So, many comments came in after my A Few New Things… post. 45 comments in total, half of that being replies from me, but it inadvertently lead to me creating today’s post. As many of you know, I got myself a starter set to try learn how to play the Warhammer 40K table top. I have been itching for a few years to get into the miniatures side of things. See if I can still be creative in some way. I have been working on getting foto’s for today’s post since Sunday, they will not be very significant or awe inspiring, but I thought I could let you all in on what is inside the Recruit Edition Starter Set.
On the Back of the box it states the contents as:
64 Page Recruit Manual.
This will teach me not only how to play, but also how to start painting miniatures, as well as give some back ground on the units included with the set. Even though I know what the Primaris Space Marines should be, I have not read any books where they feature yet so I will just refer to them as the bigger brother of the Space Marines. There is a lot of the Necrons I know about, but I can probably learn some more. These are basically the Terminator robots with the 40K twist as well as have some form of Egyptian lore thrown into the mix.
Archeovault Terrain Piece
This is just a colorful box that keeps everything within the outer box neat and together, with the added bonus of being used in-game as a set piece. Saves me painting something horrible for the time being…
Two Reference Sheets.
These are for the two armies included in the box. I have no idea what they mean yet, still have a lot of reading to do, but I figure they are a summery of the rules of the mini’s that you command.
This is a double sided, poster sized mat that depicts the terrain that the battles will be waged upon. Again, saves me making terrain for now…
Two Range Rulers.
This will probably be used when moving around the battle field as well as attacking with guns I figure.
Space Marines Transfer Sheet.
… No idea, do I cut this out to glue on my mini’s, or is this just to give an idea of how to mark my Marines?
5 Assault Intercessors.
My seemingly very small Space Marine army…
Going up against 10 Necron Warriors and 3 Canoptek Scarab swarms. Each Necron comes with a choice of two weapon loadouts as well as two heads per miniture, I will be using what the Manual states for the time being before trying out more advanced builds.
Royal Warden on the left, this is the Leader/Commander of the Necrons. On the right a Primaris Lieutenant for the Space Marines. So 6 Marines will be going up against 14 Necrons in total? That sounds like fair odds to me…
Bases for all the miniatures to stand on.
10 Six sided Dice.
This is probably the most important part of the game. This will probably decide if units fire, what damage they deal or even if the shots fired hits home.
The following two pictures are not included in the box, but I added them to show that I tried to put a figure together. Said figure is from the Getting Started with Warhammer book that I got earlier last year to start doing some reading up. I will be using this mini as a test subject seeing as I already broke a small piece of in the process of getting the body parts out of their frames. You will not see this in the picture, but the Bolter is actually holding up his left arm in stead of the other way around. I cut a little stupid when I took the main body out of it’s frame, taking the small piece that the arm is supposed to slot into with it. I am happy that that was the only mistake I made so far. My pair of side cutters should be coming in today. I promise to take more care with taking the models out. I do not want to spend more time fixing mistakes than it takes to put a figure together…
Test Subject Redacted:
I have already sanded away the rough bits where the different components connected to the frames. These are obviously foto’s I took before I did that.
And there you have it folks. A Dave original Unboxing. Although I can’t say that this distraction took me away from reading. I can see it might do so as I start to actually learn more about the mechanics of the game. I you liked it as much as I had in putting it all together. I have just added a total of 2% in my WP pictures “storage space” even after trying to edit these fotos in paint to a more suitable size…
What do you guys think?