First Strike is the ideal first purchase to those new to the Warhammer 40,000 hobby – an exciting fusion of collecting, painting and playing with highly detailed Citadel miniatures.
The box is packed with everything needed to begin your hobby journey – 2 sets of miniatures to battle with, and a double-sided gaming mat, a scenery piece, a book of rules and all the extras you need to play: The Miniatures 15 easy to build push-fit (no glue required!) miniatures in blue and green coloured plastic, representing the heroic Ultramarines and putrescent Death Guard: Gaming Content Everything you need to learn to play with your new miniatures is included in the box: – a 24-page booklet containing the core rules for playing Warhammer 40,000, with each phase of the game explained in a clear, easy to follow manner from the initial setup to one side’s victory; – a 56-page book that guides you through the background, history and current state of the Warhammer 40,000 galaxy, with introductions to the Primaries Space Marines and Death Guard, as well as 9 other armies. – a 2′ x 2′ double-sided gaming mat – one side is specially designed with icons showing you where to place miniatures in order to play the training missions, and the other has no markings, so you can play your own games.
Each side is printed in full colour with an evocative design of a ruined Imperial city; – a scenery piece! The inside tray of the box is designed to look like a set of armoured containers, meaning it can be placed on your mat as a piece of scenery for your miniatures to battle over; – datasheets for the miniatures in the box – 6 6-sided dice, and a 6″ translucent measuring ruler, each vitally important for games; – a decal sheet for your Ultramarines, featuring army and troop iconography; – 9 32mm and 6 40mm round plastic bases for your miniatures to stand upon.