Games Workshop has begun sharing details and images for Warhammer 40,000:  Shadowspear, a new battlebox starter set for its flagship science fiction tabletop miniatures game. 

Shadowspear focuses on covert battles between the chaos marines of the Daemonkin and the Vanguard Space Marines, a new category of supersoldiers for the Space Marines faction. 

The boxed set features a full force for each team, with 35 highly-detailed unpainted and unassembled plastic models.  The models in the set include new sculpts for Chaos Space Marines and Obliterators, plus never-before-seen units like the Venomcrawler vehicle, the Greater Possessed, and an all-new class of Space Marines called Vanguard Marines.

Click on the gallery below for images of some of the models included in the set.

In addition to the models, Shadowspear comes with a 24-page Codex for each army that includes all of the rules needed to field them in the Warhammer 40,000 game.  A Core Rules pamphlet explains the rules to the game, and the Shadowspear Campaign Book offers background information about the conflict between the two forces and a half-dozen missions.

MSRP and release date were not given at this time.  Games Workshop will start taking pre-orders for Shadowspear next week.

Last month, Games Workshop released a Codex for the Genestealers faction (see “Games Workshop Unleashes Skaven, Flesh-eaters, and Genestealers”).