Games Workshop Prepare Us For Warhammer 40,000 Apocalypse

June 17, 2019 by brennon

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Games Workshop is preparing everyone for the coming of Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse which looks to throw you into literal mass battles on the tabletop using your armies.

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The massive boxed set that is coming your way is packed with rules for getting your forces Apocalypse Ready (better than beach body ready?). The rules contained within are very similar to those used for Warhammer 40,000 which will give you a leg up but they have been tweaked to make games faster at this insanely large scale.

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For example, damage isn't actually tossed out until the end of a turn meaning that every unit is going to get to do something on the tabletop before it takes catastrophic amounts of damage. No more just focusing in on your friends Imperial Knight he's just bought.

The designers behind the game went into more details about what you can expect from Apocalypse here...

It all sounds very fun if you like chucking all your toys onto the tabletop. It's a big step up from something like Open Play in the current rules too. Datasheets for every unit that currently exists will be available for free to download at the launch of Apocalypse meaning that you'll be able to get stuck right in.

Oh, and did you know the game now uses movement trays?!

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Since the game is now played at a detachment/formation level you are activating things on a massive level so moving everything individually would have been pretty annoying. These new trays (which are by no means a new product within the industry) make all of that easier.

I could see a few people picking these up regardless of wanting to play Apocalypse just to get their units around the table quicker.

Apocalypse Battalions

As well as the new gubbins to help you play the game, Games Workshop has also put together a series of different Apocalypse Battalions which will be helpful when taking your army up to that new level of insanity.

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We've only picked out a few of these currently but of course, you have Space Marines in the mix. Every faction is catered for, however, giving you a wealth of infantry and a healthy chunk of miniatures to start using in your games.

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Some of these sets contain a lot of infantry whilst others are more focused on the idea of vehicles and walkers like you can see here with the Orks and Necrons.

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I particularly like this monster mash that you get inside the Tyranid Apocalypse Battalion.

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Running an entire force of big monsters would be a lot of fun in Apocalypse and in regular games too. Some of these sets aren't useful for starting an army but they do give you some good ways to bolt on new options to your force.

More of these are available to view HERE if you'd like to look at what other offerings Games Workshop have lined up.

What do you reckon to Apocalypse?

"Datasheets for every unit that currently exists will be available for free to download at the launch of Apocalypse..."

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