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23rd Jul '17 3:47:35 PM nombretomado
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Proving that older ideas recycle, the Nottingham-based company ''Creator/GamesWorkshop'' began operations in the early 1980s selling fantasy and sci-fi wargaming from its dedicated shop outlets around the country. Despite computer games and map-and-counter-based games still having a foothold, and despite the dominant trend in the tabletop wargaming-with-figures hobby being historical gaming (Napoleonics and WW2 still dominate), GW carved out its own little empire, securing the alliegience and pocket-money of adolescent boys, who are the next generation of the hobby. In a time where traditional model and figure makers such as Airfix repeatedly went bust, GW have gone from strength to strength. And GW's other innovation stuck. "Traditional" wargaming with figures revolves around two scales: 20-25mm (1:76 to 1:72) or the older 1:35 (54mm), GW chose the intermediate 28mm (1:57 scale). This has proven very popular and has been taken up by many other figure manufacturers. The figures do not take up anything like as much table space as the comparatively huge 54mm's. They are also large enough to carry a lot of fine detail which a skilled artist can bring out. While 20 and 15 mm figures can provide an impressive spectacle ''en masse'', the observer has often got to squint to make out individual detail. This is not an issue in 28mm.

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Proving that older ideas recycle, the Nottingham-based company ''Creator/GamesWorkshop'' began operations in the early 1980s selling fantasy and sci-fi wargaming from its dedicated shop outlets around the country. Despite computer games and map-and-counter-based games still having a foothold, and despite the dominant trend in the tabletop wargaming-with-figures hobby being historical gaming (Napoleonics and WW2 [=WW2=] still dominate), GW carved out its own little empire, securing the alliegience and pocket-money of adolescent boys, who are the next generation of the hobby. In a time where traditional model and figure makers such as Airfix repeatedly went bust, GW have gone from strength to strength. And GW's other innovation stuck. "Traditional" wargaming with figures revolves around two scales: 20-25mm (1:76 to 1:72) or the older 1:35 (54mm), GW chose the intermediate 28mm (1:57 scale). This has proven very popular and has been taken up by many other figure manufacturers. The figures do not take up anything like as much table space as the comparatively huge 54mm's. They are also large enough to carry a lot of fine detail which a skilled artist can bring out. While 20 and 15 mm figures can provide an impressive spectacle ''en masse'', the observer has often got to squint to make out individual detail. This is not an issue in 28mm.
20th Jul '17 12:53:09 AM justanid
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* ''TabletopGame/TheHyborianCampaign''


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* ''TabletopGame/{{Malifaux}}''


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* ''TabletopGame/StarGruntII''


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** ''TabletopGame/WarhammerTheEndTimes''
13th Jul '17 7:50:37 PM justanid
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* ''TabletopGame/DarkFuture''



* ''TabletopGame/DystopianWars''



* ''TabletopGame/FirestormArmada''



* ''[[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms Hordes & Warmachine]]''


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* ''TabletopGame/{{Infinity}}''
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12th Jul '17 9:11:35 AM justanid
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* Panzerblitz (and other games in the same family):
** Panzer Leader
** Arab-Israeli Wars

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* Panzerblitz (and other games in the same family):
** Panzer Leader
** Arab-Israeli Wars
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20th Jun '17 4:53:23 PM Ktotwf
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* ''TabletopGame/BeyondTheGatesOfAntares''
16th Jun '17 2:56:45 PM TheKaizerreich
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** ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar''
9th May '17 7:35:48 PM justanid
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* ''TabletopGame/BrikWars''

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9th May '17 7:35:12 PM justanid
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Brikwars}}''

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9th May '17 6:43:44 PM justanid
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