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Any Warhammer 40k ( tabletop) players on here

Discussion in 'gaming and consoles' started by grit, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. october_lost

    october_lost Once, twice, three times...

    After I got into roleplaying and wargamming I came to the firm conclusion Warhammer is a money-driven scam of the worse kind. Heaven knows how much this stuff costs now, but it was a expensive when I played it 15 years ago.
     
  2. Mapped

    Mapped London town

    Used to do it about 20 years ago :D Had a Chaos space marines. I also had chaos proper warhammer and those massive chaos books.

    Likked blood bowl as well.

    Not sure I want to revisit those days again lol :D I went to a games workshop outing to a geeks converntion in sheffield and it kind of put me off :D
     
  3. Mapped

    Mapped London town

    Yeah I spent loads! My mate used to buy lots of non-warhammer models and they wouldn't let him use them in the shop FFS!
     
  4. Stigmata

    Stigmata sexual tyrannosaurus

    I used to go to wargames fairs quite a lot. They had a good one in Reading every year, probably still do. Wall to wall men with paunches and ponytails.
     
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  5. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    You'd get a game with these guys:

    http://www.claphamwargamers.org.uk/Forum/index.php
     
  6. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    my box of undead now looks like the opening bit from terminator...

    my orcs and elves are a bit more sturdy
     
  7. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Up yer bum

    :D

    (((nerds))))
     
  8. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    neeeeeeeeeeeerds!

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. bouncer_the_dog

    bouncer_the_dog I draw things

    Space Hulk FTW
     
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  10. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Totally, used to love that, had all the expansions too...
     
  11. Riklet

    Riklet procrastinación

    Gorkamorka was the best, I was thoroughly embittered that not many others loved it n it died.

    Sold all my awesome rebel grott and orc stuff years ago.

    40k Orcs were proper fucking boring in comparison.
     
  12. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    That was after my time, what was it like?
     
  13. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist virtue without terror is impotent.

    I played it once, it was weird. Too many vehicles. Excellent artwork though, like an orky mad max 2
     
  14. barney_pig

    barney_pig Po-cha-na-quar-hip

    I sold everthing off last year, so that the family could have a few days holiday.
    I still have my skaven in a box somewhere, and a box of mixed space marines.
    I am slowly putting together a black powder napoleonic british army
    and have some warlord plastic ww2 models
    the new historics are fab and really good value for money (victrix do 60 infantry for £21!!)
     
  15. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Ah right...
     
  16. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    fantasy ftw (in every way possible) - though I admit the 40k artwork is good.
     
  17. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    this is what 40k is like:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    When the bullet is bigger than a tank you've got overkill imo.
     
  19. Crispy

    Crispy Fond of drink and industry

    I wish there was a computerised version of the tabletop game. Not Dawn of War (which is a good game in its own right), but a proper turn based tactical game with dice rolls and everything.
     
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  20. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    They could make it online, like mtgo, and still print money.
     
  21. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    There were a couple several years ago. No doubt 'freely' available on the internet somewhere.
     
  22. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist virtue without terror is impotent.

    Theres two versions of Space Hulk, one with an engine so crappy it looks like it was ripped off from Ultima: The Stygian Abyss and one which is top down and better.

    There is also the Warhammer fantasy game Shadow of the Horned Rat.

    Vengeance of the Blood Angels was about as well
     
  23. ExtraRefined

    ExtraRefined Better than you at everything you love

    I suspect they're concerned it will canabalise tabletop sales, and not gain many new customers; after all the only mainstream turn based game is civ. They're probably right.
     
  24. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist virtue without terror is impotent.

    citidael miniatures is funnily enough primarily concerned with shifting the little men that you paint for a handsome mark up. They must have wanked for joy when they got the franchise for LOTR wargaming.

    I still have a lead bilbo that predates the Games Workshop models. Ahem.
     
  25. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Hasn't your mum got a couple of plastic Pippins?
     
  26. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    Wizards of the Coast were shifting tons of expensive paper MTG trading cards only to discover people would pay exactly the same amount to own digital versions. Lots of them. Which must have been fucking brilliant in the boardroom with high fives all round.
     
  27. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist virtue without terror is impotent.


    whereas your mum prefers the cox.
     
  28. ExtraRefined

    ExtraRefined Better than you at everything you love

    Can't imagine the publshing costs on the cards were too high either TBH.

    But you're probably right, if they did it in the TF2 mould, F2P with loads and loads of (really) premium DLC it could work.
     
  29. Boppity

    Boppity Meet me in Outer Space.

    I am going to a warhammer tournament on Sunday. :D


    E2A: 40K obvs.
     
  30. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    I wonder if it would be insane to try and do this. It could be a community programming project. Would GM come round our houses and kill us?
     
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