GW New Products & Prices: July 8th

GW’s latest Grimdark goodies are here – come get em!

It’s a big launch week for GW as they fill out all those 8th Edition launch products aimed specifically at new gamers. The First Strike boxed set looks to be this week’s “sweet spot” for value and utility. It will hard for gamers to ignore.

Know No Fear: A Warhammer 40,000 Starter Set $80

Containing 31 Primaris Space Marines and Death Guard miniatures, Know No Fear is a fantastic starting point for the newcomer to the Warhammer 40,000 hobby – an exciting fusion of collecting, painting and playing with highly detailed Citadel miniatures. Contained within this fully-packed box is everything needed to take you through the process of learning to play games of Warhammer 40,000 – miniatures, rulebooks, scenery, a gaming mat, right down to the dice and rulers:

The Miniatures

31 detailed plastic Citadel miniatures from the Primaris Space Marines and Death Guard range, in blue and green plastic, ready for you to assemble:

Primaris Space Marines

Mighty warriors and fearless protectors of humanity, equipped with the greatest weapons and armour the Imperium can provide, the Space Marines are heroes one and all.

– 1 Primaris Space Marine Captain, resplendent in cloak and iron halo, holding aloft a master-crafted power sword in one hand and wielding a boltstorm gauntlet on the other;
– a 5-man Primaris Space Marine Intercessor Squad – the heart of a Primaris Space Marines army – armed with bolt rifles and bolt pistols;
– 1 3-man Primaris Space Marine Inceptor Squad – shock troops who slam into the fight with jump packs screaming – armed with assault bolters;
– 1 5-man Primaris Space Marine Hellblaster Squad – the finest marksmen, able to lay low entire armies on their own – armed with plasma incinerators and bolt pistols.

Death Guard

The Death Guard trudge inexorably into battle amidst the drone of endless swarms of flies. Bloated, rotten and riddled with disease, these revolting traitors are virtually immune to pain.

– 1 Death Guard Lord of Contagion , a huge, terrifying Chaos Space Marine covered in spiked, corrupted Terminator armour armed with a plaguereaper.
– 5 Death Guard Plague Marines – 4 armed with boltguns and plague knives, 1 plague champion armed with bolt pistol, plaguesword and power fist;
– 1 Death Guard Foetid Bloat-drone – a huge machine held aloft by rusted turbines – armed with plaguespitters and a plague probe;
– 10 Death Guard Poxwalkers – the rotten, shambling core of the army – armed with improvised weapons (hammers, claws, bayonets and metal pipes are featured.)

Gaming Content

Everything you need to learn to play Warhammer 40,000 going with your new miniatures is included in the box, including a 96-page book featuring:

– an introduction to the Warhammer 40,000 hobby – collecting, building, painting and playing with Citadel miniatures;
– a guide to the state of the galaxy in Warhammer 40,000 – the Imperium of Man, the forces of Chaos, the Xenos threat and their terrible intertwinings;
– an overview of the heroic Primaris Space Marines, with a focus on Captains, Intercessors, Inceptors and Hellblasters;
– an overview of the Death Guard, with a focus on the Lords of Contagion, Plague Marines, Foetid Bloat-Drones and Poxwalkers;
– background information setting up the epic conflict between the Ultramarines and Death Guard in the Ultramar system – the home of the Ultramarines;
– a step-by-step painting guide, beginning with a guide to the fundamentals – the brushes and paints to choose – and giving you the tips and techniques needed to paint the miniatures included in the box;
– a ‘start playing’ guide – this is split into 6 missions, each of which introduces more miniatures and more advanced concepts into the flow of the game, taking you from a basic fight between a couple of models to full-blown combat between all 31 included in the box! The missions are designed to be intuitive, and the new player is encouraged to add rules at their own pace;
– a set of core rules – these are the fundamental rules for playing Warhammer 40,000, split into easy to follow phases with a mission designed to ease you in;
– datasheets for every miniature – these are handy cards containing the rules for each model in the box; – a 4’ x 4’ double-sided gaming mat – one side is specially designed with icons showing you where to place miniatures in order to play the 6 missions included in the book, and the other has no markings, so you can play your own games. Each side is printed in full colour with an evocative design of a ruined Imperial city;
– a scenery piece! The inside tray of the box is designed to look like a sealed Imperial bunker, meaning it can be placed on your mat as a piece of scenery for your miniatures to battle over;
– 6 6-sided dice, and a 12” translucent measuring ruler, each vitally important for measuring movement and other in game tasks;
– a decal sheet for your Ultramarines, featuring army and troop iconography;
– 15 32mm, 10 25mm, 4 40mm, 1 50mm and 1 60mm round plastic bases for your miniatures to stand upon, with 3 45mm plastic flying stems for the Inceptor Squad.

