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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:19 am 
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Well with it being the Bank Holiday weekend my girlfriend kindly agreed to play a few games of toy soldiers with me. Frankly I couldn't be arsed to set up the scenery for a game of 40k so I thought I'd break out the old classic SPACE HULK which never really gets played as much as it should!

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I had actually forgotten how much fun this game really is, and how quick it is to play! The feel of the old black and white rulebooks was particularly nostalgic

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I was particularly pleased that after all these years I have finally finished painting my genestealers and so could play with fully painted forces on both sides!

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We played through the first three missions from the booklet over the course of the weekend and had an absolutely great time!

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I let her be the marine player throughout and overall she won every game, but you know what...I had such a great time I didn't really care about winning or losing! What an awesome game!

I'll definitely be playing it again in the future! I have done a much fuller battle report with loads more pictures on my blog:
http://classicastartes.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/space-hulk-first-edition-bank-holiday.html
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:13 pm 
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Wow that is really awesome! I love seeing it with painted minis. It makes it look so much better, and probably made the game that much funner to play too. At least for me half of my fun from gaming comes from using painted mini's.

I know, I know, I sound like a purest...I can't help it. However I never require other people to play me with painted armies, I just try to make sure all of mine are painted, or at least in process.

And now that I have seen this pics, I am really considering picking up the new Space Hulk boxed set.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:06 pm 
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Space hulk is one of those games I never got round to buying, but it always seemed so cool. Someday....

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I completely agree.... Painted minis all the way! It makes the game so much more visually pleasing! They don't have to be works of art, but a good base coat and a bit of effort goes a long way!

I really enjoyed playing space hulk with fully painted minis as it reminded me of those (staged) photos in White Dwarf back in the 1990-1992 period when they were advertising space hulk...I always used to be so jealous!!

I am now reading through my new mint copy of 1991's SPACE HULK: CAMPAIGNS book that arrived in post this morning, thank god for EBay!

Definitely get yourselves a copy of this excellent game...it is awesome!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:43 am 
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legiocustodes wrote:
I really enjoyed playing space hulk with fully painted minis as it reminded me of those (staged) photos in White Dwarf back in the 1990-1992 period when they were advertising space hulk...I always used to be so jealous!!


This is exactly what I was thinking when I was looking at your pics of the game. And I too used to spend hours just looking at those staged game pics (especially the battle reports) of the 2nd ed days of White Dwarf.

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I am glad I remindec you off those pics...that was what I was aiming for! I wish WD was still like it was then!!

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Well as an update my girlfriend and I spent the weekend working through the final few missions of the initial Space Hulk Campaign and it was great fun (again)

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That being said I have to say I feel the middle missions from the initial campaign are exceptionally hard for the Marine player...nigh on impossible in fact!

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However I reckon that this issue could possibly be re-balanced by using the variant army lists from the Deathwing expansion, assault cannons look like they could be really potent in those dark corridors...

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As ever there are more photos and further details on my blog:

http://classicastartes.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/space-hulk-epilogue-lots-of-old-school.html

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Nice! Love the old paint scheme on the stealers !

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You can't beat a bit of purple and blue...anything else is just heresy!!

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