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Offline GamesPoet

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WFB Nostalgia ...
« on: August 25, 2020, 01:32:19 PM »
Found this today elsewhere on the W-E site, and thought it could be good to post in its own thread ...

https://web.archive.org/web/20051129022032/http://us.games-workshop.com/games/warhammer/empire/default.htm

Many of the links still work to some of the pages, although not everything is available, it is still worth noting the goodness that such things were, and with something like the Way Back Machine, still are. :::cheers:::

If you find other cool items like this, feel free to post them here in this thread, thanks! :icon_cool:
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Re: WFB Nostalgia ...
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 03:28:54 PM »
 :::cheers:::
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Re: WFB Nostalgia ...
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2020, 01:59:53 PM »
Never thought i'd feel nostalgic for 2003

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Re: WFB Nostalgia ...
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 07:07:11 PM »
Wicked, I am going to steal the scenario!

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Re: WFB Nostalgia ...
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 07:39:49 PM »
Was I one of the few people that liked the Global "Storm of Chaos" campaign? Its honestly what got me into the lore.

https://web.archive.org/web/20040810090233/http://stormofchaos.uk.games-workshop.com/warroom/journal/default.htm
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Re: WFB Nostalgia ...
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2021, 07:51:53 PM »
Oooh! That looks like something worth reviewing.  Thanks for posting! :icon_cool: :::cheers:::
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"Passion is not a plan, it's a feeling.  And feelings change." Sorelle Amore

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

Offline Michael Stockin

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Re: WFB Nostalgia ...
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2021, 07:58:32 PM »
Was not into WFB anymore in the 0000's so was not aware of it.
Just been listening to Felix and Gotrek on Audible, so I get the Be'lakor reference at least.

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« Last Edit: January 05, 2021, 08:14:28 AM by Michael Stockin »

Offline Sharkbelly

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Re: WFB Nostalgia ...
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2021, 07:17:05 AM »
Wow, thanks for sharing this. Those were high times for Warhammer. I remember when Ravening Hordes came out with stats for all the armies--including Dogs of War--and working on ideas for many, many armies.

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Re: WFB Nostalgia ...
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2021, 01:27:41 PM »
I liked Storm of Chaos. It was when I had the most friends who also played warhammer.
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Offline Gankom

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Re: WFB Nostalgia ...
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2021, 05:02:54 PM »
Storm of Chaos was easily one of the highest points of Fantasy for me. My whole area mobilized to take part. There was extensive planning on which sites we'd defend, where we'd fall back to, the cooperative fluff writing, etc. I am still disapointed they rolled it back, because I thought the aftermath could have been a fascinating thing to explore. AND put the Order alliance on the aggressive fighting to reclaim the north.

The retcon is actually what finally pushed my group into making our own homebrew setting and just putting everything we play/do into that. Storm of Chaos is also the "event" that broke the old world and helped create the new one for us,

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Re: WFB Nostalgia ...
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2021, 05:21:05 PM »
Storm of Chaos was just before my return to the hobby.  I agree that it could have been used as a way to move the Old World from there.

As an example, the effort put into the maps and lists of communities by the MadAlfred website that features how things were after the Storm of Chaos has been an inspiration to me.  It is a bummer that GW didn't try to do something similar like this for the whole Old World, and capture themselves in the potential of an Old World that moved forward with amazing opportunities.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"Passion is not a plan, it's a feeling.  And feelings change." Sorelle Amore

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

Offline Sharkbelly

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Re: WFB Nostalgia ...
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2021, 04:30:11 AM »
I was playing regularly in a club at the time, and Storm of Chaos prompted almost everyone to make new armies--or at least refurbish old one with a new theme--that year. So many cool opportunities.

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Re: WFB Nostalgia ...
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2021, 08:47:06 AM »
I built a website with all the extra white dwarf etc stuff for 6th: wfb6thcharacters.blogspot.com

I also have built every army in the Storm of Chaos book for my collection, some of them are hard as nails to fight against with a regular army. Especially the 'Ard boyz. Getting a hold of a unit of teutogen guard was painful though

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Re: WFB Nostalgia ...
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2021, 11:12:06 AM »
That sounds like quite the project, congrats! :::cheers:::
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"Passion is not a plan, it's a feeling.  And feelings change." Sorelle Amore

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

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Re: WFB Nostalgia ...
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2021, 09:12:56 AM »
thanks, it has been a fun project, each army can only be used as one of the lists at a time, there's some model overlap between them, but i didn't feel the need to buy 200+ more clanrats or another 20 white wolf knights etc. The white wolf knights i might though lol