From the depths of space an ancient vessel drifts slowly towards the Imperium of Mankind - a space hulk. Within its confines, untold thousands of Genestealers slowly emerge from hibernation...
The first edition of Space Hulk was released by Games Workshop in 1989. A second edition, with new artwork amd minis, as well as more simplified rules, was released in 1996.
The release of the 3rd edition in 2009 was a momentous event, with the game selling out within a week of release despite its heftly, for the time, price tag of $100. This edition is probably best known for it's high production values, with unique, detailed minis specifically designed for Space Hulk and thick tiles. It's rule set were essentially the same as first edition with only one change regarding Terminators not losing overwatch status if they jam thier guns.
In 2014 the 4th edition of Space Hulk, which was essentially a re-release of the 3rd edition, sold out in 24 hours after pre-orders opened on teh Games Workshop website.
Were you able to get a copy of one of these editons? Do you still play it? Do you love it ot hate it? And is Space Hulk really responsible for introducing "Overwatch" into the board gamer's lexicon?