Warhammer-Empire Website => Welcome to the Empire - Help, Guides, and Rules => Topic started by: Midaski on January 05, 2005, 04:13:31 PM

Title: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Midaski on January 05, 2005, 04:13:31 PM

If you are new to these forums, this thread is just for you.

It is an opportunity for you to write an introductory post, telling all the other members a bit about yourself.
In turn members who know a bit about you, are obviously in a better position to help you with questions and answers.

Some of the things you might like to consider telling us about are:

How long have you been playing tabletop games?

What games have you played, or do you still play?

What armies and figures do you have?

How and where do you play?

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

....and anything else you might like to share.......

Your Profile, (which you can update at any time.)

Couple of quick points to make.

This is a global site, we have members from all over the world, and it is quite useful to know roughly where you are from.
On the Trading Post board, it can be very frustrating and time wasting if you have to make extra posts to tell someone which country you are in.

We have several members whose first language is not english, and there is the consideration of what I will call 'local terminology': most people in the UK, for example, would know that a 'quid' is an english pound (), probably very few elsewhere in the world will.
Thus if you are responding to a post from Russia or Scandinavia, the USA or Australia, you can select your words more carefully, and vice versa.

Please browse your way around, and make sure you familiarise yourself with the various forums and their intended content.

So again welcome to the site, and we hope you enjoy yourself.

This thread is designed for members to post a personal introduction. Will existing members please refrain from adding comments.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Harleqin on January 19, 2005, 05:56:17 PM
Wow, I'm the first one to take advantage of this thread? Not bad :)

Well, to get it short rather than a complete biography, I'm 27 years of age and hails from the state of Denmark. And yes... something is rotten here. It's full of powergamers.

I began playing this game back in 1993 where I began by collecting High Elves. This was mainly due to the fact that theit dark brethen didn't have a book yet, while the light version was newly released. I think Empire and Orcs were the only other books out. Dwarfs might have been too.

I stuck with my Elves for many years and then started Vampires about four years ago. I had longed for them since the old version with units of Wraiths and Mummies. I wasn't really happy about them though and sold them off a few months ago. Tomb Kings would have suited me better, but they weren't out at the time.

For the money gotten of my VC I purchased an Empire army. Now I'm working hard at painting up 2000 points and will also need to paint about 500 points of other troops that aren't in my basic roster. Not bad for selling a single army.

So far I've used it twice and has not lost. Record stands at a draw against Ogres and the complete annihilation of an Orc force. I had two proxy games with them though about 2 years ago which yielded a win and a defeat. My list now is much different though.

My Elves are still on the shelf, but mainly gathering dust. Too bad really, but understandable. Let's just keep it at the fact that it's an infantry force. Well, someday they'll be used again. Until then it's all about Empire and a force that has capabilities in all phases of the game unlike my old VC.

Oh, and beware. I'll try not to post unless I have something to add, but I do believe in calling a shovel for a shovel and thus am not too keen on political correctness. Oh, and if I tell you that you're a jerk, then it's nothing personal. I just don't like your internet persona  :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Calvin on January 20, 2005, 03:23:45 AM

Thanks, I was afraid I was going to post an intro, because, you know, I'm new :lol:  :roll:

Nice to meet ya!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: BAWTRM on January 20, 2005, 11:25:26 AM
New and with more than 1100 posts? Why Calvin, either you are a terrible liar or you're the world's most accomplished spammer!  :lol:

Not to let this whole post be a waste I'll introduce myself for the newer members here.

I'm 28 years old and live in the Netherlands.

I've been playing since about 1997 when the 5th Ed. was still around. Got introduced to the game by some friends who liked to roleplay, recognized the Empire figures from the old Battlemasters game I had and used those old minis as a base for an Empire army.
Pity that in 5th Ed taking an Empire army and actually trying to win with just regular Empire troops (no dwarfs, Ogres, Halflings) meant losing a lot.

Not a problem for me as I like a challenge but it was very nice when 6th Ed. came along. I've now got hundreds of  minis for thousands of points and have actually reached the point that I can truly say: "There's not much left to buy."

I also play 40K Orks and BFG Imperials, got a Mordheim Pitfighter gang struggling through the ruins and am seriously contemplating a TK army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Clarkarias on January 20, 2005, 01:10:01 PM
I think that older members should post here too so newer members can get to know some of the regulars.  And no, I don't mean a post like Calvin's, I mean one like Bawtrm's.

I'm 22 and live in Ontario, Canada.

I've been playing since Warhammer 1994 when I started using my Hero Quest models (which I started playing back in 1990) to start an Undead army.  After that I went through a cycle of armies, selling old ones to buy new ones (Lizardmen, High elves, Chaos, Lizardmen, Dwarfs).  

I started Empire when it was released in 6th ed.  I liked the fact they had a book out first thing, and that an entire army, decent army, was made of plastics.  It also helped that I had started playing human mercenaries with Mordheim and already had a unit of Free Company.

I now have 3000 points in Lizardmen (half from 5th, half from 6th), 5000 points in Empire, and 2000 points in Chaos Dwarfs.  I also have enough free company and archers to run 2 or 3 Mordheim Mercenary bands.  

I'm thinking of starting Bretonnians and BFG Imperials...and dare I say it..."CHECKERS"!!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Valp on January 20, 2005, 02:18:00 PM
Well, since I place myself amongst the low-posting newcomers I might as well post something here.

I'm a 20 year old Swede. My first encounter with warhammer was about a year or so before the 3rd Edition 40K was released (I think). During that period I was a fledgeling commander of the Blood Angels chapter. But since the economy of me and my friends were shaky at the best it didn't take long until our armies were either sold or gathering dust.
Time went on and I started to play various roleplaying games, which guided me and some friends down the path of LARP:ing and Reenactment. And of course when you suddenly remember all the fun you had when you played warhammer combined with the facts of better economy and a fetisch for the late 15th-16th century there was no other option then to start collecting an army of the Empire. :-D

So now I'm sitting here with roughly 136 models in various stages of painting. Some just needs flocking and some varnish (or simliar product) whilst other models is yet to be removed from their boxes.
I've managed to talk some friends into getting into the hobby and if I'm lucky my army will face the Dark Elves, Bretonnians and possibly Ogres (the last one has changed his mind about what army to play about 6-7times now).

The plans for the future is to finish up my Empire army, getting used to playing larger games, play a few minor tournaments and possibly start a side project (either an all mounted Greenskin army or a Imperial Guard-army).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hagen_von_Loewenstein on January 20, 2005, 03:43:36 PM
I'm 24 and from Germany, studying media and german literature in Marburg.

I'm your friendly Mr. Knowsitall (or "Mr. Science", as I prefer :p ), always in for a laugh until you say something wrong (at least IMO) and then I slash your abdomen with a jagged and rusty kitchen-knife, pull out your intestine and strangle you with it. Just your average friendly psychopath from next door. :lol:

I started Warhammer and Empire back when the 6th Edition came out, but I was already "following" the story and background of the game for many years (around 1996), because IMO it's one of the best and most "realistic" and "believable" fantasy-worlds there is. I was also playing tabletops before that (40K from around 1993 until 1995, afterwards "Demonworld", where my imperial army was already HEAVILY "influenced" by the WHFB-Empire -> heavily converted, and not to forget all the classic stuff like Hero Quest, Space Crusade etc. long before that).
My fancy for the Empire as an army must come from my interest in real-world-history, especially the middle ages and the rennaisance (that's why my so called "second army" are Bretonnians, I think).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rik Riorik on January 20, 2005, 11:23:51 PM
23 years of age guy from Denmark and living in Sweden since an age of six. Studying Peace and Conflict Science in Malmö, Sweden.

I've been playing 'Hammer for roughly 2,5 years or so now. Started out with Dwarfs. Then after having read the fairly good 'Hammer book Knights of Ulric I was on the lookout for an Empire army. Then I was offered to buy an unassembled army from one of my friends at a dsicount price and lept on the opportunity. An uncurable dwarf player as I am though, I've only managed roughly 5 games or so with this army, most of them actually during the SoC (where I managed to play more games with my Empire than my Dwarfs, go figure).

I mostly play with friends, since people are too stressed out/hysterical at the shops, and I'm an easy going guy who can't really tackle people who're talking in the speed of light and are nervously laughing all the time, whilst proclaiming to have super armies.

I really like the Warhammer universe (both 40K and Fantasy) and duly try and collect as many books as possible that I can get my hands on (money allowing).

5000+pts Dwarfs
3000+pts Slayers of Karak Kadrin
2500+pts of Empire Stirlanders
1000+pts of Chaos Dwarfs
500+pts of Tomb Kings of Khemri
500+pts of Chaos Undivided
and 1000+pts of Warmaster Dwarfs

and then some Epic and 40K stuff too.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Polymphus on January 21, 2005, 07:51:07 AM
youngest guy here! MWAHAHAHA

I'm 14, living in New Zealand, I've been playing for three years and have...

1200pts Necron
500-100pts Empire (much of it in boxes)
800pts Imperial Guard
400pts Tomb Kings
About 5000pts of various stuff from other races (gromilbrand, a khrone lord etc.)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Luthien_81 on January 21, 2005, 10:27:41 PM
Hello there.. I am new here.. plsed to meet ya all!! :oops:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Midaski on January 22, 2005, 06:56:55 PM
When I suggested this thread, we envisaged it just for new members, but going the way BAWTRM and Clarkarias have taken it, I think, is an excellent piece of direction - well done chaps.

So, as I started it, I'd better contribute, even though my very first post was a rather lengthy introduction.
I'm way up the other end of the age scale at 53, with two sons, one's 17 and the other is 16 shortly, and, no, you cannot call me "granddad".
I work in the office supplies industry, mainly selling furniture.

My boys moved from Lego to Warhammer about 7 - 8 years ago, when they started dabbling with DE and Chaos, and I bought the 5th Edition starter box for them (with the Brets and Lizardmen). I dabbled with the Brets and painted a few knights, and made some scenery, and got hooked.

I soon realised the Empire was the army to have, partly because of the imagery, and partly because, like BAWTRM has pointed out, everyone told me it was useless in edition 5 - nothing like a challenge!

I can probably field over 10,000 points of Empire - my 'main army' is Kislev themed, with optional contingent units. I am also building and experimenting with Cult of Ulric/Middenland. I have State Armies from Altdorf, and Averland.
Also around, we can probably field over 3000pts at least of Chaos Mortals, Beastmen, Lizardmen, Brets, Dark Elves and Tomb Kings/Vampire Counts. There's the odd rat, but just for target practice, and I have quite a few Dogs of War units/models, several still in their boxes.
We have a 'dedicated' gaming room 16' x 8' - I converted our garage, and the story is expanded on in an article in the Library called "Family and Fantasy" which also gives you a guide to my sense of humour.  :engel:

Across the road there is another father/son combination that also play, - with Empire, HE, Orcs, and TK, and so we have 5 of us in our little group.
I've just made contact with another group of 5/6 fairly close by and looking forward to some fresh competition.

I did waste a few months trying out Imperial Guard, as my lads went off the rails with Chaos Space Marines and Eldar, but saw the light, and interestingly enough the boys have come back to the 'real world' as well.

I really enjoy the making models/units part most of all, right up to the undercoat, and then the weakness is getting units painted.
Warhammer is my stress relief - disappearing into the gaming room for a while is wonderful.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: General Helstrom on January 23, 2005, 05:41:56 PM
Guess this is a good way to meet the regulars too!

OK, I'm 22 and from the wind-blasted wetlands of Holland. I got into Warhammer many moons ago when I was but a wee lad, who got "Starquest" for his birthday (also published as "Space Crusade"), which was basically a Space Hulk spin-off for the mainstream game market. A little while later I noticed that a local toyshop sold a monthly magazine called "White Dwarf", which has Starquest minis on the front! Intrigued, I bought one.

Then came a long period of learning. I learned that Starquest was not a stand-alone game as I had assumed - it was indeed part of a vast an wonderfully evocative universe, which opened the way to heaps of cool miniatures and toy soldiering. And I found out there was a Fantasy version as well, with ranks upon ranks of troops in glittering armour marching under splendid banners... The usualy catchy stuff they put on the back of the box worked its magic :-D

Together with good friend and soon-to-be archnemesis Dennis, we bought starter sets for Warhammer. He bought the 4th Ed one - I wanted one too but noticed they weren't being stocked anymore. A few weeks later it turned out that a new 5th edition was around the corner, which I bought as soon as it hit the shelves. Dennis stuck to the greenskins from the 4th Ed. box. the High Elves, Lizardmen, and Bretonnians were sold off, swapped out, or disappeared into bitz boxes while I tried to build up a collection of Empire (enter the old Plastic halberdiers - unipose!).

I got lucky - we met a veteran gamer, who was selling off a heap of stuff he wasn't interested in anymore. I picked up metal halberdiers (who, mixed with the plastics, made a rather nice regiment), a regiment of Reiksguard Knights, a Steam Tank, Karl franz on Griffon, and a couple of Great Cannon for an absolute bargain. I had an army.

5th ed. was an era that those Empire generals who have lived through it recall with horror. The only highlight in those dark years was the release of plastic, multi-part regiment boxes, with which I created another regiment of Halberdiers (who are about to be re-comissioned), and two detachments of Swordsmen (who are now combined into a proper regiment).

6th Ed. was a godsent and my army has grown with leaps and bounds since then. The fact that I got old enough to have serious jobs (rather than packing/unpacking shoes for a token wage) also helped a bunch! My army expanded to include a second regiment of Swordsmen, a regiment of Spearmen, and Free Company detachments all around. A mortar was added to the artillery, and I recruited some better characters, as well as a heap of archers/huntsmen. I also created my first unique unit - a converted company of Knight of the White Wolf, wielding torso-sized axes (taken from discarded plastic Black Orcs) instead of hammers. The cavalry was expanded with a unit of Pistoliers and DoW Light Cav, both of which were converted, then topped off with a Pegasus Captain a few months after I found Warhammer-Empire.com.

On the painting table now are a completely new Free Company complement (only fifty more to go... dum de dum), extra troops for both of my Swordsmen regiments, new cannon, a couple of five-strong "Vanilla" knight units, and a twenty-strong all-plastic converted Greatswords regiment which I hope will be the piece de résistance of the entire army. Then it's on to an upgrade of the army's paintjob as a whole - I'm adding shades, highlights and eyes to about 200 miniatures so don't be surprised if I'm not entirely coherent over the coming six months or so. I also ordered a couple of sheets of ImperialForge's beautiful decals, so the Swordsmen and Spearmen are getting new shields and banners. I have very high hopes for this project and I'll try and put up pictures as and when I can.

Still here? :)

Dennis and I have remained friends and regular opponents through the years. We usually battle in his parents' garage, which means our autumn and spring battles are rather trying, and winter is painting season. There's a pretty good game store in town these days which has an in-house gaming area, and there's often a tournament worth attending somewhere nearby. The demands of university, relocation, and better halves have taken up much precious hobby time, but with a bit of effort there's always a few hours to pry free somewhere!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rik Riorik on January 24, 2005, 12:45:43 PM
I'd just like to make clear that I have absolutely no idea why I was quoting myself there, or indeed have any recollection of even writing a second post in this thread (seeing as there would obviously be no need for it).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: General Helstrom on January 24, 2005, 12:46:59 PM
Probably a forum goof. I took out the double posts for you.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gwaihir on January 24, 2005, 08:13:14 PM
I am 13 and am still going to middle school in Virginia, in the US. Ive "played" warhammer for a few years now, though I recently have gotten into the actual playing and learning of the rules.I have roughly 1500 points of Empire, and in between 500 and 1000 points of Wood Elves.
I play many sports, which are the basis of my life  :wink:, including basketball, football(American),swimming, and lacrosse.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Polymphus on January 24, 2005, 08:29:58 PM
damb! I want to be the youngest :cry:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Reddawn on January 24, 2005, 09:05:32 PM
Hello fellow comrades in arms.

I am 32 years old and have been playing Fantasy for a year now. It started as a gift last Cristmas, for my son. But it was I who was drawn into it... :oops:

I play mostly Empire, My wife paint HE, and my son have a bunch of greenskins.

I Have 3 Empire armys... :? Nuel,Middenland and Talabheim.

Until now I have not played that mutch, mostly becouse of my job.
I am a member of a gaming club in Denmark where we meeet a couple a times a week.

I lose more than I win, But I hope that will soon change
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wissenlander on January 24, 2005, 09:22:15 PM
I'm 21 and live in Northern Virginia and soon graduating from college.  Hoping to continue on with my education however, but taking some time off.

I found out about Warhammer through Battlemasters.  I started off with High Elves, but didn't stay with them too long and then went with the Empire.  I was extremely close to selling my army at one point because I couldn't find opponents and then my cousin got into it.  I'm still on the look out for other opponents because I've got his tactics down pat.   So at the moment I'm mostly developing army background more than anything else.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: AldebrandLudenhof on January 24, 2005, 10:43:57 PM
Oh we're all replying?

I'm from London, doing A-levels at the moment, presently on course to do fine art at either Oxford (Ruskin College) or UCL (Slade) after school, before becoming a professional artist. I've played Empire about as long as this edition's been out. I play Hochland Empire, to much success, particularly versus chaos. My entry to the online world was via a the GW boards, and via CoL I have risen to admin posts on both H&A and the Temple. I don't really play much these days, but draw from a lot of past experience. Nowadays I really just write rules and crtique other people's rules and fluff, besides leading the Nippon project (hence the afforementioned sites).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Eat Lead on January 28, 2005, 12:44:35 AM
Hi I'm Graham.
I'm a student at the University of Bath but I still find time for a bit of painting (even during exam time!)
At the moment I have a vast Empire collection of about 6000points including special characters! I started Warhammer about 7 or 8 years ago when I collected Skaven then Empire. For a while I started building up a force of Wood Elves but am now back to the glorious Empire.
I havent played any games recently and not any from the 6th edition but I have found the painting and modelling quite relaxing, even though I am not very good!
I say a about 6000points these are, in no particular order:
About 30 Knights including Grandmasters of Knights panther and White Wolves
5 converted pistoliers
50+ handgunners
30+ archers and crossbows
16 spearmen
16 swordsmen
18 halberdiers
20 free company
2 cannons
2 mortars
steam tank( old one)
Karl Franz on Griffon
Balthasar Gelt on Pegasus
Volkmar the Grim
mounted BSB
mounted battle wizard

Well thats my introducton, hope to get to know you all in due time.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: AshAxe on January 29, 2005, 11:50:39 AM

I am 35 years old, married and have a 9 year old daughter.  My first experience with miniature gaming happened while I was stationed in Berlin, Germany (US Army) in 1994.  A couple of guys in the barracks played 40K and tried to get me into it.  Although I enjoyed painting some of their models,  I had a new city and country to explore so the “addictive aspect” of the hobby never took hold.

Fast forward 10 years to November 2004.  My wife and I, while Christmas shopping in a Kansas City mall, just happened to walk by a hobby store (Rogue Trader).  Needing a break from purse holding and saying, “Yes dear, that looks really good on you,” I went in.  After leafing through some army books, I thought this would be fun and so I bought the Empire book,  a wizard blister pack, and some paints.  I enjoyed painting those 2 models so much that I asked for the Warhammer Boxed Game for Christmas.  Now I have 1000 points nearly all of them painted.  That “addictive aspect” I mentioned earlier has definitely taken hold.

My first game  was a horrible experience witch I have talked about in another post.  Currently, I am trying to start my own gaming group.  So far I have recruited one other and we will have our first game in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nulnsmarshall von Brauer on January 29, 2005, 11:10:52 PM

I'm 17 years old, and I've been playing warhammer for about two years now.  I've played an Empire army since the beginning, and as you probably guessed it, it is a Nuln army.  It includes (rarely) a steam tank that I am currently attempting to convert into the Deliverance, and I could probably muster a 3500pt force if I had to.  My friends play VC, OK, and Cult of Slaanesh.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rob99 on January 30, 2005, 05:15:56 AM
My name is Rob I live in Utah USA. I am varry new to warhammer .I have only played 2 games. lost bolth. I have about 1000 points.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Josef Winterson on February 01, 2005, 05:11:41 PM
hi im adam i live in nottingahm (wooh GW HQ)
and also play chaos dwarfs abnd dwarfs
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Vann Harl on February 02, 2005, 10:33:33 AM
My name is Colin and I currently live in Durban, South Africa. Yes we do have electricity no we dont have wild animals roaming around town, well at least not where I stay (not counting the vervit monkeys)

I'm quite new to WH (5months) immediately chose empire i have 2500 points of a Middenland army, I havent painted or modled for 10 years, previously my hobby included plastic aircraft kits. so this was new and challenging, dare say i have done a fair job with some tuetogen gaurd and recently picked up a first place in my club for painting a warrior priest
(hang on do you hear it? .. yup he's blowing his own trumpet again)

After dabling in BDM, BDR and Rapid fire american civil war I found a small club at a local hobby shop, most of the players have both a WHF and a 40K army. of the Fantasy players, only the shop organiser has empire the rest are all, TK, VC, DE, LM, Caos ... basically anything that frightens mortal men to death.

Runaway! runaway! any monty python addicts?

Does anyone else here have trouble explaining to people that they play with "toy soldiers" as a hobby? they just look at me funny.

And who else thinks that movies like, Troy, Arthur and Alexander are travesties of history, have bad acting, poor movie making and for the most part are completely historicaly inaccurate? (rant rant rant)

"let the die be cast" - Jullius Ceaser, on crossing the Rubicon
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hagen_von_Loewenstein on February 02, 2005, 11:12:22 AM
"Alea iacta est" means "the die HAS been cast", IMHO :?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Vann Harl on February 02, 2005, 11:30:05 AM
hmmmmm .... :?

i'll have to check my references on that ... lest i embarres myself
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: rha celt on February 04, 2005, 04:40:50 PM
Well this is my first post. I'm 46 been a gamer since I was fifteen.  Started with historic then moved to sci fi, Striker was a great game, from ther to battle tech and then on to 40k.  I was building marines and Orks mostly so I started picking up some warhammer orks so I could do more options with my 40k orks.  I now have over 8000 points of 40k orks and a whole bunch of unbuilt warhammer orks. I know this seems strange but I started empire because any game system I start playing I always pick two differant style armies to build so I can switch of my building and painting. Empire seemed like the natural enemy for orks so here I am.  I live and work in Fargo North Dakota, I am the Facilities Management supervisor for the student union at North Dakota State University. I am also an avid flyfissherman.  I am currently working on a 4000 point Middenheim army and a 5000 point ork army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wiglaf on February 07, 2005, 08:19:16 AM
Hi, My name is Ludvig and I'm 33 years old. I live in the north of Sweden and work as a teacher of English and History. I was first introduced to WFB in the late 1980s by a friend. Back then, I think the 3rd ed was brand new and we initially played a lot of games with paper counters. Eventually we got some metal models and also some of the new platic sprues that were introduced at this time. This was prior to the first Warhammer Armies book, so armies was a nightmare of calculation and it was possible to field any race in your ranks. When the Army book appeared, this first seemed like a pedantic rules restriction that definately would take away the freedom and the fun of the game. Eventually, I have understood its advantages. :) I purchased more and more models, placed a lot of orders directly from the UK, and mastered some painting techniques on some 100 odd figures of all races imaginable. In the beginning of the 1990s I had to drop the hobby though, due to military, academical and professional time consuming nonsense.

As I'm very interested in history, and European war history at that, Empire was the natural choice when I, a couple of years ago, picked up the hobby where I had left it. I can now field perhaps a maximum of 3500-4000 pts of Empire, including a Steam Tank, an Elector Count on a Griffon, a Captain on a Pegasus, numerous other characters (no special characters though), a variety of artillery, cavallery and infantry. I have also built some terrain.

History was the main guideline when I started the army, I wanted something that resembled our great Swedish warrior kings' (Gustavus Adolphus and Charles XII - Gustav II Adolf och Karl XII in Swedish) historical 17th and 18th century armies of musketmen and pikemen, fast cavallery and artillery - and the Empire is perfect for recreating this! Eventually, I reluctantly had to include some magic defense as well, but magic has never been my cup of tea.

I now field a typical 2000p army that relies on some firepower, fast moving cav and flyers, and reliable chunks of infantry at the center. This together with sound tactics has proven to be a good combination of the Empires strengths. I believe I will stick with the Empire for a long time.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sithlord on February 08, 2005, 05:15:20 PM
Hi all,

I am SITHLORD for this comunity. The Empire is one of my 4 armies. I play with this game from 1994 until today. I collect, paint and command in many battles these races:

- Khemri
- Empire  
- Bretonnia  
- HighElves

I still prefer the Empire because it is not the maximum in each thing (except for artillery) but it is good and flexible in all army parts.

Normally i play with my cousin and its dwarfs (i love to irritate
him with my pistoliers), with some collegues and my brother (i am very happy to overwhelm its Orcs, Dark Elves, Lizardmen and Caos, pricipally under a lead rain and the thunders of Emipire cannons' gunpowder. After I like cleaning the war table with my Templars shouting "Deus Vult")

I am searching in this comunity an exchange for paint, modding and tattical ideas, also comparing some Empire gallery photos and real battle reports....I think to be in the right place here.

I like PC Gaming, Movies, ....and i also work (each day about 9 hours from 1992), ...I also have time for my wife!  She is the lady of my battles, Some time i think her as Wood Elf fall in love for a Black Orc, other time I think her as lady saved from a crusader templar with doublehand sword and Empire armor  :x .
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theblackknight on February 11, 2005, 11:09:36 PM
Hi everyone im new to these forums. Im from Canada and play Empire and space marines. I have been playing Empire for about 3 years and just recently started playing 40k, I hope to start a Dwarf army later on. Id have to say my favorite Empire model is either Karl Franz or Valten on foot.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Harry on February 12, 2005, 11:26:40 PM
Hi there. I`m from small (60-thousend) city in south of Poland. I`m 17 years old. I have played Warhammer since 2000. First WFRP and since 2002 WFB. Right from the beginning i play The Almighty Empire :) I have hm... 2000 pts universal army. I expose my army as Cult of Ulric, Army of Middenland or Army of Talabecland so I  have panited my soldiers in white-red-blue-yellow :) (they are so colourful that they look almost like bretonian knights :D ). I`d like to collect also WE but I`m waiting for  6th edition of them :). And I think that is all what I`d like to say about me.

"Wolves are our brothers, winter is our sister, but above all we are children of WAR!"     - Grand Master Benedict Wildfremd
"ULRIIIIIICCCC....." - His Winter Knights :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Midaski on February 15, 2005, 04:38:43 PM
I've deleted a few 'comment' posts here.

Please can we leave this thread JUST for members to post their introduction.

If you are a new member and have a problem please e-mail me or one of the other Mods and we will be pleased to help as best we can.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: obithehorr on February 15, 2005, 10:19:15 PM
Hi there,

My name is Jasper, just discovered the site..

I am a student at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands,
and I am currently 22 years old.

My armies are:
Empire 3000 pts
High Elves 1500 pts

and 40K:
Dark Angels: 2000 pts.

ciao, Jasper
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Vambi on February 16, 2005, 01:14:36 AM
Hi everyone!

I'm new to this forum - this is my first post.
I'm 14years old and live in denmark. I started playing bretonia somwhere close to the end of the 5th edition. I learned the rules and then got rid of most of them righteous ba......
Then, when the 6st editon first came out, I bought the starter set together with my brother, but I sold/converted all the empiretroops after a short winning spree and got a Vampire Count army instead. Now I'm starting an empire army again.... But as a second army, not instead of my precious VC.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Justin Hill on February 16, 2005, 10:57:11 PM
Hi Guys - i've been playing warhammer for about 20 years now, but usually as a Dogs of War general, where i've used this site for tonnes of great tactical advice.  

Living in ireland at the moment, but sometime member of the

http://www.warmongerclub.com/gallery.html NYC warmonger club.  

Had a lot of success with my dogs of war: http://gt.us.games-workshop.com/Results_Coverage/Baltimore/WFB/Justin_Hill/armygallery.htm but since becomming a BL writer i've become something of a convert.  

Currently embroiled in a complicated 40K campaign against my brother's tyranids, but we are both working away on rival armies - me on the Army of Southern Talabecland - lots of huntsmen and free companies - with a couple of units of halberdiers as well.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hagen_von_Loewenstein on February 17, 2005, 12:07:39 PM
Justin, wow, that was YOUR army? I totally loved it from the first time on I saw it. Maybe get in touch with grutch (no pun intended), our site-admin. I bet he'll be drooling over the idea to get some exclusive pics for our gallery... :roll: ;)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Justin Hill on February 17, 2005, 04:47:53 PM
yeah - i've actually moved them on quite a bit since then - alot more arabic conversions...i'll email grutch - but i'm actually starting a talabheim army now - it was TVI who inspired me.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: the sacrificed knight on February 20, 2005, 08:25:29 PM
I'm 17 years old and hail from Holland. I play Empire now for almost two years and it has been my first army. I usually play with a couple of friends who also play warhammer fantasy and they are the reason I started to play it too. I don't play too much, but that's rather thanks to nobody who wants to play as often as me... But I like to read much about Warhammer and this site has offered me very much already. So now I'm ready to battle on the forums!  :-D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Soren on February 21, 2005, 11:22:12 AM

I have lurked here for a while, but I haven't posted until now.  :oops:

I am 40, 6'4", 230lbs, with hazel eyes............... :oops: that is for the chat room.  :-D

I have been playing WHF for about 1.5 yrs. When I can find the time, since I am married with 3 kids. My first love was and is Empire. I have about 3000 points assembled into a sea of gray and pewter. I fell in love with the models when I saw that they were from my favorite time and place, The Holy Roman Empire of the 1500-1600’s. I just love my gaudy Landsknechts as well as my knights in Maximillian armor.

My second army is Bretonnia made with converted Empire knights and Empire Militia. I have about 3000 points with a little over 1000 points barely painted. I could not stomach fielding an army that was covered with fleur de lys. It is fine for others but not for my persona.

My third army is still in boxes. It consists of Slanneshi mortals and daemons with a dash of Be’lakor.

My next army will be Blood Dragon, Vampire Counts. So if you hear that I am buying these models before I can field at least 2150 points of the above armies, come and gut me with my own katzbalger!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DevoteeofNurgle on February 22, 2005, 10:46:07 AM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?

Are you new to the Empire?
Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

How and where do you play?

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

....and anything else you might like to share.......

I've been playing for 2.5 years now.
Yeah, I'm new to the empire, Always loved them though.
I live in sunny Brisbane (well close enough) I play weekly-Semi weekly at my local store or the Queens Street mall or the Battle bunker in Mt. Gravatt.
I also have 2000pts of Nurgle Beastmen, 1500pts of Deathguard and 2000pts of O&G.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: adamn on February 24, 2005, 11:23:48 AM
Well what do you know...another Brisbaneite saying hello!!

I also live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

I started collecting miniatures many moons ago, but only started playing a few years back.  I don;t play all that regularly so my experience is fairly limited.

Empire was the first army I collected and remains my first love to this day (excluding wife and kids!).

I have a fully painted 2000pt Empire army, based in Aldorf.

I also have a High Elf army and fledgling Brettonian and Dark Elf Armies.

Anyway, I have an entry (mounted High Elf Mage)in the Mt Gravatt store painting comp this weekend, if those Brisbane members are around the place.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Oserte_von_schmidt on February 24, 2005, 10:54:10 PM
Greetings all, thought I just better make a quick hello. Real names Ian, or E, or Smithy, hail from Essex, England. If you live in that county or next too let me know, always keen to meet other players.

Basically just started Warhammer, odd age to start at 18. Only having a small Empire force but hope to build up on very quickly.

Got a small Chaos force aswell but I don't really go for it, alot of Chaos seem to be doing it "wrong" in my opinion.

Into war history of all types, fitness freak and hoping to join the Royal Marines within two years, anyone else thinking of serving or served lemma know, interesting to too chat too.

WEll thats for now, see you around.  :-D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: R von Aros on February 27, 2005, 06:00:49 PM

I've been visiting this site for some time now and finally get to the conclusion to join.

I'm 42 and have been playing just a few years. It all started when my sister's boys get some WH-models in preeschool/daycare to practice theire "fine movement skills" in paintin the figures. I thought it was a splendid idea so my boys get a WH paint set and and each get a regiment box (Beastmen and O&G) at Christmas 1999. After a while my older boy realized that the figures where a part of a game, so next christmas the gift were a starter box (5th edition). During the spring/summer the new starterbox of the 6th edition was released, it became the Christmas gift of 2001. Since they were just 7 and 9 at the time for the first starterbox I had to learn the rules and translate them to my boys. When the younger boy had taken the O&G from the starterbox the Empire where left over. After a while I thought I could use them, and so I did...

Now I have about 3000p and almost 2000p of them have the colors of Middenland. I and the boys have been participating in some smaller tournies with not to much success.

I try to contribute to the WH hobby by having small tournaments at home to learn my boys friends (and some of their fathers) to play WH. We have now reached the limits of my home with 6 small (38" x 48") tables.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Brother Glacius on March 01, 2005, 05:00:45 PM
***** Howdy all,

I've been playing warhammer now for 12 years or so. Started at the tail end of 4th edition. Wood Elves were my first army. I just recently picked up empire. 6th ed release had me almost getting them, but traded away my box set group for my friend's orcs. Bought the Army of Middenland though and going about building a themed army.

I own several armies in various stages. I've gone to GT's with vamps and dwarfs and WE. I also own a large orc and gob army, lizards and tomb kings. I used to own a DE army but sold it off.

I play in the US, Oregon. I'm 33 (wow..and I feel like I'm 17) married with children. I love most games and sports. Do RPGs and online gaming (shooters, MMORPGs).

***** Brother Glacius
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: PANTHERLORD on March 02, 2005, 04:30:15 AM

i'm from the bay area.  im sorry i didn't do this before.  i just started playing empire a few months ago.  i also play CSM and Imperial Guard.  I am 11 and turning twelve in may.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Demonslayer on March 02, 2005, 06:59:34 PM
Hi everybody,

I would have introduced myself earlier, but I missed this thread earlier. Oh well, better late than never, I guess :roll: .
Anyway, I'm twenty years of age and live in the Netherlands, in the province Limburg. I started playing warhammer about eightteen months ago... Back then a friend of mine lended me two of his army books, namely Empire and Dwarves. I liked both of them, and I'm still thinking about starting a dwarf army. However I always did like flexibility, and Dwarves were just too slow in my opinion... and since my (now ex-) girlfriend was only 1.58 metres tall, I didn't want to risk any dwarf-related remarks  :wink:  :lol: .
Anyway, since then I've built up an army of a bit over 3000 points. Actually, if I had just one more core unit it would probably be 4000 points, seeing as how I once tried to get one wizard for each lore  :roll: (I only miss a brown and a grey Wizard).
Right before the Storm of Chaos campaign, I started a small Chaos Tzeentch demons army. In a fit of insanity I even baked two spawns using a recipe for non-edible dough... They actually looked pretty good, considering they were actually bakery products  :wink: .
After that, I decided to just start a demonic legion of Tzeentch instead (mostly just so I didn't have to use two pieces of bread in my army  :lol: ). It turned out to be a 2000 pt. army, including a self-constructed chariot (of wood and chain this time), a demon prince (for which I used an old Hero Quest model) and two heralds borrowed from an older game... But at some point I realized the whole being evil thing just wasn't my style... I sometimes still use that army, but I just like Empire much better.
Then I bought two warrior priests of Ulric, in order to make a SoC cult of Ulric list... turning out to be mistake number two in choosing an army  :cry: . Using the same units as I did in my regular Empire-army just didn't work, and I lacked funding for other units :oops: ...
Anyway now I'm back to the Empire... I hope I haven't bored you too much with this story  :roll: .
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Von Falkenstein on March 04, 2005, 03:07:01 PM
Hi all! 8)
As I’m new to the imperial forum, I greet You all - battle scarred veterans!
My name is Johan Falk, I’m 25 yrs, living in the town of Falun in mid Sweden.
I’ve been into the WHFB hobby for about two years, keeping up the fight under the imperial banner all along.
It all started as I observed some friends playing this board game and it looked kind of fun (even if their rule discussions could last for ages). The reason I choose Empire was probably because the figures resemblance much of the old Swedish armies, clothing and weaponry and I liked their scientific way of coping with problems. This kind of experimental - alchemist way really brings a nice atmosphere to the whole thing I think.
Usually I play at least one match a week, 1999 or 2000, mainly against the V.C. but I’ve been facing most armies.
My own army has been painted in the Talabecland colours, with yellow undercoat and red stripes. I’ll post some pics of this later on. I really love to see well-painted armies myself.
When I’m not playing warhammer I study my last semester at the university to become a teacher to the upper secondary school, subjects; history and geography. My other interests beside warhammer are mountainbiking, lake ice-skating and astronomy. So look out for the twin comet and for my coming posts! :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Duke Bas on March 06, 2005, 11:30:52 PM

I am Duke Bas, and I played Skaven a long, long time(don't worry, I had a balanced, as good as no Skryre list) and I recently started empire with a box of flaggelants(not a good start, but great models, and you've got to LOVE the name "Prophet of Doom!")
I've been playing warhammer for over 3 years right now, but I've been into miniature wargaming all my life. Some of you might be disgusted by the fact that I secretly "theme" my army around "the Cult of the Horned Rat" with small additions(a rat on the Prophet of Dooms shoulders, the flaggelants have Skaven Runes on their scrolls, my general has a Skavn tatoo on his head, the plastic rats from the clanrats boxed set are found everywhere, etc.)

Anyway, Empire is a great army, with some of the finest models(I especially like the Greatswords and Mortars) and I want to make a small, 1000 points army to begin with. For painting, mostly, but I will be playing some small games in a while. I won't be posting much in the beginning, maybe my army list, or painted models, you know, the basic crap.

Thank you for your time!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ariakas on March 11, 2005, 03:15:52 PM
greetings, greetings evrybody....

I'm Ariakas (real name is Johannes, or John as it is in english), 16 years old and hails from cold Norway (right now it's pretty warm, even though it's late winter).
For those from Norway I live in Ålesund, and is a member of the Ålesund Fantasy-Klubb (Aalesund Fantasy-Society).

I first came into contact with the World of Warhammer during the 5th edition. A friend of mine, and his brother had just started collecting Skaven and Bretonnia. But at that time I was only reading the books (evry book I could find, it really is a great world), from rulebooks to lore. First a while after the 6th edition had been released I bought my first boxed set of Imperial Soldiers. I'm still working on my first army though (an Altdorf army), since I don't have that much money (in fact minimal). I'm also collecting LOTR miniatures, some of the reasons I'm so low on money, and I have a grand goblin army.

Also I play rpg when I get time to that, and would like to call myself a veteran game-master.

I'm also reading a lot of fantasy-books (science fiction too by the way), and the first book I did read I think was Narnia. Some time later (after playing the brilliant 2.edition MERP rpg game) I read the Lord of the Rings (amzing experience) and I really became interested in fantasy.

And I just got to say that I'm a totally Monty Python-fanatic.

And now for something completely different.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jobbe on March 15, 2005, 02:48:41 PM

I'm 22 years old and majoring in history at the university of southern Denmark. I've played warhammer for god knows how long. I began at the time of the 4th edition with a small Empire army and a couple of High Elves, but with the coming of the 5th edition I traded my trusty Altdorf regiments in for some Wood Elves.
They were my army of choice for quite some time, but I was still in love with the splendor of the great Empire and with the coming of the 6th edition I once again bought a couple of Empire troops, about enough for a 2000 p. army. But along came the Chaos Warriors and I never got around painting the empire troops (except for the odd caracter or single knight) before I had myself a Chaos Warrior army.
Then at a tournament in Copenhagen I saw this breathtaking Ostland Army along with lots of awesome timberhouse and pinewood terrain, and I immediately knew how to paint and convert my Empire army. Unfortunately, I was moving away from home for studying the same fall, and now had neither the time, nor the space or money for my favourite hobby.
Hopefully my long summer break will bring along enough time for starting up my Ostland project and I'm beginning to prepare the whole thing already.
Oh... and back home I was a founding member and for some time chairman of the legendary Ugerløse Bad Losers Wargaming Society, at the height of our succes we were almost 6 guys playing. :-D  But we had great fun. Due to the fact that our playing day were Sunday at least half of the guys were hungover most of the time, but usually I managed a game every second week, usually resulting in a sound trashing from the best commander among the lads - Michael.

Besides wargaming my biggest interests are music, litterature, football (the only true one - the european one) and history. The first one taking up quite a chunk of my already limited budget, but hopefully a few of the wiser music investments, will pay for my warhammer passion when sold.

Favourite musician (at the moment): Nick Drake
Favourite Writer (at the moment): Albert Camus
Favourite football club: FC Copenhagen (or FC København for you Danes out there)  
Favourite period (at the moment): Danish middleages (1200-1350)

- Jacob
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: King Bumfluff on March 17, 2005, 12:21:45 AM
Hello, my Empire friends!  Friendly greeting fom a disgraced dwarf :lol:   Real name is Grayham(or whatever way you think of spelling it)  Your average teenager, lazy, talks too much and plays Warhammer.....yeah, completely average.  Fisrt saw warhammer when I was little and my big bro and his buddies were putting together 5th ed. armies.  My brother's was Bretonnians.  Even had some High(on crack :wink: ) Elves for no reason it seemed.  I don't play Empire though, yeah what am I doing on a Empire board again?   I play Dwarfs, not too well though :-D   I don't play much WHFB anymore though, devoting most time to writing the Saga of Brorik Gunnarsson(I think you can see it at Bugman's still, might've taken it down see bannage though :() and my cartoon I do for warhammer, BattleMallet.  Though I occasionally do conversion work, such as a Dwarf Mage on a Unicycle.  I also am somewhat of a history buff, and dabble in Warhammer Ancient Battles.  Play 40k too, my Demiurg army uses all my left over dwarf bits and Spac Dwarf bitz from Black Tree Minis...well, that's all lads, hope I stay at this forum for a long time. 8)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Astra on March 21, 2005, 01:10:28 PM

I have been watching this forum for some time now, and I have finally registered myself.

My name isn't Astra, I'm soon 16 years old and I live in Norway, near our capital Oslo.

I have been playing (if you can call it playing) warhammer for about 3 years now. The two first years I didn't understood that much of the rules, because English is my second language. The last year I've been re-painting my Nuln army. It started pretty well the first three months, but when I began on my knights I couldn't continue. I haven't thouch my brush for 8 weeks now, but since it's Easter now, I'll probably touch it. I'm looking forward to have them finished.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Beast on March 27, 2005, 03:43:26 PM
Hi. Been playing now since 1st edition so yes i'm an oldie!!! Never tried my hand at Empire in all those years so i'm looking forward to some great ideas and tactics. Cheers in advance.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DadTMad on April 05, 2005, 02:48:24 PM

I have just joined the War Hammer hobby as of December of 2004.
My 12 yr old son asked for the fantasy started box (orcs & empire) for Christmas.
He was interested in the Orcs and wanted to learn the game after watching a demonstration at our location Games Workshop.
I have taken the empire army my default and i am in the process of painting them.

I have really enjoyed this so far and so has my son.

Dad T. Mad
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bloodbawler on April 05, 2005, 04:14:19 PM
I didn't see this topic so I'm a little late to post here
I'm 15 years old and come from Slovenia; I play Warhammer since December 2004 so I haven't got time to gather my Empire army for 2000 pts to play in our country's tournaments. I just have some box sets; in our country, there's no GW shop so I can just order blisters over some shops that have some GW stuff to sell. I have a couple of friends which also play Warhammer (nobody with empire) so now we are fighting in each other's houses! My other interests , hm: computer games (especially Warcraft), athletics, . . .

 Of course my name is not "bloodbawler", I'm (in English) Luke.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gliven on April 10, 2005, 10:19:34 AM
Hi  :x

My name is Todd and i am from Australia (im currently working on vampire counts just fyi) but i am an empire player at heart i play with Talabheim. And i think Luthor Huss is one of the best characters in the game.(not power wise) but his history and the fact that he is the prophet of sigmar.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: TheStalwartHalberdier on April 11, 2005, 06:31:13 AM
Greetings!   I've been fielding an Empire army since 1984.  My only other WFB army is Chaos Dwarfs.  I play mostly at my local retailer's venue and am looking forwards to discussing the game and The Empire itself.  Huzzah!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kyle on April 13, 2005, 12:08:17 AM
Hey all I am no newcomer to the site, but I'll introduce myself on behalf of the newcomers.
Hey I'm Kyle, welcome to Warhammer Empire, glad you chose Empire as your new Fantasy army.

How long have you been playing Warhammer?

About 3-4 years now.

Are you new to the Empire?

Not for over a year now.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?


Looking forward to reading your posts. :-D  :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Angerland on April 13, 2005, 04:32:10 AM
Hello all Angerland here. Don't be bothered by the name I am quite friendly. I am 32, been playing 40K since Rogue Trader but I am brand shiney spanking new to Warhammer. Chose Empire because I love the cannons and the German look to the figures.
I don't have any other Warhammer armies but I do have a hand full of Orcs since I bought the box set two weeks ago....you never know what might become of them.  

Oh yes, I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the US.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: queek on April 13, 2005, 02:13:12 PM
ah yes, MPL City.  Nice town.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stalwarth on April 14, 2005, 07:45:55 PM
hi there,

my real life name is sebastian, im 26 yrs old and from munich, germany. im in the middle of my exams and in two months time ill have a degree in economics and an mba, finally starting to work.

i started warhammer back in school, 1996 as far as i can remember. my first army was empire, and after starting 40k and lots of time spent with my imperial guard legionnaire-style and the dark angels im finally back to where i started. i suppose it was the new 6th ed. and the fantastic new plastic minis, that made collecting even large armies possible.

i do play regularly with friends, even with my fiancee (im blessed with a great  girl who is not only lovely, understanding, and a great cook ;-), but who actually plays wargames).

it took me some time to finally post, since i spent most of the last months studying. i like the empire site very much, and think the forum is really great, lots of information and different tactics and strategies.

thats enough from me for now. im happy to be here.

guten abend,

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: HoS on April 15, 2005, 03:20:01 PM
I have been hare a week, but have not truly introduced myself. I am 14 almost 15 and am REALLY into American Civil War reenacting(yes that is a real gun! Yese that is real powder). I love Empire but am extremely poor as most of my money goes to reenacting and I hardly get any anyways. In 4 years of "playing" Empire I still do not even have 1500 points! I have tinkered with DE and such but have finally settled on the greatest army out there!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: empire jones on April 18, 2005, 09:42:39 PM
I am 39.  I am disabled and consider my life to be broken in two, before disablity and after.  My disability causes me to have some cognitive problems.  Before my disability I was an historical gamer.  Napoleonics, American Civil War, DBA, DBM, tactica etc...  I painted miniatures to help pay my way through college as a matter of fact.  I can still paint and enjoy doing so but the medicine I take causes my hands to tremble quite a bit so they are not what they used to be.  When I got married we got into some money problems as often young married people do and the first on the chopping block was my miniatures.  Fastforward to about 2 years ago when I became disabled.  A friend of mine was into 40k.  It didn't really interest me.  I love science fiction but could not get into the fluff of 40k.  Then he and his friends that he games with got into fantasy.  Wow did that rock my world.  Shortly there after I had a beastmen army.  Then came the dwarfs and finnally just a month or so ago I got Vampire Counts.  I have alot of problems remembering the rules but I play with a good group of people who help me out.  But as far as tactics goes my historical background makes me sharp.  I often as not now draw or win.  Warhammer has been a godsend to me.  So many of my activeties were curtailed when I became disabled.  Now I play regularly with my friends, a whole new group who don't mind that I am a little slow.  I love the miniatures and the fluff.  Reading website forum about the hobby take a good part of my day.  So why the empire you ask, well I hate the dwarfs and after reading all the different rule books, I believe the empire to be my next army.  Actually I am trading my dwarves as I type.  So hello to all.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kernschatten on April 18, 2005, 09:45:03 PM
Quote from: empire jones
and finnally just a month or so ago I got Vampire Counts.

Welcome, have you been posting on The Warhammer Forum as Vampire Jones?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: empire jones on April 18, 2005, 10:03:22 PM
No I am jimbpmd there.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: queek on April 19, 2005, 02:16:02 PM
I thought as much from reading your last TWF post and your intro here.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Daniël Schattendorf on April 28, 2005, 08:23:00 PM
Hi everyone!

I've been playing warhammer for about a year and a half now and some while ago finished my 200pts Skaven Army. I've thus recently started on my 2nd army (empire) and have already assembled 8 knights, 16 swordsmen, 10 flaggelants, 2 sorcerers and 1 pegasus captain (Daniël Schattendorf is the name of the pegasus dude: my general). If you max out on all the gear, the army can just reach 1000pts.

I play warhammer with a group of friends at home(or someone elses home) and at the Gamesworld in Eindhoven. When I'm not playing warhammer, I'm the guitarist in a band 8) .

I also want to complement you all with your wonderfull site and, for everything I've seen so far, I'm very impressed. Cheers to ye :-D !
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gregos Bodilsen on April 29, 2005, 12:05:16 AM
My name is Zac Hansen

>How long have you been playing Warhammer?

Since fifth edition.

>Are you new to the Empire?
>Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

Yes, I have just started, I used to play skaven and was affectionately referred to as the "Rat-King", but my army befell a horrible doom at the hand of a sibling, but maybe I'll take up my old mantle some day, but until then, Viva La Steam Tank!

>How and where do you play?

Provo, Ut; US

>Do you have other interests/hobbies?

I play rpgs and I like computer games.

....and anything else you might like to share.......

I'm Twenty years old and supporting the habit of Games Workshop.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Carson Gallant on May 06, 2005, 10:40:57 PM
Hello all!

My name is Carson Gallant and I am a rancher living in Watson, Saskatchewan, Canada. I've been playing since the introduction of 6th edition and have so far played Darkelves, Lizardmen, Goblins, Vampire Counts and now the Empire. I'd have to say that Warhammer is one of the funnest games of ever played, as I played tabletop strategy games such as advanced squad leader for many years.
I belong to the Ravening Hordes Warhammer Club in Saskatoon, Sk. A Great bunch of guys numbering 25-30. Our club runs consistent 3month long leagues which keep everyone enthusiastic and together.
The Empire is a great army to play, especially with Kislev allies, and I couldn't be happier after finding this site.
I look forward to being an active member and to post some pictures of my empire units.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bartman on May 07, 2005, 04:56:41 PM
Hey, I'm another new guy around here. I've been playing WHFB for three years now. Till now I've played Dwarfs but I sold that army. I've turned to the Empire for it's variety and still being able to shot the crap out of everyone. I also like the minis. Cavalry will be a treat once I figure out how to use them.   :biggriin: Well, that's it for now.
 :engel: Bill
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: InquisitorJim on May 09, 2005, 09:55:34 PM
Groovy digs. I love the site.

I'm in San Antonio, Texas where we have a pretty great gaming community. I've been doing Fantasy off and on since the eighties but only seriously for the last 3-4 years.

I have a pile of armies and even painted up a couple thousand points of empire at one time but never really played them. The righteous fury of Sigmar has been welling up over the last couple of weeks and I know that heare be daemons. The Sigmarite Crusade may begin shortly...

Again, great site.

Jim Bailey, SAGW Gamers
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dave Talley on May 10, 2005, 01:18:58 AM
Hey there Jim-bob

glad you found the place,
I have been dropping thru this place off and on for a couple years

Dave T
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gunther Schloss on May 12, 2005, 12:28:40 PM
Good day to you all, fellow Empire players!

I have been playing WHFB for about 4 years or so now, and so far I've been collecting a VC force of reasonable size. After a while I decided I wanted to start collecting a light side army for a change. My choice fell upon the brave defenders of the Empire (ofcourse, I wouldn't be here if it wouldn't :wink: ), of which I have collected about 800 pts now.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: TheJackal on May 12, 2005, 09:26:17 PM
Hi, I've been playing warhammer for several years, and after playing Vampire Counts and Dwarfs for fantasy, I felt the call of the Empire. My Averland force is just starting, but I am really going to enjoy playing whit them.  They're getting thrown into the deep end at the end of the month, when my shop is holding a border patrol tournement.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lord Haleron on May 14, 2005, 10:22:52 AM
Hi, My name is Mikko. I'm 16 years old and I live in Finland. I've been playing Warhammer Fb for about 2 years now. The Empire was my second army after Dork Elves. I have about 4000 pts of Empire. Other Fb armies: Chaos 4000pts, Lizardmen 600 pts. I also play LotR, 40k and Confrontation. I usually play with my friends (Heinola Hammerers) and I've played in 7 tournaments. I play Rpg's and Larp is also fun. I like to listen metal, J-rock, gregorian and classical music... My favourite bands are: MALICE MIZER, Manowar, Moi dix Mois, Battlelore, Stratovarius and Schwarz Stein.

There's a tournament in Heinola (21.5.2005). I will take pictures! If I remember to take camera with me... :roll:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Frederick Ironstrom on May 15, 2005, 07:16:39 PM
Greetings, my name is Conor and I live in Ireland.

I am a young student with exams that seem to stretch into the forseeable future. However in my free time I play violin and guitar, which I have played for 11 years. I love music(classical and rock) and my favourite artists are U2, R.E.M, Queen, Nigel Kennedy and Future Kings of Spain. I like computer games, but the warhammer hobby has become more attractive to me as I mature.

I have been playing warhammer for about a year, but have been messing about for longer :? and am so far a strictly social player. My time is pretty limited so I am still pretty awkward on the field.

I have a nicely balanced skaven army which has proven deadly to my friends High Elves and Lizardmen, in fact I have never lost over about 7 or 8 games which is quiet unsatisfying( no boast intended). On the opposite end of the spectrum I have never beaten my bro's Brettonian army. This has proven too be also frustrating.

Frustrated and confused, I got a chaos mortal to crush the Brettonians. I did, but it was a hollow victory with a "power army". This excursion cost me alot, so im now trying to get some money.

After having found this excellent site, I considered empire. It was a long way from evil walking rats and terrifying invincible knights. I really wanted an army where strategy and careful thinking would get me a victory, rather than  incredible stats. So, it looks like I found the army for me.

I am looking forward to raising a strongly fluffy and themed army but the coffers are pretty light so it will be a gradual process.

Thanks for listening to my rant and Ill see you around! 8)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Vincent of Vega on May 15, 2005, 07:44:23 PM
Brilliant idea Empire bods!

I'm 39  with three children : Luke 17, Hywel 15, Elisa 8. The boys are into Warhammer when they're in the mood and Elisa soon will be. I've been playing Warhammer for over 3 years now. Starting with an Empire army of which I have about  5000+ painted and another few thousand waiting. Why Empire?  simple. they have guns!   Last year I started collecting Lizardmen but simply cannot get stuck in and paint them, this year I've bought 2k of Ogre Kingdoms and have most of them painted.

I've returned to college for the last year and a half to do a Ba (Ed) in Primary School teaching,  I figured it would be a pleasant change after 20 years in the building industry.  I'm also in love with the terrain making part of this hobby, especially making building/ruins out of Hirst Arts blocks ( this upsets Midaski so it's a win-win situation)  If you're interested there are some links to my 'work' over on the TWF site.

Used to be a very regular poster on this site but other commitments have really eaten into my time.

Exceptionally fortunate to live nextdoor to a good friend and Bretonnian player  and even more so to have a live in lodger who also plays TK's and Rats. My other Warhammer playing mate lives about a mile away. So  I'm never short of a battle. We recently pooled in an bought a huge Wood Elf army, so between us we're only a few armies short of a full set.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hieronymous on May 21, 2005, 09:02:33 PM
Greetings greetings!

I'm a young Warhammer player, 15 winters old, hailing from the well fed plains of Denmark.
I have been in the hobby for about 7 years but I have had problems retraining interest in the armies I have collected.
I started with Skaven, and I have since collected Dwarfs, High Elfs, Bretonnia, Dark Elfs, Tomb Kings and Vampire Counts (which I'm still partly collecting.)

Right now my prime army is Ogre Kingdoms, but since my painting skills has grown to a quite decent level I have decided to go back to my old favorite army: The Empire!

I'm particulary fond of Wizards (human wizards being my favorite), and the Colleges of Magic are a great source of interest to me.

I greatly enjoy the the fluff, miniatures, troops and wide range og tactics available to the Imperial player.

I dislike powergamers and prefer to put my army together from a fluffy point of view.

Greetings people of our glorious Empire!

You will soon hear much more of me! :-D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ludowik of Bogenhafen on May 28, 2005, 06:18:59 PM
Well finally. . .It's me Ludowik of Bogenhafen. . .I was Introduced to the WH-World about four years ago.  First I had a small Lizzardmen Army, than I played Bretonians. When Mortheim started, I began plying Mortheim. . .Advetures, Orks, Kislevites, . . .for about two years I'm building a Mortheim -table. . .work is still in progress and probably always will be. . .In order to creat Mortheim warbands, I bought some Impeareals . . .starded convertng them. . .than it was on . . .My Bogenhafen Army really started when the 6th edition came out. . .now it's about ready to defeat all Armies who challenge Bogenhafens city walls. . .
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wolfman2006 on May 30, 2005, 06:33:16 AM
Hello my warmblooded associates, my name is Adam and I hail from the Pyramid Vault, the Lizardmen equivalent of your esteemed Empire Site . I live in U.S. and am a big Lizardmen player, and I have recently started a Middenlanders army. I Play the Space Wolves 13th Company for 40K and have plans for a Raven Guard army in the near Future.

And on a side note I am very Impressed with the number of members you have here and the overall presentation of the site.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Morgan Bernhardt on May 30, 2005, 10:00:47 PM
:)  Well hello folks! I'm from Norway and started collecting warhammer 5-6 years ago. I have collected a number of armies, of these i am currently a bit bored of, so then I started off with empire, wich is great fun to game with. I own a 2000pts army with Vampire Counts(blood dragons), an unpainted 1000pts chaos army, 1000pts high elves, and now finally i've painted and assembled a 1000pts empire army based on the Grudgebringers from the pc-game Dark Omen. I normally play at a local fantasy/sci-fi shop with lots of great tables and gamers.  I like to do many other things too, like playing guitar, drawing, ++ much more..
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Magic-Arnold on June 07, 2005, 06:02:01 PM
My main opponent plays Empire so i need to LEARN FAST !

Hi there,

My name is Magic-Arnold and i'm 37 years off age.
I live in Holland Europe

I play :

LOTR - Evil side
Tomb Kings
Orcs & Goblins
and starting a small Dwarf Army

I'm a Moderator of the Dutch www.GWhobby.net Forum site.
And i run a Warhammer gamers Club here in Zoetermeer / Holland.

and i'll be seeing you all laters ....
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: duckman on June 13, 2005, 10:49:35 AM
Hello all,
 Mick here (aka duckman). I'm 37 and live in Australia (Singleton in NSW for the other Aussies here). Istarted playing WHFB only a year ago, started with Brets but didn't really like them, so I went with Orcs, lots of laughs, not too many wins :?
Have just begun to collect Empire, I really like the fluff and the minis are great. So far I have 2 regiments of swordsmen, not yet painted.
I used to play that other GW game, but lost interest with 4th edition, although some of the new models are marvellous.
Armies I have are Orcs (about 7500 points worth), Space Marines (5000 points) and a lot of very old Eldar which I may one day actually do something with.
Well, that's pretty much it,
cheers for now
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Slick on June 15, 2005, 11:04:32 PM
Hello all, my name is Chris and I'm 24 from the USA.

I've been playing Warhammer for about 7 years. I originally started off with Brets and got bored with them. Since then I've collected High Elves (3000pts) and Skaven (3000pts) (not a Skryre shooty magic army  :shock: ). I had a small empire force from the 6th ed box set but didn't really get into the Empire.

After checking this site out for quite a while and seeing all the cool stuff I decided to get back into the Empire!!! I've got about 1000pts assembled now but not painted.

I also play Blood Angels for 40k (going on 8000pts) :twisted:

Well, thats basically it,
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: von_barlg on June 17, 2005, 07:14:55 PM

i am 32 Years and i live in Germany. In front excuse my bad english.

Ok now to the questions:

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
I've been playing Warhammer for 4 Years.

Are you new to the Empire?
Since the Empire is my only army i think i am not a newbie but also no expert.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

How and where do you play?
In a gaming Club and sometimes on Tournaments.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
My Family ;-)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Count Ted Out on June 25, 2005, 12:46:20 AM
Hi all.

I'm Ross and I live 50 miles west of Chicago, USA.  Just stumbled across this site today and am glad I did.  Some really thoughtful posts.  Hope I'm up to the challenge.  

I'm 53 years old, have been gaming 40+ years (really), miniatures gaming for 25 years and playing WFB roughly 16-17 years.  I began with Empire in WFB, moved to High Elvises, Bretts, O&G, Bretts again, have now done a whole new Empire army, roughly 3000 points, though I could make it 4000 if I really wanted to, I suppose.  I find I really enjoy the variety of possible tactics of the Empire.

I play most of my games at a local indie, and have run a couple of campaigns there.  I like the challenge of organizing everything, and, being a lifetime military buff, it just makes more sense to fight in a campaign, to me.  By the way, I strongly recommend the General's Compendium as a way to organize a campaign.  Few battles are fought on equal terms, but very few are totally unbalanced.  Makes for some interesting games.

I accepted an early retirement from my career as a civil servant a couple of years ago, now working in a retail store until my pension kicks in in two years, when my girlfriend and I will retire permanently to Arizona.  Then I hope to really get in more than a few games of WFB, while doing some research and writing on some Western history.  We'll see.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: GRENALZ on June 27, 2005, 02:40:33 AM
greetings folks!

im 33 and live in the us in the north east coast.

i have been playing warhammer for 2 years with a friend. we have played other GW games before such as necromunda and decided to give warhammer a try.

i have been playing the orcs first off and have a good size force(roughly 4000+ points)

i mainly joined the site looking for any info to help me learn to play the empire better as i am pretty new to them. i like the empire for the same reason i like the orcs, the diversity of the army is great. i hope to pick up tips on how to use the empire forces more effectively in a fight and learn what works best with what. i also am looking for any fluff or back stories on what makes the empire the empire.

i am basing a 1500pt. army out of hochland so i will be asking a bit on anything having to do with that territory and any charactors associated with it.

thank you for your time. i will check in soon.  :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Shadowlord on June 27, 2005, 09:42:22 AM
Well I thought I should introduce myself as well...

My name is Patrick and hails from Sweden and being 34 years is a relatively late age to start playing Warhammer. I come from a medieval historical background when it comes to wargaming (have done this the past 2 years) and roleplaying (the past 20 years) but since my time is limited as a businessman of my own, Warhammer is more suited to my needs. You only have so much spare time.

I haven't really played all that much and have bought an Empire army on roughly 2500 points. The guys at the most famous local club have been making terrain for my games for years now and they lured me into Warhammer (and Mordheim which is a game I truly enjoy). I intend to play with the veterans and socially normal people who has been on my ass to get my army done.

Hopefully this summer will provide me with some nice painting hours when the sun isn't burning the skin of my back. Besides miniatures, wargaming and the like, I am also interested in sports, books, my mistress and more. I hope to be a part of this forum over time and will drop by a few times per week to read the most interesting.

I am already beginning to look at my next army...  :roll:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: The Black Knight on June 27, 2005, 10:03:22 AM
Hi, I'm 18 and I live in Warsaw (Poland).

I've been collecting and playing warhammer for bout 8 years. A friend showed me some plastic Black orcs (5th ed) and i got into it. He eventually gave me my first miniature wich was a headless skelleton warrior (yeah). Obviously my first army had to be the Undead- it's roughly 5000 pts now.

When the 6th edition came out I got so bored of painting bones that I started looking for something new. I was considering Druchii but then one thay I saw the knightly orders boxed set, then the infantry, then the army book etc.etc.etc.

Now I`ve got 1500+ empire (go Talabecland!!!) and some sirious plans for expanding it in the futute. I usually play with a few friends and as far I manage to beat them most of the time :)  

I also have:
1000pts 40KSpace Wolves
500-600pts WE
and loads of various stuff from other armies which generally gathers dust on my shelf

OK that's it for now. And btw this site RULES!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Misfratz on June 27, 2005, 12:10:12 PM
Been here for a little while now, so thought I would chip in.

I'm 24, married for 10 days, father to a 42 month old bundle of laughs [Rosie] and I work for an organisation that expressly forbids me to reveal who I work for on the internet... although i'm allowed to tell you if I meet you in GW...[that would most likely be in Exeter]

I've played Warhammer since 4th edition and chose the Empire around about the time their army book was released [Outriders, War Wagon et al...].  This was mainly because I couldn't make up my mind what kind of army I wanted so I chose one that had a bit of everything.  This has also been the method I've adopted when collecting my miniatures...

For a number of reasons [well mainly one] I haven't played so much in recent years, and it so happens that much of my Empire army is still in London.

As to other armies...  I have a fair number of Blood Angels in 40K [2nd edition onwards], Mordor/Rohan forces in LotR that I'm currently painting, Orks and Eldar for Epic [along with lots of venerable bits and pieces from the "Space Marine" era for other forces], Delaque and Ratskin Necromunda gangs, Gorkamorka odds and ends and the usual assortment of other things that you naturally accumulate after spending 12+ years involved with this sort of thing.

I try to get to Veteran's nights at Exeter fairly regularly, and I've taken my daughter along at the weekend a couple of times to do some painting...

As to other interests...  I like readong a lot [I'm about to start Iron Council by China Mieville, after I finish The Phantom of the Opera - at the request of my other half...].  Also now that I've got my own garden I've enjoyed growing my own fruit: Strawberries and also Raspberries and Blackberries rescued from the evil attentions of Bracknell District Council.

I'm also hoping to get a wind turbine for my roof soon, which I find interesting/compelling in a geeky kind of way.  There are also some really nice places to walk on Dartmoor.  I did have a lot of fun cycling, but the rim on my rear wheel is cracked so that's been shelved for now.

I would say that I like to do the typical geeky things on the computer: Morrowind, Civilisation III, writing Fortran programs, etc, but I rarely get to use the computer for a couple of reasons [and only one of them involves a hammer].

I also enjoy cooking [+eating] chocolate cakes and similar things as can be inferred from my BMI. :oops:

Quote from: Count Ted Out
while doing some research and writing on some Western history.
Saw something provocative yesterday that you might be interested in having a gander at -  Heroic Myths of the American Frontier (http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1513699,00.html)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Reiksmarshal on July 06, 2005, 11:44:41 AM
As is fairly obvious I am new here, for the sake of background I collect Fantasy, 40K and the Lord of the Rings. In Fantasy my original army was Dwarfs, and although I collected a fair amount I have very rarely played a battle of Warhammer Fantasy. Now my friends and I have become interested in it again and have only just realised what we've been missing.
I've always been interested in the Empire and although I once mustered up the courage to collect it it didn't last. Now I'm trying again, as my friends and I have turned to the path of smaller armies and faster battles after the tedium of 4-player 1500points each 40K battles (it becomes boring when you play this style of game very often and one of your opponents seems to never, ever lose).
But anyway I've had the Empire book for a while so now I'm going to rustle up an army list and get it reviewed.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Johann Mann on July 06, 2005, 05:46:05 PM
Heres one 13 year old more. I'm just starting Empire ( Militia army) and I've already got Tzeentch mortal chaos and DoW ( both 2000pts.). I come from Finland. I like heavy/melodic metal (Iron maiden, Judas Priest and Nightwish) and Alternative (Linkin park and Gorillaz). I'm tall and blond and over weighted. BUT I trie to lose weight by weightlifting, American football and in future by basket ball. I'm not good painter, but decant conventer. And I'm allways making a new campaing which will never be painted :( . Oh why did I mention that    :bonk:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Devro on July 06, 2005, 10:47:58 PM
Hey everyone Im new here and the names Devro (not actual spelling) :wink: Im 15 years old and im Irish (Ya know from Ireland) and I have been Playing warhammer since I was 12. I collect a massive Empire army (over 5000pts) and a moderate Lizzy army (2000+pts) and even a few Ogres (1200pts) Anyone else out there who hails from Ireland?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: gorkij on July 07, 2005, 09:15:59 AM
Morning to you all. My name is Martin, I live in Gothenburg, Sweden and I'm 28 years old.

I've been a wargamer since '99, starting off with the Dark Angels for 40k, and got into WFB about the time when the 6th edition was released. My army of choice has been Empire from the very beginning, and still continues to grow and theme itself every now and then.

My electorate of choice is Wissenland - I just love the clean, crisp grey and white scheme, but I'm rather put off by the lack of fluff for it. Since I've managed to do one regiment of each of the state troopers I'm now turning my attention to crossbowmen/archers but in state livery. I'm also currently testing out some ideas on a Mountain Guard. Images and things like that can be found on my website : http://wargamer.ath.cx

Being something of a Specialist Games nut I also play Epic : Armageddon, Battlefleet Gothic and Warmaster, and I'm looking into getting into Mordheim. Other games... Well... I play Warmachine. Otherwise, I just fiddle around with Linux alot for a hobby and plan out new armies and paint schemes.
Right. That's about it.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: JebusTheVampire on July 07, 2005, 03:37:13 PM
I've been here for a bit now, but figured I'd introduce myself anyway.

My real name is Jeff, I'm 21, and I'm a student studying Liberal Arts at a large land grant engineering university in Indiana.  I'm currently employed as a help desk technician for one of the schools here on campus.

I've played 40k since I was 10.  In this 11 year period, I've tried almost every humanoid army available (I've played Space Marines, Imp Guard, Chaos, Eldar, Orks, Daemon Hunters, Sisters of Battle back before they were Witch Hunters) although a lot of the armies were just a few squads worth for friendly skirmishes.  A couple years back I switched all my efforts over to Fantasy (a friend once remarked to me "40k is the girl who looks great when you're drunk at the bar, but the next morning you're crawling out the window to get away.  Fantasy is the woman who still looks good in the morning.")  I started off with orcs, as orks were my last 40k race, but soon came to the realization that I was really sick of painting green.  The orcs were dumped in favour of mortal chaos (a nearly all-marauder army), which became my first painted, playable Fantasy army.  Just a month or so back I decided to put my marauders on hold for a different project, then discovered I had one of the old soldiers of the regiment boxes (from back when they had metal command bits) hiding in the back of my closet.  Since then I've been visiting this site, reading up on my Empire fluff, and painting the beginnings of my Nordland Army/Cult of Manaan.

Other than Warhammer, I play a number of different RPGs and computer games.  I also read alot, particularly anything related to Medieval history, and I'm attempting to teach myself to cook.

For anyone interested, my avatar is the narrator "prophet" who jumps out of bushes from the movie Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gyuui on July 07, 2005, 07:28:32 PM
I have existed on these forums for a bit, I just dont post a whole lot.

My name is Ian, and I am 14 and live in upstate New York with just under 3000 points of empire and the begginings of a Chaos nurgle army based around the fallen brettonian Duke Merovech of Mousillon.

I have been playing warhammer for about three years now, ever since my friend 'aquired' a holiday catolouge full of models. At that time all we had all been playing D&D for about a year and a half, and though some of these new models would be usefull to represent the characters and creatures. A few weeks later my friend had begun his now 4500 horde of Lizardmen and I had bought my first empire battalion box and army book. Later we introduced someone else, another D&D player, to the game, and he started his 2000 points of Dwarfs. Now, whenever we get tired of roleplaying or running through town hitting eachother with sticks we wander up to my house, or games workshop (It depends on how the parrental units are feeling) for a quick couple of games.

Things I do other than sit around tables rolling dice at minis include; sitting around my floor, puching buttons at my TV, running around a feild kicking a round thingey at a net thingey (soccer), or playing particularly violent games of capture the flag, using the entire town as the playing feild (its not realy that big of a place...). I read alot too, especialy sci-fi classics (Dune series, Isac Assimov) and medieval history.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dihenydd on July 10, 2005, 06:26:45 PM
Hey all

My name is Rik and I'm from Calgary,AB,Canada, and yes we have GW out here too.  I've been playing casually with a group since the end of the RT days of 40K, I still have the unipose Goff Orks!  We've been lead by a great Outrider who's been promoting the game since before there was a GW Canada, he keeps events on every w'end and organizes our RTT etc.  I don't think the game would be here w/o him!

Anyways, so after years and years of Orks, and watching their very cool rules slowly become more and more generic I decided last year to try WFB.  Started with a large Lizard horde (seemed an easy starting army) which I traded away last month for Empire and Brett armies.  It was very tough to not go with goblins though, very tough.  I've always enjoyed the 'combined arms' approach to the Orks and hope to try that with the Empire.  Unfort once I hashed everything out with what I traded for, I realized it won't really work!  So now I'm picking up more regiments and maybe finding a home for the OOP Steamtank (offers?).

Living in Calgary and playing GW is a gas, with lots of players now, oldtimers and teens!  If you ever visit the area let me know and we can raise the banners!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Conor Ivering on July 10, 2005, 08:09:28 PM
Hi I joined a couple of weeks ago when i was feeling pretty down about the empire :oops: oh well Im thirteen and live in the midwest of america I've been playing for about 1 1/2 years I started with empire and now also have a large horde of gnoblars wich I will use in warband gaming.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Thor on July 13, 2005, 08:10:45 PM
Hi there, i'm from germany and playing the Empire since 1995. I've got about 5.000 points, still rising. I'm painting very slow ... so quite a small part of all is painted, and because I hate bad painted minis. So I unsheathe my sword for Sigmar's glory  :wink:

greetz thor

p.s. u can visit my gallery at klick me (http://d-c-a.org)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Alkaitos on July 18, 2005, 09:01:29 PM

Time for an introduction. Hummm, where to start.  I´ve been in touch with the game since 2000, but I only recently I start to put some serious effort on the game, mostly because I had the chance to spent some time in UK. And there one can find a GW store on every corner ;-)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rufas the Eccentric on July 18, 2005, 10:52:48 PM
Hello.  I am a F.O.G. (frickin old guy) in Frederick MD.  A scum sucking bottom dweller by profession.  Actually, I like my practice.  It's not like I represent Tobacco companies, criminals, Skaven or the such.  I've been around long enough to remember when people were worried that TSR was ruining a great game by bringing out AD&D.

I have always been keen on fantasy and history and rank Lord of the Rings as by favorite all time story.  However, I have too much respect for the writings of JRRT to muck around playing games in his universe.

For the last 15 years involved in Civil War living history/reenacting as a private (by brevet) in the 2nd U.S. regular infantry (Huzzah).  Hopefully, some of the knowledge gained will rub off on the tabletop.  However, the kids are at an age where it is too difficult to take them out, and unfair to stick them with SWMBO (see below) for the weekend.      

My son is almost 8 and I was seeking a good Father/Son activity and I considered D&D, but just could not get into it after all of these years. He has fixated on Lizardmen (it is hard to resist dinosaurs), I am doing Empire/ Nordland.  One of the nice things about having kids is that one can use it as an excuse to play games that one has never outgrown.

I started with an Empire Battalion with one additional cannon last month and all are painted except for the knights.  I just scored big time today by unloading a selection of Magic the Gathering cards.  In addition to a good chunk of Lizardmen, I picked up 5 boxes of soldiers, 1 Militia, 1 Detachment, 1 Flagellants, 1 Helblaster and one additional Cannon.  I will not have to incur the wrath of She Who Must Be Obeyed and have the start of a nice TVI style army.  I have enjoyed painting.  While I am sure it is not up to the standards of the Masters, I have been please with the results.  

My apologies to Mr. Sparkfire. I signed up using the name of the only character yet painted. Was unaware that the name was partially in use. I meant no disrespect.  I appreciate his gracious comments on a previous post.  

I tend to jump thoroughly into the characters I portray.  My very first post jumped on none other then the Venerable Grutch himself for siding with Bolshevik rebels of Marienburg.  It took about five minutes after hitting the send button to realize how cheeky that was   :oops:  

This site is so much more helpful then any other Warhammer site I have come across including GW's site. Thanks to all who work so hard on it.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: doughnut28 on July 20, 2005, 12:01:19 AM
I'm Lindon P. and I've been playing for 9 years
I've only played Empire for about a year and a half
I also play Wood Elves and have about 500 point worth of halfings
usually with my dad, his friend or my friend. we play at a rentable club house thing..
I also do rockets and remote controlled planes
                                     nice web site!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: valmir on July 20, 2005, 03:22:33 AM
Hi, I'm 24 and living in sunny Melbourne (ha!), Australia. Back in my middle teens or so I played 40k pretty exclusively, although I had a couple of outings with bits and pieces of an acquaintance's 10,000 pt Undead army. Most of my friends were nutty power gamers, and Fantasy did not appeal at all (more like chess, less like Aliens...).

Having not played for the past 7 years or so, I decided I needed a hobby that wasn't at all related to music (I am a composer/conductor by trade) and decided to get back into it with an Empire army, as the lack of 'super troops' really appealed to me - it suggests that there might be strategy involved, rather than (from the 40k days) pointing Abaddon and Kharn in the right direction and waiting for the game to end one way or another.

I can currently field around 1500pts of my Ostland army, but have yet to take them on any outings. I am the slowest painter in the world, and the sight of all of that grey plastic shambling across a battlefield would hardly cause my opponent to tremble.

(I'm not trying to detract 40k in any way whatsoever - only the way we played it: as a titanic duel between special characters and tanks with some expendable 'ordinary' space marines thrown in...)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Karl Schimmelfennig on July 20, 2005, 03:33:29 AM
Quote from: valmir
Hi, I'm 24 and living in sunny Melbourne (ha!), Australia.


Indeed. It's like the old weather report.

"It'll be fine in the north, fine in the south, fine in the east, fine in the west and shithouse in Melbourne."

More importantly though, what AFL team do you support?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: valmir on July 20, 2005, 04:26:23 AM
The Kangaroos. But only nominally. I follow Soccer (a gentleman's sport played by thugs) and Union (a thug's sport played by gentlemen) a little more seriously than AFL. I suppose League is the predominant sport in Brisbane? Which team? I used to support Canterbury when I lived in NSW (12 years ago...) but the coverage of League in Melbourne is such that there is no point.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Karl Schimmelfennig on July 20, 2005, 04:36:49 AM
I'm a fan of all sports I guess - I do like to go to the Broncos games at Lang Park when I can, and have followed the Lions for years now (back to when they used to be the Brisbane Bears, before merging with Fitzroy).

For a time it seemed AFL was to be the dominant sport in Brisbane, but now the Lions aren't in the running for the premiership this year, a lot of the fair-weather fans are watching the League, as the Broncos are doing very well at present.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dark_saviour on July 20, 2005, 07:48:39 AM
Hi everyone,

I've actually been a member for around a month and just realised this section existed! I've made one mistake already on this site (spelling  :oops: ) so i must apologise to the administrators.

Anyway, I'm 18 and live in Victoria, Australia. I love Metal music (particularly Black Metal) and I've been into warhammer since 2002 when I bought the boxed set. I then sold that box and started a Dark Elf army (1000pts).

I then moved on to a magic/daemon heavy Chaos Tzeentch army (2000pts in 2003). This is when I started actaully playing the game. Only two of my friends joined in my interest and I found myself against Orcs/Goblins and Dark Elves all the time.

In 2004, I started my beloved Blood Dragons Vampire army (2500pts) and had many victories with it. My painting and converting skills also improved immensely during this time. After a brief splurge on Space Marines, I decided 40k really wasn't for me and sold the lot of the power-armoured guys.

Only this year have I taking a fanatical approach to the Empire, hoping that my newly formed elite Altfdorf army, based around either Karl Franz's son or nephew, will be the best (and largest) in my collection because I think they're the most characterful and sophisticated army in warhammer.

I'm a pretty friendly guy, I tend to be pretty open and optimistic on things. My painting style is best described as "realistic" as I mainly use dark and "grubby" tones on my models (hence Chaos and Vampires). The clean and bright uniforms of the Empire will certainly be a challenge!

Anyway, thanks for listening!
Cheers!!! :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Shawn Michaels on July 24, 2005, 11:37:20 AM
Hi all,

I'm Shawn and I just got here from the Ogre Stronghold. I am an official ambassador from there, so you might have to expect some self-promotion around here... so long as it's legal by your rules.

I have been playing Warhammer for about 5 years now. I had about 1500 points of Lizardmen for 5th Ed, and moved into 6th with Orcs (3000 points) and then Chaos (3000pts). Now I am trying to start up a new army - preferably Empire :-D - for the Conquest of the New World campaign. With lots of Militia - my favourite models of the entire range next to Teutogen Guard which wont fit my theme.

I'm a high school student on the Gold Coast, QLD Australia, lived in Sydney for 12 years and prefer that to the GC, hate politicians, wanna be an author when I finish school. ANything else? Not that I can think of...

Oh yeah, I like history. Crusades, pirates, Romans... it's all good.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: The Baron on July 24, 2005, 08:52:04 PM
I'm new (shockingly) and... I can't think of much else to say, I've played warhammer for nigh on 4 years, fantasy, 40k, lotr, then I realised, fantasy is so much better, and here I am.

...yay for fantasy.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nikolai_the_True on July 25, 2005, 05:37:06 PM
I am fairly new to the warhammer fantasy realm, I've been playing for 3 years now. I am 15 years old and live in Canada. I am a member of a local club that meets regularly.  
I have approxiametly 2000 pts of Empire troops in many stages, from unopened boxes :shock: to fully painted. I have an Altdorf theme to my army and most importantly I am addicted to this fantasy game called warhammer.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Don on July 25, 2005, 06:56:01 PM
Hi my names Don, i am 16 been playing warhammer 3 years. Have just started an empire army so I'm hoping its gets off to a good start. And thats all I can think off/can be botherd to say. Oh and i havent really played that much in the 3 years other then small battles with a freind but the empire army really captured my imagination, and im hoping to make a 'large' army (well bigger then my others) and play other people in my local store. So im hoping you can help me get to grips with tactics etc and that I can pick up some good infomatin.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Crazy Guy on July 25, 2005, 08:26:56 PM
Greetings! I am Crazy Guy, the mad smilie dude....(say, that's catchy... :shock:  :-D )

Real name's Nathan, age is 17 going on 18 in December. I've know and worked (somewhat vainly  :oops:  :( ) on Warhammer for almost a year. Read alot, shopped and bought alot, then tried to assemble my Empire army only to discover a better theme. (and NO puffy clothing either!  :-x )

I've only played a few small points battles, did ok.  I'm also working on a 'Ardboyz Orc list as well, because I alone out here right now. (so all you Indiana players show yourselves!)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Henry the Falconer on July 26, 2005, 01:33:48 AM
Hello. I am a new member to the forum and to Warhammer Fantasy, but I have been reading this excellent website for quite some time now. Just wanted to introduce myself! Long live the Empire!  :-D

Henry the Falconer
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sir Falo on July 26, 2005, 01:13:17 PM
Hi all!!
I´m a 16 years old guy from north sweden (Sundsvall!!) and I have played Warhammer for 3 years now.

I got a Empire army on 5000 pts
A Orc and Goblins at 2000 pts
And a Ogre kingdoms at 1500 Pts

A Imperial guard army at 2500 pts also are under my Command!!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Iceman on July 26, 2005, 07:35:28 PM

I'm 24 and live in Hampshire, England. I have been playing fantasy for about 9 years on and off but have only recently taken it back up after a 2 year break. I have started collecting Empire mainly because they are the most realistic fantasy army available, if that makes sense. (I am an ex Napoleonic war gamer).

My other interests include football (soccer) and I support the current premiership champions. Come on the Blues!

