I've owned nearly every edition of Warhammer at some point or another. But the original White Box 1st edition was the one that never synchronized with my finances, availability, and/or my interest in wargaming (dont you just hate those hobby droughts). At long last, much like the Dark Crystal, the Great Conjunction is upon me. Just today, I have received a beautiful copy. The box is reasonably intact, and all the booklets are in very good condition. Also, the box contains not only the 3 booklets it should have, but also 3 booklets from the Forces of Fantasy expansion, and another booklet of armies called the Book of Battalions. Basically everything I could ever need for 1st edition gaming. I might hunt for some old White Dwarf magazines in the future though.
So its official... this blog is now an Oldhammer
blog. And I am aligning myself to the codes of conduct of an ancient and venerable institution. The
Invisible Fraternity, the Brotherhood of Worldwide Gaming Grognards. Our manifesto: to grumble a lot, roll dice often and sneer at new fangled rules sets. So,
fellow soldiers of the Old Guard, I have come to say... after many years
I am ready for a new campaign to extend, once again, the limits of
Whats that mean for this blog? I will be
skewing my purchases towards old lead from the 80s. Marauder, Citadel,
Ral Partha, Grenadier, etc... These will fill the ranks of lead I
already have. And of course my rules are here, a perfect fit as you will see for my Dwarven Lost Kingdom Reclamation Project.
Highlights as to why Im using 1st edition: Use any figures, rules for
fighting in dungeons, dwarf and gnome army lists, scenario driven games,
character hero progression for a hybrid blend of rpg/wargaming, and
even stats for Balrog (yeah, not a bloodthirster... Balrog, deal with
it, Tolkien estate!) Some pics to celebrate and some words to accompany
Fighting in dungeons
Next post incoming... painted Lead Adventure Ratnik Dwarves!