 

First Strike: A Warhammer 40,000 Starter Set $40

First Strike is the ideal first purchase to those new to the Warhammer 40,000 hobby – an exciting fusion of collecting, painting and playing with highly detailed Citadel miniatures. The box is packed with everything needed to begin your hobby journey – 2 sets of miniatures to battle with, and a double-sided gaming mat, a scenery piece, a book of rules and all the extras you need to play:

The Miniatures

15 easy to build push-fit (no glue required!) miniatures in blue and green coloured plastic, representing the heroic Ultramarines and putrescent Death Guard:

Ultramarines

– 3 Primaris Intercessors – clad in Mk X power armour, they are each armed with a bolt rifle and carry grenades. 1 model is a Sergeant, who leads the unit – he has a holstered pistol and is easily identified by his bare, unhelmed head;
– 3 Primaris Reivers – again clad in Mk X power armour, these Space Marines carry heavy bolt pistols and combat blades – they distinguished by the sinister skull motif on their helmets, with the Sergeant featuring a half-skull faceplate.

Death Guard

– 3 Plague Marines – each festering and bursting out of their armour due to the malign corruption of the Plague God Nurgle. 1 wields a boltgun, 1 is armed with a blight launcher and 1 – the Champion, who leads the unit – has a plasma gun, power fist and plague knife;
– 6 Poxwalkers – these are the cursed victims of the plagues, transformed into living weapons. Each is armed with an improvised close combat weapon, with hammers, chains, planks of wood and metal pipes with nails in represented.

Gaming Content

Everything you need to learn to play with your new miniatures is included in the box:

– a 24-page booklet containing the core rules for playing Warhammer 40,000, with each phase of the game explained in a clear, easy to follow manner from the initial setup to one side’s victory;
– a 56-page book that guides you through the background, history and current state of the Warhammer 40,000 galaxy, with introductions to the Primaris Space Marines and Death Guard, as well as 9 other armies. It features step-by-step guides to painting your miniatures, with guides to the paints and brushes you need, along with a showcase of beautifully-painted miniatures to inspire your hobby journey. It also includes explanations of the different ways to play Warhammer 40,000, along with training missions that gradually introduce the core concepts to the total beginner;
– a 2’ x 2’ double-sided gaming mat – one side is specially designed with icons showing you where to place miniatures in order to play the training missions, and the other has no markings, so you can play your own games. Each side is printed in full colour with an evocative design of a ruined Imperial city;
– a scenery piece! The inside tray of the box is designed to look like a set of armoured containers, meaning it can be placed on your mat as a piece of scenery for your miniatures to battle over;
– datasheets for the miniatures in the box – these are handy cards with the information on movement and weapons for each model printed on, meaning less flipping through books for information and more actual gaming;
– 6 6-sided dice, and a 6” translucent measuring ruler, each vitally important for games;
– a decal sheet for your Ultramarines, featuring army and troop iconography;
– 9 32mm and 6 40mm round plastic bases for your miniatures to stand upon.

Warhammer 40,000 Open War Cards $15

A deck of 48 cards split into 5 types, they help you determine the deployment, objectives and special rules for Open Play games. Included:

12 x Deployment cards – 12 different player deployments;
12 x Objectives cards – 12 different objectives for winning the game;
12 x Twist cards – 12 different special rules that can be used to add a special factor to the game, such as acid rain, orbital debris and fighting in the dead of night;
6 x Ruse cards – 6 different cards that can be used to glean an advantage, such as ambushing or digging in – used to counter a higher power rating;
6 x Sudden Death cards – 6 different cards that provide different ways to win if you are significantly outnumbered – if your enemy has a power rating at least twice that of yours, you get a secret advantage to use as you wish!

