Earlier this week we brought you some leaked images from across the web of the new Genestealer Cult miniatures from the Deathwatch Overkill gamer.
They are impressive. Very Impressive.
So today's White Dwarf was very much anticipated, knowing that there would be a closer look at these great minis. What I didn't know took me by surprise - my local Games Workshop store (like Betrayal at Calth) had a full preview game in store and the miniatures are even better in real life!
This issue of White Dwarf, again like Betrayal at Calth, entirely dominates the issue of White Dwarf. If you're not pumped about the game - move on, but from what I hear the next issue is going to be more of the same!
There is a lot of info, plus more shots of the miniatures than I have seen for any other release - EVER! Tonnes of background, close-ups and even some pretty decent fluff.
So is it worth buying the issue??
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It's a pretty subtle way to set the agenda for the rest of the issue.
Some nice alternate angles here to get a look at those miniatures, including the usually hidden MKIII armour on the Iron Hands Space Marine and a completely new Genestealer.
It's in this introductory blurb that we find out that this game doesn't take place now, it takes place in the past of the 40k universe. Cassius, the Main Man of this Deathwatch team is seen in the 40K universe as scarred, but this guy is bright eyed and bushy tailed with a shiny clean baby's bum face.
These are all very dynamic and evoke character like it's going our of style. Not entirely sure about some of the elements on them (the Native American name for the Space Wolf and the feathers on the Raven Guard) but on the whole these are very cool. You may also notice the Frag Cannon held by Rodricus Grytt and amazing bike of Jetek Suberei of the White Scars. Very cool!
I'm going to be honest here and say that these alone would make me buy the boxed set, and thinking on it - if you have the Magus at around $50, the Hybrids at $80 a box each, you're getting pretty close to the cost of the boxed game even without the Space Marines and the extra Genestealers...
Warhammer Visions is next week too, so who knows hat that will be like...
Deathwatch Ignition is a 384-page hardback novel that you can buy separately next week or is available as a bundle (right) with the game itself. There's no $ saving if you do buy them together, but there you go.
Also available are a number of Black Library audio, graphic novels and novels that centre around the Deathwatch, including Deathwatch (above). Incidentally, Black Library will apparently be releasing more classic graphic novels this year.
This is easy to follow and well laid out. Battle Reports can often be hard to follow, but this layout is effective.
Not vital, but interesting!
There is literally nothing else for anyone else. Feeling the love, yet??
Pot of Paint vs. White Dwarf
White Dwarf for me!