While some Start Collecting boxes are an amazing way to step off on the right foot, some factions either have outdated boxes or none at all. Here are some new Start Collection box sets we’d like to see before the year ends.
Start Collecting Harlequins
Surprisingly enough, Harlequins were completely looked over for support in Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising. While their new rules wave is probably still coming, we’re hoping that we also see some kind of box giving fans a deal as well.
Harlequins can only be built from scratch right now and they’re easily one of the more expensive armies to build.
The most-used units in the meta are Skyweavers, which come in a kit of two for $40. And we’re seeing lists that run upwards of fifteen at a time. And that’s not even talking about Troupes to help fill out a Battalion for the army. They really need some support to make them more enticing for players to pick up.
Start Collecting Custodes
Unfortunately, most of the Custodes heavy-hitters aside from Jet Bikes are all Forge World models. The Caladius, Pallas, Aquilons, etc. are all made of resin. But that’s not to say we can’t have a Start Collecting box that covers all the bases everywhere else. A Shield-Captain on a Bike, some regular Custode Guard and a Vexilla would be a great building block to hobby with. We may even see people buy two boxes at a time if units were combined like that.
Start Collecting Death Guard
Despite Death Guard being one of the most popular Chaos factions we’ve seen in 8th, they actually don’t have a Start Collecting either. The Dark Imperium Box Set that dropped right at the start of 8th is a great buy, plus they also got Battleforce support in the past. But looking ahead, they’re still definitely deserving of a Start Collecting.
Realistically, it’d probably have a Plagueburst Crawler, a Malignant Plaguecaster, Some regular Marines, and maybe a Bloat Drone. Another awesome release for players to honestly grab maybe two or three to get started!
Start Collecting Ossiarch Bonereapers
Ossiarch Bonereapers are the hottest Death faction to roll out of GW’s product line. Bringing all-new models and rules to AoS, these guys are a highly elite off-shoot of Nighthaunt. They still fight for Nagash, but these guys are physical bone imbued with souls of incredible warriors.
Basically a darker version of a Stormcast Eternal…
On that note, they could use a Start Collecting as well. With a ton of new models to pick from they’d probably get something like a Mortisan Boneshaper, a Gothizzar Harvester and a whole unit of Mortek Guard. That would be a decent upstart to building a 2,000 pt force.
Start Collecting Ogor Mawtribes
Ogors and Beastclaw Raiders got lumped together in their latest book. Plus, Beastclaw Raiders already have a Start Collecting. Sticking to specifically Ogors on-foot, they are in desperate need of an easy way to get into the faction outside of Feast of Bones. With only a new Tyrant model and faction terrain piece added to their army, it would also be nice to see a useful box to start these guys.
It would be the perfect opportunity to put the new Tyrant in the box along with some Gluttons and Leadbelchers. An honorable mention would be for GW to also drop a plastic Butcher in the box as well. You can build an entire army off of them in AoS but they’re insanely hard to get right now and are made from just older, lesser-quality materials.
With all of these Start Collectings that we’d like to see covered, which one is at the top of your list?