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Sometimes I hate the internet. I was trying to find more info on that tower and ended reading about Jewish restrictions on writing and pronouncing the Lord's name and how variants of His name are included into given names. Don't ask me how I got from towers to the Lord's name, I don't even know myself, though somewhere in between was an article on the movie Metropolis.

 

That is the Washburn Water Tower up in Minnesota (Minneapolis area).

 

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It is so sad how GW pwns our hearts. We KNOW that they will break our hearts again. We KNOW that as the quality of the sculpts has gone up over the last 20 years, the quality of the rules has gone down accordingly. We just don't care. We keep browsing White Dwarf, hitting the GW site or Warseer, pausing at the table on 40K night and eventually, we buy a codex or Skull Pass and pretty damn soon, we are buying $100 baneblades and loving it!!!! I've never even played IG, but I think I'll start!

 

WTF am I doing...

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We KNOW that as the quality of the sculpts has gone up over the last 20 years, the quality of the rules has gone down accordingly.

 

Ugh, that is the really sad and true part. Their figures keep getting better and better and their core rules keep getting more and more mediocre.

 

Their specialist games are brilliant, they release something - we find it, fall in love with it and they pull support for it.

 

They don't even make figures for their best games. (Warhammer Western, Warhammer Ancients, Warhammer ECW)

 

The BAttle of the 5 Armies was pretty good too.

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They don't even make figures for their best games. (Warhammer Western, Warhammer Ancients, Warhammer ECW)

 

We VASTLY prefer it that way!

 

FYI WAB started out as a private venture by Jervis Johnson, the Perrys, and others, and was NOT originally published by GW. The more recent imprints are through Black Library, but my original WAB 1.0 rulebook was published by Warhammer Historical Wargames, Inc (not affiliated with GW).

 

Also note that my copy was published ca 1998, and there is STILL not an all new edition (vers 1.5 incorporates errata and a few more army lists)...

 

Damon.

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But figures you like, then play rules you like. Dammit people, there's like a thousand really good games out there for miniatures, and their name is Defiance! Um, sorry, I mean "And one of them is Defiance".

 

5150, Chain Reaction, War Engine (previously commercial, now online for free!), ARES is great for homebrew small skirmish, you can get Legions of Steel and use conversion lists and points formulas from here: http://www.io.com/~mlangsdo/RPGs/LOS/index.html (don't worry if it's gone, I had a mate d/l everything on the site)

 

And I might point out that Legions of Steel is an utterly awesome, funtastic funfest of fun, ESPECIALLY if you liked Space Hulk. It truly is an awesome game and if you miss an opportunity to play it, you need to kick yourself in the head.

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The Battlewagon Bits online store is closing on Aug 13. They have a clearance sale of grab bags of random Sci-Fi and Fantasy bits for $25 bucks. They seemed to be perma-out of the bits I wanted so I wouldn't expect anything great in those mega bags. but you never know. http://www.battlewagon-bits.com/

 

TheWarStore.com is taking over the bits business around Sept 1.

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might as well post ...

 

My Eldar have been aching at me for some time, especially after their serious facelift for 3rd edition...at this point, all i own is a squad of Warp Spiders (my color scheme is fluff acurrate, you HM think-you-are-so...who am i yelling at anyway? errgh..) , Exarch thereof, my Rangers, and Wa-De, the custom re-done super exarch my bud Dedros had when he played 2nd ed. Eldar....it's a rouge trader model too, not WH40K...

 

it calls to me, but then again, all mini's do. sure, i'll buy Perry Miniatures or Reaper before i buy GW (i think i lost my LOTR addiction), but in the end, what kind of toy soldier do you want on your shelf? and do they look good? if you mentioned a thing and said yes, you are most likely gonna buy.

 

i do like Citadel mini's post 2000ad. and some of the new units that were put out just look good on a shelf. one 'Ehrmintraut' once had a carnifex he kept just for show...

 

Autarchs...hmm......

 

their minis, i can see. but i have long since given up being a slave to their rules!

:ph34r::devil::ph34r::devil::ph34r:

 

::):

 

so, Lemme go check out this "Defiance"...

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