Getting into Apocalypse

As a way to help those few souls who haven't tried their hand at playing Apocalypse sized games of 40k, I enlisted the help of the FTW Blogger Group in putting together some info to get you warmed up to the idea of losing hundreds upon hundreds of points of models in a single shot and having a great time doing so.

Looking for all those official GW Apocalypse Datasheets?
You can jump directly to the GW page and find them here.
Apocalypse Blank Datasheet.pdf

Some FTW member Apocalypse posts:
10 Tips for a timely Apocalypse game by Pathfinder
An Apocalypse Battle report by The Astro Mag
Apocalypse Battle report by Warhammer Tau
Apocalypse Rules Beta 1
(rough draft of the Apoc Rules for Origins 2009) by 40k Origins

40,000 points, pre-organization by Sons of Twilight
Table Setup by Sons of Twilight
Using Side Tables by Sons of Twilight
Some pics of the 40,000 point game by Sons of Twilight
Six things I learned about playing Apocalypse by Citizen Nick Hobby Center
Battle report Part 1, Part 2 and more pointers for playing
Apocalypse tips and tricks by Defending Humnaity
How to win in Apocalypse with any army by Pathfinder
Apocalypse: First turn thoughts by Warpstone Pile
Using Eldrad in Apocalypse by Sepulchre of Heroes
Strategic Assets: Minefields by Battlebarge
Strategic Assets: Tunnels Part 1, Part 2 by Battlebarge

And some unofficial FTW member Apocalypse datasheets:
Eldar Storm Serpent by Path of the Exodite
Imperial Guard High Command HQ Group by Sepulchre of Heroes
Red Scorpions Vraksian Breaching Force by Sepulchre of Heroes
Vanguard Linebreaker Assault Squad by Sepulchre of Heroes

Ron, From the WarpIf you've got any questions about something in this post, shoot me a comment and I'll be glad to answer. Make sure to share your hobby tips and thoughts in the comments below!


  1. Wow...that's probably more info that I'll ever really need, but the Ares definitely has me excited about trying Apocalypse now! Thanks for the links!

  2. Hey Ron, not sure if i'm the only one with the problem, but none of those links work for me...

    Otherwise, it's a great post and great idea to put all the Apoc stuff together like this.

  3. Nice compilation, Ron. Also check out the battle report in the March White Dwarf -- The system of having an overall commander and table commanders for each side is how GW is going to run all of it's in-store Apocalypse games from here on out. My son and I played an Apocalypse game at the Sugarland GW last week using that system and it was a blast! (pun intended :))

    The overall commander for each side gave orders to each table commander at the beginning of each turn. Points for table commanders were awarded as follows at the end of the game:

    0- Order ignored
    1- Order attempted, failed
    2- Order completed, marginally
    3- Order completely successful

    Nice thing about this was that it gave some structure to what can be a chaotic game, and encouraged teamwork.

  4. Hi Ron,
    you might also like to check out:

    which is a link to the "Liber Apocalyptica". Amongst other things, it contains the datasheet for the Daemon Prince Primarch Angron(!)

  5. Nice work Ron! I'll be releasing a nice little Apocalypse-themed competition in the upcoming Astro Mag (do out in a few weeks). It will result in a very cool pdf that would fit in perfectly with all this info but I don't want to give too much away yet :p

  6. Marshal Argos: I don't know what could be wrong... they are working for me. Nonetheless, I will look into it and during the mean time, I've added a link to GW's Apocalypse page so you can hop right over there and get them as well.

    Hudson: Sounds very cool.

    jabberjabber: Thanks for the link! I'm going to check it out now.

    Kevin: Don't tell everyone yet... once it comes aout, send me the link and I'll add it here for everyone.

    Thanks guys!

  7. Morning, well I don't know what happened last night, but it's working this morning. So no problems anymore.

    Jabberjabber, great link. I had never seen those before!

  8. Hi Ron,

    thanks for collecting all that information in to one place, it was very handy...

  9. No problem, that's the approach I'm looking to take with FTW now, promote members and collect some great gaming stuff together in one location for all of us to have access to.

  10. While I've not entered the realm of Apocalypse I'll be sure to keep this post in mind for when I do. Thanks.

  11. Ron

    Some how you are always about a week ahead of my schedule. I just got done playing in a massive 40,000+ point apoc game and an working on a post about it.

    Maybe when I get it done I can get you to update it on to this page.

  12. eriochrome: At 40,00 points, you better send the link!

  13. This is the photo spread for the Saturday game. This was our second mega points battle. The game was 14 players with ~3K each. Ten players on the main table with 2 side tables with 2 players each.

    Our first mega point battle was back on the 5th edition release weekend. Luckily the rules were available and pretty well known before the event or 40K points with brand new rules would have been tough.

  14. You know whats sad? Ive never played an Apocalypse game...

    Ive played insanely large games, but that was before all these goodies came out... think I need more friends with large armies!


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