Thanks Gary for nailing the point of Oldhammer.
BBC article on 25 years of 40k
Actually apart from the title, the article is quite good...
... and was written by a Samira Ahmed who posts the full interviews with all the people mentioned in the article at her site:
Well worth a read.
Some extended (and slightly edited) quotes from Gary Chalk:
Warhammer was relatively unlimited...
People used to invent things – Eg. Dwarf hang gliders and hot air balloons and invent rules to use them in the game. I came up with naval ships – we called the game “All the Nice Dwarves Love a Sailor”: — they were fun add ons...
I wrote a scenario called the Bloodbath at Orc’s Drift. Dwarven militia with scythes and pitchforks based on the Zulu film. The principle characters were turned into a slightly deaf elf and a dwarf. Had an alcoholic druid – none of it is possible any more.
Invention, fun, alcoholic druids...that's the ticket!