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Assault Intercessors + Paints Set Review

In this article, I review the Space Marines: Assault Intercessors + Paints Set by Games Workshop. This paint set represents my first step back towards Warhammer 40,000 after a very long break from the company. In fact, I opened this product second from my “buying into the New 40K” purchase. I opened and reviewed the Citadel Assembly Handle first.

What’s in the Box?

So, What is in the Space Marines: Assault Intercessors + Paints Set box. Well, Games Workshop packed it with 6 paint pots, 3 miniatures and 1 paint brush.

Space Marines: Assault Intercessors + Paints Set Unboxing
Inside the Space Marines: Assault Intercessors + Paints Set you find 6 paint pots, 3 miniatures and a paint brush.
Space Marine Paint Colours
The paints in the set include Abandon Black, Macragge Blue, Balthasar Gold, Corax White, Agrax Earthshade and Astrogranite.

The fact that GW chose to pack the paint starter set without contrast paints really surprised me. I thought that contrast paints would be GWs newest push and figured they would have gone that way with this introduction paint set. Instead, you get the classic (or base and layer) paint pots along with some shade and basing paint.

It is a proven approach, just not what I expected in the box. Now, let’s take a closer look at the spure.

Space Marine Easy Build Assault Intercessors Sprue
Above I present to you a picture of the Space Marine Assault Intercessors Sprue from this boxed set.

The pieces on the Sprue look nice and have all the details that I want. They build up pleasantly too.

Built Space Marine Assault Intercessors

As you can see on the frame above, the pieces are numbered. The back of the box shows you how to put together the miniature and paint the models.

Space Marine Assault Intercessors + Paint Set Box Art - Back of Box
The back of the Space Marine Assault Intercessors + Paint Set shows you how to build and paint the miniatures.

I found these miniatures very straight forward to build.

Building a Space Marine Assault Intercessors
Here I placed the pieces of an Assault Intercessor on my cutting mat. It has been a long time since I built a Space Marine model, but I knew from my last project not to cut that peg off of the Space Marine’s foot. It is there to glue the Marine to its base.
Easy Build Space Marine Assault Intercessor close up
A close up photo of one of the Intercessors I built. One of the first Games Workshop miniatures that I built in years.
Easy Build Space Marine Assault Intercessors from the Space Marine Assault Intercessors + Paint Set
These are some great looking minis here.

Overall, I am happy with the contents of the Assault Intercessors + Paints Set and enjoyed building the product. I like that you get the suggested paints for the Space Marine army here and that you get full sized bottles for the paints. That I did not expect!

Now, the way many people look at these boxed sets is by how much money they can save by buying the products in this fashion. Let’s break things down and see if you are really saving money by buying the Space Marines Assault Intercessors + Paints Set.

Value for the Money – Space Marines: Assault Intercessors + Paints Set

Right or wrong, the way many people like to measure the value of Games Workshop box sets by comparing the price of whats in the box versus the price of buying everything individually. Let’s break down what is in this boxed set and do the comparison.

I live in Canada, so we will conduct the cost comparison in Canadian Dollars.

In the Space Marines Assault Intercessors + Paints Set you get…

  • 4 Full Sized Paint Pots (worth $5.40 each = $21.60 total)
  • 2 Half Sized Paint Pots (Astrogranite and Agrax Earth Shade sell in 24ml pots instead of the 12ml pots in this set – regular price $9.40 – value of two half sized posts = $9.40 total)
  • 3 Easy Build Miniatures (using the price for Age of Sigmar Easy Build Miniatures, these figures should be worth $20 total)
  • 1 Starter Paint Brush ($8 to $9 – I will use $9 for easy math)

Adding all of those items up brings me to $60 of value in this box. Games Workshop sells this set for $45. This means that you save $15 by buying this way versus buying the items individually. Not bad for those looking to save a few dollars.

Scale Comparison

As with all my reviews, I like to include scale comparison photos. I approach this Assault Intercessors + Paints Set Review no differently. Below I present to you a scale comparison image of the included Space Marines Assault Intercessors.

Space Marines Assault Intercessors scale comparison
A scale comparison image. Left to Right… Legions of Steel Miniature, Assault Intercessor, GW Chaos Cultist, Assault Intercessor, Reaper Miniatures.

As you can see, I painted up the miniatures from the box set. I will share some better pictures of the painted models in a future post on Must Contain Minis.

The Review and Unboxing on YouTube

If you prefer to watch content, this post is now up on YouTube too. This written post is a little more comprehensive because it includes a value breakdown. Other than that though, this video covers most of the rest of this article.

In this quick unboxing video, I show exactly what is in the Warhammer 40,000 Space Marines: Assault Intercessors + Paints box set. This is essentially your “Start Painting Space Marines” go to product.

Wrapping it up…

Thank you for joining me in my Assault Intercessors + Paints Set Review. For my first step back into 40K, this box set feels just right. As I mentioned earlier, I wish that they included a full unit of miniatures here, but otherwise I can’t complain.

The cost doesn’t break my bank account, and there are savings here versus buying the products individually. The box gives me the recommended colours to paint up the miniatures to a “Battle Ready” standard. Perfect. Especially since I want to paint my new Space Marines force in the standard colours of the Ultra Marines.

In my next post about this box set, I share with you my painted miniatures and give a tutorial of how I painted them.

Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!

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