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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian11 Apr 2018 2:46 p.m. PST

Do you consider yourself to be an Oldhammer gamer?

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 3:08 p.m. PST

Hmm. Depends I guess. I gamed 40k off and on from 1987-1999. Now I only play or collect 30k and 30/40k themed "Specialist" games. 40k is dead to me.

As to Whfb, I've never played but I just decided last month to start playing 6th or 7th edition (still haven't decided).

As to minis, I'm collecting a mix of Vintage Warhammer and stuff that can still be found on the GW website.

Seeing as I don't play AoS or 40k but I still enjoy gaming in both those 'Verses, I guess I'd call myself an Oldhammerer (even though I've yet to play an actual game of Warhammer ).

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 3:09 p.m. PST

Yes and no. I like both old/new figures/Rules.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 3:14 p.m. PST

Never played 40K. Do like some of the fluff, especially the old and now superseded (read: HERETICAL (read: GW lost IP rights)) material.

I like Space Hulk, but rarely play it using the Space Hulk rules.

I have a lot of the old figures. Like 'em.

Does that count?

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 3:47 p.m. PST

I have an old hammer that I use a lot, does that count?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 4:35 p.m. PST


Love old Skool Warhammer

Age of Sigmar, not so much

whitphoto11 Apr 2018 4:47 p.m. PST

I use an old hammer to weigh down the UV filter in my pond, does that count?

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 4:54 p.m. PST


wrgmr111 Apr 2018 5:10 p.m. PST

No, historical armies for me.

Xintao11 Apr 2018 5:38 p.m. PST

Oldhammer is fun, AOS sucks.

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 6:13 p.m. PST

Xintao nailed it for me

Knight of St John11 Apr 2018 6:15 p.m. PST

Yes, 8th edition Warhammer.

Coelacanth Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 6:27 p.m. PST

Does Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay count?


The Beast Rampant11 Apr 2018 7:14 p.m. PST


Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 7:33 p.m. PST

I play 3rd edition 40K rules for our 30K games. I've played a few games of 8th and will probably play a few more when I get my Crimson Fists done.

I haven't played WHFB in years, probably a decade or more. AoS is way better in terms of being a fun fantasy game and I see no real reason to go back to playing WHFB. I might play a game of 6th in the future at some point but I doubt it.

Titchmonster11 Apr 2018 8:08 p.m. PST


Personal logo TheWhiteDog Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 8:09 p.m. PST

6th or 7th Edition WHFB, with a few tweaks.

Daithi the Black11 Apr 2018 10:35 p.m. PST

Probably. Enjoyed Rogue Trader and 40K 2nd, WFB 3rd and 6th. Working up to 40K 8th, more interested in painting other things.

Dagwood12 Apr 2018 12:57 a.m. PST

No. Pretty much historical only.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2018 1:22 a.m. PST

Not really. Use the GW figs for other game systems, never really cared for Warhammer.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Apr 2018 3:27 a.m. PST

I stopped playing 40K after 2nd edition. But now I'm back with 8th edition and enjoying it quite a lot.

skinkmasterreturns12 Apr 2018 3:27 a.m. PST

WFB 3rd ed. The only version of 40K I would consider is Rogue Trader.Original period figures a plus but not completely necessary, as we didn't use a majority of GW figs when we originally played.

parrskool12 Apr 2018 3:38 a.m. PST

I loved those first plastic space marines 30 to a box !!!!

GreenMountainBoy Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2018 4:16 a.m. PST

I would say "yes". Warhammer was the first "real" miniatures wargame I got into during the mid 90's. I moved on to Historicals in the early 2000's and sold off my collection.

Then I discovered Dragon Rampant. Suddenly, I found myself scouring ebay for old metal citadel figures, and over the last 2 years have collected a small dwarf army and Orc/goblin army for that game.

Does that count? I have found that Dragon Rampant gives me the right flavor of game, and lets me put the figures I love back on the table…

roving bandit12 Apr 2018 4:23 a.m. PST

I play/collect:
Warhammer Ancients
Warhammer 2nd edition
Warhammer 5th edition
Age of Sigmar
40k 3rd edition
40k 8th edition

So both Oldhammer and Newhammer.

