Warhammer 40,000 Combat Patrol Announcement

Last Updated on Gennaio 12, 2024 by VoltorRWH

The next big thing for Warhammer 40,000 is only a few weeks away! Read on for our exclusive announcement of the latest partworks collection from Hachette!

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Warhammer 40,000 Combat Patrol Announcement – What Is It?

The successor to the extremely popular and highly successful Warhammer 40,000 Imperium collection, Warhammer 40,000 Combat Patrol is the next weekly partworks magazine being published by Hachette Partworks.

If you’re new here or are otherwise on the fence about Hachette’s partworks collections, Hachette are an international publisher originally founded in France in the nineteenth century. Since then, they’ve expanded to cover a global market, and now encompass both distribution and partworks publication.

Enter Warhammer. For the last few years, Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar have cyclically been the recipients of their own partworks collections; first we had Warhammer 40.000: Conquista, which proved to be a huge hit and saw the launch of Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Mortal Realms. After that, we then had then the staggeringly popular Warhammer 40,000: Imperium, which has given rise to the most recent collection: Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Stormbringer.

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With each turn, these partworks collections have gone from strength to strength – Imperium proving to be the golden child in this respect. Warhammer 40,000’s last entrant into the pages of partworks magazines proved to be so successful that not only was it gradually launched on an international scale, the collection was also extended from Hachette’s usual 80 issues to 90 due to the demand for the magazine. It sold out just about everywhere. UPDATE 12-01-2024: we’ve just had it confirmed that Combat Patrol will be running to 90 issues. AS such, you’ll find we’ve updated the pricing values in a lot of our articles about the new collection.

But why are these magazines so popular, you may be wondering? Well, that’s easy enough to answer.

You can get Warhammer cheap.

Hachette’s magazines also have a lot going for them: from interesting bits of lore designed to allow you to immerse yourself in the Warhammer settings, to thorough and beginner-friendly painting guides and rules tutorials, they really are a superb place to take your first steps into the Warhammer hobby. However, the fact that you are able to get a significant amount of brand-new-on-sprue Warhammer for a serious mark-down is what keeps collectors coming back time and time again.

And Combat Patrol looks to take this tried and tested formula and make it even better.

Warhammer 40,000 Combat Patrol Announcement – What We Know So Far

Warhammer 40,000: Combat Patrol brings the Warhammer partworks into 10th Edition. Yes, dear readers: this means that this new collection will contain some of the latest and most up-to-date miniatures and models from the Warhammer 40,000 range – including figures from the Leviathan launch box. If you missed out, or are hoping to swipe some brand-new Tyranids and Space Marines at a knock-down price, this is the place to do so.

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But there’s a great deal more than Tyranids and Space Marines available across the Warhammer 40,000: Combat Patrol collection. Read on below for all the details we currently having, including a first look at some of the contents…

Is This a Full Collection?

Right, so there is something we need to get out of the way before we all get too excited. In its current form, Warhammer 40,000: Combat Patrol is not a full collection. What we are announcing today is a trial run, which Hachette will use to gauge interest in a magazine collection like this and see if it’s worth their time doing a full run.

Given the staggering success of Imperium, it’s very unlikely that this won’t be launched into a full collection later in the year.

How Does a Trial Work?

So, Hachette will release the first four or five issues for purchase. Once this run is over, they will sit down, look at how many trial copies of they sold, do some maths, and make a conclusion as to whether or not it’s worth their time doing a full collection. Depending on how popular the trial was, they may make some alterations to the proposed contents to ensure the magazine remains viable. If they decide it is worth doing (which we imagine they almost certainly will), Hachette will then spend a few weeks or months finalising everything for a full collection before hitting the big red “To Production” button and beginning the collection properly.

Of course, this is all dependent on you. If you want to see a full Warhammer 40,000: Combat Patrol collection, you need to go out and buy yourself a couple of copies. Each trial copy sold brings the dream of a full collection closer to reality, so your contribution very much counts!

Update: 03/01/24 – So, Hachette have actually clarified this for us. This practise is not so much about confirming that the collection is viable – this is Warhammer, they are all but certain this will go on to be a full production run based on previous popularity of these collections, the reason they are released in a couple of undisclosed locations in the UK. is because they want to determine what the retails sales are like and how this translates into signups – then they use the clever maths and their history of doing these things to determine how many of each issue they’ll need to create when it does go live.

