40K: Holiday Bundle-Deal Break-Down

The Games Workshop Christmas Battleforce Bundles have been announced – let’s take a look at each one and see what kind of savings you can expect!

The Christmas Battleforce deals are BACK and we’re going to take a dive into each up one to see what the savings will be. How do we know? Well a couple weeks back we did see the price for each was going to be $170. So let’s get started!

Ghostkeel $75

2 x Stealth Suit Squads ($27 each) $54

Three Crisis Suits $75

Coldstar Commander $50

MSRP Total: $254

Bundle Deal: $170

~33% Discount


Leman Russ $49.50

Chimera $37.25

Sentinel $30

Ogryns $47

Command Squad $25

2 x Cadian Shock Troops ($29 each)

MSRP Total: $271.75

Bundle Deal: $170

~37% Discount



Bloodcoven $60

Acolyte Hybrids $40

Neophyte Hybrids $40

Goliath Rockgrinder $60

Hybrid Squad $45

MSRP Total: $245

Bundle Deal: $170

~31% Discount



Warbiker Mob $41.25

Battlewagon $66

Trukk $37.25

Lootas $25

Big Mek with Shokk Attack Gun $37

Ork Boyz $29

MSRP Total: $235.50

Bundle Deal: $170

~28% Discount


It’s clear to see that the Astra Militarum has the biggest discount. I’m a little surprised to see the Ork discount being the cheapest however. If they had another box of boys in that box it would have been a pretty great starter army. And it still would have been “cheaper” for GW than the AM box!

For new players looking to start any of these armies, or vets looking to expand, these are all pretty solid options. You’ll probably end up using most (if not all) of these units in your future army. There is *maybe* one unit per box you don’t really need…but with those discounts it’s hard to argue against it.


What do you think of these bundles? Are they worth the savings? Are you tempted to start a new army or expand your current one?

  • georgelabour

    I’m gonna need to roll a DC to choose between the Tau, Ork, and Cult one.

    • John Henry III

      Your rolled a critical failure! All three should be arriving in just a few weeks congrats on the new morgage!

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    The Ork Battleforce is so lame. Ork bikes are pretty bad right now. If you were to field them, you would definitely want more than three bikers.

    The collection of models also feels pretty haphazard and strange. if it had 20 boyz, I think it would be much more well rounded. Then you could stuff 20 boyz in the Battlewagon and the Lootas/Burna Boyz with the Mek in the Trukk. Then you have the bikers run interference… Actually, drop the bikers and add another unit of Boyz (so 30 total). Then you could stick the Lootas and Mek in the back, and charge forward with a unit of 20 Boyz in the wagon and 10 boyz in the trukk.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah, I mean these boxes are rarely a “sane” force. They are almost always min-highlander.

      • Red_Five_Standing_By

        I felt like the DW box last year was pretty good. Then again, DW have so few units, it is hard to mess up, lol

        • ZeeLobby

          Haha, same way I feel about the GSC box.

    • Tothe

      So what if bikes are “bad?” There will be a new codex soon, and if that doesn’t work, 9th edition should roll around by next October at the rate they’ve been accelerating new editions.

  • Havik110

    Why no DE? Why do they hate us?

    • AkulaK

      Because this army is not suitable for children which represents the vast majority of their sales 😉

      • vlad78


    • Magnus

      DE was a box some years ago… probably 5 years ago at this point.

      Not really sure what makes GW pick the armies the do for these boxes.
      I think this is the first year in a long while without Space Marines…

      • I_am_Alpharius

        Generally based which armies products have sold well during the year; typically with a focus on sales of the Getting Started sets and/or brand new armies.

  • Sniddy

    Meh – nothing – I have more stealth suits then I’ll ever field and 33% off – well most retailers I can get 25% off so, MEH

    • autonoise

      But won’t you still get the retailer 25% off on top of the 33%?

      • Sniddy

        Meh I assumed they’ll be GW direct only no?

        • Red_Five_Standing_By

          They weren’t last year. So you would be getting them for…

          127/254=50% off

          it is a great deal.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah, my hesitation is still usually the units that are included that I could care less for. A great deal for anyone wanting to start GSC though, if they buy multiple.

