Today I give you a battle report, but with a difference. I met up with Paul at the weekend - a gentleman who I met through The Oldhammer Community on Facebook. We've met once before and chatted a few times online but today we were getting together for our first game against each other.
Now, unlike some people in these circles I still play the newer versions of the game: much as, unlike some of the people who read the RPG Grognard blogs, I play some fairly modern and non-Gygaxian RPGs as well. but I do have an interest in older versions of games I like, as previously mentioned. With Games Workshop games in particualr it's the background of the older product that appeals to me - I'm more interest in the late eighties/early nineties world than the more modern interpretation of it. I still consult the older books for painting ideas, background inspiration and general enjoyment even if I tend to use the newer manuals to actually play games.
|My WFB 1st/2nd/3rd/4th and 40K 1st/2nd books sit alongside their more recent brethren.|
However, Paul gave me the chance to do more than just be inspired. Glad to have met a fellow Oldhammer type person in Glasgow, he invited me to his pad to play a game of the very first edition of Warhammer 40,000 - with it's superfluous subtitle Rogue Trader. He's a little older than me so played as a youth but by the time I got into Warhammer proper it was moving into 2nd Edition and so I've never had the pleasure. I've had a copy of the core rulebook for the first edition for over a decade - it's one of the first things I ever bought on eBay - but it had never seen use as a wargaming rulebook.
.... and now, in my best Clarkson voice: Until now!