BoK Reviews: White Dwarf Issue #123

White Dwarf Issue #123: Horror of the Tyranids

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

White Dwarf returns with some minor releases, one unexpected. The first two are solo releases of former box set characters, thethe Tech-Priest Enginseer and the RIDICULOUSLY OVER-PRICED Tyranid Broodlord. The real star of the new releases is the Munitorum Armoured Containers terrain pieces. These very Infinity feel terrain pieces are actually reasonably priced at $50 bucks for three crates and a host of crates and barrels. The Black Library is also releasing the very intriguing The Hunt for Vulkan by Davis Annandale continuing the Beast Arises saga.

Contents: Paint Splatter

Here is a thorough Paint Splatter showing how to paint the new Containers and applying decals to them, included is some rehash Tyranid paint scheme.

What is GW saying?

Released May, 30th 2016

Total War comes to the Warhammer World, and to White Dwarf 122! We step away from the tabletop just a little this week as we chat to the team behind Total War: Warhammer, plus we’ve got an exclusive poster showing you some of the action from the game! Elsewhere, we take a look at the amazing new Sector Imperialis basing kits and bring you a Paint Splatter on getting the most out of them. On top of all that, we’ve got Maxime Pastourel’s Plaguebones in Army of the Month – the finest Army of the month we’ve ever featured? Quite possibly. Get a copy and see for yourself.

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Contents: Hall of Fame

I really enjoy these White Dwarf series. Here we get the design history behind the Nurgle Daemon Prince from sculptor Seb Perbet. Too bad it is only one page long in details.

Contents: Parade Ground

This edition of Parade ground tries to sells more copies of Warhammer Total War as the video game designers show off the best paint jobs they could come up with.

Contents: Golden Demon – Horus Heresy

Here we get some amazing work from expert painter Andy Wardle and his Ultramarine Horus Heresy models. The center of the article is all about his winning Fellblade.

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Contents: The Flesh is Weak!

Tom Warsop’s shows off his Cult Mechanicus army which is pretty impressive, but also not anything we haven’t seen before as he uses the classic Marian paint scheme, which oddly doesn’t standout. His best models are the Dominus and command units as they use a dirty white what really pops.

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Contents: Rules

The White Dwarf includes the rules for the Munitorum Armoured Container Cache

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Contents: The Week In…

We actually get some useful info here, with rules for using the new Munitorum Supply Containers in a few mini-games.

Next Issue Hint: “Antonius. Where are you? Antoni… ARRAAAAGGGGHHHHHH!

Final Verdict

Issue #123 is another limping along White Dwarf, with some re-repleased models and one new awesome looking piece of terrain.