BoK Reviews: White Dwarf Issue #101

White Dwarf Issue #101: New Year, New Army

White Dwarf reviews operate differently than other Blood of Kittens Reviews. The goal with these reviews is to place a value for each issue. The rating system is one to four stars, each star represents $1 in value, to a max of four dollars. The review values are also Warhammer 40k based; Age of Sigmar dedicated issues will still be reviewed, but valued for Warhammer 40k players. It means you could see many low valued issues, with a general Games Workshop hobbyist actually valuing them more. Keep this in mind when deciding if a particular White Dwarf Issue is good for you.

Contents: New Releases

This section is broken down into two parts taking up the bulk of the issue. The first part is all the new amazingly economical starter sets GW is introducing for the new year. Each starter gets a page and brief description with content details. On average you will be saving about 20-30% bought separately. The next section is a one page offering for the new COMPLETELY RIDICULOUSLY overpriced spray cans, along with the next Horus Heresy novel focusing on Garro. This is White Dwarf at its worst, as it is nothing more than an advertisement, without even the pretense of something more.

Contents: Armies of Mars

To go along with the new starter sets, we get an extended advertisement for the Ad-Mech, with a lame fluff story behind recycled images we have seen before.

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Contents: The Legion of Nurgle

Same thing as the previous section, but this time with Nurgle and how they fit in with the new Age of Sigmar universe.

 

What is GW saying?

Released Jan. 2nd 2016

New Year, New Army! New week, new White Dwarf! This week sees the launch of 12 fantastic (and great value) new starter boxed sets, and we take a look at each of these as well as ideas on expanding them as we take an even closer look at the armies of Mars and a legion of Nurgle. Not only that, but we’ve also got an absolutely huge Warhammer Age of Sigmar battle in the Eternity Siege, featuring hundreds (yes, hundreds) of Stormcast Eternals and legion upon legion of the dread scions of Chaos for the largest Age of Sigmar clash yet seen! Check it out now.

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Contents: The Eternity Siege

Here we get an amazing Studio battlefield, showcasing everything in the new Age of Sigmar lines and then some. We get impressive shots, but better left for Warhammer: Visions, as the images come with very little context. Nothing more than an attempt to wow us to give up our credit cards.

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Next Issue Hint: In a Bumper-Size Issue, The Quest for Ur-Gold Begins!

Final Verdict

Issue #101 is everything wrong with White Dwarf, it is just a piss poor catalog, unless you are going to school for advertising this issues isn’t worth the paper it is printed on. Sure the new releases are great values, but you can find 90% of this issue on the Games Workshop website front page.