Wake the Dead! New Warhammer 40,000 Battle Box

A new battle box for Warhammer 40,000 has just been previewed and this one pits Space Marines against Aeldari! More details soon and a full review once the product is out.


Wake The Dead: What’s In The Box?

Wake the Dead is the latest Warhammer 40,000 battlebox – part narrative adventure, part starter set, and part money-saving bundle. Yesterday, we took an overview of the set – but just what’s in the box? Join us as we take a closer look.

Like Forgebane and Tooth and Claw before it, Wake the Dead is part of the developing narrative of Warhammer 40,000, as we explore the universe almost a century* after the fall of Cadia. Wake the Dead sees the tensions between the Imperium and Aeldari – ancient foes despite their common enemies in Chaos – ignite into all-out war.

If you’re new to the game, or you’ve never played Craftworlds or Space Marines before, this booklet makes the box a great jumping-off point –you’ll be able to learn to play with the missions and datasheets in the set thanks to an included set of Core Rules. Even if you’re a veteran player, these new missions offer unique challenges as well as giving you a mini-narrative campaign to enjoy with a friend.

At its core, Wake the Dead is a great deal, giving you two Patrol Detachments in a single box for much less that getting the contents separately. As a reminder, for the Aeldari, you’ll get:

  • 1 Spiritseer
  • 10 Guardians (complete with a Weapons Platform)
  • 5 Wraithguard
  • 1 Wave Serpent

For the Primaris Space Marines, you’ll find:

  • 1 Primaris Lieutenant
  • 5 Primaris Intercessors
  • 5 Primaris Reivers
  • 3 Primaris Inceptors

Each of these forces is designed to be made up of units with a place in every army – the kind of stuff you can always use more of. You’ll find the models in the set a great starting point for a new collection or useful reinforcements for an existing army.

Last, but very far from least, Wake the Dead is the debut of two brand-new plastic Characters, with a Primaris Lieutenant and a Spiritseer.



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