Warhammer 40000

Warhammer 40K 8th edition arrives in June

Warhammer 40,000 relaunches in June with an all-new edition. Whether you’re a seasoned war-gamer or are looking to get into the hobby for the first time, there has never been a better time to be a fan of 40k.

Preorders for the new set start on June 3rd.
The release date is June 17th!

Dark Imperium

The new box set is the most complete starter set that Games Workshop has ever released. It contains:

  • Two armies of brand new miniatures — The Primaris Space Marines and the Death Guard
  • A booklet for each army containing background information and a complete set of data sheets
  • The full hardback Warhammer 40,000 book
  • Dice and Range Rulers

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The Rules

The core of Warhammer 40,000 has always been the rules — and yes, there are new rules. The new rules are presented in a 280-page hardback volume. This book can be purchased separately or it comes included with the Dark Imperium box set. (It’s worth noting that you don’t have to buy a boxed set including two books you’ll never read just to get the rules this time! Thanks Games Workshop!)

The book includes story advancements for all factions, the core rules, missions, guidelines for all three ways to play, and advanced rules for all sorts of scenarios and war zones. Wait? Three ways to play? Yep. Games Workshop has created different ways to play Warhammer 40k to make it as accessible or competitive as players would like it to be. The three play types are Open, Narrative, and Matched play.

Warhammer 40,000 Rules

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The Indexes

Rules for every single Warhammer 40,000 Citadel Miniature will be available on Day One. These rules are covered in five new soft-cover indexes:

  • Index: Imperium 1
    Space Marines, Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Space Wolves, Grey Knights, Deathwatch, Legion of the Damned
  • Index: Imperium 2
    Aastra Militarum, Adeptus Mechanicus, Imperial Knights, Imperial Agents, Talons of the Emperor
  • Index: Xenos 1
    Craftworlds, Drukhari (Dark Eldar), Ynnari (all Eldar), Harlequins, Necrons
  • Index: Xenos 2
    Orks, T’au Empire, Tyranids, Genestealer Cults
  • Index: Chaos
    Heretic Astartes (Chaos Space Marines), Chaos Daemons, Questor Traitoris (Chaos Imperial Knights)


More Information

Along with the books, also watch for all new accessories including Tactical Objective decks, Command Dice, Wound Trackers, Combat Gauges, and more!
All these items should be available for presale on June 3rd and ready to purchase at Area 52 Comics and Games on June 17.

Visit Warhammer Community for complete information on the new set. 

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