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gloriousbattle
23-06-2010, 15:15
Since this is pretty informal, I have only listed games I am interested in on the poll, and I have not listed different versions of the same game (there is a VAST difference between Warhammer 40K 1st and the present edition, for example), feel free to add in write-ins.

Cheers

uona
23-06-2010, 15:19
blood bowl :3 Almost everyone in my group has moved away from 40k but we still occasionaly play this

ICLRK625
23-06-2010, 15:39
All of the specialist games I've played have been fun, and have been really liking what little I've seen of Epic. 40k and Fantasy are both very, very low on that list though.

EmperorNorton
23-06-2010, 15:48
Blood Bowl, without a doubt.
It doesn't get better than playing Blood Bowl in a league.
(And now I'm sad, because with my FLGS going under last year our Blood Bowl league dissolved as well...)

Thud
23-06-2010, 15:58
I'm gonna have to be boring and say 40k.

I've tried most of the other games (except BFG) but I never really took to them.

Chaos and Evil
23-06-2010, 16:09
Epic.
It's like 40k, but designed for adults.

Yeah, I went there. :-)

Narf
23-06-2010, 16:14
bloodbowl again, its a fun, easy, fast game, that doesnt involve slapping down hundreds of Ģ or $ and can be easily taught to anyone over the age of 10.

Strange that GW wont push this more, especially with the world cup atm with most of europe involved along with the yanks.

x-esiv-4c
23-06-2010, 16:21
Necromunda here.

uona
23-06-2010, 16:44
Blood Bowl, without a doubt.
It doesn't get better than playing Blood Bowl in a league.
(And now I'm sad, because with my FLGS going under last year our Blood Bowl league dissolved as well...)

a friend of mine actually shed a tear when his only lvl 4 died XD

Messiahnide
23-06-2010, 16:58
Necromunda, Loved how you shaped your gang from nobodies and deaths stayed permanent, buying guns, takeing territories etc just got me hooked, same with gorkamorka but necro hit the cool buttons harder :D

DarkReaver
23-06-2010, 17:07
I like playing 40K. I wish I knew people that played Necromunda, Gorkamorka or Mordheim since I'm interested in trying them, the idea of having a small gang/warband appeals to me.

neXus6
23-06-2010, 17:25
I don't play any GW games any more but in the past my favourite has switched about between Blood Bowl, Battlefleet Gothic, Gorkamorka, Mordheim, Necromunda and Bombberz Over Da Sulphur River.

Game wise I think Blood Bowl is probably my favourite over all, with Gorkamorka being the most fun background wise.

From Shadows
23-06-2010, 17:29
.......bfg.......

gloriousbattle
23-06-2010, 17:37
No love for "Oi! Dat's My Leg!"?

neXus6
23-06-2010, 17:45
Sadly Oi! was a few years before I got into the hobby.
:(

Ozorik
23-06-2010, 17:59
Necromunda I think, slightly clunky campaign rules but a good level of complexity while still being intuitive and quick playing.

Gorkamorka and Mordheim are also pretty high up.

I never really took to the current version of epic, I actually preferred the Space Marine rules (possibly because that was the first proper GW game I ever played).

In general specialist games are much better rulesets that the core games and as such I enjoy them more.

The GW game that have played most often was 2nd ed 40K but after 3rd ed was released that game lost its interest for me.

eriochrome
23-06-2010, 18:03
Blood Bowl All the way.

EmperorNorton
23-06-2010, 19:10
No love for "Oi! Dat's My Leg!"?

I never even heard of that one before, to be honest.



a friend of mine actually shed a tear when one of his only lvl 4 died XD

Oh, I've been there when two of my Black Orcs with about 40 SPPs each were killed within two turns.
That's what I think makes Blood Bowl great, as well as Mordheim and Necromunda, you get attached to every one of your guys.

Lord Inquisitor
23-06-2010, 19:13
I think there's quite a few that should have been on there (Warmaster, Blood Bowl and Battlefleet Gothic are all great games with fanatic fanbases - if you'll forgive the pun) but as it happens my favourite three are on there: Epic, Inquisitor and Space Hulk. I think Epic wins out - but barely.

sigur
23-06-2010, 20:45
No love for "Oi! Dat's My Leg!"?

Given how long the game has been OOP and the limited scope of release or support compared to later games that actually use a wide range of miniatures, how likely would it be that someone within the first 12 replies would should "hey, "oi! Dat's my Leg!" is my favorite GW games of all time!"?

Me, I haven't played all of those but I guess gameplaywise, BFG has to be my favorite due to a very simple ruleset that allows for very tactical situations. Backgroundwise, Gorkamorka or Necromunda. These also have very good rules as well, just not quite as elegant as BFG. But they have the roleplaying parts in favor for them.

Anvilbrow
23-06-2010, 21:10
BLOODBOWL.

MAN O WAR.

WARMASTER.

EPIC SPACE MARINE.

The early-mid 90's was the glory days for GW...

Anvilbrow
23-06-2010, 21:16
I never even heard of that one before, to be honest.

How about Trolls in the Pantry?


Oh, I've been there when two of my Black Orcs with about 40 SPPs each were killed within two turns.
That's what I think makes Blood Bowl great, as well as Mordheim and Necromunda, you get attached to every one of your guys.

