Last week it was the Wulfen, this week we have the rest of the pack as the Space Wolves make their presence well and truly known. If you have been keeping up with the current story line then a lot has changed for the Space Wolves, and not just their relationship with the Dark Angels either. I'll leave spoilers to others though...
This week's White Dwarf sees three new Space Wolf miniatures; a brand new plastic Iron Priest, Krom (from the Sanctus Reach boxed set) and Ulrik The Slayer returns, this time looking more like a statute than a man and even a bit Dwarf-like. Didn't we get enough of the Ginger Fury over the last few weeks?
The Forces of Death also descend on the Age of $Igmar, minus the Tomb Kings who are being sold off as we speak - don't miss out.
There's also Part 3 of The Beast Arises and another massive Horus Heresy tome from Forge World, this time Book Six - Retribution.
So is this issue any good? Worth a buy?
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The venerable old Ulrik model did need a refresh, and here he is - but compared to the recent Space Wolf releases he is kind of static! If he was an Imperial Fist this pose would kind of make sense, but I'm not sure exactly what to make of this static "None shall pass" pose. There certainly is a lot of detail on him though!
The Iron Priest has been needing a plastic model for so so long.
It's brilliant to have one of these available even if it's just to slice apart fro conversions. With the signature bulky backpack, the Iron Priest still wears that iconic armour Mark we all know and love.
I do kind of want to cut the weapon off and give him a big mug of mead though...
We've seen over the last month or so the Start Collecting sets, and here is the Start Collecting! Space Wolves one, interestingly picking Thunderwolves over Terminators which I find surprising considering how GW like to do Space Wolf Terminators. The inclusion of a generic Space Marine Commander model is also interesting considering the availability of the Space Wolf Upgrade Sprue.
Hot on the heals of Grand Alliance: Chaos the other week, here is Grand Alliance: Death which packs 88 pages with 35 warscrolls and information on the factions into one volume - all for a very cheap price.
These books really are a one-stop shop for gamers and once you work out who you're supporting are definitely worth picking up in my mind. Yes it has stuff already available in White Dwarf, but are you going to lug all those around with you when for $28 AUS you can just take this one book?
There is a good amount of space spent looking at the Forces of Death for $igmar players.
The Space Wolf stuff is well written, especially Ulrik and Krom.
So as you can see, it's pretty solid - but I didn't really get a vibe off this. Lacks passion.
It's a hard one to score because it does try to have something for everyone, I can't fault that.
Pot of Paint vs White Dwarf?
I call it... a draw!
Sorry, but it has to be. I think this is an issue where it really is a personal thing as to whether it works for you or not. Undead players would really like the Forces of Death section, Space Wolf players will like their sections - but for me with no foot in either camp... nothing really!