Grab your wallets and get ready. Summer is here and the Grimdark is coming back strong!
Multiple retailers across the globe tell BoLS the following this weekend:
Lost Patrol Boardgame $60
Two new “Start Collecting” Box sets for the Grimdark:
Start Collecting Chaos Space Marines $85
Start Collecting Militarum Tempestus $85
Lost Patrol is no surprise as GW has been preparing to get it into wider retail locations for some months now. Here is our rundown of the game:
Lost Patrol $60
Moraz III – a deadly jungle world filled with danger and fear, populated by ferocious aliens who wait in the undergrowth to pounce on the unwary and mercilessly kill anyone who stumbles across them. Even the plant life itself is malignant here, constantly twisting and growing in unnatural ways to trap its prey.
A dropship containing vitally important surveillance files has crash landed on this hostile planet. It’s up to you and your squad of Space Marine Scouts to retrieve these files, activate the dropship, and hopefully escape with your lives.
A fun and compelling two-player challenge, Lost Patrol is a boxed game set on a hostile jungle world full of sinister hidden danger! Players assume the roles of a Space Marines Scout squad and a fierce swarm of cunning Genestealers eager to end their lives. The Genestealers of Moraz III have every advantage on their home turf and will make every attempt to quickly despatch the human intruders.
The Scouts will almost certainly all die. But how far can you get? Will you ever see the drop pod tile? And each game becomes a challenge to try and get further – and because you can turn games around in 10 minutes when you get into it, you can play loads of it, and swap sides and make it a competition with your mate.
Inside the box, you’ll find five Space Marine Scouts, twelve Genestealers, six Infestations (the markers of imminent Genestealer appearance),thirty hex tiles and the full rules for play.
Lost Patrol ships out on June 18th 2016
Start Collecting Sets
The Start Collecting sets are more interesting, in particular the Chaos Space Marines. We have seen with Age of Sigmar that GW will often synchronize a new “Start Collecting” set with other reboxings and books accompanying the faction. I would not be surprised to see the CSMs getting some love very soon.
~Take a look at the current 40K Start Collecting sets here and make your best guess on what the new one’s contents will be.