Armies of Warhammer are components of the table-top games Warhammer Fantasy Battle and Warhammer 40,000. The armies have been defined into a separate "army list," and they are described in more detail in the book, "Codex". Players of either game, or their spin-offs, have a wide variety of army choices and each army can be customized to suit a particular playing style. All games are produced by Games Workshop.
The armies listed below are not tournament leagel, although some can still be played using rules found on the website(s)
An online game based on Warhammer Fantasy, it is being developed by EA Mythic
. The release date is scheduled for September 18th, 2008.
- Hammerer (removed)
- Bright Wizard
- Knight of the Blazing Sun (removed)
- Warrior Priest
- Witch Hunter
- High Elves
- Shadow Warrior
- White Lion
- Greenskins (Orcs and Goblins)
- Black Orc
- Goblin Shaman
- Goblin Squig Herder
- Orc Choppa (removed)
- Dark Elves
- Black Guard (removed)
- Witch Elf
- Disciple of Khaine
Warhammer 40,000 online
Announced by THQ
, no other information available.
Warbands of Mordheim
A game where Warbands (gangs) battle each other for domination. Warhammer Fantasy version of Necromunda.
- Averland Mercenaries (Empire)
- Beastmen Raiders (Beastmen)
- Carnival of Chaos (Chaos- Nurgle)
- Cult of the Possessed (Chaos)
- Dwarf Treasure Hunters (Dwarves)
- Kislevite Warband (Empire)
- Marienburg Mercenaries (Empire)
- Middenheim Mercenaries (Empire)
- Orcs & Goblins Hordes (Orcs)
- Ostander Mercenaries (Empire)
- Reikland Mercenaries (Empire)
- Sisters of Sigmar (Empire)
- Skaven Warband (Skaven)
- Undead (Undead)
- Witch Hunters (Empire)
- Amazon Warriors (Lustria)
- Bretonnian Knights (Bretonnia)
- Dark Elves Warband (Dark Elves)
- Lizardmen Warriors (Lizardmen)
- Norse Warband
- Pirate Crew
- Pit Fighters
- Shadow Warriors (High Elves)
- The Outlaws of Stirwood Forest
- Tomb Guardians
Skirmish gang warfare in the 41st millennium. See main article for more details.
- Van Saar
- The Cult of the Red Redemption
- Pit Slaves
- Spyre Hunters
- Alternative gangs (mail order and special gangs such as Squat Miners)
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
Uses all races and beast from Warhammer Fantasy as well as additional Characters and equipment.
Naval Battle version of Warmaster. Uses WHFB armies/navies.
version of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay using the 40K setting and armies.
A bloody Football
game similar to EA
's Mutant League Football
set in a world similar to Warhammer Fantasy. The armies of the game are the same as the main game with the following add-ons:
- Elf - High Elfs that stayed in the Old World to play Blood Bowl
- Halflings (note: halflings are found in WFB but only as Dogs of War units)
- Werewolves (discontinued)
- Albion (discontinued)
- Bretonnian (discontinued)
- Slann (discontinued)
Large scale battles with smaller figures set in Warhammer Fantasy. uses all listed armies.
Warhammer 40,000 Version of warmaster. Uses all listed armies (excluding armies discontinued for this game) with added features and units.
Players often call it "BFG" for short. Space navy set in a style similar to the space battles of Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek and many other sci-fi space battles. the game uses all of the armies listed above in the Warhammer 40,000 list.
This list contains Fleets not listed in 40,000 list above.
- Chaos (representing Abaddon and his allies' fleets)
- Ork Pirates
- Eldar pirates
- Ork Waaagh! fleets
- Craftworld Eldar
- Dark Eldar Raiders
- Tau Empire (including Demiurg, Nicassar and Kroot ships as well as Tau vessels)
- Necron Raiders
- Adeptus Mechanicus
- Space Pirates (discontinued)
Other 40,000 games
Due to the popularity of 40,000 (mostly in the U.S.) many games have been developed based on Warhammer 40,000. see Warhammer 40,000 spin-offs
for complete list.
Warhammer Ancient Battles
Officially called Warmaster Ancients. Warhammer Ancient Battles set in real world conflicts. A spin-off called Warmaster Ancient Battles has a style similar to Warmaster and Armageddon. This game is not featured in Warhammer catalogues and rarely supported by Games Workshop stores. See Warhammer Historical Wargames article for information about legal armies.
Several publications, such as Warhammer Chronicles 2004, and White Dwarf Magazine
, list several armies that are in existence but are forbidden in major tournaments such as Rogue Trader and Games Day Grand Tournament (convention tournament).
Several companies such as Forge World
makes army products that are not featured in the army books. Games Workshop sometimes allows these items to be used in Tournaments. Many players and hobbyist also make their own and sometimes enter them in Golden Daemon
(GW's model making/painting competition).