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FW: Age of Darkness Rulebook Returns This Year

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Dec 19 2017

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!


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