Warhammer 40000 'Conquest' - 3 Miniatures, 3 Paints, Brush - $5.00 @ Newsagents

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Found this at a Sydney newsagent. Warhammer 40000 'Conquest' starter kit for $5. Includes:

  • 3 x Primaris Space Marine Intercessor Miniatures
  • 3 x Paints - Abaddon Black, Retributor Armour, Macragge Blue
  • 1 x Brush - Citadel Starter Brush

Compared to offical cost:
* Minatures: $25
* Paints: $6.40ea = $19.20
* Brush: Can't buy separately but maybe $5-10

More details at the link, but the site forces a subscription which is less of a bargain compared to the newsagency as each issue gets more expensive.

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Comments

  • +3 votes

    Is it already out in newsagencies?

    • +1 vote

      Yep, picked it up this morning. I was going to post a photo but the link shows what's included better.

  • +2 votes

    Sounds good, was looking at getting into painting. That subscription model is so confusing.

  • +10 votes

    The first issue of these types of magazine are usually very cheap. It's very likely the following issues will match the prices on their web site (
    https://hachettepartworks.com/hachettesubscriptionsAUs/sfws/...).

  • +9 votes

    I want to start painting minifigs but i can see this going to be a realllll slippery slope.

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      Too slippery!

      Make sure you have a Store nearby, i spent an hour in a store on a trip to Sydney and got so much better at painting!

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      About $1500 if you stick the full 80 issue subscription out.

    • +10 votes

      Yep. Before long, your Warhammer habit costs 40K.

      • +1 vote

        This.

        I think the best way is to try this for $5, and then buy a 2nd hand army off ebay (that you can repaint)
        40k can be such a money sink, its can be not worth it.

        eg: Rhino =$55 / ebay=$30 Or Tau Hammerhead gunship = $80 / Ebay=$46

      • +1 vote

        Cash for the Cash God!

        Credit Cards for the Credit Card Throne!

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      40K is priced ridiculously. Check out Reaper Bones miniatures. A regular sized miniature is about $5 or $6, troll/ogre size about $8-10, big dragons $30-40. Quality is great.

  • +1 vote

    It's interesting that if you subscribe, the first delivery comes with the nippers and glue and files as well. Can we subscribe, maybe get to issue 3 and then cancel?

    • +1 vote

      It says you have to give 28 days notice if you want to cancel. So you'd still end up paying for four weekly deliveries at $19.95 each. You'd then have to return the extra unopened deliveries asking for a refund for them as per their terms:

      "*You can cancel your subscription any time by giving 28 days notice. You may return any unwanted issues unopened within 14 days of delivery for a full refund."

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        Jinx.
        I'd imagine you could pay for the first sub ($18), then cancel immediately. Which means you'd get the first 3 issues only and not have to send anything back. They have a local phone number you can call so it would be worth checking first.

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      Well spotted. And 'free binders/dividers' for the rule books with the 3rd delivery (which I assume is the 3rd issue). The FAQ says 'You can cancel at any time giving 28 days notice'. Sounds a bit like Hotel California.

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        nah i think 3rd delivery would be issues 6-7+. 4 issues per delivery except the first which it says is 2 but might be 3 as per Mattapie below. so free binders may be a little costly.

    • +1 vote

      If you go to checkout, it shows the first 3 issues come in the first delivery.

      1st Delivery
      Issue 01 at $4.99
      Issue 02 at $12.99
      Issue 03 for FREE
      ONLY $17.98

      So in theory you should be able to do that, get the modelling kit as well, and then cancel?

      • +1 vote

        I'm strongly considering this. I figure you subscribe, then cancel your subscription, then have a very awkward phone conversation with them, explaining that you still want them to send you the first 3 issues & first "free gift"; but you do not want them to send you the "2nd delivery"…

        • +2 votes

          Did you manage to do this? I am tempted too

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            @Hart: I subscribed online yesterday. Chose direct debit. Got an automated welcome email - but it says I have to wait up to 3 days to get the proper welcome email that has my "subscriber number". I figure once I get this I will be able to either email or call them to tell them what I am doing. I will be telling them [the truth] that I am buying it for my nephew and that at this stage I just want the first delivery and then cancel the subscription; and give him some time to figure out if he really likes it.

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    So you could build a bad ass army for like, $50?

