Thursday, May 24, 2012

Breaking News

It comes as no surprise to me that the following has occured:

"Warhammer Historical Has Now Closed

We can no longer accept any further orders for our products

We would like to thank our customers who have purchased our publications over the years and hope you will continue to get many more years of gaming enjoyment from them."

So it looks like Games Workshop's ginger haired stepchild has finally been unceremoniously dumped.  For something like a decade GW has at times given the impression that it was fully behind WHH but for most of that period it was scarcely interested in what to it was surely a niche market.  Palming it off to its' Black Library subsidiary can't have helped.

And so that is probably it for Warhammer Ancient Battles, and possibly their other rule sets. Knowing GW I would predict there will be no second life with another publisher for their core rules, I can't imagine them permitting anyone else to develop WAB; as for rules like Kampfgruppe Normandy, which do not use the Warhammer game engine as a core and are the intellectual property of their authors there may be more hope, but only time will tell.


  1. Disappointing news for someone like myself who wants to like GW but has trouble doing so.

  2. Interesting - I thought this was old news that I'd missed while working on a local boardgame con. But apparently not - this must've just happened in the last few hours.

  3. Shame really, but as you say no real surprise, it's been a while coming. Guess I won't see that supplement for the Palestine Campaign for The Great War. Pity.

  4. That's a little sad. Never a user if their rules, but I did appreciate that GW had dipped their toe into historical era.

  5. I had an idea something was up as they were selling off WHH rules sets at heavily discounted prices at Salute this year.... almost like someone wanted to clear stocks....

  6. Well IMHO its better for the hobby now those vendors who truly love and appreciate historicals will quickly fill the vacuum left by GW's departure