This. My screen tag, Anvilbrow, is the name of one of my Trollslayers from way back in 2nd ed. He "lived" for several seasons amassing something like 30+ injuries caused.

Art Is Resistance
23-06-2010, 21:25
Bloodbowl without a shadow of a doubt.

closely followed by Space Hulk.

gloriousbattle
23-06-2010, 21:29
How about Trolls in the Pantry?

Another true classic! Sadly, there just wasn't room for all the REALLY great GW games.

BTW, remember the soundtrack from "Oi! Dats My Leg!"?

gloriousbattle
23-06-2010, 21:41
Given how long the game has been OOP and the limited scope of release or support compared to later games that actually use a wide range of miniatures, how likely would it be that someone within the first 12 replies would should "hey, "oi! Dat's my Leg!" is my favorite GW games of all time!"?

Yes, but now we're talking about truly great art.

EmperorNorton
23-06-2010, 21:55
How about Trolls in the Pantry?
Regrettably, I've never heard of that either.
With just about five years of GW hobby enthusiasm under my belt it seems I missed out on quite a bit.

Lord Inquisitor
23-06-2010, 22:20
Try over 20 years ago. It was fun but very, very silly.

marell le fou
23-06-2010, 22:44
Man O'War, with an hesitation for Space Hulk. So bad the list is not complete with all GW games.

defunct
23-06-2010, 22:45
Mordheim, by a mile

WHFB 8th might take the crown soon, tho

Zinge
23-06-2010, 22:48
Necromunda all the way!

Aflo
23-06-2010, 23:35
Blood Bowl, no doubt.

stroller
23-06-2010, 23:45
40K - it's the one I play most, followed (roughly in order) by Fantasy, Space Hulk, Gorkamorka & Necromunda, Inquisitor & Mordheim. Played the odd game of Epic & Warmaster, but Blood Bowl has never even remotely appealed. Each to his or her own I guess.

Icapica
24-06-2010, 00:09
After thinking about this, I felt I had to vote for Heroquest. The only other GW games I have played are 40k and Mordheim and it's been so many years since I played Mordheim I don't remember much about it. It seems like it should be a fun game though so I'd like to play it again. 40k is fun enough, but at the moment I prefer painting and converting to playing.

I've had Heroquest gathering dust for years but last year I found out that the US version is very different from what we had in Europe. Then I started searching for information on the differences and found that the US version made much more sense and had some challenge. In the version I had known all the monsters died from one hit, even the final boss. In the US version some monsters can handle more punishment, there are more monsters and traps in many levels and the bad guy even has spells. So, I found the US rules and maps from Hasbro website, other necessary stuff from some fansite, printed everything and then we played the campaign last winter. It was a lot of fun :) The game felt like it would really need some little fixing here and there, but I enjoyed it more than some newer similar games.

If this thread was posted a few months later, my answer might be different. I'll probably start Epic later this summer and I've been also thinking about Aeronautica Imperialis and Battlefleet Gothic.

Ithaka
24-06-2010, 01:15
I'm going to have to be a rebel and vote Talisman, because I grew up playing my dads battered and beaten second edition. Very close second is Necromunda.
After reading this thread I'll be giving Blood Bowl a try for sure.

Cpt. Drill
24-06-2010, 02:05
Warmaster will always be my lover of choice.

Crazy Harborc
24-06-2010, 03:18
Tyranids(?) was the name of a game produced by GW, oh...12-15(?) years ago. My copy was free!! ( The game was failing as in nooo one was buying it) GW used the game as a inducement to subscribe to WD....for 2(?) years. I bit...I did not know anything about the game. A free game, free shipping too?? I should have guessed.;)

It came, minies and all, plastic Tyranids, plastic Terminators too. A foldout gameboard. The guts of the mother ship. The ship had an excape portal/hatch/etc....called the "sphincter":D. The big bugs were good, had details up the....um...lots of detail.:D

I got a couple of friends to try the game out. No second timers on playing the game. It collected dust. I painted up the big bugs/Tyranids and the Termies. The game is gone now, and forgotten until a few minutes ago.

WELL....I liked it.

VonUber
24-06-2010, 03:44
Bloodbowl!

tezdal
24-06-2010, 04:00
Battlefleet Gothic!!!!!

Crazy Harborc
24-06-2010, 04:06
Space Hulk, the original version. I liked the plastic bugs AND the terminators. There were extra interlocking sections of board pieces in WD (inserts). Free, new passageway and "room" sections. At least one (memories??) add on box with more sections and more minies.

Been many years since I played....no opponents. The game was "frowned on" at the GW store.

spaint2k
24-06-2010, 04:48
I think I'm going to have to say BFG.

DhaosAndy
24-06-2010, 05:12
Other ........ BFG

Arbas
24-06-2010, 11:55
1) Warhammer Quest
2) Bloodbowl
3) Necromunda
4) Mordheim

susu.exp
24-06-2010, 15:35
Epic is trailing 40k. Letīs hope somebody at GW pays attention to a non-representative online poll...

And yea, my vote went to Epic as well. In terms of which Edition:
1) E:A
2) TL/SM
3) E:40k

DarthSte
24-06-2010, 16:12
Necromunda. By far.

