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Oldhammer, Middlehammer & Newhammer

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:37 pm
by Karak Norn Clansman
Being a summary of the most widely recognized formal period classification of Warhammer Fantasy Battles (WHFB) and Age of Sigmar (AoS), used for both forums and Facebook groups:

- Editions 1-3 of WHFB are Oldhammer (1983-1992), roughly the era of Bryan Ansell.

- Editions 4-8 of WHFB are Middlehammer (1992-2015), the era of Tom Kirby.

- All editions of AoS are Newhammer (2015-), the era of Kevin Rountree.

Re: Oldhammer, Middlehammer & Newhammer

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 3:46 pm
by SpellArcher
That's pretty succinct. So will The Old World constitute part of the AoS era or invite a new one I wonder?

Re: Oldhammer, Middlehammer & Newhammer

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:01 pm
by Morgen
I wouldn't put Age of Sigmar in there. Not that I presently have any problems with it. Third edition has been a ton of fun to play with my friends but it's a completely different type of game with completely different lore and mechanics. It's not *completely* disconnected but so distantly removed it shouldn't be implied to be a continuation.

In my humble opinion of course. The history should be something more like WHFB as a game ended official support here when a totally new and completely different game began that they tried to cross promote to lure in an initial audience with. The Old World could potentially be your Newhammer though!

Re: Oldhammer, Middlehammer & Newhammer

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:58 pm
by SpellArcher
Morgen wrote:
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:01 pm
The Old World could potentially be your Newhammer though!
Any news on this lately?

Re: Oldhammer, Middlehammer & Newhammer

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:15 pm
by Morgen
SpellArcher wrote:
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:58 pm
Any news on this lately?
Rumors still have it happening sometime in 2023 so there hasn't been a lot of news about it lately which is understandable given how hard they're pushing the new Horus Heresy edition.

Wargamer.com had a running article if you haven't seen everything so far:
https://www.wargamer.com/warhammer-the- ... lease-date

Re: Oldhammer, Middlehammer & Newhammer

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:30 pm
by SpellArcher
Morgen wrote:
Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:15 pm
Wargamer.com had a running article if you haven't seen everything so far:
https://www.wargamer.com/warhammer-the- ... lease-date
Thanks Morgen. Let's hope it is indeed a new age.