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.