System: Warhammer Fantasy Battles


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System: Warhammer Fantasy Battles, Company: Games Workshop company, Production: 1983-2015

Warhammer Fantasy Battles is a wargame ruleset from Games Workshop, set in the world of Warhammer.

Versions

Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed1 (1983-1984)

Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed2 (1984-1987)

Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed3 (1987-1992)

Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed4 (1992-1996)

Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed5 (1996-2000)

Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed6 (2000-2006)

Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed7 (2006-2010)

Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed8 (2010-2015)

Successor systems

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Ed1

Warhammer 40,000

9th Age

Questions about Warhammer Fantasy

What is the current edition of Warhammer Fantasy?

The last edition of Warhammer Fantasy was the 8th edition, then the system was discontinued. The current game is Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, and the current edition (2021) of that is 2nd edition (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Ed2).

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  • Wargames - Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed1-Ed8 from Games Workshop - Wargame system analysis

     
    image © Games Workshop

    Warhammer Fantasy Battles is wargame that tries to realistically simulate warfare in a high magic fantasy setting. It is produced by Games Workshop for their Warhammer Fantasy setting.

     

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    Wargame: Warhammer Fantasy Battles

    Last edition: Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed8 (2010-2015)

    Rules: Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed8

    Previous editions: Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed1 (1983-1984), Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed2 (1984-1987), Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed3 (1987-1992), Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed4 (1992-1996), Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed5 (1996-2000), Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed6 (2000-2006), Warhammer Fantasy Battles Ed7 (2006-2010)

    Predecessor: Reaper Ed2 (1981)

    Successor wargames: Warhammer 40.000 Ed1 (1988), Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Ed1 (2015-2016-)

    Setting: Warhammer Fantasy

    Company: Games Workshop company

    Designer:

    Ed1: Bryan Ansell, Richard Halliwell, Rick Priestley

    Ed7: Alessio Cavatore

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    Players: 2 (2+ with modifications), Player abilitiess: Various, Possibly different, Units: Single miniatures grouped in squads

    Turn structure: Taking turns, moving whole armies, Movement: Set distances,

    Playing time: 90+ min, depending on the size of the battle, Play style: Tries to be Realistic, Competitive, Theme: Combat, Language dependency: Rulebook, army lists, cards

    Features: Competitive, Miniatures, Random effects (dice)

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