Anyone still playing Warhammer 40K these days? (tabletop game)

NeoSneth

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So did anyone else ever get into Inquisitor?

Hrm. I couldn't even tell what that was when i looked it up.
I did see Mordheim and Necromunda still listed as supported games. I lol'd and left.
 

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Hrm. I couldn't even tell what that was when i looked it up.
I did see Mordheim and Necromunda still listed as supported games. I lol'd and left.

It's still supported oddly enough. Its the 54mm scale 40k game. I don't care for the rules a whole lot but love the figures. I keep saying that someday I'll get around to doing up all the ones I've got in storage. Though, the older I get the less it looks like I'll get around to it with all the other projects I have.
On a side note, Gav Thorp signed my Inquisitor rule book and wrote "Trust no one" Kind of amusing I thought.
 

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I'm a teacher and I run a school club dedicated to Wargames and Pen & Paper RPGS, so yes, I very much still play. Painting is a bit seasonal for me - did a lot of Warhammer Fantasy minis in the Fall/winter but haven't touched my paints in 3 months now. I will pick it up again after the summer. My latest project is a small but highly personalized Space Wolves warband with lots of conversions. Wrote a short story to detail my Wolf Lord's exploits and so on - based on the 13th company.

Meet Asbrand the All-Wise, Rune Priest:

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A stoic Grey Hunter:

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One of my rabid Wulfen:

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^Nice, hope to see them painted soon. It's true that one can't focus on painting that much during summertime, who wants to sit inside cooped over a desk when its +25-30C outside.

I'm also starting a Space Wolf army, I've managed to source some of the older models quite well, a complete 1992 box of Blood Claws for 10€ from a flea market, a metal unbuilt Bjorn The Fell-Handed for 15€ off a local auction site, and I found a classic Njal Stormcaller in my bitz box :D
 

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^Nice, hope to see them painted soon. It's true that one can't focus on painting that much during summertime, who wants to sit inside cooped over a desk when its +25-30C outside.

I'm also starting a Space Wolf army, I've managed to source some of the older models quite well, a complete 1992 box of Blood Claws for 10€ from a flea market, a metal unbuilt Bjorn The Fell-Handed for 15€ off a local auction site, and I found a classic Njal Stormcaller in my bitz box :D

Thanks, I'm not good at painting, but I like conversions! :p

Wow, cool finds, those. Have you got any classic Wulfen?
 

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Thanks, I'm not good at painting, but I like conversions! :p

Wow, cool finds, those. Have you got any classic Wulfen?

No, when I played SW, The Wulfen did not exist. We play a Rogue Trader/2nd ed. mix, so my army will conform to 2nd ed. standards.
 

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Just heard that all GW Specialist Games were all dropped. Seems like there is a lot of mixed feelings. They haven't been updated in a decade, so some people think it's better they are gone.
 

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Just heard that all GW Specialist Games were all dropped. Seems like there is a lot of mixed feelings. They haven't been updated in a decade, so some people think it's better they are gone.

If thats the case it's kind of sad. Though at the same time it would make a lot of sense. Most of the spcialist games and historicals were things developed and pushed by the old guard from the good ol GW days. Now that those guys are all long gone and doing their own things I can see this happening.

GW is getting some pretty heavy competition that I really don't think it's used to having. The world of miniature wargames has changed more than I could have imagined in the last 10 years or so. Now with smaller companies able to use their fan base to raise funds rather than stuffy old bankers, things are changing even more. There really have been some incredable products come out in the last few years.

While I've always enjoyed video games. Miniature Gaming is really my main hobby. I don't play video games much these days though as most of my spare time gets put into development for my own miniatures game. If all goes well, we'll e-publish before the end of the year. Saddly not too many people around where I'm at give a shit about such things. I'm looking forward to Gen Con pretty hard.
 

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FFG needs to pick up Blood Bowl.

A big box release ismore than a rumor for release sometime this year. People have speculated that the specialist games will maybe see 1 Big Box release per year. Kinda like Space Hulk.

There's also wild rumors of FFG picking some of them up, but i dont know. FFG usually changes games enough where nothing is backwards compatible.
 

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It's a crying shame they released such a beautiful version of Space Hulk and then just well...let it languish. No support. The market is there, but that's not GW's business model.

I honestly think GW's board games have been better than their miniature games. The actual 40K rules have so many things I just don't care for, most notably the IGO-UGO nature of the game. It annoys me particularly because I believe IGO-UGO has no place on a scale that purports to show squads of men moving around a chaotic battlefield where many different things are happening simultaneously.

ANYWAY I'd expect Blood Bowl 2.0 to be vastly different from the original, that's a given.

FFG's remakes of Arkham Horror and The Fury of Dracula (a GW game) are fantastic and true to the original, despite be redesigned and "updated."
 

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GW has always been fucking expensive. The Codices (nice Latin plural there!) are overpriced for what they are, fucking books. Most of the models I can take the price. The Citadel Finecast are a ripoff though.
 

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Yes, they've always been expensive but the last round of price increases were really brutal. A $25 dollar increases on the price of the 6th ed rulebook from the 5th ed? I mean it's $75 now. That's hard to swallow.
 

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Anyone ever get into something from Mantic games? They seem to be an up and coming group going right after GW.
 

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Anyone ever get into something from Mantic games? They seem to be an up and coming group going right after GW.

I've picked up several of their products. For the price i've been amazed at the quality of the product. I can't comment on their newer game rules as I've only bought the miniatures.

Originally they were just putting out fantasy miniatures in common themes as a inexpensive alternative to GW products so you could build huge fantasy armys at a fraction of the cost. I did read through the Kings of War rules they put out for free. Seemed okay but not my thing.

Now they have pretty gone full out producing thier own games and various lines. They've had quite a bit of success with their Kickstarter projects as well.

The quality of the plastics are some of the best I've seen. Far better than the PP plastics, though a bit more brittle than the GW plastics. Their Detail has really picked up in the last few years as well.
 

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Used to play it when I was younger.

I do still read the novels though which are basically "BLOOD AND GUTS BOYS!!" all the time...
 

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I'm working on the Sons of Medusa chapter, from Forge World's Badab War books. The winged, Blood Angels looking guy is from a chapter I created, the Storm Furies.

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Damn, everytime I look at Warhammer stuff I get the urge to play again. Wish I could make a cool Dogs of War army for WFB, but I can't afford to buy all the paints and shit again and they haven't had a rulebook since I think 4th edition.
 

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Used my sick leave to paint this mounted Necrarch that that lain in my 'to do' box for months, kinda bad pic though. Also scored a dozen metal Ghouls for my Strigoi-themed expansion to the VC army, the plastic Ghouls look so, well, plastic.
 
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