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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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White Dwarf December 2018

The christmas edition, and as such, this month's issue comes with a heap of freebies.While mostly cards for their "secondary" games, I for one never look a given horse in the mouth.So what do we get this month as presents?  First of all, a booklet containing the rules and lore of the new Delaque gang for Necromunda.For us overhere the most intresting gift is the Chaos Gargant card for Underworlds.  Other cards included as freebies are a new unique artifact for Blackstone Fortress, a Gotrek card for Doomseeker, Grombrindal for Dicemasters and a booster card for a digital pack of Champions.But let's look at the magazine as well now.Planet Warhammer: a look at all that is new from Games Workshop this month.Temporal Distort takes us back this month to issue 348, exactly 10 years ago...Getting Started With... looks at the Middle Earth game this month.First Blood: Blackstone Fortress a play through of the newest game to come out of the Studio, letting the players explain how it works.White Dwarf Interview

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The Official White Dwarf Guide to making a 1000pt Army

Hi All,With people in full prep mode for OWAC 2 there can be a lot of angst when it comes to making your 1000 point army list. One tactic would be to just give points to what you want to paint and then any amount over the 200 points per month is just not considered.For the last challenge, I attempted to make a strict, legal 1000 point force. 1016 I think. I ended up adding a lot of stuff right at the end that brought it up to around 1300 and some, War Altar and wizards mostly.We've all heard that the Armies book, and its minimum troop requirements, were designed for 3000 point armies. It's also been kicking around for quite some time that you could just reduce the troop minimums by 1/3 or 2/3 for a 2000 or 1000 point army. Airbornegrove pointed out to me where you can find this in writing, White Dwarf 144.It's a pretty good article on a person's thinking for how they're going to start building an army, and I think what the intent of the OWAC really is, rather than being a straight up painting competition.See,

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White Dwarf November 2018

So Orktober has arrived in the november issue of White Dwarf, as not only the Codex, but also the Speed Freaks game hits the shelf.So let's have a look at our glorious fanzine, and you can decide wether it is worth the few euros for you...Planet Warhammer: all the new releases, mainlining of course said Orky releases, but also licensed games and such.Temporal Distort goes back to march 2009Getting Started with... Necromunda: Underhive, a complete look at what you need to get going in the game of gang warfare.Saga of a Slayer: takes a look at the old favourites of Black Library that are back: Felix and GotrekThe Need for Speedin': takes a look at all the new (excellent btw) Ork vehicles that arrived this month with the Speed Freeks game.Battle Report: Rev Yer Engines takes a look at how the new Speed Freeks game is played.Golden Demon Classic 2018: a look at the diorama and Lord of the Rings categories of the contestBattle Report: Dakkabad's Big Skrap puts the new Ork codex against the forces of the T'au Empir

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White Dwarf September 2018

Well, it`s time to return to Middle Earth, and for me to try and resist that call... With the new edition of the Lord of the Rings game being one of the three big releases along Rogue Trader and Codex Space Wolves, it's needless to say a large part of the magazine is dedicated to Tolkien's masterpiece.Planet Warhammer: all the new releases and news from the hobbyTemporal Distort: flip your mag upside down, just like in the days of the Lord of the Rings having it's whole own section of the magazineGetting Started With... Kharadron Overlords this monthDesigners' Notes: Pushing the Boundaries as they take a look on the new Kill Team expansion, Rogue TraderInterview: The Master Architect as the crew talks with Dave AndrewsReturn to Middle Earth: a look at the new edition of the gameHall of Fame: The Arcane BalanceThe Battle of Pelennor Fields: a battle report using the new editionThe Wrath of Fenris: a 40k batrep puts the Space Wolves against the Thousand SonsThe Ultimate Guide to... The Realmgate Wars: taki

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Realm of Chaos - goodies in White Dwarf

Hi All, This excellent post by Whiskey Priest got me thinking about a lot of things, so I went ahead and started looking at the White Dwarf issues around WD 107 which he mentions.After his post on Renegade Orks I had been starting to think about making my own Renegade war band. Off to the tomes (Slaves to Darkness, The Lost an the Damned) to go back over rolling a war band. I was able to complete my book collection (at stupid prices) a few years ago but the bug to actually do stuff with them had never firmly taken hold. I blame my usual gamer ADD.So, which issues have Relam of Chaos articles in them? Lets see.The first set of articles I found was in WD104The introduction of Slaves to Darkness, the color painted figure gallery that was in the book, and an article showing the process of converting Chaos mutations on your figures, complete with stat blocks of the finished example figures.Then WD106An exposition of Beastmen. I haven't read it through carefully, but I think it is more or less the s

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