Hi! My name is Vyacheslav Maltsev and I am the developer of Wahapedia website. I've designed the Wahapedia as a handy tool for the beginners to get into the complex Warhammer tabletop universe. And it is a Universe indeed! For example Warhammer 40,000 comprises 38 factions, more than 100 codexes/supplements, over 2000 unit profiles and about 4000 special rules.

History

I started to work on the site in 2013. I chose Google Sites as a platform for its ability to edit pages via browser and for free hosting without any ads. At the beginning I just typed text into pages using Google Sites tools. I asked for help on Warforge forum and lots of people lent me a helping hand. But still I had to spend a lot of time on the pages adjustment.

After two years of development I have come to the idea of a data-driven website. Frankly, I am not a web-designer. I am a database programmer and have chosen an instrument which I know better: 1C:Enterprise. In short, this means:
  1. Input codex data into appropriate database tables.
  2. Generate HTML-code based on database data.
  3. Upload HTML-code into the appropriate page on website.
This approach allowed me to unify the style for all pages and significantly reduce the time of creating a web page. Previously building a complete codex took 2 months, now it takes 1 week. The work with the database requires specific knowledge, so I refused help of Warforge comrades. However, I am extremely grateful to them for their support during the initial stage of the site’s life.

Eighth edition released in june 2017. All codexes had to be re-input once again. Simultaneously I worked on modifying 1C:Wahapedia database code. The bulk of the indexes have been implemented by the end of 2017. Now, when the Games Workshop announced 9th edition of the Warhammer 40,000 rules I have to start over. Its not the first time for me since I have supported Wahapedia since 6th edition.

Legal

Many may ask, "Is it legal?" I do not think so. If the Games Workshop finds this site and considers it to be dangerous for their business the company will require site’s closure. However, I would like to say a few words in defense of my offspring:
  1. The site does not store any codexes’ scans. Pictures from rulebooks are used only to illustrate the rules of the game.
  2. The site does not contain a literary component (background) of codexes. The exception is the text of no more than 1-2 paragraphs to describe special rules, wargear and missions.
  3. I do not plan to include any advertising on the site or enable a paid subscription. Using of the site is completely free (donations doesn’t count).
  4. In the end GW will receive benefit from this site, as beginners will learn the game easily. Also you still have to pay for paints and miniatures – you can’t download it from the Internet.
– But still. What if GW will send you a "love letter"? – you may ask. For this question, I have some answers:
  1. Site moved out of British Themis’ reach, in the .ru segment. Hosting also situated in Russia. I’m not using this site for selling weapons to terrorists and store porn - I’m absolutely fine.
  2. I am citizen of another country and I’m not going to travel in GB.
  3. I can lock site on a password that will be changed from time to time. New password would be sent to trusted users only or published on some source with limited access (such as Patreon).
  4. In worst case it is possible to go offline - put site on some torrent or other file storage. You will have to download it every time site recieves an update

Support

Like the site? Think it’s useful? Support it!
There are several ways in which you can support the Wahapedia development:
  1. Report mistakes. I love to receive error messages from users, since each bugfix makes Wahapedia even better! Fixing an error usually takes up to 24 hours.
  2. Share your ideas. Found forgotten datasheet? Have an idea to make site more handy? You are welcome to drop me a letter or contact me in social media.
  3. Give some of your money. Donation is the most powerful motivator for my daily struggle for data relevance and integrity of the site.

E-mail:  info@wahapedia.ru
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The soldiers of the Wahapedian Detachment make up the vast bulk of the Imperial war machine. It is they who lay down their lives on every battlefront to hold the line against tides of mutants, monsters and heretics. Yet even amongst the tragically expendable masses of the Imperial Guard, there are elite warriors that stand ready to deploy.

Those Wahapedia users who have pledged themselves (donated) to build a better future for the Warhammer gaming community, and those who gave their blood (money) to uphold data servitors are worthy of a special honour as part of the Regiment of the site.

Patreon members receive a place in the Wahapedian Detachment according to tiers they have chosen:

