Tabletop 101

5 Easy Steps to Get Into Wargaming

by Serban, Quartermaster @ The Guild Hall

February 09, 2021

Wargaming is intimidating, and there’s no doubt about that. Even I, a boardgame store employee, found myself looking at the table of armies and terrain wholly baffled, with no clue as to how any of it works. However, as a great writer once said, “The hard part isn’t doing it; it’s sitting down and starting to do it.” So, with that all in mind, let us give you the first five easy steps for starting your wargaming journey.

1. Pick YOUR Army

First things first, you need to get yourself an army. Some of you will want to pick the strongest army out there – and fear not, I’m just like you – but almost all of our wargaming experts have advised me against this. Their advice is almost universally to pick whatever feels cool to you. You’ll have more fun painting and assembling, and play shouldn’t be too much of an issue, as Games Workshop release changes and updates regularly, which will eventually lead to your army being strong at some point or another. So, once you’ve found something that looks cool, you should either start with a Starter Set (which has two armies and some rules) or a Start Collecting! Box, as these are the best value for money. That being said, if you want something else from Games Workshop, you can just send us a Facebook message with the product link and we will order it for you, because we can bring anything from them in the shop.

2. Tools of War

Miniature Assembly Tools

3. The Colors of your Army

4. Assembly and Rules

5. Join our Community!


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