BoK Reviews: White Dwarf Issue #110

White Dwarf Issue #110: Genestealer Cult Uprising!

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

While the focus of this issue is clearly on last week releases of Deathwatch: Overkill, GW still attempts to sandwitch in some Sigmar love. We get two Start Collecting set for the Undead and Skaven armies, along with a Battletome for Skaven and the Virulent Horde mega box. Black Library joins in the fray with two no one is going to read Sigmar novels.

Contents: Unholy Infestation

This portion of the White Dwarf goes into great detail describing the Genestealer Cults; this is a great way new and old players can learn about Genestealer Cults start and grow over time. As an old timers you can see GW cleaning up the past history of these cults, removing the 20s noir feel along with any mention of Chaos taint.

What is GW saying?

Released March 5th 2016

So, here we are – an insidious alien cult has been uncovered, and White Dwarf 110 is here to drag it kicking and screaming out into the light. We’ve got a special feature on the Genestealer Cults – what are they? How does a whole world fall thrall to such terrifying alien monstrosities? – plus datasheets to use all the Genestealer Cult models from Deathwatch Overkill in your games of Warhammer 40,000. We’ve got a Paint Splatter for the Cultists and the Patriarch, too. If Warhammer Age of Sigmar is more your thing, then Chaos Battletome: Skaven Pestilens is here to spread the ratmen’s most virulent plagues. All that and still more to come in The Week in White Dwarf. Grab one now and uncover the terrible threat lurking at the heart of the Imperium.

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Contents: Paint Splatter

This double dose of Paint Splatter gives us the recipts for painting the Genestealer Cult. The highlight is how to paint the Genestealer Patriarch with its classic purple and blue scheme.

Contents: The Rules

Just like last week we get an 8 page rules pullout, this time for the Genestealer Cult. This is a great value if you want a physical copy, but GW has also done something interesting by providing the rules for FREE on their website at….

Free Deathwatch & Genestealer Cult Rules by GW

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 Contents: This Week In

The Deathwatch focus of this usually lame section, gives players ideas on what other missions Deathwatch teams would be sent out on to kill xenos scum.

 

Next Issue Hint: The Extremis Chambers Open, Miniature of the Year Announced

Final Verdict

Issue #110 more Overkill promotion with some SIgmar Rat love. The Genestealer Cult History lesson and free rules really makes this a great White Dwarf for any Tyranid player. The paint splatters also don’t hurt.

 The New Releases:

Deathwatch Overkill: $165.00 USA