New Pocket-Sized rulebook for 40k

Games Workshop has a new pocket-sized 40k rulebook up on their website.


From the post:

This portable, small-format rulebook has been specifically designed to be the gamer’s ideal companion. Don’t let its size fool you though. Measuring a convenient 205mm x 150mm, this handy book contains the complete rules for Warhammer 40,000.

This premium full colour volume features a red textured skull on its matt white hard cover and red gilt page edges. It’s as beautiful as it is useful. Created with gamers in mind, the three ribbon bookmarks are perfect for marking the rules you use most often.

In addition to the Warhammer 40,000 rules, this book’s 208 pages contain:

• Sections on choosing your army and fighting battles
• A reference section that includes profiles for all unit and weapon types, and psychic disciplines
• A game summary and complete index

  • At first glance, I was thinking: “Whoa- are they actually *decreasing* the buy in for 40k?”

    But I was expecting a Malifaux style small book at a price that was similar to Malifaux’s $15 small book. Ok, I was expecting it to be more than $15, but I was thinking that it’d be less than the standard price for a large rulebook.

    $58 for a small rulebook is excessive, but it is also $27 better than they’ve been doing.

    I still wonder if 7th has been successful for them, as there seem to be some evidence in both directions.

  • Prophet89

    Why would anyone pay for this when the Dark vengeance book is available on ebay or the complete set can be had for $10 more if you go to a shop that gives a decent discount.

    Once again GW misses the mark.

  • NZ$105 (that’s equal to US$83 folks) for a pocket book. Games Workshop should be utterly ashamed of themselves.