Poll: Are You Buying The New Apocalypse 40K?

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A month has passed since my last poll on the new Eldar. Over 700 people voted (thank you!), and the new Wraithguard/Wraithblades (narrowly) turned out to be the most popular kit released.

As Games Workshop is ringing the next round for Warhammer 40K, I thought I’d launch a little poll to see whether you’re going to pick up the latest version of Warhammer 40K XXL?

Poll: Are You Buying Warhammer 40K Apocalypse?

Are You Buying Apocalypse 40K?

  • Yes - I'll buy both Rules and Miniatures (16%, 99 Votes)
  • Yes - I'll buy the Rules, but not the new Miniatures (22%, 134 Votes)
  • Yes - I'll buy the new Miniatures, but not the Rules (8%, 49 Votes)
  • No - I play(ed) the old Apocalypse, but not this one (9%, 58 Votes)
  • No - I never play Apocalypse 40K (34%, 209 Votes)
  • No - I don't even play Warhammer 40K (7%, 43 Votes)
  • Other (please explain in the comments) (4%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 613

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Thoughts and Comments?

I can see the appeal of having a method to field “all models” from your collection in some form of mega-battle. Yet, the old Apocalypse at least, was so much free-form that the need to actually have these rules – and not just wing it – sometimes eluded me.

Yet, Apocalypse 40K indubitably proved to be the most popular expansion by Warhammer 40K by far. And there are few things 40K-fans seem to long for more desperately than having some of the classic Forge World big-kits turned into plastic (Thunderhawks, Warhounds, etc..).

Games Workshop (as always) opted to create new units (and not port over Forge World ones).

Ultimately, it this release would leave people with a variety of options.

  1. Buy the new rules and buy the new miniatures
  2. Buy the new miniatures, ignored the (new) Apocalypse rules
  3. Buy the new rules, but ignore the new minis (mostly in favour of Forge World, I guess?)
  4. Ignore (the new) Warhammer 40K Apocalypse altogether

I’d be interested in hearing where you fall, and why.

Let me know by voting and by dropping a comment below!

Many thanks.




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  • belverker

    i’m not a big fan of apocalypse but i will get the rules, and i really want a lord of skulls as it looks fantastic but he may be awhile off…

  • DarkStarSabre

    To be honest – I’ll buy the rulebook when I funds for it but the rest? Hahaha, no. The Khornedozer alone…£95. For a few quid more I could buy 3 Decimators which are far superior in detail and usefulness.

  • wibbling

    There just isn’t enough there to make buying worthwhile. There are units missing from lists and huge gaps in some codices. It just feels a missed opportunity or, increasingly as a scam to hike prices and con people.

  • C AJ Segger

    I’ve bought the rulebook, buildings, templates and cards. I play Space Marines, but the captains are really disappointing so I won’t be getting the new models. I’ll be getting my Apocalypse reinforcements from Forgeworld, Fellblade or Glaive.

  • Chris Bellamy

    Other = A resounding no. The prices on the new stuff are so ridiculous that it makes me want to put my old stuff on ebay. Oh wait, no one would want to buy any of the old codexes as they all fell apart the moment I got them home from the store.

  • M3TLH3D

    Although I only played a couple games of the earlier iteration of Apoc, and didn’t (still don’t) own any Apoc-sized models or formations, I had a great time despite the fact that I never truly got the hang of the rules. The “Khornedozer” is militarily ridiculous but I love every bit of it. GW will take my money on this one but I don’t care. It looks like a fun model to build and paint and can’t wait to own one!

  • Boris

    extending from Wibbling’s comment: You played it once, you’ve played it. It really isn’t that difficult to work out how apocalypse works. I play apocalypse size battles with my mates fine and I’ve never touched the book. I scanned I.A. 1 years ago and we hashed out our own super-heavy rules from that balancing the units as we played. Its a very expensive resource that has little scope to add onto what is already there. You are paying a fortune for a book with maybe 1 or two new model rules in that you could probably work out from the model and the old rules.

  • kaptinscuzgob

    im getting the rules, but ive long since had an apocalypse capable orkz army, so no new models

  • SickSick6

    I am now regretting buying my almost 300 page picture book with very few actual datasheets and no more warlord titan. Don’t get me wrong, its a very pretty book. But all in all I feel like I just spent $80 on a 40k sears catalog. And the pics of the warlord titan here & there are just insult to injury. Here’s to hoping for a reload and/or supplements :/

    • http://pinsofwar.net/ Zweischneid

      Hmm. Sorry to hear (though I guess it fits the format of many recent 40K books, Codexes aside).

    • SickSick6

      Also no Hell Talon.. WTF!!!