FW allowed at GW's Throne of Skulls
Games Workshop have now confirmed that Forge World units are allowed at their Throne of Skulls event.
Quote from GW's Warrior's Code:
"5. Your Army List must be selected from a current Games Workshop publication. The following list of publications are in use at events run at Warhammer World. For Warhammer 40,000 Events
• A Warhammer 40,000 Codex and/or Codex Supplement
• The Escalation, Death from the Skies and Stronghold Assault publications
• A Forge World publication (including digital updates)
• Forge World Experimental Rules
• The “Horus Heresy” publications will only be in use where the Event Pack specifically says so."
I find this interesting because many look to Games Workshop events to seek affirmation of what 'standard' 40k should be. In the past one of the major arguments against FW's inclusion was that GW didn't include it at their own events.
Regardless of how competitive these events are, this is another indication of GW confirming FW's inclusion. We now have 40k approved stamps, the removal of the wording requiring an opponent's permission to use the rules, GW releasing rules for FW only models (e.g. Escalation) after the Chapterhouse case, senior staff (AD Brown) and a shared company registration number stating that GW=GW+FW+BL and possibly an integrated website this year.
Whilst it would be nice to have a BRB FAQ saying 'FW units with the '40k Approved' stamp are allowed in standard games', I think the evidence above is enough to shift the burden of proof onto the naysayers to argue how FW is not now standard 40k.
See the event page here and The Warriors Code here for more information.
Posted by Sentinel