Getting started with Warhammer 40,000 can be a daunting task when you first take a look at the hobby. There are so many miniatures, rules, and dyes to assemble, study, and use. It can frankly feel overwhelming. For a while now, Games Workshop, the publisher of the game, has worked on Combat Patrols, which usually consist of enough miniatures and models to create a solid 400-500-point army.
Warhammer 40K is usually played with 2,000 points, but the Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol boxes make the game far more accessible notwithstanding some minor balance complaints. Even those qualms about balance have been ironed out in the 10th edition of the game.
Combat Patrols are a viable way to get started with Warhammer 40K and get all you need in one neat box. We take a look at what Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol boxes are on the market and which ones you should or may want to buy.
Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol List
Below, you will find a full list of all Combat Patrols released for Warhammer 40,000 so far. The point value of each patrol will vary, but these boxes are usually enough to give you a very good start at the game and learning the ropes of Warhammer 40K. While you may be tempted to buy a handful at first, we recommend taking it easy and buying one box at a time to give it your full attention before you proceed with further purchases.
- Combat Patrol: Deathwatch
- Combat Patrol: Space Wolves
- Combat Patrol: Thousand Sons
- Combat Patrol: Astra Militarum
- Combat Patrol: Death Guard
- Combat Patrol: Grey Knights
- Combat Patrol: T’au Empire
- Combat Patrol: Adeptus Mechanicus
- Combat Patrol: Aeldari
- Combat Patrol: Orks
- Combat Patrol: Chaos Space Marines
- Combat Patrol: Space Marines
- Combat Patrol: Tyranids
- Combat Patrol: Chaos Daemons
- Combat Patrol: Adepta Sororitas
- Combat Patrol: Black Templars
- Combat Patrol: Genestealer Cults
- Combat Patrol: Necrons
- Combat Patrol: Adeptus Custodes
- Combat Patrol: Leagues of Votann
- Combat Patrol: Dark Angels
- Combat Patrol: Drukhari
- Combat Patrol: Blood Angels
- Combat Patrol: World Eaters
1. Combat Patrol: Deathwatch
The Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol: Deathwatch is a boxed set of models and miniatures representing the elite Deathwatch, a xenos-hunting chapter of the Space Marines which is one of the many possible chapters you can play. They are highly-specialized military units that fight against alien species that pose a threat to humanity.
The Combat Patrol: Deathwatch will come with 15 miniatures, including 1 Primaris Lieutenant , 1 Primaris Apothecary, 10 Primaris Intercessors and 3 Primaris Aggressors. The individual value of the set is around $240. This boxed set may be a great way for players to start their Deathwatch army or start collecting the Deathwatch Chapter.
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2. Combat Patrol: Space Wolves
Combat Patrol: Space Wolves is another excellent way to start collecting the Space Wolves Chapter or add to an already existing army. As a unique chapter in the Space Marine hierarchy, the Space Wolves are expert close combat fighters who excel in skirmishes and can go toe-to-toe with many xenos factions, especially Orks.
The Combat Patrol: Space Wolves includes 1 Primaris Lieutenant , 1 Invictor Tactical Warsuit, 10 Primaris Intercessors, and 5 Primaris Reivers, along with an Upgrade Spruce for additional cosmetical and customization options. The estimated individual cost of the Space Wolves models is $240.
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3. Combat Patrol: Thousand Sons
The Thousand Sons Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol belongs to the Chaos Marines Space Marines Chapter, and it introduces you to this unique faction of the Space Marines which has fallen into folly over the years of hunting horrors in the far-flung reaches of the cosmos. They are now worshippers of the Chaos God of Tzeentch. There is a lot of room for great iconographic customization in the set, making it a fun way to start collecting the Thousand Sons Chapter.
The Combat Patrol: Thousand Sons contains 1 Infernal Master, 5 Scarab Occult Terminators, and 20 Tzaangors, which are changing in Warhammer 40,000 10th edition, but are still formidable and interesting faction to start collecting or expand. The approximate cost of individual models is $240 giving you some great discounts if you buy the whole set instead.
