They are basically expansion units. I wouldn't go that far, some of their units are very strong like the Heldrake is strong... but others are largely useless fluff units. I think they've long been rolled into GW and now it's just GW and Forge World. (I've been surprised how affordable they are $$$ wise since I came back a couple months ago, though that seems to be more a function of GW's prices going up and FW's prices staying relatively stable) They can be very powerful models (I don't think there's any such thing as a "weak" Warhound), but their costs do bear that out. The main attraction of 40k is the miniatures, but there are also many video games, board games, books, ect. Creating a situation where Forge World rules would often be devoid of any balance or have outright rules contradictions compared to basic Warhammer 40k. There are some models offered through Forge World that aren't even in the codex. What we do know is a good sign; the removal of rules for units that Forge World doesn’t produce anymore, by reducing the amount of units that need rules is already an improvement. I am optimistic, at the very least everything will look the same and a higher level of consistency we never seen before should be present. Warhammer 40k is a franchise created by Games Workshop, detailing the far future and the grim darkness it holds. It is rumoured that they are going to merge next year, which hopefully will be a good thing. Third difference? It's like pay-to-win for warhammer. If you ever see old metal model blister packs they used to be branded as Citadel. Finecast is some plastic/resin abomination that dies when exposed to sunlight. By subscribing you confirm that you are over the age of 13 or have consent from your parent or guardian to subscribe. Because I can't find a clarification about this I'm going to speak how my mind reason, I know that rules don't have to be reasonble but bear with me. The example of LVO 2020 once again demonstrates this danger. Like with the Forge World Dreadnaughts, the designers had a blind spot they didn’t account for when making the 8th edition Space Marine rules. Simple question but figured I would ask. They sell their own line of models and they have their own rule sets. Edit: Thanks for the replies guys. The units should look like the format we have seen in the Space Marine and Necron codexes. Some are free to download, others require the Horus Herecy Books. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I've actually found the opposite, they tend to be rather expensive (points wise) for their power. So you bought Warhammer Fantasy rules from Games Workshop and your models came from Citadel,though usually in the same Games Workshop store. You don't use an older codex because you like those choices more. It also wasn’t until 6th edition that Forge World models really became accessible enough to the average player (Chinacast), before it had always been a premium product that only the rich or British Warhammer 40k player could afford or have access to. We also got this bit of info from the rumorsphere as well – apply salt to this one. Like titans and super heavy units used in apocalypse games. Usually Forgeworld units are pretty OP, as well. This subreddit is for anything and everything related to Warhammer 40k The Games Workshop that everyone is referring to is in fact a different company then Forge World, but both are owned by the same mother company. No longer are we going to get the slight random rule variations typical with Forge World, often causing confusion and unintended rule conundrums. It wasn’t until the whack 6th edition, before we would see the majority of Warhammer 40k tournaments allowed their use; mostly thanks to the stupid supplement Escalation and Imperial Knights. New codex Compendium for 9th edition with updated information for Necrons and Space Marines included the new codexes and FAQs, Games Workshop Stock and Investment news for October 2020, Games Workshop Stock and Investment news for September 2020, Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Blood of Kittens, Best of 40k Internet: Take a Journey to Forge World’s Past, Games Workshop Final Blow to Budget Gaming, Space Marine 9th Edition Codex Leak Compilation, Necrons 9th Edition Codex Leak Compilation, Codex Compendium Update: Necrons & Space Marines, Games Workshop Market Watch September 2020. Like many things the 40k designers want and do, might actually be up to the marketing and accounting teams if they think Forge World needs to sell more of certain models. What's the deal. Rules wise, ForgeWorld models are spread across the codex', their supplements to 40k armies Imperial Armour and thier semi-separate game Horus Heresy. Why Sponsor the Blood of Kittens Network. So fast forward to today, and the new Imperial Armour: Compendium finally we will see if the rules and playtesting team have done their jobs and fixed the traditional problems with Forge World. Forge World Warhammer 40k rules have always been a highly divisive issue going back to the very first resin casts. While the Warhammer 40k design team had taken control of Forge World rules writing the same month as LVO, it was a little too late, making LVO 2020 a lasting symbol to why having separate teams making rules for the same game is really dumb. The culmination of all the bad rules and errors finally came to a head this year when Leviathan and Chaplain Dreadnoughts single handedly won LVO 2020. By providing rules for units from all the factions the game designers are forced to future proof them. At this point I think I'm still a bit in over my head...coming back into WH40k after a ten year absence and still learning how to play! They also have other units for regular 40k games. Luckily we will know if Games Workshop has finally gotten Forge World right in about two weeks! The unfortunate untimely death of Alan Bligh sadly gave Games Workshop an opportunity to take a look at what to do with the Forge World Warhammer 40k rules. This subreddit is for anything and everything related to Warhammer 40k, Press J to jump to the feed.