Not much else to say except that I have been browsing this site for a few months and thought I'd join as it would give me something to do whilst I'm at work and, of course, because of its incredibly high quality.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: alysesaysrawr on July 26, 2005, 10:27:03 PM
Hi, I'm Alyse! I played "Skeetergod" at the Necro and he told me about the site... n_n I see that this is a well developped Warhammer forum and I decided to join.. I don't play Empire, but I didn't see anywhere in the rules that you had to... x_x Umm.. I'm a 16 year old from Florida... I'm a girl (duh, from the name) so don't be surprised if I use cutesy emoticons like: n_n ; >,< ; ^_^ ; And my own that I created:
=^-^= (a scawwy tiger) lol! Anywho... I'll just copy and paste that questions:

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
Like... FOREVER! At least six years... :P

Are you new to the Empire?
Umm.. I don't play.. so I guess I'm newer than new??? O_o does that make sense???

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
I played Orcs and Goblins at the necro, but I really love Lizardmen... I'm painting my army right now... Well, not at this very moment, but you get what I mean.

How and where do you play?
I play in my kitchen on the tabletop my dad made that fits over our table and yep... I'm not sure how to answer the 'how' part of that... Umm... stupidly, obviously... Because I never win... -.-"

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
I'm a web designer... extremely fluent in the languages of HTML, PHP, CSS, and *almost* CGI... okay.. not even almost... but close to almost... I also LOVE pixelling... Like opening MS Paint, zooming in all the way and drawing one pixel at a time... *pokes avatar/icon/whatever you call it*

....and anything else you might like to share.......
I hope I have fun here!!! I don't think there's too much to share!! I'll try my hardest to stay active... -.-" I'm never good at remembering all the forums I'm a part of... :P And I'm so sorry if I start to ramble sometimes... Sometimes I REALLY lose my train of though...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tom Servo on July 27, 2005, 12:35:45 AM
Woah, I never even saw this part of the site before. I'm 17 years old and have been on the site for about a month now. I really like playing Empire (2000 points), though I must admit I'm looking forward to the Wood Elves even more (gonna buy 2000 pts worth as soon as they're out!). I also play High Elves (2000 points).

I used to play 40k as well, but I'm selling my 2800 pts of Guard to make room for the Wood Elves.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Captain Ahab on July 27, 2005, 08:21:25 PM
Hello, My names Cian.  :x
I'm from Ireland.

Up till now I have been a dedicated follower of the Imperium of man. It started out as small space marine army, but it wasn't enough, I had to move on to the "Harder Stuff", such as Inquisitor, Tyranids, Tau and Dogs of war (None of which have been finished).

But the devine light of "Sacred Flesh" has shown me the path to flagelation... salvation, of course, that's what I meant. Yes.

Any hoo I'm 16, play Guitar and Percussion, read lots and lots of comics and... that's it.

Hope to hear from you soon!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: migsar on July 29, 2005, 11:26:44 AM
Hey all,

I too am 16, been playing warhammer for a couple o' years now, with 40k for a short while before that.
I'm preparing to make the jump from dogs of war to the middenheim empire. Pikes to little spears, :(, but duelists to detachments, :).  

I enjoy ogres, pikes and thunderous charges, be they from gut plates or armoured hooves. Aside, I like painting, watching my teleovisionamatic machine and fine literature.
The empire seems to appeal to me primarily because of middenheim, being only a short leap from space wolves to knights of WW.

Look forward to seeing tactics etc for the bluest of all empire states.

Viva la Middenheim!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: furiousj on July 29, 2005, 11:10:10 PM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?
I've been playing for four years now

Are you new to the Empire?
No the Empire was my original army

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
4000 points of empire, and i just started high elves (with about 250 points)

How and where do you play?
My freinds and I usually gather at my house. Our group is 6 big. Sometimes we go to the local hobby store and play

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
40k, dnd, playing any videogame, then modding the hell out of it. (If you've played tiberian sun, we made an aircraft that would die, but had auto healing, so just before it hit the ground, it would heal a little bit, but would keep spinning and never move. We tryed shooting it down again, but it just started spinning faster and faster. Excuse the... off topicness)

....and anything else you might like to share.......
Play dod? So do I
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gobacktothelife on August 01, 2005, 06:58:41 AM
Hi, the name is Joe, 20, originally from San Jose, California, but living now in Orange County and soon to move to nearby Los Angeles County for work (writer/actor) and school (history major).

I played Necromunda, like, 5 times in middle school. And for the last 8 years or so, I have on-again, off-again obsessed about amassing a WFB army, but never had the funds until very recently... So starting last week I hit up the GW LA Battle Bunker in nearby Westminster to get a feel for the game, hoping to score a Chaos (mortal, not daemon), Skaven, or Empire army. Talked to the guys there, got a feel for the gaming atmosphere. Later that week, saw an Empire battalion box, core WFB rulebook, rulers, dice, and templates, and Empire supplement book for about $100 on ebay... needless to say I bought it. Now awaiting its arrival. All I really need now are the tools and the paints.

Once I have assembled and painted my troops (my lofty goal is to eventually assemble the Nordland Army from this site's very own "Complete Guide to the Imperial Provinces"), my hope is to find some people in the OC or LAC willing to play, venture down to the Battle Bunker more than a few times in the near future, too, I reckon.

Oh, and I'm DEATHLY afraid of ruining my miniatures by doing an awful paint job.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: beastmage on August 01, 2005, 08:58:31 AM
Hi all, I just saw this :oops:

How long have you been playing Warhammer?

This is my first year as a serious fantasy gamer, but i've been playing 40k for about 4 years!

Are you new to the Empire?

I am, although im getting better (i hope)but i still seem to lose alot of games

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

I have slaanesh chaos, I'm rather proud of myself because i chose this without nowing they were any good, I just liked slaanesh better, well that and uncanny liking of purple ink........

How and where do you play?

I found this great little club in Hampton, the atmosphere is great, the people are great and its right next to a safeway!

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

... There are ..... hobbies other than warhammer....?? :shock:  :shock:

cheers, and see you round

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Neisha on August 10, 2005, 08:20:33 PM
Hi everybody.

I am a long time 'lurker' to this site.  I have learned a lot from you all and been inspired by your tactics, ideas,  and pictures.

My husband and I share the warhammer hobby.  His Username is Khordale and he is mostly a lurker to this site as well :) He is a much better general and tactician than I am. He has been playing for a long time now.  He was interested in Warhammer as a kid and picked it back up full speed in the last few years. He easily recruited me in and I am fascinated with the game and the miniatures.  

I am especially interested in conversions and painting.  I love watching the game, but I haven't played enough to be a confident player.  I am very slow to move, hence not a very fun opponent.  :oops:  I love painting and watching the game.

We have a Cult of Slaanesh Army (am I allowed to say that here? :shock: ), lots of Dark Elves and we are currently building our first Empire Army which is a Cult of Ulric.  We have made many conversions to fit our Northern/winter, white wolf theme.  I have posted some pictures on the EC forum.

We live in Indiana. We drive 1 hour (one way) each week so play at an active gaming store near Indianapolis.  We recently went to the Chicago GT where we met Queek who encouraged us to be more active on the forums. :)

Thank you all for the tips and feedback.  I look forward to more.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hedgehog on August 12, 2005, 06:23:01 PM
Hmmm... I've been here a  couple of months now, and have posted a bit, so I'd better introduce myself :)

How long have you been playing Warhammer?

Almost two years, although I dabbled with it about a decade ago...

However, I'm a veteran 40K gamer - and also play Necromunda, BFG and Warhammer Quest.

Are you new to the Empire?

They're the only army I've played... but the fact that I've accumulated around 6,000 points of empire in less than 2 years shows my dedication!

 I think that I'm now a reasonably good player - though those damn undead always give me trouble! I've reached the point where I know what makes a good army - so I can relax and try out weird themed forces for a greater challenge.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

Nope... the Empire suit me down to the ground. They have a great background, are an extremely flexible force you can do anything with, and present a great tactical challenge (you can't win just by charging straight towards the enemy...).

How and where do you play?

At weekends with the local university gaming group, though I'm not a student (many of us aren't). There are a fair number of warhammer players, although they tend towards the elite armies - there are very few skaven or O&G players. As a result, I've been told my tactics and army compisition are slightly skewed towards taking out less numerous foes...

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

Yes lots! Most importantly, I'm a rabid sci-fi fanatic! I prefer 'hard' sci fi, by moden authors like Peter F Hamilton & Iain M Banks, although the old masters like Azimov and Clarke are still great. I also enjoy fantasy, though it doesn't appeal quite as much as much.

I'm also an enthuastic tabletop role-player, enjoy computer games, and love listening to classical music.

For exercise I prefer swimming - although I've recently discovered archery, which is great fun but not as good exercise.

I have a fairly boring, mundane, office job with a well-known company based in my adopted hometown of Norwich (England, for you yanks :)).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: boca majstor on August 16, 2005, 12:07:31 PM
Well.. My friends call me Boca, I'm Serbian..

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
I bought my first detachment last fall, and started played immidiatly, supporting a unit of tomb guard. I never played other table-top games before. I didn't even know about miniature games.

Are you new to the Empire?
Well, kind of.. I haven't played much, I'm more into converting and painting minis.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
I make different army lists for every battle, so I do not have a constant army, though I could make a 2000 points list of anything. So far I mostly used cavalry&artillery armies, not much spellcasting.

How and where do you play?
At my friend's house, mostly allied 6000+ pts games. I'm usually allied with a brettonian errantry war army, when I use 6+ units of handgunners and more artillery than you could imagine

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Nothing constant..
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: BK on August 16, 2005, 02:59:28 PM
Quote from: boca majstor
Well.. My friends call me Boca, I'm Serbian..

Where are you from - only Boca I know would hardly be known as a "majstor"?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: boca majstor on August 16, 2005, 04:20:59 PM
Bojan, right? I'm a master painter :) http://www.warhammer-empire.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8943
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: uruthi on August 19, 2005, 01:48:17 PM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?


Are you new to the Empire?


Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

Yes - the most evil and nefarious Druchii. Hence my usermane which you can find on asur.org and druchii.net aswell.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?


....and anything else you might like to share.......

Albrecht Freudig, warrior priest and most humble servant of Sigmar is at your service. You can find me around Hergig, leading the army of the castle Ostermoor.

May our lord Sigmar be with you in the pursuit of the vile Undead and the excinction of the nefarious Daemons.

Pax vobiscum,

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nog64 on August 31, 2005, 11:53:57 PM
Hey all, I'm new here. Since everyone else answers the questions:

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
Picked it up in 2003, dropped it, picked it up again recently. Here to stay this time :P.

Are you new to the Empire?
Nope, I've had it since I started playing.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
Nope. The Orc Army in the starter set became the Bitz army.

How and where do you play?
Umm... anywhere good enough, I guess. I try to emulate tactics described in Machivelli's The Art of War.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
I play AoK, the keyboard, run Cross Country, watch anime, do homework, etc.

....and anything else you might like to share.......
I hope to make nice friends with you all. Hi everybody
:-D ! :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Felix on September 01, 2005, 09:58:28 PM
hello everybody, new here. practically new to warhammer too. well anyway, i am from Canada alberta and i am 14 years old, my name is actually luis and not felix but be free to call me either. I'm guessing at the moment that i might be the youngest member here but that doesnt really matter.

uhh... well, for starters me and a friend purchased the starter box set a couple weeks ago and he chose orcs and gobbos and i got empire, since then ive bought the empire battalion and a battle wizard, i just got them a couple days ago so i havent gotten really far into painting them yet :) . i dont yet have a new army and i dont plan to for awhile.

I know most of the basic rules of the game but i am not that knowledge-able of the game, but im learning 8) .

As far as other hobbies go, i am playing guitar at the moment and doing ok.

Ya, thats about it, if i left anything out just tell me.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Pierced53 on September 02, 2005, 06:27:29 AM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?
I've been playing for two years now.

Are you new to the Empire?
Nope, the Empire was my original army.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
[600] Empire, [1000] Khorne, [400] O&G, [1500] Space Wolves

How and where do you play?
At a local gaming club, many people come. I'm currently taking part in a Warhammer 40,000 Campaign.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Videogames, a little. Sport; Most types.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Helebrant Indor on September 13, 2005, 05:38:01 PM
Hi there! I am new on this forum (in fact it's the first forum I have ever been on, I think...), and so please treat me kindly!  :)

I am 14 years of age, and hail from Scotland (och aye the noo...). I have a particular disliking of powergamers... Grrr

As for good old GW, I have been into Warhammer for over 3 years now, but I have always had a particular liking for the good old Empire. I have played only about, say... 8 games? So, I'm not very experienced on the gaming front. I am however, a great fan of the fiction created by Games Workshop. My army is fairly large, ranging into the 3,000 pts range (including special characters), despite my lack of games. I have particular difficulty with painting.  :cry:

I play what little games I can manage at the after-school club run at my High School by the biology teacher, Mr T. Mr T is an extremely experienced and able Warhammer tactician, and I have fought him many a time with my various other armies.

And one last thing. As I have said, I am very much into the fictional side of Warhammer, but have not been able to find anything other than that which is published in WD, or the Army Books. So if any of you could please inform me of any other sources, i would be grateful!

And with that, I leave you for now. Just remember:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dazgrim on September 18, 2005, 03:47:19 PM
hi im a undergrd student, played warhamme for about 6 years hav armys of orcs n gobbos (ya gotta luv da little guys) n hav about 3000pts of empire ARTILARY RULES
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Pernicious Lead on September 20, 2005, 01:15:52 AM
I have been playing Empire since 3rd Edition.  I had taken a short hiatus for the past 2 years playing Lizardmen (I figured that it was okay with 15+ years of Empire exp., I think Sigmar will forgive me :lol: ).
I am in my mid 30's and live in Ontario, Canada, eh. 8)
Overall, I have been playing Warhammer and all sorts of other GW games since 1988.
Currently I am on my 4th Empire army.  So far I have the Huntsmen built and am eager to complete the whole thing!  Of course being a GW "lifer" I have several other armies, some of which are still hiding safely in a dark closet awaiting the sweet smell of freedom... and glue! :wink:
Other interests are varied but nothing which will peek interest on a board like this filled with Empire fans.
Now onto chatting about this great game! :-D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Fierce on September 20, 2005, 06:06:12 PM
Hello there!  
Fierce they call me and I have been hanging in these forums for a while. Now I finally decided to join the merry fellows who have helped me so much during my first steps in the world of Warhammer!  
I started playing perhaps 6 months ago. Empire wasn't really a choice to me since I got what was left in a starter box. I have been happy with it though! I play more or less regularly against my brothers with my almost painted 2000 points army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: suurimonster on September 27, 2005, 09:59:15 AM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?

About a month, although I played 40K about 15 years ago.

Are you new to the Empire?

Yes, got the starter box and soon had a whole army history planned...only 500 points painted, but a Battalion box is sitting waiting. Still no idea why I suddenly got the itch again.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?


How and where do you play?

In terms of style, I find I have very little interest in building the "game-perfect" army and find the cloned army lists a little boring (I guess this may change if I keep losing). I will aim for fun, balance, and gameworld justification for my units - as an example I immediately made the mortar instead of the cannon from the starter set and mounted the captain as a standalone character. The wisdom of this was demonstrated in my inaugural outing, where the mortar first killed four of my spearmen and then misfired and the captain ran away after charging a chariot...fun though :wink:.

At the moment I play mainly with my wife at home who fell in love with squigs and snotlings, and is building a vast multi-coloured Greenskin horde. Some friends have also started building armies, but we will see whether their interest holds.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Cooking, wine, books, travelling, computers
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Phydox on September 27, 2005, 11:46:16 AM
I'm Phydox from East Coast US.

I've been involved in the hobby since roughly 1998.

I stopped in a local bookstore, saw some people playing, and was attracted and began collection a Chaos Dwarf army.  Somewhere around 1000 points, i stopped in a local GW store and sadly was told about the CD's fate, so I decided to change armies before I invested too much in a possibly "no longer supported" army.

I switched to Orcs, played a few games, but the magic system, and high power characters were a turn off.  So, i switched to playing 40k, played that for several years, then I heard that GW had redone the rules and changed magic and the balance of power- the two things I didnt like about the prior edition.  Interested, I returned to Warhammer Fantasy, and began my Empire Army.  Hoorah!

Between 40k and Fantasy I have roughly:

Empire:  2500 points
Orcs:  3000
Dogs of War:  2000
Bretonians:  (what came with the old starter set)
Lizardmen (what came w/ the old starter set)


Orks (Speed Freeks)  3000 pts
World Eaters:  2500 pts
Dark Angels:  1000 points
Eldar:  1500 pts
Imperial Guard: 1700 pts
Tyranids:  1200 pts

Ive been an observer of these boards for a long while, and finally decided to become active.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Zachos on October 01, 2005, 11:35:54 AM
My name is Zac, and I'm from London, England
I've collected warhammer since the age of 8 or 9 (Can't put a finger on it exactly). I've not played many games, and have been collecting 40k and LOTR recently, and though new sets tempt me back to the fold of fantasy every now and again, I keep giving up on ever getting an army painted.
I've decided I would like to try Fantasy again, and am currently interested in empire, so thought I would join the forums here and get peoples views on various subjects.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DrachenX on October 01, 2005, 04:47:24 PM
Greetings, I am a Beastman gamer usually hailing from the dark forests surrounding your empire towns. I have been playing for about 9 years. I make a yearly pilgrimage to the baltimore GT, so someone may have seen me there. Right now I am building an empire force for the 2006 season, so that is why I have come here, to learn and grow
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gerko on October 12, 2005, 10:44:56 AM
Well hey there.

After seeing my younger brother engrossed in Warhammer the past few years, I decided to give it a try myself last summer ...

I'm not too much a fan of a "standard" medival fantasy and magic setting, but I did like the general idea. Went with empire because they're humans, and technologically in an interesting period.

For my preferred playing style, I probably should have gone with Dwarfs, being techy, reliable and anti-magic, but I just couldn't stand the short hairyness of 'em.

Will probably be my second army if I get around to that, though.
(Skaven with their crazy-tech was somewhat appealing too, but they're freakin' rats. ugh. heh)

I haven't really played any games yet with empire, but looking forward to it. Played one game with my brother's 1000pts Lizardman list versus a (also starting) Skaven list, and got truly and duly clobbered. (I blame not knowing "my own" troops for part of this defeat.)

... I guess that's enough for now.

-Gerko, still deciding on a colour scheme.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: klostpret on October 14, 2005, 03:03:57 PM

I'm playing Warhammer for eight months now. I've three armies (600pt Dwarfs (my core army), 700pts Orcs&Goblins and 500pts Empire (a Stirland army)

I've played games with my Dwarfs and my O&G army. (and one time I've combined them, and used that army as a Chaos Dwarfs army). My Stirland army wants to have a General, but I must buy one first. :P

Because I want to know more about the Empire, I'm member of this forum now.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: A neutral shade of black. on October 15, 2005, 10:27:19 PM
Arr? Arr!

Er, right, 'scuse that, sir. Been 'avin' a late night an' all.

*pirate mode deactivated*

Gods, that's much better.

Hello, Warhammer-Empire! A complete newbie here. Well, complete; I've a year or so of theoretic experience with dark elves and could never get a single game in. Anyway, having decided that, even though I absolutely love the Druchii fluff, their playstyle is most probably not mine, I am selling what little I have of Druchii and moving on to a new army...

...well, it seems rather obvious that my pick went to the Empire, does it not?

Must I justify my actions? Oh, very well then.

I picked the Empire because, despite the appearances - that it, being GW's "central" army, should receive all the glory - it doesn't appear to be one of the most played army lists out there. In addition to that, after dealing with elven psychology for over a year, I'm delighted to come at last to something where I can realistically invest myself in a character.

And I actually had a great idea for an army theme. :)

I teetered on the edge of a decision between Dogs of War and Empire for a while (and, to be honest, still am teetering), which is why I've signed up here - in the hopes that poor, humble me can be convinced that the Empire is much, much worthier of being played by such a débutantas I am. So there, I've managed to say everything and nothing at the same time.

Right, concretely (though I doubt people go to the bother of reading these intro threads :P).
I have owned a small Druchii army.
I have never played a single game of WFB.
I have never touched an Empire model in my entire life.
I have the full intention of playing a "counts as" Bretonnian peasant revolt with Empire rules and ties to the Empire, being French, in order to find a niche for the ideals that I cherish - those of the République Française, the French Republic (yes, I'm a patriot; yes, I'm somewhat crazy) - in the Warhammer World.

I think that just about frames my character.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hildebrandt von Birnstock on October 15, 2005, 11:41:58 PM
Prolly I'll post here more so why not introduce myself. My name is Erwin from Zwolle, Netherlands. Started playing Empire years back but lost interest because of lack of opponents. Recently Ive met some players and found out theres a games workshop in town. Time to rebuild my old dusty Empire army again.
Need to get a new rule book and army book first. After that I need to replace my hardened bottles of paint. Hope to start playing again this year.

Beside rebuilding my Empire army I also considered starting a new Chaos Army. Hmm well maybe later on as a second army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: simeon on October 26, 2005, 08:22:52 PM
Hello all,

I'm new here, as you can tell by me posting on this thread.

So far I haven't been playing warhammer for more than a couple of years now, and I just started collecting stuff for my own.

I specialize in writing stories, if you would like to give a comment on any of them, fell free to. If any of you have read any of my stories already, you can tell that I'm no English proffesor.

Also, do any of you know whether Mikkjel is a member here???
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: BAWTRM on October 27, 2005, 06:54:58 AM
You mean Mikkjel from TWF right?

If he's a member here it isn't under that name! You can check the memberlist to verify.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lord_Fish on October 30, 2005, 11:36:58 AM
Hello from the middle of Germany,

and greetings from a 27 year old warhammer player who's new to the Empire.
For almost 10 years i play games related in the hobby, including Magic:tG and other card games, tabletops or boardgames.

I own a little collection on minis, starting with Crimson Skies Planes (classic boardgame), a Bloodbowl team (Humans), an own Space Marine Chapter (but i quit collecting), Necromunda and Mortheim gangs -
and i'am proud of my Fantasy Vampire army (3000-4000 pts. suited for all bloodlines).
I play at the local gaming store if i have the time to do so.

Now i want to get some more - deciding to hire some ogres and last but not least an Empire Army (Highland).
Therefore i joined this forum.

I'm a more "reader" then a "poster" (well, i'm moderator of a online-sports-related forum in germany - this generates enough postings) but i like 'warhammer-empire.com' for its global information on all the Emire stuff.

Sorry for the kind of english, hope it's understandable...  :wink:
I'would be pleased to get some PM by other german members as well.

Thanks for this plattform, i'll enjoy reading...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jannick on October 30, 2005, 11:47:19 AM
I'm 16 and from Belgium, lo everyone :)

I have warhammer models (empire off course) for over a year, but I quit I while because the nearest hobby club was still far away from me :) I found ppl in my town who play it now, and got started again. Haven't played too many games yet, but liking it.

And I'd like to apoligize to the mods again for replying here, for once I didn't read the rules in a forum it's important :(
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: buckmild1 on November 03, 2005, 04:12:36 AM
Hello all. I am 36 years old and have four kids. Three boys 5,14,15 and a two year old daughter. I live in the US (Florida). I first started playing D&D with the kids and came across Warhammer while searching for figures to paint for D&D. I played some Napoleonics and civil war stuff with my brother long ago and it was love at first site with Warhammer. I got two of the Orc/Empire box sets and am in the process of getting them based and painted. I also have a few other pieces that I was using for D&D. 10 Savage Orcs with command, 1 Savage Orc Boar Boy, Greatswords command and some Goblin fanatics . At the moment I havent really played a serious game with anyone. just a few small battles with the kids. I've also been playing against myself as I have Orcs and Empire. More to learn the mechanics and to see everything setup, Does anyone else play against themselves when there is no other sap around? I am trying to get my wife to play but she is a stick in the mud when it comes to "fantasy crap" Her exact words. I look forward to playing at the local game shop in the future and would really like to see some games in action because I know I am doing a few things wrong. Every time I play I learn a new rule or run into a snag or too and have had great results finding good info on this site. Thanks to all. I will be posting pics in the future and am working on a web site. http://www.angelfire.com/wizard2/photosandstuff/dungeonsandfigures.html
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jannick on November 03, 2005, 09:57:19 AM
Mod Edit:
Please do not spam/respond in this thread - the idea is for new members to introduce themselves in a single post.
Then existing members can read these introductions and know a bit of background when responding in the general forums.

PS: Especially relevant when new members HAVEN'T introduced themselves here either.

My edit: Sorry :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: offroadfury88 on November 05, 2005, 12:37:12 AM
hey im 17 and was introduced to warhammer by a friend in 7th grade (i have no clue how old i was then) i have only played a couple games bu tlove to paint, convert and try out new army lists. i live in corvallis Oregon
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SirUlrich on November 06, 2005, 12:25:10 PM
Hello everyone!

I'm 26 and live in the beautiful capital of Finland - Helsinki. I work currently in the Finnish Navy which eats up a lot of my time. But with the rest of my time I tend to use it around Warhammer related stuff.

My hobby within the world of warhammer started ages back with a starter set of Blood Bowl which I received as a birthdaypresent when I was REALLY young ;)

I then moved on to playing 5th ed. WHFB around -92/-93 with my Empire army. For one reason or another after a few years of playing I ran out of people to play with and SOLD my entire army away. Biggest mistake ever!

Then a couple of years later I started again with the 6th ed just released.
Again I started with the Empire (yea!) and started collecting my army for the defence of the Province of Schwartzland (which has the colour scheme of red/black). The army consists of all the basic elements an empire army can have and sums up to some 3500 pts in total.

My new projects are the new Cult of Ulric/Middenheim themed army (you just can't help but love those SpaceWolf transfer sheets ;) ) aswell as an idea for a Bret army along with another cult list dedicated to Morr (with black and red again forming most of the colours used).

Although I really suck at painting models, I've also began trying my talents with terrain and enjoy it a lot!

We'll see. Maybe if I find the courage to upload pics of my models (averagely painted AT BEST) I might put up a web gallery or something...

Here's my two cents!

Sir Ulrich of Schwartzland
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: orc warrior on November 06, 2005, 03:56:20 PM
i have been painting warhammr for 4 years and playing for 1,5  :(

i have 1 empire army and one orc army :x

i play in the local shop in bergen

Do you have other interests/hobbies? to play warhammer ofcourse :roll:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Helgrund on November 10, 2005, 09:46:08 AM
hi, my name is Nick. I've been collecting various GW miniatures for around 7 years. The largest army I have is 2000pts of Orks.

I'm new to Empire but was drawn to it as it seemed like a tactically challenging army. I barely have 200points painted.

I am  and I live in Sheffield in the UK and am currently an undergraduate in Physics.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Warrior Lord on November 13, 2005, 02:52:00 AM
hi, im a 26 yo Australian who has played warhammer since 1993.Ive always used chaos since in both fantasy and 40K, but recently I've had the chance to buy an empire army.Id always been pretty impressed with Empire, they weren't huge on statlines   :wink:  but they sure did hold there own against a true chaos horde  :shock: . Anyway, im hoping to play a more defensive game with more large strategy against the fowl hordes of Undead infesting local Royal Forests as well as uncounted hordes from the barbaric Far North, not to mention even more plagues of green skins  :roll: , the empire sure needs absolute discipline in the face of absolute horror  8) .
Any way, here i am (or something)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LordCoreon on November 13, 2005, 09:23:50 PM
Hey My name is Cam, and I'm from Washington (the state not the capital). Im 16 and I've Played warhammer for about 4 and a half years now I have a lot of empire modles perhaps 3-4k but recently I decided to redo my army because most had sub-par paint jobs. Right now I'm working on the first  1,000pts of my redone empire army Empire. Alot of my hobbies (other then warhammer) are Rts games like rome total war, D&D and working in flash, dreamweaver, photoshop and the like.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Alucard on November 14, 2005, 07:36:46 AM

I've been lurking here for quite awhile now.  I enjoy reading your posts in regards to tactics, units, etc...

Currently, I'm employed at Games Workshop Sq1 in Ontario, Canada.  I've been playing the hobby for 11 years now.  Warhammer 40k was my first gaming system, then I gradually got involved with Fantasy.

My current armies that I own are as follows:


2500pt Mortal Tzeentch Army
3000pt Empire Army

Warhammer 40k:

Tau 5000pt +
Space Marines 3400 +
Chaos Space Marines 2000
Imperial Guard 1400
Eldar 1700

Well, see you guys on the forums!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: borric bloodbeard on November 14, 2005, 10:53:36 AM
well hello there!
I must say that this is the first time I join a forum so I'm learning!!

My name is Benjamin Moorman and I'm 18 years old.
I come from The Netherland and I play warhammer about 4 years.
the Empire is my only army and I still anjoy playing with it!!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Captain Greener on November 25, 2005, 04:59:57 PM
Hello. ok, joined today, i have been playing fantasy for 2 years maybe now and have been playing empire from the start and have about 3000+ points of altorf including Karl Franz. I have been playing warhammer 40k for longer than that and consider myself a fairly good painter although a large amount of my empire is from before i learnt which end of the brush i had to use.

i come from Scotland and play occasionaly in the stirling wargamers club
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: gorgrim ironhide on November 29, 2005, 02:04:46 PM
Hail allies from the empire, Ah be Gorgrim Ironhide, Rik of Karaz-a-Galaz.   Ah bring 2500pts(ish) o' Dwarfs teh the field, and also aboot 1200pts o' Iron Warriors Chaos Space Marines when Ah feel like doin somthin different :winky:

Anywhoo, I'm 18. from Cardiff, and have decided to join your fine community to broaden my horizons.   Though I don't collect Empire, I have a knowledge of their abilities and rules as my younger brother has taken them to victory many a time, even against the highest of odds!   Bit embarrassing really! :P
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mr.Macbeth on December 01, 2005, 11:56:14 AM
I am 13 from Delaware and have played Warhammer since I was about 8 (or at least started my army when I was eight). I own about a 2000 pt Empire army and also play Warhammer 40K as Imperial Guard.
In addition to that, I play Historical Wargames but Warhammer is what got me started.

For the Empire!!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Con El Pueblo on December 13, 2005, 05:54:02 PM

Here are the results from the Danish jury:

 - How long have you been playing Warhammer?
Started when I was appr. 16, so 7 years ago! Played Chaos then, but they were 'orrible.

Are you new to the Empire?
Nope, not for 4 years now. I Always liked the idea of the underdog human race, with a truly ghastly statline battling it out against the tough guys. So the Chaos miniatures gave way...
Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
Well, no. I wouldn't say that the few models I have of Mortal Chaos is an "army". More like a warband  :P

How and where do you play?
I don't! That's why I'm here, to try and get started again...

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

....and anything else you might like to share.......

I'm 23, live in Aarhus, Denmark and studies to become a car economist (pretty unique education, I think).

I have an obsession with Alfa Romeos.

I really should be playing some more WH.  :oops:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lenny on January 02, 2006, 01:43:30 AM
Hello, I'm Lenny, 20, from just outside Dublin in Ireland. I'm a final year University undergraduate, but I spend more time being a waster than doing real work.

I've been playing Warhammer for about 8 years, and collecting Empire (Middenheim) since 6th edition came out, but I always wanted an army of them. I could play about 5000 points legally, but I have about 8000 including all my character choices.

My other armies are a 2,000 point Tzeentch Beastmen force, and I'm currently working on my Wood Elves. I also bought the Dwarf army deal on a whim, and will probably leave them in a box for the next few years (I have boxes of stuff I have never bothered to assemble).

I also play 40K, with Chaos Space Marines (4,500 points), Imperial Guard (1,000) and am working on my own Space Marine chapter, the Blades of the Emperor (known as the Ambulance Marines. Never paint a mechanised force in red and white!).

I mostly play games in the Games Workshop in Dublin, where I organise the "HQ Fights" we play every month or so. I also like to write my own scenarios and background for my army. I'm also a moderator for a small Irish gaming forum.

Outside of gaming, I like to listen to music, play guitar, computer games and I'm a big rugby fan.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ranger Rob on January 06, 2006, 05:57:59 PM
Hi,  I'm Rob...26 year old englishman from Washington state (moved out here last year from Kent).
I'm just rekindling my interest in Warhammer after a long break.  I first discovered GW stuff in 1989 when I bought a copy of White Dwarf in my local hobby shop (White Dwarf issue 110 :)) and was totally hooked from then til 95 when I just grew tired of saving my lunch money to buy miniatures (did that for 3 years  :wink: ) and switched my efforts to motorcycles instead.  Before I stopped I collected huge amounts of miniatures...empire, bretonnians, high elves, dwarfs, chaos dwarfs, skeletons (before they came out with tomb kings) as well as Blood Bowl and W40k armies.  Unfortunately my mum sold all my stuff at a local car-boot sale when I was at university because I told her I wasn't too fussed what she did with it all. I had meant store it in the loft or something, not sell it all for 15 pounds! Aghh!!!  :evil: Anyway...

Now I'm over here in the states and I see a good opportunity to introduce my step-sons (9 and 12 years old) to the warhammer world and it is the perfect excuse for me to collect some stuff too   :twisted:   In this world of 24hr cartoon channels and video games I think they might enjoy a hobby that makes you use your brain and takes patience and imagination.

I intend to collect a new empire army.  I have checked out the GW webshops at the new minis...seems the ranges are much reduced from what they were in 93-94.  Many characters and units that I had before are missing from the current selection so I guess I'll be looking on ebay for that stuff while enjoying the new stuff.

And I see that minis are still ridiculously expensive... :roll:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hedgehog on January 06, 2006, 06:14:04 PM
Ranger Rob,

Many of the older Empire models are still available in the 'classics and collectors' section of the GW online store (al least, they are here in the UK...). you may want to check out the US online store to see if they have a similar section.

http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk??do=List_Models&code=301184&orignav=301116 (UK site)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ranger Rob on January 06, 2006, 06:41:29 PM
Thanks Hedgehog!!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sargeant Sagill on January 07, 2006, 03:27:30 AM
Hello I am Ryan and have been playing for about 5 years off and on. I am 17 and I am from Ontario. I enjoy painting and making terrian/conversions :x  :-D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wintermute on January 08, 2006, 04:18:57 AM
My name's Mathieu, I'm from Montréal, Québec. I have been playing WFB for 4 years now, and Empire is my third Army.

I began with Vampire Counts, got tired of missing out on the whole combat resolution and psychology part of the game. I sold it off to build myself a Tzeentch Chaos army. I participated in a few unofficial tournaments, then won best painted army and public's choice in my first GT. With the prize money, I am currently building my little baby: Quelloneth's Expatriates's Battallion.

Aside from wargaming, I like to write and train for marathons. I study management by night and sold my soul to a huge petroleum company to pay for all the goodies. I like to make funnies. No one likes my funnies.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gneisenau on January 12, 2006, 12:21:05 PM

My name is Max, I'm from Germany. My English is a bit old-fashioned sometimes, because I've learned it from Shakespeare mainly, so I apologize for any sentences like "thou dost have a fairly painted army" which may creep in occasionally.

I started playing Warhammer about ten years ago, in the bad old days of High Elf and Wood Elf overkill armies, and I'm embarrassed to confess that I played Chaos back then. I quit playing after some months because of the serious misbalance of the game and a hideous amount of power-gamers and rule-benders that infest this country like a plague. Nonetheless, I purchased the (old!) Empire Armybook and dreamed a lot about recruiting an army.

I was appealed when the new rules came out, for they fixed a lot of problems of the old edition. I started collecting High Elves in 2002, always having in mind that I'd switch to the Empire someday. I did so one year later. It's perhaps the most challenging army to play when you want to play it really good, and it's the most tactical and "military" army of all, so I'm very happy with this choice and will probably play it until my hair has become white and my beard as long as Thorgrim's (metaphorical).

I'm rather fond of the army I've collected so far. It's not big, about 2000 points only, since I lack the time and prefer to paint my models diligently, but reinforcements are coming along. I'm using Averland coulours, because in my opinion, the black and yellow makes up for the most impressive scheme besides the blue/white of Middenheim (even though yellow gives you a hard time painting, especially on a black base colour).

Well, I'm looking forward to my time on this forum!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Warlord on January 20, 2006, 01:59:33 PM
Hi, My name is Andrew and I'm from Australia.

I have been playing Empire for about 8 years.

I first got into Warhammer when I bought an old WD with a battle report between the Perry Twins Versus a Dwarf / Wood Elf army. I first modelled my army on that army (even though it lost, it looked magnificent). I have about 15 k and own every special character since 5th ed. for Empire.

My second army was CD...... we all know that story..... :(

I work by day for a large national Financial Institution, and am working my way up that corporate ladder. I am going into my 5th (and final) year of University studying a double degree (Info Systems, and HR).

Because I have so much, not much is painted. I love converting, and new ideas, and theming armies.

(I also have DoW, Kislev and VC's)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Big Time on February 10, 2006, 04:12:48 PM
I have been posting off and on for a couple months now, I guess I am here to stay so I might as well introduce myself.

I am 25 (for two more days...noooo!!!!! 26 fight it off fight it off!!!) I began my modest Warhammer career way back in 1994 when I was just a youngster. I collected haphazardly because my main focus at the time was HeroQuest and Advanced HeroQuest. I did manage to collect a decent Orcs and Goblins force, and a not-too-shabby High Elves army (and even a warband sized Skaven team). I got out of it for a while and rejoined the "sport" a couple years ago, opting for the Empire because the Lord of the Rings movies made me realize how much I despise Elves.

A deployment to the Middle East set me back a while (I am in the US Army). I am now back in the States but am still far from home (and my over 3000 pts of Empire and 500+ pts of BoC) for the next six months. It has been well over a year since my last real game of Warhammer but these forums have helped me through. I have been collecting slowly here in Tampa, FL, but I want to get back into it as soon as possible.

I am from Vancouver, WA (a suburb of Portland, OR) and not Canada. I have nothing against Canada, but people get it twisted when they hear "Vancouver." I am going back to Vancouver/Portland when my active duty time is up this summer.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dertranger on February 10, 2006, 07:13:04 PM
Hi, I'm Robert Bell and I'm 13 years old. I come from Ashby, somewhere in Leicestershire, England. I've been collecting Warhammer for 3-4 years and, although I started on 40k, I now have:

1500-2000 points of Iron Warriors (All converted-Few painted :roll: )
500-1000 points of empire (With an entire family of characters)
500-1000 points of 40k Orcs (Speed freaks-with two home-made deathcopters)
250-500 points of orcs and goblins
500 points of Minas Tirith
500 points of Rohan + Dwarves
250 points of High elves (lotr)
250 points of uruk-hai
the begginings of a Tau Empire border patrol
and plenty of miscellaneous bits and pieces (I buy most of it 2nd hand off friends and then re-habilitate them!)

I do most of my Warhammer on a table in my bedroom but I started A club at school recently and have played a few games there. Due to large amounts of German and English homework I haven't been doing much recently but since I found these forums I have started up again.
A semi-converted basilisk and Capatus are waiting on my bench. (Along with 12 chaos marines and a daemon prince  :( )
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gutsy on February 11, 2006, 04:28:07 AM
Hey, my name's Greg, and I too am a 17 year-old from Ontario who's been playing on-and-off for about five years (six, actually.)

I've only played 40K, dabbling with just about everything possible, but never really getting too involved. I always wanted to do Fantasy, but my friends all played 40K, so I never did. Along the way, I had a sizable Black Templar Army, a World Eaters Chaos Marines Army, small Tau and Necron forces, a tiny Ork Waaagh, and some Dark Eldar who got chewed by my dog pretty badly. The only thing close to Warhammer Fantasy I had was a small Mordheim Warband, many of whom are now immortalized in my bits box - wherever it may be.

Anyways, since I'm heading off to pre-Law soon, I figured I should pick up a good hobby to keep my mind cleared in between the mountains of paperwork sure to come. So, here I am, ready to construct an army that Sigmar himself would be proud of.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Arngrim on February 14, 2006, 05:21:49 PM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?
Are you new to the Empire? no-kinda
Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
-chaos warband (undivided) dwarf warband. -40k armies also.
How and where do you play?
wherever whenever
Do you have other interests/hobbies?
SURFING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rugby martial arts singing song writing
....and anything else you might like to share.......

I'm in the marine core. Born in san juan puerto rico I speak spanish english and hawaiin.
Your Profile, (which you can update at any time.)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dopplesoldner on February 16, 2006, 01:23:26 AM
My name is Chris and I'm completely new to Warhammer. I've known about the game for a few years but only now decided to start playing (after I learned about a German-themed army). I live in South Florida in the U.S. and I'm still looking for a place to play.

I'm 24 now, and going to school for English Lit and History. I'm into Medieval Reinactment, and specifically obsessed with the Holy Roman Empire and the Teutonic Knights. I have a great time with it, and the combat aspect of it is a combination of history lesson and contact sport that I just love. I also have an interest in the Landsknechts, but I just can't see myself wearing tights and a codpiece  :shock:

Besides college and my odd hobby, I'm a pretty mellow guy. I'm desperately trying to learn German but there are no classes near me (mostly Spanish and French). A friend is also trying to teach me to sing, but the results have been...frightening.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rikus on February 22, 2006, 03:16:36 PM
Hi there,

My name is Rikus and I am from South Africa. I am 30 years old. I stay in Cape Town. I have always enjoyed gaming... Tried a bit of this and that. Played Magic the Gathering for many years but trying to stay ahead with the new sets coming out continuously was too much. About a month ago my friends finally convinced me to take a closer look at Warhammer. I found the idea of a largely strategy based game very cool!

I am very new in the game have problably played about 5 - 6 games with what I've got. I am still building up more variety, or as some of you might comment, necessities such as pistoliers etc. There are 2 shops in my city & they do not stock a lot of empire. :(

I play with about 5 other people & do not know of clubs around here but will still check it out.

Well that's it.
See you on the forum!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Emrikah on February 23, 2006, 06:23:37 PM
Hello all!

Just thought I would take advantage of the introduction thread.

My name is Jim and I am located in Normal, IL (Part of the IWFB).

I have been playing Warhammer since 1986, with a brief hiatus from 1999 to 2003 when 5th Edition drove me screaming from the game... :-D   Jumped back into WHFB in 2003 with Tomb Kings and have since collected TKs, Slayers (both painted), OKs, DoW, Wood Elves, and Empire.

I play in the local central Illinois area but also travel the Indy GT circuit as much as possible (hoping to hit 6 this year).  I tend to play softer armies at tournies (even my Slayers are kinda squishy).

Last year I took home Best Sports at the Chicago GT and probably met and/or played some folks from these forums there.

And I have too many other hobbies/interests to even begin to list...

Have lurked around the forums for awhile but thought I would join as I am going to start getting my Empire together and wanted to be able to ask questions.

Hope to have some good discussions with everyone!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gyro LC on February 26, 2006, 07:27:55 PM
Hello again.  I used to post here often but I haven't been around for a bit over a year.  For some reason I forgot all about warhammer and just stopped playing.  It's really weird since my army was in plain sight the whole time.   :?  I'm trying to get back into it.

Anyways, I'm located in Denver and play at Valhalla's in Wheatridge.  I've been playing Warhammer for about 3 years.  I only play Empire but I do have the Ogre army box, of which only one unit of Ironbreakers is done.

Also, it's really nice to see the membership of this site swell!  It was always a great resource.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sinister on February 26, 2006, 07:59:23 PM

I'm 26 and i'm from Bulgaria. Now i'm studding my second master degree and don't have allot of time for battles.
I play for 2 years and can put on table 5100 pts of troops without characters.
I've got second army of khorne followers.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: forthelady on March 03, 2006, 06:05:41 PM
Greetings Imperials a Bretonian Knight saying "hi"

How long have you been playing Warhammer?

-I'm collecting it for 6 years, since this year i'm also
 playing it  :lol:

Are you new to the Empire?
Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

-nope, it is my first Armybook,
My Bret army, a couple of dow units and Empire  :shock:
some 40k and some lotr

How and where do you play?

- On a table with a gamingboard  :wink:

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

- Sports, reading my WD, friends, playing various
   games (pc and board games).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Teethgrinder on March 05, 2006, 05:10:13 PM

I'm Wade, 25, currently living in Nottingham, UK. I've been into Warhammer for about 15 years, and once I stopped playing games with my plastic Heroquest Orcs I knew I wanted a MIddenheim/Cult of Ulric themed Empire army. Unfortunately, psychopaths with red power armour and chainsaws keep distracting me from achieving this simple task, but this year is definitely the year I will have a decent-sized army rather than a load of conversions it would be nice to play Mordheim with.

See ye on the forums!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: David Parker on March 06, 2006, 06:18:11 AM
Hello all. My name is David Parker and I live near Bremerton, Washington. I have been playing warhammer for 15 days now. The shop I normally play WH40K at has started a warbands campagn and my son and I thought it would be fun to get into it. I'm 45 with 2 kids ( 21 and 18)and one wife who keeps asking me "When will you GROW UP?!" She was a bit concerned when I started wargamming last year, but when I told her it gave me time with my son and I pointed out that the toys of a first childhood are cheaper than the toys of a second childhood ( AND require fewer nubile young blondes for proper use) she decided to put up with it.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dain of the Border Legion on March 07, 2006, 10:55:24 PM
Hello, everyone, I have been reading stuff here for a while and decided to take the plunge and actually activate a username. I live in the sunny U.K, which isnt that sunny to be fair, I started playing warhammer with 1st edition about 1984/5 and followed it all the way through to 4th ed when I decided that the lure of MTG was too much. I recently started playing again and have had some success with my static line emporers guard empire force of 2300 points in the local club tournement. I'll speak to you all soon no doubt with questions that I have.

Good work with a nice forum.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kuno on March 09, 2006, 10:14:22 AM

I'm Kuno, 27, from Hungary. (English is not my first language, sorry for the grammatic failure :) )
I've started playing with Empire 1 years ago, before I prefered the Skaven army. Im playing RPG 10-12 years ago, and I am a big VtES player. (Maybe anyone know that CCG game. I am the programmer of FELDB which is a deck builder program)

Last year I've downloaded every stuff from the site which made me lot of help. (Now, I would like to see the gallery but I don't know the user/pass, but I read every FAQ in this site and still didnt get the answer :) Maybe somebody can help me)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: General Helstrom on March 09, 2006, 10:20:30 AM
Hi Kuno,

The gallery is offline for the time being, as it was causing a lot of bandwidth problems for the site. We're working on it, but it may be a while :oops:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: high_elf on March 09, 2006, 04:29:46 PM

I'm Tunc from Turkey. I am 17 years old, I have been playing warhammer for 1 year and empire is my only army. The reason why I chose empire was that they are mere humans who struggle for their survival and this attracted me.

I've been following this site for a long time and finally convinced myself to participate in.

See you on the forum..
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dori on March 14, 2006, 11:56:50 AM
Hya, I'm Dori. I live in the US and have been playing warhammer for 3 years now. Some may know me from Bugman's Brewery (back when I was a frequent contributer) or currently from Asrai.org. I own a bretonnian, a wood elf, and Dwarf army (around 1000 pts each, never really got into the big battles).

Now my plans are to collect empire by starting off in a warband campaign. I've had various starts at a list and have yet to make a final copy.

See ya,

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ansel on March 16, 2006, 08:14:08 PM
I have been playing Warhammer 40K for almost two years now and picked up playing Fantasy about 6 months ago. Currently my 40K armies are Tyranids and Space Marines. I have been playing a magic heavy Orc army in Fantasy and am just beginning to plan a Bogenhafen themed Empire army.

I have really enjoyed the Orcs as a magic Waa army can really take opponents unaware, but generally I like to play flexible armies with many tactics available to them. I'm not a one trick pony kind of player.

Anyway I am 27 years old and I live in Idaho, U.S.A. with my wife and three sons. Oh yes, and my dog. I am a Special Education Teacher at one of the local Junior High Schools. My students really love Warhammer and anything I tell them about it. It really is a great learning tool.

I am also enjoy writing, reading, as well as athletic (basketball, football, volleyball, and baseball) and outdoor sports; i.e. fishing, hunting, camping.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ulrick Krieger on March 19, 2006, 08:24:35 PM
Hello, friends from the other side of the Channel,  I'm 18 and French ( living near Paris)... I come here because in France we have no big forum for the Empire... I've been playing Warhammer Battle for 4 years, and I've got 3000 points of Empire's troops...

I wish I will enjoy myself here!!! ( and I will need my dictionnary :roll: )

PS: I'm really sorry sorry for the mistaken I'll make, but I want to speak/write a better English so,here, I'll be able to work AND enjoy myself ^^ :-D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: guifugi on April 02, 2006, 08:58:02 AM
Hello ,. I'm 13 years old and I have been in the hobby for 2,5 years now
I come from Finland , so please don't mind if I don't write very good english. I still don't have an army ,but I have an Empire army in progress. I've this far accomplished only random figures, including Undead, Beastmen, Daemons, Space Marines and some Rackham models, too.

I hope I'll enjoy my stay as much as you enjoy my signature
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Feanor1982 on April 03, 2006, 12:16:05 PM
Hy, My name's Claudio and I'm from Italy( So please don't take care of my English  :-D )
I'm a warhammer player since 1998 when I've started My High school here in Italy. My First army was the Undead and after I've played (of corse) with the Vampire when the army book changed. I've been started to play with the Empire when the new edition of warhammer come out. I was the only one of my friends who wanted to play with the new rule so for six mounth I was buying and painting my new army without playing...  :|
Why I play with the empire???
Because we are "just Stupid men" like some friends of mine say
but with cannon, proud and a little bit of luck we are gonne kick everybody's ******
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: basura on April 04, 2006, 06:47:50 AM
my name is clay
I'm from alabama.
i've played warhammer since 4th ed.
My first army was empire and recently found a new love for them(snipers).

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jones on April 05, 2006, 12:50:05 AM
So....Hello...30 YO, dad from Minneapolis, MN USA here.  My son and I got into Warhammer after I spent 3/4 of a year in Bosnia with a 40k player reading White Dwarf.  We are a fantasy family...My son and I are avid World of Warcraft players.  Now that we've been introduced, I purchased the starter set.  I will play Empire and my son (10 years-old) will play Orcs.  I like the human/good guy aspect of the Empire, but also enjoy the versatility of it also.  I bought the regiment box and I'll post my Artillery Train of Nuln/War Machine (sans magic) army in the parade ground for critique.  Just about half built and really enjoying the modeling aspect of the hobby, I can't wait to field my ideas (thinking they are comeplety original), learning my lessons and getting whupped from here to over there.  Kudos to your site....looks like a great group of people who have a passion for what I'm growing in to. 

On a side note, I speak proficient German.  Fuer mich, wuerde es so schoen Deutsche "penpals" heir finden.

Alright...that's my 10 cents for free.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sheerkahn on April 06, 2006, 02:35:44 AM

new player here, beastmen. i'm in nyc, and in my 30s. i am happily unemployed right now. i am looking for tactics on the beastmen.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kernschatten on April 06, 2006, 05:51:37 AM
i am looking for tactics on the beastmen.

Wrong forum. Beasts of Chaos here:http://s2.invisionfree.com/herdstone (http://s2.invisionfree.com/herdstone)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: JohnHwangEmp on April 07, 2006, 05:50:14 AM

I've been playing Warhammer Fantasy since WFB6 came out, tho I got into 40k near the end of 2nd Ed.  :)

My primary army is Solland's Ghosts (~4k Dogs of War), while my secondary army is Neue Solland (~3k Empire).  Both armies are designed for to share back and forth, to maximize my playing options.  :-D

I play in a small gaming group, SoCal, tho recently it seems I paint more than I play, what with my other responsibilities.  :(

I especially like the painting & hobby aspects of wargaming, particularly the relative speed and ease compared with scale model work.  :o

Lately, I'm refining my model collections into fewer, larger, more flexible armies in my primary gaming systems (WFB, 40k, BFG, Ogre Miniatures), along with deliberately limited "starter" armies in my secondary games (Necromunda, Warmachine, Warmaster, Heavy Gear).  Finally, I'm working on a small number of Inquisitor minis for display purposes.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jobba on April 07, 2006, 09:17:21 PM
Hi all.

Been playing WHFB/40K for pretty much 15 years now, with a 3 year gap (the last 3).  Just getting back into the hobby, and have been lurking round here for a while now in an attempt to get myself motivated to paint up the 6k Averland army I've got sitting around the place - just finished green stuffing boots onto the whole lot. 

I'm sure I'll be in and out with more questions etc.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Captain Kreiger on April 10, 2006, 11:41:26 PM

I'm a 36 year old married man.  My wife doesn't understand my hobby, but doesn't mind it as it keeps me out of the pubs.

I hail from Akron, Ohio USA.

I've played WHFB for 5 years.  I have an Orc/Gobbo and a Tomb King army. 

I'm slowly building my Empire army.

My gaming group gets together once or twice a month.  The guys in my group are all my age and we avoid power gaming.  If you live in the area and want a match, email me and we can get together.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rune on April 12, 2006, 07:15:27 AM
Heya! It has been a while since I've written anything like this really. Might as well try it out, yes? It seems I'm going to be stuck with Warhammer-Empire after all, so I might as well tell something about myself.

So, I will be 18 the second of september this year 2006, so I will be underaged only half a year now. So to say: "Yey" I live in Finland, eastern parts to be accurate, a city named Joensuu just next to the border of Russia. The city could be described as the centre of Pohjois-Karjala, even if around 50000-60000 people do not sound much to the ears of a foreigner.

I have been around Warhammer since the start of 6th edition now, and even started the hobby with the Empire. Before that I had played a bit 40k with Eldar, but fantasy quickly took over since my friends were way more eager playing fantasy. Right now I could easily form 3000 points of Empire, and in a while I could even take it to 4000, if I'm lucky. Other armies I have, are 2000-2500 points of Nurgle (full painted, excluding two furies. I'm very fond of these really, since it was the first army I actually finished) and now I'm collecting 2000 points of Cult of Ulric. Soon it will be only a matter of painting, since I've recieved the models I need in a really short period of time, to my suprise.

At present, I have a girlfriend a year younger than me, and I'm at the end of second year of finnish Highschool, on a musically oriented class. I have a bit of experience in RPG's, computer games (Baldur's Gate II, X-com 1 and Final Fantasies all the way :wink: ) and TCG's, of which the most recent projects with my friends have been Vampire the Eternal Struggle (White Wolf) and Warcry (Sabertooth Games). So, a bit nerdish to sum it up, but hey, this wasn't a suprise, was it? :wink:

That's about it really, there's little other to tell. The great Grandbelos Empire I have is really really infantry oriented to begin with, with only a few cavalry units to back up the infantry in the reserves. These won't usually even get to the table, where my swordsmen and Greatswords take the command, with lots of artillery naturally. The leaders of Grandbelos, the family of Kraus, are a whole diffirent matter and best left for another time... :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Elector Count of Stirland on April 13, 2006, 12:03:27 AM
I have played Warhammer Fantasy for several years now at the head of an Undead Army.  Always having a soft spot for the Empire and after the release of the 6th edition I got a chance to realize how fun the Empire can be.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: The Chosen Pistolier on April 15, 2006, 08:49:48 PM
Well hi. I've checked the articles in the warroom (before it went down) and also checked this site for a while so I thought it was time to be a member to. I've played warhammer for three years now and got together a 2000pts army (though I need to buy more models after checking this bord :wink:) and participated in a few tournaments (it didn't go well though). I live in Sweden or Halmstad at the west coast to be more exact. I've recently started an army of wood elves to, but I don't have much.

And yes, my favorite unit is pistoliers if you didn't get that.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: redjoey on April 17, 2006, 04:50:18 PM
Hello all,

I am 25 and come from England.
I have been wargaming for about ten years now but have only just started playing WFB recently. I started off just painting the models and have reached a reasonably high standard in this area ( I will post some pics when i get a decent digital camera and work out how to use it! )

I started by playing Necromunda and worked my way on to 40k. I built up a reasonable Black Legion force and small Eldar, Space Marines, Imperial Guard and Ork forces. I then got introduced to 'Old West' by a friend, started playing this for a while. I became a member of a wargames club about a year ago and started collecting an empire army soon after.

I have fought against Orcs and Dwarves mainly ( win ratio about three out of four games ) but got hammered by wood elves at my first outing. I'm still army building at the moment ( got about 1000pts so far ) and found this site when searching for tactics.

Well sorry if I ended up ranting, it was supposed to be a quick hello but i got a bit giddy!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LibrarianBrent on April 18, 2006, 04:46:57 AM

I started playing Warhammer about five years ago, but have been quite sporadic in my habits. I was most active during the infamous "Storm of Chaos" worldwide campaign, including the CoL forum and coordination site. After this campaign, I stopped playing Warhammer for quite some time, and indeed many of my miniatures are now damaged or "lost in the warp". :cry:

The local playgroup is thinking about restarting Warhammer in preparation for the new edition, however, and I am eager to join them and as loyal to the Empire as ever!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gaensehals on April 18, 2006, 06:44:33 AM
I'm 26 years old and live in Munich, Germany.

I've started playing warhammer back in 1998. So which army should a beginner start with in the 5th edition? Of course I chose the Empire. :wink: All those nice minis and the great fluff - man, it was love at first sight.  :-D But alas, I didn't win many games, since the Empire really wasn't any good in the 5th edition. So I was herohammered to death by my fellow's pals Tyrion and Teclis.
So actually my favorite part of the hobby was the painting on which I devoted much time.
Sadly, I quit playing warhammer after a year. Mostly i think, because of losing so much.
Lately I have rediscovered this great game. And I'm really happy with the new rules in the 6th edition. Now the game is like I always wanted it to be: focused on tactics and units, not primarily on characters and magic.

I'm still playing the Empire, which I still think is the greatest (but not best  :wink:) army and painting is still my primary concern.

My gaming group is very small, but there is a nice gaming store around where i could play. But I haven't done it yet, since I'm always telling me: "First I'll finish painting my army." :roll: Buying miniatures faster than painting them doesn't help that a lot.  :-D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Barone von Gert on April 18, 2006, 12:44:26 PM

I'm a 20 years old imperial commander, leading a 4000 point army mainly based on infantry.
I'm from Rome and I started playing with the Empire around 4-5 years ago, when the 6th edition was released: my army grew up not so quickly, having to face a lot of mishaps, from the luck of money to the terrible exploits I had during the firsts games.

But now, with a solid battle line based on two infantry regiments and theirs detachments, a formidable artillery and an useful cavalry things are changing for my Electour Count, who finally manage to keep high the Imperial Banner on the battlefield over his enemies!

I prefer playing instead of modelling or coloring, instead of this I think that my army looks really nice! I'll post some pics for you, in order to get suggestion and an useful critique.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: stareso on April 20, 2006, 05:59:13 AM
Hi I'm relatively new here although I've surfed around before on the old site.

To get the basics out of the way: my name is Willem and i live in the Netherlands (Groningen - still looking for opponents!).

Been playing Warhammer for about 9 years now, though not continually. I started with Orcs & Goblins in 1997/1998 back in 5th edition times. Me and my friend didn't use points then and just pitted all our forces against each other:) - foolish youths;)
My army quickly lost its challenge as the only functional unit were 10 savage orc b.boyz with a big boss (frenzy was still 2*attacks) that always cleared the board.

For that reason empire drew my attention also because I liked knights alot and everybody knows that empire knights are far cooler than the dress wearing pansies living west of them!

I can now field about 3000 pts. of empire troops. I find painting important and I think I've reached a reasonable quality but I'm very very slow so 1/3 of my army is still black coated:(

Nice to meet you guys and girls anyway and I hope to have some fun here on the forum and exchange healthy qualities of senseless chatter!! (I mean posting constructive and interesting messages ofcourse)

moio :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Supernova on April 25, 2006, 06:34:40 AM
Hej i'm Jasper and i'm not really playing Empire yet so,, Here I am!!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Arganos on April 29, 2006, 12:40:32 PM

My name's Tom. I'm 27 years old and live in the Netherlands.

I've been playing warhammer since 5th edition when I started with Wood elves. When the 6th edition boxed game was realeased, I started with an empire army. I'm not really sure how much points I have painted, but I think it's about 1500, but I have much more that I still have to paint. I'm currently working on my greatsword unit. This weekend I have a friends camera so I think I'll be able to post some pics soon. I started collecting Empire because I wanted something with cannons, and empire was in the boxed set so.. :)

Besides Empire I also play wood elves (as stated above) and I have some beastmen lurking in the dark cornors of my closet. I also play Mordheim (Middenheimers) and I have a Bllodbowl orc team and a goblin team and The first GW I ever played was epic 40k, which was then called Space marine, But I don't know where my space marine army is. :|

Well that's it.. I'll see you around :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: vadis on May 08, 2006, 05:45:03 PM
Hi all!

My name is Edgar and I live in Monterrey, Mexico. We have a kind of large community of players there (about 60), the problem is that they dont show up that often. I have been in the hobby about 5 years, and started playing WHFB for a year. I have a Lizardmen army and now I'm starting an Empire one (thats why I'm here! duh!).

What made me play empire? Well, in Mexico the people are kind of attracted to the crude and rude power. The close combat power of chaos and the rude magic of the elves. So who was playing Empire I asked. Two guys, one retired of the hobby and the other has dissapeared for a while of the club. Well, I'll be the third. I want to show the brutes of chaos the might of the Empire here. Oh...and the cannons look awesome... I have nearly 1000Pt's of Empire.

Well, thats all for now, questions? PM me. See ya around!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Pisistratus on May 14, 2006, 08:13:13 PM

My name is Mike and I'm writing from Warsaw, Poland.

I started playing the Empire (and WFB as a whole) some 8-9 years ago (can't remember exactly, it was 4 ed. anyway) and my collection amassed over the time to around 15.000 points (no, not a typo :-D). The Empire was my first love and through all this time I never even considered starting another army.

When not preoccupied by my army, I pass my time playing the guitar, researching history (ancient Rome, 16/17th Century, WW2), blowing my eardrums with metal music and staring at the stars (some call it astronomy).

And as you can clearly see I tend to abuse brackets...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Berthold on May 17, 2006, 08:36:37 PM

Iam an law student currently learning in Frankfurt(Oder) Germany/western Poland. Iam quite new to WHF, started just a year ago collecting the Empire. My other hobbys are except of an adiction for softair gaming non existant due to my occupation with the studying. Hope I enjoy the time on this board(Iam reading it from the start of my hobby).
thanks for your time

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: McKnight on May 19, 2006, 08:23:23 PM
Hail thee, true imperials!

I just registered after checking around the site, which is awesome and very helpfull!

I'm a Danish highscool student. My majors are Communication, IT and language.
Been playing WH fantasy battles for about 2-3 years now and still loving it.
I have an army on about 1500 pts, and getting it up to 2000 soon (very proud)  :-P

Looking forward beeing a part of the forums, and might ask for some advice :-D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: iAmThEfLyInGbEaVeR on May 25, 2006, 03:26:43 AM
All goes silent. The dirty villagers know that something really cool will happen soon. They are proven correct, for the mighty Flying Beaver appears on the horizon!

Flying into the village square, stopping several feet above the ground, a crowd of mortals gathers around him. The Flying eaver pulls out his Ten Foot Pole of Poking People From Ten Feet Away and pokes those who don't look awed enough.

Howdy all, I'm new to empire but not new to fantasy- I have over 8000 points of chaos (nurgle), 4000 points of VC's, 3000 points of DE's, 2000 points of CD's (yes, chaos dwarves.) and roughly 750 of ogres. I've recently decided to do a low fantasy army of Pirates (Yarr!). I'm an administrator at the forum The Grand Alliance (http://s11.invisionfree.com/thegrandalliance) and active on many other forums, such as COTEC and Ogre Stronghold.

I'm 16 years old, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I'm in grade 11 and I enjoy long walks on the beach.

Looking forward to being an active member here!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Vivendi on May 25, 2006, 06:57:38 AM
Hello Flying Beaver, we have met before.

I think it is time to introduce myself to: I'm from Belgium, 19 years old, play warhammer for about 5 years. And I have 2000pt empire and 3500pt chaos dwarfs and about 500pt beastmen (nurgle). I also have 1200pt of Deamonhunters (40k).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Santus Deoman on June 01, 2006, 11:27:06 AM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?
Are you new to the Empire?
Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
How and where do you play?
Do you have other interests/hobbies?


Been playing Empire since I was about, they were my first army in Warhammer,  and absolutely love the guys. I also collect Tau for 40k.

Play in liverpool (UK) GW, every couple of weeks, though haven't had a game of fantasy in a while.

Had a look around the site and it looks great. Hope I can be an asset to the set up, and get lots back in return.

I also have a blackbelt in Ju-Jitsu, play D+D and am currently swamped in school work.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Trillok on June 04, 2006, 06:09:40 AM
         I am 37 years old Australian male that got started in Fantasy gaming 23 yeras ago. I have played D&D for all that time and discovered Warhammer oonly two years ago. I have a 3000 point Chaos mortal army with some Slaanesh supplemented with a giant and 6 Chaos Ogres from the Beasts of Chaos. I have inherited my 13 year old sons Empire army as he has decided to persue his true calling as a Stunty General (I blame my wife as she is shorter than me). The Empire army is more to my taste as I couldn't really get into the macarbe side of Chaos  :evil:, although they do have really cool models. I am looking forward to fielding an army that has a Shooting Phase!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: HerkNav on June 04, 2006, 05:15:27 PM
Hello all,

I've been reading and collecting Warhammer stuff for a couple years, but didn't have a group I liked to game with, or the time. Now I have both here in San Antonio, and hope to get some gaming in.

I have about 2000 points worth of Empire, and have been reading the various tactical articles with interest. Some good ideas in there. I particularly like the idea of studying tactics, rather than just tooling up a character or two.

I've been playing historical minis for years, so I'm not new to gaming, just to Warhammer. Actually, historicals led to Warmaster, which led to Warhammer. I have fair amounts of LOTR, and a Lizardman army slightly bigger army than my Empire, and with a lot more paint on it.

One question though: in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Empire, it says giving your Spearmen a shield costs you fighting with the 2nd rank. Why is that? I can't find anything that says a spear is two-handed, or that a shield prevents a second rank from fighting. What am I missing?

See you around.

Ed aka HerkNav with the badly painted spearman avatar
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Alasandril on June 04, 2006, 10:39:32 PM

I've been playing WH and 40K for around 17 or 18 years now. Throughout that time the only fantasy army i haven't owned is Beasts of Chaos although that may change at some point.
I have sold off all of these armies now leaving me with my Empire army which i started 2 years ago. It is sitting at around 7000pts painted with probably another 1500 pts unpainted not including all of the Elector counts and War Altar( which i will get round to some day. :|

I can field about 3000 pts as a Knightly order backed up with a Steam Tank, Galloper guns and Pistoliers.

I prefer to play mainly infantry based games though with big blocks of troops, just because i think it looks better and they're one of the Empires greatest strengths.

I am the Chairman of the local Gaming group here in "Sunny" Dunfermline, called D.W.A.R.F. or Dunfermline Wargaming And Roleplaying Fellowship. We have a membership of over 75 members most of which play the majority of GW games. There is a core group who play Magic the Gathering and other games like Warmachine & Celtos with a few WH Ancients players joining our ranks soon.

Systems i play:
Warhammer - Empire (Altdorfian Guard & Knightly Order- The Sons of Sigmar.
Necromunda - Delaques (Shadow Vypers)
BloodBowl - Pro Elves (Eldritch Storm)
Mordheim - Still to decide for an upcoming campaign :?(Probably Skaven)

Anyway, i hope to start posting a lot more as i have a habit of just reading the posts and not getting involved, I've been on this forum for around a year and I've only managed a dozen posts :oops:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ramgos on June 05, 2006, 02:15:36 PM
Hello Everyone,

I am 42 years old from the Philippines. I am great fan of the Warhammer armies. Although I have not played a single game, but I already have 3 Warhammer Armies painted. They are The Empire, Bretonnians and High elves. I still have my Dwarves, Wood elves and Chaos mortal army waiting in line to be painted.

I just love collecting these armies, that when I started collecting my first Bretonnians, I just can not stop collecting them.

This is my first post in this forum, yet I have already posted some of my empire army pictures in the gallery section.  I hope to share them with you and hope you will like them.

Have a nice day everyone!!!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Beastlord Kazdrek on June 06, 2006, 06:50:41 AM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?
Are you new to the Empire?
Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
How and where do you play?
Do you have other interests/hobbies?

Im 16 and from Australia i mod on a few 40K sites ( sangunius chosen wing) and i frequent the herdstone a fair bit too

I havnt played WHF very much, mainly with my Beasts of Chaos, though i have teseted out a COS ( Cult of Slaanesh) list and liked the cold ones, i wanted to continue with cavlary, but the Brettonians are a little too backwards and the Empire seemed right

I was attarcted to 40K ( Templars, Blood Angels, Necrons, imperial Guard, Grey Knights and the =][= chaos and tyranids) though it didnt have the "tactical" side and i didnt like the "harder to play" armies of 40K, around this time i got out all 4 of my wisdom teeth and as i had to bum around the house my mum offered to get me something and i asked for some BoC, though i have a small amount of BoC i wanted to expand and maybe get some friends interested in playing me, and offering me different playing styles
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Duke Leto on June 07, 2006, 09:24:18 AM
Greetings my Friends

My interaction with the Bretonnians was 'entertaining' and my liaison with the Lords of the Underworld (Skaven) was different' (for obvious reasons!).

But foresight, my brothers, is a wondrous thing. And it is with this foresight that I seek to enlist my forces amongst your ranks. For truly it is within the encompassing arms of the Empire that my kind and I shall truly find sanctuary.

True, it is the darker side within your ranks that I seek, for I confess that that it is the nature of my being, but be assured; I am not without my rewards.

Eternal life for some, is reward beyond measure.

You have questions ?!??!

I understand your doubt and confusion, but believe me when I say my first loyalty will always be to my allies and to the Empire, but you must always remember that at the end of the day, blood will always be blood !

I have built a castle on the coast of the Sea of Claws within the province of Nordland, North East of Salzenmund and with the Forest of Shadows as a scenic backdrop to my domain.

I am Leto, and believe me my friends' when I say, that I am here for a very very long time indeed !
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Zvampen on June 13, 2006, 01:07:31 PM
Hello! I'm a guy from Sweden. I'm 16 years old and have been playing Empire about three years. It is my first army. I also  have an Tomb King army since 6 months ago.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Aspie on June 15, 2006, 10:14:31 AM
Hi, im a 13 year old from Norway. On most other forums except the GW im known as "Chris".

I have about 1000-1500+ points of Empires, 1000-1500+ points of orcs and goblins. I have also strated with a pirate themed dogs of war with an undead captain and a mix of many races. I have played warhammer for 4-5 years.

Im an admin on this forum for wargaming in generalhttp://z3.invisionfree.com/Da_Torch/index.php? (http://z3.invisionfree.com/Da_Torch/index.php?).

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: anewbre on June 22, 2006, 05:16:24 AM
Hello the list,
I have been playing Warhammer for 8 years now. My armies are: Empire, Orcs and goblins, and now wood elves. I live in Santa Maria, California and play at our local game store: Leisure Time Games. Usually, there are many fantasy players, but in the summer a few show up. My most common opponent plays DOW but we also have dwarves and Bretonnians show up from time to time. I have about 5000 points of painted EMpire including a steam tank. Although I only play it when someone requests it. Right now I'm painting 5 more pistoliers so now that unit is at 10 figures. My most common list has 10 knights including my elector count, a 20 man halberdier unit with detachments of bows and swordsmen, 2 handgunner units of 10 with marksmen and Hochland long rifles, 2 cannons or sometimes a mortar, 5 pistoliers and either duelists and/or huntsmen. And then there's the Kislev's...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sam smith on June 27, 2006, 09:42:32 PM
Hi im new to the forum, just stopping by to say hello!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: kk14 on June 28, 2006, 05:02:02 AM
I'm 17, and just started playing both WHFB and Empire.  I got into it through some friends.  I am a lazy painter and usually end up letting my friends paint half of my models.  I play Magic TG and D&D also.  I am a violinist and a beginning pianist.   I live in Ottawa, Canada.

I have maybe 1000-1500 pts of Empire.  I think I have: 2 Cannons, a wizard, a captain, a HVB, 16 Handguns, 20 FC 10 XBows, 10 Archers, 16 Spearmen, 19 Swordsmen, 8 KoWW, and 6 GS.  I still toggle the units and detachments and such.

To make the rest of this short:  I rarely rarely rarely win games.  I play most often vs. HE, Bret, VC, and WE in that order.   I am what is called a noob.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nielus on July 04, 2006, 08:18:14 AM
Hallo, I'm 19 years old (well...almost; within 2 weeks) and I live in the Netherlands. I started playing Warhammer around 4 years ago. I collected myself a nice 3000 pts. Empire and 2500 pts. Orcs (most of it unpainted, though). I lost interest after a year or 2 and a half, but now I'm going to pick it up again. I'm a student now (mechanical engineering), so time won't be a problem anymore :wink:.

Well...what else can I say...ow yeah: hobbies. The greater part of my life is about music actually. I'm currently working on a new band as singer/guitarist/songwriter. Furthermore, I love the finer things in life: beer, nice girls, BBQ's, you know....
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: shveen on July 05, 2006, 09:01:49 PM
I'm 12 and I've only just started FBb,ut have a LOTR and 2 40k armies.
  I like painting but, arne't that good at it. only 1 of my friends does Warhammer,but he doesn't really play or paint.
  I go to Tanelorn Wargames Club in Wantead (UK) if anyone wants a game who goes there PM me.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Acrux on July 07, 2006, 12:37:32 PM
Heya guys,
I've been floating around here for a week or two now and you guys really have a great site.  I've been collecting and "playing" warhammer for probably 3-4 years now.  I've got a bad habit of building an army and then moving right on to another as soon as I've finished collecting it.  I started off with Empire then collected Orcs. Then I went back to Empire and then I started with Skaven and now I'm back once again to Empire :) . Right now I've got about 1500-2000 of both Empire and Orcs and about 2000-2500 Skaven. 

I live deep in the woods in western Massachusetts in the States.  My games are really few and far between as my only opponents are my brother and step brother ( low points stunties and dark/wood elves). Its really the painting/collecting side of the hobby that keeps me hooked though, not that I mind getting in a game every now and again.  Hopefully you'll be hearing more from me real soon, I've got some really cool projects just about done :).

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: charlieninerzero on July 08, 2006, 03:45:06 AM
Located in Tulsa, OK.  Been playing for over 3 years now.  My main army is Empire, but also have Lizardmen, Vampire Counts and a very large Dwarf army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: burnthexenos on July 10, 2006, 04:44:29 PM
Hi, ive been directed here by midaski, to just give a little background info on me..

Im 17, and collected 40k (space marines) before moving onto fantasy. I still play both game systems, and Empire is my only currect warhammer army.

I may come across as a WAAC player, and I suppose thats what I am. I play in a very competetive gaming enviroment, but it was not always that way. At one time, I used infantry and detachments, and all that stuff, but "cheese creep" entered our gaming circle, it started when this beardy git brought along 2 2nd gen slanns, then the Chaos army got harder, then the wood elf one got harder, then the skaven one got harder, so, rather than sit there and lose, my army got harder.

Then we all started bringing along a little more "cheese" each week, to out do each other, and in the end, what we have are some very WAAC armies, and some VERY WAAC players.

Anyway, im from Lancashire, in England. Not entered any major tournaments yet, but I plan to enter the GT next year. I have won a small tournament run by the local GW (but those really dont mean anything lol) but apart from that me and my gaming group just play each other for no particular reason. We dont organise campaigns or anything, just play normal warhammer, where one game has no bearing on the next.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Endgame on July 10, 2006, 08:06:36 PM
Hello Everybody!  I'm Endgame.

I'm 26, and have been playing GW games since about 1999 or so.  Started with 40k, playing Dark Angles (Deathwing) & Dark Eldar.  About 3 years ago or so I traded for and bought a bunch of Empire stuff, which includes 4 sets of the empire sprues from the 6th Ed. Boxed set.  None of my play group played fantasy though so my Empire laid idle while we played 40k.

In the 40k group we religously attended tournaments twice a month.  I frequently (almost always) would place in the top 10 for the 40k tournies with both armies, but in somewhere around 24 tournaments I never got higher than a 75% sportsmenship scores -- most of the time I would have 1  opponent tank me with a 0.  (Terminators or DE Raiders are cheesy, don't you know?  I once got a 0 because my Terminators made 97 consecutive 2+ saves against gaunts.)

Once 40k went to 3.5 we quit playing for the most part.  With the dark eldar being discontinued and the changes to the transport rules my 40k armies started to gather dust.  At this time I started playing Privateer Press' WarMachine -- a much better balanced game that 40k, and probably better balanced than most of GWs games.

In April of this year I moved half way across the US, to Fort Collins, CO, and the local group plays not only War Machine, but Fantasy too.  Thus my Empire came out of the closet and I've gotten in probably around 10-15 games so far.

I intend to start playing in Fantasy tournaments as soon as I get a good feel for my Army, but I suspect I will never be able to win.  I'll end up getting nailed in Sports in some way. :cry: :roll:

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: TryLordOfCombat on July 11, 2006, 02:38:21 AM
Hi.  I am 12 years old (13 in August) and have been playing on and off for 4 years, since 6th edition.
 After drooling in GM's window for 3,4 years  I got the starter set and at once read the whole Big Red Book around 3 times.
I do not play at GM stores as I have corrected the GM staff 3 too many times.  :roll:
For the next year or tow I played maybe 12 times + cangames.
Now that I have a 2000-3000 point army.

PS I am a Gotrek and Felix fan. :-D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Roy on July 16, 2006, 03:17:31 AM
Hello fellow warhammer empire players.

My name is Roy and I'm a warhammer addict.

I've been playing warhammer for a few years now and I enjoy the tactical aspect and painting aspect. Plus I love to roll dice. I enjoy a good game of craps in Altantic City and Las Vegas too.

I play on Long Island, NY at Monkeyhead Games and with some local friend.

I also have an Vampire Counts army and some Dogs of War allies.

Thanks for running a great forum and website.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mpdscott on July 16, 2006, 05:32:38 AM
I tend not to go for "introduction" threads, I find they tend to put me in a box with a label, and I enjoy surprising and confusing people.
But I've made an exception today, just to surprise and confuse anyone who knows me  :-D
On to my self description............
I'm a 28yo Aussie guy, from somewhere in Victoria, and while I can paint, I am currently enjoying/improving my converting skills. I don't get much playing done, partly because I haven't long moved to a whole new town, and partly because I tend to sleep late on weekends to make up for my late nights, and consequently miss turning up to the club at a decent time.
I have a buying addiction, every time I go into the local store I feel that I "have" to buy something, and so I generally try to restrict my visits to once every month (to pick up the latest WD), but I frequently fail and visit more often.
I am determined to finally complete an army, and despite constantly designing lists of all sorts, for all sorts of armies, in all sorts of game systems (thank you army builder), I am going to make it an Empire army (this week anyway).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Phlash on July 26, 2006, 12:27:16 PM
Hey :)

So one is supposed to introduce one self? Okay, here goes.

This one hails from the state of Denmark and is 25 years of age. This one began to play warhammer way back when 4. ed was still somewhat new, but stopped again when 6. ed came out and started roleplaying instead. Took up the game again 6 months or so, back, when a friend started playing. This one has played many of the races, but particularly Empire, Chaos and VC. This one prefers the Empire and was quite taken with the TVI tactics. Gaming clubs do exist in the city in which this one dwells, but so far this one has made no attempts to contact them and only plays with friends. This might change, though.

That was all the info that seems relevant at this time. Thanks to the creators of this site, it really helped re-sparkle the interest of this one in playing Empire.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Valoiris on July 27, 2006, 11:23:23 AM
Evening all.

I've been around here for a while, following the site - great job guys!

Anyway, I've been in and around the hobby for the last 12-13 years, but have been out for the last few for one reason or another.  At the moment I'm attempting (with a limited degree of sucess I have to admit) to paint an inordinately large number of Empire and DOW troops, or at the very least a 2000 pt army I can return to gaming with.

If anyone knows of any clubs in or around Oxford or London (UK) I'll be kicking around that general region for the next few months.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Toy Soldier on August 09, 2006, 05:20:45 PM
First, thanks for the great site!

My name is Mick Galuski, I'm 35 and have 3 kids and own a gaming store named the Toy Soldier in Amesbury MA.

I just started playing WHFB again - and first time with Empire (I also have a Dwarf Army and a Lizardmen Army). We have a campaign that just started and I started an Empire Army to coincide. It's been challenging learning human tactics but I've enjoyed it thus far!


Toy Soldier
Amesbury MA
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Andrew Anker on August 10, 2006, 06:29:25 PM

How long have you been playing Warhammer?  I started appromimatly in 2002 aroung Christmas.

Are you new to the Empire?  I have been playing Empire my intire Warhammer Career.
Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?  My brothers have High Elves, Wood Elves and my cousin has Lizardmen.

How and where do you play?  I play at home.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?  Not really I enjoy putting miniatures together most and have put togehter most of my relatives armies listed above.

....and anything else you might like to share....... I vey much so dislike elves!!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Charlie on August 20, 2006, 12:59:52 AM
 I took up WHFB a couple years ago, but after a failed Brettonian army, (massacared by my brothers HE  :-( 9 games outta 10) I recently started a new Empire army, unfortunatly with the new rules coming out and probably new army book fairly soon i don't wanna collect that big of an army so basically proxy models and a unit or two till then, my most common opponents are my brothers high elves, and my other brothers wood elves, I live in Morrsitown New Jersey, my local hobby shop has more Yu Gi Oh and stuff then Warhammer so anyone that lives near me I would welcome a game once i have a decent army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: arvid on August 25, 2006, 04:10:07 PM
hi everyone, i'm new hero, i play warhammer (empire) in a club in belgium since a few years, i played some tournaments (with quiet good results) and love the game, i have over an army with a total point value of 7000 points (not that much painted)

this is a great site full of news and interesting things and i'm happy i found an empire forum


P.s. sorry for my bad English :s:p

Mod Edit:
Hi - I have moved this to the thread it should have gone in.
Welcome to the site, and I hope you have read through the rest of this forum.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Siamtiger on August 25, 2006, 08:22:35 PM
Hi folks,

im sorry for introducing myself so lately, i must totaly forgotton to do so, but im going to catch it up.

Well, my name is Dennis and im 21 yrs old. Im from Coblenz, Germany and enjoying the hobby for almost 11 yrs now.
All began with the german WD #11
Im leading an empire army since the 6th edition, because the new starter box was finaly a way to make a dream come true (i startet in 95 with blood bowl, and later in 40k with an eldar army because of the costs ...) to field a mass army.

Now im proud of having around 18k - 20k Pts of Imperial Troops of all kind (needless to say, not all painted - but i got time ;) ). Pictures will come as soon as possible.

Another board i often visit is sweetwater, perhaps one or another will know me from there.

best regards,


Mod Edit:
Hi - I have moved this to the thread it should have gone in.
Welcome to the site, and I hope you have read through the rest of this forum.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bodacious on August 26, 2006, 02:44:47 PM
Hi everyone,

My name is Daan, from Eindhoven (The Netherlands), 19 years old and I've been playing warhammer since I started with skaven about 2 and a half years ago. I've been collecting empire for about a year now, but since I've also yet to finish my skaven (yes, I am a very slow painter) I've only about 1000 to 1500 points. Mostly knights, flaggelants, swordsmen and characters, but I plan to make a functioning 2k army out of it someday. I've painted the swordsmen, some of the knights, about half of the flaggelants and most of the characters. I mostly play against a group of friends at the local hobbystore and mostly with my skaven since I don't have enough empire yet to play a good 2k battle. Other things I do include playing guitar, D&D, studying Biomedical Engineering at the Technical University of Eindhoven and browsing around the net on forums like these :-D. I'm also a regular member at UnderEmpire.net (using the same username, btw).

Hopefully hanging out round here will get me a little more motiviated to finish my army someday :wink: .


