I am curious does everyone play the current 7th edition rules for fantasy. I ask this only because I see all the goings back and forth over RH list, GT list, Self made list and just wondered if anyone still plays an older edition like 5th where you can just use the Chaos Dwarf rule book. Up at my local bunker there are a bunch of guys that hang around in the back every once in awhile and they only play 40k 2nd edition. I think there are about 4 or 5 of them. They only play each other so they never have a problem, with finding a game. The staff all the time asks them why not switch and they simply reply that they are old and learned the rules once and that was enough. Does anyone else have a similar experience? I personally play 7th edition with the RH and 5th edition 40k.
One group I play with still plays sixth edition, and the lastest book they accept is the 7th ed. Dwarf Book. Most of them (including me) actually prefered sixth edition. The reasoning behind the group is that a) the sixth ed rules were generally more playable (with a few tweaks) than the seventh ed. b) 6th ed lacked the real power creep and general ‘Herohammer’ nature of 5th and 7th editions. c) We did not appreciate shelling out £45 for a new rulebook, having lage chunks of our army nerfed (or removed altogether in the case of Chaos) and being expected to buy the latest ‘uber-killy-unit/hero-of-death’ in order to make our games competitive.