Over the years I have become a collector of tabletop gaming books. I'm looking to buy Warlord 1st, Warlord 2nd, and/or Warlord: savage north. Here's what I'm wondering about.
1. Between 1st and 2nd, which game had better rules?
2. Between 1st and 2nd, was there much change in the hobby content (such as painting guides, etc.)? Artwork? Stories? Other non-rules content? If so, which book do you think is better?
3. Was the 2nd edition Warlord book ever published in hardcover? If so, where can I find it?
4. If I decided to buy 1st edition and Savage North, could I combine the army lists from one book with the rules from the other? (rephrased, could I use the armies listed in the 1e book with the 2e rules printed in Savage North?) Or are they just too different?