GW: Next Week’s Grimdark Prices & Products CONFIRMED

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The tidal wave of 40K products is upon us! Is your wallet ready?

Here’s what’s headed your way this weekend according to numerous industry professionals:

GW is ramping up the new starter-quick assembly products for 8th Edition.

Warhammer 40,000

KNOW NO FEAR: $80

FIRST STRIKE: $40

Getting Started With Warhammer 40,000 w/ Space Marine: $8

Warhammer 40,000 Essentials Set: 

Easy to Build Primaris Intercessors: $15

Easy to Build Primaris Reivers: $15

Easy to Build Death Guard Plague Marines:$15

Easy to Build Poxwalkers: $15

 

Intercessors w/ Paint Set: $35

Death Guard Paint Set: $15

Ultramarines Paint Set: $15

Warhammer 40,000 Open War Cards: $12.50

I’m pretty impressed with the quality of the Easy-to-build kits.  I think the first Strike box set is going to be a no-brainer for most players.  It’s cheap and get you a nice combo of new minis to bulk up what came in the big boxed set.

 

 

~What are you picking up?

  • Luca Lacchini

    Whoops, post eaten.

    Preordered First Strike. If the Reivers are good, maybe an extra set of them.

    • orionburn

      Are their stats floating around yet? I don’t want to buy them without having a good idea of what they can do.

      • Luca Lacchini

        AFAIK, not yet. I hope for equipment options, as I’d like to give them chainswords.

        But as Inceptors are not quite Assault – more like highly mobile support – there’s a possibility Reivers are not quite Scouts.
        Older edition habits and assumptions playing tricks…

        • orionburn

          I’d like to know if they’re going to be limited to 3 per squad like the Inceptors, or if they’ll be normal 5-10 man squads. These all look like stepping stones to getting into the game and we’ll likely see multi-part sets soon enough. It would be nice if there are weapon options but with that price point it’s unlikely. Hopefully by the end of the weekend we’ll know more.

          • Luca Lacchini

            Squad size is another thing that needs to be confirmed or dismissed or else. Good point.

            Regarding chainswords I was thinking about wargear list rather than actual stuff on the sprue (they’re easy to build, so no extra options expected), I itch for some old school convershun’ on those Primaris. 😀

          • Jack Shaw

            5- 10 models per reiver squad (check gw page for downloadable pdf for points and sizes https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Etb-Primaris-Reivers-2017 )

          • Luca Lacchini

            Yup, saw it this morning. Unfortunately have to wait to see the equipment options, but the sprues look good and quite easy to convert/customize.

  • TenDM

    Open Play gets it’s own deck? I wonder how useful they’ll be in Narrative.

    • Gunther Clone C

      I was curious about this as well! Glad I’m not the only one. 🙂

  • $15 for 5 figures?! What’s this blasphemy?! I know they’re the static versions, but that’s still ludicrously cheap by GW standards. Hell, You can get 10 figures for the price of ONE of those captains/librarians and still have money left for a pot of paint.
    .
    I guess it’s going to be near impossible to find a taker for my useless Death Guard figures now. 🙁

    • Fab4fuN_be

      BoLS error on the illustration…. It’s for 3, the 3 intercessors models of Know no fear

    • Richard Mitchell

      I think GW should go this direction with all their models. Honestly, never saw the sense in charging or paying extra for posable models in a MASS combat game. I know, I know making that pose looks really awesome to you, but the guy 4 feet away from you doesn’t give a rip.

      • I definitely hear you this. It used to be that almost all figures were identical. The old ‘stiffy’ marines of 2nd edition looked horrible in mass quantities. These new ones will look fine in large groups.

        • Richard Mitchell

          true, I mean if you have 4-5 static pose variations for 10+ model units, it is really hard to see the difference between that an other manually posed models (unless you got the guy protecting his face while firing a plasma rifle pose…classic).

          Especially today, with add ons from weapons to pieces of equip, there can be so much going on for each model outside of just the pose.

          Also, as someone who plays and builds for other games, I like snap on poses. Building and getting ready for painting a breeze because I know those joints are not going anyway, and if they break I can always pin them at that point.

          It also helps new players get into the game. Even with the release of 8th, GW is not the only game in town like it was 20 years ago. I think many players hoped this would magically be the case but we still have plenty of players for Warmachine, Malifaux, and even Deadzone (Mantic is hard to get through a retailer in the States but it is still here).

          Even after the release of 8th there are more people who come by for Deadzone then any of the other games mentioned, including 40k.

          The big bar is cost to play. The cost of entry, pound for pound, is twice as much as anyother game out there. So GW doing things to lower the cost may anger alot of the neckbeards out there but in the end it is good for GW.

          GW is still deciding if its pricing model will double down on its trajectory. To make the game more exclusive and make most of their money on book or supplement sales to veterans who already have armies but will not do large model purchases (they tend to sell off preowned models or do trades).