TierPledge per month
Officer$8
Tanker$6
Veteran$4
Guardsman$2
Conscript$1

Company Command Squad
Adeptus Mechanicus
Officio Prefectus
Armoured Company
Leman Russ Battle Tank
Scout Sentinel
Platoon 1
Platoon Command Squad
Chimera
Infantry Squad 1
Infantry Squad 2
Infantry Squad 3
Infantry Squad 4
Heavy Weapons Team
with heavy bolter 1
Heavy Weapons Team
with heavy bolter 2
Heavy Weapons Team
with heavy bolter 3
Heavy Weapons Team
with missile launcher 1
Heavy Weapons Team
with missile launcher 2
Heavy Weapons Team
with lascannon
Conscripts
Platoon 2
Platoon Command Squad
Infantry Squad 1
Infantry Squad 2
Infantry Squad 3
Infantry Squad 4
Heavy Weapons Team
with autocannon 1
Heavy Weapons Team
with autocannon 2
Heavy Weapons Team
with mortar 1
Heavy Weapons Team
with mortar 2
Heavy Weapons Team
with mortar 3
Conscripts
Casualties
Artwork by Gray Skull
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Servo-skullJoseph Blow (KIA)
Officer of the FleetJase Resen (Officer)
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Staff Officermichael Bedford (Officer)
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Adeptus Mechanicus
Tech-Priest EnginseerLaufer
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Servitor Mk IIAducan (KIA)
Benjamin Lee (KIA)
Xiphodon (KIA)
Officio Prefectus
Lord CommissarSchark (Officer)
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Leman Russ Battle Tank
CommanderDmitry Kletochkin (Officer)
GunnerVance7 (Tanker)
Driverunangel (Tanker)
LoaderAmir Johari (Guardsman)
Sponson GunnerMarco Canepa (Guardsman)
Piotr Gutaker (Guardsman)
Scout Sentinel
DrivertheJoeCode (Tanker)
Platoon Command Squad
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Servo-skullDoug Stalker (KIA)
EnsignChris (Veteran)
Staff OfficerMichał Szałański (Veteran)
Sam Gray (Veteran)
TacticalTortoise (Veteran)
Chimera
CommanderAustin Phillips (Officer)
DriverBrinn Bates (Tanker)
GunnerDavid Piovesan (Guardsman)
Infantry Squad 1
SergeantBernard Anderson (Veteran)
Guardsman with meltagunDemurr (Veteran)
Guardsman with plasmagunKomandarm888 (Veteran)
Guardsman with flamerTheodor Kivistö (Veteran)
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Dillon (Veteran)
Eric Pettersson (Veteran)
John H Watson (Veteran)
Rickmisterjoe (Veteran)
Илья Гоголев (Veteran)
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SergeantChristopher Dear (Veteran)
GuardsmanAlex Button (Guardsman)
Charles Roller (Guardsman)
Gilbert Görsdorf (Guardsman)
Harry McDougall (Guardsman)
J B (Guardsman)
Miles Bartnik (Guardsman)
Quinn Durlston-Powell (Guardsman)
Urazel (Guardsman)
Данил Иксанов (Guardsman)
Infantry Squad 3
SergeantSam Shazam (Veteran)
GuardsmanAndrey Mischenko (Guardsman)
Attila (Guardsman)
David Smisek (Guardsman)
Hadar Milner (Guardsman)
Hannes (Guardsman)
Julien Segura (Guardsman)
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TehBenju (Guardsman)
Infantry Squad 4
SergeantBart Wasteels (Veteran)
GuardsmanAenarIT (Guardsman)
Christian Nicander (Guardsman)
Era Sonata (Guardsman)
Kevin Rutherford (Guardsman)
M.Pfeifer (Guardsman)
Paul Street (Guardsman)
Rodelle (Guardsman)
Serhii (Guardsman)
Дмитрий Родди (Guardsman)
Heavy Weapons Team
with heavy bolter 1
Crew #1THE CHAD BRAD (Guardsman)
Crew #2Mark Eberle (Conscript)
Heavy Weapons Team
with heavy bolter 2
Crew #1Дмитрий Фисенко (Guardsman)
Crew #2Barney Iley (Conscript)
Heavy Weapons Team
with heavy bolter 3
Crew #1Marcus Windus (Conscript)
Crew #2Philipp Gronotte (Conscript)
Heavy Weapons Team
with missile launcher 1
Crew #1Mason Rinehart (Guardsman)
Crew #2Jake Rowsell (Conscript)
Heavy Weapons Team
with missile launcher 2
Crew #1Raphael D (Guardsman)
Crew #2Matthias Flierl (Conscript)
