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Warhammer 40K Assault On Black Reach Starter Set

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  • Contains a 112-page rulebook, a 33-page getting started booklet, dice, templates, range rulers and almost 50 citadel miniatures
  • Including a space marine captain, 10 tactical space marines, five space marine terminators, a space marine dreadnought, an Ork Warboss, 20 Ork Boyz, five Ork Nobz and three Ork Deffkoptas
  • Miniatures are not painted and assembly may be required

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Product Description

An ideal first purchase for anyone new to wargaming or existing gamers who want to begin playing Warhammer 40,000, the enclosed starter booklet has easy-to-follow examples and a step-by-step introduction to the game, while the rulebook contains all of the information you'll need to play the game proper.

 The two armies provided will allow you and a friend to begin playing right away - these finely detailed, plastic, citadel miniatures have been specially designed to allow you to quickly assemble an army ready for your first battle. For existing Warhammer 40,000 players, this set provides a handy, pocket-sized rule book, great for taking along to tournaments and events. This boxed game contains a 112-page Rulebook, a 33-page Getting Started booklet, Dice, Templates, Range Rulers and almost 50 Citadel miniatures, including: a Space Marine Captain, 10 Tactical Space Marines, Five Space Marine Terminators, a Space Marine Dreadnought, an Ork Warboss, 20 Ork Boyz, five Ork Nobz and three Ork Deffkoptas.

Miniatures come unpainted and unassembled in their original packaging. Books are in brand new condition.

From the Manufacturer

The two armies provided will allow you and a friend to begin playing right away - these finely detailed, plastic, citadel miniatures have been specially designed to allow you to quickly assemble an army ready for your first battle. For existing Warhammer 40,000 players, this set provides a handy, pocket-sized rule book, great for taking along to tournaments and events. Miniatures come unpainted and unassembled in their original packaging. Books are in brand new condition. An ideal first purchase for anyone new to wargaming or existing gamers who want to begin playing Warhammer 40,000, the enclosed starter booklet has easy-to-follow examples and a step-by-step introduction to the game, while the rulebook contains all of the information you'll need to play the game proper.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 11.4 x 2.5 inches ; 4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B000057SRB
  • Item model number: GW 4001
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 12 - 16 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #357,607 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Top Customer Reviews

This is definitely a great set if you're a beginner in the world of Warhammer 40k like me. This box set gets you up and running immediately. It comes with over fifty miniatures, templates, and a comprehensive rule book! The price is close to that of just the hardcover rule book itself, so if you want to just check out the world of Warhammer 40k without investing too much, then this is where you need to start. This way you can really tell if you enjoy playing through the game and see if building an army is a hobby you really want to invest in. And trust me; it IS an investment after a while.

The ridiculously minor drawback is that you can only get this set with Space Marines and Orks as the two opposing forces. While I'm not so driven to play either of these armies, I can't deny the usefulness in getting acquainted with the game in this set. My friends and I have been using this set in order to learn how to play the game rather than using our main forces. The small 95 page rule book has all the rules of the game; in fact they are the same exact ones you'll find in the hardcover three hundred page book. The only difference between the two is that the hardcover book gives you a lot more background information about the different armies and some good painting tips.

One of the other major benefits to this starter kit is how easy it is to put together. The models are designed to snap fit together, which is great for beginners. I've put together some decently complex models, like the tanks and the Forge-World miniatures, and by comparison the "Assault on Black Reach" set is a walk in the park. It put together very simply for me and I didn't even have to do much touch up work. There was nothing I had to seal with epoxy due to gaps and so forth.
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I bought this box set for my 11 year old son due to his love of the companion computer game, "Dawn of War". We discussed it in length before buying something that has so much effort and time involved to make it worthwhile. It was a good move.

The set comes with two armies you must assemble and painstakingly paint (if you want the full effect). My son spent the first month building each piece and painting them as best he could. With a little "Testors" paint and a few fine brushes, its not too difficult to get a good result, with each piece taking about an hour to complete. It was a great lesson in patience and he values the effort put in each one, as it is really the first thing he has taken good care of we have bought him.

As a dad, i wanted to give him an opportunity to experience the "full effect"; which means a small battlefield for his pieces to play on. Reading up on the back-story of the "Black Reach" i created a small, 8 square foot gaming table on a piece of hard-board using Styrofoam, tubing, wood and a lot of sand and paint. It was a good bonding exercise for the both of us and I fount it to be a lot of fun. It isn't totally necessary to spend a fortune, $60 in materials can go a very long way if you are a DIY type.

So, after a month of construction and the joys that comes along with it, we were up and running with two armies. The game has fairly detailed rules, but its orderly and everyone goes in turn. A roll of the dice keeps the pace moving well and it took about 3 hours for our first go at it. I mopped the floor with him, and he cried.. Ok.. i'm kidding about that part. It was actually really fun for both he and I.
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The purchase of this product reminded me of those times that my dad worked with my brothers building models. I am very happy to get the chance to repeat that with my boys. Be sure to get model glue as some of the pieces need help staying in place. Add paints with your purchase so that you are ready to complete your project. The pieces are small and it is very time consuming but I have found the experience to be worth it. Remember to bring plenty of patience as it can be difficult at times.
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I've been buying GW products for two decades and this is the highest quality, best bargain, most comprehensive starter set ever produced for Warhammer 40,000. The miniature rule book contains all the rules from the $50 hard cover rule book minus the background section. The simple to assemble starter miniatures in this set are beautiful and look as good as the more complex multi-part plastic miniatures GW sells, but at a fraction of the price. The miniatures in this box would cost more than $300 if purchased separately as multi-part box sets. This makes them great starter miniatures for novice and younger hobbyists because they are relatively cheap and quick and easy to assemble, yet they are good looking enough to bulk out the armies of veteran hobbyists without hurting your toy soldier budget too much. Dice, templates and an introductory book are included as well.

If you've hesitated to get into 40K before due to the lack of a really good starter set, then the wait is over. This set will get you up and running in a cost effective manner with miniatures you'll be happy to have for years to come. If you're interested only in the Orks or only in the Space Marines then it's easy to double the size of your army for the money by trading the half you don't want with someone else who only wants the other half of the miniatures in the set.

Warhammer 40,000 is a creative and educational hobby. This hobby will nurture patience, dexterity, ability to follow printed directions, creativity, imagination and other skills utilized to assemble and paint miniatures. There is a lot of reading involved regarding all the main rules, army rules, and available background information. Playing the game with the models nurtures sportsmanship, strategic thinking, math and probability skills. I highly recommend this hobby for young and old alike. It's also great fun for parent and child to do together.
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