New stuff: Dark Vengeance (Pre-release) – photos

WH40kFor a “collector” like me, this is one of those moments where a grown man feels like acting like a girl when she finds out Justin Bieber will be in town… ok only inwardly of course, but still THIS IS COOL STUFF!!!

GW has finally released a high quality video that showcases the 2012 Warhammer 40,000 Starter Set for 6th Edition, and it looks magnificent! The limited addition box set fro $180.00 AUD includes (from the GW website):

Dark Vengeance contains 49 miniatures, all of which are snap-fit plastic models – this means that glue is optional. However, this beautiful limited edition includes an exclusive Dark Angels model, Interrogator-Chaplain Seraphicus. This box is available in strictly limited numbers and onlyAvailable While Stocks Last.

Release rule booklet

Rule booklet

Release how to play booklet

How to Play booklet

Of the 49 miniatures, there are a number of character models (Dark Angel 1x Interrogator-Chaplain, 1x  Commander, 1x Librarian, CSM 1x Commander and a number of Chosen CSM) the remaining models are made up of Dark Angel SMs, Terminators (Deathwing), 3x Ravenwing bikers, CSM Cultists and a Hellbrute (CSM Dreadnought). Interesting to note that no vehicles are included this time round with the walker (Hellbrute) being either Dreadnought (highly probable) like stats or MC(wounds and wot-not), which is yet to be fully confirmed.

The set comes with the greatly desired mini rulebook, the shorter and portable version of the standard rulebook that includes all the fluff and other bits and pieces. In addition there is a “How to Play” guide as well, which according to includes missions to play.

What impresses me the most is the high quality video, and the quality and amount of effort that has gone into the video production as a whole. It’s an outstanding piece of marketing material and the sounds track makes your skin tingle. Well done GW!

Release Custom Figure Case

Dark Vengeance Custom Figure Case


Release Novella CZ DUNN

Dark Vengeance Novella written by CZ DUNN

There are 2 other items available as part of the release: The starter set customer figure case and the novella, Dark Vengeance. They’ve been releasing novellas for a while now and I hope this one provides a suitable background story and some neat fluff to inspire some great painting.

Checkout the full video: