I decided to show off one of my favorite oldies from my collection - The Original Chapter Approved - Book of the Astronomicon.
Published in 1988, it was the first supplement for Rogue Trader. Some of the cooler aspects of this book: The Wolf Time campaign which pits the Space Wolves against hordes of Orks and a full-color catalog of 40K mini's that were available at the time.
There are also cool army lists like the White Scars Space Marines as well as a Rogue Trader retinue which had humans, elves, squats and others all in one force!
My copy is pretty hammered - the pages are falling out from years of use and my Alzheimer-afflicted grandmother (may she rest in peace) who wrote recipes and initials of family members on pages of characters. Who would've guessed that my dad was an Ork and that somehow
I am a Squat...funny if you know that I'm over 6'3" tall!
I recently found some pictures from 1989 or so, of my friend and I playing a game of 40K on his floor - we didn't have much in the way of scenery. But in several of the pictures, there's my copy of CA:BoA right next to my Arch Angels Space Marines kickin' Eldar butt!
Occassionally, these books go for a pretty penny on eBay - there is a nice copy currently going for more than $130.00!! I would love to get a new copy myself, but for the fact that my grandmother wrote in mine, I will hang on to my tattered copy forever!
I hope you've enjoyed this little treasure. Please feel free to post comments or shoot me an email telling me about your GW related treasures!