I have a hard time explaining this game to my non-40k friends. I tell them I play an army that has not been updated for the current game system rules. I hope Game's Workshop surprises me with more frequent updates for all the armies after 6th edition launches.
I started playing 40k with 5th edition, so this will be the first time I experience a rules change. I am looking forward to experiencing the game again as new. Speaking of, I dug up some old photos from my first and fourth games of 40k. My buddy Joe had a cool game room setup for playing Heroscape and we used a lot of terrain from that system. He was a veteran 4th edition player, but he was new to 5th at the time we played. I can still remember the first game against his Orks. He won on kill points 3-2. After a few games of close losses against his Orks, he decided to dig out his old Space Wolves and beat me with them. It took me awhile to get a win against him, but I loved the sense of newness of the game and really enjoyed myself despite losing. So here's some looking back before I look forward to 6th. Once upon a time in September of 2009....
|Lots of rulebook consulting for our first game of 5th edition|
|Orks start out in cover|
|I had a decent amount of my army painted for my first game|
|I quickly figured out that I could annoy my opponent with Jump-Shoot-Jump|
|Versus Space Wolves on too big of table with a valley of death|
|A mix of battlesuits and vehicles - still what I run today|
|Check out the old school terminators and long fangs|