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4. Combat Patrol: Astra Militarum
Astra Militarum are the rank-and-files of the Imperium of Man. These foot soldiers know great losses as they know great triumphs, and the 40K Combat Patrol: Astra Militarum box lets you experience just that. The Asra Militarum are more or less a 21st-century army that was thrown into the 40th century with a few additional bells and whistles to face unspeakable horrors.
The Combat Patrol offers a great way to set the backbone of your Astra Militarum army and features a number of excellent models, including 1 Cadian Command Squad, 20 Cadian Shock Troops, 1 Armored Sentinel, and 2 Ordinance Teams.
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5. Combat Patrol: Death Guard
The Death Guard are another treacherous chapter in the Space Marines. They betrayed their lineage and became infatuated with the Chaos God of Plague and Decay, Nurgle. They have dabbled in occult magic, reincarnating the undead, and mustering an array of deadly weapons that have a powerful impact. The Death Guard Chapter excels in close and ranged combat, and the Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol: Death Guard boxed set comes with tons of great miniatures to start collecting or adding to your army.
The Combat Patrol: Death Guard features 1 Typhos, 1 Biologus Putrifier, 7 Plague Marines, and 30 Poxwalkers whose approximate value is $240, offering some great savings in the set. You may customize your Death Guard and choose whatever color schemes you like to display their dark majesty.
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6. Combat Patrol: Grey Knights
The Grey Knights are a chapter of the Space Marines that is tasked with disposing of the Chaos factions and worshippers. They are another close-combat-oriented cohort of elite fighters who work well in small numbers and launch fierce attacks on their opponents. The Combat Patrol: Grey Knights box features 500 points of playable miniatures and models for you to start building your Grey Knight army or add to your existing one.
The set contains 14 miniatures of heavily armored Space Marines of the Grey Knights Chapter, including 1 Librarian in Terminator Armor, 1 Nemesis Dreadknight, 5 Grey Knights Brotherhood Terminators and 5 Grey Knights Strike Squad Marines.
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7. Combat Patrol: T’au Empire
The T’au Empire is a cast-based faction in the Warhammer 40,000 universe that is an inclusive melting pot for all humans and xenos. However, they are at constant war with the Imperium of War as the humans are too indoctrinated and xenophobic to ever allow for another race to exist on their watch. The Combat Patrol: T’au Empire boxed set is a great way to get introduced to the faction and start collecting or expanding on if you already own models.
The box brings another 500-point strong army which would normally cost you $240 to buy separately. Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol: T’au Empire includes 23 minis, and specifically 1 Ethereal, 1 Cadre Fireblade, 1x XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit with 2 Drones, 3x XV25 Stealth Battlesuits with 1 Drone and 1 Homing Beacon 10x Fire Warriors and 2 Drones with 1 Support Turret.
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8. Combat Patrol: Adeptus Mechanicus
The Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol: Adeptus Mechanicus features a 500-point set of 15 miniatures. The Mechanicus human faction has melded their bodies with metal and machinery and is a unique part of the Imperium of Man. The Adeptus Mechanicus is a well-rounded force, combining unique engineering insight, close-range combat, and heavy ranged fire.
The Combat Patrol: Adeptus Mechanicus features 1 Tech-Priest Engineer, 1 Onager Dunecrawler, 3 Kataphron Destroyers, and 10 Skitarii Rangers for a decent overall force to bring to your first or next game. This box set can be bought as an addition to your army or as a means to start collecting Adeptus Mechanicus. The estimated cost of the models inside the set is $240, so you can get a great discount by opting for the Combat Patrol box instead.
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9. Combat Patrol: Aeldari
Meet the Aeldari, often referred to as the Eldar in Warhammer 40,000 parlor. They are one of the oldest races in the known universe, and have been in steep decline, faced with new foes from the xenos-hating Imperium of Man. The Aeldari span different factions of their own, and they are marked by the use and wielding of powerful psychic abilities, owing to their advanced biological species.
They also stand out by virtue of a complex mythology and belief system. The 40K Combat Patrol: Aeldari allows you to explore many of the factions in the race, including The Dark Eldar, The Craftworld Aeldari and more. The box comes with a good number of miniatures, including 1 Farseer or Warlock, 6 Windriders, 1 Heavy Weapons Platform, 10 Guardians, and 1 Wave Serpent or Falcon miniature.
