Warhammer Fantasy Battle in probably 20 years (the version I played was with a big orange hardback rulebook, probably the third edition of the game), so when I spotted this rulebook in the clearance section at Half-Price Books for $2, I decided to grab it.
I'm not sure I'll actually play this wargame, but I like reading different rulesets, as the different perspective helps give me ideas for streamlining or modifying other games, as well as inspiring me in writing my own rules.
The copyright on this volume is dated 1996, so it looks like this is the fifth edition of the WFB rules. Judging from some of the examples of rules that mention Bretonnians and Lizardmen, this book was probably meant to go with the boxed set like the one I purchased for a song back in January.
I know there's a lot of hate these days for Warhammer's publisher, Games Workshop, but reading through the rulebook so far, the game certainly strikes me as playable, even though the rules could use a little simplifying. Not only that, but the rulebook states that the rules can't cover every situation, and sometimes the players will have to come up with a solution to continue play. There's even a note at the end regarding house rules. As the author points out, the spirit of the game is more important than winning--something applicable to every wargame, not just Warhammer.
All you wargamers out there, did you every play Warhammer (fantasy or 40K)? If so, what edition, and do you still play this game?