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Review – White Dwarf #14 Wood Elves & New 7th Edition 40k

Well the cat is out of the bag now, and this month Fantasy and 40k players both got something they wanted.

This months White Dwarf came with a centerfold poster with the ominous date of 5/24/2014 printed on it, which may or may not indicate a new edition/ update to Warhammer 40k.

It also contained a fantastic second wave of Wood Elf releases that seem to just really knock the socks off of most other Fantasy Elf models out there.

The only point of criticism I can even muster is that the deer mounts look slightly “boxy” as it may be a bit harder to sculpt a fully organic model on the computer. Or maybe that’s how Games Workshop wanted them to look, either way it’s all I can offer in the constructive criticism department.

Once again this issue was around 30 pages and retails for $4.  It’s worth picking up just for the 40k poster alone IMHO, but the Wood Elf previews and battle report is nice too.

Another bright spot this month was the Paint Splatter Article, which offered more advice on how to paint and shade these wonderfully organic models, and had a great strep by step on how to paint the new big Treeman model too!

Will we see yet more Wood Elf models in next weeks issue, or will the dam break and the “official” 40k hype train begin?

Check it all out in my latest White Dwarf review, below. -MBG


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Review – White Dwarf #14 Wood Elves & New 7th Edition 40k

Well the cat is out of the bag now, and this month Fantasy and 40k players both got something they wanted.

This months White Dwarf came with a centerfold poster with the ominous date of 5/24/2014 printed on it, which may or may not indicate a new edition/ update to Warhammer 40k.

It also contained a fantastic second wave of Wood Elf releases that seem to just really knock the socks off of most other Fantasy Elf models out there.

The only point of criticism I can even muster is that the deer mounts look slightly “boxy” as it may be a bit harder to sculpt a fully organic model on the computer. Or maybe that’s how Games Workshop wanted them to look, either way it’s all I can offer in the constructive criticism department.

Once again this issue was around 30 pages and retails for $4.  It’s worth picking up just for the 40k poster alone IMHO, but the Wood Elf previews and battle report is nice too.

Another bright spot this month was the Paint Splatter Article, which offered more advice on how to paint and shade these wonderfully organic models, and had a great strep by step on how to paint the new big Treeman model too!

Will we see yet more Wood Elf models in next weeks issue, or will the dam break and the “official” 40k hype train begin?

Check it all out in my latest White Dwarf review, below. -MBG

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Review – White Dwarf #13 New Wood Elves

Noble denizens of the deep forest rejoice for your army’s time is nigh.

The forest stirs, and this month’s White Dwarf previews the new Wood Elf models, and Army book at long last.

Once again the “first” magazine of the month is bursting with content and previews, much unlike the previous issue.

That fact aside this magazine is once again $4 and contains another 32 pages of weekly content, previews and new rules for the Wood Elves.

Personally I’m a big fan of the new Treeman model, and see a ton of conversion possibity for it!

I also liked this months paint splatter, and it was the first “organic” one we’ve seen since back in February when the Tyranids released.

Overall it was a modestly good issue, but worth picking up none the less.

Will we see more Wood Elf models in next weeks issue, or something else all together?

Check it out in my latest White Dwarf review, below.  -MBG

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First Look Review – White Dwarf #13 New Wood Elves

Noble denizens of the deep forest rejoice for your army’s time is nigh.

The forest stirs, and this month’s White Dwarf previews the new Wood Elf models, and Army book at long last.

Once again the “first” magazine of the month is bursting with content and previews, much unlike the previous issue.

That fact aside this magazine is once again $4 and contains another 32 pages of weekly content, previews and new rules for the Wood Elves.

Personally I’m a big fan of the new Treeman model, and see a ton of conversion possibity for it!

I also liked this months paint splatter, and it was the first “organic” one we’ve seen since back in February when the Tyranids released.

Overall it was a modestly good issue, but worth picking up none the less.

Will we see more Wood Elf models in next weeks issue, or something else all together?

Check it out in my latest White Dwarf review, below.  -MBG

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First Look Review – White Dwarf #12 New Citadel Hobby Tools

Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, where did these tools come from?

Seemingly out of no where Games Workshop dropped a hobby bomb(shell) on us and it seems next weeks new releases are a revamp to their already successful line of hobby tools.

Gone is the Paint Station and rubberized grip tools line, in is something that looks like Bear Grylls would use to hobby in the wilderness.

It almost begs the question, if something isn’t broke, why fix it?

Regardless the new White Dwarf is here, and once again the end of month issues seem to lack the punch of content that the early month issues do.

Also back right around the same time as last month is another Hobbit article, which may make some wonder about the timing of such articles as well.

This weeks magazine is literally a template of last month’s notoriously content lacking, and buy our limited edition “X”  product issue as well.

If the pattern holds, who knows what next months Memorial Day weekly issue will hold, right?

