For those of you that have been coming to this site for a long time, you might be noticing an increase in the the number of Warhammer Fantasy posts, (and even some Dark Age thrown in). This attention is due to a couple of different things, that have been on my mind for a bit.

We All Play Many Different Games
Really, my interest has more and more been focused on the hobby as a whole, and I have several requests over the years if I could include some fantasy news and rumors on the site. I think many in our hobby, especially the older hobbyist play fantasy, and love the game and the setting. 

A Hobby Interconnected
The longer I have been doing this, the more and more I see Fantasy and 40k as two separate games that are very much connected at the hip. Examples are very easy to see now in 40k 6th edition, with allies, true line of sight, pre-measuring, and now it looking like flyers are going to be coming back to Fantasy in its next edition So I feel that keeping up on one, very much influences the other. In that regard we become a little more knowledgeable if we know whats going on in both systems. 

So yes, you can expect to see a little wider array of games here, although like normal you can always expect 40k to stay on the top of my mind, and my posts. This industry and hobby can change and grow a lot quickly, so its wise to open the net up a little bit wider to insure we are getting a better overall picture of what is happening.

43 Comments:

  1. its cool and all, but im going to be ultimate nit picker and say that 40k got premeasuring from fantasy ;D

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    1. that was the point. true line of sight, pre-measuring and even allies came from fantasy

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    2. Did allies come from Fantasy?
      I mean even when I joined the game a long while back there was allies in the Inquisitorial codexes.

      I have absolutely no knowledge of fantasy and if it predated that though...

      I also have no real interest in fantasy apart from if the models are cool, but you do a good job here so I don't really mind what you cover :p

      I mean much of the stuff that has come from fantasy hasn't exactly been all that good.

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    3. Yes, when I started playing back in the 90s, 25% of your fantasy army could be made up of allies, each army being limited fluff wise on who they could ally with...

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    4. allies comes from fantasy, and a couple of editions ago you could even hire mercenaries for your army. They even got their own army book....

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  2. I think including the rumours for fantasy also helps the rumour mill for 40k a lot, especially when it comes to release schedules etc.

    There are loads of comments and posts giving us potential release orders for 40k, but when taken in a bubble and not looking at games workshop as a whole, it can easily lead to misinterpretations.

    For instance, if we didn't know about high elves and possibly lizardmen being updated for fantasy and the rumours continued saying 'a new book each month' many people would assume its a new codex each month then be frustrated and confused when suddenly armies book comes out

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  3. It's great that you're trying to be more inclusive of other stuff Natfka. As a Fantasy & 40k player I really appreciate it. I completely agree that stuff in the one game influences the other, 6th ed. 40k got premeasuring and challenge mechanics from WFB (where they are not derided) and I expect WFB 9th to get some form of allies at the very least - more than is currently in there anyway.

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  4. Glad to hear it. While I have an interest in 40k (which is why I came here initially) fantasy is what I actually play, so is loving the change.

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  5. keep it up Naftka! i absolutely love the blog and think you do a huge service to the community

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  6. Fantasy line contains some great conversion components even to the most diehard 40K player, plus like you said, they are still both GW miniature games that have more in common than not.

    Keep on posting Fantasy news (and those concerning other GW projects like Specialist Games, "Mystery Box", Black Library, etc. too), and don't listen to the naysayers!

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  7. Good news! Though I'm a 40k player and don't take a huge interest in Fantasy I like to be kept informed in that side of the hobby as well. To see what's coming up and see if there are any models I'd like to pinch for converting or just painting/modeling for fun.

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  8. Wait... Those were not exodite minis? I enjoy seeing both sides of the warhammer world. And in the end if I don't like fantasy I do not need to read the posts. The world won't end because it's high elves and not Eldar on a '40k' blog.

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  9. Personally I have zero interest in Fantasy and would prefer the blog to stay 100% 40K, but I understand why others like it so don't mind having Fantasy news as well

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    1. Hello Adam,

      Your opinion differs from my own, and is therefore incorrect and invalid. It being my preference is also undeniable proof that fantasy is superior to 40k.

      Signed,
      The internet.

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  10. Yes Natfka, the fantasy is really appreciated. I also play both and love getting rumors.

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  11. I also play both. in fact High elves were my first miniature army ever. and I still got a ton so Im kinda glad.

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  12. At the very least, fantasy rumours help pass the time between 40k releases :P

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  13. I say why not post Fantasy rumors! I wasn't a big fan of fantasy until the release of a new high elf codex! I jumped into fantasy with the 8th edition two player starter. One guy wanted skaven so I got the high elves. I don't think they are very competitive unless Teclis is in the army. So I'm very very excited to see what changes come next friday!!!

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  14. Why do you even need a post to explain yourself? It's your blog, post about whatever the F you want.

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    1. But if it wasn't for us, his free loading readers, he wouldn't be living the high life off the massive profits he makes from this blog.

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    2. What HERO said

      plus

      I'm always on the lookout for miniatures I can use for individual characters or convert into unique units. Fantasy is part of that. Let's just say I'll be keeping an eye open for Bretonnian rumours.

      And I only come here for GW rumours.

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  15. I haven't had any interest in Fantasy since the release of 8th edition but you have me super close to reassembling my Wood Elf army with your blog posts. I'm still undecided if this is good or bad lol.

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  16. Because Skaven are awesome?
    and also because the influence on sixth. how charges work now, stand an shoot..I mean overwatch, rolling for spells...er psychic powers, challenges, warlords, how cc weapons are what they look like and have rules as such & that's not all of it. a lot of fantasy got shifted into 6th. It didn't all stay the same, but if you've at least tried to play fantasy, you can see how the two games are more alike than previous editions.

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    1. The two have always been very similar, and shared aspects, but we can probably thank Warmahordes for how much closer together the two systems have become.

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    2. I doubt GW would go as far as warmahordes and suggest pitching a fantasy army against a 40k army though :P

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  17. Pfft, don't make excuses for not covering 40K. It's your blog, you can talk about whatever the hell you damn well please and someone somewhere will still read it X3

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  18. Don't play Fantasy all that often, due to less opponents really. But more news is fun :D

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  19. I use models from both systems for conversions in the other. Seeing the pretty high elf stuff is giving me a couple of Ideas so I'm all for it.

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  20. Fantasy redemption! You have all changed my opinion on this aspect. I will now look at it as GW news and rumors :) skaven 40k... Count as kroot with stealth in... Tunnels?

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  21. No need to justify yourself on your own blog, Nat.

    Variation is refreshing but the main focus is what's interesting for most, at the end of the day it's your own blog maintained for yourself by yourself really. Put what you like in it :]

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  22. I don't think you need to explain yourself on your OWN blog..
    Thing is, if it bothers people that much to see WHFB news, they don't have to click on the link. That said, I think it's welcome as more news is better than less news.

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  23. 8th Ed sucks. Fantasy is quite boring IMO... 6th and 7 th were better...

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  24. Fantasy is amazing, I enjoy 40k too, but it will never top Fantasy in my mind. Thank you so much for increasing fantasy rumors! Much appreciated.

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  25. Hear hear! I agree that you don't you to justify yourself, but I love the diplomatic covert bitch-slap to people who get huffy about it. I love both games but as you can probably tell Fantasy has always been my favourite. That being said, as you said it's very strange for people to claim that there's some sort of disassociation between them.

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    1. That made more sense in my head. Long day at the office.

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