EDIT: %&^$! I just realised I screwed up at the registration and switched my real name with my intended username :oops: . Maybe one of the mods knows how to fix this?

EDIT: Got your PM, fixed the name. :-)
-- Calvin
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: pete on August 30, 2006, 03:50:23 AM

Currently 26 years old and right next to (basically) GW HQ! Played Empire ages ago but switched to OK when it came out. Was planning on selling all my empire (I have about a 4k list, maxxed out worth of stuff). However, as I was re-glueing and repairing all my Empire boys I started to realize that they were and are the army I love. So here I am, back in the game as my faithful hammer-toting empire :)

Glad to have found this site, spent the past 2 days or so reading as much as I possibly could. Good folks, and good topics/posts.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Neil Eaton on September 04, 2006, 08:16:54 PM

I have been playing warhammer for just over 4 years. I am firmly an Empire player, although I have sinned recently and started collecting them pointed ear, wood loving things. My 4 year old son has decided already that he wants to collect scaly things (Oh well never mind!)

I have heard on the grapevine that things are changing for the Empire, can anyone fill me in on the latest developments.

Mod Edit: COme over to the Electors' Forum and you will find all the rumours :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Draconian on September 07, 2006, 11:59:52 AM
Howdy All,
              I'm 16 & have been playing Warhammer for about 3 years. I'm first & foremost a Greenskin player but i've always wanted to collect Empire. I've recently been toying up between getting my Dark Elves back up & running or buying Empire & well i think you know the rest. I found out about this site during the Warhammer Intersite campaign (Fighting for Da Warpath!!!) & decided i should head on over. I was seriously thinking about collecting an Army of Middenheim list but i've decided to go with the regular list cause i don't want to miss out on Pistoleer's!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: richard_de_clare on September 07, 2006, 02:40:40 PM

Im john rose (not richard), 22 from Cork in Ireland. Soon to be London England.

I have been playing games workshop games for about 10 years. I started with 40k, necromunda and then got into Gorkamorka, Epic and BattleFleet Gothic. Then  i found warhamemr and havent gone back (well maybe the odd game of 40k).

I started out with  during the time of the 5th Edition. My first army was Undead. I then inherited a small force of unpainted elves off of a friend and started a high elf army. I didnt get much of a chance to play for a good while. But about a year ago i had to go to the USA on a work palcement program and i brougth teh elves with me. I started playing at a local gaming
club called Danger Planet in Waltham,MA

I got a lot of experience with the game and played in a few tournaments. didnt do too well in those but got a great expierence. I then decided to start an empire army as my high elves were all painted up.

I havent played with the empire yet but im steadily building up my army. I will try and put up a few pics if i get a chance, but i must warn you my painting isnt great. I cant paint eyes to save my life so i have decided to give my army a sort of cartoonish-look by having all my troops have slightly bigger eyes than normal.

Im big on converting models, even if it is only something small. My unit of Great Swords that  will be in my army all converted. I took parts from the militia,infantry and knights box sets to custom build them.  I used te great sword  pieces form the militia box and a few of the heads. I took armour and armoured arms (sounds weird!!) from the knights, as well as helms and other bits and pieces and i took the torso, legs and leg plates from the infantry units. I will put them up when they are finished.

Thats bout it really.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kaspar Von Velten on September 17, 2006, 10:13:16 PM
Heya to all fellow Empire players. Lets smash the hordes of the enemies of our Empire! I am looking for any ideas on "colourful" and diverse, yet powerful, army lists...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cyran Von Krieg on September 23, 2006, 03:46:02 PM
Hey all,  I'm new to the Empire but not to warhammer altogether. Ive been collecting for a while but only really just started getting into it. I have a small force of Dark Elves and i'm starting Empire because i like the "Jack of all trades" idea  :happy: .
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Guildenstern on September 30, 2006, 06:16:55 PM
I'm A.F.

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
I started, when the 5th Edition came out.

However I have only played less than 20 games, yet (lack of time)

Are you new to the Empire?
I started Empire, when 6th Edition came out :-) I wanted to play a less fantasy but more historical army!

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
I collected Woodelves and Empire and some Dogs of War.

How and where do you play?
I play no more

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Im an late 15th century reenactor.

Uncommon empire miniatures?
I have a few halflings and a big block of halbearders from hero quest miniatures. They are representing my Generals Guard
I have also a few non-GW-minis ( I have some excellent wargames foundry crossbowmen!)

Units I don't like:
I don't like flaggelants, pistolliers and the steam tank and I don't use them!

(ok, I have made 3 Pistoliers conversation yet. I'm looking forward to 7th Edtion pistoliers)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Christopher on October 01, 2006, 04:54:56 PM
Hail one, and hail all, a new-comer rides in your wake.

I am Lieutenant Atlon Sunshard of the 8th Garrison of Trantio, and currently awaiting my Prince to bestow a command onto me. He hath known of my intentions of quite some time, yet I still remain without an army! Despite this, once the funds become available, I need only to submit my request of troops, and my forces will shine upon the field of battle.

Also, as a member of the Trantio Garrisons, Myrmidia help you should you ever refer to my armies as "Dogs of War". We are professional soldiers, and our Prince holds a heavy military pact with the Imperial province of Averland. As such, the halberd, blade, and cannon from Nuln have become mainstay in our forces. While the Pavanian dogs resort to mercenaries, we of Trantio has established a standing garrison for professional forces, and have successfully employed our officers with the Imperial tactics of "detachments".

Despite all this, your use of "flaggelants" is disturbing... Trantian peasants would never be allowed to abandon their duties short of a conscriptment in the Free Companies.

With that said, I am merely a spectator of war at this current state, however it has peaked my fancy for some time. I look forward to much discussion and discourse with follow officers, and commanders upon the field of war.

Myrmidia watch over your corps.

- Lieutenant Atlon Sunshard of the Principality of Trantio
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jason Yarnell on October 06, 2006, 09:07:06 PM
Hello all,

New to the forums and an Empire/DoW fan.  I've been following Games Workshop since Rogue Trader came on the scene (I'm 36..heh) but never really got involved until very very recently.  I play with a small group of friends, all of whom never played until I came around.  Right now we are cobbling together our armies for a VERY modified form of Warbands.

The empire army I'm starting is based on Nordland and as soon as I can, I'll post some piccies of the army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Old Lawgrim on October 09, 2006, 06:38:56 PM
Some of the things you might like to consider telling us about are:

Hi All, Old Lawgrim, here,

The Rogue Trader days, are when I started in the hobby. The "battle at the farm" scenario included in Rogue Trader, was the first time I played a proper table top wargame.

I've been browsing this site for a while now, the war room in particular. A couple of month's ago I stole some ideas from that section, which we tried out with dwarf armies in another forum (guess which one, good guess :icon_wink:). We play-tested and tweaked and played the new tactics out, and in the end it worked pretty well. In fact I haven't lost with it yet. I have only played a few games, with the tactics, though.
The only problem for me personally, was the fact that it was an incredibly boring way to play. Now what is an old dwarf to do: If I play the "Dwarf Detachment" tactics I win a minor to solid victory, but is bored out of my skull, not to mention my opponent. If I play any other way, I lose. Not very much fun either, hmm?
So, at the moment I'm looking at my alternatives.

Am I new to the Empire?
No, I started my first Empire army three years ago, It was a very dark Sigmarite army. I thought it was a good idea at the time, but the theme of the army was too restrictive, it didn't let me utilise the armybook to it's fullest potential.
So, about 18 months ago I started a very bright Marienburg army, light-blue and bone, which is too cool for school, even if I do say so myself.

Do I have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
Yes, Dwarfs, of course, but also Chaos Dwarfs, Skaven, HE and O+G and that just for WFB!

How and where do you play?
I do play tournaments once in a while, GTs mostly, but I mainly play my friends.

That's me done, Cheers!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: borgar on October 16, 2006, 02:26:34 PM
oh doodles.. Ive been here for well 2 weeks now and i somehow missed this thread :oops:
being a firm believer in "better late than never" i though I'd introduce myself now

my name is borgar dahle and I'm from norway,my real nick is Greven(the count in Norwegian) but i swapped username and name.. but I'm gonna keep it as borgar :wink:

i first started warhammer when me and my undedicated friend bought a starter set... of coarse i wanted to be the orcs(mostly due to the ugly and static empire models that where in there) but i let him go orcs as he wouldn't have it any other way(he has painted about 5 models i think)

after playing with my cousin's orcs for a while we both went 40k.he went beakies and i went orky(and still is)

but recently i he started beasties and so i wanted to get some imperials going
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: flytime on October 17, 2006, 03:29:19 PM
Altough Im actually here since the campain, I never realy used this account until now so its still the time to introduce myself..

Im Sven or Flytime

I have played Warhammer for about 12 Years with different armies. Most of the time I played with brets and Kislevites. I allways loved Kislev but beeing a poor pupil i never had the money to play an all metal army. But then with the new kislevites out I went back and started to play with them again. I own an army of about 1.500 Points and play with them a few times a year. Im thinking if I should start an Empire Army based on the province of Ostland next year as allys to my Kislev army. Thats why Im coming back to reuse this account. :-)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chris George on October 23, 2006, 12:34:01 AM
Hey, I'm new here. I'm also new to Fantasy, but I'm hoping it will be fun.

I play 40k IG, Mordheim and Inquisitor.

I'm a BIG x-box fan, gotta love Oblivion, but I will also play things on Gamecube and PS2.

I'm a slow worker, so don't expect much from me at once.

I guess that's it for now.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: seanzala on October 23, 2006, 11:21:42 AM
Ok, well, I'm not really new here but I have been gone for a very long time, but now I am back for a very long time. Tough luck guys, you're stuck with me.

No seriously, I will be starting an Empire army new and proper when they get re-released. I have some of the old stuff, but I want to get back into them, as they were always cool, but now they are better.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: xerasi on October 24, 2006, 07:21:48 AM
A little Hello to all of you, I'm Xerasi and just joined the forum.
I've been playing warhammer on and off for... many years, from 5th eddition where I played DE and Bret, 6th where I played a Lot DE, a very small bit bret, at least a year of chaos, even more DE, a bit WE (before they got the book) and rounded up on DoW, that I've been playing ever since the WE book came out.

At the moment my passion is DoW, I have a nearly completed fully converted 2.5k+ Araby themed army, and every thing that goes with it. My reason to signing up here at the forum is mainly that after I've completed my DoW I want to play with them and start my next army, an cathay themed Empire army (once again fully converted, I want to be able to use it at GTs and the like when I come around to that).

I've actually never been to any of the real big turnies though I played against some of the best Danish players on a regular basis in local turnies. Now I moved to the other end of the world (california, USA), so I'm planning on finnishing my army, starting an empire, and maybe attend to some turnies, and if not game on a regular basis here.

If you've read any of the posts I've made until now, you will now that my stile of playing is very offensive, very confronting, and generally I hope by pushing the enemy to make desicions he will sooner or later make a mistake that will cost him. I am by no means undefeated, but on the other hand, I play warhammer to challange people, and get challanged. Not as a power gamer, but I find it far more challanging and rewarding to play with a non-power-gaming list.

My DoW was somehow the logical continuation of my WE (that I only made to show people at my gaming club that they were effective when used offensively. Something I showed with success winning the only turny they where in (after beating 2 of the top 10 players at the time). My DoW proved to be a lot more of a challange than woodies, as they didn't have tricks up their sleaves, something that I found my self relying on when I didn't have it.

Well my DoW are fielded atm but I'm looking forward to make a horde of cathayians

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: seanzala on October 24, 2006, 08:37:43 AM
Ah, Xerasi. I remember you from d.net.

I forgot to mention that I am rather active on druchii.net and warhammer world, so if you recognise the name, it's probably from one of those two.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bob Jacobs on October 30, 2006, 02:57:37 PM
Hi everybody

I'm SavageOrcGreatShaman , although on this site it will be SacageOrcGreatShaman (I mistyped when I registered :icon_redface: ).

Well here are my answers on the questions!

'How long have you been playing Warhammer?'

About three years I believe.

'Are you new to the Empire?'

Yes , I am. I do have some Empire models (from the 6th ed boxed set).But I haven't used them in battle untill today.But that will change soon enough.

'Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?'

Yes , I have a 3000 point Orc horde (which still grows) , a 500 point Dwarven Patrol and I'm working on my new Empire/Kislev army.

'How and where do you play?'

I play in the area around Brussels ,Belgium.

'Do you have other interests/hobbies?'

I play guitar , I read alot , I watch a lot of films...

Well thats that!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Voorhees on October 30, 2006, 04:27:08 PM

Voorhees here.  I'm new to Empire, but not to WHFB...  I've played WE, Dwarfs, Ogres...  that's about it.
I own some High Elves, but they're just taking space.  And, I bought the old Middenheim Siege Defender box on ebay awhile back, with the intention of starting a Cult of Ulric army...  with the Cult going away though, I lost interest.  However, I'm thinking of building an Empire army, with the Teutogen Guard standing in for Greatswords...  some of the new models coming out look great!

I've been playing for about three years now, started with 40K (IG), but lost interest once I got a taste of Fantasy... it's more my type of game, although I don't think it would take much to get me back into 40K.

Let's see.  I live in New Jersey (USA) and run a high school club as well as play at my local shop.  So, I'm lucky in that sometimes I get two games a week, with at least one guaranteed.

Aside from that, I spend time with my wife and daughter, write, play hockey...  oh yeah and fantasize about new armies to build!  That's it for now, I'm sure this is the place to handle any questions I've got. 

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Polymphus on November 01, 2006, 07:18:48 PM
Just popping in to say I'm back, and I'll play nice this time. My armies have somewhat changed since the first time I was here so here goes nothing...

3000pts Skaven
2000pts Empire
1500pts Vampire Counts
1500pts Witch Hunters
1000pts Imperial Guard
500pts Marines (*dodges brick*)

Everything else I had back in the day has been sold on.
So yeah. Hi, for those who remember me, I won't be posting here much as I stopped playing Empire a while ago, but I'll drop in from time to time.
Re-introducing himself
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jack Merrill on November 03, 2006, 12:56:22 PM
Hi im Jack, ive just stared warhammer (im usualy 40k with space wolves) and am just about to start a new empire army when the new minatures come out  :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Joakim Garmann on November 06, 2006, 11:18:25 AM
Hello all.

I'm a 26 year old law student from Bergen, Norway. I have been collecting empire models for 7 years or so, but didn't start playing until last fall. I now have a fully painted 2000 point army that I have just participated in a local tournament with.

My style of play can be described as semi-defensive artillery supported infantry-advance :lol:
I'm not a fan of gunlines, but have no objection to them either. It's just not my style...

I'm starting a 40k army soon, Tyranids. Just to have something completely different to play with... The community in Bergen is small and close-knit, and most people play both fantasy and 40k. There are more dedicated 40k players, though.

As for other interests; Roleplaying takes much of my time, mostl D&D and RuneQuest. Apart from that I enjoy skiing and hiking and hanging with my friends.

Ok, thats a little about me. I'll get around to posting my armylist and maybe some pictures soon :icon_smile:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: General Lee Stupid on November 08, 2006, 05:30:06 AM
Hey, as of today this is my third day joined.  I live in Whitehall Montana and have had my fig.s for about 2 years.  I havent been able to get very far because the closest club is an hour away.  Oh well i guess that is to be expected when you live in a place so unpopulated. :icon_confused:  Anyway now that I have joined I am hoping to get somewhere on my army. :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: conspicuous on November 08, 2006, 06:56:30 PM
Greetings everyone!
I read a thread on this forum quite recently about this place soon getting swamped by people suffering from the "newly released army syndrome" . Guess Im guilty as charged.  :blush:

Though I have to say Im quite serious about it. Two days ago I ordered the new army deal (with the dashing new wizard) so its deffinately not a two week think that will pass any time soon. (well if it does Ill have lots of fodder for my fireplace :wink:)

Ive been playing Warhammer for about 10 years. (has it really been that long?) Other than an Empire wannabe Im also a Bretonnian Duke, a Beastmen Wargor, a Dwarfen Thane and a Goblin Warboss.

Do you have other interests/hobbies? - NO (teehee)

....and anything else you might like to share.......

I live in Sweden.

Hej svejs  :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Auberswald on November 08, 2006, 07:15:58 PM
Hey, as you might have guessed, i'm Stephen Patterson. I've been playing Empire for around a year now, and have around 1700 points currently. I have been playing Warhammer and Warhammer 40k for 2 years. I also collect: BoC Khorne, Bretonnia Peasent heavy, Orks Footsloggers, Tau Mechanized Infantry, and of course Empire, which are Ranged Heavy. 
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mjollnir on November 09, 2006, 10:01:23 PM
Hey all! Figured I'd make my first post in the introduction area.  :-D

I started collecting back when the 6th edition came out.  I never really got into actually playing the game, just spending lots of time and money on collecting  :icon_redface:  After a couple of years away from WHFB, I've succumbed to the temptation to start playing and collecting again!  I have to admit I've been lurking on this site for the last little while, but I have to admit the site has got me hooked again and makes me wish my work didn't have an internet filter so I could read the site there!

Anyways, it's great to see such an international community here!  I myself live in Ottawa, Canada.  I'm looking forward to getting back into the hobby and figuring out ALL the rules that I've forgotten in the past few years.  We'll just have to see how long it takes for the wifey to go crazy from little plastic men with puffy sleeves all over the house!  :biggriin:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jack Kingsford on November 12, 2006, 05:46:59 PM
Hail Sigmar and Hail the Emperor,
Hello all I have ust started the Empire recently having finished my Dark Elf army. I was looking for a change from fast, fragile, and explensive, to slower, heavily armored, and cheap. Plus I have loved the empire's fluff since I started WHF two years ago. I also have a massive imperial guard army and a small inquisition force for WH40K.
A few hobbies include, airsofting, writing fiction, and I am a DM in a eberron D&D campaign.   :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Keith Ambrose on November 16, 2006, 03:21:44 AM
Hi there,

My names Keith.

I am brand new to Warhammer, but play 40K frequently.

I've chosen the Empire as my first army for Fantasy.
I play Dark Angels (space marines) in 40K

I play with my friends, at my buddy Eric's house

Need to know anything else, just ask!

 I would also like help starting my Empire army!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chrysocanthian on November 16, 2006, 04:27:36 PM

I've been a Warhammer hobbyist for some time now - since 4th edition - but I'm only just now seriously starting an Empire army... or will be, as soon as I get the new book. I would have done one sooner, as I've always found the Empire interesting, but the previous edition's plastic infantry sets really put me off. I rejoice at the prospect of being free of them soon...

Anyway, I'm in the east of England, and my previous collections include Vampire Counts, Elves (of all varieties) and Bretonnians. I don't currently play the game itself - I'm more of a painter - but I plan to change that once my new Empire army gets up and running.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Vega on November 17, 2006, 07:30:35 AM
Hey there, I've been a member(non contributing) of the site for a while, but recently lost my password and was unable to make a new one. My old user ID was jagavahn.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Patch on November 19, 2006, 11:30:07 PM
Hello, all.I've been here a while now, and only just gotten round to doing this.

I'm treasurer of the Northumbrian Adventurer's Guild based in Blyth, Northumberland, in the UK, which (we think) is the largest wargames club in the north east. I've been doing this nonsense since I was 13, which was 22 years ago (35, to save your fingers... :-D)
I started out collecting and fighting with Chaos (in both fantasy and 40K), and pretty much steamrollered everything that I came across.
I got bored, and decided to go for an army that required far more tactical nounce than "See enemy-charge enemy-find more enemy", and picked up the beginnings of an Empire army from a friend who was giving the game up.

Never looked back.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SwordVeteran on November 28, 2006, 04:27:43 PM
Hi everyone!

I've been with the hobby for 3 years, dabbling in WH and LOTR, I have 1000pt force of Dwarves for WH and several armies for LOTR - now I'm starting Empire!  :biggriin:

SwordVeteran  :-D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Veldemere on November 30, 2006, 03:33:10 PM
Hi All

I am Veldemere (otherwise known as Ritchie) 30 years old from London. I am not new to Warhammer having played it as a young thing (around 1988 I think) played for a few years then found other passtimes. Got back into it about a year ago playing a Chaos army (about 3.5k). I currently do not have an Empire army but the new army deal is on order so I would appreciate any assistance / advice any of you have to offer.
There are a few of us who try to get together once a week and between us have almost every army covered.
I am working on an army made up of dispossesed Sollanders banding together and trying to gather support for a full on assault to retake our homeland.

Look forward to all your comments and keep up the postings it really does help those of us new to this army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: J. Prior on December 04, 2006, 01:56:06 PM
Hello everyone, this is my first post on Warhammer-Empire, but far from my first time here!!

I have been playing Warhammer since my sophomore year of highschool, which was...my god...7 years ago.
-I played 40k for 2 years before discovering Fantasy.
-My first army was Empire, of which I acquired some 3000 points of plastics and a few metals.
-I quit Warhammer 2 years ago due to a couple issues a) no one in my area played, after several years of fruitless searching.
-I got back into it at the beginning of this semester because a) I moved, and b) it gave me a creative outlet and c) because i found a great group to play with.

Also, I am not new to the Empire. I collected Empire when I played the first time. I have since began to recollect empire. My collection is slowly growing.

Before I got back into the Empire I began an Orcs list. It has some goblin light cavalry, but consists mostly of Orcs. I love it. I decided to come back to the Empire as a secondary force, mostly because writing compelling fluff for orcs is very difficult, i've tried...its just tough.

How and where do you play?
-I play at Wexford Hill Hobbies in Dayton, Ohio. Its got a games-day on Saturday devoted to Games-Workshop stuff. I currently have a grudge with the local Dwarf Player :icon_twisted: as well as the extremely likable Skaven player.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
I also play Flames of War (Germans and Americans)
-Great WWII Company Level game.
and Warmaster Ancients (late Romans)
-Fantastic "epic" scale warfare from the Classical Era.
as well as Sport of Kings (Spain)
-18th Century Warfare, Army level.

I also play Bass Guitar, study history and politics in my free time, and of course spend way too much time in the Law Library.
....and anything else you might like to share.......
I am a law student at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, USA. I'm in my first year, and I'm very tired  :eusa_wall: :wink:. I have a lot less free (i/e drinking) time than I used to, and have retreated into Warhammer and books for entertainment, except for the weekends or my girlfriend. Videogames have all but fallen to the wayside ( :|).

My philosophy with the Empire Army is going to be less one of "YEA! Lets kick some ass!" :biggriin: and more one of buying far fewer models, but lovingly painting each one, and developing a story and narrative for the force as a whole. I'm going to name and historize each regiment in my army, and try to give the force some personality. No more grey-horde. This is, necessarily going to take a lot of time because i'm doing this in between Law Homework, but I think when I finish each unit it'll be worth a lot more to me, than my big blocks of grey troops.

Well thats all, its great to be here, i've learned alot already about making the most of my models, and hopefully I'll keep learning even more!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rob McCombe on December 06, 2006, 01:12:26 PM
First post on Wharmmer-Empire. 24yr old postgraduate at Manchester. Introduced to warhammer about six months ago by a friend and I've been playing and painting since (mostly painting). Living in the middle of nowhere I get few chances to play reguarly. Never seen without a book and I have an academic background in medieval history (Anglo-Saxons!).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Helgrund on December 06, 2006, 02:22:18 PM
hi all,

my is nick and my first posts on W-E were but a handful a year ago. I have 2000pts worth of empire but i rarely play due to other commitments. I've always looked in on the site from time to time but 7ed. has sparked my enthusiasm again and I feel obliged to input something into this wonderful site.

I study physics at sheffield uni, UK, and I also enjoy playing football and the usual student activities.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Caiar on December 07, 2006, 04:45:51 AM
Hi my name is Tom Fuller, im an 18 year old college student in Los Angeles.
No gaming groups in whittier ATM, but im hopeful...

Anyways i have played 40k for 2-3 years with chaos, space wolves, and most recently IG but a friend decided to start fantasy this summer and convinced me to do it too. Saw BFSP come out but i didnt like the armies with it... friend said empire was coming out shortly, and im a sucker for convenience and bought the big army.

... the square bases are scary... *whimpers*
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: moloch on December 07, 2006, 10:50:22 AM

My name is Moloch and I live in Belgium . I speak usually French so I 'm sorry if I make some Mistakes .I am 29 years old .
I play since 10 years an chaos army and I want now to change . I begin an imperial army . This is the army of a lord of the Border princes.
I don't play because I have nobody to play with .
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: frank on December 08, 2006, 03:53:25 AM
How long have you been playing Warhammer? 1 year

Are you new to the Empire? yes im very new to empire i never had a chance to play against them let alone use them .
Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races? Dark elves 

How and where do you play? In califorina torrance

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

....and anything else you might like to share.......

I want to make a very good empire list one that is very competive but with no Stank where can i look to see army list that have won tournement to study and get ideas.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ross on December 08, 2006, 02:23:04 PM
Hello, i'm Ross.

I'm 19yrs old, studying in Birmingham and I collect empire from the province of Ostland
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kaptajn Blod on December 10, 2006, 11:03:51 AM

My name is Thomas Mikkelsen. I am a 21 year old Dane.
I have played Empire for a very long time, (don't know for how exactly, although hobbits were a legal choice then) although on a not so regular basis. However the interest for warhammer has resurfaced in my gaming group and we now and then play an occasional game. I have a huge amount of both old and new figures, as I always have been painting them for fun.

When I am not spending my life on reading what other people think about a game of toy soldiers or painting my precious miniatures, I study Medieval and Renessaince Archeology at rhus Universitet. I know the combination of these three things makes me seem maybe a little too escapist and nerdy, but hey, they compliment each other and i do have a girlfriend and an appartment.

I work on a place for elderly people as a nightwatch (I am sitting and staring at two monitors and a computer, and absolutely nothing happens) so when i am not reading books about handle shapes on imported stoneware from the late Medieval period, i'm spending my time surfing the internet. So i have read, but not written comments on this site for a year or so.           
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: milspecwrench on December 13, 2006, 09:33:39 PM
I'm 44 years old and currently do not have an army that Ive seen,(I will explain shortly) My 16 Year old dauther has an orc army she inherited from me (mostly hero quest and battle master figs and what she has added on over the last 4 years, about 2000 points) and has decided to challenge me when I get home, ( I'm currently deployed to Iraq)
I used to play back in the late 80's before there were prefab army books, and while I'm happy to see that war alters and baggage trains are no longer required I somehow wouldn't mind a regular cannon (shorter range but cheaper on points) but enough of that. The rules and army's have changed so much that I am now a total newbie!
   Now for the army, What I have is the empire troops from the boxed set (She naturally has the orcs and gobbos) and also my spouse bought the siege army for me for Christmas but I wont get it until my return, I will have to figure the army list from that, and as I'm all confused about the game now I'm hoping to get alot of information from this site, so I don't get my hiney handed to me by a 16 year old girl. Thanks all.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Fr0 on December 14, 2006, 10:32:28 AM
Hey guys!

This is the same Fr0 from nearly every Warhammer site out there, and then some. ;)

I played from 1997-2001 and took a four year hiatus, and picked back up last year. Since hten I've collected Dark Elves, Cult of Slaanesh, Gity Garrison.. eh, all the variants. Daemonic Legion Nurgle, Tzeentch and Slaanesh. I've been trying to make it to as many tournaments as I can, but sadly missed both Toronto and Montreal Conflict. Anywho, we get the chance normally to get a couple games in a week if we're lucky.

I like to rollerblade, interested in snowboarding and play guitar. Generally, I like to hang with my friends and play WoW though open to tonnes of stuff. ;)

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Conn Vargus on December 16, 2006, 06:25:37 PM
Hi Empire Generals,

I'm John, a trusty veteran of the British Empire and have been an Empire Commander for nigh on 20 years.  I'm 36 and married to a very understanding woman.  I predominantly play in the Bedford area of England but travel all over spreading the Emperor's word.

My Empire Army is currently about 5000pts (4500 painted) not counting magic items and banners, etc.  My Elector Count Conn Vargus has been letting his Templar Grand Master do most of the hard work for the last few years but occasionally takes to the battlefield.
Mine is currently a fairly mobile army with heavy cavalry and pistoliers aplenty but the infantry are not forgotten.  There are many swordsmen, spearmen and halberdiers prepared to sacrifice their detachments for the Emperor.  The good folk in the Nuln workshops have been kind with their black powder weapons, although the Helblaster is held together with spit and masking tape (it is no stranger to the misfire dice :icon_cry:).

When I am allowed to take Dogs of War I have some very mean and angry ogres who like to demonstrate their bull charge at every opportunity.

I'm looking forward to buying the new Empire army book in January.  Had a sneak peek last week and am expecting all sorts of protest for the other races when they see it.  

Remember, never apologise for being an Empire player, we (generally) have the more balanced, saner, less beardy army and all other armies are designed to beat us.

Other armies I field are: Dark Angels and Tyranids for WH40K; 15mm Samurai for DBA and Redemptionists for Necromunda. But I do have other hobbies when my wife (and time) permits them! :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nick Schade on December 19, 2006, 01:57:23 AM
Yo, my name is Karl Franz, I'm a new empire player.  I saw this site on warvault and said "why not?"  I'm looking forrward to many victories with my empire! :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: The Reiksmarshall 524 on December 19, 2006, 08:21:13 PM
I am also new to this site and the empire, getting excited about the new empire!  This guys awesome:  :mrgreen:! 

Also, I would like some of you to join my site if you can, it is located in my sig.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Robyn Nixon on December 20, 2006, 05:12:33 PM

My username is Dragonlady, and I hail from Sunny Southern California! 

I have been playing Warhammer for a few years now, with the Empire army being one that I've been working on for several years (modeling, not playing).  With the release of the new rule book, I am very excited since I will be able to fully utilize those outriders I've collected over the last couple of years (and not just at Pistoliers  :eusa_clap:).

I found this group via the Empire Yahoo group and its great to see it becoming active again and am glad also to find another active Empire gaming group here on the internet!

I believe that humans are the backbone of fantasy armies and look forward to proving it with an Empire army.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: alarnik on December 22, 2006, 02:43:53 AM

I've been playing 40K for about two years, as IG. It wasn't a very hard switch to go back in time to the Empire! Sadly, right after I mustered my first 1.5K pts of imperial soldiery, I was relocated to the high plains of New Mexico, where nobody else plays fantasy (if there's anyone out there, show yourselves! Please!  :eusa_wall:). That doesn't stop me from building and painting. I'm hoping I can drag a few other people into this, maybe get some things going.

In the meantime, I'm continuing to paint my army, and looking forward to add to it with the new releases.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Spiney on December 26, 2006, 11:32:29 AM
Hi I'm Jon, I've played warhammer for ages and Empire is my 5th army (after Lizarden, Tomb Kings, Wood Elves and Night Goblins). I actually got into Empire kind of by mistake as a rich relative heard I was into warhammer and went down to the store and got me the army deal for christmas, don't you just hate it when that happens...  :biggriin:

Still, the new imperial models are totally ace so I wasn't exctly complaining. As you can see, this will be the first time I've ever fielded a human in a game of warhammer, scary times ahead...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ciaphas Cain on December 29, 2006, 07:51:00 PM
Name: Andreas
Age  : 39 yrs
Status: married with children (3 girls :ph34r:)
Location: Suffolk/ UK
Occupation: Dental Surgeon
I am a frequent guest here for quite a while now but actually never got registered. I am with the hobby for over ten years now, mainly painting and collecting. Unfortunately work and family don't leave too much time to play.
 However, hopefully that's subject to change with my new Empire army from the province of Hochland. The kids are getting older and there are no nappies to be changed no more- yay. Time to study the rules again and to find some opponents.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Oss on December 31, 2006, 11:29:12 AM
I am a 19 year old student from the south-west of Germany.
I've been playing Warhammer for almost two years now and I've collectet (and badly painted) about 2000 points while aiming for some more.
If not playing Warhammer, I like reading, cooking and cricket.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Eduard Proot on January 01, 2007, 05:58:27 PM
Hey, my username is Brother Edmund and I'm a newbie to Empire (in fact I still have to buy my first models..) but not to Fantasy, as I've got a 2k Ogre force and 1k Greenskin army :-)

I'm 16 years old and I'm from the Netherlands, and my interests (other than Warhammer) are computer games and MSN, although school takes a lot of my free time as well :cry:

I like the fluff and look of Empire a lot (especially the Witch Hunters), so let's hope I will like playing with them too :biggriin:

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Swiper on January 04, 2007, 08:53:13 PM
Hey, I'm Swiper.

Some of you may know me from 40kOnline, Boot Camp, 12th Army Group, or Urban Dead...

So I'm not a n00b.

I'm just restarting a Napoleonic themed empire army atm... so will need a hand on it...

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thecoldwarrior on January 04, 2007, 09:45:06 PM
Hi Im Doug (thecoldwarrior). I have had about 1K of Empre models and have been waiting for the release of the new range fro Empire to expand. Some of you may know me from other WH related sites such as The Underempire, The Ogre Stronghold, or The Herdstone. I have a few Orcs as well, but dont plan an army with them any time soon. I dont get to game much so my focus is on the hobby. Converting, sculpting, terrain making, and painting I do them all!

See you in the forums!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mathi Alfblut on January 05, 2007, 02:45:42 PM
Well, my name is Mattias but I will change it to my alias Mathi Alfblut later

Amnyway, I have been into Warhammer and 40K for about three years know. My first army is the High elves and my second is the Wood elves.

But I have always been wanting to do an Imperial force and now might be the time. I am an archaeologist and a general history buff so I plan to make an army based around the swedish armies from the middle ages and renaissance. Lots of farmer warriors and some regulars.

My son field an ever growing Empire army with lots of blackpowder so I am not without Empire connections.

For 40k I am assembling a Sisters of Battle force (The order of the Lily) and an Imperial guard regiment, the 303:rd Enfield rifles, themed around the british army of late World War 1.
I am also assembling an Eldar strike force and have some Tyranids waiting for their turn.
Down the line is a planned Black Templar force...

Apart from this I do re-enactment in a 17th century society but also have a viking dress and usually works at open-air prehistoric museums. And yes, it is me in the avatar.

I am also a soldier of the Homeguard, but I am thinking of steeping down.

Well, that is it.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: C on January 05, 2007, 06:31:14 PM
Hello followers of Sigmar / Ulric
i am a 27 yr old empire player
i have played the empire for about 7 years now, before that i was an undead player.
I have had little success with the empire in the past few years, but look foward
to a new army list with the NEB. I have many other armies in the works, but hope to finish
my Middenheim army in the next few months. I also have high elves ( magic gun line ) mortal chaos ( marauder horde ) goblin horde, dwarven miner rush / gun line and my vampire counts ( almost spelled that one wrong completely forget the O and its a totaly different army)
i am in New jersey USA and am involved in a gaming group.
i am still kind of new to these boards and its members but have posted a few times
looking foward to seeing you guys on the boards.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Paul Carrick on January 06, 2007, 06:07:35 PM

I've been playing GW games since '96 or so, going from Necromunda to WHFB and then 40K (being the majority of my focus- Orks in particular).  But, I was entranced by Brian Nelson's Giant kit, and I received one this last Christmas.  To justify making the model, I decided that it could be a part of a small force (perhaps a warband?), after some thought, I felt that Empire appealed the most to me.

Last I played Warhammer (the set that came with Lizardmen and Bretonians), I started with Chaos.  It wasn't so fun to play, as it just squashed everything!  So, I switched to Undead and then ultimately Vampire Counts when they made their first appearance.  But, my friends then wanted to play with tanks, so I have spent most of my gaming time in the Grim, Dark future.

I don't play that much of anything these days, to be quite honest.  My close gaming buddies have moved away, and I'm not to thrilled about trying the local stores, I've had middling luck with that in the past.  But, I'm going to give it a few more shots.  I'd say that the modeling aspect is by far my favorite part.  I'm an artist by trade and passion, so I love to convert, scratchbuild and paint.  I'm known for making lists that revolve around favorite models and concepts than their overall effectiveness.

Thanks for creating this forum, and thanks for having me!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Paul Collins on January 10, 2007, 02:28:06 AM
G'day all.

My name is Paul, I'm the father of 10 kids, and I've decided to return to playing Warhammer.   :-D

I started playing GW games in about 1984 or so (Talisman) and started with WHFB in about 1989 using woodies.
With the first boxed version of the game I changed over to Empire.  Sometime in 2000 I gave it all away, only to get to 2006 and decide I wanted to play anyway.  So I bought an Empire army from a friend who was changing to Dwarves and stumbled accross this place.

How I play, I've got no idea although badly comes to mind.  From what I remembe, most of my wins, all those years ago, came from flashy magic tricks.  I have a definate need to learn basic tactics etc, let alone the special tricks needed to try and get into the tournement circuit down here in Australia.

No doubt more later.

Paul in Smokey Melbourne, Oz
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MrAnderssen on January 12, 2007, 09:47:48 AM
 My name is nick
I am from sydney Australia and I have been playing warhammer for a little over one year now. I collect an Empire Stirland River Patrol Army and an orc army
I play warhammer with my best friend alex who collects dark elves at our local games workshop in Miranda.
I am currently plating in a summer tournament for 1000 pts fantasy and am coming second.
I am glad there is a site dedicated to the mighty empire so thankyou to the administartors and creators of this site

Nick ( Mr Anderssen, Elector count of Stirland )
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Austin Johnston on January 13, 2007, 04:59:35 PM
Hi all,

My name is Austin, I'm from Kansas in the USA.  Empire is my first Warhammer army after playing 40K on and off for about 6 years.  I've been around the game since 5th edition, and have been reading rules and army books since then, but this will be the first actual army I've collected and painted.

My principal opponents will be my friends, who are collecting Orcs, Dwarfs, and Ogres.  I have started painting a unit of swordsmen in the Nuln color scheme (hooray black ink!), and bought the boxed army and a detachment box.

Anyway, looking forward to posting on this site!  Empire!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: James Hook on January 14, 2007, 10:16:24 PM
Hi folks! I'm James Hook,an italian empire player!I've started the empire with the new armybook,willing to build an entire army of empire with a Kislevite theme.Hope you'll like it!
See ya on the forum then!

Shiver me timbers! :biggriin:

P.s. does anyone know how to change  his personal username? My name is not Gregorij Rasputin! :biggriin: :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Malvino on January 17, 2007, 02:42:53 PM
harr i present myself after my big friend hook!
yes i'm an italian hobbyst too!
i've collected and painted a mercenary army before empire, and now i'm working to collect an ostermark army dedicated at the cult of MORR!
see ya in the imperial office!
i like to make some drawings of whfb and this is only a presentation
ps i love this smile  :ph34r:
EDIT D'ho! my real nick is MALVINO!!! not eugenio! can a staff menber halp me!? :blush:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: stretch_135 on January 18, 2007, 06:41:58 AM
Heya all, I'm Adam from Melbourne...finally managed to register (wouldn't accept my username for a long time) after browsing around for the last 12 months or so. I play Empire predominately, with a state army from Talabecland. All hail Taal!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dreadnaught on January 19, 2007, 05:46:36 AM
I am Goomb, er Dreadnaught!  Yes, I am Moderator Goomb from Da Warpath, and frankly I don't play Empire.  However, I do have two sons that have Empire armies, so I do help them paint and convert minis.  In fact, I have been helping my oldest son create the Emporer's Dreadnaught, a mid-sized Empire ship for naval engagements.

I am in Oswego, Illinois, USA.  Oswego is a western suburb of Chicago.  I have been playing WHFB since Christmas 2004, and I have really enjoyed participating in online forums like this one.  I am a hobbyist more than a strategist, but it is all good.  I actually like to write, and perhaps some of you read my work in the Legacy of the Ancients Campaign, Intersite Campaign or Animosity 1.  BTW, I am spearheading the Animosity 2 Campaign Development over at Da Path, and Empire/human armies are going to have a big roll to play.  Hopefully we can work together on that in the near future.

Goomb, aka Dreadnaught
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: battlegroundguy on January 19, 2007, 09:19:04 PM
Hi, my name is David. I live in Spokane Washington USA. I just bought the new Emprire Army box and have never played a gave of Warhammer. I also have the Battle for Skull Pass box set.  I have played Warhammer 40K for about 15 months and have Ultramarines, Imperial Guard and Chaos.

I play games at a local game store called The Battle Ground (hence my login name). There is a big group of players there with armies that include: Dwarfs, Wood elves, Dark Elves, Skaven, Orks, Beastmen, Empire, Brettonian, Chaos Hordes. Since I haven't played yet, I don't know who my main opponents will be.  I am very excited to build my Empire Army up!! I can't wait to start playing either.

I started playing 40K when my friend bought a game store and tricked me into buying some 40 minis. I WAS IMMEDIATELY HOOKED!! I love the painting but mostly I love the community that surrounds the games. Tournaments in my area are SO MUCH FUN and the people are very kind, helpful and competative. All the stores that I play in stress sportsmanship very highly and I really appreciate that. 

From what I have seen on this site, it is very informative and I can't wait to learn how to build and play my Empire army!!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Heptzul on January 20, 2007, 11:40:39 AM
Good evening, children of the gods.

Name's Heptzul. With the release of the new Empire, I've decided to start collecting them, though, as you may have gathered from my name, I'm still as dedicated to my Lizardmen as ever. I've been playing Warhammer for about 4 years. Am I new to Empire? You bet. For some reason, no one from my local GW or anyone from school etc. plays Empire. There used to be one person who did, but half a month after I started playing WHFB in earnest, he left for university.

Anyhow, should I have the time to take a trip into town this afternoon, I will purchace my first Empire units (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=99120202010&orignav=13 (http://An Empire Battalion box)) along with the Empire Army Book.

See y'all around!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: shammus_the_huntsman on January 22, 2007, 03:36:22 AM
Im 14 and In grade 8. I live in Canada.

I first got into Warhammer at my friend's house 4 years ago. His brother had like 10,000 points of SMurfs, and we palyed a game. After that, I was hooked. I started playing Fantasy in '03, when I went to a GW shop for a 40K mega-battle, but they had only Fantasy. I played, bought the starter box, and started Empire.

I mainly play against my buddy's High Elves or Lizzies. As well, I get to Mega-battles as often as I can.

I love playing Warhammer, because it really streches my brain.

Mod Edit: Unnecessary comment removed - as the Mods would sort it before you.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: David Porter on January 22, 2007, 12:29:25 PM
Hello there, my name is David

I'm 33 and have been playing warhammer for 16 years.
I worked for workshop for 11 years and have all the tankards, statues and one off's that come with that length of service.
My main armies are Empire, Orc and Goblin, Wood Elf, Dogs of War and High Elf.
I have never had a Space Marine army, ever...

I currently work in Aberdeen, but live out in the country in Turriff. I have a local hobby shop stockist 1/4 mile away which is very handy indeed.
There is a local gaming club but I dont play all that often, I spend most of my time painting

You can see some of my work at

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: PyleA on January 22, 2007, 04:06:35 PM
Hey, my name is Adam.  I'm 19 and a college student at Purdue University.  I've had Warhammer models and stuff since Sophomore year of high school but only really started playing this year.  I currently have about 2500 pts of Empire (the new models) and play weekly.  I'm still learning the ropes and a friend told me about this great site.  So, I hope to get lots of help from my more experienced colleagues.  Glad to be here.   :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Van Der Walt on January 23, 2007, 02:24:08 PM
Hi, my name is Ryan,18 years old from Malta(if anyone knows where that is  :-D). I've been playing for the past 6 years(how time flies...my my), with an empire force of around 4000pts and a small chaos force of some 1000pts.

At the moment i'm in my first year of medicine at the university of malta, the course is taking most of my time and I only play occasionally in holidays and stuff like that,trying to manage time between study,wargaming,friends and guitar-playing is kinda tough.

Great forum from what I've seen up to now,keep up the good work  :happy:

Cyaz and happy gaming
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Arminius on January 24, 2007, 08:57:33 AM

I'm a 23 year old (dutch) student and warhammer player.

I started playing warhammer 40k in '95 or '96 or so (when my beard was both longer and shorter), but I eventually left it for fantasy.  I started playing WFB near the end of 5th edition, but then stopped for a while before returning with a lizard army. I've decided to come back to my old empire army now, and to give it a much needed new paintjob.

From what I've seen this site is an excellent resource on all things empire, so I'm glad to be here. Plus I love the smilies  :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: popmart on January 24, 2007, 05:02:18 PM
Hi, my name is Martin, 36 years old, from around Montreal, PQ, Canada.

I started playing Warhammer in '93. I have been playing on and off ever since. I own about 4000 points of Skaven and 3500 points of Empire with maybe 20% of it painted (I'm a slow painter and I have a hard time finding time to paint between work, wife, 3 kids, and my boardgaming hobby). I'm slowly but surely painting my Empire army in the colors of Averland, converting my Sigmarite priests into Myrmidian priests. I've been reading quite a bit of Warhammer fantasy novels recently and I also started DM'ing a game of Warhammer FRP with the latest edition (which BTW is really cool).

Glad to join your community and BTW, like the previous poster already said, the smilies are really cool  :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: You_will_perish on January 28, 2007, 03:17:10 PM
Hi (I registered a few days ago but haven't gotten aorund to posting before now),

My name's Patrik, I live in Helsinki, Finland. I'm 16 and I'm currently painting a Talabecland army (slowly but surely :wink:). I've been playing (sporadically) for a year, if you count being completely slaughtered every time you try as playing :-D.

This site is really great, just the thing an Empire-newbie like me needs :laugh:!

See you all around!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CitrusMagic on January 28, 2007, 05:13:12 PM
Hi all
I've been visiting this site for years yet for some reason I never joined. I'm not exactly sure why but I decided to change that, so without further ado...
My name's Doug, I'm 24, have a degree in history, and still have no idea what I'm going to do in life.  I live in New England with my fiance and dog both of whom don't play but accept my hobby. (My fiance has painted a few figures, but the dog only seems interested in eating dice).

Ive been playing warhammer for 3 or 4 years now and my first and favorite army is the Empire. I have managed to collect a large Stir River force (around 3000pts) and with the realease of the new minis it has grown even larger. In addition to Empire, I play Vampire Counts, Ogre Kingdoms, Imperial Guard (gasp) and Chaos Space Marines (double gasp). I also have a Mid Nor army for Confrontation. My finace just got a new digital camera so hopefully soon I'll be able to post some pictures of my stuff.

This site is one of the best I've found and the forums have been a pleasure to read so I look forward to actually posting now.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: alexei on January 28, 2007, 06:03:46 PM
My name's Kristen, 15 years old from Ontario, Canada. I'm mostly into painting figures, but I do play a bit of Fantasy. I'm just starting Empire now. My old armies are High Elves and Vampire Counts. My other interests are Minesweeper and comic books.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: shavis on January 29, 2007, 03:06:22 PM

I don't actually do Empire :Ohmy: but I am deciding on it. I thought I'd join this forum to get advice and to see what I'm really deciding on! :happy:

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: middenland lord on January 29, 2007, 06:57:20 PM
hi everybody
 my name is marc I'm from gatineau,Quebec,Canada
I've been playing warhammer for almost 2 years now and my first army is empire
 even if I have 2 years behind me I'm not a veteran because here we play allot of 40k
but as I like fantasy allot I'm working hard to put fantasy on the map.

i have an empire army( :eusa_clap:) and a skaven one to :icon_lol:

 as you know I like 40k (i have 4 army)  but something more I'm a big speedball player(paintball)

 well that's all folk
 see you around

ho and by the way this site is awesome
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sharpe on January 30, 2007, 05:27:43 PM
Greetings my name is Matthew I live in the United Kingdom in a small boring town (the nearest Games Workshop is 20miles away   :cry:)

I have been playing warhammer for five years now
The empire was my first army
I have an army of dwarves thanks to the battle for skull pass boxed set
I play alot of skirmish and i playit wher and when i can
I like listening to Heavy meatal music and playing dungeons and dragons (wyrd mix dont you think :unsure:)

I am Dyslexic so i shal apologise in advance for any spelling errors  :blush:

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Zdzichu on January 30, 2007, 10:01:27 PM
Hi! My name is Jack. I am from Poland and I have been playing warhammer for a couple years. I am trying to make army of Middenheim Priests and wish winter never ends :evil:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sameth on January 30, 2007, 10:52:56 PM
Hi Im from Dublin.

Iv been playing warhammer for about 4 years and have 2 main armies Ogres and Dwarfs.

However i also have a small force of high elves and orcs(messed between armies till the big guys came out) and now am starting an empire force.

I plan on making a pirate(ish) army with a few state colours included in regiments so i will prob be asking for a lot of help.
Thanks in advance for all your advice.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Thorfinn Darkswell on February 02, 2007, 12:27:37 AM
Hello all,

     My name is Barry and I hail from a small fishing community just North of Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  It is due to this and the very cool new Empire models that I have started a Nordland Army.  I affectionately call it the Nordland Imperial Sea Guard.
They are the standard Nordland colors but their plumes and ribbons are a sea green.

I'm not a very experienced gamer(this shocks some as I'm 36yrs. old).  I have had some experience playing with my Orc and Goblin Army :icon_mrgreen: and a small band of Chaos-Slaanesh :icon_twisted: Having just discovered GW a couple years ago I spent most of my time building and painting.  Not until just recently have I actually put a model on the table.  I almost always lose :eusa_wall: but thankfully just enjoy the game too much to care :-D I'm hoping to change this pattern with my new Empire force.  I've also been working on a Lizardman army for my son and a Dwarf army for my daughter.  I'm hoping to instill the game in them now for a lifetime.  We'll see.

So hopefully with the help of my fellow followers of the Emperor and the plethora of information on this very cool site I will begin to win a battle or two!

Until next time,
Handguns at the ready!   :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gabrin Hale on February 04, 2007, 04:27:18 AM
Hi guys my name is Derrick and I am from Green Bay, Wisconsin; a cold frigid place  :biggriin:
I have played 40k for a about three years, and just recently my gaming group decided to start fantasy.
We have a Dwarf player, Brettonian, Wood Elf, two High Elf, Ogre Kingdoms, and a few other guys will be starting too.
I look forward to playing fantasy and am super pumped to play humans! (I play Chaos in 40k)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: rlvargas0 on February 05, 2007, 07:01:10 PM

I'm Roberto from Rochester, NY.  I'm a noob at this although I love to look at my Empire army.  I'm also a veteran of two battles, both lost, against dastardly skaven.  Hopefully I'll learn some tricks from this site that I can use to reverse my record.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: eldad2000 on February 08, 2007, 03:47:11 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Boys and girls,
{while the curtains slide to the side of the sipario, the whole crowd starts cheering :eusa_clap:}

From the tiny island of Malta in the middle of the mediterranean sea we give you...

 :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek:

eldrad2000 :icon_razz:

Enough of that now.

Well , my name is Louis Bonnici, i`m from Malta, 25year old, work as a full time chef, married and have a young boy of 7 months. (who doesn`t leave that much chance for me to continue my hobby)
been playing warhammer 40k since 2002 with eldar

Now a bug bit me to start empire and the whole fantasy realm of people.
I post in other 40k realted forums such as 40konline and tauonline.

Hope to discuss my issues with you guys pretty soon. see ya
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: musketpacker on February 09, 2007, 11:03:19 PM

I am a long time lurker lured out in the light of membership by moving the modeling posts to a members only section of the forum.

I am currently located in "sunny" Sacramento, California, in the United States.  No, I do not live anywhere near the beach.

I have been playing warhammer 40k for 10 years, and fantasy for 5.  By playing I mean mostly collecting and building units, less so painting, and even less so actually playing games.

I have a large Empire army hailing from Wissenland, and plenty more in boxes waiting for my self resolve to break down.  I also have a dwarf and DoW armies, and a sizable chunk of ogres and goblins.  For 40k I have eldar, guard, Marines, chaos, sisters of battle, and Tau.  Apparently what I lack is sense.

Also, I am typically known as lasgunpacker, but it seems that "gun" is a word not allowed by the registration.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mephe on February 10, 2007, 04:41:57 AM
Hey, everyone, I'm Mephe (or Max if you want to know). My stories pretty simple, I started WHFB with Beastmen, but turns out the swarm thing wasn't my thing. After agonizing over what to swap out for, nothing really caught my fancy, I saw the new Empire models, and loved them. So I broke my Xenos vow (I play 40k as well and will not go near anything human, except maybe with a power sword in hand) and lent my aid to the Emperor. Of course, now I'm ruthlessly hunted down by radical Xenos supporters, but they'll never catch me in California, I know the area too well.
OK, maybe it wasn't so simple, but its good to be here now, see you on the forums.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Orlock on February 10, 2007, 07:09:30 PM
I have been playing Warhammer for 21 years now. Crikey were has the time gone. More importantly why aren't my armies fully painted.

I built an Empire Army out of my desire for DOW army when 5th Edition came out. From then on I found some cheap cannon and other bits and pieces and before long I had a sizeable Empire Army. I have painted my main force in the Stirland colours although I have bought some of the new minis and started painting them up in Altdorf colours (gives me a good reason to buy those character models :icon_smile:)

Over the 21 years I have collected the following armies for Warhammer - Beasts/Hordes of Chaos, Bretonnia(very large, lots of knights of which many are unpainted. It makes my eyes bleed to paint them), Dark Elves, Dwarven Engineers host( planning to build an Ironclad for those fellows), Skaven( again a large host, nearly all painted) and a Blood Dragon Vampire Count Host.

I play at a local club in Jersey (Channel Islands) - the Jersey Privateers ( www.jerseyprivateers.com ) or with a few mates. Currently planning to send the Empire forth for a round robin comp this year at the club.

I use to play a bit of Rugby, but now I tend to watch it along with the cricket. Of course drinking is another pastime but that story has yet to be told.

Thought I would blow our trumpet down here in Jersey. Our club did well in 2004 when we won the award for Best Club contribution at Gamesday UK. That was a good weekend!! We ran a Warhammer Cityfight.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: GriffinKing on February 11, 2007, 07:24:31 AM
Hi everyone. Ive been playing Warhammer on and off for the past 8 years. Quit out of it for a long time , but getting back into it now. I have a 3000 point Empire Army. I find Warhammer Fantasy takes more intelligence and strategy then 40K. Anyone can sit back n shoot, rolling dice. Fantasy mixes shooting with close combat.

As you can see from my avatar, i have an affinity for griffins. I've got a tattoo of one, a big statue of one in my lounge room as well.  :icon_smile:

I'll take the time to take some photos of my army and post them up on the forums soon for everyone to shock and behold at the amount of griffins i've put into my army.  :icon_wink: 3 actually. Put an elector count on one, battle standard on one (The apple of my eye  :icon_biggrin: ) and a wizard on one that i customized with paintjobs and bitz so he looks like an amber wizard, but actually came from a fire mage for the most part. Oh, and all the griffins look alike, so they're all kinda from the 1 family.

Oh, and i've got a model of Nagash. Yes, the original Nagash. Yes, THE NAGASH, Supreme Lord Of The Undead.  :icon_twisted:
Im not a fan of undead, but since he is such a rare item, i just bought him for the sake of it.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: hojo220 on February 21, 2007, 05:55:17 PM
Hiya, comrades !!!! :happy:

Names Ken, I'm 21 years old hailing from Ontario, Canada. Im a 4th year University Student currently studying Mining geology for my BSC in geology and Mining Engineering diploma. I like long walks on the beach and like my eggs sunny side up hahahahahah ........ anyways I play both fantasy and 40k armies list below. I have  2500 point empire army that ive only played once. Looking for someone to show me the ropes. :dry:

TTyl Generals


40k - I play my Undefeated tournament style 1850 point (3000 points avail) LOTD (lost and the damned) army - ask me for army specs

Fantasy - I have just bought 1500 points of brand new empires model waiting for prime and paint - looking on how to built my army ( I like a magic oriented army, don't ask me why I went empire.... I LOVE THE MODELS)

- Im open to any build but would like to lean towards a magic army in the lords and hero sections anyways
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Krayton on February 26, 2007, 10:18:13 PM
Greetings generals,

Hailing from the Netherlands (near Amsterdam). I'm 31 years old, married and have 2 kids, one of which tends to "help" me paint my models when I'm at work.  :Ohmy:

I've played Warhammer 40k for a year now but really fell in love with the Warhammer Fantasy range of models (and rules). I followed a warhammer academy at the local GW store which is just 6 sundays explaining rules, painting miniatures and doing battles with more rules added every week. So, I'm not experienced at all and wish to apologies in advance for any newbie questions I'm bound to ask.

At first I was planning to do Orcs & Goblins, especially since I have two of the old boxed games and the battle for skull pass box, giving me a rather nice starting point for a big O&G army. But while I think the greenskins are really funny I didn't get inspired painting them, only did 2 units so far and I think they're ok but they didn't get my excited. A couple of weeks ago I got this vision about a huge Empire army from Altdorf that I just have to build and finish! Can't get the picture out of my mind and so I just glued and primed the first two units, ready to start painting.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jon Guzman on February 28, 2007, 01:24:06 AM

I have been playing warhammer since 6th edition

Are you new to the Empire?
Yes I am new to the empire army

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
I play Dwarves, Ogre Kingdoms, Vampire counts

How and where do you play?
At my local gamestore in Jacksonville FL.

I have been reading the forums for a long while now I finally decided to register so I can make comments. Well I hope to learn more about the empire thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: VforVendetta on March 01, 2007, 03:10:11 PM
Hello all, V is my name and WFB is my game.
I have 3K Empire Force and have been playing since now 10 years... :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rat Ryan on March 02, 2007, 03:30:59 PM
Well fir i come from Santiago Chile.
I have played since 6th ed. With Skaven I got around 5k of these lovely critters, then i thought i needed to take a break from all their plotting so i deceided for empire, I loved the models, the rules mmm not so much becouse I LOVED and hated the hellblaster, now i dont mind it.
Well i hope you can help me with my new army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LadyEllen on March 06, 2007, 08:30:29 PM
Though unused to following instructions, I thought I had best do so on this occasion. I'm Ellen, (Lady Ellen, to the likes of you!), and I live just outside Birmingham, England.

Now, I grew up with the 1st proper edition of D&D, was there when the first Fighting Fantasy book was published and was one of the first to solve the whereabouts of the warlock therein, and even designed my own simulation games and was a pretty good fantasy fiction writer too. In short, I was more than qualified in my youth as a level 25 nerd LOL!

But, around the age of 20, real life washed in, as it will, and "cured" me of all that "rubbish" - as my father wisely observed. Before you start guessing my age, I'm 39 by the way! (and now single.... well, worth a try I suppose!).

So, nearly 20 years on, my 12 year old is now mad keen on the same sort of stuff, and slowly, steadily is drawing me back in - particularly as he relies on me to interpret gaming rules and to provide opposition in the case of Warhammer games. So, I'm going to use him as an excuse, basically! What's surprising me though, is that here I am, looking at 40 next birthday and again rolling dice, and <gasp> starting to enjoy it again!

Anyway, I look forward to reading, learning and asking stupid questions, in the near future.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Priest of Morr on March 07, 2007, 08:50:18 PM

I'm Priest of Morr.

I've been playing Warhammer for about 7 years now and have large elven armies as well as a sizeable Dwarf one. I am quite a fluff enthusiast and especially love the realms of men.

However I absolutely desteste Sigmar ( :Ohmy: heretic) and prefer the other gods, especially Morr. Also with black and purple (his colours) being my favourites it seems I was meant to follow him.

If you hadn't already guessed from my spelling of colour, I hail from good old, rainy  :icon_rolleyes: England!

Thanks and hope to be useful on the forum, and remember:

Don't fear the reaper!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fearlessgod on March 08, 2007, 12:10:40 AM
Hello all,

My name is Steve, but I go by ~fearlessgod~. I've been playing 40k since the Rogue Trader days, but I started playing WHFB way back in 1984. These days, I've all but given up on 40k and my son and I now play WHFB. My son Cameron plays Brettonians while I just started my Empire army (Reikland  :biggriin:).

Anyway, I'll be here often.

aka: ~fearlessgod~
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: pixelgeek on March 14, 2007, 12:09:34 AM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?
Not all that long. I played it for a while when the first hardcover was released and then again for about a year but I am quite a heophyte when it comes to WFB,

Are you new to the Empire?
Very much so. Previous armies were Orcs and Khemri.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
The only WFB army I have is the Empire force that is currently under construction. I am in the midst of building my first 500pt force

How and where do you play?
I play in Vancouver BC either in my own gaming room downstairs or at The Comicshop in Kitsilano

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Miniature gaming of almost any type... unfortunately. Too many games, too many figs, not enough time.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Byybel on March 15, 2007, 03:53:22 PM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?
-For about 8 years now, though there have been some breaks thought the years.

Are you new to the Empire?
-I've been playing with the Empire since the sixth edition came out.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
-I have High Elf and Skaven armies, and Orcs & Goblins under construction.

How and where do you play?
-I play in Helsinki and souther Finland, mostly in HUT's (Helsinki University of Technology) roleplaying club's gaming nights and in various tournaments. I'd say I play a single game of Warhammer once every two weeks on average.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
-Metal, reading and history could be listed as my hobbies.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Leifer on March 15, 2007, 05:26:58 PM
Name: Glen Tabet

Handle: Leifer

Age: 35 Years.

Status: Married with one 16 month old daughter.   

Born: Edinburgh, Scotland.

Raised: Charlottown, P.E.I.
Moved to Vancouver (and back to Canada) 16 years ago to go back to school after 4 years in forces (UK).

Education: 1 Year of CAD/CAM at B.C.I.T followed by a two year Building Technology Program.

Career(s): First real job was joining the Prince Edward Island Regiment (RCAC) as a reservist while I was in High school. After that, I moved to the UK and spent four years in the Reg. Forces there. Following B.C.I.T, I worked in the truss design industry on Vancouver Island before being head hunted by Weyerhaeuser to work in the Lower Mainland. After four years working in Vancouver, I was able to get transferred to the Okanagan and have been here since 2002.

Hobbies: I have been playing one wargame or another since the early 80's and was introduced to GW while I was in the UK visiting relatives. At the moment I have been heavily focusing on Flames Of War (Panzergrens and Strelkovy/Tankovy), but I also have WFB, 40K, BFG, Epic, BFG, and a bunch of other games I can't remember ATM. I am a avid painter and probably spend more time doing that then actually playing.
Between Work/Wife/Daughter/House and some regular PT to keep my lazy butt moving, I usualy get in at least one or two games of FOW or WFB a week.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: RogueGeneralHunter on March 16, 2007, 02:11:30 PM
I started Playing Warhammer back in 1993.
I cut my teeth on 4th edition.

Are you new to the Empire? No, it was the first Army I collected without assistance.
My very first army was the undead horde. (Pre Vampire counts)
Do you have an existing army. Yes
My Empire army is pretty large. I have no idea how many points it is worth.

Armies, of other warhammer races? Yes

High Elves (as old as my Empire army. Basic units are from 4th ed box set)
Hordes of Chaos/Beasts of Chaos (cobbled together over the years)
Dwarfs (Started with Skull Pass)
Orcs and Goblins (as old as my Empire army. Basic units are from 4th ed box set)
Bretonia (Just started last week)

Wood Elves (My Wife's army)
Vampire Counts (My Son's army)

How and where do you play?
How I play depends on the army I am using.
For the Empire I play aggressive.
I like to get troops dug in quickly and on my terms.

I mostly play at home. I have a table that can go from 6 to 9 feet long.
it is perfect for most games. When I feel competative I play at my local GW store Though I have not done so in some time.

Do you have other interests/hobbies? Miniture painting (of course), Computers, Photography (Mostly of my minitures), Family (A BIG ONE)  :happy:

Thanks for having this site...
I think I will stay a while

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: BingoBongoEmpire on March 20, 2007, 04:23:34 PM

Another long time lurker here. I've been collecting GW models and books on and off for around 20 years now, but haven't had opportunity to play very much. I live on Jersey (Channel Islands) which is near the mainland UK and France.

The three things that got me into Warhammer in the first place were the 87 catalog along with the 40k Rogue Trader book.

I collect a bit of everything really, but my main armies are the Empire and Dwarfs. At last count I think I'd collected around 20-25k worth of each and there are no signs of me being able to curb the habit. Very little of it is painted unfortunately due to me being a perfectionist and having a thoroughly untidy hobby room that makes it difficult to do anything, though I am getting it tidied at last.

I'm far more into WFB than 40k, and I have managed to get my fiancee interested as well which makes the whole thing work much more smoothly!

At any rate, I'll cut this post here as I should really spend more time painting what I do have so I can finally start playing properly and regularly  :eusa_wall:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Albrecht Hexenjaeger on March 22, 2007, 03:20:08 AM
Greeting all! I decided around my 70th post or so that my 100th posting to the forum would be here. Having lurked for many months, I've recently been making the effort to take an active part in discussions lately. :biggriin:

My forum name is Albrecht Hexenjaeger, and I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the US. I've been playing GW games for at least 17 years having first started with Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay back in high school. I already had painted numerous models for Dungeons and Dragons, so by the time I was introduced to 40K in college, the hobby was easy to fall into again. I was a dedicated 40K player until the arrival of Warhammer Fantasy circa 5th edition. My regular opponents had dabbled in Fantasy as well, so we all began building armies, with my first being about 5000 points of Bretonnians. Less than a year later, I raised a 3000 point Wood Elf army, followed shortly thereafter by an ever growing horde of Skaven.

The Gamesday before the release of 6th edition, I saw the forthcoming Empire models and was immediately hooked. Been speaking Reikspiel ever since. Around that time, I worked for GW for about a year and a half, and had models featured in the General's Compendium, The Complete Catalog, and White Dwarf a number of times. I don't get to play anywhere as much as I'd like, since now I'm a bartender/waiter again and work nights and weekends.

My Empire army, including Kislevite allies, is well over 10,000 points and fully painted. I also easily have another 5000 points in progress (I plan on posting more pictures as soon as I can borrow my buddy's digital camera again). I have 3 Baltimore GTs under my belt, and am planning on 2007 (I won 3rd Best Appearance in 2003!Yay!) Well, that's me. Looking forward to being an active member of the site, and with any luck I'll get to meet some of you in person across a table or at the pub! :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Von Lutzau on March 22, 2007, 08:37:05 PM
Hello world.

My name's Sam, I'm eighteen years old and I've been playing Warhammer in some form for the last five. I've just started my first Empire force with a unit of State Troops, one of Handgunners, and the Army Book. I also play Imperial Guard, but not very well.

For my paint scheme, I've chosen Nulner black with red trim, white cottons and yellow feathers, as "Count von Lutzau's Free Corps", which will be heavy on blackpowder.

Nice to find you all, and I hope I learn something while I'm here.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kardos on March 24, 2007, 08:10:03 AM
Ello Mates!
 My name is Bryan i am 33 as of now and have been playing Warhammer and 40K for a LONG time now. Up till 8 yrs ago i played with other peoples armies (i was spending money on Skateboards and the like) Although i started making armies of my own only 8 or so yrs ago i have been painting models since i was young. Starting playing D&D back when it started (yes when elf was a Class)
I dont play Empire myself, i leave that up to my friend Ben. I play Orcs and Goblins :evil:, used to play High and Wood elves, Vampire Counts, Dwarfs and a few others.
So hello to everyone and good luck to you in your up coming battles. :mellow:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: FedesanDeluxe on March 26, 2007, 08:36:17 AM
hello guys... i'm federico from italy... i'm 25 :eusa_wall:....and an empire general since 2000... :eusa_clap:

i love play warmachines  :smile2: and cavalry :ph34r:.... and the newly added war altar ...  :engel:

ok see ya on this forum!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rj on March 26, 2007, 09:22:14 AM
Hi my names Rj and i have only been playing warhammer for about a week now, although ive been intrested in it for a year or so but never got around to buying stuff unitl last week, i havent played a game yet because a) ive only got 20 men lol and b) because i need to learnt the rules first.
i know im new to this and have a lot to learn but im sure its something that im goin to stick with and im definatley obsessed. So far ive really enjoyed painting my figures and have spent hours trying to get them perfect lol but still need more hours and most noteably need to learn how to paint face details!
On tuesday im going to buy the empire codex, a box of handgunners and a box of state troops to add to my army and after that i want to build up my core unit numers and get myself another box of militia (i love the militia units), i want a strong stuburn infantry based army with lots of firepower with as few knights as possible, I also want try and add in some dogs of war units that im intrested in including the marksmen of milentos!
Im 22 years old and hail from grimsby uk and as well as warhammer i have a strong intrest in militry history specificly europenan history from the middle ages up to the napolenonic era and i am intending to return to college in september with the aims to getting out of my town to universcity (suprising considering my terrible spelling i know)
My other love in life is punk rock, ive been playing bass for 4 years now and have been known to atempt singing, love bands such as nofx, nerf herder, rancid, lars fredrickerson, bad religion, the adolescents and about another 200 names i wont bore you with!

My goals warhammer wise are just to have alot of fun painting an army, learnt the rules............................and of course to lead it into battle!

 :ph34r:ALL HAIL THE EMPIRE :ph34r:

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: General Wolfgart on March 29, 2007, 11:30:35 AM
Hi all!! :-D,

welll where to start....My real name is Alexander, I live a few minutes drive from Rotterdam (which is in the Netherlands). I'm 18 years old.

I've been playing warhammer for....almost 3 years now. Mostly I've been playing with my wood and dark elves, but I've never really played WFB at a dedicated level as 40k. Mainly because I've been playing 40k for almost....10 years now (I've also collected almost every army). My style of play has always been lots of infantry and fast cav (I love the pistoliers :-D).

I've only recently begun collecting Empire. I'm planning to make an Empire Middenheim army (with lots of hammers and wolves). The first stages have already begun thnx to inspiration of my middenheim mordheim warband. I'm planning to do it in stages of warband, 500 pts, 1000 pts and 2250 pts. 2250 pts is the points limit for me since I never see the point of collecting more points than you need above tournament lvl.

Well, that's all I got to say at the moment...see you guys out there in the forum  :biggriin:.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hochland Hero on March 30, 2007, 09:02:25 AM
Well hey guys My Name is Garth and i am from New Zealand Im 14 and i decided to start up an Empire army up but havent bought any mini's yet. (only a unit of free company and the greatswords HQ)
I have played Skaven for 2 years and dark eldar for a little over a month and i have decided to start an Empire army for the up and coming campaign. i am a regular on the skaven forum www.Underempire.com and i just wanted to say hi  :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: WarbossKurgan on March 30, 2007, 01:47:40 PM
Hi there gents,

WarbossKurgan here! I'm an Orc player through-and-through (I have an Empire amry but it just sits gathering dust on a shelf).
I'm a Global Moderator on Da Warpath, where I've been a member since before the Storm of Chaos.

I have lurked here for a long time, just to see what's going on, but I have finally registered so I can badger you all into taking part in the Nemesis Crown Campaign.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: malladin_ben on March 31, 2007, 09:23:42 PM

My name is Ben, I live in Bury, near Manchester, in England, and I've just started collecting an Empire army.

I've been playing Warhammer off and on since I was 15 (16 years ago) and have experimented with Dark Elves, seriously played Chaos (badly) before going off the game for a good few years. Then with the last version but one (I think - I can't remember which version is which now, the one that moved magic to the second phase) I switched to Vampire Counts and collected seriously for a time before children came a long and killed painting and playing as a serious possibility.

However, over the last year I've got back into the game. I changed career and became a teacher and started to run a gaming club, mainly to introduce the students to my primary gaming love, roleplaying. However, Warhammer seems to be more popular with teenagers than D&D in Britain, so I ended up getting back into it through the student's enthusiasm. I splashed out on a beginning force of Ogres to enable those without an army to get a game in: they are a popular choice with he kids, plus slightly easier for them to get started on painting with (due to the size).

I've been becoming more and more tempted to get back into Warhammer in a more serious way myself over the last year but this last week finally tipped me over the edge - our school is now the North West regional champions for both Fantasy Battle and 40K. The event was fantastic and went really well - hats off to Steve at the Liverpool store if any of you know him. Anyway, I was hanging around at the event watching the kids battle, and I had some money to burn so I bought myself the empire army book and read it through the afternoon. Since I last stopped playing I've become fascinated with medieval style fantasy, so the Empire are the obvious choice. By the end of the day I'd bought myself the starter box, some greatswords (which I think are excedingly stylish, but have no idea as to their effectiveness), and a general to start me off.

Anyway, that's my long and probably overly indulgent story. Cheerio for now,

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gjriff on April 01, 2007, 12:56:51 PM
Hello All!
I have been playing Warhammer off and on for nearly 20 years! Currently 3 years and counting. I play in the Great Lakes Warhammer League in Southeastern Michigan. My current armies include Dwarfs, Orcs and Goblins, Nurgle Horde, and now a fledgling Empire army!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Marshal Lucius von Morr on April 05, 2007, 02:50:51 AM
Hiya all, new to the Empire, only just purchased the army book,

lookout for my 27th Wissenland posts in the future, have a tourny to go to in 3 months and havents started a fig as yet.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sup3r5h33p on April 05, 2007, 04:38:03 PM
Hey guys
My name's Christer, and I hail from the glorious nation that is Norway. I'm 18 years of age and have just recently started playing Warhammer, with my army of choosing being, of course, The Empire.  :happy:  I'm not going mainstream, however, as my very first army, ever, in any mini-game, will be a force of rowdy swashbuckling pirates (yarr!) from the Wastelands. I'm the kind of guy who enjoys the painting part of the hobby a lot more than playing, though I've only just played a few games against a friend and his Dark Elves.

That's it, I suppose. I'm off to paint...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: von Leiphen on April 07, 2007, 11:45:45 PM
Hello all, my name is Sjon. and I'm from Holland. I recently started Empire for the nemesis crown campaign. I always had in mind to start an empire army, but I was more into WH40K. But now I finally got to empire. I intend to play Marienburg themed (although it is not officialy in the empire, I figured if they have some kind of army it would look like the one stated in the army book of empire ;). Well I choose Marienburg as background tells that Marienburg is based upon 16th/17th century Holland and being slightly chauvinistic I couldn't resist :D. So I hope to post my boys in blue, yellow and red soon enough with the bog flamboyant hats and rich looks.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ostermarker on April 08, 2007, 12:31:39 PM
Hey, I've just started Empire (got the book last Saturday, not yesterday, the one before), so far I've only got a box of State Troops unmade and a Giant.

Where do I play? Usually my house, or a friends.
Other hobbies? WFRP, and studying for my A Levels *groan*
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: lordbubonicus on April 08, 2007, 10:16:32 PM
Hi everyone.

My name's David, and I hail from the not so sunny town of Bedford, UK,  although i spend almost half of the year in Coventry studying for my degree at Warwick university.

I've been playing Warhammer since the release of 6th edition, after starting out playing 40K. I quickly found that I far prefer the more intersting and complex strategic possibilities of the fantasy game to the science-fiction version. My first army was the empire, started from the 6th edition starter box, and I never looked back. Although I have contemplated other armies over the years, I've never found the motivation to start them properly although between my brother and I we own almost all of the army books.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dwarflord22 on April 10, 2007, 02:25:25 AM
Hello Everyone!  I live in Houston, Texas and started playing Warhammer Fantasy four years ago.  My first army is the Dwarfs!  I have slowly working toward starting an Empire army since the very beginning, since I bought the Warhammer Fantasy 6th Edition starter box set, but it took all of my spare time the last four years to get the Stunties painted!  The Dwarfs are my only current fully modeled and painted army.

I have nearly all of the minis I want for my Empire army, but have to get them "tournament ready".  I have one unit of 25 Spearman done and am halfway through working on 35 Swordsmen (25 man unit with 10 for a detachment).  My goal is to have 2,250 pts ready to go in time for a Tournament next February.  Yes, it will probably take me a year to get them painted!  I also have a good size collection of Orcs and Goblins, but they will have to wait until after I get the Empire army finished.

I only have time for one hobby...Warhammer!

I hope to get some good ideas for army lists, modeling, painting, etc. for this forum and enjoy viewing pictures of other painting armies.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Khrangar on April 21, 2007, 07:46:20 PM
Greetings, I am Khrangar, or Blair, either works. 

I'm currently in Toronto, Ontario but will be moving to Calgary, Alberta in the summer (read 3 days).  Umm, I'm 20 and I've been playing warhammer for about 8 years or so, the first box I bought was the old school 5th Edition Chaos Warriors, but that's besides the point.  I'm not new to Empire, I built an army at the beginning of 6th Edition and had a little over 2000 points, but I sold it a few years ago.  I've started another Empire army since then, only a Witch Hunters theme.  My army log, of sorts, can be seen in the painting section of this forum. 

My other WHFB army is Mortal Chaos and I've begun a Bogenhafen Empire army that consists of a Warrior Priest and one Cannon crewman.  I hope to get this army built more when I finish the Witch Hunters.  I usually play against my friends, but being away at University, I haven't really found people to play against, though if you're interested, let me know :). 

My other hobbies include, D&D, XBox-360 (currently playing Oblivion), and spending time with my girlfriend (who plays Wood Elves and who I cannot beat) and friends.  Movies are also fun to watch and I like music, so yeah, that's me.

I'm Khrangar on all other Warhammer sites, and most other sites for that matter, so if you see a 'Khrangar' on another site, chances are it's me, unless someone has cloned me without my knowledge, those jerks.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: donhoe on April 23, 2007, 04:16:01 AM
HI everyone! i am Don, the empire players, in Malaysia.! I have around 9000 points of army... ha... played 2 games(8k one side) before. very nice and entertaining!

anyway, hope to get lots of information here.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: farmer on April 26, 2007, 05:24:02 PM
Hi everybody,
I live in the plymouth (UK). I have been an Empire General and only an Empire General for the last 18 years (I admit I had an 10 year break). I started again about a year ago. My currant army is about 5000 points lots of classic models that have been stripped and repainted in the colours of Averland. I play once a week at my local club. My brother is a Woodelf General so if you need help in that area give me a shout. Its good to join you. I look forward to the information exchange.

General Farmer  :ph34r:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Helborg on April 29, 2007, 08:00:25 PM
Yo, wasap my name is Sanj I currenly own a grand Imperial army and enjoy killing Skaven, chaos and greenskins. And thats all I can say
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kill Absolutely Everything on April 29, 2007, 10:42:52 PM
Hello.  It's nice to see an Empire specific forum with some good discussion going on by the looks of it.  I look forwards to joining in.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: General Romanov on May 03, 2007, 03:07:35 PM
Hi the names Ryan and I'm posting from the sunny town of Bognor Regis on the South Coast of England.

I've been an Empire player for 8 years as well as Space Marines and Minas Tirith. At the moment I'm saving up to purcashe a new army after my entire last one, which never lost me a battle, was sadly crushed by one of my sister chest when we traded rooms.  :icon_cry:

I am also a member of the Walberton Wargames but I'm mostly the rules man since my army met it end. I've been looking for a decent Empire Forum for ages and glad to find some Warhammer players who don't think the Empire sucks. :dry:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dom on May 07, 2007, 02:37:17 PM
Hi everyone,

Just stumbled across this forum and a quick glance 6told me I should join! I've only just started playing with empire, being a recent convert from 40k and having about 1000 points all told. I'm from Bristol, UK. Hope to join in the debates soon!

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Post by: Soju on May 10, 2007, 11:10:31 AM
Hello everyone and welcome to the forums as well!

I'm Sojung. from NZ. 19 and counting.

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Post by: Perambulator on May 10, 2007, 09:17:28 PM
Hi all,

I'm a new Wahammer player having only played once for two rounds before everyone had to leave to go see Spiderman 3. So far it seems like a load of fun. I'm in (currently and unusually) sunny Erie, PA on the shores of Lake Erie. I play with a bunch of random guys about once a week who snookered me into playing the game. Surprisingly I'm enjoying building the models and creating army lists quite a bit. I hope to enjoy playing the game at least as much as that. We'll see.

- p
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Post by: Schmeag on May 12, 2007, 06:35:31 PM
Hey, I'm Schmeag and I frequent a few other forums, both Warhammer and otherwise. I'm not exactly an avid Warhammer Fantasy player, considering the fact that I've played one game (January 2006), and that was against Orcs and Goblins. On a similar vein, I don't actually collect Empire, but as a fluff addict, I'm always looking to expand my horizons. Seeing as Empire are one of the main focuses of Warhammer Fantasy, I thought I might as well sign up here. I may not post much, depending on how galvanised I get, but hopefully when I'm searching for some information, I'll know where to go to. :icon_smile:

I've been aware of this site for about half a year now, but I guess one could say that I couldn't be bothered joining. So now I have, and I guess I'll start acquainting myself with the features, rules and whatnot.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MBA on May 12, 2007, 11:37:34 PM
I'm MBA from Da Warpaf.

Yeah I'm a greenie.

Been mooching about for a bit on this board, thought I'd say hi properly, very good Empire community you've got here.

I'll read a bit of stuff every now and again.

Remember, the only thing better than a dead 'ummie is a 'ummie who tells you where his mates are!!  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jackmyster on May 13, 2007, 06:38:16 AM
Hi everyone!
I'm Jack from Melbourne Australia. I am 13 years old and i am in year 8. unfortunately "Warhammer" is considered nerdy at my school, but i dint give a crap. have been collecting warhammer for 2 years now  :icon_biggrin:

I use to Collected Lord of the rings warhammer, but i got a bit Bord of them.. so0o0o i changed to space marines for a while. That wasn't going my way so i traded my space marines to a friend of mine who gave me a whole lot of empire and orks.. (to bad i cant paint half of them because he glued them on so badly.. i meen on some of them he as the arm glued to the HEAD!)  :icon_cry:

But i don't care because i really like Empire so I'm going to collect them as my main army  :icon_biggrin:
my coat of arms on them is red and white. I'm not very good at painting but i will get better as i go on. as they say "Practice Makes Perfect" Ill soon take a picture of my best painted empire (who isn't very good  :icon_confused: but ill let you do the deciding. and please tell me what i need to fix or what tips to make my empire better. it will really meen alot to me. :biggriin:
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Post by: Sharkbelly on May 15, 2007, 01:41:00 PM
Hello! My name is Nick. I have been playing Empire since fifth edition. I am in the process of modelling and painting a very large Marienburg force, but got sidetracked by a couple thousand points worth of pirates (DoW).

I am hoping to have a few thousand points of Talabeclanders ready for this summer's campaign.
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Post by: Florian Geyer on May 17, 2007, 01:28:43 PM

I've been "playing" Empire for some 15 years now. Quotation marks because many of you probably play more games in one year than I have done in the last 10, don't think I've played a singel game the last five actually. Heck, I'm still only barely able to scrape together a 2000 point army. But more on that in the thread I just started in the parade grounds. Never had another army, in fact the only non-empire GW figure I ever owned is a space marine that came with a paint set.

My main interest at this time is modeling so I guess I could equaly well start with 1/6 WWII dol..., ehrm, action figures, or cast (mould?) and paint really old school tin solders but since I have a somewhat functional empire army why not work on it. Besides, it's way easier to play with, if I so wish, than the before mentioned.

I've "requisitioned" the new rulebook and armybook and read them somewhat but don't really know too much about 7th edition.
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Post by: Sircyn on May 21, 2007, 10:32:55 AM
Hi all, I'm Andy from the Black Country in the UK.

I've had an empire army on and off for about 10 years now, but as the new empire stuff was released I got myself a bunch of new models and a will to build a new army with my improved modeling and painting skills, though I'm nowhere near a painting genius still. Searching for advice was what let me stumble into this site and it has proved an invaluable aid in me relearning the Empire for the new edition of WFB. After a few months of lurking the nemesis crown activity has prompted me to take a deeper involvement in the forum in general, happily coinciding with an end of term at University.

