Looking around the interwebs at the current state of tabletop wargaming, it’s hard to believe that much of what’s now available essentially owes it’s existence to the birth of just one game: Warhammer Fantasy Battle. Back in the early eighties, most tabletop wargaming took the form of simulations of historical battles, but with the introduction of Warhammer a new form of tabletop wargaming gained traction with the wargaming fans. Now, thirty years later, fantasy and science fiction wargaming seem to be thick on the ground, with dozens of game systems and miniature ranges to choose from. In this article, I’m going to be takin a look at the first ever edition of the game that would eventually change the face of tabletop wargaming for ever: Warhammer.
Back in the eighties, when Rick Astley, Kylie Minogue, Madonna and the Eurythmics were all cresting the charts, when leg warmers and figure-hugging bodysuits were all the fashion, I was spending most of my free time fondling and playing with some very, very tiny people, and doing so with the assistance of my friends.
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