Warhammer Army Book

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The following is a list of Army Books and Supplements for the various armies released for the Games Workshop Warhammer Fantasy Battle game.

An Army Book in the Warhammer Fantasy tabletop wargame, is a rules supplement containing information concerning a particular army, environment, or worldwide campaign. Army Books for particular armies were introduced for the fourth edition of the game (prior to that all armies were included in the main rulebook). The sixth edition rendered these obsolete. Until superseded by newer versions, the 6th edition and later books remain valid for the newer editions of Warhammer.

Games Workshop has also released various expansions over the years, including a siege rules supplement and campaign expansions. Expansions and Supplements may or may not be valid over multiple editions, though generally they cycle similarly to the Army Books.

An Army Book normally contains:

  • Background - Information about the race and its place in the Warhammer world. This includes artwork, short stories, maps, timelines and copies of fictional documents.
  • Bestiary - A list of the units, characters and war machines that can be chosen for use in a battle. This includes their characteristic values, information on their weapon options, and any limitations on their use, as well as background information on each unit. An Army's special magic lore (if applicable) and special magic items are listed here.
  • Hobby section - Information on collecting, building and painting an army from the army book. This features outstanding example models painted by the Games Workshop 'Eavy Metal Team as well as Games Workshop's Army Painters and veteran hobbyists.
  • Army List - Each entry from the bestiary is arranged by type (Lord, Hero, Core, Special, Rare) and given a points value, with more powerful units costing more points, so that battles are fought between balanced armies. Options and costs are listed here.

Current Books[edit]

No Warhammer Fantasy Army books are considered current as Warhammer: Fantasy Battles game was discontinued by Games Workshop and was replaced with Warhammer: Age of Sigmar game in 2015.

Army Books[edit]

The final version of Warhammer army books was the 8th Edition. The last 8th edition army book was printed in 2014 for Wood Elves, the first army book for The Empire was printed for 4th edition rules in 1993 spanning some 21 years of printing of Warhammer army books for The Game of Fantasy Battles (formerly known as Warhammer Fantasy Battle). The original Warhammer World was destroyed in a Warhammer Fantasy novels/in-game event called End Times in 2015.

8th Edition[edit]

8th Edition Army Books are hardcover and full color. 8th Edition was released July 2010.

Army ISBN Release Date
Wood Elves ISBN 978-1782532873 May 2014
Dwarfs ISBN 978-1-78253-239-2 February 2014
Dark Elves ISBN 978-1782530947 October 2013
Lizardmen ISBN 978-1782530534 August 2013
High Elves ISBN 978-1782530084 May 2013
Daemons of Chaos ISBN 978-1908872838 March 2013
Warriors of Chaos ISBN 978-1908872647 February 2013
The Empire ISBN 978-1907964688 April 2012
Vampire Counts ISBN 978-1907964275 January 2012
Ogre Kingdoms ISBN 978-1-907964-11-4 September 2011
Tomb Kings ISBN 978-1841549965 May 2011
Orcs & Goblins ISBN 978-1841549866 March 2011


8th Edition[edit]


Games Workshop and Warhammer Forge (the fantasy division of Forge World, a subsidiary of Games Workshop) have released expansions to the 8th edition game.

Supplement Notes ISBN Release Date
The End Times: Archaon Volume 5 of the End Times Expansion, contains the grand legion of the everchosen list TBA March 2015
The End Times: Thanquol Volume 4 of the End Times Expansion TBA January 2015
The End Times: Khaine Volume 3 of the End Times Expansion, contains the combined Elves army lists TBA November 2014
The End Times: Glottkin Volume 2 of the End Times Expansion, contains the Legions of Chaos army list TBA October 2014
The End Times: Nagash Volume 1 of the End Times Expansion, contains the Undead Legions army list TBA August 2014
Warhammer Battlefields: The Underway Campaign Expansion Digital Release February 2014
Sigmar's Blood Campaign Expansion ISBN 978-1782531470 December 2013
Scrolls of Binding Compendium Monster Expansion for Storm of Magic Digital Release December 2013
Blood in the Snow Seasonal Scenario Digital Release December 2013
Vanguard Clash Linked Battles Scenario Digital Release December 2013
Triumph and Treachery Multiplayer Games Expansion ISBN 978-1782530756 November 2013
Warhammer Battlefields: Northern Wastes Campaign Expansion Digital Release October 2013
Warhammer Battlefields: Border Wars Campaign Expansion Digital Release August 2013
Warhammer Battlefields: Lustria Campaign Expansion Digital Release August 2013
Civil War White Dwarf rules for battles between forces from the same Army Book, also released Digitally N/A June–August 2012
Monstrous Arcanum Monsters and Campaign Expansion by Warhammer Forge unknown April 2012
Blood in the Badlands Campaign Expansion, Siege rule ISBN 978-1907964466 December 2011
Tamurkhan: Throne of Chaos Campaign Expansion by Warhammer Forge; Contains the Chaos Dwarf army list unknown October 2011
Storm of Magic Magic and Monsters Expansion ISBN 978-1907964077 July 2011

