Warhammer 40k New Ed Launch Party

new Edition Warhammer 40,000 Launch Party

A Sunday Full of Warhammer 40,000 Gaming

To celebrate the launch of the new edition of Warhammer 40,000, we will be co-hosting a new edition launch event with the Edinburgh League of Gamers on Sunday the 18th of June.

The new edition represents some of the biggest changes we have seen to the game since way back in 3rd edition. Having stepped away from the main 40k game years ago due to a lot of the issues with it and finding ourselves drawn more towards the Horus Heresy era games and the Battles in The Age of Darkness rule set from Forgeworld. We're really excited to be playing the main rule set again and getting to play with a brand new system, that promises to be faster than 7th edition.

Whether you’re a new player that’s looking to give the Warhammer 40,000 universe a go, a veteran that’s already earned his command studs or someone looking to get back into the hobby, there’s never been a better time to get involved!

Things you need to bring with you

  • An army (ideally about 1000 points or there abouts).
  • Your new Warhammer 40,000 rule book.
  • Any new index books required to play the faction your bringing.
  • Dice & measuring tape.

Gaming Tables

We'll have a number of tables set up, complete with great terrain for people to come and play the new edition of Warhammer 40,000 on.

Hobby Area

We will also be setting up a dedicated hobby and assembly area for anyone that has the new Dark Imperium boxed game and just can't help but crack it open and get building. Or if you have any other projects that require some work and want to get some progress done on them whilst hanging out with like minded people, discussing the rules, the hobby and new edition.

Lunch & Refreshments

Please feel free to bring along your own snacks on the day. The RAF Club is a licensed premises, we will have full access to the bar, although is normally closed between 2-6pm. Depending on numbers we may pay to keep it open. feel free to bring your own (non-alcoholic) drinks for when the bar is closed, however we ask that while the bar is open drinks are purchased from it.

We will be providing lunch, if you have any dietary requirements please get in touch and let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What if I don't have an army?

Don't own an army yourself or have a friend that may enjoy getting stuck in and giving some wargaming a try? Bring them along! There's never been a better time to try out Warhammer 40,000, with the new rules set everyone will be on the same page. You can always let your friend use your army, bring a second army or there may be a few people that are happy to let people try with theirs.


Tickets cost £10 if bought online before the event and £15 on the door. The cost of the ticket covers your entry, a full day's worth of gaming, lunch and entry into the prize draws on the day as well as automatic entry into our Dark Imperium Giveaway draw.


The event will be at the RAF Club in Edinburgh, just off of Elm Row and around the corner from the Edinburgh Playhouse.


For those that wish to drive, there is plenty spaces nearby to park and on a Sunday there are no charges for pay and display bays in Edinburgh.

List of Confirmed Attendees

All of the following names have bought their tickets and secured their place for a day of Warhammer 40,000 gaming!

Ian McMillan

Chris Mooney

Richard Plant

Dan Brown

Gav Ried

Kieran Wain

Richard Strachan

Gregg Allan

Ross Adamson

Wayne Campbell

Tyler Campbell

Robbie Loosemore

Dale Bennion