Games Workshop is offering a new Warhammer 40,000:  Kill Team Starter Set, designed to help new players get into the game quickly.  The new Starter Set will go on pre-order this weekend.

Released last year (see “Skirmish Scale ‘Warhammer 40,000:  Kill Team’ Launches”), Kill Team allows players to fight small-scale battles in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, using a modified version of the game rules designed for faster-paced play and increased interaction between players.  Now Games Workshop is offering a new boxed set designed to appeal to new Kill Team players as well as existing fans.

While almost any infantry-type model from the Warhammer 40,000 game can be used for Kill Team, the Kill Team Starter Set comes with two complete teams specifically designed for the game’s smaller confrontations.  The Fangs of Ulfrich is a force of five Primaris Reavers from the Space Wolves Chapter of the space marines.  They are confronted by the T’au Empire’s Advance Team Starpulse, combining 10 Fire Warriors and 2 Tau Drones.

The Starter Set includes everything needed to play the game, including 17 unpainted and unassembled models, the Kill Team Core Manual (identical to the game’s Core Manual, also available separately), a background book describing the two teams and their members, 58 Tactics cards, including 22 cards exclusive to the teams in the box, a double-sided game board, six frames of Sector Mechanicus scenery pieces, a clear plastic ruler, two sheets of cardboard tokens, and dice.  MSRP has not been announced.  The models and scenery pieces are also compatible with Warhammer 40,000.

Click Gallery below to see the components from the set.

The Fangs of Ulfrich (see the link above) and Advance Team Starpulse (see "'Warhammer 40,000:  Wake the Dead'") were both release previously in separate boxed sets.

Earlier this year, Games Workshop released the Elites book for Kill Team (see “Games Workshop Teases Upcoming Releases at GAMA Trade Show”).