You’ve probably heard of Warhammer and Warhammer 40k, and if not, you’ve probably seen the excellent computer game Dawn of War. Games Workshop is the brains behind these epic series of games.
You’ve probably heard of Warhammer and Warhammer 40k, and if not, you’ve probably seen the excellent computer game Dawn of War.
Games Workshop is the brains behind these epic series of games. As the world’s largest board fighting game company, Games Workshop is also responsible for the most recent game based on the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
a little story
Warhammer Fantasy Battle is the first game in Warhammer’s alternate realm, Middle-earth. Since its release in 1983, Warhammer has inspired generations of tabletop gamers to draw and collect miniature models representing units on the battlefield.
Warhammer 40k is a futuristic take on the original Games Workshops game set in the far future. A post-apocalyptic society struggles to take control of the galaxy, discovering strange alien races and evil around every corner. With the release of the PC version of Dawn of War in 2004, the series garnered a lot of media attention.
Warhammer Fantasy Series
The Warhammer Fantasy series includes board games, role-playing games, card games, computer games, books, magazines, and comics. Games Workshop is known for being tough on copycats and those trying to sell counterfeit products, especially the miniatures needed to play tabletop games.
25 years of game development have resulted in an incredibly rich and detailed world. The official website lists over 200 written sources for Warhammer Fantasy. Also, many older products are no longer printed or available.
The depth of information is overwhelming. The 15 main armies in the game have historical, religious and political stories.
Warhammer Fantasy inspired amazing works of art. Books made as part of the world setting are beautifully illustrated. Fans of the franchise also create spectacular artwork of their own – often competing with official artists.
an expensive hobby
Warhammer has come a long way since its early days. Games Workshops’ commercial stance on the franchise has turned many unsuspecting people into serious enthusiasts, almost addicted to the system.
The miniatures are unpainted and unassembled, much like the Airfix models. Collecting, building and painting an army of hundreds of models is not for the faint of heart! Add to that the need to create scenarios and model buildings, and you start to appreciate the time, effort, and money fans put into Warhammer.
warhammer and the future
The Warhammer series seems to be eternal. Games Workshop is clearly ready to move with the times, as evidenced by several PC games released over the past decade.
The upcoming release of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) – Warhammer: Age of Reckoning – based on the Warhammer fantasy world adds to the gaming giant’s reputation. Nearly 600,000 people signed up to get a sneak peek, which is solid evidence that Warhammer is now firmly in the mainstream.