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10. Combat Patrol: Orks
The Orks are one of the weirdest factions in the Warhammer 40,000 world. They are a fungi species that are born on a distant planet and are known for their cannibalism of their own, or wriggly enemies in battle. The Orks serve no greater purpose or faction other than being born to go, fight, and die in a war. They are solely and purposefully intent on destruction, with their many factions constantly launching fresh salvos of attacks.
When an Ork is killed in battle, they burst into spores which are then carried by wind and germinate to give birth to more Orks, Gretchin, Snotlings or other fungi. The Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol: Orks packs a powerful punch with 25 plastic minis to explore. There is 1 Warboss in Mega Armor, 20 Ork Boyz, 3 Deffkoptas and 1 Deff Dread. The value of the Combat Patrol comes at a great discount compared to the $240 you would normally pay to get these miniatures.
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11. Combat Patrol: Chaos Space Marines
The ways of the Imperium of Man have been lost and forgotten in the madness of the deep space where the Chaos Space Marines, once a regular faction of the marine corps were left to rot and die. Only they didn’t die but were broken and twisted by the dark gods of Chaos. They serve them all, including Khorne, Tzeentch, Nurgle, and Slaanesh and they are coming back for the Emperor of Mankind who betrayed them.
The Combat Patrol: Chaos Space Marines is perhaps the best way to start collecting this army., especially if you are inclined to fight against the mighty Imperium of Man and enjoy the breakaway factions in games. The box comes with tons of value including 10 Chaos Space Marines, 5 Havocs, 1 Helbrute, 2 Dark Disciples and 1 Dark Apostle, which all in all offers a fantastic value in terms of miniatures you buy on the cheap.
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12. Combat Patrol: Space Marines
The Space Marines are the best-known faction in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. They have been amply featured in video games and virtually serve as the poster boys of Games Workshop, the publisher and manufacturer, and the Emperor of Mankind himself. They are genetically-engineered superhumans bred purposefully for fighting aliens and non-human factions. The Space Marines’ training is brutal and their breeding process – is inhumane.
Yet, those who survive are mankind’s only chance to secure its dominance over the universe and eliminate any and all threats against the Imperium. The Combat Patrol: Space Marines comes with 17 miniatures and an Impulsor tank. The set includes 1 Primaris Lieutenant in Phobos Armor, 10 Primaris Infiltrators, 3 Suppressors, and 3 Eliminators.
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13. Combat Patrol: Tyranids
The Tyranids are the universe’s super parasites. They are a horde-like race which overwhelms their enemies in large numbers and are incredibly smart and adaptable. Tyranids fighting in different parts of the galaxy may evolve completely different features in order to survive and defeat their opponents. They also have an insatiable hunger of organic matter, making them travel across the universe and feast on any living thing that crosses their point.
They are merciless and driven by their hunger. Their hive mentality is steely, and they throw cheap rank-and-file units at their opponents until they have stripped the meat off their bones. The Combat Patrol: Tyranids contains a variety of great units, including 1 Hive Tyrant, 3x Tyranid Warriors, 3 Ripper Swarms, and 36 Tyranid Warriors giving you 43 miniatures in one neat box! You get some great discounts by purchasing this box set.
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14. Combat Patrol: Chaos Daemons
Daemons are not just the stuff of Earthly theology or mythology – daemons exist in the terrifying nothingness of space and the stories are true. As mankind has travelled across the stars, we have come across an entire race of daemons with the Chaos Daemons some of the most diabolical treacherous creatures that mankind has ever known. The Daemons come from The Warp, the chaotic alternate dimension from whence they pour into our world. The Combat Patrol: Chaos Daemons contains a number of great miniatures and models to get you started with an army of your own.
You will discover tons of great models here, including 1 Bloodmaster, 3 Bloodcrushers, 10 Flesh Hounds, and 20 Bloodletters.
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15. Combat Patrol: Adepta Sororitas
The Emperor of Man is not one for religion, but he has spawned an entire order by the name of the Ecclesiarchy, which is charged with the spiritual well-being of the Imperium of Man – and not least – purging infidels. The Sisters of Battle, which is the alternative name of Adepta Sororitas, was established during the Age of Apostasy – when heresy spanned the entire domain of mankind.
