Tabletop Fantasy Warhammer Games - A Hobby and
There is a hobby out there for everyone, and part of determining what you'll be
most drawn to is getting back in touch with your passions. Outdoor activities
enthusiasts might find themselves drawn to nature photography, while those with a steady hand and a
three-dimensional eye might take up woodworking.
If the feeling of transporting yourself to a fantasy world; a magical world alight
with color where the anything can happen at any time, is what stirs within you a certain delight- you may want to
look into Games Workshop tabletop gaming. From J.R.R. Tolkiens famous Lord of the Rings (LOTR) to Warhammer
Fantasy and Warhammer 40K science fiction game, tabletop games run the gamut of dreams and allow the player to
truly transport him or herself to a battle in another world.
Warhammer Fantasy is perhaps the most popular tabletop war game ever created. It
is a game of large-scale battles where ogres wage war against ghostly tomb kings, knights lead their troops from
atop a majestic Pegasus and dark elves command the magic of the forest. It is also a game where strategy is
Warhammer Army Hobby
Painted Army Unit in Warhammer miniature game
Putting together the perfect Warhammer Army is a project and ongoing hobby in and
of itself. There is a character race for every style of fighting, whether you prefer the sheer brute force of an
army of Orcs or the swift precision and honed skill of an army of wood-elves.
You may choose your army based on the overarching style of battle you like to
wage, and you may build it based on your personal tweaks to the system.
The game is played with an army of 20mm-50mm pieces called
miniatures. These fantasy miniatures enact their battles on a tabletop, generally of four by six foot dimensions, decorated
with a landscape of model scenery to scale.
Your Warhammer Miniatures
Your painted Warhammer
miniatures are your army, they are your lifeblood, and, for many tabletop
gamers, they become a source of pride. That's because Warhammer miniatures produced by Games Workshop come to you
as a blank slate, open to any and all the customization you can imagine. The armies then, become a reflection of
you, their general.
Painted Warhammer Pegasus Knight miniature
Many players, for example, like to have their Knights outfitted with their
personal family crest, or their ancestral heraldry and colors. Others want to ensure they've got the most colorful
or intimidating band of Chaos Warriors or Lizardmen in the game. Still other players, those with a passion for the
details, take a great pleasure in introducing to their opponent a miniature so precise and detailed that it almost
Painted Warhammer Wood Elf Fairy miniature
There are even international contests where players can submit their
own painted miniatures. But,
even if you aren't confident in your artistic ability, or find that you're in possession of a shaky hand, there
are services available to paint your miniatures for you, or where you may choose prepainted miniatures for your
Whether you choose to paint your own, or purchase prepainted figures, an online
fantasy art gallery is the best place to get ideas for how you want your army to look.
So whether your passion for Warhammer gaming manifests itself in developing to the
fullest an ever-evolving wartime strategy, in mercilessly slaughtering your opponent time and time again, or in
crafting the perfect painted fantasy miniatures to wage your battle for you, it's easy to see why millions of
people have fallen in love with Warhammer tabletop gaming.
The Warhammer following runs far and wide. You'll find players of the game all
over the world, so you'll always have a community in which to share your pieces, your knowledge and your passion
for your hobby.