The emergence of Warhammer: The Old World has been teased for several years now. With Games Workshop dropping bits of information here and there. Of late, that has become more regular. The latest to arrive seeing the confirmation of the Warhammer: The Old World main factions, and those that didn’t quite make the core cut.

When Games Workshop refers to the ‘Core Factions’ it is referring to a couple of things. Firstly, those armies will be part of the main narrative, with new books and rules to accompany them. Secondly, they’ll gain new models as well as seeing classic model kits making a comeback.

Warhammer: The Old World Core Factions

  • Empire of Man
  • Dwarfen Mountain Holds
  • Kingdom of Bretonnia
  • Wood Elf Realms
  • High Elf Realms
  • Orc & Goblin Tribes
  • Warriors of Chaos
  • Beastmen Brayherds
  • Tomb Kings of Khemri
Warhammer: The Old World - Wood Elves

So what about the other armies that are also present in Warhammer: The Old World? Whilst these won’t be part of the main narrative or get new models, legacy faction army lists will be made available for free as pdfs.

Non-core factions

  • Dark Elves
  • Skaven
  • Vampire Counts
  • Daemons of Chaos
  • Ogre Kingdoms
  • Lizardmen
  • Chaos Dwarfs

There’s no update on when Warhammer: The Old World will actually be released, but a new update is expected in June.

When it comes to those new core faction models, so far the Tomb King from Nehekhara and a Bretonnian Paladin have been unveiled. New models will be released in Citadel plastic and Forge World resin.

If you’ve not been following the Warhammer: The Old World news, it essentially revitalises the original Warhammer Fantasy Battles which Age of Sigmar took over from. Even though fans have been clamouring for the Fantasy Battles to return, Games Workshop is taking a slightly different route. From the details released so far, you’ll be able to breath new life into your old models but it’ll be a new game inside the rich lore of the old universe.

Are you looking forward to Warhammer: The Old World or are you keeping up with the latest Age of Sigmar collections like Warhammer’s Seraphon Army set? Let us know in the comments below.