Last weekend, on the hunt for my usual monthly-published reading matter in a local newsagents, I happened upon the magazine pictured below.
"White Dwarf" is a magazine I have not purchased regularly for some considerable time and the whole GW genre divides gamers like no other...
I remember the first issue I bought was number 61, though I have acquired earlier issues since, and I bought it for some time thereafter, month after month, then broke off, then started taking it again probably twenty years ago for perhaps another five+ years. The last issue I actually bought prior to this one covered the re-release of "Bloodbowl", as I thought it might inspire me to buy that game again. It did not.
So, what made me buy this one?
A new edition of "Warhammer 40K". Neat. My copy of the last edition is still in its shrink-wrap!
A nice cover picture? Same as always, I suspect.
But wait. "Look again," I told myself. The left hand side of that Space Marine's face is rotting, decaying, blighted by the disease of Chaos. Blighted by the touch of Nurgle...
I built myself a "Death Guard" army around fifteen years ago. Hm.
"Take a look inside," I mused.
|The box contents did not disappoint!|
|The eye-candy did not disappoint either!!!|
PHWOAR!!! The usual two armies! The usual plethora of other bits! Some very interesting changes to aspects of the core rules, notably to simplify the multitude of special rules I always forgot! AND ONE OF THE ARMIES IS......
Not just bog standard Plague Marines though. Oh no. There is a "Foetid Bloat-drone." (???). There is a "Lord of Contagion", a "Noxious Blightbringer", a "Malignant Plaguecaster", some "Poxwalkers"...
AND SOME PLAGUE MARINES!!! (And some Imperial tat...)
So, with a BIG birthday less than a month away, do I buy it?
At slightly less than £100, do I buy it?
With so many half finished and not yet started projects already to hand, do I buy it?
With the final instalment of second daughter Becky's trip to Mexico this year to pay in a week or two, do I buy it?
YOU BET I DID!!!!
And I bought the "Index: Chaos", which details every single Chaos option across the range for every budding megalomaniacal despot.
Yet, even with all this, I must end on a sad note. No one wants to wrap this up for me for the aforementioned BIG birthday, so I am forced to open it early...
AND, the "Death Guard" can no longer have the Terminator unit I so lovingly scratchbuilt/ converted for them those several years ago. They are no longer allowed in the new army list options for that Chaos Legion.
But I am still a VERY HAPPY BUNNY!!!
It is a long time since I read a copy of "White Dwarf". I may yet return to reading more...