My new empire Army is from the League of Ostermark and if I get around to opening the wall of boxes in my room it will end up at about 3000pts. I'm using this project as my first foray into 7th ed and thanks to this site my first few battles have gone well! I usually get my games in from a wide array of sources, a close circle of friends, the local gaming club and the local GW, I'm rarely stuck for an opponent. My other WFB army is a sizeable VC Strigoi themed force. 40k has been a large passion of mine just for the background and role playing opportunities in my local area, I have Word Bearers Space Marines, Imperial Guard, Genestealer Cult and Mech Tau armies. The nemesis Crown campaign has given me the motivation to start doing a bit more writing for my fantasy stuff, so I hope to get stuck in soon.

In the real world I enjoy music and going to see bands live though my politics and public policy and management degree tends to suck up a lot of my free time even when not at Uni, I need to keep up to date with current events and academia. I love my computer games still, though as I get older I play less. Starcraft Two and Warhammer Online are my major fangirly interests at the moment.
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Post by: Atomic Top Hat on May 21, 2007, 01:34:40 PM
Hey, I'm Johnny, also from Melbourne, Australia. I've been playing 40k for a few years and had wanted to get into warhammer for a while now. I got into the empire after I won a crap load of Empire Figures (about 1000 points or so,) at a GW auction a few days ago, for a small sum and a quick dance.

I'm kinda a dodging painter and I suck at anything that need me to think, but with any luck I might be able to improve my skills here.

So, Huzzar!
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Post by: WarriorPriestDorn on May 23, 2007, 02:02:48 AM
Walks in looks around "Hmm I could grow to like this..."

Long time lizardmen player finally making his first jump to a second fantasy army. The reason? The new summer campaign. The goal? Get a good standing army up and running, based around swords, be it core, or special, or....piratey. Seriously I don't know what I'm going for just yet, but thats why I'm hear to help sort it out.
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Post by: El Cody on May 25, 2007, 01:09:49 AM
 :ph34r:Hey, I'm El Cody and I am interested in playing Empire. I currently play Dogs of War but want to try out another because I'm having problems doing much besides die. (Course my leadbelcher opponent doesn't help :icon_cry: ) So yeah...oh yeah I plan on playing the city that is mercenary...Marienburg I think?
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Post by: Sharkbelly on May 25, 2007, 01:51:25 PM
Cody, WPD, nice to meet you both. I happen to play a Marienburg Empire/Pirate DoW army myself.

DoW are tough to win with, but it can be done. Empire, in the new edition, IMO, are pretty solid. You should be able to find a lot of good advice here.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Badwolf on May 25, 2007, 07:18:03 PM
Hello there all.

I signed up a little while ago but now I've finally got around to posting my introduction.

My introduction to Warhammer started way back in the olden days mid 80's when I bought the 1st ed. rules but I never really started playing until the 4th ed. came out and I began my Warhammer career as a Gobbo Warboss (boo, hiss, greenskin scum etc). By the time 5th ed. came out I'd started to bore of Gobbos so I took the Emperors shilling and built a Middenheim army. This was prior to the release of Mordheim and WFB Middenheim and Cult of Ulric models of course. I pretty much stopped playing for a few years when 6th ed. came out but with 7th ed. last year, the withdrawl symptoms kicked in. My initial plan was to start a whole new Gobbo horde but the (really dire) new O&G book scuppered that idea.

Thus I find myself an Empire General once again. :icon_biggrin:.

Now, :icon_confused: how to turn a 5th ed. army into a 7th ed. one? I'm going to need some W.Priests, more infantry, outriders & pistoleers .................
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Captain Wielhelm on May 29, 2007, 04:41:13 AM

My name is Mike, and just getting back into the game.  Last time i played was in the early 80's.  Met a friend who plays and watched a few games a few months ago.  I got hooked again of course.  Went to my local hobby shop in Sacramento and watched a few games, read the new books off the shelf to figure out what army i wanted.  A lot of people seemed to hate the Empire, so that made me look into it more.  I liked what a found and I really wanted to P_ _ _ off my fellow gamers.  I have been practicing my painting on some old Ral Partha Miniatures and bought a few box sets of my new empire army to get started.  I am putting together a 1000 point army for now and playing almost every Thursday.  I stumbled on this site after a search and have picked up a lot of good ideas and tips.  I really liked the war room and I liked the discussions on tactics.  My wife thinks its great that I play and would rather see me there then at the pub.

Glad to meet you all.

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Post by: Okami on May 29, 2007, 07:56:23 AM
Hello everyone:

My name is Miguel and I'm a Spaniard currently living in the real world Sylvania (Romania, that is...).

I have been playing warhammer since a long time, and I always have been doing so with Vampire Counts (see? It's no coincidence that I live here after all  :biggriin:).

Not long ago I helped a friend to start an Empire army, and I got hooked myself, so after some time I got a second hand army and I am getting those poorly painted fellas back into game and ready to kick some ass.

I myself am an organizer of official tournaments back there in Spain and therefore I focus in well rounded "any-foe" army lists which can face anything and get a good result. I enjoy painting and modelling a lot and my fiancee now believes I dig more into bearded guys with halberds that into her (which of course is 99% wrong!! :closed-eyes:).

I hope I can get good help and ideas around here, so that's why I just came around!!  :happy:
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Post by: Karl van Drak on May 31, 2007, 09:20:13 PM

My name's Charley, and I'm a 14 year-old Brit with a worrying obsession with witch hunters. I'm also a little too keen on vampires for my own good. Therefore, it's only natural that I have both fantasy and 40K witch hunter armies (themed Empire, of course, for fantasy!) and a Vampire Counts army.

I've been playing for just over six years, and I'm collecting my first Empire army, my witch hunters. I usually play at home or in my local Games Workshop, but I'm off to Conflict London on Sunday for the first time.

I also play the violin and piano, and I have a keen interest in classical music!
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Post by: Hunter-Hurst-Helmsley on June 02, 2007, 12:09:22 PM
hey guys, im hunter and just found this site thought it might be cool considering i am now getting empire i thought i would jump on
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Post by: Commissar Craig on June 03, 2007, 04:36:50 PM
My name is Commissar Craig :icon_biggrin: and can I just say what a great forum this is, can't believe I have missed it for so long. Anyway see you all on the board.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: shear on June 05, 2007, 07:15:58 AM

22 yr old university student here, 7 year vet with lizzies and TK, just got a bunch of empire models given to me, so I've decided to start a Stirland River Patrol colored army as my "bargain playhouse" (although the models I was given include some Greatswords, Flagellants, 3 Helblasters and a Steam tank, so it's not too...well...accurate for SRP)

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Post by: kiwipeterh on June 05, 2007, 08:54:30 AM
Hello there

I'm primarily a historic gamer  :roll: ... but part time fantasy collector as well!   :-D

My 10 year old son has started collecting Orcs & Gob's which I think is a good call as they are sort of madness personified and a more 'direct' approach is probably best with them.

I've decided that this could be a good father - son thing so I've decided to recruit an Empire army.  Traditional foes and hopefully well matched to the green skins.  I already have the makings of a Dark Elf army, but taunting, teasing, running, feinting and then wacking hard is probably not a good way to encourage a young man in the hobby!    :ph34r:

I hope to make a sort of historically inspired Empire force with Knights of the Order of the Black Eagle (old Prussian imagery), freicorps etc.  We'll see how it goes.  :smile2:

Eventually I'll add a fantasy area to my nascent website:   http://web.mac.com/nataliendpeter/

von Peter himself
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Post by: vonbrunel on June 06, 2007, 08:44:43 PM
Hello Guys

My names Dan i live in Plymouth, Devon (England)

I'm 20 and have been playing since i was about 10.  Being born in 87 i was destined to at start with 40k but have since discovered most of games workshops systems.  my self and a friend set up a gaming club about 7 years ago and it has now grown into a successful club (average 20 people every Monday) and business allowing members to get discount and so increasing the people that play multiple systems eg fantasy!!

I have been collecting the hochland province for about 3 years at a slow pace i think i recently hit 2500 points.  i have no other fantasy armies as everytime i think about it i just want more empire!

I'm the sort of gamer who really reads alot into the background and feel for example my knights are silver mountain due to in the empire book before the latest there being a brief mention of them near to hochland at the start of the book.  when it comes to gaming i like a good laugh but also am prepared to give my opponent as much of a challenge as i can when required as i feel you owe it to them for putting the effort in to play you.  I like the heroic nature of the empires armies and will general always go for that approach (challenging when its futile etc)

I'm not the worlds best painter but i try to keep my armies neat and coherent, i am a fan of Napoleonic warfare and so like regimented lines and colours etc!

So in general a fairly laid back approach - just want to have fun and see other people enjoy the hobby as much as i do.

Hope to speak to you all soon :icon_biggrin:
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Post by: grimgorgoroth on June 07, 2007, 12:53:57 AM
Hola, from Santiago de Chile! Ive been a warhammer player since 98 more or less. I started out playing AD&D in 89, Melbourne Australia but got bored with being DM. Later in 93 came back to live in my mother land, between the mountains and the sea. I had a decent miniature collection of everything so I bought the 4th edition box with all the elves and goblins later the 6th edition and then the 5th. Im 35 and have a collection of mainly Empire and Orcs my girlfriend also got into the game and collects VC. Though she is not as fanatical as me.
Here in Santiago I play mostly with friends in my flat but also play in tournaments with the people of piedrabruja.cl and there is a growing community.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Soju on June 07, 2007, 01:11:00 AM
Welcome all!
@ grimgorgoroth - ooo Chile.

@ kiwipeterh - I love your website man. Where do you get those 28mm historic miniatures in NZ? I too am in NZ, but haven't found... those specific ones - http://www.calpeminiatures.co.uk/ those ones...


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Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lupus Weiss on June 07, 2007, 06:34:11 AM
Hi there.

I am 19, turning 20 yeas old and have been collecting Warhammer since I was about 8 and a half. I collect Orcs and Goblins and High Elves, though the Empire has me in its grasp :happy:. I am a big fan off ALL Warhammer fluff and read it as much as possible. I have just bought the 5th Edition Empire book and I can't go back.

         FOR THE EMPIRE!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: kiwipeterh on June 07, 2007, 08:49:42 AM
@ kiwipeterh - I love your website man. Where do you get those 28mm historic miniatures in NZ? I too am in NZ, but haven't found... those specific ones - http://www.calpeminiatures.co.uk/ those ones...


Hello sj

Thanks for your kind comments on the website.  It's like having another aspect to the hobby ... and kind words such as yours stokes my ego nicely!   :icon_rolleyes:

In short, I don't currently get any of my historic figures in NZ. Mail order is the name of the game - see the Links page on my site for some addresses.

Having said that Perry Miniatures are available from Wargames Supplies in Wellington.  Sadly I don't collect any of their ranges (at least not currently!)   :smile2:  Front Rank used to be cast under license in Auckland, but this ceased many years ago.  :icon_frown:

Hope this helps.

von Peter himself

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Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: kiwipeterh on June 07, 2007, 08:53:02 AM

@ kiwipeterh - I love your website man. Where do you get those 28mm historic miniatures in NZ? I too am in NZ, but haven't found... those specific ones - http://www.calpeminiatures.co.uk/ those ones...


Oh, and Calpe Miniatures are absolutely brilliant as a range!   :eusa_clap:

von Peter himself, Calpe zealot   :ph34r:

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Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Pagram on June 07, 2007, 10:59:38 PM
What's up ya'll?
My name is Justin, I'm 29 and I'm from Central Pennsylvania (USA). I've just started collecting maybe a year ago and still have a ton of painting to do. I have probably 4000 points of empire but only about 30 spearmen painted lol. I'm a novice at just about anything from building to painting but I do appreiate and take advice. Although this is my first miniature collection and game I enjoy strategy games a lot and I love to roleplay in any setting but primarily fantasy. I'm looking forward to getting around to the other 15 pages worth of meet and greet as well as learning and sharing with the lot of you.
Hope to talk to you soon,
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hing on June 08, 2007, 07:18:39 AM
Hi! I am Niko, from Joensuu (Finland). I started my first army in age of nine, orcs and goblins. In that time I didn't know much about warhammer, and I started because my buddies did so (we didn't play with real rules). About half year after that, my friends got bored of playing with miniatures. Next time I played warhammer in age of 14, when I found new players from school. Since then I have been a fanatic warhammer-player. Empire was my next army. I was interested of background, colourthemes and playing with Empire. When my Hochland-themed army was almost ready, new rulebook was released. So I didn't play with sixth edition rules. This forum is a valuable informationsource for my army's background story, and also here are other Hochlanders (and commanders of other states)!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Prince of Arnheim on June 08, 2007, 08:52:39 PM

I am POA, or the Prince of Arnheim as some might know me better. I have been on the Warhammer Forums pretty steady for about a year and half. I have posted thousands of lists for Wood Elves, Dark Elves, Dwarves, Orcs and Goblins and have now turned my scopes towards the Empire in hopes of defending them against the previously mentioned threats. Next will be High Elves and Undead. I have basically dedicated myself to finding the perfect and most efficient armylists. I also encourage the use of a multiple system that has casused argument over and over again. You may find my lists to be weak or whacky but I aassure you that they are soundly planned.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Reiklander on June 13, 2007, 10:45:14 PM
Hi, I'm Rob, 25 years old, Empire player for 14 of those.

As you may guess, my army is from the Reikland. It's in the process of a revamp - until now it was a 3000 point Altdorfer force, built using the old Empire Figures. However, I am building a new force using the modern figures, which will hail from the Great State of Reikland, and be led by Crown Prince Hans-Leopold, son of the Ruling Emperor; and Reikshochmeister Ludwig von Holziger, his mentor and a high-ranking officer in the Reiksguard. It also features a guest appearance from the Carroburg Greatswords!

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Post by: Otaku on June 15, 2007, 08:48:03 PM
Hi everyone. My name is Brian and I am addicted to warhammer   :icon_neutral:

Ahh,shoot,  there are worse things to be addicted too.   :icon_wink:

I'm  28 years old and from Seattle, USA but I lived in Japan for the last four years.  Now I'm in Chile for two more years. It's been hard to play here so I just   paint a lot.  I have been painting warhammer for about 10 years and playing for 2 years. I want to play more.  I started out making historical dioramas of WWII but saw these cool fantasy minis at the hobby store so I bought a few to paint. The rest is history.  I now have a big middenland army and am making a Stirland force.

I have just been married a year so im working on how to fit WH in with married life. I also love sports, and hiking. Next year I plan to return home to Seattle but  I will be walking the whole way there from Mexico.   Thats right! trekking 2650 miles home along the crest of the pacific coast mountains. I can't wait.   :icon_biggrin: :icon_exclaim:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ImperiusDominatus on June 19, 2007, 07:27:33 AM
Hello everyone,

I'm Matt, a 16 year old from Melbourne, Australia. There's really not that much to me; I love playing with my little toy soldiers and gaming with my beloved 360, but when I'm not being a nerd I'm hanging out in the city with my friends.  I've been gaming for about four years now, so I'd hardly consider myself a vet yet, though hopefully one day. :happy:

I started out in 40k and am an avid Imperial Guard fan, then I moved onto Fantasy Battle about a year ago and started with Dark Elves who still remain one of my favorite armies. I guess my love for the average humans carried over to Fantasy as I fell in love with the Empire when their new models came out. I've only just started out with a Detachment box set and plan on starting an army from the rugged land of the Ostermark.

Hope to see you around,
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: The Reik on June 21, 2007, 11:54:04 AM

Hey there im Jonathan Adams and ive been playing Warhammer for 5/6 years on and off.

Empire I have a reletively small Empire army as is my 3rd army after High Elves and Orcs n Gobbos

I play in Motherwell and am founding member of the MTTGA and the club is 4 years old.

Im not to great with Empire yet but im learning new things from all the posts here. Reli great website
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: matty1001 on June 23, 2007, 09:07:01 PM
Hey Matthew here, never played before but have been painting for just over a year, some of my stuff if you are interested: http://www.coolminiornot.com/artist/matty1001

I play alot of Age of Empires 3, which is why I suppose I like the look of Empire figures. So a trip to GW today ended in me spending 72 quid on stuff  :Ohmy:

Will take a look around for the next few days and see what this place is like, cheers!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LuthorHuss on June 25, 2007, 06:29:21 PM
 Heya MY name is JT I have been playing Warhammer for about 15 years now and really fell into the whole Luthor Huss thing I agree with his whole Mindset of Sigmar first talk later. I will be playing total Luthor Huss through the Nemisis Crown. My army is pretty much warrior priest driven. I dont know if I can even call myself an empire player, my army usually consists of a brick of knights peasants and warrior priests. Warrior priests unite and lets destroy this Crown.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: The Rat on June 25, 2007, 06:43:48 PM
I'm a french player, and I have more or less 3000 points.
And I collect the arabians and the dogs of war.

The Rat  :engel:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: chubbymonster on June 27, 2007, 06:48:56 PM
  Hallo everyone
   My name is mark i'm 40 years old and live in Braintree in Essex (uk).I've been playing warhammer for about 15 years,and my main army is tomb kings.I got very bored with warhammer until i found the Empire now my love for the game has come alive again.My main hobby except warhammer is Dr who i am a big fan, and love the old series.
       On the weekend of the 23rd/24th june my son and i entered the warhammer doubles tournament in Nottingham.We had a great weekend meeting people and discussing warhammer.We used an Beastman army which we were not used to playing we came 109 out of 110(we were not last),but it was a big learning curve.Next year we will be back to win more than one battle. :eusa_clap:
         Hope to hear from someone chubbymonster
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Erwin Moltz on June 28, 2007, 01:29:35 AM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?
for 2 years

Are you new to the Empire?

have been playing them for 2 years

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?


How and where do you play?

my English teacher who has been playing this game for 8 years introduced me and my friends to it a while ago. we play either in our basements or at the school on Sunday

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

i also play 40K (IG)

....and anything else you might like to share.......

i am into the nemesis crown campaign and that a really hate wood elves.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Radar Knight on June 30, 2007, 09:16:59 PM
Howdy. I'm Radar Knight.

I'm 21 years old, and have been playing for six or seven years. Started with Warmaster, of all things- High Elves. Moved to 40k, then Fantasy, then back to 40k over the years. I took a long break after I enlisted.

I'm a Senior Airman in the US Air Force. A Radar Maintainer. Maintainer! I don't handle traffic, I deal WITH Air Traffic controllers. (If you want an idea, imagine how haughty Elves are... ) My name comes from my first two units (324th Knights, and 338th Dark Knights) and my job. I'm presently stationed at SJAFB, NC.

I recently started Empire to try a balanced, capable army with the option of trying out different tactics without having to resort to new armies. I picked Middenland for the simple blue scheme, as well as a chance to get away from my usual Red, White and Black primary colors. I fancy myself a "good" painter, but nowhere near some people's levels.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sig on July 04, 2007, 11:38:05 PM
G'day, Sig here.

22 years old and live in Sydney, Aus. Been playing Empire since the day 6th ed came out, and before that Lizardmen and Chaos Dwarfs from when I was about 12 years old. My Dad plays Empire as well, and High Elves and Brets. In fact he (at 56) has about 15,000 pts of painted (though not to high quality having neither the time, interest nor eyesight) among the 3, including his collection of one of each of the old style mounted wizards of each college :) We only really played each other until we entered Sydney's very first GT in I think, 2001? Which we did ok in, but haven't been to another GT since (Dad isn't a tournie fan and I haven't got my act together with the brush).

If I glued all my unpainted stuff together I could probably field about 4k in Empire, but painted it's not worth thinking about, probably only 1k. I've psyched up and bought some fresh paints the idea being that now I'm not living at home and money is a real issue, dropping 80 bucks on paints means I owe myself to actually use them. One can always dream, right? Anyway, the plan is to slap together 2k of Hochland and head back into the tournie scene, I quite like it. As of right now though, I haven't had a game in about 3 years :(
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Der_Lex on July 05, 2007, 01:07:59 AM
Hello all,

Lex here, a 27 year-old Dutchman living in Antwerp, Belgium. Those of you who frequent Warseer might know me from there, since I've been posting there ever since I started playing WHFB two years ago. I started out playing Tzeentch Chaos, although it was a tough choice between that army and Empire. In the end, I let the models do the talking, and decided to wait with an Empire army until the model range got updated. When that happened, I quickly added Empire as my second army. I'm nearly done assembling (not painting...I'm not that fast) my 'all comers' 2500 point Altdorf army, which will fight its first ever battle next week against the dreaded Tomb Kings. This seemed like a good time to join an Empire-specific board, and yours came highly recommended (yes, i'm being a suckup)
Thanks for having me, and I hope to have as much fun here as I do on Warseer!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MrCobbs on July 06, 2007, 08:32:57 PM
Hi im Ben (MrCobbs) im 13 and think im the youngest here (wohooo!)
have not been playing long but have a brother that knows warhammer inside out. IM from england and have been collecting LOTR for quite a while aswell. play on home (and dodgily) made boards with brothers. I often need reminders about rules but will soon get the hang of it and i have no clue about tactics. So yeah im the new official newb.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MrCobbs on July 06, 2007, 08:35:36 PM
by the way i have a 1000 pt talebheim army
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: neverness on July 07, 2007, 12:44:27 AM
Hello. I'm Joel. I've been playing GW games since late '89 starting, and continuing, with 40K. Only recently having picked up on WHFB. My Empire army (Reikland) is quite fresh, still being built out. I live in East TN in the USA, but I've spent a good deal of the earlier part of my life at various air force bases in England (where I discovered GW). I've been lurking here for less than 24 hours, and I confess, I love this site! Great community, great discussions! I hope to become a useful contributor.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: vlad_the_impatient on July 09, 2007, 12:46:59 PM
Hi, I'm Adam, near-as-dang-it 18 (it's this Saturday), live in Hampshire in the UK but off to University in Nottingham (hopefully, anyway) this October (so I get a really decent local gaming venue!).

How long have I been playing Warhammer...this is an awkward one to answer. I have only played a few intro games, however I've had the rulebook for about 6 months, and really do know it inside out and backwards. For the last 5 years or so I've closely followed all the Warhammer articles in WD (very sad about the degeneration of that magazine), despite mainly being a 40K fan.

I've been tempted by Wood Elves, Dark Elves, Bretonnia and Orcs & Goblins. Due to wanting a nice, balanced, mixed force - and a love of both large blocks of respectable infantry and cavalry support, I've chosen Empire as my first "proper" army as such - at the moment I have many army lists, but no army.

Stumbled onto this site by accident a while ago when looking for Empire Tactica the first time around, and since I'm thinking of an army, thought it was high time I registered on the forums to get some advice and so forth.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wpman on July 11, 2007, 09:23:11 PM

my name is Thomas, I'm 42, and I live in Neuss (Germany). I do collect an Empire army over the past three years (with minis from different manufacturers, not only GW), but do not really play. I have played two times in an GW shop, but both times were an absolute disasters. I like to paint the miniatures and build terrain for them. For the future I would really like to start with playing.

Preferring the Empire this site seems perfect for me and I hope that I will be able to contribute something useful for the other members.

Kind regards

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dogfacedboy_uk1 on July 16, 2007, 03:00:59 AM
Hello all, just a quick note to introduce myself. I am 35, live in Cornwall, uk working as a baker. I  am primarily a modeller and painter and have enjoyed doing so in a very on/off manner although I hope to concentrate much more on the hobby now I am more settled in a new home. I have never played warhammer other than in the video games by the way, so thats something I will have to remedy at some stage! I'm interested in all of the warhammer races and armies and will aim to paint something of everything at some stage!!!

My first love is sculpting however and am currently progressing and practicing my skills as often as possible using greenstuff, milliputt and more recently procreate. I'm mainly doing monsters and large scale stuff first, although I do do conversion projects as well. I will be posting up some WIP's so look out for them. I have recently sold a Treeman green to a Eastern Front Studios who will hopefully have it on sale shortly so I'm very pleased about that. I am also working on a scenery line for them so I will be getting lots of practice producing that over the coming months.

Well, thats about it from me, you can check out my gallery on cmon here......

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Elector Ted on July 18, 2007, 06:04:05 PM
Hi There

My name's Ted, and have been into GW since the early nineties. Just built an Eldar army for 40k after a 10 year hiatus (namely uni and job start), but am enjoying the onset of painting skills gettting older starts to bring.
Have recently purchased the new empire book - had a few models years ago when a runefang was still 30 points!!
Love the site, looking forward to participating here!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Spyros on July 20, 2007, 03:17:36 PM
Hey all!
I 've been a member a few months now but never thought to introduce myself...   :ph34r:

My (real) name is Spyros, I 'm a Greek from Athens (not SPARTA!) and I 'm 27 years old.
I started collecting Empire and Warhammer 3 months ago, and for the moment I 'm just modeling.
But I 'm a rather old hand in 40k which I' ve been playing since 2nd ed.

I 've chosen Empire because of it's fun to win with "plain" humans against the other races, plus its that shiny plate armour... I love heavily armoured soldiers. Bretonnians would be too snobs for my taste, not versatile and clearly not well armoured  :mrgreen:

I play games (40k only yet) with friends or at a shop/modeling store that I 'm a regular there.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Malachai on July 20, 2007, 07:50:49 PM
Lessee...26 yr old gamer in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Been playing GW since 1993, though only WHFB since 1998. Empire was my first WHFB army (easy since the starter set at the time had a decent start to an Empire army). I switched to Tomb Kings a couple of years ago with the release of the new TK book and have only recently gotten back into Empire. My Sigmarite-heavy Talabheim army is nearly ready for tournaments.

Other than that I am a huge devout fan of the DA's and the Vostroyans for 40k. I was crazy and bought and painted an all-Khandish army for LOTR. I have Witch Hunters, Reiklanders and Marienburgers for Mordheim and a massive 5000 pts of Orky goodness for BFG.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dcma2453 on July 21, 2007, 06:09:41 AM
hi all, ive never played warhammer before but i used to play 40k about 8 years ago but gave it up when all my gaming buddies left for uni, but ive started to get interested in the hobby all over again and ive deceided to start an empire army, but first i have a question, is the cult of ulric army list that can be downloaded a legal army?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Detlef on July 23, 2007, 09:55:00 PM
My Turn!


Nickname: Detlef
Real Name: Detlef
Location: Puth, The Netherlands
Age: 19
Hobbies: Warhammer, Webbuilding, Games and creating userbars (will post them tommorow)
Waiting for: Warhammer Total War, Medieval 2 Kingdoms...


Armies: Orges, Empire and the skull pass set + added dwarf warrior box and a Night Goblin Box
Playing since: december 9, 2006
Painting and Moddeling skills: Rookie

Well, off to bed,

Good Night!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: von Bildhofen on July 25, 2007, 01:02:13 PM
Hi all... i have been around for some time but failed to introduce myselves

My name is Christian, and i have been become a warhammer addict. Im from Denmark and live in Copenhagen. Im 23 years old and im studying at the university, so painting has been pushed in the back.

Well a friend of mine introduced me to Warrhammer Fantasy for around 1 year ago, though i have played 40k for a while back then.
My friend plays empire, so my initially thought was i didnt want to play them, so i started chaos mortals, but wasnt happy about them and the playstyle. I like more the tactic aspect over than rushing to collect skulls for the blood god  :-D
I was thinking Dog of war, but they were to expensive...
Finally my friend said that he didnt mind me also collecting empire... in fact he is middeland and im Carroburg, so we have a plot for civil war  :happy:
Atm i have around 2500 pts of empire. I have a plan after im done painting my army, i will make small patrol forces of some of the other races... especially HE (scarlet red force of Gilead) and Norse (chaos mortals)...

Im glad to be onboard :D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Estalian KOBS on July 25, 2007, 01:22:28 PM

14 year Warhammer/40k Vet here.

I always wanted to be Empire, but my gaming group when I was extremely young (12) pressured me into choosing a non-human race. So Dwarfs it was. I then built an Empire Army, sold it, am currently selling my Dwarf army on e-bay and am preparing to make the ultimate Averland Army with 14 years of painting and conversion experience behind it. I can't wait.

Here I am, a defender of the Empire.

Really great forum!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: erka on July 26, 2007, 09:42:06 PM
Name is Radoslav (yeah, I know). I am polish, an 3d graphic guy working in games dev. Originally historian of art. Have been playing WHFB since 3rd edition but only recently I got some Empire troops as a gift. I am not an active player anymore- more like collector/sculptor/modeller. Pleased to meet you guys
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Count Friedrich on July 30, 2007, 09:36:29 PM

I go by the title of Count Friedrich.  I am very new to the hobby (about two months) and extremely new to the Empire (about two days).  I started playing WFB as an attempt to bond with my 12 year old son who was taken with the hobby, and ended up getting sucked in my self. 

I guess I naturally took to the hobby due to my RPG background.  I started playing D&D back in the early 80's and made the transition to computer RPGs.  I've played Ultima IV and V, Might & Magic V and VI, Heros of M&M 2 & 3, Diablo, Warcraft, Starcraft, and Guild Wars (I'm sure I'm missing a few games).

I live in Vernon Hills, Illinois, which is about 40 miles NW of Chicago.  I work in IT and am married with three kids.

I usually play WFB with my son, but sometimes venture out to the local GW and play a few pick up games.  I also have the Orc & Goblin army box completely assembled (and partially painted), and the Dwarf army box nearly assembled.  I've been trying to stick with the armies that are getting new releases, so it appears the High Elves might be next.

I like the Orcs just because they give good comic relief as bad guys (what's not to like about a Night Goblin hopped up on shrooms swinging a giant metal ball of death around).  I don't usually play the bad guys, but the Orcs remind me so much of the Orcs on Warcraft (you almost expect them to protest when you poke them).

I next went with the Dwarves because I really like their tragic story.  I also like the fact that they are really tough little guys with good armor and high leadership--very hard to break!

I started to gravitate toward the Empire because of their similarities to the old Holy Roman Empire of European history.  Also being of German descent myself, it seems a natural fit (Frederick is my middle name, hence Friedrich--very Germanic).  The Empire also introduces me to the concept of heavy cavalry, which I'm looking foward to using.

I'm looking forward to being a participant on the forum.

Count Friedrich
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Otto Student on July 31, 2007, 10:04:02 PM
Hey guys

My name is Tim Richardson and I've been a Warhammer player on and off for about fifteen years. The Empire are my first Warhammer army, and although I have dabbled in the Undead (urgh!) and High Elves, but I always miss my Helblaster! Have been motivated to take up arms again by the new models and book, only two games so far, one not too bad, the other a massacre...of me! Oh well!

I live in the north of England and also play 40K with...you guessed it, Imperial Guard. I don't like take the game too seriously, but I love the rich background and mythos. It's that which first attracted me to the game, and what keeps me in it. Hope to get some ideas and meet some like-minded gamers.  :ph34r:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Pojni on August 01, 2007, 09:04:10 PM
my name is Sebastian and I've been painting and gaming warhammer for almost 2 years.
i have unfinished 2000 Pt's empire army, 800 Pt's of orcs & goblins and 500 Pt's of dwarfs
i live in Sweden (Scandinavia) well... that's all
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Az_barag on August 06, 2007, 03:12:07 PM
Hey Well im Az Barag AKA Ben

 Im a frequent poster on Bugmans, so that would hopefully tell you i play dwarfs. I have done now for about 7 years now, ive only played dwarfs but i have recently started out with some empire troops and love the models, so now i have about 500 points.
Im in perth WA atm, but moving back home to Hereford UK soon. Ill be playing in GW worcester quite often.

Its quite strange moving more than 6 inches a turn and leadership tests being failed now that im playing empire, but i love the fact htey are humans, taking on huge opponents, unless they are dwarfs.

I think the main reason for the change is to have more versitility than the dwarfs, i play a gunline army with them and mostly win, a new army means new tactics, something im well ready for. Using knights and detatchments will be alot of fun, especially against grobi and other ranked armies.

as a token of good will, all enjoy a pint on firmshaft!

Lt. Az
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Igelkotten Gunnar on August 07, 2007, 08:51:22 PM
Hi all, I'm Igelkotten Gunnar real name is David  :closed-eyes: and I'm from Sweden

I'm not new on this site, been around here for about a year now, but never really bothered to make an account, until now. :happy:
I'm 17 year old and been playing Warhammers for about 5 years now. Although I'm not an Empire player (hope you won't put me on the stake) :engel: I have been playing them but needed so many soliders and my economics couldn't handle it, stupid infantry hordes  :-( so now I have decided to move to Dogs of War (infantry horde again)  :eusa_wall:
Other list of armies are Wood Elves, Chaos and Lizardmen

Although it's feels good with large infantry armies panic can be a real pain in the a**, witch I painfully discoverd to day  :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Luskan on August 07, 2007, 10:30:25 PM
Hi my name is Robert. I am 45 years old and have been playing warhammer for a little over a year. I currently have approximately 3000 points of painted O&G which I regularly play with at my local games workshop.

I got into warhammer from playing LOTR, orcs,dwarfs,Gondor,Harradim & goblins. I got hooked while watching the games.

At the moment I have a grand total of 1 completed (painted and based) empire model - Luthor Huss. I am currently working on two of the empire wizards, with a box of outriders and flaggelants waiting in line.

Oh I forgot, I am married with two sons and living in the UK, Wales to be precise.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: oak_prince on August 08, 2007, 04:43:01 AM
I'm Alex, a 23 year old with too much time on his hands.

I'm a long-time Von Carstein player, with an army of converted 5E/6E Empire figures. *ducks barrage of musketballs*

I've started collecting Empire becaue of the flexibility of the list. Basically, I wanted an army I could collect and collect forever(unlike, say, Bretonnians). Still trying to decide between Nuln(I like their heraldry), Reikland(I have an idea to paint them quickly and attractively), and Stirland(to complement my Sylvanians).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: joarangoe on August 13, 2007, 03:39:27 PM
Hey there!, I'm Jorge from Medelln, Colombia.

I've playing Empire since 99 when 5th ed was still around. Ive got like 3000 pts of empire (including a Steam tank, wooott). This is not the first time Ive visited this website, but after about a year without touching a single mini Ive found myself again onto the hobby.

Here in Medelln is the largest southamerican warhammer community (i think), were about 150 players from 8 to  40+ year old. We've even done son official RTTs and make regular border patrol tourneys. Its fun you know...

I'm right now repainting my Panther knights into Reiksguard knights, cause they go better with my Carrobourg army theme. Ill post some pics later and you can tore appart my painting skills (or lack of them) :P.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ignat van Sol on August 19, 2007, 07:02:23 PM
Hi all

My name is Ignacio and I am a 20yrs old college student. I come from Spain.

I started playing warhammer with high elves at 5th edition, but when I saw the new 6th empire I fell in love and made a human army. That was a few years ago and since then I have failed lots of leadership and stubborn tests (damn Greatswords)

I have a 2K points army based on the idea of a distant kin of Eldred, the last elector count of Solland, that tries to rebuild the glory of old Solland. Wish me luck!  :-D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Northern Storm on August 21, 2007, 11:28:48 AM

I've been playing WHFB since 4th edition, a back and forth affair between Dwarfs and Men, but now am Empire for good! I plan to remain a staunch Empire player till the end of my days! I've been lurking here for a bit and am very impressed with the site/forums so far! I'm excited to join this community.  :icon_biggrin:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mike_the_fish on August 21, 2007, 11:23:19 PM
Hey all,

Name's Mike, and I have been playing Warhammer since about 5th edition or so.  My primary army is Dwarves, but I am also right in the middle of starting up a Marienberg DOW/Empire army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mathi Alfblut on August 22, 2007, 02:54:54 PM
Hello, do not know if I have done this before, but anyway...
Well, my name is Mattias, but my usual alias in the nerdy world of warhammer websites is Ramesesis. So some may know me by that name.

I am 33, having family with wife and three kids, one of which is a warhammerfan too. Quite handy when you want to play a game.
Another big hobby for me is re-enactment, and yes, that is me in my pic. :biggriin: I am presently doing early 17th century, but are trying to start a group that will do migration period 450-650 AD.
I am also planning to get gear for re-enacting a late 16th century soldier, and how more "Empire" can you get? :icon_wink:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: chrismisterx on August 28, 2007, 07:35:14 AM
Hello everyone and can I say, what a great website!

Anyway my name is Chris, I am 33 years old, married with 2 sons and I am in the Northeast of England.

I have Been Collecting Gameworkshop models for 2 years now or so, and think its time to start painting them up and gaming with them, most my items are still in the boxes hehe.

So I thought I would try my hand at Empire, never used the army before, so should be a fun learning process.

I have 2 old battle boxes ( 50 ones ) the new army deal, new battle box and tons and tons of metal models, not sure how many points but going to be fun finding out hehe.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Etrigan001 on August 28, 2007, 05:54:39 PM

New member here! I live in Georgia, USA. I've been an Empire player for several years but haven't played much in quite a while. My player pool sort of dried up and I didn't have anyone to play with. I've recently been able to play a few games under the new rules and this has piqued my interest in the hobby again.

I have an Empire army painted in the colors of Altdorf. Pretty standard army without any fluff and or backstory. Probably close to 3000 points if I was to field everything I had all in a game. Maybe a little more.

Looking to add some new units to what I already have. The new kits look really cool! I'm just trying to decide on what province color scheme to use for the newer units I add. It never hurts to play with your neighbors once in a while.  :dry:

 I hope I can get back into this on a more regular basis again. It's been tough watching all of these little men gather dust and see no play on the table.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MacSver on August 30, 2007, 09:35:28 AM

My name is Tim, hail from Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland and Im 39 at least, I am until October then its all down hill from there :|
Im married with one seven year old son, Cameron, whom I used as an excuse to loiter around the GW in Edinburgh one rainy summer day this year, and came away quite a few s lighter with the Skull Pass starter kit and some extra paints.

Other interests currently include mountaineering, badminton, swimming and PC gaming (Eve Online mostly, dabble with WoW, LoTRO etc. plus various other strategy games).

I recently discovered a GW had opened in my local Shopping mall (Livingston). Apparently, it had been open a few months but I never realised it was there until I wandered past a display case of miniatures in one of the main thoroughfares recently, along with a sign giving directions to the shopwhich I eventually found tucked away in a quiet offshoot I hardly ever use! Again, using my son as an excuse I went for a quick look whilst the wife excused me from man in the shop duties. Having had great fun painting the miniatures from the starter kit I decided to make things more interesting and being attracted to the Empire army I bought a couple boxes of state troops, some Knights and the army book.

As of now, Im hooked. Ive been reading up as much as possible since then and have embarked on building my first army. Currently Im painting my first regiment of Altdorf halberdiers. Ive yet to fight a battle, as playing with my seven year old is a case of let the Wookie win. However, my brother-in-law has agreed to run through some games with me soon so I can put the theory to the test

So, as you can see, Im a noob, so be gentle with me!  :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Version1 on August 30, 2007, 12:57:52 PM
My name is Ben i have been playing Warhammer for about 3 years & have previously played Vampire Counts, Chaos Dwarfs & Ogre Kingdoms,
i am from kent but am currently living on the Scottish/English border near Carlisle.

I am a Photography student & i am planning a Empire army & am here for inspiration for what to make the theme of my army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dragonis on August 31, 2007, 01:39:50 PM
Hey, my name is Ryan.  I used to be a member on this forum a long time ago, and I decided to come back.  I don't really play Warhammer all that much anymore, but I still enjoy sitting down to paint every once in a while.

So, about myself.  I'm 16, I live in Toronto.  I'm into aviation and I aspire to be a pilot.  I'm a huge Nintendo fan.  Thats really about it.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: florian.schwaerzel on September 03, 2007, 08:22:34 PM
Hello to Everyone,

I think this is a nice way to learn a bit about all the Warhammer players out in the world.
My name is Florian, I am from Germany (the Ruhr) and 25 years of age. I started to play Warhammer FB about 2 months ago. I have played another tabletop game called WarZone (set in the Mutant Chronicles Universe) for the last couple of years, but since there are hardly any miniatures left for this game, some friends and me started to play Warhammer. Furthermore, we prefer this game (so far) for the deeper tactics you have compared to stand'n'shoot mini-games.

For me, there was no other army than the Empire - I like the looks, the feeling of it, and, to be honest, the "ordinarity" of the army - sure, there is a lot of crazy stuff in there, but for now I prefer to field blocks of infantry and some knights on the table. So far I have about 1000 points - not totally glued and painted, but slowly it develops. I had just a few games yet, against Dark- and Woodelves, and they start to fear the mighty Empire!

Some day in the future maybe we can meet somewhere in this world on a battlefield,
until then I am happy to share my (little & noobish) experiences andlearn a lot from you guys,

Prost, Florian
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: von serpiris on September 08, 2007, 06:24:22 PM
 :mellow: HI there I'm new to the site and am very glad to have found an empire site thats well thought out and laid out. I currently have a 2000 point empire army and it continues to grow, I hope to get some pics and army roster soon so bear with me. Well enough ramblings from me good to be here "forward the unberogens!"
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Valdheim on September 10, 2007, 07:37:22 PM
Might as well make my first post, somewhat of an introduction of who I am. So 'ere we go:

I'm 19 year old male from Denmark, Jutland to be more precise (the large peninsula, which is connected to Germany).
I have played warhammer for about 4-5 years, and my first army was (of course) Empire... though it would be a lie (a very big one I may add) to say that I have never played another army.

Currently I am selling out all of my "other" warhammer, and am planning to stick with Empire as my only army (I even plan to gather a big one ;)).

I am a big fan of fluff, and must admit that I love the Warhammer fluff (i'm a sucker, I know) - even so I have some interesting plans with my Empire army, and might not go with one of the usual province colours, but rather make my own... but we'll see about that.

I guess that pretty much sums it all up, see ya all around!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: baldy orc on September 25, 2007, 03:24:20 PM
Greetings empire players.I am orc and and goblin of ten years now so I thought have a look on here and I am impressed.my good friend and fellow club member patch said it was good.I have used empire,dwarfs in the past under 6th rules.but now I mainly dogs of war and my first love orcs and goblins.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ManBeard on September 27, 2007, 04:53:47 AM
Hey everybody, I am just stopping by to introduce myself.

I've been playing Warhammer for over a decade, but I took quite a few years off to pursue other interest and I am just now getting back into it. I played empire once upon a time, but right now I am building an army from the Black Mountains. I am basing the models on the real black mountains of europe (Montenegro), and so most of the models have some minor conversions, with some being rather heavily converted. So far I am happy with them, but I haven't had a chance to play yet (trying to get up to a decent size army before I invade the local GW store in H-town).

Here are some pics of what's going on:


Other than that, I am finishing up my law degree and busy playing soccer, basketball, and doing some MMA on the side. I keep a blog too:
http://themanbeard.blogspot.com/ (http://themanbeard.blogspot.com/)

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Duke Igthorn on September 28, 2007, 02:46:42 AM
Greetings loyal citizens of the Empire!

I'm 36 years old, married with 2 children. I work in the medical field. I reside in Pennsylvania,USA, near Allentown. I'm a long time Dwarf player, but have now restarted a long delayed Empire army. A Middenland/Ulric army using the new Empire book/rules. Teutogen Guard for Greatswords, Wolf Priests for Warrior Priests, units of Knights of the White Wolf, Warriors of Ulric as Free company,etc.

Anyone remember my avatar?? :icon_lol:
I've been a lurker for awhile, and this is one of the best WHFB sites around.
Nice to be here.

Take care!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Von Breden on September 30, 2007, 11:37:43 PM
W00t, after a few months of lurking on this forum I can finally use those cool emoticons :biggriin:!

My name is Jason, I'm a fifteen-year old Belgian wargamer. Some of you may know me from Da Warpath where I am Grulkhor Shipraider. I've recently lost my interest in the greenskins (though I'm completing the army, my general will rule :happy:). At the moment, I'm thinking of starting a Sigmarite Averland army. I've bought some miniatures quite cheap (shop closed...). Since I will first continue to paint the last bits of Goblins, I won't post many pictures in the beginning, but that will change! I'm also quite a good writer, but since I'm Belgian, my work is in Dutch, and though my English is rather good, it's not good enough to write stories, so if there's anyone who would really really want to translate Dutch into English: here I am :happy:.

I hope I can learn many things here about the great nation and army that is the Empire :ph34r:.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: El Grego on October 01, 2007, 03:21:09 AM

Old-time gamer here, but new to actually collecting/gaming Warhammer despite reading about it for 10 years or so.  I'm married with three sons, two of which play also (one has Dwarfs, the other Chaos).  I had originally intended to do a proxy Empire army using historical Landsknecht minis, but the receipt of an Empire army box solved that...  :biggriin:

I'm slowly assembling/painting a Nordland force (the wife picked out those colors  :happy: )

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: arkhanari on October 02, 2007, 06:45:34 AM
23 years old from Sweden. Have been playing Dark Elves until recently when I decided to start collecting Empire instead. I registered on the forums to get som information on how to compose my Empire army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nicholas Ironfist on October 02, 2007, 08:11:42 AM
Hi my name is Nick, I'm 36 and hail from Australia.
I first discovered warhammer via the Dark Elf (when a witch elf hag on a griffon was an army by herself) army book, oh how I love witch elves. Since then I have had Imperial guard, space wolves, imperial fist, orks and dark eldar. Fantasy saw me collect dark elves, high elves, wood elves, brettonians, dwarfs and of course empire. Unfortunatly I had to sell all my minis (most were fully painted :( ) but I'm back collecting Empire and Dark Eldar with plans to collect impy guard and dark elves. For me the main enjoyment of the hobby is mateship, though costs have forced all of my opponents out of the hobby in my local area. I look forward to gaming in touraments in the near future.
Thank you all for your inspirering storys and pictures, I look forward to getting to know you all.
Happy Hunting
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Thunder_downunder on October 05, 2007, 11:21:32 AM
Hey, Cam here. Live in Melbourne Australia. Been playing warhammer for a little over 4 years. I hate painting, love playing. Hence, while I'm cackling at my opponents floundering before the wrath of my army, they always have the opportunity to take a few cheap-shot remarks at the hurried appearance of my troops.

A bit about me: student, part-time comedian (come see me throughout some bars in melbourne CBD,) and aspiring army officer.
Hence, my interest is in the tactics and planning of warhammer. I love nothing more than knowing I've won a game before turn one is over, just because of sheer power of deployment and decisive movement. That being said, often my perfect planning, followed by "Snake eye Cam" rolling style drives me to table slamming frustration.

I play Imp guard in 40,000, to far less success than my empire army. I've decided that guard lose in 40,000 in the same way that the British lose at Cricket; and I should follow the poms example and just get over it.
I also play Greenskins in fantasy. The lack of reliability makes for amusing games, but not very glorious games. Although I like putting my whole left flank in the hands of a single orc chariot and watching it get smashed to pieces in turn one, and my whole goblin right flank being overrun by turn three, I decided it wasn't for me, and have "moved in a different direction,"  in the words of my previous two employers.

Anyway, that's me out.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: KiTe on October 05, 2007, 11:48:58 AM
Hello, everyone.  :smile2:
My name is Anton.
I'm 20 years old.
I'm from Moscow, Russia.

This summer I decided to start a FB army. Choosing from armies released for 7ed Rulebook I had four possible choices: O&G, Dwarfs, WE and Empire.
I like new state troops models, I like new rules for priests, I like new pistoliers so I've made my choice and now I'm here  :biggriin:

My friend suggested me to visit this site because of plenty useful information about gaming and painting.

After reading Armybook and Sigmar's Heirs RP book and looking through the miniatures range I've decided to collect Hochland army.

Now I'm making 1000 pts force.  :happy:

P.S.: Imperial smilies are the best!!!  :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on October 05, 2007, 01:49:21 PM
Welcome Anton.

Of course you should have picked Reikland instead of Hochland, but hey, nobody's perfect...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Warlord on October 05, 2007, 02:20:51 PM
Welcome Anton.

Of course you should have picked Reikland instead of Hochland, but hey, nobody's perfect...

Such a wise thing to say when your currently online mod plays Hochland... :ph34r:

Welcome Anton, and all other recently signed up members!!  :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on October 05, 2007, 02:55:33 PM
Welcome Anton.

Of course you should have picked Reikland instead of Hochland, but hey, nobody's perfect...

Such a wise thing to say when your online mod plays Hochland... :ph34r:

I never said my online mod was perfect either, did I ?  :biggriin:

Seriously, everybody picks whatever province he/she likes best. Then the heads of these provinces get together and decide that Reikland should deliver the Emperor. 'Nuff said...

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: KiTe on October 05, 2007, 03:03:02 PM
Thank you, Warlord and warhammerlord_soth!  :smile2:

Of course you should have picked Reikland instead of Hochland, but hey, nobody's perfect...
I'd sooner burn my bow!  :biggriin:

I like Hochland for its background and colour scheme and I hate using special characters  :smile2:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Midaski on October 08, 2007, 03:35:18 PM
We do not respond in this thread ...............

How can you expect things to work when flipping Mods do it ..................


and I was so wanting to pick up on Thunder_downunder's remark about us poms losing ........ just one day before the quarter final, eh ...................

EDIT by Warlord: I know... but I couldn't help it.... (notice my clever way of responding, but not responding... :engel:)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Portefaix on October 12, 2007, 09:49:08 PM

I am 25 and live in Houston TX, USA.  I work for an engineering firm.

I am recently rejoining the Warhammer gaming world.  I played for a short time about 10 years ago and had started to put together an Empire army (approx. 2000 pts).  A month ago I decided to get back into it and took out all of my gear and discovered that i am pretty far from having an army with any coherent strategy so I am attempting to add to existing troops into a battle ready force.

I have yet to get out and play a game but am looking forward to my first game back this weekend.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: EdwardJGK on October 16, 2007, 09:14:22 AM
Salutations. I'm Edward - 20yr old student of politics at the University of Nottingham. I'm originally from Oxfordshire, which isn't too far away. I'm graduating this year, so have no idea where I'll end up in 11 months' time. Probably either London, or back home in Oxford.

How long have you been playing Warhammer? Are you new to the Empire?
I've been playing Warhammer on and off for about 10 years now. The Empire was my first, and has always been my favourite army. I remember well the day I purchased my first eight plastic halberdiers. All ridgidly standing in exactly the same pose. Ah - that was the day! I think the next thing I got was Karl Franzand Deathclaw, which in retropect was a bit of a steep incline. But I thought it was a cool model. I now have about 8,000 points (ish). The army hails from a City called Courg in the deep south o Middenland. So far south, it has more in common with Reikland than Middenland really. I have actually writen a 10,000 word history of Courg, though it was about 8 years ago, so it reads horribly and I am currently in the process of updating it. I will post it here at some point if members are interested.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
Over the intervening years, I have picked up a fair few other armies, including:
Brettonians - c. 4,000pts
Lizardmen - c. 3,000pts
Khornate Chaos - c. 3,500pts
High Elves - c. 2,500pts
Khemri - c. 3,500pts

and...Space Marines ('Dragon Guard' chapter) - c. 2,000pts

How and where do you play?
Being in Nottingham, I have played a little at the Warhammer World store, though sadly most of the gamers there are 40K players, so I am looking for a different club ATM.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Far too many. Politics, Debating, Badminton, Swimming, Chess, Classical Music, Scrabble and other board games, Hill Walking, Architecture Appreciation, Films, etc. None of which I have as much time for as I would like. Why can't there be more than 24 hours in a day!!!?

....and anything else you might like to share.......
I'm a Christian (Anglican).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Alkor on October 21, 2007, 08:55:15 PM
I am 18 years old and live in Risr, a small town at the southcoast of Norway. IVe been into warhammer for 7 years and the empire for 6. However I would hardly see myself as an experienced Empire player as most of those years Ive either only been participating from a distance, and in the beginning (first 3 years), me and the guys didnt know the rules properly and so ourgames were not neccesarily balanced but very fun nonetheless. Neither are my paining skills very good. The past 3 years Ive been following the game from a distance, seeing as my friends arent into the hobby anymore. I had a few units of other races at the start but Empire has been my army for 6 years now, altough its evolved very little in that time. Ive just entered the hobby again, and I am currently looking for gaming clubs, events that are in nearby towns etc. But currently I dont play, except for a skirmish game now and then. In two years time im moving to Bergen, to study archaeology, and theres a large gaming community there so Im looking a bit forward to that. And yeah thats about it, other interests are history, gaming and basketball.

I like this website you have here and Im looking forward to learn a few new tricks for gaming and painting  :biggriin:.
PS: These Emotes rule  :Ohmy:!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Merrick on October 22, 2007, 03:37:31 PM
Hey people, I'm 15  :| and live in England, in a little town you've probably never heard of.
In the last few years I've been jumping from army to army, much to the annoyance of my parents, including:
- 500 pts Dark Eldar
- 2000 pts Black Templars
- 1000 pts Ultramarines.
- 1000 pts Tau.
Then when the new Warhammer rules were released, I ended up selling every last model on E-Bay in order to buy an Empire force.
My parents never allowed me to start a new 40k army, so my Empire Army is nearly 3500pts, although some of it is in pieces, or just really badly painted....

My Empire Army

- General on Barded Warhorse
- 3 Battle Wizards, 1 mounted.
- Warrior Priest.
- Captain with Great Weapon on foot
- 3 Master Engineers.  :icon_confused:
- 50 Swordsmen
- 5 Free Company
- 6 Knights Of The Blazing Sun
- 10 Handgunners
- 6 Huntsmen
- 5 Pistoliers
- 20 Greatswords
- 2 Great Cannon
- 2 Mortars
- 10 Flagellants
- Helblaster Volley Gun
- Helstorm Rocket Battery

Hopefully soon to be reinforced by:
- General on Griffom
- Wizard Lord on Pegagus
- 20 Halberdiers
- 12 Knights
- 20 Flagellants
- 20 Free Company

But it doesn't stop me being a poor painter and gamer.  :icon_sad:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Aldebrand on October 22, 2007, 04:32:42 PM
Hello. My name is Miguel, and Im a spanish guy, 20 years old. Ive been collecting empire since I was 16, and Im new at this site. First, I must apologize for my poor english, I hope its not so horrible xD.

Well, thats all. See you in the other fora.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Erich von Strommer on October 22, 2007, 04:46:13 PM
Hey everyone, I'm Greig and I'm from Birmingham in England. I'm new to Empire but have been playing WFB for about 4-5 years now with many different armies, mainly Lizards and TK. Generally i prefer the modelling and painting side of the hobby more than the playing, but over the last 6 months playing with my mates I'm starting to enjoy it (maybe its because I'm actually beating him now............ anyways) and really wanted a new army to start this new chapter in my career  :unsure:. So i fell in love with Empire (dont tell anyone) and so here i am. My other hobbies include Music such as Megadeath and Anthrax. I do the vocals for my band and am slowly learning guitar......and thats basically my life up until now (boring i know) anyway Thanks for reading.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Feanor Fire Heart on October 24, 2007, 05:26:00 PM
Long time WH player both fantasy and 40k.  Mainly play HE in fantasy, been interested in Empire.  Actual a couple of years ago I used an Empire Calvary unit to make IG rough riders :biggriin:  So the interest has always been there.  Was refered to this site, as the HE forum I attend has very little experience/help with Empire, go figure :icon_wink:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on October 24, 2007, 05:40:18 PM
At this particular point in time, it is heartwarming to see somebody leave high elves.. especially in favour of the Empire..
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wyzer1 on October 24, 2007, 09:13:39 PM
Long time WH player both fantasy and 40k.  Mainly play HE in fantasy, been interested in Empire.  Actual a couple of years ago I used an Empire Calvary unit to make IG rough riders :biggriin:  So the interest has always been there.  Was refered to this site, as the HE forum I attend has very little experience/help with Empire, go figure :icon_wink:
Awesome to have you! Your avatar scares me!

Nice to see someone drop High Elves in favor of empire, and even odder timing (right before the high elves get a major boost in effectiveness)

But ya, Empire is teh awesome, and Im sure everyone will agree with me that you won't be dissapointed

Plus you just found the absolute best Empire forum (nay, best forum period) on the net!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Grimwort on October 25, 2007, 05:54:21 PM
Howdy folks. Glad to be here.

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
    This is an interesting question.  The simple answer is a month.  The more complicated answer has to do with 22 years of GW fandom, off and on miniature collecting and painting with nary a game played.  So, whilst technically new to the game I've been around for a while.  :-D

Are you new to the Empire?
    See above and then add: I just recently purchased my first models.  State troops and some artillery, so yes.  I'm in the formative stages of building my army.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
    I'm in the middle of completing an Ogre Kingdoms force at the moment.  I'm also a member of the Ogre Stronghold, which is where I found out about Warhammer Empire.

How and where do you play?
    I've yet to actually play a game.  But when I do I'm sure in will be at my local GW store here in Seattle.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
    I have an abiding fondness for PC games.  In particular I'm awaiting the release of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.  I'm also addicted to the novels of Terry Pratchett.

....and anything else you might like to share.......
    Let's see... I'm an actor doing mostly stage work.  I have a somewhat skewed sense of humor and my posts may sometimes reflect that.  I'm looking forward to delving into Warhammer and having some fun.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sambofred on November 02, 2007, 07:06:03 PM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?
I have been playing Warhammer for about 15 years.

Are you new to the Empire?
Nope, though I havent played a game since edition 3 came out : (
How and where do you play?

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
40K - only because this is the only game my friends play...
Martial Arts - Kung-Fu, Sambo, Modern Arnis, Small Circle Ju-Jitsu (about 10 years)

I live in Portland OR and work in Vancouver WA. The commute isnt bad so I am looking for places to play in either state.
I am part of Ordo - but havent taken full advantage of any of their game nights.

I am currently working on a Lore of Metal/Engineer Empire army - 'Valley Forge' - The state troops that I use are Hochland.

Anyhow, thats the skinny.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wyzer1 on November 02, 2007, 07:10:34 PM
I live in Portland OR and work in Vancouver WA.
Really now?

I live right in your neighborhood. Do you go to either Rainy-Day or bridgetown hobbies? PM me, maybe we could have a civil war sometime   :icon_biggrin:

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ant7 on November 04, 2007, 09:56:35 PM
Hello everyone,
I have been tooling around with WFB for about a year now after giving up 40K. I looked at and collected a bit of Skaven, HE, BoC but in the end none really appealed to me. My regular opponent plays Empire and I tried to steer clear of them then thought who cares I like them. So now it's civil war in the Empire.
I am 38 years old and married and have a son who is 6 and I live in Indiana.  I recently sold off all of my old half armies lying around and netted a tidy little sum which I plan on using to build an Empire army. I read through the excellent library section and decided I liked Hochland. I like the color scheme and the fluff. I am hoping once I receive all of my orders I can start a painting blog to follow my progress and keep me motivated to paint an entire army. I have been lurking around here for a while and I must say this is a wonderful site. Glad to be aboard.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Luisjoey on November 06, 2007, 04:22:40 AM
Hellou son of the empire! Iam Luis Fernandez... better called Luisjoey! Loyal to sigmar!  :engel:

Im from a far land called Venezuela and i Serve in the imperial province of Nordland against chaos and elven menace to the status quo. :ph34r:

Well i have warhammer since 2002 but is this year when i play!

I have like 1500 pts of Empire
almost 1000 pts of Vampire counts

I live in venezuela, play D&D, Vampire, D&D miniatures, also Wh40k (recently) heroclix and star wars miniatures.

Have a forum for RPG/Minis in spanish called http://calabozocriollo.foros.ws (http://calabozocriollo.foros.ws)

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: W0lf on November 08, 2007, 10:11:53 PM

My names sam, im 16 and live in the UK.

I started playing 40K when i was 11. Then at age 14 i quit the hobby for 2 years. During this time i played alot of dawn of war; ranking 4th for the uk with WCG. This june (07) i started collecting again and got myself a Dark angels army, however i found myself wishing to start fantasy. By August i had a 2000 pt Tzeentch army which has since became one of my stores best armys, over 30 games and just one loss. (Failry amazing as it is my first and only Fantasy army ever)

I wanted to try a new army and decided to do lizardmen. I wrote some lists and proxied them but they wernt to my taste. It was then i got the urge to join the ranks of the empire.

Their are several reasons i want to do Empire:

- I like nuln, the background etc is very cool
- I havnt had much experience with shooting in fantasy and would like to field a strong ranged force (not gunline)
- I really like the lore of metal which empire can use and fit with Nuln imo
- War machines are quite cool
- the whole idea of mere men standing up to a world full of mythological and ancient races is cool.
- they contrast with chaos - strong shooting, weaker more numerous forces, more combined arms..

So ya. I want a fairly competetive army that has good shooint + magic with a strong core of swordsmen and such.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rosencrantz on November 09, 2007, 09:43:00 PM
I'm not exactly new to this forum, but I haven't really introduced myself, so what the hell ...

My name's Josh, I've been playing Fantasy on and off for some time. I suppose my main army are the Goblins, because they're funny and I don't care if they get slaughtered. I also paint Wood Elves. An Empire army has been on the list for some time, and besides I find Empire players quite level headed as far as Fantasy is concerned, so that's why I'm on here

I play at the local club, or just turn up to paint, it really doesn't matter to me. Try not to get me started on a philosophical topic unless you're really up for it because I'm quite willing and able to take it to the very finish.

Good hunting people

Rosencrantz  :mellow:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ErdoQuan on November 12, 2007, 09:50:49 AM
Greetings Everyone,

My name is Kaan adn i m form Turkey, i have been playing warhammer fantasy since April 2007, i started with a Skaven army - i still have them around 4000+ points - and i decided to collect an Empire army too. Actually Empire Army is my dream since i have first met the warhammer, i guess it was in 1999. However i couldnt get a chance to start this hobby.

Anyway i m here now and collecting Empire, in our club there are some Empire playes also, i m not sure if they are here. Just wanted to introduce my self, i will follow topics, so can get new ideas.

Take care all. And Great Victories For The Empire is waiting us !!!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tom-Morgan on November 14, 2007, 12:30:24 PM
 :biggriin: Salutations all.

I bring news from the realms of Lustria. 'Tis but half an age since I began this warlike road of strife (circa 1989). I was once a mercenary, a dog-of-war (2nd Edition, when I played DoW, Skaven and Dwarves), but ages since (3rd Edition) I have been welcomed by the great emperor and assigned to the ranks of Nuln.

I currently spend my days here, in Lustria, where I defend our colonies against the foreign rif-raf and our own domestic villains (we are about 16 players here). My men are unique in mettle and skill (I use Foundry miniatures, as opposed to GW) and they seldom let me down (the benefit of using timeless proxy miniatures, is not having to change them every time GW reviews the rules).

My policy is two-fold: Blow them sky-high and trample over the pieces as they fall back down.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Morr on November 14, 2007, 10:11:38 PM
Hi all, I'm Morr and I live in Iceland, I joined this forum because I'm buying the Army set soon (hopefully) and I wanted to learn more about the subject matter. I have been painting (mostly) for about six years and I consider my self quite good, I want to buy the army box so that I can paint an army and have all the minis I need form the start instead of buying bit by bit and losing interest along the way. I am in the process of setting up a website for myself as I'm starting to do painting and sculpting commisions.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: pixeleye on November 15, 2007, 12:02:11 PM
Ok, here goes...everything.
Name is Michael and I live in Sweden and I just came across this forum and of cause I have to say HI!
I thought I'd start to answer the questions in the first and original post.

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
Quite a few years now, not realy sure actually.

Are you new to the Empire?
Yes/No. I did start a collection but I got "tricked" into trading it for another one. That is I got a great offer
army and I could not resist it.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
Yes. Not that the question it self warrants any explanations about what kind of armys that would be I
will still tell you  :-D
Orcs and Goblins, (mostly night goblins) 2000+ pts
Brettonia, 2000+ pts
Wood elfs, (technicly forest spirits, who wants them pesky elfs?) 2000pts
Chaos, (Mortal, Nurgle) 2000pts
Dwarfs, 2000+ pts
Skaven, (Clan Eshin, SoC list) 2000pts
Currently working on the empire and finish of some modeling on a slaanesh mortal army.

How and where do you play?
I play rather well if you must ask  :lol:
Where? Mostly at our local club but sometimes I go away to friends to play.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Yes I do, quite a few actually.

Well thats that then I suppose, anything else you want to know about then feel free to ask.
Just gonna mention that I do not have a lot of pictures of my models but what I got I
will share at the appropriate times...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: scottishrocket on November 20, 2007, 12:19:52 AM
hi all,
I've been gaming for many many years and finally decided to put together an Empire army. I'm really enjoying putting this army together(have about 7 other painted armies) as it seems that just about any matchup with the empire is a classic battle. I chose Bogenhafen as the location of my army and WOW was I impressed when I saw bogenhafens army on the site....definately something to aspire to. I hope you don't mind if I steal a few of your ideas. look forward to gaining some wisdom from the well travelled generals amongst you.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wardoghavoc on November 20, 2007, 04:57:37 AM
New to the forums, new to Warhammer, new to Empire army, newbie all around!

I have been mainly a role player but after many a large scale battle attempting to use modified rules we decided to use something better.  I have just started assembling my army by buying the Warhammer Empire army in a box.  I haven't put anything together yet.  I have just spread it all out and cracked the Empire book.  I look forward to many fun days (or weeks) of assembly and painting.

WarDog Havoc
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Empress on November 22, 2007, 01:53:51 AM
I am very new to Warhammer (ie. I've played one real game), but am looking forward to learning about this hobby. 

My fiance and I started with the Battle of Skull Pass set to learn the basics of movement, shooting and combat.  It was the Empire Army which was on display at the store which made me want to start playing Warhammer, and so I started with the Empire soon after.  I have only purchased the Empire Army in a box so far, and am currently assembling and painting the models right now.

I have a small regiment of dwarves and goblins from the Battle of Skull Pass set assembled.  I probably won't make painting them a priority though, as I don't find them nearly as cool as Empire.  I may end up trading my goblins for some more dwarves to have a loaner set of dwarves for my friends who play 40K, but want to try Warhammer.  My fiance is currently assembling a Beasts of Chaos army, so I'm learning a lot about them right now too. 

I live in Canada and have a local GW store where I can play, otherwise I just have to convert all of my 40K friends and play at my house. 

My other interests and hobbies include MMPORG games and medieval reenactment.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: crazydudevan19 on November 27, 2007, 10:37:20 PM
hi ive been playin warhammer for 2 months now.i have played empire once before and ive liked it so it stuck with it. i have a dwarf horde of chaos and empire army.i play at a friends house with 5 other people.i race cars and play football and other sports.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Thomas Aagaard on December 02, 2007, 12:10:09 AM
Well, I actually don't play WFB anymore...

But I do have an intrest in the setting and the Imperial Army since Iam part of a LARP unit called:
"Niende Stirland Fodfolksregiment" (9th Stirland regiment of foot)

There is a few topics about it on this forum.

Well, guess I better get ready for the  Inqusition.  :-D

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: starwoof on December 03, 2007, 08:01:37 AM
Hello, my name is starwoof and the guy above me is my hero.

I'm 17 years old now and I live in Washington State, US. I played warhammer 40k for 7 years, mostly orks but with a smattering of everything else. I've been trying to get into fantasy the whole time but only recently (last year) did I finally convince my friends to start as well. Two of them have had armies for several years but never really played with them, twins who use lizardmen and high elves. Another plays dwarfs and another plays nurgle with a possible switch to skaven coming in the future. I have a medium sized goblin army made of mostly skull pass stuff because I have absolutely no income.

I have been mostly playing fantasy recently, as it's waaaay better than 40k. The new ork codex for 40k was the last straw for me, and I recently quit 40k completely. All that waiting for a new book and they go and muck it up. Maybe if they put wargear back into 40k I'll play again, but until then I'll play a game that lets me equip my models how I like.

I've been trying to find a new army for a while because I am dead sick of green. Goblins and Orks do that! I originally intended to play wood elves but they seemed to be a bit too... toughness 3 heroes, thats all I'm saying. I then tried beastmen but after joining herdstone and experiencing all the cookie cutter-ness of the lists (Ogres? Drop them and take minotaurs! Dont take a balanced list, just play MINOTAURS! Yawn.) dropped that idea. I drifted for a while and then settled on empire. Woo pinkies!

I don't have any models yet, but stepping away from my pure combat oriented play style should be refreshing!

So yeah. That's me! Hello y'all.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: whiteja on December 13, 2007, 03:01:47 AM
hi My name is Josh White ive been playing warhhamer for about 5 months now. Ive got ocd so this game is all i think about after work and sometimes during work lol. ive been playing a high elf army for the past 5 months and have got a good handle on how the game is played. But the other day my friend got tired of always getting beat at the game and sold me a 2500 point empire army for a hundred bucks so i had to jump on that. where we play is in my hotel room that i am in for 320 days out of the year. our terrain is mad up of beer cans and ash trys that sometimes is what we call loating terrain lol. but on the weekend me and my friend jesse go to a hammer store right down the road to play with the real stuff. All yea im dedicated to this game i know and how i know is i have a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood in my 6x 10 hotel room lol.

my other hobbies are hunting and fishing when i get to go back home on breaks which dont happen that often

Thanks for letting me talk someone else can have the floor now

josh white

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jooky on December 15, 2007, 03:00:02 PM
Hello all, my name is... not important, but you can call me Jooky.  I have been an Empire general since the early days of 3rd edition.  My army is from Ostermark, a province that most other Empire generals seem to ignore.  I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 3000 points painted and ready to go, but I have enough other figs in various states of painting and assembly that I could probably field my entire province if I had to!!  If forced to guess at a points value I would say I could put together a force of around 20,000-30,000 points.

I have yet to play my first 7th edition game but that should change after the holidays.  I do hope that at some point in the near future that GW re-releases rules for Dogs of War.  I have several units of halflings, dwarfs, ogres, and pikemen leftover from earlier versions of the game that I would love to be able to use.  Especially my pikemen :-)

I have been looking for a good Empire site for a while now.  I hope this one is here to stay.

If anyone is interested, I also play Dark Angels in 40k, Norse in Blood Bowl, Middenhiemers in Mordheim, Enforcers in Necromunda, Dark Angels in Epic, Undead and Empire in Warmaster, and Chaos in BFG.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Perambulator on December 15, 2007, 03:39:26 PM
Hello all, my name is... not important, but you can call me Jooky. 

Are you a sea captain?  :engel:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jooky on December 16, 2007, 08:48:49 AM
Hello all, my name is... not important, but you can call me Jooky. 

Are you a sea captain?  :engel:

I said Jooky, not Ishmael.   :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Perambulator on December 17, 2007, 01:55:08 AM
Hello all, my name is... not important, but you can call me Jooky. 

Are you a sea captain?  :engel:

I said Jooky, not Ishmael.   :icon_biggrin:
You haven't heard of the Jooky Sea Captain? You're missing out!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Haus Krannest on December 17, 2007, 02:32:32 AM
Well, it appears that i've been on this list since '05, but i've never intoduced myself.
My name is Mike C. I'm from a suberb of west Cleveland. I've been playing Empire for seven years when the army grew out my Mordheim band. I'm very Cult of Ulric influenced, even before WD279. I moderate on a very quiet "Wolf's Lair" Forum. I play Dwarves of any variety, particularly orange mohawked ones and I just started playing Nurgle Beasts (not an easy transition). Slowly my tournament positions have risen over the past year, unfortunately my painting has taken a back seat to work and family.

So "Hail, Brothers and Sisters of the Empire",
Mike C.
Haus Krannest
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jooky on December 19, 2007, 10:27:50 AM

You haven't heard of the Jooky Sea Captain? You're missing out!

Damn, that went right over my head, I had forgotten all about those old Jooky commercials! 
For what its worth, I had my nickname for a few years before those even came out.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Curtis Knight on December 19, 2007, 05:33:28 PM
Hi all, Curtis Knight here. I have been playing WHFB for over two years now. I was considering the Empire when I was still getting started, but I settled on the Ogres. Their models are just too awesome looking (the Leadbelchers are my favorite - though I dont use them much), and I figured they would teach me about the movement phase and CC better than any other.

Now however, with the Ogres near completion, I am ready to get another army, and I am considering going to the Empire. I want to keep my ogres as my CC army, and make the Empire my shooting/magic army...I absolutely must must must have some Steamtanks...

I was thinking about not going for the whole based on city of origin color theme thing in the codex. I think I will paint them up in Red, White and Blue (I am american after all, and I do love my country - not the leadership all the time...but thats a discussion for another forum), and may do the flags like ours. 

I kind of wish I would have just started with the Empire, because it is the most versatile of the lists, but I think I am an ogre at heart!

Anyhoo, I will be creeping around the boards and looking things over before I decide to play them. The Empire may be my last army I collect for WHF though, because I know how much I could do with them.

Thanks for having me and I will see you all around! 
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on December 19, 2007, 05:40:57 PM
Welcome Curtis.

As you said yourself, Empire is easily the most versatile army around, and heaps of fun. I've got ogres myself and find the difference in playstyles of both armies refreshing...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Skot on December 19, 2007, 09:40:02 PM
Hey :)

Well I don't play empire a all really - I play Orcs for 5 years now and just recently I had a battle with new Empire list, it was so that just a day after I found an incredible painted Empire army somewhere on the net (unfortunately I don't know where :/) and I realized that Empire as well have the converting and painting potential (still I think orcs have bigger one). I registered here mostly as I start to wonder If I want to collect a second army or not. I have next to no experience with empire so be prepared to hear a stupid question or two :)

great site btw :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jean Marcel l Impteux on December 23, 2007, 03:39:51 AM
Hi!... Where do I start :D

Many of you, or at least some of you, may know me already- Jean Marcel, I've hardly posted on here but I've been registered here and since I'm here I figured I would expand my territory a bit, learn a little more about my Imperial allies out East and since, one day, I plan on collecting Empire (After High Elves and Skaven which I'm currently working on) I figured I could chat amongst the lot of you and get some great ideas!

Some of you may know me from the Round Table of Bretonnia, Asrai.org, Ulthuan.net, The Underempire, The Twilight War (Intersite Campaign), Hour of the Wolf campaign, Animosity 2: Sands of War campaign, the Nemesis Crown campaign, or the Warvault. So I extend my hand out here for a good greetings from Bretonnia... since I never officially got to say hi when I joined :D

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jimmy the Stout on December 23, 2007, 04:04:47 PM
Hey there, I'm Jimmy, your faithful halfling, from the real Shire in Birmingham, England.

I've been playing Warhammer for about 7 years now, dabbling in High and Wood Elves, Dwarfs and Chaos Dwarfs. Not many of them painted.

However I've always loved the Empire, the humanity of it all, and the old minatures, I really think the 7th Edition Models are awful.

Therefore I'm using some 6th Edition ones and anything I can find on Ebay to make my army. If it doesn't have large flamboyant sleeves, or isn't a Militia man, it isn't getting in.

My army will also be bringing back the mixed race Empire. I am including Dwarfs drafted in from my old army with an Imperial flavour, and home made halflings all the way through. Ogres may make their way in, depending on how much the old metal ones go for. My army will be from Averland, as I love their colour scheme and their links to the Moot and the Dwarfen kingdoms. Also they seem perfect for an Infantry army, as under Myrimidia (or however she spells her name) they are more likely to be a regimented force. I even plan to make a warrior priest or possible Arch Lector based on her worship.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lord Magnus on December 27, 2007, 03:09:55 AM
Hello All-

I just joined this site having been on several other similar sites for other races and armies.  I play Empire and Wood Elves and am in the process of getting together a small Vampire Count contingent. 

I have typically played my Wood Elves competitively and until recently considered my Empire a bit of a lesser army (mostly because I am not that skilled at playing it).

Looking forward to meeting you all!

All the best,
Lord Magnus
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Legend Bound on December 27, 2007, 06:20:39 AM
Hello Everybody my name is Andy Collinsworth and I am addicted to warhammer. Currently living in San Diego I have been playing the game for about 5 years and have collected and played Dark Elves, and currently run Wood elves, dwarves and ogres. I have attended several LA gamesday conventions and am often found in the tournament section far away from the golden demon area. I had heard recently that this forum is one of the more helpful and mature ones in the warhammer realm so I am glad to meet all of you
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Velead on December 27, 2007, 06:55:57 AM
Hello, my name is Velead, and I'm addicted to a game I've never played. I can't stop thinking of tactics for an army that doesn't exist. I can't stop thinking about my general's backstory long enough to give him a first name. I unceasingly think of conversion ideas and color schemes for models I've never painted. When I close my eyes I see empire militia.

Am I crazy?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Legend Bound on December 27, 2007, 10:40:40 AM
Indeed I was told you guys were pretty awesome... Ive been to a beast of chaos forum... those guys are jerks.... but anyways I also hear rumor that you are intending to run a league???
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ruerl Khan on December 31, 2007, 01:19:55 PM
Greetings everyone,
My real life name is Lars, I live in the danish city of rhus and study history of ideas there, i've played warhammer since 1996 by now and been active in various online communities since 1998,, most noteably I usedto moderate www.ulthuan.com, well that is until the site got hijacked the second time around, after that the orignal webmaster pulled the plug, the present website there has very little to do with the original one, except for some of the community having moved over.

I am a long time dark elf player, been playing that, and a little of the undead, since I began, presently I am looking at the empire army considering to go back into the hobby with them as my new army, especially since the dark elves at present looks rather, well less than usefull if you actually like to win once in a while.

Other than this, I am interested in LARPS and re-enactment, my present focus is on the next warlarp held here in Denmark where I am going to play an infantryman in a regiment called XIII Averland.


Lars aka Ruerl Khan

Burn Ulthuan
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mathi Alfblut on January 01, 2008, 08:50:26 PM
Ah... Ruerl! What a nice suprise!
This is Rammie speaking, just using my old Rinkr name here. More Empirish I guess. Anyway, nice to see you here.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Evilroy on January 01, 2008, 11:20:22 PM
I stumbled across this site while searching for a link to send to a buddy of mine.  I hit the tactica pages and after reading through a few (Pegasus Capt and the battalion fighting doctrine) I was really impressed.  I like the way you guys think.  Great stuff there!

I play in South Eastern Ontario, Canada (across the St Lawrence river from Watertown NY).  I've been playing an Empire army for almost three years now and I have only just now gotten to the point where I feel comfortable with it.  I  was lured into the hobby by one of the best players in Canada (Frank Delanghe - a two time national champ) and haven't looked back.  It became abundantly clear from the onset that there is MUCH to learn about the game and was soon happy with the choice of Empire as my first army.  It's so flexible and at the same time forces one to think in terms of the whole game when going up against more powerful troops.  I was also thankful that the army got a bit of a retooling (except for the White Wolves :icon_cry: ) so it could at least take the field against the Lizards and Brets.  So far I have managed to collect about 5000 pts worth of troops and will certainly have every character ever minted and at least one large unit of every troop type before I can say I have enough.  I really enjoy painting and have slowly bettered my skill in recent months.

I really look forward to poking my head into the corners of the site and hearing what others have to say about the hobby and the Empire.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DragonEye on January 02, 2008, 03:13:11 AM
Well as a long time lurker I'm finally starting to post (forgot I had one...though need to change my name...so if anyone can point me in the right direction I would be very gratefull and in debt).

Unfortunately I don't have a ton of experience as fantasy isn't too big in my area yet (40k is the dominant one here...I have my tyranid army as well).  But the empire is deffinatly one of my favorite factions in the Warhammer world so hopefully I'll be able to add some thought into these discusions.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Son_of_Fallujah on January 02, 2008, 03:27:36 PM
Hey everyone
My name is Greg and I live in Leeds, Yorkshire.
Ive been playing Warhammer on and off for since i was about 8 which means 10 years. I used to play Dwarves and Skaven, but after a short break I'm getting back into the game now, primarily for painting stuff. If any of you have been on the Underempire.net you might ave seen me as Argan there but I don't really go on there anymore. I've gotten into Empire through reading about German history, Lutherianism etc. and find it fascinating, much better than British History.

I don't really play anymore, although about 2 years ago I was a regular at GW Leeds but I dont think Ill be going back there. I plan on starting playing when I finish my gap year and .finally, go to uni. Probably Sheffield, Manchester or Durham if anyone else goes there.

Apart form Warhammer I'm compeltely bland and boring... I go to gigs with friends socializing etc the usual.

I'm planning on getting an Averland army, with frills and all, so kudos to any fellow Averlanders.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MutantMaggot on January 02, 2008, 07:15:06 PM
Guten Tag!

I'm Alex, from ... well, look at my profile. ;)

I have a few years of experiance with the empire, both under my control and against me, but Only recently have I finished a 2,000 point hochland force.

My favourite part of the hobby is the background.

I would say more, but why should I post here a lot when you'll be able to deduce as much from my posts? I never said it was going to be easy!

This place looks really good, though it is a little strange being a complete newcomer after being used to 1,000 or so posts on several forums. Ah well.    :dry:

Love the smilies! I can see where you got many of them from ...

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tam on January 03, 2008, 05:31:26 PM
Hi, My name is Tam short for Thomas. Ive been playing WFB for six months,after being away from the hobby for a few years .My army which I'm still building is about 2,500 points.I'm 50 years old ,Im a carpenter,I live in East Lothian ,Scotland.Last spring I discovered a club a few miles away and decide to start again.I discovered this web site by chance ,it's brilliant BTW . Is there any way I can change my user name?cheers.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sir_Stallion on January 04, 2008, 07:40:13 PM
I play orcs and Bretonia.

I was wondering if a mounted empire list was viable under the current rules? Not looking to repeat the bretoinion army with empire or anything, but I prefer mobility over static gunlines.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rattleshirt on January 07, 2008, 02:19:52 AM
Ho' All!

I'm Steve.  36 years old, history teacher but I'm not working this year to be a stay at home dad to my 3 year old daughter and 8 month old son. 

I've played Wood Elves, Ogres and Dwarves, but none really suited me.  I've flirted with High Elves and Cult of Ulric, but neither saw the light of day.  Haven't played WHFB in over a year but I find myself drawn back in.  So, I can't wait to get started with Empire and play a few games.
Other stuff...  I live in New Jersey, USA.  I also play Flames of War (great game for those who love WWII) and do some freelance writing on the side.  Love hockey, and reading history or fantasy. 

That's about it.  I'm lurking around, reading articles and stuff and I'll probably start bugging people with questions that hopefully haven't been repeated too often! 

Rattleshirt/Steve B
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Shealladh on January 07, 2008, 10:16:37 AM
G'Day all.

I'm new to the world of Warhammer but used to paint miniatures years ago. Now that Age of Reckoning is coming, I decided to get back to painting miniatures and try to have some fun in real life.

I'm looking at an Empire army with miniatures and a friend has offered to sell me his old witch hunter miniatures that he doesn't have the time to paint, so how could I refuse an offer like this  ::heretic::

I know squat about WH and am coming from an AD&D (nearly 20 years) role player's background. I'm 37 this year and going back to University once I have it sorted out and my life reorganised. This is based upon art/animation with an aim of moving into either cinema or games instead of television studio stuff. Although cureently running a retail shop while the owner is laid up in hospital.

So here's to some fun, meeting you all and chatting now and again, hopefully ending up with some nice diaramas and better painting skills...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jock on January 07, 2008, 04:44:38 PM

Well I'm Jock, I live in the very south of France, and I'm an Empire player for about 6 years.
I've always been playing in a casual way, improving my army step by step, doing some friendly tournaments, never played seriously.
And then, i became bored of the game, as well as 40K, and stop, just before the 7th Edition of the game.

2 years after, with the ratio dollar/euro, buying in the USA seems to be a smart choice, and then i saw that it could be the same for the Game Workshop's products, so i decided to play the game again.
But I decided to play a certain way : competitive, mostly tournaments, and not the friendly tournaments I'm used to.
Useless to say that it will only be french tournaments, so the metagame can be very different to usa-like games, england-like games, etc, etc,...on abusive-list
Of course, i've decided to play in a certain way, no abusive-oriented-list, the what you call "cheesy", and when i searched for advices, i found this website, and what shocked me, was the strategie we can find in the war room, very similar to what i searched, the way I wanted to play the Empire. The forum was very interesting, and no sign of "elitism" we can sometimes find of some forums.
Like I said, the metagame was different from countries to countries, so for exemple, Pegasus-Captain isn't as powerfull as it could be, it dosen't last long in my games, often the main focused target, but perhaps it will change.

