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New to 30k - What Books do I need?

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If you're new to 30k for whatever reason and are wanting to get started by getting your hands on the rule books these are them:
 
This Topic will be updated as new books are released.
 
Book 1: Betrayal
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Contains the old rules and fluff for:

  • Sons Of Horus
  • World Eaters
  • Emperor's Children
  • Death Guard

Also contains:

  • Istvaan III Campaign System
  • Zone Mortalis System

 Book 2: Massacre
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Contains the old rules and fluff for:

  • Iron Hands
  • Salamanders
  • Word Bearers
  • Night Lords

Also Contains:

  • Dropsite Massacre Campaign System

 Book 3: Extermination
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Contains the old rules and fluff for:

  • Imperial Fists
  • Raven Guard
  • Alpha Legion
  • Iron Warriors

Also Contains:

  • Victory Is Vengeance system
  • Blood In The Void System

 Book 4: Conquest 
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Contains the rules for:

  • Solar Auxilia
  • Questoris Knights
  • 30k Generic and Army Specific Relics

Also Contains:

  • Conquest Campaign System:
    • Strategic Raid
    • City Fight
    • Character Advancement
    • Liberation Mission
    • Relic Hunt Missions
    • etc.
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 Book 5: Tempest
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Contains the rules for:

  • Ultramarines
  • Updated Word Bearers
  • Titan Legions
  • Imperial Militia / Warp Cults
  • Stormbird
  • Xiphon Interceptor
  • Deredeo Dreadnought

Also Contains:

  • Betrayal At Calth Campaign

 Book 6: Retribution 
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Contains the Rules and fluff for:

  • Blood Angels & 2 Unique Rites of War
  • Dark Angels & 2 Unique Rites of War
  • White Scars & 2 Unique Rites of War
  • Shattered Legions
  • Black Shields
  • Knights Errant
  • Additional Rites of War:
    • 10 Generic
    • 1 Per Released Legio
  • Mastodon Tank
  • Legion Delegatus, Praevian and Herald
  • Leviathan Dreadnought
  • Legion Support Quad Launcher (updated Rapier Quad Mortar)
  • Contemptor-Cortus Dreadnought
  • etc.

Also Contains:

  • Retribution Campaign
  • Shadow Wars in the Age of Darkness
  • Battles in the Age of Darkness Core Missions

Book Seven: Inferno

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Contains the rules and fluff for:
  • Thousand Sons & 2 Unique Rites of War
  • Space Wolves & 2 Unique Rites of War
  • Talons of the Emperor (Legio Custodes, Sisters of Silence and Ordo Sinister Warlord)
  • Acastus Knight Porphyrion
  • Vulturax Stratos-Automata
  • Karacnos Assault Tank

Also Contains:

  • The Fall of Prospero Campaign

Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Army List

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​Contains the most up to date rules for:

  • All Generic Legion Units found within Books 1-6
  • Updates and points rebalances to older units such as Legion Assault Squads
  • A new Unit: Jetbike Skyslayer Support Squadron

AVAILABLE DIGITALLY

 

 Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Legions
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Contains the most up-to-date version of rules for:

  • Sons of Horus
  • World Eaters
  • Emperors Children
  • Death Guard
  • Word Bearers
  • Iron Hands
  • Salamanders
  • Night Lords
  • Imperial Fists
  • Iron Warriors
  • Raven Guard
  • Alpha Legion
  • Ultramarines

 Mechanicum 
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Contains the most up to date rules for:

  • Mechanicum Units from Books 1-5

 Crusade Imperialis Army

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Contains the most up to date rules for:

  • Solar Auxilia
  • Questoris Knights
  • Imperial Militia and Cults
  • A DIGITAL VERSION OF THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE FROM BLACK LIBRARY

 

 Horus Heresy Rulebook

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Contains:

  • Essentially the 7th Edition Warhammer 40k BRB
  • 30k Specific Alterations of the above

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Neat idea. However, you might want to not hot-link the images directly from the Forge World website. It gobbles up their bandwidth and IIRC it's against forum rules. ;)


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Neat idea. However, you might want to not hot-link the images directly from the Forge World website. It gobbles up their bandwidth and IIRC it's against forum rules. msn-wink.gif

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Welcome to 30k Slips ;)

Nice work though. However I thought for book 6 with the additional RoWs for released legions, it was only 1 more unique, not 2?


