Digital Necrons

As well as the Ork digital books I mentioned earlier, Games Workshop have released Codex: Necrons in the iBookstore.

Codex: Necrons

Codex: Necrons is your guide to the armies of the Necrons, former rulers of the galaxy, and the brutal wars of subjugation they wage against the lesser life forms that now infest their realm. This volume details the terrible history and incredibly advanced wargear of the Necrons, and provides full rules for fielding an army of these deathless robotic warriors in the Warhammer 40,000 game. This expanded Codex includes interactive miniatures galleries, lavish colour artwork, and updated rules to match the latest edition of Warhammer 40,000.

Get Codex: Necrons in the iBookstore.

I do realise that some people may baulk at the price of £19.99. I am sure that part of this reaction is down to the fact that people are use to paying 99p for games on the iTunes App Store. I am also sure that in addition that some people confuse the medium with the content. When you buy the Codex: Necrons book for £20 from your local Games Workshop store, the price you pay isn’t just for the paper or the printing, but the time and effort that has gone into the content. Likewise when you buy the digital version, it isn’t the “bits” you are buying, but the  time and effort that has gone into the content. Yes there are (some) costs with printing a Codex, but there are also costs with digital distribution. The key really in my opinion is to remember that you are buying content, not a book or a digital book.

Also Games Workshop are giving you a choice, you can choose not to download the digital version and go out and buy the physical book. Personally I quite like the idea of having a library of gaming materials on my iPad that is quick and easy to access.

As well as the new Codex, you can also buy the painting guide to Necrons.

How to Paint Citadel Miniatures: Necrons

Army painter Chris Peach has assembled a formidable force of Necrons from the Nihilakh Dynasty. Here he explains how to paint models from the Necron range in their distinctive turquoise and gold colours using the Citadel paint range.

Get How to Paint Citadel Miniatures: Necrons in the iBookstore.

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