Yesterday on the 10th, Games Workshop released 5 digital books. These are the beginnings of three new series of books, Warlords of the Dark Millennium, Munitorum, and  Index Astartes.

The most important aspect of these releases, is that they are the precedence for what is to come, and that digital rulebooks and codices covering not only the iPads and iPhones, but also Android and Kindle.


These are available now, and to really dig into what the books have in store for you, you can head on over to White Dwarf Dailey and check them out, or just follow the links below to go buy them.

I think this is a huge step in the right direction for Games Workshop, and that getting digital products out to other platforms, is a huge must in this market.

Here are links to the products and White Dwarf Daily where you can learn more about each release.
My only real question is, exactly what they mean by including rules in each supplement. I am imagining just the rules for the weapons that we already have, but I would like it confirmed by someone that has some of these.

White Dwarf Dailey
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/wnt/blog.jsp?pid=9500002-gws

Warlords of the Dark Millennium: Azrael
Munitorum: Shuriken catapults
Munitorum: Ranger long rifle
Index Astartes: Codex Astartes
Index Astartes: Dreadnoughts


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    1. Haven't you heard? Our favorite part of this hobby is giving games workshop our money!

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    2. 5 pages 5 bucks :D

      yeah its a rippoff caus old stuff
      used to be for free on their site

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    3. I was wondering why last year they removed all the free downloads from their site. Now i'm not wondering anymore...

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  2. If they include new rules in $2 digital only releases all hell will break loose.

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    1. because we've never bought white dwarf just to get rules before. No, wait, yes we have. This would cause outrage if they were still locked to iPaid but with android and kindle available? No real problem. I've got a kindle reader on this laptop right now. The serious appendicies like the Iyanden codex are getting hard copy releases.

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    2. The Pirate Viking is the only reasonable person leaving comments here. Well said!

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    3. Well there is still the problem of not being available in every country that GW currently sell product to. In Norway for instance the iPad codices are not available. (Havent checked the new releases though)

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  5. n the future will be holografic models with the same price if they was made in silver.

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  6. I wanted to test out the new E-Pub files as I read a lot on my android phone. I picked up the Shuriken Catapult & Ranger Long Rifle "books".

    I use quotes because total content is barely enough to fill a standard size sheet of paper.

    Basically it lists a chunk of relevant fluff as to the origins & uses of the wargear in question, the stats & all rules associated with them (right down to what an assault weapon is) & a diagram of the weapon.

    Aside from what may be a tiny nugget of new fluff (although I think its just regurgitated from codexes past & present) there is nothing new to glean from these & offer only a collector's appeal.

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    1. I did want to add that I had no tech issues on my Razr Maxx using UB Reader.

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  7. I've buy Codex Astartes and Dreadnoughts.

    I think they're created for tablet only because on my phone (Samsung SIII) image are cropped for a quarter.
    On Dreadnoughts Cover is missed!

    I give a chance; from tecnical side are shit, like content nothing new. Closed my experience with GW digital edition.

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  8. I have the shuriken catapult one to see if they are worth it (it was only £1). I was robbed of 90 pence!
    It has about 400 words in total and one simple illustration. It also has the rules for the weapon itself. I'd rather have a mars bar.
    A pity. I do think that Iyanded is a good read at a luxury price. This is awful.

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  9. warlords sounds interesting, I hope they visit ones not in codexs though. a good way to re-introduce characters like Cypher or ones from the Black library.

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  10. Is this the begining of GW micro transactions? You want the new Dire Avenger rules? $2.00 please.

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  11. God Forbid, and I mean God Forbid, paying $5 for an digital download.

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