Heavy Weapons Team
with lascannon
Crew #1Nordwulf (Guardsman)
Crew #2The_Duri7 (Conscript)
Conscripts
ConscriptAlexandr Titov (Conscript)
Chris (Conscript)
Christian Weinert (Conscript)
Daniel Edwards (Conscript)
Derbardin (Conscript)
DhonKokko Burnaby (Conscript)
Edward Harman (Conscript)
EllTee (Conscript)
Eros Bonazzi (Conscript)
Francois Laubscher (Conscript)
Hansack Sebastian (Conscript)
Isaac Eisenbrey (Conscript)
James Bonnell (Conscript)
JayWins (Conscript)
Jeremy Lee (Conscript)
Jiří Hauser (Conscript)
Jonas Kloster Jacobsen (Conscript)
Koziołek (Conscript)
Liv Lowe (Conscript)
Nicholas Lown (Conscript)
Nico Kurmann (Conscript)
Qili Guo (Conscript)
Samuel Green (Conscript)
StormFalcon1233 (Conscript)
Tomáš Ivan (Conscript)
Travis McDermott (Conscript)
Platoon Command Squad
Platoon CommanderXylander (Officer)
Servo-skullMr Ektor irl Xavier Dolci (KIA)
EnsignSean Temple (Veteran)
Staff OfficerEvan MacPhatter (Veteran)
Filq (Veteran)
Валерий Михолапов (Veteran)
Infantry Squad 1
SergeantNguyễn Thanh Đức (Veteran)
Guardsman with meltagunShade (Veteran)
Guardsman with plasmagunAspartam (Veteran)
Guardsman with flamerDenny Wright (Veteran)
GuardsmanIan Robbins (Veteran)
Isaac Berry (Veteran)
Nikitoches (Veteran)
Paul Huebner (Veteran)
Shawn Gately (Veteran)
Sverre Reikvam (Veteran)
Infantry Squad 2
SergeantAndrea Ascione (Guardsman)
GuardsmanCoronelPanic (Guardsman)
Gary Milburn (Guardsman)
hongyong park (Guardsman)
Marcin M Michalek (Guardsman)
Moritz Witt (Guardsman)
Peter Henderson (Guardsman)
Rob Baer (Guardsman)
Sir Andersen (Guardsman)
秋彦 佐藤 (Guardsman)
Infantry Squad 3
SergeantSmileynazgul (Guardsman)
GuardsmanCHERON (Guardsman)
Joris Falip (Guardsman)
Joshua Van Camp (Guardsman)
Miika Varis (Guardsman)
Renicane (Guardsman)
Ryan Tracey (Guardsman)
Stephen Warren (Guardsman)
Tobias D (Guardsman)
Сергей Белоконь (Guardsman)
Infantry Squad 4
SergeantChristian Marks (Guardsman)
GuardsmanBotond Juhász (Guardsman)
camzi11a (Guardsman)
danma (Guardsman)
Dorkfang (Guardsman)
Hunter Glad (Guardsman)
Jay (Guardsman)
Ruben Arranz (Guardsman)
Terrain4Print (Guardsman)
tyranidwarrior (Guardsman)
Heavy Weapons Team
with autocannon 1
Crew #1Thomas Monti (Guardsman)
Crew #2Marco Francischello (Conscript)
Heavy Weapons Team
with autocannon 2
Crew #1Bagool (Guardsman)
Crew #2Metazealot (Conscript)
Heavy Weapons Team
with mortar 1
Crew #1Adept_rus (Guardsman)
Crew #2Mr P (Conscript)
Heavy Weapons Team
with mortar 2
Crew #1Douglas Lee Pocock (Guardsman)
Crew #2Allornone (Conscript)
Heavy Weapons Team
with mortar 3
Crew #1Nekeyby (Conscript)
Crew #2Alexander KoT (Conscript)
Conscripts
ConscriptAndre Tcherepnin (Conscript)
Andrew Vaughan (Conscript)
Anthony Aziz (Conscript)
Asrienda (Conscript)
Bob McHenry (Conscript)
Calvin Sands (Conscript)
Conor Sheehy (Conscript)
Derek Gurban (Conscript)
Grant Kirkland (Conscript)
gundam (Conscript)
Kim Pearson (Conscript)
Leon (Conscript)
lifegrip (Conscript)
Magdi Dahroug (Conscript)
Marcus Cross (Conscript)
Martin Krajcovic (Conscript)
Matt Buxton (Conscript)
Mirek Woźniak (Conscript)
Quinton Potovszky (Conscript)
Raymond Gonzalez (Conscript)
Stanislav Shimuk (Conscript)
Tiki The Troll (Conscript)
Tlactar (Conscript)
Tyrat (Conscript)
Zachary Gidding (Conscript)
Casualties
KIAAlexey Platkovsky (KIA)
Alexey Sidorenko (KIA)
AnonymousJoe (KIA)
David Paton (KIA)
dix_huit (KIA)
Genytor (KIA)
Harold Hayward (KIA)
Isaac Lichtenstein (KIA)
Ivan Rudik (KIA)
lordcenzin (KIA)
Nate (KIA)
Ryan Renna (KIA)
Serge (KIA)
Serge Krylov (KIA)
Sp (KIA)
Stephen Godwin (KIA)
Stewart Robertson (KIA)
Tanner Wilde (KIA)
Trollballz (KIA)
Troy Gregson (KIA)
Tseung Tsu (KIA)
Victor Westeraa (KIA)
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