TLDR – don’t go buying multiple issues and subscribing 3 times yourself unless you plan to subscribe 3 times in the full collection – also, this is made to onboard new hobbyists, so lets at least give some people a chance during this early stage to join our beloved hobby…

Still on the fence? Well, have a look at the next section. We’re pretty sure you’ll want in as soon as you see what’s on offer.

Current Advertised Contents

Just feast your eyes on this.

Warhammer 40,000 Combat Patrol Current Full Collection

So, Hachette’s current plans for this collection, should everything go well with the trial, is for the magazines to contain 9 complete Combat Patrols (plus an extra unit). We’re going to be publishing a few articles later this week looking at this collection and its contents in much greater detail, but for now, to whet your appetites, here’s a round up of all the factions you can collect:

  • Space Marines
  • Tyranids
  • Leagues of Votann
  • Aeldari
  • Astra Militarum
  • Culti dei Genestealer
  • Orks
  • Space Marine del caos
  • World Eaters

As stated above, too, you’ll also find yourself flush with plenty of paints, brushes and other tools to get you started on your hobby journey.

In our opinion, this is by far the best collection Hachette have advertised to date. Up until Stormbringer, Hachette’s Warhammer partworks have tended to focus very heavily – if not exclusively – on two factions (Space Marines and Chaos in Conquest, Stormcast Eternals and Nighthaunt in Mortal Realms, and Space Marines and Necrons in Imperium – though other Imperium factions were included), with the only option to get hold of anything outside of those factions coming in the form of a Premium Subscription. However, with Stormbringer, whilst there’s still a focus on Stormcast Eternals and Kruleboyz, there’s a great deal more focus attributed to other Age of Sigmar factions as well, such as Grotz, Sylvaneth, and others.

Allowing for players to collect such a large range of different miniatures – all of which are self-contained armies, which we’ll be looking at more closely in another article – not only gives you tons of stuff to be painting, but also will help you get a really nice, varied collection started that you can actually play games of Warhammer 40,000 with. No longer will you be beholden to your flaky friends turning up with their half-built and half-painted armies, you can just lend them one of the nine you’ll own by the end of the collection!

Prezzo e disponibilità

Warhammer 40,000 Combat Patrol will be available on a week-by-week basis for purchase from your local newsagents or other stockist and as a monthly subscription directly from Hachette themselves.

As per some tiny text on one of the pieces of covermount we’ve seen, we know that the regular price for an issue will be £9.99.


Introductory Offers

As with all partworks magazines that Hachette release, the first few issues are subject to a slew of introductory offers. Here’s what we know so far:

  • Issue 1 will have a cost of £2.99. We’re not 100% sure what’s in this issue just yet, but we have a sneaking suspicion it’ll be the Captain in Terminator Armour and Tyranid Prime. We might be wrong, though. It does happen occasionally.
  • Issue 2, which contains 3 Von Ryan’s Leapers, will cost £6.99. However…
  • …If you subscribe via Hachette, Issue 2 (the one with Von Ryan’s Leapers), and Issue 3 (which contains 5 Infernus Marines) will also come with a free modelling kit, which is made up of a mold-line remover, a tube of Citadel plastic glue, and some plastic cutters.
  • Issue 4, which will cost £9.99, comes with three paints – Wraithbone, Macragge Blue and Barak-Nar Burgundy – as well as a Citadel Starter Brush.

Subscriber Extras

Current and/or former subscribers to any of the Warhammer partworks collections that have come from Hachette will know that Hachette like to reward their loyal subscribers with a smattering of gifts across the course of their subscription. Those who are slowly building a collection of Hachette Warhammer Partworks Exclusive Mugs will be pleased to know that they – along with some other goodies – are returning (and if you’ve got a spare Stormbringer one, hit me up; mine went through the dishwasher and fell apart!).

Warhammer 40,000 Combat patrol Subscriber Gifts

One thing that caught our eyes from the above contents is the free Primaris Company Champion. In the past, Hachette’s Warhammer partworks have come with their own exclusive miniatures. It seems odd that they might buck this trend now. We’ve been pouring over the full collection image and can’t spot anything that looks new and exclusive in there, so we do wonder if, perhaps, the Primaris Company Champion potrebbe be a placeholder for the sake of the trail. Come full release, this might be swapped out with an exclusive model. However, don’t quote us on this: it’s purely speculative.

