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Getting Started with Warhammer 40,000 Magazine

Greetings one and all,

It's been a little while, sorry I’ve been away. I took a short break to rest, go on holiday and paint a metric ton of French infantry.

Today I will review a curious thing I found in my local shop, the new(ish) Warhammer 40,000 magazine. So enjoy this slightly lighter review.

What is Getting Started with Warhammer 40,000 Magazine?

As far as I can tell it’s another magazine geared towards getting people into the hobby but this is a stand-alone edition, unlike what Imperium magazine was or Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Stormbringer currently is where you collect and build an army given paints and all the necessary stuff to play the game.

What do you get in it?

Inside you get a magazine, which I must say is reasonably detailed with galaxy and faction lore. The fact it is very picture-heavy is nice and I certainly appreciate it, however, the quality of the paper is a bit lacking very close to rice paper. That shouldn’t have much of a bearing on the product if I’m honest but as a man who likes books, the feel of paper is something I notice.

In terms of content, there is a set of building instructions for the models and the before-mentioned lore, but I must say I was very surprised to see and painting guide and a guide for applying transfers which I thought was a nice touch.

You also get two models a Space Marines Infernus Marine and a Tyranids Termagant. Their nice models and very easy to put together I found not much more to say on this.


Right let's get down to brass tax at £12.50 this is overpriced, there is no other way of putting it. I will however back up on this statement. The Warhammer 40,000 Introductory Set costs £40 and includes;

48-page softcover Warhammer 40,000 Introductory Set Handbook, 16x plastic push-fit Citadel miniatures (5x Infernus Marines, 10x Termagants 1x Ripper Swarm), 1x 30" by 22.4" double-sided gaming mat, 1x range ruler and 6x dice, 22x cardboard tokens and terrain markers, 1x Citadel Starter Clippers, 1x Citadel Colour Starter Brush, and finally 5x 12ml Citadel Colour paints.

This is such a good deal that I’m honestly worried someone in the marketing team hit their head. In short, if you’re thinking of getting into the hobby just buy the Warhammer 40,000 Introductory Set.

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