Saturday 27 March 2021

Lockdown 2.0 Project Log Day 93: Warhammer Quest? Try Brutal Quest!


I've ventured into town today to get some more superglue to get my Space Crusade themed board sorted for this evenings game but I've been watching the GUERRILLA MINIATURE GAMES Youtube videos of their rather hilarious exploits playing Warhammer Quest and it got me to thinking about just how much fun the game was back in the day.

Sadly the game itself, its expansions and extra heroes are ruinously expensive to get ahold of these days with the box set itself regularly turning up on Ebay for between £150 and £300 quid which is well out of my price range.

But is it possible to source the individual components, figures and whatnot myself and save some cash? The answer is yes I do believe I can. The boards can be fairly easily made by myself and while they cannot really match the originals, they would be good enough for me to play the game.

A little bit of interweb searching has tracked down the original rules and treasure cards and the figures themselves could be tracked down and proxied without much difficulty. It would require a bit of work but could be done.

Do I want to have a go? Well if we have another lockdown (I really hope we do not!) I'd dedicate the time to doing the project justice but I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of Brutal Quest, the new narrative fantasy miniatures game by Nic Evans and will try that out first as if it's as much fun as Planet 28, it could scratch the Fantasy itch.

In Nic's latest Kickstarter update he says the books should be with him on Monday and we should get ours soon after and I'll be putting together some fantasy miniature shenanigans for that when it arrives! I am having a bit of a ponder on going for either classic red period GW like my usual style or going for something grittier but I'll see how things go!

In other news, I'm planning on playing a game this evening using Planet 28 first and a second game using Blasters and Bulkheads tomorrow so we shall see what terrain I can get finished in the meantime.

Let me know if you'd like to see a Warhammer proxy Quest project though as it wouldn't take too much temptation for me to get stuck in with it!

In the meantime, All the best!


  1. I agree, the cost of WQ is ruinously expensive. Similarly with many older games and figures. Who would want to buy 40 year old figures which cost 50p or less for the price of a new figure £1.60?

    1. Indeed!

      I'm more than happy to proxy figures for cheaper stuff as while I love the old figures, I just cannot understand how they have got so expensive in the last few years. After posting this I noticed some madman is trying to sell a copy of Warhammer Quest for £900 on Ebay!

  2. I never played Warhammer Quest, but I enjoyed the computer game of it. It would be cool to make it but I'm wary of suggesting that you should start another project!

    1. Probably a sensible idea! I'm bad enough at starting new projects at the drop of a hat as it is!

      I'll be posting a review of Brutal Quest once it arrives and I'm off to set up my Planet 28 game just now!

  3. As nostalgic as I may be about WQ, the cost of getting into it these days is a hard thing to justify. Maybe taking that energy to get ready for something cool with Brutal Quest, instead?


    1. All too true!

      I'm busily reading my way through Brutal Quest at the moment and it does have some nice Warhammer Quest feeling bits to it and I'm really looking forward to trying it out but will need to paint some figures first!