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Warhammer 40K: Ranking The New Battleforce Boxes

We’ve acquired 8 new 40k Battleforce bins on the best way. Which ones can be our high precedence to snag and play with? Here’s the order we’d get them.

Hopefully by now you’ve seen the brand new battleforce bins and in addition our factors breakdowns for every. But we figured we may have some enjoyable with the bins and determine which of them have us probably the most excited. We’re going to fake we don’t have any of those armies already and rank the bins primarily based on if the contents inside are sufficient to get us excited to start out that military. Ready? Let’s go.

#8 Imperial Fists – Bastion Strike Force


  • Tor Garadon
  • 3x Primaris Aggressors
  • 15 Heavy Intercessors

Coming in sizzling at #8…okay possibly not so sizzling. This field will not be solely the least quantity of factors, it’s additionally, effectively, bland. I imply it’s thematic as heck — if you wish to play an Imperial Fist military. But it’s only a bunch of Heavy Intercessors, a trio of Aggressors and a Character. At least it’s simply going to be slightly over 1/4th of your military complete so that you’ve acquired plenty of room to spice it up. This one is a really meat-and-potatoes field…filling however not very interesting.

#7 Adeptus Mechanicus – Elimination Maniple


  • Belisarius Cawl
  • 2x Kastelan Robots w/ Cybernetica Datasmith
  • 6x Kataphron Destroyers
  • 10x Skitarii Rangers

To be completely trustworthy the Ad Mech military is slightly formidable to play. There’s only a LOT to maintain observe of guidelines sensible. This field actually isn’t dangerous and also you get a large assortment of items. But it additionally feels very generically Ad Mech with a splash of this and that. And yeah, you get Cawl, nevertheless it feels nearly too mild on theme right here. It’s simply not engaging sufficient to get us excited to start out that military. At least you’ll have room to increase points-wise as a result of this one’s nonetheless roughly a 1/third of a military — it’s a robust core so it’s acquired that going for it.

#6 Raven Guard – Ravenstrike Battleforce


  • Chapter Master Kayvaan Shrike
  • Librarian in Phobos Armour
  • 10x Primaris Reivers
  • 2x Invictor Tactical Warsuits
  • 3x Eliminators

This field is a very robust theme and is definitely an excellent pick-up for anybody trying to play a specific model of Space Marine military. Unfortunately, that model doesn’t actually attraction to us. As a Raven Guard themed field it’s acquired quite a lot of the fitting parts and it’s an excellent buy. We simply aren’t thrilled about operating Reivers and Shrike. This one ain’t our model.

#5 Adepta Sororitas – Sanctorum Guard


  • Morvenn Vhal
  • 6x Paragon Warsuits
  • 5x Celestian Sacresants
  • 10x Battle Sisters

This is one other stable themed military with Morvenn Vhal and the Paragon Warsuits making up the core. If you wished to start out an Adepta Sororitas military this can be a good spot to go. But does it make us need to play that military? Eh…It’s slightly unfair as a result of I, personally, don’t like their Faith Point mechanics. But I acquired out voted which is why they arrive in at #5.

#4 Death Guard – Council of The Death Lord


  • Mortarion, Daemon Prince of Nurgle
  • 5x Blightlord Terminators
  • 14x Plague Marines

The Death Guard Box is coming in at #4 as a result of it’s one which we’d be a simply tremendous to start out taking part in primarily based on this field. It’s acquired a cool, centerpiece mannequin with Mortarion. And it’s packing quite a lot of beef with the Plague Marines and Terminators. It’s proper round 1/2 of a 2000 level military, too! So you’ve nonetheless acquired factors to construct from however all you actually need to do is keep on with the theme introduced right here. I, personally, wouldn’t be unhappy if I acquired this field as a shock. It won’t be my favourite however I wouldn’t need to return it both.

#3 Imperial Knights  Chainbreaker Lance


  • Imperial Knight Preceptor Canis Rex
  • 2x  Helverin Armigers
  • 2x Warglaive Armigers

The Chainbreaker Lance is, effectively, it’s one other 1/2 of a military in a field! You’ve acquired all of the fundamentals right here. This can also be a kind of bins that if you happen to snagged 2 of you’d principally be accomplished. I don’t know if I’d really need to get two or if I’d moderately get some extra full-sized Knights to spherical issues out as an alternative of extra Armigers. But I wouldn’t be upset if I acquired this as a gift both!

#2 Thousand Sons – Court of The Crimson King


  • Magnus the Red
  • 3x Exalted Sorcerers
  • 20 Rubric Marines

Alright, now we’re speaking. Magnus is an superior mannequin. We’ve acquired 3 extra Sorcerers to actually dominate in with the psychic powers. And we’ve acquired 20 Rubrics to silently march ahead, take goals and warpfire bolter issues away. This has all the weather of an excellent core and robust theme that attraction to me and I didn’t get out voted this time. But the one field all of us right here at BoLS agree on being the hands-down better of the batch?

#1 Adeptus Custodes  Watchers of The Gate


  • Captain-General Trajann Valoris
  • 3x Vertus Praetors on Dawneagle Jetbikes
  • 3x Allarus Custodians
  • 15x Custodian Guard

This is slightly below 1300 factors (with out Wargear) of Henry Cavill’s The Emperor‘s Golden Boys. Not only is this army arguably the most competitive of the batch, it’s probably the most full as effectively. It helps that every mannequin is a bit of factors nevertheless it’s will get high factors for theme, too. It’s probably the most factors dense, probably the most aggressive, and has the strongest theme (as a result of it’s onerous to not have a robust theme if you’re taking part in Custodes) — this Battleforce field test all of the …bins. Personally, I’d sprinkle in a number of extra Dawneagle Jetbikes and possibly some extra Custodians simply to fill the 700 level hole. It’s able to rock.


Agree or disagree with our rankings? Let us know your favorites within the feedback!


Writer, Editor, Texas Native, and Austinite for 15+ years, Adam covers all issues Tabletop Gaming. Which consists of Warhammer 40,000, Age of Sigmar, D&D, Board Games and every thing else that includes cube, boards, playing cards and a desk.
A hobbyist, participant, and collector of miniatures and video games, Adam’s present obsession are his Death Armies for Age of Sigmar, his Blood Angels and Tyranids for 40k, and his ever rising Arkham Horror: The Card Game Collection.



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