Warhammer, a beloved tabletop wargame, has garnered a massive following since its inception in the 1980s. Developed by Games Workshop, this immersive game transports players into a rich and intricate universe, brimming with fantastical elements and epic battles.
With intricately designed miniatures representing diverse factions, including the iconic Space Marines and Orks, Warhammer enthusiasts can meticulously customize and paint their armies, fostering both artistic expression and strategic prowess. Players are always on the lookout to buy Warhammer 40,000 miniatures, get codecs, learn new lore, and attend events. It offers the gateway to a thrilling and immersive gaming world.
But it seems nowadays everyone is getting a subscription service, and while no one guessed Games Workshop would jump on the trend it seems they’re stepping in with Warhammer+. The new service, which should launch in August, is quite the mix for fans of the wargame.
The official list of included benefits is:
- A wealth of Warhammer animation
- Weekly in-house Warhammer hobby shows
- A digital vault of classic Warhammer publications and White Dwarf issues
- Full access to Warhammer Apps (that’s Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar, with more to come!)
- Premium access to our official events
- Exclusive subscriber offers
- A free exclusive Citadel miniature worth at least 25 every year
- Access to a second exclusive subscriber miniature
Let’s go into a little more detail on each of these.
The animation scene is bursting in recent years, and it seems Games Workshop wants to get in on the action. So, they’re set to launch the first episodes of two long anticipated shows: Angels of Death and Hammer and Bolter. These will be present at launch, with new animations planned for every Wednesday after that. Quite a launch for lore fans.
In-House Hobby Shows
Citadel Colour Masterclass will be relaunching on the platform too, where viewers can see advanced painting techniques for their miniatures and watch guides for getting the big models (and the small ones) looking amazing. The old videos on Youtube and on CitadeColour.com won’t be going anywhere, so don’t worry about repackaged content here. There’ll also be a number of shows hosted by lore experts to discuss everything that happens in the Warhammer universe, and narrated battles from the Battle Report team.
Digital Vault of Classic Warhammer and White Dwarf Content
This is probably the big one for many fans of the Warhammer universe. Access to some material can be difficult, or costly, as the printed editions only run for a limited time. But now, with this service, it is all accessible at any time. At launch, Gathering Storm and Sanctus Reach will be available, alongside versions of the game from the very first edition and a wealth of other content. Quite the value for those invested in these aspects of the game.
Full Access To Warhammer Apps like Warhammer 40,000 and Age Of Sigmar
Warhammer 40,000: The App has become invaluable to many hobbyists on all levels of interest. With the latest rules, FAQs and other information available right on your phone, it’s no wonder that this has become the go-to for those wanting a quick refresher. The premium version has both an army builder and manager, and this is the version included with the subscription.
Premium Event Access
Quite a simple one, but those with Warhammer+ will have access to premium events, and likely early access to the normal Games Workshop events, too. You’ll also get treated better for it.
Another simple one – some offers will only be available to those who subscribe. And speaking of…
Free Citadel Miniature Every Year And Access To An Extra Exclusive Miniature
This is the big ticket item for many people, alongside the lore access. Exclusive models go fast when in stores, but those on this service will get one for free every year, and the option to purchase the other available. These won’t be available any other way, so for collectors this is a must-have investment.
All in all, not a bad package for the die-hard Games Workshop or Warhammer fan, but perhaps not the best opt-in for the rest of us. Still, it’s interesting to see just how far this model of subscription services will go with this juggernaut launching in August, for just 4.99/$5.99 a month.