Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6: Issues 19-22 Review

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Another month has passed, which means it’s time for your pre-scheduled shot of plastic amphetamines courtesy of Hachette Partworks! It’s a bit of a different one this month, with some alternative soldiers of the Imperium taking to the battlefield. Oh, and yet another container. At least it’s the last one now.

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Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6: Issues 19-22 Review – Introduction

First off, I’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone who checked in last month for a look at Delivery 5’s contents. It netted more than double the views of the previous month’s offering, which was a very pleasant surprise for us here at Team FauxHammer. We love y’all.

Secondly, an apology: this Delivery 6 write-up is a little later than usual, and that’s entirely my fault. The last few weeks have been absolute carnage, and it’s delayed me being able to get around to cracking open my own Imperium delivery by a five days (I usually manage to do the delivery summaries on the day I receive them, but this month I’ve been delayed a couple of days).

Anyway, moving on. This month is a bit of a mixed bag, with a fair amount of stuff for hobbyists to sink their teeth into. We’ve got some new miniatures, some all-too-familiar-looking lumps of scenery (again…), as well as new paints, a new gaming mat, and, of course, heaps of written goodness in four new magazines – as well as an art book!

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6: Issues 19-22 Review: Contents

Here’s everything that’ll be arriving on your doorstep with Delivery 6:

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 All

A fair amount of stuff, so there are sure to be some savings had across the tidy pile that’ll find its way into your mailbox – but we’ll get to that in a minute. First up, let’s have a quick look at everything in a bit more detail.

The Magazines: Issues 19-22

Starting off with the magazines themselves, as ever we have four new issues of Warhammer 40,000: Imperium to get stuck into.

Packed full of lore, stories, painting and building guides, as well as rules and battle playthroughs to get you using your figures in games of Warhammer 40,000, this month’s delivery has plenty to keep you busy.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Issue 19 Cover

Issue 19 is all about the Reclusiam: lodged somewhere between spiritual counsellors and the Astartes thought police, the Reclusiam are tasked with ensuring the ideological wellness of a Space Marine Chapter.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Issue 19 Inside

…There’s also another battle record for your utterly devastating Armoured Containers, should you feel like siccing a couple of crates on your enemies at any point in the future.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Issue 20 Cover

The theme of Space Marine faith somewhat continues into Issue 20, which has a couple of pages of info on everyone’s favourite corpse-god (or least favourite, depending on your persuasion).

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Issue 20 Inside

And then we switch gears to look at a new arm of the Imperium of Man: the Adeptus Mechanicus. These crimson-robed, blue-eyed space-nerds of the distant future hail from Mars, bringing devastating firepower from ages past to lay waste to the Imperium’s foes.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Issue 21 Cover

In fact, Hachette and GW were so keen for us to know all about them, Issue 21 is dedicated to them in its entirety, containing not only heaps of lore and a story about the AdMech, but also the construction guides for the sprues in Issues 21 and 22, as well as a battle plan for using these post-human cyber-soldiers.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Issue 21 Inside

Issue 22, whilst still containing a little more info on the Adeptus Mechanicus, steers the focus back towards the magazine’s Imperium-hating faction: the Necrons.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Issue 22 Cover

Issue 22 contains no build instructions for the part of the Skitarii sprue that comes with it. This is contained wholly within Issue 21. It does, however, have the painting guide for the AdMech units.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Issue 22 Inside

There’s also a fold-out with Issue 22, so lore-lovers have a few extra sides of stuff to read.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Issue 22 Fold-Out

There’s a really great spread of stuff in the magazines this month. Alongside the usual offering of rules and gaming tips to get you playing with your miniatures, there’s a lot of information available for fans of the Warhammer 40,000 setting – even if it is quite Imperium-centric this time around.

Miniatures

There’s a fair bit of plastic in this month’s delivery: 10 Skitarii Rangers and (deep breaths, everyone) the final Armoured Container.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Miniatures All

The Skitarii Rangers, though occasionally a little bit fiddly to put together (the usual crimes: bits of tubing that need to be lined up from backpacks to other bits of tubing on guns, a few small parts, nothing out-of-the-ordinary), are actually a really great and quite fun kit.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 AdMech Skitarii

Whilst the magazine will direct you to build these 10 soldiers as I have above, they come with heaps of extra heads, variant weapons, and other bits and pieces that will enable you to build them however you want – provided, of course, that you can source the instructions somewhere. Failing that, you’ve got a fistful of spares for your burgeoning bits box.

But then there’s also another one of these truly, deeply accursed things.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Armoured Containers

But it’s the last one.

Thank heavens.

Paints and Hobby Tools

There are two new paints for your arsenal this month: Khorne Red and Trollslayer Orange.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Issue 20 Paints

Khorne Red is an extremely useful colour for any painter to have in their arsenal. A lovely, deep, gory red colour, it has a great consistency and goes on beautifully when thinned down with just a touch of water.

