Sunday 1 July 2018

Great New Ways to Get Started

Hi all

Games workshop are really trying to promote Age of Sigmar at the moment, and they are now making it even easier for new people coming into the hobby by introducing boxsets made up of the “easy to build” kits and also a new magazine. Here is what they have said. 

Taking your first steps with Warhammer Age of Sigmar is about to get a lot easier, thanks to an upcoming range of boxed sets (and one magazine) specifically made with new hobbyists in mind. Whether you’re a Warhammer 40,000 fan who’s been looking to sample the Mortal Realms, have a mate you’re looking to introduce to fantasy wargaming or you’re brand new to Warhammer yourself, you’ll find these sets really useful. On the other hand, if you’re a veteran, each new set is a great way to refresh your knowledge of the current state of the game and to save money on some new models.

Getting Started with Warhammer Age of Sigmar

Getting Started with Warhammer Age of Sigmar is the perfect way to dip your toe into the worlds of the Mortal Realms. If you’ve been wondering just what Warhammer is all about (or you know someone who wants to learn more), this magazine explains everything from collecting to playing.

Getting Started with Warhammer Age of Sigmar also features a unique Knight-Incantor – an incredible model in its own right and an appropriately epic first model for starter hobbyists. With the magazine costing little more than a couple of pots of paint, it’s well worth picking up for this Hero alone. 

Storm Strike

What if you – or your mate – wants to get started gaming? You need look no further than Storm Strike – a boxed set specially designed to be the perfect first step for beginners.

Push fit models make starting your collection easy, while when it’s time to game, you can use the double-sided mat in the set to give yourself somewhere thematic to fight – the box even doubles up as terrain!

We know that when you’re new, the rules can feel a bit daunting, so Storm Strike has been made to ease you into playing, with four battleplans that run you through the core mechanics of the game.

Later in the Storm Strike booklet, you’ll find painting guides to help you get your models tabletop-ready, while the Realms of War section introduces you to the rich worlds of the Mortal Realms. 

Even if it only contained the models, this set is a great deal, costing less than buying all the push fit kits inside separately, available for half the price of a Start Collecting! set.

Tempest of Souls

What if you’re looking for a more comprehensive introduction to Warhammer Age of Sigmar? Well, Soul Wars isn’t going anywhere – but if you’re not ready to make that leap, Tempest of Souls could be the ideal boxed set for you.

Tempest of Souls features a selection of miniatures from Soul Wars and, like Storm Strike, is set up to teach you how to play, with introductory battleplans, a double-sided play mat and a booklet to give you a basic primer on the Mortal Realms. 

Tempest of Souls

If you’re looking to get literally everything you need to get started with Warhammer in one place, there’s a version of Tempest of Souls on the way that includes paints, clippers and a brush.

Tempest of Souls plus tools for building and painting

Like Storm Strike, Tempest of Souls is a great deal for the models alone, costing the same as a Start Collecting! set – even if you’ve got Soul Wars, it’s a strong choice when reinforcing your Nighthaunt or Stormcast Eternals army.

First Heroes of a New Age in new boxed sets…

You may have noticed that the previous edition’s Warhammer Age of Sigmar starter sets are being retired to make room for the new generation – but worry not, you’ll still be able to get all the models they contain – from the Khorgorath to the Lord-Relictor. The Khorne and Stormcast Eternals models are being split into two new Start Collecting! sets – both of these are great for bolstering your forces or starting a brand new collection.

You’ll be able to pre-order these sets later on in July – if you’ve been holding off on getting stuck in, this could well be your chance. In the meantime, Soul Wars is still a great place to begin with Warhammer Age of Sigmar, and it’s on shelves right now – get your copy online or in your local store.

I really like this from Games Workshop. Anything that will make the game easier to get into for beginners, if defiantly a plus for me.  

Let me know what you think in the comments down below 

Take care :-)


  1. I really like you guys covering this stuff, the helping getting into AoS is great! I hope that we'll get to see more AoS hobby stuff like your great projects over on BattleBunnies. PS. sometimes you post on here and on the BB page which is best to comment on? PSPS. More brilliant AoS :D

    1. Hi Quantus!
      It's best to contact us here for AoS related stuff. We have more readers on BB so during the bridging process we are putting the same articles on both. Eventually this will be our hub for Fantasy, AoS, Mordheim and Lord of the Rings projects and BB will be more for 30K, 40K and those related systems.

      We have some cracking content coming soon as we look to start fleshing out our own part of the Mortal Realms. There are more than just the 8 major realms and we will be looking at one of our own devising known as It is the Realm of Myth, a shadow of the World that was and the Realms that are. More coming over the next few months!