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!
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.
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