Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse, announced in March (see “More ‘Warcry’ Details, More ‘Age of Sigmar,’ Bigger ‘40,000’ Battles”), is designed for hobbyists who want to play larger, more epic battles using their entire collection of Warhammer 40,000 miniatures. The game system is based on the Warhammer 40,000 rules set, with modifications for larger games that involve more models. It has been re-designed for faster-paced play, with a greater level of interaction to reduce downtime between turns and a major change to the way damage is applied to prevent units from being removed from play before they are able to act.
The core of the new system is the Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse boxed set, which includes the rules, both 6-sided and 12-sided dice, cardboard tokens, and a deck of 300 Command Asset cards. Games Workshop will offer Apocalypse datasheets for every currently available Warhammer 40,000 unit as free downloads when the game releases.
Ten different Battalion model kits will release alongside the Apocalypse launch. These larger-sized kits include entire detachments of models, each focused on one of the main factions of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Each kit includes from three large models, such as Imperial Knights, to as many as 37 individual warrior models.
Click on the gallery below for images of the first wave of Apocalypse models and accessories.