Pinball Land is excited to announce its latest gaming experience – and it’s not an arcade game! Thanks to a partnership with Games Workshop, the world’s leading producer and manufacturer of miniatures and strategy games, we are able to offer models, books and supplies for Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar, the world’s most popular hobby games!
What is Warhammer?
Warhammer is a super-fun hobby where you collect, build and paint miniature armies, then play strategy games with them on a tabletop with rulers and dice. Since 1983, the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 have captivated gamers all over the world, and it’s never been a better time to start playing, or to get back into the hobby. Collect, build, and paint incredibly detailed miniature forces from fantasy and sci-fi factions. Arrange beautiful terrain pieces to create worlds and battlefields out of your wildest imagination. Then, play awesomely immersive strategy games with your family and friends!
Why not more arcade games?
We understand that many of you may not feel comfortable playing games out in public at the moment, so we are now offering games you can play at home. While they’re not electronic wonders like everything else at Pinball Land, we feel that expanding into strategy wargaming is a natural progression of the mission behind Pinball Land: playing real games, with your real friends, together. Pinball machines and retro arcade games are special because the experience of playing them cannot be replicated with a home video game. The same is true with miniature wargames. While there are video game adaptations of Warhammer (and they’re pretty awesome in their own right) there’s nothing like engaging with a hands-on hobby, building a collection, taking your time painting them, and then fielding your own, customized army with your friends.
How do I start?
Pinball Land will offer free demo games (as long as it’s not too loud in here!) anytime we are open. Just ask the Arcade Guardian on duty to play a free demo game on our awesome battlefield so you can experience how much fun Warhammer truly is. This 15-20 minute game will pit two forces against each other, armed with awesome weaponry and your strategy! After the dust settles from your game, explore your possibilities with our selection of the most popular models, paints, books and tools available. There are different ways to start, depending on your level of commitment and experience, including boxed games that require no glue – perfect gifts for the gamers in your life!
Many of the models included in the starter sets are push-fit and require no glue, however you will need some fine detail cutters to free the pieces from their plastic frames. We’ve got you covered with some excellent hobby tools available separately or in a kit with paints.
We will also offer free painting lessons so you can hit the battlefield in style. Painting models is a satisfying hobby on its own, made even more fun with the world of Warhammer. When your Arcade Guardian is painting miniatures at the front counter, feel free to ask them questions about how to paint. They might even have a free miniature you can paint, too!
We stock all of the essential Citadel paints, the best miniature paints on the market. These top-quality paints are specially formulated to produce amazing results no matter your level of experience. Citadel paints are terrific paints for Dungeons and Dragons, War Machine, and any other miniature-based games you may play. If you’re interested in miniature painting, stay tuned as there will be more articles to come about this aspect of the hobby.
For experienced Warhammer players, we carry many of the most popular models in the both Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer: Age of Sigmar lines. These models can be adapted for use in other games, too, especially Dungeons & Dragons and other role playing games. If there’s a particular unit you’re looking for and we don’t have it in stock, please ask! We can special order anything you’d like from the Games Workshop catalog!
Come on down to Pinball Land and get introduced to the wide world of Warhammer with a free demo game on our awesome gaming table. Or, feel free to browse our selection in our online store from the comfort of your own home here on the Pinball Land website: www.pinball-land.com/warhammer!