Chaos and Evil
24-06-2010, 16:48
Epic is trailing 40k. Letīs hope somebody at GW pays attention to a non-representative online poll...
I don't see why they would, when their target demographic is kids.

Col. Frost
24-06-2010, 17:07
Dark Future.

Yeah, it wasn't that well designed and hardly anyone played it, but the campaign i once played where i took my Sanctioned Op from barely equipped rookie to a true highway warrior is still one of my fondest early gaming memories... Pity he copped it in the end :(

Odin
24-06-2010, 17:27
Either Necromunda or Blood Bowl. The former could really do with a revamp and more balanced rules. But of course it's not worth GW's time as it only sells a handful of models.

Of the main systems it's Warhammer.

grg3d
24-06-2010, 18:12
Wish you could vote more than once....

1) Space Hulk
2) Warhammer Quest
3) Mordheim

sigur
24-06-2010, 19:28
I just gave it another thought and actually the game I might have played the most over the years (next to 40k) surely was Talisman. Funny.

wat_dabney
24-06-2010, 21:17
Blood Bowl here.

No Mordheim, Lord of the Rings or Dark Future listed?

gloriousbattle
25-06-2010, 01:40
Blood Bowl here.

No Mordheim, Lord of the Rings or Dark Future listed?

Polls on this site only allow ten options, so I put down the ones I liked.

someone2040
25-06-2010, 06:07
I put down Fantasy, because I like the models and like the game.
Following would be Mordheim and Bloodbowl. I like Mordheim, but not as much as Fantasy itself. Bloodbowl I enjoy playing, but the miniatures I'm not so keen to paint (Fine miniatures, but I'm not so interested in American Football, so starts to drag away interest in painting them).
40k and it's spin-off's will always play second fiddle. Just not hugely into the whole sci-fi thing.

smokingmonkee
25-06-2010, 07:00
Blood Bowl for me.

toonboy78
25-06-2010, 07:46
1. blood bowl
2. warhamemr quest/AHQ
3. 40k
4. Space marine (epic old type with orders and hit charts)
5. Warhammer
6. necromunda
7. Man'o'War

Rekmar
25-06-2010, 09:02
Bloodbowl with WfB a close second.

Raellos
25-06-2010, 10:02
Polls on this site only allow ten options, so I put down the ones I liked.

Why not at least put down the currently supported games first?

40k is what I pay the most, and the tournament culture here makes it close to the lead. BFG is probably my favourite though.

-Grimgorironhide-
25-06-2010, 10:15
Well I have only played 40k, fantasy and warmaster and out of those three warmaster easily takes the cake.

It just has a much more fluid, balanced and tactical fell to it than fantasy. Though I miss things like character customizations and lots of different magic items it still beats Fantasy in almost every other gaming aspect IMO. Plus I love playing 10mm scale (Feels so much more grander).

I am currently looking into epic two (From what I've heard it is a very nice game). It's such a shame that all the specialist games have much better designed rules than the main core games. But thats life I guess.

cheers.

Graeme
25-06-2010, 10:40
For me its

1)Necromunda
2)Space Hulk
3)40k

Necromunda should so have been a poll option - I reckon it has to be their best game by quite some distance.

The Ginger Ninja
25-06-2010, 12:50
Only played 40k, so I can't exactly say anything else.
I'm surprised LotR wasn't put up on the poll, thats one of GWs 3 major games.

Gurunty
25-06-2010, 16:58
Bloodbowl == Fantasy

susu.exp
25-06-2010, 17:26
I don't see why they would, when their target demographic is kids.

Hence the bit about this poll being non-representative. Of course they wonīt pay attention to this, but itīs still a rather interesting thing. E:A is the best game they ever did (I know you agree with me there) and if you have played it, other games donīt compare (just the sheer elegance with which Necrons are handled in E:A is stunning). Iīm rather sure it has the best customer retention of any of their games as well - itīs not as if weīre getting a lot of releases, but weīre loyal to that game. And while Iīm enough of a realist not to expect GW to notice that, I still hope they will at some point notice it and give us a few things, maybe a Space Hulk like box.

gloriousbattle
25-06-2010, 17:29
Why not at least put down the currently supported games first?

I'm just not that big a fanboy. Much of the current stuff is nowhere near as cool as the older stuff, IMHO. If you want to start a poll including only the currently supported games, go for it! I'll certainly weigh in with the ones I like.

But none of them are as cool as "Oi! Dat's My Leg" or "Trolls in the Pantry". :D

gloriousbattle
25-06-2010, 17:35
Hooray! Another vote for "Oi! Dat's My Leg", which has now pulled ahead of Inquisitor and Dark heresy, and is running neck and neck with Heroquest and Talisman!

Look out Space Hulk, here we come!

;)

Interestingly, I am surprised at how little love for the roleplaying games. Granted, I did not think they'd get anywhere near the votes that 40K an FB did, but NO votes for Dark Heresy? That's a shock. It was not my style of rpg, but it was well presented.

Oh well, I guess I chalk it up to Warseer being basically a miniatures group.

Chaos and Evil
25-06-2010, 17:37
Hence the bit about this poll being non-representative. Of course they wonīt pay attention to this, but itīs still a rather interesting thing. E:A is the best game they ever did (I know you agree with me there)
I always baulk at the word "best", because it's so subjective.

