From all indications, there was/is still a market for the old AD stuff and new licensing needs to be gotten asap. Theres money here for the enterprising vendors/manufactors. Lets hope the license for at least the Martian stuff is picked up quick.
What I know in my head does not match what I know (want) in my heart. Good games come, good games go, and 40K continues as a black hole of sux.
I've started selling off a very large 40K collection because I've become annoyed by GW changing rules/codices too frequently (i.e. Imperial Knights codex being reissued after just 1-2 years), apparently to generate more model and rule book sales. Also don't like the change in atmosphere at the local GW store with the high pressure sales pitches of the last couple of years.
The good news is that what I'm selling to the local 40K league players is going quickly and for decent prices, so should cover most of my AQotMF purchases plus free up a lot of storage space.
Ack! Hairball!! sorry for your lost and gain - there are a lot of nice conversions on this site for making the Red Martian - the favorite for me is the fellow that made it the "Marvin" of the Bugs Bunny cartoon series. Do see the forum swap tab and other folks conversions before laying out more monies on overpriced 'collectors' items, my friend. You'll feel better in the in and gain some new skills you might not of had.
You're right - they're only on that AAR but it is inspirational - maybe we can get the forum member that did that one to post the making of it, at least text wise as he probably didn't make pic records?