Scent of a Gamer

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GW and nostalgia

Writing my gamer’s journey article made me think about how GW went from being central to my gaming (at least on the tabletop) to being completely absent. These days they are back but more significant on the computer these days with the Warhammer Total War series than on the tabletop, where the competition is real and very good these days.


However in 2016 I purchased 2 boxed games from Games Workshop, which would be more than I purchased from them in the 10 years leading up to 2016. These were Warhammer Quest and Blood Bowl. Both re-releases of loved games from the 1990s.

In 2017 we have had Shadow War, which is not quite a re-release of Necromunda, but shares certain similarities. These similarities are overshadowed by the game’s obvious mission of giving people and entree into the larger world of Warhammer 40,000.


This got me thinking about my other favourite lost game from the 1990s: Epic Space Marine. This game took the world of Warhammer 40,000 and made the scale small and the scope vast. I’d enjoy seeing a 21st century take on the game, as long as they remember the keep the grand scope.

Battlefleet Gothic is another old game I would like to see again. Andy Chambers recently worked on a space combat game, Dropfleet Commander. It enjoyed a successful Kickstarter followed by a successful product launch. Will Games Workshop reply?

Regardless I am finding it interesting wondering which game they will reboot next, and what that reboot may look like. Is there any older game you are looking forward to?


One comment on “GW and nostalgia

  1. heretic30k
    June 3, 2017

    Necromunda & Epic for sure – FW will be doing something with both 🙂


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