The are sworn enemies of the orders of Chaos and protectors all that is sacred in the Imperium. The Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol: Adepta Sororitas contains quite a few miniatures of combined value of around 500 points and $240. They include 1 Penitent Engine, 3 Acro-flagellants, 4 Sisters Repentia, 5 Seraphim and 10 Battle Sisters. The box gives you a tight and cheap way to get started with this faction of the Imperium and gradually work your way up to 2,000 points.
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16. Combat Patrol: Black Templars
The Black Templars are amongst the fanatical chapter of the Ecclesiarchy. They are fierce warriors who are sworn to spread the will of the Emperor of Man at the cost of their own lives and the lives of their enemies. Experts in close combat and inspired by unbreakable morale and will, the Black Templars advance at a relentless pace. The Black Templars are some of the most formidable members of the Adeptus Astartes, the God-Emperor’s elite soldier cohort.
The Black Templars come with a number of great miniatures, including 1 Primaris Marshal, 1 Primaris Crusader Squad, including 1 Sword Brother, 5 Initiates, and 4 Neophytes, 5 Intercessors, 1 Black Templars Upgrade Frame, 1 Black Templars Transfer Sheet.
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17. Combat Patrol: Genestealer Cults
The Genestealer Cults are a unique faction in the Tyranid alien family. Formerly human, they Genestealer Cults have been infected by xenos parasites and are now a secretive breakaway faction from the Imperium which sides with its sworn enemies. Having bought for both sides, they maintain a combat superiority, owing to a mix of alien and human weaponry and they are marked by fanatism about the arrival of the Tyranids who would wipe the Imperium of Man and lead to a new age for the Cults.
The Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol: Genestealer Cults is a great way to get started with collecting the Genestealer Cults. The box comes with 32 miniatures, including 1 Magus, 1 Goliath Rockgrinder, 5 Aberrants, 5 Acolyte Hybrids, and 20 Neophyte Hybrids.
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18. Combat Patrol: Necrons
The Necrontyr or Necrons as they are known in the 40th century are an ancient race that once consisted of organic matter of mechanical parts. However, the reign of the Triarch transformed them into the soulless machines they are today, and they have awoken to reclaim the universe and eliminate all organic life forms. They are as ruthless and methodical as the Imperium of Man and are seen as one of the main opponents of the God-Emperor.
The Necrons are heavily armored, slow, methodical, and capable of great regenerative abilities which brings them back in battle and makes them very difficult to kill. Their ranks include ancient mechanical beings that are the embodiment of millennia-old legends. The Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol: Necrons is a brilliant way to start collecting your own army. The box includes 1 Necron Overlord, 10 Necron Immortals, 3 Tomb Blades, and 1 Night Scythe.
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19. Combat Patrol: Adeptus Custodes
Clad in auramite breastplates, the Adeptus Custodes are the finest warrior the Imperium of Man has to offer. Their exploits are legendary and their stature in the Imperium rivals that of the God-Emperor himself. The Adeptus Custodes are fierce warriors whose wargear is the finest technology and millennia of war has taught mankind. As a result, when the Adeptus Custodes enter battle, they resolve it smoothly at the point of their broadswords and spears. They can resist magic, psychic and physical attacks and fell enemies as they advance.
The 40K Combat Patrol Adeptus Custodes is a great way to get started with this army and get a lot of excellent miniatures at a bargain. The box includes 1 Shield Captain, 1 Vexilius Praetor, 3 Custodian Guard, 3 Vertus Praetors, 10 Sisters of Silence Prosecutors, and 2 Burning of Prospero transfer sheets. The set is quite versatile, and you can combine and build the miniatures in multiple ways to get maximum value.
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20. Combat Patrol: Leagues of Votann
The Leagues of Votann is what happens when you are an affluent trader with a militaristic bent. The leagues are a powerful conglomeration of warriors who yield powerful technology to advance their trade guilds. They clone bodies and engineer them to match the resourcefulness and physical attributes of Space Marines and are part of the Imperium. Although they are subject to racial slurs in the Imperium, the Leagues of Votann are respected warriors fighting side-by-side Astra Militarum for the most part.