The cards are presented with an instruction booklet, and feature artwork on the reverse.

Easy To Build: Primaris Space Marine Intercessors $15

Designed to be as easy as possible to assemble for new hobbyists while being detailed enough for the hardiest veteran to appreciate, this is a set of 3 Easy To Build Primaris Intercessors. Push-fit, with no glue required, these are incredibly straightforward to put together, and come on pre-coloured blue plastic sprues.

In this kit, you’ll find 2 Primaris Intercessors and 1 Primaris Intercessor Sergeant clad in Mk X power armour. Each is armed with a bolt rifle and carries frag and krak grenades, with one holding an auspex with a detailed keypad and display. The Sergeant has is identifiable by his detached helmet, which hangs mag-locked to his belt, and features extra details such as a reliquary and holstered pistol.

This plastic kit comes as 18 components, and is supplied with a transfer sheet and 3 32mm Round slotted bases. Rules for these miniatures are included in the box.

Easy To Build: Primaris Space Marine Reivers $15

Designed to be as easy as possible to assemble for new hobbyists while being detailed enough for the hardiest veteran to appreciate, this is a set of 3 Easy To Build Primaris Reivers. Push-fit, with no glue required, these are incredibly straightforward to put together, and come on pre-coloured blue plastic sprues.

In this kit, you’ll find 2 Primaris Reivers and 1 Primaris Reiver Sergeant clad in Mk X power armour. The Reivers are armed with heavy bolt pistols and combat blades, with a selection of frag, krak and shock grenades on their chest plates and belts. Each features a skull design on the helmet – even the Sergeant, who features a bare head, has a faceplate with a skull motif. Skulls are very much a theme of the Reivers; their chestplate feature their icon, a skull with crossed swords.

This plastic kit comes as 18 components, and is supplied with a transfer sheet and 3 32mm Round slotted bases. Rules for these miniatures are included in the box.

Easy To Build: Death Guard Plague Marines $15

Designed to be as easy as possible to assemble for new hobbyists while being detailed enough for the hardiest veteran to appreciate, this is a set of 3 Easy To Build Death Guard Plague Marines. Push-fit, with no glue required, these are incredibly straightforward to put together, and come on pre-coloured green plastic sprues.

In this kit, you’ll find 2 Plague Marines and 1 Plague Marine Champion. Each is clad in grotesquely distorted power armour with fleshy boils in the shape of Nurgle’s iconography and tentacles bursting through the seams.

This plastic kit comes as 14 components, and is supplied with a transfer sheet and 3 32mm Round slotted bases. Rules for these miniatures are included in the box.

Easy To Build: Death Guard Poxwalkers $15

Designed to be as easy as possible to assemble for new hobbyists while being detailed enough for the hardiest veteran to appreciate, this is a set of 6 Easy To Build Death Guard Poxwalkers. Push-fit, with no glue required, these are incredibly straightforward to put together, and come on pre-coloured green plastic sprues.

In this kit, you’ll find 6 Poxwalkers. Each is uniquely unpleasant, armed with hastily improvised close combat weapons – blunt objects feature heavily, with hammers, chains, planks of wood and metal pipes with nails in represented.

This plastic kit comes as 11 components, and is supplied with 6 32mm Round slotted bases. Rules for these miniatures are included in the box.

Getting Started With Warhammer 40,000 $8

Everything you need to get started in the galaxy of Warhammer 40,000, this magazine is the perfect purchase for the absolute beginner who’d like to dip their toes in the hobby of collecting, building, painting and playing with Citadel miniatures. It explains in easy to follow terms how to get started, and even comes with a free push-fit Primaris Space Marine Intercessor miniature!

A 104-page magazine:

Death Guard Paint Set $15

~ So GOOD! What are you picking up?

 

  • First strike seems so much better value than buying each separately. Even if you want two units, it is a better price to just get the first strike box. True they are not the minimum squad sizes, but two first strike boxes gives you more than enough for each squad. Nice way to expand on the main dark imperium box.

    • tchuck

      How do you know GW wont change the minimum squad size with the datasheet in the box and the future codexes?

