So Which OldHammer?


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Post Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:46 pm

So Which OldHammer?

Hi All,

I've started getting back into the hobby by collecting some 40K figures and some of the early rule books. However, I find myself wanting to get into collecting and painting up some fantasy figures as well (it's probably my love of history and Castles) and maybe learning some more about how the game works and some of the lore.

What set of rules would you recommend for Warhammer? It'd be good to have one with army lists in it like there is in the early 40K books - so I know what to collect. Most of all I fancy building some Bretonnia Knights.

(and as an aside - are there any Fantasy games you can play solo like you can Space Hulk?)

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Post Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:37 am

Re: So Which OldHammer?

You can play Advanced Hero Quest solo.

Regarding Warhammer, I myself prefer to play small skirmishes rather than proper battles, so I find Rogue Trader to be the most suitable rule set. It works just as well for fantasy combats as it does for sci-fi.

However, if you want to play proper Warhammer Fantasy Battle, most folks here prefer 3rd or 2nd Edition.
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:58 am

Re: So Which OldHammer?

Usually it depends what you can get people to play!

We've been playing slightly houseruled 6th, but have played 3rd. I prefer 6th, but YMMV.

I think it's more about going back to the 3rd ed way of playing rather than the rules themselves.

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Post Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:18 am

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You want castles and knights and army lists? You'll probably get the most out of 3rd edition with Warhammer Siege and Warhammer Armies.

There's not really much 'lore' at that point, beyond an outline of world history, so I'd probably be watching Excalibur, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and re-reading Marion Zimmer Bradley and T H White, but if you want the GW take on The Matter of Britain then the later army-books probably cover that.

I highly recommend just collecting whatever you like and building an army out of it rather than being confined to an army list - let the models and your theme define the army.

Solo fantasy games, Talisman, DungeonQuest, Advanced Heroquest, The Fighting Fantasy gamebooks are good too.
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:22 pm

Re: So Which OldHammer?

Thanks for the comments guys - for the editions and on the solo games. I'll probably go with the 3rd edition with the supporting books.

Zhu Bajie wrote:I highly recommend just collecting whatever you like and building an army out of it rather than being confined to an army list - let the models and your theme define the army.


You are totally right of course, and as it's not likely I'll do much playing that's probably exactly what I'll do - sounds like a lot of fun actually.

I do enjoy reading the old rule books though and I probably get a copy as it's a nice to have - it's always good to know a bit of background anyway.

Zhu Bajie wrote:The Fighting Fantasy gamebooks are good too.


I love those books! I used to have loads of them back in the 80's and have got a few now - they're great fun. What's really cool is my 14 year old daughter has taken an interest in them too. It'll be nice if that progressed into an interest in miniatures and gaming as well, as she's very creative and I think would enjoy it. She's certainly asked to give me a game at Space Hulk when I get it set up.

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Post Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:02 pm

Re: So Which OldHammer?

You could totally mix your Rogue Trader and Fantasy miniatures in a mixed siege games as detailed in Warhammer Siege. You can check out my post here if that would interest you: http://givemlead.blogspot.com/2018/03/m ... ci-fi.html
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:18 pm

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airbornegrove26 wrote:You could totally mix your Rogue Trader and Fantasy miniatures in a mixed siege games as detailed in Warhammer Siege. You can check out my post here if that would interest you: http://givemlead.blogspot.com/2018/03/m ... ci-fi.html


I'm sorry but it's got to be Brown sauce in a bacon sandwich - maybe with a hash brown thrown in as well! (I'm hungry now).

That's a great article (bloody funny actually) and a truly superb idea. I wonder how some WFB characters would fair against Genestealers in a 'Space Hulk Crashed into a medieval planet' type battle.
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:07 pm

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HAHAHAHA To each his own there.

Funny you should mention that. I just got my hands on a copy of 1st ed with Deathwing and Genestealer expansions....and I need to do a mission like that to resolve a scenario in my campaign. If you don't beat me to it, I should have that report up in a couple weeks or so. ;)
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:54 pm

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airbornegrove26 wrote:HAHAHAHA To each his own there.

Funny you should mention that. I just got my hands on a copy of 1st ed with Deathwing and Genestealer expansions....and I need to do a mission like that to resolve a scenario in my campaign. If you don't beat me to it, I should have that report up in a couple weeks or so. ;)


I'm still painting my figures up so you'll definitely get there first! I look forward to reading it!
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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:16 am

Re: So Which OldHammer?

airbornegrove26 wrote:You could totally mix your Rogue Trader and Fantasy miniatures in a mixed siege games as detailed in Warhammer Siege. You can check out my post here if that would interest you: http://givemlead.blogspot.com/2018/03/m ... ci-fi.html


Such a big fan of this idea.


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