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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

VERY IMPORTANT NEWS: 40K 6th Edition; Starter Box Set Contents

Well 6th edition has landed on our door but that's no reason to stop! I have some more very important news regarding the boxed starter set contents. I think by now we are all under the impression that the set will contain Dark Angels vs Chaos... but the mix of models may well surprise you! Not only this, but it definately says a lot about the up-coming Chaos Army.

Take a look at these pictures which list out the armies;

I know, I know... it all looks a bit Japanese! lol, so, lets break it down:

First, the Dark Angels
- Captain Balthasar: w/ Power Armour, Power Sword, Combi-Plasma, Frag & Krak grenades

- Librarian Raphael: w/ Bolt Pistol & Force Weapon

- Deathwing Squad: Sergeant w/ Storm Bolter & Power Sword, 1 w/ Assault Cannon & Power Fist, 2 w/ Storm Bolter & Power Fist, 1 w/ Storm Bolter & Chainfist

- Tactical Sqaud: Sergeant w/ Plasma Pistol & Close Combat Weapon and 9 Marines, 1 w/ Plasma Cannon, 1 w/ Plasma Gun, 7 w/ Bolters. All with Bolt Pistol and Frag & Krak grenades

- Ravenwing Squad: Sergeant w/ Bolt Pistol & Close Combat Weapon, 1 w/ Plasma Gun and 1 regular. All with Bolt Pistol and Frag & Krak grenades

And now the Chaos
- Chaos Lord: Power Armour, Power Sword, Plasma Pistol, Frag & Krak grenades

- "Hellbeast" (Presumably a Dreadnought): Multi Melta and Power Fist

- Chosen: Sergeant w/ Power Maul, Bolt Pistol & Bolter. 1 w/ lightning claws, 1 w/ a Power Axe, Bolt Pistol & Bolter, 1 w/ a Power Fist, Bolt Pistol & Bolter, 2 w/ Close Combat Weapons, Bolters & Bolt Pistols. All have Power Armour, Frag & Krak grenades

- Cultist squad 1: Cultist leader w/ two Close Combat Weapons, 9 Cultists, 1 w/ Flamer, 8 w/ Close Combat Weapons & Autopistols

- Cultist squad 2: Cultist leader w/ Close Combat Weapon & Shotgun, 9 Cultist, 1 w/ Heavy Stubber and 8 w/ Autoguns

Yes, that's right - cultists! This says a lot for the direction of the new Chaos Codex if you ask me! The unit choices are great really, because there is a litle bit of everything and so makes sense for a set that is supposed to help you learn the wide range of rules!

Please leave a comment if you have anything to say / discuss about this news!


  1. Nice scoop,
    Liking the Chaos cultists vibe and its great to finally get that rumor confirmed. Also looking forward to seeing this Hellbeast it sounds cool and the Chaos Dread really did need an update. And is it me or does this seem like its chock full of models interesting to see what the final price point of the starter set is going to be.

    1. The box definately has a really broad range of units in there. This is great for learning the game, but also for modelling and painting! Price is always the sticking point with GW. I would imagine that we'd be looking at something very close to the Fantasy boxed set but the final cost is anyones guess!