Bringer of War 2015

On May 23rd of this year, Mongoose is throwing open its doors to host Bringer of War ’15, a one-day tournament for Warhammer 40,000.

Why Warhammer 40,000? Because here at Mongoose we love all games, not just our own, and we have been Warhammer fanatics for years!

You can download the full tournament pack HERE.


Players will take part in 3 games over the course of the day. We shall be using 7th edition rules, with 2 missions to be revealed on the day, and a chance to use an Altar of War mission of your choice.


How Do I Sign Up?

There are 24 places available on a first come, first served basis. The minimum age for players is 18 years, and the ticket price is £12. Payment can be made via PayPal to

Unfortunately we can only confirm your place once we have received your entry fee and tickets are non-refundable, so please make sure you can make it before committing to buying a ticket.

Where Is It?

This tournament will be located at Mongoose’s HQ, on the first floor of 52-54 Cricklade Road in Swindon.

The full address is:

Mongoose Publishing
52-54 Cricklade Road

You can find a map HERE.

Snacks and drinks are available on site, and there are several restaurants, cafes and fast food places within walking distance.


Are There Prizes?

Indeed there are. There will be a cup for the winner and Games Workshop have kindly donated prizes.


Cut to the Chase – What Armies can we use?

The following rules must be obeyed when creating an army for this tournament.

  • Armies must be chosen to a maximum of 1,500pts.
  • All current Codexes are permitted, including electronic-only editions such as Codex: Adepta Sorotitas and Imperial Armour army lists such as Ork Dread Mobs.
  • All armies must be Battle-Forged. Codex-specific detachments (such as the Nemesis Strike Force from Codex: Grey Knights) are permitted.
  • Allied detachments are permitted but no Come the Apocalypse allies may be taken.
  • Formations and Dataslate units are permitted.
  • An army may have a maximum of one Super Heavy or Gargantuan unit.
  • Forge World units found in Imperial Armour books are permitted. Forge World units with only experimental rules are not.

Armies MUST be fully painted and based, which means a minimum of three base colours (not including undercoat), and at least sand or flock on the base.

There are rewards and penalties for painting. WYSIWYG is required, even for free upgrades.

If you have any questions about what is permitted and not, please feel free to drop us a line at and we’ll get right back to you!


We look forward to seeing you on the day!

The Battle of the River Plate

While the new edition of Victory at Sea is still some ways off yet (Q2 2013 at the earliest, it looks like – would be nice to have it ready for Salute though), we are proceeding with our new range of 1/1800 World War II warship range, starting off in September with the Battle of the River Plate box set.

We have been working hard, alongside the team of Mongoose’s Official Naval Boffins (the ONB), to make these as accurate as we possibly can, and cram as much detail as possible onto the hulls. The base and hull will be cast in resin, the superstructure, guns, cranes and other details in metal. This is what will be in the box set…

Admiral Graf Spee

Wire-Frame View of the Admiral

HMS Achilles

HMS Ajax

Ajax in Wire-Frame

HMS Exeter

As well as these ships, we will be doing seperate models of all their variants, which will be available by mail order, including the Admiral Scheer, York, Leander, Neptune and Orion.

This will be a common theme as we introduce this range, starting with a box set and, alongside it, releasing all variants of the ships within on their own. The box sets will be going into full distribution, while the ‘singles’ will be available by mail order and via specialist retail stores.

The Battle of the River Plate box set will be available in September. Next up, in October, the Battle of the Denmark Strait box set, with our old favourites, Bismarck and Hood!