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Friday, August 27, 2010

Warhammer World War II

I have an interesting news scoop for all you Warhammer Historical fans out there. I was at the Games Workshop "Gamesday" convention in Baltimore last weekend and I had a chance to chat with the Forgeworld chaps about the Warhammer Historical books which now fall under their domain. I wanted to know if they has brought any to the convention. They has not brought any but they were very pleased to tell me about some future releases in the works.

They said there will be a new batch of supporting books for the new Warhammer Ancient Battles 2.0 book. There will also be a World War I dogfight book; the title of that one will be "Flying Circus," or something like that. Most interesting of all, there will be a World War II book that will be called "Kampfgruppe Normandy." This is interesting because my friends and I have always wondered about what playing WWII would be like with a Warhammer 40,000 (40K) framework. Years ago there was a home grown Warhammer WWII freely available on the Internet. Our group had downloaded all of it but never got around to trying it. When it comes right down to it, there already is a 40K system for WWII out there. You all know it as Flames of War (FoW). It's no secret that the creators of FoW used to be Games Workshop employees in New Zealand. But, as we all know, FoW is a 15mm system whereas I'm sure that this new Warhammer Historical book will a 28mm approach. It will be interesting to see what this new book is like. Remember; you heard it here first!


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Jay Adan said...

You know, this isn't new news. They've been talking about doing a WWII game for years now and there's been nothing new. Every GamesDay they say "we're planning to do a WWII game!" then the next Gamesday they say "We're planning to do a WWII game!" And yet... we've never seen any evidence that this is any more than an elaborate running gag.

The WWI air game is new, though. That's the first I'd heard of it.

Bwana Bill said...

Thanks for that information Jay. I did not realize that these Warhammer WWII rules fall into the "vaporware" category. We will not get our hopes up then. But, when it comes right down to it, we already have a set of 28mm scale WWII rules that we are perfectly happy with. We use "Disposable Heroes and Coffin for Seven Bros." by Iron Ivan Games, and we are so pleased with them that it might not matter at all to us if this WH WWII never comes about.

Colin said...

Great blog but just to correct one element to the ebst of my knowledge the FOW guys didn't work for GW in NZ.

Phil, who wrote WHPanzerbattles and FOW has had a varied career including storyteller but I am pretty sure GW wasn't part of it.

Otherwise a great blog