09/03/2023 at 15:59 #184087
I popped by the local news agent today looking to pick up some aircraft magazines. Noticed a pair of Age of Sigmar magzines, both with sprues included. No idea what the sprues were for since I’ve never paid any attention to AoS, but thought it was interesting.
Anyone else seen this? They must have been around for awhile because the two magazines were issue 1 and 2. Typical of the bait and hook strategy the first magazine was something like £2.50 and the second was £5, I think.09/03/2023 at 16:10 #184088MikeKeymaster09/03/2023 at 17:32 #184090
A few sellers had boxes of these at Hammerhead £6-8 on average.
The couple I looked at had £7.99 printed on them.
This one is a rerelease by the look of it and now comes with a ‘PREMIUM’ option with four bigger models for another £2.50 per magazine. Details are here if you want to buy.
Often only the first few are available direct from retail outlets – you either ask then to reserve or have to subscribe direct but I’ve notice Smiths have had the 40K version in for a few months. Normally only a couple of issues but so tempting just for a figure to paint!09/03/2023 at 19:16 #184091
Don’t know. I only saw the Age of Sigmar in the title with the sprues with it and pretty much noted the price and moved on.
It was moounted on a double width carboard kind of thing. The magazine on the left and a clear plastic box with sprues on the right.
I was also tempted to get it just to have something different to paint. Pretty cheap for GW price, but being AoS I didn’t know what the minis were and really had no interested than to note its existence.
I had no idea there’s a 40k version. Let me guess, the minis were Space Marines?09/03/2023 at 19:17 #184092ian pillayParticipant
I’ve signed up for this as I thought ‘why not’ got the first two issues last week. Pretty good really especially with GW increasing their prices and I don’t know that much about AoS.
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http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/09/03/2023 at 21:10 #184094
Let me guess, the minis were Space Marines?
Yup – it’s the new Primaris and Necrons with scenery. You do get binders, posters, paint and a few tools scattered through the set. I saw a video or blog post saying the purchase cost was a saving over buying the boxed sets but way over my limit for a game now (about £500). Not OTT for GW games and as you do not get the qty in one go, the plastic mountain could be managed.
Like all the big boxed sets – you need someone to split the armies with you or actually like both sides!
One annoying thing from the first set (Deathguard vs something) I saw was the paint pots were smaller than normal pots. No idea if this trend will continue this time.10/03/2023 at 20:30 #184125
@ian and Andrew
Sounds like this is some king of army box split up into multiple issues?
I didn’t notice paint in the AOS issues, but interesting and sounds like one of those Airfix beginner boxes.10/03/2023 at 21:16 #184128ian pillayParticipant
Not sure if it is, this one has 3 factions for each side. Stormcasts, wood elves or whatever the fancy name is for them these days and Sky Dwarfs (again they have a fancy name) versus the new retro 80’s looking orks, goblins and those yellow armoured orks.
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http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/11/03/2023 at 01:37 #184133
@ian and Andrew Sounds like this is some king of army box split up into multiple issues? I didn’t notice paint in the AOS issues, but interesting and sounds like one of those Airfix beginner boxes.
With your fourth issue, you will receive four paints (Retributor Armour, Leadbelcher, Orruk Flesh and Kantor Blue) plus your Starter Brush.
At this point you have 18 figures in the pile waiting to paint!
They have gone up though £8.99 an issue (more if a binder is included) and a total of 80 issues planned – £700+ is a lot for a game even if one side has over 120 figures (inc at least one giant).
Given the starter set with 60 figures is £110 – so allowing £440 for the basic armies (to equal finger number not type) plus books, paints, tools this surprisingly seems about right – GWs big models cost way more (a giant is £40) so that needs factoring in as well.11/03/2023 at 11:35 #184136
Even spread out, that’s more than I spend on wargames in 2-3 years.
That’s pretty good business for GW.
I’m kinda bummed I didn’t see the 40K version though, might have gotten a model or two.11/03/2023 at 11:51 #184137
…I’m kinda bummed I didn’t see the 40K version though, might have gotten a model or two.
Possibly worth looking at the back issues if there are just a couple you want here?
Just filter by ‘in stock’ 🙂
I fancied the Titanic but it came out at over £1K IIRC (and TBH we do not have a bird bath big enough to sail her in).11/03/2023 at 16:58 #184138
Thanks for the link, you’re hot helping my wallet at all.
How do I tell what minis come with each issue?
Titanic, the ship? Don’t get me started on plastic model kits. I have a whole different rant on those.11/03/2023 at 18:51 #184142
Thanks for the link, you’re hot helping my wallet at all. How do I tell what minis come with each issue? Titanic, the ship? Don’t get me started on plastic model kits. I have a whole different rant on those.
I have no control over your spending – just helping a fellow gamer 🙂
Its not easy – if you click / double click the issue 82 image then you get a description along the lines of:
The second of three Paragon Warsuits comes storming onto the battlefield in this issue of Imperium. You’ll build and paint this lethal Adepta Sororitas war machine.
I think this means you get one of these but no idea which one! The GW site shows three sprues in the box – 1 per figure I hope…
Issue 71 for example says five miniatures and
This issue contains the first part of a new kit – the Necron Lychguard. You’ll need to have Issue 72 as well before you can follow the build guide and assemble your new models
Looking at the sprues you need all to build the set of five as the “bodies” are all one one sprue but the “legs” split over the three.
The only clue seems to be the text – they read ‘build guide’ (see issues 68/69 for a couple of more examples) where as 67 has paint and notes ‘painting with’.
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