I never played Rogue Trader when it was alive and pulsing. I fact, I didn't even know about until well into the Naughties. However, by now I have completely fallen for the narrative approach and the utterly crazy amount of details found in the "tome".
Having recently moved to a new area with lots of people into oldhammer I have even managed to have a couple of Rogue Trader games. The mechanics are definitely altmodisch in their feel and I think it is fair to say that it is a rules set that can be cumbersome. But I actually like this quant feeling and I think it goes extremely well with an evening of gaming with old miniatures and slow beer.
I the next couple of posts I will detail my Rogue Trader efforts in gaming and painting starting here with a motley crew of figures painted for an on going campaign:
The motley crew of miscreants working as guards on the premises of Juhanni the Cat at his algae farm.
Bearusskian mercenaries. If you have the money, they will get the job done.