Breaking Down Warhammer 40,000 Conquest’s Rumoured Contents and Value

Update: The image below showing off the collection can now be found on the Warhammer 40,000: Conquest site. As a result, I have removed a paragraph concerning speculation over the inclusion of the terrain as part of the standard or premium subscription. Looks like it’s all in there, fellow hobbyists! It is also worth noting that the numbers below are estimates based on the cheapest possible alternative. Some of the miniatures I figured as Easy To Build may in fact be the completely poseable versions. 

Two days ago I wrote about Warhammer 40,000: Conquest, its return and what it might contain. We’ve had a few hours since then, some from Hachette and Games Workshop themselves, and some from exceptional internet sleuthing. Part of which gives me the chance to present you with an estimated value of the entire thing. So let’s dive in to the new stuff that we know and then, finally, get to the full value of the set as we know it.

The Warhammer 40,000: Conquest website now confirms that the series will run for 80 issues. Sounds good and sounds like Hachette’s normal method. That means, with some math culled from yesterday, the roughly £625 cost of the collection still stands, assuming you subscribe straight away.

But wait. There’s more. Sorry about that. I’ve been watching lots of infomercials recently. Don’t judge me.

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Now, Hachette are also offering a Premium subscription. I’ve had personal experience with these in the Warhammer 40,000: Legends Collection, where for an extra £1 or so per issue, I get some extra free gifts and 6 art prints. Was it worth it? I think so. In Warhammer 40,000: Conquest though, the Premium subscription costs an extra £1.50 an issue, for which you will receive extra materials, fold out boards, dice, cards, and more. What that ‘more’ is we don’t know, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was some sort of special unit of miniatures or terrain. Should you be interested in it, the Premium subscription ups the cost of Warhammer 40,000: Conquest from roughly £625 to £745. That’s a £120 jump. We’d rather hope it was something good to be worth that, wouldn’t we.

Now for what you’re actually here for. The value of Warhammer 40,000: Conquest. I must be clear here, this image has not been confirmed to be true or correct by Games Workshop or Hachette. Where it came from I’m not sure. Somebody I know from Twitter got it from somebody they know who got it from I don’t know where. Below is the image in question.

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Look at all that stuff, eh?! Terrain, and what look to be sizeable Warhammer 40,000 armies. How much is it all worth, you ask? I put on my good glasses, squinted at the screen a bunch and did some fast calculations for you. Here goes.

Death Guard

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In the following list I’ve added in brackets either the cost of the miniature in question or the box which it comes from. To make it easier, I’ve left the cost of pieces which you could get in either First Strike or the Dark Imperium box set blank, though I have added half the cost of each box (£12.50 for First Strike and £47.50 for Dark Imperium) in the final value calculation. Let’s do this!

26 Poxwalkers (Dark Imperium + First Strike) Might be more. They are hard to count.

Malignant Plague Caster (Dark Imperium)

Lord of Contagion (Dark Imperium)

Noxious Blightbringer (Dark Imperium)

Foetid Bloat Drone (Dark Imperium)

Plague Marine Champion £15 

12 Chaos Cultists £6 per box, two boxes worh included.

Plague Marine Icon Bearer  £15

Easy to Build Myphitic Blight-Hauler £15 

Foul Blightspawn £15)

Scribbus Wretch, The Tallyman (15)

Nauseous Rotbone £15

Biologus Putrifier £15

Chaos Rhino £23.50

Easy to Build Lord Felthius and The Tainted Cohort £25

Typhus £25

2 Chaos Spawn £25

Plagueburst Crawler £40

Estimated Death Guard Value: £315.50

Wow. Okay. That’s a lot of money. Also, that’s a hell of a lot of stuff. I’m going to admit here that some of the image is muddled for the Death Guard and a few elements I couldn’t quite work out for definite (particular that smudge just below the Myphitic Blight-Hauler). On the whole though I’m happy to say this feels on the money.

Adeptus Astartes

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Same deal here as before. I’ve marked which units or models can be found in First Strike or Dark Imperium and, again, I’ll add £60 to the total at the end of this to show their value in half of these box sets.

3 Intecessors (First Strike)

3 Reivers (First Strike)

10 Intercessors (Dark Imperium)

5 Hellblasters (Dark Imperium)

3 Inceptors (Dark Imperium)

Primaris Captain in Gravis Armour (Dark Imperium)

2 Primaris Lieutenants (Dark Imperium)

Primaris Ancient (Dark Imperium)

Easy to Build Aggressors £20)

Easy to Build Redemptor Dreadnought £25

Easy to Build Primaris Reivers £10 ( Appears to be the only double in the collection though these may also be exclusive variants) 

Primaris Apothecary £22.50

Primaris Chaplain £22.50

Primaris Librarian £22.50

Space Marine Heroes (Cataphractii Armour and a Chaplain) £30

Space Marine Scouts £15.50

Space Marine Scouts with Sniper Rifles £15.50

Attack Bike £16.50

Bike Squad £20

Primaris Repulsor £50

Space Marine Land Speeder £18.50

Estimated Adeptus Astartes Value: £348.50

Again. Not an amount of money to sniff at. It’s also worth bearing in mind with this list in particular that there is another model in there. One with a sword half out of his scabbard.

