BoK Reviews: White Dwarf Issue #131 and End of the Weekly Road
White Dwarf Issue #131: The Ravenous Tribes
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
In honor GW of the final weekly White Dwarf issue, I am going to give it about as much effort as GW has been giving it. Well actually I can’t do that, because you the dear readers wouldn’t have anything to read. So what do we find in this last weekly issue? Here we get the wonders of REBOXING, just like what is happening to White Dwarf come September. The Beastclaw Raiders, aka Orge Kingdoms get shinny new Battletome and a repackaging! Other than that we don’t have any new releases.
Contents: New White Dwarf Preview
We learn te White Dwarf is coming back as a monthly magazine after a two year bungle. In it we can expect the return of battle reports, hobby goodness, and new rules– at least for the first six months when the change everything again.The first new issue comes out in September with a free model. It looks like the new White Dwarf will be combination of Visions and old White Dwarf coming in at about 160 pages. The biggest surprise though, is WD won’t be the first place to feature future releases, instead we will get digital leaks a month ahead, leaving WD more as a recap and hopefully less of an advertisement.
Released July 30th, 2016
The ravenous tribes of the Beastclaw Raiders descend and with them White Dwarf 131! This is, believe it or not, the final issue of weekly White Dwarf before we relaunch in September as giant new monthly, so not only do we have the complete lowdown on all these great new releases, we’ve got a look back at the past two and a half years of White Dwarf plus a special glimpse of what’s to come. And, of course, there’s room for a few perennial favorites – there’s Hall of Fame and Armies on Parade, plus a look at Ulrich Ryssel’s stunning Novamarines collection. Grab one for posterity and prepare for the future!
Contents: Novamarines Strike Force Nerva
Ulrich Ryssel is repsonsible for a gorgeous looking Space Marine army. Using two hard to master paints schemes (powdered blue and white) Ulrich brings the Novamarines to life. Like many inspired painters, the fluff from Badab Wars was instrumental for Ulrich in choosing the Novamarines. Here is image of his work.
Contents: Hall of Fame
Here we get Nic No designer at GW story about the creation of the Forge Fiend and how it was a real turning point in the approach to how Chaos Space Marine forces portrayed.
Contents: Armies on Parade 2016
More reused content from the year to fill in pages with nothing new.
Contents: The Week In…
Finally, in what I hope is the last The Week In section of White Dwarf, here we have White Dwarf employees give us there favorite weekly issues, and how they really enjoyed gutting the seminal wargaming publication.
Next Issue Hint: No Hint!
Issue #131 is the last of the weekly White Dwarf the two year experiment is over, to be quickly be a forgotten chapter in the history of White Dwarf.