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An interesting move from that Games Workshop

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

An interesting move from that Games Workshop.

An interesting move from that Games Workshop

Their magazine, White Dwarf, is now going to be weekly.

Available exclusively through Games Workshop stores, independent retailers, and games-workshop.com. White Dwarf is an exciting and essential weekly hobby magazine that contains something for every hobbyist, every week – guaranteed!

I think this a strategic approach to get people to physically go to gaming stores. With weekly visits, are you more likely to spend more money? I am sure that is what GW want to happen. However I am sure like others you will remember in the UK when they stopped selling White Dwarf in WHSmiths, that certainly had an impact I am sure, it wasn’t that long before White Dwarf found its way back there.

A physically weekly magazine is an interesting approach and I wonder if it will be digital at some point?

In addition GW are also launching, Warhammer: Visions, a new magazine which will be their monthly journal, and I suspect that it will be available in places like WHSmith.

Experience a visual feast of super high-quality Citadel Miniatures. In more than 230 pages you’ll find a completely new take on the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 in a stunning new extended pictorial style.

Much more of an approach for the casual browser in the newsagents, looking for something visually attractive.

I find it interesting that this is relatively a quick change from the recent big change to White Dwarf. Very interesting approach for sure, will it work? Who knows?

Top Ten Posts of 2013

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Here are my top ten blog posts in reverse order. As is typical most posts are from previous years.

10. Dwarf City under attack

9. Marneus Calgar of the Ultramarines’ Land Raider

8. How to Paint Citadel Miniatures: Tau Empire

7. Warhammer Fantasy Village

6. Flames of War – Battle of the Bulge

5. Warhammer Siege Diorama

4. Forge World Diorama – Games Day 2012

3. Death Korps of Krieg

2. Duel

1. Beautiful Dystopian Wars

…and we’re back!

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Sorry we’ve been offline for nearly a week.

Now we’re back online. Got some great pictures and postings for the coming weeks.

The Day of the Doctor

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

The Day of the Doctor

Really quite looking forward to this.

Fate of a Nation

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Fate of a Nation

Really pleased to see that Battlefront are looking at moving into a new era, with the Arab-Israeli conflict for Flames of War.

I always liked the tank models for the Vietnam era, but as I said back in 2011 when Battlefront returned to Vietnam, that:

Quite like the models. Not so sure I will be buying into the era though. Apart from NVA and Vietcong infantry, the US seem to have all the firepower and armour (as they did in Vietnam).

For me the gaming would have not been tank versus tank, more tank versus hidden infantry. With Fate of a Nation, there will be tank versus tank battles, complete with APCs, helicopters and planes.

Will be interesting to see how they support the free supplement, which models they will produce for the era.


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