Warhammer for Newbies
Originating from the UK, Warhammer was meant to be a tabletop version of Dungeons & Dragons. Your mini was a representation of YOU on the field of battle.
Over time it became apparent that the role playing aspect was in the way of what gamers really wanted - warring!
Not only is Warhammer an all-day gaming event, but it's half hobby too! Painting and basing the models is half the fun.
- Buy things I recommend a Start Collecting! kit when you've picked an army you like. The next thing you'll need is your army's codex, which will tell you the rules for your models and have some great references for when you paint your army.
It's a good idea to watch some videos and read up on how other players have painted the army of your choice before picking up brushes and paint, but you definitely want to start off by using Games Workshop® materials.
- Video Tutorials Warhammer's YouTube channel is an excellent resource for painting tutorials.
- The Independent Characters Listened to around the world, this podcast is great for diving into the culture of the game.
- Faultline 40K Community Yes, I am now plugging my husband's amazing 40K community. They emphasize narrative (rather than competitive) gaming and everyone has fully painted armies. Follow it.
- Game Kastle Mountain View This is pretty much our base of nerd operations. It's a YUGE space with plenty of tables available for (free) game play, so if you're local, then make sure to stop by!
All content, artwork, and digital styles © 2016 Megan Prior-Pfeifer, except for army descriptions which are borrowed from Games-Workshop.