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Ask Dicebreaker: Your big questions about miniatures, from Warhammer to painting tips

FAQ the Emperor.

When it comes to tabletop gaming, miniatures games might loom large as the most impenetrable type of tabletop game - despite featuring some of the smallest pieces around.

It’s no surprise, really. Miniatures games aren’t really just games - they’re an entire hobby in themselves. You’re not only playing; you’re building, painting, modelling - even creating an entire army (and their flashy visual style) from scratch. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed if you’re learning how to play Warhammer 40,000 for the first time, or picking up a brush and some superglue with no idea where to start with the pile of sprues in front of you.

If you’ve visited Dicebreaker’s YouTube channel before (and if you haven’t, you should!), you’ll no doubt have seen the team chilling out, shooting the breeze and painting some miniatures from Warhammer, Godtear, Guild Ball, Star Wars: Legion and more as part of our regular Dicepainter streams.

The thing is, you don’t have to be an incredible painter or hardened battlefield general to get into miniatures games. It’s not all sweeping World War II scenes or epic Napoleonic recreations, either. There’s a miniatures game for everyone out there, whether you’re after a darkly comic take on sports such as football, an up-to-11 sci-fi spaceship battle or a tight-knit skirmish between only a handful of models.

Whatever your interest and experience with miniatures games, we’re here to help - or just give you some idea of what we enjoying playing and painting ourselves. Drop your questions in the comments section below, from asking about painting tips, favourite sculpts and to the Citadel paint colours that best sum up the Dicebreaker team’s personalities.

We'll take the best questions submitted before the end of this Thursday, March 26th, and get to answering them on Friday. As usual, let us know what other topics you'd like us to tackle in the future, too!


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Matt Jarvis

Editor-in-chief

After starting his career writing about music, films and video games for various places, Matt spent many years as a technology, PC and video game journalist before writing about tabletop games as the editor of Tabletop Gaming magazine. He joined Dicebreaker as editor-in-chief in 2019, and has been trying to convince the rest of the team to play Diplomacy since.