Furthermore, the Primaris Company Champion is a rare and desirable model anyway – it was only available at events a couple years ago, and then again earlier in the year via Made to Order, and so even if not a new miniature, it’s a still a valuable one to have in your collection.


Ooops, i guess ignore the above bit! So, As a matter of fact, yes! Props to our writer Jordan for noticing a photo of this guy tucked in amongst all the other stuff we were sent.

Warhammer 40,000 Combat Patrol Exclusive Miniature

This Infernus Marine Sergeant is a completely new, unreleased miniature that will be exclusive for the Combat Patrol collection. We don’t yet know at which point he’ll crop up, but as soon as we do, we’ll let you all know.

Premium Content

Yes, we can confirm that there will be a Premium Subscription option available for Warhammer 40,000: Combat Patrol. It’s a pretty good one, too. Have a look at this:

Warhammer 40,000 Combat Patrol Premium Kit Contents (3)

For an extra £2 per issue, Premium subscribers will find themselves the recipients of some pretty beefy models in four exclusive kits across the collection.

  • Premium Kit 1 contains a Space Marine Brutalis Dreadnought and a Tyranid Hive Tyrant.
  • Premium Kit 2 contains a Chaos Daemon Prince and some Aeldari Howling Banshees.
  • Premium Kit 3 contains three Brôkhyr Thunderkyn and three Ork Killa Kanz.
  • Premium Kit 4 contains the Genestealer Cults Broodcoven as well as the Astra Militarum Rogal Dorn tank.

These premium sets might also offer a window into how the collection will be broken up. It looks like the first 20 or so magazines will see the Space Marines and Tyranids duking it out, rounding off their stint with the Brutalis Dreadnought and Hive Tyrant. The next leg of the collection will focus on Chaos falling out with Aeldari, before finishing off with the Daemon Prince and Howling Banshees, and so on for the other factions.

There are, however, 9 factions listed as being included in this collection – so how this ultimately all fits together is still a bit of a mystery to us.


Over the last two collections in particular, we’ve seen a rise in opt-outs. Books, additional character packs containing single miniatures, and so on. As yet, there’s no word on whether or not we’ll be seeing any more of these, but should this trial make it to a full collection, we can be pretty certain that we’ll see a few extra opt-outs snuck in along the way.

Warhammer 40,000 Combat Patrol Announcement – Final Thoughts


We make no secret of it. Here at FauxHammer.com, we’re big fans of Hachette’s partworks collections. Over the last few years, these have come to form an integral part of the Warhammer hobby and have served as a really important vector for getting newcomers into painting, playing and collecting miniatures. They’ve also gone from strength to strength each time, the collections offered by each of Hachette’s partworks runs becoming more and more impressive with each round of releases.

Ma Combat Patrol is certainly squaring up to be Hachette’s best collection yet.

Over the next week or so, we’re going to be releasing a few more articles taking a closer look at all the different elements of this collection, and will of course be providing some current speculative price and savings breakdowns so you can see where your money is going. Keep checking back for more news too – as soon as we hear anything, we’ll get it straight to you!

Bitten by the partworks bug, or just after some Warhammer on the cheap? Make sure you check out the Issues of Warhammer 40,000: Imperium e Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Stormbringer available over at Forbidden Planet for a chance to snag yourself some miniatures on the cheap!

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    Rob has spent most of the last 20 years playing World of Warcraft and writing stories set in made-up worlds. At some point, he also managed to get a Master's degree by writing about Medieval zombies.

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22 pensieri riguardo “Warhammer 40,000 Combat Patrol Announcement

  • Gennaio 1, 2024 in 5:10 pm

    Just had a quick cross reference and noticed there are extra models not in the Combat Patrols that are being sold as of this date. The extra models shown in the collection are:

    Aldari: Autarch
    Astra Militarum: Commissar
    Chaos Space Marines: Master of Possession
    Genestealer Cults: Atalan Jackals
    World Eaters: Maulerfiend
    Space Marines: Chaplain on Bike
    Tyranids: Parasite of Mortex
    Orks: Boomdakka Snazzwagon
    Leagues of Votann: Einhyr Hearthguard

    • Gennaio 2, 2024 in 7:37 pm

      pretty sure Astra Militarum is not just a Commissar, but Ursula Creed, the silhouette is pretty unique

  • Gennaio 2, 2024 in 1:56 am

    Was unable to finish this article. The Google advertisement blocked out an entire segment 😡

    After scrolling far enough I got past the add – but also past a good portion of the article (the add stayed and didn’t scroll away for a long way).

