A Strange Release from Games Workshop

June 13, 2014 by warzan

Today Games Workshop unleashed the Warhammer 40,000 Librarium upon an unsuspecting fan base.

Bound in a beautiful slip case it contains the Rule Book and 9 codexes.

They say…

This collection of 10 hardback books gathers together the rich history of and game rules for nine factions along with a copy of Warhammer 40,000: The Rules. Each book is beautifully-bound in the artwork and iconography of the faction it represents.

Presented in a slipcase this Webstore Exclusive collection contains Warhammer 40,000: The Rules and nine Codexes in a convenient small format, including:

Codex: Space Marines, Codex: Chaos Daemons, Codex: Dark Angels, Codex: Eldar, Codex: Astra Militarum, Codex: Imperial Knights, Codex: Tau Empire, Codex: Tyranids , Codex: Chaos Space Marines and Codex: Eldar.

OK its a beautiful product, no doubt… the small format aspect is very interesting indeed… but I cannot work out what the point is!?!?!?

1) It’s not complete (is it actually a collection?)

2) What is ‘collectible’ about this

3) Why not make it a bit bigger to fit the rest of the books? (when they release of course)

4) Are GW taking a leaf out of Hollywood’s book (You know where we bought the Harry Potter box set with movies 1-3, then 1-4, then 1-5 then finally 1-7 – ohh and I almost forgot we bought it all again on bluray ;) )

I look at it, and I want it, especially when you consider 6 codex cost me the guts of £180 recently this looks like a ‘bargain’ (I use the term under advisement by the way), but how much cooler would this have been at Christmas if they had managed to sell it as a complete works! (Unlikely I know, but at the rate they released books last year not impossible)

What say you?

UPDATE: So this is a small format print edition… now that is interesting for a whole different reason! – mmmmm wonder if/when we will see these on general release eh?

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