40K: Shadow War: Armageddon FAQ & Errata

There is a new Shadow War: Armageddon book on the way and an official GW FAQ & Errata to boot – check it out!

This weekend Games Workshop has the new Shadow War: Armageddon rulebook out for Pre-Order. This enhanced version has all the core rules from the 120 page book that was included in the boxed set, but also has all the PDF lists there were online only, PLUS Adeptas Sororitas Battle Sisters and Inquisitors of the Ordos Xenos. It also clocks in at 200 pages total and you can tell the difference!

Shadow War: Armageddon Rulebook

Armageddon is wracked with war. As hordes of ferocious Ork warriors surge across the planet, they are met in combat by the combined forces of the Imperium. The bloodiest and most gruelling battles are fought within the hives: the ancient, towering cities that are the last strongholds of Humanity.

Across Hive Acheron, elite squads of soldiers are deployed where larger armies are unable to operate. These guerilla fighters creep through the twisting pipes and gantries of the hive to strike deep within enemy territory. They are assassins, and saboteurs – they are the kill teams of Armageddon, battling over precious promethium in order to win the shadow war and decide the fate of the bitter battle that has engulfed the planet.

The Shadow War: Armageddon rulebook is a 200-page softback, featuring new rules and some features previously only available online.

To go along with the new book, Games Workshop has also added a new FAQ and Errata to help answer some of those questions people have had while playing the game.

Download the FAQ & Errata HERE

The FAQ/Errata is only 4 pages but it does help clear up some key concepts. If you’re looking to play in a campaign or even a one-off game, you might want to take a quick look at these just to avoid any confusion.


Have you been playing Shadow War: Armageddon? How is your Kill Team doing in the Hive?

  • memitchell

    “The FAQ/Errata is only 4 pages but it does help clear up some key concepts.”

    No it doesn’t. I know that’s a stock comment that is also a backhanded comment. I’ll take it a step further. It is ONLY 4 pages, and only covers some minor “issues.” NO Key Concepts found here. Give them a little love, they earned it. They, 1) Put out a rules book with very few problems (yeah, I know, it’s the third iteration of these Necro/Shadow War rules, but that’s still fraught with pitfalls). And, 2) they put out 12 faction rules with apparently almost no typos or issues. Not bad, boys!

    • Andrew

      I’m not surprised Harlequins not being able to walk through walls or climb ceilings is a key concept for some, lmao.

      • memitchell

        Those make for looong games.

  • hashshashin

    ePub version is not the updated version of the book, even though that’s what the website and Ibooks claims…. Hopefully they can fix that soon! Sort of a bummer to think you’re getting something you aren’t. :/

  • Douglas Burton

    Shame the boxed set sold out so quickly, would have been nice to actually jump back into GW games.

    • Ben_S

      Yes, very much this.

      • memitchell

        How so? The book is available in paper or electrons. The rest of the factions’ rules are free. You only need a box of troops. You can find terrain. The tokens are not at all necessary, they just are nice to have, Templates are available. So are the Scatter and Artillery dice. Terrain is up to you. It’s all there, and for a reasonable price. If you don’t really intend to play, but just want to complain, I get that. It’s messed up how this thing was released. Big time. The effort they put into the game is outstanding. The game itself is great. And, folks honestly wanted to buy the damn thing. But, that doesn’t have to be a barrier, unless you want it to be.

        • Nyyppä

          Who wants to pay double just to buy in?

          • memitchell

            Do you mean buying the terrain separately is more expensive? It is. Point taken. But, the game is not dependent on that specific terrain. It can be played using any suitable terrain.

          • Nyyppä

            GW makes games that use immersion as a significant cornerstone so books and paper models are not going to cut it. Now one has to buy multiple boxes of terrain, 1-x number of model kits, the rules and other such things.

            I’m not sure if 2*cost is even enough.

          • MKG35

            Plenty of cool cheap and similar terrain available and the models were not Shadow War only releases

          • Nyyppä

            Sure. Even with those you are looking at 200£ on terrain alone.

          • memitchell

            You were, anyway. You get about 1/4 the terrain you need for a proper 4′ x 4′ table. But, you can play the game with ANY terrain. 40K terrain. Other industrial and sci-fi terrain. Cardboard boxes with windows and doors drawn on them. You buy a 40K starter set, and you start with NO terrain. I played the game for 15 years before GW sold any 40K terrain. You’re right, and you’re wrong.

          • Nyyppä

            I’m not saying it’s not possible. Technically you only need the rules. In reality though you need all the bells and whistles to make it enjoyable.

          • memitchell

            Back in my day, they hadn’t invented bells and whistles.. We used to play 40K in fresh meteor craters, I tell ya…

          • Nyyppä

            Pft, noob! We used base element dust to play!

          • memitchell

            I remember when I rolled 50 “6’s” at one time, and caused The Big Bang.

          • Nyyppä

            I remember hearing about that. I was there nanosecond too late but the energy that freed was easy to see. Must’ve been epic.

          • memitchell

            Well, I have been expanding ever since. 🙁

          • Nyyppä

            Haven’t we all? 😀

        • Douglas Burton

          I have to wonder if GW messed up big time or intentionally did what they did. If they did mess up, and seeing the demand (and for the record I checked with quite a few local stores who preordered this game and didnt get a single copy), it would be perfect sense for them to go back to print and make more copies. Look, if Mantic can do it with their boxed games, and they outsource all of their production, how is it that GW who in houses most of their work can’t seem to reprint something. In its boxed incarnation, this game would have been a stellar feeder game. Fairly inexpensive, a somewhat bargain over other products they offer and a complete all in one experience to attract complete newcomers to the game.

          As it is, its more akin to bait and switch. Look at this cool boxed game coming out…oh yea, never mind, its sold out but hey, you can give me 2-3X the price for the same contents without the box. I don’t think you’ll find quite as many newcomers who want to buy a book, buy a separate box of models, buy a separate set of templates, buy dice, buy counters, buy terrain.

          GW has done a good job of actually making decent boxed game sets as of late. Lost Patrol, Gorechosen, the two horus heresy starters to name a few.

          Will I bother buying any of the loose products from GW for this system? At this point no. I’ll download the rules from a torrent, I’ll use whatever existing items I have and give it a go in that manner. I’ll take the funds I would have put into buying the boxed set and give it to another company instead.

          • memitchell

            I hear you Doug. But, how you spend your money is up to you, as it should be. I get your frustration, and I’m not trying to defend the indefensible. I’m just disagreeing with the original statement that losing out on buying the box set means not being able to play the game for a reasonable cost. Hell, it’s one of the cheapest games to get into that GW makes. Rule book and ONE troop box. That does matter, because discouraging people from trying a game they might enjoy does them no favors. Don’t let their marketing mess discourage you or anyone else from trying the game. You might like it. And, you can still complain, and I will still sympathize with you.

  • Rainthezangoose

    shooting a pistol in cc means you don’t have to test on ammo, that’s stupid.