Games Workshop and the Black Library (the Publishing arm of GW) have released Battlescrolls for Warhammer Fantasy. They are digitally released and expand the options available to players, as well as contain background on their subject. Most are formations that can be added to any army as a unit outside of the normal army organization. Some (noted below) are additions to specific army lists and are taken following the normal rules for their unit type.

Supplement Notes Release Date
Crypt Scavengers Ghoul Themed Formation December 2013
Creatures of the Chaos Wastes Chaos Monster Themed Formation December 2013
The Restless Dead Skeleton Themed Formation December 2013
Be'lakor, The Dark Master Lord unit for Daemons and Warriors of Chaos December 2013

Previous Edition Warhammer Army Books[edit]

Starting with the 4th edition rules, individual Army books were published for various races and realms of the Warhammer world that had coinciding miniatures armies to play the Warhammer Fantasy Battles tabletop game. Earlier versions of the Warhammer Fantasy Battle Game did not have individual Army books.

7th Edition[edit]

7th edition was released in September 2006.

Army ISBN Release Date Replaced By
Beastmen ISBN 978-1-84154-956-9 February 2010 7th Edition was the final edition published
Skaven ISBN 978-1-84154-945-3 November 2009 7th Edition was the final edition published
Lizardmen ISBN 978-1-84154-918-7 February 2009 8th Edition Lizardmen Army Book
Warriors of Chaos ISBN 978-1-84154-898-2 November 2008 8th Edition Warriors of Chaos Army Book
Dark Elves ISBN 978-1-84154-850-0 August 2008 8th Edition Dark Elves Army Book
Vampire Counts ISBN 978-1-84154-863-0 March 2008 8th Edition Vampire Counts Army Book
Daemons of Chaos ISBN 978-1-84154-886-9 May 2008 8th Edition Daemons of Chaos Army Book
High Elves ISBN 978-1-84154-846-3 November 2007 8th Edition High Elves Army Book
The Empire ISBN 978-1-84154-799-2 January 2007 8th Edition The Empire Army Book
Orcs & Goblins ISBN 978-1-84154-785-5 October 2006 8th Edition Orcs & Goblins Army Book
Supplement Notes ISBN Release Date
Legendary Battles Large Army Campaign Expansion from White Dwarf ISBN N/A 2008
Mighty Empires Campaign Expansion ISBN N/A 2007

6th Edition[edit]

6th Edition was released in October 2000. All army books were initially replaced by a get-by list in Ravening Hordes, distributed for free.

Army ISBN Release Date Replaced By
Dwarfs ISBN 978-1-84154-690-2 January 2006 8th Edition Dwarfs Army Book
Wood Elves ISBN 1-84154-680-1 September 2005 8th Edition Wood Elves Army Book
Ogre Kingdoms ISBN 1-84154-531-7 January 2005 8th Edition Ogre Kingdoms Army Book
Bretonnia ISBN 1-84154-450-7 February 2004 6th Edition was the final edition published
Beasts of Chaos ISBN 1-84154-387-X August 2003 7th Edition Beastmen Army Book
Lizardmen ISBN 1-84154-356-X May 2003 7th Edition Lizardmen Army Book
Tomb Kings ISBN 978-1-84154-336-9 January 2003 8th Edition Tomb Kings Army Book
Hordes of Chaos ISBN 1-84154-222-9 June 2002 7th Edition Warriors of Chaos and Daemons of Chaos Army Books
Skaven ISBN 1-84154-185-0 March 2002 7th Edition Skaven Army Book
High Elves ISBN 1-84154-175-3 January 2002 7th Edition High Elves Army Book
Dark Elves ISBN 1-84154-083-8 June 2001 7th Edition Dark Elves Army Book
Vampire Counts ISBN 1-84154-080-3 April 2001 7th Edition Vampire Counts Army Book
Dwarfs ISBN 1-84154-066-8 January 2001 Second 6th Edition Dwarfs Army Book
Orcs & Goblins ISBN 1-84154-060-9 November 2000 7th Edition Orcs & Goblins Army Book
The Empire ISBN 1-84154-059-5 October 2000 7th Edition The Empire Army Book
Ravening Hordes ISBN 1-84154-063-3 October 2000 Each Army's 6th edition army book—15 "Get You By" Army Lists for Warhammer - the Game of Fantasy Battles

5th Edition[edit]

5th Edition was released in October 1996.

