It’s almost here – apocalyptic warfare in the grim darkness of the far future! Here’s what you can look forward to pre-ordering on Warhammer Day…
This article was originally published on the Warhammer-community site.
Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse
Have you ever wanted to field your entire Warhammer 40,000 collection in a single game? What about the pipedream of many an Adeptus Astartes player of unleashing the might of a full Space Marine Battle Company (and more besides)? Well, with the incredible new Apocalypse boxed set, playing massive battles with your Warhammer 40,000 miniatures has never been easier!
This new game consists of an innovative rules system that enables you to fight even the largest battles to completion in a matter of hours, with minimal downtime between player actions. We had a chat with the team behind the game to find out more, check it out:
Along with the Apocalypse Field Manual (your complete guide to playing cinematic, massed battles in the 41st Millennium), the set includes dozens of pop-out card tokens for keeping track of the action, from orders assigned to each Detachment to large and small blast markers that represent a unit’s embattled status. There are also a whopping 300 Command Asset cards – split between universal and faction-specific cards – from which you can create a custom deck to give you the edge in battle. Command Assets are used in Apocalypse to unleash devastating psychic powers and pull off cunning strategies, so you’ll want to make sure you choose the best combination for the units and Detachments at your disposal.
On that note, if you want even more variety in the tactical nuances at your disposal, the Apocalypse Command Assets set offers you a further 100 cards to choose from.
Other handy accessories include an Apocalypse dice set, which includes 25 six-sided dice (D6s) and 25 twelve-sided dice (D12s) – after all, this is Apocalypse, so you’ll be rolling bucketloads of dice! – and packs of transparent Movement Trays designed for Citadel 25mm, 32mm and 40mm Round Bases to help speed up gameplay and get your vast infantry formations stuck into the action!
We are making all of the datasheets for Apocalypse available as FREE downloads at launch, so you’ll be able to start playing straight away. Some of the more popular units will also have cards of their datasheets available to buy if you want a handy physical reference.
To help start a new collection or bolster an existing force, we’ve created 10 hand-picked Battalions, each comprising the core of an Apocalypse Detachment and saving you money. These Battalions are only available in limited numbers, so be sure to secure yours early to avoid disappointment.
The mighty Baneblade of the Astra Militarum and its seven variants (yes, seven variants!) of super-heavy battle tank will also be rolling out for the Apocalypse in a spiffy new-look box. If you need some serious fire support, look no further than these steel behemoths of war.
Meanwhile, Adeptus Astartes armies will be able to call upon the ferocious firepower of a Primaris Repulsor Executioner. If you thought the standard Repulsor was covered in guns, you haven’t seen anything yet!
Not to be outdone, the Adeptus Mechanicus are also set to receive a new hover vehicle in the form of a dual kit. The Skorpius Disintegrator offers some heavy firepower, while the Skorpius Dunerider will provide your Skitarii units with a swift troop transport.
If you’re chomping at the bit to unleash massed warfare, then why not ramp up the excitement by picking up Josh Reynolds’ new Space Marine Conquests novel too – aptly titled Apocalypse! In it, forces from the Imperial Fists, White Scars and Raven Guard mobilise to defend the cardinal world of Almace from an invasion by the twisted traitors of the Word Bearers.
All of these Apocalyptic goodies will be up for pre-order as of Saturday 29th June – which is also Warhammer Day! – so be sure to head down to your local store and place your pre-orders while you join in the celebration. We’ll be revealing more about Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse over the coming days and weeks (starting with an overview of the game tomorrow), so be sure to check back with us every day!
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