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#21 Ramellan

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:23 AM

I didn't get into Only War because between Dark Heresy and Deathwatch I thought I had all my basic imperial needs met (rogue trader was for high adventure and black crusade was for evil lols). But reading Misha's post and all the others is making me think I should splurge one more time and complete the set.

Uuuugh, so much money. Part of me wants to buy some models too, but A) I think building an army would be pretty expensive, B) I've never painted a model before and I'm afraid I'd mess it up, and C) there's no one with a 40k army in my town, so any models I bought would probably just end up sitting on the bookshelf gathering dust. :(
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#22 Robin Graves

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:29 AM

Aww to bad, but yeah you are better- and cheaper- off getting OW and making up you're own Imperial Guard regiments, rather than paying tons of cash to GW for the models.

And Shield of humanity will even let you make traitor guard. (not that special really, but the option is there) and stick them in a game of BC.



#23 Misha

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 11:14 PM

Just to say, it's not commander Chenkov but Marshall Stalin!

 

I do agree that OW is a lot cheaper and it allows more interesting ways of making a regiment. I actually made my Stalin's Own in OW. They fight the better equipped, better trained and bigger armies of the Riech. Sounds familiar?

 

My character is from the regiment, he is a specialist weapon expert. I have to hurry away now!



#24 Drath

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:43 AM

I've gotta say, Misha, that as a guy from a military family, and who served himself, I have utmost respect for the conditions your grandfather put up with for his country/family/friends etc. I don't even kid myself. If i'd had the opportunity, I would've been out of there as soon as I could. Not saying I wouldn't try to fight, especially when I'm acting on instinct to save myself, and I did without deserting once, but those were some hard conditions right there. (At least, I'm assuming he served in Russia during the Reichs invasion based on your background and the other things you've said?)


'Cynic' Brooker of the Saurian Survivors.

Corvo, Chief Of Arms for the royal Emperors ship 'Glorious Might'.

And, GM of all the above.


#25 Visitor Q

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:40 PM

As a 8 year old this was the most violent coolest, most awesome picture I had ever seen.  There was a game connected to it and damn right I wanted a piece of the action.WH1-pic.png

 

That game was Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.

 

My first ever character was a dwarf called Angrim.


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#26 Robin Graves

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:26 PM

WFRP 1st edition was severed balls nailed to wall badass! And hyper violent: the descriptions of some of the critical injuries...

"The severed head flies of in a (D12) random direction..."

 

My first GW book was RoC: slaves to darkness:

chaos background book? check.

mature reader content warning on cover? check.

First immage is a daemon eating someones entrails? check

slaanesh daemons with their **** out? ch-ch-check!


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:02 PM

WFRP 1st edition was severed balls nailed to wall badass! And hyper violent: the descriptions of some of the critical injuries...

"The severed head flies of in a (D12) random direction..."

 

My first GW book was RoC: slaves to darkness:

chaos background book? check.

mature reader content warning on cover? check.

First immage is a daemon eating someones entrails? check

slaanesh daemons with their **** out? ch-ch-check!

 

 

If it wasn't for WFRP critical hit charts, well I doubt Dark Heresy and the rest would have such cool critical hits.

 

My favourite was 'by chance a fragment of bone severes a major artery.  Blood spurts out and the victim dies in a matter of minutes'  Those chance fragments of bone occured 9/10 in and around the suburbs of Middenhiem


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#28 Misha

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 04:01 AM

My father fought in world war 2 if you are asking.



#29 ultrashake

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 09:32 AM

Orks, my brother who was already into the 40k lore told me about how orks worked. That you could chop their heads off and sow them on backwards and they'd just wake up. And that they could just take a crate full of dynamite, shove it into their gun, and shoot what's effectively a fully automatic bolter because of their power of belief.

 

He said that this was only the tip of the iceberg of how crazy this universe could get. And I was hooked.


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#30 Gurkhal

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:44 AM

I started with fantasy but read some 40k and grew to love it more and more. Finally I realized that I liked 40k more than fantasy and so made the jump.



#31 Misha

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 08:58 AM

I heard that orks had swords for teeth and massive rocket launchers for arms.

