Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Will I be joining "Oldhammer 40K?"

I woke dreaming this morning I was playing "Oldhammer 40K" with my friends Brian Bigford, Ahmo, Scott McCoy, and Curtis Turner (Hostile Contact).  I'm not sure what edition of WH40K it was?  I'm thinking 3rd edition.  But I could be wrong.  It was just a dream.  Or premonition of things to come...

I mentioned my dream to my friends who play WH40K at lunch with afternoon.  Scott McCoy said seriously he'd use old 5th edition rules with house modifications if 7th edition WH40K bombs.  I'm having enough trouble with 6th edition WH40K.  I haven't kept up with all the new codexes and supplements.  I can't afford to keep my armies up to date.  I sold off a 40K army in order to pay for more super heavy tanks/APCs for my Dark Angel Deathwing Terminators.  I need about $800.00 in Battlefoam for my Chaos and DA Deathwing Company.

The only things I'll be buying for WH40K is a Baneblade Tank kit, a Land Raider Tank kit, and a Deathwing Terminator Command squad.  Most will be bought at local stores.  The rest my mail order.

Maybe I'm ready for "Oldhammer WH40K."  I'm no longer playing WHFB and I'm now learning Warmachine.  Things change.  The problem is I have thousands of dollars tied up in WH40K.  I just can't walk away from it all.  So, I'll probably resigned to playing "Oldhammer 40K" like some washed out Napoleonics player who couldn't give up gaming Empire 1st edition...

What does that say about me?


  1. Just do it. When we played 2nd ed at Warhammer World, there was a tournament going on and nearly every table had a Knight or one of those daft looking giant Eldar things.

    That told me everything I need to know about the modern game. You have the kit for Oldhammer and regular players. If it was fun back then, it will be fun now.

  2. I'm a big believer in shelving armies for uncertain lengths of time. I have enough armies and space that if one army misbehaves I can shelve it until it starts winning games again. True, this can be up to 10 years....
    Last year I played 1st ed 40K for the first time in God knows how long, and it is truly amazing how much of a better game it is than the subsequent editions. YMMV, of course.
    Minis are like the stock market: buy buy buy never sell.

  3. Oldhammer is freedom from buying expensive rules.

  4. Have you considered Warpath?

    I haven't done more than download it, but it might be different enough to 40K to interest you.