White Dwarf is a monthly magazine that covers all aspects of Games Workshop's hobby, from Warhammer 40,000 to The Lord of the Rings. Each issue features news, previews, reviews, painting guides, scenarios, battle reports, and more. In this article, I will review the contents of White Dwarf issue 394, which was released in November 2012.
The cover of White Dwarf 394 features a striking image of a Chaos Space Marine Lord from the new Dark Vengeance starter set for Warhammer 40,000. The magazine also includes a free poster of the same image on one side, and a map of the Warhammer world on the other. The poster is a nice bonus for fans of both games.
The first section of the magazine is called New Releases, which showcases the latest products from Games Workshop and its subsidiaries. This issue features a lot of new models and books for Warhammer 40,000, such as the Dark Vengeance starter set, the Chaos Space Marines codex, the Deathwing and Ravenwing command squads, and the Imperial Armour Volume Twelve: The Fall of Orpheus. There are also some new releases for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey game, such as the Goblin Town scenery set, the Goblin King and his minions, and the Escape from Goblin Town starter set. The section also includes some previews of upcoming products, such as the Tau Empire codex and models, and the Warriors of Chaos army book and models for Warhammer Fantasy Battles.
The next section is called News and Events, which covers various topics related to Games Workshop's hobby community. This issue features a report on Games Day UK 2012, which was held in Birmingham on September 23rd. The event was attended by thousands of hobbyists who enjoyed various activities, such as painting competitions, gaming tournaments, seminars, displays, and more. The section also includes some news on upcoming events, such as Games Day France 2012 and Golden Demon USA 2013.
The third section is called Battle Report, which presents a detailed account of a game played between two armies using Games Workshop's rules. This issue features a battle report between the Dark Angels and the Chaos Space Marines from the Dark Vengeance starter set. The battle report follows the scenario called The Battle for Angel's Fall, which is included in the starter set's rulebook. The battle report includes photos of the models and terrain used in the game, as well as diagrams and commentary on each turn of the game. The battle report also includes some tips and tactics for both sides.
The fourth section is called Army Showcase, which features a collection of painted models from a specific army or faction. This issue features an army showcase of the Deathwing army of Dark Angels player Dave Taylor. The army showcase includes photos of Dave's models and terrain pieces, as well as some background information on his army and his painting style. The army showcase also includes some tips and advice on how to paint Deathwing models.
The fifth section is called Painting Masterclass, which provides a step-by-step guide on how to paint a specific model or effect. This issue features a painting masterclass on how to paint a Chaos Space Marine Lord from the Dark Vengeance starter set. The painting masterclass includes photos of each stage of painting process, as well as some explanations on how to achieve certain effects and details.
The sixth section is called Hall of Fame, which showcases a model that has been voted by White Dwarf readers as one of their favorites. This issue features a Hall of Fame model of Archaon the Everchosen from Warhammer Fantasy Battles. The model was sculpted by Brian Nelson and painted by 'Eavy Metal team member Keith Robertson. The section includes some photos of the model from different angles, as well as some comments from Keith on how he painted it.
The seventh section is called Blanchitsu, which features some models and artwork inspired by John Blanche's distinctive style. John Blanche is a veteran artist and designer who has worked for Games Workshop since 1977. His style is characterized by dark and grim imagery with surreal and Gothic elements. The section includes some photos of models painted by John Blanche himself or by other hobbyists who follow his style. The section also includes some sketches and paintings by John Blanche that illustrate his c481cea774