Warhammer 40K’s seventh edition goes up for pre-order


The next edition of Warhammer 40,000 is now available to pre-order, and it’s not cheap: Games Workshop’s bare minimum version, assuming you want a physical copy, is a three-book hardcover boxed set that will set you back GBP £50 / USD $85 / AUD $140.

The three-book edition includes A Galaxy of War, a 144-page book devoted to painting and modelling tips, Dark Millennium, a 128-page fluff and background book, and The Rules, and 208-page book which contains… well, the rules.

If you’d like to purchase a digital version, the iBook copy will set you back GBP £44.99 / USD $69.99 / AUD $89.99, while the regular eBook copy is GBP £39.99 / USD $59.99 / AUD $79.99.

Psychic Power cards (GBP £9 / USD $15 / AUD $16) and Tactical Objective cards (GBP £5 / USD $8 / AUD $12) are also available.

Super-expensive limited Munitorum Edition also available

If you’re feeling incredibly wealthy you might want to look into the limited Munitorum Edition. Here’s what Games Workshop have to say about that:

Presented in a sturdy stock card chest with a hinged lid, the Munitorum Edition contains four hardback books: A Galaxy of War, Dark Millennium, The Rules (in a small A5 format) and Visions of the Dark Millenium. Each book is bound with a finish unique to this edition.

Additionally, the Munitorum Edition includes an A1 map titled Imperius Dominus within an art wallet and a handy reference screen that contains the most used rules tables and charts. As if that isn’t enough, there is a set of brushed steel metal coins numbered one to six, ideal for marking out objectives in games of Warhammer 40,000. There are also 36 Tactical Objective cards and 50 Psychic Power cards, both in a design exclusive to this edition.

Naturally this comes at a cost: look forward to spending GBP £200 / USD $340 / AUD $360 on the thing.

The Munitorum Edition appears to be no longer available in Australia at the time of this writing.

Veterans left out in the cold once again

If you, like me, are a veteran player of Warhammer 40,000 and you just want to look at the updated rules, you’re out of luck: there’s no stand-alone rulebook, forcing you to buy it alongside the fluff and modelling guides that you simply don’t need.

For a company already struggling heavily against piracy of its rulebooks, Games Workshop’s decision to not provide the most basic element required to play the game in an easy-to-access format remains perplexing. With so many people already playing Warhammer 40,000 the market for a toned-down “just the rules, please” version of the book — at a reasonable price — would seem self-evident.

While it’s entirely possible a small rulebook may appear in a starter box in the near future, plans for that have not currently announced.

Warhammer 40,000’s seventh edition will ship on May 24.

Comments (1)

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    For me, the guys who work Warhammer just don’t seem to understand they are taking the same path full of folly as energy companies:

    “More people are getting our stuff for free, Sir!”

    “WHAAAT?!!! Raise the prices immediately!”

    “Now even more people are getting our stuff for free, Sir!”

    “Keep raising those prices, soldier!”

    I wanted a easy reference PDF on my iPad for a codex, they wanted to charge me $70 for it. Yeah… about that.

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