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I saw a player using a few of the zoats in his 'nids army a few months ago

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If I could get enough of the Missile Launcher Zoat, it'd be my Hive Guard.

Was that the original 2 Land Raider box? Wow. Never seen it previously. Amazing.

Love to see old gems like that.
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The good old days. Makes me want to drag down some of my old stuff.

Actually I may read through my old RT book. That would be interesting.

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I had some of those old LRs, they were nigh-on indestructible models. You could step on them and they wouldn't even crack. I remember a few old-school staffers getting annoyed at a kid back in the early 90s, and punting his Land Raider out of the door into the street. Only thing that got damaged was a bit of the terrible paintjob...

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Heh, they wouldn't last long at GW nowadays like that! hahaha
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Ive recently come back in to the hobby after a 17 year absence, and what gets me as the biggest change is the damn cost of everything. I mean back then a white metal dreadnought cost 19 - now its like 30 and plastic and hollow!! I mentioned this to one of the guys in my local GW and he said that its cos you get extra weapons and stuff on the sprues. Since then Ive taken to buying pretty much everything off of ebay!
I guess the most dramatic change though is the detail in the minis. I have some plastic marines which are some of the first issues and they are pretty basic tbh. They are all in kind of a half squatted pose too
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Man, I just dug out my old Datafaxes. How in the name of the Dark Gods did we play with Bikes back then? There's a great long list of damage results for each location for each vehicle, and bikes have a ram value (bikes ramming = win), and then you have to look in the Codex to see what unit it is, look at the model to see what wargear cards they have, and then look in Dark Millenium to see what that does. Good god it's so archaic and complex!

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I recently bought one of those old land raiders for my csm's. I had to have one of the oldest models for my 10000yr old psychos. I have several of the old school rhinos too. It fits the theme.No school like the old school.

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I remember playing 2nd Ed. Movement was quick, shooting was a bit longer than now due to splitting fire, etc, psychics took little time but were lethal if you couldn't nullify.

Then came the combat phase. Dear god, the combat phase. Four hours later and your opponent could take their turn. Ever played Necromunda? Imagine that, with squads of 20 - 30 models...

3rd Ed made me sad with the loss of the movement stat, but the combat system was such a god-send. And the removal of Overwatch. At first I hated it, but with no scenery actually blocking LoS unless it's solid anymore, I find it less of a loss.

Things *have* changed a lot. Some bad, most good, and the models are just sooooo much nicer (mostly) now. Must admit I like my old-school skaven though.

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