[Archive] Incoming! Warhammer 8th edition is official


Skittles just forwarded me the e-mail, it is confirmed for July!

I’ll upload the pic in a second.

It shows Empire vs Chaos, which I would REALLY find cool. Depending on what might be in the set, I might want to start a Chaos army.


Incoming! Warhammer

Warhammer is coming! This July heralds the coming of Warhammer, The Game of Fantasy Battles.

The Warhammer world is a place riven by relentless warfare and the corrupting power of dark magic. It�?Ts a place where vile creatures and titanic monsters roam the lands, where vast armies of evil warriors unleash slaughter upon their victims and only the unceasing valour of the forces of Order prevent the whole world slipping away into chaos and death.

Amidst this tapestry of conflict and carnage are races fair and foul, warriors chivalrous and brutal. These are the combatants who fight for dominance of the world. From the blasted north come warmongering tribes of Chaos Warriors, armour-clad barbarians who have thrown their lot in with the Dark Gods of Chaos. In the Badlands gather the greenskinned marauders known as the Orcs and Goblins, vicious, brutal creatures whose insatiable lust for war grows almost as quickly as their vast numbers. Beneath the cities of the civilised realms nestle the repulsive ratmen, subhuman creatures whose machinations spread disease and distrust �?" these are the Skaven and they wish only to destroy and dominate all others. Even the forests of the Old World are not safe, for the trees themselves are things of malign presence and the Beastmen dwell within, the children of Chaos �?" braying beasts who crave slaughter and the chance to enact their savagery on the civilised races.

The Warhammer world is a place where you must bury your dead deeply, for Necromancers and Vampires raise the legions of undeath in their war against the living. Far away in the south the legendary kings of a long-dead kingdom now awaken, leaving their vast tomb cities to wage war upon all under the sun, their skeletal legions a chilling parody of their once glittering majesty.

All these examples of horror are enough to cause weaker hearts to quail, but there are those who resist the darkness, kingdoms and realms that fight for survival. The Empire, greatest of all the nations of Men musters regiments of brave soldiers. Armed with faith in Sigmar, their warrior god, and with tempered steel and black powder weapons they defend their lands. South and east of the Empire lies Bretonnia, a land of chivalry and noble tradition. There, bold knights harken the call of their mighty king and ride out to crusade against the monsters of the Old World. Dwarfs, in their mountain strongholds, are as unyielding as the stone around them as they battle above and below the ground. Loyal allies, but terrible enemies, the Dwarfs are brave-hearted and steadfast as they protect their once-great realm.

In far-off lands the Elves fight out their bitter blood feud against one another �?" a mighty civilisation that spanned the continents but is now riven with strife and betrayal. Perhaps the greatest warriors in all the world, their numbers are now few and too many of those that remain are lost each day in the unending war between Ulthuan and Naggaroth.

This is a world where victory and death rest upon a knife-edge and the fate of the world, be it damnation or salvation, will soon be decided.

Warhammer, the Game of Fantasy Battles will be released in July. The preparation for this date has been a time of great excitement here in the Studio as we have lavished detail, care and attention onto the rulebook and the fantastic Citadel miniatures range that it accompanies.

Now is the time to gather your regiments, paint your armies and prepare for a battle like never before. If you have a Warhammer army, dust it off and finish up those last few models. If you�?Tve always been tempted to collect a force there really has never been a better time to start! Warhammer is coming and it�?Ts going to be great.


hear ye hear ye time for all to buy up those copies of Battle for skull pass its the last chance most people will get to get the bulk fo there CD force !

Pyro Stick:

That warhammer looks like its got built in rockets. Looks kind of stupid.


It’s the twin tailed comet of sigmar :stuck_out_tongue:


allready got my skull pass Thorne;P

i wonder what will be in the new set?

Hashut’s Blessing:

I have, frankly, decided that I won’t bother with 8th edition. I don’t see the need for it and I don’t have the money to buy the new book. I will look at the rules and consider it, but I am currently leaning heavily towards just playing with current rules. Just my current feelings :wink:


So basically what happened with 7th ed then HB? :wink:

I will pick up a rulebook but probably not the starter set unless its something awesome like Chaos Dwarfs/Dark Elves/Skaven


I heard it would be High Elves/Skaven. Heard it from quite a few ressources - but nothing is sure these days - before it’s official. Lots of wish makers out there.


The new set contains Skaven and High Elves.

High Elves the rumours are mainly for seaguard and a hero on a griffon, possibly either silver helms or ellyrian reavers.  Possibly swordmasters as well.

Skaven the main rumours are for clanrats/slaves (lots and lots), warmachine teams, possibly warlord on bonebreaker, possibly giant rats.

This has to be one of the worst covers for a rulebook in many years imo.

Thommy H:

What’s wrong with it? It’s better than the current 40K book with its awful art taken from the Assault on Black Reach box.

Hashut’s Blessing:

Sousunou: possibly, but I doubt I’ll get this unless I think it’s ruddy awesome, lol.

GSF: Well, what about the new beastmen book? lol :stuck_out_tongue:


To be honest, I prefer the 7th Edition logo. For some reason this war hammer does not look … right.

Thommy H:

It looks like John Blanche’s work to me. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea.


Does anyone else find it curious that this announcement is talking about Warhammer as if it didn’t exist before? Like “here is this great new game that we are really excited about releasing” as opposed to "we are excited about releasing the latest version of the 25 year old game that we already make."

It’s just an interesting choice of language.

Also I agree that the jetpack-hammer looks a bit funny.

Da Crusha:

To me the art looks great, a lot better than the BFSP rulebook. besides, the cover doesnt even matter I have to get the book if I plan on still going to tournaments. I never really liked the 7th ed rulebook and always like 6th ed cover art better.

Thommy H:

Does anyone else find it curious that this announcement is talking about Warhammer as if it didn't exist before?  Like "here is this great new game that we are really excited about releasing" as opposed to "we are excited about releasing the latest version of the 25 year old game that we already make."

It's just an interesting choice of language.  

Also I agree that the jetpack-hammer looks a bit funny.

Well it's a new Warhammer. I think maybe they're trying to play down this whole "Editions" thing, because really, does it matter that much? And it's not very smart to constantly remind people that there were other, different versions of the game that they don't support any more that you can buy on eBay and enjoy. Better to just say "this is Warhammer and that's all there is to it."

Also, they're trying pretty hard to have every new Armies book and Codex feel like a brand new product and a brand new army, so it makes sense to to treat the main game the same way. This is a new game, essentially, not just a patch for the old game. At least, that's the marketing concept.


I’m interested in what they’ve changed, but I really hope they don"t dum it down or make go upside down and topsy-turvy. The angle of comet is odd pointing up instead of at a slanting down angle that way a comet usually falls and how it is depicted in every other edition.

Time of Madness:

I'm interested in what they've changed, but I really hope they don"t dum it down or make go upside down and topsy-turvy.

Lots of changes to combats and some changes to the magic system.

They have gone for a more static combat/melee approach rather then a cav approach, which in my opinion is how the game should be designed.

To be honest I'm pretty pleased with what I've heard so far and am anticipating this to be the best edition released yet.
Time of Madness

Tarrakk Blackhand:

Well…here’s hoping that it will be the best…but time will tell and reading it through will take time.