Fresh off the much-publicized launch of the new 8th Edition of Warhammer 40,000, Games Workshop is launching a barrage of titles aimed at new players and existing fans both, releasing in July.

These new products are all designed to entice players to embrace the new 8th Edition (see “New ‘Warhammer 40,000’ Emerges”), whether they are new to the hobby or experienced fans of the game’s earlier editions.

First, there is the Getting Started with Warhammer 40,000 book, which offers tips and tricks for collecting, building, and painting Warhammer 40,000 armies.  The book also comes with a copy of the new Core Rules and an Easy to Build Intercessor to start off with.

Meanwhile, two new boxed sets offer a more complete starting point for the game: 

The First Strike Starter Set includes a copy of the Core Rules, a guidebook that includes a series of scenarios to help players learn the game, as well as a complete set of the all-new Easy to Build Primaris Space Marines and Nurgle Chaos troops.  A double-sided playmat and cardboard Munitorum Armoured Containers provide playing space, while dice, a ruler, and play aids round out the set.

Know No Fear offers a similar starting point, with game rules, a getting started guide, dice, ruler, playmat and cardboard scenery.  This boxed set also includes a complete detachment of Primaris Space Marines and Nurgle Chaos troops, matching those from the recently released Dark Imperium set at a much lower price-point.

Players already familiar with the game can expand their armies with three new Easy to Build kits, like those included in the First Strike boxed set.  These kits are designed so they can be assembled without glue, and are molded in colored plastic to simplify painting.  On the Primaris Space Marine side, the new Primaris Space Marine Reivers are skull-helmed guerilla fighter troops.  Nurgle’s Death Guard on the other hand has a new Plague Marines Easy to Build set and a new Easy to Build Poxwalkers set, both full of the malformed and corrupted warriors of Chaos.

See the gallery below for images of the new models.