One thing that I really enjoy is old White Dwarf articles. I’m a sucker for the old models and as a gamer from way back I always enjoy reminiscing about a …. more complicated time. OK, the rules are way better now, but painting, terrain and other aspects of the hobby were far more basic back in the day.
Do you also enjoy 80s and 90 White Dwarfs? Did you lose/ sell/ destroy your old magazines? Or are you too lazy to go dig them out of the shed? Well fear not my fellow commanders the good Colonel is here to take you back down memory lane!
Welcome to Col. Ackland's Old Guard- A new series where the old Colonel posts up his favourite White Dwarf articles from 'back in my day'.
White Dwarf 232 from April 1999
(just in time for it's 14th birthday)
I love this article for several reasons. First off, it was Praetorians (nuff said - I'm a Praetorian nut!). Secondly, it was Australian -and this was at a time when warhammer in Oz wasn't the hype that it is now. You might say that we were just a small colony of the UK 40k Empire. And thirdly, it was 3rd edition 40k. Despite all its clumsiness, 3rd ed will always be special to me, mostly because I don't think that I will ever be able to play as much 40k as I did back then!
Although it's a straight forward write up the models are pretty groovy. Even when this article was written some of the models included were retro. Check out the MK1 Land Raider (later to be knows as the Proteus) and you have got to love that funky colour scheme on those tanks - white with black turrets -awesome! Finally, no top shelf battle comes without adding the players own house rules for some units. Check out the 'King Russ' and 'Crazy Joe'!
To repost this article I have cut up the section so they can be read by flicking from one picture to the next (or it might just be easier to view the whole article so I have posted those pics first). I'm open to suggestions if this doesn't work.
As for copyright I don't have a clue if I'm allowed to do this but all I'm trying to do is share some old 40k loving of some way out of print articles. I have the full PDF scans of these so if you would like them shoot me an email (listed on my blogger profile page). Be sure to drop me a comment if you like/hate the article or have thoughts on it.
Well, that's enough from me...
as you were!