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Warhammer 40,000 The App First Look and Review

The Warhammer 40,000 The App has been unleashed on the world! With 40k 9th Edition dropping tomorrow, the Warhammer 40,000 app is the latest way of keeping your entire library of 40k books to hand without having to carry around a small library with you!

While the app is free to download and use, you get access to lots more features by signing up to a subscription of £3.99 a month – this includes the upcoming army builder feature and access to every Warhammer 40k 8th Edition publication! As new Codexes and supplements are released you will be able to add that content to your app by using the included code!

Massive thanks to Games Workshop for giving us access to the full features so that we can show you guys!


So after downloading and signing into the app we are teased with one of the upcoming features – Battle Forge


Battle Forge will be a way of creating, storing and sharing army lists, all from within Warhammer 40,000 The App – This isn’t live yet, however Warhammer Community have shared that this will be available from August to all subscribers, so not long to wait until we can start exploring it! We will of course update this review once we have access to this major part of the app!

What can also be found within the app are the core Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition Rules


If you need to reference any rules you can easily look them up via the rules in the app rather than having to find the copy at Warhammer Community! It is worth pointing out that this is currently just the core rules, you will still need access to the full rulebook for the expanded rules found within it such as terrain and detachments, but I hope this is something that will be added as reference for subscribers once the app has been out for a little while.

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The main draw for me however is the reference section containing the rules content from every single book from Warhammer 40,000 8th edition! Every Codex, ever supplement, all of the Forge World Indexes, even the recent Psychic Awakening books are all in here! (It’s worth noting that only subscribers have access to this content)



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These are really easy to navigate, just click on the book you want access to and you are presented with a menu containing the contents



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From here you can drill down further – want to see a datasheet? Just click it to get the full details!



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The full profiles, the full rules and even the points costs for units and upgrades are listed here, along with the full profiles for all weapons!



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This is a really clear and easy to follow format that I personally find to be far superior to how rules have been presented in similar 3rd party apps in the past. As these profiles will be updated whenever we get FAQs, Erratas and points adjustments I think that using the app to work out your army lists will be even easier than using the books (And that’s before the army list builder is live too!)

This even works for the detachment abilities – for example if you go into the Psychic Awakening War of the Spider listing you can easily access all the detachment abilities for reference during your games!

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Where the app gets really good is in it’s ability to search for any unit, weapon, trait, stratagem or ability from the search menu! So say you wanted to check out the rules for the Adepta Sororitas Relic the Wrath of the Emperor, you can start typing “Wrath of the” in the search bar in order to see every rule entry with that text included:



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Then you just need to click the search result to see the full weapon profile!


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This works great with anything you could possibly want to search!


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I think this app is going to be a game changer for my games of Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition, the Azyr app for Age of Sigmar has given us access to every single profile in the game, and to be able to have that functionality in the Warhammer 40,000 The App is going to be absolutely amazing, especially as each 9th edition Codex that you buy will be added to the library of content that you have access to!

Now, this is a subscription based service and I know some people may not be keep on spending £3.99 a month in order to have access to the extra features such as the 8th edition library and army builder. So do we think the subscription for the premium features of the app are worth it? From what we have seen of the ability to quickly and easily search and display rules from any 40k book I know I’ll certainly be subscribing to this service. The ability to be able to view every single profile in the game is going to be a massive benefit for me and I think it is worth the entry cost based on this alone.

At the time of writing this review we did not have access to the Battle Forge army builder, and I know a lot of people will be holding off on a subscription until they know how that works and what features it has, so we will do a review of this here as soon as we are able.


Warhammer 40,000 The App is available now on Android devices and will be on IOS in the next day or so. The App is free to download with an optional £3.99 a month subscription to access all the full features. Check out the App page for more details!

Games Workshop provided Sprues & Brews with access to the subscription features for the purposes of this review



  1. Found pteraxii sterylizors missing. No points for equipment like storm shield and such.. calling a weapon option “4 cognis heavy stubbers” and listing
    only one weapon profile (3 shots) is very confusing


  2. I like the review but you have only covered the positives. I subbed and had real issues with accessing the data (like many users) as it wouldn’t then recognise my subscription. The core rules aren’t within the app, unlike the other 8th rules, it is just a link to the warhammer community site doc. The unsubscribe option is not obvious to find, even after the upgrade. The app has great potential but appears to have been released before it was properly ready.


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