Warhammer Adventures: A Gateway to a Rewarding Hobby

There’s a new range of books hitting library shelves – and they’re a great way to introduce younger readers to a hobby they’re sure to love.


There’s a new range of books hitting library shelves – and they’re a great way to introduce younger readers to a hobby they’re sure to love.


 

You may have heard of Warhammer – tabletop wargaming in fantasy and science fiction universes. The company also produces award-winning books set in those worlds, and they’ve moved into middle-grade fiction with the new Warhammer Adventures books.

There are two series – Realm Quest and Warped Galaxies – written by Tom Huddleston and Cavan Scott. Both have extensive experience writing for children, including stints in the Star Wars universe and on the Beano. Their newest stories feature school-aged heroes overcoming impossible odds, carving a new path into the worlds of the Warhammer games.

These games are a primarily social experience. Players bring their beautifully painted miniatures and create a story using rules that define how their forces move and fight. The games are written to encourage reading and simple maths. They’re creative – both in the time spent building and painting models, and the collaborative storytelling the game encourages.

There’s even a Schools League, where teams of players compete against other schools in friendly competitions that teach participants the value of sportsmanship over winning.

The new Warhammer Adventures books are a great first step into this world. Available in paperback, and CD audiobooks read by Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Billie Piper, they’re sure to engage imaginations and delight your young readers – and maybe you too!

 

 

 

 

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