Army ISBN Release Date Replaced By
Vampire Counts ISBN 1-869893-75-1 June 1999 Ravening Hordes
Dogs of War ISBN 1-872372-02-3 September 1998 Regiments of Renown, then Discontinued
Champions of Chaos (Chaos Special Characters) ISBN 1-872372-29-5 May 1998 Ravening Hordes
Realm of Chaos ISBN 1-872372-60-0 (2nd Edition) ISBN 1-869893-90-5 (1st Edition) January 1998 Ravening Hordes
High Elves ISBN 978-1-872372-21-1 May 1997 Ravening Hordes
Lizardmen ISBN 1-872372-56-2 February 1997 Ravening Hordes
Bretonnia ISBN 1-872372-59-7 November 1996, 1999 Ravening Hordes

4th Edition[edit]

4th Edition was released in October 1992. It was the first edition to feature individual army books.

Army ISBN Release Date Replaced By
Wood Elves ISBN 1-872372-45-7 May 1996 Ravening Hordes
Dark Elves ISBN 1-872372-88-0 July 1995 Ravening Hordes
White Dwarf Presents: Chaos Dwarfs ISBN 1-872372-80-5 December 1994 Ravening Hordes, then Discontinued, then Tamurkhan: Throne of Chaos from Warhammer Forge
Chaos No ISBN came as a boxed set August 1994 5th Edition Realm of Chaos Box
Undead ISBN 1-872372-67-8 May 1994 5th Edition Vampire Counts Army Book and Ravening Hordes for Tomb Kings
Skaven ISBN 1-872372-69-4 December 1993 Ravening Hordes
Dwarfs ISBN 1-872372-66-X June 1993 Ravening Hordes
Orcs & Goblins ISBN 1-872372-64-3 April 1993 Ravening Hordes
High Elves ISBN 1-872372-63-5 February 1993 5th Edition High Elves Army Book
The Empire ISBN 1-87237235-X January 1993 Ravening Hordes


6th edition[edit]

Supplement Notes ISBN Release Date
Conquest of the New World Campaign Expansion ISBN 978-1841545929 2005
Lustria Campaign Expansion ISBN 1-84154-644-5 May 2005
Storm of Chaos Campaign Expansion ISBN 1-84154-460-4 June 2004
Warhammer Chronicles 2004 Q&A, Eratta, etc ISBN 978-1841544229 2003
The General's Compendium Campaigns, Scenarios & More ISBN 1-84154-436-1 2003
Warhammer Chronicles 2003 Q&A, Eratta, etc ISBN 978-1841542966 2003
Warhammer Skirmish Skirmish Scenarios ISBN 978-8374600125 2002
Dark Shadows Campaign Expansion ISBN 978-1-84154-198-3 August 2001
Warhammer annual 2002 Q&A, Eratta, etc ISBN 978-1841541655 2001

5th edition[edit]

Supplement Notes ISBN Release Date
Warhammer Siege Siege Warfare Expansion ISBN 1-869893-44-1 August 1998
Tears of Isha Campaign Expansion, Paper buildings unknown 1998
Perilous Quest Campaign Expansion, Paper buildings unknown 1997
Circle of Blood Campaign Expansion, Paper buildings unknown 1997
Idol of Gork Campaign Expansion, Paper buildings unknown 1997
The Grudge of Drong Campaign Expansion, Paper buildings unknown 1997
Warhammer Magic 5th Edition Magic rules and cards unknown December 1996

4th edition[edit]

Supplement Notes ISBN Release Date
Chronicles of War (White Dwarf Presents) Articles from White Dwarf Magazine, Paper buildings ISBN 978-1872372914 December 1995
Arcane Magic Magic Expansion for 4th Edition unknown February 1995
Battle Magic Magic rules and cards for 4th Edition unknown December 1992