View Full Version : Fantasy or 40k?

21-11-2005, 18:11
I've decided to do a bit of research into where Games Workshop gets their benefit :D ??!!??

As you can probably see, this is a poll to ask exactly what you have played or played. I was going to include LoTR but I feel it is universally played, *Just a dub over for I don't have enough slots for the poll:D *

Cheers to those who vote and reply.

21-11-2005, 18:36
I've decided to do a bit of research into where Games Workshop gets their benefit :D ??!!??

As you can probably see, this is a poll to ask exactly what you have played or played. I was going to include LoTR but I feel it is universally played, *Just a dub over for I don't have enough slots for the poll:D *

Cheers to those who vote and reply.
It doesn't look like a poll to me :confused:.

I play pretty much everything except LOTR.

21-11-2005, 18:38
We have hashed this topic to death over the last month or so. We ended up with one game is just as good as another. It just boils down to your preference. As both are "core" games GW makes a load of cash from both. As to which one brings in the most, no one will be able to tell you unless they have the actual final GW costs and profits sheets sitting in front of them.

Cpt. Drill
21-11-2005, 18:52
Umm.. actually we decided warhammer was better...

21-11-2005, 19:04
Apologies for the confusion, I didn't realise that the topic was posted before the poll was finished.... I had to go help installing a central heating system for a while, apologies XD.

21-11-2005, 19:26
No problem. People still have thier favorites so to them, one is better then the other, but looking at it objectively as games themselves, we have agreed that neither is better then the other.

21-11-2005, 19:40
This isn't a poll over which is better!!!??? XD

Basically I want to see which of the two is brought more, or considered crap... Say for example if most people who play 40k think Fantasy is crap then it shows me that GW have a strong 40k audience over Fantasy. Whereas if people play 40k but are considering Fantasy then Games Workshop have an even greater opportunity for dosh as they can get 40k sales and with a bit of work they can draw these people into Fantasy. That is the idea behind my question really, seeing if people only like Fantasy or 40k and nothing else or have an incline etc or have left one etc.
Just to proove if GW lose sales on things, exchange sales etc *And so on*

21-11-2005, 19:41
overall rules wise I'd have to say Warhammer, it is also supported in a more ballanced way than 40k. I have played both systems, am curently taking a break for the rest of the year and thats my two cents

21-11-2005, 19:42
I play both, but like Fantasy a lot better.
Oh no option for that.

21-11-2005, 19:49
As for finding out which is bought more or makes GW more money, there is no way to know or even have any sort of idea beyond having the actual accounts sheets from GW headquarters.

Gorbad Ironclaw
21-11-2005, 19:51
I used to play both games, but these days it's all Fantasy as I really don't like the way the rules have moved for 40k. I still like the setting(some of it at least), but the game is just not for me any longer.

21-11-2005, 19:56
@ Evil Inc.
I'm not so sure isn't something like 60% of ALL sales those bloody Space Marines that are pumped down every 12year olds throat. :rolleyes:
That would show a big swing in favour of 40k making more money even if Fantasy is a far better game. :)

21-11-2005, 20:19
hmm, ive played 40k since 1996 and whfb since 1999, both take up proportionally the same amount of my time, but both are quickly losing their allure with every price hike and core rule update.

Cpt. Drill
21-11-2005, 20:42
Warhammer is a far better game! But! But 40k has a much better background... which wasnt stolen from our own history and tolkien!

21-11-2005, 21:03
where's the option of "I started with 40K but got bored with it and started fantasy, untill that became quite stale, so now I only play the specialist games as they're a lot better"?

21-11-2005, 21:26
I do like epic and necromunda and other SGs better than the curent core systems as well, forgot until I saw the last post that that should have been an option.

21-11-2005, 22:34
But 40k has a much better background...



Alright, there are lots of things about the 40k background i like. But.. much better background than Fantasy? I think not.

21-11-2005, 22:50
The nice thing with Fantasy is that everything is on a set world, this allows stories to be made and everyone knows where it is set etc...

40k may have infinate universe to use, but in terms of Geography it doesn't have a chance.

big squig
22-11-2005, 00:47
I think most the people that visit warseer are going to make up only a small % of the GW-playing community. Theres alot more vets here than casuals and the casuals outnumber the vets by ALOT. So either way, this poll is kinda useless.

But if you must know, I play both 40k and fantasy, but when given the choice, I play LotR.

Commissar von Toussaint
22-11-2005, 02:39
I play both and enjoy them for what they are.

In terms of preference, it varies.

When it was 5th ed. Fantasy vs 2nd ed. 40k, 40k was what I liked more.

However, I now prefer 6th ed. Fantasy to both 3rd and 4th ed. 40k.

So I play the best of both worlds: 6th Fantasy and 2nd 40k.

In terms of money, I believe 40k is now the main cash cow for GW. Sci-fi has a bigger market and their profit margin has to be phenomenal.

22-11-2005, 02:45
Collect both, play both.

Also play LotR and want to play SG.

22-11-2005, 04:12
Well in all fairness I much preffer Fantasy's background though that is just cause I like it better. Sure a lot of it is "borrowed" from history and Tolkien, but can you really say that's worse than 40k which lifts from the bible, Starship Troopers and pretty much every other Scifi thing ever.

I love the "specialist games," or "those games that are seen as so special by GW that they might as well not exist anymore." Blood Bowl and Space Hulk are my favourites, oh no wait Space Hulk got dumped before "specialist games" ever existed. :rolleyes:

22-11-2005, 08:41
I play both and collect both. Too much, my girlfriend would claim... ;) I really like Blood Bowwl, but shamefully, can't be arsed to play a game. (Perhaps this will change when I move closer to the gaming club at the end of this month..? A five-minute walk versus a 20-minutes drive. Or versus 45 minutes by bus and tram. Lovely. :) )

Haven't tried LotR, and have only painted two models. Was a bit displeased with the lack of actual eyes.


22-11-2005, 09:47
i play and collect both, and enjoy them both.

voter number 42 :D