I was so excited when this article was featured on GeekDad.com. Sadly, I haven't really played Warhammer since January. It's hard to keep up with all of the basic rules of the game AND all of the rules that are special to each army. I am hoping when the kids are a little older, or if VIP and I don't end up playing Pokémon when she starts Kindergarten, maybe I'll pick up my Slaan again.
November 7, 2010
My husband brought home a dark red cardboard box that was no bigger than a schoolbook. When I found out the little rat warrior miniatures in the box weren’t for any Dungeons and Dragons story line we were playing, but instead were for a wargame called Warhammer, I quickly lost interest in what my husband was doing…until he started getting into my polymer clay to make unique bases for each miniature, and into my paints and paintbrushes to bring out the detail of the characters. Then, I started thinking, maybe this game is for me.
Warhammer is a miniatures war game that is (from my observations) predominately played by 25-50 year old males. Thankfully, I was not terribly nervous about joining an escalation tournament in a local league. It’s sad there aren’t as many women as men playing this game. There are so many reasons to play!
7 reasons as a wife, mom, or woman that you should play Warhammer:
I should probably point out that Warhammer Fantasy is a different game from Warhammer 40,000. Warhammer 40,000, or 40k, is a futuristic space-themed game that attracts a younger crowd than Fantasy (‘tween and teen age boys are much more likely to play 40k), but I choose to play a game that I can share company with a (generally) more age appropriate crowd, at least in my area.
I looked at all of the armies and chose to play a Lizardmen army. What army will you choose?