Oh, and i doesn't like most of the changes of the Empire 7th Ed  :mellow:
And i like those 2 smileys  ::heretic::

Hope you're not getting bored of reading this  :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: elcubano on January 08, 2008, 03:23:14 AM
Hello all

I live in Portland, OR and have been playing empire off and on for 3 years, but ever since the new minis came out I have been much more excited about painting and playing. I like some of the new 7th edt. rules, and dislike some(nerfblaster). I play a Stirland river patrol army(I like the fluff, but mostly just like the color scheme). I have a 2000 point army, with plans to go to 3000 just so I can include some big characters. I have a few mates who I play regularly with, but they play lizard/chaos/dark elves and I have recently been looking for some mature empire players in my area who will be ready for the new marienburg campaign (so excited).

As for myself, I work in the integrated circuit board industry, freelance sports photography(rugby, soccer, football) on the side. I have been a member of the site for a while, but its good to introduce myself!

sorry about the complete lack of smileys
im too lazy to click on them
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Pautus Cautus on January 08, 2008, 11:13:26 PM
Hello to everybody,

I'm from nearby Barcelona, Spain. My English is not very good, so sorry in advance all the
problems with the grammar, prepositions and... oh! and many thanks for that spell check tool! I've been
playing warhammer with chaos mortals for about 9 o 10 years, I don't know. Actually I've started with the
5th edition, but I didn't always played very often. Then last year, with the 7th edition empire book I started the
empire as second army.
After a year I've bought about 2500/3000 points of empire, I don't even want to know how much money is that. 
I have painted about 1000 points. I've learned a lot of your hobby section, there are so many great empire
armies here around!

See you all soon and wellcome to all other newcomers!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: The Student on January 12, 2008, 11:21:29 AM
Hello. I am 18 years old and from West Yorkshire. I am currently in my first year of university; I am studying biological sciences at The University of Edinburgh. I have been playing Warhammer for 10 years. I collect wood elves, orcs and goblins, mortal chaos and now empire. I currently have the army book and a unit of ten handgunners. I am not going to buy any more models until I have painted the ones I have got, I have done this with my other armies and have ended up with large numbers of unpainted models. I was inspired to collect empire after reading David Gemmell's Stormrider and Ravenheart. I also have armies for Warhammer 40k and most of the specialist games.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DeceasedHorse on January 15, 2008, 04:32:09 AM
Sup all,
I'm 22, currently enrolled in my last year of undergraduate study in college up here in Oregon,  although I am from California.  I got into warhammer a few months back after I came into some extra money, played 40k for a few months over the holidays but have just started with Fantasy battles, as in haven't even played a game yet.  I'm a bit of a history buff (and major) so I liked the look and fluff of the Empire.  I have some past experience painting military models, but I'm still pretty horrible at painting skin or faces.  Been lurking for a little while now, reading up on what troops are worthwhile and which ones aren't, that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kvetlai Schultz on January 19, 2008, 02:18:24 AM
 :ph34r: hi my name is kyle and i'me new to warhammer i just got the empire and warhammer rule book last week along with a general and halbarder unit and i want to learn more about the empire
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on January 19, 2008, 01:24:08 PM
Welcome The Student, DeceasedHorse and Kvetlai,

Student : Good luck collecting your army, I hope to see you do what you state here will actually happen... I now have the body weight of my kids in unpainted lead...

Horse, good choice in near-historical army, let's see something painted soon. Lots of people here give great advice, and failing that, there is me with lousy advice... :biggriin:

Kyle, punctuation is considered forum policy here. Do make an effort please.
Kudos on starting your army with Halberdiers...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Heinrich von Kampfmann on January 19, 2008, 07:10:34 PM
Well hello everyone!  :-)
My name isn't Heinrich von Kampfmann, it's Erik and I'm from Sweden and not Germany ( some may have meet my at The round table where my username is Duke Erik of Paradox  8-) )

I have collected Bretonnians since I was 7 years old and I started to paint them when 6th edition came out (I bought the Army deal just a week or so after it was relased  :-D) and started to play after that  :lol:
I started with the Empire because my brother wanted to chance from empire to orcs and goblins and so I bought them from him :)

This is what I have painted: 20 swordsmen with FC, 18 spearmen with Standard bearer and musician, a general on foot, 16 handgunners, 2 cannons, 16-18 halberdiers which I will use as detachments and 10 huntsmen which I btw finnshed just for 2 hours ago or so :)

I mostly play with my brother, my cousin and some friends, just for fun :p I have been to a tournament but I lost hard due to not knowing the new rules ( this was when the rules for 7th edition just had come out and I didn't know the rules so good, neither did one of my opponents but it doesn't matter now, but I'm going to meet him again sometime...)

Well that's all folks :D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: TORVALD on January 23, 2008, 02:59:21 AM
Hi my names curt.

Just moved from Rochester Michigan to Mishawaka Indiana. Ive been playing warhammer for about 10 years now. I have quite a few armies I play: Empire, Bretonnians, Lizardmen, Dwarves, Tome kings, Vampires, Orcs, and Dark elves. Ive been in Indiana for about a month now and cant find anyone or really and place to game with or at. Its a pleasure to meet you all. If anyone is from around Mishawaka Indiana please feel free to contact me for gaming.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Schiltgen on January 25, 2008, 09:14:35 PM

My name is Jeff and I live in Minneapolis, MN.  I game with a group called "The Warbringers".  http://www.thewarbringers.com/

I'm fairly new to the Empire (only about a year) but I prefer this army and it's fluff over all others so far.   :biggriin:

I've got about 1500 points painted up at this point, but I'm working hard to finish another 1000 or so. 

Thanks for the excellent website!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sharkbelly on January 25, 2008, 09:22:17 PM
Hi, Jeff. My name's Nick. I used to play with a group call the Warb... Hey, I know you!

Welcome to the forces of Sigmar.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mathias von Hochland on January 26, 2008, 03:32:21 PM
Hi there,

After a long time lurking I've finally decided to become a proper member of this very fine establishment.

I've been an Empire general for as long as I've played Warhammer (was my first army you see), and I've been playing Warhammer for 3/4 years. I started in the Autumn just after the Storm of Chaos, and stuck, by and large, with the sturdy men of the Empire (Due to a fascination with Ninjas, I did collect/convert a SoC Clan Eshin army, I'm trying to put that behind me).  Hochland is my first love, I blame it on the fact that my local GW only had the Hochland EC in stock back then, also the colours are... nice.

It's fair to say that I'm rubbish at gaming, but I blame it on the fact that my regular opponent uses a VERY shooty and cheesy army, either that or my current lack of great cannons (there is a long story to explain that!). As for the painting side, I rock! although not as good as some members of this forum, I guess all I need is a bit of time and practise (don't we all!).

As for the other less important things about me (ie. not Warhammer Empire orientated), I'm studying for my A-levels in Music, Spanish and Further-Maths (very useful for Mathhammer). I'm located in the North of England, and occasionally frequent GW Wakefield, so if any of you go along there and see a Hochland force losing to some Elves, it's me!

I guess that's all I can say now, you'll all get to know me more as I post things.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Castozor on January 26, 2008, 07:53:51 PM
hello, I'm Castozor (or Lucas) and i'm a 17 year-old boy from The Netherland. I'm completely new to the hobby, having only recently bought the "Battle for Skullpass'' boxed-set. However I did read a lot of background material and I have played the Lord of the Rings battle-game for some years. Through this background material I found out that I loved the Empire miniatures and background more than I loved the other armies available. And with some birthday presents I'm still allowed to get :-D, I think I will buy The Empire rulebook and boxed-set.
That was about all I had to tell you, I hope I can become an accepted member of this site and (of course) a succesfull Empire general.  :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on January 27, 2008, 06:15:51 AM
Welcome Mathias. Might I suggest a mortar/helstorm combo to teach the elves some manners. Good luck shooting pansies !

Welcome Castozor. Exellent choice in first army. It took me seven others to get to the point you are now  :biggriin: . "The round based game ", as LOTR is disaffectionately known, is a good start in fantasy, glad to see you left it in favour of warhammer though..   :engel:

Ik hoop je hier nog vaak te mogen begroeten....

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: norgo21 on February 04, 2008, 12:47:43 PM
Hello everybdy!!

Im twenty four years old. Im from Spain (madrid).

Ive have been playing warhammer since 5th edition, and I have an empire army since the beginig of the six edition. My province is Stirland and Im converting and painting the army.

I also play with bretonnians, vampire counts and lizardmen with my friends at home, we organice campaings and tournaments, the last one is called "the awakening"

I really enjoy reading, and playing football and rugby.

I have visited many webs about the empire and I must say taht this one is the best, its particulary amazing "the bruss and palette"... i want to see finished the Stirlands army of Brian Lee T_T

Thats all.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MacabreDerek on February 06, 2008, 08:29:32 PM
Greetings and salutations,

My name is Derek, an I hail from Manitoba, Canada.  I have been playing 40K and Fantasy on and off for almost 6 years now.  Primarily my expirence comes from Fantasy, where I have had a very strong run with Necrarch Vampire Counts (My primary army, 5400pts, 1200pts of which are Zombies), as well as Dark Elves (2500pts).  I am beginning with Empire to play something different, as I tend to heavily gravitate towards evil armies. 

Outside of Warhammer, I am a student training in graphic arts, design, 3D and Motion graphics.  I have a dark/macabre sense of humor, which I will try and refrain from using among the boards.  Expect to get more questions than awnsers out of me.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: katzbalger on February 08, 2008, 10:35:40 PM
Hi all, I'm Katzbalger and I'm from the ancient city of York, in the north of England, where the sun always shines. Trouble is, it's usually obscured by a thick layer of cloud...
I've been playing Warhammer since 4th ed. and began playing the game with the 'orrible little greenskins. I moved on fairly quickly to the wee little bearded mountain-dwelling fellas, but I always knew there was only one army for me, and that army was, is and ever shall be the Empire. Think I've been playing them for about twelve years now. You'd think by now that I'd have settled on a province for my little toy soldiers to call home...
Norgo21 - it's good to know that rugby gets played in Spain. Mostly Union or League? And what position do you play? I played loosehead prop for a few years.
Also, one question - how do I aquire myself a funky little avatar thingy?
And more importantly right now, how do I give him a beard?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on February 09, 2008, 10:40:16 PM
Hi all, I'm Katzbalger

Good to see another landsknecht fan around. Welcome to the forum.
So, if you haven't decided on a province yet, what colour did you paint your little men...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: katzbalger on February 09, 2008, 11:01:00 PM
Over the years they've been from Ostland, Hochland, Reikland... currently some are Averlanders and some are Stirlanders. Leaning towards returning to Ostland though. They were the first Empire soldiers I painted and they'll always have a special place in my heart. Although I'm trying to resist the temptation to add a unit of Halfling 'huntsmen' to my force; it seems to fit, given the Averland and Stirland mix.
And yeah, the Landsknechts were cool...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Boo on February 13, 2008, 08:28:02 AM

I'm from the snowcoverd land of Sweden. I live in the northmost part of this long slim land and at the moment the white glittering snow is everywhere! Being a swede, I have a hilarious English accent, one which I hope wont slip into my posts at the forum. Ive been playing warhammer for a few years, I think I started this hobby out about 8 years ago. I was dragged into the dark warhammer world by a good friend. I recently had a brake from the hobby for about 2 years, but the same friend who first introduced me has now dragged me screaming back to the hobby.

From the earlier years I have a 3000 pt VC army, but now I'm planning on starting up a huge Empire army. Maybe to battle my merciless undead hordes? Who knows? The army is going to be from Averland, giving the wonderfull colorscheme of black and yellow a thought.

So there we have it!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: QQ3 on February 13, 2008, 09:12:17 PM

I'm from finland which is small country between sweden and russia. I got in to the hobby four or five years ago when i first saw minis in local craft store. Winters are pretty crappy in finland. Either it is goddamn cold or very wet. My only army at the moment is my ever growing talabheim empire army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dr. Jekyll on February 15, 2008, 08:17:51 PM
Hail from the ancient, frozen & gigantic land of Russia! :icon_biggrin:. I`m  21 years old & live in Moscow, having played Warhammer Fantasy for about a year. Empire is my second & favourite army; previously I managed to collect & paint a medium - sized Skaven horde(which was some kind of hellish torment as for painting all those pesky ratlings ::heretic:: :icon_mrgreen:). Now I`m pushing forward to assemble 2000 - 2500 points of Reikland Army. Usually I play home with my friends but sometimes visit some club events, if they are interesting enough for me(funwise firstly). And I`m so much fond of Empire background & playstyle. Cheers! :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Raemus on February 16, 2008, 06:42:13 PM
Hello fellow Imperials!

I'm 18 years old and live in Istanbul,Turkey i knew about warhammer for years but actually started to play half year ago.I have 500+ Imperial Guard and 1000+Empire army.

In Turkey warhammer is not a wide thing (1 place sells GW stuff in entire country :Ohmy:, im trying to enlarge my armies but its too difficult :unsure:) so my armies are not even painted but im a true loyalist and such things wont extinguish the warhammer love in me!For the Empire! :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nikolai on February 18, 2008, 05:09:54 AM

  I'm from the U.S., Bay Area of California to be more exact. 

I've been playing Warhammer since the end of the summer, and I normally play with my friends, every friday being Warhammer night and we all get together and go to somebodies house for a massive battle.  Normal games are a massive rarity, as much as everybody wants to play them  :-P

  I'm 16 right now, and currently mod a part of the forums on Tau Online.org, a site normally for Warhammer 40,000 players. 

  I almost have 3k with my Vampire Count army, and started an Empire army to help my friend with tactics, plus my idea for an army was based off of an H.P. Lovecraft story.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Siberius on February 19, 2008, 04:11:51 AM
Oh my, I didn't notice this before... still, it's never too late eh?

I'm now based in North Carolina, I have been here a year or so after moving over from England to marry an American girl (who is collecting wood elves now, woo hoo!).

I first got into this whole Warhammery thing through the wonders of Heroquest. Then somehow I slipped into Warhammer, I think I got attracted by chaos dwarves who were new then... I collected a lot of them... then whilst pretending to collect dark elves I collected Chaos (you do strange things when you are young) and had a fearsome army led by a chaos lord on dragon, those were the days... then they rereleased dark elves and made them actually look cool so they became my army of choice (they suit me the most I think) but I've always had a soft spot for the Empire so finally I gave in and have recently started my Hochland army...

My younger brother has been collecting Empire for like, the last 10 years probably, I should get him on here too... so I have plenty of experience playing against the hordes of men (it feels like hordes when you are elven)!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: HistoryBuff08 on February 19, 2008, 01:30:31 PM
Hello All, Thought it would be appropriate to introduce myself,

My names Jacob, and i've been playing Warhammer for about 6-7 years. I've been a lurker on this site for a while now, and must say it is excellent. I currently have three "in progress armies"; I have about 750 points of Dwarfs, 1500 point of Tzeentc mortals, and have decided to start and empire army! Im basing it around an army from Estalia, something to test my painting skills and stretch my abilities.

I tend to play on the small level, with my local gaming group on fridays. Never had an oppertunity to play in a tournament, but i would like to try that venue someday!

My other intrests include reading, playng the odd computer game everyonce and while, watching any number of scifi tv shows, and as a student, doing homework *blah*. Im a huge history buff (name? :wink:) and I am getting ready to move into the college scene and study Classical History and Archeology. (Wahoo finally accepted!)

Glad to be here!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bonedoc on February 24, 2008, 03:23:34 AM
I'm glad to have found the site.  I've been playing for about 5 years.  I have quite a few armies including three flavors of chaos, dwarfs, high elves, vampires and ogres.  I have been wanting to start an empire army for some time.  I bought the box set when it came out and just now started putting it to the test.  I have build about 2250 points so far ( no paint yet) and have started playing some games using a pseudo TVI / Reman legion style.  It's hard to resist putting some of the fancier units on my list and going all out with the core troops but that is my ultimate goal.  Thanks for all the great advise so far and I hope to contribute some comments along the way. :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Pistolier24 on February 24, 2008, 04:12:53 AM
Hello there.  I'm new to Empire, and new to this forum!  I've been playing OK for a couple years now, and had a Dwarf army as well, although most of my dwarves helped fund my new Empire army. 

I own a store in CT called Flagship Comics and Games.  We're in White Dwarf in the store listings area.  We will be holding the Ard Boyz first round, so feel free to register if you're in the area.   We have a healthy gaming community there with all manners of armies.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: InquisitorMatticus on February 29, 2008, 12:53:45 PM
Hello all!  :icon_biggrin:

Im 21 years of age and although I have lurked on this site for awhile now I have finaly bought my first box of state troops!  So thank you all that have contributed to this site, would never of started empire without all of your help!
 :::cheers:::  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dino! on March 03, 2008, 06:21:03 PM
Hello all you happy empire people.

I'm 20 years old and have a great love for the the Empire. I have a fairly big(ish) Empire army already but I thought it wouldn't hurt to join and take some advice and be a show of to the pros on this forum. I'll have stuff up soon.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: scuotter on March 05, 2008, 11:22:31 AM

I'm 23 years old and i'm from italy (sorry for my BAAAD english  :icon_redface:)
I've start to play empire 2 months ago, and I've play for a small number of matchs.
I have also another army, the orcs and goblin (about 2000/2500 points)

My army was a mix of dwarfs and men (so i can use te skull pass dwarf  :icon_lol:) and they're from Wissenland.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: grobidrengi on March 05, 2008, 11:55:18 AM
*insert lighthearted semihumoristic word of introduction*

I`m a 23 years old boy/man... manboy! living in Oslo Norway, originally hailing from Iceland. My warhammering experience really doesn`t do justice to the number of years I`ve been into this hobby. It`s been some five years since i really was active, and even then I wasn`t all that active. Through these years of warhammering drought, I`ve allways kept myself updated on the hobby though, new minis being what kept me longing for a comeback. I startet out with a 5th ed. dwarven army around the age of 15. I collected about 2k. Anyone remember the thunderer models from back then? They are still one of my favorites. I also had the old anvil, wich i got to use only once and it exploded in first round as a result of rolling two 1`s in a row... I also had about 1,5k of empire wich i never got around to paint. Now all these models are sold or given away. Painting is ironically perhaps my favourite part of the hobby. I say ironically, because I have yet to complete an army... I just can`t seem to find the time for it. It might be my level of tediousness (or rather lack of good method, I don`t produce high level results) that`s the cause of this, as i can use 5-6 hours pr. rank of footsoldiers! Three years ago I also had 1k of slaanesh warriors, all mounted. I had fun for 5 games before i was short of opponents (actually this was the same HE opponent!) to play (moved elsewhere) and sold the army. I know, it`s my own fault for not seeking out clubs or even the local gw-shop for games, but I`m about to turn this around! I`ve had a regiment of spearmen with a missile detachment boxed for about a year, and now I`m tired of making armylists i never realise. With next months paycheck I`m gonna buy enough minis for 1,5k and paint. I`m back, and ready to serve the stirland province of the empire!  :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lord Equaton on March 05, 2008, 02:04:13 PM
Hy, this is a little late but I haven't seen this topic when I first signed on.

Well, I'm a 15 year old boy and I live in a small post-industrial tourism-based central-European country called Slovenia. I can speak many languages. This is mainly because my mother-tongue is spoken by less people then there are people living in the suburb of Istanbul. My country is also a member and the current president country of the European Union. We are often confused as an eastern-European country and put in the same bin as ex-Yugoslavian countries although we are much more advanced and have a higher standard of life.
I haven't been playing warhammer for long, and I have around 2000pts. of Imperials.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Darc on March 06, 2008, 07:22:07 AM
Greetings everyone.  I'm a miniature hobbyist from Columbus Ohio.  I wouldn't say I'm as good as any of you all here, but I'm hoping to get some ideas for my own ventures.

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
Since 1995, but I quit during the beginning of 1999.  Started college from 2000 and lost interest in Warhammer completely.  I recently got back into it at the end of 2006, so I've been buying up models since then like a drug addiction...

Are you new to the Empire?
Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

Actually...  my very first army was Empire.  Right now I actually have a battalion and several more units from just about every single army except maybe Skaven, Lizardmen, Chaos Dwarfs, and Tomb Kings, which I have no interest in.

How and where do you play?
I don't play... ever.  I'm mainly in it for the hobby, but I hope that one day I'll get all my minis painted so I can play.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Interests:  wine, tea, occult studies, fantasy, horror, victorian fashion, and blogging...

Other Hobbies:  Are you joking? 

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: BraveKnight on March 08, 2008, 07:39:12 PM
Well met.
I'm from Pennsylvania, USA, and am about to start assembling an Empire box set that I won at Baltimore Games Day last year!  I've been playing warhammer for about 9 years or so.  I have a lot of Orcs and Goblins, which are my primary army, and some Bretonnians.  I needed to learn from seasoned Empire players what units to make, and what units to make into detachments, and painting ideas, and so much more.  Already from the little browsing I've done on the forum, I'm going to get all my questions answered - and then some.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Frank_91 on March 12, 2008, 09:07:33 PM
Hello everyone,
I'm from the Netherlands. I ve been playing warhammer for six years now. I first started with Orcs and Goblins, now of course Empire. I've got about 4000 points. Most of it painted, exept my new flaggelants (5 to go) and handgunners. (5 also) I mostly play with my brother and a friend of mine. Versus my very own Orcs & Goblin army and some dwarfs and high elves. I think i play about a battle per week against them.

Have been playing a few games of Mordheim...didnt like it too much actually.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wyzer1 on March 12, 2008, 10:32:23 PM
Welcome Frank  :happy: (again, since I think I greeted you in your army list section too)

4000 points with most of it painted?

I plead you to visit the Brush and Pallette with a digital camera, I would love to see the finished models (as I am sure everyone else would too)

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Watts on March 13, 2008, 06:56:38 AM
hey guys new to this website. first of all. hello, how goes it.

well ive been out of the game for about 6 years now and recently decided to start playin again and chose to go with old faithful and role empire  :smile2:
this is the first list that i have made in some time, so i just want your comments/critiscisms and anything else u guys can think of to give me a helpin hand.
cheers guys
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Frank_91 on March 15, 2008, 06:10:43 PM
I plead you to visit the Brush and Pallette with a digital camera, I would love to see the finished models (as I am sure everyone else would too)

I just posted some pics @:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Berik on March 15, 2008, 11:41:36 PM

I am from Slovakia (central Europe, between the Poland and Hungary). 20 years old. I am new to the hobby, playing warhammer only a few month. I have been lurking this forum for some time but too lazy to register. Now I have cca 1500 pts of Empire troops and I'm trying to paint it in Talabecland colours.(painting is something I really need to improve because my models look horrible).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seth the Dark on March 18, 2008, 12:27:56 AM
I'd just like to introduce myself. I am thinking of starting a Marienburg themed Empire army and was directed to these forums as being pretty good.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LOLOLLOL on March 19, 2008, 01:13:21 AM
Hi i just started playing Warhammer Fantasy though Ive been playing its sci-fi counterpart 40k for almost 4 years now using an Imperial Guard  army. Just recently i switched over the fantasy because after reading the rulebook and some black library background books which really showed me that WHFB was more than just another generic fantasy world with some great rules to the game! Now ive gone and started building up a Wissenlander Empire force and I hope to stay in the hobby for a loooong time
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hooch on March 22, 2008, 05:50:20 PM

I know it says Altdorfer at the moment, but that'll all change soon.

You lot can all call me Hooch, and I'm going to be building a fluffy army from Hochland. They will be led by Johann Ritterkast, who can be seen as my Avatar, who is the Viscount of a small town of Grungheim. The town draws it's main army from the rifle making villages in the surrounding woodlands, and after the Storm of Chaos devastated the land, they have no real elite troops.

Bandits, brigands and hunters from the woods all help out too, lending a rag tag appearance to my army, in my opinion, how a Hochland army should look.

I hope to get a lot of good advice from all of you, I have been involved with the game for about a decade now, but have rarely played that many games. However that will change soon, and I hope to attend some tournaments in the future.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: JohnnyAngel77 on March 24, 2008, 06:39:37 AM
Hello. I'll make this short and sweet.

How long have you been playing Warhammer? Lightly on and off since '99

Are you new to the Empire? Yes

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races? Have flipped around over the years between Wood Elves and Ogres but just traded em both for Empire

How and where do you play? Haven't played much in the last few years. Just found a local group at a store near me to play with so I'm pretty excited.

Do you have other interests/hobbies? Reading, writing, guitar, bass, my kids, video games.

....and anything else you might like to share.......Just wanted to say hey. I have been reading these forums for a few months now. Pretty nice. Glad I finally settled on Empire as my main army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tyrant on March 25, 2008, 04:15:44 AM

I played Warhammer very briefly several years ago, until all the stores in my area closed and I kind of fell out of it before I really got into things. I'm totally new to the Empire and Fantasy in general (besides that Mark of Chaos videogame). When I realized that there was a nation in Fantasy based on the Holy Roman Empire, and that many of its soldiers had a Landsknecht theme, I began looking for a way into the hobby again. At the time of this posting, I in fact have not a single model or book, but I expect this to change shortly.

Currently I'm about a year away from my Bachelor's degree, double-majoring in English and History. After that, I get to work on a Master's degree and so on, presumably to never actually stop taking courses. My goal is to teach at the college level.

I like history, so much so that I'm a medieval reenactor. The Holy Roman Empire 1450-1650 is my favorite area and time period of history, so naturally the Empire appeals to me very much. I'm generally jealous of the clothing most Empire generals wear.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Raimun on March 25, 2008, 10:06:42 AM
Hi, I'm new. Guess this would be a fine place to talk about Warhammer and particularly Empire. I've been playing Warhammer for many years but for the last few years I haven't gamed at all. The last games I had were at the 6th edition so I guess I need to find out what stuff works now. As for armies, I only have two: Empire and Orcs and Goblins, both around couple of thousands of points.

So... I guess that's about it.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: kum_cro on March 27, 2008, 01:42:12 AM
hello.I'm a 21 year-old student. I started playing Warhammer about a year ago when few of my friends started building terrain pieces and making a huge scenery of the battlefield. Since I'm a history student and fascinated with middle age warfare and tactics I offered to help them. Bit by bit I discovered more and more about this wonderful game and wanted to play. The Empire army book was the first I have encountered and it was a love at the first sight-Warrior Priests in particular. I sold all my Magic cards and ordered as many miniatures as possible . Now I have approximately 150 fully painted miniatures. Since I live in a small town (around 7000 inhabitants) we don't have an official store hundreds of miles  around us we have to order our troops from England and that is just too expensive. But we somehow manage to get the White Dwarf almost every month. I'm hoping to get some advices from the more experienced gamers and maybe add some spice to my game since there are only 5  players that I know and I have played against them too many times. I have no interest in other races, although I had a solid 1200 points of second-hand Dark Elves but I introduced my friend with a game and then sold them to him in order to get more Empire troops.My personal favorite part of the gaming is converting soldiers-every character in my army is converted of scratches and ever mighty green stuff. That's about it. see ya :dry: 
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bolla on March 29, 2008, 08:32:27 PM
Hi I'm from Norways so my English isn't good :icon_sad:. But I will write as good as i can.

How long have you been playing Warhammer? 2-4 years, but began a littel more seriously last year.

Are you new to the Empire? Yes
Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races? O&G

How and where do you play? At a local club i lead

Do you have other interests/hobbies? W40k :icon_lol:, hunting(or is it game).

....and anything else you might like to share.......
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Union General on April 01, 2008, 01:49:50 AM
Howdy. I'll make this relatively short.

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
I've been a grizzled veteran of 40k for 3 years, but I just started my Civil War-themed Empire army about 6 months ago.

Are you new to the Empire?

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
Yes, but it's 40k Space Marines.

How and where do you play?
I usually play big games up at the Bunker.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Yes. Here are but a few...
Martial Arts, WH40k, Civil War Re-enacting, and too many others to list.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: KiNgKoBrA on April 05, 2008, 01:55:46 AM
How's it going everyone?

My name is John, and my username is KiNgKoBrA. There is some history behind that name, so I didnt pick it randomly. I'm 18 years old and have been gaming since I was about 10-11 years old.

I play warhammer fantasy, warhammer 40K(Just started), Star Wars miniatures, D&D (Fairly New), and a few other games.

I have tons of armies for fantasy. My first was empire. I have empire, hordes of chaos(tzeentch), daemonic legions(tzeentch), and wood elves. I do sometimes use my brother's armies which include Orks, dwarves, and beasts of chaos.

I've been playing warhammer for about 3 years now and absolutely love it.

I heard about this site when a friend of mine linked me to this site on our other forum talking about the detachment rule.

And thats about it.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: GamesPoet on April 05, 2008, 02:51:34 PM
Hi folks!


If you are new to these forums, this thread is just for you.

It is an opportunity for you to write an introductory post, telling all the other members a bit about yourself.
In turn members who know a bit about you, are obviously in a better position to help you with questions and answers.

Some of the things you might like to consider telling us about are:

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
Haven't played, yet. First aware of the game back when I had already spent time as a youth playing chess, board war games, military miniatures, and then branching off into roleplaying. Took many years off from any regular gaming, but somehow the passing of E. Gary Gygax led me to visit a hobby store. Stumbled into a bunch of folks playing 40k which is perhaps worth giving a try someday, yet sci-fi isn't my priority. Visited another hobby shop and discovered folks playing the fantasy Warhammer, which got my curiosity up. Broused through the various army books, initially drawn to Bretonnia because of my historical preferences, but then was thrilled to discover the Empire. Began researching the Empire and gravitated toward wanting to begin an Avenlander army because the color scheme and overall "history" appealed to me. I've bought the Empire book, plan to buy my first miniatures and paints soon, and a rule book. GW makes it attractive to purchase the Black Fire Pass set, yet no Empire, so maybe I'll find an old Empire/Orcs box to buy first.

Are you new to the Empire?
Yes, but reading much to learn quickly.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
Not yet, but perhaps I'll develop something else, and maybe more than one.

How and where do you play?
Likely will begin on the kitchen table, and eventually at a local hobby store.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Yes, only some have been provided above, and there are many others outside the gaming world.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Raidst on April 06, 2008, 10:37:53 AM
Hi everyone!

I'm almost completely new to warhammer.  I live in southern California, US where I'm a college student.  My friends and I have been talking about getting into warhammer for a while now and I've collected some ogres, but recently found the empire a bit more to my taste as it offers more strategic options.  I tend to prefer games and aspects of games that do "force" a sense of strategy (I play a lot of wizards in dnd for this reason  :icon_biggrin:). 

Some of my other hobbies include (as mentioned) dungeons and dragons and other role-playing games, MMO's, and reading, lots and lots of reading.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: WolfyGriess on April 07, 2008, 01:10:41 AM
Howdy everyone!

How to introduce myself... some of you will know Siberius, well I'm his lil brother. The faceless wonder in various photographs that have appeared in his semi-modular terrain post.

I've been playing Warhammer for donkey's years and in all that time I have always played as the Empire. I have dabbled with elves, back in the 5th edition, when allies were a big thing. I have created my own paint scheme which is very different to the GW official ones, I shall post it up at some point. The jist of my army is a Solland re-establishment thing, drawing on the nearby towns such as Pfeifdorf (which conveniantly, according to my own bg info, includes a spur of the Nuln gunnery school.

Recently I have been thinking about skinking, and have started coming up with colour schemes, but my heart is still with my 3000+ points of Empire.

My greatest challenge in fighting as the Empire is learning how to stop my brother from constantly beating me with his Dark Elves! Oh the shame.

Anywho, I hear this is a great place to be and I am looking forward to adding my two cents  :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Curtis Knight on April 14, 2008, 07:50:31 PM
I figured I should reintroduce myself. I created this account about 6 months ago, and ran into some work issues that kept me from buying any Empire and playing as much. Well, I found a great deal and now own 5000pts of Empire, so yea...I am ready to learn them now!

I look forward to talking with everyone, and thanks in advance for your critiques and comments!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Duce on April 16, 2008, 11:43:45 AM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?

Not Long really, I had a small empire army i played with few times back in 1998/9 i think it was, but was mainly 40k at the time.  :-(

Are you new to the Empire?

Yes,  though I loved reading the old white dwarf battlereports with them in it and any other information i could find.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

unfortunately not i gave almost all of my armies away bar a few.

How and where do you play?

Unfortunately i don't, not sure of many people round me who play warhammer around my age group  :-(

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

Mostly on-line gaming such as fps/rts and MMO's (currently WoW)

I'm 25, from Newtownards near Belfast in UK, working nowdays (damn work *shakes fist*), also into battletech a bit and some other random things.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Curtis Knight on April 16, 2008, 12:43:16 PM
Welcome Duce!  :::cheers:::

I havent been here long myself, but this place is great!  :smile2:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Scotsgit on April 16, 2008, 05:38:22 PM
              Am Scotsgit here (Alan to everyone else), been playing Warhammer since about '88, also play 40K as well, done the roleplay of both and the Warhammer one wins each time!

In other parts of my life am also Chairman/Chimp in charge of a Scottish re-enactment group :ph34r: (www.gaddgedlar.com) and occassional game of paintball! :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: antipatros24 on April 18, 2008, 10:50:44 AM
Hi, I am a 24th years old postgrads student. I am playing W40k for something like 3-4 years, though I was never s dedicated player. Most of my wargaming time was dedicated to the skirmish game Confrontation. I got to Warhammer Fantasy only some months ago, though I am familiar with the setting and the fluff for quite a long time now. My first army was meant to be VC with an Empire theme, but I realised that all this rotting flesh just doesn't suit me, so I turned to the real thing and started collecting Empire. Though right at the moment I have not time for assembling, painting or playing, soon enough I will fully commit myself to the cause of the Sigmarites.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Draketh Firewind on April 22, 2008, 01:26:03 PM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?
For about 6 years, this will be my sixth

Are you new to the Empire?
Yes in the respect that I've never played them before but I have looked into them in the past

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
A big yes, I have Eldar and Space Wolves from 40k and I have Wood elves, a small but expanding Orc & Goblin army from Fantasy

How and where do you play?
In a local gamesworkshop but looking for other places also

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
My PC/Console games, Anime and Manga (They are different things), and just sport in general
EDIT: How could I forget, Roleplay is also an interest for me

....and anything else you might like to share.......
There is not much else expect that I'm am fickle when starting armies, If they don't catch my eye and keep it's gaze I will forget about it and I will generally drop off forums if I lose interest.

That's enough from me, hopefully I'll see you in the forums
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: danny-d-b on April 24, 2008, 07:12:02 AM
hi guys
my name is Dan brown or danny-d-b to my mates
been playing warhamer for about 2 1/2 years
i stared of playing space marines but people at my club stopped playing and so i move to fantasy
stated playing empire about a year a go but got board and stared playing dogs of war instead until the new empire book came out and i restart playing as i love the new rocket battry and think everyone should take
that and the casket of sorcery
o and i hate knights i don't use them in my army and there always my first cannon target
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: xxadriaanxx on April 24, 2008, 03:27:02 PM
Hello evryone,
my name is adriaan, i am from the netherlands, i am 18 years old.
i play warhammer for some years now.
first i got some models for fun and paintin g(my painting was :x).
than i got an orcs and goblins army, i did like 1 game with em.
i bought a cheap imperial guard army, wich after 3 years i traded for necrons.
i sold my orcs/goblins to a friend and started a dark elf army.
i did that for like a year, didnt like it and started with dwarfs.
i still got my dark elf but dont use, i still play dwarfs.
than i got a very cheap huge dark eldar army.
and since 2 months i am into empire, i always wanted em but hated the models, now with the new models,
i finally took the challenge and went to empire.
so in short i now got:
3-4k dwarfs
3-4k dark eldar
2k necrons
2k empire
2k dark elfs (not in use)
btw i love the forum and the smilies  :happy: :mellow: :Ohmy: :ph34r: :smile2: :unsure: :biggriin: :blush: :closed-eyes: :dry:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gutek on April 28, 2008, 05:26:36 AM
Hi I'm Mike from Poland.

I have been playing warhammer since October 2007, but still I'm not good at it :)

Empire is my first warhammer army, which I love and I don't want to collect another :D

I play in Lodz, Poland, club Klub Gier Bitewnych Lodzka Osmiornica ( War-games club Lodz Octopus), we have there about 30 players of WFB, and a lot of 40K.

I'm interested in computers, fantasy and science :)

If you want to have a touch with me AIM: gutek6669, Jabber gutek999@maszyna.pl

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: robbos_muddy_gloves on April 28, 2008, 12:20:03 PM
Hi, well I used to play games like Blood Bowl, Adeptus Titanicus, Dark Future, Space Hulk, 40k Epic and 40k when it was Rogue Trader (yes I'm quite old) back in the late eighties.  Then I stopped playing until recentley when I got drawn to Fantasy a couple of months ago and bought Skull Pass.  Since then I've built up a 2000pts+ High Elf army and thanks to winning an old battalion box of empire stuff in my local GW's 25th Anniversary raffle on Sat I'm now starting an empire army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Olivier van Brau on April 28, 2008, 02:57:39 PM
Hi guys! 
I'm new to this forum but I've been playing empire for about 12 years.  I have spend quite a few hours reading around the forum and the site before I finally dicided to join in.

Back in fifth edition I used to have the biggest imperial army around my block, 15000 pts :Ohmy: and its not even half painted... :blush:  I have owned many other armies such as Dark elves, O&G, Vampire Counts and Now Wood Elves.  The last two I still have.

I'm active on many forums out there and surely so do you.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Vampire`s dentist on April 29, 2008, 11:35:16 PM

New hammer on the block. I'm just starting with warhammer, and building an Empire army. just painted my first horse yesterday (white horse of priest of Ulric). It looks great! (got my fingerprints a few times on the shiny armor, so had to repaint 3 times, hahaha)
2 friens of mine talked me into going warhammer. One goes ogres (or was it orcs?) and the other vampire counts.
I read some info about shoosing army, and went for the Empire. (didnt even know they are natural enemies of vampires and ogres).
Painting with Humbrol and Revell, and they are oil-based paints. Works fine by me.
Dont have a lot of colors yet. (only different grey colors, black, white, yellow sandcolor, jeep-green, and sort of red/rust color.). they were leftovers from my F-16 project 20 years ago.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wissenlanders Wife on April 30, 2008, 08:35:41 PM
Heylo all. Guess I should "officially" introduce myself, but really my name says it all doesn't it?

How long have you been playing Warhammer? About a year and a half, but nothing hardcore. I've played maybe a dozen games or so.

Are you new to the Empire? I actually do not play empire. ::heretic:: Its actually Wissenlanders fault, will explain. I am here though because this forum is awesome as you all know.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races? Orcs & Goblins!!!! :-D

How and where do you play? I usually play at home with my husband. Occaisonally we venture out into the real world and meet up with Rufas and Dendo and play with them. And one time with Wyzer.

Do you have other interests/hobbies? Yes, many.

And anything else you might like to share....... I'm 22 years old, a canuck living in Virginia. I was introduced to Warhammer by my wonderful Wissenlander. He outlined the world of warhammer fantasy, made me read the rule book and asked me if I wanted to try it out. Being game for most things I said why not. I was of course going to play empire. I was even researching the provinces and was narrowing down on the one I was going to select for my army. However when we played, he wouldn't let me play with "his" army. Instead he borrowed his counsin's O&G army and had me learn the gameplay with them. I didn't really understand at first, he was making me play with the "ugly" orc models and keeping the nice looking human minis for himself. However, after playing a few times I discovered that I loved the quirks and unpredictableness that is the greenskin army. Rufas quickly took my side and nagged Wiss until he bought me my own o&g army book and I haven't looked back since!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Perambulator on April 30, 2008, 08:40:56 PM
Does this mean we'll be seeing more of you on here, Wissenlanders Wife? Please say yes. We could use some active estrogen to tone down the testosterone in some of our threads.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Huntsmen on April 30, 2008, 10:26:39 PM
Welcome Wife of Nobel Wissenlander.

I can totally understand your decision to play Orcs & Goblins I was tempted myself when my friends Doomdiver killed my Pegasus Captain, Paymaster and Giant in three rounds of shooting at my Dogs of War army.

Your most useful
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: van Richter on May 01, 2008, 03:39:37 AM
      Hi, I'm Chris from Milwaukee.  I've been playing nothing but the Empire for the past eight years. However, the old game Battlemasters got me hooked.  As for playing, it's either at the local GW store, Hobbytown, or in my basement.   
      On a side note, what ever happened to the "Hitch-hikers guide to the Empire" that used to be posted here. Until I read that guide, my game was abysmal. However the turnaround occurred almost overnight, so now I'm a pretty solid empire player.  So, my thanks to whoever the author is.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Perambulator on May 01, 2008, 05:03:47 AM
      On a side note, what ever happened to the "Hitch-hikers guide to the Empire" that used to be posted here. Until I read that guide, my game was abysmal. However the turnaround occurred almost overnight, so now I'm a pretty solid empire player.  So, my thanks to whoever the author is.

I'm in the middle of updating it for the 7th Edition. I'll post it for comment when I get further into it.  :::cheers:::

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: tn33 on May 04, 2008, 08:40:51 PM
Hi to everyone.

I have been playing Wargames for twenty years now without ever playing fantasy.Now it seems really strange to say that!
I have also never been a member of a games club until now.
So what have I been doing? Mainly playing 40k but also Blood Bowl and Inquisitor.
My gaming group has a heavy fantasy bias so I thought it was about time I pitched in and Empire is where I see myself. Well Wissenland in fact, where I intend to base my force.I figure that the countesses lack of battle experience paves the way for a Wissenland captain to one day wield the Runefang as an General of the Empire or Elector Count of this great realm.
I will be posting my lists in the parade ground shortly, beginning with 1000 points then 1500 and then 2000 and I hope to make an army that shows a progression towards my goal of becoming ruler of Wissenland.
The club I attend has a wide variety of armies but to begin with I think I'll be facing High Elves and Ogres so bear this in mind please when you critique my lists.
Hope to meet everyone soon
Tim (Captain ??? of Pfieldorf)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Von Steiner on May 05, 2008, 10:23:51 AM
Hi, Sons of Sigmar

I'm Felix von Steiner and I'm Italian. I don't speak very well English, but I will learn, if you will help me..  :icon_biggrin:
I play with the Empire (I love the Empire!) from 8 years, but from little time I have learned to use the Battalion TVI. The Battalion TVI is fantastic! I have almost all won my battles with this tactics, while before I was almost all losing.

Felix von Steiner, Captain of Ostland, General of "Wiking" Army.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Montford981 on May 06, 2008, 12:28:46 AM

I am a brand new Empire (and WH Fantasy) player.  I have "inherited" a sizeable Empire army, including 30 Knights and 3 Great Cannons. I have been reading the Empire army book and will be playing my first game in a few weeks. One model I recently bought was Luthor Huss. Since he and I share the same last name I felt obliged to include him in my army.

I have played some 40K before, but mostly historical miniatures games as well as Battletech. My miniatures gaming began back around 1992, and I have been board gaming since 1997 when I bought Panzerblitz for 50 cents at a garage sale. :icon_biggrin:

I registered here a couple years ago but due to mobilization I've been a little busy since then.  :wink: I'm home and am eager to ask some questions of the Empire vets here and get my Imperial career off to a good start.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: flatl1ner on May 06, 2008, 11:39:47 AM

I'm Wayne, the 18 year old student from the UK

Ive been playing this wonderfully addictive game for about 8 years!
used to play TK army but now Ive moved onto a empire Manling force and looking forward to painting and collecting again.

That's all to say really.. see you on the boards!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Burning Gaze on May 09, 2008, 03:43:52 PM
Perhaps it's time tointroduce myself aswell.

My name is Aleksander, 19 years old (turning 20 in August), from Norway.
I've been playing for about 7 years, starting out with the 6th starting set. My main army har for the past years been Wood Elves, but now my focus has returned to the Empire. At the same time I am painting up Vampire Counts and Daemons, in addition I have about 1500 points og Ogres lying about.
Besides my Warhammer hobby, I study history and ride BMX racing.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gadget on May 10, 2008, 10:32:52 PM
Hello, Jon here.

Picked up the Empire as an army three or four years ago after losing every game I ever played with my High Elves. Dropped by to figure out exactly how I'm going to stop my Averlanders suffering the same fate with this new fangled codex we've been given.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rissa the Omnipotent on May 12, 2008, 10:35:07 AM
Hi everyone! My name's Angelica, from Sweden. I've been focusing on my Empire army for the latest month, so I figured I might just as well sign up here. Originally a Vampire Counts player, I nearly ditched them when the new armybook arrived. I ain't playing the cheesy team!  :dry:

Anyways, what can I say? I like pistols, BEARDS, European steel, Zweihanders, germans in plate, Empire hats (the  :happy: ones, goes by the lustrous name of "Tarki Hats" around here), religious aggressive fanatics, ruthless exploitive nobles, Beastmen and trolls, rapiers and just about anything with the Empire. I can't see why I haven't played them before, I really do love everything about the country. Other than that I like archery, Russian officer's hats, skirts and cider. Etcetera. Well, I hope I'll like it here, probably I won't be an extremely active poster but still hope to add something to the board.

When it comes to my Empire army, I play the glorious city-state of Bögenhafen. My general is named Maus Von -insert name- and is a ruthless, exploitive greatsword noble with a sexy beard. Surprised? Didn't think so either. He's married to Rissa Von -insert name- who is in fact my VC main lady. This is a sort of alternative reality if she hadn't become a vampire and instead got hitched in Altdorf and moved to Bögenhafen with Maus. She personifies every cliche about redheads there ever was. She has an extremely bad temper, is very aggressive, power mad and of course exploitive and ruthless. She and Maus would sacrifice anything or anyone for power, except each other. Ain't that cute? Troop wise I use Halberdiers exclusively as my standard Troops, backed up by a regiment of Free Companists, Handgunners and detachments of Swordsmen. The first one to tell me that halberdiers are useless and that I should buy Swordsmen instead will get a halberd up his nose. Also, I'm going to have some Pistoliers, a regiment of Greatswords and a Helblaster. Rissa herself is an Alchemist, a Wizard. With a Sword of Battle and Armour of Taurnus. Which I'm keeping no matter what any of you say.  :icon_mrgreen:

Maybe not a very unique army, but I like it a lot and I think it's fairly uncommon for being from the Empire.

See you all around, and always remember that beard owns tights!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gneisenau on May 12, 2008, 01:34:14 PM
Welcome all! The more the merrier!

Rissa, reading your post, I think you should go and see this thread here (scroll down for the pictures):



See, Philly? I'm even promoting you!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Siberius on May 13, 2008, 03:40:28 PM
Hey Rissa... you should post that army in the Brush and Palette... I'd love to see the colours... as I remember Bogen is quite colourful.

And it's wonderful to hear someone so proudly holding to te cause of halberdiers.  :biggriin:

And beards  :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Karl Marx on May 15, 2008, 05:06:34 PM
Hi, I'm Matt.

 I dont currently play, but read masses of background information particularly on the Empire and from time to time buy a model to paint or convert. I origionaly got into warhammer as a youth but cant afford the hobby, being a student does have its downsides.

 :Ohmy: I will add more later, but now to work!  :Ohmy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Neo-Tanuki on May 15, 2008, 11:35:27 PM
Hi there!

While I'm a longtime 40K player, I recently felt a desire to paint something new, and picked up the plastic Empire General kit, which I really like!

Now I'm thinking about trying out Fantasy after a decade-plus absence, and a small Empire army sounds quite appealing.

I have been impressed by the articles on this site, and hope to learn some good things about the Empire here!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: VonMullerburg on May 17, 2008, 11:32:54 PM

My is Jade Wilson, I stay in South Africa and obviously love the Empire. :biggriin:

I guess I like it because of the great variety of troops one is able to field.

It was my birthday this past Wednesday and I'm delighted to say that my wife purchased Karl Franz on a Griffin for me and all the paints to paint him correctly.

I've got in my collection:

Karl Franz on a Griffin
A Steam Tank (Conqueror?)
A Helstrom Rocket Launcher
Two Great Cannons
Two Mortars
A Metal Helblaster Volley Gun
Luther Huss on a warhorse
A battle wizard on foot
A Battle wizard on a warhorse
A warrior priest
A master engineer
36 Knights
18 Swordsmen, including full command
20 Spearmen, including musician and standard bearer
16 Handgunners
18 Halbadiers, including full command
8 Free Companies
20 Flagellants
And my own converted Captain on a warhorse.

I'm delighted to have found this forum and look forward to conversing with everyone.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: VonMullerburg on May 17, 2008, 11:34:03 PM
P.S.- Still got to paint all this.  :icon_eek: :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Karl Voss of Averland on May 18, 2008, 01:54:43 AM
Welcome to the website brew! That's a solid collection you have there. Happy late birthday and welcome to the forum!

~Karl Voss
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on May 18, 2008, 04:34:05 AM
Welcome indeed !

You will find this forum very helpful once you start painting. Although your wife did buy you paints for KF, I'd suggest you paint up some troopers first. A cannon + crew seems like a good start to me.

I also saw you really seem to like knights.... Many possibilities there, since you can make 'em knightly orders and thus they don't have to 'fit in' with the rest of your army.

Hope to see you around here often !
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: VonMullerburg on May 20, 2008, 08:46:56 PM
Thanks for the welcome!  :happy:

I'm actually practicing on my bits first before anyone in my army.  :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sir Bedevere the Wise on May 22, 2008, 12:37:07 PM
Hello Generals (and Archlectors, Grandmasters and Master Engineers).

I`m Pavol, I come from Slovakia. I have been lurking around the forums lately and I decided to join the fun (following advice of my psychiatrist, claiming he can`t help me, so I should atleast enjoy my state :-D).

I`m new to hobby and chose the Empire for its versality and crappy average statline. Currently my army is in recruiting and dressing phase, and it will probably appear in B&P, to receive advice and comments.

English is not my primary language, so please pardon my eventual horrendous crimes against it. Or atleast burn me properly, I don`t like traces of blood in steaks. :wink:

Now i just hide here and expect the Inquisition, robbing them of one of their main weapons. HeHeHe
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jacob Goldstein on May 22, 2008, 11:03:12 PM
Greetings from Marienburg, ye who claim to the olde faith!

I have been playing Warhammer form about 14 years now (since I was 10..wow..long time). And until recently, I ran an entirely common goblin horde.

I'm planning (and have already begun) a Marienburg themed Empire army, and I'll probobly be asking a bunch of questions throughout the boards. A decade and a half of playing pint-sized greenskins may have warped my mind ;)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: josefschwartz on May 27, 2008, 09:14:13 PM
Greetings from Spain!

I'm rejoining the ranks of the Empire after a six year hiatus. I came across this site while surfing for information on the Empire in the new Warhammer edition. So you'll see me asking questions around the forum. Let me apologize for any obvious ones and thank you for your patient and advices beforhand.

May Sigmar Bless our Emperor!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: EriktheGreen on May 29, 2008, 11:11:10 PM

I'm still pretty new to wargaming, and am just getting into Warhammer fantasy after finishing my first WAB army.  I've been lurking here for a while and this site has been quite helpful in planning my career as an Empire general.

Talk to you soon,
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Von helliwig on June 04, 2008, 08:47:56 PM
Hmm greetings,
    well going by the intro page ill fill in a few tidbits about lil old me.

Well been playing for the past 12years on and off. Been playing with the empire since late 2007.Started collecting empire mainly since I fancied a change off pace and decided to create a nice army lineage of sorts (ill post it somewhere more appropriate).

   Rough round up of my fantasy collection (i wont go into 40k,warmachine,specialist games....etc)

The Von Helliwig's (2100Pt's of empire)
High House Anun (6k of high elves)
Lizardmen ( 1.5k )
undead ( 1k )

Currently living in the Leeds area of the UK, Often gaming in the Leeds GW store. erm thats all i guess.

Jason ( Von Helliwig   :blush:)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Vintagephreak on June 05, 2008, 01:13:39 PM
Hello all,

Just joined you, I am new to playing Empire but not a stranger to Warhammer which I started with 20 years ago. I am 34 and reside in the cold and unforgiving Norwegian wastes, desperately dodging the corrupting influence of chaos. I am primarily a collector of older Citadel miniatures, and have about 1000 classic minis, most of which are well painted, in my glass cabinets. I have a huge classic dwarf army as well as a complete 3rd edition chaos dwarf army and a classic chaos army. Oh, and I also have a Death Korps of Krieg Armoured Battlegroup for 40K.

I think most of the new Empire plastics are fine although I ususally shun non-metal models, and so I thought I'd give Empire a whirl since I love the renaissance look and would like to play a versatile and nice-looking force other than dwarfs, which are indeed tough but also frightfully slow... And many of my classic dwarf regiments are Marauder Miniatures' renaissance- styled dwarfs which are my all-time favourites, so I guess Empire is a natural step up (at least in terms of height difference from the dwarfs).

I have acquired some classic Empire models which will add flavour to my army, mainly Marauder fighters and old Citadel Militia/Fighter minis. Plus about 30 old halflings, without which no Empire army is complete (even though they're DoW). True beauties and uniquely characterful! Other than that I am amassing militia, halberdiers, handgunners and flagellants galore, plus elaborate artillery emplacements which I love modelling from scratch. I am contemplating a Stirland background for the army and will accordingly have lots of dark yellows and greens in my colour scheme. I will post pics as soon as I have something painted, shouldn't be long now!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: grimmtu on June 16, 2008, 05:01:38 AM
Hi, I'm Grimm and I'm new here.

How long have you been playing Warhammer?

Never, actually. I'm just getting into it, been playing 40k for about 3 years, played Necromunda ages ago.

Are you new to the Empire?

Definately. However, I'm considering both empire and bretonnia right now, having trouble deciding. Probably end up making an Empire Knights army as a compromise.

Love the Bretonnian Lords & Hero options (except the Damsels), and the models except for the funny helmets (even though Dark Ages knights actually did things like that). However, they are fairly single-minded in terms of play style and very weak on magic and weak in all non-knight related aspects.

I really like the late medieval style of Empire, the versatility and variety of units, the balance, the models, and their relative strength in magic, and the artillery.  I love the White Wolves in terms of models and fluff, but I know that mounted great weapons aren't what they used to be. 

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
About 2,000 points of (poorly painted) Red Corsairs from 40k.

How and where do you play?
Don't really play much these days.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Bluegrass music and philosophy.

....and anything else you might like to share.......

I'm very new to WHFB and I'll probably ask lots of dumb questions.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mazausz on June 16, 2008, 08:19:11 AM
Hello everyone,

I'm Marek (Polish equivalent for Mark), 21, I come from Poland and I study English philology. I've been in touch with WFB for around two years. A friend of mine, Bretonnian, showed me the game and taught me the rules. Back then I used to play with his brother's O&G army.
Empire is my first choice of an army to collect. I have fallen in love with it only when I saw the infantry units. This, combined with some nice rules we have, made and still makes me buy more and more :wink: Well, it doesn't mean I wouldn't change anything but it's still OK :-P Enough to say that I've been collecting it for a year. Well, let me introduce my standing force:

The Host of Stirland

1 General on horse
1 General on griffon
2 Capitans on foot
1 Bsb on foot (Griffon Standard, a lovely miniature :-D)
1 Ludwig Schwarzhelm
4 Mages on foot
1 Mage on horse
1 Priest on foot

110 Swordsmen (5 FCG's)
40 Handgunners
10 Crossbowmen (intending to buy some more or convert handgunners)
33 Halabardiers
18 Knights (The Blazing Sun chapter and one more I hope)

44 Greatswords (2 FCG's)
5 Pistoliers
5 Outriders
4 Great cannons
1 Mortar

2 Hellblasters
2 Rocket Batteries
20 Flagellantes

Some part of it I intend to make as The Stirland River Patrol, majority as the regular troops of this province
Of course, I have to paint it all yet :icon_lol: :wink:

This forum has helped me much in developing my skills and knowledge about Empire and Warhammer. I hope to develop it further and to contribute to this great  community, at least with some battle reports. Soon I'll translate one of my reports and post it here for you to read.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wilzy on June 18, 2008, 01:42:17 AM
Hi all,

Just wanted to post here and introduce myself. I'm an 34 year old avid gamer. I hail from Central Minnesota. Let's see, i've been a W40k Eldar player for the last few years and am finally making my first foray into Fantasy (and decided on Empire as my first army).

I will start another post in one of the other forums to ask for starting advice.

Hopefully i'll have a lot to contribute.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Emperors_Spork on June 18, 2008, 04:16:57 PM
Howdy all!

I've been playing Warhammer for a little bit longer than I can remember. I guess about a decade, on and off.

I've mostly played Empire and some Chaos in WHFB. Strangely, I'm still no better at it after all this time.

I play in the store I and two friends own, here in Greenfield, MA, USA:Greenfield Games (http://www.griffongames.com/)

I also enjoy a good game of Flames of War, Warmachine or especially D&D when I get a chance, but find most of gaming is controlled by the current interest in the store.

Beyond that, I'm happy to find such an informative and helpful forum. Thanks for hosting it!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sigmar's son on June 19, 2008, 12:29:43 PM
Hi everyone,

The name's Tom. I'm from Ireland and I'm 16.
I've been playing warhammker for about 2 months now and my only army is the Empire.
What an army!
I mostly play against orcs & goblins in a little club where I live.
Play G.A.A. with me local team and I try to play golf.
Hopefully this helps me to be helped by you so that I can help others.
Well then.
Have one on the Irish :::cheers:::

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ad A Dglgmut on June 23, 2008, 10:13:24 PM
I've been posting for a few weeks now, and have just now found this thread. :blush:

Anyways, my names Casey, and I live in the United States, namely in Colorado.  I've playing Warhammer since I was around 13 and am now 21.  I started off with an Empire army, and after multiple years of various armies (Dwarf, VC, Wood Elves and Chaos), and others for other games (Space Marines in 40k, Empire in Warmaster and various Flames of War forces), I feel I am an accomplished painter. 

I returned to the Empire army when they redid the army book for 7th edition.  However I have yet to still paint any figures up and am still pondering what province I want my army to be from. :dry:

Im almost ready to start the army up however, so you should be seeing some of my new army in the painting section soon.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Acadian on June 26, 2008, 12:38:42 PM
Hi people,
I am new on this forum.
I am 28 yo living in Belgium.

I've been collecting empire models to paint
I did not played to many battles,
Its mainly to get out of my hasty live once in a while.
I did do some battles,
(would be a waste in painting time if you did not see them in action sooner or later)

I think i have a good empire army atm.
+- 2000/3000 points.
but in total i have +- 4000 points.

started with a 500 points talabheim army and expanded to a talabecland army with the +- 2000 points
Mainly faught orks and goblins (with some wins and losses)
faught dark elves i won that battle
and fought alongside lizardman vs dark elves and skaven but lost wit massacre. +- 8000 vs 8000
we played 2 fully weekends i think xd

I like historie of the Empire.
asembling models together, painting them
and once in a while a fight would be nice.
If i get all the rules straight. :)

anyway i am planning to make a unit of knights of morr
Anyone an idea how to convert or to deploy them as a theme?
i hope to meet some nice people
and some advice in war etc.
and hopefully you hear more from me.

Kind regards
Acadian (Talabecland)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Scharnhorst on June 26, 2008, 09:31:00 PM
Greetings, fellow men (and dwarfs, ogres and halflings) of Karl Franz' Empire.

Like my handle says, I'm Sergeant Wlf, and I'm from the cold northern lands of Europe.

I've been building, painting and fighting (playing) for the Empire for two or three years now. Mostly building that is...
I started with 40k Orks, and have been going back and forth between these since...

In real life I'm working with security, no shocker since I've spent almost a third of my life in the military...
Nowadays I'm a weekend warrior with the Home Guard, and have a few active missions in various hotspots around the world under my belt.

My major hobby/interrests besides playing around with toy-soldiers, is medieval reenactment. Including steel weapons fighting and reliving medieval life to the fullest during the season. Needless to say, this is during the warmer months, thus keeping the toy-soldier hobby slightly on the backburner...

Anyway, I've been lurking on this forum for few weeks now, really liking the tone and what I've seen. So I thought, 'what the heck, even if I won't be the greatest contributor since I'm mid-season hitting my friends with swords, axes and my beloved pole-axe', I'll at least say hi to the people here...

So, without further ado, here I am, and looking forward to spending more time here, time allowing, in the future.  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cappin_Ahab on June 28, 2008, 05:38:48 AM
Hello all,

I'm 17 and representing the empire over here in Cave Creek Arizona.

I started "playing" 40k back 2000, 2001 ish, and have stopped and started a couple of times since then. Recently my brother and a bunch of our friends picked it up again, and this time decided upon starting a fantasy battle warband campaign.

I have a decent sized collection of empire models already, from an old box of swordsmen and a detachment set (spearmen and handgunners) and an old militia set (which I had made 10 archers and 10 crossbowmen.) Recently we found a hobby store with a bunch of warhammer stuff on clearance, where I got an Empire Battalion, box of State Troops, and General, all for 50% off, so I think I'm pretty well set  :-D

I hope to get to know you all soon
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Johann Q Peasant on June 29, 2008, 12:43:04 PM
Hi everyone,

My name is Steven and I'm currently stationed overseas, originally from North Carolina.  I'm a Marine under 30 years old, and just getting in to the hobby again.  I played a little bit of 40k (orks), but Warhammer always looked cool to me and I the Empire looked the best on top of that. I had played Mordheim alot (Mordheim was my first Wargame)  so I already had a band of Free Company to use.  I'm just getting into the game, and I have to say that this site is excellent!  Any questions I have are already awnsered. Hopefully, you guys will be seeing my Nuln Army get up and running here soon! 
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: empiresilly on July 01, 2008, 01:52:31 AM
Greetings All,

Brand new and have no army. I like the Renaissance historical period and the Empire looks like it can fill my gaming needs. I am ready to and will start asking some silly questions in each of the Provinces forum lists. Soo please be gentle in correcting my silly questions about the different areas of the Empire.


PS: I am looking forward to the Trader Post area to help me begin my journey into this world :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Eggslap on July 01, 2008, 03:41:55 AM
G'day all,
My nom de plume is Eggslap (I don't care if you shorten it to Egg, Eggs, Eggie but I haven't really been a slappy since I was 15  :wink:)
I use to play WH many years ago (don't I sound old already) but most of my stuff has been in a box since the 5th edition. I has chaos, empire and gobbo armies but now all I have is badly chipped and damaged figures in a box that need fixing and repainting (the perils of moving - shake shake shake)

Anyway I figured I would start with Empire (although oven cleaning plastic figures is going to be more time consuming than throwing my old chaos figures in solvent) because there are at least 2 colour schemes I have always wanted to paint. (Purple and white - Ostermark and/or Bogenhafen and Black-Red-Purple of the Von Drak (But with handguns - Yeah yeah yeah so I wont be sticking strictly to the fluff but I will be happy to do so if my opponents want to loose 1/3 of their armies strength too)
see WD 291 (at least that is the Aust edition - Feb 04) - I need to use up my purple paint  :-D )

Besides from the little I have read (and don't hate me is I have got this all wrong) the newly split up chaos (how does that work when a daemon prince is a human that has found favour with a chaos god and been elevated to immortality?) are no longer the tough as nails troops of old, with tiny unit size but massive leadership values and uber attacks (meaning you didn't need to pay GW lots of money for troops and could paint an army in a week) but are now little more than empire in black hats with a few fluffy bits. (And they have cannon now? What's next bows, crossbows and handguns?)

Anyway I read "Empire Do's and Don'ts " and now I have a page and a half of questions (mostly about the way the new rules work and why my favourite troop types now sit at the back of the class) so I will now troll through old post for a few answers (er troll as in scour not troll as in... well anyway)


(Oh, I like the speel chek even if it balks at gobbo)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Auberoun on July 02, 2008, 01:56:27 AM
My name is Mark, and I just re-started another Empire army. ( I did Nuln about 10 years ago and took a break for Dwarves, Orcs & Goblins, Ogres, Tomb Kings, and High Elves.)   I have been painting/collecting for close to 17 years, and playing since the begining of 6th ed. (And some Mordheim, and Warhammer Quest.)  Currently, I have about 5000 pts sitting sealed awaiting for me to assemble and paint them, for a local campaign. (Empire based   :happy: )
I have chosen to do Marienburg.  (I know, they are traitors...blah blah blah..)  I will post progress pics as I get them.  Unfortunately, I have to finish 1000pts of Orks for 40K for a staff tourney.  (Yes I work for GW. and love it!)  
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Supreme Patriarch on July 06, 2008, 12:41:19 AM
Hey everyone =]
My name is Adam, 18 and be from Ireland and I've been collected models of various armies for about a year now reading various army books but never bothered to get into the game much,
Recently i decided to actually pick an army ((cause my friend has about 1k-2K chaos ready))
I first picked vampire counts before realising the bloodlines were gone and my necrarchs weren't around anymore :P
i am going to buy some models when I go to my local store later this week and I am leaning towards empire :)
The whole "mere humans" thing appeals to me plus I love the colleges of magic =D

Anyway long story short me want to start ze empire and use wizardys :P
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Scareypete on July 07, 2008, 03:14:35 PM
Hello All.

My Name is Pete, Currently Residing in Portsmouth NH
I'm a Founding Member of Garrison City Gamers in Dover NH and Play regularly at Elite Hobbies in Dover.

Right Now I am working on reaching my Goal of 8,000+ of Empire Fully painted, hardcoated and magnetized.  I swear to sigmar I am done buying more models really I am....

My Empire list is somewhat tooled for Legendary battles Games... 7 Cannon, 4 Mortar, 2 Volley Guns, 2 Griffons.  My partner in our summer Campaign is sporting a few Cannons, Mortars and volley guns and a pair of griffons of his own.... this should prove very brutal.

Otherwise I base my Army out of 2 Locations... Altdorf and a Monastary near a small Villiage between Hochland and Altdorf and usually prefer games around the 3K level.

Also Play Dark Elve's and Dwarves... I own a ton of very dusty poorly painted Orcs too.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: NDC-OSPREY on July 10, 2008, 11:27:43 AM
Hi, my name is Jack, from North Devon. just starting fantasy and figured i liked the idea of the common man fighting against all sorts of nasty stuff. so i choose the Empire. just bought my first models today, a unit of knights. it was going to be unit of state troopers and the army book but they didn't have any. Either they had sold out, so i won't be the only one playing Empire or they aren't popular and i will be unique :icon_biggrin:. im going to paint them up Averland style. I haven't played any model gaming for about 5 years now. used to play Mordheim but, um.... stopped. i sold the models so i can't use them. i had a Middenheim band, and a Undead band.

In real life ( :icon_eek:NOOO!!!) im studying sport at college and hope to take it on to Uni when i finish, 1 more year. Other than Warhammer, i tend to spend my time playing rugby and drinking with my mates :::cheers:::.

Now you know about me im going to use lots of smilies because i like them.

 :happy: :mellow: :Ohmy: :ph34r: :smile2: :unsure: :biggriin: :blush: :closed- :eusa_wall:eyes: :engel: :dry: :mrgreen: ::heretic:: :::cheers:::

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ashkelon on July 10, 2008, 11:38:36 PM
hey everyone , i am one of the newest members to the empire forums , the name is Nathan i am 18 , have been playing warhammer for roughly 4 years , started with the empire , and after a 2 year almost undefeated run with chaos , i am back to the new empire , then own peoples lives. I play 40k also , like to take a guess ? Space Marines , the empire of the future , anyway back to fantasy , i have played many armies and generally have a way to beat each and every one of them , if i roll right  :icon_mrgreen: and have recently taken a higher interest in painting and modeling ( you will see posts soon ) but yah thats me , i know my emire , and lots of other armies as well as i own every book available , if you cant beat em , study them , find out what they can do and cant do . I'm glad to be a part of this forum and if u have any questions about other armies u would like to ask , hit me up , thats what im here for  :closed-eyes:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rombur on July 16, 2008, 12:39:21 AM
Hi all!  I've been lurking on this forum for a few weeks now, and it's one of the best Empire resources I've found.  Convinced me to start an Empire army!  It'll be my first Warhammer Fantasy army, and I'm pretty excited.  Thanks in advance for all the good advice!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sperry on July 25, 2008, 03:40:53 PM
So I've been posting here the last couple of weeks, but I never really introduced myself. I'm Sean, I'm 21, and I "started" when I was 13. At that time I was poor and stupid, so I didn't get too many figures, and the ones I got weren't well prioritized  :blush:.

After a few years off, my new step-brother discovered my family's stash of figures and books and rekindled our interest. I currently have about 2500 points worth of figures, plus Karl Franz and Volkmar. Usually, though, I'll play anywhere between 1000 and 2000, usually against my father who plays Orcs and Goblins, or 1000 against my step-brother who just started with Beastmen. Every now and then I play against my cousins who will dust off their Lizardmen or Brets.

Don't expect a whole lot of fluff to be coming from my direction -- I'm pretty down to business. Don't expect too much paint on my figures either, although I'm slowly working on that.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: KingPierce on July 25, 2008, 09:03:43 PM
Well, guess I'll give this a go.  I'm 26 and from the exciting state of Ohio (did the sarcasm come through?) anyhow I'm a History major working on my masters and a body piercer all while trying to keep two daredevil children from killing one another.  I've been the emperor's man for going on six years now, and though I'm rather computer stupid, I have stumbled upon quite an interesting site, just wanted to say hello to everyone and applaud the good things going on here, feel free to say hello and as always may your powder stay dry and your courage insane.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: chinaryan on July 29, 2008, 07:30:42 AM
Hey all,
My name is Ryan and I am from Texas originally, but I live in China now. I love WH (playing a little over a year) but it isn't in China so I am going through withdrawals. I also like to read, play basketball, and do Civil War reenactments (American Civil War). My major was social studies education.
I look forward to being back in the states and playing a game or two. My friends play WE (2) and TK (1). I also have some orcs.
Cheers!  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ryank on July 30, 2008, 12:59:01 AM
Hello all.

Just thought I'd introduce myself to the forums as some might only know me as a trader and a beggar on the trading section of the site so thought I'd help my cause by adding a bit about myself.

I've been actively playing Warhammer Fantasy for the past year and a half and have enjoyed it as a hobby, past time and a way to meet new people. Started by joining a local club and have gone on to enter Rouge Trader tournaments and the odd HoH here and there with mixed results at the end of the day.

Armies I have painted and played with are of course the staple Orc/Goblin starter army, Dwarfs, Beasts of Chaos, and now currently painting and attempting to play with Ogres and Empire. I thought the Ogre and Empire starting might work as later on, might be able to make a DoW army as well with my current models.

I'm located in Ontario, Canada (yes the southern tip but a good guy here so don't worry as I will prove after trading).

That's about it for now, any questions, comments or tips about the site or my rant are always welcomed.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Forbidden_Leaf on July 31, 2008, 08:09:34 PM
Hello all! My name is Joey. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada.
I'm 29, married, have 2 kids, and 2 cats. Now for the suggested questions:

How long have you been playing Warhammer?

1 month  :-)

Are you new to the Empire?

Yup.  :-)

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

500pt lists of, Wood Elves, Lizardmen, Dwarves, Orcs, and Goblins.  :icon_eek:

How and where do you play?

I have just started learning the rules, so I play at home with my wife.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

I enjoy reading, art, playing hockey, and recently wargaming.



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: krom1415 on August 03, 2008, 10:56:30 AM
Hi Everyone :blush:

I only paint figures, but I'm very keen, I've been painting since 2005 seriously and I do sell my stuff to get more figures, of which I have loads :engel:

I have most of the latest Empire range, and my local GW is in Canterbury Kent. Fine bunch of chaps in there :biggriin:

Have painted a full Wood elf army before and do like Cadians from the 40k range too.

I have lots of questions
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bismark on August 04, 2008, 02:10:37 AM
Hi All, my name is Chad (aka Bismark). Im 23 years old and live on the scenic Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia. Currently I am a full time student at the University of Newcastle, studying for a Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs & History.

Ive been playing Warhammer off and on for about 10 years now. I was introduced to the game from a school mate who had brought in the small catalogue that you use to get with the paint sets which gave a small run down on all the races. From this I started collecting Wood Elves (Tree hugging Pixies) for a few years until I started dabbling in to the realms of Warhammer 40K for a spell. But in recent years I have jumped back up on the proverbial "fantasy" horse and began collecting THE EMPIRE!! :Ohmy: I had originally built the army up to about 3500 points but with some unfortunate events due to moving etc.... I lost the majority of the army and over the past year I have been recovering and rebuilding the force, which stands at just over 1000 points (in fully painted miniatures).

Currently, I dont get to play as often as I use to, probably once or twice a month at the local Wargaming Club (Central Coast Corsairs) but the this will increase more as my army increases in size and ability to reap destruction on the enemies of Sigmar.

Great to meet you all,


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Arcano on August 06, 2008, 10:10:44 AM
Hello all, my name is Sebastian and i hails from Sweden, am 15 years old and im pretty new to Warhammer, atleast to Play. i have been painting for like 2 years not regular though.
my empire army consists of

1 General of the Empire
2 Captains of the Empire
2 Wizards (one mounted and one on foot)
1 Master Engineer
40 Swordsmen
50 Spearmen
40 Handgunners
20 Halberdiers
20 Knights (10 Reiksguard and 10 Knights Panther)
15 Greatswords
2 Cannons
1 Mortar
1 Hellblaster

And like 1000 PTS of Orcs and Goblins (both from the old Empire & Orc box and Battle for Skull pass)
and some Dwarfs

Laters =)!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: random.brown on August 12, 2008, 06:44:55 PM
Hi there,

Just getting back into gaming after a two-year hiatus!

I used to be heavy into WarMachine/Hordes, but miss the excellent background and gaming style of WH.  Of course I also get to start two armies from scratch (one for me, one for my 11-y/o son to use), but at least I'll be practicing my painting....

Anyway, if anyone in the North Denver area wants a game, send me a PM!  You may remember me as the cranky short fellow (cute as a beaver) at Valhalla's in Wheat Ridge.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Irisado on August 14, 2008, 10:15:50 PM
Hello Everyone,

Some of you may have seen me on Warseer, but in case you haven't here is a bit about me.

I've been an Empire player since the early 1990s, and although I've only played one solitary game under seventh edition rules, I used to play regularly.

As a player, I favour heavy cavalry flank attacks with infantry blocks to hold the central battle line.  A favourite tactic of mine was the oblique line, although I haven't used it for a long time.

I tend to play my games at home with friends, as I enjoy playing in a relaxed atmosphere, which can be difficult to find in stores, for example.

As for other Warhammer armies, I also play Vampire Counts, but I have used them much less often than my Empire in recent years.

My other interests include other GW gaming systems, the Spanish language and culture, reading, detective dramas, ornithology, Flash Gordon, Masters of the Universe, Chess and Hearts.  I've probably forgotten something, but I think there is quite enough there!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Oenghus on August 22, 2008, 12:10:43 AM
Hi everyone,

Just popping in to say hello.  I'm a fantasy player of only a couple of years' experience, but I like to think that I've crammed a lot into the time.  I play Tomb Kings and Lizardmen, but I've developed a serious case of Empire-itus.  Something about the idea of an army that actually fights like a coordinated force (rather than a collection of loosely affiliated units) really appeals to me.

Aaanyway -- I'll see you guys around the forums.  I plan on picking the collective brain fairly comprehensively over the next little while.  I'll try not to wear out my welcome, and of course I'll try and contribute whatever I can.  Good citizenship and whatnot.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Folken on August 24, 2008, 03:01:56 AM
Hey Everyone,
I've finally committed to Sigmar's people this year by buying models and have a respectable force assembled so far.  Purely a fantasy player and while I dabble in other armies for fun, I always gotta root for the home team.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nick on August 24, 2008, 08:53:42 PM
Hi, I am 28, I first got into Warhammer at the tender age of 13. Back when the starter boxset had goblins and high elfs. I had a massive break from it between the ages of 15 to about 21 but its only been the last 3 years ive really began to paint collect and play games.

I have a 2000pts army of Goblins that i have now played 6 games with and I havent lost yet, (miracle I know).  :Ohmy:

I also have around 1500pts of ogres and I am a member of the OGRE STRONGHOLD.

I also play Warhammer Quest as well as Necromunda.

I have a few new daemon models as well. I decided to get into Empire probably due to the fact i read alot of Black library novel which are nearly all written from the Empire perspective.

I intend building what i believe is called a small garrison from one of the border princes? (havent got the Empire book yet). I have researched my own family heraldy and will try and add this to the shields and flags as a border noble I feel would.

I havent decided on what the force will be yet. Ideas are welcome.

Oh and I am from the South east of England (thats a train ride from London).

Greetings all.   :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Auberoun on August 25, 2008, 03:31:02 AM
Hello all,

I am just re-starting my Empire army again after several indecisions w/ various WH armies.  (I even had a hard time deciding what province for the Empire to do.)  I was going to do Marienburg, but finally decided I like Nuln better.  (It is easier to paint, and I work for a company that has a deadline when to have them done by.  I wont say which one, but I will say I love my job, and it seems I work A LOT!)

I have been painting minis for nearly 17 years, I have been playing WH since late 5th ed.

check out my blog www.myempirearmy.blogspot.com (http://www.myempirearmy.blogspot.com) (with special thanks to those here for some of my info)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: shavixmir on August 25, 2008, 09:45:27 AM

My name is Shavixmir (although Mark is perfectly acceptable as well).
And although I'm not new to this forum, I have been away for years, I feel it's probably right to (re-)introduce myself.

I used to have a Dwarven army. Gave it away in a gust of minimalist philanthropy...
I play a very magic heavy and fast Tomb King army (which I've just started re-using as of three weeks).
And I used to play a nearly unaccetably fast Empire army during 6th edition:

1 griffon
1 pegasus
3 units of knights
2 units of pistoliers

My Tomb King army is completed and I felt it time to start a new army. So, I checked all the army books and came to the conclusion that Empire (I really don't like uber-armies) is probably the way to go... and I still have all my models (so that's gonna make it cheap).

Hence my return to the fora.
New(ish) army book, some interesting new units, sparklingly different concepts and other armies which seem to be as balanced as hippos on tightropes (never stopped me thrashing them in the past and I presume it won't stop me thrashing them again).

I live in the Netherlands (in Rotterdam), I smell of Jean Paul Gautier or Guerlain (and have animosity +2 against Axe), I drive around a lot (in a red and battered Alfa Romeo, which everyone calles "the dragon") and I write even more.

What else?
Well, I'm really looking forward to meeting you all, discussing tactics and generally being as creative, absurd, sarcastic and obstinate as humanly possible!

Hope to talk to you soon.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Uryens de Crux on August 26, 2008, 11:34:17 AM

Been a WFB player for more eyars than I care to mention, starting back with 2nd ed! Stopped playing at about 4th and 5th ed because, well, they sucked but a couple of games with 6th ed got me back into it and I dusted off my dwarves and Imperials and realised I had a bigger army than I thought.

Also got a khornate warband thats strictly for when I dont want to think

I also play a few historical games in a variety of scales
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Walls on September 02, 2008, 03:55:43 AM
Greetings all.

I am a new Empire Player and, well, really a newish player overall.  I've played only 4th and now 5th ed 40k and this edition of Fantasy.  The Fantasy was using other's models and I've learned to love the game.  Empire appealed to me, blah blah...

So hi!  Expect lots of questions.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: shattersword on September 03, 2008, 08:13:05 AM
Hi everyone. I've been playing warhammer about 7 or so years now. I don't know why i never looked this site up before but glad to be here.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: adalbrecht_lefferhof on September 07, 2008, 10:40:54 AM
hello all

i am 26 and from NE england, been playing warhammer etc for 15 odd years. Had my empire army for 2 years now and am finally getting to a almost finished state with it. Don't currently have any other armies but have done brettonians, chaos, orcs, VC, TK and am looking at starting DE.

I don't get to play as often as I would like but have just started a small campaign against a lizardman player. I enjoy converting and have quite a few in my army (helstorm, Waltar, pegasus and a few others) but I don't consider myself that great a painter.

Hoping to pick some new ideas and hints from the website, so hi again :)

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: t12161991 on September 10, 2008, 03:13:12 AM
Hey all!

I've been playing warhammer for about 4 years now, started empire in early 2005, got hooked by wood elves when they came out and am now starting a dark elf army. I generally play at home or at the hobby store downtown. I also play 40k in which I have a (soon to be) 4000 point Imperial Guard/Daemon hunters force. I like to read a lot and am very interested in history and politics. I live in Michigan in the US, and am 16 years old.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Calvin on September 10, 2008, 05:19:23 AM
t12161991, I'll bet you didn't know this, but you're the 6000th member of Warhammer-Empire!  :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on September 10, 2008, 10:21:02 AM
Does he get a prize now ? (sorry for posting here, couldn't resist)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: t12161991 on September 10, 2008, 09:29:40 PM
Really :icon_eek:? Sweet! Never been something like that before... so yes do I get a prize?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Soulbinder on September 17, 2008, 09:13:42 AM
Hello All, names Soulbinder

Well I'm new to this site, I'm 39 years old and hail from the United States and the state of Kentucky. Haven't been playing Warhammer but have played rpg's for 10 years. I've been collecting Dwarves, and VC for alittle while now basically trying to get both armies ready to play later on. I'm a artist/writer or so I would like to think that I am....lol. I like to find different ways to convert my miniatures, I'm currently working on converting my own mounted grave guard for the VC army. Other than that I'm just a down to earth guy who loves meeting new people from all over the world..

Be safe and be at peace.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Perambulator on September 17, 2008, 01:16:54 PM
Really :icon_eek:? Sweet! Never been something like that before... so yes do I get a prize?

You get our disinterested kudos for as long as we remember that fact.  :::cheers:::

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Saponatheim on September 22, 2008, 09:21:43 AM
as all stories start...

Von Saponatheim enter the room, looks around and nods to the other commanders, the herald resites for the audience about him as he has done for the others before him.

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
Hmmm, warhamer..., well the RP part I have been playing for about 16 years? The need for moddels to represent the battles came and in due time an army arose from it. A few fights here and there over the years, but in all honesty I am rusty beyond all recognition :D

Now a few buddies have started playing again, and this old fart has joined in with them and brushed of the dust on some of the moddels. The Empire army stands where I left it, half assembled and even less painted, a shame for the glory of the emperor....

I do have a few other armies as well, some greenies and the stunties are ever vigilant, though in short all are half way to finished... (Yes, they have been purchased :D)

I live in Norway, not far from Oslo, I have my own game room in my house and have my own and 2 other buddies moddels on display there. No turnaments yet, but soon, so far only a few warmup and recollect games of how things worked back then and now.

I do love the empire, and I do love the lore in it, the humor and the crisp colors are my favorite.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Adamastor on September 22, 2008, 07:28:12 PM

I'm 31 years old, and after a 10 year break, I fell in with a bad crowd, and decided to start playing again... :-P

After 3 years charging all kinds of things with my Bretonnians, I felt the need for a chance of pace (army).

Since I had an army of humans, I thought that I'd simply cross the border into the land of artillery and great, big, blocks of infantry. I mean, what's more diferent from Bretonnia than Empire, right?

Hence, I've enlisted my brother's help in assembling and converting an whole army with a religious theme (even my cannon crews are monks!!! :-P), and I'm about to get my feet wet on a major tournament using my infantry blocks...

I live in sunny Portugal, where the weather is fine, and the girls are beautiful!!!

I've only just found out this haven of fellow Empire players, and I hope to enjoy a few fine discussions over all kinds of things...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: GruffoldKnight on September 24, 2008, 10:09:53 PM
I first started playing Warhammer back in the late 80s, but didn't start to get really stuck into it until the 3rd edition.  During the 90s I did my tour of duty at Games Workshop, managing a couple of shops in the south of England.  It was during that time I first got interested in Empire, but I only used the shop's army, and ended up collecting Skaven and Dwarfs instead.

