So - after two and a half years this weekly update is at an end. White Dwarf Weekly is, as of this issue, over!
We are told that in September there will be a bigger and better White Dwarf targetted at the hobbyist - less Sales driven and more 'stuff to do'. Sounds good, but it also sounds a lot like what they said Warhammer Visions would be and look how that turned out (insert sad face).
Still, we can keep our hopes up and look forward to the 156 page White Dwarf come September 1, but for now it's onto the final White Dwarf Weekly - this week pretty much filling one of the final gaps in the Age of $igmar transformation of the Warhammer world, bringing the Ogres on board. The Ogres are now divided into different groups; the Beastclaw Raiders, Firebellies, Gutbusters, and Maneaters. I don't get the stupid names - why not call them what they call themselves instead of silly names you would expect from a J.K. Rowling book. I just don't get it!!
So - is this final issue worth buying?
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The Stonehorn and Thundertusk are a dual kit, in fact according to the Games Workshop Webstore, you can make six different combinations with this kit! It's a mighty model too, certainly great for a character mount and definitely ominous if you find yourself facing a unit of them charging at you. In terms of large models, it's on the lower end of the price scale, retaining it's pre-Age of $igmar $96 AUD.
Also getting a push is the White Dwarf subscription - now I discovered something yesterday that you may not know... the new monthly White Dwarf will now come out on a Friday! This is a big deal for hobbyists I think. The usual stroll down to the shops on a Saturday morning to get the White Dwarf and any new releases is now done - it's now a mad dash to the shops after work on Friday before they close. This seems like a mistake to us. We've really gotten used to the routine of Saturday mornings, and to have to shoot in on a Friday in case you miss out is a real pain in the butt. Thus, fellow traveller, we have subscribed to White Dwarf and will no longer be wandering in to pick up the White Dwarf.
I know we've touched on it before, but we are betting the sales will decrease now with (a) a monthly not weekly White Dwarf (b) people now potentially missing out on either the issue or the new releases because of the Friday release window. Seems like a big gamble to us!
I'm seriously considering a Tau force. It may be the only way I get it done!
The revamp of the Ogres is smart and they look amazing in their winter garb.
If you're not into Age of $igmar, then the Novamarines are cool to look at, but there's not much else to the issue. I'd get it to say I had the final White Dwarf Weekly, but if that doesn't appeal, then I would buy it.