As Warhammer 40,000 embarks on its latest edition, Games Workshop offers three new boxed sets to kickstart or continue your journey in the stunning world of miniatures and epic tabletop battles. Whether you are a novice or an experienced hobbyist, these Introductory, Starter, and Ultimate Starter Sets are designed to enhance your gaming experience.
Each of these sets offers a unique entry point to the Warhammer universe, tailored to suit varying levels of familiarity and experience with the game.
Warhammer 40,000: Introductory Set
Perfect for newcomers to the Warhammer world, the Introductory Set is designed for those who may not have previously built or painted a miniature but are intrigued by the thrill of strategically intense tabletop games. The set comprises of five Infernus Marines, 10 Termagants, and a Ripper Swarm, all push-fit models that do not require any glue.
It also comes with a set of hobby essentials: clippers, a starter brush, and five paints (Abaddon Black, Wraithbone, Balthasar Gold, Naggaroth Night, and Macragge Blue) to help you get started with the hobby. The 48-page Introductory Handbook provides background information on the models, tutorials, and training scenarios, providing everything you need to embark on your first battles on a paper playing mat.
Warhammer 40,000: Starter Set
For those with a basic understanding of tabletop games or prior Warhammer experience, the Starter Set serves as a perfect gateway into the new edition. The set includes a 64-page Starter Handbook with advanced rules, two rules reference sheets, 10 dice, two range rulers, and a cardboard gaming mat.
Featuring 38 plastic push-fit miniatures, you’ll command a Captain in Terminator Armour, five Terminators, and five Infernus Marines in a brutal battle against a swarm of Tyranids, led by a Winged Tyranid Prime, three Von Ryan’s Leapers, a Psychophage, 20 Termagants, and two Ripper Swarms.
Warhammer 40,000: Ultimate Starter Set
Designed for those ready to dive head-first into the full Warhammer 40,000 experience, the Ultimate Starter Set encompasses everything found in the Starter Set, with additional features. The set includes a Librarian in Terminator Armour and five Barbgaunts, thus topping both factions up to full Combat Patrol size.
An extra cardboard gaming board, an STC Hab-bunker, and eight stockades ensure you have a fully-featured battlefield to play on. The 72-page Ultimate Handbook and Core Rules booklet provide the comprehensive rules and missions needed to master the game.
The release dates for all three sets are soon to be announced. Be sure to stay updated by checking the Warhammer Community website for the latest news.