Lockdown has been a strange kettle of fish, people taking up new hobbies, spending way to much time on social media and trying their best to stay sane during this crazy time. Recently Games Workshop took to Twitch TV with a live stream that had a heck of a lot of views at the time and they teased the arrival of Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition with that amazing cinematic trailer!
This is perhaps the biggest offering for 40K fans yet as the box is packed to the brim with brand new snap-fit miniatures, giving you two starting forces, Space Marines or Necrons. Add to this a 370+ paged rulebook with a lavish wrap around cover, transfers for your marines and a quick start guide and you have a pretty full roster of stuff to get stuck into.
I am not going to delve to deep into the box (other than rebloging the images from the Warhammer Community pages) as I will be going in-depth with my review once I get my copy. Needless to say, this is going to be a very popular product and I am sure will help attract more new players to the hobby as well as appeal to aged veterans.
Starting off with the forces of the Imperium we get the Primaris Space Marines. The box contains 21 Primaris Space Marines and 3 Primaris Space Marine Bikes, each is push fit and many come with a number of accessories to personalise your army, such as weapon and head options.
The set contains a Primaris Captain, a Primaris Lieutenant, a Primaris Chaplain, a Primaris Judicar, a Bladeguard Ancient, 3 Bladeguard Veterans, 3 Eradicators, a 10 man Primaris Intercessor Assault Squad, and a 3 bike squad of Outriders.
While the Primaris marines are not that new now to Warhammer 40,000, this is the first time that close combat troops have been offered and these are all brand new sculpts.
The miniatures all look amazing and the bikes also have multiple options for assembly to allow you to create some awesome bikes.
The theme of the new iteration of Warhammer 40,000 is the Indomitus campaign that will see the return of one of the oldest beings in the 40K universe The Silent King, a powerful Necron Pharon who will bring with him his Necron warriors, some of which have never been seen by any being living in the current timeline. As such the Necrons are getting a make over and the box will feature 37 brand new miniatures, which consists of a Necron Overlord, a Royal Warden, a Plasmancer, 2 Cryptothralls, a Skorpekh Lord, 3 Skorpekh Destroyers, a Plasmacyte, a Canoptek Reanimator, 6 bases of Canoptek Scarab Swarms, and finally 20 Necron Warriors!
The new edition will feature brand new rules and ways of playing with a system that will still allow you to use all of your old models, alongside the new miniatures and comes with an amazing wrap around cover that looks fantastic.
There is as of time of writing, no confirmed price point for the game, though it is highly rumoured to be £122 for the set. I would imagine that the preorders will go live on Saturday June 20th with a release date of Saturday July 4th, and will post to confirm this as soon as I find out.
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