Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4: Issues 11-14 Review

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Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4: Issues 11-14 Review – Introduction

Last month’s delivery was a bit meh for a lot of people – myself included. Whilst it dumped a pile of Necrons in our laps, the value of said Necrons was a little bit questionable – although the paints and Overlord who came with Issue 8 made up for it.

This month, however, things are back on track.

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We’re back with some awesome Space Marine miniatures this month, as well as some scenery you can never paint and struggle to find somewhere to keep use to augment your battlefield and up the levels of immersion in your game.

Let’s get into it!

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4: Issues 11-14 Review: Contents

Regular reads will know how this goes by now: we’ll have a look at the magazines themselves before moving n to the hobby tools, paints, miniatures, or whatever else comes with the spread of issues in the delivery.

The Magazines: Issues 11-14

Issue 11 is all about psychic warfare in the 41st Millennium.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4 Issue 11 Cover

As this is the issue with which you’ll receive your Primaris Librarian in Phobos Armour, it makes sense that a fair few of the pages are given over to explaining how Warhammer 40,000’s take on “magic” (wielded not by wizards but by Psykers) works.

Special attention is given to the Space Marine Librarius, from which your new Librarian hails.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4 Issue 11 Inside

As it comes with new paints intended for use on your Necrons, Issue 12 swings the focus back on to the rapacious robots of the far future.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4 Issue 12 Cover

Alongside a few pages about Necron weaponary, there’s also a little background to the forces of Chaos in the 41st Millennium.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4 Issue 12 Inside

Issue 13’s cover makes me wish I’d started painting the Space Marines I’ve received with Imperium so far red instead of blue.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4 Issue 13 Cover

As this is the issue with which you will receive a quintet of Space Marine Assault Intercessors, there’s plenty of paper given over to exploring just what players of Warhammer 40,000 can do with these chainsword-toting warriorts of the far future.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4 Issue 13 Inside

The battleplan in this issue will pit your new Assault Intercessors against a collection of Necrons to see just how beefy these little chaps are in close-quarters combat.

Finally, Issue 14, which comes with the cargo container, is all about boxes.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4 Issue 14 Cover

Joking. It’s about Aeldari. Well, it’s partially about Aeldari. There’s also a few pages of Battle Record for you new cargo container.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4 Issue 14 Inside

…Why does a cargo container need a battle record?

Miniatures

Moving swiftly on from the paper to the plastic, here’s what comes with Delivery 4.

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It’s quite a nice little pile of stuff, actually – great if you’re into your terrain, but not so good if you aren’t. I’ve promised myself I’m going to start painting my massive pile of scenery soon. Check back in next month to see if I have done (I bet I won’t have).

Anyway, Space Marines.

The Primaris Librarian in Phobos Armour (sometimes lovingly called the “Librarian with a migraine”) is, personally, one of my favourite Warhammer 40,000 miniatures.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4 Review Primaris Librarian in Phobos Armour

He’s very easy to put together and looks great. A little different to the average run-of-the-mill Space Marine, in that he’s wearing not only a robe but also the “light” Space Marine armour worn by Infiltrators and Incursors, he strikes quite a menacing pose, sword aloft, hand raised to focus his psychic power.

Here’s one I painted up a few months ago:

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4 Painted Librarian in Phobos Armour 2

Great figure.

Moving on, Issue 13 comes with five Assault Intercessors. Unlike the Assault Intercessors from Issue 3, these ones do not have Ultramarine heraldry sculpted onto their shoulders, so if you don’t want to paint your new Space Marines as Ultramarines, it’s much easier to do and requires no filing off of emblems.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4 Review Assault Intercessors

Originally from the Indomitus box, these lil’ fellers have become a staple of Ninth Edition releases since. They’re really easy to put together, and are surprisingly durable (I dropped all mine onto a stone floor whilst trying to photograph them and didn’t damage a single one!). You can’t go wrong with a Space Marine.

Finally, you get a box.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4 Review Container

Not the most exciting bit of hobby terrain you’ve ever seen, but one that’s relatively easy to put together and could make quite a nice bit of backdrop to your battles. It’s also a good geometric shape, which means it lends itself well to being shoved into a corner and forgotten about for a few years. Not that I do that with my terrain.