Fortunately though, the Paint splatter article is better this time around, and there is a neat article on allying with the new Astra Militarum as well.

So don’t give up yet, next issue is only a week away!

Check it out in my latest White Dwarf review, below! -MBG


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First Look Review – White Dwarf #12 New Citadel Hobby Tools

Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, where did these tools come from?

Seemingly out of no where Games Workshop dropped a hobby bomb(shell) on us and it seems next weeks new releases are a revamp to their already successful line of hobby tools.

Gone is the Paint Station and rubberized grip tools line, in is something that looks like Bear Grylls would use to hobby in the wilderness.

It almost begs the question, if something isn’t broke, why fix it?

Regardless the new White Dwarf is here, and once again the end of month issues seem to lack the punch of content that the early month issues do.

Also back right around the same time as last month is another Hobbit article, which may make some wonder about the timing of such articles as well.

This weeks magazine is literally a template of last month’s notoriously content lacking, and buy our limited edition “X”  product issue as well.

If the pattern holds, who knows what next months Memorial Day weekly issue will hold, right?

Fortunately though, the Paint splatter article is better this time around, and there is a neat article on allying with the new Astra Militarum as well.

So don’t give up yet, next issue is only a week away!

Check it out in my latest White Dwarf review, below! -MBG


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First Look Review – White Dwarf #11 w/ Astra Militarum

Well in case you haven’t heard, the ‘Guard are here!

If you missed it over the weekend, here’s your Monday Edition of our WD #11 Review.

Sure the may be called the Astra Militarum now, but good luck trying to get that to stick right?

Another week and another new White Dwarf has hit showcasing next weeks new releases, and another dose of hobby content to get us though the week.

Overall this issue wasn’t the best, but it certainly wasn’t the worse either by any means.

I think this week’s issue was “just right” as there seems to be just enough left to talk about ‘Guard wise for one more week.

However as we’ve seen almost all the new stuff, I think the big questions now are; How do you play the new Guard, and what army is next?

Check it out in my latest White Dwarf review, below! -MBG

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First Look Review – White Dwarf #11 w/ Astra Militarum

Well in case you haven’t heard, the ‘Guard are here!

Sure the may be called the Astra Militarum now, but good luck trying to get that to stick right?

Another week and another new White Dwarf has hit showcasing next weeks new releases, and another dose of hobby content to get us though the week.

Overall this issue wasn’t the best, but it certainly wasn’t the worse either by any means.

I think this week’s issue was “just right” as there seems to be just enough left to talk about ‘Guard wise for one more week.

However as we’ve seen almost all the new stuff, I think the big questions now are; How do you play the new Guard, and what army is next?

Check it out in my latest White Dwarf review, below! -MBG

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Devour & Consume Tyranid Codex Review!

The wait is over, Tyranids have arrived to devour the competition!

Is this the codex you’ve been waiting for?  Tyranids players know that this release ends the five years of praying for the hive mind to release a new set of rules upgrading their forces.

But did that happen? Some say yes, some say no, but everyone seems to think they needed either an invulnerable save or something with eternal warrior at the very least.

Well first things first, the book itself is 105 pages long like most codex releases and is written by “The Citadel Design Team”.

This incarnation of the Tyranid codex is the first in hard cover, and again the front features a spread by Raymond Swaland.

There’s all the normal sections of army lists and unit entries, plus a fantastic showcase of painted miniatures as well as great new artwork to boot!  It’s a great read if you’re hungry for more background on the Tyranids!

That’s it for now, but believe you me, the debate is not over about whether this book can stand up to the meta or not (or is even viable in the first place).

And if you’re curious about the contents of all the new Tyranids model kits, checkout my video reviews on them as well, for a great look at the new bits and some cool conversion ideas.  Happy Modeling! -MBG

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New Death Guard Grave Warden Terminators

Checkout what just went up for pre-order over on Forge World!

Straight out of Horus Heresy Book 2: Massacre, the new Grave Wardens look pretty dope with their modified armor and all. I wish I played Death Guard so I would have an excuse to pick them up! -MBG

Alone among the Legiones Astartes, the Death Guard make free and frequent use of alchemical weapons. These are deployed by specialised units outfitted in modified Cataphractii Terminator Armour; the Grave Wardens being the most renowned and feared of these harbingers of death. 

Designed by Keith Robertson, the Grave Wardens are a five man multi-part kit fitted out in modified Cataphractii pattern Terminator armour that features alchemical weapon canisters and projectors. In addition, they are equipped with assault grenade launchers and power fists, as well as an optional heavy flamer and combi-weapon. These models are available to preorder now and will be despatched from the 3rd January. - Courtesy of Forge World

That’s if for this one guys. Be sure to checkout my video review below on the new Horus Heresy Book Two: Massacre, and click HERE for over a hundred other unboxing and review articles as well! 


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