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Warhammer

09-20-2015, 09:24 PM
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Warhammer

Is warhammer series worh getting into? I've seen a lot of games, but I don't get what they are about.
09-20-2015, 11:33 PM
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Warhammer comes in a few flavors. I'll give a basic outline of 40k here.



----------------------Warhammer 40k-------------------------------

Warhammer 40k takes place in the 41st millenium. The empire that man held has been shattered, it's icon stuck on life support requiring 1000 sacrifices a day to simply carry on. His efforts are falling apart for as valiant as heroes of man may be they are facing an insular war against administrative rot and factionalism. Not even the great space marines are immune to this, paragons of battle they may be but not invincible. And definately corruptable.

Chaos consumes entire planets to the point where inqusitors have the authority to doom one on the spot should they feel it nessecary to keep the taint from spreading. Their insidious designs are only held back by their own factionalism and the bulwark of billions giving their lives each day to hold it back.

The tyranids overrun entires systems in an unending horde of teeth and claw guiding by the hive mind towards only one goal. The orks simply seek nothing but war, only wishing to have the eternal fight. The necron dynaties are reawakening and reclaiming their lost empire moving from their tomb worlds on.

The eldar had the grandest of empire but in their decadence created a faction of chaos in an immensely tragic error. Now split between a few planets and their sadistic bretheren they struggle for survival lamenting the lost glory.

The Tau are a new empire expanding into the galaxy. Possesing advanced technology they attract many in a culture which allows multiple alien races to cone together. For now though they face a Tyranid hive and humanity's crusade against them.

The galaxy is burning. Humanity is rotting away. The eldar are fading. Yet there are still heroes. For however hopeless it may seem there are still those willing to hold the line against chaos. They have done so for a over thousand years.

09-21-2015, 06:25 AM
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saansilt, thanks for the info. The scenerio seems interesting.

What about the games? Are they RPS or every game is different? There's a story mode with an ending and objective or the focus is on combat, multiplayer etc?
09-21-2015, 06:55 AM
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I played Warhammer Quest (WHQ) and Space Hulk quite extensively, and just started on Arcane Magic.
All 3 are heavily combat focused turn-based team tactics games.
WHQ has the most in terms of story and objectives/ending, Arcane Magic looks like it has the least (aka non-existent) . Space Hulk is somewhere in between, with small background stories for each campaign and mission.

I'm more into Warhammer 40k (Science Fiction) than into Fantasy, and mostly read fanfiction. I like the overall universe, but many of the official novels etc. are... let's say not exactly Pulitzer material
Both worlds/settings are - sometimes hilariously - over-the-top / cranked-up-to-11 , and of course GRIMDARK(TM). 40k even more so than Fantasy.
While some of the fanfiction - admittedly there is a lot of crap out there - is outright awesome and beats the official stuff hands down.

If you are interested, I can dig through my links and recommend some reading.
09-21-2015, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Nullzone View Post
All 3 are heavily combat focused turn-based team tactics games.
To add to this, there's a miniature figures game that's been out since i could remember, so the SRPG format in the games were somewhat expected as they are, in one form or another, a reiteration of that.

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09-21-2015, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
To add to this, there's a miniature figures game that's been out since i could remember, so the SRPG format in the games were somewhat expected as they are, in one form or another, a reiteration of that.
Well, I took that as a given, that folks know that Warhammer is a tabletop miniature game (several ones, actually, with spinoffs etc.)
Not sure about Arcane Magic, but WHQ and Space Hulk both are boardgames originally, too.

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09-22-2015, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Nullzone View Post
I played Warhammer Quest (WHQ) and Space Hulk quite extensively, and just started on Arcane Magic.
All 3 are heavily combat focused turn-based team tactics games.
WHQ has the most in terms of story and objectives/ending, Arcane Magic looks like it has the least (aka non-existent) . Space Hulk is somewhere in between, with small background stories for each campaign and mission.

I'm more into Warhammer 40k (Science Fiction) than into Fantasy, and mostly read fanfiction. I like the overall universe, but many of the official novels etc. are... let's say not exactly Pulitzer material
Both worlds/settings are - sometimes hilariously - over-the-top / cranked-up-to-11 , and of course GRIMDARK(TM). 40k even more so than Fantasy.
While some of the fanfiction - admittedly there is a lot of crap out there - is outright awesome and beats the official stuff hands down.

If you are interested, I can dig through my links and recommend some reading.

Thanks for the info!

I would love to, but, unfortunately, I can't get into intensive reading at the moment.
09-22-2015, 09:49 AM
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Thanks for the info!
I would love to, but, unfortunately, I can't get into intensive reading at the moment.
No worries, most of the better fanfictions are short, not brick-sized novels. And if you don't get around to them these days, save them for later

This guy's stuff is a great start https://www.fanfiction.net/u/650148/Lord-Ironwolf . I found the "Pondsworth & Griggs" WH40k stories pretty hilarious. "Can You Give More?" is very simple and moving heroics.

Grendel is fun, but decidely longer than a screen page or two: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/The_Guy_Who_Cried_Grendel

Oh, and "Love and Krieg" of course. Also somewhere on 1d4chan. But that one's long, you've been warned and IMO drops in quality in the last third or so.

Niesenn Red-Hand is about the best Warhammer Fantasy fanfic I currently know: http://www.incunabulum.co.uk/LessonsInBlood.htm

The official book "The Laughter of Dark Gods" had a few good WH Fantasy short stories, but unfortunately seems to be out of print: http://www.blacklibrary.com/all-prod...-Gods-The.html

Those are just the ones that come to mind without digging through my links.
If anyone's interested, I am pretty sure I have more.
09-22-2015, 10:22 AM
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Thank you very much for that. Gonna look into some of those, for sure!
09-22-2015, 10:52 AM
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Thank you very much for that. Gonna look into some of those, for sure!
My pleasure Let me know which ones you liked / didn't like, curious how my taste holds up.