This week, having been looking for a bit of a change for the weekly club game, myself and Barry got together to dust off the old 40K rules and figures to have a game of 40K using the latest (I think) set of rules, as much to give a nod to the games 25th birthday as to play something different, (Barry having just taken part in the two day Warhammer tournament, playing that again might have been too much).
I dug out my old Eldar Iyanden figures and Barry looked out his Chaos followers of Khorne and after doing a few repairs to some of my figures, (so unloved that some of the glue had simply stopped being glue after so much time) we threw down some terrain and had at each other in a straight forward battleline barny.
Suffice to say, the game was a mixture of lots of dice rolling and general carnage but as I always say, as far as GW games are concerned, 'He who throws the most dice wins!', the Eldar threw a fair few more dice and having fought to almost annihilation the Chaos Khornites eventually went down in a hail of shuriken and plasma fire, but not before making a fair mess of the Eldar forces.
Good to dig the Eldar figures out as I had been thinking about using them for some games using the Tomorrow's War rules. They are some very nice figures and vehicles and I always liked the styling of the range from the outset, starting to buy the figures and only after some time playing 40K as I had the figures anyway.
Don't think I'll be playing the game again for quite a while, having played them this week reminded me that the rules never inspired me, as they just didn't give a feel of futuristic combat. An enjoyable game none the less. No photo's taken of the battle as my camera batteries had died unfortunately.
I'll need to do some required repairs to the Eldar troops and finish of painting the bits and pieces still to do so another little side project maybe for the year, with a fairly easy paint scheme, should be not too difficult, especially as now there are lots of juicy accessories for painting up these kinds of armies, Army Painter here we come. We shall see.