Tabletop Spotlight: New AoS Start Collecting Boxes

Three new Start Collecting sets have hit the shelves and we’re taking a look inside!

Games Workshop has three new Start Collecting boxes this week and our friends at Dragon’s Lair brought them over to take a look inside!

The Start Collecting bundles from Games Workshop have been a fantastic boon to the hobby for folks who want a simple starting point. On top of being everything you need to have a special battalion (so you can build and play immediately) these boxes are a super deal for anyone who’s interested in adding these models to their respective collection.

The Daemons of Slaanesh box in particular is a great deal because those models can be used for either AoS or 40k – it’s two armies in one (well, the battalion doesn’t quite work-out for 40k, but you get the idea). Now, these models aren’t all new – we’ve seen them all before but that doesn’t mean they are sub-par quality. These are all the same kits and quality you’d expect to find from Games Workshop – no cutting corners here. In the video Evan and I opened up the Beastclaw Raiders box and we can confirm, that the sprues inside are the exact ones you would have gotten if you purchased the kits individually.

But let’s talk hard numbers really quick. If you purchased the units in the Beastclaw Raiders box separately, you’d be paying $58 for the Frostord on the Stonehorn and $65 for the Mournfang Pack for a total of $123. That’s a significant savings and that’s just the numbers for ONE of these boxes. You do the math!

These boxes are great deals and come with perfectly acceptable starter armies for new players or great allied detachments to you’re existing armies. With game types like Path to Glory and Skirmish out there, now is a great time to pick one up and start a new army. These are available in stores now – so what are you waiting for!?

Start Collecting! Daemons of Slaanesh $85

Mortals still indulge their desire and obsessions beyond all sense of decency, and glory in forbidden excess – and while such horrors persist, so too will the followers of Slaanesh. Where once the Dark Prince compelled his subjects to greater depths of depravity, his greater daemons now rule in his stead. Champions of Slaanesh, however, still grow in power, gaining dark blessings and gifts… This is a great-value box set that gives you an immediate collection of fantastic Daemons of Slaanesh miniatures, which you can assemble and use right away in games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar! You’ll receive:

– an Exalted Seeker Chariot of Slaanesh, with 4 claw-armed Daemonettes either atop the chariot or riding the horned beasts that pull it;
– a set of 5 Seekers of Slaanesh, featuring ten different Daemonette heads, two different Slaanesh icons, and a host of other optional components;
– 10 Daemonettes of Slaanesh, armed with piercing claws, featuring a host of extra part and accessories for customisation.

Included in the box is an exclusive Warscroll Battalion rules sheet – Cavalcade of Excess – allowing you to collect, assemble and play with your new miniatures right away!

Start Collecting! Fyreslayers $85

Charging into battle without hesitation, screaming war cries at a cowering foe while hefting enormous war-axes, the Fyreslayers are the descendants of the shattered warrior god Grimnir. They bear runes of shining ur-gold hammered into their flesh – ur-gold which, they believe, contains the very essence of Grimnir himself, giving the incredible strength for which they are notorious. Their fury in combat and unbreakable oaths are legend, and their axes are feared – berserk warriors born for war, the Fyreslayers burn with Grimnir’s fury!

This is a great-value box set that gives you an immediate collection of fantastic Fyreslayer miniatures, which you can assemble and use right away in games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar! You’ll receive:

– an Auric Runefather on Magmadroth, which can optionally be assembled as an Auric Runeson or Auric Runemaster on Magmadroth;
– an Auric Runesmiter armed with a choice of fyresteel throwing axe and runic iron;
– an Auric Runeson with fyresteel throwing axe and wyrmslayer javelins;
– and a set of 10 Vulkite Berserkers, featuring fyresteel handaxes, war-picks and bladed slingshields, with one assemblable as a Karl, with ornate fyresteel handaxe or war-pick.

Included in the box is an exclusive Warscroll Battalion rules sheet – Hajkarl’s Sons of Fortune – allowing you to collect, assemble and play with your new miniatures right away!

