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Surprisingly, in the era of digital and VR technologies, board games are still popular. Moreover, they left not far from the primitive soldiers, but considered an expensive pleasure. We are talking about the techno-fantasy Warhammer 40000 project, the figures for which (together with painting) cost a lot of money.
Toy soldiers are an integral part of any board game. There are a lot of those in Warhammer. The first game was released in 1987 thanks to the efforts of the Games Workshop company, and was greatly loved by fans due to its thoughtful balance and mesmerizing atmosphere.
But in fact, most of the fans were attracted because of the detailed work of the miniatures. Each formation, seen from the covers of the rulebook, has unique characteristics to entice. Warhammer 40,000 figurines are so bright, colorful and sometimes brutal that an outsider is unlikely to believe that all this was created by the hands of talented craftsmen with good brush skills.
Each "commander" choosesside to be controlled.
- Imperium. Multi-million armies of the emperor of mankind. If we draw an analogy with The Lord of the Rings, then this is an army of people under the sauce of totalitarianism and militarism. The elite of the Emperor's troops are the Space Marines, ruled by the Primarchs. All the rest are numerous units of the Astra Militarum.
- Chaos. This includes numerous warp daemons, legions of heretics, cultists and traitor Space Marines who fell to the dark side during the events dubbed the Horus Heresy.
- Eldar. Elf-like xenos living on craftworlds after the cataclysm that destroyed their empire - the birth of the goddess Slaanesh. Follow the seers who lead the people to an unknown destiny. Most often by sunset.
- Drukhari (or Dark Eldar). The same xenos, but subject to Slaaneshi corruption. Engaged in robbery, robbery and carnal pleasures.
- Necrons. An analogue of the army of the undead from any fantasy universe, only mechanical. The purpose of existence is the destruction of life, as it breaks the silence of the universe and is chaos.
- Tau. Relatively young race in the universe, preaching the common good.
- Tyranids. Somewhat remotely reminiscent of the zerg from StarCraft, the aliens from the film of the same name by Riddley Scott and the bugs from Starship Troopers. They attack in huge swarms and devour entire worlds.
- Orcs. Funny and ridiculous green "mushrooms", that's right. Because they reproduce by spores. Although technologically backward, their machines are capable of making noise in many worlds.
The commander remainsjust choose a side, study the rules and accumulate the required amount of funds.
Buying Primarch figurines
There are characters in Warhammer 40,000 whose images belong not on the squares of the playing field, but on the collector's shelf. It's about the leaders of the Astartes legions.
The prices are impressive, for example, a miniature of Mortarion will cost about 6800 rubles. The figurine of Lorgar, Primarch of the Word Bearers legion, is scarcely available anywhere, but the price is about 7000-8000 rubles.
We are talking about ready-made figures of Warhammer 40,000. The primarch of the "World Eaters" Angron in human form is exhibited for about 8000 rubles. Reincarnated Magnus the Red - 6000 rubles. Prices may vary depending on the point of sale.
Warhammer 40000 figurines are popular with boarders who can afford such an expensive pleasure. Otherwise, you have to make do with paper analogues of your own production.
Or even go into reading books. In any case, there will always be connoisseurs of Warhammer 40,000 figurines. Too bad Primarch miniatures are rare.