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That appears to be an exclusive miniature which, at this time, is only available in Warhammer 40,000: Conquest. I’ve left its value out of the overall value because estimations take time and could wildly affect the calculations here.

That’s the green and blue bits of the image done. Let’s look at the ruddy brown, all of which is terrain available from Games Workshop

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Sector Imperialis Objectives £20

Munitorum Armoured Containers £30

Sector Mechanicus Galvanic Servohaulers £25

Battlefield Accessories Set £12

Thermic Plasma Regulators £15

Haemotrope Reactors £25 

Thermic Plasma Conduits £22.50

Galvanic Magnavent or a Promethium Forge, I’m not sure. £45

Ryza Pattern Ruins (17.50) 

Estimated Terrain Value: £212

For the grand total here, based on the estimates I’ve shown above, Warhammer 40,000: Conquest in miniatures alone is worth £876. That… that’s a lot of money. A lot of saving too! If you take on the premium subscription you save £131 and if you go for the basic subscription you save a whopping £251! Yowser.

Remember too that with this subscription you can also expect to get hobby and gaming supplies included like paints, brushes, and dice. We don’t know quite in what combination or how deep into the Citadel Hobby Product ranges they’ll go. Whatever way you look at it, that’s quite the saving.

What do you think?! That’s a lot of money, yes, but you’re getting a lot of model for. Let me know on Twitter or right here in the comments.

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12 Comments

  1. Thanks for working out the value – after seeing the suspected complete collection image yesterday I was going to attempt this myself! You’ve saved me a lot of time : )

    One thing though, I assume you’ve used direct-from-GW RRP prices. Worth bearing in mind that buying from 3rd parties usually saves 15-25% on GW prices. Makes £876 (less 20% average) more like £700.

    Plus if you were to drop that £700 yourself, you could choose the models to spend it on. So I suppose it’s a pretty good deal IF you want exactly what is included, and maybe if you don’t already own any of those pieces already?

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    1. Definitely not worth for someone playing other than the 2 included factions.

      But the not mentioned Extras on the Hoppy side are quite a lot actually.

      within the first 4 alone you get:
      6 Paints
      2 Dice
      1 Brush

      + 36 additional extras within the other issues

      within the first delivery, you also get the Hobby Kit (Glue, Cutter, file)
      Later on, you get a Painting Handle and a Brush set (seems to be 3 Brushes) on the 7th delivery.
      I guess there will be at least one more thing with the final 11th delivery.

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      1. Nearly everything listed above is available on Wayland games for £636 (excludes “Space Marine Heroes” £30 and “Haemotrope reactors” £25 at RRP). Say you really want those 2 monopose figs in ancient armour marks that don’t match anything else in the army, for £15 each, and the reactors and can only get them at RRP… this is still £691. For 37 kits.

        Compared to £625 for the collection… I mean, yeah it’s a saving, and you get a few freebies too but even after all this cash the forces aren’t exactly going to be competitive.

        If you’re already into 40k with a reasonable collection and some sense of how the army list work I’d steer well clear and just spend the cash yourself. At least then you’re not tied to £625 over 2 years….

        Pretty much you pay almost exactly what it would cost to get this stuff yourself, and you have zero flexibility on what you get, whereas you could choose if you were to go to another retailer to buy GW products.

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  2. Very useful breakdown! Thanks for doing the leg work. If some of the single sprue characters are going to be available for £7.99 those are going to sell fast. I’m wondering how the Repulsor and other multi-sprue models will be sent out. Might be useful for those that want just the odd bits of hull for bases/terrain/conversions ect.

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  3. Interesting point from spittingbristles re: just buying individual issues at £7.99, eg: for characters. With other Hachette Partworks you can buy each issue at cost individually from their website, so if the same happens with this series you would potentially be able to do that and make crazy savings on things like Primaris characters! Or even if you want, say, the Loyalist Space Marines but not the Death Guard or scenery (though the latter may come in pieces with miniature-issues) you could just buy some of the issues. Makes me think that perhaps they won’t sell issues separately then, though they always seem to for their other series.

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  4. Seems like a really good buy if your interested in either of the 2 factions. I’ve almost pulled the trigger on this a few times. The only thing that stopped me was that I already have a good sized Death Guard army and the Primaris side of the Dark Heresy box still sitting there. If they were to do more in the future with different factions or even for AoS then I’d find it much harder to say no. Hopefully we see more of this kind of thing!

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  5. Takes 2 years to collect 3 weeks before the final issue GWS release a new edition making all the articles in the ,magazines obsolete. lol yeah I’ll pass thanks

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