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Warhammer 40,000 Indomitus sold out in minutes, now it’s being made to order

A new, limited-time pre-order window starts now

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Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

On Saturday, Warhammer 40,000 Indomitus, Games Workshop’s new limited quantity boxed set, went up for pre-order. The product sold out globally in a matter of minutes. Now, Games Workshop is taking an unprecedented step by promising to produce additional units. Pre-orders are now open once again, and at the original $199 price.

Pre-orders for Indomitus were announced for July 11. The set contains 61, all-new models of Space Marines and Necrons alongside the new 9th edition ruleset for Warhammer 40,000. Initially there was a limit of six boxes per customer, but that was later lowered to three just days before pre-orders went live. Even with a pre-order staged across multiple global time zones, copies sold out in minutes.

The outcry on social media was swift, and it appears that the British company heard fans loud and clear.

“We’ve heard quite a few of you had a frantic weekend of trying to secure yourself a copy,” Games Workshop said in a news release on its website. “That wasn’t the plan, and we’re going to put it right.”

The tabletop giant said it produced more copies of this boxed set than any previous boxed set in company history. Ultimately, they were surprised at how quickly they sold out. Individual units are still on their way to retailers around the world, and those who pre-ordered the set from a local game store will receive their kits later this month. Meanwhile, the Nottingham factory is being dialed up for another, potentially bigger wave of production.

“Today, we’re going to be making Indomitus available as a Made to Order item for a limited time,” Games Workshop said. “If you missed out on the pre-order and/or aren’t able to make it to a store for launch day, you’ll still be able to secure a copy.”

There is a limit of just one copy per customer, and lead times could be up to 120 days for delivery.

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