Warhammer 40,000 Assault on Black Reach £62.50 @ Games Workshop
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Warhammer 40,000 Assault on Black Reach £62.50 @ Games Workshop

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Found 15th Jun 2012
Before anyone votes cold because Warhammer is expensive allow me to explain, in this deal you can either get a 1000 point Ork or Space Marine army for £62.50 rather than spending £100+ as one would normally. All you have to do is ask your local store to swap out either the Ork or Space Marine sprues out for either another Ork or Space Marine set (you will get duplicate models and bases), effectively doubling your chosen army by 2.

Stores are doing this as 6th Edition is coming at the end of the month with a new starter set there too, staff should allow customers then to swap out armies in the next starter set too (rumour has it will be Space Marine and Chaos Space Marines and a unique model) for a limited time.

In terms of money a single dreadnought costs £30 and a terminator squad also costs £30, with this deal you would get 2 dreadnoughts 2 terminator squads, 2 captains and 2 tactical squads or Ork equvilant. As this is a starter set you don't even need glue! All models snap together and just require paint for that just buy a black spray can and buy the Space Marine paint set and off you go (some stores sell a bundle of Assualt on Black Reach with the spray and paint set for £70 or £80 depending on where you live)

For those who want to extend their Ork or Space Marine armies you can ebay the rulebook and accessories away for £10 or £15.
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Deal of its legit but what makes you do sure about the whole swapout thing?

Is that an opinion based on the idea that once the new Ed comes they won't be able to shift the old sets with out of date rules etc, so would rather split up a set and sell 2x SM to you and gamble that they might sell 2x Orc to the next punter?

Seems a store specific possibility, but nationwide? Which store is the one you know will do it?

Matt
RagingKileak

Deal of its legit but what makes you do sure about the whole swapout … Deal of its legit but what makes you do sure about the whole swapout thing?Is that an opinion based on the idea that once the new Ed comes they won't be able to shift the old sets with out of date rules etc, so would rather split up a set and sell 2x SM to you and gamble that they might sell 2x Orc to the next punter?Seems a store specific possibility, but nationwide? Which store is the one you know will do it?Matt



Well I was asking about 6th Edition in my local store as I had been out of the hobby a few years due to finishing Uni work and all, the staff manager said that next week would be the unveiling of the new rules along with pre-orders till the end of July I think for the new rulebook and starter sets.

He said that with the new rules on the horizon the old current set was being phased out (stores no longer sell 5th edition any more) because of that he was willing to swap out armies in the current and the future starter sets for a short while till 6th edition is the norm and Assault on Black Reach is replaced.

I asked for Orks to be taken out of my box and he did it right in front of me, even reconfirmed to me he would gladly do the same with 6th edition starter set too but he reminded me that the rules are changing and this deal is for people wishing to build a large cheap army quicky without paying £80 for a Battleforce.
bit geekey
Wish it were Tyranids and Necrons! They're the only factions I'm interested in.

Great deal anyway, heat added.
phil2345

bit geekey



Lol, and video games aren't geekey either?
Shadowmancer88

Lol, and video games aren't geekey either?



Not anymore, hadn't you noticed its become fashion now. Happened just before all the new releases became ****.

¬¬
I'm new to Warhammer 40k and am looking to get started with this box set.
Is there any reason not to pick this set up from totalwargamer for £50.11 inc del?
Or is it worth waiting and spending the extra for the 6th Edition with the updated rule book and bits?

£46.12 Estimate shipping cost £3.99
totalwargamer.co.uk/war…tml
I used to enjoy Warhammer and to be honest, it never bothered me what people thought about it.

As a kid I loved board games that captured the imagination like Heroquest and other 'light' Warhammer variants.

Now, Games make it easier for me to enjoy similar worlds and fiction, but I'd still love to have a nice 2000pt Empire army fully painted.

I actually wish someone would make a Warhammer sim that is true to the board games. Take the Magic: The Gathering games for example (which I love) which are fantastic representations of the real game.

Anyway, I think this is a good deal if you get it like I said!

Matt
"bit geekey"

Dude - your last 3 posts have been about Halo megablocks! Pot calling the kettle black, non?

