of Catachan Jungle Fighters in a Chimera as allies, because he liked the look of them.

The other major rules component was that the Harlequins didn't bother repairing them, so they might break down every turn.
   
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Fixture of Dakka





West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

One of these days I need to convince my buddy to play a game using Rogue Trader (humble brag: mine is signed by Mr. Priestly!) and the compendium. Turn Radius Ratios!!



"By this point I'm convinced 100% that every single race in the 40k universe have somehow tapped into the ork ability to just have their tech work because they think it should."  
   
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Nashville, TN

That Tyranid event table really made the game interesting. It sucked to play against because nobody else had a similar ability, but it was definitely cool for a narrative aspect.

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"CHEESE!" is the battlecry of the ill-prepared.

 warboss wrote:

GW didn't mean to hit your wallet and I know they love you, baby. I'm sure they won't do it again so it's ok to purchase and make up.


Albatross wrote:I think SlaveToDorkness just became my new hero.

EmilCrane wrote:Finecast is the new Matt Ward.

Don't mess with the Blade and Bolter! 
   
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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

The table was there to off-set the fact that Tyranids couldn't use Strategy Cards, as most of them just didn't make sense from a fluff perspective.

   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg






Nashville, TN

Yes, but they ended up way better than strategy cards.

"Holy Sh*&, you've opened my eyes and changed my mind about this topic, thanks Dakka OT!"

-Nobody Ever

Proverbs 18:2

"CHEESE!" is the battlecry of the ill-prepared.

 warboss wrote:

GW didn't mean to hit your wallet and I know they love you, baby. I'm sure they won't do it again so it's ok to purchase and make up.


Albatross wrote:I think SlaveToDorkness just became my new hero.

EmilCrane wrote:Finecast is the new Matt Ward.

Don't mess with the Blade and Bolter! 
   
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Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

We drew Orks dis week. Waaaaaagh!

Always loved this codex cover - the yellowy/orange look to it



Who will win these ones?!



Ah the Pulsa. I used to use a battery of these in games. A genuinely broken weapon, you could effectively cripple your opponents whole army with a few lucky roles - damage/cripple walkers, have enemy infantry basically forfeit a turn etc



Most of the grots I use today are the old 2nd ed plastics #1994



Happy Friday!

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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Lake County, Illinois

 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
Yes, but they ended up way better than strategy cards.


I don't know about that. Ever play against orks or Imperial Guard and get Virus Outbreak?
   
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Got some good ol' fashion plastic and metal goodness in the post today

Spoiler:


Bonus for all ya filthy Goffs out there

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The 2nd edition codices were the best books every produced by GW (as well as the army books for Fantasy of that time). The highwater mark of their writing and story/etc. Really solid books. It's the only line of codices I own. If anyone adores their army and there is a 2nd edition book, you owe it to yourself to source it.

 
   
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Upstate, New York

 Elbows wrote:
The 2nd edition codices were the best books every produced by GW (as well as the army books for Fantasy of that time). The highwater mark of their writing and story/etc. Really solid books. It's the only line of codices I own. If anyone adores their army and there is a 2nd edition book, you owe it to yourself to source it.


Unfortunately, the Ultramarine one is one I’m missing. I mostly missed 2nd, only caught the tail end.

Got a bunch of others though.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland


Proper gretchin.


Comedy power rangers paint scheme.


Not forgetting the green and white Rangers, and a couple of putty-men.


In fact I've got a great whack of these old fellas.


And here's my boyz in da field.

Honestly though I never played orks in 2nd ed. (I played Harlequins and then Space wolves) I actually only got orks to bulk my GorkaMorka collection into a playable army.



But I wholeheartedly agree that the 2nd ed Orks codex is super great and I got me a copy when ingot back into gaming maybe 2006 or so, think we were in 6th ed. I got it just to use as a reference book and to enjoy the fluff and the artwork. Which is all propa orky! It's definitely 2nd ed. that inspires my story writing for orks and grots more than any other era.

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One of the guys in our group insisted on using the cardboard Dread every game. Flat out refused to buy a metal one.
   
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Halandri

 youwashock wrote:
One of the guys in our group insisted on using the cardboard Dread every game. Flat out refused to buy a metal one.
You are truely favoured by Gork and Mork for it is a thing of beauty!
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

 youwashock wrote:
One of the guys in our group insisted on using the cardboard Dread every game. Flat out refused to buy a metal one.


That's really gonna narrow down your LOS for shots from the side.

It's be funny to have an orky house rule. The first shot that hits the dread has to test to see if its a cardboard cut out decoy. If so the real dread appears out of a building (a cardboard decoy building presumably) of the ork player's choosing. Ruthlessly cunning orky tactics.

   
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Upstate, New York

It’s Friday somewhere, right?



Finished painting the dryads. Ranked up nicely on a vintage bright green movement tray. I’ve got a ton of those still kicking around.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

For the Wolftime!



A classic fight between Nids and Wolves. Great scenery too.



I had completely forgotten this codex contained an actual battle report
Ghaz's Orks have to steal some plans from a wrecked Predator whilst Ragnars Wolves defend it. Epic stuff.



Super artwork



Ah who didnt love these little guys



Happy Friday peeps!


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 gb
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





UK

Ahh, how it should be. That terrain is magnificent.

Fun fact - that battle report was actually using Rogue Trader rules!
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland



HaHA, as if Space wolves weren't beardy and OP enough 13year old me went and put Ulric the Slayer in Terminator armour! That was a totally legit move right... Right?

   
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Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

Totally legit.

Nothing this week Im afraid but keep the home fires burning.

Happy Friday.

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 gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Happy Friday all.


Time to take a load off. Pour a cup o' recaf and pull up a... Hunter Killer Missile?

   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Man i still like those maps they used for the battle reports.

Tea can be had anywhere yes i know "recaf" but still, tea.

realism is a lie
 
   
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MN

A friend of mine loved to deploy 20 wolf guard in termie armor all with Cyclone missile launchers. They fired all their missiles first turn to make an impossibly huge blast radius that would pretty much wipe out any non-power armored army turn 1.

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