Thursday, April 29, 2010

WAB 2nd Edition Now Available for Direct Sales

If you are interested the long-awaited WAB 2nd Edition is now up for sale on the Warhammer Historical site. Don't be the last kid on your block to get a copy!
Here's the newsletter write-up:

"Hi There,
Warhammer Historical can proudly announce the long-awaited release of the Second Edition of the hugely popular Warhammer Ancient Battles, which is available to order now for immediate dispatch. The lavish new edition is extensively illustrated with a plethora of diagrams, artwork and photographs of painted models, as you can see from these sample page spreads here and here.

The book also features a selection of new special rules covering the unique doctrines, cultures and weaponry of ancient times in order to add even greater depth and enjoyment to your games. There are also fully revised army lists for Romans and Barbarians, and a selection of sample army rosters from across the ancient periods, from the Egyptians of the New Kingdom to the Crusades

This full colour large format 216 page hardback book features a fully updated and extensively revised set of rules for playing the epic battles of the ancient world. The new rulebook is £32, and is available to order here exclusively from Warhammer Historical.

To celebrate the release, we have extended our popular online store half-price supplement offer to encompass the new Warhammer Ancient Battles rulebook – so while stocks last, you can select any Warhammer Ancient Battles supplement at a great 50% discount when you purchase the Second Edition rulebook!

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By Telephone
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We are also able to answer any questions you have about any aspect of the Warhammer Historical range, from queries regarding stock levels to recommendations for the ideal gift.

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Great timing too - as I just wrote a large check to Uncle Sam last night. I got home  from work and saw a thick envelope from the IRS. Lo and behold, after throwing a mini nervous breakdown/temper tantrum, I realized I didn't include my Army retirement income for 2008's return. Why I didn't, I can't recall, but I thought I did. I had used Turbo-Tax for the first time and was probably on a role and thought the retirement income went on a separate line - it was the first year I received the retirement too. Anyway, I luckily have a great fiduciary - my wife - and we have a good amount saved up for emergencies. I kept repeating , "Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's," and actually felt better. Oh, and it's my wife's birthday on Saturday - Happy B'Day, Honey! I also need to pick up another bottle of Vallejo Black Ink/Stain and hex bases from  The Game Matrix in Tacoma .


  1. Sorry to hear about your turbo tax woes, perhaps you and Tim Geithner can exchange notes on using the product


    My son has just gotten into playing Warhammer fantasy - are those rules similar to the Warhammer Ancient battles that have just been revised? If they're closely related, I'll pick up a set and build a historical army to see if I can lure him back to the true path of historical gaming. Besides, I have looking for an excuse to justify building out an Roman army from Warlord.

  2. Hehehe - yeah, I must be destined for top-government jobs.

    From what I've gathered on all the reviews so far - it is just like WAB 1.5 (or 1.0) which was based on WFB in the first place. It does, I believe, "clean up" loose-end/gray areas. Also, WAB guys generally frowned on the "magic" stuff in the fantasy rules. So, your son should have no problem playing the rules - unless he enjoys the fantasy portion more. I think it's reason enough for you to build a Roman army. Regards, Dean