New Starter Sets Sighted For Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition

July 28, 2020 by brennon

Games Workshop are continuing with their previews for Warhammer 40,000 this week as they showed off THREE new wargaming Starter Sets to help get you into a world of grimdark miniatures.

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Recruit Edition // Warhammer 40,000

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We start with the above set, the Recruit Edition. Much like with the Starter Sets that were created for 8th Edition and the recent update to Age Of Sigmar, they come with progressively more "stuff" which allows you to choose the entry point that you feel comfortable with.

With the Recruit Edition, you get a squad of troops for both sides plus a leader to take them forward into battle. You'll also get that little gaming mat, terrain (which is the base of the box) and the dice and rulers you need to get going. You also get a booklet which gets you up and running with the game.

If you fancy going for something with a bit more to sink your teeth into then you can also check out the Elite Edition.

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Elite Edition // Warhammer 40,000

With the Elite Edition, you get a few more options to get you going and build up a fearsome fighting force. As you'll have noted, it comes with the more or less the same options as the first set but also with bikes, and massive Necron monsters to have a bit of fun with.

Finally, you've also got the Command Edition which takes things to the next level and is probably the entry point for those who are familiar with Warhammer 40,000.

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Command Edition // Warhammer 40,000

In this set, you get all of the models from the Elite Edition but with the addition of some big chunky plastic terrain to make your tabletop look even better. You also get the new Rulebook and a Command Booklet which features six missions that will introduce you to the game's concepts.

I can see these being good entry points into the game for those who are new to Warhammer 40,000 and also ways for existing wargamers to dive in and update their Necron or Space Marine armies. All of the miniatures included are still new so it's not like you'll be getting repeat sculpts of anything you already own. Well, unless you bought into Indomitus.

Warhammer 40,000 - Bladeguard Veterans

The Bladeguard Veterans are missing from these Starter Sets but have no fear, they are coming out as their own multi-part plastic kit later in the year.

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New Bladeguard Veterans // Warhammer 40,000

It's odd to think of some of the Primaris Space Marines now being veterans. I guess they have been around for a number of years now in the lore and the story has moved on quite a bit! It is nice to see that the design team have gone back to the "Knight" aesthetic for the Space Marines with a lot of the new releases, adding a bit more of that personality from their older Battle-Brothers into the mix.

Are you going to be picking up one of these Starter Sets and if so, which one?

"Are you going to be picking up one of these Starter Sets and if so, which one?"

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