Yesterday the greatest of parcels arrived in the post. Something which I think many 40k hobbyists have also purchased over the last week:
They even packed in a small Primaris badge as well. Not sure what I'm going to do with it, but still pretty cool.
I did consider going to either the midnight opening, or popping in and collecting it in-store on the 17th. I opted not to in the end, and wait a few days for standard shipping. The reason being that I'm autistic (mild, high-functioning), and I can either get exhausted by being in a crowd of people or I can get over-stimulated. Either way, I decided to be sensible and go for the quiet option!
Originally, I was going to trade the Death Guard models for someone else's Primaris Marines, or maybe sell them on Ebay. However, now that I've held the sprues in my very own grubby sweaty hands, I don't think I can part with them. Considering this is a starter set, the miniatures are just so damn good. I used to have a Plague Marine army a few years back and so I think I'll keep a hold of these guys just in case...
The rulebook is a thing of beauty. A nice chunk of lore and summaries of each of the playable races. I also got Index: Imperium 1. If anyone reading this hasn't clapped eyes on an Index yet, and is thinking of getting one, just be aware that they are almost rules-only documents. There is some short bit of lore, but these are clearly just placeholders to level out the races until individual Codexes are released (I know most people are aware of this, but I figured someone might not be up to speed).
Blood Ravens Librarium
I also padded out my Librarium with one of the ancient Rogue Trader models. I was 3 years old when this guy was released (1987). I need to get a hold of a base, and pick out one of my spare backpacks to complete him. I love the fact he's carrying a book into battle with him. When I eventually get around to fleshing out some names and perhaps some background for my characters, I'm considering making this guy a newbie Lexicanum.
Also in the above picture is another bunch of Dark Angels shoulder pads. I still need to get 10 more to have enough for my power armoured Marines.
I'm very much looking forward to assembling and painting my new Primaris Marines, but I've got a good chunk of my army to get through first!