      • Fab4fuN_be

        You can use less mini than the minimum squad size. Don’t need to change for codices.

  • dynath

    I have this fear that all Primaris marines will be easy build.

    • Graham O’Daniel

      The primaris marines from dark imperium aren’t the easy-to-build kind where you snap together, so I have hope.

      • generalchaos34

        this. I have a feeling they will have us (and by that I mean me) doing things like splitting 2 starters and 2 first strike boxes to get our grubby little hands on those lovely models then finally release a full multipart plastic kit, which I will then buy to get even more models than I had originally intended. Well played GW, well played

        • AircoolUK

          Without a shadow of a doubt. Lots of people bought multiple Dark Imperium’s and split them with friends whilst they were probably better off buying one box and then waiting for ‘Know No Fear’ and ‘First Strike’.

          Except of course, we had no idea that Know No Fear and First Strike existed.

          I must be somewhat unique amongst the fan base as I’m more than happy to use single pose models to bulk out my army. So far we’ve had 14 different poses of Inter’s; 3 sergeants and 11 troops. All 3 Sergeants have targeters on their rifles and 8 of the standard troops have targeters on their rifles (should they have any significance beyond aesthetics). Two of the sergeants are helmetless and one trooper has an auspex.

          That seems like plenty of variety to me. The first multipose kit I’d like to see would be a Captain.

          But back to your point. Before we know it, we’re going to have more P-Marines than old Marines. GW didn’t squat old Marines…

          …we did…

          • Luca Lacchini

            I might add that many sculpts look reasonably easy to customize and convert, even if only by slightly altering the pose by rotating an arm or a hand.

          • euansmith

            I’m with you on the monopose front. My old marine army was almost entirely Assault on Black Reach marines 😀

          • eMtoN

            I was considering picking up a Know No Fear box but the death guard models look identical to what was in the DI box. I’ll wait for the full sets to finally come out. I really don’t like painting 3 or 4 of an identical model

          • NNextremNN

            Know No Fear is a smaller Version of the dark imperium box. Some models are missing, no big rule book but they included cardboard terrain.

        • CloakingDonkey

          There’s no doubt they’ll release a multi part kit. They are following the Stormcast Eternal releases to a T so far and they got a multipart kit with more weapon options as soon as the Battletome came out. Expect a multipart Intercessor kit with weapon options alongside the Space Marine Codex.

    • Horus84cmd

      I can’t recall whether it was a WH-Com article, WH-Com video or a WD piece but somewhere GW have mentioned that full multi-part kits are in the pipe line.

    • euansmith

      You would hope so, after Cawl spent 10,000 years working on the design.

  • AircoolUK

    I want the scout guys, but I also like the Poxwalker with the big club hands. He looks like he’s just happy to be there, even if he does keep accidentally bludgeoning his new friends (which fortunately, get back up again a minute or so later).

    So the First Strike box is pretty much all I’ll pick up. Hopefully, I’ll have finished my P-Librarian and another Inter’s squad by that time.

  • Horus84cmd

    Ooo coloured* plastic; very retro, takes me right back to when I started.

    *I’m easily please

  • Luca Lacchini

    First Strike, an extra box of Reivers, the Open Play cards.
    All look like a good way to round up the Dark Imperium base box.

  • MechBattler

    Now THIS, this is how you get new people to join the hobby.
    These are fantastic low cost options for newcomers to sample the game.

  • Dennis J. Pechavar

    Scenery that looks like a bunker or shipping containers? I’m sold on those. Can’t wait till people are selling just those 🙂

    • euansmith

      Infinity has some clever cardboard terrain. I would like to have a set of card terrain that folds down and going inside a cardboard box that can be used as another building 😀

      • Dennis J. Pechavar

        I like it!

  • Graham O’Daniel

    Anyone know if the bases are slotted like the old time bases? The models all look to have the bar across their feet.

    • Horus84cmd

      Yep slotted. All push-fit kits are generally like this so you don’t have/need to use any glue.

  • jmaximum

    First strike looks good!
    However, the individual kits are just obvious grabs for $$: only 3 per kit?? REALLY!?!?! At least with the old kits you got a whole squad of ten guys

  • BrassWitch

    Are the “easy to build” poxwalkers a single piece? I find that hilarious.