Khorne has to be the best of the Chaos Gods.
Sure you don't get the hot troops like Slaanesh and you can't have a head like a chicken as Tzeentch can, and you have to bath more than Nurgle does - but apart from all that, Khorne rocks the warp!
Blood For The Blood God Skulls For The Throne of Khorne
But I digress, this issue of White Dwarf sees the launch of the new combi-kit for the Bloodthirster of Khorne and from what we see in this issue, it's very impressive!
Mainly it's a combination of old school and new school looks plus some very detailed and impressive painting by the GW team. Look closely and you will see what I mean. On that, the quality-sporadic Paint Splatter section this week is actually informative!
There's also the pre-order for the Khorne Red spray, a pair of audio dramas, a Harlequins story, and a fair bit of info on the background of Khorne and his forces.
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These guys are the Bloodthirster infantry. You would be safe having multiples of this guy in your force, and by switching around some weapons, you could do that easily!
This model is where we see some heavy influences from the past, especially the armour and headpiece.
Again, have a look at the detail in those flames and wings...
Winner Winner Scrummy Dinner!
This is actually a really interesting Paint Splatter for future reference; how they treat red and black skin especially, and those flames are insanely good!
Some really great detail in here form GW, I'm sure pretty much what we are all looking for each week from this section. Gold star.
Apart from these larger articles, there is also quite a lot of smaller pieces down borders and in the back of this issue and there is A LOT of information packed into them!
One of those is about Valkia the Bloody (right)
I wasn't aware of her before this issue and she's pretty damn cool! Would I fork out $40 for one? No, but it's good to see a female Khorne model.
Move over Slaanesh!!
All in all this is a pretty good issue for both 40K and WHFB as you get a look at Khorne who exists in both Universes, plus a Harlequins story and a good Paint Splatter, that as I said before is good reference to keep around. I am tempted to get another issue and cut these pages out to keep with my paints.
So for me this is worth the $. Go on!
Soundtrack to this Review
I started with Realm of Chaos (left) which was expressly written for Games Workshop while the band was signed to them and For Victory (right), which is a later offering but really great. A lot more modern.