Comparing Rogue trader images to FW’s Imperial Armour book.
What a difference 20 years has made to Games Workshop. The top picture is from Forge World’s £45 Imperial Armour book about the Badab War. The bottom picture is from an article about the Badab war in a £1.25 White Dwarf that ended up in the £10 1989 40k Compendium.
While the Imperial Armour books are impressive, they remove the interesting elements of the original Badab imagery by removing the extensive use of camouflage. In fact, other issues of Rogue Trader era White Dwarf contained instances of camouflage Rhinos and Land Raiders. But they also included Beastmen as members of the Imperial Guard, and Squats, the most awesome Space Dwarves ever.
Warhammer art in all it’s shapes and sizes :)