Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

- What is Heralds of Ruin?
- Firstly, it's an expansion to Warhammer 40,000, which allows you to play character-driven games on a smaller, more personal scale. It's also a community project dating right back to 6th edition.

- Warhammer 40,000 Skirmish sounds like Kill Team. Are they compatible?
- No; Heralds of Ruin is an expansion to the Warhammer 40,000 rules, with its own missions, armouries and more for small-scale engagements, whereas Kill Team is a standalone game with very different rules to Warhammer 40k, but some of the same models. It's fairly safe to say if you like one, you'll like the other!

- So you're not a Games Workshop product?
- No, this is a project by the fans, for the fans! You still need your Warhammer 40,000 resources to play, and nobody here makes any money from Heralds.

- If you don't make any money, what's the Donate button for?
- Well spotted. The donations are used to keep the website running. Any donations above the cost of the site are used for prize support for our various events! More on this later.

- So how do I get started?
- Head to our DOWNLOAD page, where you'll find the HoR rulebook, and an Opus for every current 40k faction and lots more besides. Pick one and you're off! You'll need access to the Warhammer 40,000 rules and your faction's rules - the Codices, Indices and anything else you might need will be listed on page 1 of your Opus. We recommend buying from your local independent retailer of Games Workshop products.

- I've written something cool for the game, or I'd like to. What shall I do?
- Head to our Facebook page and share! Our main page is very active and friendly, and from there there you can find development groups for most of the factions, campaign ideas and more.

- I love events! What do you have for me?
- A small but growing number. We run painting/modelling/narrative competitions on our social media sites from time to time, and real live tournaments in the physical world. Check the EVENTS page!

- I love events so much I've decided to run one. Can you help?
- Totally. We can help with advice and software for running a great event, and we'll hype it up wherever we can. It's also possible we can allocate some donations to your event for prize support.

- There's those donations again. Elaborate?
- The website currently costs €49.21 to run, so that's where the donations go first. Anything above that amount will go into a prize pool that will be allocated to events both online and on the tabletop. In future it may also be used to create HoR merchandise, sales of which will also go into this pool. Most importantly, none of your hard-earned donations will go into any of our pockets, ever. More details on how your event can use these funds are on the EVENTS page.