Chaotica Apocrypha: The Realms of Chaos Return

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Join us for a first look at the Index Chaotica Apocrypha which pulls from two older, rare Games Workshop books from the past!

Games Workshop brings another blast from the past but this time they are focusing on the forces of Chaos!

The new Index Chaotica Apocrypha is a collection of a ton of information from the old Realm of Chaos books as well as White Dwarf magazines from the past.


The new “Chaos Retrospective” is a codex sized book that highlights a lot of the old White Dwarf features articles. On all the pages they cite where the information comes from.


Some old statistics and very first army lists are in here as well as a ton of old fluff as the old Realms of Chaos books featured 3rd Edition Fantasy, Rogue Trader 40k, and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay rules in them.


The Chaotica Apocrypha is the sister book to the other recent Games Workshop book, Index Astartes Apocrypha. Both contain a lot of great information and a look at the beginnings of Games Workshop and really give you an idea of just how far they have come since the 1980’s.

For the entire First Look at the Index Chaotica Apocrypha book, check out this video below!

Index Chaotica: Apocrypha: $35

Index Chaotica: Apocrypha

A fascinating look at the history of Chaos in Warhammer 40,000, the 136-page hardback Index Chaotica: Apocrypha brings together a collection of the most ancient and heretical texts the galaxy has ever laid terrified eyes upon. These articles, taken from early issues of White Dwarf and previous editions of Warhammer 40,000, include the original descriptions of the Dark Gods of Chaos, as well as the Daemons and Traitor Legions who serve them. You’ll discover the origins of this insidious threat to Mankind’s survival, and see how their miniatures, wargear and gameplay have evolved in the decades since their unveiling.

Amongst the articles included:

– early accounts of the Horus Heresy, the Traitor Legions and Warp Space;
– original depictions of the Daemons of each Chaos God from the Realm of Chaos books;
– classic fiction establishing the Long War fought by the followers of Chaos;
– accounts of the Daemon Engines of the Dark Gods, from White Dwarf;
– the original descriptions of the Traitor Legions;
– concept sketches, early artwork and first mentions of infamous characters, such as Fabius Bile and the Traitor Knights of House Devine;

and much, much more! This is an essential addition to the collection of anyone interested in the lore of Chaos in Warhammer 40,000.

~Head over to Games Workshop and give your coffee table the perfect look of Chaos by adding the new Index Chaotica Apocrypha to it!

  • bobrunnicles

    “just how far they have come since the 1980s”

    Or depending on your pov just how far they have fallen since the 80s lol.

    • SilentPony

      Gotta admit though, the models are way better than those ungodly misshapen abominations from the 80s. Hair twice as big as the head, small wrists with HUGE hands, handheld guns twice as big as hips, and static arms at the side poses.
      Dark times.

      • bobrunnicles

        Hey now, there is NOTHING wrong with big hair 🙂 Next you’ll be saying that my pastel suits from the same time were a mistake too!

      • Strategery.

        beginning times. the 28mm heroic scale fantasy sculpting industry was in its infancy.

      • Damistar

        Still, some of the concepts from back then could be really cool with todays miniature technology. Those funky Gigeresque marines could be very unique now.

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  • Skeksis

    The original RoC stuff is fantastic. However, I can’t see GW reproducing them with complete faith; a lot of the stuff was fairly mature and a world away from the current AoS bilge. I’d highly recommend tracking down the original texts if you want to see a more 2000AD-esque vision of chaos.

  • Andrew

    Just found and bought the original Slaves to Darkness book at my FLGS. Otherwise this might be something to get.

  • mullgiunius

    Does this have pages completely missing from the print like Index Astartes? It’s missing a whole section from the Horus Heresy story around page 120, in both the hard and soft back versions. Clearly no one gave a crap about proofreading it.