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peterx Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2012 9:53 a.m. PST

Did you purchase the new Warhammer 40k box set?
If so, what do you think of the miniatures?
Do you think it's worth the money (for you)?
If you play 40k, but didn't buy it, what are your reasons not to buy it?

Chris B Inactive Member05 Sep 2012 10:09 a.m. PST

I split the box with someone, took the Chaos stuff.
The miniatures are very good. They may not be very easily customized, as they're push-fit, but they are really well done. It's worth the money – it comes out to be about $2 USD a figure, including a big Chaos Hellbrute, and it includes a fully usable rulebook that would cost $75 USD in hardcover. On the downside, it's a gateway to a very expensive hobby…

Jim Selzer Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2012 10:29 a.m. PST

Amen Chris Amen

Sajiro Inactive Member05 Sep 2012 10:37 a.m. PST

I'm going to pass on this set. I have Orks, IG, and Red Scorpions along with two sons that really want Necrons. There's nothing in this box for me, but I think it's a good looking set if you are into Chaos and DA.

LeadLair76 Inactive Member05 Sep 2012 10:40 a.m. PST

I just started a Dark Angels army and I always love / could use more Chaos models so yes this is a great boxed set for me. The models are easily the best they have put into a starter set quality wise so that is a plus.

As stated above it is a good value for the money. I am going to look on ebay to see how much everything is going for and then decide if it makes sense to buy another set or just grab the extras I want from ebay.

hoosierclyde Inactive Member05 Sep 2012 10:44 a.m. PST

It's a very nice set. The figs look good, and it's value for money. Like Chris B, I split it with a friend, and kept the marines.

Toy Gamer Inactive Member05 Sep 2012 10:46 a.m. PST

I usually buy these sets for playing stand alone games rather then starting/adding too a bigger army.
I will probably pick it up if I can get it for cheap.

Space Monkey Inactive Member05 Sep 2012 10:53 a.m. PST

I'm looking to get the Chaos forces… for use in Rogue Trader or other games… so, less of a 'gateway' for me.

nvdoyle05 Sep 2012 11:09 a.m. PST

All I want are the cultists. I like the Big Book, and I'll be using that for some updated Necromunda-style games.

Wolfprophet Inactive Member05 Sep 2012 12:32 p.m. PST

I've got it. Not sure I'll be keeping the DA though. May just give them to a friend who wants to start, but cannot afford to or try to trade them someone for more cultists. I'm thinking the latter since I can't think of any friends who have DA.

altfritz05 Sep 2012 3:08 p.m. PST

6th edition?! I think the last edition I played was 3rd…

28mm Fanatik05 Sep 2012 3:58 p.m. PST

I'm sure the boxset is well worth the investment, but I never buy something just because it's cheap. I play neither DA nor Chaos (my armies are Crimson Fists, Eldar, Tau and IG) so this boxset offers nothing for me, and I already bought the 6th edition rulebook. I know, why not start a new army or two (or three), but I think four is quite enough for me in 40K.

Besides, I'm spending $$$ like crazy on Dust Tactics/Dust Warfare minis and rules right now.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2012 6:10 p.m. PST

Don't do Chaos and I already have a Dark Angels army plus a Guardians of The Covenant Army.

If I want anything I will get it from Ebay when they part out the box.

So not going to buy, which will make my wife happy since I picked out three boxes of the 5th Edition box set.

Crucible Orc Inactive Member05 Sep 2012 7:01 p.m. PST

models seem nice, but i have no interest in chaos or another marine army.

i may give a Friend who always buys 2 of these sets 10$ for his duplicate rulebook though.

Aksakal Inactive Member06 Sep 2012 3:16 a.m. PST

The snap/push together is a great advancement. Sure it cuts down on the poseability but for a starter set and it's audience its a plus.

tnjrp06 Sep 2012 3:25 a.m. PST

peterx 05 Sep 2012 9:53 a.m. PST:

Did you purchase the new Warhammer 40k box set?

AWuuuu Inactive Member06 Sep 2012 3:50 a.m. PST

Chaos models are at their best, highest modeling and conceptual level ever achieved.

Marines looks little rushed in comparison (less cutting, less detail.

I will be trading my Bikes and tactical squad for sure, but i probably like Termies too much to trade them.

And I want more cultists and chosen.

Definitely worth if you play chaos (less DA – chaos models are juts better quality and more flattered) or like great miniatures like me (and play Necromunda, Confrontation/ Inquisitor 28).

Colin Hagreen Inactive Member06 Sep 2012 4:56 a.m. PST

I was surprised that the space marine figures were so chapter-specific the marine side is usually very generic so that it can be used by pretty much any player. Having said that, they're nice, and I do have a Dark Angel army, so I'll be using them.

The chaos figures are even nicer, especially the cultists, and they'll find their way into my chaos or guard armies as soon as I get to paint them.

