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White Dwarf August 2019

Another month has passed, and the newest issue of White Dwarf found it's way into my greedy paws this month.So as always, let's have a look at what is in the issue, and what actually catches my fance (marked bold).We start as always with the editorial, letters and reader's models sections, parts which I tend to flick through rather quickly.In Worlds of Warhammer, we take a look at how narrative stories are tying games together.Jervis's Rules of Engagement take a look at how difficult rules questions are tackled in Age of Sigmar, something I can`t imagine in GW games popping up... (end sarcasm).The new army list of the month is, oh suprise, Stormcast Eternals in the form now of the black-armoured Sempiternals.  Looking at the back cover, it is already teased that next month it are once again Primaris marines, come on boys, you have tons of other armies out there bar Stormcasts and Space Marines!Paint Splatter takes of course a look at painting the above Anvils of the Heldenhammer, as does the Showcase.In

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Korea, Tanks and even more Boats

I am currently preparing the Cruel Seas review, along with the Flotillas and larger ships. I mentioned the resin ships in my last short update, Civilans, Romans and Boats, and I find it very appealing to build something completely different to the very dominant 28mm kits that I usually cover. Assembly goes fast, as does […]

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White Dwarf July 2019

Okay, so here we are again, after a month has passed by, the new White Dwarf has hit the shelves.And it is 40k again for a new army list and this time it is the Blood Ravens... so yeah, Imperium... AGAIN.  That makes actually every additional force rules so far, except for the Ynnari, to be for the Emperor's forces.  How boring is this becoming...On the flip side, one did get a free Munchkin card with the issue. As always, the triumvirate of the Editorial, Contact and Reader's Models kick off this months issues.In Worlds of Warhammer, we continue the look at the gods in Age of Sigmar, following last months instalment.And then we move to the Warhammer 40k section first, with Escape from the Warp having a look at the various insights of the game's playtesters.Raven`s Blood leads in this months army list by the form of a piece of short fiction.And then we get to Index Astartes, the Blood Ravens who where first seen in the 40k video games.  Still, it's more Space MarinesIt comes with the compa

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White Dwarf June 2019

Yup, six weeks have gone by since I uploaded a 'flickthrough' of the latest White Dwarf magazine.Which is not due to me being lazy for once, but because they changed release schedules and the magazine now comes out half of the month for who knows what serious reason...But as they now have a new main editor, it's time to have a look at the contents in this issue.As always, letters and readers's models are the first thing in the magazine.In Worlds of Warhammer, Phil takes a look at some deities in Age of Sigmar, in this first part of a two episodes long series.We move into this month's Age of Sigmar section, beginning with the Reignition short story.Fantastical Realms takes us this time to the lands in the Realm of Beasts, with the whole smorgasbord of inspiration for this very savage land.Rules of Engagement isn't written by Jervis this month, as Sam talks about the Trial of Skulls in this column.The Tome Celestial this month brings a heap of new rules for The Vostarg Lodge, the crazed bunch of Slayers...In Pa

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White Dwarf May 2019

Another beginning of the month, another issue of the White Dwarf magazine... for the last time!Starting next month, they are changing to a release date around the middle of the month instead, so the next one will be on sale 21st of June!!!!Now, before I take a look at the articles of this issue, I must say that the longer it goes on, the less convinved I am that the make over / reboot is that fantastic.  I'm missing a lot of "flavour" that was part of the previous incarnation as the months go on, especially on new releases whom they now all reference to the Warhammer Community site.I mean, we just got a whole new host of Slaanesh deamons, including a Battletome for AoS, but not a worth is mentioned about it in this issue.As usual, the magazine starts with Contact and Reader's Models.In Worlds of Warhammer, we take a look this month on how the fluff behind the realms is being created and expanded by the hand of Black Library writer Nick Horth.The first article for 40k is about the new Abaddon modelIn the

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May Dance

Just before German Labour Day, May 1st, the White Dwarf arrived along with the latest two warbands for Nightvault. In addition I picked up the Citadel water pot at my local Warhammer store. If you're wondering about the cover, that's a subscription issue, where the artwork covers the whole front as a special service for […]

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White Dwarf April 2019

Another month, another monthly dose of GW stuff in the new White Dwarf, and the cover teases me with MESBG content.And it also comes with a gift this month, in the form of a Bookmark from the new Munchkin game...So let's have a look through this month's issue, guest edited by Tony CottrellContact & Reader' ModelsWorlds of Warhammer: a look at special characters in the GW hobbyThe Stormvault Warlords: alternating with last month's 40k variant, this tale of 4 warlords focusses on Age of Sigmar... and there is a Deepkin army in the selection.Fantastical Realms - The Realm of Death: a look at the plane of Shyish with paint tips and allIn Sigmarite Clad: an army feature of Stormcast EternalsRules of Engagement: Jervis takes a look at the AoS "Player's Code"The Tome Celestial - The Steel Souls: a new force for AoS, as a new chamber of Eternals comes to the fields of battlePaint Splatter - Hallowed Knights: painting the Stormcasts of the Steel SoulsEchoes from the Warp: a look at how keywords are designed as wel

