Sunday, 12 February 2012

Warhammer 3rd Editon

Hi!

I've been reading with great interest the goings on over on Somewhere the Teas Getting Cold and Warhammer for Adults as there's some really rather good battle reports getting posted along with some thoughts on this old edition of the eponymous fantasy wargame.


Warhammer 3rd Edition

It's got me to thinking that maybe I could have a go at something similar. I must admit I don't have the budget to collect all those lovely old school miniatures but in 15mm scale all things are possible!

With the rerelease of the Demonworld miniatures range by Ral Partha, and the lovely bits and bobs from other ranges, I reckon it's now possible to collect a good looking force that's full of character for even less than the folks who originally played Warhammer back in the 80s did. Taking a look at the forces in my old and battered copy of Warhammer Armies, I see several that I fancy having a bash at so shall see what I can come up with!

All the best!

7 comments:

  1. Here's another blog using the exact same edition. What's the interest in Third Edition?
    http://cthulhuchris.blogspot.com/2012/01/battle-at-hamlet.html?m=0

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  2. Hi!

    Thanks for the link! I will take a peek at it this evening!

    I think the interest comes from the fact that it's Warhammer without all the over powered units and more of a sense of gaming for fun rather than power gaming or competitive play.

    All the best!

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  3. Yep, 3rd Edition hits my happy spot of being a fun game that doesn't take itself all that seriously and doesn't attract a bunch of 'tournament' wankers who will make me want to toss my beer at them... because beer is for drinking, not tossing... unless it's that crap my dad drinks.

    Also, I've had the same thought about using the resurrected Demonworld minis to have a go at some big juicy Warhammer armies.
    I've got a large 28mm Chaos force... and have been considering selling a kidney to get some old Bretonnians for them to beat on... but really, I think 15mm is a sensible way forward.

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  4. Hi!

    I must admit I havent played the newest edition of Warhammer but did play the last one and thought it lacked a bit of flavour to be honest. The new edition seems to have been specifically to get folks to buy more figures which is a tad annoying.

    I started wargaming just before 4th edition came out and fondly recall seeing some of the old battle reports in White Dwarf. 4th edition was a bit hero heavy alas and I never really got into it but seeing the reviews and write ups people gave 3rd edition made me get a copy second hand to take a look for myself and I must admit it reminds me of Rogue Trader somewhat where scenarios are more important than just lining up and smashing into each other.

    We shall see what I can come up with as I dont really like the warhammer world too much as its a tad too grim. Maybe I will port the rules over to use for large battles in Aeroth!

    All the best!

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  5. Hi!

    I forgot to ask if it would be worth you checking out the Foundry medieval ranges as many of the old citadel bretonnians are still available in the range!

    All the best!

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  6. Interesting, i just started making some 15mm Mordehiem type war bands, it would be logical to just expand that to WH size units, I don't think I would base them individually though.
    http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/norse-war-band-snow-troll-finished.html
    http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/wip-15mm-empire-ogre.html
    http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/wip-15mm-empire-war-band-ready-for.html
    http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/15mm-splintered-light-mountain-giant.html
    http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/15mm-mordheim-style-war-bands-projects.html

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  7. Hi!

    Thanks for the links! They are looking amazing!

    I had been wondering about how I would base any 15mm scale mass battle units and found quite a few companies who produce 15mm square bases from lasercut mdf. I thought of mounting some on these bases and the rest on 30x30 multi bases.

    This would allow me to remove casualties and reform units without any trouble while keeping bases to a minimum. I could also work in some mini dioramas to the units which would be fun!

    All the best!

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