Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Old Dreadnoughts for 40K Rogue Trader
Hi Kids, It seems there is a trend toward "old stuff is cooler than new stuff" in the world of miniature gaming. I'm not really sure why this is, considering how many improvements have been made in casting, sculpting etc etc.... Maybe it is just because everything was so freakin' cheap 20+ years ago. Although we didn't think so at the time. With this in mind I figured I'd take some pix of my Space Marine Dreadnoughts. This was way on back in the stone age, when a dread was about $7.00 or so. I think they were named things like Chuck, Fred and Ed or something equally amusing.
Another without a heavy weapon? Eye-yi-yi....
Another one with a lascannon. So why do I have so many dreads? Cause they're cool of course!! There were games where I used all of them, usually huge games at local conventions. Although I must admit there were Carnage tournaments where I would field 2 five-man scout squads and six dreadnoughts. It did mean I had to toss my standards in the crapper and play that Ultra-cheesey What-in-God's-name-were-they-thinking-when-they-came-up-with-this-crap Blood Angels list. The Death Company? Oh Puh-lease...... Remember the only reason GW invented Necrons was to give BA players something to complain about. Always snub all BA players as power gaming junkies. "Contempt and slight regard," as Shakespeare would say. All my marines are vanilla.
Just as an aside, a long time ago (at least three or four editions) I did the math and found out a normal marine had a 0.8% chance of killing a Death Company marine in one on one combat. Good thing they cost the same!