It’s officially in stores now – Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition Dark Imperium is HERE!
The day is finally here and Warhammer 40,000 has a new 8th Edition starter set. Our friends at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought over a copy of the new set and one Index book to show off what you can expect. Check it out on today’s Tabletop Spotlight:
Now, we’ve unboxed the set before and shown off the Indexes as well. That’s not really the point of this Tabletop Spotlight – the point is that it’s now available in stores everywhere. The release date was this past weekend so if you have been living under a rock or where just plain busy all weekend, make some time this week to go buy a copy of the Box/Rules/Index of your choice. Seriously, this is one of the most exciting times to play Warhammer 40k – it’s the start of a new edition and everyone is learning together!
In the core box you get the hard back 280 page rule book as well as 50+ models, dice, a measuring device, and the quick reference guide. There are totally enough models in here for two players to get some games in. It’s perfect for new players and vets who want to add some of the Primaris Marines or Death Guard to their existing forces.
Death Guard Sprues
As far as the models themselves, again, they are fantastic and covered with details. You’ll want to clip and clean them with a good sharp hobby knife. I recommend plastic glue for assembly – most of these models already have a really tight fit. Plastic Glue will help those seems disappear when applied correctly.
Space Marine Sprues
But let’s say you’re not interested in the Marines or the Death Guard, what are your options? Well that’s where the Index books come in. All the different factions are represented in the Index books. They each cost $25 which is a pretty good deal to get you started. the Index books also cover more than just 1 army, so they are great for folks who might own multiple armies. The Indexes all contain datasheets that are specific to the factions listed on the front. For example, Evan brought over Index: Xenos I which covers all the different Eldar factions (Craftworld, Drukari, Harlequins, Ynnari) and the Necrons.
Overall, Games Workshop has managed to release all the things any player needs to play 40k. New players can jump in with a new box set, vets can pick up the rule book and their respective indexes, and everyone can play right now. Again, everything is out now – so what are you waiting for?! Warhammer 40,000 8th is HERE!
Dark Imperium $160
The ultimate Warhammer 40,000 boxed set
Across the war-torn battlefields of the 41st Millennium, Mankind battles for survival against myriad horrifying foes. Beset on all sides by hostile aliens and threatened from within by traitors, Humanity’s only chance for survival rests with the continuation of the cruel and bloody regime known as the Imperium. Yet few among Mankind’s untold population realise the full truth of their situation. If there is any future at all, it is a grim one…
Dark Imperium is the ultimate Warhammer 40,000 boxed set – a beautifully-packaged set of 53 detailed Citadel miniatures, the complete and unabridged hardback Warhammer 40,000 book, two supplemental softback books containing the rules and background for the included miniatures, and all the extra bits needed to get started with gaming as soon as possible.
Did you grab a copy this past weekend? Gotten any games in? What are your first impressions of 40k 8th Edition?