BoK Reviews: White Dwarf Issue #121

White Dwarf Issue #121: The Mightiest of Heroes

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, where 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

We got us more Warhammer Quest with an expansion for the game called Mighty Heroes. What this ends up being is a random repacking of some existing character models, the good is the great price of $55 bucks for a $100 worth of models. The best release though comes from the Black Library and the second legends book called Cassius. In addition, we get another comic compilation: Ciaphas Cain Trilogy. Black Library is also releasing the new useless Sigmar audio drama Great Red.

Contents: Paint Splatter

The featured models for this Paint Splatter are the Kairic Adept and Excelsior Warpriest. If you ever wanted to try dark skin this is a great tutorial to use. The rest of this giant size Paint Splatter gives you brief recipes on how to paint all the Tzeentch minions from the Silver Tower game.

What is GW saying?

Released May, 21st 2016

Warhammer Quest Silver Tower is out now and White Dwarf 121 arrives as the ultimate companion to this deadly realm. Following on from last week’s issue, it’s another bumper-sized issue as we tackle more of the Gaunt Summoner’s riddles. We’ve got Paint Splatter, with stage-by-stage guides for the Excelsior Warpriest and Kairic Acolytes, plus top tips on tackling everything else you’ll find in the box. We’ve got a look at the Mighty Heroes expansion and the Warhammer Quest Companion App, providing you access to a huge range of heroes – and, best of all, full rules for using the Lord of Plagues in your game of Silver Tower. All that and it still doesn’t stop there, as we’ve got a Warhammer Quest Silver Tower extravaganza in Architects of Fate, our behind-the-scenes look at the making of the game. And, would you believe it, there’s still yet more, with another eight-page pullout section providing you with full warscrolls for using all of the game’s many denizens in your games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar. Truly how we fitted it all in is a mystery worthy of Tzeentch.

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Contents: A New Hero Appears!

Here is a few pages about the new Hero App works for mobile devices, explaining how almost any SIgmar character model is usable in Warhammer Quest.

Contents: Parade Ground

Various Games Workshop staff take a crack at painting Silver Tower models, nothing sticks out here and most of the paint jobs feel rushed.

Contents: Architects of Fate

This is section is how you do advertising! Here we get an in-depth explanation on how the new Warhammer Quest came about. It goes into the design process from sketches to rules. It shows the care GW actually does take with updating old products. The highlight for me is the Blanche sketches that form the basis of many models.

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Contents: Warscrolls

Here is all the rules for using the Tzeentch minions in a regular Age of Sigmar game.

Contents: The Week In

Everyone’s favorite pointless recap filler is back with buy, buy, buy Silver Tower shenanigans.

 

Next Issue Hint: Hall of Fame, Army of the Month, Paint Splatter and More!

Final Verdict

Issue #121 continues the Silver Tower advertisement, with an awesome look behind the scenes on how the new Warhammer Quest came to be.