          Or will they take cost cutting steps to make their game more inclusive and it more accessible for new players. Cause as when someone who has never been exposed to wargaming sees this http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/warpath/army-deals/product/warpath-operation-heracles-two-player-mega-battle-set.html vs https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Warhammer-40000-dark-imperium-eng-2017 they are not seeing the intercommunity disputes between wargamers in general and brand loyalists. They are seeing getting a bunch more models for 10 dollars less.

    • kobalt60

      Prices this low and you’ll be losing money by not replacing all your old, tiny marines

  • AircoolUK

    What lunacy is this? I’m lazy and enjoy monopose miniatures as long as there’s enough variety (10 poses for Intercissies), but 5 Primaris for £10-£12? Count me in for sure.

    Well, ok, maybe not as I already have two Dark Millennium boxes worth of Primaris, but it’s still a great way to bulk up your troop choices.

    Maybe GW are looking to put a larger markup on characters, as evidenced by the high price of the Librarian and Captain.

    I’ve still got a lot to paint, so I’ll hold off for the Codex after picking up the Librarian. Hell… at this rate I’ll probably pick up the Death Guard Codex and some more of their models as well.

    • danbond

      3 figures, not 5

      • orionburn

        Boooo!!! I was all excited thinking we were getting 5 of them for $15. If Ebay sellers offer these up at $12.50 then that’s 6 guys for the price of a box of regular marine scouts, so that’s not bad.

        • euansmith

          If you fill up your Primaris Squads with these guys, they are going to look like a bunch of teenagers, with every third one fiddling with his phone/Auspex. 😀

          • orionburn

            You win the internets today good sir…lol

  • crugglesworth

    The easy to build intercessors are actually only a 3 man squad aswell its the 3 guys in the first strike box

    • Luca Lacchini

      Their saving grace is the guy with the Auspex scanner, and at least one other that has a different pose from the ones in the Dark Imperium box.
      Cheap variety until we have fully poseable kits.

  • crugglesworth
    • euansmith

      Wow! They’ve got magnaboots and can stand on ceilings?

      • Schnauzer

        I know one Lionel who would be proud…

        • euansmith

          Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?

  • Spacefrisian

    1 day we will also see the prices for the regions that dont use US dollar like the picture actually shows, at least i know these kits are €12,-.

    • Goatsplitter

      One day, people will get over themselves and realize this is a U.S. website, and we can go– maybe just one time– through a product release post without someone complaining. I don’t get people. It never even occurs to me to complain on euro sites that their stuff isn’t in $.

      • memitchell

        What about them dang British sights that tell you how much it weighs in pounds, instead of how much it costs! And, there always way overestimate the weight.

      • Ghachii

        Then they should change the stupid cover image that shows Pounds, Euros, etc and implies that the page will list prices in multiple currencies. It’s dumb.

        I’m telling you, the only reason this comes up every week is because of that stupid picture. Just put a big fat roll of your United Statesian Dolleroos up there and you won’t hear another word, I can practically guarantee it.

      • Pete Croucher

        OR they could just post the information that is ALWAYS in the leaked images that BoLS crops for it’s images and just post the damn prices for the rest of the world.

        I know expecting Bell of Lost Souls to do it’s job and do some journalism is like expecting a kitten to operate a forklift truck, but it’d be nice, you know?

    • We used to, long ago. Then BoLS stopped caring about anything but their US visitors and US-focused gaming stuff.

  • Raven Jax

    $15 for three models is not bad at all. Even if they are the monopose.

  • Maitre Lord Ironfist

    5 intercessors in one easy to build box? That would be awesome

  • euansmith

    No wonder he looks so grumpy; how would you feel if the new kids on the block stole your name.

    “Who are you?”

    “I’m Primaris Psyker Brainbullets.”

    “Aren’t you a bit short for a Primaris?”

    “Not that sort of Primaris!”

    “So you are jumping on the Primaris bandwagon? Not cool, dude.”

    “I was a Primaris before it was cool!”

    “Who’s the angry dude?”

    “He says is a Primaris Psyker.”

    “Isn’t he a little short for a Primaris?”

    “I think he might be like a Primaris Ratling Psyker. That would make him kind of human sized.”

    “I can hear you, you know!”

    http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/246b220acb87d2ab7dc58711799f1df6c0ce51fee55faf0edd5a6b7ec74a89ed.jpg

  • orionburn

    Hey BOLS dudes…you guys really need to get that photo changed if the box does in fact only contains 3 Intercessors rather than 5. It’s really misleading.

  • Thalandor

    The Know No Fear box is such a good deal and makes for a better starter than Dark Imperium box, imho. I’m glad I waited.

  • frankelee

    $5 a model. Great price if you’re bad with money.

  • EnTyme

    Eh, I realize that 40k is the Golden Goose and just got a new edition, but I’m ready for the next big AoS release.

  • Peripheral

    Confused. Does one of these new sets have the JUST the core and advanced rules in one book without all the other “fluff”?