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So about seven to eight years ago I quit 40k and gave my entire Tallarn Imperial Guard army to some kid that was starting to play. Over the following eight years it was given away, traded, sold, and eventually ended up in the closet of one of my friends whom I hadn't really spoken to much after I quit the game.

Well, I started playing again about a month ago and after talking to him I realized it was the same army. Now one of my Leman Russes is mysteriously dark angels green and the basilisk has chaos icons on it for some reason, but other than that the army is in tact.

I love the models, I spent a good deal of time painting them and I always kind of regretted giving them away when I quit. I finally got them back from my friend a few hours ago and I've never been so excited to start up an army...again.

Just thought I'd share.

Anywho, to give this thread a topic, do you have any models that have been a part of your army for years and years and possibly have had multiple owners? Ever wonder how many battles that second edition terminator with the heavy flamer has fought?
 

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Congratulations on getting back your army!

Well, no, I haven't exactly, allthough I bought a used terminator squad from a mate of mine, and I've also gotten to borrow a lot of bits from him.
 

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I sent a Leman Russ tank from my IGAC (Hull number 253, the lottery number the night I painted it.) around to all my buddies in other parts of North America, and had them write where it was and how many battles it fought. By the time I got it back it had gone from Chicago, Illinois, to Plymouth, Minnesota, to Mesa, Arizona, to Flagstaff, Colorado, to San Antonio, Texas, to Ottowa, Canada, and finally to my cousin in New York. Fought in over 75 battles, and took eight months to come back to me. It was really cool the day I got it back. Got to read all the letters, and I saw that everyone it had played with had kept up my tradition of recording tank kills on the turret.

-Dirge
 

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The only models I ever sold off were my SoB's that were unpainted. The cost of the all metal army combined with lack of ease for conversions put me off of them. Never got them back but then I didn't really want to either :)
 

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I sent a Leman Russ tank from my IGAC (Hull number 253, the lottery number the night I painted it.) around to all my buddies in other parts of North America, and had them write where it was and how many battles it fought. By the time I got it back it had gone from Chicago, Illinois, to Plymouth, Minnesota, to Mesa, Arizona, to Flagstaff, Colorado, to San Antonio, Texas, to Ottowa, Canada, and finally to my cousin in New York. Fought in over 75 battles, and took eight months to come back to me. It was really cool the day I got it back. Got to read all the letters, and I saw that everyone it had played with had kept up my tradition of recording tank kills on the turret.

-Dirge
Thats a really cool idea Dirge, what was the kill record at the end of it?
 

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Over the past ten years I have built and sold off 6 armies and a ton of converted characters and vehicles. I have often wondered about how some of them have done and I wish I could have some of them back. I know a couple of them have gone into Grand Tournement armies and others have been sold off to other people.
 

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Thats a really cool idea Dirge, what was the kill record at the end of it?
97 tank kills. The tallies went around the entire turret, the barrel, and most of the upper hull.

EDIT: It was also destroyed 39 times. Thank god for the Adeptus Mechanicus

-Dirge
 

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That really is a neat and cool idea. I did pick up an Armorcast Baneblade and Shadowsword I wish I knew a bit more about. All I know is they are painted cammo, but you can tell time was put into it. Hrmm Maybe I should start keep score cards for my units and vehicles :).
 

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I sent a Leman Russ tank from my IGAC (Hull number 253, the lottery number the night I painted it.) around to all my buddies in other parts of North America, and had them write where it was and how many battles it fought. By the time I got it back it had gone from Chicago, Illinois, to Plymouth, Minnesota, to Mesa, Arizona, to Flagstaff, Colorado, to San Antonio, Texas, to Ottowa, Canada, and finally to my cousin in New York. Fought in over 75 battles, and took eight months to come back to me. It was really cool the day I got it back. Got to read all the letters, and I saw that everyone it had played with had kept up my tradition of recording tank kills on the turret.

-Dirge
Very cool idea.
 

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at present, I am keeping a kill tally for my Predator "Warspite"

He was part of a Space Wolves force many eons ago [way back in 2002, painted in Desert Storm colours no less]. One of the first Predators off the new production line, bought 3 boxes worth when they were released.

Two still remaining as Preds with modular weapons, salvaged by my Imperial Fist tech priests....

I now run him with a Twin-Linked Lascannon Turret and Heavy Bolter Crowd Control....

I have some pics of Warspite in my sig linky... he's gotten an upgraded turret since his Destructor days....

I have so far kept a detailed record for his few battles on vassal. I always run him unless its 1500 pts (which I don't really like), so it been around for about 4-5 battles now....

I'll touching up his rear ramp armour with kill markers as I tally them:

Heavy Tanks - I

Light Tanks - II

Walkers/ Monstrous Creatures - I

Infantry Squads Broken/Wiped out - II

KIA - not yet.... only shaken once
 
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