You're correct though, it is. Which isn't a bad thing. Whilst I've never been interested in this sort of thing, I would count myself as a bonafide card-carrying geek.
Edited by: "Blurigard" 16th Jun 2012
redmoss

I'm new to Warhammer 40k and am looking to get started with this box set. … I'm new to Warhammer 40k and am looking to get started with this box set. Is there any reason not to pick this set up from totalwargamer for £50.11 inc del? Or is it worth waiting and spending the extra for the 6th Edition with the updated rule book and bits? £46.12 Estimate shipping cost £3.99http://www.totalwargamer.co.uk/warhammer-40000-assault-on-black-reach.html



I would say hold off for a week at the least, next Saturday GW stores will be receiving demo copies of the new rulebooks and will take pre-orders then and there there will be also more info on the new starter set too. If the new starter set armies don't appeal to you and Assault does then this is a better deal, you'll just need the new rulebook then (you should be able to find this on ebay after release).

This deal is more or less aimed at people who want a 1000pt Space Marine or 900pt Ork army for either starting or expanding an existing army, mainly due to recent price hikes at GW battleforces which have the same amount of points per army (with more variation in the units) but for £80. Here you'll get the same for £62.50 with measuring rulers, 5th edition rulebook, 6 dice and 1 scatter dice and ordinance markers.

Speaking of 6th edition no-one knows the pricing yet (apart from hardcover rulebook filled with the useless fluff is £45) it would be doubtful if they price it at £80 as starter sets have always been about value getting new and existing customers onto new rules and build up new armies. If they do price up the 6th edition at £80 like the battleforces then this deal is very hot as one can save a lot of money.

End of long rant, if your new then its best to wait a week for more information on 6th edition. If your after expanding or starting an Ork or Space Marine army then this is a very hot deal.
Thank you for the knowledgeable advice Shadowmancer88
This will be a long overdue purchase can't wait.
I know it takes the fun out of it, but id love a digital version of this game. Sure ive got dawn of war etc, but i mean a full digital, you could pay for your army, do turn based combat, but most of all, you could actually play with someone!

All my pals stopped playing and i eventually sold my army, but id just love them to make it!

Great deal none the less!!!
I love the models but I've never actually played with them. I buy them, build them, paint them and stand them on my shelf. But if there were a decent video game where I could have a Tyranid army and I didn't have to interact with anyone else, I'd be all for that!
Shadowmancer88

Lol, and video games aren't geekey either?

no not anymore



spookidoodles

Not anymore, hadn't you noticed its become fashion now. Happened just … Not anymore, hadn't you noticed its become fashion now. Happened just before all the new releases became ****.¬¬

wrong most games are good



wrong most games are good



And Halo or COD aren't one of them
Seen enough posts from phil2345 now to know that he is either a troll or just very stupid (blanket statements with no reasoning or logic). Either way he should just be ignored.

wrong most games are good

pr2thej

Seen enough posts from phil2345 now to know that he is either a troll or … Seen enough posts from phil2345 now to know that he is either a troll or just very stupid (blanket statements with no reasoning or logic). Either way he should just be ignored.

yeah



no a lot of people agree and like me so why can't u
I like how all the 'Geeks' in this thread can read and write properly....

Matt
Its worth noting that whilst the new 40K rulebook is instore to buy 30th June, the new starter set isnt and won't likely be until September - the days when both the big book and the starter were released on day one are long gone and the same happened with the last Warhammer Fantasy - starter was months behind the book.

In terms of this deal.....it's okay but the Orks don't come to 900 points, at best you've got 800 points and the Marine force, again as starter, is going to fill up a lot of your more interesting choice for the army (10 man Terminator squad and 2 Dreadnaughts fills out your Elite choice for starters).

It's okay, but I don't recommend anyone going into this hobby to do it purely based on "I can get X points for X money" as its not the recipe for long term success.
My son, who is 9, would like to get into this, as a family friend aged 15 plays with him at his house. What do you think he needs, to start. Would it be best to wait till the new starter set comes out, or what do you recommend someone needs who hasn't got anything yet?
Thanks for your advice.
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