For me, a guy who likes tactically complex rules (Which are also elegantly written and streamlined in application), and mass battles, they're perfect.

For a kid who's just starting out in wargaming, they're awful. GW core games are much "better" for them than Epic is.

"More appropriate" is a phrase I prefer to use, rather than "best".


I still hope they will at some point notice it and give us a few things, maybe a Space Hulk like box.
Epic's in a hard situation there, as unlike Space Hulk, or Necromunda, or Blood Bowl, etc, it's a full game that requires a large ammount of ongoing support. GW knows that a one-off box couldn't do it justice, and would rather not do it at all than have a half-hearted go at support.

Lord_Squinty
25-06-2010, 17:47
Bloodbowl.

Pretty surprised thats not in the poll actually.

With the highly under-rated Warmaster a close second then Space Hulk.

susu.exp
25-06-2010, 18:44
I always baulk at the word "best", because it's so subjective.

For me, a guy who likes tactically complex rules (Which are also elegantly written and streamlined in application), and mass battles, they're perfect.

For a kid who's just starting out in wargaming, they're awful. GW core games are much "better" for them than Epic is.

Iīm not so sure about that. 40k and Fantasy have a huge number of special rules, rules exceptions, etc. At the same time they depend to a high degree on pre-game planing, while offering not that many in game choices. Youīre picking your targets in 40k, decide whether to shoot heavy weapons, forgo shooting RF weapons to assault or to run. But thatīs pretty much it. In Epic you are spoilt for choice in the game. Even with pre-made sample army lists there are a lot of different ways to play a game - heck even the training scenarios allow for varied tactics. Epic doesnīt have as steep a learning curve as 40k or Fantasy (though that might change with the new Edition) and the models look decent even if youīre not that good a painter (while allowing for a lot).

So Iīm not sure GWs core games (not sure about TLotR, which I havenīt played) are better for beginners than Epic or some of the other specialist games. Advertizing them as games for advanced players doesnīt make that much sense. The reason Epic is a game played mainly by veterans is that it is advertized as such, keeping new players from looking into it when they start out and the lack of models for some ranges, which require some skills beginners donīt neccessarily have.

Having taught newbies both 40k and Epic, I found they took to the later more easily.


Epic's in a hard situation there, as unlike Space Hulk, or Necromunda, or Blood Bowl, etc, it's a full game that requires a large ammount of ongoing support.

The same would go for Necromunda and BB. Space Hulk is entirely self-contained, a board game rather than a tabletop.


GW knows that a one-off box couldn't do it justice, and would rather not do it at all than have a half-hearted go at support.

What do they have now? Half hearted support is the current status of Epic, with some ranges somewhat available. A one-off box could do a lot for Epic - The old SM boxed set certainly did and with the current plastic technology it wouldnīt be that much of a problem to put in 1000 points worth of models (infantry, transports, MBTs) in for a couple of armies and maybe a titan or two plus some terrain. Iīm pretty sure itīd sell well, youīd have a lot of people sharing boxes and itīd create demand for the other products in the various ranges. That Epic does go beyond the box isnīt a downside of Epic - It was a downside of Space Hulk, which does not lead to additional demand for models.

Chaos and Evil
25-06-2010, 19:07
Having taught newbies both 40k and Epic, I found they took to the later more easily.
It's not that kids don't understand the rules of Epic easily, quite the contrary they're easier for kids to learn... it's that they don't deliver the same kind of brainless visceral experience that the core game rules do.

Epic is all about manueving armies, catching your opponent out with intellectual traps.
40k is all about your Space Marine Hero running up to the enemy Big Ork and punching him in the face with a giant fist.

The latter is simply more appealing to kids.


A one-off box could do a lot for Epic
It would, but it wouldn't do as much for the company as a one-off Warhammer Quest box. A self-contained game that they can sell like hotcakes and then have no implied obligation to continue to actively support in the future.

I love Epic more'n most, but the one-off box isn't the right way to support it.

susu.exp
25-06-2010, 20:52
Epic is all about manueving armies, catching your opponent out with intellectual traps.
40k is all about your Space Marine Hero running up to the enemy Big Ork and punching him in the face with a giant fist.

The latter is simply more appealing to kids.

But you can do that with Titans and Gargants. I donīt think I would have started playing 40k. I started out in the SM/TL days and while I did like tactics a bit, it was the visuals that did it for me. 40k doesnīt usually feature Titans clashing and the sheer size of Ork Mobs did appeal to me. The tactical depth of Epic (like any game) depends on your opponents. Iīve recently played quite a bit of online chess and in some games itīs all about setting up traps that take 4 moves to become aparent. In other games itīs simply a matter of taking advantage of an opponents Gambits and playing the game down to the point, where youīve got 2 pawns and heīs got his king. Epic has got that depth as well, but itīs fun even if you are just learning to swim.


It would, but it wouldn't do as much for the company as a one-off Warhammer Quest box. A self-contained game that they can sell like hotcakes and then have no implied obligation to continue to actively support in the future.

I love Epic more'n most, but the one-off box isn't the right way to support it.

