I know this site is for board and card games but would you count miniature wargames into that group as well or are they separate kind of games? I mean games like Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer 40k etc.
Miniatures games are board games by any reasonable definition of the term. This should include all facets of the hobby including
- preparation of figures
- building an army
- tournament tips
Painting figures seems to have attracted some negative attention. I do not feel this is warranted. There is no way to separate painting from miniature games. It is an integral part of the whole.
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These are all ancillary questions that have no direct bearing on the actual playing of the game and they have found a home on this site and received positive votes and quality answers. On the other hand, painting miniatures often has a direct relation to playing the game. There can be rules governing what colors can be used, in tournament play usually a good percentage of your final score is based on the painting and appearance of your army.
I would count them as on-topic, as long as they are questions about gaming - questions about miniatures-painting are no more on topic than questions about corner-cutting for counters, or plexiglass systems for protecting boards (ie not).
After all, Blood Bowl is a board game played with minis from the same publisher.
I would consider them on-topic. Otherwise, what exactly is the dividing line between Warhammer 40k and, say, Munchkin Quest? (That's the Munchkin board game, which doesn't really have a "board" as such, but a Carcassone-style growing map of tiles, and players and monsters running around on it.)
One possible answer to that is that Munchkin Quest-like games should also be excluded, but that game definitely feels like a board game.