Honest.

In all, it’s a good month for miniatures. Whilst the terrain won’t appeal to everyone, the spread of Space Marines in the delivery are excellent inclusions – the Librarian being a stand-out model.

Paints and Hobby Tools

Subscribers reap the benefits with Delivery 4, being sent a free Citadel brush set as part of the order – that’s a Medium Layer Brush, a Medium Shade Brush and a Large Base brush.

In this delivery as well, you’ll also receive a Medium Drybrush with Issue 11, so that’s a total of four brushes in all.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4 Review Brushes

People love to slag off Citadel hobby products for no other reason than they’re associated with Games Workshop. In truth, there’s very little wrong with Citadel brushes. They’re relatively sturdy and fairly inexpensive. They’re excellent for beginners, and will see many people far on their hobby journey before they feel the need to swap them out for something else.

Even painters with better brushes can’t be too upset about these: having a couple of brushes you aren’t so attached to is very useful.

Alongside the brushes are three paints.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4 Review Paints

Agrax Earthshade is one of the best paints Citadel have ever made. Part of Citadel’s Shade Paints range, of which it is an iconic entry alongside its sibling Nuln Oil, it’s a crucial weapon for all hobbyists to have in their arsenal. An excellent way of adding some depth and life to the colours on your miniature, it’s an excellent inclusion in this delivery (and well-timed for me, who has almost run out of his last pot).

Screamer Pink is another decent paint to have. It’s a reliable base paint with a good coverage, but, in my experience, it’s not a paint you’ll find yourself using all that often. I bought a pot of Screamer Pink when I first got back into Warhammer and needed something to paint the leather handles on my Stormcast Eternal’s weapons. 10,000 points of Stormcast Eternals later and it’s not even half empty.

As far as Citadel Colour metallic layer paints go, Canoptek Alloy isn’t too bad. In my experience, a lot of Citadel’s metallic layer paints can be very difficult to use as they have very poor consistencies (Auric Armour Gold, Liberator Gold). Some of them are great (Sycorax Bronze, Stormhost Silver), and on the scale of good to bad Citadel metallic layer paints, Canoptek Alloy falls closer to the “good” end of the spectrum.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4: Issues 11-14 Review – Price and Availability

Here’s a breakdown of what everything costs across this delivery, and what you save.

Issue no.Issue Price (GBP)Total Value (GBP)Total Savings
11£8.99£24.10£15.11
12£8.99£11.20£2.21
13£8.99£8.75 -£13.00–£0.24 – £4.01
14£8.99£10.84£1.85
SUBSCRIBERS ONLY:
Free Citadel Brush Set
Free£17.55£17.55
TOTALS£35.96£54.89-£59.14
£72.44-£76.69 (Subscribers)
£18.93-£23.18
£36.48-£40.73 (Subscribers)
Issue no.Issue Price (USD)Total Value (USD)Total Savings
11$11.95$41.75$29.80
12$11.95$18.45$6.50
13$11.95$13.75 – $19.80$1.80 – $10.81
14$11.95$18.34$9.35
SUBSCRIBERS ONLY:
Free Citadel Brush Set
Free$28 $28
TOTALS$47.80$92.29-$98.34
$120.29-$126.34 (Subscribers)
$47.45-$56.46
$75.45-$84.46 (Subscribers)

The savings this month are pretty good and are not to be sniffed at.

As always, you can find a more detailed breakdown of the costs associated with Warhammer 40,000: Imperium on our complete contents page.

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Delivery 4: Issues 11-14 Review – Final Thoughts

ProsCons
Nice spread of stuff across the deliveries
Reasonable savings
Space Marine miniatures are always a winner
Terrain is a bit boring

There’s very little to be upset with in Delivery 4 – especially if you’re a subscriber and you’ve just been handed a bunch of brushes for free.

The miniatures in Delivery 4 are good and there are some reasonable savings to be had on the Librarian in Phobos Armour. People will either love or hate the terrain, but that’s how the cookie crumbles when it comes to receiving terrain. Some people love it and create wonderful dioramas with their scenery, whilst other people would much prefer to painting their figures.

The paints in the delivery are useful ones to have, too – especially the Agrax Earthshade. In all, another good delivery.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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