Of course you do and of course Iīd like to see Epic get more support than a one-off box. As GW doesnīt feel obliged to support Epic more without that box, I donīt see why a box release would have to be followed up. Itīs an option GW has - if the box flies, maybe some other Epic release will as well. Iīm sure WQ would do well. Iīm equally sure an Epic box would sell at least at that level if not better.

puppetmaster24
25-06-2010, 20:57
Wahammer Quest. then it's mathhammer.

Jellicoe
25-06-2010, 21:32
Not mentioned but absolute favourite is Block Mania - an absolute blast of a game especially if you had the 2 block expansion. We played it the other night at my wargames group and had a great game. Have played an 8 block war with 2 sets on one occasion which was truly memorable.

Space Hulk, Talisman (the 1980's version) and 40k are also on the list for me

Chainsaw Warrior and Rogue Trooper also not on the list as classic 1980's GW fare - they produced some great games back then that were excellent value too - glory days......

Ozorik
25-06-2010, 21:59
t's that they don't deliver the same kind of brainless visceral experience that the core game rules do.


Of course they do, possibly even more so. They may not feature the large scrums that 40k does but they do feature far larger armies and, more importantly, titans. The epic rules offer more tactical scope but they don't have to, new players can just run at each other and knock heads in the centre of the table if they should wish too.

I just don't accept that 40k is automatically a better showcase game, epic was my first GW game that didn't have little card corridors after all.

Chaos and Evil
25-06-2010, 22:17
Of course they do, possibly even more so. They may not feature the large scrums that 40k does but they do feature far larger armies and, more importantly, titans. The epic rules offer more tactical scope but they don't have to, new players can just run at each other and knock heads in the centre of the table if they should wish too.

I just don't accept that 40k is automatically a better showcase game, epic was my first GW game that didn't have little card corridors after all.

If you're looking for a game where running two forces directly at each other and knocking heads, I really do contend that 40k is a better-designed system for doing that kind of railroad-gaming.

It's too simple to label Epic's more adult/elegant/tactically complex rules design as arbitrarily "better", I think. For GW's core audience (kids), I really do think 40k's simplistic "run forwards and bash them with my giant hammer!" really is "better" than Epic's tactically complex intellectual puzzle.

silence
26-06-2010, 00:00
Bloodbowl, if I could only play a single GW game this would be it. I've had more fun playing this game over the years than any other, and for me thats my measure of "best".

UberBeast
26-06-2010, 05:59
Mordheim will always be my favorite!

Reinholt
26-06-2010, 06:20
Another vote for Blood Bowl.

Crazy Harborc
27-06-2010, 03:54
My buddie and I went to Origins Thursday and Friday. Came home today with GOODIES. Spent Friday in the War Room...well half the day in the Dealer's room too....Drill hall size rooms by the by.

Saw 5-8(total) GW games played. Fantastic two connected tables (4 by 10-12 feet) full of castle walls and gate towers. An army 2-4 hundred plastic Empire militia minies used to make companies of shooters and HtH fighters from a large quanity of boxes of the Empire militia.

I think only one dealer had brought GW products. But alll kinds of "other products, makers and dealers. HELLOOOO Mantic.....:D Warlord Games:D, Reaper and some GREAT buildings/terrain makers Four drill hall sized rooms of dealers, wargamers, boardgamers, roleplayers, cardgames. Hundreds of tables ready for wargamers to use.

Elanthanis
27-06-2010, 04:57
Battlefleet Gothic.

Plagueridden
27-06-2010, 05:20
Mordheim and ye olde Space Hulk

Gekiganger
27-06-2010, 05:34
Warhammer Quest! Almost here quest, but not quite.

Bloodbowl and Fantasy follow close behind.

I regret never having had the chance to play necromunda and gorkamorka, despite being in the hobby at the time and liking the look of the systems, I spent all my disposable income on the 3 above.

clansman
27-06-2010, 07:09
Necromunda! then probably 40k/blood bowl. just being able to gain exp and the 2nd edition flavoured shooting/ combat makes the underhive the place to be! oh and space hulk

Crazy Harborc
28-06-2010, 01:07
Heck, for my little group of long time opponents....our favorite GW game would be Warhammer Ancient Battles, version 1.5. After that it is WHFB, version 6.

e2055261
28-06-2010, 01:09
Well I don't really have a favourite. I certainly got lot out of BB and Necromunda. I'm back into Necromunda atm and it's still a blast. I play 40k but have not played a game for 4/5 months. Talisman's a fun game especially after you've had a few.

FYI I voted Oi dats my leg as a sort of protest vote...

Mahwell Skel
29-06-2010, 10:40
Its Blood Bowl.

Epic is a close second and Block Mania was always a laugh (blowing up the water tanks and torching the block with petrol bombs) but Blood Bowl is such an easy pick up and almost everyone can grasp the concept of it. My brother had little or no interest in WFB or 40k however was always willing to play 2nd edition Blood bowl and it was always fun. Even if you lost something amusing would happen in fact the results were unimportant.

I played various leagues and group games but the blood bowl league was easily the most popular and fun by far.

Old School
02-07-2010, 08:17
Can't believe you left out BLOODBOWL !!!

Oi dats my leg???
Talisman???
Dark Heresy???

gaspode
02-07-2010, 10:56
Necromunda is the one I enjoy most. Hulk is fun too. 40k is ok but I do that mainly for the painting.