    At least it was clear in time to be able to leave this comment.

    As far as the article content. I really enjoyed Imperium! Little disappointed that they didn’t give anything for the extra issues but still charged me for the premium subscription all the way to the end 🙁

    And was hoping they would do another subscription; but after seeing what it is . . . I probably will not bother with this one. It’s too diverse with too many factions I am not interested in, or already have enough of. The money lost on those issues makes the rest of the subscription pointless.

    Was hoping, but concerned, already with what factions they would do the next time around. Hope they would be something different (new to me and that I wanted), but realizing it could have an army I wasn’t interested in.
    Personality that to me would be preferable to this – an entire half, if not all, of the magazine subscription not of interest is a simple no. And hope there is another time in the future that will be of interest to me.

    But with this hodgepodge mess off everything – what does that mean for future releases? Do they not need have future releases because they covered it all in one? Or realize maybe they need to be a little bit more specialized? Especially if they want to continue making money with ongoing releases.

    I didn’t mind the mix of Imperium forces in the Imperium 40k release. Every Imperium player should have some Space Marines. And I was interested in Sisters. The Mechanicus was a small acceptable excess in the overall subscription. And after getting and reading/learning about them – they became a welcome part of the whole.

  • Gennaio 2, 2024 in 3:22 am

    If anyone finds my jaw please let me know, it hit the floor so hard it bounced away. I was predicting/hoping the next magazine was dark angels vs nids but this is so much better. A full set of starter armies to play with against friends and a chance to try out smaller forces, what a great idea. Looks great from a painting and gaming standpoint. The selection of boxes is also super promising and a who’s who of my “someday I’ll try that” wishlist armies.

    • Gennaio 4, 2024 in 9:50 am

      *PLEASE* Hachette, give Australia the option of Premium sub… not getting that option for Imperium was a real kick in the pants.

      We want to give you money! The additional models will also drive the desire to expand all of those armies, further making us fall into GWs plans of buying more.

  • Gennaio 2, 2024 in 7:36 am

    I hate to say it but at face value this is a hard pass for anyone except scalpers. I might pick up one or two units in the store but there’s near zero chance I’m going to actually subscribe lol

    Why would you sub to have 500 points (give or take) of 9 armies? Premium kits look really dull too…

    In short “eh”

  • Gennaio 2, 2024 in 3:39 pm

    We need something for everyone, we agree.
    But who will subscribe? Compulsive buyers or scalpers ?

    And knowing how difficult it is to work with Hachette Presse for tobacconists. Good luck finding the tobacconist and buying just a few issues before Hachette stops everything without saying anything !

    PS : you’ve got to stop using points! they don’t exist in patrol mode 🤪 your patrol is predefined without taking them into account !

  • Gennaio 2, 2024 in 7:15 pm

    You can have my Stormbringer mug, if you like.

  • Gennaio 2, 2024 in 8:06 pm

    So basing things on the cost to me Stormbringer has been in the United States.
    The cost with shipping and tax for 80 issues including introductory pricing on the first 2 issues comes to $1298.21 (not premium). A combat patrol can be had fairly easily here for $136.00 and sales tax is 5.75% so $143.82. With 9 Patrols I’m up to $1294.38. The extra models $465 at GW prices, my FLG is 20% off so $372 and with the sales tax back to $393.39. Add that to the Combat Patrol and we are at $1784.8. A savings of $486.61.

    What this all means for my case is If your interested in all but 2 of the combat patrol with their extra models you will still be getting a deal subscribing (not including all the paints and other non model pieces you’ll receive).

    **Introductory price with shipping and tax for first 2 issue $11.99
    **Rest of the issues with shipping and tax &16.49

    **Extra Models GW prices
    Aldari: Autarch $40
    Astra Militarum: Commissar $35
    Chaos Space Marines: Master of Possession $35
    Genestealer Cults: Atalan Jackals $60
    World Eaters: Maulerfiend $80
    Space Marines: Chaplain on Bike $55
    Tyranids: Parasite of Mortex $40
    Orks: Boomdakka Snazzwagon $60
    Leagues of Votann: Einhyr Hearthguard $60

