Short answer : Games Workshop officially stated that the 2 universes are not linked in any way. (edit if you find a link to that statement, but i'm sure of it)
Long answer : the two worlds were previously kind of related but Games Workshop broke the link in the third edition of 40k
The context (and timeline) of this affirmation is important
This is a link ...
Worshipers and worshiping, they need lots and lots of both.
GW leaves the exact mechanics vague (probably) in order to give their army of authors some leeway when writing new army books or novels / short-stories.
It differs from 40k to Fantasy too, but generally the Chaos gods need a huge amount of worshipers doing whatever it is that particular Chaos god ...
Alright, before I give a detailed answer, here are some historical details about Games Workshop that are relevant to the issue :
Rick Priestley joined GW in 82 with a game he developed called Rogue Trader, which would in the future become Warhammer 40k (due to worrying about it being confused with Rogue Trooper, another game they published). From the ads ...
The Warhammer Fantasy world is not Earth, if by that we mean it is the past or future of a world with a recorded history essentially identical to our own.
Warhammer has countries with cultures highly similar to countries in our world. This is actually a point against it being Earth, since it is rather improbable that, for example, a country rather ...
There probably isn't one
There are several hundred published Warhammer Fantasy books from the Black Library. Of the 153 that I was able to search, 64 contain the word (or strictly speaking, string) "ghoul".
"No actual ghouls" means that the string ghoul appears, but ghouls themselves aren't mentioned. This basically means words such as ghoulish.
You're asking about Isha.
Isha is the Eldar Goddess of the Harvest, Fertility, Life, Healing and Growth and the mother of the Eldar race in Eldar Mythology. She is the mate of the god Kurnous, the God of the Hunt. The only truly benevolent member of the Eldar Pantheon, it is said that it was Isha who intervened and created all non-Eldar life in the ...
Malal was dropped due to copyright, retconned and eventually became Malice
Malal popped up in the 80s, but due to disagreement between GW and the pair of authors who actually created him, it was not clear who owned the copyright so he was dropped.
Use of Malal in further Games Workshop productions ceased around 1988, the same year the first of the two ...
Although this is probably more adept for rpg stack, I'll answer.
Slaanesh is not only a god whose worshippers are hedonistic. They are totally insane, crazy and chaotic. This limitates your alignments to the "Chaotic" branch.
Also, they enjoy and find pleasure in pain, getting it and causing it to others, this also limitates de "Good" branch of the ...
The problem is that their sales dropped over time. Thus they had to make a decision. Do the same thing again, and bring out a new edition with a few more units like they have done before (but which hadn't worked this time around), OR make a radical step and create something new.
They decided for the latter, and had to get an idea of how to end things so ...
FirstCape is correct. The other is wielded by Thorgrim Grudgebearer as it was passed down before Grimnir left.
If any of you can remember back far enough, they used to have the magic items on cards in the code books. Gotrek's Axe is how it was named there was identical to Thorgrims axe. No armor saves allowed except by magic armor and that was at -3, d3 ...
I've been unable to find any reason, either in universe or out of universe as to why the hammer changes name. The best I can come up with are some scenarios where the name change might have occurred.
Possibly just a minor mistake by King
King could have just misremembered Firebeard's hammer, the Hammer of Fate as the "Hammer of Firebeard".
King might have ...
We know at least that only undead warriors can be Relictors, as Sigmar gathers them exclusively from the Realm of Shyish (death) where Nagash is in charge.
After that, it's purely speculation as to who is who.
I reckon Ionus will turn out to be Settra the Imperishable or Arkhan the Black, but that's just a guess on my part.
The name was never revealed, you've pretty much described all we know of the axe, except that:
So we know it was forged as you said, but that is it!
I used to have the model for it as well, and I think it was always just known as "Gotreks Axe" or "Runesmith Axe" in game.
I'm adding the dates as they appear in each book (when possible).
I'm also adding the Archaon older books. I deeply recommend starting the adventure with them.
Also, each "The End Times - XX" book should be read together with its corresponding novel, since it adds extra information to the novel (i.e. battles, pre and post novel events, characters info and ...
Its been a while since I've played, and It looks like they have changed things a bit with the latest edition, but I think you have covered all the major published ones.
There did used to be a mercenary army called Dogs of War that you could play, although normally the units were fielded as mercenaries in other armies.
There have also been Araby and Kislev ...
The fluff may vary but it is a constant in the WarHammer universe that Elves of any kind (Wood, High or Dark Elves) are xenophobic and look down on other races. Defiance towards other races is actually a common feature of most races in the Old World, but the Elves put the concept of isolationism to a new height.
From the WarHammer wikia,
The Wood Elves,...
@Daft provided the link with all the information, so let me just paste it here (after de-4Channing it a bit)
Sigmar- Grips onto the metal core of the world that was and becomes a true god in the new world. Creates the Stormcast Eternals as a force to oppose chaos.
Tyrion- Diefied in the new world, He joins Sigmar in building the new civilizations. He ...
Other Chaos gods.
You forgot that gods keep fighting with each other even when cooperation would bring a crushing defeat to the reality - this is simply their nature. The best example comes from the latest development in the universe: Cadia has fallen and only the return of Roboute Guilliman has prevented of the fall of Ultramar.
What Chaos did? Instead of ...
From the summary at Lustria online I got this information:
Nagash attempts to overpower the forces of Chaos, but even with his monstrous willpower he eventually fails and goes roaring into the abyss and he disintegrates to dust.
A falling boulder falls to crush Allarielle, but for reasons never expressed Malekith pushes her out of the way and his leg is ...
Warhammer Fantasy is unlikely to be set in Earth's past, but the Blood Bowl games, sometimes set in the same universe (although, around 3rd edition, Word of God changed to it being "similar to, but definitely not the same as, the Warhammer world"), are implied to be in Earth's future, with the rules being adapted from the discovered sacred documents of the ...
Deep inside Gotrek and Felix - The Anthology, is a short story called Kineater. It takes place between the events of Giantslayer and Orcslayer.
Kineater takes place in the Orge Kingdom, but Gotrk and Felix have travelled directly from Ind as mercenaries with an Arabyan caravan.
One of the characters is perusing Felix's journals and points out the following,...
The Old World is about as dead as it's possible to be.
For a start, the Skaven blew up the moon and a good chunk of the earth along with it.
Every single elf is dead.
The Chaos gods literally walked out of the warp and killed everything after Archaon opened that warp gate below Middenheim.
GW was really trying to hammer home the fact that the Old World ...
I checked as many the Age of Sigmar books as I could acquire, and I can’t find any reference to Gotrek or Felix by name.
However, we do have a bit of likely information about Gotrek. At the end of the End Times, as noted in the question, Gotrek took on the role of Grimnir. As such, it’s likely that any references to Grimnir in Age of Sigmar ...
Malal was subject to legal and copyright issues and so was scrapped. It's unlikely you'll find much more of a mention of him passed the late 80's. Here is what Tony Ackland has said about it; the full post gives quite a bit of detail on the character if you're interested.
TA: By the second image you mean the one with MALAL written in the upper left hand ...
From the LibraryThink website, the following reading order is listed as:
Heldenhammer (by Graham McNeill) 1.1
Empire (by Graham McNeill) 1.2
God King (by Graham McNeill) 1.3
Nagash the Sorcerer (by Mike Lee) 2.1
Nagash the Unbroken (by Mike Lee) 2.2
Nagash Immortal (by Mike Lee) 2.3