So here it is - Week 2 of the relaunched Blood Angels for Warhammer 40K, but instead of concentrating solely on that release like previous White Dwarf issues, Games Workshop have done a really good job of balancing fluff, new minis and books, plus other games systems to produce probably one of the best issues of the new White Dwarf to date.
There's the article that I personalty think should have been in last weeks issue about the Blood Angels Successor Chapters, a really decent sized spread on the Blood Angels Tactical kit coming out next week and also a Sprues and Glue with some really great looking poses, and of course there is Smaug.
Smaug (pronounced s'MORE-G by the way...)
is a HUGE resin kit with such beautiful detail.
Despite the $500+ price tag, admit it, you're tempted!
So - what else is in this issue? Quite a lot actually.
So strap on your jump pack and get into it!
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The photos and information here is good with a nice selection of poses to inspire.
Then next door we have the Sons of Sanguinius Blood Angels Painting Guide. Oh good golly is this going to be cool... we hope. I was surprised at the limited scope of this though - Blood Angels 1st and 2nd Company, a Death Company and a Flesh Tearers force. No word of Lamenters or the other Successor Chapters. Such a good opportunity to show them all. Here's hoping they are in there somewhere!
There's of course the Limited Edition release with some extra goodies - BTW - have a look at the Space Marine. He's wearing MK VIII armour isn't he? Look at his legs!
But wait =- there's more! Legacies of Betrayal brings together a whole lot of short stories from previous places to complete the look inside the Horus Heresy and it's major (and minor) players.
This whole spread is well written (if not that well laid out) and you get a real sense of the differences between the Chapters despite their original stock. As predicted, the Flesh Tearers have been branded as potential enemies in this short right up. I do wonder what they will do!
A really nice article here, worth having a look at. Combining kits is such a strong way to build character in your models - make them individuals - so this is a good place to start!