White Dwarf's last foray out of Warhammer 40K territory was right back at the start of this incarnation of White Dwarf with the release of the Dwarves. Nice miniatures that they are, it did tend to drag on forever!
Well this week GW have introduced the Wood Elves with what seems like a pretty good strategy - get the biggest most awesome model in the army and release that first!
That model is the Treeman and it's incarnations, and a stunning model it is.
Like most new releases, this dominates Issue #13, but considering you can make 3 kits from the one box you have to give them some kind of leeway to show it to us.
Okay, well what's inside?? More after the jump...
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I am not a photographer, so expect dodgy pictures below
I thibnk part of the problem with the Dwarves release was the lacklustre paint job - well for this photoshoot they hit it out of the park!
They've shown him really well here, with the close-ups showing the amount of detail you can go into.
I really like this shot (below) of a blackened version - he's one angry dude!
In terms of assumed knowledge, Paint Splatter is aimed too low and the write ups are aimed too high - so how do you truly connect unless you yourself work at White Dwarf. There's a very in-house feel about this all unfortunately. Lets hope they fix it!
Really, Warhammer Visions HAS to improve or find it's way soon!
Also in the shot you will see GW have reinvented the binder for all your White Dwarf issue - this takes me back to the old aircraft magazines I used to have! It's actually quite cool they've done this. Not for me, but for other collectors and fans this will be a great asset.
Also in the issue there's a write up on the new books this week: Vengeful Spirit by Graham McNeill and Ravenlord by Gav Thorpe.
All in all it's a nicely photographed issue (one of the few lets be honest) and if you want a good look at the new Treemen then check it out.
It took me 15 minutes to read it cover to cover, so if that's worth it for you, then go for it!
And finally, in tribute to the newly released Treemen, a song...