Warhammer 40,000 Throne of Skulls: Open War


Welcome to the Event Pack for the upcoming Throne of Skulls: Open War Matched Play event for Warhammer 40,000 held in Warhammer World.

Throne of Skulls is a casual gaming event, where sportsmanship and well presented armies go hand in hand with gaming skill to crown the champion of the event. Only a player with a good attitude, clever gaming skills and a decent looking army will raise the trophy at the end of the event, so if playing games against wonderful people with fully painted armies is something you aspire towards, or have always dreamed of, then come on down and experience a weekend like no other.

This is our first in a brand new line of Throne of Skulls – we have re-invented how we award the Throne of Skulls so this is a very exciting time to play games with us here in Warhammer World. To see the changes, make sure to read the event pack.

Open War

The Warhammer 40,000 Open War Cards are a high-octane style of play which rewards quick thinking on the part of the player and encourages balanced armies that can engage with mutable tactics – perfect for a gaming event. During the course of the weekend you will play five games of ‘Open War’ which will challenge your gaming skills to the limit as ruses and twists add an unexpected element to your games. With over sixty thousand combinations of missions and themes you will never play the same game twice.

While you don’t need a copy of the cards to take part, we highly recommend getting some – not only will this allow you practice for the event, it will also give you a heads up on what to expect during the games.


Event Essentials

System: Warhammer 40,000 using Open War cards to generate Objectives, Twists and Deployments.

Army Size: 120

Missions: Open War.

Number of games: 5.

Army Selection: Battle Forged with a maximum of 3 detachments.

Publications in use: All current and in-print Warhammer 40,000 Index books and Codexes from Games Workshop and Forge World, unless their release falls on the weekend of the event. We expect you to use the most current datasheets for your models – e.g. those found in a Codex rather than an Index if a Codex is available for your army. This means that you may use Faction-appropriate Index datasheets that might not appear in your Codex (such as Chaplain on Bike).

Meals: Lunch is provided on both days.