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      I'm not sure how many figs you need for an army, but for $18 issues 1-3 gives you :
      * 3 x Primaris Space Marine Intercessors
      * 3 x Primaris Space Marine Reivers
      * 3 x Death Guard Plague Marines

      Another $20 for issue four gets you
      * 6 x Death Guard Poxwalkers

      Doesn't sound like an army yet.

      • +1 vote

        Probably worth buying 10 copies of issue one from a newsagents. 30 marines plus lots of paint to sell.

        • +3 votes

          That’s what I was thinking. $50 for 10 gives you a full squad. Or regiment. Or team. Or group. Or whatever it’s called in the army.

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          People are doing it so i cant even buy 1 set as its sold out. Tried 2 newsagents already

    • +1 vote

      Nah, a full army will generally cost around 200 at its cheapest. You dont want to buy tons of duplicates of these same monopose models (ie, they are not customizable like the full packs).

      But the game is playable with smaller amounts of models. There is a new version of 40k called "kill team", which is generally like 10 models, vs 10 models, and is very popular.

      • +1 vote

        I had a lot of monopose models back in the day… Amazing what a craft knife and some poly cement can achieve!

  • +10 votes

    My dealer told me, 'the first time is for free….'

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    Friends, I dont know too much about warhammer40k, but how many of these guys would you generally have in an army (basically how many copies of this should you buy?).

    Also do these work with space wolf conversesion kits? Id assume these are rhe same as the retail intercessors?

    • +2 votes

      If you look at a 40k starter kit like Dark Imperium, it seems to have 22 Space Marines and 31 Death Guard.

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        With the issues you get 15 figs for $38. Seems OK value compared to the starter kit.

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        Friend, thanks. I noticed a few of the dark imperium units have banners and swords. Does this affect gameplay or is it just cosmetic stuff?

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          Games Workshop obviously wants you to pony up for the fancy pewter figures, but you can play privately however you want, unpainted, 3D print customs, substitutes, etc.

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      You'd not want more than 5 copies, mostly prevent getting sick of the monopose. This stuff re-sells on ebay pretty cheap anyway.

      Different to retail kit but some conversion parts can be used.

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        I'd be able to convert them, don't know about people starting out though.

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          Friend, ooc what conversions would you do? And id assume with green stuff?

          • +1 vote

            @Siddeeqi al-Hammoud: yeah green stuff… but it's actually a compound you can buy in bulk. Just white not green and maybe slightly harder. Loctite epoxy putty or Kneadite if you weant something closer to the gw one. Same with flock. it's sawdust dyed green. I would try to randomise them. Their hands are free, so it opens up a few possibilities. Pointing marine makes it a bit hard. You could swap the helmet on his side for his head though and then patch something over.

    •  

      This and the second issue will be enough for a very small skirmish between two units. The game can scale as much as you like and as others have pointed out will take as much from your wallet as you are willing to spend but normally armies are matched based on strength, so far it’s a fairly balanced match regardless of size (your opponent just removes models until the power rating is the same). If you get in to it there are lots of avenues to find out more, your local Games Workshop or Warhammer store will run you through a free game and teach you the basics of paining a miniature as well.

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    What would be the best place to track down stock? Calling each of the retailers up individually?

  • +1 vote

    Looks like an awesome cheap (starter issue) new endeavor for an advanced 5yo. We're getting broke from buying him teenager's lego technic. Getting repetitive, anyway.

  • +1 vote

    This deal is for the Emperor!!!

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    Cool to get the 1st issue as novelty display items… this is a hardcore hobby and not cheap/easy if you're serious about the warhammer 40k world… it was the offline version of world of Warcraft back in my day… I dunno about the player base size… sadly the local shop / joint that had this kinda stuff at Northlands Preston closed down. I never got into it but cool to see & watch their battles & 40k world models.

  • -1 vote

    Bought the first issue. Should be fun painting
    https://imgur.com/a/cu8BOQy

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    Is anyone able to confirm if the models are blue like in some reviews or the grey ones?

    AFAIK the blue sprued models typically can't be valued at similar levels as the retail boxes, typically they use older moulds and i am not able to verify if the plastic is similar. I believe however that one of the main motivations to use the blue coloured plastic is so that potential new starters don't have to fork out for undercoat paint

    •  

      From the sample they use for the 4th delivery, it's the grey latest detailed ones. Not the ancient "Space Crusade" blue ones.