Trollslayer Orange is thinner than Khorne Red by design; it’s a Layer paint, whereas Khorne Red is a Base paint, and each are thus intended to be used at different points in the painting process. That said, in the grand scheme of oranges (and their nightmarish yellow-pigmented cousins) it’s actually a decent paint that’s easy to use and provides good coverage. It’s a lovely, vibrant colour that will look great in any fires, or maybe used to bring some brightness to some other glowing effects.

Or, y’know, as hair for your recently-acquired Fyreslayers.

Wargear

Delivery 6 comes with a new gaming mat for you to make tabletop war upon. You’ll find it inside Issue 22.

Whilst paper mats can be a little bit of a sore subject (they don’t have quite the longevity of many alternatives, and often take some effort to flatten out thanks to their folding creases), I have to say, the print on this one is actually rather nice, and doesn’t lack for detail.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Issue 22 Game Mat

One side is printed with an ash grey wasteland, veined with luminous rivulets of ichor-green runoff that one does not have any difficulty imagining an army of Necrons marching across.

The other side is printed with a whitish moonscape, complete with fallen icons of the twin-headed Imperial Eagle, which is a great alternative – and contrasts fantastically – with the hellscape on the other side.

Warhammer 40,000: Imperium Art Book

Those subscribers who forgot to did not opt-out of receiving the “The Art of Warhammer 40,000: Imperium” book last month will have found this amidst the rest of Delivery 6.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Art Book Cover

I must admit, I was actually quite interested in receiving this. Any regular FauxHammer.com readers will know how I like to bang on about GW and their artistic direction every time I receive a new box to review, and I always catch myself gushing over how incredible the artwork festooned upon the front of every release is.

Well, now I have a whole book of the stuff. And it’s really cool.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Art Book Inside 1
Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Art Book Inside 3

The only issue I have with this art book – and this is a problem with just about every book similar to this that I’ve ever owned – is that it doesn’t do double-page spreads so well. Unfortunately, with a handful of the prints that span two adjacent pages, some of the art does disappear into the fold of the spine (as you can see in the image on the left below). It’s a bit of a shame – an unavoidable one, for sure – but does cheapen the overall effect of the book.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Art Book Inside 2
Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6 Art Book Inside 4

But that is my only gripe. As far as collectors are concerned – and painters in particular – this book is a truly fantastic resource. There’s so much stuff in here to inspire you to really immerse yourself in the Warhammer 40,000 universe and to grab a brush and get painting, and whilst the only Space Marine faction displayed in any real depth are Ultramarines, there’s a lot to love in here.

Air time is given to the Adeptus Mechanicus as well as the Adepta Sororitas, and as we’ll be seeing more of these two factions later in the subscription, it serves to keep people excited and looking forward to future releases. There’s even a good few pages dedicated to the Necrons, and even I must admit I felt my box of unpainted Necrons – a faction I abandoned shortly after painting Indomitus and a Command Edition – pushing me towards my rattle can of Runelord Brass and my half-empty pot of Tesseract Glow.

This is a really great book.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6: Issues 19-22 Review – Price and Availability

Savings this month aren’t as great as with previous deliveries. Have a look at the tables below.

Issue no.Issue Price (GBP)Total Value (GBP)Total Savings
19£8.99£10.84£1.85
20£8.99£5.50–£2.49
21£8.99£13.75£4.76
22£8.99£13.75£4.76
TOTALS£35.96£43.84£8.28
Issue no.Issue Price (USD)Total Value (USD)Total Savings
19$11.95$18.34$9.35
20$11.95$9.10-$2.85
21$11.95$22.00$10.05
22$11.95$22.00 $10.05
TOTALS$47.80$71.44$26.60

Still, any money saved is better than money spent.

If you want more information on the costs associated with Hachette’s latest GW partworks magazine, you can find more information on our complete contents page.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 6: Issues 19-22 Review – Final Thoughts

ProsCons
A little bit different from the standard Space Marine or Necron-centric deliveries
The artbook is a fantastic resource and a great book
Useful paints
Some interesting content in the magazines
Skitarii are nice models
Savings aren’t as great as in previous weeks.
Perhaps not the most exciting of deliveries for some subscribers
Another godforsaken Armoured Crate (but it is the last one, so…)

Delivery 6 is a bit of a different one to those we’ve seen previously, and that makes it a tad risky.

With an absence of the usual Space Marine/Necron focus, I imagine the inclusion of the AdMech Skitarii will put off as many hobbyists as it will pique the interests of others. Personally, I’m looking forward to having a go at painting something a little different – but thoroughly understand the disappointment that some Space Marine/Necron-focussed collectors may feel with this delivery.

Particularly given the only other bit of plastic in this delivery is another Armoured Container. What a kick in the quad.

Anyway, I still feel that this is, on the whole, a fairly decent delivery. There are savings to be had – not great savings, mind, but any saving is better than none – alongside some decent paints, four interesting magazines and a knock-out art book. The minis will likely be a little marmite: you’ll either love them and relish the opportunity to have a go at something a bit different, or you’ll probably sigh and wish you had a squad of Intercessors instead. Either response is entirely appropriate.

I was going to give this one three stars, but I think the artbook saved it.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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