Looking for the perfect gift for the Warhammer fan in your life? Check out the new GW Christmas Gift site and a short starring The Brewmaster-General!
The Brewmaster-General is out and about delivering holiday cheer. Check out his latest exploits in this gift-giving short from Games Workshop:
“Bugmansson’s Warhammer Emporium has been working overtime to forge gifts for worthy souls across the Mortal Realms, and Jakkob himself has been sailing far and wide aboard his trusty skyvessel to deliver them in person.
Even though the forces of Chaos seek to thwart his philanthropic voyages, Bugmansson battles his way through, his will and determination as ironclad as the ship that bears him hence!”
It’s a nice video but what this is really all about is the new Games Workshop Christmas Gift Site. This is the place the look if you’re wanting to pick something up for a friend or family member and you’re not quite sure where to start.
And since we’re talking about gift buying and shopping online for a Warhammer fan, I can I just take a moment to give you some advice? GW has a LOT of different options. What you do NOT want to do is buy something that who ever is receiving the gift can’t really use. And yes, “it’s the thought that counts” and GW does have a pretty good exchange/return policy – or you can get them what they need and be the shopping rockstar giving out the perfect gifts.
AdamHarry’s Warhammer Holiday Tip Guide
Tip #1 – Ask them. No seriously, just ask them. If you don’t know the difference between a Space Wolf Scout and a Deathwing Terminator you need to just ask them. Don’t ask a friend that plays. Don’t ask the store clerk what would be a good gift for them – just ask the person. They will appreciate you getting them something they want vs a box for an army they used to play 5 years ago. Trust me.
Tip #2 – Paint sets with models are kind of a trap. Most of the time, when a paint set includes models, it’s a random number that can’t really be used in the game by themselves. Very rarely are they actually useful. So instead of getting a paint set, look at the colors in the set, and just buy those. Often you’ll end up with more volume of paint as well. It may cost a little more, but you’re getting more paint in the long run and the player won’t get stuck with three random marines they can’t really use in a game.
Tip #3 – Start Collecting! Boxes are a deal…if they actually need those units. This goes back to Tip #1. Say you find out that your gamer plays Skaven and you see the Start Collecting! Skaven Pestilens Box. It’s a great deal! But they might not need another Plague Furnace or Plagueclaw. That could be due to the fact they are capped out on them in their list. Otherwise it’s kind of overkill. But again, just ask them!
Tip #4 – Gift Cards are a great option. Okay, you’re the type of person who wants to surprise them with a gift. I get it. Pick-up a Gift Card for them. Boom. I guarantee they will be able to get the perfect thing that they need now. “But Gift Cards are so impersonal.” I mean…I guess? Maybe they are a little generic but no sane Warhammer player is going to be upset that you gave them a gift card to their FLGS to buy more plastic dudesmen. Gift Cards are the perfect fall back plan because they are so generic. Plus, the thing they really want might be out of stock so a Gift Card can allow them to purchase it later. Just go with a Gift Card if you’re completely overwhelmed.
Tip #5 – The Mouldline Remover is a sleeper hit. I know folks might be skeptical – I was at first two. But then I actually used one. I’m never going back to just using a hobby knife for cleaning bits. I’ve got too many cuts and slices on my thumbs cleaning bits from that. The Mouldline Remover is my second favorite tool (after a good set of hobby snips). This is a tool that most hobbyists will skip over for themselves. But once they use one they will keep using it. They might not even know it’s a thing at first. But the thing is metal and will last forever. It’s a good gift and a great investment.
This is the gift that keeps on giving. Just try one.
So there you have it. Those are my Tips on shopping for Warhammer fans. It really does boil down to “Ask Them. Or get them a Gift Card.” Here I made this handy graphic:
Happy Holiday Shopping!