I had a couple of years break from the hobby and it came back and hit me with a vengeance; I'm now more into both Warhammer and 40k than I ever was before. 

I started collecting Empire 18 months ago and hopefully it will out grow my Skaven horde. Being a new Empire General, I'll be glad to listen to any tactics, especially against Undead, High Elves and Woods Elves.   :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stonecutter on September 25, 2008, 01:41:44 AM
Hello from the cold reaches of Canada - well, the soft underbelly as we actually only get a few months of real winter in the parts I live in :-D I have been playing warhammer for about four years now and have fully painted (and well used) Lizards, Bretonnians and Wood Elves. Eventually I plan to have every "good" army and the Empire is next on my list as I have a pile of models that I have collected from various and sundry sources. My aim is to have a 2000 point tournament ready army painted and playing by early 2009 based on a couple big block of infantry and anything else but war machines since my range estimations are only slightly better than a random number generator :icon_biggrin: Very much looking forward to joining this forum and picking up some new ideas for all aspects of the hobby.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: innerwolf on September 30, 2008, 09:16:25 AM
Hi there from Spain. I'm 20 and I'm beginning to build an Empire army, tired of my Wood Elves army which didn't provide me with the things I needed. Now I will be able to play with proper tactics and maneuvering, and most important, I will be able to build a semi-historic army.
I like military history a lot, and I'm theming my army around Thirty Years War and a extravagant noble as my general.
Yo will know more about me soon.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: der Hurenwiebel on October 01, 2008, 05:43:43 AM
Hi there I am Der HurenWeibel:  I live here in the glorious province of Alberta, Canada where we actually do get winter.  Soon... too soon.
Any how I've been playing off and on since the late 80's and second edition.  The first unit of Empire knights I built were the old order Knights of the high helm, yup a forgotten order of knights for your resource page. 
I got back into Playing warhammer by playing Historical with some friends several years back and had such fun doing that I decided to dust off the old empire stuff and have been playing WFB again for the past four years. 
I have several armies, though most are historical, and I only play empire in WFB.  My armies are Empire and HRE Landesknecht 10000 + pt's likely a few plusses. a burgundian ordonnance,  Free Company HYW, Breton french, Vikings also 8000 pts+, imperial Romans, Eastern barbarian/ asian horse people, and a few models of greek hoplites and a few peltasts. 

The main reason I got out of warhammer in the first place all those years ago was that it had become superhero hammer, aka magichammer and schmoe-hammer, as I understand it the new term is WAAC.  Now don't get me wrong I can Build a dinkish list as well as anybody, I'd just rather not. 
After playing WHist for several years I came to the conclusion that the rules CAN be made to be balanced even for frustrating troop types such as Mongols with their nomad cavalry rules, or drilled and stubborn veteran roman legionaries with heavy pilum. 
So I came beck to WFB to see how it was and yes 6th edition seemed to me to be based very similarly on the same principles of army dev that WHist was (or was it the other way around I don't really care) and the core rule set for 7th seemed to be the same. 
Where things seem to be falling apart are the army books in my not so very humble opinion,  things like eternal hatred, and the ability to spend 200pts or more on personal upgrades before a mount, seem just a touch unbalancing.  I don't concern myself with grand tournaments or rather I should say winning them, I realise that WAAC gamers are out there building the Skaven gun line or the VC Skeleton resurrection day army where they have to bring 6000 pts of troops to a game that they begin at 2000. 
I play for the fun of having a killer painted army full of cool conversions that I can't neccesarily do with a historical list.  In short i'm more into it for the modelling than winning, I'm playing the Grand army of Nuln Led alternatively by the grand theogonist, his ecclessiarch of nuln (arch Lector) various general models, the emperor, etc. 
When I field an army I build one based on who is leading it and what sort of thing they are expected to accomplish there, I have enough models to field a specialist army of nearly any type including pistoliers.  (Fast, Fragile, could do with Eastern Shock Cavalry rules from WHist and FBIGO) . 
 In fact on the subject of comparitive rule systems I think WFB could do with a wholesale adoption of several of the rules and conventions of WHist, but try to convince some of the myopic-colonic people of that around here sheesh.

Often times I end up playing at a private Gaming club or at the local GW store.  I am looking for a group here in Alberta to fully play test some cross system rules I have devised,  I'd looove to land a few boatloads of vikings on the shores of Brettonia and show them the real meaning of frustration.  Or demonstrate real horsemanship to Ellyria with a hunting party of Avars or Huns, let alone what the same would do to an infantry army.  Think Crassus marching his legions into parthia, they neither got where they were going nor got out.

any how; just going to finish up here and go see where else I can poke my nose. oh and how do I go about putting a cool picture beside my posts like a lot of you have, what rez, size etc. which button am i push

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lolepops on October 03, 2008, 03:04:42 AM
Greetings all,

I have been playing Warhammer for only about 4 months now. I currently have about 1100 points worth of Lizardmen. The shop I play at is starting up a league based on the Tale of 4 Gamer's from White Dwarf. So I am starting an Empire army.

I also like to play World of Warcraft and many Pen and Paper RPG's.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: General E on October 03, 2008, 06:19:36 PM
I have been playing Warhammer for almost three years now. I live in the Hudson Valley Region of New York State and I'm married with two children. I enjoy playing the Empire Army because it is challenging and a tactical army to play and master.  :mellow:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Graf Weber on October 05, 2008, 05:28:14 PM
Hey there from friendly, cold Minnesota,

Finally getting back into the swing after being gone for about a year and half. I started playing nine years ago, and was quite steady up until my break. That being said, I've missed quite a bit while I was away, but have managed to procure a new Empire book and have been tinkering around with it.

The Empire was my first and favorite army, and I have stuck with it through thick and (mostly) thin. At the moment, I have a fully painted and fully funtional 2,000 pt. army that I dusted off and have been repainting to bring up to standards (amazing how what looks really good when you're new to the game looks like crap when you've been at it for a while). Anyway, the Grand Army of Stirland, Count Haupt-Anderssen himself commanding, is ready to get back in the action.

Look forward to seeing all of you out there.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Noel-Morgan on October 06, 2008, 02:04:54 PM
 :biggriin: Hello to all of you of the Old World and beyond!

I'd like to make my introduction as a new member herein. I come by indication of a fellow player, who frequents this forum. I've been playing WHFB since the age of 10 and now, at 35 and living in Brazil, I feel there's more to the game than just playing it.

My current projects include writting a series of short-stories based on my experiences on the tabletop, and in so doing I've come accross ideas to change the armies with which I play. I have always fancied both the armies of Hochland, Nuln and DoW, so that's where most of my experience with the Empire comes from. More recently, I've been mixing them up (their concept), but I can never really legally build that one army I always wanted with pikemen as the core units and handgunners, cannons and pistoliers as the supporting units. Now, in my stories, I am at least imagining how it could be.

So, here I am and I hope to contribute to a positive atmosphere in the forum.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DeathCat147 on October 07, 2008, 02:41:58 PM

Im 23 and im from England. Having had to take a break due to health reasons i've decided to carry on with my Bogenhafen themed army.
Sorry if its a bit short as i cant think of what to say at the moment :roll: oh well.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ar-Qadesh on October 09, 2008, 07:21:52 PM
 HI, I have just been introduced to this game through my boyfriend. He plans on teaching me to play as well... however, atm I don't have too much time. But, for Christmas, I would like to get him the parts he needs to complete his army. He is empire and he needs 90 swords arms, and 55 halberds, from what I understnad they come in the "Empire State Troops" (10 piece) box. I live in Southern New Jersey in the United States. If anyone knows of anywhere I can aquire these parts or has them, please contact me through my email.... nameless7382@hotmail.com. Thank you. I would really like to be able to give him his complete Empire army for Christmas.  :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tostig on October 09, 2008, 07:32:59 PM
Hello, and welcome to the forums.
I think that I have some of the bits that you're after (assuming that you mean this box (http://www.totalwargamer.co.uk/images/detailed_images/detailed_image_2007.jpg)), but I'm in the UK, which makes sending them over a bit more complicated. I'll have a look into postal charges, and if I get anywhere I'll send you an email
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Picklechu on October 20, 2008, 10:03:44 AM
Hello everyone,

I first started with GW in the late 80s, my first White Dwarf being issue 97, though I had a few from before then that I picked up later. I played GW games throughout my secondary school years, focussing on Blood Bowl mainly, but also doing a small bit of Warhammer with a couple of really badly painted skaven and empire units. These were the halcyon days of Dark Future and the original Space Hulk!

I stopped playing for a few years after this but got back into Necromunda, Blood bowl 3rd Ed, Warhammer and 40k while at Uni. I had a beastmen chaos army and an Ultramarines army in 3rd Ed 40k. I then guess I just got bored and fell out of habit with the hobby from maybe 2000/2001 until now.

I dusted off my Ultramarines a month or so ago when 5th Ed 40k came out and have a playable army now. Hanging around in my local GW made me realise how much I wanted to play Warhammer again though, so I ordered the rulebook and picked Empire as I love the look, fluff and artillery! I grabbed an infantry boxed set and am making up some swordsmen now. Next month should bring a battalion box and from there, I am on my way.

I found this forum via Google and it seems really friendly, informative and lacking in "teh l33t spe4k", thank god! (I spent the last 7-8 years playing MMORPGs)

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bogdan_Tudosie on October 24, 2008, 08:46:06 AM
Hello Everyone!  :ph34r:

I am new to the Hobby and i was introduce by a couple of friends who also play 40k. Being an avid fantasy fan I liked the good old Warhammer Fantasy Battle right away. After reading several armybooks (High Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen, Chaos Warriors - which seem rather cool by the way- I chose the last one. The Empire). I am now thinking of what to acquire but I would not mind suggestions on what to start buying first besides the armybook which i already own.

Why did I choose the Empire? I like it's human side, a struggling nation trying to survive Chaos and Skaven attacks, dealing with Orc Waaghs. I also liked the book called "The Life of Sigmar". Very good insight on how the Empire warrior god's history.

I am planning to create a rather personalised army centered around a holy order devout to Sigmar, the Core of Knights working for it and support troops.  I will eventually post it's story at some point on the forums.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nightmare Mazer on October 29, 2008, 03:18:42 PM
Hail mates.

I'm 15, live in greece and I've been playing warhammer for about 3,5 years. My main army is Lizardmen(wooohoo) which is fuly- painted and assembled (I got around half a dozen thousands points of Lizards). My alt armies are Wood Elves (half painted around 2,5k) and Orcs, (unpainted around 2,250k), and Empire around 3k points (assembled-unpainted). I have some experience, as I've played in tournies (more than 20) and hundreds of battles . I mostly play with Lizardmen, as I just bought an empire army in an exeptional price a week ago.
I join this community to offer my ideas and mostly learn new things (tactics, army lists) and get inspired!
So here's some info about myself.  :ph34r:

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dwk420 on October 29, 2008, 07:53:55 PM
Hey its been a couple of days but here goes:

I'm 27 live in Detroit Michigan. Been playing warhammer for 7 weeks. Have a 3k point army with some lords i bought off my lil brother.
empire is my only army but i have been thinking of getting a high elf army after christmas or waiting for the new ab and starting a l one. The other points of the post from what i remember are im a marine vet from OIF but thats it so hello to everyone  :::cheers:::, and i hope to get to know you.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Triturian on November 09, 2008, 06:51:38 PM
Hi all

this is more of a re-introduction as I used to frequent this forum until about two years ago. I dropped out of the game around the time of 7 Ed raising its head, mainly because my three kids stopped playing and my gaming buddy had moved to the US about 6 months before that.

Just recently I have been considering having a muster of the troops. I currently own the following:

Empire - 3500pts
Zombie Pirates - 2500pts
Lizardmen - 2500pts
Dwarfs - 1500pts
Beastmen - 2000pts

I also have a Chaos cultist Mordheim warband and an unfinished 1500pts Kroot mercenary 40k army [but I don't like 40k much]

I need to do a little painting and reassess if any of the armies have changed much in game terms over the past two years and I should be ready to start gaming again.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Robberbaron on November 10, 2008, 04:17:49 PM
Hi everybody,

I also want to introduce myself.
First of all, this place is truly amazing. I have never, ever, seen any place on the web with a similar level of commitment and such a large fan base. I hope I can contribute.

Who I am:

34 years old, married, two daughters. I used to play regularly until the demands of my higher education caught up with me. I've been reduced to playing about 4-5 sessions a year since then as our battle group ("The thirteen Lords of Decay". We were so proud), has split up, gotten jobs/married, moved abroad, etc., but am currently trying to battle more often, if my wife and kids allow me to get away.

There's hope - I'm hooking them on painting minis, so the next generation is perhaps being moulded.

I own about 10.000 p of Empire and around 8.000p of Dwarfs, although, I'm not ashamed to say, I'm an Empire regular player, and the dwarfs are mainly used as Allies. I started to play in the early nineties, and still own the third edition rulebooks, which still are some of my favorite concerning their level of detail.

I stayed around only until the 4th edition (WHITE DWARF LIST) showed up, with some nice ideas for Empire, from there proceeding to become unplayable. :icon_evil: After that, I missed 5th and 6th editions, figuring GW could take their horribly outrages prices for minis from somebody else, and decided to stick to third edition rules. :eusa_wall:

But, about half a year ago, I noticed that somebody at GW had at some time started to produce nice minis again.  :icon_surprised: So now I'm back, and I now feel like a fossil, never ever having played 7th edition, but the rules look quite good. I appreciate comments and help. I'll let you know how things turn out.

Keep in touch, and may you pound your enemies into the dust.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tobeyeus on November 11, 2008, 01:01:54 PM
Q: How long have you been playing Warhammer?
A: I will admit, that I do not play the Warhammer table top game. I do play Warhammer Age of Reckoning the new MMO.

Q: Are you new to the Empire?
A: I am new to most all of the armies of Warhammer.

Q: Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other Warhammer races?
A: Nope.

Q: How and where do you play?
A: I play from my PC.

Q: Do you have other interests/hobbies?
A: I am mostly looking to read about the history and lore behind the Empire.

Q: If you could pick a Wizard Order which would it be?
A: The Gray Order. Knowledge is power, and the Gray Order knows how to obtain information and use it.

Just a small note, I was directed here by the Bretonnians to read an article on religion from your Library. It seems that the page won't load properly, it is simply a black white web page. I don't know if it is the website or if it my browser. Could someone confirm this for me? There is much research to be done, if you truely do have a library!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: . Ostermark . on November 14, 2008, 12:40:44 AM
Hey everyone, my first post. well as you can see, Im am new to the website so im not really sure if im in the right place to introduce myself, please let me know if im not :-)

i have been collecting Warhammer 40,000 for about 7 years now and i thought it would be good for a bit of a change, and decided to join the fight in the fantasy realm. So i gathered everything 40k related and sold it off. My Imperial Fist's space marine army (3000pts) made me alot of money so im am going to use this as my Warhammer Fantasy fund. Since i have a bit of a soft spot for humans, i decided on the empire, bretonnians were a bit to frenchy for me. So with all my 40k models sold off i went out and bought the rulebook, armybook some new paints and a couple of new brushes, the local GW store were happy to take my 250$ off me :icon_neutral:, then i went home ordered a few test figures off ebay (one knight, a state troops seargent and 5 crossbowmen) after a few days i recieved my figures in the post and begin painting up a few test figures. After reading all the fantastic articles on this website, i decided on the Ostermark. Though the colours are purple and white, i decided on doing mine a bit differently and am going with burgundy/red and bleached bone. I have read the army book cover to cover and as i think i saw in the FAQ's the BRB (big red book?) the rulebook, almost cover to cover, magic is confusing me abit! :laugh:

I love the look of Halberds, so i think i might use them, that 1+ stregnth seems tempting as my main opponents will probably be orcs and goblins and those nasty chaos warriors. The handguns and cannons are also very attractive! im thinking maybe some dwarf allies as well but that is still very much in the pipeline. I will post some figures up as soon as i finish them...and when figure out how to work my stupid digital camera.

Thanks guys i look forward to meeting you all and sharing my army with you.

Ostermark :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Vampire`s dentist on November 14, 2008, 11:16:34 PM
Welkom Oster. I went Empire too as beginning warhammerer, since it had wizards/magic, different knightly orders to choose from (I liked the honor-idea that comes with being a knightly knight), big guns, bigger guns, and some rockets too  ::heretic:: , wild dudes with hammers (I have 35 teuts with 2 full command so you can guess I have downloaded the Middenheim rules of the cult of Ulric for fun friendly plays with 2 of my buddies, but these rules seem to have been magically removed together with the rest of the vault/shrine of knowledge on the GamesWorkshop-site, so have to search the rest of internet to find them again...)
And then there are the priests of Ulric and Sigmar, and a griffin and ehhh... did I mention the Emperial Dragon?

But sadly my dragon went off the table first time I flew him into battle against 5 black knights with a vampire lord full command and it broke (my dice were not calibrated yet) on full speed with a vargoyf after it. I felt stupid when it happened. So....use it other than I did and use his fire breath instead I guess while not engaging big troops with immunity to psych.... (but even when this happens you should have a good change of winning with the 9 attacks with Karl on it)

I also like to field Valten in non-legal games, but don't make my mistake of accepting challenges with him if you have the non-armor wearing V. He is meant to pound on rank-and filers, and if you see his ability you will see why....(he gives all positive hits he makes to all friendly units' combat resolutions within 12" , :Ohmy:)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: hadrian on November 15, 2008, 02:53:06 PM
hello everyone.

I found this site about a week or so ago and was simply amazed by the support and fan base .

I am a 29 year old brand new player.  so new i  only have two 1000 points battles under my belt.  I've read many of the codex's/rulebooks and was quickly impressed with the empire.  I like humans, i like being the army of man, all troopers average stat wise, against a rampaging army of chaos bent on destroying the world. 

I'm here for the fluff
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: asrodrig on November 17, 2008, 09:32:00 PM
Hey, I'm brand new to Warhammer. I've been collecting models to paint for a while now, but I just started learning how to play with them. I also collect Lizardmen as well.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Green Street Hooligan on November 17, 2008, 11:26:19 PM
hello everybody,

My older brother has been collecting Warhammer for about 8 years now and i think it is time that i joined the fight. I think this is an excellent site and i look forward to being a part of this wonderful community, thanks.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Krieger von berg on November 19, 2008, 11:25:04 PM
Hi everyone,

My name is James and I live in Australia. I am new to Warhammer, i started a couple of weeks ago. I purchased the new rulebook and begin decided what army i wanted to play. I decided to go with The Empire, mainly because i like playing as humans in other games on the Xbox 360 and computer. This  website has been a fantastic resource in choosing which province I am going to collect and provided alot of interesting backround story. Thankyou all

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jurgen Offenberg on November 20, 2008, 12:54:12 AM
Hi I'm Jurgen Offenberg :Ohmy: and I'm new to Warhammer so I hope to get to be a great player.

I live in BC Canada near Vancouver.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: -username- on November 20, 2008, 10:46:02 AM
Hi all,

Couldnt see the point of writing a page of crap about myself so heres the basics:

Name: Seamus
Location: Wales
Age: 16
Army: Ostermark

Thanks all, i look forward to being a member of such a great community.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: PhillyT on November 21, 2008, 02:49:34 AM
I am a 29 year old brand new player.  so new i  only have two 1000 points battles under my belt.  I've read many of the codex's/rulebooks and was quickly impressed with the empire.  I like humans, i like being the army of man, all troopers average stat wise, against a rampaging army of chaos bent on destroying the world. 

I'm here for the fluff

Well, welcome to the old boys club!  Robberbaron, that goes for you too!  We 25+ players need to stick together!

Triturian:  May I direct you to a little thread over in the Counts Tavern called the "Minotaurs"

It is where the beasts play.

And welcome everyone to the best little site on the planet!   :::cheers:::


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Captain Hesketh on November 26, 2008, 03:00:10 AM
Hail followers of Sigmar!

I have just recently decided to start collecting an Empire army. After playing Dwarfs for well over a year now and bouncing around various ideas for what to play, i settled on Empire for a jack of all trades army so i will hopefully wont grow bored of the army style and move on. I plan on creating a Middenland army (hail Ulric!). I hope to get my first models together soon and begin my lengthy painting project.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Valetus on December 01, 2008, 05:33:44 PM
Ive been reading this forum for a wee while now and finally decided to join. Im currently starting an Empire army with some DOW. This continues my theme of human armies (guard, bretonians). Aside from this i have eldar, high elves and chaos marines, also play that rare game inquisitor. Not much else to say other than ive been collecting and playing for about 7 years.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dragonfire666666 on December 03, 2008, 05:18:31 AM
Well Its interesting being among equals after being a bretionna player I am not used to treating the infantry veary well, I gess I will learn though :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Pyromanen on December 03, 2008, 06:46:53 AM
Greetings everyone!

I'm a 20 year old student from Denmark, with a recently rekindled interest for Warhammer, very much brought on by that crazy Brit, Paul Barnett and WAR.

I have to admit that I've never been in a real Warhammer battle, but the hobby has fascinated me since i was about 8 and i managed, with my hard earned, well collected at least, money to buy the massive starter box. I'm not entirely sure as it doesn't say on the old books i own, but i think that was back in the times of the 5th edition.
Anyway, the box contained a good few Bretonnian knights and bowmen, and some lizardmen to put them up against.
The scaly folk didn't really appeal to me, so i latched onto Bretonnia, all the knights and chivalric virtues does appeal to kids.
As kids often are, i ended up losing interest since my modest economy and lack of painting skill kept me from doing much.
Though i should mention my only victory in Warhammer, as it was in this period ^^ At an open warhammer event a friend who knew the rules a bit better and myself defeated The Empire thoroughly, with 100 points of Bretonnian Men at Arms and archers against Greatswords worth equal points, a bold flanking charge by the archers finally deciding the fight. Anyway, before i start rambling too much.

I managed to keep a latent interest in Warhammer, signing up for a few painting groups at a local youth club, but i never got the hang of it.
largely thanks to Paul Barnett and his almost inhuman enthusiasm i regain my interest in Warhammer and went out and acquired several army books, and finally, the actual rules.
When time and money allows i plan on starting an Imperial army, the Empire pulling me in with the close similarities to the Holy Roman Empire, something i just couldn't resist, being fairly historically interested.
Besides the Empire I've retained an interest in Bretonnia, an army that also mirrors a historical period, albeit a very different one.
The High Elves also peak my interest, but then again, they're just cool.
Wow, that went on for longer than i had intended ^^

From those old days i probably own several thousand points of Brettonians, but not the right points to form an army, and terribly abused by my utter lack of painting ability at that age.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: craziecory on December 06, 2008, 09:00:02 AM
Greetings everyone,

I'm located in Seattle, WA, USA.

Empire is my third attempt at playing Warhammer Fantasy Battles. My last two were Ogre Kingdoms and Lizardmen.

At the moment i'm 32 but i'm planning to be younger at any moment now.

I'm mostly a 40k player who loves sculpting and other cool things about the hobby.

The reason I came to the empire is I have a concept I would like to see come to fruition.

Leonardo's Legion.

I would like the whole steam punk feel for the army.

Thanks all and let's see where this goes.

Crazie Cory
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Aldaris on December 06, 2008, 10:29:38 AM
Hi everyone,

I live in Germany, near Stuttgart, and I am 32 years old. That age seems to be real trendy, looking a the post before mine...  :happy:

Have been playing WHFB about once every two years for the last twelve years or so (a friend of mine owns pretty much all the armies there are, and us and some guys usually get together around christmas if we can spare the time and play a big battle using his minis.) That means I have technically played for a long time, but really don't have a clue  :-D.

Have started collecting an empire army because I simply love the renaissance flair of it. Besides, I already play the Imperial Guard in 40K, so I figured I'd stay loyal to the emperor, even if he's not a god around here. Also play Chaos Space Marines in 40K.

Besides tabletop wargaming, I do some roleplaying, both pen and paper (Warhammer FRP amongst others) and LARP.

Stumbled across this forum via a link on warseer and really like what I see so far. That's it for now. *bows*
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on December 06, 2008, 04:00:52 PM
Hiya and welcome !

All of you, but especially those over 30. Makes me feel less old...  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hauptmann Tim on December 07, 2008, 03:58:13 PM
Greetings from another German Empire-fanatic!  :smile2:

I am 23 years old, play WHFB for more than 6 years now and for 2 years now the finest of all armies in the Old World.
I have a bunch of Ostlnder, Talabecland and even some guys from so exotic countries like Marienburg, Averheim and the Moot.
No Steam Tank and no Arch-Lector, which made the guy who has to say very often "I play for fun and not for victory!".
I use mostly something like a TVI list or a glorious all-cavalry-army for fun.

What else? Well I play also Chaos Mortals, Nightgoblins and in another sandbox also Imperial Guard, Blood Angels, Iron Warriors and Dark Eldars.
In the few times without paints and dices, I like to play good roleplaying games or make LARP and medieval-reenactment (13th century).

Tonight (Its now 5 o'clock in the evening here) I will post some miniatures.


PS: I read for a long time now and now I am very happy to use this hot smilies:  :biggriin: Thanks to this very talented guy who created them.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DenzvonBergkamp on December 08, 2008, 01:37:11 AM
Name's Jim, I'm 23 and live in Illinois, vaguely near Chicago. I recently graduated from NIU with a political science degree and a minor in Japanese Studies.

How long have you been playing Warhammer? about six months. Previously I played 40K and, briefly, LotR. I was in the Animosity 3 campaign, and to all that were in it good job guys and it was a pleasure to fight along side you.

Are you new to the Empire? Kinda, this is the only Warhammer army I've played, yet I feel that I know enough about the army to understand how to use them against other armies (especially brets and skaven, since my two friends who play use them)
Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races? I have about 2500 Empire if stretched, but I prefer to play matches of about 1750 so I can better match my army to my enemy's.

How and where do you play? I play at the local hobby store, on board games, and at the GW store about 30 mins away. I on occaision go to the battle bunker, but rarely.

Do you have other interests/hobbies? Soccer (my army's background and standard are based off a soccer team, Arsenal, actually), RPGs, MMOs, and reading.

As stated my army's background is based off Arsenal Football Club. The standard is a profile of a helblaster on a redcurrant and white quartered background. My general's name is Denz von Bergkamp (based off Dennis Bergkamp), my captain is his brother Jurgen von Bergkamp (named after Jurgen Klinsmann), my other captain is Cesco de Bregas (Cesc Fabregas), and my Wizard is Jaap Sturm (Jaap Stam). I know I'm a dork.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Midaski on December 08, 2008, 10:36:59 PM
Just as a timely reminder - this thread is just for new members to introduce themselves.

Existing members are asked not to reply here, but welcome/respond/comment to the new member in the main boards.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dark Apostle on December 11, 2008, 11:49:33 AM
Greetings, fellow citizens of the Empire!

My name's Tobias, 30 years old, currently living in Gteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden.

Although not exactly new to the Empire I consider myself very much a beginner when it comes to the current ed of WHFB. Suffice to say, last time I played, imperial dwarves, ogres, horse archers, war wagons and Reiksguard on foot were still around...

I'm mostly into the hobby for the painting and related activites, and have until now had 40k as my main focus. But recently WHFB and the Empire has stared to grow on me, and with rumors abound of new, plastic greatswords in the pipe, I think it's time to build myself an army.

I'm thinking of Wissenland, not so much for fluff reasons as for the grey/white combo of their uniforms. Throw in some nicely coloured plumes and your set for a nice army, methinks.

Anyway, building an army may still be some time off in the future, but I'll post a first draft of an army list in the proper section of this board for comments and critics by more experienced generals.

See you out there on the forum!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Draig on December 11, 2008, 03:43:45 PM

Attention oomie scum. Dis ere is da boss. Da boss doez not pansy about wiv you puffy sleeve buggaz. Da boss only fites wiv wot is green, so if any of youze wanna-be-chumbuckets finks yer ard enuff I'll be waitin'.

p.s. Wun at a time pelaze. Digestin' metal ain't easy ya know...


Greetings folks,

Some of you may know me already. I hail from the Warpath and have met a few you you already through Crisis and again as a GM in Animosity 3. Figured I'd inflict myself on you all some more and sign up. I run an all cavalry Orc and Goblin army when I actually get to play and I'm currently in the UK, caught between London and Bristol.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Broggly on December 12, 2008, 12:51:54 PM
I'm 17 years old. I live in Australia.
I've played Warhammer for a few years, but I haven't really had much time for it. Now that high school is over I've got a few months with nothing to do, so I'm starting an Empire army.
Before this I had a half-painted Skaven army, and Eldar in 40K.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DOCSpanky on December 14, 2008, 11:36:02 PM
Just started Empire after a long stint with the pure Night Goblins.  Hoping to garner ALOT of new info and odeas as I try to finally take FANTASY seriously. :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: vesrian on December 16, 2008, 04:44:12 AM
Hi all,

I just joined the site and figured I'd post an quick introduction. I started playing warhammer a long time ago (back in 3rd edition). But I stop playing years ago and am only now getting back into the game. So I'm essentially a beginner. Empire is the only army I've played. Something about the army appealed to me back when I first started and i still like them. I've always like the undead army as well, and if I ever do a second army, it'd probably be either vampire counts or tomb kings.

Right now I'm in the midst of an escalation league which is giving me a chance to get my army back together. Outside of that, I mostly just play random one off games for fun. I'm not really into tournaments. These days I like the painting part as much as playing. People around here (Iowa, USA) aren't really that into painting so I play against a lot of unpainted armies. I'm trying to convince people to spend more time painting and I've been considering some running sort of painting clinic or a semi regular painting night.

Anyway, that's about as much as I plan to share right now. No doubt my future posts in the forum will reveal more about me.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SANDER_EMPIRE on December 16, 2008, 10:24:43 AM
 hello,i'am sander i live in belgium and i play alraedy 4 jears with empire i think that i ghot 4000 points of empire
my hobby's are fencing and warhammer :biggriin:  but my english is not so good but i gonne try
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hector von Strueben on December 23, 2008, 09:43:01 AM
Hello there everyone! The names Ryan, I'm 20 and I've been playing Warhammer/40k for close to ten years now, here in little ol' Auburn, Washington. I've got a bit of orc and goblins, but after reading Heldenhammer, I fell for the Empire. I'm slowly working on an army right now, hailing from Talabecland technically, but is right at the border of Ostermark, and has occasionally lent aid to Kislev. I just really wanted to incorporate bears into my army.  :icon_biggrin:

In 40k, my main army is Orks, in fact I'm a member of DA WAAAGH! (Chockchan the Arch Dictator if you're interested). I can't wait for the new releases, or for the release of the new Guard, they will be my next army to start.

My hobbies include lots of reading, lots of video games, and going to as many movies as financially possible.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Joelatron on December 23, 2008, 10:17:28 AM

I herald from Wellington New Zealand.
Empire is my 2nd WHFB army. My first being Wood Elves.
In my gaming circle my opponents are High Elves, Dark Elves, Vampire Counts, and Orks and Gobblins. The local tournament scene consists of a nice spread of armies-so I get to play most other armies.
Ive been playing proper for a couple of years now and was drawn to the Empire because of its completely different playing style to Wood elves-yet still have a strong element of 'cool'. The concept of an army based on religious fanaticism and crazy engineers and magicians that seem a little too discworld was too much to pass up.

I look forward to contributing to this forum :)

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wissenlander on December 23, 2008, 05:25:06 PM
Welcome aboard. :::cheers:::

You'll fit right in as we have a few ex-pat Wood Elves around. :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hot Karl Franz on December 25, 2008, 11:28:00 PM

Long time lurker, first time poster.

I'm in Nebraska, and there is a surprising number of local shops that run WH games.  I had played a bit of 40k before (nuns with guns! wheee!) but decided to give the Empire a shot.  My local game group is starting a paint n play league in the new year,  so I'll post some questions about some units and lists over the next few days since I have had a lot of fun reading these forums.

In the meantime, I'll just keep painting (possibly Ostlanders) and keepin an eye out for horny bears with back door tendencies
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: johnwayne on December 27, 2008, 03:13:09 PM

I'm a member and very sporadic poster for nearly two years now, but I never posted an introduction. This is a good time as any.
I'm Tom, 24, and I live in Brugge, Belgium. I joined this site for its high quality posts and its mature audience. I played WH for 5 or 6 years now and before I played WH40k in third edition. I own 1500 of Dwarves, but I mostly play my friends miniatures. They have the tendency lack a bit of self control (:p) and to start every new army that comes out. Including the army books. Over the course of the years they collected at least 2K for every army. Mostly unpainted.
I only play at their place, but I had the opportunity to play with and against all the armies. Unpainted:p
I like trying out new things and looking at the same thing from the other perspective. Sometimes I use armylists my friends used in a different battle, tooled up for a different opponent. Armylists with skirmishers/bowmen with standards, I don't care. It's all fun, as long it is new and opens up opportunities.
I'm not affraid to say something sucks if it does. I have played with and against empire HB's, played with Ogres against a shooty empire (which was fun), High Elves, Chaos Warriors... They all have their uses, but some uses are pushing your luck a bit.
I also used to do campaigns once in a while, but I don't have the time to play that regulary.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Von Breden on December 28, 2008, 12:51:37 AM
Welcome Tom, always nice to hear from other Belgians!

Mature posts? You haven't seen the Back Table... :engel:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Justanius on December 29, 2008, 07:01:22 PM

I'm a 15 year old dude, from Alberta, Canada. I am new to the game of Warhammer, but I used to play the LOTR game a few years back. I was going to start a lizardman army, after I saw my cousins amazing paint jobs, and somehow got the idea in my head that I could paint as well as him. I went out and bought some boxed set, I'm not sure which one, and a lot of paint. I immediately started painting them, and lets just say I am not a very skilled painter.  :-D After that experience, I lost interest, until last week when I walked past a hobby store with Games Workshop miniatures displayed in the window. So, I went in, this time actually spending time learning about the game, running through a small skirmish, and then decided that the Empire was the right army for me. So far, my army contains only a set of state troops, a warrior priest, and a master engineer that the salesperson persuaded me to buy. (I 'm not sure what use he will serve...)
So, that's about it.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Blue on January 02, 2009, 08:33:26 AM
Hello everyone,

I live in Washington state USA and I've only been playing fantasy for about three years. I just started Empire about a month ago and I really like it so far. I started with Hordes of Chaos, and have Tomb kings and High Elves as well.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Buddha90 on January 07, 2009, 06:39:03 PM
Hello everyone

I'm new to this forum (as some of you already figured since I'm posting here), but I'm also new to the empire.

I've been playing warhammer on and off for about 4 years and I've been a greenskin all those years. Now I've gotten a bit older and tired of the greenskins, eventhough I sometimes miss the devastating randomness. So I've been looking around for a new army. First of I wanted warriors of chaos and I've played a couple of test games with them. I like the woc and all that, but I've always had a bit of a crush for the empire. So I've decided to start a chaos and an empire army. Then on lonely nights I can play with myself.... (I take no responsability for nasty thoughts concerning that sentence)

I'm 18 years old, soon to be 19, and I live in Denmark. Hope my english doesn't suffer to much. Besides playing warhammer I am a boxer.

Thats about it.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Riis on January 07, 2009, 08:47:17 PM
Hello everyone, the name is Peter I'm 21 and live and study medicine in Odense in Denmark.
I grew up on a small island, where we had a rather large gaming community (compared to the wee size of the island).
Back then i used to play all sorts of fantasy games, the one that had me most hooked was, as you properly have guessed the great game of warhammer. I started back in 5th edition, and only ever played empire. I know the empire was a lousy army back then, but i didn't know that at the time. And besides, the friends i played with lacked any sense of tactical mindset at all, and was easily defeated.
When our community finally managed to start a wargames club, i was in the front lines learning and watching the older players, devising great plans of how i would bring my imperial troops to greatness. Times passed and i became a veteran player of many battles, mostly won, but then disaster struck. I had to move, I had come of age and could not study medicin on my little island. The warhammer figures were stowed away and I "took life seriously" for a while, to use my girlfriend's words.
I can no longer stand the pressure and most return to my old gaming ways, at least once in a while. So I've recently joined a gaming club at a local store, and play a game when i can muster the time.

I can field around 4k points, easily.
Being a rather short on time at the moment, due to spending my time pouring over anatomy/biochemistry books, i don't have the time i would like to properly paint my imperial army. I was always the player not the painter, an attitude which have left me with 4000 point of half painted models. But when i find the time to use on this hobby I'd rather spend it playing, and reading post on this fine forum.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Icepick78 on January 08, 2009, 06:01:49 PM
Hey hey,

long time lurker, first post today.

My names Andy, Im 30 and I live in Austria. Im into Warhammer/40k since the early 90ies, but Im mainly into conversions and collecting in general (without doing anything with the minis... :icon_mrgreen:), my last game was - IIRC - 5 years ago and Im a rather bad painter. (bad and very very slow that is)

Im new into Empire, my WHFB armies so far are DElves, WElves, HoC and Vampire Pirates. 40k-wise Im into Marines (various chapters), CSM and IG. Points per army are somewhere between 500 and 3000. (most stuff of course unpainted)

As for the Empire I chose Altdorf, mainly because of the colour scheme and the idea to play the army of the capital. Ill post some pictures for sure...within the next 8 years.

So, yeah, hi everybody.

Sorry for any grammar/spelling mistakes,

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: FallenVoice on January 09, 2009, 02:27:40 PM
Good Day...

Again a long time lurker, finally decided to start posting, if even just a little.

The Name is Mats, I'm 20 and Norwegian.
I study Illustration and this is one of the reason warhammer appeals to me.
I've been painting/modeling/playing off and on since I was 10ish, and presently I'm working on my third army, Empire.
I've played dark elves (first army, not much to show anymore) and Tomb Kings (1200 points) previously.

I'm hopeing this forum will continue to motivate me to paint and work on my Empire army, and finally see me off to play
some tornies and general games.

As a sidenote, I'm dyslectic (god knows if I spelt that right :roll:) but I strive to improve my English at every opportune movement.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Belakor on January 09, 2009, 09:17:54 PM
Hello from Hawaii! Not much players here, but it is still fun to start a new army, this is my first WHFB army so I naturally wanted characters, like Karl Franz
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ashyr on January 14, 2009, 04:28:18 AM
Hi guys. kinda new to warhammer.
picked up the rules pretty quickly as im familiar with dice based games and of course chess

started with bretonia, found them to be a tad squishy and with terrible limitations.

so yeah my friends suggested empire. so i read the rule book. and built a few mock army's.

pretty much a solid empire player. so i thought all my mates have forum accounts on there chosen factions.
so here i am keen to learn from the empire pro's and maybe show u some of my ideas, and tech at the same time.

Keen to learn the info and lingo for empire.

so wtf is a TVI  ?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DekoPuma on January 15, 2009, 12:22:30 AM
Hey there, I've been watching this board for a month or two now, finally decided to post an entrance.
I currently game in Bozeman, Montana at a local comics/games store, Rook's.
I'd been playing 40k (Chaos Space Marines) for a few years when I was convinced to give Fantasy a try.  My first entry into the game was the Vampire Counts spearhead last year.  I've been playing that and having fun with it, but was considering something new.  During a recent road trip to the Seattle Heart of Fire tournament, we were discussing various armies and I decided I'd like to give Empire a try.  Why?  Because I wanted to be able to shoot things, something my VC army lacked greatly, and I didn't want to play Dwarves because there are already several dwarven armies where I play. (Also, I thought the Steam Tank was awesome).
Fortuitously, the gaming club at Rook's decided to start up a "Tale of Gamers" similar to what had been done in White Dwarf with 40k, only with WFB.  Each month, we're supposed to build and paint 500 points of a new army, and then have progressivly larger tournaments at the end of each month, 500, 1000, 1500, and 2000.
This has given my the incentive and excuse to get started on Empire. (Other new armies include Ogres, Lizardmen, Elves (still undecided which kind they want) and three or four Warriors of Chaos)
Originally I wanted to go very shooting heavy with an army of Nuln.  However, the mood around here seems to indicate that such an army is likely to get oneself lynched, so I've had to back away from the theme a bit.  As my army grows, I may put some pictures up, depending on how things look.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Izzuan on January 27, 2009, 04:40:07 PM
howdy y'all! well, I figger I've been lurkin long enough, and I thought I'd introduce myself :)

I've been playing for about 3-4 months, a buddy had a bunch of pieces and introduced me and some other friends to the game.
I"m relatively new, I decided I was gonna play empire from the get go, cause I loved my bright wizard from the MMO.
me and the guys get together about once a month when all our schedules permit for us to romp around on a table, kicking rear and taking names. Until recently I spent most of my free time (non-wife/work/school/sleep time :)) playing mmo's. I've since given those up, so I can take more time for the important things....like minis :). I don't have much in the way of pieces atm (a unit of spearmen mostly painted, a volley gun and crew, a cannon and crew, a steam tank in the mail, and a handfull of characters) I"m working on building up an army, just takes a little time :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: newsun on January 29, 2009, 10:00:13 AM
Hi Guys,

New here, just started playing fantasy a couple months ago and empire is an army which has my interest.

I have played some 40k in RT-3rd then took a break and started again with daemons which allowed me to easily play both games.

I play mostly at my FLGS in Oakland, CA.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Redbeardthefarmer on January 29, 2009, 09:05:30 PM
Hello Everyone!

I am new to Warhammer, as well as new to the Empire.  At the moment, I am trying to narrow down which army to use.  It started as a four army search, but has been narrowed down to two!  Those two armies are The Empire and Orcs and Goblins.  I was referred to this site by the good folks at Astronomican for a better idea of the Empire.  I live in Eatonville, Washington in the US.  It is forty-five minutes away from the nearest GW hobby shop, which is why I have been reading and posting on forums to get my questions answered.  I am a middle school teacher and farmer by occupation.  I know that my opportunities to actually play Warhammer are going to be relatively few, but I plan on getting the most out of the hobby that I can by conning my friends into playing!  What has attracted me to the Empire is the variety of units and variability that can occur between the various armies.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MasterSpark on January 31, 2009, 12:44:34 PM

I've been into the hobby of Warhammer for almost a decade now (periodically slipping in and out though) and I only just recently decided to start up an army of the Empire, even though I've considered it for quite some time. This army will be the first ever to be on the "side of Order" as I have only played as Chaos and Undead (though with a slight good-guy twist to these) before. I'll also finally get to do something in the shooting phase, heheh.

I'm from the southern part of Sweden and I'm a student currently in the process of obtaining my drivers license. In my free time I enjoy playing various games on the computer and TV, playing miniature tabletop games, spending (some, heheh) time together with like-minded friends as well as some studying about and small-scale collecting of historical arms and armour.

Glad to be aboard!  :ph34r:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jewells on January 31, 2009, 05:23:56 PM
Greeting to all on W-E

Just wanted to say hello and glad to be back after my 2 year "time out"

My cancer is finally in remission and i feel good enough to be back to playing Empire, working and doing all the things "normal" people do.

I am in the process of a re-write of my detachment tactica and will be posting some new stuff soon.

See you soon,


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: PhillyT on February 01, 2009, 12:15:17 AM
Welcome back and congrates on the remission!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: kroeger on February 03, 2009, 09:51:49 PM
Hi guys

I've been playing warhammer for a couple of months felt I needed a break from 40k which I've been playing so long I'm not sure when I started.. was some time back in second ed at any rate

I'm currently living in Edinburgh studying for my masters in robotics and have just starting going along to the Edinburgh league of gamers in case theres any members on this board.

I've got an army list posted in the parade ground if anyone is interested  :-D

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gobsmacked on February 04, 2009, 11:44:13 PM
Greetings all!

I first started playing Warhammer in college back in 1991.  I played mostly Orc and Goblin and started cobbling together a Nipponese army using my own list (I couldn't find one - if one even existed - and the internet was still in its infancy.  Over the years, I've played a few of it's derivatives (40K, Epic, Blood Bowl, Man o' War, Gorkamorka).  About 7 years or so ago I moved out of town and stopped playing, mostly because there wasn't anywhere to do so in the area I moved to. 

Back in September I started playing Warhammer Online and that sort of rekindled my desire to play (and paint!) again.  I've done a bunch of research since then and I really like the fluff for the Empire and have decided on them as my army of choice.  I'm in the planning stages, trying to figure out the theme behind my army.  I'm leaning toward Averland - being Italian I'd like to have some Tilean representation, and as a Steelers fan you can't go wrong with yellow and black!

Anyhoo, I'm not quite sure of where I'll actually play yet.  The only places I've seen locally so far only play when I'm not available.  Anybody know of any gaming clubs near Albany, NY?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: beardybadger on February 07, 2009, 12:10:57 PM
Hi all

The names Pete and I used to be a member here a few years ago, but can't remember my login details. I fell out of the hobby after my gaming buddy moved to the States and my kids gave up playing once they moved into middle teenage (more or less towards the end of 6th Ed... 2005/6???). One of my mates recently asked if I still played and that has sparked my interest again. I am intending to dig out my armies from the shed this weekend and will be seeing what I have to hand. I have a lot of painting and basing to do and a little bit of organisation to get the armies into 7th Ed compatibility.

Has anyone got any suggestions for decent clubs in or around North Hampshire? I'm in the Basingstoke/Fleet area if that helps any.

My armies are:

Empire - approx 3000pts
Zombie Pirates - approx 2500pts (nerfed a bit by 7th.... but still fun to play)
Lizardmen - approx 3000pts (mix of 5th and 6th ed minis) (inherited from No 2 son)
Dwarfs - 2000pts
a handful of VC mini's (poss use with pirate zombies as normal zombies to make a VC army) (inherited from No 2 son)

Space Marines - approx 1500pts (inherited from No 2 son)

Chaos cultist Mordheim warband

Apologies for the ramble, I promise to keep any future posts shorter. *keeping fingers crossed behind back*

Cheers, Pete

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Blargh on February 07, 2009, 07:13:54 PM
Hello there!

I've been into the hobby for quite few years (started back in the times of 5th ed), altrough with many breaks and comebacks.
I'm not a very good general (never won any battle really).
After several months of lurking here I finally snapped and registered to answer some posts.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theVenerableThaumaturge on February 08, 2009, 10:15:55 AM
Hey Folks,

Just re-joined after a long break from the Empire, having played them off and on back in 5th. I recently bought a chaos army thinking they were my cup of tea, but have been a bit disappointed at their lack of flexibility. When I played against an Empire force, all the time I was playing I kept wishing I was round the other side of the table. So I checked out my old Empire collection (sadly depleted since I had sent many of them off to ebay) and got hooked again just looking at the little plastic fellas. I guess you always come back in the end.  :icon_biggrin:

I have a few plans for painting projects, but I will spell it all out in a blog when I get started. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

Happy days, here we come.  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Albrecht von Hinkel on February 09, 2009, 05:44:33 AM
Well, I am back after a long break. Haven't played a single game in 7th edition yet, barely even skimmed through the new books. Been painting up some high elves currently, but when I returned here I got back the warm fuzzy feeling for The Empire and unpacked them almost at once  :happy:

Now I am contemplating whether to try and continue the theme from my army or start fresh. Difficult decision (and what's with the lack of puffy sleeves on the new state troops?  :icon_cry:)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Master Wizard on February 10, 2009, 01:37:39 PM
Hey Everyone,
Been collecting warhammer for a short time although I've still to play an actual game.
Was building a vampire counts army but decided it lacked something that I wanted.
Then I bought a few lovely empire bits
and now I'm hooked =D

Anyways just a noob saying hidey ho!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Packing Steel on February 15, 2009, 07:12:28 PM

Been admiring this lovely website for quite some time now and decided it was time I joined.

I've been playing the empire for 9 years now and have the honour of commanding the Hochland XII "Fire and Foote"(7000pts)

I game in Burton-on-Trent Staffordshire at the same club as Deadkez, for those of you who know him.

Look forward to chatting with you all.


Dan Sanders
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Raskinvold on February 17, 2009, 10:24:15 AM
  Hi, Im new to the Empire and returning to WFB after some years. Currently looking for other players in my area (Blue mountains west of Sydney, Australia) I love the world of warhammer and cant give it up. I especially like the 7th edition rules. First discovered WFB in '96

   Have collected Dwarves
                        orcs and goblins

Raskinvold :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Baumann on February 17, 2009, 03:43:35 PM
Hi Everyone,
I'm a long time player of Warhammer, originally with High Elves and finding my true calling with the release of Dogs of War. However with the current lack of support for the Dogs and the way most organizers view them, I have been turning recently to the Empire for my general, Dieter Baumann, to lead.
I look forward to benefitting from the collected wisdom here.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Toro_Blanco on February 17, 2009, 07:05:39 PM
Hey, posting here a day later than I joined, but hre we go.  I've been a player on and off for about 5 years, and trying really hard to get back into the game for good.

Empire is my first and true love, with my current army split between old units in storage and new units that are being painted.  It adds up to ~3,500 points (it'd be more, but I can't field every unit I own; I have three cannons, two mortars, etc.)  My Empire army is a Border Princes army, themed around a unit of soldiers defending their land and almost trying to make the Border Princes into an unofficial Province of the Empire.  My empire army is also the only army I take seriously as far as competitions; I'm willing to bend my personal rules about what I take to be competitive, even if it seems unlikely for an army on the borders.  My others do not get this advantage; they are what they are, regardless of how doomed that makes them on the table (and I have fun either way, so it works).

I also plan to have two other armies, and maybe once they're done I'll consider a fourth (Either that, or just expand the three of them).

My night goblin horde (all night goblins, some snotlings, nothing else.  Maybe a single unit of trolls).  I plan to make a 3,000 point night goblin tribe, which will have an immense number of models because of how cheap they are.

My other army, which is a work in progress, is a 2-3,000 point Chaos Dwarf army.  I love my big hat men, and look forward to a day when there's an official AB for them.

I also LOVE fiction writing, so all of my units, leaders, and heroes have stories behind them.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Maron on February 18, 2009, 04:11:24 AM
Greetings all.

I have decided to start an Empire Army project and thought this looks like the place to be for all things Empire.

I have been playing Warhammer for a while (I started when the box set contained Elf and Goblin Spearmen...not sure what edition; maybe 4th). Took a break during University and have been back in the hobby for the last couple of years.

I have collected WoC, Wood Elves, Dwarfs and Vampire Counts but have always fancied a human army but the Brettonians don't appeal (I don't enjoy painting horses).

Anyway, I have decided to go with a Nordland theme and look forward to hearing everybodies advice on army lists and painting.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Neffy on February 19, 2009, 04:01:46 PM
Hi all.. New guy in town :)

Im 19 on the way to 20 and i've been collecting fantasy for 6 years i think. I play Beasts of Chaos and have made myself a skaven army which i now will sell so I can start an empire army :)

Previous armies:

beasts of chaos (still got this one )
hordes of chaos
dark elves
empire (hopefully!!)

Im from denmark, a happy fella who loves playing and painting. I've had som off periods, but im back into the game again :)

soooo... cheers, see you around :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Baron Von Orange on February 19, 2009, 06:19:06 PM
right well im new to this site im 18
i have played 40k but i found it terbile borting sicne i did it since i was 11
any way my freind whos gos by the alias of pardre introduce me to Normle warhammer and iv been an aditct ever since
iv have the armies of Brettions and have started to collect bestmen for veraty and have a regiment or 2 of empire to make

i all so reinact (yes i really do run around witha big pike and pord peop[le with it) :ph34r:

so  :::cheers::: all ill see you around most proberble.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Zalminen on February 23, 2009, 09:25:32 PM
Hi everyone!

I've been reading the forum for several months and finally decided to dive in  :icon_biggrin:

My friend managed to lure me into Warhammer last fall. So far I've only played one game against her (and got promptly massacred by her VC army) but atleast my army is looking a lot more painted already... 
For me the choice of Empire was easy. I wanted to play the brave defenders, the last human line against the hordes of evil. And Bretonnia looked... well, boring by comparison.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Akasha on February 24, 2009, 02:58:37 PM
Hi! Glad to meet you.  :icon_biggrin: I'm Akasha, live in Korea(South! - Rare?). You know, my first language is not English. Then, I couldn't use correct words always by short experience about English. i need your understand.  :icon_wink:  I hope i will be friendly with you and will get good informations about empire. 

So, I answer to questions.

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
-started from 40K, 2 years passed.

Are you new to the Empire?
-Yes! and to Fantasy, too.  :)

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
-No~ I don't have yet.

How and where do you play?
-I often play at ORCTOWN(It's name of miniature shop in Korea! Really!  :icon_lol:)

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
-40K, Mordheim, TRPG, Comics, Animations... have interests so much about many fields.

....and anything else you might like to share....... Smiles!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Vredesbyrd on February 28, 2009, 06:24:42 AM
Hello everyone, I'm Chris and I'm a GW addict.

I was born in the Great Border City, or Carlisle as its more often known, and did the whole school, first job, first girlfriend thing there. Worked in Argos, Trespass and for five months I had the best job in the world at that time for me - I was a GW staff member. I loved working in GW Carlisle, but unfortunately the real world was calling to me and I had to go to University, to hide from the real world for the next four to seven years.

I first got into the hobby when I was eleven and some schoolmates of mine told be about 'Warhammer' and that I should play something called Bretonnians as they wore lots of armour. They then took me to GW Carlisle, which I'd passed many times but never been in. I got Ravening Hordes, the giant black and white poster catalogue they did and a box of Bretonnian Bowmen. I've been hooked ever since.

Nine years on and I can't paint that much better, my attention span for an army is about as weak as ever and I keep having mental ideas. Although I occasionally go into GW Aberdeen, for I am at the University of Aberdeen, its not the same as GW Carlisle where I know everyone, and everything that's going on.

Currently I'm studying for a History degree, which I then hope to pursue through to a PhD, hopefully specialising in either Byzantium or Viking Scandinavia. If I could, I'd do both, but I think I'd go mad doing all the work for them. Ultimate goal currently is to become a lecturer, and ramble on about Byzantines and Vikings at people whilst getting paid for it.

I used to play with the Empire in Sixth Edition but its been some time since I've fielded the Sons of Sigmar. Just recently started the early stages of a WFRP game and in planning my character I've rediscovered my love of the Empire and so have decided to build myself a new Empire army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gustavus Magnus on February 28, 2009, 07:18:41 AM
Hello fellow citizens of the Empire,
I used to play Empire troops starting back in college in the very early 90s.  I quit playing in about 94 or 95 (version 3, I think.  It was when the cards for magic were introduced).  I just got tired of watching half my army flee in terror from undead and chaos units and having my remaining army get slaughtered by Nagash or a Vampire Lord, who invariably had a Von Carstein ring and would return after I finally managed to kill him.
I had come across some Dogs of War pike figures on a game store shelf last year and asked around to find players who told me that the latest version of rules weren't a character/magic heavy and that the days of lich and his chariot taking 950 points out of a 1500 point army was over.  So I got a copy of the rules and dusted off my figures.  I really like the idea of running mercenary pike with my Imperials so I dropped a chunk of change for 60+ pikemen (no half-measures for me) and just found an old Army box set sitting on the shelf of a local hobby store.  I feel like "Fast Eddy" Felson returning from retirement.
I live in San Antonio, Texas
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: NavySpy007 on March 04, 2009, 04:45:55 AM
Greetings fellow generals of the Empire Army!   :icon_biggrin:

I am from the United States, in the state of Florida, and I live in the area of Tampa.

I first started playing 6th ed. back in the early 2000's.  Then there was a long, long period of about 8 years since I just recently picked it back up.  Finding someone that plays Warhammer Fantasy is not easy!

I do have a good size army of the Empire.  It will be from Norland.  Why?  Because my high school colors were blue and gold and the colors of Norland are blue and yellow.  That's why I decided that.  lol  It's only missing some Pistoliers/Outriders, the new rocket launcher, and the mighty Steam Tank.  I have to say 5% of the mini's are 100% painted.  But I've been working hard along with my wife in painting them.  She painted my Griffin and it looks SO GOOD! 

I have not yet played my 1st 7th ed. game yet.  I was hoping to play this past weekend on Sunday, but I guess they played on Saturday instead.   :icon_sad:  It's at a hobby store in Brandon, FLA., which is about 15 minutes from me.

My other interests are playing Dungeons & Dragons (3.5 ed). 

Looking forward to interacting with you all.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Derek Contyre on March 04, 2009, 07:53:31 AM
Greetings from Stattenland noble Imperial Lords.

I live in Australia, Brisbane and have been playing warhammer since the year 2001, my first army was the empire i must say and now have amassed a veritable legion of troops, just over five thousand points have joined the Stattenland provincial army and unfortunately i have decided to repaint most of them. . . to suit my new colour scheme.
The scheme itself is red and white, blue and yellow. My Imperial soldiers hail from the province of Stattenland, the province itself is located on the west bank of the river Talebec, east of the Howling hills. if you'll look on page 8 of the new edition of the empire army book, the political map of the empire shows small part of Middenland seperated by them from a river, that is the river Statten. Stattenland was technically in Middenland, but in a future post, i will write up my theme and explain the situation to you all, hopefully in the next electoral meeting, Stattenland will gain recognisable provincial status. With your support, my lord Seth Contyre, ruler of Stattenland will gain electorate status.

Anyway, my local games workshop is garden city and every friday night is basically games night, where every one comes to play games of fantasy. I have recruited a steam tank, fully painted and an artillery train of three cannons, a mortar, a helblaster and a helstorm. I had a break from empire several years ago to foray into 40k, but i didn't like that so i returned to fantasy to start tomb kings.
After amassing a 2500pt list fully painted, I turned to another army of men, Warriors of Chaos, when they were released again.

But now after gaming with the enemies of mankind, my old empire ary once more calls to my heart. The valiant General Derek Contyre will once more march forth, this time with his earstwhile ally Grandmaster Tiberius of the Knights Teuton, Templar knights from the crusades against Araby. My army is once more marching to war, for Stattenland, for the Contyre family, FOR THE EMPEROR!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 05T1AND on March 05, 2009, 12:52:25 PM
hi everyone, new guy here.
you may know my brother, who's on here registered as minty15, as far as i can remember.
i've decided to start an empire army of my own, and he directed me to this site.
i hope to have fun here.  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: samhain on March 07, 2009, 12:10:41 PM
Hello everyone!

I'm from Moscow, Russia. Reading this forum for several time, and now decided to register.
Making an empire army of crusade against chaos. I'm not playing, only converting, painting and sculpting :smile2:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gatomo on March 07, 2009, 05:41:41 PM

  I've recently picked up playing Warhammer again and look forward to Adepticon and the Chicago Games day coming up this year. I originally started playing back in.....wow I guess somewhere between 1994 and 96. I think that was 3rd edition. I picked it back up again in October of 08 and have got my army assembled and partially painted in the colors of Nulin (I know cop-out on the painting but it's been a while).

   My original army was Empire also and I have some of the models incorporated into my new army (some knights Panther and Flagellants). Since I've started back up I decided to stay with Empire at the moment. I have picked up some other boxes of armies but don't plan on doing anything with them till I'm comfortable with playing again and have my Empire army completed.

   Other than WH, I play D&D still, (not 4th edition) and get out in the summer for biking and exploring the local state parks.

   I look forward to posting some pictures of my Nulin army as I paint them up and hope for feedback and discussion of play and tactics.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dormos on March 07, 2009, 07:17:21 PM
Well, better late than never.

I've been playing Warhammer for only a year or so, and Empire is my second army. My first was O&G. After realizing that in order to make what I had from the Battle of Skull Pass stuff good it'd be like starting a whole new army, I decided to go with Empire. So far I love this army so much more than O&G. Mostly because with a bit of good old fashion thinking, there isn't much we don't have an answer for :)

Right now I only have about 750 to 800 points of empire. And growing! Unfortunately my local game store doesn't stock a lot of it...but alas. Anyway, good to be here!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jackelow on March 11, 2009, 06:58:12 PM
hay yall

Im andrew from massachusetts
Im 12 and right when the new 7th edition empire book cam out i've been playing warhammer empire.
I have about 2000 points and a quarter of it is painted. I am going to have my first game and tournament
this saturday at a local independent retailer shop. wish me luck!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Naitsabes on March 13, 2009, 03:50:39 AM
hey everybody,

I've been reading this forum for a LONG time, back when The Village Idiot was a man and not yet stuff of myth and legend. I think I realized this is a place to visit regularly when reading the fluff to the Ostermark online campaign. Never quite thought I had much to add and so just kept on reading, but finally decided to take the plunge now.

I've been playing since late 3rd edition. Empire was pretty much the laughing stock until 6th, tough times for an Empire General. Anyway, it's all good now, I like the current state of things (demons...minor nuisance in comparison). My army hails from Altdorf, I like playing with lots of state troops and detachments.

Looking forward to getting to know you.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Talos on March 13, 2009, 02:18:21 PM
Would just like to say hello.
I played WFB and w40k back around 95-99 then I took a break. I just got back into it last summer. I got back into 40k first as I could use some my old models. As I never really played WFB back then I just brought models i liked to paint.
Well I have finished my w40k army and found it ok to play but the game seems to lack tactics and options in army building.
So I took a look at WFB.
In 40k I always played the evil races but really did not feel like painting more Chaos.
So I had look at all the WFB army books and Empire just grabbed me I love the models and the amount of different schemes and options in the army books. Also who does not love Warrior Priests.
So I got a great deal on ebay last week around 3000 points of empire all sprayed black for 70. So I am about to have my easter break so going to start painting it all . I have just made my first list which I will post up.
So yes hello all
I hope I will enjoy my stay here

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hans von Reitemeyer on March 16, 2009, 09:41:25 AM
I'm Duncan and I'm from Vancouver, BC.
I've played Warhammer 40k for about 10 years and WFB for 4 years.
I just recently switched over from my High Elf army(which I've been playing since 2005) to the Empire.
I've had the Empire army book for a while but I never bought any models, though I have played a couple low point games using proxys.
After many failed attempts I have finally written a 2000 point army list that I like, and now I have started the process of buying/building all the models that I need.

Well...thats all I can think of that needs to be said right now, so I guess I'll see you on the forums.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Red Flagellant on March 16, 2009, 06:03:36 PM
Im Jack from the UK
I have played for a good 5 years and and 3 years ago started my first WFB army the Orcs and Goblins
I started empire a few weeks ago and have been following this forum since

I hope I can help other people with anything  and get help for my terrible painting

Nice to meet You

Red Flagellent
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Beastlord Karankawa on March 19, 2009, 03:23:38 AM
Hello everyone.  I'm Trevor from Texas.  Many many years of Warhammer playing, mainly with Beastmen and then a little daemons, but now I've got the bug to work on my Empire army quite a bit (from when I first starting playing Empire back in 1990 or so).

Glad to see the thriving community and look forward to the many lessons on how a poor Empire general can survive and compete against the evils of the world.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: youthministerWH on March 19, 2009, 02:25:28 PM
Hello All,

I'm a recent empire player, having started during this current edition. I was interested in playing during middle school, but the lack of getting a job legally kept me from diving in. During the last two years of college my roommate and I began playing. Since I was interested in the Empire back in the day, I decided I would commit to that army.  My friend plays as the Wood Elves and is my only opponent in this area, which is fine.  So for the last two years we've been learning and playing together (all the while I've been wishing handgunners could move and shoot). 

I am not the greatest painter, nor am I a wonderful terrain builder.  My tactics as a general are lacking.  I also don't know the rules by heart.  All that's fine though; I am involved in Warhammer just because it's fun.  It's my casual hobby, and I think it's great.  I'm just now getting into 40k, but I'll let that be all I say on that for now.

I'm a youth minister in Tennessee and I'm currently working on my Master's Degree from Southern Seminary.  I have a wonderful wife and we will be married two years this upcoming August.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: countcrazy on March 20, 2009, 07:31:15 PM
Hello all, countcrazy here. Or, more commonly, Rico. Ive been playing Warhammer fantasy for about 6 years now, and have played 40k for just shy of two years. I live in Canada, and have had models for every army in both 40k and fantasy. At the moment, I have decided to start on a clean slate by restarting my Empire army from scratch. Other than Warhammer, I like to play guitar and listen to my extensive collection of Rock music.

As a side note, I usually say cheers at the end of every post, and would be in a ditch somewhere if everyone actually put alcohol on my tab.

So, In conclusion, I am what most of you here are. I am a General of the empire, and Ive come to be just that with the rest of Yall

Cheers, :::cheers:::

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Samsson on March 21, 2009, 06:50:46 PM
Hello all!

My name is John and I'm a 26 y.o. gamer from Finland. Warhammer, or should I say Games Workshop games have been a part of my life since -96, so about 13 years now. My heart belongs in the 40k universe, but in a strong second place is my love for all things rustic and unchanging, like all things Stirlandic. I have been commanding the Stirland Crusade into Sylvania and beyond a few years now, with varied success. The army has grown to a massive 5000pts, but to be fair, that includes a lot of characters.
As I said, I mainly play 40k and have a lot of armies for that game, but I also have five different armies for Warhammer Fantasy Battles. Those are Empire, Wood Elves, Warriors of Chaos, Daemons of Chaos and Night Goblins (in order of size, largest to smallest).
There is a local gaming club that I proudly can say I am a part of, where I can correct imprinted ideas that an infantry heavy Empire army can't win, especially when I do not like using gunpowder weapons. It makes it a bit harder, but when I win I can say I did it my way!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dannyfave on March 22, 2009, 01:11:46 AM
I can't belive that I never did this..

Hello all,

My name is Daniel Arcaris, I live in Buffalo Wyoming ( used to be san diego CA... but I won't talk about that now).

Past and current employment:
  I have recently(well almost a year now) finished cullinary school and have a job as sous chef at a restraunt. I payed my way through cullinary school by starting a comercial/residential painting company and doing other odd construction related jobs, before that , I thought I wanted to be a police officer , but that didn't work out due to an injury that made the government doctors deem me unfit for duty.

   I am 23 years old, I have a wife and 1 son. I just bought my first house and own 2 cars ( an F150 and a dodge magnum for those who care).

I used to be in a fairly successfull Ska band out of San Diego called Grim Luck, you can download my album for free here http://www.mediafire.com/?6msgeil1wjz just hit click to download.

Aside from that Warhammer fantasy pretty much takes up my hobby time.

So I did this introduction after I have had almost 1500 posts, big woop, want to fight?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nemo on March 23, 2009, 10:20:54 PM
Hallo there!

I am but an 18 years old Dane, who just got hooked on the hobby, after receiving a rather Well written Black Library novel last Christmas.
I've hardly painted a single model since I was ten (having no time in the world to do so being one of the main reasons...), but I am planning on getting a move on in the near future. As, I am sure; we all are :-)
Anyhow; after painting some five Warriors of Chaos I decided that I'd rather fight for the glory of Sigmar: Enter the Empire!
I am not a hardcore gamer, but I'd like to test out my forces on the field of battle, once they are ready (I am far to proud to play with unpainted models), any pointers on tactics which you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated!
After reading all the material I could easily dig up on the internet and in the 7.ed Army book, I figured I'd go for Talabheim, but after painting a mere two models I re-decided on Reikland. So this is where I'm at:
I am building a 2000 point army, hailing from Grauenburg (and with a couple of Borgenhafners in there too), soon they will stand ready to fight for the glory of Sigmar and the Emperor!

- Nemo
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dickovdk on March 24, 2009, 12:24:59 AM
Greetings everyone

Keeping to the danes. I too are from Denmark and just passed by here my accident yesterday.
Story about Warhammer: Well played a few times back in the mid 80'ties (yes that tells about my age which before you ask is 36). Been playing Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay briefly in the late 80ties too - but all that was long gone when my now 9 year old son dragged me into a Games Workshop some 9 days ago.

This sparked the fire once again - and I threw myself into the big red rulebook - To night I had to waste some cash so I ordered the Battalion box and a bunch of paints (+glue etc).

I at without doubt "empire"ish - I enjoy getting the young farmers and foot soldiers into a world of trouble and are looking forward to find a district where I am going to recruit my army. basically it all come down to colour scheme but purple/yellow (however I seem to recall something about troops wearing Maroon/yellow and not purple/yellow but I might be mistaken) might very well be the colour for me, all depends on what happens when I get audience with Lord Wolfram Hertwig of Bechafen.

Another benefit of coming from Ostermark is its very close to Kislev so if I am lucky I can recruit a person from the barbaric north.

So there you have it - yet another warlord lifting the banner for the Empire and for Ostermark
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wroclaw on March 26, 2009, 11:14:04 PM

I'll keep it short :)

I'm 26, have been playing Warhammer since I was 8 ... thought I can't say I've been playing Empire for that long (was mostly and Elf player in WHFB).  I've played every GW game to come out since I started in the hobby, and a bit of every army.  I prefer painting themed armies and building scenery to WAACy mentality, but I love tournaments nonetheless, mostly because of the comradery.

Outside of this hobby, I'm an avid astronomer and outdoorsman.  I work as a graphic designer (with delusions of being a novelist) but at the moment I'm busy renovating my house.  I'm also an environmentalist and am active in various groups.

See you on the boards!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ScholezyLad on March 29, 2009, 09:55:16 PM
im James, im a frequent 40k player, nids if you interested, but one day me and my m8 decided that we wanted something new, so he went for scaven, and i empire, and tips on beating scaven would be much apreciated :P
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Von Clausewitz on April 02, 2009, 08:30:58 AM
Hello everyone, newbie to warhammer here. I'm 28 and from Ireland i used play 40k some time ago but always wanted to get into Warhammer, now that I have more time on my hands have decided to jump back into the hobby :icon_smile: After much thought and reading a number of different army books I decided to join the ranks of the empire. I have bought the battalion set along with some state troopers, battle wizard and empire general to get things going. My next step is to write up a background for my army and go from there.

Anyway enough from me, long live the Empire :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Zygmund on April 04, 2009, 11:56:36 AM
Greetings from Helsinki, Finland!

Here's a Warhammer newbie at the ripe age of 33. Our Warhammer FRPG campaign grew into tactical and strategic proportions, and we started to game the battles with GW rules. And I started to collect Empire figures. They're really quite nice. I've got a bacground in RPGs, strategy and tactical simulation, plus modelling, so that the step into Warhammer was a short one.

In real life, I'm a historian, writer, teacher, what you got.

Zygmund is my WHF RPG character, and perhaps one day the captain of my Stirland army.  :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Padre on April 04, 2009, 12:40:43 PM
Hello Zygmund

Good to have you on board. I too am a historian and a teacher and kind of writer, and I love WFRP (I'm running a new scenario of mine using the old WFRP rules at the Student National Gaming Championships in Manchester in two weeks time).

It's great when WFRP and WFB come together. I did some weekend scenarios a few year back where day one was WFRP - with a party off on some sort of scouting or sabotage mission, then day 2 was a big

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jonagon on April 04, 2009, 01:41:09 PM
Hi guys,

I'm 22, from London, UK. Just getting back into warhammer after a few years off, have a 1k Talabecland army, from the beginning of 6th edition. Looking to get to know what's changed whilst i've been away and get back into the hobby. :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Alleton on April 09, 2009, 02:44:06 PM
Hello to all, I'm 33 living in TN U.S., I have been following the boards here for some time before introducing myself, it looks like a good community and excellent resource.

I have been playing warhammer off and on since around 1994 (ish) And while dabbling in other armies my only real force has been Empire.

I'm not sure what size my army is right now a it's all scattered around, (In terms of modelling and painting)
When I get the chance, I play at De'wayne's world, but haven't often had the chance to play, at least not the same time as there are opponents available. I have mainly been working on the modelling/painting aspect lately.

It's good to meet you guys, I hope I have some good points to bring to the conversations as well as learning from some of the fantastic talent I have already noticed in this site.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Beastlord Karankawa on April 09, 2009, 08:14:33 PM
Hello all,
    Empire army was my second ever army to get involved with (most troops migrating across the mountains from Brettonnia - random hand troops) back in 1990 or so.

As it stands today, Beastmen are my primary army, followed a little by Nurgle Daemons.  Do have the bug to get my Empire army back in shape though (its in really bad shape - rag tag units still on spru, still in blister, battlemasters, etc etc (and the work I have completed - I want to update!).

Look forward to working along side some Imperial Noblemen as I re-assembly my Reikland forces.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ecklipse on April 10, 2009, 02:06:29 PM

 I live in Lyon, FRANCE. I started playing Empire a long time ago when I was attending High School. Istopped to play for a long time, not enough time I guess. Now I'm back! :smile2:
I have been spying on this forum for quite some time (and was able to collect lots of instructive  news around here) and I'm really glad to meet you.

 Since I'm a weird guy as say my friends my favourite army is based on magic. If you get lucky it is very efficient, if not...well. :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Immovable Object on April 15, 2009, 02:28:37 AM
 Hello all! Im a 28 year ols from Leeds in England. I started playing Warhammer at school and after a short break (of about a decade!) I started playing again about 3 years ago. I have a 2000 point Talabheim army as well as a fledgling Dark Elves force and a cabinet full of models painted solely for display! Nice to meet you all.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: QuelloCheFu on April 23, 2009, 04:58:12 PM
Ciao Gente ^^

Hi ^^    I am writing from italy, Milan. Forgive my bad English, but I am not good to speak and write in English so if you commit mistakes please understand. A passion unites us: The Empire.
I hope to be well with you  :happy:

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Felix Jger on April 28, 2009, 09:21:35 AM
Hi everyone!

I have been following this board for a while and finally got around to join so I thought that I might as well introduce myself. The introduction might be a little long , sorry about that. But anyway here it is:

I have been playing Warhammer since the early nineties, a little on and off, I was very active during my early years (the first 5-6 years) and then later drifted in to a sort of playing a couple of times a year lull. The last 3 or 4 of years I have been a little more active and have actually collected a couple of new armies. One of those is my Empire army that now actually is my biggest one and the one I find the most interesting to command.

Shortly I live in Sweden and as I have been playing Warhammer for almost 20 years I must be getting kind of old, not that I would admit it.

Early Warhammer years
I started out in Warhammer playing dwarfs, we were a couple of friends that decided to start playing Warhammer and all picked different armies and I more or less got the dwarfs as most other choices where already taken. The base for our armies where the box with plastic minis that was available back  then. And the reason to pick different armies where to maximize the usefulness of that said box. We then added some metal minis to boost the ranks of our armies. In my case Prince Ulther's Imperial Dwarfs, Bugmans Dwarf Rangers and the Goblobber (that I still use, great model!) After a while a new version of Warhammer (in a box) came around and with that one a new range of dwarf minis so I replaced my army with minis from that range and that is the army I still use.

Other games
I also did a lot of 40k gaming in those years, probably more so than Warhammer. I usually played Space Wolfs (still have those somewhere) but also Space Orks. Epic and that game with boats where other things that I tried my hands on (hated painting those little buggers though). Actually I think we tried anything that had GW stamped on it, BloodBowl, Space Hulk, Mighty Empires, Warhammer FRG, Advanced Hero Quest, and so on.

The army I have had commanded most often during the years is of course my trusted Dwarf army as I have had it for more than 15 years. I have also played Dark Elves (sold a long time ago) and the last couple of years I have come around to painting parts of my Brettonian army that I bought the minis for  about 10-12 years ago. It is still quite small though, painting barding is a pain.

My Empire army that I begun to collect about 3-4 years ago started out with a small army that I bought second hand, after that I have added some stuff now and then to it so now I can field about 4000p if the need should arise. Sadly the army comes from different sources and does not have the uniformed feeling I would like and some of the units are not painted to the standard that I feel an army should have. But still it looks good enough on the tabletop.

As a long time Dwarf player I actually have kind of a hard time coming to grips with my human armies, the low L, T and WS (yes I know they are meant to be average, but say that to a Dwarf) makes them more challenging to play, at least for me. And a lot more fun, but frankly after playing dwarfs for so many years I find it cool with anything than can actually move around the battlefield. And my favorite unit in the Empire army is unsurprisingly the Pistoleers.

My user name
I thought that Felix is kind of fitting as he is a human from the Empire that hangs around with Dwarf.

Looking forward to meet all you all here at the Warhammer-Empire.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: happyzappydude on April 29, 2009, 02:20:11 PM

I'm 23, living in Dundee, Scotland. I've been collecting Empire since the Storm of chaos campaign (5yrs ago?) I am a big fan of Stirland though i prefer an Empire army that has regiments from every province. I'm not the best general out there but i love the fluff, the army and I wont give up ever.

I also collect Brettonians  :icon_lol: and am currently working on my conversion project to build a Kislev army using empire miniatures.  :biggriin: And a Middenheim army. i'm also currently working on an expanded 7th edition version of the Middenheim rules from the Storm of chaos.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Timbor on April 29, 2009, 11:29:15 PM
Well, I figured I had read these forums for long enough and I should get my own account finally.

I live in London, Ontario, Canada, and I have been collecting Empire stuff on and off since about '98.  I don't really play much - I prefer the painting and modelling aspect of it mostly.   As such, many of my units are varied in their paint schemes.

I have recently been working to collect more miniatures, so I think I can actually field a full army now, so I may start playing some games come summer.

Looking forward to future discussions!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: danny_sam on April 30, 2009, 09:16:25 AM
Hi Everyone!

I'm a long time lurker, been visiting this site for years!

I live in Sydney, Australia and have been playing warhammer since 4th edition. My first army was the undead then I moved onto the empire, I really got caught up in the average man's plight for survival in the harsh world of warhammer.

I have painted my empire in a blue colour scheme, something along the lines of Middenland/Middenhiem. It has some conversions including a War Altar and handgunner champions, pictures are available in my sig.

I have a few other Warhammer armies including: Vampire Counts, Tomb Kings, Warriors of Chaos and Beasts of Chaos and W40k armies for the Imperial Guard, Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines.

Currently I am building a new IG army for W40k, though I am always looking for new additions to my Empire  :-)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: lord_baltimore on May 01, 2009, 11:32:50 PM
Heeeelllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! As you may have guessed from my username, I am from Maryland in the U.S. Love to see a great mix of nations here on the board!
I have been playing Warhammer for nine years and still enjoy it as much as ever. Try to get a game in whenever possible but enjoy the modeling and painting the most.
If you are ever in the Baltimore Battle Bunker and see me with my Altdorf Empire, stop and say "Hello."
I may also be playing Ogres, Wood Elves and many other 40k armies.
See ya'll!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Infadell on May 07, 2009, 05:25:08 PM
 :closed-eyes: Hi i am Infadell i started playing when i was 12 i am now 17 i have gone through Empire, high elves, lizard men, beasts of chaos, tomb kings, vampire counts, and dwarfs. But some how i always come back to sigmar!!!! The Empire are my main army and probably always will be.
My playing style is that of the Hochland i use hand gunners and i love the school of engineering. 

I play at Battle Field Games in Killeen TX

Artillery is my name Bombardment is my Game!!! :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: darkmaw on May 08, 2009, 05:45:07 AM
Hi, I am Darkmaw and been playing warhammer since 10 yrs ago...(now 31) Usually i am attracted to baddie armies but now i am developing an interest in Empire stuff.

Hope to join in the discussion on the forum and show some of my painting here.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Don Cordite on May 15, 2009, 10:53:42 AM
Hello All!

Long time lurker on the site and a big fan of the site...finally got around to registering.

Been playing Empire since I started playing WHFB a few years ago (several long breaks).

Keep up the great work on the site!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ScottyR on May 16, 2009, 10:54:33 PM
hey guys.

my names scott, im 17 and i live down under in Australia. Im new so let me know if im doin anything wrong. ok, i have never played, painted, built or purchased warhammer up until yesterday when i bought the warhammer rulebook, empire armybook (which i hope was the right army choice) and a blister pack of Greatswords (to use 1 as my captain). im going to start painting today so i will add a few pics when it is underway. cheers.

p.s The Terminator is my favourite movie, Arnie is a tank, california you are very lucky to have him as your governor :lol:.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MarzM on May 17, 2009, 07:33:33 PM
Hi there,

My name is MarzM. I have played 40k for many years. I go to the UKGT every year. However i find myself thinking about getting back into fantasy. I've not played since.........well sice they got rid of the warhammer magic book!! lol

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: grumabeth on May 17, 2009, 11:47:58 PM
Hi all

Ive been collecting games workshop products in most forms since about 1999 but not for gaming and just for a change to airplanes and tanks. I first started playing Lord Of The Rings about a year later (I think) but didnt enjoy it as much so started off 40K. followed quickly by warhammer fantasy. i took a break for a few of years. I still made the models but i just didnt have the time to play and have recently just started playing but with my terrible memmory its basically learning from scratch.

I am new to the empire but I know quite alot already having read the book a few times and talking to GW staff members.

like I said I have loads of various models but when I started playing again (january) i built up 1500 points of space marines, 1000 points of guard and I have about 2000 points of orcs and gobblins but after two 1000 point games decided they wernt for me now I have decided to make a themed Empire army based on a diffrent tmeline of events after the storm of chaos

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: General Tomerix Rotenkopf on May 20, 2009, 08:31:51 PM

   Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Reply #97 on: Today at 03:17:13 PM  


Greetings to all the Empire!
I am general Tomerix Rotenkopf, lord of the town of Wolfsfurt. Located between Marburg and Thalheim, our main strategic task is to control the river; many smaller streams flow into the Stir here, and piracy must be kept at bay, litterally.
We must also patrol the Huntsheimer Wald, where we have many settlements. Forestry is one of our most imortant resources, along with river trading and farming on the fertile shores.

Wolfsburg is not big but heavily fortified and well defended. We are famous for our gunnery, and probably have more cannons than any other town of similar size in all of Stirland. On more than one occasion, enemy forces have been driven off by gunfire alone, hand-to-hand combat not even being necessary.

As the newly appointed lord of this little region, I have begun recunstructing the armed forces. We need to tighten up the organization, and train a few new units of state troops. We have huntsmen and militia all over the place, river patrol units and, as I mentioned, a vast gunnery range. What we do not have at all is cavalry. Only our commanders have horses at the moment. This is a problem, and it will be expensive to solve it. I dont beleive there is a single stud farm in our whole province, and definately nowhere to train war horses. I must travel to Wurtbad myself and see the Elector Count about this. Perhaps the court can help us out somehow...

I will set up a few new regiments of halbardiers and swordsmen, and hold a grand mustering of all our forces before midsummer. Every man, woman and halfling able to bear arms will be listed. Before long, you will hear and see more of the Wolfsfurt army.

Best regards,
General Tomerix Rotenkopf
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Disciple of Nagash on May 27, 2009, 07:20:14 PM
Hello and greetings from the Perverted One!

Some of you may know me from Carpe Noctem where I am the perverted Admin, and proud of it!!

I just thought I would pop in and say hello as I was looking through the boards, to find the secrets of the might of the Empire!


Disciple of Nagash
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Blood Knight on May 28, 2009, 02:30:15 PM
Hello to all,

I recently have sought to join the ranks of the empire after having had a stint with the Undead, I'm more of a painter and collector than an actual player however this could change as i have more spare time on hands at the moment. (yay!)

I expect most of my posts will be directed towards the painting section, and i'm looking forward to getting my hands on some of the new Empire Kits coming out.


Blood Knight  :ph34r:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Forsaken on May 31, 2009, 02:33:43 AM

was up I've been playing warhammer for 12 years now, started off with lizard men and saw Sigmar's light 8  years ago. Since then I have  a heavy Nordland themed Army  in which I am now adding Ostland Unites into for a color variation. My army is made up of at least  four generations of miniatures a good quarter is from 4th edition, exspesialy the cheesy plastic halberdiers from troops of Altdorf set. Currently I have about 6000 pts of Sigmar's finest and working on doing some conversions to help fill my ranks. looking for ideas on how to convert modern models to look like old school Reiksguard on foot. Just finished turning goblin wolf riders into German shepards to make a hunting hound pack from the Middlanders as well as makeing Nordland Mariens and Salzenmund  city guard, yellow with blue ribbons and feathers.

