What were the box contents for the 3rd edition of Warhammer 40k?

Or what contents came in the Warhammer 40,000 3rd edition
. May be of interest to those looking at the value of the classic edition of Warhammer, or those looking to own a complete game and need to find all the parts!

Here is the information on what the box contents were in this sort after edition.

box contents for the 3rd edition of Warhammer 40k
Cover from the original game box

What were the box contents for the 3rd edition of Warhammer 40k – Short Answer

The 3rd edition of Warhammer 40 K came with 30 plastic miniatures. These included 10 plastic self-assembly Space Marines, 20 Dark Elder miniatures, 1 Imperial land speeder, barricades, jungle terrain and ruins.

The complete game also came with 2 play sheets, weapon templates, 2 game rulers , 7 assorted dice and 288-page rule book.

That is the short answer to what came in the original 3rd edition of Warhammer 40 K. ( Warhammer 40,000)

Or, here is a checklist of box contents and detailed descriptions of the items that came in the box.

Box contents for the 3rd edition of war hammer 40k | Item Check List

The 3rd edition of Warhammer 40k came with the following items:-

  • 1 detailed telescopic box
  • 1 288 page illustrated rulebook
  • 2 playsheets
  • 7 assorted game dice
  • 2 Distance Rulers
  • Weapon templates
  • 2 Plastic ruins
  • 4 Jungle trees
  • Barricade / tank traps
  • 1 Space Marine Landspeeder
  • 10 Plastic Space Marine Miniatures
  • 20 Dark Elder Miniatures

box contents for the 3rd edition of warhammer 40k
image of box contents found on ebay.

Box Contents for the 3rd edition of Warhammer 40k | Item details

The 3rd edition of Warhammer 40,000 contained a large amount of content from miniatures, rules and other printed material. Although the checklist above outlays what the box contained. The information below describes more about the game.

Warhammer 40,000 3rd edition Telescopic Box

This was the packaging that contained all the game parts for you to play the game. The box game with a top and bottom. The cover was illustrated by John Blanche. The cover image portrays a battle scene with the Black Templars standing mighty in the mid-ground. This image sets the scene of a grimdark universe that is torn apart by perpetual war between various alien and human species.

The Rule Book – 3rd edition

The 3rd edition of the game came with an illustrated 288-page rule book.

The Weapon Templates & Markers

The 3rd edition of Warhammer 40K also came with weapon markers. These markers were used to check the blast and damage radius of explosive and incendiary type weapons.

2 Playsheets

This edition of the game came with 2 playsheets that could be used for quick reference during gameplay.

2 Distance Rulers

2 red distance rulers were used to gauge the distance of weapon range and movement

7 Dice

The 3rd edition of Warhammer 40,000 came also came with 7 small white dice.

Barricades / Tank Trap

In this edition of Warhammer 40K, it contained 1 single plastic barricade and 1 tank trap. The
barricade resembled a set of spikes. The tank trap looked like two star cross-shaped pieces of RSJ’s intersected with each other.

2 Plastic ruins plus pieces of rubble

This edition of Warhammer 40,000 also came 2 plastic ruins that resembled a bombed-out church or chapel and little pieces of rubble.

Jungle Plants / Foliage

The 4 jungle trees were made from plastic and could be ‘push fit’ together.

10 Plastic Space Marines

What edition of Warhammer would be complete without Space Marines? The 3rd edition of Warhammer 40,000 came with a squad of 10 Space Marines. They were armed with Bolters, a flamer and other standard Imperium weapons suitable for a squad of tactical Space Marines.

Like the majority of the components of this board game. The Space Marines needed to be assembled.

If you need to assemble miniatures. You may find this post helpful – Tools to use on miniatures. You may also be interested to know where you can find or buy single Space Marines if you need to replace any parts.

20 Dark Eldar Miniatures | Box contents for the 3rd edition of Warhammer

The 3rd edition of Warhammer 40K came with 20 plastic self-assembly Dark Eldar miniatures. The Dark Eldar were covered in blades and spikes and cast a sinister presence on the Warhammer 3rd Edition Battlefield.

Imperial Landspeeder

The Space Marines also benefitted from having a LandSpeeder in their set. A vehicle that allowed the Space Marines to glide across the battlefield raining down Heavy Bolter fire, or intense heat from a front-mounted Multi-Melta.

And that is a list of contents for the Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition.

The game came with a wealth of content.

Notable differences from this edition to others

Aside from the fact that this edition came with a wealth of content and materials. The Space Marines also differed somewhat. These are pre-Primaris Space Marines – firstborn and were created at a 28 mm scale – as were all the miniatures in this version of the game.

The game also came with a heavy 288-page rule book! Other notable items that came in this edition are the barricades, the ruins and jungle trees!

This edition certainly stood out and if you are looking for parts or replacements hopefully you will be better equipped to find what you need.

Buying the 3rd Edition of Warhammer 40,000

Newer editions of Warhammer 40,000 have been released over the years. But you still may be able to find an old edition of the game or spare parts.

The link below shows where you can buy either the game or some of the components.

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