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Warhammer 40, 000 Universe

Postby Amaranthine Ali » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:22 am

From Games Workshop comes the tabletop strategy wargame / hobby.

Like any other Games Workshop wargames, like Warhammer, Lord of the Rings. Warhammer 40,000 is a game hobby where you paint and assemble minutures, to make an army.

Whether the armies are Space Marines, Black Templars, Catachans, Imperial Guards, Chaos Space Marines, Tau or Necrons.

I started the assembling of an army with my two brothers back in 1998 but still have not yet understood their rules considering their rulebooks are thick, I am considering starting up again because from what I was told about the Warhammer 40, 000 their stories are very complex and interesting.

There have been rumors that there might be a Warhammer 40, 000 movie comming eventually to cinemas.

I created this thread so we can talk about the Warhammer 40, 000 stories which have been made, if anyone had questions to ask others about painting the models and making a playing table with terrain or any other questions, (I could ask my brothers, they seem to know a lot. I am still learning of the stories) Just go wild..

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Re: Warhammer 40, 000 Universe

Postby Wazit » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:40 am

Well Warhammer is about one of the most best things that ever happened, appearing in books, miniatures and video games.

Well I have been thinking, what is your favourite race in Warhammer?
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Postby Amaranthine Ali » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:42 am

.... hmmm. Well I forget how many races there are and what their attributes are. Maybe Space Marines and Orcs.
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Re: Warhammer 40, 000 Universe

Postby Wazit » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:44 am

I prefer the Tau....more tactical race though there are just new additions
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Postby Amaranthine Ali » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:49 am

It's been a long time since I played the game with my brothers.
But what I have heard from them, Jeremy likes the Tau and I think Wade likes Chaos Marines and Dark Elder. I'm not sure. Though he loves the game and hobby.
We are sort of planning to start Lord of the Rings as a threesome.
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Re: Warhammer 40, 000 Universe

Postby Wazit » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:52 am

Wow..you all sure love to do things together...

I forgotten the name of a race...just remembered that it is made up of corrupted and rotten machines...
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Postby Amaranthine Ali » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:54 am

.... Not really... I'm not sure. We do sometimes.
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Re: Warhammer 40, 000 Universe

Postby Wazit » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:55 am

Well that's a good thing
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Postby Amaranthine Ali » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:59 am

Yeah.. It is.. I try to keep close to them.
Family matters.

Added after 2 minutes:

So do you play the tabletop wargame? Or video games?
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Re: Warhammer 40, 000 Universe

Postby Yoshi » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:39 am

wazit_blade wrote:just remembered that it is made up of corrupted and rotten machines...


Sounds like the Necrons. Or, to a certain extent, Chaos.

I really love me some 40K, specifically IG and SM. Unfortunately, the price is a bit too high for me.
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Postby Amaranthine Ali » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:41 am

Yes, unfortunately playing and collecting Games Workshop wargames does come at a price.
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Re: Warhammer 40, 000 Universe

Postby Wazit » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:42 am

Yes the ones I am talking about are the Necrons...thanks
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Postby dark psyghost » Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:01 am

I never played the tabletop version. But in the computer games i preffer the chaos space marines.
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Postby Amaranthine Ali » Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:40 am

is the video game of Warhammer 40, 000 anything like Age of Empires?
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Postby dark psyghost » Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:52 am

Something like it but it is has some differences to Age of empires.
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Postby Amaranthine Ali » Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:00 am

I think I have seen it before. I think you can play it on the Playstation 2 console.
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Postby Darkness_calls » Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:30 pm

wickedali I like you more then ever, I never would have guessed that you played Warhammer of any kind.

For me I play:
Orkz
Space marines
Tau
Necrons
Chaoz (TS)

Fantasy:
Tomb Kings

LoTR:
All basicly...
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Postby Amaranthine Ali » Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:34 pm

Lol. Scratch that to DID with my brothers.
But considering play it with them again.
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Postby Darkness_calls » Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:36 pm

I'm a little too lazy to paint now days so I just play...
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Postby Yoshi » Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:49 am

There are many different Warhammer/40K video games.

The FPS is Firewarrior, where you (Unsurprisingly) take the role of a Tau Firewarrior.

The best one however is the RTS Dawn Of War.

NOW FOR A SHORT REVIEW OF IT!

Several things differentiate it from other RTSs, the biggest being how instead of building 1 "unit" you instead build a squad. Each squad can be reinforced with extra men to until it's at its max, as well as specialising with special weapons.

For example, a basic Space Marine squad (Possibly the best infantry, easily the most versatile) comes with 5 (?) men equipped with bolters. They can then be upgraded to 8 (?) men, with up to four special weapons (Rockets, Lasgun, Plasma Gun, Heavy Bolter) and maybe a commander (He does more than a bit of extra damage). Once researched squads can also use extra equipment such as Frag Grenades, which scatter and enemy squad (Or part of it, depending where it's thrown).

Squads don't work as one "unit" however, as each member has their own health. They do move and (Usually) attack as one unit. Attacking doesn't work as one big "attack" however, rather each member firing and attacking a member of the opposing squad. Much like the tabletop game, really.

Another attribute derived from the tabletop game is Morale. Each squad has a morale amount which works like health. Once it reaches zero the squad won't die however, but they will become an extremely less efficient fighting force, missing more and even running away at times. This is where commanders come in useful, as each squad (Standard SM) can be equipped with one. Sergeants (SM Commanders) can "Rally" which restores squad morale (But has a cooldown time).

Squads can also be reinforced on the spot. This means that, for instance, you start with a nine man squad (8 Marines, 1 Sergeant) and in a scuffle you lose three. While still fighting it is possible to add those lost units (Over time) to your squad. This creates a valid strategy to run a "regroup". As members with special weapons die, the squad also loses the special weapon. This means that if you've a squad of 4 rocket soldiers and they die from close combat you can run, replace and equip them with different weapons (A Plasma Gun or Heavy Bolter in this case).

There's more but the infantry side to it is my favourite, as that is where it and the tabletop game both shine, in my opinion.
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Re: Warhammer 40, 000 Universe

Postby Casmiricus » Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:10 am

I played Space Marines, and now play Imperial Guard, because:

Lots of meatshil... er, Men.
Lots of heavy weapons
Lots of Special Weapons
Lots of bullet spong... I mean men.
Lots of Tanks
Lots of GOOD tanks
And lots of Conscripts.
And of course, commissars.

Wait.... Did I mention lots of men? lol

You can kill one.
You can kill two.
You can kill three, or four, or HELL, even a dozen.
For all I care, you can kill thirty.
But.
You.
Can't.
Kill.
Them.
All.

Ahhhh, disposable minions, is there anything they can't solve?
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As far as stories go, I really like the Last Chancers series by Gav Thorpe, and the Horus series by multiplle authors.

Oh yeah, and Eldar Suck.
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ELDAR SUCK!
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Postby Yoshi » Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:49 am

I dunno, my little brother plays a mean Eldar army in DoW. Rangers get really feckin' annoying.
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Re: Warhammer 40, 000 Universe

Postby Wazit » Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:58 am

Me too is an Imperial Guard player...

The cumulative effect is amazing....they are like ants
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Postby Yoshi » Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:57 am

IG are like God damned Hydras. Kill one and three more take its place.
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Postby Torgue » Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:27 am

I prefer Space Marines and Chaos in DOW. But my favorite army in DOW is Deamonhunters.
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