Slaaaaaanesh
02-07-2010, 11:27
Necromunda baby! I really enjoyed leveling up gangs but it's hard to sustain the campaign as a lot of people i know only play it as a 'play once in a blue moon' game.

Slaaaaaanesh

SquatLord
02-07-2010, 14:14
Hi, Noob here...

Favourite game is 40K, "for the emperor"!!! I need some help identifying some old squat models I have if anyone is interested...thanks!

TimLeeson
02-07-2010, 18:18
Epic by far, current ruleset is near perfect.

gloriousbattle
02-07-2010, 18:25
Can't believe you left out BLOODBOWL !!!

Oi dats my leg???
Talisman???
Dark Heresy???

HEY PAL! Sat what you want about Talisman or Dark Heresy, BUT NO CRACKS ABOUT Oi dats my leg! :skull:

Dwarf Supreme
02-07-2010, 18:25
Epic by far, for me as well. Second is Talisman with Space Hulk close behind in third and Dungeonquest (I can't believe no one has mentioned it) in fourth.

Baracus
02-07-2010, 18:33
I like the lotr game not war of the ring the smaller one.

Go Harad

S_A_T_S
02-07-2010, 19:09
Bloodbowl!

I also cannot believe you forgot to list Bloodbowl. It is the best game they have ever made.

2nd - prob. Necro, loved the easy way narratives for your characters would develop.

3rd - 40k

EDIT: Forgot Warhammer Quest! Let's call that 1.5th

Bigbot
02-07-2010, 21:34
Necromunda hands down

Chaos and Evil
02-07-2010, 22:29
I also cannot believe you forgot to list Bloodbowl. It is the best game they have ever made.

He only listed the games he personally is interested in.

gloriousbattle
02-07-2010, 23:17
He only listed the games he personally is interested in.

The other problem is that Warseer polls allow a maximum of 10 choices, so, since it was my poll, I got to pick 'em. ;)

FabricatorGeneralMike
02-07-2010, 23:18
Personally I miss first edition epic ( not spacemarine or adeptus titanicus) the most. I loved the company cards, and they really fleshed out the fluff for the 40k universe alot with these games. I liked having titans in my imperial army.

There are a few that are tied for second; I really liked Necromunda, blood bowl and warhammer quest all about the same.

I only played man-o-war twice same with BFG. I really wish I gave these games more of a try. I wasn't to into MoW to much because back then 90-96) I was more into sci-fi. BFG came out aftre 3rd ed 40k which is when they told me that all my Ig models couldn't be used anymore and I had to buy a whole new army =o[. The only time I went to GW then was to pick up books and such.

I really wish more people where into BFG around here ( Vancouver BC) I would love to join a gaming club that played it still.

Chaos and Evil
03-07-2010, 00:26
I'm surprised to see Epic getting such a strong showing actually, only 3% behind WFB right now.

Crazy Harborc
03-07-2010, 03:09
I am not surprised at all. Epic, while it was getting real support, was very popular. IMHO.....the net profit on Epic was too low compared to WHFB and 40K. Too many potential 40K players were picking Epic because of start-up costs and over all prices to expand the Epic Armies.;)

Khamul
03-07-2010, 11:31
The Lord of the Rings Strategy battle game The War of the Ring!!!

Tavendale
11-07-2010, 04:36
Blood Bowl.
Just getting back into hobby after long absence. During this time, BB was the only game I played regularly.

<3

minitrol
11-07-2010, 07:47
War of teh ring

I love that 67/182 voted Other!!

scar face
11-07-2010, 09:24
No-one plays fantasy 8th at my LGS - 7th and 40k is all that reigns.

Also, no LoTR/WoTR in sight.

scar

Logarithm Udgaur
11-07-2010, 12:25
How the hell is Necromunda not on the list? By vast chasms of reality it is superior to any of the other GW games I have played (Space Hulk-the New One, 40K, Titan Legion and LotR). It may be that I am just getting into it, but it does not seem to have as many rules exploits as the other game systems. (let's face it, Space Hulk is really just about the miniatures, the game itself is pretty simplistic) I really want to try out Rogue Trader also, as it seems similar, but have yet to find any players.

gloriousbattle
11-07-2010, 14:46
How the hell is Necromunda not on the list?

It was that or "Oi! Dat's My Leg!"

I made the only possible choice.

Besides, it's my list. Don't like it? Make your own.;)

Logarithm Udgaur
11-07-2010, 15:52
Well, the three people that have heard of that game seem to agree with you, so I will leave it at that.

gloriousbattle
11-07-2010, 16:45
Well, the three people that have heard of that game seem to agree with you, so I will leave it at that.

EXACTLY! Three people of eminent taste and discernment out of a forum this size? Better than I expected! :angel:

Marlow
11-07-2010, 17:56
Bloodbowl. I am going to assume all the "other" votes are for Bloodbowl and that makes it the winner!

wilycoyote
11-07-2010, 18:07
Too many great old games, that we still play here- Space Hulk 1st Ed, Warhammer Quest, Dark Future, Epic (1st ed including Adeptus/Codex Titanicus and Space Marine.

Not the best perhaps, but always a blast - Space Fleet. The precursor to BFG -what a great system, to find out if you hit roll the dice into the box lid. They don't write them like that any more.

