On June of 2017 Games Workshop gave us the new and improved edition for Warhammer 40,000. With the release of the 8th edition came the introduction of new Space Marine units, armor, and lore. We also received new Death Guard units, but that was mostly celebrated by traitorous heretics. The Warhammer 40k Universe finds itself under siege of the 13th Black Crusade, with the Imperium of Man being essentially torn in half by a massive warp storm. These are troubling times indeed, but for us in the real world it was actually all gravy as we awaited the release of the newest boxed set under the name “Dark Imperium”
The Dark Imperium set came with a set of the high anticipated Primaris Space Marines (basically true scale marines), and an opposing force of Death Guard traitors. The boxed set also came with a hardback cover of the rulebook, a quick reference for the rules, and rules for both armies. The release of the box set, also saw the print of a new book from the Black Library which told the story thus far, making the release that much more sweeter.
Now in 2018, Games Workshop has announced the release of another boxed set. Unlike a majority of previous starter sets, this one does not include Space Marines, but rather focuses on battle between the Adeptus Mechanicus and the Necrons. Despite my bias and obsession for everything Space Marine, I must say, I am definitely excited. Seeing as how Space Marines appear to be the focal point of a lot of Games Workshop’s material, it really is a breath of fresh air to see other factions get some love and attention.
As mentioned, the box will come with both Necrons and Adeptus Mechanicus units, as well as the rules to play both of these armies. The Necron army will include a Necron Cryptek with a distinctive Canoptek cloak. The Admech side can look forward to two Knight Armiger Warglaives, which are basically a lite version of Imperial Knights, and the units I am most looking forward to. If you have not tried Warhammer 40k yet, this set is a great intro. Not only do you get two armies, but you also get these units at a lot cheaper price than you would pay if you bought all of these units individually.
Keep an eye out.