  • Gennaio 3, 2024 in 4:16 am

    There is one glaring issue being overlooked with the “value” on this. Its really only 7 or 8 combat patrols at best. You can buy a Leviathan box from one of a hundred different places for $212 USD and that has both the tyranid and space marine combat patrols plus an extra 30+ units on top in including characters and big monster bugs. Before someone argues leviathan boxes will dry up you could also buy the Ultimate Starter box for 10th edition for $178 USD and that has both complete combat patrols for tyranids and space marines plus the nice handy pocket size rulebook, some terrain, 2x gaming boards and some other odds an ends so really the nid and space marine combat patrols are worth only a single combat patrol combined for “value” calculations. Hell if you Already own leviathan then you LOSE money on this especially since a lot of the leviathan models aren’t needed in duplicate and a lot go for super cheap on ebay even if you wanted to unload them. Sure you will get 30 or so paints but really this needs at least an additional whole combat patrol or better a second additional unit for each army to justify the price. There are people an situations that it will be attractive too but its objectively far worse than Imperium. Imperium also almost completely newer more recent sculpts. These combat patrols on the other hand have a bunch of older sculpts mixed into them. I think for too many people a full subscription is just not an attractive value. I’m not sure hatchette will make this all the way to completion on subscriptions with the contents as they stand now. I would buy some individual issues but not the whole collection.

  • Gennaio 3, 2024 in 5:25 pm

    I’ll be subscribing purely based on nostalgia from when I used to do the LOTR version back in the early 2000s.

    But I see no where to subscribe…?

    And being based in Manchester, this “undisclosed area” is probably not going to be ideal.

    • Gennaio 8, 2024 in 12:49 am

      So finally finding where to subscribe – noticed they do the deliveries as 4 issues per month (£50) and only issue 2 is “free” with the first being 4.99.

      If it was 1 issue every month (maybe 2) then as a new player getting back into it I might have been more tempted to get it but for £50 a month, I could just stick to smaller armies and get a combat patrol box from my local store.

  • Gennaio 4, 2024 in 12:49 am

    Where do I sign up in the U.S.? I’m just getting started and have yet to purchase my first miniatures, and I’m still in the air as to what faction I want to choose for my first army. Seems I fit right inside the demographic they are targeting.

  • Gennaio 4, 2024 in 9:50 am

    People who play combat patrol? friend groups who split collections? Me who has armies for everything in this set but votann and a housemate that plays those? People who use the models for other games?

  • Gennaio 7, 2024 in 9:39 pm

    Very tempting–I’ll keep an eye out for this when it shows up in the US. Aside from a couple of the early non-subscription issues, I skipped Imperium because I already had some 9th edition starter boxes by the time the magazine showed up. And, my schedule being what it is, I’m more interested in the new Combat Patrol rules than building another 2,000+ point army anyway.

    But I do have to echo what Jay said about this maybe not being an ideal choice for the typical 40K player who’s looking to get 1-2 large armies with a lot of fluff behind them. Hardcore enthusiasts and general 28 scale modelers who sometimes visit the 41st millennium (me) will like it for the variety, but are there enough such customers to get a big turnout?

    On the other hand, Tyranids have always been very much an acquired taste and that probably wasn’t lost on Hachette when they had to decide what the next series would be about. As noted, it’s still really easy to get Leviathan boxes long after launch, unlike 9th ed. Indomitus which was in high demand. There’s a reason for that, everyone knows the reason, including GW and Hachette.

  • Gennaio 9, 2024 in 11:50 am

    Did anyone checked their local stores for this trial run magazines?

  • Gennaio 11, 2024 in 7:55 pm

    Hi Faux, big fan of your warhammer and 3d printing work.
    I don’t supposed you would know when’s it may be available for us yanks to sub!
    Keep up the great work

    • Gennaio 12, 2024 in 9:36 am

      Hi Jack, no words on a US sub yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything!

  • Gennaio 12, 2024 in 5:23 pm

    Does anybody know when the first magazine is due to release to subscribers? I signed up on the 01/01/24 and got an email saying they would give me more info in 3 working days. I haven’t heard anything since then. Just looking forward to it and want to get started asap.

  • Gennaio 15, 2024 in 2:44 pm

    Does anyone know when it will actually release and delivers and payments start for those who subscribe? I signed up on the 8th of January and it said I would receive further info in 3 days but I’ve gotten nothing yet. Based in the Republic of Ireland also I doubt it will be readily available in local shops.

  • Gennaio 16, 2024 in 6:42 am

    omg yes id love to pay more than others if we can get premium


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