Assault on Black Reach
Assault on Black Reach is the latest Warhammer 40k stater set which pitts the Space Marines against the Orks.
The Assault on Black Reach starter set is a great way to get started in the Warhammer 40k hobby for a few reasons.
First of all, the starter set gives you a great introduction into the world of Warhammer 40k including the process of building and painting your models, as well as the rules for playing the game.
By the time you finish putting together, painting and playing the Assault on Black Reach starter set, you’ll have a very good idea of what the hobby of Warhammer 40k is all about and you’ll know whether or not you want to pursue it further.
Secondly, the set gives you two complete starter armies – the Space Marines and the Orks – to start playing the game with your friends. Even if down the road you end up choosing to build and play a different army, you will always have these two starter armies of Space Marines and Orks which you can use to get your friends hooked on the game.
Often times people want to share their new hobby with their friends, such as for example when their friends come over to their house, but if you only have one army that you are building then your friends will not have an army of their own to try playing against. By having a starter set like this around, you can play a game with your friends letting them either play the Space Marines or the Orks and get the hooked.
My Warhammer 40k Journey
My journey into Warhammer 40k began around 5 years ago when my wife and I walked into a gaming store and I saw a glass display case with Warhammer miniatures for the first time in my life. I was completely awestruck by the amazing detail that went into building and hand-painting these miniatures.
I think my wife must have seen the look on my face because a few months after that she bought me my first Warhammer Fantasy starter set for my birthday. I was totally hooked.
A short while after that I decided to switch from Warhammer Fantasy to Warhammer 40k and began collecting some Eldar and Tau army pieces.
Building and painting those models was a lot of fun, but randomly collecting different models from different armies isn’t the best way to learn to play the game, so I never did end up getting into actually playing Warhammer 40k at that time. A short while later my wife and I ended up moving to our new house and all my Warhammer stuff was packed in boxes, where it hid until 2010 due to my busy work schedule.
In 2010 I dug up my Warhammer 40k boxes and got back into the hobby. This time around though, I decided to get back into the hobby by purchasing the Assault on Black Reach starter set and documenting my journey by Blogging and Video Blogging.
Assault on Black Reach Unboxing Video
One of the first videos I created for Assault on Black Reach was this unboxing video which I shot right after purchasing the set:
In the above video I go through an unboxing of the Assault on Black Reach starter set. This new Warhammer 40k starter set comes with the following inside the box:
- Assault on Black Reach Guide – This full color illustrated guide to the Assault on Black Reach starter set walks you through everything you need to get starter with this box set.
- Warhammer 40k Mini Rulebook – This is a mini version of the Warhammer 40k rule book, which teaches you all the rules you’ll need to know to play the Assault on Black Reach game, and is a handy tabletop version of the full rulebook you can use as a reference for future battles.
- Dice and Gaming Aids – Included in the set are six 6-sided dice, one scatter dice, range rules and plastic dice for making special attacks.
- Space Marine starter army including:
- Space Marine Captain
- 10 Tactical Space Marines
- 5 Space Marine Terminators
- Space Marine Dreadnaught
- Ork starter army including:
- Ork Warboss
- 20 Ork Boyz
- 5 Ork Nobz
- 3 Ork Deffkotpas
Assault on Black Reach – Tools and Accessories You’ll Need
Here are the tools and accessories you’ll need for Assault on Black Reach which I covered in the video above:
- Side Cutters
- Craft Knife
- Plastic Glue (Optional)
- P.V.A. Glue
- Tape Measure (Optional)
Assault on Black Reach – Paints and Paint Supplies You’ll Need
- Lamp / Light Source
- Paper Towels
- Newspaper or Paint Station
- Water Pot(s)
For Space Marines
- Chaos Black
- Mordian Blue
- Boltgun Metal
- Shining Gold
- Blood Red
- Ultramarines Blue
- Mithril Silver
- Chaos Black
- Boltgun Metal
- Orkhide Shade
- Scorched Brown
- Goblin Green
- Bleached Bone
- P.V.A Glue
- Graveyard Earth
- Bleached Bone
Assault on Black Reach Assembly and Painting Tips
In this video I share a few quick assembly and painting tips I picked up while getting started with the AoBR starter set. Check out this video so you don’t end up making some of these mistakes that I did.
Assault on Black Reach Painting Tip – Undercoating
Another few painting tips for AoBR. This time I discuss your best options for undercoating your Space Marines and Ork armies.
Assault on Black Reach Painting Updates
Here are some videos I shot which show an update on me painting my Ork army from the Assault on Black Reach starter set.
Other sites where you may find more information about Assault on Black Reach:
- Mini War Gaming – Assault on Black Reach Starter Set
- Games Workshop – Assault on Black Reach Starter Set
- Amazon.com – Assault on Black Reach Starter Set
Assault on Black Reach Buyer’s Guide
To help those just getting started with the Warhammer 40k hobby, and who are wondering if the Assault on Black Reach starter set is the right choice for them I have created an Assault on Black Reach buyer’s guide.
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Assault on Black Reach – Where to Buy Online
There are several places you can buy the Assault on Black Reach starter set for Warhammer 40k online. One place I would recommend checking out is Amazon as they show the regular price for the item as well as the best price available in stock from the many retailers that now sell through Amazon.
Also, another reason I love dealing with Amazon is because they are a secure place to buy online, have great shipping rates and get the stuff to you very fast.
Another place to buy Assault on Black Reach online is from Mini War Gaming. Often times they will have prices even lower than Amazon.
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