The Combat Patrol: Leagues of Votann brings a great few miniatures to get you started, including 1 Einhyr Champion, 5 Cthonian Beserks, 5 Einhyr Hearthguard, and 10 Heartkyn Warriors, giving you a great overall value for the set. The minis in the box are worth around 500 points and they would cost around $240 if bought independently.
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21. Combat Patrol: Dark Angels
The Dark Angels Chapter of the Space Marines is an experienced and heavily-tactical part of the corps, which focuses on skilful navigation of the battlefield combined with heavy firepower capable of inflicting significant casualties at close and long range. The Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol: Dark Angels brings a selection of 500-point models.
The Dark Angels have an indomitable will and they hold unwavering allegiance to the Imperium and the Emperor. Their prowess in combat is an example of how Space Marines ought to fight. The boxed set comes with 1 Primaris Chaplain, 3 Interceptors, 1 Redemptor Dreadnought, 5 Primaris Intercessors, 2 Dark Angels Primaris, and 1 Dark Angels transfer sheet. The cost of the models individually is around $240, but you get a significant discount opting for the Combat Patrol instead.
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22. Combat Patrol: Drukhari
The decadent Drukhari were once part of a mighty galaxy-spanning empire. None of their grace is left, as the fallen race is now a ragtag band of pirates who plague the universe with their twisted passions and desires. Today, the Drukhari may be disorganized soul-eaters, but they pose a formidable force and threat to any flying ship. They have perfected war and revel in its gruesomeness, striking terror in the hearts of even the sturdiest Space Marines Chapters.
The 40K Combat Patrol: Drukhari brings 18 miniatures worth 500 points that would normally cost approximately $240. In the boxed set, you will find, including 1 Archon, 10 Kabalite Warriors, 5 Incubi, 1 Ravager, and 1 Raider.
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23. Combat Patrol: Blood Angels
The Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol: Blood Angels is a boxed set of 15 miniatures of collective 500-point value. The Blood Angels are another Space Marines Chapter, and they are direct descendants of the primarchs, the genetically-engineered sons of the Emperor of Mankind. In the story of the game, the Blood Angels have suffered heavy defeats, leading the vanguard against xenos across the universe and facing countless foes.
They have been recovering their numbers ever since and the Combat Patrol: Blood Angels is a great way for you to also add to your own Blood Angels army. The value of the set is $240 in the total cost of the models but comes much cheaper when bought as part of the Combat Patrol. You will get 1 Primaris Librarian, 1 Impulsor, 5 Primaris Intercessors, 5 Primaris Incursors, Primaris Aggressors, and 2 Blood Angels Primaris.
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24. Combat Patrol: World Eaters
Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol: World Eaters is one of the newest box sets to have been revealed by Games Workshop. This is one of the best ways to start collecting the World Eaters army or add to your Angron’s horde. The box comes with 20 Khorne Berzerkers and 10 Jakhals led by World Eaters Lord on Juggernaut, who can also be built as Lord Invocatus.
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Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol FAQs
What is a Combat Patrol in Warhammer 40,000?
A Combat Patrol is a boxed set of Warhammer 40,000 (40K) miniatures. The set contains around 500 points worth of army miniatures of a given faction set in the 40K universe. The value of the boxed set is usually around $240 but it’s sold much cheaper when bought together, giving you a great way to start collecting a new faction or expand your existing one.
In the 10th edition of Warhammer 40K that was published in 2023, the Combat Patrol boxed sets also became their own format, allowing for a more balanced and accessible 500-point game in a major rebalancing shift initiated by Games Workshop.
Is a Combat Patrol box in Warhammer 40K worth it?
Yes, Combat Patrol boxes usually contain around $240 worth of models and miniatures. They are usually sold for $160 as the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, which means you save around $80 per purchase.
How much does a Combat Patrol box cost on average?
$160. The MSRP for a Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol is usually $160. This may change over time, but generally, you will get a good bargain on a Combat Patrol, which is a significant discount from buying every model or group of models individually.