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Hi all What is it with some people and having to win every game they play?? I know some people who won't play last stand scenarios just in case they lose!!! I also would like to say that to me the history of the game makes it what it is, but the new 40k suffers from an xtreme lack of history in the highest degree i mean its fine with me to 1/2 the price of the codexes as long as they still have some history in them!! Its ok for people like me who have been in the hobby for a long time but for beginners how are they going to find out about the Horus Heresy etc??
-- Adam Chapman (email@example.com), March 06, 1999
you could give us a bit of the history yourselves. like keeping tradtions alive in somecultures.
-- some one else (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 06, 1999.
Not to be a dissident, or anything, but isn't it odd that in every WD article I read thei're always ranting about how people should look at the history section of the codices (is that right?). How can we do that if it's all butchered into a couple of pages in the rule book. Now i've been playing long enough to be able to quote most of the scourcebooks, but for new guys, there is no depth to the game anymore. That is exactly why I stopped playing battletech. It get's boring just thrashing some random opponent after a while. I don't even like playing 40K all that much. I just like adding layers to my company's history, and then painting them up. The most fun I've ever had was at the arena battles at dexcon 96, remember the Horus heresy battle? It wasn't about who won. (although I think it was obvious when two guys pulled out their Blood Angels CHAPTER!)I had a great ime being there, comparing paint jobs and tactics. That is what the game is about. It's really hard to have any depth to that without a detailed history.
To all you GW workers out there, now I'm a big Shadowrun fan. Part of that reason is the detailed and beleivable world that they created for their game. They do that with their novels. come on, I know you're saying to yourself, "but Shadowrun novels are crap" yes, as novels go, thei're crap, but each one adds a layer of knowledge and then another of mystery to the game. Think of all the possibilties within our great universes, be it 40K, or fantasy, hey even necromunda. I'm sure there's a whole ammo crate of writers who would love to have a krak at a manuscript. (points to himself) Hey, If you're not putting it in the codices, you have to put it somewhere!
-- Lt. Col. Williams (khaldonH@aol.com), March 06, 1999.