A Budding Warmaster

After reading @rightangle79‘s excellent article on his games of Warmaster a week ago it made me think of the Warmaster armies I used to own when it was first released in 2000.

Unfortunately these were sold in my early twenties to raise money for beer tokens at university.

But I have the urge to return to the game, more so after recalling what a great ruleset it was.

But where to start? Which faction? And where shall I get the models from?

Those who know me, know that I’ve always loved the Dwarfs in Warhammer Fantasy, and this is both because of their lore and their units. Who doesn’t love half naked dwarfs screaming in rage and trying to take down the biggest beast on the battlefield?

But where to get the models? Looking at the original metal sculpts on eBay had me terrified. I’d have to sell a kidney to get hold of an army worth now. That left me with third parties. Here I was spoilt for choice, just typing in 10mm Dwarfs had thousands of hits. But one particularly caught my eye, excellentminiatures.com.

They have army bundles for every faction all at the 1,000 point mark, and the sculpts on these are stunning. In fact, they’re so good I would argue they’re better than the GW originals.

So I found the Dwarf bundle and made a purchase. At £85 for an entire army I think they’re also fantastic value for money.

In the bundle I receive!

  • Gunner Regiment (Thunderers)
  • Crossbow Regiment
  • Bezerker Regiment (Troll Slayers)
  • 3x Warrior Regiments
  • Cannon
  • King and Bodyguard
  • Runesmith
Dwarven Lords Bundle

They’ll probably arrive next week, and I’ve not been this excited about receiving new models in a long time.

I’ll post again once I’ve painted the first unit.

Until then, happy wargaming!

Peter

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