Peace and Heretic Burning
Long live the Flagellants
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: General Tomerix Rotenkopf on May 31, 2009, 11:18:51 AM
Your army seems to be very exciting, I love old time models. Please put up a lot of pictures! =
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mathi Alfblut on June 02, 2009, 06:56:38 PM
Good to see more doughty Stirlanders joining our ranks!
Now be weary of them insidious Talabeclanders and Talabheimers and never buy a horse from an Averlander! :closed-eyes:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: magusgarkan on June 03, 2009, 04:50:46 PM
Hail and well met!

For christmas about 10 years back I convinced my parents to get me the 6th edition starter box for WFB. I was playing DnD at the time and liked the look of the miniatures.  I tried learning the rules but didn't have the patience for it. That was my first and for a long time only experience with Warhammer.

Fast forward to 2005, I had a regular gaming group that was playing 40k, a couple of them had fantasy armies but seldom played, the minis were fodder for our RPGs. Then our LGS shut it's doors, and we cleaned him out in the closing sale. A friend and I split a half dozen starters between the two of us, each getting one faction.

That was my first Empire Army. Loads of spearmen and handgunners, far more cannons than I could legally field and enough mounted commanders to make a very small unit of knights.

We fell out of playing warhammer for a few years, I ended up selling my empire to finance other purchases. I've missed it though and when I came across an empire spearhead going for cheap at my current LGS, I couldn't say no.

I will admit that I am also a treasonous cur that is slowly collecting a Tzeentch Warriors of Chaos army. I also still play 40k and field orks.

So there you have it, a gamer, a role player and a general who likes armies too large for his own good.

Let the cannons roar!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Captain Dob Van Dwi on June 06, 2009, 07:14:14 AM
Hay there!I am Captain Dob Van Dwi and I live in Canada,am 17 years old but if your ageing me by spelling I am 8,NEVER been good at it!,anywho I am 17 love painting GW minis for fun love the BL books and I am a guy not a gal so there you go about me

Talk too you soon! :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Plaguebeast on June 07, 2009, 06:31:01 AM
Hello all! I've been lurking around the forums for quite some time now, but with my interest in the Empire rekindled by the Uniform Book and some of the magnificent armies on show in the 'Brush and Palette' forums (truly some of the best and most inspirational armies I've ever seen), I finally decided to join up.

Bio: I'm a 24 yr old university student from Melbourne, Australia. I've been collecting GW models since 1994, the Empire being the second army I managed to amass to a playable size (my first army was Bretonnia, although the first AB I purchased was the 4th Ed. Empire book). I also have large BoC and WoC armies, plus smatterings of Wood Elves and Ogres. Some of you may recognise me from the Herdstone where I have been a moderator for a number of years.

That's about all from me, although I'd like to give kudos to all those who make Warhammer-Empire such a vibrant community  :::cheers:::

Cheers, Plaguebeast
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Perius on June 07, 2009, 07:29:42 PM
"Hello" seems to be the traditional greeting here, so here goes...

Hello! Perius is my name, and writing is my game (with a bit of GMing tossed in on the side). Those of you who frequent the Black Library Publishing Forums know me already; for those who don't, a short summary follows.

I was introduced to the Warhammer World through the Empire army; as such they have a special place in my heart. However, the days of model making are for me sadly gone; I am now bound to the Old World by the rich setting.

I'm here because word on the street (and, more importantly, Google) has it that this is the place to be for in-depth Empire background. I am already a fan of Solland (back in the day I ran a Solland themed Vampire Counts army), and, as both a WFRP GM and an amateur (for the moment!) story writer, am eager to garner as much knowledge as possible on that region of the Empire.

"Hello" indeed!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Inarticulate on June 07, 2009, 07:48:00 PM
Why hello Perius, have one on Midaski's infinite tab.

And yep, Google is always right and this is the site. Quite easily the best army specific community site on the web.

Story-tellers are encouraged by all (Sometimes physically ;o) so you have a story drop it in the Imperial Office and you could get it showcased in that great and mythical thing that is the Library.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Uryens de Crux on June 07, 2009, 09:28:29 PM
Hi Perius

Always welcome to another Sollander, check our the Solland Effort of 2524 in this same sub-board and welcome to the show  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Twiggle on June 08, 2009, 04:47:13 PM
Hey i'm twiggle.

I'm a squirrel that lives in the great white north ( also called Canada). I've been playing warhammer with my nutty buds for about 4 years. I've managed to play for 3 long years whitout bying a single guy, but my passion was to great and my friends were growing really impatient ( paper squares just don't cut it ... BUdup TISHHHHH). I also like long walks on the beach and candle lit blood orgies  :engel: .

That pretty much sums up my life....
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stormcrow-18 on June 08, 2009, 05:19:51 PM
Hi Im Stormcrow

I have been playing warhammer for about 4-5 years (i think) i started with the empire but ended up selling my first army because i needed the money. i started empire again when the new army book came out.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Boldrick on June 09, 2009, 05:27:49 PM
I m new to the forum so uhm...i m gonna make a post here  :biggriin:
So I have been playing warhammer for about 3 years now (i m 16 years old) and my first army was O&G
I started gathering an empire army right after the release of that old epic january issue with the new 7th ed. empire army book
I have yet to paint anything except for my priest mostly because i can't seem to pick a province or city state and be happy with it
I m gonna get the new book soon so i hope my army will finally get a home...and some paint on it
So my empire army is aprox 4k points and I also have a WoC army of about 3k points my O&G of about 5k points and some random stuff (mostly heroes) from other armies i don't really work on. :happy:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Haraio on June 16, 2009, 03:23:37 PM
Hey everyone^^ My name is Haakon, I'm from Trondheim in Norway :D Any other Norwegians here?

Was linked to this place through a friend, since I'm starting up Empire. I've been playing Tyranids in 40k for about five years (and starting Renegade Marines), but now I'm starting to look at Fantasy too. I quickly decided on Empire, and after reading the last White Dwarf, I knew I had to do Averland. Both because of their nice paint scheme, and also because of Marius Leitdorf (or Leitdork) :P

Anyway, expect me to stay around and maybe post a bit in a while, once I get some miniatures to start working on  :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jericho Troy on June 21, 2009, 02:31:07 PM

First time here and so my first post here ever. writing to you from the Netherlands, place called Waalre south of Eindhoven.
Well, I've been playing WH from age 12 and I'm 35 now almost 36 so  that makes 23 years of warhammering.
And lately I've been craving to built an Empire army, I've always been a keen 40K
player and I own A Imperial guard, Chaos marine and Ork army and a small Tau, Marines and Tyranid army as well. I also have a small Woodelf army well tree army actually, just for fun not really played with it yet, but I thought it would be time to get a real fantasy army going, and you guessed it right it's gonna be an Empire army :biggriin:
I've still got to work out what style but since I'm a horse rider and doing just that when I'm not busy playing/painting warhammer, there's gonna be at least some cavalry in it(looove the pistoliers). hopefully I'll be able to get some info on these forums.
Well guess that's my introduction.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Obi on June 21, 2009, 04:03:33 PM
Hello everyone who hasn't been greeted yet!  :::cheers:::

Good to have you guys, and we hope you'll enjoy your stay.

Well, Haraio, you seem to be in luck with the new Marius model coming out, or maybe it's why you like him :) And Jericho, another Dutchman! Good man! Are you going to the Eurobash? Look for the thread in the CT, you should find it there :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on June 21, 2009, 05:23:22 PM
This thread is designed for members to post a personal introduction. Will existing members please refrain from adding comments.

That said, welcome, newcomers !
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: kleth on June 21, 2009, 09:08:24 PM
Hi, my online moniker is Kleth. I am completely new to Warhammer, though I play the Imperial Guard in 40K, the Empire has caught my eye for a while now. I live in Canada a.k.a Canukistan and hope to get some games in this fall at University. I am 19 btw.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: EngineerX on June 24, 2009, 03:02:40 AM
Hail to all!
I am EngineerX, and I am a 10 year vet of Warhammer playing exclusively with Empire for Warhammer Fantasy. Although I enjoy a great deal of other wargames including historicals, The Empire will always be my primary army!

Hail Sigmar!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Phelix on June 25, 2009, 04:35:22 AM

Just started getting back into Warhammer. Been playing since late 5th edition (bought the Brettonian/Lizardman starter set) Also have played Dwarves, Skaven, and Ogre Kingdoms. Ive finally decided to play a good (morality wise) army again since I no longer play Brettonians or dwarves, I thought Empire would be a good mixture (with both knights and black powder.

So Praise Sigmar and all that!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: emip on June 26, 2009, 08:02:36 AM
Nice website! I am glad I stumbled on you.

My name is Emi and hail from Jacksonville, Florida (USA). Empire was my first fantasy army and Solland was my first choice for fluff background and painting scheme. I started collecting my "Sons of Solland" over 8 years ago and I am still attempting to paint a full army (2250 points). My goal is to finish them by the end of this year.

In addition to Empire, I have a completely painted Daemons of Chaos, and working on a Warriors of Chaos army. I also play 40K and I have Dark Eldar, Chaos SM, and Space Marines.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Uryens de Crux on June 26, 2009, 09:02:19 AM

another member for the Cause

Solland Shall Rise Again!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Drake Pendragon on June 26, 2009, 02:02:47 PM
Hello, a chance to introduce myself. Here we go.... I'm Jamie of Cornwall England although I seem to find myself now living in the lovely (if Games Workshoply challenged) country of Norway. I say challenged because the entire country is serviced by only one Games Workshop store; however I am fortunate to live quite close to it.

Approaching 30 at the end of this year I'm looking (although not yet 100% decided) to go back to my first ever army the empire. Back in 1991 I owned a 2000 point force based around the original plastic box of Halberdiers, Knights Panther and Flagellants. Sadly, in 1999 I went to Uni and stopped playing and my brother sold my old collection (Empire, Bloodbowl, Epic Spacemarine, Titan Legions, 4th Ed. Fantasy Battle, etc....) to fund his trip to Africa and that was that for a good few years.

In 2005 I moved to Nottingham and being so close to Warhammer World rekindled my passion for little plastic men. I've now a decent Space Marine (own chapter) army, a pile of unpainted Orks, 1000 points of Eldar and a lot of WiP Imperial Guard. However when I tried to get back into fantasy battle the will wasn't their. I bought and half painted a VC army but never got the feeling for it, at the same time I looked at getting a new Empire army but missed my first force too much to replace it.

Now with all the lovely models released I think I'm going to have to go for it. I have a friend still in Nottingham who also plays 40k but has a pile of FB to paint so I hope we can motivate each other along they way and over the next year produce 2,500 (approx.) each. I looked around the net and everywhere you turn looking at Empire you get directed here, so....

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Borgio on June 29, 2009, 09:37:40 AM
Guten Tag everyone,

Im Peter from Mnster, Germany and after 12 years of playing Warhammer Fantasy (and almost every army) Ive finally made the decision to start my own empire army. The new Plastic Steam Tank and all the fantastic existing Models and the opportunity to build up an army entirely of plastic models brought me to this decision. Im sure I can post some pictures of my Plastic Steam Tank this week, and Im looking forward to getting somme critic and comments on that model and my army list which Im going to play.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dosadi on June 29, 2009, 02:37:55 PM
Greetings! :::cheers:::

I'm new to the empire (kinda), but have been playing Warhammer since 4th edition. My first army was Orcs & Goblins and the greenskins remain my largest force with over 10,000 points painted over the years. I also play high elves and have started numerous other armies over the years, but have thus far never made it past the assembly phase (it's a disease called assembly-itis). Good thing too, because selling off those models is what has financed my new Empire army.
Back in fifth edition I helped my friend's little brother start an empire army and at that time I was drawn into how cool the army was. Puffy sleeves and codpieces, war wagons and great cannons. It didn't help that my friend's brother would regularly pound the snot out of my greenskins with them.
With 7th edition out I found myself with an O&G army that really didn't need anything more, it was as done as it was ever going to get. So, taking a break from all things green along with my realization that the new High Elf book is uninspiring (ASF...really?) I decided that it was once again time to return to the heart of the Old World; The Empire of Sigmar.
The sweet new plastic Greatswords sealed the deal, and at Gamed Day Canada this year I was able to pick up three boxes of them at discount. A few trades and some quick sales of old boxed up models and Im sitting on a massive pile of Empire sprues ready for muster.
I will be doing an Empire army from the city State of Nuln and the province of Wissenland. I think the province has a lot to offer in terms of theme as it contains the remnants of Solland, is ruled by the only female Elector and sits on the edge of the Boarder Princes and Grey Mountains. While it's going to have its fair share of black powder, I'm trying to avoid the "gunline" label. However, I can't ignore the new Steam Tank and the hellblaster is a great model as well. But rest assured a unit of 24 Greatswords and a unit of 30 spearmen complete with several swordsmen/free company detachments will ensure my army can compete in the close combat phase just as well as the shooting phase.
I look forward to posting here and will be starting up a Modeling and Panting Blog as soon as I can.
Hail Sigmar!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bohm-Ermolli on July 01, 2009, 06:08:47 PM
Hi gents and lasses,

My name is Kris and I live in Dundas, Ontario in soggy old Canada. (Soggy because of all the rain we have been getting lately, very atypical weather.) I am 36 and have been playing roleplaying games and wargames for years, actually since grade 6. What? 10 years old that is? I can't remember.

I am brand new to the Empire, new to 7th edition rules but not to the world of Warhammer. I played back in the mid eighties when 1st edition came out as a roleplay skirmish game. I still have that old first edition kicking around.

I recently bought a second hand, unpainted Empire army from someone who was downsizing his collection of miniatures.  I can't wait to get ahold of it, paint it up and play with it. I look forward to chatting on the boards with all my fellow Empire folks.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ale_box on July 04, 2009, 08:13:50 AM
Hello Everybody!
nice to start being part of this wonderful forum!
Some info about me:
I am italian and I started playing warhammer and empire in the 6th ed. but never played so much because of lack of time. In recent times I started again collecting minis taking advantage of some ebay auctions. So far i have about 4000 points empire (almost everything but special heroes, War altar and greatswords), but very few stuff painted. I plan to get better though, take a province (still uncertain between Nuln and Reikland), and starting painting again
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Schultzhoffen on July 05, 2009, 07:53:29 AM

I've been painting/playing for 8 years. Mainly Empire and Black Templars in 40K.
I want to get back into Fantasy as I've been away for awhile. Also, the older I get the more I seem to be drawn to Fantasy. I paint and model more than I play (sadly) as a wife and two children put my time at a premium (however, I wouldn't change anything!). I've promised myself that when the kids get bigger I'll play more regularly (say 2-3 times a month instead of 10-15 times a year...ah, here's hoping...).

I really like the fluff that goes along with Warhammer and am a Fantasy Tragic since reading The Lord of The Rings in 1987.

I'm starting a brand new Wissenland Army (the old one was a Talabecland one).

I live in New Zealand but am not a native to this country (however, I love it very much and have lived here for several years).

I visit this site often but seldom post (this may be my longest post thus far - aside from my army list, that is).

Anyway, hello to you all.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Delthos on July 08, 2009, 04:20:10 AM
Hello, my name is Joe, but I go by Delthos on pretty much every forum I use.

I've been playing Warhammer since 1997. It was the Bretonnians that got me hooked. I got issue 219 or so of White Dwarf, if I'm remembering correctly and that was a Bretonnian issue, my first issue of White Dwarf. I was a huge Dragonlance fan and specifically of their Knights of Solamnia, and the Bretonnians turned me on to the game. I played them for quite a while and gave them some upgrades when the were redone for 6th edition. My next army was a Tomb Kings army in 6th edition. Over time I got dissatisfied with both armies and my local store moved to a new location that was smaller and didn't have a game room so I stopped playing anything for about a year and a half. My friends started talking about playing again last summer. As I didn't really want to play the Bretonnians or the Tomb Kings, I decided that as I had a decent little starting force of Empire from the 6th edition boxed set that I would try them out. I've been playing the Empire since some time last fall or about 9 months.

So I set out to buying Empire miniatures. I now have somewhere around 300+ (probably closer to 400 now as I just bought the new Regiment boxed set as I wanted everything in it) Empire miniatures of all types. I've got about 60% of them assembled and about 1/4 of those painted. Unfortunately I don't have much time outside of work and family to have more finished, but I hope to have 2,000 points painted by the end of the year. I've got about 500 points worth of stuff painted since the beginning of Feb, and that's with many interruptions from things like tax time spending and the subsequent work around the house and recently a stay in the hospital when my appendix was removed.

I decided to go with an Ostermark themed army, although in my copy of the 7th edition army book the Ostermark colors look like burgundy and yellow, not purple and yellow. Even in the new Uniforms and Heraldry book the purple looks more burgundy than purple. Oh well, I really like the burgundy and yellow and not the purple, so that's how they will stay. I went with the Ostermark purely based on the color scheme. I decided that rather than model them in more rural peasant like clothes, that I would incorporate animals in their units to show their rural nature. So one of my mortars has a plastic Bretonnian dog on the scenic base, my cannon has a powder monkey sitting on the barrel and so on. I had some Vesperro's Vendetta that I just couldn't bear not using, so I've added them (and spent too much money bringing them up to unit strenth 25) with a little story about a Captain from Marienburg bringing his unit of Swordsmen to the countryside to work for a distant uncle, in order to escape an assassin. The captain's name is Delthos Mahkee, a role playing game character I played for many years, and my nom de plum. He was a duelist and I have a converted metal WotC D&D thief that I'm using for him. He fits in quite nicely with the Vendetta figs.

I also have a bunch of Warriors of Chaos waiting in the wings for me to finish painting 2,000 points of Empire. The new Chaos Knight and Marauder Horsemen pulled me in. My son has a Lizardman Army.

My friends and I usually play at one of our houses now that we all have houses and game rooms. We typically just play pitched battles ranging between 1,500 and 2,500 (1,300 plus 2d6 times 100 points). This way it forces us to vary our selections so that we never really know what we will be fielding. We pretty much just play one on one games, but occasionally we'll get a bigger multi-player game going. Right now we have a big 9 man Mighty Empires campaign we are playing in. It's fun, but it's only in turn 2.

I also play many other Miniatures games and Role Playing Games. A big fan of Babylon 5 A Call to Arms, VOR, Chronopia, Full Thrust, Star Wars Miniatures Battles and a few others. Also a D&D, Alternity, and Dark Heresy fan and player. Even though I've singled those out I dabble in tons of other games.

Anyway, that's about it. I plan to be playing the Empire as my only army for the next year at least. Once I get the 2,000 points done I will start in earnest on my Warriors of Chaos, although I'm not going to play with them much until I get 2,000 points of them assembled and painted. Who knows, as I play the Empire more I may really get addicted to them and finish up assembling and painting all the miniatures I have for them before I move on to my WoC. Although the WoC sit patiently in the big box next to my gaming table calling to me.

Oh yeah, one of my friends and I have a little competition to see who can finish painting 2,000 points of an army, with a composition that we'd actually be willing to play, before the other. He's doing Dark Elves and has one model painted (the test model he used to see if he liked his color scheme) and four others partially painted. I've got 35 spearmen, 11 Handgunners, one great cannon with crew and scenic base, and one wizard finished and painted. We give him no end of crap for not having more finished. We just had an exciting email exchange today about his lack of progress!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Fallen on July 12, 2009, 07:33:09 PM
Good evening one and all. I just thought I'd run through the questions from the first post   :icon_smile:

How long have you been playing Warhammer?

I started back in 40k second ed and when the travesty that was 3rd ed occurred I switched to Fantasy and have been playing empire ever sense.

Are you new to the Empire?

My empire are about 8 years old or so. Admittedly some of the models are even older than that. I believe my crossbows and bowmen come from battlemaster but I'm not absolutely certain.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other Warhammer races?

I've got a few armies that I have a few models for (namely Orcs and Daemons) which are projects that never got past the 2 core and a hero stage. I do keep a reasonable force of Bretonians and a (barely) usable Lizardman army.

How and where do you play?

I've just started playing again after a bit of a break but the Tuesday night club at the Friar Lane store (in Nottingham).

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

I am a warcraft player which to be honest is a bit of a life sink.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Baron Grenz on July 13, 2009, 03:31:29 PM

I'm Scot, but I'd preffer to go by my general's name (and username) Baron Grenz. I'm 20, study civil engineering at the University of Glasgow, and live in Lanark, Scotland.

I've been involved in the Warhammer hobby for approximately 8 years now, collecting Emipre since its latest release. I'm a slow painter and an unfortunate gamer (dice gods dislike me :closed-eyes:). My first, and favourite, army are the dwarfs, of whch I have 3000 points painted and many others sitting idly by waiting for their beards to gain some much needed colour.

I like Fluff. It is highly entertaining.

I also am an avid terrain builder, utilising any spare "junk" i find.

Baron Grenz
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Padre on July 13, 2009, 03:36:02 PM
Baron Grenz

I take it you know about GUGS (GU Gaming Soc)? There are WFB players there. It is a LONG time since I was a member. I was president for two years running (I took them to their first ever Nationals in 1991 I think, which gives an idea). We used to do a lot of WFB, and I am almost certain they still do.

But hey, chances are you know all about them. If not, PM me and I'll give you a web link.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Captain Schweinkreiger on July 16, 2009, 05:06:05 PM
Hello all,
After being on the site for two months I realized I had never introduced myself.
My name is Jed, I am 31 and I have been dabbling in Warhammer for about seventeen years or so. This feels like an AA meeting introduction. I live just outside of Philadelphia.

I have been painting since I was twelve, and started out with  1:72 military figures, with the occasional metal fantasy figure. For my thirteenth birthday, my Dad bought me a boxed set of metal miniatures, the Dwarven Dragon Company. For the 5 or six years after that I slowly started amassing a collection, which fell by the wayside in the late 1990s when I went to college. Around 2001 I started collecting figures again here and there, with a loose focus on the empire.
I now have 4 2000 pt Empire armies, and I am working on 3 or 4 more now. I haven't really played that much, and I am trying to get a few friends interested in gaming. (I am even building my wife a Brettonian army). I have always been more into painting and converting.

I have lost track of how many figures I have, I have a small  beasts of chaos army, a small warriors of chaos army, a greenskin horde, and an ever growing Dogs of War army.

I teach high school English, so the stories that evolve from wargames intrigue me just as much as the games themselves, and I have dabbled in writing backgrounds for my armies, as well as a few other things.

Having been here for two months, I must say everyone I have encountered or corresponded with on the site has been pleasant and supportive.

And yes, I did realize I spelt my own screen name wrong, damn me and my fast typing.   :biggriin:

No-one will ever know .........  :engel:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: chadgamer on July 18, 2009, 04:37:39 AM
Hi, I'm Chad, I've been a long time lurker at this site as a guest, and I thought I'd make an account. I play Empire now, and have for quite a while, I tried HE, but I just couldn't stay away from my Empire for long. I have a fully painted army. I usually play 2250 point games. I am currently living in Keller, Texas, and I play at my local game store. I've gone to 1 tournament, I made it to table 3 with, no losses :icon_biggrin:
I am registered and planning on going to Bayou Battles in Houston, Texas next month(I'll be posting my list that I plan on bringing shortly after I post this).

I believe I've rambled on long enough, I look forward to gaining knowledge from my fellow generals, and giving my own.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Thurlac on July 18, 2009, 07:38:22 AM
I'm Mike from Cambridge in the UK  and, although a long term wargamer and roleplayer (32 years now), I'm new to Warhammer. I got a work bonus and bought an Army Box and started from there.

What has surprised me is just how many of my roleplaying collection figures are actually Empire Citadel figures. As I continue the never-ending process of repainting all the really badly painted figures of my youth, I keep finding that I have a unit of handgunners here, some militia there, a couple of captains etc.

Many thanks for the kind comments and assistance already received from so many of you.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Warhammer Noob on July 27, 2009, 12:11:19 PM

im australian and as you can see im a warhammer noob, i look forward to learning the basics from you all. thanks.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: TexasYankee on August 01, 2009, 11:49:12 PM
Yo, paisans, Im Jay from Texas (well, OK, originally from New York, but the job/wife took me to the Lone Star State), and just bought my first package of State Troops today, along with the new Uniforms & Heraldry of The Empire hardcover. I have most of the Army books (7th Ed) and the Rulebook, and have had them for over a year now, just fascinated by the artwork and storyline. Ive played RPGs since I was 12 (now the ripe old age of 37), and still DM a group of great folks in Ft. Worth every other Saturday. 

Other than this new hobby being a little on the expensive side (I dropped $50 on the stuff above alone), I look forward to gluing, painting and playing . . . there are so many places to game here in the Metroplex area (Dallas/Ft. Worth)! 4 x 6 tables as far as the eye can see, and plenty of resources and other gamers (there are two Games Workshop stores here, with a few more on the way).  So many noob questions though: How long should I let the glue dry? Easier to paint before or after I assemble? How do I convince my wife that $22 is not a lot of money to spend on little plastic soldiers?

Well, great site, love the fan fiction (espeacialy the stuff by Gneisenau), and maybe well meet across the table someday!   Happy gaming!  :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: TheGeminiKiller on August 04, 2009, 06:55:17 AM

I'm a HE player looking to get into Empire.  Looking forward to chatting with all of you.  I put my first list in the Parade Ground for feedback.  Please take a look sometime, if you have a chance.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: misterjustin on August 04, 2009, 04:46:24 PM
Hello Warhammer Empire members!

I've lurked for awhile but haven't posted my own work yet. I found my way here after being contacted about a commission inspired by a thread Guildenstern started:


Not only did he buy that model but it led to two more really wonderful commission projects - a magnetic mage on a dragon, including Arch Mage and Dragon Mage options:


And a magnetic Captasus:


I'm still doing a lot of commission work but not nearly as much WFB as I would like - and I haven't painted anything Empire related in AGES!

So when I launched my first monthly painting special - 20% off any Empire Wizard in August - it was suggested I finally stop lurking and get my butt over here to actually POST SOMETHING.

So I'll be posting my Empire work as I get it going again. I have an Outrider sitting on my desk that needs some love.

In the interim I will continue to lurk and see what other folks are doing.

I keep a hobby related blog, complete with video tutorials, up at www.misterjustin.com -- it's mostly 40k at this point but with my August painting special I hope to have an Empire Wizard (or three) to update soon.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Calisson on August 10, 2009, 04:28:10 PM
Thank you :icon_biggrin:

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
I started in 2006.
My sons had just started with Dwarfs and HE. In order to play with them, I examined very carefully all the races. Wanting core light cavalry, my short list was trending towards either DoW or DE when my brother in law gave me his starting DE army.
So I started with lousy 6th ed DE.

Are you new to the Empire?
I selected Empire in 2007 and played it in 2007/2008.
I needed a second army. With the mounted marauders in mind, I considered to go slaaneshi druchii, or start a DoW army.
Then I realized that Marienburg (at that time) was half DoW / half Empire.
Even better, I would have had access to the Stank (at that time only available ≥2000pts) and to special cannons!
So I selected Empire and started drawing army lists, selecting colours for the army scheme and planning which models to buy.
Then, before I could even buy my Battalion box, a new Empire Army Book showed up.
Alas! no more Marienburg DoW :icon_confused:
Actually not that bad since it would have imply as many infantry units as DoW units, and I don't like that much Empire's infantry.

I kept the decision to start an Empire army however, but I could consider to settle in another province.
At that time, my 6th ed DE were struggling against Dwarfs and HE. We were playing mostly shooting duels rather than tactics.
So I wanted to go warmachine-heavy.
Empire has no core light cav, but has core heavy cav, with an impressive 1+ armour! I needed that as well.
Also, I like magic a lot, I need many spell casters. 
On the other hand, I don't like horde infantry, nor any blind fanatic faith to Sigmar.

Soooo? A province rich enough to pay for many warmachines, with a strong mounted tradition, many shooters, wizards, with people willing to use their brain rather than a blind faith? Hey, Averland is for me! :smile2:

Even better:
- Averlanders are known for their rich costume. Nice opportunity for painting beautiful models!
- Which knight order do you know to be settled in Averland? The Order of the Black Bear! Known for martial valor and :::cheers::: quaffing! A secular order which order house is in Averheim. Perfect for my fluff!
- Marius Leitdorf, an engineer, a poet, a martial hero, a wacky leader, hey, what a great fluffy count! Too bad he's dead. So there I am with... Olive Leitdorf, pretender to the elector's throne (yes, that's one more), and pretty much with the same qualities. A cousin of Marius, and a good friend as well although much younger.

So there I am, with an army of Averheim (capital city of Averland, for you incult Northerners).
The leaders of my army are Olive Leitdorf and the Knight Grand Master. 
My colours are black and yellow dominant (of course) with red and white as well (more colourful).
My motto (for the Knight order, of course):
Ni piti, ni pit, ni piton.

My army has:
18 knights (3 FC),
10 crossbows, 20 handgunners, 10 bowmen
7 pistoliers, 5 outriders,
2 cannons, 1 mortar, 1 hellblaster
1 Stank, 1 hellrocket
Many sorcerers, 2 mounted and 4 footed
1 mounted warpriest (fluff-wise, kind of Brother Tuck companion of Robin Hood)
1 old Marius Leitdorf model.
Many engineers, one with a nice pigeon model, one with a Hochland, one on the mech horse, one with a pistol.
1 knight Grand Master and 1 knight BSB.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
Only 2 armies, the other being Dark Elves.
One year ago, the DE got their new Army Book. Until then, I would play Empire if I wanted to win and DE if I accepted to loose.
But with that new army book, DE seemed more powerful (as many of you have founded indeed :icon_twisted:).
For the last year, I have played exclusively DE, in order to get to know better that army.
I'm confident that I made some progress in my playing style, along with the extra power that the DE got.
Now I feel at ease with my DE army (a balanced list with a corsair fluff).
It's time to resume playing with the Empire.

How and where do you play?
Playing at home against my two sons, one of them trying to get as competitive as possible with Dwarfs and Brets, the other one playing more for the share fun, with HE and Gobbos.
Occasionally, a friend of my son joins in, with lizzies.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Bloodbowl during holydays.
WH40K in alternance with WHFB.
In the real world, my family (4 children), and my job: I'm proud to work in the French Navy!

....and anything else you might like to share.......
pretty much all DE players browsing Druchii.net know me, under the same name Calisson.
Druchii.net was the first forum in which I ever registered, and I am very active there, known for the D.R.A.I.C.H. (the master collection of tactica) and for being a corsair :icon_cool:.
W-E is the second forum where I register and intend to participate.

Proud author of Tactica: how to balance an army of the Empire. (http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=42599.msg706062#msg706062)
Also, worth noting my participation to the dreadful debate about steadfast (http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=44915.0)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: murass on August 11, 2009, 06:39:22 AM
Hi All!

This is my first post so I think I should properly introduce myself.

I am a wargame player form Poland, actually I'm playing WFB (started in 7th edition) and DBA. I like Warhammer world very much, I even sometimes play WFRP. Empire is my favourite army, mainly because of its fluff and variety of troops. I like playing mostly on cavalry and infantry (which is quite difficult in this edition, though). I personally don't like too much magic and overpowered heroes. I'm a rather hobby player, I don't play in tournaments.

Last but not least - as you can see my English is not perfect, so don't hesitate to  mark my mistakes ;-)

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Duncan on August 11, 2009, 05:48:16 PM
Hey everyone,   :happy:
I've been playing GW games for about 9 years now, but I am brand new to the Empire.  I've got a Deathguard army and the beginnings of a space ork army but, no fantasy stuff.
The whole reason I was attracted to the Empire was Luther Huss.  I loved the model and then read up on him and liked him more.  Flagellants seem like they would be tons of fun and having 2 big units sounds awesome. 
In addition to war games I also play hockey.  Although not much lately as I broke my Tib/Fib.   :eusa_wall:
I'm going to browse around and see what people have to say.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: iatroblast on August 13, 2009, 11:38:16 PM
Hi everyone!
-I just noticed the 'Introduse Yourself' topic-
I'm a new Warhammer player and I'm from Athens so please excuse me for my poor English..
I like that there is a forum exclusively for the Empire players, because I enjoy sharing my thoughts about this specific army without '40K' or 'rats' and 'goblins' interruptions  :laugh: :-P   -It's cool :icon_cool: :icon_biggrin:
I chose the Imperial army because I considered it was a 'divine' and 'glorius' army! The 'bane' of evil!! Now that my buddies beat me up every time thanks to their Chaos and Vampire troops I know I was wrong :icon_lol: :-P I should choose Dogs of War instead -at least they have a larger variety of troops, but since there is no Armybook yet... :-P I stuck in here, like you :laugh: :-P

That's all I guess...
I'm not good in 'speeches' :icon_redface: :-P...so... Thank you all for 'listening' and have a great day! :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :lol:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: TexasYankee on August 15, 2009, 07:26:55 PM
My fingers are sticky with glue! There are bitz and sprues eveywhere! My workdesk is a mess! But who cares?!?!? I JUST BUILT MY FIRST WARHAMMER EMPIRE MINATURE! An Empire Great Cannon! It's not painted, maybe a little lopsided, and still have yet to do the crew. After them it's a unit of spearmen with shields and a command group. Sigmar be prasied!

(Damn, now my mouse and keyboard are sticky with glue . . . but I now do d6 wounds, bitches! No armor save!)  :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lounge_Lizard on August 16, 2009, 10:33:19 PM
Hi! I was sitting on some Skaven minis I had and then I wondered: I already have O&G... do I really need ANOTHER horde army? And then, a friend of mine suggested a swap: my Skaven for his Empire, and I took it wothout a blink, so here I am :happy:. I play WHFB for little over a year now, having started with lizardmen and later exchanging an ork 40k army for an O&G army (smartest thing I ever did... 40k is plain boring). So I had horde, magic and close combat. All I was missing was the big guns, but not anymore! Anyways, it's gonna be a while before I have a combat-ready army (blame it on the recession), but being portuguese, I was thinking of a discovery age portuguese army of the State of India (XVIth century), because the minis fit very well with the theme. Enough ramblings. Glad to be here!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Padre on August 17, 2009, 12:57:02 PM
I was thinking of a discovery age portuguese army of the State of India (XVIth century) ...  Glad to be here!

Glad to have you. Your idea sounds great, I'd love hear and see how you go about it (colours, conversions, etc). PS. There's a rumour going about that there are Monkey Kings in Ind. Now I know it is just gossip - but you take care now!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lounge_Lizard on August 17, 2009, 02:08:25 PM
Thanx Padre! For the color scheme, I was thinking white and blue, the traditional colors of our flag for most of our history (also BIIIIG FC Porto fan :biggriin:).
As for conversions, I'm still a bit green on that. Maybe a halberdier-heavy army, and as for cavalry, only outriders/pistoliers (like ginetes or dragoons - XVIII th century, I know, but hey, it's fantasy :engel:). Oh, and cannons, lots of them (we used artillery extensively).

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Alatriste on August 18, 2009, 08:00:22 PM

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
I've been playing Warhammer for about 7 years now. Starting with WHFB than add WH40k. At the moment I'm just playing WHFB.

Are you new to the Empire?
I'm not completely new to Empire. Played them once for just a very short time period about 4 years ago. Than I got distracted by some other shiny new things related to Warhammer.
But now the time has come to build and paint a "new" empire army.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
Beside creating my empire force, I've got 2000 points Warriors of Chaos and 1000 points Ogre Kingdoms.

How and where do you play?
Never played a tournament, only with some friends at home. But the plan for a far, far future is to play some tournament games with the empire guys. But first, it's only friendly games.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Played soccer for a long time at my home town until some bad knee injuries ended my career.

....and anything else you might like to share.......
Yeah, I'm Bavarian and proud of it. :wink:

Greez Alatriste
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jelle on August 20, 2009, 10:11:33 PM
Hello all! I'm Jelle (dutch name) but you can call me JJ if you want, if you ever send me a message or something like that!
Iv'e been playing warhammer for 3-4 years (I started way too early, on my eleventh I think!), mostly with the dwarves. I also got some orcs and goblins which I play small games with every now and then. The dwarves, I play tournaments with, and bigger games.
I'm new to the empire actually having bought the armybook yesterday! I chose the Empire as a new army to play tournaments with, because they are manoeuvrable. The dwarves are obviously not manoeuvrable, and the orcs have animosity which keeps bugging me. They also have a good amount of firepower (so I've heard) and I like the idea of having enough antimagic while not having to go with many mages.
I normally play at my local club, in amsterdam. Also I play tournaments, but they are always somewhere else. I only go to tournaments if some of my clubmates also come.
Furthermore I play soccer, and I play rome total war online as much as time allows me to play.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Droviin on August 22, 2009, 07:41:36 PM

I am a Warhammer player for 2 years now. I am just starting an Empire army after fielding Ogres. I'm looking forward to blending the two.

I am in the US in Iowa.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Broggs on September 04, 2009, 02:40:28 AM
I'm new to WHFB, and thus new to the empire.  Not sure what colors or what type of army I'm going to run. I just liked the "non-fantasy" look to the empire.

oh, I'm from New Jersey, but don't hold that against me.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kpi. on September 10, 2009, 02:39:55 PM
Hi from Spain!!!

Im a 23 years old imperial player. I lived in Granada (Spain) and i am member of PDEWar ( www.pdewar.es (http://www.pdewar.es) :) .

I play at warhammer with The empire, Dogs of war and Kislev.

Im happy for meet this web! :blush:

PD: Opps! I post the original topic in a wrong place... im sorry :)

Don't worry I fixed it. -Perambulator
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Newsguy on September 11, 2009, 10:42:55 AM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?
Started in 2007 but had to stop playing in 2008 to attend grad school. Can't wait to restart next month when I return home to Minneapolis!

Are you new to the Empire?
Yes, indeed. I LOVE the Germanic background of the Empire; it's what attracted me to WH.  I have a 2,000-pt army now. I bought a painted one so I could start playing quickly and then touched it up some figs, repainted others and added some units to it.

I'm also reading every WH Empire novel I can find.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
No, but I'll consider Bretonnia if I feel the need to branch out.

How and where do you play?
In London I play at a buddy's place when I can. Back home in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, I'll play at Tower Games, the Source or Phoenix Games.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Ameritrash, wargames -- a few Euros. I've dabbled in Shotokan karate, Socrates Cafe, video games and Central European fiction.

....and anything else you might like to share.......

Suggestions for WH novels? Bring them on!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: von Kriegfalcon on September 12, 2009, 08:04:34 PM

I'm new, and have been playing Empire for just over a year now (originally I started on 40K); and recently I have started looking for an active WFB forum where it isn't just a bunch of moaning prats.
So far so good.
I look forward to getting involved here.
 :ph34r: ,

(Alan) von Kriegfalcon.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Alexos on September 22, 2009, 01:34:05 AM
hello! I am Alex, and I am starting to collect the Empire and WHFB for the first time, so I am going to ask alot of questions and post alot of conundrums for others to answer for a while.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dezzo on September 23, 2009, 02:27:24 PM
Hi all!

My name is Desmond, Dezzo is usually my handle. I reside and work in Singapore. I am 30 years old.

I was the owner of a Wood Elves and Warriors of Chaos army. Sold them both off to start Empire, which will hopefully be my last WHFB army. I chose Empire because I respect the flexibility and depth of the army. I also enjoy the fluff which is more grounded then most of the other armies.

I also play 40k (Tyranids, Necrons and IG) and is a GM for my RPG group for Dark Heresy and WHFB campaigns.

I work as a commissioned miniature painter, fine artist (contemporary practice) and elementary school art programme facilitator.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: peraturabo on October 03, 2009, 11:57:06 AM
hey folks!
my name is chris and im from austria
and i dont mean the land of the kangaroos :D

i am playing warhammer since two years,and my first choice was the empire,because its the perfect mixture of gothic arts,historical parts,and crazy fantasy stuff^^

i have 3 other armies
2k pts. of tzeentch goodness
1k of iron warriors chaos space marines,and 5oop. of desert lurking tyranids
my empire is total about 3k p. of talabheim

in my small town,there are no other warhammer gamers,so i have to go to vienna or salzburg to play the game,so <---poor guy ;)

check out my rather blurry pictures in the brush and palette thread

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sandor on October 08, 2009, 10:00:01 PM
Hi all I'm Piotr from poland currently living in UK.  I'm 27 years old.
 Ive never played warhammer before. But i do have some experience with W40k and other games like chronopia or warmaster. Currently I'm waiting for my battalion box to arrive  :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Herostratos on October 09, 2009, 09:16:19 AM
Hullo, I've already posted here and there but I guess a proper introduction won't hurt anyone. :icon_smile:

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
I've been into Warhammer for about ten years now but I never really finished a playable army. I worked part time in a hobby store for five years when I was at school though, so I got my share of games in using our stuff there.

Are you new to the Empire?
Yes and no! I toyed with the idea of an Empire army of Middenheim back when the Storm of Chaos campaign started but never really started painting. The Empire's been my favourite WHFB army (along with the Under-Empire, squeek) for years now and roughly a year ago I got interested in Talabecland. A month ago I actually started painting...

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
I've got roughly 50 Eshin Skaven that were usable with the old Storm of Chaos list but after I learned how overpowered people considered them, I dropped them. Still have them lying about, they might get some reinforcements this November. :icon_smile:

How and where do you play?
At home with friends or in the two available GW stores. But mostly at home, we've been playing Infinity and Bloodbowl this year.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Other as in "other tabletops": Bloodbowl, WH40K, Corvus Belli's Infinity, BFG, Flames of War, etc.
Other than that, I do normal stuff I guess. Hamburg's got an overabundance of coffee shops so we spend a lot of time in those.

....and anything else you might like to share.......
I'm part Norwegian, part German, live in the Northern German city of Hamburg and work for a Norwegian company. Painting miniatures is my main hobby and I usually enjoy it more than the gaming itself. Especially when I get crushed like in the 3:5 BB match yesterday (my rats against a mate's dark elves), ouch.
Oh, and I usually go by the user name of ancient god on other boards, so we might have met there. :icon_smile:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: combatmedic on October 13, 2009, 04:04:58 PM

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
I just started a month ago, still learning the ropes.

Are you new to the Empire?
The Empire is my first fantasy army. I was drawn to it by the large amount of guns I can bring to the table, to naturally I based my army off the City-State of Nuln.
Being a Dark Angels player I almost went Bret, but the lack of guns turned me off.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

I have a couple of Tomb Kings units that I just wanted to put together and paint, and are my planned second warhammer army.

How and where do you play?
I play at an almost swapmeet like venue that has a warhammer booth. I originally started there as a way to get back into 40K, and once my friends started fantasy armies, I kinda had to as well.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Iv played 40K for about 10 years, played video games all my life, and computers. I enjoy the fluff for all the armies, but tend to really dive deep into the armies I truly care about.

...and anything else you might like to share.......

I stink at painting, even worse at modeling, but decent when it comes to playing. I try to play to have fun, but can into the competitive mood every once in a while. I also hate tournaments due to the kinds of people they attract.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: havre on October 14, 2009, 08:47:07 AM
Hi all!
I was commanded by the Union General come over here to give you a proper introduction, so here I am   :blush:

I came into the warhammer hobby via 40K in the 3rd edition, and started building an army of Dwarfs in the 6th. My throng of Karak twin peaks are slowly growing into a 3000 p force. An army blog in the strange language of the northern wastes can be forund here (http://www.2d6.no/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3315).

I guess my main interest lies in modelling and terrain building. Playng comes 3rd and painting is left with a mere 4th. A terribly tardy project of a mordheim board can be found on Terragenesis here (http://www.terragenesis.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5020&start=0),  here (http://www.terragenesis.co.uk/competitions/entry.php?id=277) and here (http://www.terragenesis.co.uk/competitions/entry.php?id=271).

I've recently started compiling an Empire army. Due to my fascination for Mordheim it had to be based in Ostermark. I will, however, try to tone down the purple and yellow of the palette. The army will be vaugely steampunkian oriented with some conversions, and I hope to post some pictures in this forum as it progress.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Crube on October 27, 2009, 11:15:40 AM
Greetings... I'm Crube. You may know me from such Internet Forums as Warseer, Dogs of War Online, Chaos Dwarf Online, The Blue Room and Fraserburgh FC (ahem).

Onto the obligatory intro questions

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
About 21 years... :icon_eek: *feels old* I started with WFRP, then moved into WFB a month or 2 later. I've worked for the big Gee Dub a couple of times, and still can't shift this addiction to toy soldiers...

Are you new to the Empire?
Nope. The Empire were my first completed 3000 point WFB army - the one I took to the first Staff GT (the trial run for the first 'Official' GT). This was eBayed a while ago... Currently I have a 2250 point army planned, and mostly bought (just a few gaps), although it's all currently in the colours of the Province of Sprueheim - all shiny and grey  :-D Mainly due to my attention-span-of-a-goldfish like thoughts on which province to actually go for... Talabheim is the current favourite (Until this afternoon, when it will undoubtedly change...) As soon as I make a start though, my mind will be made up... honest
Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
I have about 2500 points of Wood Elves, fully painted... I have a few bits to add to it, to round off a few issues I had when I last played, then it's on the my Empire boys

How and where do you play?
Very occasionally I'm afraid. I try and get down to a tourney or two in the year...

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Just getting back into Radio Control Car Racing after a lengthy absense...

....and anything else you might like to share.......
I wrote the Castle Tactics article that appeared in White Dwarf 185...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kees (aka Johann Karl) on October 27, 2009, 10:22:17 PM
A very good day to you all,
A greenskin entering the Empire...
I'm Dutch, 42 years old, wife, children, work in health care and yes... I play greenskins... I started some 20 years ago with 15mm historical wargaming. Did some 15mm fantasy with Orcs and goblins. Since about three years I collect, paint and play Warhammer. I started with mostly nightgoblins.
I always was intrigued with some Empire-figures. Recently I thought lets give it a try. I now have a few characters, a cannon and some knights and handgunners.
I wanna build an army with a link to the province I was born - Drenthe - with red and white colours. Yes, like the Talabheim-livery. It contrasts with the greenskin black robes with yellow...
I want to build it up with a lot of warrior priests. As heroes but troopers too. I think using priests and sisters of Sigmar for greatswords, but that will be a long story I guess...Well, lets first dwell around here a little and get some ideas.
Kees (aka Johann Karl)   
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DrTooms on October 31, 2009, 12:09:20 PM
First post. I read this forum for a few weeks and I decided to register.
I bought my first Empire minis 12 years ago and... I haven't finished my army. And I have a new project, a new themed Empire army. And maybe a Skaven army, one day...
About me: 32, have a gf, no kid. Captain in the land army, working in IT.
See you soon for more details!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: snoopholly on November 03, 2009, 12:14:19 PM
Hi all, i'm Dave from the UK, im the wrong side of 40 and have only been playing WH for a few weeks allthough i did start playing with my son about 8 yrs ago for a bit but he got bored so ended up stopping, but it means i do have a respectably painted 2000+ Empire army and a general idea about the rules.
I also have a 2000+ VC army as well.
I have been playing the RPG "Runequest" for the last 20yrs virtualy non stop, started off 1/week but now do it every other week.
My other interest are motoring ,photography, animals and films.
I live in the NW (on the Lancs/Yorks border) of England and am allways open to offers of a game so i can learn.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Onikaigo on November 04, 2009, 12:47:53 PM

Erm..., Good Afternoon, I mean.

The name's C.J, and I'm a Gamer. I've been playing Warhammer and Warmachine for on about four years now, starting with Cryx, then Ogre Kingdoms and moving to a rather large collection of Vampire Counts, and now finally I'm moving to the army that's given me the most problems since I started playing.

The Wonderful Empire of Mankind. As Ogres, Pistoliers gave me fits, outriders made me want to cuss up a storm, and great cannons munched Tyrants with remarkable efficiency. As Vampires, Lore of Light kept sneaking through really bad spells, there's always more of you than there are of me, and again. Pistoliers gave me fits, outriders made me want to cuss up a storm...but my 'Tyrants' learned how to effectively dodge cannonballs. It's a learning curve.

But now I'm with the Empire, or will be shortly. I ordered the new Empire Brigade on the cheap, and the Empire Army book, and I'll be browsing this site to get some tips and tricks.

One thing that bears mention, however; I play my Vampires after TVI fashion. After reading The Village Idiots Tactica, I saw how it could be applied to Undead....and it works. So, in a sort of homage to his military acumen, and because I really, really want to have something to do in the shooting phase, I come to the Empire.

Some information about me I guess. Male, 22 years old living on Okinawa, Japan, and loving the place. I like playing 'Fun' lists that have a chance at winning, but avoid the cheese fest that currently dominates the Warhammer world. (I.E I don't own nor intend to own, nor field, Blood Knights. I avoid the 'Terrible Trio' of magical items[HoCommandment, Book of Arkhan, and the Master Powers], and I run with nearly 1000 points of Core in a Vampire list)

So the Empire seems like a lot of fun. I actually -get- to flee! Holy crap. I won't get called a 'Cheese' player simply by pulling out the Vampire army book, and there are some amazing conversion opportunities with some good fluff to back it up.

Umm...I'm out of things to talk about. Ask questions, I'll be around.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Len_8 on November 13, 2009, 12:35:11 PM

I'm Leon, 23 years old and I live in Brussels, Belgium.
I played Warhammer for the first time a couple of years ago, when I was still at school, being a proud Empire general :dry:. To be honest I don't think I won many battles...probably lost most of them, but anyway!
Back then I ended up selling my 1500 points army, thinking that it was the end of the story for me and Warhammer, but I was wrong...because here I am again!
I don't own yet a single figure nor a brush or paint, but I'm up to a good start (this weekend I will pay a small visit to the Games-Workshop shop ;))

Anyway, I'm glad to meet you all and thank you for this great website.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Viera on November 19, 2009, 05:21:23 PM

I finally managed to stumble my way over here from dwp and thought it best I say hi and introduce myself.

I'm Viera, those of you playing in A4 will known me as one of your friendly, or not so friendly, GM's. I've been playing warhammer based games for a few years now, however my favorite game by far is Mordheim and I, needless to say, play sisters of sigmar.

I've also played various other games, Necromunder, Bloodbowl (best.. game.. ever made, alongside Mordheim), some Warhammer many years ago and even some... er.. 40k  :icon_redface:

Other then that, there isn't much to say! Anyone who's playing in A4 will know I like to write fluff, those of you who arn't will get to see some from me at some point I'm sure.

Look forward to getting to know you.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: smaug123uk on November 19, 2009, 10:17:03 PM
hi there joined a little time ago but not been on to post yet;
well here goes been into WFB since late 1980's dont play to many battles now as more into the paintin & modellin side of the hobby ; this has changed recently thanks to my granddaughter & nephews gettin into the hobby
main gaming preference is for warhammer quest - great game for heroic knights & for introducing kids to warhammer as rules are so much simpler
main armies being wood elf & brettonia just love shiny knights lol
i have about 7000pts of empire although no pistoliers - knights with guns a sacrilege lol
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DariusZero on November 19, 2009, 11:24:43 PM
Hi, I'm new on this forum and u can call me DariusZero, well that's my nickname on all the other forums mainly related to warhammer or some other activity connected to the world of miniatures or wargaming or both  :icon_lol:. I'm also on the wrong side of 40's ( I stole that from another newbie) and have a son, who is the reason that I found this site.  After several years of playing space marines he decided it+s high time we pull the WHFB boxes from the dusty shelves and start some serious bussines here. Since we have already painted some 5k+ army of SM, at least we know how to get the painting step done in real expert style, or so I like to think. We have even created a site dedicated to his SM army. Check it out and make my day leaving a comment on the blog page.

U can also visit me at the


where I amuse other members with my very funny comments on everything related to the Dogs of War.

But I registered on this forum mainly for the reason, that I will certainly need advice on how to choose the right colour theme, tactics, troops , other stuff etc.etc.....for my growing Empire army.
Enough babblingand almost forgot I'm from Slovenia and maybe some of U guys will realize from which city I come if u will have recognized my avatar.
Sigmar bless U all. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kossar on November 21, 2009, 06:44:14 AM
Greetings, fine soldiers of the Empire.

Truth be told, I myself am not an Empire general. Rather, as you might suspect from my name, I aspire to command the mighty forces of glorious Kislev. Since we are only represented by a tiny allied-contingent codex, however, I plan to field approximately 51% of my eventual "Kislev Army" as Empire, since they are Kislev's most characterful and consistent allies.

I have played Warhammer since the days of Cardboard Eltharion, but only ever as Greenskins until quite recently when I was given an undead army by a friend who'd lost interest in the game (only temporarily, it turns out; he's now painting up some high elves). To cut a long story short, that led to me being inspired by Kislev, and plus I've always been interested in the historical and cultural depth of the Empire in the Olde World. Expect my Kislevites and allied Ostermarkers (is that the proper demonym?) to show up online in the next month or so.

One last thing: the "A is for Altdorf" feature is a godsend! My compliments to J. von Hochsleben.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Shadowman on November 25, 2009, 06:35:45 PM
Hello fellow generals!

Long time, I mean very long time, forum lurker comes forth and greets you all!

Warhammer-empire.com has always been one of my favourite WHFB-sites due its encouraging enviroment and mainly good and gentlemannish-style, no matter what the current topic is.

As first post here, little backround bout myself. As you may notice, Im not native english-speaker but hail from Finland, and been playing Warhammer for about fourteen-fifteen years now. First Dwarfs (explosions), then Dark Elves (magic and, ah, Witch Elves), later Dogs of War (love the miniatures) and gradually moving to The Empire (and all-Khorne WoC..). Nowadays I am proud owner of an army of old metal 5. edition warriors around 4500 points without magic items. I have always loved the underdog nature of Sons of Sigmar, and I consider myself as a fluff player more but feel also comfortable in hard-core tournament setting with my ranked Halberdiers and Engineers. Oddly enough, sometimes I have been in Top 10 in major tournaments around here also.. :)

After internationalization of my finnish forum nick, I'm ready to be part in great Warhammer internet community, hopefully I have something to offer this forum as it sure does offer much for me!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: vonhazey on November 26, 2009, 01:01:29 AM

Found the site tonight thorugh google, just re-taken up Warhammer after many years doing other things, I will be honest, i'm a complete novice still at 27 and yet to have a battle. So get ready for lot's of questions coming your way.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mack911 on November 26, 2009, 02:08:32 AM
Hiya my name Eric and I have just started Warhammer , I like the feel of the empire and I hope I can improve in it. I live in surrey , B.C. and I go to the Scottsdale games workshop and sometimes the Langley independent store. Not a very good intro but ya..Hi, also I'm 16.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Manfred Leitdorf on November 26, 2009, 07:46:54 AM
Greetings everyone. I am Manfred son of Marius of the noble state of Averland. The Empire was my first and only fantasy army for many years but i have recently dropped a ton of gold on a Lizard force. However the Empire still holds a place in my heart. So men of the Empire I raise my glass in a toast that all our borders may be kept safe from invaders whilst we stab each other in the back.

Yours in Conquest
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Atrocity on November 26, 2009, 11:26:57 AM
Name is Peter, 21 years old. Work as a body artist (I pierce, brand and cut people) and I love it! Nothing like seeing happy people walk out of the shop in pain and smiling  :biggriin:
I live in Halmstad, Sweden

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
Collecting for 9 years, playing with the actual real rules, about 5 years

Are you new to the Empire?
Playing them, YES. Facing them, NO.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
5k daemons (gods I hate the new armybook!)
6k Warriors of Chaos
3k Tomb Kings
3k Empire (painting it up at the moment)

How and where do you play?
Halmstad, Sweden
Usually play at home or at a friends house. Sometimes at the local gaming place but not very often.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Body modification. Movies (big movie fan). I love all animals (except cats, they scare me) and I have a soft spot for bugs and arachnids, have been keeping tarantulas, widows, cockroaches and such for many years. Currently no animals here though, sold all of them recently (which is when I realized my apartment is not so small after all) and the only animal I am interested in getting is probably a dog, but that will have to wait awhile.

Suppose that's about it for me.

Cheers!  :smile2:

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jakel on November 26, 2009, 03:23:14 PM
Hello my name is Andreas, I'm 24 and from Denmark.

I only had one battle in the current edition, but I'm learning fast, we have just started playing again.
Ive always played empire and been a lurker here fore some time, but i I'm in problems now. My current opponent have just started a DoC army and i figure it will be hard to take them on without help from my fellow generals.

I have about 6k of older empire models available and like playing TVI style.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SoggyBoots on November 30, 2009, 07:55:08 PM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?

I started playing several years ago, but didn't get into the game that much and pretty much missed sixth edition.  I've just begun playing seriously in the past year.

Are you new to the Empire?
I'm kind of new.  I had a lot of trouble playing them and really getting into it at first so only did a game every few months.  For the past month or so I've been playing regularly every week and have been getting noticeably better.  I am finally starting to feel familiar with what my army can do.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
Nope.  I'd like to collect a Warriors of Chaos army to compliment this one once I finish the current army I'm working on.  I feel it's good to have a "good" and "evil" army to use depending on the opposing race.

How and where do you play?
I play in a gaming store called Showcase Comics and Games in the Granite Run Mall in Media, Pennsylvania, USA.  Sometimes I play at my friend's house in Southern Jersey as well.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
I enjoy World of Warcraft and cooking.

....and anything else you might like to share.......
What draws me to the Empire army is that it is the predominant race of Men in the Warhammer Fantasy setting.  I like the feeling I get when I see a picture of them swinging their halberds and firing their weapons against all sorts of monstrous foes.  It's very easy to feel a sort of bond with them as they are, like me, just men.  I also really like their cult worship of Sigmar and like the way their faith plays a role in their lives and is represented by their armies.

They have a diverse culture and tons of literature devoted to them.   To me they are a very flavorful army with a lot of versatility.

I'm playing with an army painted in Middenland colors with Knights of the White Wolf that I bought from a friend, but I am starting to work on a new army with an Ostermark theme.  I'm focusing on Halberdiers, Spearmen, Militia, and Crossbowmen to start out.  Everyone says halberdiers are the worst, but they are very versatile and I fell very helpful when dealing with Chaos and Orcs.

I personally enjoy focusing on state troops right now, because I find them the most flavorful element of the army and the most reliable.  Large blocks of inexpensive soldiers ready to fight and die for their country against all manner of fearsome foes.  Good stuff. 
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: draven on December 01, 2009, 07:03:50 PM

heya names dom, from suffolk in the uk.
have been playin for 12 years, started with empire but let them fall by the wayside (hangs head in shame) for other projects
WFB Empire 1.5k
       Slannesh 4k
       Dow 2k
       Chaos Dwarfs 4k

40,000  Imperial guard (tanith) 3k
           Squats 2k

Have decided it is time to return to my roots as it where, so out come the old box's of empire and as i have always been a fan of the underdog, have decided to repaint my empire as a solland force, nice to c several other people r also fans of restoring solland to its former glory.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: durminator on December 02, 2009, 03:30:16 PM
Hello fellow empire fanatics!
Im Philippe Van Durme, nicknamed the Durminator, a name that was given to me by my pool teammates a while ago. Im 37 and Im from Flanders.
How long have you been playing Warhammer?
Ive been working on my main army (Bretonnia) for 10 years now, although it took me 7 years to chose my colours!! Since the latest armybook, it has gathered pace and I now have an army in the colours of the dukedom of Gisoreux (black & red).
I want to create a huge diorama The Siege Of Bgenhafen, thats why I also turned to the empire forces and Ive been collecting them since last year
Are you new to the Empire?
Yes and no, I only started with empire last year but Ive always liked the models.
I now have every empire book available and also gathered every article from WD.
I have an army of Bgenhafen which is besieged and help is on the way from Altdorf
Ill be taking pics and start a blog on my huge wip very soon

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
Yep, Bretonnians, about 20000 pts I guess, dont know, Ill post the armylist in my blog
How and where do you play?
Since none of my armies are complete or painted completely I dont play as yet

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Music & English football: Come on you SPURS!

....and anything else you might like to share.......
Although Ive been doing this for a couple of years, I still feel like a beginner so all comments, advice, are very welcome!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Pinback on December 07, 2009, 10:06:24 PM
Hi all

New to the forum as a member and also new to Warhammer (painted a few models about 16years ago and have never played a game in my life). A guy I work with has been trying to get me into this for about 12months, i have finally given in and i am currently glueing together a 3k Empire army to go up against his Orcs and my brothers High Elves.

Some facts about me:

My wife tells me my hobby is hobbies so there are way to many to list here, I get really geeky about every aspect of something i am into and as i am learning its no different with this Empire army i am building. So i will be looking for advice from all you guys over the next few weeks

If not messing about shaving the flashing off a plastic horse head whislt trying to work out why the hell they dont rank up i can be found bagging and boarding a comic book or playing a little to much world of warcraft.

Anyways. nice to meet you all and see you on the boards

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dread Pirate Garness on December 08, 2009, 05:13:49 PM

My name is GAR and I live in Houston, Tx.

I have been playing WHFB for several years along with a lot of other GW and non GW games.

I have never played an Empire army, but I am getting ready to begin delving into the dynamic army that is Empire.

I am more of a painter than I am a player, as I love that aspect of the hobby more than playing. That being said, I hope to get some good comments and ideas from you guys.

Thanks much!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Generalisimo on December 10, 2009, 01:02:27 PM
Hi, I'm am playing warhammer for about three years now and i have a complete army of empire and orcs & goblins.
I am really surprised that there is a site for only empire. i will enjoy that :icon_biggrin:
I am 17 years old and i am from Greece, also love painting and playing videogames.
Thanks for the amazing site and the opportunity to learn more about the empire.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jayv on December 10, 2009, 07:16:05 PM
G'day all,
I'm an 18 year old Australian English Teacher/Lawyer in training living in Dubai. Living here has really reduced the amount of games I manage to get in with only 3 friends I know who actually play Warhammer, but none the less I stick to my Empire army. Been playing the hobby for 4 years now, mostly on the gaming aspect but lately my painting has been improving at a fast rate motivating me to do more. Thanks for the great site.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Akrilik on December 12, 2009, 09:37:52 PM
Hi all. I'm a freakie french snail eater ! So excuse my english, i'm french, i can't speak well any other language, exclude mine (or not so...).
I'm playing warhammer 40k since 1999, and battle since 2000. I'm assembling a new army from empire, but i've played little humans during 4 years (2002-2006).
I think i will watch this forum, but not reply to many post... Users will not understand me, or i will just be a clown !

Akrilik, a six years child speak english better than all frenchs !
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sparrow on December 15, 2009, 02:49:34 AM
Hello, I'm Jon and I'm an alc.... Wrong forum.

I've been playing GW games since 1990, originally rogue trader but slowly moving into a bit of everything as my young mind was unable to concentrate on anything for very long.

I have collected many armies over the years (and foolishly sold a large number off as image became an issue in my late teens and early 20's).

I now live in Japan and have a pretty settled life now. I've been poor for longer than I care to remember but now things are beginning to sort themselves out I thought I would get back into the hobby.

I've always been a fan of the underdog so Empire really appeal to me. I look forward to adding something to the forums in the future and talking with you all. Until then (based on getting my computer set up) take care. :::cheers:::

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mordheimer on December 17, 2009, 01:42:25 PM
Howdy! I was directed here by a new member in our forums, and so far I love your place! I have been playing miniature wargames since 2003... and I love it! :D I do not play WFHB, but I do play Mordheim (created the site www.mordheimer.com (http://www.mordheimer.com)) and now I'm part of a group of guys creating a fan-based 40k-skirmish game (www.DeathSquadsGame.com (http://www.DeathSquadsGame.com)).

Looking forward learning lots about the Empire from you guys.  :-D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Catesy2021 on December 17, 2009, 06:08:13 PM
Hi all, I'm Tom, 24, am a civil servant, and live in Old Windsor (UK). I started playing WHFB when I was 10, and collected High Elves and Goblin's until I was 17. Now I earn a decent wage I have come back to the hobby and choose the Empire due to my love for history, and the fact I fancied a Human army. I am tempted to update my greenskins (maybe buy a few orcs, and get rid of the same stance goblins), plus I was given a load of unpainted Wood Elves by a friend but they are in storage for now.

Other interests include beer, football, and philosophy. Sometimes at the same time.

I have no ideas on the current rules, know no one else who plays, and while I will take up one of my local GW's offer to teach me to play, I havent found the time. I'm quite a slow painter but I'm hoping to smash quite a few models out over Christmas, or Sigmass as the men of the Empire probably dont call it.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Grenadier on December 18, 2009, 04:32:28 PM
Hello, everyone! I've been lurking here for about a month, and decided that (with my first purchase of empire figs) I should finally "tie the knot."

I'm a 21 year old history major from Illinois here in the states. My dad taught me how to play WHFB when I was about eleven years old, and I've been wargaming off and on ever since. Last major game I played was Warmachine, but then the game got ruined by the "yu-gi-oh effect" (that is, making increasingly powerful models with cheesy abilities).

My tastes began to gravitate towards larger-scale games, and I found myself revisiting my old friend Warhammer. I started off my reunion with this great game thinking I would play Skaven; even bought some clanrats and began painting them up. Four cat-related disasters and a slew of broken miniatures (and an update to the army that made my monkey-rats old news) later, I decided that I didn't want to play Skaven any more. Maybe I was just demoralized, or maybe I was inspired by Sigmar, but I found myself wanting to start an Empire army.

And what better time to get started than around Christmas? So I made my wishlist and bought a box of state troops to hold me over till the 25th, and thus began my Empire army.

I'm a decent painter. Not great, mind you, but I have some experience. My weakness is that I'm slow; I make up for this with tenacity.

By the way, I chose Averland's yellow and black color scheme for my army. Yellow's tough to work with, but I have a long history of working with red, so I'm pretty comfortable with it.

Jeeze. Didn't  mean to give you my life story. I don't blame you if you don't read it. I'll finish by saying that I'm happy to be here and excited to contribute. You seem like a great bunch of guys.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Uttley79 on December 18, 2009, 06:49:16 PM
Hello, im Jay. Im in Manchester England at the min but me and the missus will be emigrating to Perth down under this coming january 10th! Very excited. I dont paint miniatures but i do build game boards. Ive been told theyre pretty awesome these days but they get better with each one i build. Just finished my 5th one. If anybody wants to see one leave me a message and ill mail you some pictures. Once in Perth ill be looking to join a gaming group and will probably donate one of my boards. If anybody knows of a site that would be good to show my work and sell them it will help fund my hobby. See you in Oz.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: kingfisher on December 19, 2009, 08:57:26 PM
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 2waterpots on December 22, 2009, 12:58:22 PM
Hi everybody!

I first started playing Warhammer 16 years ago but I quited and restarted about 4 times already with big time gaps in-between. I came back to Warhammer about half a year ago and I went crazy over the Empire, so I decided to start a Nuln army. Everytime I get back to the hobby I start a new army. Not good for my wallet.

I try to play as much as I can but Im more into the painting, the fluff and terrain making. Im not a very disciplined painter so Ill have to push myself to paint my army one unit at a time until I paint it all. Im also making video tutorials on painting and terrain latelly, wich is lots of work, but also so much fun.

I also collect Orcs&Goblins, Bretonnia and Tomb Kings. As I said before, a new army everytime I came back to warhammer.

Glad to be here.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: the Reikslander on December 22, 2009, 06:08:45 PM
Hi fellow generals. I have been playing 40k for some years and now I felt the urge to start playing fantasy, I will be playing/collecting a Reikland army(hence the name). Im not so familiar with rules yet but I am am making progress. I live in Stockholm the glorious capital of Sweden, my other army is a Space Marine/Deathwing force.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gorby on December 24, 2009, 03:46:51 AM
Hey all.  I'm signing up in anticipation for the next campaign!  I actually don't play or collect empire though.  I do give them a sound thumping with my goblins and high elves every chance I get though, and funded half my cousins empire army for whatever that counts for, lol.  Hope to get to know everyone better!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: VonWissenland on December 24, 2009, 10:11:46 AM
Hello fellow imperials!

I'm 34 years old and was introduced into the wonderful world of fantasy by a friend, in 1990AD, during my first RPG-session.

At that point I was mainly busy trying to stick together WW2-model kits and experimenting with getting paint on the in various ways, always ensuring that the model was suitably ruined and in general completely unrecognisable.

So when he showed me some bizare models of demons, werewolves, dwarves and the like, I was immediately hooked.

It started with a little blister pack, containing 5 adventurer models (oh, the days).
Luckily, they survived their painting experience (even remaining recognisable) and since then, everything went quite fast...

Before long I was playing a game called Warhammer (3rd edition - but hey, this is Belgium, we're always running a little behind the facts  :biggriin:), Epic and a fancy little thing called RogueTrader.

So now, nearly 20 years later, having collected and painted quite some armies
(full companies of blood angels, space wolves and IG, a 10k chaos horde,...) I'm the proud father of a beautiful daughter (and another baby on the way) and slowly collecting an empire army, while converting and painting some spacemarines and orks (when not refreshing diapers)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jaedar on December 25, 2009, 10:04:50 AM
Oi oi all.

My name is Jonas, I'm 24 years old and living in the town on Karlstad in Sweden. At the moment I study to become a welder, specializing on working on oil rigs, nuclear plants and other places that needs the little "extra" skill.
I've been playing Warhammer on and off for the last 7 years (well, back in the days I only painted, never got around to play), but I recently took up this hobby when a friend started a mighty empire campaign. And of course there's no better army to play then the glorious Empire!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: pep on December 27, 2009, 02:15:00 AM
I have been warhammer for 2 years.  I live in North Dakota.  I have 8000 points of empire painted. I also play chaos, and orcs and imperial guard in 40k.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Brother Magnus on December 28, 2009, 04:31:16 AM
I just started working to pile together a WFB army.  I've been playin'g 40k since 89 (Guard), and i've been a HUGE WFRP fan for many a year.

Only recently have I started getting interested in WFB.  So, I found the warbands rules on the GW site before they changed it.  Finally got some figs together and began building a 500 pt Warband list.

My knowledge of Warhammer proper is pretty solid, not nearly as solid as my 40k - however, I love the setting more (Fantasy).

anyway - just thought I'd introduce myself as all us newbs are, as required by the Emperor.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sir_desdicado on December 28, 2009, 05:00:19 PM

My name is Keith Money and I have been drawn towards Warhammer for some years now, but never really got started.  The Empire armies have always fascinated me along with the Bretonnians and I am about to go out tomorrow and buy my first box of Empire to build.

Is being 42 years old too old for this hobby?  :icon_redface:

Also, a few years back I visited the DW store in Enfield which has now closed down, so the nearest store is at Romford.  I played a beginers game at Enfield and thoroughly enjoyed it and would love to take part in battles once I have built my army up.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: alvenom on December 30, 2009, 03:35:52 PM
Hi all,

I'm Al, I'm 25 and I live in Newcastle, England. I've played/collected Warhammer since '94 (I started young!) with a few years out here and there. I recently started collecting a Talabecland army, I've got about 400pts worth painted now - I'm pretty slow. I'm trying to convert plenty and make it unique. I don't really play these days, I've only played once this year but hopefully will get back into it eventually.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nordland General on January 01, 2010, 10:05:15 PM
Hi All,

Im 29, from the south east UK, and have been playing gamesworkshop games since the late 80's.  I have fond memories of heroquest, bloodbowl, wfb, spacehulk, spacecrusade, necromunda and mighty empires. 

Its been at least a decade since I last played Wfb and now that ive finally settled down, got a house, got married and a good job, its time I claimed my man-right and added a gaming table to my shed. Ive dug out the remnants of my old empire army from the attic and purchased the latest rules, army book, paints and a battalion of new units. Ive set my heart on a complete repaint of my old and new units into a Nordland themed army.

See you in the forums  :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sir Lukas von Markov on January 02, 2010, 06:37:44 AM
hey sorry bout being a bit late in putting this post in, im 17 and im from australia, i have been playing WFB since about 05, though through the last years of secondary schooling i had to put it away in order to keep the grades up, i have been playing empire for the entire time and had about 4000 points worth before the new edition came out which made me very sad, as unfortunately im am the type of person that must retire those old models... but my new army is well on its way to the 4000 mark again at which point i will stop collecting and finish painting the army.

besides war hammer i am a keen cricketer but besides that little else need be said, see you in the forums :-)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kariko83 on January 04, 2010, 05:52:00 AM
Hello all.

I live in Michigan and have been playing Warhammer for about 2 1/2 years now with my main army being Skaven, I have about 5000pts of the rats so far. I decided to join up here so I can more effectively help my brothers son get into Warhammer as he seems interested in the empire and I would like to help.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Thorin Seahammer on January 04, 2010, 05:00:46 PM
Hello Everyone
 My name is Brandon. I live in Kansas, near the middle of nowhere. I'll be 38 this year. I have been gaming ever since the rouge trader days. I used to play 40k, but not anymore. I just got the battle for Skull Pass Starter set for Christmas and have yet to play my first game of WFB. I like the dwarf army and intend to play mostly it, but I do have the old Battlemasters minis and I think I'll do an Empire army as allies. I am not 100 sure which province yet, but I am leanily toward the Talabheim/ Talabecland province.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Steerpike on January 05, 2010, 06:42:40 PM
I'm 27 and I am from Catalonia in Spain. I just started playing warhammer like a year ago and I am a very proud empire general  :closed-eyes:
I have about 3000 pts of models right now, mostly infantry, and I don't plan to expand my army much more.
Haven't played much actually during this year, but it is the game (and not so much the painting/converting thing) the reason I collect my army.
See you around!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Marek on January 09, 2010, 09:23:57 PM

My name is Gareth, from the UK.

Long time lurker - originally registered under a different name back in 04' and I'm sure I was even lurking well before then.

Journey into the world of GW basically went: Heroquest > Advanced Hero Quest > Fantasy Regiments Boxed Set > White Dwarf > Visit Store > Space Marine (Epic)> 40k Eldar Harlequins before finally finding Fantasy and the Empire.

First Empire model was a Maruader Fighter purchased in 1990 - which I still have. It started a passion for all things Warhammer Empire, that includes MoW, Warmaster and Mordheim, (with the occassional detour to Forgeworld).

Been collecting on and off for 20 years and have managed to obtain most things Empire related, though most of it is boxed up as I havn't played a game of WFB since 96' and I cant paint for toffee. Despite that, I enjoy reading the Boards, (even if I have little to add to the discussions).

Favorite Empire Models: Von Zeppel Stank, Marauder 'Empire' Ogres, Winged Lancers, and C Series Villager - Town Players: St. George (if that counts).

Other Armies: Death Korp of Kreig (nice models) & Dark Elves (treated myself to all the 3rd edition figs as I always wanted the army at the time but could'nt afford them).

Least Favorite part of the Hobby: I conceptually fail to understand the point/need/validity of 'Competitive/Tournament Gaming, and the accompanying focus of making 'hard' rather than fluffy lists.


Gareth    :smile2:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: werbear on January 10, 2010, 12:34:23 PM
Hi everyone my name is David I'm a college student at Chico State University in Chico CA.  I've been painting warhammer and 40k miniatures as a hobby since I was in high school but I've only played a handful of actual games.  I decided to paint and play an Empire army but I feel a little restricted by the colors so far. My main question would be is it alright to have an army made up of units from different provinces or is that frowned upon. I guess I'd like my army to include several paint schemes is all. Any advice is welcome
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: nobeef154 on January 11, 2010, 03:42:23 PM

 Well I am an experienced gamer but until my eyes were enlightened by Sigmar I only took part in 40k. I recently jumped whole into fantasy and I had no choice but to enlist as a loyal subject of Nordland. Im new to the game but picking it up quite a bit and doing fairly well at GW- Franklin Mills here in philly. I stumbled across this gem not to long back and gotta say this is on my computer more then my work programs (and i dont think they like it taht much   :engel: )
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dandagob on January 13, 2010, 11:11:37 AM
Hi all!

My name is Josef, and I live in the northern part of sweden in the city Sundsvall.
I have not played much warhammer, but I have played High elves a bit. But felt
in the end the empire was calling me. I am in the midst of painting my army
small empire army (1000-1500 pts) atm and feel quite comfortable with this
puffy and fluffy army.

For the emperor and sigmar!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: The Red Warden on January 15, 2010, 11:20:48 AM
Hello, I'm the Red warden

I  have been playing GW games for over a decade now, along with the old warzone game, got tones of models lying around.

i really don't play the game that much anymore, for the past 3 years I have been sent to some pretty isolated places to guard pretty isolated things, thus my skill have degenerated into building models and making backstories for each army.

I have a monsterous IG army lying around collecting dust, some Orks and a good bit of Bretonnians. Looking to add some empire to the mix, got Elves on the way.

More of a fluff player, not very competitive, I really do not like gw prices anymore... I remember when i could get away with 20 miniatures for $20 online. good days.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kingbreaker on January 18, 2010, 01:34:03 PM
Greetings & Sigmar's Blessings

Online name is Kingbreaker

Never played WH Tabletop, but I have a number of interests which seem to be pointing me in this direction. I tried out Battlelore, which was fun but shallow.

I have played the MMO version of Warhammer. It's a mediocre game but the theme is great, which is what brought me here.

I used to paint minis as a kid - back when Ral Partha was about the only thing you could get. Then I discovered electric guitars, which put the geek pursuits on hold for a bit.

I have an MA degree in medieval/renaissance history, focusing on Germany. So the choice of an army was a pretty easy one.  :closed-eyes:

I will probably be more of a modeller than a competitor.

For the first army, my plan atm is a small force led by a minor noble named Maximilian von Selbach.  It will probably be fairly shooty.  I was thinking Ostland at first but based on the tech level of a shooty army, that may not work.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: McFoul on January 22, 2010, 03:23:38 PM
Hi All,

Lord McFoul here, revisiting Warhammer after a break of over 20 years so I've actually forgotten all the rules ;-)
Getting involved again as I bought my nephew the Battle for Skull Pass for xmas, which has since escalated into four of us in the family building up armies. 

So I'm creating an Empire army and have a first skirmish / set of battles planned for our little group.  I chose The Empire as its a human force and I like the parallels with the Tudor age with hints of Roman strategy.  I started painting my models as per the red and white theme on the State Troops box so I guess this makes mine a Talabheim force?

Any pointers on how to take on a combined enemy of High and Wood Elves would be greatfully received!  Our first skirmish is based on 700 points so I'm keeping it simple for the time being.  My basic forces is thus:

"Captain CodPiece" with plate armour and great weapon
20 State Troops swordsmen with Duelist, Standard & Musician
10 Handgunners (possibly as detachement for Swords)
10 Great Swords with Champion, Standard & Musician
8 vanilla Knights
5 vanilla Pistoliers

I'll probably be taking the right flank of a combined Dwarf and Empire alliance army and will most likely be facing High Elves (going on the pre fight banter via sms).  My plan is engage or tempt a charge on my swordsmen (5x4 deep) so I can stand and shoot with the hangunners using the detachement rules.  Hold my flank with the great swords, use the Knights to run down any failed charges, and engage my opponents missile troops with my pistolier fast cavalry.

Further battles will see our armies grow in points and use magic, but in the meantime, any pointers on how to stick it to the pointy ears will be gratefully received ;-)

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mr. Gnome of Zrich on January 23, 2010, 08:47:27 PM
Hello, My name is Albert Zavitz.

I am a Swiss born Swiss - Canadian, and spent most of my life as a banker in Zrich ( Hence the name  :biggriin: )

I have never played Warhammer the game, but do have an extensive 28mm Napoleonic Collection, which has been my hobby for the last few years.

I am very interested in starting and Empire army, and look forward to becoming a part of this forum community.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: kreggurree on January 28, 2010, 09:09:51 AM
Hi Everyone,

I am an Englishman but I live in Prague of the Czech Republic, I recently got back into wargaming after many years of on off painting (mainly off). I sold everything bar my unpainted Tau army in the summer so once these Tau are painted I would like to return to Warhammer and I think the empire forces are calling to me. I am definitely a fluff lover and a painter so expect lots of mini narratives when/if I start empire.

ANy way this looks like a fantastic community and I look forward to getting involved.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Krimsonscythe on February 03, 2010, 02:20:48 PM
Hey all....

Name's Eric and am new to these forums. I've been playing Warhammer long enough to have been at GW's first GT in Baltimore when it was a hundred or so people for both systems. While I have several other armies, Empire is my first and still my favorite. I am a devout "fluff" player and always build a background and reason for my armies'.

My Empire force is "The Mighty Schwartzhelms".  My basic list is as follows:

General (mounted on a War Horse
Captain on foot bsb
Master Engineer
Lvl 2 Wizard
30 spearmen
20 Swordsmen
Halbedier detachment
3x 10 Handgunners
block of Inner Circle Knights
5 outriders
Great Cannon
Steam Tank
3x Leadbelchers
plus magic weps and artifacts, banners etc...

I also have WoC, Vampire Counts (though I've retired them with the advent of the new book), a TK Chariot army, Skaven and enough models to build a Kislevite force which will be this year's project.

I'm the founder of HQ The Club which has been in existence for 9 or so years and the last 4 in our own place. Its a pay for membership incorporated club that was one of the first of its kind. We are affiliated with NO stores and have complete freedom to come and go as we please.

As far as other interests, I'm a bicycle racer and Trtiathlete which takes up a huge amount of my modeling time but you gotta fill both sides of the ying and yang...

I've already got Kislevite questions but will post them in the appropriate forum...

Eric J
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Antimodes on February 05, 2010, 06:57:45 AM
Hi Everyone,

Eventhough I have been playing RPG games for almost 20 years, I haven't played WH until last year.

We have come together with 6 of my friends and founded a Role Playing and Strategy Games Club in June 2008 in İzmir/TURKEY(where I live). Right now we have more than 30 members and almost 20 of them playing WH right now. The number may be small for you but it is a success for us  :-)

In addition to WH we have started a Living RPG game which is based on WHF RPG. Therefore all of our members are somehow related WHF.

I am a member of this site for almost 1 year but until today I have been checking the site as a information resource. Thanks for creating such a great website.

I have understood that I shall be an active member when I saw the 2010 summer campaign's news.  :wink:

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Phantom of the Eurobash on February 13, 2010, 10:04:14 AM

I am new to this and have started to play Empire. Bear with me if my Englisch isnt that well because I am from German.

I like empire because of the Puffelige rmels and their gigantic....cannon.

I think I will have a lots of fun on this Forum, some people already have told me of the great communion sense people have here.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull on February 14, 2010, 09:39:18 AM
Hi there,

I'm new here, I'm an orc and goblin player and I have 20k from them. Soon I will borrow an empire army to play a tourny with( and I won't tell the list cause it is a bit over the top :engel:).

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: saw555 on February 18, 2010, 12:56:14 AM
Hi there!

I'm Stuart and I'm from England, Ive been playing warhammer for around 4-5 years i think although rather irregularly unfortunately so i cant remember exactly when i started. In all that time i have had one army only, the empire although i have recently started creating an all night goblin army. As i say i am quite irregular in my gaming due to other commitments but when i do play i tend to be at my local GW, having only 1 friend who plays, and he has only just started it gets quite boring playing the same army over and over.

I started playing with my brother with the 6th ed starter set, i took one look at the game in GW and was hooked, i knew from the start empire was the army i wanted to do so the started set was perfect for me (my brother was less happy with the orcs though).

As i progressed through my warhammer carer a lot of my friends picked up the game with me but none of them seemed to be able to stick with it, limiting my opponents which probably contributed to my own inconsistency. More recently i entered my first tourney (doubles with my brother - he used my dad's bretonnians (he's a modeler, even longer story than this)) in which i think we got a respectable 35 out of 42 for our first tourney. And now i have decided i want to get out into the community more so hear i am joining this forum.

Well if your still with me after that dull if brief at least (trust me that's brief) summary of my warhammer life hear i am and i hope to be an active member of this community.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: StealthKnightSteg on February 18, 2010, 04:54:44 PM
Hello I'm Vincent, 29 years old (almost 30).

