This set includes two armies of finely detailed Citadel miniatures, as well as all the rules and dice you need to play.
- 280-page Warhammer 40,000 Book
- 24-page Primaris Space Marine Booklet
- 24-page Death Guard Booklet
- Range Ruler
- 12 Dice
- 53 Citadel Miniatures
Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly may be required.
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This is not the 8th Edition starter. GW was very clear about that. It doesn't have intro or quick start rules. This is a 40k supplemental box to introduce the new primaris and death guard. Now why it has monopose figures in that case? Who knows. But GW has now announced the true 8th Edition starters which are more like Storm of Sigmar.
Now then, about this box... it's great. The value is very much there. The primaris marines are what space marines should have been all along. The mini dexes are very useful & the fact that the included armies are gameplay legal out of the box is an awesome change. None of the starter sets in ANY of the last 7 editions have been gameplay legal out of the box. Dark Vengeance came closest but still had too many HQs & not enough troops if you got the limited edition chaplain.
Overall though this is an excellent way to transition into 8th or, like me, return again after becoming disillusioned with 40k & gw. If you're brand new to 40k I would buy one or both of the actual starters when they come out & learn the ropes. Then maybe pick this up to bolster those & give you a couple of more fleshed out armies.
Everything was exactly as ordered
This is the new starter set for Games Workshops venerable Warhammer 40,000 war game. The 8th edition of the rules set may be the best most accessible rules set ever released by GW. It's a brief rule set for a beefy war game. It's faster than previous editions in every way. Army list building, Vehicle combat, Psychic phase and Morale phases have all been streamlined down without losing the flavor of the fluff. It's an unlikely feat but to their credit they pull it off really well with only a few bumps. The problems should get addressed as the publisher has been very hands on and connected to the fans with this release and rules additions, game types and faqs will be addressed periodically each year in an already announced Chapter Approved update that will be familiar to old school players. Now, there are some things about this release that aren't perfect. These are beautiful models. Up to GW's usual standards, but they aren't assembled and they do require a bit of assembly. Even with the really detailed assembly guides, they aren't simple to put together and took me a couple of days to finish assembling. They will need at least priming and base coating in order to easily differentiate on the tabletop. No big deal for me, but if you are new to the world of tabletop war gaming, it could put you off. Still, this is a great product at a great price. Get it and I will see you on the battlefield!