Nostalgia is a Dish Best Served Cold


Back in 1989 I was living in a small provincial german town called Berlin. These were exciting times indeed for us ‘Berliners’ (which, incidentally means ‘donut’ in german). It was exciting mainly because there was this game called ‘Space Hulk’, and my friend had a copy.

We would play into the small hours, terminating and genestealing to our hearts content, and life was good. Time moves on, and twenty years later I am sat at ZombiePirateXXX’x dining room table with the very same game, albeit the new edition.

It is stunning. That’s it, really. The original was awesome, very tense, very exciting yet very simple. Space Hulk always was one of GW’s greatest games. The new edition brings this out superbly. A few minor rule tweaks, but the original fun is all there straight out of the box. The quality of the models and boards is very good. They are well crafted and excellently detailed, making the game even more atmospheric. Yes, thats right, atmospheric. The tension during play can be cut with a knife, and a game that has that is very rare indeed.

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2 thoughts on “Nostalgia is a Dish Best Served Cold”

  1. Hi ZombiePirateXXX and servitob,

    Thanks for the brief Space Hulk recommendation. You’ve helped me to make my mind up, I’m off to buy it tomorrow 😀

    Anyway, I was wondering if you’d be interested in joining our small warhammer community. We mainly focus on fatasy but also cover the other GW products and we’re beginning to grow, at a kind of Dwarfish march pace ! (we now have 280+ members).

    We’re always on the look out for keen bloggers / gamers and people who have something to offer to the wider gaming community.

    If you’re interested you can find us here:-

    http://battlereporter.freeforums.org

    All the best,
    Sigmar

  2. PS. you can ignore the “snapshot” rollover, our forum looks nothing like that now but I cannot seem to get snapshot to update our image entry 😦

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