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I was doing holiday shopping in my local Borders this weekend, and they had something I'd never heard of: a "Space Marine Assault" boxed set. It seems to be the followup to the old 40K paint set that had a half-dozen paints and a five-man SM squad for $20.
This is a much better deal, though. You get the same five-man SM squad -- four bolters, one missile launcher -- although cast in blue plastic instead of gray. You also get eight genestealers, cast in pairs in purple plastic. I think they're the same three-part models you get in "Battle For Macragge". You also get seven paints and an expanded booklet with painting tips and introductory scenarios. It's like "Macragge Lite." And it was only $20, just like the old set.
I hadn't heard of this set at all before I saw it at the bookstore. My local GW store still has the old paint sets, but doesn't seem to be carrying this. I searched for the part number on the online store and didn't turn anything up. (The box says it's 60 02 01 99 004, and the booklet says it's 60310199010, if you want to go look for them.)
Has anyone heard about this thing? It seemed to be just the thing to bulk up the little squads that came with the Macragge set, but you'd think that GW would be making a big deal about it instead of releasing it under the radar like this.
That sounds a bit dodgy to me, a bookstore???
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Not at all, I've seen GW stuff sold in bookstores also. Its the same stuff as what you would find in your local GW.Originally posted by grandmoaner@Dec 16 2004, 14:55
That sounds a bit dodgy to me, a bookstore???[snapback]277914[/snapback]
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My local book store was carrying a few of these a while back. They seemed to pop up around the time macragg showed up. The book store only carried the macragg set and some of the lord of the rings starter sets. And these paint kits. I think GW did a test run and maybe only offerd it to shops that dont carry a good stock of their stuff.
I have never seen GW cast their plastics in purple. I have seen blue in the old Space hulk box, and all their old plastic was tan before they swapped to grey.
It just sounds like this kit was aimed to be sold along with maccragg to promote painting. Who knows?