War Zones – Supplements for Warhammer 40K Apocalypse

Warhammer 40K Armageddon

Supplements are all the rage with Games Workshop these days. We had the first Codex Supplement – Iyanden – for the Eldar Codex just a few weeks ago. A new Farsight Supplement (possibly eBook only) for the Tau was announced in the most recent White Dwarf.

I suppose it is only logical that the new Apocalypse Expansion for Warhammer 40K is also getting supplements. These Apocalypse 40K Supplements will be called Warzones (or War Zones).


Warhammer 40K Apocalypse Warzones

War Zones are self-contained supplements for Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse and they detail some of the most famous campaigns of the 41st Millennium. This section provides you with the necessary formations you need to relive these epic moments.

The first of them will be Armageddon Warzone. At the moment, Games Workshop’s website for Armageddon Warzone “only” displays 15 or so 1-click-bundle Apocalypse formations for the Imperium and the Orks.

According to Faeit212, there may be books (similar to Iyanden?) which contain more information.

Armageddon contains the history, locations, and battles that can be played from the second Armageddon War. 

this Warzone will include:
unique natural disasters, 
3 scenarios, 
9 strategic assests,
19 Apocalypse Formations

This is the first Warzone, and more will be released in the coming months

The first one, Armageddon Warzone may or may not be included in the new rulebook for Warhammer 40K Apocalypse. Future Warzones, presumably, will be separate books.


Thoughts?

The speed at which Games Workshop is pushing new books, products and releases feels almost overwhelming. Apocalypse 40K isn’t even here yet, and already we’re seeing the founding stone for a whole series of possible expansions (to an expansion).

It feels difficult to keep up just blogging about these new releases, much less buying them and painting armies for them.

What do you think? Is there a market for Apocalypse 40K supplements?

Let me know what you think!

Z.

Update:
Indeed, it was pointed out to me on Dakkadakka (thanks Panic!) that the Collector’s Edition of Apocalypse 40K containts two such Warzones: Armageddon and Pandorax.

Two Warzone compendiums containing background and additional formations for the wars of Armageddon and Pandorax. Both Warzones are styled as Imperial dossiers, of the sort you may find on a General’s desk, and Pandorax is only currently available in this Collector’s Edition.

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  • Michael Dudek

    I suppose we will see what happens with the supplements in the long run, but I think there is a lot of ‘wishlisting’ going on right now that is rather unrealistic. If GW released a supplement every other month, it would take 3 years just to cover the first founding Space Marine Legions! Let alone Eldar Craftworlds, Dark Eldar Kabals, Ork Clans, IG regiments, etc. I think people that are expecting that their favorite unit is just right around the corner to be released are going to be very disappointed. There is a ton of material to be mined for possible supplements, and I do not think there is any way to do them in a timely manner to keep everyone satisfied.

  • DarkStarSabre

    Eww? I’m worried about what they’re going to start charging for this. At £45 Apocalypse is already steep. I’m worried they might decide their supplements at £45 each too.