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Salute-Weekend, Matildas and Knights

This weekend is Salute in London. I would have loved to be there, last year (Salute 2018 and the Operation Sealion!) was incredible fun and it would be great to see the folks again,  but with all that Brexit stuff going on, I wasn't keen on booking a flight and then having a uncertain situation […]

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Oldhammer – The hunt – progress update

I am quite happy to announce, that my hunt on the Oldhammer stuff, that I covered a couple of days before, was rather successful. Via the introduced and mentioned channels I managed to acquire some interesting kits and spare parts to build the Imperial Guard retro project around. With the Basilisk it was a bit […]

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White Dwarf March 2019

The first friday of the month has passed, so the monthly paintporn was in store once again.And it's a "40k month" issue again, so that should be good for rules as the main themer is the updated Assassins rules.Even though I don't have the ability to field those (yet, I can always use my Renegades as regular guard, OR grab Cypher as my warlord due to a loophole), I must say I swayed for AoS after all, starting to collect an army for the AoS big battle 2020 as a result... so those articles are now peaking my intrest as well.So what is all in the magazine this time?  Well, let's have a look.Introduction and contactWorlds of Warhammer: an article about making your own worlds to play on.Rules of Engagement: how are points decided in units for AoSEmpty Graves: a short storyBattle for Techuan's Key II: a reboot of the old 40k Carnage scenario from 2000, now set in AoSThe Realm of Life: a look at the Jade world, and this will probably be the one I'll base my force in as well (ow, for those wondering, I picked th

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White Dwarf February 2019

A new month, a new look at the new White Dwarf!And this month, the new rules focuss is laid on Age of Sigmar, as they will rotate between both their main gamesystems on a monthly basis.Yeah yeah, I know that one day I'll end up with and AoS army after all, but I haven't found anything to my liking yet (though I always can fall back on my Slaaneshi demons if I want to for events or megabattles).This month's guest editior is Jervis Johnson himself, as they will finally continue their Golgotha game versus Andy Chambers, back for just this, using Kill team, so find out more later about this.  And to celebrate this, the magazine also comes with a special Temporal Distort booklet, more on that near the end of this post...Contact and Readers Models is the first section now in the new style DwarfWorlds of Warhammer: Phil Kelly takes a look at naming conventions and ideas for your charactersEchoes from the Warp: a look at the birth and development of Beta rulesChildren of the Stars: a truly awesome painted Aeldar

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White Dwarf January 2019

A new year, and this time round a whole new White Dwarf, as it is totally revamped, going back to the essence.Or at least, that is what the advertisement says, but is it actually so?Starting this month, they say the magazine will focus back on the core essence of the GW Hobby, being the inclusion of far more "specified" articles, like heaps of new, OFFICIAL, rules for both their two main game systems as well as their Specialist ranges.  So let's dive in and see how it is filled up this month...Contact & Reader's Models- reader's letters and thier paintworksWorlds of Warhammer - the first of the new columns, giving an insight in how the world of Age of Sigmar is build.Deadly Venture - a short storyRules of Engagement - Jervis Johnson is back with a regular column, focusing on the design and evolution of Age of Sigmar.Blood on the Streets - the first set of new rules, giving more options for playing Skirmish battles.The Realm of Fire - modelling and painting in the realm of AqshyChildren of Chaos - a l

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Battle Report – Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress

  This month’s White Dwarf (December 2018) was full of cool stuff; including an exclusive mission and Artifact Card for Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress. Resurrected by the Navigators, Pious Vorne and Taddeus the Purifier embark on a heretic-burning crusade into the heart of the Chaos forces on the Blackstone Fortress!

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White Dwarf Guides for building and painting an Undead Army

Hi All,As usual I am all over the place and having trouble finding the focus I need to get things done. I think last time I mentioned that I would share some resources I found in White Dwarf that deal specifically with putting together an Undead army. I found those in #'s 142, 211 and 226 (Thanks, Rochie!). So let's tuck in, shall we?Trying to give you a little more of the cover for reference.So they made a pretty sweet army here, using most of the range from the time.3000 points seems like the most fun size of army to collect. For me it seemed unattainable at the time. You can also see that it allows you more freedom with characters. Making 1000 point lists is very difficult in that regard. One thing I didn't notice mentioned in the article was that you can only have one unit of Skeletons armed with spears. Of course I have too many spear armed skeletons because I didn't pay attention to that when I was buying and assembling figures. :pSo all of these issues have guides for painting the iconic skeletons that

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