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      See bob's link above, they blue

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        They are blue but they are new

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          I've checked out these models now and I can confirm that at least from what I can see, these are classified as "Easy to Build" models which would mean they're not comparable at all to what would be expected from a standard space marines kit.

          From the games workshop site, the Reivers are priced at $25, so paying $19.99 for the magazine + models is not THAT much of a steal. I didn't see any paint in this package. The Plague Marines kit clearly had paint on the outside so its possible that what you get will still change from the lists we have seen online.

          The Primaris Marines are also listed at $25 for the same kits.

          I was wrong in the way I described my reservations about the models, ie I described them as "dissimilar" to retail kits. I did not know they had released these nerfed models as retail kits. So the correction should be that these are not the same quality as what you used to buy in a kit of say 10 marines. These kits allowed you to place the models as you pleased, there was a ball joint that you glue in. My comments about the detail remain the same, the "Easy to Build" kits have less detail than the "Full" kits. These ETB kits are comparable to space marines from say 20 years ago.

          The first edition seems to be a steal @ $5, but any future kits I don't think are worth it considering that you have no choice over what models you receive.

    • +1 vote

      So these are the new primaris Marines. A lot of the starter kits use coloured plastics so you can differentiate them in games when none of the models are painted. They are not old molds or anything.

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        Friend, i assume the plastics are the same quality regardless of colour? Interesting how they dont use metal for all their figures, although from what i remember the metal ones were harder to paint.

        • -1 vote

          No the quality ain't the same, i have the original models produced back in the days.

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          Yeah the plastics are a huge improvement from the old resin or metal models. So much more detail while also being far easier to paint.

      •  

        Yes they are primaries marines. They colour these ones so that if you don’t paint them you can still play with them against the other army. Green vs. blue.

        Sorry thought it was a question :-)

  •  

    This a detailed rundown of everything included in each issue:

    https://www.fauxhammer.com/news/spoiler-alert-full-warhammer...

  • +4 votes

    A former friend at work said to keep kids away from this, else it will cost, from his personal experience. True?

    My other concern is whether my son can meet chicks after he gets involved.

    • +4 votes

      I've heard an alternate view. Gets kids into it, that way they'll have no money for drugs.

    • +4 votes

      Look, you probably do want your kid into this, it's expensive but you don't have to worry about teen pregnancy or drug use. But you may have to take him to heavy metal concerts.

      Fair trade really

    •  

      Sure as hell beats a kid spending 80hrs per week on a computer game.

  •  

    Any available in Brisbane CBD?

  • +2 votes

    Being an ex-40k player, its a great hobby but can get expensive real quick… I've got a few mates playing Infinity (https://infinitythegame.com/). The prices of miniatures and rule books compared to 40K is much more palatable and comparatively itself is a bargain.

  •  

    Friends, I checked a few newsagents in Perth cbd and none seemed to have it. I know gamesworkshop near the foodcourt has it (grabbed one for me and a friend), has anyone confirmed any other locations (WA)?

  •  

    Are you able to buy these issues at a later date in newsagents? What stops you from purchasing a high value issue and not the lower value ones?

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      The first few issues will be available at newsagents (actually sold out by now) then the rest usually won't be or very limited supply to push you towards subscriptions. Local newsagents should be able to order specific issues for you though.

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    All my local newsagents were sold out of 1st issue

  •  

    Seems some newsagents only got one or two copies of Issue 1, with the next shipment containing Issue 2 already inbound for tomorrow at least.

  •  

    For those in Melbourne, Games workshop store in Ascot vale has issue #1 & #2 in stock
    Picked up one of each today / was also told #3 is due in next week :)

  •  

    The pricing on this is really weird…I was expecting to pay a few dollars but they're pushing a subscription that is quite hefty…you need 20 days notice to unsub but you'll receive another 3 issues by then so if you just want the first issue do you have to manually return the packages?

    It's just really confusing…and no, I have no experience with painting or Warhammer miniatures, I just thought I'd dip my toes into it.

    •  

      Friend, it still ends up cheaper than retail. Most weekly magazines do cheap intro issues, then bump up to a regular price. For this series i plan on only buying select issues to build a space marine army, not bothering with the plague marines.