What was the Advanced Space Crusade spin off - Ultramarine?? - another dice into the lid game.

gloriousbattle
11-07-2010, 19:06
Too many great old games, that we still play here- Space Hulk 1st Ed, Warhammer Quest, Dark Future, Epic (1st ed including Adeptus/Codex Titanicus and Space Marine.

Not the best perhaps, but always a blast - Space Fleet. The precursor to BFG -what a great system, to find out if you hit roll the dice into the box lid. They don't write them like that any more.

What was the Advanced Space Crusade spin off - Ultramarine?? - another dice into the lid game.

I really used to LOVE Spacefleet! Way more fun than BFG, and I loved the models too, especially the ironclad battleship.

The boyz
11-07-2010, 19:39
Blood Bowl get's my vote. Although, it was a tough decision between Blood Bowl, Epic and Talisman.

Sinner_74
11-07-2010, 22:26
Battlefleet Gothic has to be one of my favorites - the rules set has a great flow to it and it's really easy to pick back up if you haven't played in a while...

I have to say that being one of the elderly few that remembers when Oi Dats My Leg came out, I never had any interest in playing it. I was just way to smitten with Rogue Trader and Adeptus Titanicus/Space Marine... Well, to be honest, I was really just in love with the old figures and the incredible deals that were the original boxed sets - 3 Rhinos for $20??? Hell yeah!!! I was looking at my Book of the Astronomicon lastnight and the prices listed in it were enough to bring a tear to my eye...

I have always wanted to get in on a game of the old Judge Dredd RPG, but, alas, no-one around here has even really heard of it...

Santiaghoul
11-07-2010, 22:35
You left out Battlefleet Gothic! I picked epic since the rules set is quite similar.

SimpleSquid
11-07-2010, 22:50
Bloodbowl, love that game.

Chaos and Evil
12-07-2010, 00:20
You left out Battlefleet Gothic! I picked epic since the rules set is quite similar.

Epic:40,000 had a very similar rule set (BFG's rules were based on it).

However the current edition of Epic (Armageddon) has very little in common with BFG.

shelfunit.
12-07-2010, 01:13
Personally it has to be Heroquest - primarily because that introduced me to the whole hobby. After that it would be Advanced Heroquest, SpaceMarine 2nd Ed and WHFRP V1

Gen.Steiner
12-07-2010, 02:59
Necromunda here.


Necromunda


Necromunda


Necromunda all the way!


Necromunda. By far.


Either Necromunda


For me its

1)Necromunda


Necromunda!


Necromunda is the one


Necromunda baby!


Necromunda hands down


Necromunda ... is superior to any of the other GW games I have played

Like these 12 fine fellows, I too consider Necromunda to be the finest game produced by Games Workshop.

It's closely followed by 2nd Ed 40K, Mordheim, and Gorkamorka. Inquisitor, Epic 40,000, Battlefleet Gothic, 6th Ed WFB, Block Mania and Space Hulk make up the rest of my Top Ten (in no particular order).

Splagbot
12-07-2010, 14:49
Like these 12 fine fellows, I too consider Necromunda to be the finest game produced by Games Workshop.

I do as ever agree with Gen.Steiner, Necromunda is by far the most glorious game produced by GW, followed closely in second by Warhammer Quest.

Jellicoe
14-07-2010, 19:29
AH - The Judge Dredd RPG - had some good fun with that and still have my copy + slaughter margin and some other supplements. I too remember Dats my leg when it came out but was never my bag and I never played it. I did however play some other rather more venerable GW titles including Rogue Trooper (not trader) and Chainsaw warrior.

And one other which is an absolute firm favourite for nearly all of our friends children when they come to visit - DungeonQuest. Beautifully simple, difficult to complete and very addictive. Like Block Mania it may be 20+ years old but it still gets lots of play - a real testament to its design

colmarekblack
14-07-2010, 20:25
I think WHQ, Necromunda and Warhammer Skirmish are the greatest games produced by GW.

All simple, straight forward rules sets and you don't need many models to play. They also allow you to customise the individual model for that unique look.

Oh and the rules are free.

lachlin
14-07-2010, 20:39
"Battlemasters" for the win!

Crazy Harborc
15-07-2010, 01:28
I still use those Battlemasters minies.....gobbos, cannons, you name it. Then there were the "give away" prices of the week after Christmas sales at our local discount chain stores. THAT was when I loaded up.

Painted up, mounted on GW bases and sold a couple of box sets worth of the minies....even the knights.:D

Xyon
15-07-2010, 04:09
I've only really played fantasy, 40k, and bloodbowl to the extent that I'm vastly familiar with them as games. I've played some bfg, and some mordheim, not much else from the GW line of games though. I'd say my favorite of the games i've played enough to be familiar with would be blood bowl. I'm highly interested in playing epic and more bfg though. Man o war and space hulk also interest me.

Gwyddyon
15-07-2010, 04:54
Battlefleet Gothic, followed by Inquisitor. Which is strange, since I far prefer the look and feel of the fantasy/historical settings. But those two games are just so much sheer fun because of the tactical depth and the cinematic quality, respectively.

