BoK Reviews: White Dwarf Issue #128

White Dwarf Issue #128: Horus Heresy Space Marines

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

It is always amusing when GW takes products that already exist and then sell them to us a second time like they are new. Here we see the breaking up of Betrayal at Calth into separate kits. They do not come cheap either! Mark IV Space Marines, Cataphractii Terminators, Contemptor Dreadnought, and two character models each get separate release. Black Library keeps on trucking with the latest from the Beast Arises series: The Beast Must Die by usually sub-par Gav Thorpe. Black Library doesn’t stop there, they also have an Age of Sigmar novel you won’t read.

Contents: Season of War

Here we get a few pages dedicated to the Season of War campaign coming to Age of Sigmar, included is a free pullout chronicling the history of Sigmar up to now.

What is GW saying?

Released July 9th, 2016

White Dwarf 128 brings a Season of War! That’s right – there’s a great new Summer Campaign for Warhammer Age of Sigmar kicking off this month, and we’ve got the lowdown plus an exclusive 8-page pullout packed with background to the campaign! As if that wasn’t enough, the Horus Heresy Space Marines from Betrayal at Calth make their return as standalone kits and we’ve got a Parade Ground and full rules for using them in your games of Warhammer 40,000! All that and there’s still room for ’Eavy Metal, Illuminations and The Week in White Dwarf. Get one now!


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Contents: Parade Ground

Here is some great looking models from the Betrayal at Calth. My favorites comes from Matt Hutson who creates an amazing looking yellow-orange for his models.

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Contents: ‘Eavy Metal

More model filler this time from miniatures designer Darren Latham and Paul Norton.

Contents: Illuiminations Sylvaneth

GW illustrators represent! With this selection of art from the latest Battletome for the Sylvaneth. It is annoying GW doesn’t let us know who the artists who made these pieces, but here is my favorite.

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Contents: The Rules

Here are the reprinted rules from the Angels of Death supplement for the Betrayal at Calth models.

Contents: This Week In…

Once again nothing to see here, but more wasted pages.

Next Issue Hint: Essential Reading for all Generals of the Mortal Realms!

Final Verdict

Issue #128 continues to run out the clock on rehashed releases, with information we already knew, luckily we get free rules this time around to make things almost bearable.