Possibly the best starter for 40k ever, includes just under 1000 points of both Primaris Space Marines and Death Guard as well as hardcover rulebook. Ever better value from Mighty Ape, why pay more elsewhere.
Games Workshop have completely overhauled their game and designed something much closer to what the fan base have been asking for for years. Newly released editions were often cross compatible with previous edition books, how ever this is a complete new slate and makes all non 8th edition books redundant. Every miniature has a new rules and the rules for the miniatures have been consolidated into 5 books called Index: Volumes, you will need at least 1 of the Index books if you want to further develop one of the Army in the box into a larger force. If you were ever thinking of jumping into 40k now would be the time as the whole system will be quite new to veterans and new players alike. The box contains a lot of value as the models sold separately plus the cost of the hard back book would exceed the box set.
Very happy with box, went halves with a friend and we both walked away with a good size starter army. Recommend for those getting back into warhammer!
Great value as you get 53 miniatures and the books and data sheets.
Having been absent since 4th edition, this 8th edition set is a good starter kit for the new player or returning player alike. Rules have been streamlined so even a previous non-player can play after a 10min~ tutorial and general model quality is excellent – no jagged edges and so forth.
Particularly noteworthy is the (understated) fact that the Primarus Marines can be repainted into existing chapter colours (not just Ultramarines) and added to your existing space marines army under the new ruleset – very good if you don't want to play as Smurfs all the time!
Modelwise the Marines are harder to glue (3–4 join points) vs Chaos (2 or so join points for most non chaos-marine models), although paintwise Marines are the easier of the two to paint.
Definitely a welcome new direction from GW. Big thanks to M.A. For getting on the short supply so quickly that I still had the boxed set within the first week even though they had sold out. Nice work.
A simply great box for those starting with 40k or looking for a solid kit to establish a base for a new primaris or chaos space marine army.
My first time getting back into 40K tabletop in 6 years was starting with this, considering the contents its amazing value and is ideal for people starting out of coming back to it!
Great fun to build, paint and play.
The box says it's the ultimate boxed set and I agree. This gives you two whole armies and all the other parts to play them. This isn't a budget starter set, this is more of a higher end starter set so keep that in mind but this does have everything you need to start playing Warhammer40k with two armies that are just under 1000 points each respectively.
Fantastic value for the price.
Get your mate to buy one too, then swap halves so you each end up with a good sized army for peanuts!