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    Cant seem to find this anyway, local GW store has moved onto to issue 2.

    Oh well, missus misses out on having a go.

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      Friend, you might want to ask them. One of my gw said theyre xfering their issues from another store

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        yeah I asked, all issue 1 gone, store is not so big, doesn't look like they got a lot of spare space for the cheap stuff.

        Will try some not so popular newsagents tomorrow on the off chance.

  •  

    Mmmmm so issue 1-4 is basically "First Strike":

    https://www.games-workshop.com/en-AU/40k-first-strike-2017-E...

    Minus board and materials and added Paint.

    • +1 vote

      yeah correct,

      Issue 1 = 4.99
      Issue 2 = 12.99
      Issue 3 = Free
      Issue 4 = 19.99

      $37.97 vs 55.00 First Strike RRP

      but to get Issue 4 you need to commit to 2nd delivery
      issue 4-7 ($79.96)

      Overall, what you get in the magazines is a huge saving if you ride it out to at least Issue 19 or 43 which gives the most value and a nice army to play with imo

      Up to issue 43, the savings vs retail is over 500.00 (which is where im stopping) in miniatures / paints / terrain

      https://www.fauxhammer.com/news/spoiler-alert-full-warhammer...
      gives you a summary of what the issues will include

      •  

        Looks like issue 4 will be available in store, so subscription can be avoided.

        Also looks like you get the same printed paper terrain in issue 2, so really unless you want a nicer book, this beats first strike.

        Assuming you can get the paint for $5 each, and the brush/die costing nothing, this set (1-4) cant be beat.

        Now to find issue 1 somewhere, not so easy!

        Additional:

        I think I might just go Dark Imperium. Easier, quicker, about the same price as 19 issues.

  •  

    I've been to two newsagents in VIC recently. Both said the same thing. All Issue #1 is gone. Any copies they didn't sell got recalled by the company, now that issue #2 is out.

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    If you are planning on subscribing - and trying your best to recieve only the first 3 issues for a price of $17.98 - I would recommend against it unless you are willing to go through hassle with them to make sure that you only get that first delivery. I expect they are very busy with many new subscribers - their customer service is delayed; their promises are changing from the website I signed up on, to the emails I am recieving from them.

    However, if you want to subscribe and recieve more than just that first delivery, then I don't see a problem with it.

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      I still haven't even received my order number yet. I can't see this going well

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        I subscribed approx 1pm on Wed 10th. Got my subscriber ID welcome email at approx 11pm Mon 15th.
        It says that I might have to wait up to 28 days for the first delivery; that I’m going to be charged $80 for issues 4,5,6,7 before being charged $18 for issues 1,2,3.

        • +1 vote

          Finally got my account number. Where in your email does it say you'll get charged for the 4 issue pack before 1st issue? Mine says it depends on which issues sent.

          also:
          I've been speaking to the rep (in UK) heres a rough transcipt:

          Any idea when you'll start shipping pack 1? and will pack 2 ship 28 days after you send first pack or will it be from some specific date?

          The collection is currently on hold. Rest assured this is only temporary and will come off soon.

          does this means there's going to be a delay? don't really want to be waiting too long, do you know how long it'll be?

          I can confirm it should not be for long, you can do the collection however you would like.

          After some thinking, can you please cancel my order after first shipment is sent? I think the first 3 issue is enough to see if my nephew is into it. Can I order specific issue after I cancel my order?

          You will need to contact us regarding the cancellation once we have debited the payment from your account as if we were to cancel this for you now we would not debit the first payment or send the first issues.
          You are more than welcome to order the odd issue from ourselves, you will need to call our office so that we can debit a one off payment from you for any order you wish to place.

          • +3 votes

            @Nalar: Because I signed up with direct debit (VIC, Au), they have included a "payment schedule" in my email, that goes from the start right through to issue 80 in late 2020… Here is the first few payments in the payment schedule:
            1) Date of Payment: 22/04/2019 | Issues: 4,5,6,7 | Amount: $79.96
            2) Date of Payment: 24/04/2019 | Issues: 1,2,3 | Amount: $17.98
            3) Date of Payment: 20/05/2019 | Issues: 8,9,10,11 | Amount: $79.96

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