It's White Dwarf day - the day when you try to avoid the pre-teens and weirdly fragrant late-teens at the local Games Workshop store. to get your hands on the next White Dwarf, maybe some newly released bounty or just a refill of paint. So is it worth running the gauntlet this week?
Let us see...
It's been a while since the iconic Space Marines have graced the cover of White Dwarf - Issue #45 the release of the Blood Angels Tactical box - it's nice to see them back!
In terms of new product, this week we have the pre-orders for the Assault Squad, Space Marine Upgrade Sets, Space Marine Transfer sets, and the new Citadel white spray; Corax White. But unlike some previous issues recently, this isn't just a catalogue - there is actual content; Sprues and Glue with some good shots of the upgrade sets and even sprue breakdowns & Designers Notes returns!
So - is it worth a buy? Come have a look!!
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The release of this new set will make the mix and match of parts with the newer Tactical Marines easier with the finer casting and extra armour details.
The White Dwarf section dedicated to their preview is well set out, couple of nice pics of each one combining the Upgrade Set with other bits and pieces from the range.
There are tonnes and tonnes of tarnsfers on these and are brilliant value! Anyone who has used the Forge World ones will be aware of the amount of use you get out of just one! Also really nice to see some Veteran and variant Chapter icons on these!
The Thantar-Calix Seige-Automata also gets a look-in. This is pretty beasty and I have to say, if it was in plastic I would want one!
Personally I think these are a bit disappointing. I haven't pre-ordered as I expected to. If there were two sprues with more iconography and helmets (enough for a squad) then yes, but this seems pretty scant.
There is lots of information on the miniatures pictured and it makes for a good read as they have added characters and identity to the miniatures - a highlight of gaming and the hobby surely.
Making characters of each miniature you do is so much fun, even to the extent of taking a Tactical Marine who has performed well or survived lots of battles, slapping some new paint on him and adding him to your Veteran squad or making him the Sergeant in a new squad!!
Lots of detail, good pictures and attention to detail that can be lacking it must be said.
For 40K fans, go get it! Why not?
For Warhammer fans... 9th Edition is out soon. Bide your time, it will come!!