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Has anyone besides me notice some of the similarities of WH40k and WHFB as far as armies go?
Dark Elves= Dark Eldar
The Empire= Imperial Guard?
Orcs= Orks --> duh!
Tomb Kings= Necrons
Was this done deliberately?
Yes I noticed this a long time ago. Though I had undead as legion of the damned because necrons hadn't been invented yet, nor had tomb kings.
Brettonians = Space marines
Dogs of war = Witch hunters (sort of)
"You challenge me knowing that I am Xiahou Dun!?"
Well WH40K to my knowledge came after WHFB and was more or less just going to be WHFB in space. Then as 40k got more popular they just cut the links between them (somewhat but still have similar armies though...).
Is it me or does any other necron player get annoyed when they see people saying "Necrons eat souls". How is that even possible as souls are part of the warp and necrons want nothing to do with it? Eh probaly me just me being picky.
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Dark_Angels_Master, in the future please use the search function before creating a new thread on a topic weâ€™ve discussed a dozen times already. Try searching for the keywords â€˜Sigmarâ€™ and â€˜Primarchâ€™, another parallel that many try to draw between the two games.
As for your question about whether the similarities between the two games were deliberate, the answer is yes.
As Lictor1989 says, the similarities between the two games are due to them having been linked in the past. In fact, the old fluff placed the Warhammer Fantasy world inside the Warhammer 40,000 universe as a lost planet cut off from the rest of the galaxy by a violent warpstorm. Every so often space ships would get too close to the storm and be caught up in it, forcing them to land on the Warhammer Fantasy planet from which there was no escape. Thatâ€™s how all the different races came to live on the planet, and why in the old days you could take Warhammer 40,000 weapons and even figures in a Warhammer Fantasy army.
However, as the Warhammer 40,000 game became more and more popular, Games Workshop wanted to expand the fluff (and probably saw a way to make some additional money too :rolleyes and cut all links between Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Fantasy. Now both universes have got new armies original to that universe, and customers need to buy two armies if they want to play both games, rather than using the same army for 40,000 and Fantasy both.
This also means that you can only make a limited number of parallels between the two games; Elves = Eldar and Orcs = Orks are all ok, but Tomb Kings, Necrons, Skaven, and Tyranids all joined their respective games after the separation and therefore have no direct parallel in the other game universe.
"Girls are nice and cuddly on the outside, and freaky on the inside." ~ Lost Nemesis.
Okay, thanks Grephaun.