Warhammer Fest

Everything You Need to Know!

Warhammer Fest Banner Update SeptemberWarhammer Fest is a celebration of everything about the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000; the miniatures, the backgrounds, the stories and the games. You will encounter fantastic miniatures displays, seminars by our design teams, in-depth demonstrations and inspiring Design Studio displays.

You will also be able to pick up the latest releases from Games Workshop, Forge World and Black Library, including many items available for the first time over the weekend, along with exclusive event only merchandise. With such a wide range of activities, you can plan your day around specific elements, or just enjoy whatever grabs your attention.

Venue: Ricoh Arena, UK. To find out more about the venue, click here.
Dates: Saturday 11th 10.00am – 5.00pm & Sunday 12th 9.30am – 4.00pm October 2014
Tickets: Adult £20 Child £10.

Things to See and Do

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On Sunday 12th October, Warhammer Fest will be hosting the 2014 Golden Demon Miniatures Painting Competition, the calendar highlight for miniatures painters throughout the world. If you want to compete and showcase your painting skills, or be a spectator to this extravaganza of miniatures, then order your Sunday ticket today!

To find out more about the Golden Demon, including how to enter the competition, click here.

“My Army”

dan harden tau miniaturesThe ranked masses take to the shelves, as members of staff from around Games Workshop, Forge World and Black Library share their collected miniatures in a huge display of hobby expertise. If you join Warhammer Fest on Saturday 11th October, you can browse cabinets packed with armies, from perfect precision researched paint schemes, through to imaginative choices with personalised details. Some of the hobbyists behind these collections will be on hand to chat about their inspiration and techniques, so take your time and make the most of this great opportunity.

To find out more about My Army, click here.

whw Seminar 2Seminars

Warhammer Fest will have 4 hour long seminars each day, with Black Library and Forge World taking the floor. Each seminar will focus on a specific topic and due to it’s popularity, we will be repeating the Forge World Q&A, so you can choose to attend when it best suits your plans.

Find out how to join seminars, and the sessions taking place, here.

Demo Pods

Throughout both days, we’ll be running our brand new Demonstration Pods at regular intervals around the venue. Designed to give you hints and tips, as well as inspire your hobby, the experts of the Citadel Miniatures Designers, Hobby Team and Forge World will provide 100 sessions, including topics such as:

forge world demo pod• Weathering Ork vehicles.
• How to Build Nagash – Mortarchs.
• How to use Technical Paints – Rotting Flesh.
• Batch painting Astra Militarum.
• How to Paint – Robes and cloth.

You can find out more, including the themes for each Demonstration Pod, here.

For the full list of all Demonstration pod sessions, click here!

Design Teams

Black Library, Forge World and the Games Workshop Design Studios will all have areas at Warhammer Fest so you can meet the dedicated teams that bring to life the worlds we all love. This is your chance to chat with them and ask any burning questions about Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, as well as seeing their work up close and personal.

To see the current list of confirmed Black Library authors and artists who will be at Warhammer Fest, check out the details here.

Meet the White Dwarf Team

The ever-popular White Dwarf team have confirmed they will have a presence at Warhammer Fest – don’t miss your chance to ask Grombrindal’s assistants your questions and see what goes into making your favourite hobby magazine.

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Nagash, the Supreme Lord of the Undead, has returned to lay waste to the Old World. Using the impressive Gatehouse of Numas gaming table from Warhammer World, and massed ranks of miniatures, you’ll choose the spells, roll the dice and influence the outcome in this mighty clash of kings!

Find out more about gaming at Warhammer Fest here.


The miniatures we love today have a rich history behind them, so dig into the Games Workshop Archives with us to see how they’ve developed over the years. We’ll have original items on show, so you can get nostalgic over classic miniatures and publications, and debate with your mates about your old favourites.

Bring and Battle

Bring your miniatures and gaming equipment to enjoy our open gaming tables. Plan ahead for your gaming club to meet up and have a fast and furious Kill Team game, come with an opponent ready to battle, or just see who is looking for a game on the day.

Find out more about gaming at Warhammer Fest here.

Things to take Home

Warhammer fest Blood Angels TExclusive Event Merchandise: Including the Warhammer Fest Exclusive T-shirt

Get an exclusive memento of your experience with event only products to use in your games and show off to your friends. Be one of the few to get the Warhammer Fest exclusive t-shirt, in a brand new design… This Blood Angels design will be available in strictly limited numbers on each day of Warhammer Fest, so you have equal opportunity to get one if you join us on Saturday or Sunday.

deathanddefianceBlack Library

The brand new Horus Heresy books, Death and Defiance and Legacies of Betrayal will be on sale at Warhammer Fest for the first time anywhere in the world – and won’t be in stores for months! Other pre-release titles will also be available for the first time, alongside event only art prints and The Horus Heresy: Sedition’s Gate, Black Library’s event exclusive book for this year.

To see the current list of pre-release books and audio dramas announced so far, along with which of Black Library’s authors and artists will be at Warhammer Fest, click here.

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Visit the Forge World sales area for their vast range of models and books, as well as pre-release items and limited amounts of their event only items. The Special Edition of Imperial Armour 13 is available for the first time at Warhammer Fest, and it’s limited edition, so bound to be popular! Forge World also plan to launch their new Solar Auxilia range at Warhammer Fest, so you could be the first in the world to get your hands on the new models!

See more about what they’ll have available here and their news about Imperial Armour 13 here.

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You’ll have access to the best of the Games Workshop range at Warhammer Fest, enabling you to add the latest Citadel miniatures, books and other products to your collections. Get advice on building and painting miniatures from our experts, and then pick up what you need for your next project straight away!

Art Gallery

Admire a gallery of art prints celebrating the stunning visual work of our design teams, with artwork showing detail beyond what you see in our publications. With around 50 different evocative images, you can spend time browsing the displays, and perhaps take a piece home with you at the end of the day. Some of these prints are event exclusives, some are very limited edition,  and some are only available at Warhammer Fest.