Warhammer Fantasy Battle Game Supplies & Merchandise

Warhammer Fantasy Battle Game Supplies and Merchandise

Warhammer is a fictional high fantasy series that was first created by Games Workshop in 1983. The world of Warhammer encompasses different tabletop wargames, pen and paper role-playing games, and video games. The series is buttressed by massive lore that draws its inspiration from both real history and familiar fantasy tropes and settings.

What is Warhammer Fantasy Battle?

Warhammer Fantasy Battle refers to the first iteration of the Warhammer tabletop game released in 1983 by Games Workshop. Over the years, Warhammer Fantasy Battle has received numerous updates and revisions with new rule sets, troop types, magic systems, and miniatures. The eighth and final edition of Warhammer Fantasy Battle was released on July 10, 2010.

How does the Warhammer tabletop game work?

Warhammer is a tabletop game in which two or more players compete against each other using small armies composed of miniature figurines on a standard table that is 6 by 4 feet. The Warhammer game comes with a rule book periodically updated by Games Workshop. The book dictates how the figurines can move around and engage in combat in this world. The outcome of the combat is partially determined by the roll of dice. The game length can typically last a few hours at a time.

How many races are in the Fantasy Battle tabletop game?

The eighth edition of the series supports individual army books for 15 different factions. This includes the Wood Elves, the Dwarfs, High Elves, Beastmen, Bretonnia, Skaven, Tomb Kings, Orcs and Goblins, Lizardmen, Dark Elves, The Empire, the Ogre Kingdoms, the Vampire Counts, and two factions of Chaos. Certain races within the world were discontinued prior to the eighth edition, including the Chaos Dwarfs, the Dogs of War, and the Kislev.

Do you need to build and paint the figurines?

The world of Warhammer tabletop revolves around building, collecting, and using the detailed miniature models. Some miniatures may come pre-made, but many of them require minor construction and composition, giving you the freedom to personalize your collection. The figurines come with detailed instructions and a variety of extra components, so you have multiple building options. A wide range of Warhammer-specific painting supplies, including paints, glues, bases, brushes, and accessories, are available from Games Workshop to help you get started. Guides and tutorials also offer specific instructions for beginners. In addition to the mini figurines and supplies, Wargames also sells Warhammer merchandise to complement the main tabletop game.

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