Thursday, 3 September 2009

Space Hulk 1st Edition - The Original and Best

I know, I know, I was wittering on about the merits of the 2nd edition over the third (mainly because of the figures being a whole lot better) but here I am posting about the 1st. The fact is I have managed to negotiate a deal with Mr Fox for all of my old 1st edition kit for my recently acquired 2nd edition, plus a box of metal terminators, an extra assault cannon armed variant figure (you can never have enough assault cannons) and a copy of Send a Gunboat by Anthony Preston. I have to say that everything was in as good a condition as the day I sold it to him back in 1991............

I will post a picture of the marines (23 of them) a little later but it was like being reunited with a long lost relative.

Mr Fox is now the proud owner of the Death Star featured in the earlier post - he was seen to wincing visibly at the prospect of calculating the damage points and firepower of the said imperial construction..................gazillion hit points anyone?!

4 comments:

Tas said...

The 2nd Ed plastic termie might have been better, but the rules stank horribly. 1st Ed with lead minis all the way for me!

Ogrefencer said...

I must confess that always felt that GW missed a great opportunity with the 2nd edition. The figures were superb, the artwork updated but they fell way short with the rules. They could have consolidated all the existing material into a single volume which would have been really useful. I note you mentioned using metal minis with the first edition - does this mean you have the plastic terminators kicking around, looking for a new home in the Rayleigh factorium?

Tas said...

Potentially...

Ogrefencer said...

I hope so - I reckon I need another 20 of the mark 1 plastics so whatever you have that is surplus PLEASE let me know!