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Offline Archie

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1110 on: July 09, 2014, 11:30:10 PM »
Pixelgeek ...come on confess all ...which TV show?

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1111 on: July 10, 2014, 03:03:13 AM »
Pixelgeek ...come on confess all ...which TV show?

He's referring to my Scooby Doo, 7TV project  :D
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1112 on: July 10, 2014, 11:10:50 AM »
Always wanted to go back to 2nd edition 40k. Best edition of the game - just pure fun.

Why don't you, then? I'm sure you can find likeminded gamers to play it with, and if you don't have the rulebooks anymore, you can probably get them quite easily.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1113 on: July 10, 2014, 01:46:05 PM »
I've got a load of 2nd Edition books I need to ditch at some point.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1114 on: July 10, 2014, 01:47:07 PM »
I've got a load of 2nd Edition books I need to ditch at some point.

Get behind me, Satan!

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1115 on: July 10, 2014, 01:48:11 PM »
Always wanted to go back to 2nd edition 40k. Best edition of the game - just pure fun.

I still have everything for it.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1116 on: July 10, 2014, 02:28:32 PM »
I too have nearly everything for 2E40k, including all the cards, powers, WD wargear and strategy cards, and army books. Missing the scenario pack(s?) though.

As long as the points are set around 1200-2000, and you play with forces that vaguely resemble the Studio armies in terms of composition, the game runs extremely well indeed.

However, it is very prone to beardy "min-maxing" (regardless of whether it is scenario or points play) if you're just playing pick-up games.

It was/is great fun though, and if you can find some people who are willing to play (and agree what sport of game you want to have), then it's definitely worth a re-visit.

I would also recommend modifying the missions; copy over the official ones to some blank cards, and then also add a few more of your own devising. It helps to mix things up a bit more, and is fairer/more fun for both players. You could also make a small deployment deck/table that determines how you both deploy on the table after you've drawn your missions - again, helps to keep things interesting! ;)

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1117 on: July 10, 2014, 05:33:11 PM »
I still have everything for it.

I saw that once...

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1118 on: July 10, 2014, 08:33:23 PM »
I too have nearly everything for 2E40k, including all the cards, powers, WD wargear and strategy cards, and army books. Missing the scenario pack(s?) though.

As long as the points are set around 1200-2000, and you play with forces that vaguely resemble the Studio armies in terms of composition, the game runs extremely well indeed.
I've got about the same collection. I dreamed of playing 2nd edition again, but when I finally got some friends to try it, the results were unsatisfying.
http://chicagoskirmish.blogspot.com/2011/11/vintage-warhammer-40k-2nd-edition.html
 I haven't totally given up on trying again someday, but it will be a while. Still, it's the era of 40k I liked best and I'll probably never let go of my full collection of 2nd ed Codices.  They're great for fluff and art. 

Also, I forgot to post this earlier (wasn't aware of this thread either) but I recently sat down and thought about what (from my point of view as an ex 40k player) 40k has going for it. I kind of surprised myself and came up with 5 areas -Universe, Models, Production Values, Long Term Value and Ubiquity- where 40k and GW really shine, so I wrote it up as a sort of editorial.
http://chicagoskirmish.blogspot.com/2014/06/in-praise-of-warhammer-40000-and-games.html
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1119 on: July 10, 2014, 08:52:33 PM »
Forgive me, but was 2e the big box set edition?
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1120 on: July 10, 2014, 09:13:24 PM »
Forgive me, but was 2e the big box set edition?

Yes, the first big box.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1121 on: July 10, 2014, 09:29:03 PM »
Yes, the first big box.

Cheers, that's the one I came in on then as well.  I agree with the earlier post that pointed out that with set armies the game played well, but it was prone to severe munchkinism as well.  But it does bring back nice memories!

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1122 on: July 11, 2014, 12:06:49 AM »
Forgive me, but was 2e the big box set edition?
It was the big box with lots of monopose Orks, Gretchin and Space Marines, Card Terrain and 3 rulebooks.

The next big box was 3rd edition that had Multipart Space marines and dark eldar and vehicles and one big rulebook that was just like the book sold separately, but in softcover. 3rd edition was also the last to include pointed army lists for all armies.

In retrospect, both those boxes were a pretty good deal. Imagine a ruleset or starter box from GW that actually gives you stats for the models you already own.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1123 on: July 11, 2014, 03:19:26 AM »
It was the big box with lots of monopose Orks, Gretchin and Space Marines, Card Terrain and 3 rulebooks.

The next big box was 3rd edition that had Multipart Space marines and dark eldar and vehicles and one big rulebook that was just like the book sold separately, but in softcover. 3rd edition was also the last to include pointed army lists for all armies.

In retrospect, both those boxes were a pretty good deal. Imagine a ruleset or starter box from GW that actually gives you stats for the models you already own.

That cinches it, I started in 2e.  Cheers Mate!

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1124 on: July 11, 2014, 05:10:53 AM »
Yep, gotta love 2nd ed. Started me in 40k too I still have my old school tyranid army and the 2nd ed codex has the rules for genestealer cults :) which Mr Saturday is making me buy more of for my own cult!  lol


 

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