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I want to play Warhammer 40k but I have no money and hate GW

Postby Silverdream » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:31 pm

Yes, and you don't even have to maintain a fragile model army.

http://www.vassalengine.org/

With this program you can play board games on the internet.

http://vassal40k.tripod.com/

And with this module you can play WH40k.
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Re: I want to play Warhammer 40k but I have no money and hat

Postby BFenix » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:39 pm

I've used Vassal for quite a few games already and I believe GW nailed these guys for the 40K module.
Nice try Silvy, but those bastards beat you to it :fist: Perhaps there's a new one?
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Re: I want to play Warhammer 40k but I have no money and hat

Postby Silverdream » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:54 pm

Oh, according to this /r/mylittlealcoholic post it still works. I haven't tried it yet but I'm guessing it works.
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Re: I want to play Warhammer 40k but I have no money and hat

Postby Tzan » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:44 pm

Buy the computer games.
Dawn of War
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Re: I want to play Warhammer 40k but I have no money and hat

Postby piltogg » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:49 pm

dawn of war is a good solution. also a lot of the books are pretty great if you can find them at a library or something.

The game itself is pretty mediocre, and the only real fun of it is getting to paint the miniatures and put them together and also investigating their extensive backstory and alternate universe. Can't immagine many people would consider it to be "fun" as a standalone without any of those aspects.
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Re: I want to play Warhammer 40k but I have no money and hat

Postby Quantumsurfer » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:27 am

I support this Dawn of War talk.

Although the editions are getting better, it's still not that great of a wargame, mechanically speaking. Like piltogg says, great for hobbyists, though.
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Re: I want to play Warhammer 40k but I have no money and hat

Postby aoffan23 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:59 pm

I agree with everything here. I still check the website now and then to see what new models have come out. Check out the new Tau Empire stuff, it's beautiful. I stopped playing the actual game long before I stopped buying the miniatures.

Dawn of War is great. That's all I really have to say. I haven't played Dawn of War 2, but the first one and its expansion packs were really good.
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Re: I want to play Warhammer 40k but I have no money and hat

Postby Natalya » Mon May 06, 2013 11:10 am

What piltogg said. He is the :winrar: of this thread.
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Re: I want to play Warhammer 40k but I have no money and hat

Postby Kastrenzo » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:58 pm

Warhammer kind of turns me off, For the emperor quotes used so many times made me pretty much abandon it. I used to be into it years ago *The horribly high prices and painting which I was no good at was what made me go to my lego sets as a wargame*, I never understood the rules despite owning like 3 books. *also hilariously overpriced*. I always wanted a computer game version that I could learn how to play from.

Curious, there aren't any BW Editions for this vassal thing are there?
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Re: I want to play Warhammer 40k but I have no money and hat

Postby tahthing » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:06 pm

Wait, you are posting about how you want to play Warhammer.
But don't have the money, and don't want a fragile army.
On the BrikWars Forum.
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The forum dedicated to what is basically Warhammer without the expense(unless you don't have lego) and without the fragility(or at least it's on purpose/repairable).


I don't understand people. :|
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Re: I want to play Warhammer 40k but I have no money and hat

Postby Silverdream » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:08 pm

tahthing wrote:Wait, you are posting about how you want to play Warhammer.
But don't have the money, and don't want a fragile army.
On the BrikWars Forum.
...
The play dedicated to what is basically Warhammer without the expense(unless you don't have lego) and without the fragility(or at least it's on purpose/repairable).


I don't understand people. :|


Yeah these people are all assholes. Dumb assholes.
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