Oh, and there was that whole rule that could kill entire armies who weren't wearing helmets/breather masks through dice rolls before the game started.
Virus Outbreak. The first real FAQ by GW, if I remember rightly - at the GT after that card was released, players were told to rip up the card, and a public apology was put in White Dwarf. Oh for the days when Games Workshop would put in White Dwarf "It's a fair cop, we made a mistake"...
Go back to 2nd. Ed, when Genestealers not only had WS & Ini 6, 3 attacks and Infiltrate, but came with power weapons by default.
Carnifexes at T9 with 10 wounds and a 3+ save, and when you killed them they rolled a 4+ for every wound they had to regain those wounds and stand back up again. Rules debates as to whether a bad attitude was an additional close combat weapon as it was listed under wargear. Oh 2nd edition.
The same second edition that allowed you to pretty much mix and match almost anything into an army, and had rules for not only the Mechanicus but Astropaths?
Yeah, it was silly edition that doesn't compare to later editions very well.
Space Marine Primary Detachment
Imperial Guard Allied Detachment
Legion of the Damned Detachment
Imperial Knight Detachment
Whaddya mean, 'doesn't compare to later editions very well'?