Warhammer 40,000 Throne Of Skulls: Dark Imperium

Welcome to Throne of Skulls: Dark Imperium – a non-competitive Matched Play event for anyone who wants to play fun games of Warhammer 40,000 in it’s current setting. This event features a relaxed atmosphere where players can focus on rolling dice and enjoying themselves. The most prestigious awards are based on sportsmanship, painting, gentlemanly conduct and having a good old laugh with like minded people. It’s also the first Warhammer World single player event for the New Warhammer 40,000—a great opportunity to give your armies their first run in the new game against a variety of different opponents.


A new epoch has begun. With Cadia fallen, Biel-Tan fractured and the Imperium under siege, the galaxy’s fragile structure has been torn apart. The Cicatrix Maledictum – The Great Rift – has ripped a hole in reality. Tidal waves of unnatural energies have spilled outwards, with warp storms cutting off a million planets of the Imperium from the light of the Emperor. Long-ranged astrocommunications are impossible, Warp travel is a death warrant, enemies appear from nowhere, and all must survive alone.

Throne Of Skulls: Dark Imperium is set during this new age – the immediate aftermath of the Great Rift appearing. Your armies are stranded and at the mercy of warp storms not seen since the Age Of Strife. In this time of confusion and terror, orders are ever-changing, alliances are fleeting, and survival is all that’s left. Each game will be a Maelstrom Of War mission to represent the confusing and unstable nature of this dark age. Your forces must dig-in and grind out victories to see it through this tumultuous juncture. Look to your weapons, trust in your superiors and remember – the Emperor Protects.



Date: 2nd-3rd September
System: Warhammer 40,000 Matched Play
Army Size: 100 Power Level
Scenarios: Maelstrom Of War
Number of games: 5
Army Selection: Battle Forged with no maximum on the number of detachments. You are free to change your army roster between games.
Publications in use: All current Warhammer 40,000 publications from Games Workshop including Black Library, White Dwarf and Forgeworld.
Meals: Lunch is provided on both days.


Your will have access to Warhammer World’s available general facilities and services, and tickets for the Exhibition Centre can be purchased on the day.

You need to arrange your own travel and accommodation if required.

Event Information: For more information please contact the Warhammer World Events Team on 0115 900 4994 or email them on whworldevents@gwplc.com

For a great experience make sure you’re familiar with the Event Pack for this event before you attend the event.