Warhammer World Visit

For those of you in the UK Warhammer World is somewhere which is accessible – maybe not with ease depending on where you are in the UK, but you can get there. For us colonials that’s is not the case. So as I was in the UK this weekend and passing Nottingham on my travels, I decided to take a slight detour and investigate the GW HQ – which they call Warhammer World for this of you who did not know. That means you guys get a ‘bonus blog entry’ on this.

Now I am not the greatest GW fan, but at the same time I enjoy some of their games. Like most people in the war gaming hobby I have known the background and their games for a long time. I do use a decent amount of their paints and washes etc. So why not take a look.

The place is a group of buildings which includes a factory etc so that was interesting to start with. The factory is not open to the public though. This first thing I will say is that they had some very nice displays as you walk in the main building. Below are a couple of samples.

The place is fairly impressive, with a decent gaming area and a good retail space. In the US and Canada I have seen stores with larger areas for both, but for the UK it’s a good size. When I was there an Age of Sigmar competition going on – with some nice looking armies on lots of tables.

They have lots of the Forgeworld figs on display. I was impressed with many of those. 40k is not really my thing but I have to say they did have a nice set of big and unusual models around . Here are a few sample shots. There were many more of these types of thing.

A nice thing was they had I think most/all GW models to be purchased. With planning you can also pick up forge world models there. So if you are looking for something then you likely can get it here with just a little planning. I bought a couple of things – nothing crazy though. The items were things I was thinking of getting anyway, oh and a white dwarf mag. But I could not really not comeback without buying something after all.

I will close the post by saying that they had a fun set of painted armies and displays around. I’ll show sample set of photos below. I am not sure if these are customer or in house painted mini’s I did not have a huge amount of time to spend reading labels etc but overall it was worth a quick stop over in my opinion anyway.

About mellis1644

A painter and gamer who has no illusions about being the best painter but likes to play with decently painted toys and have fun gaming
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11 Responses to Warhammer World Visit

  1. Wow!!! Lucky you. Valhalla!! Haha. It’s my dream to visit the place one day

  2. anthony says:

    It would be worth a visit simply for the inspiration and a nostalgic glimpse at what has become of something I dabbled in quite fondly a long time ago.

  3. Argentbadger says:

    Nice, it sounds like a fun place to visit. I’ve never been even though I actually do live in the UK; I quite fancy it though if the chance arises. I’ve heard that the displays feature minis from all eras of GW so even if you’re not particularly excited by modern GW it’s quite an interesting trip through the history of one major part of our hobby.

    • mellis1644 says:

      I liked it and likely will go again… maybe when I have a forge world shopping list. I have seen bigger stores and playing areas in North America but it is worth the trip

  4. Markus Sharaput says:

    The Cub will be sincerely envious. One of his great ambitions is to go to WW 😉

  5. Looks good, so glad you enjoyed your visit, Mark, and thanks for sharing! 🙂 Although I’m not a GW gamer I do like the look of some of those Forgeworld vehicles!

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