Oldhammer – baby steps toward a non-nostalgic outcome

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July 3, 2017 by wargamerchris

A brief one here – just dabbling in something which many others have walked many miles through – Oldhammer.  Here’s a confession – I can’t remember playing a proper game of warhammer fantasy battles.  Im sure i have once or twice over the last thirty years.  Which is not to say that I don’t own hundreds of painted and unpainted miniatures.
I certainly have supported Games Workshop over the years – buying many starter sets across many editions – in particular when we hit Skull Pass (×3 sets) and then again for Island of Blood (×2).  It was always fun to read and assemble models and both boys find White Dwarf and the storylines compelling.  I used to love reading their detailed battle reports which were so well illustrated.  Magnificent stuff.

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Anyway, as we cruise through the Sumner one of the thongs we’ve been kicking around is Dragons Rampant – as we have sizable dark ages armies for Saxons, Vikings, and Irish in hand.  The boys have been thinking about adding a snow troll or two to the mix etc.  You get the idea.

So, after watching a YouTube video from Imperator Vespasian, getting inspired etc, and realizing I would never be able to create my own trolls from Milliput –


This one is an old Ral Partha metal figure that has been languishing in a box of relics.  My older son is always 100% aware of old figures from years ago and brought this one up to paint.wp-image-1054620012

So that’s what’s been under the brush this weekend – not sure where it will go-  perhaps Oldhammer – perhaps Dragons Rampant only.  Tough to say if we’ll have enough momentum to complete enough units for a game – I have tons of painted 40K stuff, but only  mishmash of WFB units.

One thought on “Oldhammer – baby steps toward a non-nostalgic outcome

  1. S. Tester says:

    Very cool! Dragon Rampant ignited my “Oldhammer” bug, and I spent last year trolling eBay for very oop pewter castings from GW. It’s been a ton of fun, re collecting figures that I’d sold off years ago. I have 2 armies now, a classic orc army as well as dwarves. Enjoy!

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