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Dave gets beneath the covers of January’s White Dwarf

January 18th, 2012 by Marc Comments


This month’s White Dwarf is, as expected, a Fantasy edition just like the previous few months.

The first pages are filled with the new Vampire Counts wave 1 models including the impressive Vampire Lord on zombie dragon and huge Mortis Engine/Coven Throne models.

The next dozen pages (and then some) features more of the Vampires, from some background and exclusive excerpts from the army book (Coven Throne and Mortis Engine rules), a few sample lists and of course, the obligatory battle report with High Elves.

For 40k fans there’s Tactica: Necrons. Matt Ward shares his thoughts on the many Necron units and what they’re good for, all in all a nice little filler with two 1,500pt sample armies.

Civil War, part one of the WFB expansion: Jervis Johnson’s official expansion gives players the chance to fight brother against brother in a brutal civil war.

A centerold (not that type of centrefold!) for Forge World features a detailed picture of their mighty Reacer Titan (pictured below) which takes up both pages and is not shown at full size.

More on the Vampire Counts and how they work in Storm Of Magic.

Citadel show off this year’s limited edition Gamesday figure taken from the John Blanche’s cover art of 2nd edition 40k.

That’s pretty much it for this month apart from a few painting guides and the usual ads. So will we see the end of WFB’s hold on White Dwarf for a few months or will we get more Orgres and Ghouls etc next month? I guess we will have to wait and see….

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….