This is your time of the week! Today in the 40k Weekend Recovery we take a look at the pre-orders coming next week. So let’s get started:
This right here is the famous full starter set that we are used to. The Command Edition gives you a full rulebook, Datasheets, scenarios to learn the game through different segments of a continuous story, and the models you see right there in the picture. The important and different thing about this box compared to the 2 other versions and even from a lot of other editions, is the terrain. Here we have a good chunk of terrain to build and paint and that gives more value to your box. Terrain is a big part of Warhammer. Finally, they make it to a starter box since the Macragge starter box of old. The 2 other versions are called Elite Edition and Recruit Edition.
New terrain kit:
If you were looking to add terrain to your collection, starting to collect terrain or simply adding some to a Starter Set, here is your starting point. This comes with pipes, ruins, and even a canister of some sort (I’m sure you can come up with amazing ways to modify this one and give your terrain some flavor). It also comes with a board so that your kitchen table becomes a battlefield in no time. Perfect also for fans of Necromunda and Kill Team.
Starter paints and models:
These kits are a staple of new editions in Warhammer. Giving you a little taste of the painting hobby with cool miniatures but also a good amount of paint that are useful for everyone. The nice thing about these is that we have the new Tessaract Glow technical paint that is perfect for the weapons of Necrons but also to any plasma weapon or glow effects.
Paints and tools:
Here you have a box full of paints and tools that are really nice for any beginners. A good mix of paints that is made to accompany your Starter Sets. Useful for anyone that is just looking to build a paint collection slowly at a small discount while getting tools.
New book series:
Avenging Son is the first in the new series of books called Dawn of Fire. This series was presented a while ago in the Warhammer Preview and I personally cannot wait to start reading it. This is presented as a series that will be treated as seriously and with the same type of organization as the Horus Heresy. You were asking yourself what is the next series after the Horus Heresy? This is the one and it starts with this book by Guy Haley. If you’ve read the Dante and Devastation of Baal you know how this guy likes his stories to evolve and present the flaws as well as the strength of his characters.
40k Weekend Recovery conclusion:
So this is where the 40k Weekend Recovery ends but it’s not all. With the loads of models that came out and with Crusader I am sure you have a lot of amazing hobby to show us. Share in the comments what you think of these and what you are working on lately. I have to go now because I have some Fallen to hunt down but I’ll see you next week. If you are looking for some tips on how to play Warhammer 40k we have a ton for you like this article right here: https://nightsatthegametable.com/replacement-reposition-effects-in-9th-edition/. Go on our website for more fun and tactical articles like this.
Weekend Recovery 7/13/2020
This 40K Weekend Recovery was a big week for someone in this hobby but this week, I think, stands out in the roller coaster of emotions that we went through as a community. Of course, I am talking mostly about 9th edition and most importantly the Indomitus box. Let’s talk about the Oliphaunt in the room.
As I am writing these lines, no statement from Games Workshop has been made so far regarding the preorder of their new Launch Box. For many around the world this new box was a dream come true. A new Necron Starter Army with a newer version of an old kit, and new heroes. Finally, Intercessors that know how to fight up close and personal (Flesh Tearer player here so I’m a bit bias), new amazing bikes, long-range melta gravis wearing warriors and most importantly 2 characters that have captured our imagination from the skeleton on a shield to the giant sword on shoulder.
I was excited for this 40K Weekend Recovery
This dream was hyped, enhanced, and promoted by articles and videos pretty much every day or so for the past month. This dream came to a screeching halt Saturday. The website of Games Workshop was not able to withstand the demand, the stock wasn’t as high as it needed/should have been. So much that many reports talk about a window smaller than 15 minutes to order before it went out of stock. Independent retailers around the world talk about being cut down from their initial numbers to a maximum of 45 by the representative at Games Workshop. Of course, we don’t know and maybe we will never know what happened but it’s understandable to be frustrated, angry, sad, and disappointed at all this.
Maybe some of you have read some of my past articles and they know that I’m more of a glass-half-full kind of guy. Even my optimism didn’t survive the initial shock of seeing all of this mess. I call it a mess because there is a lot of angry hobbyist with money ready to buy and take part in something that was promoted for a long time. Now that I’ve has a bit of time to reflect on this I want to share a little something with you. Let’s look at what’s coming ahead to put things in perspective and offer some solutions.
I know we all love discounts and the independent retailers all around the world have been cut short and hit hard by this shortage of boxes coming their way. If you really want a box, call or message the Warhammer store near you. They will have copies for you available on the 25th. Maybe they have a reservation list, maybe they don’t. One thing is sure is that they will have some boxes in-store available for you to buy or reserve on the day of release.
Scalpers are not a solution
I try not to judge and if you want your box that bad, then do what needs to be done to make yourself happy. Morally I would highly suggest not encouraging that behaviour. I prefer to not have a box and know that the scalper is stuck with 3 or more boxes that people are not buying than to pay more and encourage that person to keep doing this.
Multiple option kits
In the near future, I would say around 1-2 months, we will start seeing these kits come separately with more options in their individual boxes. It may not be a big relief, but maybe knowing that the money you weren’t able to spend now will get you even more fun with kits full of customization possibilities. As a hobbyist, 2 things get to me, creativity and saving money. If I can’t save money, at least I’m happy knowing that I’ll have creative options later.
A starter set is on the way
I can’t say when, but Games Workshop is in the business of recruiting. They have been clear in their previews that this box was a Launch Box, not a beginner set. Trust me, they will have a set coming that will be full of saving and made for beginners to go in their Getting Started section. It may not look like a consolation to some of you, but I really want to make this clear for new players and for people that wanted to save money on a bundle of new models. There will come another box with maybe some of these models or completely different ones that will be made for recruitment. We just have to ait for when this is going to happen.
Preorder? The Next 40K Weekend Recovery
Nothing new is coming our way that have been announced so far so we are looking at 2 weeks of empty releases. All the things that were announced (paints, novel, boards, Chapter Approved, crusade journal) are all coming at the same time as the box and nothing else between here and now.
40K Weekend Recovery Conclusion
Now that we talked about the Oliphaunt in the room and that we broke it down to what we could do and not just wishful thinking and what should have been, I look forward to this being put behind us. To put it behind us, I think it’s important to talk about this and look forward. Forward together. What is your personal experience with this release? How are you feeling about it? Are you a new player or a veteran player and how do you deal with this? If you are looking to prepare yourself for the new edition you can read right here one of my articles about how you can prepare for it no matter which army you play or your level of experience.
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As always thanks for reading!
Special thanks to Games Workshop for the use of their images and for making the best game ever!