Sorry Norm, I don't remember referring to an Elven suit of power armour or chainsword. Amazons had bolt pistols and needle-guns in 2nd Ed, I remember, and chaos champions could have plasma guns in 3rd Ed IIRC, but they're the only 40k weapons I know of in Fantasy.
I do get involved in this argument a lot though, because like you, I played many years ago when they were 'the same' and came back to find that they weren't and some people were very sarcastic about the idea that they were.
But in short Nathan, as Dirge and Norm have outlined, they used to be, then they weren't. The latest round of this argument, containing a pretty basic list of why they were
the same from the early days of 40k, is to be found here
. But, of course, they are not currently considered to be the same game.
:cyclops of ancient knowlege: