It's interesting getting back to buying White Dwarf from the local GW than one you don't usually go to.
One thing I discovered is that the North American WD is different from others. The Australian one, at least, is printed in the UK on thinner paper, where the US/ Canadian one is printed in the US on thicker paper so it was interesting to compare.
Now what the frakk is going on? I go away for two weeks and I get back and Games Workshop bring out a bunch of pantless Dwarves! Seriously - all I can think of is their lioncloth lifting up in combat and some unsuspecting Orc getting a horrible eyeful of unkempt ginger fury! Eeeeeww...
~ You will never look at these minis the same way now ~
The release of the Fyreslayers takes up the bulk of this issue, but it also opens up a few interesting changes to the way Factions are used & glimpses of future releases.
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This set are your troops - 10 miniatures for $100 AUD/ $70 CAN/ $50 US. That's not horrible pricing, but still in the higher realm of troop builder pricing.
The miniatures themselves are very nice, with large helmets, expressive faces and an extensive array of weapon options. This seems to be a great kit for any Dwarven player as because of the amount of weapons you could add to your bitz box. Speaking of bitz... what's with the lack of pants? I heard all kinds of excuses this morning - everything from the climate to their bodies naturally radiating heat. I'm sorry, but the thought of flapping loin cloths on the battlefield scares me no end. That's an overshare, Fyreslayers!
The next Realmgate Wars audio drama is also out, The Bridge of Seven Sorrows. Be curious to know if these are any good. Anyone buying these?
The big book release is the Horus Heresy Masterclass from Forge World. With no price listed I hate to think...
You would have to think this could be in the pipeline pretty soon, and with 2016 supposedly the year for all flavours of Orcs (40k included) then we may see this pretty soon!
The Fyreslayers are not just a new race, they are a new faction. It seems they can ally with anyone who will pay them with ur-gold, the magical substance they crave like Homer craves donuts. This effectively means that any army you have could ally with these guys if they were being paid. I heard talk of alliances with Chaos this morning or even the Undead. This certainly opens up the use of factions outside the traditional racial alliances and can only be good for the future of Warhammer.
In the White Dwarf vs. Pot of Paint
White Dwarf for me