Get Started In Warhammer 40,000 & Age Of Sigmar With New GW Sets

January 2, 2016 by brennon

Games Workshop have put together a selection of new Starter Army packs for both Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar giving you the core of a new fighting force to use with either of these systems. While not exactly a new premise they do have an interesting twist to them…

Warhammer 40,000

I’ve picked out three of the new sets here but for their Sci-Fi game Games Workshop have six for you to choose from. The interesting twist is that each of these sets comes with a new Formation Rules Sheet allowing you to play games with them against other Starter Armies right away.

Space Marine Starter Army

Tau Empire Starter Army

Adeptus Mechanicus Starter Army

You’re going to find yourself with a character model to lead the army in each of these sets followed by a core Troop choice and then finally something big which adds to the faction. In the case of the Adeptus Mechanicus (see our recent themed week here) it’s a massive Onager Dunecrawler.

Age Of Sigmar

The same is going to be true of these new Age of Sigmar boxes that you see below. Once again there are a good selection of them with each containing a new themed Battle Scroll which allows you to get started in Age of Sigmar right away. The rules are also free of course so you should be able to pick up and play quite quickly.

Khorne Daemon Starter Army

Greenskin Starter Army

Chaos Warrior Starter Army

As you can see they follow much the same design document of the Warhammer 40,000 sets with a character to lead your warriors, some regular troops and then something more elite to back them up. I would say that you almost get more bang for your buck with the Age of Sigmar sets simply because of the way in which the game plays now.

With this in mind I could potentially see more people being interested in Age of Sigmar and giving it a punt with one of these sets.

What do you think?

"With this in mind I could potentially see more people being interested in Age of Sigmar and giving it a punt with one of these sets..."