Tommy2012 Apr 2018 9:27 a.m. PST

Yup! Ever since my son discovered my old Warhammer armies, we've been playing 4th Ed.

Hades wolf12 Apr 2018 11:12 a.m. PST

All 40K
Rogue Trader: Yes
2nd: Yes but not my cup of tea, got rid
3rd: Yes the most
4th-5th: Yes didn't enjoy it, got rid
6th-7th: No couldn`t be arsed with it
8th: Yes like it immensly

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2018 5:27 p.m. PST

Never played any version of WFB. AoS doesn't appeal for fluff reasons.

Played 40K once and hated it (might have been the scenario's fault, as I got a squad that could essentially do nothing but die in place). I also had, but sold, the Macragge (?) boxed starter set, as I didn't like the rules when I started getting into the details (I thought the looser "intro" rules were enjoyable. And then I learned that actually didn't reflect the play of the real game.)

On the other hand, I like Space Hulk (1st or 2nd ed.), love Warmaster, and still have and play Battle Masters. And I still want to find a copy of Heroquest and Warhammer Quest. I also have, but have yet to play Dreadfleet, and wish I could find Man o' War.

So in some ways old school "Oldhammering" appeals, but not the new stuff.

Centurio Prime16 Apr 2018 4:20 a.m. PST


I owned Rogue Trade, but never got to play it until after 2nd ed was out.

I owned WHFRP 1st edition.

I started playing WHFB in 1992, and around that time I got into the space hulk video game in 1993, which got me interested in 40k.

I've played ever since in most editions, though I did not play much in 4th edition 40k or 6th edition WHFB.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 7:01 a.m. PST

I have an old hammer that I use a lot, does that count?

I have a hammer that has been passed down to me through four generations. It is a great old legacy that represents the hard toil of the ages. And it's still going strong. I've only replaced the head once and the handle twice.

With apologies to the classic "Grandpappy's Old Axe" joke.

chromedog16 Apr 2018 5:20 p.m. PST

I played from 1987 to 2013 with a few years gap during the mid 90s – when I didn't have the time due to work and other life experiences (spent way too much time clubbing and chasing tail).
Played 1st through 5th ed, and 6th ed was when the worm turned.

Haven't played since then. Downsized most of my collection (2nd ed was experiencing a resurgence locally, so I parted up the marines and eldar to give those players a start so they could do so without spending the GDP of a small pacific nation .

Musketier Inactive Member23 May 2018 9:28 p.m. PST

Definitely, for both figures and rules. As far as I'm concerned the late 80s and the 90s were Games Workshop's Golden Age.
Thanks to this ‘ere Marketplace I'm about to start a themed, metal Imperial Guard army (no Astra Miliwotsit thanks very much) for WH40K, which I couldn't afford at the time. These will fight under contemporary 3rd Edition rules.
For Fantasy, it's a similar story, though like Green Mountain Boy my friends and I may well move to Dragon Rampant.
Today's rulesets just don't impress me much, the background story has been mangled beyond recognition, and the new miniatures are just over the top in my view.
Does that make me a grumpy old git? Good !

WarpSpeed24 May 2018 9:07 a.m. PST

I play Warhammer 40k 2nd edition but i am versed and capable of 4th/5th thanks to have fantasy editions by Priestly and Pirinen and the one by Alessio Cavatore.i am not really impressed or motivated to stay current with the new releases and instead have found Gorkamorka,Battle Fleet Gothic and Mordheim gaming groups to enjoy the hobby with.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2018 11:55 a.m. PST


Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2018 3:01 a.m. PST


Have no idea what your are talking about. If it has to do with 40k then count me out. Never played it.

ordinarybass05 Jun 2018 5:45 p.m. PST

Yes. In that I have a strong affection for minaitures, fluff and feel of early editions of 40k and WHFB.

No. In that both those games were always crap rulesets and I have almost no desire to play any of them.

Partially. In that I still have my 40k stuff and have used it with other rulesets and my KoW army is mostly early GW Chaos stuff.

noigrim Inactive Member06 Jun 2018 2:08 p.m. PST

I love the oldschool games, man o' war, BFG, play necro, mordheim and bb with the 90' rules. For 40k I keep up with the times. I'm excited about adeptus titanicus, reckon that using new inches as cm is the way to play using the old 6mm scale.

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