If you’re remotely interested in strategy gaming you’ve probably heard of Warhammer. In its 32-year history the tabletop game of fantasy battles has provided a gateway into gaming for generations of players and it remains one of the most recognisable franchises in the industry.
But creator Games Workshop recently brought the game’s three decades of bloodshed and battle to a close – destroying the Warhammer world in a cataclysmic in-game event known as the End Times.
Now the company has unveiled the game’s new incarnation. Warhammer: Age of Sigmar is a complete overhaul of the game’s rules and fictional background. So what has changed and why did Games Workshop bring the curtain down on their iconic world of fantasy warfare?