I'm from the Netherlands (yeah yeah come with the jokes on weed and Amsterdam we all know them) and I started playing WFB around 1999 with Edition 5 rules. And with the added special magic box which is completely redundant nowadays..
I played a few years with friends and a little bit on the local club but never really came around on finishing up on my army with the painting duty. Eventually my interest dried up a bit (friends stopped playing and the club demanded to play with 80% painted armies) so I stopped with the game for a while with some sporadic interest in getting around with painting and trying to keep updated with the new rules.
But only a month ago my interest really awoke again due to the boyfriend of the sister of my girlfriend that had a displaycase full of skaven and some dwarfs which triggered my interest again.

So I started to read up again on stuff and bought myself the new Empire army book and some new glue (somehow the old tubes got lost...) and started fixing up a box of Militia I had lying around.

Back in the days I might be able to field a 3k or even a 3.5k army, but some of the units I got became redundant for play with the new rules. Though might still be interesting to field in friendly games.

Some Kislev horse archers + the Ice Queen
Halfling archer unit
Ogre Dogs of War unit
Empire Warwagon
Reiksguard Knights (footmen)

Somewhere halfway I also got the 6th Edition rule book and will try to get my hands on the new 7th edition as well.

For play I'll be looking into strengthening my core units a bit more. Back in the day my mainstay was a Halberdiers unit, but with one core box I can improve my swordsman unit a bit more. Though my main focus will be painting for the coming time instead of expanding (as my wife doesn't let me buy new units till most of the army is painted  :blush:)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dredd2000 on February 19, 2010, 09:33:20 AM
Hi all,

I am 29 years old, living in Britain and have been playing WHFB for about four years now starting with the 7th Ed rules although I have only become consistent in the last two years after joining a University society. I also dabble with a bit of Space Marine action but fantasy is my true love. Don't hate me but I started with Dark Elves and progressed on to Orcs before finding my true calling in life. Who could possibly resist the might and legend of Sigmar (as well as those ridiculous pantaloons)?

I enjoy writing up background fluff for my armies and have started to dabble in tournaments which I am hoping to expand into in the next year or so. I am not much of a modeller (being the unfortunate genetic recipient of sausage fingers) but appreciate the merits of a well painted army. I enjoy the painting and am slowly getting better at it.

I have already found the site to be a mine of great information and look forward to being part of a community.
I am currently developing my own themed list based in Ostermark but with a funny slant.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 3Fingers on February 26, 2010, 08:19:51 PM
Hi Everyone,

I'm from Notts in the UK, I've been playing 40k on and off for a while but I'm completely new to Fantasy, so please bear with me as I have a lot of questions! Hopefully I won't annoy you all too much.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: waynehammond on March 01, 2010, 08:44:05 PM
Hi guys,
            I have been playing all Games Workshop games since 1988!!! So I'm very experienced gamer. I have had my Empire army since 1995ish cant remember exactly. With regards to what i have, i have EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't believe me? Check out the link below to the gaming club i use i Suffolk

   I do mean everything! All the old and new characters, and at last count around 500 infantry, 60 Greatswords and 60 Flagellants! I have around 150 cavalry of various Knightly orders but mainly Reiksguard ( you have got to LOVE the shining armour look), i also have 20 cannons, 15 Mortars, 10 Helblaster Volley guns and 2 Helstorm Rocket Batteries ( i have to say the cannons, mortars and helblasters are a mixture of old and new metal figures and the plastic kits!)

   So you must be thinking "What the hell does he need to learn BUT! here is the shock in all the time i have had my army i have only won ONCE!!!!!!!!!!!!! And that was only because my opponent and i were playing a objective based battle and he forgot about the objectives lol!!

   So can ANYONE help me with ANY tips, tactics, strategies and ideas?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Frenzy on March 04, 2010, 06:39:19 PM
Hi guys,
Based in Dublin, Ireland.
I've been an on/off gamer for the past 10 years with my Empire army and recent (ish) Space marines.
From the start i've been basing my army on Middenheim and the Ulrican cult with many converted and kit bashed models. Constantly thinking about my next modelling project.
My army staples are
11 White Wolves led by an Ulrican priest
11 Knights Panther led by Boris Todbringer
I have read the TVI tactics here so plan to add to my 20 Ulrican Greatswords/Teutogen guard models
Plus i have the usual mix of artillery and missile troups

Anyone any ideas for Ulrican Flagellants?

I sympathise with the above poster, i don't game much but when i do play against my usual opponent he always beats me. All good fun though  :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Black Sword on March 06, 2010, 03:03:16 PM
Im 20 and live in good ole state of Virginia across the pond in America.  I've been in the game for 6 years now and fantasy was always my first love (that and 5th ed 40k blows).  I've switched from orcs to Brets to Chaos but finally I am here to stay with empire.  I like the difficulty of empire plus their fluff, even though I despair over the stupid lack of shoes and puffy feathers.  I love Warrior priests of sigmar though and look forward to painting my altdorf army.   

look for my battle reports. Gaming is my main love in this hobby.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gregreames on March 07, 2010, 08:23:55 PM
Hi, I'm Greg.

I'm 20 and from Grimsby but studying in Newcastle.

I'm returning after a break of 5 or 6 years. I used to play Imperial Guard and Dwarfs. But the Guard were sold to raise funds for a student lifestyle! I found out my Dwarfs after my mate said I should go to my local gaming club with him. I was horrified by the paint job and they probably won't see a gaming table for quite a while.

I was intrigued by an Empire army back when I was 14 so I thought if I'm restarting, I should probably start afresh with a new start (although the Dwarfs will stay for a considerable time yet). I was thinking of doing my army on a budget of around 40 initially then 20odd a month thereafter. However I was upset by how expensive Warhammer has become since I last played.

I know I'll probably need to invest in a rulebook again, but can anyone point me in the direction of the beginnings of a good well rounded army?

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MisterShiny on March 09, 2010, 02:30:18 PM
Hello all!

My name is Mark. I live in the Netherlands, I am aged 21 years and studying public administration.
I've played warhammer since I was about 15 years. Back then, I started playing WHF by building an Orc & Goblin-army. After a few years of painting and playing, I sold my Orcs & Goblins because I got interested in Vampire Counts. These I still have: about 1500 points Necrarch-themed VC assembled and painted with care.

When I read the Von Carstein trilogy, I first became interested in the Empire: there were bits of Empire-fluff inside about the humans, tirelessly fighting the Undead against all odds. This sparkled my interest, so I began reading a lot of black library books about the Empire. Such a rich background they have! This, including the Holy Roman Empire theme and the chance of painting some fresh uniforms instead of rotten flesh (and fighting with an entirely different force) made me start an Averland-themed Empire-force.

At the moment, I finished a small unit of 10 halberdiers and I am working on my new 10 crossbowmen, so I'm at a very early stage.
I excpect to have a good time at this forum, because the first impressions I get from the community-members are very nice!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: nimtron on March 11, 2010, 05:25:40 PM

I have been lurking the boards for a bit now as I've been assembling the figures for an Empire army.  I have them all together now and have a few games under my belt including a 5 game tourney this past weekend.  I have the artillery painted and will begin on the infantry in earnest this weekend.

I love to paint and I love to play competitively.  I love the models and the fluff but above all I look forward to the challenge of pulling off wins with this army in a competitive setting.

Cheers!  A great community you have here!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rambunctious Clott on March 15, 2010, 11:21:05 PM
Hi everyone, I don't know if this'll be read but the rules tell me so so I'm doing it!
I've been playing GW stuff for 9 years now, I have 3 IG armies for 40k and an imperial BFG fleet and I've only recently in the past few months started my empire army. But I love them! I've painted up some stuff in plain blue but I'm getting more adventurous now and they're going to be in Ostermark colours. I've yet to play a proper game yet as I just don't have enough men... My gaming club is the Dice and Dagger in Cornwall, but at the moment I'm not a regular, because I'm away in Uni  :icon_cry:
I'm hoping to display my models as they progress in the Brush and Palette forums, where I've been looking at everyone elses models with more than a little envy - some of the armies and individual models I've seen are just fantastic and are really inspiring me to part with my money  :-P
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: palladyn on March 17, 2010, 08:02:17 AM
Hi, though i play WFRP rather than 40k, i found this forum very interesting when it comes to info about Empire. I'll try to look here and there and hopefully write something new or refreshing ;)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Professor War on March 19, 2010, 02:12:19 PM
Well met people of Warhammer-Empire!

My name is Max and I was taken by the warhammer hobby 14 years ago. It was when I was just a small hobbit, but growing more and more, It's become really a good hobby. Nowadays I play mostly with my Empire army (about 4000 pts and growing), while my Dark Elf shelf is taking a break. I guess people got tired of facing me with them.

I believe in a good game, good hobby, and to have fun with it. I'm looking forward to learn new tactics, tips and ideas on the this forum.  :-)

Well I have also recently opened my website for business, and I'll also be gathering tactics, painting ideas to make a database on it for the future, if interested pm me!

Now I wont talk much about my site but if interested, look at my signature. Now I believe I'll have a look around the forum and try to share my expertise and crazyness in one go. Glad to be around.

Cheers!  :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: neoinarien on March 22, 2010, 03:16:01 PM

I've been playing warhammer ever since about 1997.  Back then I played high elves, empire and daemons.  I played through to about 2001 and then flipped to 40k when I just couldn't bear fighting another dwarf lord, vampire or dragon in the hero hammer days.  I got back into warhammer several years back. 

I've managed to recover most of my high elf army and much of my empire.  Daemons are mostly long gone.  I have declined to get into high elves against because ASF is just a moronic rule.  So I bought off a friend's old dwarf army and built up my own 3k or so of wood elves. 

So now looking to get back into empire.

Most of my games are pickup games against usually random strangers at a nearby GW store. 

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: JoX on March 25, 2010, 08:19:07 PM
Hello all!!

My name is Joakim and I'm a 37-year old father of.... almost one rank living in Sweden

I have been playing WHFB sense early 90's

Started out with WH40K but soon i was deep into WHFB as well. First army was High elves, but they got thrown into a wall by a friends upset girlfriend   :icon_eek: They really never rally from that...

Then i turned my eye to the glorious Empire and collected and painted a large numbers of these 2'd halberds and knights of wolf and panther in bright colors. Never really got into playing a lot because there was a shortage of players.

Then came the 4:th (?) ed and we started up a great campain with rules for trade, diplomacy and grabbing of recourses... then my firstborn made entry. Figz in a box and there thay have been coming out once in a while, but not for long due to children, moving, new jobs... that thing called real life literary bit me in the ass so to speak.

Here i am now and im putting them out of the boxes again. I have decided to dedicate myself this time and make my army of Middenheim a reality, not just something that i have plans about :). It will be governed by the Grafs illegitimate son Heinrich Todbringer. Perhaps heroism on the battlefield can make him looked upon with more favor from the nobles.

After this one is done im going into Beastmen or Wood elfs. Beastmen mostly cause their neighbors to Graf Totbringer and WE mainly because i want to make a winter-army.

I have a huge amount of daemons/chaos warriors but because im a fluff-nird i truly dislike the undivided crap and ill just let them rest for time being...

I play mostly in the company of friends 30+ with kids... so we play rarly  :|
Plans are in motion to get a portable board and get into some action and hopefully make some good campaign rules.

Ultramarines blogg http://umegubbs.blogspot.com/ (http://umegubbs.blogspot.com/) not all that much on it...yet :)
Imperial Guard

I like fluff
A Knight of Ulric bears no helmet for a blow to the head shall kill
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: chaospuppet on March 28, 2010, 01:53:33 PM
Hi folks!

I'm a new empire general and I'm just building up my Sigmarite themed Empire army after playing the blasphemous Daemons for the last year. I took a ten year hiatus from Warhammer, which I played in my teens, only starting to play again after moving back to the NE of Scotland and finding a couple of my old buddys who were still into the hobby.

Anyway last year we decided to build our armies in an escalation league style and without knowing any better, I took the Daemons of Chaos as my army choice. My friends chose Tomb Kings and Vampire Counts respectively although they both have other armies already. Anyway to cut a long story short it became pretty obvious, especially at those lower points games, that the Daemons were overpowered and I think I went through the entire year suffering one loss to the tomb kings (I blamed a slightly blas deployment thinking myself unbeatable) and one minor defeat against Dwarves. Pretty much scoring a massacre or solid victory in every game, I finished the year throwing out a couple of crushing defeats to the Dwarves helped by the final model in my 2500pt army - A Bloodthirster of Khorne!

Anyway after a lot of thought, this year I decided to take an army that would offer up more of a challenge. It's not in my nature to draw up a deliberately weak list, I want to try as hard as I can with every battle, so I am looking forward to making the empire as competitive as I can! Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the game but the part I love is devising strategies and seeing how they work out in a game as well as thinking up backstory and modelling and painting up an army to fit that theme.

At the moment I still play with those friends and we have tried out a gaming club in Elgin and the local GW store in Aberdeen to find other matches. I also went down to Conflict Scotland last year (supporting my friends, who ran a dwarf and wood elf list) but don't think I will be heading there this year as we have not yet discussed it. I'm considering looking into tournament play as well. It sounds like a good way to get a weekend away and enjoy some tough matches, certainly the various podcasts make it sound very interesting!

I've also got a small Space Marine force which dates back to my days of 40k as a teenager and the only models I had left. I kind of wish I hadn't sold my war wagon though as it would have made a nice base for a War Alter conversion!

Apart from that by day I'm a video producer/filmmaker and I'm currently doing a lot of training and art based work in the NE. I also enjoy photography and music!

Anyway I'm glad I found your corner of the web and I look forward to browsing the forum and getting to know some of you better as well as posting how I get along with my army!


Simon :blush:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wolfsbreath on March 31, 2010, 03:20:06 PM
Phew does anyone read all the way to page 37?

Anyway in keeping with this.

I am slowly building a Middenheim force, because my youngest son has a 40k force in roughly the same colours and I sort of liked the idea of blending them together with a common (sort of) history. He in the far future me as an oldy in the past.

I have another son who plays dwarves and is currently beating the pants off me at every turn, 3 matches and all i got was a dubious draw. :blush:

I play out of Newcastle upon Tyne, England and along with a few others have started a gaming club up. You can find us via our website at.


Although they play mainly 40k a few of us a slowly introducing WHFB to the rest.

I am on a schedule of a box or figure per week and am slowly plodding on getting there, wherever there is.  :biggriin:

So far to date have roughly a 1000 point force with no special characters and only 1  cannon, though that shall change soon. :unsure:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Royalwulff on March 31, 2010, 07:45:12 PM
Hello all,

I have been playing WHFB for about 2 years, and currently have a High Elven Army, an Orcs and Goblins Army and am at work on a Wood Elf Army.

I am new to The Empire, and find it appealing with the breadth of the troops, the ability to make a lot of differnet styles of army with the one book. And lastly, I really enjoy the ability to create a spectacular looking army.

I usually play once a month - work, work, work. But spend most of the summers - fly fishing in the Mountains.

Just wanted to say hello to all
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Elector Sean on March 31, 2010, 09:14:07 PM
sooo first thing i seen when i came on so why not give it a try

Hi im Sean.I come from rainy old scotland seriously its a crappy country but anyway im 13 years old,yes a young blood.I've been playing warhammer for about 4 years now started off with 40k and finally saw the light and converted my gaming buddies to come over too it. I own a 200pt O&G army and have just started to begin an empire army after some long hard thinking (2 years to be precise).I think that's it not been on forums for long so sorry if i missed some things out :dry:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Xillix on April 05, 2010, 08:34:04 AM
Hello all,

I'm Xi, 19 years old and owner of a 8000pts big empire army (brought secondhand form a retiring general.) I've been collecting loose units from different armies over the past few years, but I never build a proper army. Now with this army I finally have a chance to start playing again.
I usually play smaller games (1000pts) which allows me to learn to play better but I hope to play some bigger games in the future.

Well, I'll post (an/some) army list(s) soon, (but I will probably spent more time reading then writing :ph34r:)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Warlord on April 05, 2010, 02:06:34 PM
Phew does anyone read all the way to page 37?

Absolutely! People hit the 'new' button, and can see all the new introductions. Welcome to the many new members!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on April 05, 2010, 07:21:03 PM
Phew does anyone read all the way to page 37?

Absolutely! People hit the 'new' button, and can see all the new introductions. Welcome to the many new members!

Hey you ! No replying in the introduction forum !  :happy: :biggriin: :biggriin: :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Scrollock on April 06, 2010, 04:28:37 PM
Hi, my name is Adam and I'm 25 years old. I live in Oakville, On., Ca. and I've been playing WHF since Aug. '09. I hope to one day be good at it. I have about 3000 points of Empire built and love artillery.
I'm currently working as an assistant blacksmith for a company named Wrought Iron Art, and I've been there about 6 months.
Looking forward to chatting with you all, and maybe figuring out a way to field a winning army for once.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Pablovius on April 07, 2010, 05:14:16 PM
Hello!  Worryingly, my name is also Adam and i'm 25. 
I'm from South Wales and have been playing Warhammer on and off since i was 11.
In the past I've usualy gone green and have a 3,000pt goblin army. This is my first jaunt into the Empire, though i've been in love with the background for years! :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kerbak on April 09, 2010, 03:25:59 PM
 :biggriin: Hi to All,,, My name is Leslie Bakker, and im from Chile, South America, im playing warhammer for more than 10 years and im prought to say that I already have more than 8000 points of empire army, which I have able to use on single legandary battales of 10000 points each,, most of my units are unique conversions to give a common and special look,,, for example mi great swords unit are look as the old on foot reiskguard, or also I have a unit of warrior priest cavalry which works like White wolf unit...

Hi to all and i hope to uplaod photos soon  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Le Pistolet on April 12, 2010, 02:28:39 PM

I've been into Warhammer on and off for the last ten years, essentially all of my teenage life. I started out with Empire in the Starter set, but put them down for the shinier, stronger and newer things, particularly focussing on armies I could build on the cheap due to a lack of funds.

Now, with a bit more money and common sense I am returning to my roots and ultimately my favourite army, background, model and gaming wise. I will be repainting my troops over my mammoth summer holiday, I just have to work out where they're from first.

Besides Warhammer, my interests lie in French (hence the name) and European history as well as Folk Music (I play Guitar, Violin, Harmonica and soon the Banjo).

I hope to have a great time on this site, it has always been my favourite forum to lurk on  :happy:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Eltarach on April 13, 2010, 08:42:02 PM
Hello :)

I have already made a few post around the forum, but here's a proper introduction.

I'm a 24 year old student from Denmark.

I've not been playing warhammer for at least 6 years. I started when I was 13-ish, with a paint set with space marines, and a paint set with lizardmen. Then I started collection an Eldar army, which is about 2500 points. However I stopped playing when Diablo II and later WoW caught my attention.
But recently I've decided to start playing again, and this time WHFB - Simply because the medieval fantasy world is by far the coolest! :)
I'm currently planning for a Empire army from Stirland, but I haven't bought anything yet. Which is why I've registered to these forums; To get a little guidance to where to start.

Best regards
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: chasla on April 14, 2010, 06:12:38 PM
hello i'm new here and wanted to introduce myself. My uncle is warhammerlord_soth   :)

I've played warhammer almost a year in a club now (played occasionally before that) and I play chaos and chaos deamons. Yesterday I played the summer campaign with the mercenaries company list. It was great fun. The  really big blow for me was the combination of the siege cannon with the artillerist skill, but I'll have my revenge in due time.

I turned this into English (gotta help your family :icon_wink: )
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LordScroop on April 16, 2010, 08:22:26 PM
 :biggriin: Hi, My name is Mike and so far I have played only one short battle Skull Pass or something like that.  I recently went to a Warhammer day in Brisbane and liked the empire armies so I would like to start to build an army. Can you suggest a god online site ?
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jay of Averland on April 17, 2010, 04:40:25 PM
I have never really introduced myself. I am Jay from the middle of nowhere california. I really dig tactics and strategy but I am realtively new to warhammer. I am a kill hammer fanatic in 40k, and I have won many many local shop tourneys with my massively mechanized Black Templar army. I have a small family and I work on and off for the local fire department, along with run a storage facility.

-Big blocks of infantry supported by different things (hence empire army choice)
-Fun competetive games
-MMO's not limited to wow
-Fire  and this face  ::heretic::
-20%/50%/20%/10% lists....

-The things ontop of empire and brets helmets......  :Ohmy:
-One sided games
-The state troop model with no shoes.... (I know I know Sorry) :unsure:
-Ppl that hate when killhammer is mentioned, and when units weren't properly thought out forcing a unit like halbreiders into lore but not on the field, Because they LAYSUCK
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lord of Kaith on April 17, 2010, 06:46:41 PM
Hello there everyone!

Just bumped into this great site while googling for a review of the Empire codex, and I'm glad I did. I'm fairly new to the hobby, only been at it for a couple of years, but I certainly plan to continue it!

Up until a couple of months ago I stuck strictly to painting, then decided I wanted to do a miniature game again, having been a Heroscape fan a few years back. I first looked at 40k, but ruled it out; massed, ranked battles, swords and shields, mages and magic are more my style.

I've spent the past week or so debating on which WHFB army to start...in the end I decided to start two, small armies, and expand them to about 1,000 points or so each (for some reason at my FLGS there isn't much WHFB support, so we play small games.)

My main army is going to be Empire, so, of course, that's why I'm hear. I look forward to friendly discussion & tactical advice from one and all!

Funky emoticons BTW  ::heretic:: :biggriin: :dry:

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wizard12 on April 21, 2010, 08:02:46 PM
Hi, I'm wizard12.

I don't play WHFB yet but I'm thinking of starting with empire when version 8 comes out in July.

Although I don't play fantasy battles yet, I play 40K with Grey Kights, Ultra Marines and my small Deathwing army.

I'm hoping I can get some knowleadge into the world of warhammer and the empire before starting such an army.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: anvalous on April 27, 2010, 08:17:43 PM

Name's Bart and I'm in South Dakota, USA.  I've been playing GW games for quite a while...

I started 40k about 10 years ago, but dropped it somewhere around 3.5ed - when I discovered the cool complexities of WFB.  I started with Empire, moved to Chaos and Beastmen, took on a brief stint with OK, and am back to my first love.  All good stuff.

I don't play this game very much anymore.  Life stuff, you know?  That said, I have this little nook in my basement that wife wife fondly calls my Man Cave.  Works well for my hobby and painting stuff as that is where my love of this hobby grows.  I generally get 2-3 games in each year, aside from Adepticon - an annual event for me and my college buddies.

I like tough, resilient things.  Empire knights are grand.  I don't have much experience with big blocks (my first empire army was cav and cannons...) but am learning.

Thanks all, and, uh, its great to be here!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Klaus on April 30, 2010, 06:30:27 PM
I suppose it's only right I introduce myself, even if it is six years after registering.  :icon_lol:

I've been wargaming for nearly a decade now, with my first introduction tp the hobby being through Warhammer and 40k, before I eventually moved onto roleplaying and historical gaming. Gradually, though, I've found myself lured back to GW, for better or worse.

Over the years i've always thought about building a WFB army (in fact, I have tried, and failed on many occasions), but after spending a few weeks wondering around Warhammer Online whacking Orcs with a Greatsword, i've completely fallen in love with the Empire.

To be honest, though, I've always had a thing for the Empire anyway, but playing WAR just made me determined to get my butt into gear and field an army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Emperors Faith on May 01, 2010, 04:59:07 PM
Hey guys!

My name is Oliver and I've been a vivid fan of warhammer since I was 11 years old and up until recently i have been cursed with being an armyholic, however through sheer force of will i manged to settle with the glorious Empire for Fantasy and Orks for 40k!

At the moment my Empire army consists of around 1000pts and I hope to expand it heavily once 8th edition comes out. My main love for the Empire comes with Warrior Priests as i think they are fantastic in every way (apart from their points cost!). My main dislike with the hobby is the Daemons of Chaos book as my friend plays with extremely cheesy magic heavy lists which on a regular basis rip me to shreds  :eusa_wall:

Emperors Faith
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: tuxit on May 02, 2010, 09:42:42 PM
hello all,

New on the board but lurking for a while. I used to play WHFB halfway the nineties with bretonians when they were in the boxed set. Also did some 40k. Real life hitted hard and I lost interest and time for the hobby. I kept painting miniatures and evolved more into a hobbyist then a gamer.
Due to some things that are happening in life I find myself with more time home and it was itching again to do army style painting (with the idea to play a fully painted army sometime) and decided to pick empire as main army since they are based on a historical period that interests me. I find it difficult to change back to unit style painting since I keep returning and touching up models and have to hold back to do endless layering. I will post a picture of them in another thread.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Von Ulrich on May 04, 2010, 12:12:54 AM
Swordsmen Von Ulrich reporting for command.

I have yet to step onto the field of battle, but I have been studying and reading for a few weeks now.

I was into painting lead figures back in the middle and late 80s just to use them for AD&D.  I had a friend who had some Citadel figures at the time and we would compare my old Ral Pertha stuff with his.

After a while I played some Space Marine and Gene Stealer games and for a while my younger brother played 40k.  I watched my friends play a few games but never really got into the hobby.

Im pretty hooked now having spent a ton of dough buying books and paints, now I just need to pry myself away from the strat forums and get on the paint brushes.

I love the Lore of the Empire and I already have a ton of "fluffy" armies in mind.

For now though I think I will learn the craft of the game by joining the ranks of the Ostland Generals and cutt my teeth on TVI idea.

Btw this site and community are great, such a wealth of knowledge here.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kirgan on May 05, 2010, 11:57:34 AM
Hi to all ,I am from Belgrade and I collect for long time first time it was in 3rd or maybe 2nd edition when I have mix of Chaos D.E. Undead and O&G army ( in that rules they could go together I like that it is more fantsy some kind of monster army) in last few yaers I collect VC army and still have Chaos all types Chaos Dwrafs ,D.E., Empire, Bretonnia, Ogre Kingdom and O&G also some of 40K Space Wolves Dark Angels some of Blood Angels and Blood Bowl playing RPG painting & converting some stuff also preparing to make Cult of Ulric  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lord Mortimer on May 07, 2010, 04:09:03 AM
He Ive been War gaming for roughly 10 years now Starting with 40k and then moving into fantasy

My first Fantasy army was my Altdorf imperial army, who unfortunately spent some years idle while i took a break from fantasy focusing more on 40k. Several years ago i got back into fantasy starting a high elves army and then a Bretonnian army, i have recently gone back and expanded my empire army which is now my current focus.

Game systems and armies played
High Elves

Space Marines (Salamanders-since the Armageddon list)
Imperial Guard

Battle fleet Gothic
Imperial Navy/Space Marines

Flames of War

I have been a member of the Bretonnian equivalent of this site the round table of bretonnia for several years now despite looking for essentially this site i failed to find it, until i was sent the link to it yesterday.

Other than that I'm a student and Live in Wellington New Zealand
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LuitpoldFrohlich on May 09, 2010, 02:03:25 PM
Greetings, all.

I'm a long-time wargamer, but complete newb to WHFB. I am familiar with the fluff via WFRP and Warmaster, though.

I'm currently working up my first army, Lizardmen, but when that's done Middenheim might have to be next. We'll have to see what 8E looks like; I seemed to have picked an odd time to try to come on board.

Currently, I'm in South Korea. There's a small, but apparently thriving WHFB/40K community of both locals and foreigners based out of a shop called Orctown. 'Twould be good to hear from anyone in, or heading to, Korea.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Pensivium on May 10, 2010, 12:13:51 AM

I'm Connor...or Pensivium, but you can call me either. I've been Wargaming for around four years or so, playing 40k and WHFB when I find the time, though through the years I've always had one continuous desire: to collect an Empire army. This summer, with the prospect of income (Money!  :biggriin:) and spare time staring me down, my dream might be realized. I've been lurking around these boards for a few weeks now, so I figured I might as well create an account.   It seems there are quite a few experienced gamers around here, so any possible guidance as I undertake my grand endeavor would be hugely appreciated! :happy:

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Shiodome on May 12, 2010, 02:16:56 PM
Howdy, Shiodome here.

Been playing WHFB on and off since 3rd edition, and am a pain to play against as I constantly mix up rules between the editions (I just can't seem to stop trying to lap around for some reason).  I've bummed about on various Warhammer forum, spend most of my time on Asrai.org, where I made all the WFO (Warhammer Online) scenery, for those that have ever played it (Originated at the Ogre Stronghold). 
Currently Wood Elves are my main army, but I'm starting an Empire list now, In preparation for a Mighty Empires campaign myself and friends will be starting once the new edition is released.  I like sharing my progress with painting etc, so I'm sure I'll be about a bit here for some time to come now (takes me years to finish an army!).
For my playstyle and approach to the game The Empire has always been the perfect army for me, but I've never collected them, because frankly the models are just terrible.  Can't stand most of the range (barefooted, befeathered, monkey limbed, ribbon draped, ruffle obsessed, 'bottom of the gene-pool' faced freaks  :icon_lol: ), but I've found a way to finally make the list I want without using the models I hate.  Look forward to sharing it with you soon.

Regards, Shiodome.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kolberg on May 15, 2010, 10:17:37 PM
Hi folks.

I'm Kolberg, 21 and from Germany (please excuse my bad english).  I started playing TT 8 years ago and my first army in WHFB was a Wood Elf force. I stopped playing it after a few years but all my friends started it again. So I wanted to play something new and something different from Wood Elves. That's why I started an Empire Army. Right now I have a lot of miniatures, just assembled and ready to be painted.
And I play Averland, because I love the black and yellow :)
My other hobbys are RPGs, other TT's, Music, movies and reading.

So, that's it. I hope we have fun together :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Thomas the Steam Tank on May 16, 2010, 12:20:47 AM
Hi, I`m Thomas and I`m a 27 year old Norwegian, and I`ve been playing WHFB since 1996, I`ve just switched from High Elves to Empire, and it is proving to be an interesting experience.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Generalissimo on May 17, 2010, 10:54:40 PM
The name's James.  Ex-Irish dwarf player (that is to say, I give up playing dwarfs, not being Irish!), now back into fantasy after a long stretch in the 41st millennium!

Just kick starting a mercenary army from Estalia, using Pizzarro's Lost Legion models as the core.  iViva Estalia!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wareagle on May 18, 2010, 01:08:30 PM
Greetings fellow lads from the empire. :smile2:

I am Stefan from Germany. Glad having found this forum and many experienced empire-generals to learn from. I am 50 years old and started TT playing way back in the late 70ties of the last centurie. Our famous games were Armageddon ( the eternal game, played in the hexagon world of Magira ), D&D, Battletech and, from the mid 80ties on, Warhammer ( from 3rd edition on ) and 40K ( Rogue Trader ).

After a long brake in TT Gaming, lasting from 1991 through early 2010, I started playing WHFB and 40K again in a local WH Club ( HQ ( headquarters ) Dsseldorf ) .

Boy have the games changed since the ol' times.... However, still lot of fun....

I'm playing following armies

EMPIRE  :biggriin:
Ostland- Army ( Black, white, red),
currently consisting in total of
Empire General on Griffon ( or WH )
Archlector on Altar
Grand-Master of the Ostland Knights Order ( on ft. and on WH w. Barding )
3 Captains ( on ft. and warhorses w. barding )
3 Wizards ( on ft. and on Warhorse )
3 Warrior Priests of Sigmar ( on ft. or WH with Bard. )
2x24 Swordsmen , full command, with Detachments of 5 Xbows and 9 Free Company
1x30 Spearmen, full command with Detachments of 5 Xbows and 9 FC
1x25 Spearmen, full command, with detachments of  5 Archers and 9 Swordmen
1x30 Halberds, full command with Detachments of 5 Archers and 9 FC
2x 5 Knights of the Order w. Musician
1 x 6 Knights of the Order inner circle
2x20 Greatswords , each w. Detachments of 5 Handgunners and 9 Swordmen
1x10 Archers ( Huntsmen )
2x10 Flagellant Warband
1x 5 Pistoliers
1x5 Outriders
2x Great Cannon
1x Mortar
1x Hellblaster Volley Gun
1x Steamtank

Of course, actual deployment does not comprise the complete army-list,  but rather segments of the list. Usual armysize is 2.150 points.

The Ostland-Army is my main army and I have played her now 3 times since I restarted with WHFB - one massaker win against Chaos Barbarians ( first testplay ) , one massaker loss against Skaven
( was playing like a dwarf ) and a close draw against woodelves - infantery and knights made it, cannons were a total failure, the steamtank created a steady thread for the opponent and forced him to very strange manouvers sometimes - in any case, it seriously hindered his tactical plan. - ad killed a few archers on top - other than that, I think the Archlector on Altar is more efficient for it's points.

DAWI ( Dwarfs ) about 3.500 points

May wife Barbara starts now to play Orks & Goblins. We have about 3.000 points worth of them too.

Then on to my other Hobby, WH40K :

I play, of course, my beloved and own chapter of Codex SM, called "Imperial Templars" worth 8.800 Points now with all available equipment ( Rhinos, Bikes, Drop-Pods, Ratorbacks, Whirlwinds, Vindicators, Cybots, Landspeeders and Landraiders etc...... ).

Scouts ( also Snipers ) , 6 Tactical Squads, 2 Devastators Squads, 2 Assault Squads, various Elite Squads, Terminators ( Assault and regular ) all will be converted with BT bits and other, more knightly bits from WHF, supported by almost all character models you can get for SM.
A small force of Grey Knight SM and GK Terminators helps out if there's a need for their spritual energy. It is the complete, fully equipped 5th. Battle company ( or "Century" as the are called in the order ) and some more...

See also my WH40K Project : :icon_cool:

Sometimes, I need something different to play with and my marines need some trainingspartners,  so I maintain also a 4.500 Pts. strong TAU army - again with all available equipment like all sorts of tanks etc. and some Space-Orks as well

New Projects :
Other than completion of my existing armies, foremost the empire Ostland Army, I have always some new projects going on :

I am now waiting for the 8.th edition of WHFB to be out in order to decide, how to go on.

I am very much in favour of a new Beastmen army, as foes for my Ostlanders. I have aleady the armybook, but fear, they are not nearly as beasty in real battle as the paintings in the AB may suggest. Yes, the Minos will rock... but what about the rest - Gor, Ungor, Bestigor .....hmmmm :closed-eyes:

The Rats got me as well, despite the crushing defeat of my army, I found those pesky little guys quite amusing-first the models themselves - I bought already this Skeetch Headtaker-Thing and a crazy assasin with 3 blades...

Then those ugly but powerful warmachines and weapon-teams.....indeed promising a lozt of fun. I don't play in tournaments, at least not yet, but most of my co-players in HQ do. And they play hard lists. So by all means, although I am more a fluff-type of player, I certainly do want to field armies which have at least a chance to win one or another game.

Other than Warhammer playing, I travel a lot around the world ( job-wise, asia, latin america ) , ride a BMW Motorcycle, do sports ( trekking ) and have a camper for holidays, travelling in Europe with my wife.

Well, think 'nough said for the first post here.

Luck to all of you and beat them pesky rats, beastmen, chaos-knights , O&G etc.... :ph34r:

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: victim_of_the_modern_age on May 20, 2010, 11:00:34 AM
Hi Everyone,

I'm a long time Empire Army owner  :biggriin: who has just started playing again after a 10 year break. Ive stripped my army and was doing research on the history and uniforms of the Empire which lead me here.

My Army consists of late 80s early 90s Empire models but I've fallen in love with some of the new models, also was sad to see that a lot has been left out from the new Army books. I love my Kislev Horse archers and War Wagon.

I've just bought the 'Uniforms and Heraldry of the Empire' book as well which is an excellent resource along with WD 325/6 so hopefully I'll have my Army back up and running very soon  :happy:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Burgermeiser on May 27, 2010, 04:29:46 PM
I'm 22 and from the United States. I was first introduced to Warhammer by a friend in high school. I really liked the Dwarfs and the Brettonians back then. I tried to get into the hobby but didn't have enough money in those days. I recently went out and got started with an Empire army (my true favorite considering they have the Steamtank! Beat that Elves!)  :closed-eyes: I'm planning on a Nuln themed army (I like guns, especially BIG guns  :ph34r:) Yes, it will probably make me alot of enemies at the hobby shop, but I don't mind.  So far I only have a single box of handgunners (I'm getting the paints later) I plan on getting a battalion box within a week or so.

Afte writing this, I've converted (or turned traitor? ::heretic::) to an Ostland themed army due to their similarity with East Prussia, from which some of my ancestors hail. (Konigsberg and Danzig!) :closed-eyes:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ChaosJedi666 on May 31, 2010, 05:08:01 AM
Greetings! I started off with the GW Lord of the Rings Fantasy range when it first came out (those little magazines with a mini, that was good  :-) ) Then moved onto Warhammer 40K collecting Black Templars. In the beginning of 2008, due to financial and time issues, I decided to sell the lot. That included the LOTR Rule Book, 40K rulebook, LOTR mini's, and 40K mini's. Then, the beginning of 2010, I got drawn back into it. This time, the Warhammer side of things. To be specific, Vampire Counts. I am an active member with Carpe Noctem, indeed it was there that I heard about this site. I have a small 1500pts of *unpainted* Vampires, and an even smaller Empire Army. I do not play, I just enjoy collecting, converting and painting. I have also, somehow, ended up with a dwarf and two High Elves OOP models. If you want to know any more, then just send me a message.

Title: Hello, new Empire player here
Post by: Jormi_Boced on June 02, 2010, 07:03:46 PM
Hello Everyone!

I just started an Empire army.  I started with WE in 4th edition and then picked up Lizardmen when 5th came out.  I then was out of the game for a while but have been back at it for a couple of years now and just recently got the chance to pick up a bunch of Empires stuff really cheap.

I look forward to painting and playing with this new army!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Revolude on June 02, 2010, 10:04:10 PM
Greetings everyone,

I've been playing Warhammer for 2 years now, which is nice because I am now 23 years old so I wouldn't have had any money to spend on the hobby had I wanted to start earlier anyway! I began this addiction with my pal, who originally intended to focus on an Orcs and Goblin army but switched over to Beastmen. (He has their new codex)

I am new to the Empire, and to be honest with you I'm not even sure why I chose to build myself the army in the first place. I have not regretted one second of it though I will admit that I am brutally tempted to have another army as well. If I could pick it'd be the Lizardmen - I just love their models.

My army currently is probably around 2,000 points. I just made a huge purchase as a matter of fact, and I have almost everything available to my army aside from any of the heroes, nor an altar.

I primarily play with my pal with the Beastmen army. In total we've probably played under 10 games though, because we put the game down for a year and have just recently started to become serious players. There are a pair of nearby clubs that play fantasy or at least try to every couple of weeks. I intend to take advantage of this as well when I feel confident I grasp the rules and game play better.

Other interests include a lot of video gaming. I love MMO's and even gave Warhammer Online a whirl - though like many I grew tired of it rather quickly.

Also love beer.

Cheers!  :biggriin:

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Grimm on June 10, 2010, 08:53:55 AM

I come from South Wales, UK and now live in Southampton, UK. I began Warhammer around 15 years ago with my best mate who lived around the corner from me and who would lend me his models to play games. I instantly fell in love with the hobby and have had various armies in that time, favouring the Undead up until 1999. I have been busy since 1999 with education and the like and have recently returned to the hobby this year. I have started an Empire Army as I love to convert models and the new plastic range of models allows me to pretty much do this for any troop type/character. Hopefully my army will be finished in a few months and I can get to play some games, just have to find a club.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Botor on June 10, 2010, 10:30:39 AM

I am 35, I am from Hungary, I have 2 children and a lovely wife. Non of them play Warhammer sadly (yet  :engel:).

I play mainly with my friends I own about 3000 points worth of empire, 3500 O&G and about 2000 points of WE. I have been playing for around 10 years. I started about the time when 6th ed came out in Hungary those days it was really hard to get models so I played on very small scale for the first few years.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: swissdictator on June 10, 2010, 09:16:55 PM
I really haven't been active before, but with 8th edition coming I suspect I will be a lot more active.

Empire was my first army, and has always had a special appeal to me. This is perhaps in part to my background as being a historical gamer long before I started playing Warhammer. In fact I played Warhammer English Civil War, and to a lesser extent ancients, long before I played Warhammer. Why did I pick Empire as my first? Partly because I had a bunch of them from the starter set (I had two sets worth) way back in 6E. Also partially because the detachment system worked a lot like Warhammer ECW with Pike & Shot. Since that time I have sold my original Empire army, and painted a new one. Which I will probably go back and do some touch up work on.

The second army I built, Vampire Counts, still in 6E became my maintstay army (especially for tournaments) for a long time. When the new VC book came out I quickly lost interest in them and picked up Chaos Dwarfs which I have played primarily since that time. I actually found that Empire, once the big three armies were out, was just not an army I could work with in the way I wanted to run them.

With what I'm hearing about 8th edition, I feel my Empire will not only feel refreshing again, but I feel they will be able to be more competitive without having to build some nasty lists. I do feel Warrior Priests might be taking a hit, but I'll still field them as I simply like them.  I feel like detachments will work a lot better, as I previously found them too unwieldy even using the 3x3 formations.  Plus the horde rule I am liking for certain Empire units. I have plenty of Swordsmen to paint up, and I'm hoping I can build up my Spears as I have used some in making an undead Empire themed VC army. Still, I think both Swordsmen and Spears will work a lot better in the new edition. Plus I feel mortars will be much more deadly in the new edition with larger units running around, and it sounds like no partials so my typical one cannon and one mortar combo will be much more efficient.

Overall I feel I can run Empire the way I want to again, and perhaps closer to what I'd want to (big blocks of troops) run them as. So I'm really excited for the potential of playing Empire in the new rules.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tall on June 15, 2010, 12:32:51 PM
Hello one and all, I'm Tall.
I've been gaming for many many years now and haven't really thought about using Empire since I was at school (When the War Wagon as still around) But since the onset of 8th I fancied a change from the dark side, as I've more than enough Warriors of Chaos and Vampire Counts to keep me going!
I plan on doing my army with a bit of a difference but we'll have to wait and see if it pans out, so watch this space.....

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Roul_The_Red on June 15, 2010, 09:02:00 PM
Hello fellow Gamers!

Well, this is probably the only the second time I've ever been on a forum (the other being for a MMO guild) and I must say, I'm looking forward to it. :biggriin:
Where to begin? Well, I've been Into Warhammer since i first found out about my brother's Heroquest game hidden on the top of his bunk bed (I was about 5 or 6 years old and loved  building the Furniture pieces and the Gargoyle model, LoL.) Got my first box of minis in 1993. they were Skeleton Warriors and came in a tiny black box. Started gaming when i was in secondary school and went for Skaven. Been collecting full, usable armies for about the last 5 years (before then it was more slapdash gaming, no painting and converting any model to hand.)
So even though I've been doing GW related hobbies for about 17 years, I've only really recently addressed the hobby as a whole.

The Empire is my first, Fully painted, Complete and battle tested Warhammer army. I have built a Chaos Slanneshi and Skaven Clan Eshin force before, and even had them painted and played with, but now they're both incomplete, broken, lost, etc. The points were stretched out by Special characters and horribly unbalanced. although i liked them, They didn't stand up to the test of time. My Rieklanders, on the otherhand, have kept me coming back for more, through defeat and victory. My Empire started life when me and some friends took 200, jumped on a boat (we live off the British coast), took a trip to GW HQ and came back with an army each. Out of us all, I'm the only one who has continued with the project.
Since then, I entered a Campaign at our local Club, provoking me (due to the rule set of the campaign) to increase my Force to 4000pts worth of Imperial might! Now if only i can finish painting them... D'oh :blush:

So now, Every Monday, I head down to the local GW club, Chain of Command, and get in some battles with everything ranging from Daemons played by a 9 year old lad to being mashed by a Veteran gamer who advises me on the best way to use my steamtank (mid game, against his own units) and still beat me soundly. LoL!

Other than that, I'm helping my new wife build some orcs and goblins.

...oh, and she kicks my butt almost every time.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Aimforme on June 19, 2010, 11:04:34 PM
Hello all!

Lets see now...I hail from the western most tip of Texas and began playing WFB at the start of 4Th edition. I have not played Fantasy in a VERY long time (40k is the game of choice out here and I play IG) but the rumored and announced changes to the rules for 8Th edition have led me to begin another Empire army.
I currently have purchased only an Empire Battalion box and army book but this is only the beginning! I have a habit of collecting units that I like the look of, as opposed to solely for their effectiveness (Greatswords and Steamtanks, YES!). However I do want to get a hold of the 8Th Ed. rules before I grow my force any larger.  I'm looking forward to picking the brains of the members here for all types of wonderful information!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Midwest on June 28, 2010, 02:02:34 PM
Hello all,

Just starting an Empire army in preparation for 8th edition. Have wanted to play them for a while, but the thought of assembling and painting so many highly-detailed models has been a bit intimidating!

Have played WHFB on and off since the mid-90s. Currently my main army is a mono-Khorne Daemons list, which I've loved playing but have gotten a bit burnt out since it's so one-dimensional. I'm really excited about how the 8th edition rules changes are going to play out, and as such I wanted to go with an army that gives me a little bit of every phase (although I will miss how simple/quick my turns used to be with Khorne daemons  :icon_razz: ).

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wolfhound on June 30, 2010, 07:17:23 PM

I'm in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area. I figured I'd give Warhammer Fantasy a try with the new edition (Mostly 40K for me prior to this) and looted around various old boxes in the garage only to discover I had quite a few Empire figures already. So... I'm here to learn from the pros.  :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Paladin-Zebra on July 08, 2010, 09:58:57 PM
i have been collecting warhammer for over half my life(im 16 and have been collecting since i was 6) i play both 40k and fantasy and have been PLAYING both for about 2 years

yes i am new to empire

I use to have beastmen but didnt like the new edition so i sold them and started empire

i play a 50/50 state troop heavy and cavalry heavy army with 2 cannons for support and i play at Great white, prince george, canada,

my other intrests are... XBOX  :happy: and i am obsessed with warhammer

....I look forward to help fighting for the empire and sigmar along side you all and may 8th edition bring us great cheer.......

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: john on July 11, 2010, 06:10:06 PM

I'm nearly a complete newbie to Empire and Warhammer in general ( well 2 games about 10-12 years ago don't really count do they ??  :icon_smile:).

But I have collected Empire figures for a long time - it was a two page colour spread in WD of the old range of metal Empire figures that got me hooked ( curse those Perry twins and their sculpting skills ! ).

So many years later and having joined a WFB playing club ( hello to anyone from Cheltenham Warchiefs who may be here on the forum) that is getting excited about 8th edition rules I thought I should take the plunge , grab my halberd and take to the field of battle in the the name of Karl Franz !! :ph34r:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Icehornet on July 13, 2010, 05:07:51 AM
Greetings all.

New Fantasy player here after 7 years of 40K, and the time has come for a change. It was a tough call for me to make a choice between The Empire and Brettonians as I love both model ranges. In the end, two main things pointed slightly in favor of the Empire. I like the idea of Infantry supported by Knights, as apposed to Knights supported by Infantry. And not least the Empire Greatswords. These guys are by far my favorite models in the Empire range (already supported by other great looking models) and I'm really looking forward to making and painting a unit or two of these guys.

As for having played WHFB, my wife and I had a small dub during early 7th Ed, but ended up selling everything in favor of concentrating on one game system (money reasons being the main case). I suppose this is also a good thing, as we don't have to 'unlearn' rules from 7th to 8th Ed.

However, we can't play yet as we need to get the starting blocks for the Game (namely Rule book, Army books and some minis) but that should be taken care of with a few short weeks at most.

Look forward to meeting you all, learning and playing a new system and painting some new models.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bt_can on July 14, 2010, 04:27:46 PM
Hi everyone :)

I've had Warhammer since 6th edition but I never got quite into it. When I was in Junior High my dad bought me an Empire Boxed Army and the Empire vs. Orcs starter box, as well as state troops and an extra box of knights! I was so thrilled haha, unfortunately I never really had that much patience painting and didn't even finish my starter box.

So now that I am older and have more patience I actually have started to practice on my remaining miniatures from the starter box, so that I can advance to my Brigade box :P and eventually paint my Elector Count on a Gryphon.

I also won a fully painted Brettonian army of approx. 2500 pts from the local GW store a few weeks after my dad gifted me my Empire guys =)

I think it's pretty interesting that as soon as I decided to start up again after like 10 years a brand new edition is coming out (I didn't even know until I started to do some searching online about Warhammer), so I can actually learn how to play now  :icon_razz:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Headbanger on July 17, 2010, 04:16:34 AM
Hello Everyone, just thought i'd introduce myself.

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
I've been playing since i was and even smaller lad of 13, as I am 16 now.

Are you new to the Empire?  Empire was my first army and I have decided to return to the holy realm of Sigmar.
Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
I've also a collection of dwarfs from a hold of my own devising "Karak As-Gard" 

How and where do you play?
I mostly play with my fellow comrade at oen of our homes, though we occaisionally convene at a GW.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

Music: I'm in the school band (Tuba) and i also play Bass (Heavy Metal)
Sports: Rugby (second row)

....and anything else you might like to share.......

I am obsessed with vikings...

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Zaphod Beeblebrox on July 19, 2010, 12:23:15 PM
Greetings from the Land of the rising (although currently set) sun!

Some people in the gaming and espcially painting community may have heard of the galactic president Zaphod Beeblebrox - in which case you may have heard of me ;)

I am a 39 year OLD German who is into all things GW since I lived in London back in 1992. Between 1992 and now I have mostly collected a lot and painted a little :P My biggest (if yet somewhat lucky) achievement was a "Silver" Golden Demon at the 2009 German Games Day.

Playwise I usually field a 40k Ultramarines army who has never lost to this day (although the Emperer had to suffer 3 draws...)  :-D

In Fantasy I usually played Ogres. Having said that you might understand the little fun I had in those games... I did not particularly like the 7th edition of WHFB. Edition 8, however, seems to be a real improvement in my opinion.

I thought about continuing to play Ogers but since they are in storage in Germany for the time I live in Japan, I wanted to start something new and exciting (and more competitive)... Although I really liked the idea of my Tyrant on a flying carpet  :happy:

My final decision came down to Empire or Dark Elves. As I liked the models and the fluff on Empire better.... well, here I am :)

I will probably ask for help on my first 8th Edition army list some time soon, so as the Japanese say:

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! (Please be kind to me!)

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: obitustrand on July 19, 2010, 03:05:46 PM
I am a 24 year old Texas A&M Geology major!

How long have you been playing Warhammer?

I first started playing Warhammer in 1999 with an Orc & Goblin WFB army then made a Ork 40k army. I took a long break from both games in 2005 and just recently started playing again this year. Right now I have a 4000 point Ork 40k army and I have just now (07/19/2010) started an WFB Empire army!

Are you new to the Empire?

I am brand new to the humans! I have done skaven, Orcs, and Nurgle... never have I attempted such frail a force! errr super strong manly force!  :dry:

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

4000 point Ork 40k army

How and where do you play?

Right now I play with friends around Texas A&M but a large group of them are leaving town soon so I am looking for more people! So if your in the College Station area shoot me a message!

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

I long distance backpack, Rock climb, Boulder, and Hike.
I am also a Geologist so I have a love for all things related, one of the most fun thing about the Warhammer games to me is creating geologically accurate and detailed terrain! Just recently I built an entire 4'x6' game table and I am in the process of making the terrain pieces to go on it.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Blue in vt on July 19, 2010, 05:16:43 PM
Howdy all!

Total newbie around here...I live in Vermont USA...I'm 37 and am just returning to the Warhammer world after taking a decade and a half off... :Ohmy:  Right now I'm not gaming so much as working on finishing my army...more as a modeling exercise...perhaps it will find its way to a table top soon but I'm not sure when.

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
I started playing WFB in the late 1980's and continued right through till about 1995.  I really like the open system found in the 3rd edition...bought the 4th and wasn't too impressed...so I may pick up the 8th and see how things have changed.

Are you new to the Empire?
Not exactly...I have a fairly large number of old 3rd and 4th edition empire figures

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

How and where do you play?
I'm mostly a collector modeler now

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Camping. fishing, acoustic blues guitar

Oh and I find it ironic that I'm posting below Obitistrand...I attended Texas A&M as well...though I was there for Grad school



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: obitustrand on July 19, 2010, 05:24:08 PM
Howdy all!

Oh and I find it ironic that I'm posting below Obitistrand...I attended Texas A&M as well...though I was there for Grad school




Haha very nice! Never know where you will run into another Aggie!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nightmare.monty on July 21, 2010, 03:26:58 PM
Well i guess i should too. Well i have been playing warhammer for around 2-3 years now and have been an empire player for half of those  :mellow:
My town has no hobby store near so i play with anyone whose willing  :| not many. My empire army is a rather mighty one and i have only lost a few matches (against people who know how to play). So i will be on this site very often
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Santawraith on July 21, 2010, 07:31:46 PM
My name is santawraith I am a very boring wraith wanting to expand my empire. I am making a sylvania army (prevampirism) Otto Van Drak is my general. I am originally a vampire player and still am. But I felt a nice spin and a change would be fun and entertaining. Me and my wife both play and she uses my accounts to post too. we both paint and even sell things on ebay under the name vannahscreationswy. I also do some writting including four poetry books that are published with always more to come. Not sure what else to say. but ya that is me.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: crashfire17 on July 24, 2010, 11:50:55 PM

I am brand new to the Warhammer World and looking forward to crashing head first into it with my ever building Empire army.  The only table top game I played was Mechwarrior Darkage.  I have always loved fantasy and strategy games so this game fits me pretty well, so far.

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
     Brand new, about 2 months now and I love the background of the Empire.  Pretty much the defenders of man kind, right?  How can you not like

Are you new to the Empire?
     Just starting.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

How and where do you play?
    At a Games Workshop near by.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
     I fly fish, rock climb, and train for triathlons

I have a recently purchased a battalion, brigade, greatswords, wizzies, priest with shield, volley gun, and generals foot (BSB) and mounted.  Right now I have one great cannon ( from the battalion set) but believe I need some mortars.  Oh one big question, I was thinking of making my army from Averland but I hear the Count is going against the Empire, is the right?  I might change it if it is. 

Thanks and looking forward to learning and growing my army with the help of this sight.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: damo_b on July 26, 2010, 04:33:48 PM
i am along time lurker thought i might as well join in the fun at last. :icon_biggrin:
been playing wfb for 20+ years on and of and am slowly finishing my empire army.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Burkhardt Stirlander on July 26, 2010, 10:15:52 PM
Hi fellow empire generals!

I'm 21 years old from sweden

I've been playing WHFB since after the release of the Ogre Kingdoms armybook  and 40k since around -03/04

i've recently started a new empire army after alot of failed attempts, because i couldn't get it right in last edition, so i have a mono-slaanesh WoC army and a Mono-slaanesh demon army consisting pretty much of 6th ed. demonettes (and some other things of course)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: KreigGeist on July 28, 2010, 04:49:25 AM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?

I've been playing warhammer for about 14 years, off and on. I used to work in GW retail so for three solid years, warhammer was my job and hobby.I'm more of a hobbiest then a gamer in regards to the game, but with the new edition I can see that changing.

Are you new to the Empire?

For the most part yes. I've painted an Empire army before but the Steadfast rules made me want to make a solid empire army.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

I am an avid Orc fanatic. I have a sizeable Orc army (Currently being repainted) as well as an older Nurgle Chaos army. I've never really done a "good guy" army before. My first army was the old Undead army. That was  a thrill ride.

How and where do you play?

I used to play in the GW hobby store, however since it's closed now I tend to take advantage of garage games. I work in a comic store that, since I've come on board, has a sizeable GW group and we've set up tables. There is a dance studio in the basement and I got the instructor into warhammer....so he doesn't mind us setting up a pile of tables down there when no ones learning to waltz.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

I write, I act, I do a little of everything.

....and anything else you might like to share.......

Here to make friends, meet gamers, share ideas, and get better at the game. Feel free to PM me with ideas and suggestions. I should be posting some pics of my brand new empire soon!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sloth1994 on July 28, 2010, 05:08:22 PM
Hi there guys,

I'm 16 years old from England and I'm a total warhammer novice and Empire will be my first army. So sorry if I end up annoying you all with pointless questions. The first thing that attracted me to warhammer was the gaming, but after seeing a lot of cool minis on the net I'm becoming more interested in the painting and hobby side. I will most likely be playing in a local store with some buddies from school.

I love sports mostly running and football but I like to try a bit of everything. Here to make friends and talk about the hobby, see you in the forums. :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Warrior Priest Chris on August 01, 2010, 03:32:57 AM
Hello there,

My name is Chris, I've been playing tabletop wargames for around 18 years. I started with 40K and moved around a lot. I've ended here today after winning a raffle of two battalions from my local GW store.

I'm brand new to Empire. I've read about half the book so far tonight and decided as with all my armies to join a forum to see tactics, army builds, and what units are garbage.

Currently I have 4 Warhammer Armies. I play Orcs and Goblins as my main army, I have a large contingent of dwarfs (5k points), a Large contingent of Bretonnian Knights (4kish),  and have a very small Vampire counts army.

Usually I have a gaming group meet at my house on Sunday mornings and we play until the wee hours of Monday morning while partaking in gods finer brews.... Newcastle Brown is currently my Favorite.

I paint... I LOVE to paint.... characters.... Rank and file dont excite me. I have a rough time with the tedious task of making 40 guys look the same. Characters on the other hand DO excite me and I sometimes spend 6-12 hours painting one model. I also dabble with cars, and by dabble I mean that I'm a professional mechanic and built a 900 hp drag car with my father. I race Remote control cars, I love taking pictures, but hate being IN pictures, and I play with my children.

I'm 36 years young and my wife says I sometimes act 10. As with any red blooded male I'm very proud of that fact! I have three boys ages 9, 5 and 4. Above all else I'm a father and a husband so sometimes I dont have the time I'd like for my leisure activities.

I'll post up some Pics of some of my painting work and will gladly help anyone who has questions about the brush,

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jhig on August 01, 2010, 07:29:29 PM
Hello everyone,

I live in West Sussex England.

I was introduced to Warhammer back in 1992 and played for about 5 years introducing my wife and her children to the game. Then her son (rob) and I then  slipped into 40K and Battlefield Gothic. I kept my Orcs from that time :


And have built up a reasonable force since I got back into Warhammer in February :


influenced by Rob who is building up his Vampire Counts Army

I have a few bits of Empire:


and intend to build up a force so that my friends who play World War Two (Rapid Fire) in the loft on a Thursday can play Warhammer .


The four  of us (The Massif) took a game to Battlegroup South at Bovington Tank Museum. We have been putting on a game there since 1999.


My aim is by July 2012 to have a Warhammer participation game with Wolf Riders and Spider Riders attacking an Empire Village.



I have been playing games at my local Warhammer club and have lost my first 5 games. Twice to Empire. Am intending to base my army in Stirland specifaically in Drebkau (Love the Map.) Plenty of room for a campaign with Rob and the Massif.

I look forward to spending more time on the site and post my work in progress after I've got this lot out of the way:


I am also an avid Science Fiction and Fantasy Reader.
Title: Good Morrow!
Post by: ElvenGravy on August 03, 2010, 08:42:05 PM
Hey Empire,

Since the release of 8th ive decided to dust off my empire army and give it a go. I have about 4k worth of points and have a daunting task to paint it all. I may do an army blog to share my progress.

Ive been playing WFB for 10 yrs and my armies include the High elves, Ogres, Orc and Goblins, and Empire.

I look forward to reading all the tips and tricks from you all!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cptn. Palladorus on August 07, 2010, 06:58:44 PM
Hey all!  Glad to see there's actually a forum for us pseudo-Germans, back in my day all we had was the Yahoo email ring!

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
Oh...feels like centuries.  Twelve years maybe?  Which is just under half my life.  I started in 5th edition whenever they had the limited edition Bretonnian commander with the horsehair crest and lion pelt and continued through 6th edition.  Around 2004 made the leap to 40k because it's much easier to find a 40k game in the US, but I always thought WFHB was a far superior system and meant to one day return to the Empire and I think now the time is right.

Are you new to the Empire?
Not hardly.  My deployable army is 2,500 points of infantry-heavy pure Empire, but I've got a boatload of characters including at least a half-dozen generic foot and mounted leaders, all three of the 6th ed. warrior priests, Luthor Huss, a witch hunter, a barbarian, and at least one wizard from each of the eight schools, and I also used to field a Dwarf detachment as Dogs of War, an organ gun as a counts-as helblaster, and some Bretonnians as counts-as Knights and archers and I could easily hit 4,000 points as long as I stayed within the FOC or 5,000 if I didn't.  Somehow though I never got around to painting more than a handful of models, so after my Ultramarines I've got the urge to paint some red and decided to pull out my old Empire army.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
Small contingents of Dwarfs and Bretonnians, as I said above, as well as Lizardmen.  I've also got around 2,000 points of Ultramarines.  Go ahead and throw tomatoes at your leisure.

How and where do you play?
I used to play WHFB with a few friends at my house or theirs back in high school.  We mostly ignored the scenarios and just played massive 4,000 point last-man-standing slugfests that went on most of a Saturday.  Now though it's nearly impossible to find a game, the nearest FLGS being at least an hour away and I have no idea if anyone there even plays, so I'm just painting for its own sake.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Boy howdy do I.  But right now I'm almost singularly concentrated on finishing my accounting degree, so I just read a bit in my spare time.  Headbanger, tubas represent!  Although the high school took mine (theirs) away when I graduated and they're so damned expensive I've been without for six years now... :icon_cry:

As a side note, I've posted my 6th edition 2500pts pure Empire list updated to 7th edition here (http://"http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=34964.0"), so if anyone could give me tips on punching it up for 8th I'd appreciate it.
Title: hello fellow empire players
Post by: Artillary Marksman on August 22, 2010, 02:19:07 AM
my name is marc, I hail from belchertown,MA i have been playing empire for a couple months and have conjured how to fight with them in 8thed. using common medevil tactics (or attempting too) i have had many close calls in my case.

what i love about empire armies is that they have seige guns and mortars and the devestating helblaster volley gun I love artillary.Just as much as i like warrior priests they are epic.

i also play warhammer 40k as the imperial guard and grey knights
Title: Re: hello fellow empire players
Post by: Wendersnaven on August 22, 2010, 03:36:17 AM
Welcome and have one on Midaski's ever-growing tab!  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Shinobi_8745 on August 22, 2010, 08:26:28 PM
My name is Jimmy and I live in Sweden in a town called Sandviken, I'm 22 years old and been in the hobby for about 9 years now.
I recently moved my eyes to the Empire as I've only played "evil" armies before. My first army (and still active now and then) is my beloved greenskins, next is my Ogre Kingdoms army (haven't touched them since my armybook was stolen) and finally my current main army, the Skaven of the Under-Empire.

I play mostly for fun, so casual games is my way to play, and I LOVE playing in campaigns watching my army grow both in numbers and in character, which leads me to why I'm about to start playing the Empire, their characters. When I play Warhammer I usually play at local gaming clubs (we got 2), our store sometimes (mostly during events) and occationally at home or at a friend's place.

Apart from the Warhammer hobby I play video games (more towards the retro ones) and I watch an awful lot of movies, shelves full of them, and my favs are horror/comedy(sci-fi and certain action movies from late 80's to mid 90's, and not to forget about all the childhood memories I have from certain cartoons, like Pirates of Dark Waters.

I don't think I have that much to share about me other than I hope that I will enjoy my stay here, and hopefully be inspired by other armies here so that I'll keep going with my own.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SchwarzWolf89 on August 24, 2010, 09:01:04 PM
My name is Sean. I'm 21 and from Chicago, IL. I have been interested in playing Warhammer for years, but only recently been able to afford it. Empire is definitely on my list of options for my first army, along with Lizardmen, High Elves, Wood Elves, and Dwarves. In fact, if one of the reasons why I'm on this forum is to seek help in deciding. I know most of the pros and cons of the individual armies, but am still looking for any help in deciding.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wendersnaven on August 26, 2010, 01:51:33 AM
Welcome Schwarz,   When I started Empire 6 or so years ago they were the underdog until this summer.  Empire players were forced to learn the hard way and I consider it one of the greatest starter armies.  From the looks of it, you want a "good-guy" army.

To help you decide:
Do you like gunpowder? 
Artillery is very fun to use guess ranged and easy to use now, that alone can narrow your decision to Dwarves and Empire.

Do you like versatility?
Dwarves are great at what they do now, but there's not much variety in their competitive- or absurdly silly- lists.
The Empire has it all.  Swarms of men, or bare minimum support and lots of elites.  Cavalry near as cheap at Bretonnians, Warrior Priests and  lots of anti-magic about at good as Dwarves, access to powerful Wizards (not cheesy like Lizards- sorry Fandir) and every lore! 
You name it, we got an App for that.

Codpeices and Puffy Sleeves?
Like it says on the tin.

But High Elves are soo beautiful!? 
And haughty, squishy, and too busy practicing 'always strike first' to reproduce and save their dying race...

There are only two reasons I can think of for you to NOT choose the Empire.  First money is very very very tight- in which case I would choose a different hobby- and the new Island of Blood is a great way to start Elves if you can find someone to split the box with you.  The second reason is that you only want a few models, and Empire is a horde army.  That means lots of troops and a variety of heroes.  If huge blocks of infantry are not your thing but you still want gunpowder then Dwarves are a reasonable alternative- although with this new edition you still will need lots of infantry to support your Core %, just not as many models as the Empire can dish out. If gunpowder is not for you, all the more reason to take Elves.  Lizzies are Fandir's specialty so talk to him if you feel partial to them.

I hope you makes a decision you'll be happy with.   Wenders

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salostar on August 26, 2010, 08:04:54 PM
Ale and wenches!

And now that I have your attention, hi.

My names Jamie and I started collecting warhammer at secondary school with High Elves, then undead, and then Chaos, as well as an Imperial Guard army that won't stop expanding...  :icon_mrgreen:Spent sixth-form distracted by girls.  :evil:

A couple of years ago I got back into the hobby and restarted by guard army and then a year ago I started Empire. Despite many beatings by the more experienced players I've continued to fly the colours and shown them the true value of a codpiece! :closed-eyes:

Hm, a couple of things about me.

How old are you?

20! :dry:

Where do you play?

Local GW store, Cambridge, England.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

Other then staying alive, drinking, flirting with girls, making a fool of myself and constantly moaning about the weather? Reading. The Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell (yes, the guy who wrote Sharpe!) is my favourite series of books.   :biggriin:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Timothias on August 27, 2010, 03:28:44 AM
Greetings all,

My name is Tim, I live in New Zealand.

I have been gaming since I was 5 when my Dad bought me Heroquest, and eventually got into Warhammer through that, starting in 5th edition. I bought the Undead army book and to this day it remains the most amazing background book I have ever read.

I kept collecting when the army became Vampire Counts, but sold my models to a mate when Tomb Kings came out. I collected a full army of TK's before again selling my models to another friend, and bought some Empire models so that I could make a Sylvania Militia themed Von Carstein army. They never really captured my imagination in the same way as that 5th edition Undead book did though. I took a hiatus after this as I was overseas traveling, but having gravitated towards Empire more and more over the years, have gone ahead and made the commitment with 8th edition.

I have a Postgraduate Degree in History and Literature, am a hobby musician, and am currently work in publishing. I hope to get into the game design industry some day. I also am training my husky to be a sledding dog. :) We have no snow where I live though, so I am looking at bikejoring (dog-pulled mountain biking).

I have found this website to contain superb quality information, and have been a lurker for quite a while now.

Back to my Empire Army, I have about 2,000 points of troops already who hail from the Grand City State of Nuln. I don't usually play the classic Nuln Gunline though, as I am having great success with what I feel to be a very balanced combined arms list. I am also having to face off against my friends, who play with my old undead armies, with models I painted when I was much younger - literally, the ghosts of my past. This gives playing the undead a more authentic feel I think.

I look forward to contributing further to the community!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dirk Hardpeck on August 30, 2010, 11:12:31 PM
Greetings from Stirland!

I've made a few post here, but never formally introduced myself. I'm a proud Virginian and live/work/play in Richmond. I started playing Warhammer back in '95 during 5th edition and played all the way into 2000. I stopped because we moved and I had no place, or friends with whom, to play anymore. During my play time, however, I played mainly UnDead, though I had a small contingent of High Elves as well. While I was taking my decade-long hiatus from Warhammer, I didn't do well keeping up with it. I was sad to learn, when I went to get back into Warhammer in 2009 my beloved UnDead were split into two armies. Lucky for me, there is a large and dedicated gaming community geared towards 40k and Fantasy here in Richmond. I did some research and decided on Empire as my new army of choice.

Due to work, school, and my social life, however, I rarely got a chance to play until as of late. So yes I am a Games-Workshop vet. when it comes to playing, I am an Empire, & 8th edition, rookie though and are still learning the ropes. I'm not as bad as when I first started, but not as good as I use to be playing my UnDead.

And yes ... I LOVE Mystery Science Theater 3000, if my name on here didn't give that away already  :lol:

I hope to be able to contribute to this forum!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Oscar on August 31, 2010, 03:54:52 AM
How long have you been playing Warhammer?
I have been playing Warhammer Fantasy for about 5 months now. I have been playing 40k for 9 months. I remember completely ignoring the Fantasy side of the GW near me thinking I'd never like it. Now I prefer Fantasy over 40k any day.

Are you new to the Empire? Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
I am new to the Empire. I have only played a few games with them. I also have Skaven. I love the possibility of losing because of my own army blew itself up. My Empire play style is knights and Warrior Priests. I wanted to knights with the possibility of having other units such as artillery. I themed my army to the Hammers of Sigmar with Altdorf soldiers as some backup, mostly knights though.

In 40k I have a fairly large Ork Waaagh! as well as a bunch of Space Marines I got for cheap.

How and where do you play?
I play at the local GW in Maryland, USA and the table in my basement. So far I've only played kill everyone games, as I'm still learning the new rules for 8th edition.

I also joined the Tale of Many Gamers on this site to help keep on track in painting my massive grey army. During the first few weeks of August I set out getting all of the models I needed for my list and put them together as quickly as possible to start playing. Now it is time to start painting.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Night_Rider on August 31, 2010, 10:48:27 AM
Hi all,

I've been into Warhammer for about 10 years, but I've been out of the game for a few years as the result of my senior school years just returning to it now.

I tried collecting Skaven and Dwarves but neither really hit the spot for me.

See you all around the place I guess.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: eoghang77 on August 31, 2010, 07:48:11 PM
Hey guys My name is Eoghan O'Grinne(mouthfull i know but im irish :icon_biggrin:) Anywayz I'm 16 and getting back in to warhammer after straying into the darkside for awhile(40k) and i have started a warhammer army SURPRISE xD

Im not new to warhammer i have played it and its counterpart for many years at my local game store. But i always like to get some advice from the veterans!

I started a Hochland army and my main opponents are high elves, Bretonnians, Ogre kingdoms and Warriors of chaos. After doing a frenzy of shopping i can easily make around 2'500 to 3'000 points if i stretch it   :-o

Again i really can't wait to join the community and make some posts!!! FOR SIGMAR AND THE EMPIRE!!!!!!!!!!!! ohh and IRELAND!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Daenan on September 02, 2010, 12:58:36 AM
 Yo! Ive been playing fantasy fur 2 yrs now and well, i just played empire the whole time. im just finishing up my new army and i just got the new rules.
i play at the nyc GW. i srtayed fur a little 2 40k (blood angels) and im 13 and im havin a good time back at fantasy
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: kera foehunter on September 04, 2010, 10:48:42 AM
Well   i finely  took my first step  and joined your site ,Being a pirate and  proper empire site , i had to drink some rum  well a lot to be in fact  !!
 But  I'm here now  and i try to behave  *  mischievous  wink wink *  but anyway I'm here and i want to say hi to all my fellow members here
 for throw who don't know me  I'm a very charming person that like pirate and dwarfs
Throws who know me sorry, but some one let the door open
 Kera Foehunter

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gnarkill on September 06, 2010, 01:43:28 PM
Hey there folks of the Empire!

I am Danny, 20 years old and i'm from Holland.

I've been playing warhammer for about 6 years now. I have had numerous of armies and currently own a Goblin, Skaven and Dark Elf army. I also have a bretonnia army, but soon i am trading that one away for a very sweet deal, a Empire Army, brand new.

Therefor I decided to join this forum, to get in touch with other Empire players. As I am new to this army and forum, i'll guess I will learn many new things about the empire. Within our gaming group we never had a single Empire player before, so guess I will shake them awake with our might cannons? :wink:

Anyways, nice to meet you all,

- Gnarkill :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chev on September 10, 2010, 04:32:19 PM
Evening chaps,

I'm Chev, 18 and from England.

I've been playing warhammer on and off for about 5 years or so. Started out with skaven, but i've moved between Tomb Kings, Dwarfs and Woodelves over them years. Couple weeks ago i decided to get back into the hobby as i have somewhat reliable income nowadays. Last week i picked up a copy of the Empire army book and today i grabbed myself a few paints and a box of Staties. Gonna be using a Stirland scheme for my lads.

Thats all folks,
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Summoner10 on September 12, 2010, 05:20:37 AM
Nick, 25, from Michigan

long time Warhammer player as I've owned my Dark Elf army for 5 years, but just recently sold both of my 40k armies so I can start an empire army.  :)

there will be LOTS of handgunners.....
Title: Hi Everyone
Post by: werbear on September 13, 2010, 04:08:37 AM
Hi everyone I'm pretty new to the Empire. I've been painting GW minis for several years but I just started painting an empire army.  I was womdering how the new 8th edition rules effect the empire, I was never really a fan of the whole detachment system to begin with.  Also I was wondering what people thought about handgunners, I like them alot but I was wondering how many is too many? Thanks everyone I hope to learn something new and get some good advice.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: AzamothVonAlgor on September 16, 2010, 11:48:36 PM
  Long time empire player, newish at forum life.  Currently I am working on a new army with the new models using the Wissenland color scheme.
I am trying to take pictures of the models while working with different lighting effects. Pictures shall be posted soon
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chargy on September 20, 2010, 09:00:22 PM
Hi, been poking around for about seven months or so now and finally decided to register.

I'm 23 years old and live in upstate New York. No, not New York City, as there are other parts of the state...like the whole rest of it.

I've only been playing Warhammer for about three years now, but I am a fairly avid gamer and lover of fluff and the hobby aspect.

Initially, I started by listening to a good buddy tell me all about this strange game of strategy and plastic men. He showed me some of the stuff and I though "That's pretty neat. But nothing I wanna get into." So I sat on that mentality until I got into college. I met some other friends who all played and I started poking around for an army to play.

My favorite army pick was instantaneous: Lizardmen. Specifically, the Cold One Cavalry. I was enraptured by the notion of dinosaurs riding dinosaurs making up a portion of an army. As bonus, the story and fluff and modeling aspect for lizards has helped to fuel my love and passion for my cold-blooded army.

I have been looking for a new army to start since I got well under way with my lizard. (I have about two thousand and fifty or so points worth of painted models and well over fife thousand points worth of stuff laying around.) I debated between Orcs and Goblins and Brettonians. I started writing lists for Brets and found I was going peasant-heavy. So I was suggested by a friend to start the Empire.

And start it I have! I'm currently painting up to a one thousand point Ostermark force. So when you see my army lists, I will be trying to stick to some of the fluff for the province. After all, what fun is a game if all you do is try to win at all costs?

All in all, I am looking for inspiration for my painting and modeling aspect of the hobby. And I certainly have already found some here.

So...greetings all, from a new forums member!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ReiklanderCaptain on September 21, 2010, 11:26:03 AM

Hi, after a week posting in the forums, I'll introduce myself.

I'm from a small town in southern Luxembourg, Europe (in opposition to Luxembourg, USA, yes...it exists). I'm 23 years old and a student in Roman social history (i'm in my 5th year).

How long have you been playing Warhammer?

I've started playing 6-7 years ago.

Are you new to the Empire?

No, in fact the Empire was my first army and I've expanded it ever since.

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

I play dwarves too thanks to skull pass and Necrons in W40k

How and where do you play?

I play at our local gaming store, at the rooms the gaming association gets, at small scale regional tournaments and at  a friend's/my home.
I try to play at least twice a month.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

History (surprise!),computer games (Civ IV, Medieval and Rome: Total War, Starcraft 2, WoW), going out and having fun etc.

Title: Just Registered Hello
Post by: arzmi on September 22, 2010, 10:46:07 AM
good day gents n princesses

just registered myself here after months of reading this awesome website. tbh you guys were the reason i started THE EMPIRE OF MEN!! (and after reading black library books)

my name is Arzmi and im from Malaysia. just started playing warhammer a few months ago and bought myself 2 boxes of empire battalion (what a steal), empire general, empire wizard, and 4 artillery boxes (please dont hate me). so far into 8th ed im 3/2/0 and am loving it although we did play a few mistakes here and there, most of us are new heh.

anyway just dropped in to say hello and to say this is by far the best EMPIRE OF MEN!! website i know. so yea, thanks for having me and future thanks for the great time i know ill have in here.


edit: sorry just realized there's an introduce yourself thread. apologies. feel free to remove this thread. am trying to find a delete post button too.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: arzmi on September 22, 2010, 10:54:38 AM
good day gents n princesses

just registered myself here after months of reading this awesome website. tbh you guys were the reason i started THE EMPIRE OF MEN!! (and after reading black library books)

my name is Arzmi and im from Malaysia. just started playing warhammer a few months ago and bought myself 2 boxes of empire battalion (what a steal), empire general, empire wizard, and 4 artillery boxes (please dont hate me). so far into 8th ed im 3/2/0 and am loving it although we did play a few mistakes here and there, most of us are new heh.

anyway just dropped in to say hello and to say this is by far the best EMPIRE OF MEN!! website i know. so yea, thanks for having me and future thanks for the great time i know ill have in here.

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: BigJ on September 22, 2010, 01:30:05 PM
Hi - I'm Julian and am far too old to be playing with toys like this (according to my wife)  :icon_wink:

How long have you been playing Warhammer? - less than a year, but have played 40k and LOTR (and going back many decades used to play wargames with Airfix Romans, Napoleonic and WWII).

Are you new to the Empire? Yes - but have kick started it with a Battalion AND a Brigade box (one of last in UK I believe)

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races? Yep - 3000 points worth of Beastmen, my son has WoodElves and HighElves.

How and where do you play?  Home and GW store

Do you have other interests/hobbies? ... not anymore  :icon_surprised:

Anything else?  I really enjoy the modelling aspects more than the gaming, although once my armies are formidable enough and start winning I may enjoy that some more!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cedrikvonkreig on September 23, 2010, 12:45:21 AM
hey people, My name is Cedrik Von Kreig... I've decided to play Warhammer Fantasy after years of being a 40k Greenskin... and now ready to raise my sword in the name of the emperor! :biggriin:

ok so let's get down to brass tacks

How long have you been playing Warhammer?
well I've been a 40k player for about.... 5-6 years (got some experience under my belt) as for Fantasy I've started in the month of June as I was goaded by my friend (and manager of a GW store no doubt)

Are you new to the Empire?
I have to say that this is my first army in fantasy... usually I would gravitate towards the brutish races (like Ogres or Greenskins)
but I then decided that with a new game I would also change from a considered 'bad guy' army to one that stood on the order side... and empire looks awesome wouldn't you agree?

Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?
In 40k my Ork Kult of Speed has been running over armies of the emperor for as long as I can remember (good times also)
At first I was going to start a Space Marine army... but the Warhammer bug got me before I could even start  :-P

good change I believe

How and where do you play?
over at the GW store that's a bit of a drive from where I'm at... I play for the sake of gaming... though I like to play competitively sometimes...

Do you have other interests/hobbies?
Reading, playing games... Writing on forums... ect...

anything else you might like to share?
I seem to be planning more than I am gaming...  while I imagine myself to be a good Theorycrafter... Things never really work like that in real life... thus I learn to live and adapt
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Daemonside79 on September 24, 2010, 09:55:28 PM
Hello all,  I have been into 40k for about 9 years,  I live in Kentucky and have a wife and two kids.  I just recently had the good fortune to have a lizard men army given to me.  I have always been interested in WFB but never crossed over,  this was just the catalyst I needed to get started.  If I had to pick a fav fantasy army I would have to say Skaven,  though I really like the lizard men now that I know more about them.  I currently have 11,000 points worth of DA, and have started an ork army.  I also have a Word bearer, and Daemon army waiting on the back burner.  I look forward to sharing many WFB ideas with you guys.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: deadmeat30 on September 28, 2010, 09:51:21 PM
Hello all, My names Alan, and Im new to the forums, but not new to the hobby, ill answer a few of the questions.

How long have you been playing Warhammer?

Well ive been playing Warhammer for 15 years now, started playing when i was 10 years old, way back in 1995, and i remember Necromunda coming out.

Are you new to the Empire?
Do you have an existing army, or armies, of other warhammer races?

I played Empire in 7th Ed, but then since have played vampire counts, WOC, High Elves, Skaven

How and where do you play?

I try to get to Warhammer world most Wednesdays if i can, so anyone else who goes along feel free to message me to meet up for a game and drink.

Do you have other interests/hobbies?

Well im a real life greatsword  :biggriin: I practice a western martial art called Kunst Des Fechtens, which is fighting with longswords. Its awesomely fast, infact ill link a video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjT4JepA-Vc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjT4JepA-Vc)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Brad on October 01, 2010, 09:51:38 AM
I've been playing Warhammer for some 20-something years.  My primary army has always been Dark Elves, but I've also dabbled in Chaos and Empire, collecting stuff mostly as whim takes me.  I also have a fairly large Warmaster Empire army (most of it even painted, which is a lot more than I can say about my WFB Empire army).
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: blackpowderrules on October 09, 2010, 04:43:04 PM
Hello all .
My name is Donall . I am 35 . I am new to warhammer have been playing 40k for over 12 years in that time I have played two games with Dwarfs . I am now starting to build and paint an empire army mainly because of all the toys they have .

I am looking foward to having them ready for early next year .

will take any helpful startup advice that you are willing to give .

My army consists of 40 swordsmen and 8 knights so its more of a scouting party . :biggriin:

goodbye for now

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gabriel5000 on October 12, 2010, 08:25:00 PM
Hey Guys and Gals,

I'm Matt, i'm 23 and I'm from the Midlands.

I've only been playing Warhammer for over a year now, Empire were my first choice because hey, guns :D I only really played Bloodbowl and things but decided to try a dab hand at Fantasy and i"m glad I did.

Alot of it is just social gaming with friends at my house, but we have been known to head to GW HQ and play some there. So far i've lost to everyone i have played :( but am currently in the process of revamping my army totally and hopefully win some games.

Cheers :D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chaza on October 13, 2010, 11:55:32 PM
Hey, I'm Chaza (Real name Charlie).

I've been playing Warhammer for about a week (hehe), but I've been playing 40k for a good few years. Obviously, never played Empire before, but I've always thought that they were the most awesome race in Fantasy.

As for 40k, I have a fairly large Black Templars army, which is now in the possession of my younger brother, as well a large Kult of Speed, full of all sorts of crazy contraptions.

I've planning on doing a Nuln force, which will represent an expedition outside of the empire, supported my large amounts of artillery and handgunners. However, the star of the show will be my Master Engineer, who was kicked out of the Engineer's College for 'Unspeakable experiments.' He fled to Nuln, joining the first army group headed out of the Empire with his contraptions following behind.

Hopefully going to make a thread regarding my army and those 'contraptions' at a later date.

PS: Loving the emoticons!  :biggriin:

Regards, Chaz.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Scarr Gunliner on October 15, 2010, 12:10:40 PM
Hello, dear friends!

I've been so lucky as to find this magnificant forum of yours. I'm