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    Fly Lord
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    Default 40K Nostalgia Thread

    It's time to go way, way back.

    This thread is for your old gaming archeological finds. We want ancient pics of boxes, covers, minis, and ads from the ancient days. Go digging through your collections for those gems from the ancient world and share. The older the better. Include the date if you can find it.

    I'll get this party started:

    Here is the 2-page ad spread that started it all!

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    circa 1989
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    If you look at where we all came from it is sad that there is so much whining and moaning about where 40K is at the moment.

    1989... I was 15 back then and bought my very first GW Book... This thread will be a trip down memory lane.

    Sadly I can't post something... due to various reasons I had to let go of some of my ancient gems, lost in the mists of time :-)

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    "Space Dwarfs"? What kind of mythical beings were those?

    I've got my slightly dogeared copy of the Rogue Trader book; the one that pages started falling out of as soon as I opened it.

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    These are the oldest books I own. I was only 1 or 2 (1988/1989) when these came out so of course these are second hand copies that I own but I love the artwork within both books.

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    in 1989, I was on leave, and in a bar in Brooklyn, I met a girl from Scotland. Learning that I was heading back to my duty station in Germany, she tore the label off a beer bottle and wrote here address in Edinburgh down and told me to visit. A few months later I did so, and she and her roommates introduced me to Scottish Ale and Space Hulk. I was hooked, and bought that game, the RT rulebook, the red 40K compendium, and and far too many minis, White Dwarfs and Fanatics, and GW games over the decades. I'll scan some things soon and post them.
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    Avon Lady and Mary Kay are Rouge Traders, R-O-U-G-E, unless you're playing a game about selling cosmetics out of a pink Cadillac, spell it R-O-G-U-E.

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    Then some old git comes along and ruins it...
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    Look at them in order, it'll make the last one much more interesting.
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    HOLY MOLY!

    I've never seen those last 3 ever. We NEED more of these "neolithic Rogue Trader" images!
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    Well, you asked for it:
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    Yep, stubbers is bolters is stubbers. You'll never play Necromunda the same way again.

    Want me to dig out some, "Rogue Trooper", ads?
    I've been playing Eldar so long, I'm turning into Crystal. Lead Crystal.

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    to quote my Oliver Twist...

    "Please, sir, I want some more"
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    Rogue Trooper: I like it 'cause it squashes two ideas: 1) GW's sci-fi plastics started with RTB01; 2) Plastics + Games started with the MB collaboration. The colour shot is from May 1987, the B&W is an ad in the September issue, when 40k was launched.

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    Then we have an ad for metal Marines and Orks from September 1987. Yes I have some, no I'm not proud of it.

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    Apart from John Sibbick's cover art and a free give away, there wasn't a whole lot of fanfare for the release.
    I've been playing Eldar so long, I'm turning into Crystal. Lead Crystal.

 

 
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