Warhammer+ launches today (25th August), which is the new subscription service for Games Workshop. It’s been a rocky road getting here, but the subscription is now available, and I’m going to pick on up and let you know what I think. my
You’ll need to go to mywarhammer.com to sign-up for the service, which includes the usual entering credit cards (or paypal if you prefer) and agreeing to lengthy terms and conditions. The one that may affect some of our readers is that Warhammer TV element of the service is only available in a limited number of countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, UK & US – so if you’re not resident in one of these, I guess some of the service will be restricted.
You’ll receive a confirmation email with more information about what is available which seems to be as per the Warhammer Community articles
- Exclusive Shows & Animations (on warhammertv.com)
- An Orruk Warboss or Vindicare Assassin
- Warhammer Vault – for old publications (on https://warhammer-vault.com/) although I had a problem with the link in my confirmation email
- Warhammer 40k App
- Warhammer Age of Sigmar App (not available on release)
Warhammer TV provides you with access to the viewing – I’m doing mine through Chrome, but I’m sure I can get it on my Smart TV later!
The two releases from the Animation studio are Angels of Death and Hammer & Bolter, and there are three shows – Citadel Colour, Masterclass; and two Battle reports (one AOS and one 40K). There are also learn to play videos and some painting basics, which I think are free, whether you subscribe or not.
This is where some of the lore from 40k and AOS is available along with some of the 2020 White Dwarfs and Warhammer Visions (the magazine that showed pictures of painted toys). I don’t know how much use I’ll get out of this, because I have so much reading to do; but I think I might dip into the Waaagh! Ghazghkull one.
Is it worth it?
There’s split opinion on Social Media and honestly I don’t know. It will depend for me on what the ‘Event Exclusives’ turn out to be and how good the AOS app is (neither available at launch). However I collect Orruks so I’m just treating it as an expensive ‘Make to Order’ model for the year and can then review in 2022! As I delve into it more; I’ll likely come back and let you all know!