 

Start Collecting Beastclaw Raiders $85

 

Harbingers of dark months and dead seasons, marauders who stalk through the frozen darkness, the ogor tribes of the Beastclaw Raiders are gargantuan creatures of strength and hunger. Unlike orruks or warriors of the Bloodbound they fight not for the thrill but for survival – battlefields are their hunting grounds, and when the foe lies cold and dead their bodies are harvested with a gluttonous fury, for it takes a truly staggering amount of meat to satisfy these massive, ravenous raiders. Constantly on the move, their nomadic way leaves behind naught but a wasteland of cracked ice and frozen bones – and their appetites drive them to every corner of every mortal realm.

This is a great-value box set that gives you an immediate collection of fantastic Beastclaw Raiders miniatures, which you can assemble and use right away in games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar! You’ll receive:

– a Stonehorn – this can be assembled with a mounted Frostlord, Huskard or Beastriders, with chaintrap, frostspear and harpoon launchers as weapon options, or can be optionally assembled as a Thundertusk;
– a Mournfang Pack, made up of 4 ogors riding fearsome Mournfangs wielding a selection of ironlock pistols, culling clubs and prey hackers.

Included in the box is an exclusive Warscroll Battalion rules sheet – Loshar’s Frost Guard – allowing you to collect, assemble and play with your new miniatures right away!

 

If you’re looking for a launching point for any of these three armies – start here!

  • Richard Mitchell

    Ever time I see those dwarves…I think a parade is going on.

    • Seienchin

      I know right? Christopher Street day to be exact

  • Drpx

    Fire Dwarves
    Air Dwarves
    Earth Dwarves (Old models)

    When do we get Water Dwarves?

    • AircoolUK

      They pitched in with the air dwarfs.

    • benn grimm

      Never. The trinity is complete…what you get now is boogie…;)

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=god7hAPv8f0

      • euansmith

        Thank you.

        • benn grimm

          Welcome as always.)

          • euansmith

            I want Earth, Wind & Fire to sing A Song of Fire & Ice. Prepare yourself Funk is coming!

          • benn grimm

            Haha, that sounds awesome…:)

    • Zachary A. Cadena

      Water….Earth….fire….AIR.. Long ago the 4 nations lived in harmony… That was until the fire slayers attacked!

  • Ben_S

    I think they did the same with the dwarfs as with the lizardmen, making the Start Collecting box the same price as the big kit in it. So no reason to buy a standalone Magmadroth any more, when you can just buy this and get extras.

    • Deck Deck

      They squatted the standalone box, if you go to their page it lead you to the SC box.

    • BaronVonYoloing

      Not quite. The Carnosaur was already £50 (well here in the UK anyway) which you can grab I suppose if you didn’t want the extra stuff for free but before this box the Magmadroth was £65 (It’s now been reduced on the UK website to £50 as well).

      Actually why has no one mentioned this caused price reductions?!?!

      • Andrew Mcleod

        You will still get the extra stuff… it says this in the product description:

        “Please note – when you purchase this miniature, you’ll receive the Start Collecting! Fyreslayers box. This contains the complete Magmadroth kit, with all the options as described here, as well as 10 Vulkite Berzerkers, for the same price!”

        • Ben_S

          That’s actually pretty good of them. They don’t seem to have done similar with the Carnosaur though.

          To be fair, it does say “This miniature is also available in the great-value Start Collecting!
          Seraphon box, including a set of Saurus Knights, a set of Saurus
          Warriors and an exclusive Warscroll Battalion” but that’s only at the bottom of a bunch of text that you need to click to even see. And it doesn’t make clear that the great-value set is actually the same price.

  • JL

    Fyreslayers are still hideous.

    • Seienchin

      I agree but then again I only like the AoS Chaos and Destruction models…

  • Severius_Tolluck

    The ogre and dwarfs are both tempting offers.