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Just to be sure, I'd bold the "old rules" part of the description on books 1/2/3 etc.

I know a couple of people who recently got the early books as all they knew is that it contained rules for thier legions :c

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In book six it has the rules for an "etc"? How does that play on the field?


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I think the notes/warnings should have a font size a couple of times bigger, just make extra sure people read them.


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Can anybody advise me as to whether the new Age of Darkness Legions book contains the new Legion specific Rite of War from Book 6?

 

In book six it has the rules for an "etc"? How does that play on the field?

 

I think that depends on whether it's a Level 70 ETC...


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Just to be sure, I'd bold the "old rules" part of the description on books 1/2/3 etc.

I know a couple of people who recently got the early books as all they knew is that it contained rules for thier legions :c


Yeah the rules are updated from the old books and in some cases very, very different now.

Tell your friends to get the red book as the updates are always for the better!

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You forgot to include the Book of Lorgar. Everybody needs the Book of Lorgar.


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This'll teach me to try and make a fancy post at 4:30 am right before going to bed @_@

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And yes, the Etc is Elite Tauren Chieftain; you get a sample of their song I Am Murloc in it.
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Can anybody advise me as to whether the new Age of Darkness Legions book contains the new Legion specific Rite of War from Book 6?

 

 

IIRC, it doesn't, it includes everything new until book 5, and makes some changes and tweaks to rules and units.


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I thought the updated LA:CAL red book was "at the printers"?

 

Need to get one, but holding out on the new version



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Can anybody advise me as to whether the new Age of Darkness Legions book contains the new Legion specific Rite of War from Book 6?

 

 

IIRC, it doesn't, it includes everything new until book 5, and makes some changes and tweaks to rules and units.

 

 

That's frustrating, given they were released so close together.


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You may also want to add that people need the 40k rulebook. Sometimes its tricky to play without ;)


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I thought the updated LA:CAL red book was "at the printers"?

Need to get one, but holding out on the new version


That was the AoD redbook which as since been released.

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Can anybody advise me as to whether the new Age of Darkness Legions book contains the new Legion specific Rite of War from Book 6?

 

 

IIRC, it doesn't, it includes everything new until book 5, and makes some changes and tweaks to rules and units.

 

 

Just to confirm it contains legion rules up to and including book V, so you may still want book VI.


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Crusade Army List slated to be updated in July. It may include the generic Rites from book VI, and maybe the shattered legions/blackshields.

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Which book contains the Iron Circle rules sorry?


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Which book contains the Iron Circle rules sorry?

VI and the new Legions Red Book.


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So just getting into 30k the age of darkness book and retribution would get my shattered legions off the ground wouldn't it? I need to make a fw order soon and I want the books I need but if I'm ordering from fw I'd rather spend more on resin less on paper if at all possible ?

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You'll want to wait for the new Age of Darkness Army List red book (not the Age of Darkness Legions red book). But yes, you'll also need Book VI: Retribution.
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I might also suggest grabbing one or two of the HH novels that pertain to your legion.  I think having a little 30k fluff knowledge provides a more engaging experience, far moreso than in 40k.


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@Caillum Awesome thank you I've been trying to figure out exactly which books I need for a while now they certainly don't make it simple.

@Guiltysparc I've read every book I can find that has anything to do with my beloved salamanders both 30k and 40k I actually just finished Deathfire (which was amazing) I've been trying to get ahold of scorched earth and promethean sun for a while now tho damnation of pythos wasn't bad either. Do you have any suggestions regarding good reads about the iron hands and raven guard? They will be the other parts of my shattered legion force and I feel like I don't know nearly as much about them as I do the salamanders so any input would be greatly appreciated.
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I need to wait for the main army list to be updated before i by that one and the legion rules book





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