View Full Version : How to put together a warhammer quest set

15-04-2013, 13:16
Hey guys,

I really want to get into warhammer quest with my friends but the remaining sets are prohibitively expensive on ebay, even incomplete ones. How have you solved this problem? (or if you have spare, want to sell me a quest set?)

15-04-2013, 17:58
There are a couple of suggestions I have here:

1) Scour eBay for copies of the WHQ books - everything else has easily sourced replacements, but you can't play the game if you don't have the rules.
2) If you can't get physical copies, go digital. I only suggest this as the game is OOP and impossible to get new (can I claim abandonware? Probably), but you can try torrent websites and see if you can bittorrent a copy (someone I know extremely well has a complete printed WHQ set from a torrent). A (more?) legal alternative is to try bobthebobish (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?348919-WHQ-Revision)'s WHQ revision. I haven't tried it myself, but from the thread responces it sounds ok.

3) Models are easy - buy from Reaper (http://www.reapermini.com/) or any other fantasy miniature maker. This is maybe the best bit - as you can see in my Hall of Heroes thread, collecting a unique collection of Heroes is awesome.
4) Cards are a little harder to do, but not that bad. If you can't get the torrents/scans, try this guy (http://www.mymessedupmind.co.uk/). Down the right hand side of his webpage are a selection of WHQ card generators - all you need to do is put in the text and link to any image you want to use and tadaa! WHQ card image. Just copy and print, then stick onto the (suitably backed) playing card of your choice. I do have an event deck program on my computer that generates monster and events for me (built-in BL tables 1-10, boxed set deck and event table - if I could write .xml, I'd have all the tables programmed into it by now...), but I lost the link to the non-worm infected version (if you want an infected computer, try google'ing WHQ event deck program, just don't blame me if you get a worm...)

5) Tiles are a great DIY project. There are plenty of photos, diagrams and logs on the net (and Warseer) to give you ideas and tips. Shas'el Tael (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?331661-WHQst-Forgotten-dungeons-of-old-%28large-compilation-images%29)'s thread in this forum is a good place to start, but also Andy_T (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?335222-Andy-T-s-WHQ-Dungeon) and Eboli (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?336182-Eboli-s-WHQ-3D-Egyptian-Dungeon).
6) If you can't be bothered with all that building (Shame on you! We want more logs!), just go here (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1340001_Dungeon_Bowl.pdf)for a completely legit, GW approved, correctly scaled, printable and free PDF of the majority of board tiles you would need.

Just to be mean, Modhail's wife had a completely untouched, still-in-the-wrapper set (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?338839-Plants-Cloud-Tael-and-Quests-%28Latching-on-to-the-WHQ-revival%29) he gets to put together for her - looking at those beautifully shiny and pristine board sections is enough to make those of us who have never owned a real copy cry...

17-04-2013, 15:38
Mehh... To be honest, the stuff inside the box really isn't all that great. The game is fun, some of the models are old school style nice, but you really don't need the tiles and models to play. You can easily create your own, way better looking versions of the tiles yourself, and as far as the models go, Most if not all are currently available in much nicer form from the regular armies. For that matter, I still can NOT understand why White Dwarf doesn't just give us some rules and suggestions for which boxes to buy... EASY money.

17-04-2013, 21:15
Strange as it sounds - I am going to back Daniel36 on this one. I know that coming from me it might sound a bit hypocritical, BUT, I was there first time around, and I have loads of great memories tied up with those old (and often admittedly naff) figures. That, combined with cheapness, is why I tend to go for the original/'contemporary' stuff.

I would say though that I think that quite a few of the warrior models were great (the barbarian, wizard and noble, slayer and maybe the dwarf), and that the boxed monsters were all pretty decent. I liked the old school semi-cartoony-but-still-a-bit-serious-greenskins of the time (even though they were monopose).

If I put my thinking cap on though, I do have to agree with Daniel36's points.

The only really essential thing is the set of 3 books. However, the card decks could be useful too, because they are toned down a bit compared to the Roleplay book events. I like the boards, but again, they are not essential. There are LOADS of free ones online if you're happy to print them out yourself, or you could make some.

As for other stuff:

Minis - you could buy modern ones/ones you prefer or go for some of the older cheaper ones. You could even go for 15mm!
Warrior Rules - there are LOADS online (eg. those on this forum (PLUG :D ) or on wquestfree.fr. And the official ones come up regularly on eBay. Sometimes you can just get the books for a couple of quid.
Articles - White Dwarf and the Citadel Journal had loads of old articles for quest - basically from about WD185-205 and in a lot of the journals. The magazines can be bought for next to nothing.
Boards - some in White Dwarf and online. Some of the boards were rereleased as scans only for a Mordheim campaign with permission to copy at one point. So if you could find those, you're golden. And some of the guys on here have created themed ones, basically to a professional standard.

19-04-2013, 17:22
Thanks for the advice guys. After writing off ebay as an option, I came up with the idea of just posting a bunch of Looking for... messages on regional warhammer fora. I lucked out and some guy wrote me that his brother and he both had their own set and almost always used his brother's. Long story short I'm currently unboxing what looks like a completely mint, barely if ever, used WHQ set. The models have been pressed (not glued) into their bases and that's it. The floor boards, books, cards and even the box look brand new. Ended up costing me 150 euro's, pricy but nowhere near ebay madness.

And I did really want an original set, I have a lot of nostalgia for 4th edition warhammer but couldn't afford a WHQ set as a kid. Should go nicely with my 4th edition model collection. Man, even the original getting started sheet and the full color GW brochure that got me into warhammer way back is in here, completely uncreased. I feel like a kid at christmas.

19-04-2013, 21:20
That's pretty awesome. Hope you enjoy it now you have it!

20-04-2013, 07:38
That's pretty awesome. Hope you enjoy it now you have it!

I will. It just seems like sacrilege to actually use such a pristine set. I felt like a tomb raider just unboxing it.

21-04-2013, 12:32
I will. It just seems like sacrilege to actually use such a pristine set. I felt like a tomb raider just unboxing it.
And isn't that just the greatest feeling? ;)
Especially to start a Warhammer Quest "career" with.

Have fun and show us your stuff!