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Offline Suber

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Playing 40K RT
« on: February 22, 2013, 03:24:35 PM »
I've been trying for so long gaming back the classics. I managed a campaign of Rogue Trader with a couple of friends. Of course, the first battle of that campaign could only be the 'Battle at the Farm' which appeared in the rulebook. We recovered our old minis (I've already shown you some of my Orks, soon there will be more) and went for it.

The Crimson Fists were painted by my rival:







The scenery was quite simple. We also refused to use anything too elaborate. If we were using old minis and old rules, we had to do everything old style!



The game was fun indeed, trying to call back all those infinite special rules which applied almost under every circumstance. At some point we realized that we had done it wrong, however. We had set the Orks way too far from the farm, so it was utterly impossible for them to achieve their objectives.



Not even by chance, as a matter of fact. So it was not a very tense game after all, but it was plenty of fun. The following pic could have been taken 25 years ago, but it wasn't ;D



I enjoyed it, that's the better thing that can be said about a game. It really made me think a little about how much has this game changed along the years. And not for good, IMO :(.

You can see a little bit more over here:

http://oldschoolworkshop.blogspot.com.es/2013/02/playing-rogue-trader-battle-at-farm.html

I'll be posting all the battles of this campaign to let you judge about the old-vs.-new-school ;).

« Last Edit: May 18, 2013, 03:52:39 PM by Suber »

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Re: Playing 40K RT: Battle at the Farm
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 03:30:38 PM »
Great stuff, Suber!
 :-*

That took me back a bit.
Quite a bit!


I really like the look of everything.
Really Old Skool!
 8)


(I see a couple of the original Marines in there.
Damn, I need a few of those....)

Offline DowVooVoo

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Re: Playing 40K RT: Battle at the Farm
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 04:23:08 PM »
wow I still have my well worn copy of RT40K those minis are great now to find the rules and some minis and see who gets blasted, Ork or Eldar....

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Re: Playing 40K RT: Battle at the Farm
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 04:42:24 PM »
That pic couldn't have been taken 25 years ago, it's on a digital camera!!!!

Looks great though, what fun!  :)

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Re: Playing 40K RT: Battle at the Farm
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 06:21:45 PM »
Great stuff!!! We tried to play Battle at the Farm some years ago, nit with great success, but it was still fun.

The Crimson Fists look stunning... I want to dig out more RT marines and paint now.

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Re: Playing 40K RT: Battle at the Farm
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 06:58:54 PM »
Great stuff!!! We tried to play Battle at the Farm some years ago, nit with great success, but it was still fun.

The Crimson Fists look stunning... I want to dig out more RT marines and paint now.

Yeah!

I thought the rules were crap.


But, hey, it was öld schööl... that's what counts right?!  lol


Good looking miniatures!
« Last Edit: February 23, 2013, 07:58:43 AM by Dr. The Viking »
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Re: Playing 40K RT: Battle at the Farm
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 07:36:43 PM »
fantastic! something i plan doing myself at some point too!

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Re: Playing 40K RT: Battle at the Farm
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 07:58:59 PM »
All that's missing is the cardboard walls. Nicely done.

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Re: Playing 40K RT: Battle at the Farm
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2013, 09:02:03 PM »
I enjoyed it, that's the better thing that can be said about a game. It really made me think a little about how much has this game changed along the years. And not for good, IMO :(.

Amen to that.  8)

I am currently writing an AVP game mod based upon Necromunda and 2nd edition 40k (which still had much of the RT flavour).

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Re: Playing 40K RT: Battle at the Farm
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013, 09:59:28 PM »
Great post. I kid you not, I was thinking about painting up some Crimson Fists a few hours ago, for the sole purpose of playing that scenario  o_o
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Re: Playing 40K RT: Battle at the Farm
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2013, 12:41:08 PM »
I'm glad you like it :)!
Well, maybe the rules were little friendly :-I, my pals and I used to say back then that the rulebook taught you everything... but to play >:D.
However, that was the game at the moment, it was almost (or most probably) the only game this kind we had at that moment, it took some years for other wargames to arrive and settle. We were entrapped by it. So I still have a place in my heart for RT.
It was refreshing, specially if you are used to later editions of 40K and the monstrosities that are 'mandatory' to play with. People, rediscover RT! ;)

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Re: Playing 40K RT: Battle at the Farm
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2013, 07:12:39 PM »
People, rediscover RT! ;)

Yeeeah... well. I don't know - I think it's not the rules the make RT great, but rather the atmosphere and all the tables you can roll on to generate plots and so on. In fact pretty much everything in the book but the hard and fast 'how to play' rules.  lol

But I'd echo your 'rediscover how to play loose but tight' - just like Led Zeppelin or old games.  :D

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Re: Playing 40K RT: Battle at the Farm
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2013, 09:24:47 AM »
Awesome :) i play. Rt with 6mm minis. I have all the books. Have to check your blog

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Re: Playing 40K RT: Battle at the Farm
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2013, 09:55:20 AM »
Going to dig out my Rogue Trader rulebook later today and get painting... :)

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Re: Playing 40K RT: Battle at the Farm
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2013, 11:08:29 AM »
Very nice mate.  Brought back fond memories.  Pedro cantor lives!  :D
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