          • Red_Five_Standing_By

            That is the perennial problem. You like 3/4’s but hat last 1/4 of the box is unwanted trash.

          • Fergie0044

            Recycle them for bits? That’s what I planned to do with my electro priests from last years ad mech boxset.
            They’re still untouched a year later and actually useful now so maybe they deserve better.

      • danutzfreeman

        This is what i wanna know too,will these boxes be available to other retailers? Cause right now if i buy from GW`s site i have to buy them in euros while from Wayland i can still buy in pounds which are much better value for me. In fact i did some maths and the difference between buying the box set from Geedubs and buying everything in them separately from Wayland is about 5 pounds.

        So yeah to me it’s not worth it.

        • ZeeLobby

          they usually are.

          • danutzfreeman

            Last year’s Deathwatch box was worth it because i bought it in pounds, this year i have to buy in euros thus making them way more expensive for me, i’m not talking for anyone else, just myself and i say to me they are not worth it.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. That’s unfortunate. Still it’s a significant discount for many places. Just depends if you need those units.

        • NNextremNN

          Your math is wrong you are forgetting that you can buy the discounted box from retailers which give you a discount too 😉

          • danutzfreeman

            Which retailers have these boxes? Cause last year no one but GW had the battleforces.

          • NNextremNN

            A lot? My favourite online retailer had. My local independent store had. The problem was they were sold out!

            So I searched in google found a handful other shops. Again all sold out too. I finally found the Tau box I was looking for on ebay for €135,00 with free shipping. I think official price was 150€ so another 10%.

            So my only problem was finding one because they were quickly sold out and I was out of town.

            I’m no expert in regards of Wayland but I see no reason why they shouldn’t have those boxes. If they actually don’t have them when they will be available maybe you should look somewhere else.

          • danutzfreeman

            Well would you mind telling me some of the sites you know then?

          • NNextremNN

            Well I’m from germany which is bound to EU law but UK is still EU so it should apply to them too but probably not for long. Anyway keep in mind this might lead to shipping costs.

            This was ebay posting I bought:
            Pretty save or risk free if you use paypal for ebay customer protection.

            These are shops where I order stuff when I don’t buy them in my local store:

            These once still have them listed which makes no sense because they will never get them back. I never ordered anything from them so check their credibility before!

            Best would be to check your favorite stores and preorder them once they are available. Google specific product names can find you other stores but check their credibility before.

          • danutzfreeman

            Thanks a lot,will be checking these out!

      • I haven’t seen anywhere sell for more than 15% off in months, since the new retail policies

  • Wildcard1980

    Also while the AM is the best overall discount but they have no HW it would be better off buying 2 of the starter army’s because you get 2 LR also the heavy weapons which are a better deal then the ogryns because while it only makes 1 with a little conversion you can get all 5 HW out of each box. Also the battle forces that are the 165 while out of stock if they ever come back are a better deal for the same reasons they come with the HWs.

  • EnTyme

    BoLS is aware that GW also announced four AoS bundles, right? I’ve yet to see those mentioned on the site.

    • bobrunnicles

      ^^^ this

    • Bakvrad

      Which also are way better than the 40k boxes
      Still have to find out, if I can afford two 😀

      Probably have to sell another army 😀

      • nuggy

        worth it though.

    • NNextremNN

      They are which is why they made a separate article for them 😉

      • EnTyme

        Why separate them into a separate article, though? Also, that article is the first time they’ve been mentioned since the image leaked last week. It just seems odd that a lot of these bundle articles seem copy-pasted directly from the Community site, but they cut out the parts about the AoS bundles. Also, stop winking at me. You’re creeping me out 0.o

        • NNextremNN

          Actually these were not the first time they were mentioned on BolS but anyway. If you want to think nice of this site they do because not all people are interested in both games. If you want to think bad of this site to generate more clicks on their articles which increase their adrevenue. The truth might be in-between these two.

          Also what do you mean? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • ILikeToColourRed

    what about the fantasy sets