Paint at Dawn

A Warhammer blog.

Getting into Warhammer 40,000

On this page you will find all the links to the guide I’ve written to help new players get started with Warhammer 40,000. For some, it can be quite a challenge when starting out, especially if you’re getting into it on your own. Hopefully this guide will help you with things like choosing an army, getting yourself started, and playing your first games.

Part one

Choosing your army

  • Looking at models
  • How they play
  • Read background information

Part two

First models

  • Your first models

Part three

Tools of the trade

  • Essential tools

Part four

Painting essentials

  • Priming
  • Sprays
  • Brushes
  • Paints

Part five

Essential books

  • Army books and rules

Part six

Getting to know your army

  • Understanding the rules
  • Play some games
  • Expanding your army




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