As soon as it was available in the states, I signed up for the Warhammer Imperium subscription service. A couple weeks ago, my first shipment came, and you know what, I’m excited for what’s to come.
So, what came in Issues 1-3? Honestly, as an experienced Warhammer player and hobbyist, it wasn’t anything terribly exciting. Included was 2 paints (Macragge Blue and Runelord Brass), a pretty piss-poor brush, 8 minis (3 Intercessors, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Necron Warriors, and a Necron Warden), a cool poster (I’m a sucker for this stuff), some dice and measuring tools.
I will say though, I love the poses of the Space Marines. A lot more dynamic than what you can get in the Indomitus box set, or the main kit. I believe these are from the Space Marine Start Painting set, but, I’m not 100% sure.
Assembling the Necrons reminded me how much I hate assembling Necrons. The wrists are so damn fiddly. One of the miniature’s left hands snapped and I had to reglue it back on. Not a huge deal, but, kind of a pain.
Now, as I said, all of that is not terribly exciting, however, I parted ways with my Space Marine army awhile ago, and I’ve been wanting to start from scratch with it. Same goes with the Necrons. While I think the two factions are cool, they aren’t what I want to mainly play- I mean, I’m a chaos fanboy at heart.
But, the factions are cool. They have some cool rules, and they look nice painted up. So, it’s a good cost effective way to get started.
I truthfully feel though that this magazine sub would be absolutely great for a newbie getting into Warhammer. It’s a relatively cheap monthly payment (considering what comes later in the subscription), and it will allow you to slowly build your army over time.
Well, I’m off to go prime these guys. Until next time! Happy Painting!