Overall the sets are always worth the money if you play the game slightly less so this time since both halves of the figure offer are very specific, but still good value if you want either of them and are willing to do some work to swap or sell the remainder. It's also the only direct way to get the paperback mini-rulebook, though ebay is your friend here.

basileus66 Inactive Member06 Sep 2012 6:18 a.m. PST

I do. Of course, I have a Chaos army, so the minis are a nice add up to them… and the DA will come handy as an allied detachment for my Flesh Tearers.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2012 7:29 a.m. PST

There is only one Space Marine Chapter that is worth a damm and that is the Dark Angels.

They have their own agenda.

Far better than the Blue Emo Ultramarines that GW has been pushing for the last several years.

axabrax Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2012 7:56 a.m. PST


KJdidit Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Sep 2012 10:53 a.m. PST

Bought the set after not having played since 3ed, primarily on the strength of the Chosen models. I'd been collecting and painting Necrons for a few months (solely as a modeling project, with eyes towards using them for other games) and picked up enough extras to run ~1800 points in a friendly game.

Overall, pleased with the Chaos models; haven't assembled the DA as I might yet trade them, but like all save the captain (nice wings… not).

RJBAJB06 Sep 2012 3:13 p.m. PST

I got the box solely for the small rulebook as I dislike paying a fortune for the hardback, of which half is full of fluff that I'm not interested in.
I think the Chaos figures in particular are great and the marines are quite nice.
Having said that the Chaos figures are on ebay and the marines I sold to a friend at the wargames club!

dsfrank Inactive Member29 Oct 2012 3:40 a.m. PST

as luck would have it – I am a big Dark Angel fan and given the fluff of the chapter and part of them rebelling under Luther & because I liked the OOP Cypher mini – I have a chaos army of fallen Dark Angels – so tne new box is right up my alley – I really like the plastic Terminators and the characters – very nicely done – the cultists are pretty cool – I bought another 40 cultists on ebay – hope 60 is enough – was able to do some head swaps and conversion on these plastic guys and they came out pretty well – all in all 6th edition seems to be a winner

freecloud29 Oct 2012 8:17 a.m. PST

I think the box pays for itself via teh rules and spare templates & dice alone. The figures are nice, but hard to convert.

I mainly wanted the Cultists and swapped most of the DAs for another guy's cultists (I kept the bikes though – fallen Hells Angels and all that) :-)

I have a small Word Bearer force so the Chaos troops just slot in, mainly as Aspiring Champs with alternate weapons combos. I am using the one Chaos guy as a Dark Apostle.

The Helbrute was useful as I had no old Dreadnoughts

Nathaniel31 Oct 2012 12:47 p.m. PST

The only thing I like about it is the cultists. The Dark Angels are fine, but nothing knew there. The chaos marines and that big wierd cyber robot are just too over the top. The cultists look pretty cool.

Did I buy it? No way. I might, at some point, grab some cultists off of eBay, but that's a long way down on my list of things to buy. I certainly have no interest in rules that are compromised in their game design by the desire to sell miniatures. I now tend to source my rules and miniatures from different sources as that way both the figures and the rules have to stand on their own merits. I don't feel 40k does compared to FUBAR, 5150, or even just a sci-fi application of Bolt Action.

KTravlos31 Oct 2012 3:44 p.m. PST

While I am out of 40k (I still have a 1500k fully painted SM army but I do not intend to expand it), if I wanted to enter the hobby, or start two small armies (the way to go for me), this would be a great set. The miniatures are pretty nice.

Judge Doug Inactive Member01 Nov 2012 7:42 a.m. PST

I just bought the Dark Angels and I have to say they are some of the nicest plastic miniatures I've ever seen.

FreemanL Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2012 6:01 a.m. PST

Sort of. I bought the box set for the cultists. The DA went to my son who will, more than likely, stare at them for a bit before finally selling them on ebay. I've already sold off all of the other chaos models except for the cultists, which are great models and full of character.

Overall, as the models are distinctly Dark Angels, I think that hurts because it does not appeal to all marine players in the same way the Terminators and Dread did for Black Reach. Had their bikes or the tac squad with Plasma weapons been more generic, I think this box set would have flown off the shelves just for that AND the cultists.

LOL! And of course the baby rule books.

But as I hardly know any DA players, it just fills way too small of a niche market. Just like the Stormraven where ONLY Blood Angels or Grey Knights can use it. Again, not thinking it through to opening it up to increased sales.

alien BLOODY HELL surfer Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 7:04 a.m. PST

bought just the chaos models and the rulebook from someone else as wanted the cultist models to use with decent games.
am more interested in the range of heresy/pre-hresey stuff forgeworld are doing – if GW make that available in plastic and a WH30K box set then I'd be seriously tempted

(if they cut down the unecessary clutter – sorry 'detail' on their figures and stopped using the awful Bleeped textcast sorry finecast stuff. we stopped using it years ago as it's poor and destroys the mold.)

DsGilbert Inactive Member20 Jul 2013 10:20 a.m. PST

My only complaint is the miniature print in the books. Granted I have to wear glasses, but DAMN, The print is small. I know it's so you buy the hardcover book, but this is ridiculous.

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