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Warhammer 40,000 Indomitus 9th edition boxed set revealed, here’s what’s inside

New boxed set includes both Space Marines and Necrons

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Games Workshop revealed the newest boxed set for its iconic Warhammer: 40,000 game on Saturday. Called Warhammer 40,000 Indomitus, it includes a small Space Marine and Necron army. Not intended as a starter set, Indomitus is intended for established, dedicated fans looking to get a jump on the new 9th edition of the tabletop miniatures wargame.

The boxed set includes the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book, with all the rules needed for 9th edition. Games Workshop says the boxed set will only be available for a limited time. No price or release date was given, but it’s expected to start shipping soon.

“This is quite simply the biggest and best boxed game we’ve ever released for Warhammer 40,000,” Games Workshop said in a news release, “representing the cutting edge of miniatures design and the latest evolution in rules development. This boxed set is for the fans, and a fitting way to leap into the new edition for anyone who loves Warhammer 40,000.”

The boxed set includes no traditional gaming aids — no rulers, no dice, and no blast templates. During a Twitch livestream, the designers revealed that exclusion allowed them to include more miniature than ever before.

The Space Marine force is comprised entirely of the new, taller, Primaris-style soldiers first introduced in 2017. It also includes the first revamp of the Space Marine motorcycle in more than a decade. The Necron force is similarly unique, with many new sculpts. The set includes a massive new miniature called a Skorpekh Lord. The insect-like sentient robot figured prominently in the recent reveal trailer. A member of the Heavy Metal painting team said fans should look forward to a full range of new Citadel paints and washes to support its unique, weathered metal look.

You can find the full-length reveal stream on Twitch. Pre-orders will be announced through Games Workshop’s official newsletter.