Monday, 3 January 2011

Blast from the past!

Happy New Year!
Well it's a new year and it started pretty well from a gaming point of view, as my first game of anything took place on the 2nd of January, huzzah! I invited a few friends over to play some Warhammer Quest.

Quest... Quest..? Yep Warhammer Quest. When I worked for GW in 1995/96 it was the game I found the easiest to sell. It just sold itself, truely a complete game in a box, and packed with great (for the time) plastic figures, many of which I have now replaced or am replacing with the current generation of great plastic figures. It was the game to sell to people who didn't know what army to collect and whatever figures they bought they could use in the game somewhere.

Last night's game was the first time I had played Quest for five years or so, which is daft really as I have everything just sitting in cases in the garage. Anyway to cut a long blog short, a good time was had by all. A fun game with good friends. They were mostly hopeless; excellent when fighting an ogre terrible when fighting a bunch of night goblins. Eventually managed to make it through the first level of a dungeon. Many laughs on the way and NEXT time we'll add another player. I was hoping that it wouldn't be lame and would be fun at least. It turned out much better than I expected, we will definitely play more and ,I hope, regularly. And if that happens I might just have to make those 3d boards I always fancied making, sod it another project.

Warhammer Quest a game that stands up to the test of time. A game that GW could really look at again, but probably/definitetly won't. Still that means old geezers like me get to keep it to our selves:0)


  1. This looks and sounds a tad like dungeons and dragons in its advanced play mode, is that the case?

  2. Quite similar. This was GW's bridge between Warhammer Fantasy Battle and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay in the mid nineties, before D&D was really a board based game. The great thing about it is that any Warhammer figures are suitable and it is much faster to prepare a game than most regular SATT RPGs (Sit Around The Table Role Playing GAmes)