BoK Reviews: White Dwarf Issue #100

White Dwarf Issue #100: Review of the Year 2015

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: The White Dwarf Review of the Year

This issue of White Dwarf is all about rehash, but in a good way. These year in review issues are a good good way for the average fan to keep track of what happened over the past 12 months in the land of Games Workshop, especially when you consider the rapid release schedule we now have. To make this easy we are going to condense the already condensed month by month break down ground in this issue.

  • January: Necrons, End Times – Thanquol
  • February: Harlequins
  • March: End Times – Archaon, Khorne Daemonkin
  • April: Skitarii, Eldar
  • May: Imperial Knights, Assassinorum – Execution Force, Cult Mechanicus
  • June: Space Marines, Dark Angels
  • July: Age of Sigmar
  • August: Chaos Dreadhold
  • September: Quest for Ghal Maraz
  • October: Tau, War Zone Damocles – Kouyon
  • November: Horus Heresy – Betrayal at Calth, War Zone Damocles – Mon’ta, Seraphon
  • December: Archaon – Everchosen

 

Contents: The Year in: Forge World

Intermixed with the timeline are a few pages dedicated to Forge World. Here we get a quick list of everything released from them over the year with the Ta’unar and Warlord Titan being the highlights.

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What is GW saying?

Released Dec.26th 2015

The ton is up for White Dwarf this week as issue 100 brings 2015 to a close. We celebrate in style with our Review of the Year – a month by month look at what has been a year of truly staggering new models, games, books and more. Who’d have thought events as monumental as the End Times would be eclipsed so quickly by an event as staggering as the coming of the Age of Sigmar? And who would have thought the year would see not one but two of the 41st Millennium’s most-fabled denizens – the Adeptus Mechanicus of Mars and the Harlequins of the Eldar race – become armies in their own right at last. Join us for this in-depth look back at the year that was, and take your chance to vote for your favourite miniature of the lot. What better way to usher in the New Year?

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Contents: The Year In: Black Library

As with Forge World we get a page for Black Library. This doesn’t actually do any justice to the amount of releases this part of GW had, and the selection they chose to mention is pretty weak.

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Contents: Miniature of the Year 2015

The issue ends with White Dwarf calling for readers to submit their top five choices for model of the year for 2015. This is neat idea, if only it was done in a more interesting way. As it is you can email White Dwarf what you think and the results will come out in two months, well after you forget about 2015 or the choices you made in the first place.

 

Next Issue Hint: New year, New Army…

Final Verdict

Issue #100 is an average issue providing no usable material, but is a great time capsule for looking back. The issue does a great job breaking down what we saw each month from the last year, but gives terrible lip service to the Black Library and Forge World.