Games Workshop (GW) is the massive British juggernaut of miniature models...while that may seem like an oxymoron, it's true. The company is behind the popular Warhammer Fantasy Battle series along with Warhammer 40,000; the former being replaced by Warhammer: Age of Sigmar in 2015. It also boasts a licensed The Lord of The Rings: Strategy Battle Game an has at times held the UK publishing rights for Call of Cthulhu, Runequest and Middle-Earth Role Playing — although it is no longer directly involved with tabletop roleplaying games.Games Workshop isn't limited to models though, and in other years has released numerous board games including; Doctor Who (1980s), Dark Future Judge Dredd and, of course, Space Hulk. It's had numerous third parties create computer games based off various Warhammer and 40k stories. On top of that they also have several books and comics based off their series and have entered the film industry with Ultramarines: The Movie.And of course with all this going on it's hard to keep the fans informed, so they also publish their own magazine, White Dwarf, which currently focuses solely on the core three miniature model series (Warhammer, 40k and LOTR:SBG).If you're interested in Games Workshop miniatures, you can normally expect two things: 1) a very friendly (if not nerdy) group of people that will be more than willing to help put together the models, paint the models and then play a game with you; and 2) having no money. Along with their now aggressive stance on intellectual property rights (where before they were quite lax), constant price hikes far beyond inflation rates, and embargo on sales to the Southern Hemisphere in an attempt to force people there to pay further inflated prices, it has managed to attain a reputation of being, well, evil.
Games published by Games Workshop:
- Dark Future
- Warhammer 40,000