Gazak Blacktoof
15-07-2010, 12:18
In no particular order-

Gorkamorka
Space Hulk
Warhammer Quest
Warhammer Fantasy

I wish I could say epic but the lack of a necron force stopped me getting into it. I've seen the armies people have converted and I love converting but the scale of the models scares me. I've also enjoyed the small amount of rogue trader we've played (next session coming soon) but that's really FFG.

Voted - Other

Croaker2
15-07-2010, 15:05
Too many great old games, that we still play here- Space Hulk 1st Ed, Warhammer Quest, Dark Future, Epic (1st ed including Adeptus/Codex Titanicus and Space Marine.

Not the best perhaps, but always a blast - Space Fleet. The precursor to BFG -what a great system, to find out if you hit roll the dice into the box lid. They don't write them like that any more.

What was the Advanced Space Crusade spin off - Ultramarine?? - another dice into the lid game.

There were 2 more dice in the lid games using miniatures from bigger games.
A quest one called Mighty Warriors which used the AHQ minis and a BB one called Kerrunch

RunepriestRidcully
15-07-2010, 16:01
40k for me, was the first wargame I played, I love the older background, Fantasy, Lord of the Rings SBG and Gothic are my point seconds, the only ever games I have really played, can't really choose between them with the Lord of The Rings recently growing on me (The Numenorian Models) convinced me), and gothic, well I know only 1 other who does it, and his Tau fleet routinely blows my imperial to bits (we play small games) and Fanyasy, well its the Saurus and Warriors of Tzeentch.

gloriousbattle
15-07-2010, 20:34
Hey! Now, Oi! Dat's My Leg! is on the bottom of the list! What gives?!

;)

Chaos and Evil
16-07-2010, 09:43
I wish I could say epic but the lack of a necron force stopped me getting into it. I've seen the armies people have converted and I love converting but the scale of the models scares me.

Oddly, Epic is easier to paint than 28mm models are. Counter-intuitive I know.

Desert Rain
16-07-2010, 10:36
Having only played the 3 core games I can without doubt say that Fantasy is the best game they have.

StugMeister
16-07-2010, 12:13
Epic for me - brilliant game.

Gazak Blacktoof
16-07-2010, 13:21
Oddly, Epic is easier to paint than 28mm models are. Counter-intuitive I know.

I can believe that, getting to the state where I have some models is another matter though. I've started a 40K eldar force now, and already have eldar for BFG, so will probably get eldar for EPIC too.

Gazak Blacktoof
16-07-2010, 13:22
Oddly, Epic is easier to paint than 28mm models are. Counter-intuitive I know.

I can believe that, getting to the state where I have some models is another matter though. I've started a 40K eldar force now, and already have eldar for BFG, so will probably get eldar for EPIC too.

Grimmeth
16-07-2010, 16:10
Bloodbowl - simples!

Gunless Ganger
16-07-2010, 18:29
For me - Necromunda - no contest.

But only with the old rules, because nothing beats watching a flaming Juve run screaming off a 5 story building. :)

spetswalshe
16-07-2010, 22:04
It's night, and raining. Soot streaks down the walls and forms puddles in the cracked street below. A youth clutches a halberd and stamps his feet on the cobbles; he won't huddle in a doorway, not after he saw twisted hand reach out from a dark portal and take Sergeant Maher. He can't believe he lost sight of the others, but he knows Captain Yevgeni will come back; they have to find him. He's carrying the shard of black-green rock that will make all of this worthwhile. Silent, unseen, a shadow detaches from the gutted roof above, and slams a bladed fist into the boy's neck. Foolish man-things...

Yeah, that's right; Mordheim.

Farseer Dave
16-07-2010, 22:34
Warhammer 40k , what can I say that we dont alrdy know , best Game ever!

Farseer Dave.

CapitanGuinea
17-07-2010, 02:32
voted for battlefleet gothic. The best ever made of

avien
17-07-2010, 20:26
Battlefleet Gothic...

I'm a space sci fi geek at heart - gotta love the idea of 3 km long ships blowing the crap out of each other!:D

Crazy Harborc
18-07-2010, 02:47
Well it's official....WHFB version 6 OR 7....I dug out my OLD version of Space Hulk (including the free WD inserts add-ins.:D

Oguleth
18-07-2010, 18:08
I voted Dark Heresy, but I am not really sure it counts, considering they ditched it shortly after releasing it :p

Blood Bowl I think is their best game with minis... Not very costly, clear rules, interesting gameplay, has it all. Mordheim was fun, but the amount of rules debates had due to how the rules was written (and how they worked) kinda stopped it from living forever on in my gaming group.

I have never tried Epic or Warmaster, but I really wanted to. So I might have actually missed the best ;)

screamingabdab
21-07-2010, 09:59
Necromunda.

Started with Heroquest & Advanced. Space Crusade was class. Played the big 3 many years ago and Epic was be fair the finest IMO, some of the horde battles between my Orks & my dads Tyranids were classics.

But Necromunda got my vote as I recently started to get back into it and I just think it was the finest ruleset GW ever produced. Also damn easy to House Rule to your personal tastes :)

Chaos and Evil
21-07-2010, 10:07
I have never tried Epic or Warmaster, but I really wanted to. So I might have actually missed the best ;)

Both are still on sale from GW's Specialist Games section of the website.