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So what is Warhammer?
« on: December 13, 2008, 09:38:16 PM »
What is Warhammer?An FAQ

What is Warhammer anyway?
Warhammer is a tabletop-based game where players have fantasy armies which they command in battle, with a wide range of races to play and different unit types and playstyles. From undead to dwarfs, Orcs to Elves, Men of the Empire to the dark warriors of Chaos, the end times are nigh in the wolrd of Warhammer...

So how do you decide who wins a fight or whether soemething's happened right?
Dice, and lots of them. Basically based on a given unit's statistics, the dice roll requires a different value in order to succeed or fail. Sometimes the statictics of two opposin units are comapred to work this out; in the rulebooks there are tables of values and so on.

What races are there?
Orcs and Goblins, Hordes of Chaos, Demons of Chaos, Skaven, Beasts of Chaos, Dark Elves, Ogre Kingdoms, Wood Elves, Lizardmen, Empire, Brettonia, Dwarfs, High Elves, Vampire Counts, and Tomb Kings are fully supported.

Dogs of War, Chaos Dwarfs, Kislevites, and Imperial Armies of Middenheim all have lists butare not fully supported and do not have a full range of models.

The universe sounds good - anything computer based I can do?
Games Workshop, the company that produces the models and rules, hs made several PC games, most notably Mark of Chaos, a strategy game, and Warhammer Online, an MMORPG. May other games have Warhammer-themed modifications for them, such as the Warhammer Mod fo Mount&Blade or Warhammer; Total War for Rome; Total War.

Do I really need models?
No, although they look cool. You can cut squared paper to the right size for the bases of your units instead.
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009, 11:01:15 PM »
No matter how much we explain warhammer it will still be seen by the lesser people as a game for 'nerds' / 'geeks'  [smart people basically]
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009, 11:33:29 PM »
Yes, this is more to educate respectable nerds who sadly don't know what it is still.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2009, 12:07:16 AM »
respectable nerds...  respected by whom?
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009, 12:17:21 AM »
Simon  :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009, 09:52:24 PM »
:D    god i hope he goes to warhammer world  it will be soo funny  and Peter isn't going!!! NOOOOO  :D
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 08:20:36 PM »
I have this. I love painting my little goblins and leading them to war! :)

I also have dwaves, but dwarves go really slow, and when they retreat goblins always own them.

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2010, 11:29:25 PM »
I have a few questions about these models...

Are they expensive ?
How big are those models ?
How big are the boxes (How many characters do they contain) ?
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2010, 11:14:41 AM »
I can answer the first questions thnaks to my bro!
They are very expensive for these piddilin little toys that are about 2 cm high!
Unless you buy a bigger model, which is obviously bigger and more expensive aswell  :o

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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2010, 12:03:23 PM »
They've got far more expensive over time, from Games Workshop at least.

I can only give prices in
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2010, 12:29:08 PM »
I've found a few interesting models, but I have a few problems... I can't buy them in my town. I'll have to order them from specialized shops. And selection is limited ...
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2010, 12:43:54 PM »
They are for Warhammer or Mordheim, both of which use 28mm scale.

Warmaster is a different game for doing larger battles, with smaller scale models. I've never played it myself.
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2010, 03:07:17 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2010, 06:40:58 PM »
I think that I'm going to get a band of Empire Greatswords for Easter...
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2010, 02:52:49 PM »
All the armies are pretty much equal in difficulty, Chaos are quite easy as you just run at the other buggers, hit them with axes and pray for success. :P

Also, pick one army rather than getting bits from lots of them. Nothing more annoying than finding you can only use about 1 unit from your whole collection.
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