Games Workshop

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Games Workshop is a UK company which produces miniatures (ie: models/figurines) and tabletop games. They are the creators of the Warhammer Fantasy universe that is the setting for Total War: Warhammer and it's sequels.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Founded in the 80's, Games Workshop has several different divisions:

  • Citadel Miniatures - produces plastic and resin miniatures.
  • Forge World - produces high quality resin miniatures for a higher price.
  • The Black Library - publishes novels set in Games Workshop's universes.

Games produced[edit | edit source]

Main games[edit | edit source]

  • Warhammer 40,000 (currently in 8th edition as of July 2017) - a science fiction/science-fantasy game set in a dark far-future, featuring battles between squads of units, aliens, vehicles etc.
  • Warhammer: Age of Sigmar - a high fantasy game featuring smaller skirmish battles between small groups of models.
  • The Lord of the Rings strategy battle game / The Hobbit strategy battle game - licensed games based on Tolkien's works in the Middle Earth/Arda setting.

Specialist games and boxed games[edit | edit source]

Smaller, niche products, often with a limited run. Eg: Space Hulk, Necromunda, Warhammer Quest and Blood Bowl.

Notable former games[edit | edit source]

  • Warhammer Fantasy Battle - a game featuring large armies of fantasy miniatures doing battle, discontinued in 2015.
  • Dreadfleet - a boxed game where players used model ships to do battle on the high seas of Warhammer Fantasy. Dreadfleet was released in 2011. Wikipedia page.

Licensed video games[edit | edit source]

Games Workshop has sold their license to video game developers such as Creative Assembly, Relic Entertainment and FatShark games. This has led to videogames such as the Total War: Warhammer series, the Dawn of War series and Warhammer: Vermintide series.

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