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Warhammer 40K Next Week: New 9th Edition Starter Sets

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Aug 2 2020

Coming next week for Pre-Order, a batch of new starter sets for 9th Edition 40K. Check out 3 new ways to get started playing on the battlefields of 40K.

A new edition means new players, and new players mean new starter boxes. And if you’re looking to get someone into the game, this next week is a prime opportunity. Three new starter boxes are coming–and if that’s not enough for you, you can check out three different paints and toolkits  alongside your new starter kits. Let’s take a look at everything coming next weekend:

via Warhammer Community

First up, the Recruit Edition Starter set. This looks a lot like the 8th Edition starter box if you can remember back across what is technically three years, but feels more like ten. This starter set is perfect for someone completely new to Warhammer: it comes with 20 minis, streamlined rules, and a mat and bunker to battle around. In this kit you’ll find:

  • 10 Necron Warriors
  • 3 Scarab Swarms
  • 1 Royal Warden
  • 5 Assault Intercessors
  • 1 Primaris Lieutenant

Next is the Elite Edition for those whose palettes are a little more refined. This includes a slightly bigger bunker/box and 26 miniatures all in all:

  • 10 Necron Warriors
  • 3 Scarab Swarms
  • 3 Skorpekh Destroyers
  • 1 Overlord
  • 5 Assault Intercessors
  • 3 Outriders
  • 1 Primaris Captain

So you’ll get to play with vehicles and heavier weapons with this kit.


Of course, if that’s not enough for you, there’s also the Command Edition starter set. The ultimate starter box for folks looking to jump into the game, the Command Edition has all the same miniatures in the Elite Edition, but it also comes with push-fit terrain pieces, six different “tutorial missions” and a 184 page rulebook so you can get right to the good stuff.

But playing the game is only half of the game when it comes to Warhammer 40K. You’ll also need to build and paint those minis, so GW is back with new paint sets and tool kits.

There’s one each for Necrons and Space Marines, which include push-fit Necron Warriors or Assault Intercessors, depending on which ones you grab–they’re “distinct poses” which means you won’t find miniatures standing like these in the Indomitus or starter boxes. Of course, you’ll also get the, y’know, paints.

Each box has six different paint pots, a starter brush, and a guide to painting these models.


Or if you want to jump in feet first, check out the new Paints and Tools set which includes an additional 13 paints, and the tools you’re familiar with by now.

And it couldn’t be Warhammer 40K if there weren’t ruined gothic-industrial battlefields to fight over. So you can also pick up the “Command Edition Battlefield Expansion Set” which is just the gaming board and terrain pieces out of the Command Edition Starter Set, but if you’re only looking for those pieces, then here’s your chance to grab ’em ad go.

All this, next weekend!

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