#32 Hiro Protagonist

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 09:15 AM

White Dwarf #119 - found in a dusty pile in the back of my local comic shop. Orks in military camo. Cool tanks! That futuristic medieval feel. And the first time I laid eyes on beakie Marines! And Bolters! Never looked back. But strangely, never got into TT....
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#33 Robin Graves

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 05:15 PM

White Dwarf #119 - found in a dusty pile in the back of my local comic shop. Orks in military camo. Cool tanks! That futuristic medieval feel. And the first time I laid eyes on beakie Marines! And Bolters! Never looked back. But strangely, never got into TT....

nr 119? Damn you have me beat by 13 issues! :)

Yeah, Same here. First there were no gamestores (i got my old GW stuff from the import game section of a toystore) and when there were i was already hooked on magic the gathering, so no money for TT left; But i kept on buying white dwarf and the ocasional codex.



#34 Drath

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 12:34 AM

Never did TT, never have. Too expensive to be worth my while, personally. Also, like my relations would let me keep that many models in the house.


'Cynic' Brooker of the Saurian Survivors.

Corvo, Chief Of Arms for the royal Emperors ship 'Glorious Might'.

And, GM of all the above.


#35 Robin Graves

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:59 PM

A friend told me a story once, of a warhammer player he knew, whose GF made him throw away his converted Nurgle standard bearer. Admitedly it was his own fault, for making the banner out of a piece of lunchmeat, painting Nurgle's symbol on it and then letting it rot. The banner did indeed look awesome, but it also stank up the place.



#36 Hiro Protagonist

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 12:41 PM

Ach! For shame! Such an ingenious devotion to our Papa Nurgle! Clear varnish woulda fixed that - awesome mini AND happy Missus... But such is life...

#37 miles1739

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:28 AM

I read Eisenhorn the omnibus one day and was hooked to 40k ever since.Nuff said.


"Curses! Just when you've finally managed to bring the whole world under your evil influence some pathetic little Inquisitor goes whining off to the Adeptus Terra about rogue psykers and daemonic possession. I mean, do I look posssessed? Well, do I? DO I???" - Personal Log of Lord Varlak, 995.M41 (during the Purging of Korsk II)


#38 Lord Master Igneus

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 12:05 PM

Dat grimdark yo.

 

Not really.



#39 filliman

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 10:14 PM

I got into 40k when I by chance encountered Only War on the shelf, and for some reason I was completely entranced by Dat Cover Art. So i snuck it off the shelf when the dude wasn't looking, ran to a table, and began reading the stuff at the intro, and again, for some reason it got me completely. It just sounded so awesomely hopeless, like you were fighting the inevitable, but you did it anyway, because humanity was counting on you. But truthfully the art was waht really got me. The picture of the cadian with the saber and laspistol with the flag behind him really caught me (i'm a total sucker for epic imagery) and just how bleak and yet defiant the whole thing was. It might have been because I was at a point in my life where I felt similar to the conditions of the IoM as I read it in the book (Chaos scared me s**tless ever since I first read about it in OW too) but man, it just grabbed me and WHOOSH! Off I was to buy that $60 book and a little later, Hammer of the Emperor. Later I found there were other(!) lines in the series. And that is the story of why I am a poor college dude with a library of 40k roleplay books XD


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#40 Zaukodar

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 02:18 PM

I never knew what Warhammer: 40,000 was until I saw an advertisement on Filefront back in 2004 for this game called "Dawn of War."  Being a strategy fan I said, "Sure, let's give this game a try."  I got my own copy and played it, finding it very interesting if a bit linear.  I didn't think too hard on it until I played "Winter Assault" and saw that there was even more expanding universe.  So then I started reading some stuff, but got sidetracked.

 

Then came along "Dark Crusade" and just about everything in it made me go googly-eyed.  So I went back to the incredible edible internet and dug as much into the lore as I could.  By the time I started trying to make my own Space Marine chapter I knew I was a fan and have subsequently played every other Relic-made 40K game, eventually stumbling onto Deathwatch by dumb internet luck and word-of-mouth recommendations.

 

Granted, I have never played the tabletop wargame.  Ever.  Every indication pointed to it being too expensive (and how!) for me to pick up.  Heck, I'm still flailing around trying to get into a Deathwatch game somehow and had to be loaned the core rulebook and Rites of Battle!  But as far as the fluff is concerned, been into it since 2007.


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