FW: Age of Darkness Rulebook Returns This Year

Games Workshop is bringing the Horus Heresy Era back with the Age of Darkness Rulebook – before the end of the year!

Back in November, Games Workshop had to announce a delay for the Horus Heresy Era rulebook Age of Darkness. It’s been a bit of a wait, but the book is done and ready for distribution (we hope).

via Warhammer Community

After a brief delay, we’re very happy to announce that The Horus Heresy: Age of Darkness Rulebook is back on track, and you won’t have to wait long to get your hands on it. In fact, you’ll be able to order your copy this year (that’s right, within the next 11 days)!

The Age of Darkness Rulebook is your essential companion to playing games set in the war-torn age of the Horus Heresy using a range of Forge World and Citadel miniatures. Inside, you’ll find rules adapted from the previous edition of Warhammer 40,000, updated based on player feedback and frequently asked questions. There’s also a plethora of reference material, including missions, weapon profiles and special rules aimed at making the lives of Horus Heresy gamers a bit easier. The book also features rules, formatting and styling consistent with that of Forge World’s other Horus Heresy volumes, meaning it’ll look right at home on the shelves alongside both your army lists and your campaign books.

So when exactly will this book be launched? Well, 11 days from today would put it on December 30th. However, Forge World typically has new releases on Friday. So we’d have to wager that it would either be released on the 22nd or on the 29th from Forge World. If it goes up for Pre-Order on the 22nd, that typically means it will be released on the 29th. But (depending on how you view pre-ordering) it would be technically correct to say you can “order your copy this year” if you get to Pre-Order it on the 29th.

The point is that the book is FINALLY going to be in the hands of the loyalist and traitor legionaries who have been patiently waiting in limbo to see how this would turn out. I wish them the best of luck with the new Age of Darkness!

Horus Rising doesn’t seem THAT long ago, does it?


Are you ready to storm the gates of Terra? Will you defend the Throne of the Emperor? The Age of Darkness closes in…

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    Can’t wait.

  • SilentPony

    I really want to play 30k again, but 8th has been so smooth and easy and quick, I’m really hesitant to go back to lists with novels worth of special rules

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      At least 30k has fairly balanced rules and armies, compared to 7th ed 40k. I am hoping they are taking the opportunity to clean 7th up more than we are expecting.

      • Marcus Clark

        why the frak would they when GW are investing everything in 40k 8th.

        • Matthew Pomeroy

          why not, not everyone likes 8th. best of both worlds. Rarely does a company make a new edition of anything that everyone likes, so why not keep the players.

          • Marcus Clark

            So said all of us when AoS was introduced. And yet warhammer fantasy has nothing outside of fan based.
            8th is the cash cow,

          • Matthew Pomeroy

            but horus heresy was not discontinued and is being actively supported with both board games and FW. warhammer fantasy was dropped for AoS intentionally.

      • marxlives

        There is a sense of if 30k does not just become 8th with different models then it will be a fail and this article has a good-bye quality to it. I would say, lets wait and see. There is a chance that 30k could become more niche but if it is REALLY good, you might see it become as or more dominant as a tournament game than 40k within the GW IP umbrella.

        We have to wait and see.

  • Volcifar

    Now that they are through with this, come on Fires of Cyraxus!!!

    • cuda1179

      Please let this be the case. FoC is what i need to fill out my admech, and potentially Custodes lists

  • tinythebig

    Just what 30k group needed